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December Issue 3 2009-10, 2009
2009-10, Issue 4

Abraham Lincoln High School Parent, Teacher, Student Association everychild. onevoice Message from the President

Dear Lincoln Family and Friends, Thank you to Mr. Balzer, Lincoln Dean of Students who attended our November meeting and had inspiring information to share with our parents! As we approach the end of another year there are still many activities in December. Our Drama & Show Choir Department will be presenting a Holiday Musical. Show your support by attending, as we swing into the holiday season! The Calendar has many exciting events, the Lincoln web site and PTSA Web pages have many activities and news articles. There is important information from our School District (SFUSD) regarding the Student Assignment ReDesign, please log on for more information. Stay connected and involved, our students need your support! Also, we invite all of you to attend our December 9th meeting. This will be one of fun, excitement and honor. Our guest will be Assemblywoman Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco).

Please join us for the December Potluck PTSA Meeting!

December 9th, 2009 Wednesday @ 6:30 pm Lincoln Library 2nd Floor Bring a dish, canned goods and come meet Assemblywoman Fiona Ma and share your ideas and concerns.
Our regular monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday at 7pm.

Welcome, Assemblywoman Fiona Ma Wednesday @ 6:30pm December 9th PTSA Meeting Lincoln Library 2nd Floor
We ask that you bring your favorite dish to share! Also, our Canned Food Drive is ongoing until Dec. 16th. PTSA ask all those attending the Potluck to bring in canned goods and/or non perishable items. Let’s show our Mustang support! Coming soon! January 9th, help celebrate the retirement of ALHS principal Ron Pang! We look forward to seeing you at the Potluck and wish all of our Mustang families a safe Holiday Season! Sincerely,

The ALHS Drama Department and Show Choir presents

A Christmas Musical Comedy with a “Scroogy” Twist

December 10th and 11th @ 7:30pm Thank you, Yolanda Newman PTSA President and Board Members ALHS Auditorium Tickets sold at the door $7-Students/Seniors $10- General

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December 2009 ~
3 -Faculty Mtg






President Yolanda Newman Vice President Anna Li Secretary Margaret Elam Treasurer Leslie Chan PTSA CHAIRPERSONS/ REPRESENTATIVES Membership/Newsletter Editor Tina Shih

2-Principal’s -Dept. Head - Cabinet Mtg -Senior Class Mtg - Alumni Mtg -Financial Aid Workshop 6:00pm 8 -Dept. Head Mtg 9 -Sophomore Class Mtg -PTSA Potluck Mtg @6:30pm Library 13 14 15 -Dept Head Mtg. 16


Join our potluck mtg with 7 Assemblywoman Fiona Ma.

Learn how to apply for Federal and State financial aid!
10 -Dept. Mtg -Tinseltown Xmas Show @7:30pm Auditorium 17 -Tinseltown Xmas Show @7:30pm Auditorium 18 11 12-ACT -JROTC All City Fall Competition 9am-2pm in @South Gym 19

Webmaster AOIT & Anna Li

Chevy’s at Stonestown 4-10pm. Present flyer at payment.

-Freshmen Class -SSC Mtg. Mtg -Canned Food Drive Ends -La Raza Unida Club Chevys Fundraiser 410pm

A Christmas Musical Comedy at the ALHS Auditorium @ 7:30pm

Site Council Catherine Steinbach Open Position Open Position Representatives can be reached via the PTSA WEB SITE






25 –Merry Christmas

26- Kwanzaa (12/26-1/2)

ALHS OFFICE: (415) 759-2700 NEWSLETTER DEADLINE 27 28 29 30 31 Jan 1 Jan 2 for the January issue is 1/03/10 Via the PTSA drawer or Email to:


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Administrative Corner
Principal's December Message from the Desk of Mr. Payne

