To provide support and resources to our educators and staff while bringing our community together in effort to reach every Lincoln child's full potential.
Historically, the role of the Lincoln Elementary Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) has been to raise funds, promote volunteering, support our faculty and staff, and foster a sense of community. In the past we have done this by providing the school with an annual grant to fund additional classroom staffing (Paraprofessionals), grants to faculty and staff for supplies and materials, and sponsoring community-building and enrichment activities. For the past 10 years we have gradually increased our paraprofessional funding to three or four full-time positions and teacher's grants from $150 - $400 (depending on the year) per teacher for their classroom needs. Additionally we hosted approximately 10 community events per year for all Lincoln families.
Through fundraisers and community events we provide a critical link to the Lincoln Elementary staff, the Lincoln Elementary families and the West Washington Park Community.
Lincoln Elementary is very fortunate to have a PTSA who is dedicated to providing the support needed to enrich our children's lives. Some of this is done through the outstanding community events that are sponsored by our PTSA. If you ask our children about these events, they would tell you that Lincoln would not be Lincoln without the famous Fall Festival that includes a "Haunted House". This event is especially popular because the older children help set up the house and are the scary creatures in the house to frighten the younger children. Even more important to me are the funds that are raised to provide teaching assistants who help children that need extra academic support in reading, writing and math. Our entire community is thankful for our PTSA and that continuing focus on enriching Lincoln's children's lives.
~ Janice Spearman (Lincoln Elementary Principal)
The Lincoln PTSA is a wonderful group of PARENTS who support the TEACHERS and STUDENTS at Lincoln and we are so thankful for their hard work and dedication to our school. There is so much that the PTSA does for our school it is hard to choose just one thing that stands out, however, the money they raise every year to fund Paraprofessionals for our classrooms is an enormous help. Teachers need to have that extra support in the classroom. We use our Paraprofessionals to help work with small groups, making copies, grading papers, or helping with class projects. We couldn't do it without them!
~ Amy Jones (4th Grade Teacher, Lincoln Elementary)
One of the things I love about the Lincoln PTSA is how much they support our Student Council and encourage the students to be active participants in our school. They invite the students to share at the monthly PTSA meetings, giving them the opportunity to practice their public speaking skills. They also support the Student Council by setting up a booth for us at the Fall Festival and Spring Events so we can raise money to donate to different charitable organizations throughout the year.
~ Blossom Garibay (Former 2nd Grade Teacher, Lincoln Elementary)