Lincoln Bulletin

April 1,2022

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UPCOMING DATES

March 28 - April 1, 2022 - Spring Break

Last day to order your yearbook (see PTO newsletter for more information)

Monday, April 4, 2022-Running Club begins after school

Tuesday, April 5- Thursday, April 14th is IAR testing for all students in grades 3-5.

Friday, April 15-SIP Day/Non-attendance day for students

Tuesday, May 3-Choir Concert for 5th-grade students

Friday, May 13, 2022 - Ozzie Reading Club - Kane County Cougars game

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!


Yearlong Theme-Rooted Together Branching Out!

Highlights you will find:

  • Calling All Female Phenomes-Action required
  • Dates to remember
  • Principals Desk--Runners Club Action required
  • Parent letter to request next year
  • Yearbook information
  • Lincoln Service Project, Feed My Starving Children sign up--Action required
  • Attention 5th graders
  • Equity Audit

Lincoln ALL Call for Female Phenomes--A way to get involved!

Lincoln ALL Call for Female Phenomes


Looking for female phenomes to support alternative recess activities. (Mom’s, Aunts, Older sisters, grandma’s significant females)

Days-Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (one day each week)

Time-10:30-1:00

Place-LRC or Music Room, or outside (south lawn or courtyard)


Individuals need to be background checked and fingerprinted by Kane County–pick up paperwork in advance from our office and need to do this by appointment only.


Activities of your choice, or maker space choices.


Here is the link to indicate interest.

Principal's Desk

As spring break comes to a close, I hope everyone had time to relax and recharge for our final 7 weeks of school. Upon return, we will review all schoolwide expectations and we have built in some exciting fun activities over these next few weeks. We have an opportunity for females to get involved through support during lunch recess giving our kids options to play, learn and grow under the supervision of females that are important in their lives. We will have a therapy dog visiting Lincoln to support students through comfort and being able to be read to. Selected students have been identified, and if there is more room we will open the opportunity to others that are intereted.


We also have the opportunity for running club, which will begin immediately upon return--if you have a son or daughter in grades 3-5 that are interested in running, goal setting, and achieving the accomplishment of a 5K at the end please sign them up for this, the information below and action required. (A separate email was shared).


We also have our schoolwide service project sponsored by the student council on April 25 at Feed My Starving Children. (Information below). We will continue WATCH D.O.G.S. on Fridays.


In addition upon return, we will begin our Illinois Assessment for Readiness for grades 3-5. Below is the first week's schedule.

Tuesday, April 5

  • 3rd Grade ELA testing 8:30
  • 4th Grade ELA testing 10:00
  • 5th Grade ELA testing 12:00

Wednesday, April 6

  • 3rd Grade Math testing 9:00
  • 4th Grade Math testing 10:30
  • 5th Grade Math testing 12:50

Thursday, April 7

  • 3rd Grade ELA testing 8:30
  • 4th Grade ELA testing 10:00
  • 5th Grade ELA testing 12:00


Please make sure your child is well-rested, has a good breakfast, and is on time to school on these dates. This will help set them up for success as they take these assessments. They will also need to bring the following items to school with them each day:

  • Chromebook FULLY charged and ready to go

  • Earbuds - (check to ensure they are working, please)

  • Book to read (Hard Copy)

  • Writing Utensil

I will share the schedule for the second week in our next Lincoln Bulletin. Thank you.


Below are students that were identified by their classroom teachers for doing an excellent job on iReady from the week before spring break keep up the great work! We will honor two students a week throughout the year. There aren't specific requirements, some may be recognized due to the percentage of lessons completed, or the number of minutes they worked on iReady, others may be recognized for improvement and growth.


Kindergarten

  • William Meksavan
  • JP Tassone

First Grade

  • Mikaela Torres
  • Wesley Helwig

Second Grade

  • Emelia Abts
  • Tyson Shead
  • Gianna Grossi
  • Owen Thomas

Third Grade

  • Leo Weilbacher
  • Zooey Smith

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

  • Zayden Izenstark
  • Emily Moline

Breakfast at Lincoln

Currently,Lincoln students order breakfast with the online form and pick it up at the end of the day to take home. After Spring Break, this will change. Breakfast will be available in the cafeteria before school only and it does not need to be preordered. Students will continue filling out the online form with their teacher if they want lunch from OrganicLife.

