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Lincoln Elementary School5
Posted March 12, 2013
- a parent
I genuinely cannot express how much we have loved Lincoln!! The principal is hands-on and just plain awesome! She knows each student by name and has a great relationship with the teachers on staff, as well as, the parents of students. The front office staff is kind, informative and helpful. The teachers (although, of course I don't know them all) seem to actually love teaching - they want to be educating and investing in their students! My kids have enjoyed Lincoln from the day they started! There is a lot of diversity in student body, which is nice but also has challenges when it comes to academics. The teachers can only do so much for their students who are either advanced or behind. PALS (parents of Lincoln students) work incredibly hard to support, fund-raise and invest in the school! A lot of involved parents who care and are willing to put forth extra time, effort and love to make Lincoln a better school! Truly a gem in the public school system!! (I know they are not all this great)!!!!
I cannot wait for my Kindergartner to start Lincoln this fall. We shopped Christian schools- and honestly THIS public school is more friendly, loving and kind than any Christian or Private school in Fremont/Newark. The teachers are the best, they truly care- I love public school.
Lincoln Elementary has been a great environment for my children. The teachers go beyond their comfort zone to give each student a chance to learn and excel. Last few years saw a lot of programs being taken down due to lack of funding. The PTA is active and coordinates great fundraising events. Increasing parent participation and volunteering has been encouraged through the passport. Talking to teachers to coordinate how parents can help with the classroom activities ensures the teachers have more time to concentrate on the children. The 5th and 6th graders could be used to model more activities for the younger children in addition to fundraising.
I love this school. I can't say enough about it!! From the amazing Crossing Guard Scott who is there even when the school district said they weren't going to pay him. All the way to each teacher. The teachers are AMAZING! They all go far beyond what they are asked. I was a nervous mother with her fist child going off to kinder 3 years ago and she was the kind of girl who you had to peal off of me.. after the first day of school she came home excited for each day that she got to go back. The teachers are firm yet loving at the same time. I know many of them that stay with kids after school if they need it or would like the extra help. I love this school!!
I love our Lincoln Family. The school is small and works extremely hard to bring everyone together. This is our second year, and I have yet to see, hear or feel any major problems. I don't hesitate when I send l m child there. I know he is safe.