Math, reading, games and reading proved to be a fun combination for the 140 students, parents and siblings who participated in the fifth Lincoln Museum of Play at Lincoln School in Newark.
Attendees participated in various stations that included a Scholastic Book Fair, Lego Land areas, Math Mania, Creation Station and Games Galore, Lincoln-a-Lot, and Pizza Planet.
Families learned how to adapt games at home that tie into the school’s math curriculum, played games and created plays, among other activities. Pizza, juice and water were served.
Every Lincoln School child could pick a board game to take home if they participated in at least four activities.
“Everyone had a really great time,” said Stephanie Joyce, a member of the planning committee.
“It was great,” said Meredith Calabretta, planning committee member. “We had four winners of baskets of books in the Scholastic Book Fair raffle. Families really like this event. In fact, we had some people walking in at the end, but there is next year to look forward to.”
Twenty-five volunteers helped at the event, including Lincoln teachers and staff, retirees, and Newark High School students. Joyce thanked the school’s custodial staff, under the direction of Robert Mosteiro, for their help.
“A team effort is necessary to pull off an amazing event for our families,” Principal Stephanie Miller said. “It is wonderful that we have so many staff members who participate, and supportive PTA members who help make this night a success for Lincoln students and families.”