The Power of One: Stand Up, Lincoln
In an initiative launched in the spirit of 2012-2013 Center of Peace, Equity and Justice through Service theme—The Power of One—we are asking for a nomination of a student, daughter, teacher, alumna, colleague or friend. Our Lincoln community is filled with people who give of themselves both in and out of school. We want to know about significant accomplishments so that we can recognize these achievements.
Click here to nominate a student, colleague, teacher, alumna, or friend for Stand Up, Lincoln.
April 4, 2013
The Power of One
Stand Up, Delaney Bernier!
The letter nominating Delaney is printed below:
In February our community recieved the letter below from Delaney. The response to this request was impressive, Delaney collected more than 600 travel sized toiletries for Crossroads.
My name is Delaney and I am in 6th grade. I have a favor to ask you. Many of you will be traveling and staying in a hotel over spring break. I will be collecting hotel and travel-sized toiletries to donate to the women's shelter at Crossroads Rhode Island. Crossroads is a homeless shelter for people in need of a home, food, care, and much more. Over the past ten years, homelessness for women in RI rose by 65%. Crossroads offers a 41-bed shelter for women. Almost every night sixty women ask for help.
Sometimes Crossroads runs out of supplies and we at Lincoln can help! Items they need are mini shampoos, conditioners, body soap, hand soap, makeup remover, and anything else a hotel or CVS provides for personal hygiene and care.
My goal is to collect 200 individual items or more. Collection boxes will be located outside Teryl's office and in the middle school lounge. Please bring in your donations by Monday April 1, 2013."
March 27, 2013
The Power of One
Stand Up, Belle Buroker and Jasmine Hyppolite!
Lincoln's Stand Up, Lincoln! honoree for this week has been chosen. In this initiative launched in the spirit of The Power of One, this year's Center for Peace, Equity and Justice through Service theme, we asked for nominations of students, daughters, teachers, colleagues or friends. Our Lincoln community is filled with people who give of themselves both in and out of school. We want to know about significant accomplishments so that we can recognize these achievements.
The letter nominating Belle and Jasmine is printed below:
Belle Buroker and Jasmine Hyppolite, along with the entire Class of '17 at Lincoln School, came together to organize and launch a sock-drive during the month of February. The socks were donated to Gotta Have Sole, a local non-profit organization that provides children in homeless shelters with new footwear. Lori Lowinger, mother of Nicholas Lowinger, Gotta Have Sole's founder, was a presenter at Morgan Stone Day in December. Please check out their website at http://www.gottahavesole.org. Jasmine's and Belle's goal was to collect 500 pairs of new socks by Spring Break. Each Wednesday during the month of February was crazy sock day, when our community was invited to wear crazy socks and bring a pair to donate! During our annual Spring Sing to launch Spring Break, Jasmine and Belle actually counted socks. They exceeded their goal and collected 566 pairs of socks that were presented to Mr. and Mrs. Lowinger whom they had invited to attend. Below is a video created by two of our Grade 6 students, Maria Angelone and Jackie Prew to promote the sock drive.
February 28, 2013
The Power of One
Stand Up, Nancy Rockefeller!
The letter nominating Nancy is printed below:
"Nurse Nancy" dedicates a large portion of her free time to coordinating the RI division of "Mobile Loaves and Fishes," an organization dedicated to providing the homeless with food, supplies, and human companionship. She collaborates with multiple organizations, places of worship and brings together people from all walks of life in a hands-on effort to positively affect the lives of people in need.
Read more about Nancy here.
February 21, 2013
The Power of One
Stand Up, Leticia Lopes!
The letter nominating Leticia is printed below:
Leticia lost a relative, Henry, to osteosarcoma, the most common form of bone cancer. In memory of Henry and in support of all those still fighting the disease, she planned and hosted a bake sale. In addition to baked goods, she also sold orange (Henry’s team color) and yellow (the official color for bone cancer) pins and pencils. She also handed out round magnets and stickers that read “Together we can make a difference.”
All of the profits were donated to the Team Henry Memorial Fund.
Henry inspired Leticia because "his easy-going attitude, charm and brilliant smile impacted everyone he encountered before passing at the young age of 18. Henry’s positive and humbled outlook on life is something that resonated with me and I’m sure everyone he came across his short time here could not agree more."
To learn more about Henry, you can read this article: http://www.patriots.com/news/article-1/Smiling-Through-The-Fight/68c5af74-12a6-42b8-8b43-ff9dd7c5dc3f
January 23, 2013
The Power of One
Stand Up, Ilse Bryan!
The letter nominating Ilse is printed below:
Ilse, a second grader at Lincoln, proudly stood up at Silent Meeting last week to remind Lower School students of the importance of composting. Ilse reminded students that a bucket is located outside at recess daily for their decomposable waste. This compost bucket is outside because of Ilse! She shows initiative and leadership by getting the bucket and returning it daily. Ilse truly demonstrates our Quaker values and shows the POWER of ONE! Way to go Ilse!
January 16, 2013
Stand Up, Colin Bishop!
