April 5, 2019
Dates to remember
April 8-12 IAR testing continues for Grades 3-5
Monday, April 8 Bernie’s Book Collection begins
School Board Meeting
7:00 at Administration Building
Tuesday, April 9 5th Grade Parent Only Presentation
6:30 – 7:30 PM at Thompson Middle School LRC
Thursday, April 11 5th Grade Parent Only Presentation
6:30 – 7:30 PM at Thompson Middle School LRC
Friday, April 12 Lincoln Family Dance
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Monday, April 15 Elementary Intra-District requests closes online
Thursday, April 18 Half Day of School – No Lunch
Gr. 1-5 dismissed at 12:00
AMK dismissed at 11:15/No PM Kindergarten
Gr. K-5 Afternoon Parent/Teacher Conferences
Bernie’s Book Collection ends
Friday, April 19 School Improvement Day
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
Wednesday, April 24 5th Grade Parent/Student Night
6:15 – 7:00 PM at Thompson Middle School
Thursday, April 25 Spring Orchestra Concert
6:00 PM at Wredling Middle School
Friday, April 26 Mother/Daughter Tea
Yesterday was the 3rd day of our statewide testing, Illinois Assessment of Readiness for our third through fifth-grade students. With all testing taking place on the computers, I am pleased to report that we have only encountered minor glitches and the tests have been administrated as smoothly as possible. I have been impressed by the mindsets of our students and the level of preparation is evident. Testing will continue Wednesday and Thursday of next week. I want to thank all parents for having your child present and ready for testing. Coordinating make-ups can be challenging, but to this point, absences have been minimal!
Our elementary Spring conferences will be held the afternoon on Thursday, April 18th. These conferences are on an “as needed” basis. Today, a letter will be sent home with your child indicating whether the classroom teacher is requesting a conference. If they do not indicate the need for a conference and you would still like to set one up, you will be able to do so.
2017-2018 CLASSROOM PLACEMENT
Although we are still in the early stages of the third trimester, planning for the 2019-2020 school year has already begun. It is hard to believe that my first year at Lincoln is nearing an end, I have enjoyed every minute of it. Now the work for planning for next year begins. Below you will find a letter regarding parent input that helps us plan for next year.
Message from Diane--Our Secretary
From the Secretary
With Spring comes change and it is with mixed emotions that I announce my departure from Lincoln at the end of this school year. I have decided to pursue a position where I can focus more on the administrative duties in my career. I will be replacing the current Administrative Assistant to the Principal at Corron, who is retiring this summer.
I have deep roots with Lincoln. I began as a parent here and then started my career at Lincoln a few years later. The staff, student and parent community has always been amazing and I was fortunate to return to Lincoln in my administrative position here.
As we all look to the weeks and months ahead I want to assure you that I will be doing all that I can to help us successfully finish this school year. Mrs. Woodring has begun the steps of finding my replacement and I will do all that I can to help this process go as smooth as possible.
Although I won’t be seeing you on a daily basis, I will still be in the district and community. It has been a pleasure getting to know you and your child(ren) over these past 15 years!
Follow up on Diane's message
AT Placement Letters
The AT placement letters for those students who participated in district placement testing will be mailed Tuesday, April 9th, 2019.
If a family would like to decline or appeal the placement, notification is due to the school by April 19th, 2019.
FOURTH GRADE- BAND INFORMATION
Hello, Families of Fourth Grade students!
Spring marks the time of the school year where fourth-grade students learn about the band program and the instruments that make up the band. The most exciting part is that your child will have the opportunity to become a part of this successful District 303 band program! Our high school programs are Grammy nominated and travel domestically and internationally to share their musical talents!
We’ll start with a Band Launch Party on Monday, May 6th. At this event, fourth graders will learn about all of the band instruments, watch a short video featuring musicians from the high schools, and hear a live performance of our current 5th-grade band.
Permission slips to try band instruments will be handed out to students at this event. You will also receive an email with a permission slip that you can fill out online. You only need to submit one permission slip (paper or online).
After trying out a few instruments and a student chooses the instrument he/she would like to play, there will be an Open House Band Registration Night. Tuesday, May 21st at Thompson Middle School 6th grade Campus from 5-7pm. (Families that qualify for the Free/Reduced Lunch program also qualify for Free/Reduced participation fees and District 303 instrument rental fees.)
Please take a look at the “TedEd” video. It’s less than five minutes and shares the research and results of how playing a musical instrument positively impacts the brain.
I look forward to meeting and working with all the fourth graders during this exciting musical process!
Spring Family Dance-Come One Come All
Date: April 12th
Time: 6:00-7:00 PM
Location: Lincoln Gym-Enter the front doors
DJ/Music using the sound system
Activity: Dancing to music in the gym
Green Screen: In corner of the gym, green screen to take pictures with props on a Spring Theme.