News and Events
Design & Innovation Lab Information Night @ Lincoln Library
Thursday, April 10, 2014
6:30pm - 7:30pm
4400 Interlake Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103
Dear APP@Lincoln Community,
The Design and Innovation Lab Committee, with the support of the staff of Lincoln and the SNAPP PTA, is happy to introduce a project that has been in development since the beginning of the year. For the last several months, Principal Geoghagan, Mr. Wheeler (4th grade teacher), Mrs. Thilo (3rd grade teacher), and parent Roy Zimmermann have been working to bring a Design and Innovation Lab to Lincoln.
What is a Design and Innovation Lab?
An Innovation Lab is a physical space that allows teachers and students to extend classroom learning through hands-on experiential building and problem solving activities. Teachers at Lincoln were inspired to bring the Innovation Lab concept and the Design Thinking framework to our school when they were introduced to it during a professional development event they attended last year.
The Design and Innovation Lab will emphasize designing, engineering and inventing and will be integrated with Lincoln's current curriculum and will align with grade level standards. The Lincoln teachers leading this effort have been working closely with counterparts at the Nueva School in California, pioneers of Design Thinking and the Innovation Lab idea (and providers of the previously mentioned professional development) throughout the planning phase to ensure a smooth implementation.
How will students use the Design and Innovation Lab?
All students at Lincoln will have an opportunity to design, build, and learn in the lab. Below are some preliminary ideas of how each grade level might make use of this new learning environment. Please note that these ideas may change based on the final configuration of the lab and to include new curriculum depending on when the lab is ready for use.
1st grade: Balls and Ramps science unit expanded with students designing Rube Goldberg machines using the materials available in the Design and Innovation Lab
2nd grade: Liquids and Solids science unit expanded with students designing more complex boats and other floating vehicles to test in aquariums in the Design and Innovation Lab
3rd grade: Motion and Design science unit expanded with students using more advanced electronics to learn design and physics concepts
4th grade: Design Experts unit specifically designed to take advantage of the resources in the lab. Students will get to design a product of their choosing and write the instructional manual to teach others how to make it in the lab
5th grade: What's Worth Fighting For? Yearlong project will be expanded on with lab resources
Art, Music, and PE classes also will have opportunities to take advantage of the Design and Innovation Lab. After school and mid-day opportunities for students to use the lab are also being explored. This would allow students to use the lab even when their class is not currently doing a project.
The hope is to be able to open the lab in Spring 2014. Principal Geoghagan has already identified a suitable space. The SNAPP PTA is opening a restricted-fund donation campaign to help raise funds for the lab.
Where can I find more information about Design Thinking and the Lab?
If you are interested in learning more, teachers will be hosting an information night on Thursday, April 10th from 6:30-7:30pm in the library.
You may also reference the following links:
How can I help?
As you might expect, the first year involves a significant upfront investment in resources to acquire all the supplies needed to open the lab. This is where Lincoln families come in.
Please consider supporting the Design and Innovation Lab by making a monetary donation through the SNAPP PTA or providing some in-kind materials. If you are able to make a monetary donation, consider using your employer's matching donation program (if available) to help kick start funding for the lab.
We are looking to raise $10,000 to start the Design and Innovation Lab. In recognition of the importance of this effort, the SNAPP PTA board has voted to initiate a restricted budget campaign; any funds donated up to $10,000 will be spent on the start-up costs, and any additional donations will be classified as general budget monies to support the Lab and other PTA projects.
To donate funds:
- follow the donation link on the SNAPP website. This will lead you to the SNAPP PTA PayPal page.
- email PTA board member Carmelle Palomino with your name and the amount donated. Note that, like other donations to the PTA, this will also be tax-deductible. If you are interested in employer fund matching, please send these documents to Carmelle as well.
Also, to offset startup costs, we are accepting donations of materials and equipment. A list of items needed is available at here. New and used equipment in good working condition such as monitors, printers, hammers, and screwdrivers will be gratefully accepted. You will notice that most of the requested items are recycled goods such as cardboard, plastic containers, and so forth. Please sign-up and set aside anything you can donate. The Design and Innovation Lab committee will contact you as soon as we are ready to receive these items.
What if I have further questions?
The APP@Lincoln teachers will be hosting an information night on Thursday April 10th from 6:30-7:30pm in the library. Also, in the meantime, feel free to ask questions of Mrs. Thilo, Mr. Wheeler, Roy Zimmermann, or Principal Geoghagan.
Please consider supporting this important opportunity for the teachers and students of Lincoln.
