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After-School Programs are organized by Mrs. Azucena Snyder, Lincoln’s After-School Coordinator and offered through community partners and Lincoln Elementary School Staff.
Collaboration with Marvine Elementary's Food Pantry
Lincoln families are able to access the food pantry and clothing closet at Marvine Elementary School, in an effort to share resources and extend the efforts of community agencies to the wider Northside Bethlehem Community.
Star Wellness Dental Van partners with Lincoln Elementary to provide dental care to both insured and uninsured students. They bring their “office” directly to Lincoln to make it accessible to students during their school day.
Lincoln works with Pinebrook Family Answers, who has provided a behavior therapist. She does individual counseling with Lincoln Students.
Homework help and assistance with academics is provided by Moravian University’s America Reads Tutors through this after-school program.
Behavioral and Mental Health Services
In the 2020-2021 school year, Lincoln students were connected to behavioral and mental health services within the school building and throughout the school day thanks to partnerships with Pinebrook Family Answers, Center for Humanistic Change, and a new collaboration with St. Luke's Behavioral Health. Individual and small group sessions were offered by these partners on both in-person and remote learning days. The community school office also supported the social-emotional health of all kindergarten to fifth grade Lincoln students through the creation of an SEL Summer Kit. Each student at Lincoln received guides and physical materials to be used to sharpen and maintain social-emotional learning skills in an effort to support the transition back to in-person learning full-time in Fall of 2021.
Community Schools on the Northside of Bethlehem collaborated in the 2020-2021 school year to offer family engagement opportunities in new and meaningful ways. The "Northside Network" presented a community resource fair and several virtual information sessions with community partners that were open to families across all Bethlehem community schools. Sessions were recorded and shared at the whole-school level in an effort to share information and resources with those who were unable to attend live sessions. Community partners who participated included North Penn Legal Services, Early Learning Resource Center, Northampton County Human Services, and more!
Summer 2021 Programs
BASD offered two summer programs to elementary-aged students for the first time in the summer of 2021. July's programming at Lincoln offered three weeks of fun and free activities, aimed at enhancing comfort within the school building, relationships among students and staff, and social-emotional learning skills that aided students in their transition back to full-time in-school programming in the Fall of 2021. Community partners who engaged Lincoln students included (but not limited to): ArtsQuest, Shanthi Project, Lehigh Valley Therapy Dogs, Reset Outdoors, Music Therapy Associates, LLC, and Touchstone Theatre. August programming consisted of two weeks of academic skill development to give students practice and confidence to enter the new school year.
Meet Community School Coordinator Gena Holmes
Gena Holmes is the Community School Coordinator at Lincoln Elementary. She joined the Communities in Schools team in January of 2019, and could not be happier to be a part of such an incredible network of people.
With a background in School Psychology, she spent her career ensuring the health and well-being of school-aged children, and feels so privileged to be able to continue that work in Bethlehem.
To contact Gena, email her at
incoln Elementary School
1260 Gresham Street, Bethlehem, PA 18017
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