April 14, 2023
- Monday, April 24-Band Concert &:00 Thompson Middle School
- Wednesday, April 26-Early Release
- iReady, May 2-5
- Lincoln Family Bonfire at LeRoy Oaks from 5-8 (See PTO newsletter for more information)
Lincoln leopards are respectful, responsible, and safe!
District and School Theme-Be Here, Be You, Belong!
From Mrs. Woodring
As warm weather is upon us, we need to also make sure that students are dressing appropriately for school and physical education. Also, it seems like we also may have a drastic change in weather, so please consider the forecast and make sure they are dressed for the variations we can encounter in Illinois in April.
We have completed IAR testing and will complete make-ups for students next week, thank you Mr. Nassis for organizing the schedule, training, and logistics. It went smoothly for all involved. We will have our final diagnostic for iReady the first week of May, we look forward to all students showing us their growth and learning. Please review the lost and found slide show below, we will donate all items on May 1. Please call, email or stop in after school to claim your coats, gloves, boots, lunch boxes, shirts, etc.
Name: Laura McConkey
Place of birth: Park Ridge, IL
Family: Husband, Todd; children, Ethan (wife Megan) & Paige (husband Brian); grandchildren, Everett (5), Leo (3.5), Sully (3), Winnie (8 mos) & Bishop (1).
Pets: Fiona (shihpoo) & Fergus (schnorkie)
Favorite sport: Baseball
Favorite thing to do over the weekend: Relax with a book in the sun
Best places to visit: Israel & Italy
Favorite book: the Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penney
What superhero would you be? Elastigirl (Mrs. Incredible)
One wish: To finish my doctorate well & have an impact on teaching practice so all kids are seen, heard, and able to be successful
Favorite food: Popcorn
Dairy Queen or Oberweis? Oberweis (but my fav is really Flapdoodles in Rochester MN)
Favorite Season: SUMMER!!
Favorite College: Judson University (or Bradley U where Ethan & Megan went)
Favorite Team: St. Louis Cardinals
Airplane or Road trip: Airplane—it’s like magic!
· I am almost 50% Cornish
· I have directed 50+ children’s theater productions including full musicals and Shakespeare
· I am the oldest teacher in the building, and have been teaching for 35 years
· I have taught every grade K-12 in some capacity, and every elementary classroom K-5 except 2nd.
Staff Recognition and Acknowledgement
Here is the link to the form, https://forms.gle/XzjVuHd5HK7zGMBj9
In the future it will be embedded as a button.
We want all to be able to participate and attend our field trip celebrating our community of readers!
Family Running Opportunities
5K & 10K
Apr 29, 2023
7:00 AM Start
Peg Bond Center 151 N ISLAND AVE , BATAVIA, IL, 60510
The Lil Peeps run will be held after the 5K
April 22, 2023
Peg Bond Center 151 N ISLAND AVE , BATAVIA, IL, 60510
Fun Run & 5K Elementary
May 7, 2023
7:15 AM Start
5K Run/Walk along the beautiful Fox River
Thursday, May 18, 2023,
6:30 PM Start
Registration: Youth $15 + fee
Adult $30 + fee
Race Village: River Street at Bar Evolution
5K and Youth Races.
Please call the Attendance Line to Report an Absence
If your student is going to be late or absent, please call 331-228-2500 and press 1 to report the absence and the reason. Leave a message on the attendance line as soon as possible that morning or the night before. Thank you for your help in verifying absences from school.
D303 Administration has worked with the Board of Education to establish a routine summary on the health of District 303 through a Data Dashboard. This chart, which will be updated monthly on the District website, provides an overview of nine important measurements in the categories of Academics, Operations and Belonging.
Health Office News
A note from the Health Office:
It’s never too early to start planning!!
Dental Examination Requirements
Students in kindergarten, second, sixth and ninth grades must submit evidence of a dental examination by May 15th of that school year. Dental exams must be completed within 18 months prior to May 15th.
We are seeing an increase in the amount of gastrointestinal related illness in our school and within the D303 community. Common reported symptoms are: nausea, vomiting and stomach pain. Fever, headache, body aches and diarrhea may also be present. Symptoms usually develop 12 to 48 hours after being exposed to a gastrointestinal illness. Most people will see improvement within 1 to 3 days without treatment.
Gastrointestinal illness can be passed through the feces and vomit of infected persons. Students can become infected by person-to-person contact, eating contaminated food or water, by coming into contact with contaminated surfaces, or by tiny particles in vomit spread through the air that land on surfaces or enter a person’s mouth.
Proper hand hygiene practices are the best way to prevent the transmission of gastrointestinal illness. Hands should be washed with warm water and soap. Hands should be scrubbed for 20 seconds. Hand sanitizer can be used in addition to handwashing, but hand sanitizer should not be a substitute for handwashing.
Students with vomiting or diarrhea should not attend school while symptoms are present. D303 guidelines allow a student to return to school as long as there is no vomiting or diarrhea within a 24 hour period without using medication to control these symptoms. Students should also be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. A fever is a temperature of 100 F or greater .
Yearbook - The deadline to customize pages has been extended to April 18
Family Contact Info - Please verify for your family!
This week’s first snow is a great reminder to make sure the contact information you’ve provided the District is up-to-date. We want to ensure you’re getting timely alerts on inclement weather operations and other important notifications. Please take a moment to do the following:
View Notification Preferences/Enable Text Messages
District 303 will send notifications to families through the ParentLink system by text message, phone call and email based on your settings. Parents/guardians can view and edit their contact settings through the Home Access Center.
To receive timely emergency communications, we strongly encourage families to enable text notifications. For most people, this is the fastest way to receive and view important messages. Here’s how:
- From the HAC main menu, select the “registration” tab to view your contact settings
- Select the “edit” button to change your contact settings
- To enable text message notifications, enter your cell phone number in the Cell/Text field
- Select the “save” button
St. Charles Park District Pool Pass and Aquatic/Dance Programs
To provide recreation opportunities to the St. Charles community, the St. Charles Park Foundation has partnered with the For Scout Foundation and the JSG Dance Fund to provide financial assistance to economically challenged families who wish to participate in St. Charles Park District aquatic and dance programming. Please click on the above link for more information and to access the St. Charles Park Foundation financial aid application. Please let the office know if you need a copy of the information and the application sent home with your student. It is also linked!