Principal’s Message

Dear Cardinal Peeps,

Welcome to the redesigned website for Prairie Lincoln Elementary School. This is yet another way that we hope to get information out to you in a meaningful way. Please remember, my door is open to you and I welcome you in our building to volunteer or just to visit if you have time! My goal is for all of us to work together to make our children into the best people they can be!

This year we are focusing on a theme, “Master the Mechanics.” This is a phrase that can mean several different things to a person: a student, a teacher, a parent, or a principal. For the math teacher, mastering the mechanics may mean counting to 10 in kindergarten or simple one-digit addition. To the reading teacher in first grade it may mean knowing those 100 sight words or reading for comprehension. When I think about mastering the mechanics, especially at the beginning of the year, I think first about our virtues: Giving, Compassion, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Perseverance, and Self-Discipline.

If we can teach our children to tell the truth, give each other respect, be compassionate, be disciplined in their work ethic, to not give up when things get hard, and take responsibility for their actions, our children will be the leaders of our future.

We put up a bulletin board in the office at Prairie Lincoln with three questions on it:

  • Why me?
  • Who cares?
  • What more can I do?

While at first glance these questions may seem confusing, I think they’re really rather simple and get right to the heart of the reason all of us work at Prairie Lincoln.

  • Why me? Because I love kids and I care about making them better people and better learners.
  • Who cares? I do. And nobody cares more than I do about you in this moment, right now.
  • What more can I do? Don’t be shy. Tell me what you need and I’ll help you. If it’s possible, we’ll try it. I won’t give up and I won’t let you give up either.