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Message From The Principal

  • Principal Matthew McFarland

    Dr. Matthew McFarland, Principal
    (717) 334-6254, option 4, ext. 7150

    I feel honored and privileged to be the principal at Lincoln Elementary School and look forward to working with you and your family this year.



  • Lincoln Elementary School has earned the Title 1 Distinguished School Award for High Achievement for the 2016-2017 school year. 

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    This award is given to Title 1 schools that evidence exceptional student performance for 2 or more years.  This award will be given out at the Title 1 Improving Schools Conference in Pittsburgh on January 28-30, 2018.  The school will be entered to win the National Award and potentially receive $10,000.00 and be recognized at the National Conference in February.

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    apple Gleaned Produce Stands are based at each of our SCCAP (South Central Community Action Programs)~locations in Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA. ~The produce stands are placed at the back of the buildings by the food pantry entrances. These fruits and vegetables are free for anyone who lacks access to local, fresh produce. Help yourself to as much as you can use.

    The produce stands are open when local produce is available for gleaning (typically mid-June through late November).

    Please see the following website for more information and locations.

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  • Amazon Smile

    Support the Gettysburg Area Education Foundation when you shop on Amazon. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to GAEF when our charitable organizations is selected by you!
    Which items are eligible for the 0.5% donation? Any item sold on the AmazonSmile Site which is marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on the relevant item detail page.

    Help us spread the word and begin using this link today: GAEF Amazon Smiles 

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  • Backpack Program Partners with Community Aid: sustainability

    Ruth's Harvest The Gettysburg Area School District has agreed to partner with Partners in Adams County Support CommunityAid, a non-profit organization with a mission to help those most vulnerable in our local communities.

    All proceeds earned from the bins on our campuses will be earmarked for the Ruth's Harvest and Franklin Friends weekend meals programs in the District.  The District will receive a monthly donation, based on the amount of clothing items collected in the bins.  Additionally, our needy students will be eligible to receive clothing care cards to shop at their Hanover or Mechanicsburg stores.

    This is an easy way for your used (and clean) clothes to be converted to cash and support our students. Last year we had 230 students in Ruth's Harvest and 51 students in Franklin Friends programs.

    Please consider making a clothing donation!  (If you have more donations than will fit in the bin - we can make special arrangements with the CommunityAid organization so the District receives the financial credit.



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