The zoo took us camping!

The Oregon Zoo’s Urban Nature Overnights (UNO) hosted a group of Lincoln & Menlo Park students at the Wildwood Recreation Site.  It was amazing to watch students explore the world outside the classroom and take on new skills and responsibilities.  Our campers did all the work – setting up tents, cooking breakfast,…

Student Reading

Have an AMAZING Summer!

We wish you a summer of adventure and awesomesauce.  Hope to see you around at LP Summer SUN events or perhaps some of these community camps and activities… free summer meals for kids David Douglas Camps and Activities Aquatics Center Activities Summer Swimming Lessons Session I: June 15 – June 26 Session…

world refugee day

World Refugee Day (6/19)

WORLD REFUGEE DAY 2015! Friday, June 19th, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm @ FLOYD LIGHT MIDDLE SCHOOL, 10800 SE Washington St, Portland, Oregon 97216.   On the occasion of World Refugee Day, join us to celebrate the presence of Refugees in our midst.     The celebration will include- A Recognition of…

Girl's Running Club

Girls Running Club!

A big THANK YOU! to Pace Setter Athletic – Anita came out to Lincoln Park, taught our club how to find a good-fitting pair of shoes, and donated 10 pair of sneakers! We have twenty amazing girls who are working their way towards running a 5K!! Our focus is on building self confidence, positive…

Washing Dishes

Can washing dishes prevent allergies?

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics found an association between hand-washing dishes and reduced allergy rates in children.  Further research is needed, but in a study of 1000 Swedish children, those that lived in households that did not use a dishwasher had half as many allergies. Read more in an article from…

I Love Being A School Counselor

National School Counseling Week (Feb 2-6)

I love my job.  Thanks for being so awesome! Seriously, friends – from the smiles coming into the building until the high fives on the way out, my day is pretty great.  Sure, there are sometimes tears and jeers, but for the most part, I see students striving and thriving. Plus, I…

The Ned Show

The NED Show is coming! (1/20)

The NED Show is a character education program that centers around three important messages that have life long relevance: Never give up, Encourage others and Do your best. During the assembly, students will learn about the importance of these three life skills while also enjoying storytelling, magic, humor and yo-yo tricks.  …

Kids Reading Chart

Kids & Family Reading Report

Scholastic just released the 5th Kids & Family Reading Report. Some highlights Kids like to read books that make them laugh Kids like being read to/with, even after they’re old enough to read independently on their own Kids see reading with their parents as “special time” together Kids are reading more ebooks than in years past,…