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Originally delivered on 2/25/2024 6:15 pm

SUBJECT: PTO Communication: Week of Feb. 26 - Mar. 1, 2024


Lincoln-Hubbard PTO Communication

Monday, Feb. 26 - Friday, Mar. 1, 2024

Backyard Playdate Friday

Let's get together for an all-grades backyard playdate this Friday, Mar. 1st, at 3:00PM, on the school's playground.  We will have a great time catching up and making new friends as our children do the same while they run and play!

!!! 5th Grade Reminder !!!

The deadline to create and submit your 5th grader's page for their yearbook is March 17th.

If you have not started, please start today!  If you have started, please submit as soon as possible!  March 17th is a hard deadline, a short 3 weeks away, and it will be here before you know it!

If you have questions or did not receive or lost the instructions (also available in Spanish) please contact Libby Jois ( or Nicki James (

Parent Volunteers Needed for the Apr. 26th Circus Minimus Performance

~ Costume Coordinators ~
Two needed for 5F.

~ Hallway Decoration Committee ~

Please click on the link below to see the role descriptions and to volunteer.

Circus Minimus 2024 Signup

Questions?  Please contact the Circus Minimus Co-Chairs:
Michelle DeMuth (
Holly Vegter (


4th Grade is partnering with Family Promise for the GIVE AND GIVE BACK FUNDRAISER taking place on Wednesday, April 10th. Each 4th grade student will help pack a “Stock the Pantry” gift bag to be given to families in need that work with Family Promise.

We are asking for donations to help with this event.

Items Needed:

● Bag(s) of flour

● Bag(s) of sugar

● Bottle(s) of vegetable oil

● Boxes of teabags

● Spices for cooking

     ○ Jar(s) of salt

     ○ Jar(s) of ground black pepper

     ○ Jars(s) of oregano

Our goal is to have at least 50 of each item listed donated to help create the gift bags that will be assembled on April 10th.

We will be collecting donations in March from the 4th to the 22nd.

Please send your donated items to school and place them on the tables in the hall, outside of the Learning Commons.

Thank you for your help and support of our upcoming


Register Your Child in a Fun After School Activity Class

Does your child love art, playing with drones, performing magic tricks, or interested in outer space?  Then check out what we have lined up for this Spring's After School Activities (ASA) and register as soon as possible!  Classes begin the week of April 8th and will take place immediately after school at Lincoln Hubbard.

The registration deadline is March 29th and there is no limit on the number of classes your child may take but don't put it off too long.  Registration is on a first come, first served basis and classes will fill up!




If you need financial assistance to enroll your child(ren) in an ASA class, please contact Mr. Carlin as soon as possible at 908-273-1333.

Scholarships are limited to one per child and will cover the registration cost of one class.

Mr. Carlin will review all need-based scholarship requests.

The eco-friendly theme for February is reducing plastic consumption. Why? Less than 9% of plastic gets recycled. Single-use plastics like beverage cups, take-away food containers, plastic straws & bags, and balloons are especially a problem. Unlike plastic, glass and metals (including aluminum) can be recycled indefinitely. 

This month, we will share ideas for how to reduce plastic consumption.

This week's tip is...

Look for plastic-free alternatives to household, grocery and personal care items. Many brands sold at local retailers now make products made from less or no plastic. Ex: soap and shampoo bars, laundry and dish detergents (powder) and reusable straws.

For more eco-friendly tips, click the links below.

Follow GreenSummit on Instagram

Follow GreenSummit on Facebook

Calling all L-H Chess Players!

Is your child interested in joining the L-H chess team? We’re getting ready for another exciting season of the C.H.E.S.S. (Challenging the Heads of Elementary School Students) league. Our team will meet for roughly 25 Tuesdays for virtual lessons and Wednesdays for matches. This year, we’re spicing things up with L-H only fun tournaments on select Fridays.

Click HERE for more information on C.H.E.S.S. and how to have your child participate.

Please feel free to contact David Winton if you have any questions or concerns. 

STEAM Supplies Needed

The Steam Class needs the following items:

~ cardboard paper towel rolls ~

~ empty shoe boxes ~

~ disinfecting wipes ~

Items can either be dropped off at the office labeled for STEAM or the children can bring them in to Mrs. Brennan's class.