Colin Bishop P'19 is a stand-out parent volunteer at Lincoln School! As Lynx Club Chair, he has been wholeheartedly dedicated to getting this parent-run booster club rejuvenated! Colin is an enthusiastic supporter of Lincoln Athletics and has been instrumental in getting parents to run concessions at tournaments, the tailgate at the Field Hockey Semi-finals, the sale table for our Fear the Lynx t-shirt sale and the upcoming Fear the Lynx day! Thanks Colin!
January 9, 2013
Stand Up, Anita Thompson!
The letter nominating Anita is printed below:
On December 14, 2012 Anita Thompson sent an email to the All Faculty-Staff conference at school. She described her relationship with William D'Abate Elementary School in Olneyville RI. She explained that she is committed to assisting students and families in need at the school. Anita had been in touch with Mary Spyres, the nurse at William D' Abate who had informed her of three families in desperate need. Anita asked for voluntary contributions to help these families during the holiday season. Her plan was to drop off food baskets and gift cards to Stop and Shop to help make a real difference in the in the lives of these families. Within one week Anita organized our community and our extended family community, to donate an actual jeep load of:
• clothing from our bookstore - 8 or 9 boxes of clothing, all different sizes, for all types of children.
• a huge number of Stop & Shop gift cards
• three shopping bags of food
• unopened toys
• coats, for both children and adults
• a bunch of hats and mittens
When Anita dropped everything off the Principal, Brent Kermen, and the Nurse, Mary Spyres, were overwhelmed. Anita could not truly put their reaction and gratitude into words, but Brent said that these gifts, "have a direct and immediate impact on improving the lives of these families." The power of one.
December 13, 2012
Stand Up, Kim and Brooke Buckett!
Brooke and her mom, Kim have been helping to raise money for for Taylor Marshall, a young girl with Cystic Fibrosis. The money will go towards covering medical bills, medicines, and her family's well being. They set up a website (http://www.giveforward.com/thetaylormarshallfund), and Brooke worked with the GPA club here at school to organize a bake sale in November. Unfortunately, Taylor passed awat on November 18 but the help and support that Kim and Brooke provided for her family has made this difficult time a bit easier for Taylor's family.
December 6, 2012
Stand Up, Martha Douglas-Osmundson!
Lincoln's second Stand Up, Lincoln! honoree is named. In this new initiative launched in the spirit of this year's Center of Peace, Equity and Justice through Service theme—The Power of One—we asked for a nomination of a student, daughter, teacher, colleague or friend. Our Lincoln community is filled with people who give of themselves both in and out of school. We want to know about significant accomplishments so that we can recognize these achievements.
The letter nominating Martha is printed below:
We would like to nominate Ms. D-O for creating Shakespeare in the City, a program that breaks down barriers between urban public and private schools, and that brings diverse groups together through art, challenging texts and performance. This relatively new program also brings teachers from private and public schools together by joining their curricula in theatre, literacy and performance. Ms. D-O links professional artists from the community to teachers in the schools. We imagine this is a challenging effort for Ms. D-O and for the teachers, especially in the public schools, who have restrictive curricula. I personally know a few public school teachers who excitedly shape their English curriculum around Shakespeare in the City. A large component of the Shakespeare in the City plan is that the entire process ends with day-long community building experience with all the performers and teachers. The day includes theatre games, food, group rehearsals and a performance of the play for an audience of parents from all parts of Providence. This past year 19 schools and more than 200 students performed as part of the program. We hope Shakespeare in the City deepens and expands so young people in our city can come together more often through a common love and appreciation of literature, art and performance. Besides this work in the larger community, we are nominating Ms. D-O for the community she creates in her class - one of fun, laughter and relevance. We value her wonderful teaching of theatre in the English class, her integration of the arts into a major subject, her appreciation of the girls’ diverse learning styles, and her ability to make challenging work such as Shakespeare and grammar come alive and be relevant for the girls.
November 29, 2012
Stand Up, Christine Boulay!
Lincoln's first Stand Up, Lincoln! honoree is named. In this new initiative launched in the spirit of this year's Center of Peace, Equity and Justice through Service theme—The Power of One—we asked for a nomination of a student, daughter, teacher, colleague or friend. Our Lincoln community is filled with people who give of themselves both in and out of school. We want to know about significant accomplishments so that we can recognize these achievements.
The letter nominating Christine is printed below:
Christine Boulay has given of herself to help bring Girls on the Run to Lincoln School this fall. Twice a week, after her regular school day with young children, Christine volunteers her time to Girls on the Run Rhode Island and works to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident. While the theme of Stand Up Lincoln is "The Power of One," Christine works with 3rd through 5th grade girls -- as a team -- to help them gain a better understanding of who they are and what's important to them and positively connect with and shape the world around them. Christine played a critical role in establishing this program at Lincoln School. She is a powerful force both inside and outside of the classroom and I hope she is recognized for her dedication to this program and to helping young girls learn that there are no limits to what they can do and what they can achieve. Attached photo is of this year's Girls on the Run Rhode Island site at Lincoln, coached by Christine.
This year's Girls on the Run Rhode Island at Lincoln, coached by Christine