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December 2, 2022

December 2022 Newsletter & Calendar

Greetings Lincoln Park Academy Families!

I hope that everyone enjoyed a safe, healthy and fun Thanksgiving holiday. We have a few weeks until Winter Break but until then…Talk to your scholar about their I-Ready Diagnostic test.
Students will be taking their Winter Diagnostic Monday, December 12th and Tuesday, December 13th. This assessment “shows what your child knows.” All scholars have a beginning of the year score, and the goal is to meet their expected growth before Winter Break. Remind them to take their time, read each question carefully and do their best work. #wolfpackpride

– From the Desk of Ms. Clugh

Character Word Spotlight: Responsibility

Our character trait for the month of December is RESPONSIBILITY– what it means and how we can be RESPONSIBLE students and citizens! Learning happens best when it is done both at school and at home. Below are many ways that you can help your child continue to learn about the theme of RESPONSIBILITY through reading about it, talking about it, and practicing it!


Here are some books to help you learn more about RESPONSIBILITY:
-I Just Forgot by Mercer Mayer
-But It’s Not My Fault by Julia Cook
-The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey
-The Pigsty by Mark Teague


Help your child practice RESPONSIBILITY by giving them special jobs! Let your child pick a special chore each week that they can be RESPONSIBLE for. Let them carry the groceries, wipe the counters or feed the pet!


Here are some discussion points to help you talk about RESPONSIBILITY with your child:

  • What do you think RESPONSIBILITY means and why is it important?
  • Tell me about a time when it was hard to be RESPONSIBLE.
  • What is a way you would like to have more RESPONSIBILITY at home?
  • What are your RESPONSIBILITIES in the classroom and in our community?


  • December 9th: School Picture Day- More info coming.
  • December 12th-16th: iReady Testing
  • December 12th-16th: Spirit Week
  • December 15th: Holiday’s Around the World
  • December 19th-January 3rd: Winter Break
  • January 4th: Students return from Winter Break
  • January 6th: 2nd grade Aquarium Field Trip- teachers will send home more information.

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November 18, 2022

Join the Wellness Committee!

The Local Wellness Policy is a written document that guides a local educational agency’s (LEA) or school district’s efforts to establish a school environment that promotes students’ health, well-being, and ability to learn. The Wellness Policy Committee has been created as an effort to manage and develop our school’s healthy habits.

» A Wellness Committee will be appointed to each school

» The committee may include parents and guardians, students, representatives of the school nutrition program, physical education teachers, or any other interested stakeholder that is aligned with the goals of the policy

» The committee shall meet a minimum of four times per year

This is a great opportunity to help promote and support student health and wellness, and create a positive, safe, and health-promoting learning environment. Please contact mealcounts@accelschools.com for more information.

We want to hear from you. Please contact us at: mealcounts@accelschools.com


Download Wellness Committee Flyer (PDF) »

September 30, 2022

October 2022 Newsletter & Calendar

Dear Lincoln Park Families,

Our character trait for the month of October is RESPECT. We have been very busy learning about respect, what it means, why it’s important and how to do it! Learning happens best when it is done both at school and at home. Below are many ways that you can help your child continue to learn about the theme of respect through reading about it, talking about it, and practicing it!

Character Word Spotlight: Respect


Here are some books to help you learn more about RESPECT.
-Rude Cakes by Rowboat Watson
-Dude That’s Rude by Pamela Espeland
-Do Unto Otters by Laurie Keller


Think about the specific needs and preferences of everyone in your house. Make a list. Spend one week together trying to be mindful of each other’s needs and wants. Talk about the effects this experiment has on your family.


Here are some discussion points to help you talk about RESPECT with your child:

  • What do you think it means to be respectful and why is it important?
  • What are some ways you can be more respectful at home, at school, and in the community?
  • Are there any ways that you would like me to be more respectful to you?
  • What are some reasons it can be hard to be respectful?


