Lincoln Bulletin

October 21,2022

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!

UPCOMING DATES

Monday, October 24, 2022-October Bday lunch with Ms. Woodring (Grades k-1)

Wednesday, October 26, 2022-Early Release

Monday, October 31, 2022-Halloween-Parade and classroom parties (info below)

Monday, November 7, 2022-School Improvement Day, a non-attendance day for students

Tuesday, November 8, 2022-Election Day-No School

Friday, November 11, 2022-Veteran's Day-All School Assembly at 8:25

From the principal

This weekend is supposed to be absolutely beautiful, so I hope everyone takes advantage of the beautiful weather. Yesterday I celebrated the October birthday lunches for grades 2-5 at our local park, what a beautiful day it was and all students had fun. Monday, I will have the birthday lunch with our kindergarten and first grade, we will have a picnic lunch on the south lawn and then choose to play games there or have a private park play on the blue playground.


Below, I have included specific information related to Halloween and Veteran's Day, if you know a veteran that you would like to include in our assembly please fill out the google form so we can invite them. Also, I have included information related to our upcoming CogAT testing for grades 3 and 5. We have two weeks left of our trimester and a lot is going on here at Lincoln.

Early Release This Wednesday

Our next early release day is coming up on Wednesday, 10/26/22. School hours will be:

ADK - 5th grade 8:00 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.

AMK 8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
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Staff Spotlight

Name: Miss Madeline Humm

Occupation: Resource Special Education Teacher

Place of birth: Illinois

Family: I have two younger brothers: Nick (10th Grade) and Sam (7th Grade)

Pets: I have a dog named Marley (she just turned 10 years old!!)

Favorite sport: Football

Favorite thing to do over the weekend: Spending time with my friends and family, exploring a new place, and reading.

Best place to visit: Anywhere with a palm tree!

Favorite book: All Pete The Cat Books

What superhero would you be: Captain America

Favorite food: All pasta!

Dairy Queen or Oberweis? Dairy Queen

Favorite Season: Fall

Favorite Team: Chicago White Sox

Airplane or Road trip: Airplane

Fun Facts: I graduated from Northern Illinois University with my Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education. I decided to be a Special Education teacher because my brother, Sam, has Autism and watching him grow and succeed inspired me!

Halloween reminders

In a few weeks, we will celebrate Halloween, on Monday October 31. We will have our parade which will be outdoors around the blacktop for all students K-5 beginning at 1:40. We will exit the south doors, walk to the blacktop, then walk along the north side of the building and then re-enter through the front doors. Our morning kindergarten class will have their parade at 8:15-those students will parade around the south patio and grass area and then enter the front doors, parents wanting to see them can line up along the sidewalk south of the building.


Students will be able to dress up but they will need to follow guidelines and as always wear specified face masks along with their costumes. Students will need to bring costumes to school as they will dress during an afternoon designated time, please make sure that they need as little support dressing as possible as there are many students and only one teacher per classroom to help with this.


For those parents who wish to have their children participate, please follow the guidelines below:


  • Students must be able to put their own costumes/make-up on without assistance.
  • No masks, aside from usual face masks for COVID-19 may be worn.
  • No costumes and/or make-up may be worn that depict blood and violence.
  • Students are not to bring anything that resembles a weapon of any fashion, even if it part of a costume.
  • No political costumes, please.
  • No bare midriffs or scant clothing.
  • Costumes must be appropriate for school and not distract students from the learning environment.


Students will be asked to remove any parts of the costume that are not within the guidelines, if you have a question regarding a costume please reach out to me or your classroom teacher.


After the parade, we will have classroom parties starting at 2:00. Each classroom will have a party. If you do not wish for your child to participate in the Halloween activities please let your child's teacher know. Lincoln will offer an alternative activity to those students which may include watching a movie or playing games. All activities during the party will be organized by the room parent, and no food is permitted during the party. Thank you for understanding.


Room parents will reach out to parents listed on our volunteer list regarding the classroom party and planning in the next day or so if they haven't done so already.

Veteran's Day

In an effort to honor our veteran's we are beginning to plan our Veteran's day celebration. Above is an attached flyer for you to print and complete and return to school so we can place these up in our hallways and students can see photos and information regarding Lincoln community veterans. We also would like to do a celebration honoring those that are able to join us in person on Nov. 11 in the morning at about 8:30, this will be done in the gym. If you know of a veteran that you would like to be invited please complete this google form, including their address or email so we can mail invitations to honor them.

Donations for Big Hearts of Fox Valley

Please encourage your student to bring in a NEW unwrapped toy or board game during this week to school to show your support for D303 kids in need. Each District school will be collecting these items for the annual Big Hearts Toy Drive.



Big Hearts of Fox Valley is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization making a difference in our own community by brightening the lives of D303 children affected by financial hardship at Christmas time and throughout the school year.


To learn more about Big Hearts of Fox Valley and to make a much-needed donation visit their website at bigheartsfv.org. Thank you for helping to make the holiday season brighter, winters warmer and every day easier for kids in need in D303.

Updates from Mrs. Wollak our school socialworker and student support specialist

Small PRIZES Needed!

We are looking for more small prize items to fill up our PAW Raffle Prize Bin. If you have new/unused fun items at home, such as fidgets, small toys, party favors, stickers, seasonal pencils/erasers etc. We'd love to have them! Please send them to the main office labeled with PAW PRIZE DONATION or drop them off during conferences this week. THANK YOU!!

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