November 8, 2019
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, November 11, 2019
Veteran’s Day Assembly
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Volunteer at Feed My Starving Children, see PTO newsletter for more information
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Report Cards available on HAC
School Improvement Day/Half Day
11:15 a.m. - morning Kindergarten students dismissed
11:40 a.m. - full-day Kindergarten - 5th-grade students dismissed
No afternoon Kindergarten classes
Thursday, November 14, 2019
PTO Meeting 9:30 a.m.
Fundraiser with Riverside Pizza to benefit Lincoln PTO
Monday, November 18, 2019
First and Third Grade Music performance - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - Monday November 25, 2019 - LINCOLN BOOK FAIR
Tuesday, (student preview day) - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Monday from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Open During Conferences
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Book Fair Family Literacy Night-5:45 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
November 25 - 29, 2019 - No School for students
Monday, November 25, 2019
Parent-Teacher Conferences, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Parent-Teacher Conferences, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Orchestra Concert at St. Charles North, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 12, 2019
PTO Board Meeting, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Monday, December 16, 2019
Band Concert at St. Charles North, 6:30 p.m.
In honor of Veteran's Day on Monday, November 11, I would ask that all students and staff wear the colors red, white and blue. We will honor Veterans from families and a local retirement community during an all-school assembly Monday morning. Thank you to those that sent in the photos that are lining our entrance in memory of those active and inactive members of our United States Military Forces.
As the temperatures drop, and although it is only early November, I want to remind everyone to please make sure your children come to school prepared for the weather. Yesterday during recess, although it was sunny, the temperatures were in the 20's and with the wind chill, it felt much colder. Students need to wear coats, hats, and gloves. Some of you may be like me, I have found myself having to run out to the store and purchase gloves for my kids and myself much earlier than I usually do, it is surprisingly cold out. With anticipated temperatures being even colder next week, please make sure your students have all their winter gear.
5 Essentials survey-Please give us your feedback
Dear Parents and Guardians,
District 303 participates in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey that collects feedback from our students, teachers, and parents. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will give you the opportunity to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness. The responses will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide our improvement efforts. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.
The Parent Survey is currently open and will remain so through February 14, 2020. To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey. As part of this communication, we have included graphics of the login page with additional information about how to access the survey. Most notably, make sure you enter Kane County in the box for county even if your home or your child’s school is in DuPage County. This will allow you to correctly select your child’s school.
All District 303 teachers, as well as students in 4thth through 12th grades, are being asked to complete this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if their teachers and/or students meet the response rate threshold of 50 percent. Between December 10 and winter break students and staff members will have the opportunity to take the survey in their buildings.
At the end of November, the Illinois State Board of Education will make the student questions available on its website to give parents the opportunity to review them.
On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:
· Effective Leaders
· Collaborative Teachers
· Involved Families
· Supportive Environments
· Ambitious Instruction
We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your input.
For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FROM YOUR STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council will be having a Holiday Wrapping Paper Drive for Big Hearts of Fox Valley. The drive will take place from November 6th through December 3rd. There will be a box set up in front of the gym where students can put their donations of brand-new wrapping paper donations.
Thank you for your continued support!
CogAT Testing for 3rd and 5th Grades
All Lincoln 3rd and 5th grade students will be taking the CogAT Test next week. Students will begin testing on Tuesday, November 11th and will conclude testing on Monday, November 18th. Students will test for approximately 35-45 minutes each date of testing. The CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) measures students’ reasoning abilities in three areas: verbal, non-verbal, and quantitative. Parents will receive a report with your child’s performance on these tests in January.
Axis 360-Reading tools
We are so excited to announce that we have partnered with RAILS and Axis 360 to offer ebooks and eAudiobooks at school and at home! Students can simply visit the website below and log in with their Google credentials. Check out our website or see your LRC staff for more information!
BAND & ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCEMENTS:
BAND REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Wednesday, November 13 at Anderson 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, November 20 at Anderson 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, November 27 NO REHEARSAL-No School
Wednesday, December 4 at Anderson 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, December 11 at Thompson M.S. 7:30-8:30 a.m.*****
Monday, December 16 at North H.S. 6:00 p.m. arrival, 6:30 p.m. concert begins
Wednesday, December 18 NO REHEARSAL
featuring: Beginning, 4th grade and 5th grade orchestras
When: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Where: St. Charles North High School Auditorium
What Time: musicians arrive at 6:30 p.m. for tuning and set up; concert begins at 7:00 p.m.
What to Wear: Dress clothes - no orchestra t-shirts, jeans or sneakers, please!
What to Bring: Instruments (including home basses), and music
What NOT to Bring: folding music stands
Who Can Attend: Anyone! The auditorium holds about 700 seats. The concert is free.Approximate concert length: about an hour. Students are expected to stay for the entire concert