December 9, 2022
Lincoln leopards are respectful, responsible, and safe!
District and School Theme-Be Here, Be You, Belong!
Please claim your lost and found
December 1- December 16- iReady Window opens-Winter Diagnostic
Spirit Week-December 12-December 16
Monday- Anything but a backpack
Tuesday- Crazy hair day
Wednesday- Festive headgear and Ugly sweater
- Thursday- One color day
Friday- PJ and stuffy day
Wednesday, December 21- All School Sing 1:20-1:55 pm (Parents are invited to view, more information to come)
December 22, 2002 - January 9, 2023- Winter Break
January 10, 2023- School Resumes!
From the principal
Next week is Lincoln's spirit week, above are the description of each day.
A week from Wednesday, we will return to our schoolwide holiday sing. Parents are invited to this in the gym. We will open Door number 5 which is the east door by the bike racks and goes directly in the gym at 1:15.
Parents will sit in the bleachers to view the performance. This year Ms. Molidor is putting the program together, we look forward to welcoming parents and family members to our school. After the program, the audience will exit the same door. If you are a room parent and are participating in the class party you will then enter the front door.
Above we have several items that are in our lost and found, if you see something that is yours please tell your son or daughter to pick it up. We will also have items on tables during our sing, those items not picked up at the end of the day on Dec. 21 will be donated to a local charity.
Next week we will also have a shift in our custodial staffing, Ms. Lopez who will all enjoy as our staff is being re-assigned for a little while. Next Wednesday is her final day at Lincoln school, she will be assigned to one of the high schools until the end of the year. The staff did do a brief farewell, but I also know many students and families are very close, if you choose to make a card you can do that and give it to her on Wednesday. She will be missed!
Ringing the bells for the Salvation Army
Lincoln Staff Cookie Exchange
The holidays are a special time of year. Let's celebrate the staff with cookies and cheer! Bake 2-3 dozen cookies for Lincoln staff. Drop off cookies to Kim Alongi at 603 S. 10th Ave., Friday, December 16 or Saturday, December 17th. Please label container if you'd like it returned (ex: Gianna 4U).
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 SMS/text message field
- Select the “save” button
i-Ready Mid-Year Diagnostics
The i-Ready Mid-Year Diagnostics for both reading and math will be conducted after Thanksgiving Break. Our testing schedule will be as follows:
Thursday, December 1st: i-Ready Reading Diagnostic - 3rd grade-Reading
Tuesday, December 6th-iReady Reading Diagnostic -Grades K-1, 2, 4, 5
Thursday, December 8th-iReady Math Diagnostic-All grades
Diagnostic makeups will take place from Friday, December 9th - Friday, December 16th. The information provided from this diagnostic will be used to identify student growth and help teachers plan for future instruction and will provide opportunities for students to work on their personal pathways. Please click here to access an informational letter from Mr. Dave Chizsar, the D303 Director of Assessment and Accountability. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher. Reports from iReady and the recent cogATs will be sent home on December 21.
Name: Mr. Nassis
Occupation: LRC Director
Place of birth: Illinois
Family: Wife (Effey), Son (Peter) 6.5 years old, Daughter (Katerina) 5 years old
Favorite sports to play: Volleyball, Tennis, Golf
Favorite thing to do over the weekend: Volunteering at a non-profit organization
Best places to visit: Greece, Switzerland, Bermuda, Hawaii
Favorite book: Ha! All 8,322 books in our Lincoln LRC!
What superhero would you be? Captain America
One wish: Spending more time with my family
Favorite food: Greek
Dairy Queen or Oberweis? Oberweis
Favorite Season: Summer
Favorite College: Georgetown University
Favorite Team: New York Yankees
Airplane or Road trip: Airplane
Both of my parents were born in Greece
I am the last of 5 siblings
I have 38 first cousins
I have 15 nieces and nephews
Prior to becoming an LRC Director, I taught about 2,035 students during my 11 years as a classroom teacher
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.
Vision Examination Requirements
Students entering Illinois schools for the 1st time (kindergarten or transfer) must submit evidence of a vision exam conducted by a physician who provides a complete eye exam or a licensed optometrist.