Principal's Message

  • Dear ALTS Families,

    I am excited to be joining the Abraham Lincoln Traditional School staff this year as your Principal. I began as a teacher at ALTS in 2001. Abraham Lincoln is like no other school in the Washington district. Here, you and your students will find loving and dedicated teachers and staff who have a focus on our four cornerstones which include basic skills curriculum, parent involvement, discipline, and dress code.

    ALTS is successful for many reasons. One is our staff. They are an amazing and dedicated group of individuals who have learning and making school meaningful as their sole focus. Another reason is our parents. As proud Patriot parents, you not only ensure your students’ success by bringing them to school rested and prepared to learn, but you also work with your students at home. The home-school partnership is crucial for our children and no one does it better than ALTS parents. We encourage your involvement through joining our GUILD, coming to parent teacher conferences, volunteering in your child’s classroom and at school functions, and most importantly, talking to your student about their day.

    Finally, our success as a school is found in our students and their attitudes toward learning and growing. My favorite saying is “Believe in the power of yet.” Our students learn that they may not be successful the first time they attempt something, but if they continue to work and ask questions, they will ultimately succeed.

    My door is always open to you and I encourage you to partner with us in making this a year to remember!

    Jennifer Griggs
    ALTS Principal