Welcome to Friends of Lincoln Community School!
A little about Friends of LCS
The Friends of LCS arose from recognition by parents and community members that school faculty and administrators are full of desire and ideas to improve our children's academic experience and provide enrichment opportunities above and beyond those typically available at small community schools.
We believe that many people in the community would welcome the chance to support the school and these initiatives if only they had more information and an easy way to do so.
We are a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization. EIN #27-2277523
December 2022: Lincoln Mentors
October 2021: Champlain Orchards
The second graders chose a specific variety of apple from Champlain Orchards to research. Not only were they able to observe and taste the apple to determine the qualities of that apple first hand, they were also able to provide a taste testing of their apples during Open House. Students also used the website from Champlain Orchards to research their apple variety. They answered these questions:
Where and when was my apple introduced?
What recipes is my variety good for?
What two varieties made my apple?
October 2021: Lake Champlain Research Vessel
This was an amazing field trip. Students rated it 4-5 out of 5 for being worthwhile and enjoyable. For me, as an educator, I saw many students engage in science like never before. For a few, it was also their first time on a boat which is also an incredible opportunity to witness. Any hands-on science exploration is impactful for students because the experience stays with them. They got to learn from three scientists aboard the boat as they conducted experiments to test the water quality of Lake Champlain. They are still talking about plankton and water clarity!
Lincoln Mentors is rooted both in the Lincoln Community School and in the community of Lincoln. The program carefully matches students in kindergarten through sixth grade with a community member. As a community school, LCS has to work to continue to keep its walls permeable so that it can continue to be enriched by the expertise, engagement and volunteerism of community members. When students feel like they matter, that someone cares about them, that someone is committed to seeing them every single week, they do better – socially and academically. Mentors care about how their mentees are doing in school: they ask them about their studies, they go on field trips with them, they attend presentations at school showcasing their learning. Having this attention and this connection reflects positively in how a student feels about their schooling.