Dear Lincoln Parents /親愛的林肯家長，
The Walk a Thon is on October 16, 2016 (Sunday) from 8:30am to 12:30pm. This WILL be the BEST Walk a Thon ever!
There will be a parents’ zone, great raffle prizes (Great America Tickets, Oakland Zoo Passes, and a Starbucks Gift-card), coffee/food, $100 cash prizes, etc.
Volunteers are still needed.
當天將設有家長區、大抽獎活動（Great American 主題公園門票、屋崙動物園門票和星巴克禮品卡）、咖啡/食品和$100元現金獎等等。
Friday, September 30, 2016
Contact: John Sasaki
Three OUSD Schools Win Recognition For
Performing Above State Standards
OAKLAND, CA – Peralta, Lincoln and Cleveland Elementary Schools were among the 41 schools featured for high performance in English and math on the Innovate Public Schools annual Top Bay Area Schools list for 2016. The annual list recognizes Bay Area schools that exceed state standards while serving predominantly low-income Latino and African-American students.
“These schools are the latest examples of how our district is making great strides,” OUSD Superintendent Antwan Wilson said. “Our focus on equitable education for all Oakland students helps to ensure that our schools all produce caring, competent, fully-informed critical thinkers who are prepared for college, career and community success.”
Lincoln Elementary School
“We’re honored to be recognized for the second year in a row for closing the achievement gap,” Lincoln Principal Ivanna Huthman said. “Our goal is for all of our students to perform at a high level and this recognition shows that our hard work is paying off.”
Peralta Elementary School
“Awards are static,” said Peralta Principal Rosette Costello. “We generally only have time to nod at our accomplishments as we are always looking forward for better ways to support our individual and collective growth. Maybe we will pause a bit longer this time!”
Cleveland Elementary School
“We are deeply honored to be recognized for our work with some of our traditionally less advantaged groups. The commitment of teachers, students, and our entire community cannot be overstated,” Cleveland Principal Peter Van Tassel said. “While we know there is still plenty of room to grow, we are excited to receive data-based feedback that we are on the right track. This honor will serve as even more motivation for our community.”
Of the 1,211 traditional district and public charter schools in the Bay Area, 568 educate a large proportion of underserved students. Only 41 of those schools achieved better results on the 2015-16 state tests compared to the state’s average for all students in English and/or math.
The Innovate Public Schools report characterizes schools featured as “models from which we can hope to greatly increase the number of great opportunities for our underserved kids.”
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About the Oakland Unified School District
In California’s most diverse city, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) is dedicated to creating a learning environment where “Every Student Thrives!” Nearly half of our 50,000 students speak a non-English language at home. And each of our 126 schools is staffed with talented individuals uniting around a common set of values: Students First, Equity, Excellence, Integrity, Culturally-Responsive and Joy. We are committed to preparing all learners to excel in college, career and community. To learn more about OUSD’s Full Service Community District focused on academic achievement while serving the whole child in safe schools, please visit OUSD.org and follow us @OUSDnews.
About Innovate Public Schools
Innovate Public Schools is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build the parent and community demand for world-class public schools, and to accelerate the growth of these schools, particularly for low-income students and students of color. We publish easy-to-understand school quality data and research that highlights both problems and solutions, and we build the capacity of parents, community leaders and educators to innovate and act together to create world-class public schools.
Dear Lincoln Parents,
The next Golden Dragon Project Meeting is on October 3, 2016 at the faculty lounge (5:45pm to 7:00pm). All parents are welcome. Translation services will be provided.
We will be talking about the walk a thon in depth with the principal and key staff.
Hello Lincoln Parents,
Lincoln Elementary School will be holding its annual walk a thon on October, 16, 2016 (Sunday) from 8:30am-12:30pm. Family participation is key to our success – full donation envelopes, a block full of walking families, and parent volunteers at all stations show our city and our children we value Lincoln Elementary.
Over the past two years, 100% of the money raised by the Golden Dragon Project has helped students go to camp, sponsored promotion ceremonies, and bought library books for all students to use.
Top 3 reasons for you to come to the Walkathon:
- Raffle prizes include membership to The Oakland Zoo for a family of 4, including parking pass!
- Parent-Zone with free coffee, Plinko games, and electrical plugs for charging cellphones\iPads.
- Tired kids who walked all morning and only want to sleep the rest of the day.
Top 2 reasons for your kids to walk in the Walkathon:
- Every teacher will be receiving $250 to spend on their class needs, and every class with over 75% student participation will receive $300!
- Every student could win a cash prizes – up to $100!
The Number ONE reason YOU should volunteer for the Walkathon:
- Every parent volunteer will receive a free lunch, TWO for ONE Raffle Tickets, and a free adult Lincoln Elementary t-shirt. You could even get a free breakfast, and a signed certificate from Principal Huthman.
With your help, this will be the most successful Walkathon in Lincoln Elementary’s history! I am counting on you to help us ensure that your child succeeds!
林肯小學將於2016年10月16日（星期日）早上8:30至下午12:30舉行年度步行籌款。家庭的參與是我們成功的關鍵 – 捐款信封，街道上滿是參與家庭和擔任不同崗位的家長義工，以向我們的城市和孩子展示出我們對林肯小學的重視。
- 每位家長義工將收到一份免費午餐，每兩人會獲得一張免費抽獎券，以及免費成人林肯小學T恤。你甚至可以得到一個免費的早餐，並由校長 Huthman 簽名的證書。
Dear Lincoln Parents,
Thank you to all parents who have agreed to volunteer for our upcoming 7th Annual Lincoln Walk-a-Thon on October 16th! We could not hold Lincoln’s biggest fundraising drive without parent volunteers. In past years, this annual event has raised money for teacher’s classroom needs, an art teacher, field trips, and computers. We need more volunteers to make the 7th Annual Lincoln Walk-a-Thon a big success. If you have not yet done so, please complete the volunteer form enclosed in your child’s homework folder and return it to Tina at the Parent Center.
Golden Dragon Project’s Secretary