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Currents Magazine - Summer 2017

The Newcomer Project: Mentoring and Peer Leadership at Fiske Elementary School
By: Catherine Glennon Murphy
Newcomers enter our schools with rich culturaland linguistic experiences from their home countries, but they also bring anxiety and culture shock. As ELL teachers, we are responsible for these vulnerable students, but we also need the help of classroom teachers and other staff. At Lexington’s Fiske Elementary School, we are employing staff as mentors and students as peer leaders to help our newcomers transition into our school culture.

 
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Lexington Minuteman - June 29, 2017

On June 10, over 500 adults joined LEF for their signature annual fundraising event. The night included international hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails prepared by Neillio’s, a performance by Lexington Chamber Ensemble and LHS Jazz Ensemble and raffle baskets created by Lexington school families.

 
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Lexington Minuteman - May 31, 2017

The entire Lexington community is invited to the Lexington Education Foundation’s (LEF) “Celebration for Education: A Global Party!” on Friday, June 9 and Saturday June 10 under the tent and stars on the Hayden Recreation Center’s Lower Field.

 
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Lexington Minuteman - May 30, 2017

Lexington Education Foundation will hold its annual Celebration for Education: A Global Party! on June 9-10 on the Hayden Recreation Center’s Lower Field at 24 Lincoln St., Lexington.

 
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Lexington Minuteman - May 2, 2017

Lexington Education Foundation will hold Teacher Appreciation Week from May 8 to 12. Staff and Teacher Appreciation and Recognition Awards provide a way to honor the teachers and school staff who have guided and supported children.