Snow Leopard Swimmers Do More Than Front Crawl at Fun Meet!

The Elementary and Middle Schools came together last Friday, May 24, to participate in a Fun Finale Swim Meet that also included neighbors, Nisarga Batika School. Almost 50 young Snow Leopard swimmers ranging from Grade 1 to Grade 8 showcased their skill development in the four competitive strokes. A special thanks to all the parents who came out to support their children, as well as to our PE and Aquatics teams for their efforts. Congratulations to all participants!

 

Elementary Spring Music Showcase Success!

A shared love of music reverberated around Lincoln’s very own Globe Theater last week as Elementary School Music sensation, Iris Kolodji, directed a Spring Program for the ages!

Opening with George Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm” the Elementary School showed their skills playing instruments, singing songs, and dancing their way through a variety of music.  Small groups, stunning soloists, and class songs were sprinkled throughout the program keeping the audience entertained and engaged.

We are already looking forward to next years showcase!

 

 

 

 

 

Third Grade Pitches to the Panel!

On Wednesday, May 8th, five brave 3rd graders graced the stage with poise and eloquence, as they “pitched” some of their persuasive arguments to a panel of judges and audience members. The standard of public speaking on show was terrific, with the students exhibiting a confidence that belied their years. The topics presented ranged from cleaning Nepal’s rivers and water conservation in general, to trying diverse cuisines, bringing more mathematics to school, and different ideas for indoor recess. A special thanks to Mrs. Rachel Hull and Mrs. Meenakshi Rana for guiding the students’ learning and a big congratulations to our young speakers!

Lincoln Celebrates Unity and Diversity at International Day

KATHMANDU, Nepal. — Last Saturday, Lincoln School celebrated International Day with a diverse array of cultures, cuisines, musical performances, and service initiatives. We are proud of how we embrace our diversity at Lincoln School and were so pleased to see many of our families join us for the event  and participate in the Parade of Continents and International Luncheon, as well as observe students present some of their service-learning projects and musical performances. Finally, a special note of thanks to all the families who brought food for this event, the Board candidates, and especially to the LSPA for everything they did to make the celebrations such a success.

Lincoln School Hosts the First Young People’s Choir of Kathmandu

Last Sunday, Lincoln School organized and hosted the first-ever Young People’s Choir of Kathmandu. This involved six diverse schools from around the valley and over 100 children. They learned the song “Give us Hope,” which is about children asking for their voices to be heard. “Give Us Hope” has become somewhat of an anthem for children worldwide. It can be heard as you leave the 9/11 museum in NYC.

The children partook in a day of making new friends, soccer, dance/theater, and of course singing!


       
     

 

 

 

P1/G1 and Senior Collaboration

The year-long collaboration between the Lincoln Seniors and students in P1 & G1 continued last Friday with an afternoon filled with excitement. The P1 students showed off their literacy skills by reading with their grade 12 buddies. After this, the students displayed their acting skills by playing charades with their Senior partners. A lot of fun was had by students young and old!

Disco Rhino Dances All Day – Fossick Project at Lincoln School

This past week we had the honor of hosting the Fossick Project at Lincoln School. The creators of Fossick, Marta del Grandi and Cecilia Valagussa, worked with our Grade 4 and Grade 5 students to create a smaller version of their visual and audio performance.

The Fossick Project aims to produce artistic performances about the relationship between man and nature
 to suggest a reflection on environmental issues and raise awareness around urgent causes. Illustrator Cecilia Valagussa and singer-songwriter Marta del Grandi, the workshop facilitators, met in Belgium in 2013, 
while attending their Master studies at the School of Arts. Their collaboration is based on a mutual inspiration and on a common talent for storytelling. Here are two samples of their work. A Journey Into the World and Swim to Me.

Cecilia applies an analogical approach to create a live animation, by using an overhead projector on which she places different materials like flour, leaves, everyday things, and handmade props. She uses many techniques such as cut-out, drawing, and etching. Marta’s voice, unique for its versatility and endless shades, moves effortlessly on the compositions that she writes with samples, synthesizers and acoustic instruments 
on Ableton Live.

Their workshop focused on storytelling with sounds and images and challenged the students to free their creativity, imagination, and use their knowledge in a practical way. The theme was wildlife conservation and the relationship between man and the earth beneath.
 Students were asked to write a story collectively, collect sound samples, write melodies and lyrics, draw characters, their environment and define their interaction. The workshop ended with a little performance. 
Our students set their focus on endangered animals in Nepal.

Day 1 – Research and Sketching

Day 2 – Songwriting Starts

Day 3 – Adding Movement to Animals and Orchestration to the Song

Day 4 – Finishing Animals and Rehearsing Song Memorized

Day 5 – Performance!

 

 

Elementary School Honor Choir Performs with the Kathmandu Chorale

Before we left for winter break, Lincoln School’s Elementary Honor Choir performed with the Kathmandu Chorale. The Honor Choir joined the chorale of about 50 singers in singing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” as well as performing their own set of songs.  In front of an audience of about 300 people, the Honor Choir did a beautiful job representing our Lincoln School Music community.
 Grade 5 piano accompanist plays while the Honor Choir sings “I’ll Think of You.”