​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


August 2020:    $15,000 in the next 15 days!

August 17, 2020


Dear Friends and Neighbors,


I hope that you and your loved ones are doing well and I hope that you can help us do some good. The Lincoln Community School is trying to increase their capacity for outdoor teaching and learning in covered, sheltered spaces.


From Tory Riley, LCS Principal:

The teachers of youngers (kindergarteners-second graders) chose the space that includes the garden, greenhouse, pavilion, sandbox, and climbing dome. It is close to the school building and includes small, diverse areas and shelter. The middle grades teachers (third and fourth graders) chose an area outside their hallway door, beyond the climbing structure, tucked into the edge of the playground. The pavilion will provide their shelter, and the space around is open to imagination. The teachers of olders (fifth and sixth graders) chose the magical hemlock grove, a two-minute walk down the nature trail along the New Haven River as a secluded spot in which to create their outdoor learning space. Under tarps, students will build benches and tables and design their “classrooms.”


School starts in 3 weeks and we are trying to raise $15,000 in the next 15 days to support this initiative. Please consider giving generously. You can mail a check to Friends of LCS at PO Box 361, Bristol, VT 05443 or donate online at www.friendsoflcs.org.



Andrew Furtsch, President, Friends of LCS

Renderings by Dale Walker

Featured Project

Potato Hill Park

We hope you have had a chance to see or visit the new community park and playground at LCS!

It took us three years but it is finally done and it is AMAZING!

The Lincoln Community School received a $100,000 federal land and water conservation grant. Friends of LCS set out  to raise an additional $135,000 to match the grant and make this happen. Our community stepped up, the funds were raised and the work completed this summer.

We have new baseball and soccer fields,  an accessible walking path along the river, community garden beds, potting shed and greenhouse, an outdoor classroom, covered pavilion and the most amazing play structure you will ever see!

Video - Potato Hill Park

Mailing Address: PO BOX 361, Bristol, VT 05443

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