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30 Lincoln Street, Augusta, ME 04330
Phone: (207) 626-2483 Fax: (207) 626-2535
Principal:Heather Gauthier Secretary: Diane Cloutier
Lincoln Elementary School is a neighborhood school serving the population of southwestern Augusta. Lincoln is one of the newest schools in Augusta having opened in September of 1988.
Lincoln meets the varied needs of its students through a variety of programs. In addition to the fourteen regular classes there are: a gifted and talented program, a Title One program, a Project Pride program, a computer lab, a library/media center, a variety of special education programs and Art, French, Music and Physical Education programs. Lincoln's staff works hard to provide an academic program which challenges students to achieve to their highest potential.
April is Autism Awareness month. Autism is a spectrum disorder; no two children with autism will be completely alike. Every child will be at a different point on the spectrum. A child with autism may look “normal” but their behavior can be perplexing and difficult. To show our support at Lincoln, students will be participating in various activities. We will be creating a school wide puzzle, having a blue day on 4/4/14, and donating our monthly hat day proceeds to the Maine Autism Awareness foundation. Check out our bulletin board in the cafeteria for resources. At Lincoln, we celebrate the diversity of all our students. Click on the link to see our Digital Portfolio.
We continue to track our progress with our attendance goal of 94%. For the month of March our overall school attendance average was 90.46%! This is down from the previous month. For the month of March, 99 students received the Perfect Attendance recognition. Make sure to check out their names as well as our attendance graph as you enter our school. Attending school regularly is important for students with establishing consistent routines and not getting behind with their schoolwork. We appreciate our parents’ efforts with getting their children to school and on time!
The Lincoln Elementary Parent Teacher Committee is updating its By-Laws. The purpose of the update is to add new officers to support the PTC and to update the meeting and decision making structure of the organization. All parents and families are members of the PTC and are invited to review the proposed By-Laws: http://www.augustaschools.org/schools/lincoln_elementary_school/. Please attend the next PTC meeting on March 17, 2014, 6:00 pm, at Lincoln Elementary to participate in a discussion and vote on these proposed By-Laws. If you have any questions, please contact Anne Sites at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to preview the By-Laws.
Lincoln School NECAP Data
Our NECAP (New England Comprehensive Assessment Program) results for 2013/ 2014 are in. These are the state standardized assessments that students in grades 3-6 take yearly over math and reading. Students in 5th grade take a writing test in addition to the math and reading. We are proud to say that our students’ scores went up in both reading and math, which are looked at to determine Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP): Math 65% (up 8% points) and Reading 74% (up 7% points). Our writing scores dipped slightly, 51%, (down 6%). We are very proud of the work being accomplished at Lincoln! The professional development opportunities around math and writing have helped to sustain our growth. We will continue our focus in these areas and looking for interventions to support our students. Staff will also be looking closely at the released item questions to identify student misconceptions with specific skill areas to be addressed for the remainder of this year. Click here to check out our five year progress. Click here to see our AYP Report.
Lincoln School Report Card
Recently, the Maine Department of Education assigned a grade to schools. The grade is based on our NECAP (New England Comprehensive Assessment Program) three-year average scores in reading and math. The scores reflect the school’s overall students who met/exceeded proficiency, students who showed growth, and the growth of the students who scored in the bottom 25% from the previous year. Lincoln’s overall grade was a C, with a total of 267 points. We are 13 points from reaching a B (280 points). Lincoln staff will continue its efforts with improving instruction in the areas of math, reading, and writing as well as providing our students with direct support to meet their academic needs. (View Report Card)
April Upcoming Events
6th Grade All City Band Concert: Cony 6:30 p.m.~ 4/1/14
Spring Pictures~ 4/2/14
Lincoln Loves Learning: 5:30- 7:00 p.m.~ 4/3/14
Early Release~ 4/4/14
Kindergarten Concert: 10:30 a.m. ~ 4/10/14
Grades 1 & 2 Concert: 6:00 p.m.~ 4/10/14
5th Grade All City Band Concert: Cony 6:00 p.m.~ 4/15/14
Pre-K Spring Fling: Farrington School 5:30-7:00 p.m. ~ 4/16/14
Workshop Day- No School~ 4/18/14
School Vacation~ 4/21/14- 4/25/14
Students Return to School~ 4/28/14