  • October 10th: No school
  • October 17th: Last day of Quarter 1
  • October 18th-19th: 3rd Grade Reading Guarantee State Test
  • October 17th-26th: Mock Assessments
  • October 19th: Report Cards Distributed
  • October 21st: Quarter 1 Awards Ceremony. Invites will go home to students receiving awards.
  • October 27th: No school for students. Parent Teacher Conferences 10am-7pm.
    • Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • October 28th: No school for students

*Classroom teachers will send home notes about if/when they will be having their Fall Parties.

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September 23, 2022
May 6, 2022

Lincoln Park Academy Featured in April 2022 Sponsor Update

Lincoln Park Academy was featured in the Program Spotlight section of the Buckey Community Hope Foundation April 2022 Sponsor Update newsletter.

New Clubs Help Bring Back Joy to Lincoln Park Academy

With all the changes and disruptions over the past two years, Lincoln Park Academy Principal (LPA) Alissa Clugh knew what she wanted to focus on for the 2021-22 school year. 

“One of my main goals for this school is joy. There’s been a lack of joy,” she explained. 

This was an observation noted on her biannual reviews, she recalled, and by other visitors to the school. “No one smiled,” she said. “There were few celebrations.”

The challenges faced by the school, located in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood of Cleveland, were exacerbated by the declining number of afterschool activities available. Many nearby recreation centers and other after school options closed permanently during the pandemic or offered dramatically fewer programs. 

Undaunted, LPA knew what to do. They responded with a smattering of new club offerings. Upper campus students (grades 6-8) can now join puzzle or robotics clubs. There was so much demand for both clubs, Principal Clugh explained, that they had to limit participants. Now, students need to write an essay to get into Robotics club, which led by teacher Alex Evers. Many students, particularly those who are less interested in sports, have thrived in the puzzle club with teachers Brandi Aldrich and Ania Hydzik. “I like going to puzzle club because I can get away from home instead of just wasting time on the internet. You can have fun with your friends, and I love puzzles.” -Jalissa Johnson (6th grade)

Students in grades k-5 on the lower campus are flocking to a new yoga club, under the leadership of Casey Peterson and Leah Kavalec.

Lego club—with teachers Anna Cozzarin and Heather Johnson—is another big hit. 

“What I like about Lego club,” said first grader Logan Jones, “is I get to work with Ms. Cozzarin and build Legos, and I get to do fun stuff, build fun stuff, and be creative. “  LPA teachers have really stepped up to make these clubs possible and infuse some much-needed joy in the lives of their students.  The pictures and the overwhelming participation in the clubs tell the story. Kudos to Principal Clugh and her wonderful staff for their creativity and dedication in serving their students!

June 2, 2021

Special Education Teacher Receives Award From the State

Rosalind DeBose-Butler is joined by Principal Alissa Clugh (right) and other ACCEL Schools staff members upon receiving the Outstanding Educator Achievement Award from the Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio


A complicated, pandemic school year ended on a high note for Rosalind DeBose-Butler, a  Special Education teacher at Lincoln Park Academy. DeBose-Butler was the recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Educator Achievement Award for her standout impact in the classroom.

Lincoln Park Academy, a public charter school in Cleveland Ohio, offered virtual, hybrid, and in-person options due to the Pandemic. Teachers at Lincoln Park Academy took notice of DeBose-Butler’s exemplary guidance to her students during these unprecedented times and nominated her for the award.

The Outstanding Educator Achievement Award honors educators “who have provided exemplary instruction and creative programming that promotes educational results for students with disabilities.” This award is presented by the State Support Team in partnership with the Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio. DeBose-Butler received a framed certificate and a commemorative directory to celebrate the achievement which were presented to her during the final week of school by Kevin Wering, Sr. Director, and Jessica Garton, Director of Special Education of ACCEL Schools.


June 1, 2021

Seamless Summer Option Program


This location is participating in the Seamless Summer Option Program. Lunch will be provided to all children, age 1 through 18, and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Please contact the school for serving dates and times.

Program Flyer – English & Español (PDF) »


March 31, 2021
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