Lincoln Bulletin

January 10, 2020

Dates to Remember

Thursday, January 16, 2020

· PTO meeting, 9:30 a.m.

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.

Lincoln Bulletin

Welcome Back

Happy 2020! We have one week under our belts and are on our way to a strong and positive beginning. It was wonderful to see everyone's smiling faces. Both students and staff seemed to enjoy the break with family and friends and many were ready to return to Lincoln School to learn and re-establish routines and be amongst our friends.

January is a full month with many learning opportunities for both staff and students. Our teachers began the week with a school improvement day learning about Lincoln's positive behavior support system and our new inquiry units for social studies. Throughout the week we re-established our Lincoln expectations reviewing our school-wide expectations. Lincoln Leopards are Responsible, Respectful and Safe. Take some time to ask your son or daughter about what that means throughout our school.

In addition, we culminated our day today with a school-wide assembly kicking off our Lincoln positive behavior system. I have linked information here regarding what this is along with forms that we will utilize for reflection and discipline needs, building a systematic approach across the school.

Attached are the Think Sheets that we are using in the classrooms and if a student is referred to the office. These will be reviewed with the students as they fill it out and copied on the back of the Classroom/Office Discipline Referral.

Although Lincoln and our district are implementing positive behavior support, we are not strictly using a company or pre-created program. These ideas will best support our students' needs and teach expected behaviors. We rolled out our PAWS, which is our universal system to recognize positive behavior. Classes will work towards earning 10 PAWS for modeling appropriate behavior. They will "Be Spotted" by our staff and given a PAW to display on their class board outside their room. Once the class has earned 10 PAWS they will have a class celebration and will share their news and the school cheer on our morning announcements during our Brightside on Friday. Our school will also have an incentive to earn 250 PAWS to redeem for a schoolwide celebration. This systematic acknowledgment and approach to teaching our students will continue to support all learners and build a strong community of learners at Lincoln.

Tonight we have our Family School Dance, sponsored by our student council and our PTO. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and we will have a DJ, a photo booth, and other fun activities for all.

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.

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Too Good for Drugs

The Too Good for Drugs program, for 5th graders, will start up on February 18th and run 10 weeks.

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.

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 20% 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 and select the appropriate survey.

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