Lincoln Bulletin

October 9, 2020

Highlights you will find:

  • Halloween information
  • Veteran's Day information
  • PTO form for the upcoming Family Directory
  • PTO form to sign up as virtual room parent
  • Staff Spotlight-Ms. Kappele
  • Random Acts Matter
  • Parent University
  • PTO newletter
  • PE Reminder--Dress Warm-We go outside
  • Food Service and Pick up

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:

Friday, 10/2/20 - Friday, 10/9/20 - Virtual Bookfair

Monday, 10/12/20 - Columbus Day - No School

Tuesday, 11/3/20 - Election Day Holiday, No School for Students

Monday, 11/9/20 - Remote Learning Planning Day, No School for Students

Lincoln Bulletin

This was a short week for students but it was filled with great learning, important conversations, and goal setting by students. One of our goals as educators is to build independent thinkers and problem solvers. Involving our students to actively engage in their learning is a critical step in reaching this goal. During conferences, this week teachers involved their students in critical conversations. I have heard so many positives from parents and teachers about how this changed the tone of the conferences and built up our student's understanding of their involvement. No longer is schooling about something that is done to them, it is part of who they are and they feel and know that they play an essential role in determining their success.

Thank you to all the parents that met with our teachers and staff over the past two days our partnership is critical especially during this year. I hope everyone is able to take the time this weekend to enjoy the weather and recharge.

In a few weeks we will celebrate Halloween, although October 31 falls on a Saturday we plan to celebrate this year in a social distanced way, more information is to come regarding this. Students will be able to dress up but they will need to follow guidelines and as always wear specified face masks along with their costumes.

For those parents who wish to have their children participate, please follow the guidelines below:

  • Students must be able to put their own costumes/make-up on without assistance.
  • No masks, aside from usual face masks for COVID-19 may be worn.
  • No costumes and/or make-up may be worn that depicts blood and violence.
  • Students are not to bring anything that resembles a weapon of any fashion, even if it part of a costume.
  • No political costumes, please.
  • No bare midriffs or scant clothing.
  • Costumes must be appropriate for school and not distract students from the learning environment.

Students will be asked to remove any parts of the costume that are not within the guidelines, if you have a question regarding a costume please reach out to me or your classroom teacher.

If you do not wish for your child to participate in the Halloween activity please let your child's teacher know. Lincoln will offer an alternative activity to those students which may include watching a movie or playing games. All activities will be within the school day and inside the school, parents are not able to come inside the building festivities will be run by classroom teachers and school staff. Thank you for understanding.

Veterans Day Virtual Recognition--For ALL students in person and REMOTE

This year Lincoln will celebrate Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11th! Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor American veterans of all wars. Many of us know or have known men and women in our families or friends who have served in the armed forces to defend our country. This year we would like to take time to honor these individuals by acknowledging their time served and to honor them.

If your child has someone in your family, or a friend of your family, who they would like to honor we are asking you to complete the attached flyer (above) and include a photo. You can bring into school or drop it off. These will be posted in the school entrance hallway and in our virtual assembly video as recognition of their service, this way we can honor those Veterans near and far.

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Staff Spotlight

Name: Ms. Amy Kappele

Occupation: Educator

Family: Amanda Kappele (28) fiance Corbin, Sarah Pleva (25) married to Dale Pleva and mom to Eloise Paige Pleva (Lou) lives in Michigan, Hannah (21) lives and attends school in Arizona

Pets: Izzy is my Pekingese Bichon-15 years old

Favorite sport: Running (participating) Hockey (watching)

Favorite thing to do over the weekend: outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, paddle boarding

Best places to visit: Northern Michigan and Arizona

Favorite book: Jodi Picoult Change of Heart

What superhero would you be? One that could transport from place to place in seconds to be near my kids!

One wish: I want to live a long healthy life to see my kids and grandkids grow up.

Favorite food: French Fries

Dairy Queen or Oberweis? Dairy Queen Oreo Blizzard

Favorite Season: Summer (no contest)

Favorite Team: Chicago Blackhawks

Airplane or Road trip: Airplane

Fun Facts:

I love dragonflies.

I played soccer from 2nd grade through high school.

I ran a half marathon each month for one year for charity.

I went to Davis Elementary, Haines Middle School and St. Charles High School.

I love all kinds of music.

Room Parent Sign-up --This is also in the PTO newsletter attached

If you are interested in being a room parent for your child’s class this year, please sign up here:

Although there will be no in-person parties at Lincoln this year, there are many ways in which a room parent can be involved, such as: promoting school spirit days, chalking outside the room, managing teacher appreciation events, virtual writing celebrations or mystery readers, and coordinating crafts/activities for classroom parties. Only one parent will be selected. If more than one parent signs up, Mrs. Woodring will draw names. The deadline to sign up is October 15.

Lincoln School Directory

Please take a few minutes to fill out this Google form for the Lincoln School Directory:

You may fill out as much or as little information as you’d like. The directory will be distributed electronically this year. All Lincoln families are encouraged to submit information - whether your student is learning in-person or remote. Deadline to submit the form is Friday, October 16.

PE News

As we enter our beautiful fall season here in St. Charles it is important that students are prepared with the necessary layers to participate outside for PE. It is best to have extra layers--hats, gloves, and sweaters along with wearing athletic shoes (tie/velcro athletic shoes work the best) as we will utilize the outdoor space as long as we can.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions at

Angelic Semenek

Physical Education teacher

Random Acts Matter Needs You Friday, October 9th – Monday October 19th

Dear Friends of RAM,

During this challenging time, Random Acts Matter has continued the mission of providing kindness to those in need.

To continue our efforts, we are planning a RAM DRAWING to raise funds as the need for care and compassion is greater than ever.

We need your help and support in this endeavor not only by participating but also by sharing the attached RAM DRAWING FLYER with your friends and family in our community.

TOGETHER, we can make this RAM DRAWING a success and continue our mission of spreading kindness!

Click here (LINK TO VIDEO) for a glimpse into the heart of what makes RAM so special.

Family Bonding
Healing and Recovery
Mental Health and Encouragement
Community Partnership.

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Random Acts Matter Site

D303 Parent University

Parent University was developed in response to the need for programming to address the social and emotional needs of students in District 303. Over the last decade, the district has strived to provide information on topics that are relevant, timely, and beneficial for all parents and guardians.

October 29, 2020
Parenting The New Teen In The Age of Anxiety
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Dr. John Duffy, a nationally recognized expert in parenting for nearly twenty-five years, wrote this book as a guide for parents raising children who are growing up too quickly and, as a result, dealing with unresolved adolescent issues that can lead to anxiety and depression. Please indicate your interest in getting a copy of the book and event by filling out this form.

November 2, 2020
Technology Talk
Sessions will be organized as follows:
7:30-8:00-Google Classroom
In this upcoming Parent University session, families will familiarize themselves with the 3 digital platforms teachers may use in the district: Seesaw, Google Classroom, and Schoology. Each digital platform will have its own 30-minute session. During these sessions, families will learn how best to support their children with their classwork. They will see where assignments are posted, how teachers communicate and collaborate with their child, where students turn in their work, and the many ways teachers can utilize the platform. Please fill out this form to indicate which session you are interested in attending.

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