January 9, 2023
Lincoln leopards are respectful, responsible, and safe!
District and School Theme-Be Here, Be You, Belong!
January 16, 2023- No School-Martin Luther King Day
January 19, 2023- All School Assembly (1:45-2:45pm)
January 19, 2023- Family Pro Kids Show (Please attend with your child) 6:00-7:00pm
From the principal
Welcome back, we look forward to seeing everyone's smiling faces tomorrow. 2023 is going to be a great year and as a school, we are starting off with all students participating in a one-word challenge. This week I will visit all classrooms and read the book, One Word for Kids by Jon Gordon and Jimmy Page.
Each student will come up with one word that will help focus their energies for the year, our staff did this today. What a wonderful way to incorporate goal setting and focus their attention. Above is a brief video from Jimmy Page on how he came to begin this practice. Take the time to talk to your son or daughter and see what they are thinking as they decide.
As you know this has been a long break, it has been wonderful to have time away, but with that also comes a change in routines. Please have your son or daughter make sure they are ready to begin: get a good night's rest so they are ready for school, set out clothes tonight, and pack their backpacks, lunches and snacks. Please also charge their chrome books.
Teachers will be reviewing -expectations across the day and re-teaching routines. In addition, all classes take a snack break and we noticed that often some students do not have a snack to eat. Please make sure you send your son/daughter with a snack in addition to lunch. We are also asking for donations which is included in the PTO newsletter as well. Often we have students that forget and we have them come down to the office for a healthy snack, since we have a limited budget we ask for donations of healthy snacks.
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
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.
Cold and flu season is upon us! Preventative measures remain the most effective
way to reduce the spread of influenza and other viral illnesses.
Students who present to the Health Office with a fever and/or feeling poorly are sent home. To prevent widespread illness in 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 they have any of the following symptoms:
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 for treatment and observation if they
have any of these symptoms:
Fever (a temperature of 100 degrees F or greater)
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
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 and 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 24 hours before
returning 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.