On Thursday May 27th, Barge-Lincoln's Soccer for Success players hosted Hoover's players for soccer games. There was over 80 students participating between the two schools. This is an after school program, sponsored from US Soccer, where Third through Fifth grade students had the opportunity to participate in soccer practices three days a week since mid-March until May 27th.
The Barge campus was full of families that were elated to watch and cheer on their players. Visiting fans watched from outside the fence line, while Barge fans were socially distanced inside and around the soccer fields. Thank you to both Barge and Hoover coaches for spending March through May practicing and instilling the love of soccer in our students. There were miles of smiling faces!
Barge-Lincoln Elementary is in it's second of five years of having a successful after school program. Barge-Lincoln's 21st Century program is led by three building staff members (Margaret DeLong, Mayra Juarez and Brenda Rodriguez) and supported by Julia Krolikoski at ESD 105. In spite of the pandemic, we have managed to have 314 students participate this year and of these students 204 have attended 20 days or more. We have far exceeded our goal of 120 students for the 2020-2021 school year. The site coordinator, Margaret DeLong, says, "Our students and teachers have worked hard this year. We have several students who have participated in over 100 days this school year." We appreicate the support from ESD 105. Way to go, Bobcats!
Soccer for Success (SFS) @ Barge-Lincoln & Hoover Elementary
Posted by Hector Mendez on 4/5/2021
Barge-Lincoln and Hoover Elementary schools have collaborated with Soccer for Success (SFS) this spring to promote a healthy lifestyle and soccer skill development. Soccer for Success is the U.S. Soccer's Foundation's innovative youth development program that supports children in urban communities. The students are coached by four building staff members on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:15-4:45 pm. Covid measures are strictly enforced to provide coaches and players safety such as social distancing and mask-wearing at all times. Parents are allowed to spectate from their car or outside the fence to prevent social gatherings.
Transitional Kinder Begins at Barge-Lincoln Elementary
Posted by Hector Mendez on 2/1/2021
Barge-Lincoln Elementary opened its doors to 15 transitional kindergarten students on Monday, January 25. This is Group 5 of the YSD modified hybrid learning (model A/B) plan. Mrs. Laura Rodriguez, teacher, and Ms. Molly Steward, para-educator, welcomed our first group of students on Monday. Half of the students attend Monday and Tuesday from 9:30-1:30 and the other half attend Thursday and Friday. The goal is to educate our students and provide them an opportunity to an early academic start as well as build their social-emotional needs.
Fresh Produce Boxes, Meal Packs, and Activity Kits For Students Before Winter Break
Posted by Ashley LaRiviere on 12/18/2020
Schools across the district were busy throughout the day on December 16 as they distributed meal boxes, fresh produce, and activity kits for students in preparation for winter break.
The fresh produce boxes contained 8-12 different types of produce from local and neighboring state farms. A special thanks to our local farmers; McIlrath Family Farms, Pacific Fresh Produce, and the Washington State Department of Agriculture. We also appreciate the staff support from Crafted Eatery & Single Hill for helping pack the boxes. Thank you for partnering together to provide nutritious local produce for our community!
The Yakima Schools Foundation handed out student activity kits that shared information on how to practice #SafeCelebrations while having fun over winter break. The kits included coloring pages and mask making supplies. Students and/or parents can comment on any YSD #SafeCelebrations social media post with a picture of their coloring page or mask to be entered to win a prize! Winners will be announced on social media on January 4.