I feel the programs in the public school system offered to support students with learning disabilities/differences.... have A LOT of room for improvement.
Although my children have not needed these programs, I have watched others struggle, teachers struggle with support and administrators fight to get programs and testing for our children. It's a battle constantly!
I believe all students should be tested when they enter kindergarten... and updated along the way if needed/suspected issues arise.
WHY WAIT until there is a problem?
Get a base for learning styles/brain processing. Every student learns differently. Parents pay a lot of money to get their children tested through educational psychologists, why can't our students have these services without having severe needs?
Although we have gone through a number of changes in administration and faculty over the past 6 years, we consistently all move forward and work towards the same goals of reaching, teaching and inspiring our children.
Through Olweus and PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Program) as well as our educators and administrators who possess common sense and creative classroom management procedures, I have experienced/witnessed wonderful modeling and instruction with great character and positive values encouraged.
The teachers here at Lincoln are very effective. Both of my children's teachers over the years here have really put forth amazing effort to make special memories for their students! My 3rd grade daughter just had a special day Friday for 50th day of school... walked into her room with donuts and milk (as a unique treat), then bubble gum blowing contest, hula-hoop contest, dancing and more! She comes home daily inspired about the curriculum she is learning as well. We have a nice balance here.
Love this school! Been a parent at Lincoln for the past 6 years!
Lincoln is a wonderful elementary school in a quiet safe neighborhood with caring involved parents and teachers who go the extra mile to make sure their children/students get more than just a standardized education.
Lincoln boasts a unique school garden with classroom beds for planting veggies, fruits and flowers and we have garden/science education! The students LOVE growing, harvesting and EATING the foods they farm!
Lincoln has a FREE music program both during school every other week (singing and music education) and after school weekly (instrument lessons) for those who choose to participate.
Lincoln has an amazing PTO where parents and teachers (and administrators!) come together to raise funds for our school and put on wonderful events as well as support our school financially.
-Dinner Dance & Auction for parents and community
-Parent Date Nights! Yes, PTO does the child care!
Lincoln's Healthy Kids Club is quite impressive as well!
Salad Bar daily in the cafeteria with education,
water bottle fill-up stations and filtered water fountains on campus,
Just Run and Play Works at recess and PE are organized daily.
Lincoln adopted Olweus, (pronounced Olveus) anti-bullying program to help encourage and inspire students (and adults) to treat others they way they would want to be treated. Build people up, fill others buckets, do good, feel good!
Lincoln is one of the only schools in our county to be an officially granted Ocean Guardian School!
What does it mean to be an Ocean Guardian School?
-provides project(s) for students related to the conservation of local watersheds, the world's ocean, and/or special ocean areas, like national marine sanctuaries.
-provides opportunities for students, teachers, parents and friends to participate in a range of environmental and sustainable activities.
-provides learning programs and opportunities that reflect environmentally sustainable practices that enable all students to be environmentally active and committed "Ocean Guardians."
-provides ways for classrooms to promote best environmental practices within local communities, while at the same time projecting a positive image of the school itself.
I am very impressed with Lincoln as a parent.
This school has been through numerous principals in the last several years. There is a high level of dysfunction at this school that has not been resolved. I would unfortunately not recommend exposing children to the inequality that exists here.
Lincoln School has one of the best spanish emersion programs throughout all of California! I am pleased that my youngest daughter is attending Lincoln school and striving as a fourth grader. Lincoln School is also a very desirable school here in Salinas. I definitely recommend this for various parents who are looking for a great education!
I currently have a second grader at this school. The teachers are great but the class sizes are WAY TO BIG! The school staff does try it's best to be inclusive with the parents. They invest a lot in technology. I'm 100% positive that if it weren't for the HUGE CLASS SIZES, it would be one of the best schools in the county. The dual immersion curriculum is outdated (compared to other districts in California), but it's "ok". The diversity in the school is good. It appears to be almost half White and half Hispanic, and some "other". One thing that I don't like either is that they have mixed grades classes. They have a 1st/2nd grade class; and a 2nd/3rd grade class. The reason is that there supposedly isn't enough students to complete a class. Most of the students there are out of district so I don't understand why they just stop excepting out of district kids. IN SUM: My recommendations for this school is 1. REDUCE THE CLASS SIZES and 2. update the dual immersion curriculum. Other than that, good school; great staff!