Sports Highlights

Happy Holidays to all members of the Lincoln community. It has been an exciting time of year as many of our seniors have completed the California State University and University of California application deadlines as of November 30. For our underclassmen, it is our goal at Lincoln that all of our students will meet the rigorous coursework required for our prestigious public state university systems. The College and Career Center in Room 53 has been on overdrive helping students prepare for life after Lincoln. Another exciting development this year has been the integration of the School Loop program in to the district and the school. School Loop is an online tool for parents, students and teachers to communicate with each other in all matters regarding student achievement including grades, attendance, school news and direct email contact. Every Lincoln student and staff member has access to the system from any internet portal, and hundreds of parents have signed on so far. Check the PTSA Newsletter or the Lincoln website at for how to sign up. The school website also includes the school's Daily Bulletin and Monthly Calendar for families to stay informed. The new classroom wing as a result of the SFUSD Bond Project is nearing completion and will be ready for students in January of 2010. The beautiful, new track and field project opened in the fall and as the work continues through summer we will be seeing many "finishing touches" such as exterior and interior paint, a refurbished hardwood floor in the Peter Yan Gymnasium, and installation of a state-of-the-art security camera system throughout the campus. Finally, I strongly encourage family participation in the PTSA at this time in particular due to the state's budget shortfalls that are impacting public education. State Assembly Representative and Democratic Majority Whip Fiona Ma will be attending our December PTSA meeting to address some of our concerns. Tough decisions will have to be made in the near future, and we will have to be innovative in finding ways to ensure that our children continue to receive an outstanding education. I am optimistic when I consider the excellent students, teachers, staff and families of our great school.

GO MUSTANGS! The Lincoln Girls are on a Winning Streak!

Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Volleyball Team who were UNDEFEATED and won the AAA CHAMPIONSHIP with a crushing 3-0 win over Lowell.

Student Support, News and Events
JROTC All City Fall Competition for Drill Team and Drum Corp –Come support the Lincoln team on Saturday, December 12th 9:00 -2:00pm in the South Gym. La Raza Unida Club will be having a Chevy's @ Stonestown Fundraiser on December 16 from 4-10. Patrons must present the flyer upon paying their check for the night. Salvation Army New Toy Drive: Help out the community and bring in a new toy until December 16th. Drop off in Room 137 and TB04. After School Academic Support/Activities: Sign up and drop in free tutoring after school for various levels of Math, Social Studies, English and Science, go to Rm. 123C for the schedule. Close-up Washington DC – There is still time to donate for the Close-up Washington DC trip in January. 35 students will be attending with three teachers. Donations of any size are welcome and tax deductible. Please contact Valerie Ziegler with any questions. The Teacher Academy won the Breath of Life walk for the third consecutive year and earned a $1000 prize for the Future Teachers Club. Thanks to all who participated and walked for a good cause. JROTC and ASB Annual Canned Food Drive for the SF Food Bank-There is still time to donate to the canned food drive. For four consecutive years, Lincoln Mustangs have proven to be “THE BEST HIGH SCHOOL (PRIVATE AND PUBLIC) IN S. F.” The food drive ends on Wednesday, December 16th.

Girls Varsity Cross Country Wins All City Championship! The first Lincoln win in over 30 years! *** Congratulations to the Boys (Frosh/Soph) Cross Country Team who also came in first place. ***

Boys Varsity Football made it to their Fifth Consecutive Turkey Bowl, unfortunately they were stopped by Galileo at Kezar.
*** Girls and Boys Basketball and Boys Wrestling are starting soon. ***

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ALHS Save the Dates
-January 9th, 2010 -Help celebrate the retirement of ALHS principal Ron Pang (look for details in the January Newsletter). -January 15th, 2010 - End of Fall Semester, have your kids study for finals! -January 16th, 2010–Winter Dance-Golden Gate Park -January 27th, 2010 @6:30pm- FAFSA Assistance Workshop (Free application for Federal Student Aid)

Family and Community Events and Support
San Francisco Board of Education is changing the way students are assigned to schools for 2011. Learn about the options under consideration and share your questions and ideas. - December 2nd @ 6 -8 pm Washington High -December 15th @ 6 -8 pm Dianne Feinstein Elementary -January 7 @ 6 -8 pm Drew Elementary -January 14 @ 6 -8 pm Francisco Middle School