We had an amazing response with donated empty water bottles.  Thank you!  Water bottles are no longer needed at this time.

Volunteers Needed for Earth Day

Let's help our kids celebrate EARTH DAY on Friday, April 19th.

We are seeking parent volunteers to teach a pre-written lesson on Friday 4/19!

A full lesson plan and google slideshow will be provided for each grade - no prep work necessary! This is a great opportunity to get involved and teach our kids how to make a big difference.  Please consider signing up to help create a better world for our kids.

Click HERE to Sign Up!

Summit High School Theatre presents the Classic Musical, ANYTHING GOES, February 28 - 29 and March 1 - 2, 2024

 The Summit High School Performing Arts Program will welcome you to the great seas with their classic musical, Anything Goes February 28-29, and March 1-2. Originally produced in 1934, Anything Goes has been revived 3 times and its 2011 revival won 3 Tony Awards, including Best Revival. The Guardian praised the thrilling production as, “a delightful musical escape”!

Set in 1934, a group of passengers board the S.S. American to sail from New York to London. Their journey, however, is packed with quirky characters (including evangelist turned nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and gangsters disguised as missionaries), crazy hijinxes, nautical nonsense, and unexpected romances. This glitzy musical serves as the perfect escape from the mundane modern world. 

After seeing Anything Goes’ electrifying dance numbers, and its funny yet poignant story, audiences of all ages will find that in the glitz and glamor of the 1930s, “Anything Goes!” Don’t miss your chance to see another production by the award-winning Summit High School Performing Arts program!

Lincoln-Hubbard alumni Juliette Medenica, Sofia Medenica, Rosie Gaeta, Sophie Gaeta, and  Ben Schachne will be performing on the SHS stage!

Performances are in the SHS Auditorium on Wed, Feb 28 at 6 pm; Thurs, Feb 29, & Fri, March 1 at 7 pm; and Sat, March 2 at 1 pm and 7 pm. Livestream is available for purchase for Friday and Saturday evening shows. Tickets are $15 for students and seniors and $20 for adults:

LCJ Summit Middle School Presents

 Guys and Dolls

(click above to access box office)

Friday, March 15th at 7PM

Saturday, March 16th at 2PM and 7PM

Adults and children 11 and up $15

Seniors and children 10 and under $13

LCJSMS Drama Club will be collecting non-perishable food items at all performances which will be donated to SAGE programs. CLICK HERE and scroll down to "Food Donations" to access a list of specific items needed.

The SummitEducationalFoundation (SEF) has partnered with Summit Public Schools for over 37 years and has awarded more than $10.2 million to date in our schools through teacher and district grants. SEF encourages creativity and innovation in Summit’s public schools by funding strategic grants in support of exceptional teacher and district initiatives. SEF grants enable projects in our community’s schools that provide unique educational experiences, access to cutting edge technologies, and help our teachers stay at the forefront of modern education theory and practices.

Recent Grant Highlights:

  • Funding new sound systems for music, band, and orchestra rooms at all elementary schools. These versatile new systems will add functionality and flexibility to the music rooms, and will impact every elementary student in the district.
  • Piloting a new, hands-on science curriculum for two units in 6th and 7th grades.
  • Funding a multi-day music residency with two industry professionals, one of whom is a Summit alum. Program will
  • involve up to 250 SHS students over the two days
  • 4,000 students positively impacted year-to-year

Please click - SEF GRANTS IN ACTION - to browse through to see all of the wonderful ways SEF supports YOUR child.


Spring for Excellence is the perfect place to start!

Spring for Excellence offers many ways to get involved & help raise money for SEF. This fun, well-attended evening–and the community-based events leading up to it–is SEF’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Funds raised through this event directly benefit every single student in the Summit public school district.

There are many ways you can participate in Spring for Excellence over the next few weeks, leading up to-and at-the March 4th event:

IMPORTANT - Register/Sign In for Spring for Excellence

Click through to the SPRING FOR EXCELLENCE WEBSITE the central hub for event tickets, lawn signs and the silent auction. Even if you can’t come to Spring for Excellence in person, you must register here to receive updates, view and bid on the auction, and make purchases or donations.

Lawn Signs: Help Spread the Word with a “Support SEF Lawn Sign”

❖ You’ve seen them all over town, so get in the game! Purchase online, and we will deliver the lawn sign to your front yard. Could not be easier!

