January 17, 2020
Dates to Remember
Monday, January 20, 2020
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS - Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday
Friday, January 24, 2020
Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby
January 27, 2020 - February 7, 2020
After School Enrichment - registration is now open
See PTO newsletter attachment for more information
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
· Kindergarten Registration from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Please see District website for more information about paperwork required
Friday, February 7, 2020
SAVE THE DATE - Lincoln Bingo Night, 6:00 p.m.
February 10-11, 2019
· St. Charles North Cheerleading Camp (will perform at half-time during game on 2/14/20)
Lincoln Leopards were busy kicking off the new year. Last Friday student council hosted our family dance, it was wonderful to see families get together for coconut bowling, dancing, and fun. Our boy scout troop was highlighted by presenting the colors and leading the pledge at the Steel game also last Friday. Great job for those who represented our school, some photos highlighting both events are below.
I look forward to a productive 4 day week of school next week. January is a great month for learning, as students and teachers are eager to engage in meaningful learning experiences. I can assure you the Lincoln staff is excited to build on the momentum that was generated over the past two weeks. We conducted data meetings this week reviewing gains for our classes, celebrating those successes and planning for the remainder of the year.
At the end of the month, students will have the opportunity to extend their learning through After School Enrichment. Registration is currently open and the link is embedded in our PTO newsletter which is attached below.
Recess: Indoors or Outdoors??
Please have your child come to school with the appropriate outside gear for outdoor recess every day. The decision to have recess indoors or outdoors is usually decided at 11:30 am each day. Children will go outside each day that the wind chill is above 0 degrees.
Lincoln recess rules for snow:
· Snow boots need to be worn in order to walk in the snow.
· Snow pants and snow boots need to be worn in order to play in the snow.
· All winter items need to be worn that came with your child to the school that day (hats, gloves, scarf, etc.).
Wanted: Incoming Kindergarten Students for 2020-2021!
Do you have a child or know someone in your neighborhood with a child who will be 5 years of age ON or BEFORE September 1, 2020? We are already planning for next year's kindergarten.
Kindergarten registration will begin on February 5th. Listed below is a link to D303’s registration page which includes all of the paperwork needed for registration. Feel free to print these forms off ahead of time and bring them in with you when you register your student as it will help your registration process go more smoothly.
PLEASE NOTE: The District has updated many of its forms including a requirement for additional paperwork to document proof of residency. This is noted on the Verification of Residency and Enrollment form which explains what kind of documentation is needed to be brought in for registration. Also be sure to bring an original birth certificate during this process.
Please spread the word to your neighbors and friends...Kindergarten Registration begins on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Lincoln main office.
Middle School Transfer Requests
Families who wish to submit Middle School Transfer requests may do so beginning February 3.
The request form will be available on the District 303 website through February 28. Families
must complete a separate form for each student they want to be transferred. Requests are granted based on space available so siblings are not guaranteed placement. A written decision will be communicated to families before spring break.
Once the request is approved, a student may remain at that middle school throughout his or her middle school career, as long as the student resides in District 303.
Families of students granted permission to attend a school outside of their assigned attendance are responsible for their own transportation.
Students will return to their assigned attendance area high school regardless of the middle school attended.
Middle School Exploratory/Elective Course Selection form
This week, 5th grade students received their Course Selection form for next year. Please review their options with them and return it back to the Lincoln office by Monday, January 27, 2020.
5 essentials Survey
Every year, District 303 conducts a satisfaction survey eliciting feedback from our students, teachers, and parents. This year, as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), we will now be participating in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. As a parent or guardian, this survey will provide you with the opportunity to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness about your child’s school.
Lincoln currently only has a 35% response rate, please take the time to complete this and give us your feedback.
We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your suggestions for improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. To take the parent survey please visit Link http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/ and select the appropriate survey.
FROM THE NURSE
The peak of the cold and flu season is upon us! Recently, the nurses at Davis Primary School have been caring for a number of students experiencing fevers and other cold like symptoms. We are also aware that some students are absent from school because they have been diagnosed with the flu and other influenza-like symptoms. During the months of October through April, each school in District 303 tracks influenza activity in cooperation with the Kane County Health Department. We consult with their staff to determine whether influenza activity in a school warrants additional follow up, and at this time, there is no additional interventions needed. Preventative measures remain the most effective way to reduce the spread of influenza.
Students who present to the Health Office with a fever or are feeling poorly will be sent home. To prevent widespread flu in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines:
Consider keeping your child at home for an extra day of rest and observation if he or she has any of the following symptoms:
Very stuffy or runny nose and/or cough
Mild sore throat (no fever, no known exposure to strep)
Mild stomach ache
Definitely keep your child at home for treatment and observation if he or she has any of these symptoms:
Fever (greater than 100 degrees)
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, teach your children good hygiene habits:
Wash hands frequently
Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth
Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands
Avoid close contact with people who are ill
Colds are the most contagious during the first 48 hours. A child who has a fever should remain at home until "fever free" for a minimum of 24 hours. A child who has started antibiotics needs to be on the medication for 24 hours before 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.
JoAnne M. Lefelstein, RN