Parents and caregivers are a crucial part of Lincoln Options. Every year the Options Community Council (OCC) compiles a directory and volunteer list for our school. This is important because the Olympia School District cannot share your contact information with other families or the OCC. Click here to submit your directory and volunteer information to the OCC and stay connected to the Lincoln community.
Another important step is to fill out the Olympia School District’s Background Check (required by the school district for all volunteers).
If you plan to drive students during your volunteer activities, you must fill out a Driver’s Form and give it to Wendy in the office.
Please call 360-596-6403 to leave messages if your child will be absent or tardy.
Remember the fun we’ve had already this fall, and mark your calendars with upcoming events! In this issue: the Lincoln Winter Market calls for new volunteers, Paul’s Science Update and supply wish list, an introduction to the Art Docent program.
October 2017 Lincoln Opus
Looking for a previous edition? Click here for the OPUS Archive.
Has it been a while since you were at Lincoln? Are you having trouble remembering the specifics on a poster you saw there? This new resource is a place to share all those hallway posters electronically. Visit the new site here.
The Lincoln Options Design for Learning IV (ODL IV) provides a five‐year plan for the partnership and continued commitment to the Options philosophy of learning core beliefs established in 1984: Developmentally Appropriate Instruction Integrated Curriculum
Parent & Family Involvement Development based on Key Learning Dimensions
The initiatives outlined in ODL IV bear in mind the tremendous pressures placed on our teachers to both provide a curriculum that keeps the core beliefs at the heart of their work and meet an ever‐growing list of externally mandated demands as directed by the District and state. Through these initiatives, we strive to remain a school community working together to provide a thoughtful, developmentally appropriate education for a broad spectrum of students and their families. The initiatives for 2015‐2020 are:
- Assessment—Maintain and support the Options philosophy by prioritizing
authentic, developmentally appropriate assessment that directly informs classroom
instruction over standardized testing.
- Experiential Learning—Support learning opportunities that allow children to
explore their innate curiosity and creativity and encourage children to see
themselves as participants in life.
- Family Involvement and Community Building—Create a welcoming and
supportive environment and connectedness for all families.
- Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds—Enhance the education of the child as a whole
through social emotional development, physical activity and play.
- Spanish Initiative—Integrate Spanish language and culture into the lives of the
Lincoln children, staff and families.
- Social Justice—Be a community that strives to understand and acknowledge the
structure of institutional oppression and privilege. Communicate to our students
that they have the power to change the world and provide opportunities for them to
become movers and shakers.