Lincoln Elementary School
Lincoln: Finished Tree Sculpture PDF Print E-mail

With the help of artists Pam Dennis & Ryk Weiss, our collaborative tree sculpture is complete! The art sculpture is located on the southwest corner of Lincoln Elementary, facing 4th Ave. The tree is made of clay and metal. Every student at Lincoln had a hand in the project. The project was funded through a grant from the Iowa Arts Council & matching funds from the Lincoln Parent Teacher Group. Please stop by to see this beautiful piece of art!

Lincoln: Quiz Bowl Competition PDF Print E-mail

On Thursday, April 16, thirty-nine ELP students from Lincoln Elementary traveled to Marengo, Iowa to take part in the annual Soaring High Quiz Bowl Competition. This year the topics were: Crazy U.S. Laws, Titanic Facts, Greek Mythology, Social Media & Candy Bars. After answering several questions on these topics, the students had to solve a variety of brain-teaser puzzles. Washington’s fourth graders placed second in the competition, but overall Washington placed third. It was a fun, challenging day for the ELP students.

Lincoln: Clay, Clay & MORE Clay! PDF Print E-mail

Over two and half days, our students at Lincoln Elementary created a lot of clay leaves, critters and other pieces for our final art sculpture. The final art sculpture will be placed towards the south end of Lincoln, partly facing 4th Ave. Artists, Pam Dennis & Ryk Weiss from Ogden, Iowa work together making mixed media sculptures with things like clay, willow, metal, etc. They do a lot of artist in residence experiences with schools, as well as projects for hire. Currently they are working on a project for Reimen Gardens in Ames, Iowa. We are lucky to have them work with us on this spectacular tree sculpture for our school grounds. Pam & Ryk will visit again at the end of the month and work with small groups of 5th graders assembling & installing the final sculpture. The students have done an amazing job on this and the project has created a lot of excitement within Lincoln Elementary. Pictured here is the art in progress as well as what it will look like when it is done.

Lincoln: Bridge Building Assembly PDF Print E-mail

Recently, Rich Pierson from Iowa Bridge & Culvert shared information about the construction of bridges with students at Lincoln Elementary. Specifically, he spoke about the construction of the new bridge being built near Brighton. The fifth graders were very interested in this topic and had many questions. It was a great opportunity to have real world knowledge brought into our classroom learning experience. Thanks to Mr. Pierson for taking the time to prepare and share with our elementary students!


Lincoln Elementary Library will host its annual Scholastic Book Fair on Friday, March 27th during VIP Day. Hours are from 8am to 3:30pm.

We will once again do the Classroom Wish List Program. You can purchase books to donate for classroom libraries.

If you cannot make it to our book fair, please visit our online fair which runs until April 10th. You can purchase items and they will be delivered free to our school. Here is a link to our online fair:

Funds raised will help purchase books/supplies for the library. Everyone is invited to attend this fun reading event that helps inspire children to become lifelong readers.




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