Lincoln Bulletin

February 12, 2021

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WHERE IS OUR LINCOLN LEOPARD?

Our prize this month will be an age-appropriate book for each raffle, a bookmark I made and box of candy….keeping in line with the library theme. Enter your guess on this google form and GOOD LUCK - https://forms.gle/a1jCEyXNb3W7JMsF7

Highlights you will find:

  • Where is the Lincoln Leopard Contest
  • Upcoming Dates
  • Principals desk
  • Kindergarten registration-Happening NOW!
  • One Book One School begins Wednesday, February 10
  • PTO newsletter
  • PTO Butterbraid Fundraiser
  • 5 essentials survey-Please give feedback
  • Middle school transfer request window
  • Preschool information
  • Food Service and Pick up-Breakfast added.
  • Rent and Utility assistance-Info below

Lincoln School

Our Vision-Lincoln School is a community that fosters a sense of belonging to grow as a citizen and a learner.

Lincoln leopards are respectful, responsible, and safe---Roar!

Upcoming Dates:

1/19/21 through 3/12/21

2021-2022 Online Kindergarten Registration opens (see information below)

2/12/21 through 2/19/21

Where is our Lincoln Leopard Contest (see PTO newsletter for more information)

Friday, 2/12/21

Online ordering for Butterbraid begins

Monday, 2/15/21

NO SCHOOL, President’s Day

Thursday, 2/18/21

PTO Meeting remote link 9:00 AM

Friday, 2/26/21

NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS, Teacher Work Day

Middle School Transfer Request closes

Monday, 3/1/21

All online Butterbraid orders are due

Thursday, 3/25/21

Full-Day Attendance for students

Friday, 3/26/21

NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS, School Improvement Day

March 29 through April 2, 2021

Spring Break

Remember the 3 W's: Wear a Mask, Watch Your Distance, Wash Your Hands

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From the Principal's Desk

Today Lincoln students and staff celebrated Valentine's day through the exchange of cards, sweets, and are culminating with our Student Council sponsored Kahoot which is taking place at 3:00 today, use the following link to access the website to participate.


The link below is to a webpage that will have the Zoom meeting link and the Kahoot link needed to participate.

Valentine's Day Kahoot Site


We also kicked off our One Book One School for all Lincoln students. Please read along with us and participate in trivia using accessing the website linked here

Starting on February 10, visit https://sites.google.com/d303.org/lincoln303obos/home

for trivia, family discussion questions, activity ideas, and more!


Next week is a week filled with kindness and opportunities to participate in acts of Kindness. Our friends at Random Acts Matter are doing a great Act of Kindness on Thursday, February 18. It is a food drive for our local veterans. Below is a flyer with information-Random Acts Matter is a great group that supports many in our community.

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 the 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 April 2 2021. 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 4th 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. Teachers will work with students to assist them with logging in and taking the student survey.

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 5essentials@uchicago.edu.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

The District 303 Kindergarten enrollment process for the 2021-2022 school year will be virtual! Between January 19 and March 12, families will be able to enroll their kindergarten-age children by visiting the Kindergarten Registration & Information page of the District 303 website. On the site you will find:

  • The New Student Intake Form (coming January 19, 2021)

  • The Kindergarten Step-by-Step Guide for registration

  • Health and Dental exams and immunization information

  • Contact information for all elementary schools

  • Information about Full Day and Half Day Kindergarten

PTO ButterBraids Fundraiser

PTO ButterBraids Fundraiser

Orders can be placed online through March 1, using the link below. Students/parents have to register first and then will have their own website to place orders from.

https://store.myfundraisingplace.com/RegisterSeller/8ae96b72-1edf-42a8-ab30-1a1394ab64f6

Order Pick-Up:

Wednesday, March 10, 2021; 4 - 6 pm

Guilbert House

511 Post Rd

St. Charles, IL 60174


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FROM THE NURSE:

Happy New Year and thank you for all the little things you are reinforcing at home to keep our students and staff healthy. Along with Social Distancing and Frequent Handwashing, proper Mask Wearing is an essential component of our everyday COVID-19 precautions.

Easy Tips For Proper Mask Wearing

  1. Be sure your child’s mask fits comfortably, covering their nose and mouth, and is secured on their face.

  2. Provide your child with a clean mask and back up mask each day.

  3. Remind your child to never share or swap masks.

  4. Remind your child not to touch the mask while wearing it.

  5. Tell your child if nasal drainage, blood or saliva makes their mask damp they need to change into a fresh mask.

  6. Remind your child that their mask is not a napkin. They need to wipe their face after eating lunch, before putting their mask back in place.

Keeping Masks Clean

Masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you don’t wash or replace your mask regularly, however, bacteria can linger. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say masks should be washed after every use. If the mask is included in regular laundry loads, the CDC recommends using regular laundry detergent and the warmest water setting. To wash a mask by hand, the CDC website states an appropriate bleach solution can be prepared by mixing the following: 5 tablespoons of household bleach per gallon of room temperature water or 4 teaspoons of household bleach per quart of room temperature water. Masks should be soaked in the bleach solution for 5 minutes before being rinsed with cool or room temperature water. If a mask will be air dried, the CDC recommends placing it in direct sunlight. If using a dryer, the CDC recommends using the highest appropriate heating setting.


MIDDLE SCHOOL TRANSFERS - REQUEST PERIOD OPEN FROM FEB. 1 - FEB. 26

Double-check your address to know where your fifth-grade son or daughter are slotted to attend middle school, most Lincoln students attend Thompson but there is a small group of homes that attend Wredling. If you have a question please email us, debra.fick@d303.org.


Families who wish to submit a Middle School Transfer request may do so beginning February 1, 2021. Families must complete a separate form for each student they want to be transferred. Requests are granted based on space available. This means that 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 area are responsible for their own transportation.

Students will return to their assigned attendance area high school regardless of the middle school attended.

The Middle School Transfer request window will close at 4:00pm on February 26, 2021.

If you have questions, please contact Tammy Marsan at: 331-228-2397.

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