October 23, 2020
Highlights you will find:
- Halloween information-come to school dressed
- Veteran's Day information
- Nurse's Guidelines
- Staff Spotlight-Ms. Monohan
- Sign up for remote student pictures, Nov. 13.
- PTO newsletter
- Food Service and Pick up
Friday, 10/30/20 - Halloween Celebration
Tuesday, 11/3/20 - Election Day Holiday, No School
Monday, 11/9/20 - Remote Learning Planning Day, No School for Students
Friday, 11/13/20 - Picture Retakes and Remote Students Picture Day
For those parents who wish to have their children participate, please follow the guidelines below:
- 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.
Please also have students wear clothes underneath, so they can take their costumes off if they would like after the celebration or after their lunch. Classes are all doing a variety of activities to celebrate the day. Some may be during the morning and others may be in the afternoon or throughout the day depending on the classroom. We will not have the traditional parade this year, classes will share their plans in their weekly newsletters or via the room parent. Thank you and we look forward to a great week and day next week.
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 you have a family member that would like to be interviewed and/or highlighted in a video, please complete the following form so we can plan for this. Veteran's Day Form.
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.
I am Colleen Monahan, and I am the new LRC assistant. I live in Geneva with my husband and our dog. We have 3 children, that aren't really kids anymore! My oldest daughter is 25 and is a speech therapist in a school district in Wisconsin. My middle daughter, 23. is a nurse in Iowa City. And my youngest son, 20, is a sophomore at University of Illinois. I love to travel, read, hike and spend time with my family. When my family all gets together we like to go boating, play games and listen to music. Our favorite vacation was to Hawaii, but we also love Surfside Beach, SC. This picture is from when my daughters and I traveled to Venice, Italy when the younger one was studying in Spain. I am excited to be here at Lincoln!
Student Pictures - Retakes & Sign-ups for Remote Learners
Color Portraits will be at Lincoln on Friday, 11/13/20. Any student who did not get their picture already taken or wishes to get a retake can do so on this day from 12:45-1:30. We will have them come down to the kindergarten room and take retakes.
Remote students will be invited to come into school on that day between 2:00-3:15 p.m. and have their pictures taken. Here is a Sign-up Genius form to schedule your student’s timeslot for those remote students.
Please sign up for one slot per student, please let me know if you have any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the Nurse
As winter approaches along with the troubling onset of cold and flu season, we all must remain vigilant about taking precautions to keep all of our Lincoln Learners safe and healthy. I am so impressed when I observe our students washing their hands, being mindful of social distancing and wearing their masks like champs. We have good evidence that these simple actions really work to keep the number of infections down. Even though we've recently experienced a big uptick in COVID-19 cases in Kane County, our illness rates at Lincoln remain very low.
If your child is home, or we send them home, presenting with any COVID-19 symptoms, the Illinois Department of Public Health requires that all household members (e.g. siblings, parents) stay home also until the symptomatic child is cleared by their Health Care Provider with a medical note indicating an alternative diagnosis or a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result.
To see the Illinois Department of Public Health COVID-19 Interim Exclusion Guidance Decision Tree for Symptomatic Individuals in Pre-K, K-12 Schools, go to our d303 website at www.d303.org, scroll down to District 303 Reopen School Plan and click, now scroll down and find this document under Health and Safety Resources.
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
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
Sessions will be organized as follows:
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.
Food Service Update
The Federal Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) has been extended through June 30, 2021. As a result, any child between the ages of 1 and 18 is eligible to receive free meals at any District 303 site, as well as two off-site locations. Click on the graphics below for sites and pick up times. It is not necessary to provide the names of the children receiving meals at the pick-up locations.
Elementary school students who attend in-person every day will receive free meals at school
Elementary school students who are learning remotely may pick up meals at any site
Middle school students who attend on the hybrid schedule may sign up to receive the next day's meal that will be distributed after school
Middle school students learning remotely may pick up at any site
High school students attending in-person may pick up meals after school.
High School students learning remotely may pick up meals at any site