Lincoln Lions Update
February 1, 2021
SEL/Character Trait Focus for February
How can I be more calm, focused, and present?
February is Black History Month
"Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us."
-Susan L. Taylor, Journalist
5Essentials Survey is Here!
Each school year, teachers, parents, and students have an opportunity to share their views and perceptions about their school by participating in the 5Essentials Survey. 5Essentials survey information is a valuable tool used by your school to identify priority areas for improvement. As a parent, the 5Essentials survey is an opportunity to share your thoughts on the school's effectiveness.
The 5Essentials Survey will be administered online. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete, is anonymous and asks questions about five areas that are related to important student outcomes, including improved attendance and learning. The five areas focused on are:
The survey is managed by the University of Chicago and the school does not have access to your identity or survey responses. The 5Essentials Survey window opens on February 2, 2021 and closes March 5, 2021. To take the survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/
World Read Aloud Day: Celebrate Reading Aloud at Home!
Lincoln activities: Take a picture of your family reading together! Send your picture to email@example.com to be featured at Lincoln! Please see the ideas below.
Valentine's Day Plans 2021
CCSD15 will have a Wear Pink/Red Spirit Day on Friday 2/12/21. Teachers, just like for Halloween, will have simple games or activities in the classroom on that day. No cards will be passed out from home or treats will be shared. Again, the reason is to be equitable to all those students who are virtual and for health reasons related to COVID-19.
Sports Day! Our Next PBIS Celebration is 2/5/21!
Next Virtual Supply Pick Up Day is 2-17-21!
9:00 am - 11:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
COLD WEATHER/RECESS GUIDELINES
Please take a moment and review the District 15 Cold Weather Recess Guidelines. This information was taken directly from our District 15 website: https://www.ccsd15.net/Page/67
Students generally go outside for recess every day, so they should be dressed appropriately. In order to play in the snow, boots and snowpants are a must! Exceptions are made only when a child brings a doctor's note excusing him/her from outdoor recess.
Staff members provide outdoor supervision at all times.
Indoor recess is determined based on the following guidelines:
- If the temperature outside, together with the wind chill, is below 0°F, all students will remain inside for the entire lunch hour.
- If the temperature outside, together with the wind chill, is between 0°-10°F, the preferred procedure is a rotation of 20 minutes for lunch, a 20-minute outdoor recess, and a 20-minute indoor recess. However, at the principal's discretion, students may be kept inside for the entire lunch hour.
- If the temperature outside, together with the wind chill, is above 10°F, students will have regular outdoor recess.
- Other considerations in which indoor recess is allowed include the condition of the playground and the presence of precipitation.
For indoor recess, students are supervised in their classrooms.
Please reach out to our front office if your family needs assistance with winter clothing.
Lincoln Tech Happenings!
Parents should fill this out this form if there is an issue with a Chromebook and then someone from the school will reach out to them for support. If you are picking up a new Hot Spot, the old one needs to be brought back to school.
Picture Day Update
**If you have children in quarantine, they should not come in for pictures! They may come on Make Up Day on March 2, 2021. (1-3pm and 4:30-6:30pm)
Tuesday February 2, 2021
In-Person Students: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual Students: 1:00pm - 3:00pm and 4:30pm - 6:30pm (Sign up link is below.) Pull up to the Farmgate loop and a PTA volunteer will escort your child(ren) safely in and out of the gym.
Wednesday February 3, 2021
In-Person Students: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual Students: 1:00pm - 3:00pm (Sign up link is below.) Pull up to the Farmgate loop and a PTA volunteer will escort your child(ren) safely in and out of the gym.
Retake: Tuesday March 2, 2021
Retake Sessions: 1:00pm - 3:00pm and 4:30pm - 6:30pm Pull up to the Farmgate loop and a PTA volunteer will escort your child(ren) safely in and out of the gym.
For In Person Learners, the classroom teacher will inform you of your child's Picture Day date.
Virtual Students Picture Day Sign Up: Link
**Same procedures in car loop for Virtual Learners regarding temperature checks and students escorted in and out of gym to waiting cars.
Lincoln PTA does need helping hands. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044ea8ac28aaf85-school1
Multiilingual Virtual Parent Meeting for Parents of English Learners
D15 Follett eBook Fair open 2/2 - 2/12! Follett eBook Fair
Monday, 2/1: Breakfast bags come home
Tuesday, 2/2: In Person Picture Day 9-12pm, Virtual 1-3pm, 4:30-6:30pm
Wednesday, 2/3: In Person Picture Day 9-12pm, Virtual 1-3pm
Wednesday, 2/3: Virtual PTA Meeting 7:00pm
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/94851456071?pwd=TStGQ0t5cmsxaVI1L3RlcGp2TDF5QT09
Wednesday, 2/3: World Read Aloud Day (See activities above.)
Wednesday, 2/3: 5Essentials Parent Survey opens. (Link will be open soon.)
Friday, 2/5: Kindy Report cards available
Friday, 2/5: PBIS Celebration! Wear sports gear!
Monday, 2/8: Breakfast bags come home
Wednesday, 2/10: BOE 7:00pm
Monday, 2/15: President's Day No School
Wednesday, 2/17: Virtual Supply Pick Up 9-11am, 1-3pm, 4-6pm
Thursday, 2/18: Kindergarten Dual Language Info Webinar (English) 6:00pm
Tuesday, 2/23: Kindergarten Dual Language Info Webinar (Spanish) 6:00pm
Friday, 2/26: Grades 1-6 Report cards available
Kindness Food Drive Coming up 2/5 - 2/12!
Chromebook Issues? Parents should fill this out this form if there is an issue with a Chromebook and then someone from the school will reach out to them for support.
Click on the link above for Parent Universities, tech support, instructional information and more.