October 27, 2023
Lincoln leopards are respectful, responsible, and safe!
District Strategic Commitment-TOGETHER building pathways of Excellence!
Friday, 11/10- Last day of Trimester 1
Monday, 11/13/23-Final Girls on the Run Celebration
Thursday, 11/16/23-December Birthday Lunches at the park with Mrs. Woodring
Friday, 11/17-Deadline to Enroll for Yoga Session #2
Tuesday, 11/21- Report Cards available in HAC for Parents
Monday, 11/20 - Friday, 11/24- Thanksgiving Break-NO School for Students
Wednesday, 11/29- Elementary Early Release
Thursday, 12/7-Lincoln PTO Fundraiser at Rookies
Join the Lincoln Directory--Deadline 11/10!
Want to connect to other families, build a sense of belonging for your students? If you would like to be able to share your contact information so you can connect with Lincoln families, coordinate meet up, birthday celebrations or any other fun gatherings.
Join the Lincoln Directory! Scan the QR code OR VISIT nd put in your information which will be shared in a printed directory with the Lincoln community.
Today we honored our Veteran's at Lincoln. We hosted visitors from a local retirment community along with three relatives of our Lincoln Staff or students. Thank you Gary Bannack, Nurse Christy's dad, Mr. Raske, Sofia and Logan's dad, and Mr. Peter Leonard, Ms. Dietrich's dad who also visited and spoke to our third graders. This is such an important day and our student council, orcheastrs members, choir members, scouts and Girls on the Run all participated during the assembly. After our Veteran's enjoyed coffee and doughnuts compliments of our Lincoln PTO. I ahve included some photos, I especially enjoyed our student council members spending time getting to know our Veteran's during the coffee. We have included the two recorded performances.
Today is the final day of the first trimester, report cards will be aviable over Thanksgiving break and are accessible Tuesday, November 21.
Pick up and drop off procedures
The car line on the north side of the building is for drop off, please do not park your car and get out. If you feel like your child needs assistance getting out of their car seat or you need to get out during the process please park your car in the library lot and you can walk them over to the door.
When picking up for an appointment early
If your son or daughter needs to leave school mid-day for an appointment, please understand that we will not call your child down to the office until you are here. Time in school is very limited and every moment counts, once you are here we will call them and promptly have them come down to leave with you, but we do not want to call ahead because often they are missing valuable instruction waiting for the pick up due to unforeseen circumstances. Thank you for understanding.
A Message from Ms. Semenek
Dear Lincoln families,
Please note the following in order for your child to safely and actively participate in PE this year:
Tennis Shoes must be worn. No sandals, slick-soled shoes, rubber spikes, clogs, boots, heels, or croc-type shoes. These shoes are not safe for activity!
Shorts or Pants are appropriate for the gym. Shorts and leggings are recommended underneath skirts/dresses).
Illnesses or Injuries that would prevent your child from participating in PE should be explained in a note from you. A doctor’s excuse is necessary for any child missing more than three days of gym.
Weather is changing, so please send your child to school in layers (sweaters/jackets) recommended as we will be going outside even throughout the winter months.
Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation.
Name: Adrianne Kelly
Occupation: Math Specialist
Place of birth: Oak Park, Illinois
Family: Doug (husband), Griffin (23, 4th Grade teacher at Norton Creek), Samantha (20, Junior at Colorado State University, Psych major)
Pets: 3 dogs: Tillie (6), Dax (6), Charlie (2)
Favorite sport: I don’t play any sports, but I love watching the NFL and Big 12 basketball.
Favorite thing to do over the weekend: Camp with my friends
Best places to visit: I love our National Parks. Mother Nature’s talents are unsurpassed.
Favorite book: To Kill a Mockingbird (adult) OR Chains (young adult)
What superhero would you be? I am not a superhero fan, so I am not too familiar with them, but I would want to be one with skills that have a positive impact on the world.
One wish: If I could wish for anything, I wish I could own 100+ acres and open an animal sanctuary for animals to live out their lives in peace and surrounded by love.
Favorite food: So hard…. I guess pizza because it is the one meal I could eat several times in a row and not get sick of it.
Dairy Queen or Oberweis? Oberweis
Favorite Season: Fall, hands down. Once again- Mother Nature out does herself.
Favorite College: Iowa State
Favorite Team: Minnesota Twins
Airplane or Road trip: Road Trip with the camper, dogs, and family
Fun Facts: I love watching Hallmark Christmas Movies and probably watch about 30 a season.
Parent Education Sessions
District 303 is pleased to present its lineup of Parent Education sessions for the 2023-2024 school year.
The Parent Education series (formerly Parent University) includes informational meetings and workshops intended to empower parents and guardians to support their children’s academic, social and emotional needs. Become informed on specialized topics, engage in two-way dialogue with speakers and fellow parents, and become a support resource for others.
Holiday Orchestra Clinic
East and North Orchestras are having a Holiday Orchestra Clinic just for YOU on Saturday, Dec. 2 at East High School. This event will include playing holiday songs with high school students, doing a cool music craft, games and cocoa and cookies! Students that participate are invited to play along with the high school students at their winter concert on Thurs. Dec. 7. Please see the flier below to register today! A t-shirt and goody bag are included! Hope to see you there!
A Nursing Note from Miss Christy:
It is cold and flu season! The health service team in District 303 has been caring for
a number of students experiencing fevers and other cold-like symptoms including
cough and congestion. Preventative measures remain the most effective way to
reduce the spread of influenza and other viral illnesses like COVID-19.
Students who present to the Health Office with a fever of 100 F or higher and/or
feeling poorly are sent home. To prevent widespread illness in school, we
recommend that your child stay home when they are ill. Please consider the
following guidelines when making this decision:
CONSIDER KEEPING YOUR CHILD AT HOME with::
● Very stuffy or runny nose and/or cough
● Mild sore throat (no fever, no known exposure to strep or COVID)
● Mild stomach ache
DEFINITELY KEEP YOUR CHILD AT HOME with:
● Fever (greater than 100 degrees F)
● Vomiting (even once)
● General malaise or feelings of fatigue
● Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough
● Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose
TO HELP PREVENT THE FLU AND OTHER COLDS, reinforce:
● Wash hands frequently
● Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth
● Respiratory etiquette
● Avoid close contact with people who are ill
Viruses are the most contagious during the first 48 hours. A child who has a fever
should remain at home until "fever free" and for a minimum of 24 hours. A child
who has started antibiotics needs to be on medication for at least 24 hours before
he/she is considered non-contagious and able to return to school. Keeping your ill
child at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom!
Thank you in advance for helping make this year at school as healthy as possible.
Health Service Team
Family Contact Info - Please verify for your family!
District 303 would like to remind families to make sure the contact information you’ve provided is up-to-date. We want to ensure you’re getting timely alerts on important notifications.
Prior to the start of class, District 303 will send test messages through its mass communication system to the contact information you have on file (email, text and phone). This is the way the District and your child’s school(s) contact you when sending mass messages simultaneously.
Visit the Home Access Center website for information on how to view and edit your contact settings.
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
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.