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Principal's Corner

Principal's Yearbook Letter

As I write this letter the sun is out, the sky is blue and students and teachers are celebrating Math Focus Day in their classrooms.  It is tremendously enjoyable to see the excitement in the eyes of our students as they are actively engaged in enriching activities.

 This has been a truly amazing year, which I have thoroughly enjoyed.  This year has been full of hard work and has been a massive learning experience for all of us as we have implemented new technology in every classroom.  We have covered a lot of material and participated in many fun and exciting projects.

Students, you bring such joy and happiness to our school.  We are truly fortunate to have such a wonderful group of children at Lincoln Heights Elementary School.  My friends and family often laugh at me when I refer to you as “my kids,” but I think of each of you as my own children.  You have touched my life and this school by your presence.

Parents, it has been my pleasure getting to know not only your child, but you as well. Having parental support and open lines of communication is an essential part of any successful school year. Thank you for all you have done to make our year so fulfilling and memorable.

 To our fifth grade students who are preparing to embark on a new journey into middle school and adolescence, I want to share with you a quote from a book I recently read by Garth Stein.

"That which you manifest is before you."

At this stage of your life, it is very important that you take charge of your future, not to feel like you're a victim of circumstance or fate, but that you are an active participant in your future. Where you choose to focus your time and energy will directly impact what comes to you later in life.

 The book I referred to was told from the point of view of a dog named Enzo.  Enzo’s master is a racecar driver.  As a silent observer, Enzo learns several lessons about his master and about life in general.  He learns that persistence will see you through to the ‘checkered flag.’

  I encourage you to work hard in school, set goals for your life, and stay focused on those goals.  Keep your eyes on your goals and don’t let anyone or anything deter you from achieving them.  As Enzo would say, “Your car goes where your eyes go.” 

Staff and students thank you for a wonderful year. I hope you have a fantastic summer. 


Janet Dalton, Principal