Combining math and reading with games added up to another winning combination during the recent Lincoln Museum of Play at Lincoln School in Newark.
About 250 students, parents and siblings attended the 90-minute event financed with Title I Parent Involvement grant money.
The event featured activities for students, siblings, parents and friends.
Two different Lego land areas featured different sizes of Legos, with the smaller ones from Newark Public Library and the larger ones from Lincoln School.
A book nook reading area was sponsored by Literacy Volunteers of Wayne County. LVWC program assistant Chris Mizro, former principal of both Lincoln and Kelley schools, was on hand to help oversee the station and pass out free books to each participating student.
Math Mania served as a place where families learned ways to adapt games at home that tie into the school’s math curriculum.
Creation Station and Games Galore allowed students to create and play games with their families.
At the Lincoln-a-Lot station in the gym, students created plays with puppets, played homemade games with Lincoln physical education teacher Mez Chilcott and went grocery shopping at “Wegmans.”
Pizza Planet in the cafeteria served pizza, juice and water was served to everyone.
Lincoln School children were able to choose a board game and a deck of cards to take home.
Lincoln School and Perkins School speech and language pathologist Sue Oberdorf and her daughter, Emily, a seventh- and eighth-grade English teacher in the Lyons Central School District, made three robot creations in the school foyer that greeted everyone attending the event.
Stephanie Joyce, a member of the committee that planned the event, said everyone had a wonderful time. She thanked everyone who had a hand in planning and helped at the event.
“I also want to say a special thank you for all their help to our wonderful custodial staff under the direction of Robert Mosteiro,” Joyce said.
Newark High School students also volunteered to help fulfill the 20 volunteer service hours that are part of the Newark High School Capstone Program graduation requirements.
“It is wonderful to see so many different groups come together to make this event such a great success,” Lincoln School Principal Stephanie Miller said. “Collaboration divides the work and adds to the success.”