5th Grade Choir Concert

The 5th Grade Choir Concert will be held on Tuesday, May 3, at 5:30 pm in the Munhall gymnasium. Choir members will meet in the music room at 5:15 and should wear their choir t-shirts and dark-colored pants. At this time, the district is asking that the audience continue to be limited to 4 people per musician to best maintain social distancing between families. We are looking forward to a fantastic performance from these talented singers!

Lincoln Student info letter

Below is a letter for parents that would like to share information that will help the Lincoln staff when we are creating class lists, please read this as there is a deadline for these letters.

Equity Audit Parent Focus Groups

As part of the District’s equity audit, parent 1-hour focus groups will be held across the District via Zoom during April to allow families to share their thoughts on our District’s strengths, areas of need, and long-term opportunities for providing the best educational experience for all students. Our partners will construct and lead focus groups in the equity audit process- the Consortium for Educational Change (CEC). There will be morning and evening focus groups available for parents. Every school’s goal is to have 15 families agree to participate in a focus group. During the week of March 21, a member of our school staff will begin calling parents from a document with families’ names listed in random order to invite prospective participants to be part of a focus group and at that time will share specific dates and times. All parents are welcome to email your written responses to the focus group questions to CEC should you not be selected to participate in a focus group but desire to share your opinions (A list of the focus group questions and a place for submitting your answers to them will be posted on the District website beginning April 4). We thank you for your commitment to equity in education, and we are excited about this next step in gathering the voices of our District to create a comprehensive plan for moving forward. If you have any questions regarding the focus group process, please contact our Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Dr. Tracy Taylor, at tracy.taylor@d303.org.


Grupos de Enfoque para Padres para la Auditoría de Equidad


Como parte de la auditoria de equidad del distrito, se llevarán a cabo grupos de enfoque para padres de una hora alrededor del distrito mediante Zoom durante el mes de abril para darles a las familias la oportunidad de compartir sus opiniones en los puntos fuertes de nuestro distrito, las áreas de necesidad y las oportunidades a largo plazo para ofrecer la mejor experiencia educativa a todos los estudiantes. Los grupos de enfoque serán construidos y dirigidos por nuestros socios en el proceso de auditoría de equidad - el Consorcio para el Cambio Educativo (CEC por sus siglas en inglés). Habrá grupos de enfoque disponibles en la mañana y en la tarde para los padres. El objetivo de cada escuela es que 15 familias acepten participar en un grupo de enfoque. Durante la semana del 21 de marzo, un miembro del personal de nuestra escuela comenzará a llamar a los padres de un documento con los nombres de las familias listados en orden aleatorio para invitar a los posibles participantes a formar parte de un grupo de enfoque y en ese momento compartirán las fechas y horas específicas. Todos los padres son bienvenidos a enviar por correo electrónico sus propias respuestas escritas a las preguntas del grupo de enfoque al CEC en caso de que no sean seleccionados para participar en un grupo de enfoque, pero deseen compartir sus opiniones (una lista de las preguntas del grupo de enfoque y un lugar para presentar sus respuestas a ellas se publicará en el sitio web del distrito a partir del 4 de abril). Le agradecemos su compromiso con la equidad en la educación, y estamos entusiasmados con este próximo paso en la recopilación de las voces de nuestro distrito para que podamos crear un plan integral para avanzar. Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre el proceso del grupo de enfoque, por favor, póngase en contacto con nuestra Directora de Diversidad, Equidad e Inclusión, la Dra. Tracy Taylor, en tracy.taylor@d303.org.

Lincoln Service Project-Only a few spots left

Feed my starving children is an organization that helps those around the world in need of food by distributing nutritious meals to countries all around the globe. As a nonprofit organization, they distribute food to those that are malnourished and in need of food. By coming to this event, as a school, we will be able to help many people in need by helping them produce these meals. It is optional to come and help and if that night does not work it is okay.


Who: Lincoln students and families (children 5 years and older)

What: Feed my starving children volunteer night

When: April 25th 4:30 to 6:15 PM

Where: Aurora IL 555 exchange court 60504


Why: To help those in need and food may be scarce


Sign-up quickly! There are not many spots available! The link is below, this is a wonderful evening for our Lincoln Leopards to help support others.


https://www.fmsc.org/join-group?joincode=6WKVG3

ATTENTION 5TH GRADE FAMILIES!

Below is upcoming information from Thompson, regarding open house, ordering clap-out t-shirts, and more. There are shirts for those going to Thompson and those going to Wredling. Make sure you order these so your son or daughter can wear it for clap out, the last day of school.

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