Update: 2015-16 Parent / Student Handbook Now Available
Please click here to view the newly updated Parent / Student Handbook for the 2015-16 school year.
Dear Lincoln Street School Community and Family,
On behalf of our school community, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2015-2016 school year. We strive to foster positive relationships to encourage an exciting and productive school year for all of our students. This handbook can be your reference to some of our policies and procedures, but face to face interaction cannot be replaced. To those new to our school community, we encourage you to participate in some of our activities and events so we can come to know each other. To those returning to our school, we hope you are able to reconnect with friends and establish new relationships with your new teachers.
We, at Lincoln Street School, are committed to working together with you to foster every student’s academic, social, and emotional growth. We do this through establishing trusting relationships and providing student centered instruction. Together, we strive to promote challenging learning experiences for our students so they can become productive members of the Twenty-First Century.
We want you all to feel at home and connect with anyone from the LSS community, including the Exeter PTO, our classroom teachers, and anyone else who may come in contact with your child at our school. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
J. Andrew Bairstow, Principal
Jan L. Smith, Assistant Principal
Who is Mr. Bairstow?
Dear Lincoln Street Families,
I am pleased to be writing this initial update and introduction to you on this glorious July day! After my initial start date of July 1st, I have been spending my time meeting members of the Exeter School District administration, the SAU administration, meeting with teaching staff, administrative secretaries, custodians, learning the dynamics of the school, the layout of the building and grounds, but most importantly, meeting the children attending our Exeter Summer Skills Academy, directed by Stephanie Varrin. Mr. Adler, principal of Main Street School, and the teaching staff of both elementary schools have been very helpful in introducing me to many of the participating children and their families. Everyone has been so welcoming.
For those of you I have not met yet, I live in Dover with my wife and two children, ages 9 and 7, and my two black labs. I unwind by spending time with my family, playing the guitar, staying active and watching sports. We enjoy traveling and experiencing everything the world has to offer. I have many experiences in education spanning from acting as a high school instructional assistant, teaching English in Thailand to children, adolescents and adults, teaching middle school English, and serving as an elementary assistant principal and principal in Hooksett, NH. I am one who believes in the triad of responsibility between school staff, students, and parents. With commitment and dedication from these three stakeholders, the children attending Lincoln Street School will surely flourish and become lifelong learners.
As your new principal at Lincoln Street School, I am eager to have the opportunity to work with such a great school community. The parental, student, and staff commitment to education in this town is obvious, and I am proud to be a part of it.
J. Andrew Bairstow
2015 School Librarian of the Year!
The New Hampshire School Library Media Association has the pleasure of awarding the 2015 School Librarian of the Year award to LSS librarian, Helen Burnham. This award recognizes ongoing excellence in school librarianship and leadership in the school library community, at local, regional, and/or state levels. She will be presented with the award at the NHSLMA 2015 Conference on May 15th. She will also be recognized at the 22nd Annual NH Excellence in Education Awards Celebration, also known as the “ED”ies, on Saturday, June 6.
Congratulations to Helen and LSS for this honor.