Lincoln Bulletin

September 23, 2022

Lincoln School

Our Vision-Lincoln School is a community that fosters a sense of belonging to grow as a citizen and a learner.

Lincoln leopards are respectful, responsible, and safe!


District and School Theme-Be Here, Be You, Belong!

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Highlights you will find:

  • Dates to remember
  • Principals Desk
  • Pick a time directions (Linked with grey button)
  • Staff Spotlight
  • From the office
  • AVIC Volunteers wanted
  • 5th-grade Choir sign up

UPCOMING DATES

Monday, September 26, 2022

FINAL DATE to turn in pledges for Run-a-Thon

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Run-a-Thon

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - Next Early Release Day

Portillo’s Fundraiser (see PTO flier)


EARLY RELEASE SCHEDULE:

AM Kindergarten:

8:00-10:30 a.m.

All day Kindergarten through 5th grade:

8:00am-2:10 p.m.

Tuesday, October 4 through Friday, October 7, 2022

Book Fair

Thursday and Friday, October 6-7, 2022

Parent-Teacher Conferences – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

(Pick-a-Time parent instructions are included below)

Friday, October 7, 2022

Kick-a-Thon, St. Charles North High School

Monday, October 10, 2022

Columbus Day – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

International Walk to School Day

Friday, October 14, 2022

Picture re-take day

Principals Desk

Next week on Tuesday, Sept. 27th we will have our PTO fundraising run-a-thon. All students will participate during their grade levels time period, these are listed below. Students should wear red, white and blue, make sure to wear running shoes and bring a water bottle. Parents can run alongside their children or cheer them on from the perimeter.


5M: 8:15

K All: 8:55

3 All: 9:35

1 All: 10:15

Lunch

2 All: 12:55

4U: 1:35-2:15


This week we began our visits with Palmer, a comfort dog. (Some photos included) He and his handler visit Lincoln and students are able to brush, pet, and even possibly read to Palmer. This is one of the opportunities we began last spring to build connections across Lincoln and the broader community. Also today, I began our principal birthday lunches, I invited students in grades 2-5 who had birthdays in the months of August and September to have a picnic lunch with me. We walked to a local park and had lunch and played, in addition, students will receive a gift bag compliments of our PTO after this luncheon. Next Friday I will invite students in grades kindergarten and first, we will have our celebration on the south lawn and in the LRC.


Next week all of our students will take part in our survey of social-emotional skills and knowledge. Our 3-5 grade students will take the Panorama survey, there is a district-provided letter linked below. Our younger students will take a school-created survey focused on belonging and emotional regulation. We are focusing on these two specific skills and are intentionally planning to build all student's skill levels in these areas. As you know a few weeks ago we had our zones week, and through this along with our morning meetings, monthly town halls, and our SEL curriculum second steps we are building each child's social-emotional and behavioral skills. Finally, Dr. Gordon visited Lincoln and visited classrooms, he has prioritized visiting our schools and seeing the wonderful learning our staff and students are engaging in. It was great to show off our Lincoln Leopards during his visit.


Another way to build a strong connection is to meet up with families or other classmates outside of school. Below is the link the PTO is using to collect family information which will be shared in the Lincoln directory, please complete this if you want your information included.


Here is a link to the Google Form that will be used to gather directory data:

If you would like your student(s) included in the 2022-23 Lincoln Directory, please fill out this Google form: https://us01.z.antigena.com/l/TUSt5cERjOO0H2T7CCHH3iQaMhFjzd4c_bz2gyeNqnThtSmUSwXX~DyHHfF2JCdgv43MDkLThBhAm4Bdxg~_d7fKjMEpIYjBpXQlgBXun1jtavC7kwKxkHICO5sLk86lRZGOiqOQK_Gt2wbrM9PAyilLL5aSJyc5wABISPcYnK . Entries are due by Friday, October 7. The directory will be printed and distributed to families. Thank you!

Staff Spotlight-

Name: Mrs. Michelle Woodring

Occupation: Elementary Principal

Place of birth: Illinois

Family: Jon (husband), Nolan, Barron, Aubrey and Colton

Favorite sport: Hockey

Favorite things to do over the weekend: Spend time with my family, often watching and cheering on my kids at their sports, primarily hockey, lacrosse, and baseball games. I also enjoy the beach.

Best places to visit: Lucca, Italy

Favorite book: Charlotte's Web

Favorite food: Italian

Dairy Queen or Oberweis? Dairy Queen

Favorite Season: Summer

Favorite College: University of Illinois

Airplane or Road trip: Road trip

Fun Facts: I am a very proud mom, my oldest is at the University of Illinois, playing club hockey, my second son is going to play hockey for West Point next year and my daughter just committed to play D1 Lacrosse in South Carolina, my youngest also plays hockey and played for his high school golf team this fall. I ran my first marathon last year and my husband has a learn-to-skate hockey program in our hometown and also is the hockey director of the high school. -our family LOVES our sports!

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Walk, Bike and/or Roll to school

Walk to School Day

Lincoln is looking forward to participating in Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 12th. The Lincoln staff will be greeting students by getting off of their buses before school and walking around the track with them. Students dropped off in front are welcome to join us on the track as well, or walk, bike or roll to school from home and join us on the back blacktop.

Snack drive to support our Lincoln students

FROM YOUR PTO -Often students at Lincoln forget a snack, please consider donating so we can replenish the supplies teachers and staff have been purchasing.

Snack Drive for Students- Link for the sign up Genius

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0A4EAAA62BAAF85-snacks

Changes to the District Website

Please be aware that the District 303 website will undergo construction during the week of October 3 to reflect recent changes to names and titles within the Department of Learning & Teaching. These changes have been made to better align with the work and responsibilities of the department. The most notable changes are:

  • The Department of Instructional Interventions will now be the Department of Student Services
  • Staff, Family and Student Services will now be Student Programs

Page names and links will update to reflect these new titles, and other changes may occur. Thank you for your understanding."

10th Annual Lincoln Run-a-Thon

We are well on our way to reaching our goal, look at the most updated graph. This shows our class rankings.


10th Annual Lincoln Run-a-Thon

The Run-a-Thon kicked off this week! This is an annual fundraiser for the Lincoln PTO. Students will participate in the Run-a-Thon during P.E. class on September 27th. Parents are welcome to participate with their students that day! Funds raised go right back to supporting Lincoln School, Students and Staff. Please make sure to look for the packet of information that came home with your student. Thanks for your support!

The photo to the right, shows the standings as of Wed. (It shows the per capita amount in the class.)

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