May 22, 2020
The school has come to a close with today as our last day of remote learning. This week was filled with celebrations, sharing of our learning, and supporting one another.
I wish everyone an enjoyable relaxing summer. I know just like the end of the year, our summer will have a different feel, I plan to take this time to enjoy more of the simple pleasures. Some include taking walks and or bike rides as a family, sitting out bak by our bonfire listening to music, playing bags, fishing, and I also plan to golf again. This summer will be much less hectic and I want to cherish my family time. I hope you do too--wishing everyone a healthy safe summer. Until next fall, take care.
As you may already know I will be working all summer either remotely or at Lincoln, please feel free to email or call if you have any questions.
Family Read Alouds and Lincoln Summer Reading Challenge
Family Read Alouds
Many families reported that they enjoyed reading Bob together for One Book One School. If you would like some ideas for other great chapter books to read aloud as a family this summer, check out this book list. All of the books on the list are available as eBooks through the Lincoln LRC resources or the St. Charles Public Library. Whether you are in the car or staying home, fend off boredom and build family memories with a great book!
Lincoln Summer Reading Challenge
Consider participating in the Lincoln Summer Reading Challenge! There are nine fun challenges to choose from -- or do all nine! For each completed challenge, your child will earn a virtual badge. Open to past, current, and future Lincoln Leopards and their families. For more details, go to https://padlet.com/karin_cranmer/summerreading.
Thompson School Supplies for Next Year
The Thompson PTO has teamed up with School Tool Box to give incoming 6th graders the option of purchasing pre-packaged school supplies for next year. Place your order online and it will be delivered directly to your home address. You will have the option to customize your order by adding or removing items. Be sure to place your order early to allow plenty of time for your supplies to be shipped to your home before supply drop off day. Please use this link (https://schooltoolbox.com/school-supplies/) to place your order. Please see this flyer for more information.
School supply lists for next year can be found on the Thompson registration page by clicking here.
Online registration-Deadline June 5
FROM THE SECRETARY:
2020-2021 Returning Student Registration Information:
This is moved to an online format that is currently open. The form will be located in the Parents/Community menu of the District website. Please refer to the parent guide located on the web page for detailed instructions on how to complete the form.
All acknowledgments and authorizations are contained in a single electronic, online registration form that will be easily accessible from most electronic devices (computer, Chromebook, and Smartphones).
Parents can sign into the Returning Student Online Registration form using their Home Access Center (HAC) credentials, select individual students, and complete their registration. The form will be located in the Parents/Community menu of the District website - Annual Student Registration Update Form
DEADLINE for online Returning Student Registration is Friday, June 5, 2020, so please register your student(s) before this date. If a family is moving and knows they will not be returning to District 303 schools, please call the office to inform them of this change.
FROM THE SECRETARY
For families who will have a new kindergartener next year, you can save 10% off your All-Day Kindergarten fees if you make payment by July 31, 2020. Please share this information with your friends and neighbors as well.
Dig Deeper! Read, Investigate and Discover with Your Library
Summer Reading is almost here!
The St. Charles Public Library District invites kids to read a little bit every day to keep up their reading skills outside of the school year. They can pick up a book in any format- print or digital, and they can read or be read to. If a kid reads 20 minutes each weekday for the ten weeks of the program, he or she will reach 1000 minutes by August 2nd!
Starting May 26th, visit our website or scpld.readsquared.com to sign up and start logging minutes online. Kids receive a virtual badge for every 100 minutes logged! Complete an online mission each week and earn additional minutes.
At 1000 minutes, kids are eligible for a book prize and an entry in our Grand Prize Drawing. There will be five gift baskets in the drawing- each focused on a different area: Reading, Science, Art, Video Games, and Legos.
For a short movie highlighting the program, visit our Youtube channel.
Additionally, we are excited to announce that the St. Charles Public Library will be offering library cards to all District 303 students! Every student who attends a District 303 school will be eligible to get their own library card. Parents will opt in for a student card when they do online registration. Please note that only students will be able to get a library card. Parents, or other family members who do not attend school are ineligible to receive a card.
A library card will give you access to all our ebooks and eresources while our public space is closed. You can access all the information on what we have available at scpld.org/ebooks.
We are so excited to offer this invaluable resource to our students at District 303. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Stulgate, 630-549-8971.
Meals provided for any student or family
We have also heard from the USDA that there are SNAP scams happening. We are attaching a press release from them with a warning.