Y-Care, Boys & Girls Club to Open Early May 26

We have received some good newsfrom the YMCA and Boys & Girls Clubs. Both Y-Care (at all current OSD locations) and Boys & Girls Club (at Jefferson Middle School) will open early on Tuesday, May 26 to provide families with child care at the time school is released on the half-day schedule. Thanks to both these organizations for helping provide this service to families. If you have specific questions, please contact Y-Care and/or the Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County. 

Published: 2015-05-21

URGENT: Tues., May 26 Now A Half Day of School

The Olympia Education Association (OEA) has just informed the district that it will hold a half-day walkout in response to the Legislature’s failure to adhere to the State’s Constitutional mandate to fully fund public education. The OEA has made it clear that this is not an action against the Olympia School District.

The half-day walkout will take place the afternoon of Tuesday, May 26. Click the link below for details families will need to know for that day. 

Published: 2015-05-20

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Kindergarten Registration Materials Now Available

School specific registration information and materials for the 2015-16 school year are now available.  Please visit our Kindergarten Registration page for all the specific details you need to prep for the upcoming school year. Registration packets will soon be available at the front office of your home elementary school.

Published: 2015-03-13

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Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced Assessment

Would you like to know more about the Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced Assessment that many of our students will take this spring? Click on the link below for a host of resources, including a link to sample tests you can use to help your student get prepared. 

Published: 2015-03-12

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Welcome

The Options Program at Lincoln School offers an alternative approach to elementary education that is a choice for students in the Lincoln Service Area and from the Olympia School District. The program provides a unified model for grades K-5 that respects how children learn and views learning as a collaborative effort of staff, students and parents.

The Options Program

  • The emotional and social growth of children and academic progress are equally valued and developed in an environment where differences and diversity are appreciated and respected.
  • Children stay with the same teacher in multi-age classrooms for two years or more to support their learning and strengthen family school relationships.
  • The curriculum is organized around concepts and themes rather than as a series of separate subjects. A variety of experiences acknowledging the many forms of intelligence encourage individual initiative and cooperative learning.
  • Multiple intelligences, cooperation, social justice and sustainability are taught and practiced.
  • Parents are vital to sustaining the Options Program and are involved in governance, as partners supporting learning in the classroom, enrichment activities, field trips, fund raising, and social events.
  • The Options classroom provides a developmentally-based curriculum that takes children from where they are "in total" and gives them opportunities and equipment to move forward at their own rates (in areas of their specific interest), enabling them to acquire life support skills (the basic education) in the process.

A Special Place

The Lincoln Garden, Native Garden, Chickens and Wetland are just a few of the many things that make Lincoln Options special.