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    Dear Lincoln Families,

    It was great to see so many Lincoln families on campus last week for parent teacher conferences.  A strong connection between school and home is a crucial part of student success.  We are so fortunate to have such a supportive community here at Lincoln.

    This week is our annual Jog-a-Thon! Not only is this an opportunity to raise money for our school, but it is also a fun community event centered on making healthy choices.  I hope you will come out to watch your student(s) run/walk and that you will cheer them on as they participate in the Jog-a-Thon this Friday. 

    I recently shared an example of a cell phone contract families can implement to help create parameters around student cell phone usage.  More and more, we are seeing and hearing about students engaging in irresponsible cell phone usage, especially when it comes to group texts and social media postings.  I strongly encourage you to require your students to hand their devices over to you by a dedicated time each evening, and that you take the time to monitor the text messages they are sending as well as receiving.  Your students need your guidance and wisdom when it comes to their cell phone usage.  I recently came across my notes from one of Scott Barnett’s digital citizenship talks, and although I shared them in one of my dens last year, I think they are worth mentioning again. 

    1. Know all of your child’s passwords and double check that they work.  Mr. Barnett suggested getting a password book for each child in your family so you can avoid the Post-It Note collection that so many of us currently possess. 
    2. Take technology away at night.  Students should not have technology in their bedrooms, especially after bedtime.  It is a great idea to create a common charging space in our homes.
    3. Be present and supervise.  Students should not have privacy when it comes to their devices.  Technology + Time + Privacy = Trouble. 
    4. Implement a Cell Phone and/or Computer Contract.  There are a number of examples of cell phone contracts on the Internet that you can revise to meet the needs of your family. 

     

    I hope everyone has a great week!

    With Gratitude,

    Dr. DeMicco