Weekly update- September 20th, 2019


Greetings parents and guardians,
We are closing week 6 of the school year with these lovely lunch recess photos for you to enjoy. Next week has some important events. I hope to see you there-

Wednesday, September 25th
SSC formation meeting and parent election
5- 6 pm, multi- purpose room


Thursday, September 26th
Student behavior supports at Lincoln-
Interventions vs. Discipline
5- 6 pm, multi- purpose room

Reminders:
-Please remember that we are a nut- free campus due to a large number of children having nut allergies.

-Please remember not to park in front of the school. The bus stop has been temporarily moved (until December) due to BRT project construction.

-Please remember, we are turning on door chimes between 9 am and 2:30 pm everyday and locking the front door from 10 am to 2 pm for safety.

-Students are bringing home walkathon forms. Please review instructions carefully and support this important fund- raiser.

-No school for students on 9/27/19- Teacher Professional Learning Day.

Have a wonderful weekend and Go Dragons!

-Ms. Sambrani


Meet Lincoln’s new Principal

Mukta Sambrani is a lifelong learner, writer, and a committed educator. She has been a teacher and an administrator focused on rigor, excellence, and equity. She brings deep coaching experience focused on high quality instruction, equity and restorative justice. Ms. Sambrani believes in building strong relationships with teachers, staff, students, and families. 

Ms. Sambrani has served as assistant principal at Edna Brewer Middle School in Oakland Unified for six years. She holds a BA in English from Bombay University, an MA and M.Phil in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Ms. Sambrani also has an M. Ed. in Educational Leadership and an administrative credential from the Reach Institute for School Leadership. 

Ms. Sambrani has worked to support curriculum development and she has worked on reducing the number of student discipline incidents through restorative practices and by integrating Social Emotional Learning practices in classrooms. She works collaboratively with teachers and with teams on instruction and culture/climate. She works with families  to better understand their needs partnering with community organizations to bring in resources to support all students and families. 

Ms. Sambrani believes that education is the passport to the world. Her education took her on an international journey and has brought amazing opportunities to her. She hopes to create exciting opportunities for all learners. Educational excellence and opportunity to nurture cultural diversity attracted Mukta to Lincoln Elementary. She hopes to create a lasting legacy of educational excellence and sustained equity at Lincoln.

Ms. Sambrani’s welcome message

The time for the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves!  Banish the word struggle from your attitude and your vocabulary.  All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”                 – Unnamed Hopi elder

Greetings Lincoln Elementary families,

Welcome back! I am honored and humbled to step into the role of principal at Lincoln elementary.  I thank you all for this tremendous opportunity. 

My goals for the school  year are to-

  • Encourage consistently transparent communication all around
  • Support collaborative systems for planning and decision making 
  • Foster a culture of feedback and reflection 
  • Nurture an atmosphere of celebration and joy and
  •  Sustain a culture of harmoniousness

I seek partnership from all stakeholders-  teachers, staff, students, parents and community members in accomplishing these goals. As the Hopi elder has it, the time of the lone wolf is over. The only way forward is together, in collaboration and in solidarity. 

With gratitude and appreciation,

-Mukta Sambrani, Principal, Lincoln Elementary School


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