Cultural Celebration Night,
Hosted by the 2nd Grade
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
6:00pm - 7:30pm
* Family Artifacts
* Research & Presentations
Join fellow Lincoln families in a fun night of celebrating cultures and heritage.
All are welcome!
If you are able, please sign up to: bring an artifact to display, perform a special song or dance, read a poem, share your family's favorite recipe or present information about a particular culture.
Or just attend, have fun, taste yummy food and learn.
Math Night is next Wednesday, February 12th, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. We hope you and your family will come play a math game, try a math puzzle, or join Dan Finkel and Katherine Cook, of Math for Love, in the lunchroom for a town-hall discussion on math at home.
Also, Lincoln’s first ever Math Fair starts next week! Math Fair projects will be displayed all week in the library, including on Math Night. It’s a great way for students to share their love of math and it is not too late for your child to participate!
MATH FAIR PROJECT SUBMISSIONS
A math project consists of all the activities used to solve a problem, explore an idea, and apply a mathematical skill or principle.
· It must include a purpose, procedure, investigation or survey, data, relationship to the Common Core math practice: Model with Mathematics, and a conclusion.
· It should apply a mathematical skill, concept, or principle and clearly explain all the mathematics used to obtain the results.
· Projects should be submitted on a poster board NO LARGER than 20” x 30”. Please no tri-folds.
· You may work alone or with one partner.
· You must fill out a submission form and turn that in with your project. Please write your name(s) on the back of your poster.
Projects will be due Monday, February 10th in the library. Each grade level will vote on a winner for that grade during their library time the week of February 10th. There will be one prize per grade level. There are submission forms in the office for any student who is going to do a math fair project. They are located as you walk in, on the right, on top of the file cabinet. Please turn them into Laurie Walden's box or your classroom teacher. Students should put their name on the back of their poster, so forms can be matched up with projects when they come in on the 10th.
Here are a few ideas to get your child started:
Group Statistics – Take a survey on a topic you find interesting and display the survey results in a graph. Then write an analysis statement based on your results, i.e. “More than twice as many people prefer chocolate ice-cream than do vanilla ice-cream”.
Measurements – Measure and record the weight of 10 different cantaloupe and calculate the average. Display measurements in a table. Measure the height of all the kids in your class and compute the average. How many meters is it from the Space Needle to the front door of Lincoln?
Math In Sports – Compare the statistics of two different players to decide who you put on your team. What is the volume of a football? What are the average weights of different types of athletes?
The Weather and Meteorology – Study the results of weather measurements (rainfall, snowfall, average temp., etc…) from the past 10 years and compare them to measurements from a 10 year period prior to the 1950’s. Organize the measurements from each 10 year period on a chart and write a statement about how they compare.
Computations and Estimations – How many minutes have you been alive? How could you estimate the number of lockers in Lincoln Elementary School? Estimate how many times a day your little brother blinks and how many times a day your mother blinks. How do they compare?
SNAPP PTA General Meeting
Thursday, October 10, 2013
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Lincoln APP Elementary School, Library
4400 Interlake Ave North
Seattle, WA 98103
Seattle North APP PTA
Please join us for a SNAPP PTA General Meeting.
There are a lot of great volunteer opportunities big and small to help keep Lincoln APP a great school.
Volunteers are the heart and soul of the PTSA.
We couldn't do our work and support our students without the fantastic families who step forward to assist the school.
Please volunteer to help your kids and your school by signing up here:
Thank you for supporting YOUR PTA and your kids.
Seattle North APP PTA
APP at Lincoln Elementary School
Coffee with Rina, Principal APP@Lincoln
Janet Zombro the district’s math program manager will be attending.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
9:45am - 10:45am
Lincoln APP, Cafeteria
4400 Interlake Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103
Please join Principal Rina Geoghagen for coffee and an opportunity to discuss issues and opportunities at Lincoln APP.
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Principal Rina Geoghagen
Lincoln APP Elementary School
APP@Lincoln Curriculum Night
Thursday, October 3, 2013
6:00pm - 6:45pm - Grades 1 through 3
7:00pm - 7:45pm - Grades 4 and 5
We look forward to collaborating with you.
Curriculum Night is October 3rd - please mark your calendar.
Primary 1-3 grade classrooms will be sharing from 6-6:45 p.m.
Intermediate classrooms will present from 7:00-7:45 p.m.
This is a great time to meet your child’s teacher if you have not had an opportunity before then, and to find out more about what your child will be learning this year.
PICTURE DAY IS MONDAY, OCT 7TH
Smile! Class and individual pictures will be taken at school on Monday, October 7th.
ORDER FORMS GO HOME THURSDAY, OCT 3RD, so please check with your student.
