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  • Head of School
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Love: The Valentine Thing Heart

On Friday, students and adults dressed festively in red and pink to recognize Valentine’s Day, and our virtual Valentine Sing represented another creative adaptation of a beloved Lincoln tradition in the COVID-19 environment. As we celebrate this weekend, it seems a fitting time to reflect on the first ‘L’ of our longstanding school motto: “Love, Loyalty, Lowliness.” 

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  • Lincoln Love
  • Middle School
  • The Arts
  • Upper School
Emerging Artists at Lincoln

What do Amanda Gorman, Ezra Jack Keats, Tschabalala Self, Joyce Carol Oates, and Kay WalkingStick have in common with Lincoln students Eliana B. ’24, Ramona B. ’23, Ella G. ’23, Anya K. ’24, and Ruby V. ’25?

Each has seen their creative work honored by the prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards as a teen. The program—the nation's longest-running educational initiative supporting student achievement in the visual and literary arts—has played a crucial role in recognizing and nurturing some of the most talented American artists of the last century. And this year, five Lincoln students join their ranks.

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  • Equity & Inclusion
  • Lincoln Love
We Need BIPOC Faculty and Staff in our Schools Now More Than Ever, For All of Our Students

This is a guest blog post by Candice De Los Reyes P’31,’34, Executive Assistant to the Head of School and Coordinator of Racial Equity Initiatives for Faculty & Staff.

At our first meeting in 2019, we paused to take a look at each other and to take a collective breath. It was the first time that all of Lincoln’s BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) faculty and staff members had been in the same room together in recent memory and the depth of that moment was palpable.  

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  • Academics
  • In The World
  • The Center
Social Justice in Curriculum and Community

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and at a historic moment when Kamala Harris just became the first female, first black, and first Asian-American Vice President in United States history, we are taking this week to reflect on and share some of our community’s commitment to social justice.  

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  • Lincoln Love
  • Little School
Learn More About Lincoln's New Little School Expansion!

Lincoln School’s littlest learners have a lot to celebrate! The state-of-the-art Little School expansion, a 4,700-square-foot sustainable net-zero building, has officially opened its doors! Learn more about the building, constructed to maximize the connections and creativity of a Reggio-Emilia approach, while also honoring our Quaker roots with its sustainable, environmentally conscious design. 

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  • Alumnae
  • Lincoln Love
  • Lower School
Bea’s Book Bags—Celebrating Lifelong Love of Literature

Beatrice (Bea) Temkin P’70, GP’97’01, GGP’34 had a love of literacy that was perhaps only matched by her love of Lincoln School. An avid reader of everything from current events to children’s tales and all books in between, her legacy lives on in a beloved Lower School library program dedicated to cultivating a love of reading in Lincoln students that is now named in her honor.

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An Update on Lincoln's Anti-racist Work

The new school year has begun, and it’s been a wonderful reminder of the joy and excitement that students bring to our campus. We are adjusting to the realities of teaching and learning in the era of COVID-19, and it’s never been more certain that learning is at the heart of all we do at Lincoln, from our littlest students all the way up to school leadership. It is in that spirit that I am sharing an update on our anti-racist work.

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  • Remote Learning
Onward Together: The successful pivot

When we began to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic last spring, school leaders found that particular words quickly dominated our conversation. As we adapted to the realities of remote teaching and learning, and then prepared for a return to campus in the fall, the word “pivot” was a frequent flier in both written and verbal communication. As described by Harvard professor Eric McNulty, "A successful pivot requires planting one foot on something solid and moving the other to change direction.”

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Sophie Glenn Lau '88 Onward Together

As our first week of distance learning comes to a close, I am proud of our entire Lincoln community—faculty, staff, students, and parents—for adapting to the start of school in an entirely new way. We are on our way to building the foundations of a fantastic year together. 

We have spent a lot of time talking about how the back to school experience in 2020–21 is different from any other year.

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A Fond Farewell to Head of School Suzanne Fogarty

Suzanne Fogarty, Head of School from July 1, 2014–June 30, 2020, made a mark during her six years at the helm of Lincoln. She will be remembered for her many accomplishments and the long lasting impact she’s had on Lincoln School. For all of that and more, from all of us at Lincoln, we thank you. 

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