Welcome Back. We are so happy to say that. All students will be in school; in classes, the gym and back with their friends. For the Sophomores, this is the first time they will all be together. And for the Freshmen, they will be joining a near-normal Lincoln. It will also be the last year in the current building. The new LHS is on target to be ready for the Fall of next year, making this a poignant year.
Friends of Lincoln strives to ensure every student has equitable access to the full Cardinal experience. We help fund teacher positions and support students, from meeting basic human needs to providing technology and covering fees for those who would otherwise not be able to participate. We also build community connections and caring through a broad range of volunteer efforts.
Volunteering, we know, can be a tricky task with teens. But we can make sure you are involved with whatever works best for you. Quick in-and-out jobs. Or a project supporting a teacher, the office, the Flock Party, perhaps. There are many choices. And your kids need never know! It means you get to meet other parents, teachers and students to get a better understanding of how Lincoln works as well as making a difference.
In previous years, supporting FoL has meant:
— Of which we have 300 historically underserved at Lincoln. As well as one in ten of our students facing food insecurity.
Everything you need to know that your student will probably never mention. We have tried to think of everything you have on your mind. Everything we would have discussed at a welcome evening - which we cannot hold. Or that you would have found out at the Principal's Coffee - which we cannot hold.
We are going to need to pull together as a community to keep our children engaged and on track.
Monthly giving will allow us to provide the best educational experience and support possible. We will continue to be responsible stewards of your contributions.
Thank you to all of you who have committed to monthly donations.
Here's what is Important: Equity
Our first concern this year is making sure every student has the tools for distance learning.
300 Lincoln families are historically underserved. They will be our priority.
We will be helping fund science kits, art kits, digital subscriptions for online learning and digital text books.
This important role last year helped students over the line with their writing projects. This year it will include college essay writing. We need to help fund this position to ensure they have enough hours in the day.
We have calculated that to save our fabulous teachers in specialty subjects such as avid, art, ceramics, music and even math, we need to raise $500,000 a year.