Volunteers still needed (volunteers get free photos), with two shifts available: 9:30-12:10 and 12:30-3:30. If you are available and willing, please email Lisa Geisness at ReachLisa@gmail.com. Thank you!
PREFER ONLINE ORDERING?
(1) You must remember to print out and send in with your child the Picture Day Pass that you'll generate with your online order. It's different than the receipt, and has a bar code on the top of the page.
(2) To place your order, go to LifeTouch's landing page for "APP at Lincoln" Picture Day: http://schoolportraits.lifetouch.com/picturedate/detail.aspx?lid=420850&PgmName=1
(3) We discovered that you can save 10% on your order, if you order in advance of Picture Day itself and use discount code SAVE10! Look for the "apply code" box on the total cost page that you'll encounter.
(Retakes will be November 18th)
Welcome to the 2013-14 school year. I hope that you had a fantastic summer and had an opportunity to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather. I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new families. We are so glad that you are part of our school. I also extend a special welcome back to all of our returning families.
I am very grateful for our wonderful staff who worked hard prior to the start of school to prepare classrooms, plan curriculum, and attend professional development. The staff at Lincoln is incredibly dedicated to providing the best education for students.
Please help me in welcoming new Lincoln staff members: Crystalyn Burke-1st grade, Eric Eddy- 4th grade math/science, Rachel Alva- 3rd grade, Zach Warren- 3rd grade, LeAnn Miller-Librarian, Matt Burke- Social Emotional/Psychologist and Kendra Rohrabaugh- 3rd grade.
A huge thank you to the incredible PTA who worked hard this summer to prepare for a successful start of the school year. They hosted play dates, stuffed back-to- school mailings, hosted a fun back-to-school social, provided staff with a delicious dinner and hosted a coffee for parents the first day of school.
Please consider joining our strong PTA this year. They support our staff and students in a myriad of ways under the great leadership of Geeta Teredesai and Tracy Hillstrom.
One way for me to connect directly with parents is through monthly Principal Coffees. Each month, I will feature a topic and invite district guest speakers. The first Principal Coffee is October 10th, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. in the cafeteria. Janet Zombro the district’s math program manager will be attending. Everyone is invited!
We look forward to collaborating with you. Curriculum Night is October 3rd. please mark your calendar. Primary 1-3 grade classrooms will be sharing from 6-6:45 p.m., Intermediate classrooms will present from 7:00-7:45 p.m. This is a good time to meet your child’s teacher if you have not had an opportunity before then, and to find out more about what your child will be learning this year.
It is going to be a wonderful year!
Back to School Social
Please join your fellow Lincoln Elementary APP families for a casual snack potluck. Meet friends old & new, as well as your student’s teacher for the coming year!
Location: Lincoln Elementary – NORTH side parking area
(Note: No vehicle access to parking/drop-off area)
We’ll have multiple sign-in tables by grade (with color-coded nametags so you can easily spot your classmates and teacher), information about our before- and after-school offerings, and tables set up to receive food & beverage contributions.
Please bring a labeled NUT-FREE dish to share if you can. If student’s last name begins with:
A-F: Beverage (we'll provide cups but welcome compostable single-serve containers)
G-I: Fruit or Cheese
J-Z: Nut-free snacks (bagels, crackers, etc.)
If your child has food sensitivities or allergies please just skip the above and bring something you know s/he would enjoy.
We won’t be able to offer indoor access (though restrooms in the auditorium and gym will be available for use), but our teachers will be outdoors enjoying the Social with our students. We look forward to seeing you there!
Questions/Volunteer? We could use assistance with a quick break-down and clean up after the event. SNAPPVolunteers@gmail.com
Growth Boundaries Project: Summer Meetings
Timeline for Community Engagement
- From SPS
The timeline for the Growth Boundaries project includes various opportunities for community engagement.
Meeting dates have been set as follows, and are posted on the Growth Boundaries website at:
Planning for the Future: Growth Boundaries.
These are informal meetings where families and community members can come by to make suggestions, ask questions, discuss issues and concerns, etc.
There is no formal presentation, since the discussion is guided by the interests and concerns of participants.
This series of meetings will be held at:
John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence
2445 3rd Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98124
Thursday, June 27 10:00 am - 12:00 noon, Room 2700
Thursday, July 25 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Room 2750
Saturday, August 17 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Room 2750
This informational meeting was requested by FACMAC (the Facilities and Capacity Management Advisory Committee) and is also open to any others interested in the more technical issues of boundary work.
Information will be provided about assumptions and methodology in developing the Growth Boundaries.
Tuesday, July 9 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Room 2750