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A WINNING COMBINATION: Event at Newark school is great success

Combining math and reading with fun and games added up to another winning combination during “The Lincoln Museum of Play” evening event at Lincoln School March 31st.

About 250 students, parents, siblings and more attended the 90-minute event financed largely with Title I Parent Involvement grant monies.

It featured lots of fun activities for students, siblings, parents and friends to participate in including:

  • Two different LEGO land areas, featuring different sizes of LEGOS with the smaller ones provided by Newark Public Library and the larger ones, already the property of Lincoln School.
  • Book Nook reading area sponsored by Literacy Volunteers of Wayne County. Chris Mizro, a program assistant at LVWC, who also was formerly a principal of both Lincoln and Kelley Schools, was on hand to help oversee the station and pass out free books to each participating student.
  • Math Mania where families learned ways to adapt games at home that tie into the school’s math curriculum.
  • Creation Station & Games Galore where students created and played games with their families.
  • Lincoln-a-Lot in the gym where students created plays with puppets; played home-made games with Lincoln physical education teacher Mez Chilcott; and went grocery shopping at “Wegmans.”
  • Pizza Planet in the cafeteria where pizza, juice and water was served to everyone.

Additionally, every Lincoln School child was able to choose a board game and a deck of cards to take home.

Lincoln School and Perkins School speech and language pathologist Sue Oberdorf and her daughter, Emily, a seventh and eight grade English teacher in the Lyons Central School District, made three, cool robot creations in the school foyer that greeted everyone attending the event.

Stephanie Joyce, a member of “The Lincoln Museum of Play” committee that planned the event said “everyone had a really wonderful time.”

She thanked everyone who had a hand in planning and helped at the event, including a few Newark High School students who volunteered to help fulfill the 20 volunteer service hours that are part of the Newark High School Capstone Program graduation requirements.

“I also want to say a special ‘thank-you’ for all their help to our wonderful custodial staff under the direction of Robert Mosteiro,’’ Joyce said.

“It is wonderful to see so many different groups come together to make this event such a great success,’’ Lincoln Principal Stephanie Miller said. “Collaboration divides the work and adds to the success.”

Submitted photos from the event:

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