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Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Dear Lincoln families,
 
As the doors open again for the 2019-2020 school year, I want to acknowledge the contribution of the Redondo Beach Education Foundation (RBEF) and how they help to open them. I am not exactly talking about the school’s electric and water bill, our district is in great financial shape, but instead the doors that open up opportunities for students. Without RBEF, we would not be nearly as rich with programs for whole child education.
This year, every student at Lincoln Elementary will participate in a music program thanks to our education foundation. That is a door opened, and it goes beyond the benefits of a musical pathway. Education Week recently highlighted child development research that demonstrated how participation in music learning produces physical changes in the brain’s structure and function associated with attention, visual-spatial perception and executive functioning. Our music program is more than enrichment; it enhances students’ academic performance.

The Pier-to-Pier Friendship Walk partners with RBEF to provide fundraising to Lincoln Elementary. Last year we raised over $20,000 for the school with your contributions. With these funds, we purchased Eureka Math Kits for every classroom teacher in order to pair our new curriculum with math manipulatives which enhance instruction. Students benefit from hands-on activities when digesting math concepts and the Eureka Math Kits have aided our students’ understanding and mastery of the standards. A kit in every classroom is another door opened.

This is a small glimpse into the countless opportunities RBEF provides on our campus. While our doors would still be open at the start of the year, without RBEF, some opportunities might not be. I am grateful to work in a community where so many families invest their hard-earned dollars into whole child outcomes. Your donation to RBEF goes a long way toward making every school year a successful one from the start.
 
Best,
Dr. J