Event Tickets for March 2nd: Come to the Event Purchase tickets here

Spring For Excellence 2024 will be held on Saturday March 2nd @ 7pm at the Summit Elks Lodge.

Silent Auction: Browse, Bid and Win at the Silent Auction (online bidding for all registered users)

Now: Browse the Sign Up Genius for much needed Gift Cards/basket items SIGN UP GENIUS LINK

Event Night: A few key Items will be on display at the event, but everything will be open for view on the Spring for Excellence website. Online bidding only. Auction opens on February 28 at 8pm and closes on March 2 at 10:30pm sharp!

50/50 Raffle: Be a Lucky Winner of an all cash prize at the 50/50 Raffle (in person event only)

❖ Paper Tickets to the 50/50 will only be sold at the Elks: $25 per ticket or five (5) for $100. Winner splits the cash prize with SEF….you never know! You must attend the event to participate.

Wine Pull: Donate and/or Participate in the SEF Wine Pull (in person event only)

Now: Donate a bottle (or two) to the wine pull. Details in this Sign Up Genius: SIGN UP GENIUS LINK

Event Night: Buy a ticket (in this case, a cork) for $25. The cork will have a number on it, which will correspond to a wrapped bottle of wine or champagne. When you turn in your cork, you get the matching bottle! It's a blind get what you get ( won't be upset!). You must attend the event to participate.

FINALLY…Make a Donation!

Last but DEFINITELY not least, please consider making a donation to SEF. Your tax deductible donation can be made easily through the Spring for Excellence website, or here (both go to the same place – SEF!):

Thank you for your continued support!

Jodi Englert and Teal Rodriguez
Spring For Excellence Co-Chairs

2024 Girls Youth Flag Football

Girls Grades 4 - 8

The Summit Department of Community Programs in conjunction with Summit Youth Football (SYF), the New Providence Recreation Department and the New Jersey Suburban Youth Football League (NJSYFL) are excited to announce the inaugural season of Girls Youth Flag Football for girls in grades 4-8.

  • Girls Flag Football is one of the fastest growing sports in New Jersey. This Spring, Summit High School will have a club Girls Flag team for the first time, with the sport expected to become a Varsity Sport after two seasons. The NJSYFL is starting a Girls Youth Flag league this year to support member towns’ high school programs.
  • Where: Practices will be held at Oakwood Park in New Providence. Home games will be in New Providence and away games will be in neighboring towns.
  • When: Practices for grades 4-6 will be 6-7:30 pm and 7:30-9:00 pm for grades 7-8 on Wednesdays starting March 13th. Most games will be played on Saturday afternoons in a 4-8pm window.
  • Divisions: Girls in grades 4-6 will play together and girls in grades 7-8 will play together.
  • Teams: Summit and New Providence players will be placed on balanced, combined teams. At the moment it appears the vast majority of players will be from Summit.
  • Season:. The regular season will begin with practice on March 13 and conclude at the end of May with potential playoff games on June 1 and June 8th.
  • Equipment: Summit Youth Football is providing jerseys and flags. Players will need mouthguards, turf shoes and black shorts, leggings or pants for games. (In order to keep fees low, we need the jerseys and flags to be returned at the end of the season.)
  • Travel: These are travel teams and we will be playing neighboring towns.
  • Rules: Teams will play using NJSIAA HIgh School Girls Flag Football rules with minor modifications for the youth player, such as no kickoffs.
  • Coaches: We expect the majority of coaches to be Summit parents and SYF coaches with experience coaching flag football. All are volunteers.
  • Registration is $75 and is now open on the New Providence Community Pass website. Click HERE to navigate to the website. You should be able to access this using your Summit Community Pass login.
  • Questions: Contact Kevin Fagan at
Attention L-H Parents! Your children may qualify for free or reduced price meals!

Click HERE to access free and reduced lunch forms and information.

Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School PTO is on Facebook and Instagram!

Click on the icons below to find us and join!

Friday, March 1
3:00p Backyard Playdate: All Grades
Monday, March 11
8:15a Single Session Day: 12:30PM Dismissal
Monday, March 25
No School: Spring Break
Tuesday, March 26
No School: Spring Break
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