Lincoln Bulletin

May 3, 2019

Dates to Remember

Lincoln Bulletin

May 3, 2019

Monday, May 6 Spring Band Concert

6:30 PM at St. Charles North H.S.

Tuesday, May 7 1st & 3rd Grade Concert

6:00 PM

Friday, May 10 PTO Ozzie’s Reading Club Cougar Game

Band Playing (optional)

5:30 PM

Monday, May 13 School Board meeting at Norton Creek Elementary

7:00 PM

Thursday, May 16 Lincoln’s 90th Celebration

5:00 – 7:00 PM

Orchestra Recruitment Meeting

7:00 PM at Wild Rose Elementary

Tuesday, May 21 Elementary Band & Open House Registration

5:00 – 7:00 PM at Thompson Middle School/6th Gr.

Wednesday, May 22 Kindergarten Kick-offs, please reply-info has been mailed to families

Wednesday, May 22 Lincoln Reads Family Book Club

6:30 – 8:00 PM

Monday, May 27 Memorial Day Holiday – NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, May 29 Field Day

Music in the Parks – 5th Gr. Band (optional)

4:45 – 7:00 PM at Pottawatomie Park

Friday, May 31 Drama Club Performance

7:00 PM

Lincoln Bulletin

Wow, May has come in with quite a bit of rainy stormy days, luckily our field trips were able to still take place. Our third grade attended Sholes School on Tuesday, our Fifth Grade went to Midway Village Museum in Rockford, and our kindergartens visited Hickory Knolls. Last week our PTO hosted the Mother-Daughter Tea and there were about 100 participants in this wonderful event. Than you to all those who helped plan and organize this wonderful event. Pictures are included of some of these special events.

We had a lot of unique learning experiences in addition to the trips this week. Our kindergarten class welcomed new chicks which were live streamed and families could watch as the chicks hatched overnight. Mrs. Rice our band director organized an all-school assembly, three members from the Elgin Symphony Orchestra performed for us Monday morning and Mrs. Fatta, our orchestra director, planned a performance of our 3rd thru fifth-grade orchestra students which highlighted Baby Shark where staff members danced to the lyrics. Next Monday our 5th-grade band students will have their evening concert and our first and third-grade students will have their music performance on Tuesday evening at 6:00. In addition to fine arts programs, Lincoln hosted its 7th annual Wellness Fair, it was a wonderful community event with booths, demonstrations, and interactive activities for all.

Please review our upcoming dates because there are a lot of events over the final few weeks of school.

Safety during pick up time

As the weather improves we have a mixture of walkers and car riders in addition to our bus riders. In an effort to keep all of our kids as safe as possible please be aware of where you are picking your child up and that when you are waiting in our pick up line you are not blocking the crosswalk. We have a small group of students who go to the library or cross the streets after school and we want to make sure that the crosswalk is not blocked and they are able to safely proceed. If your child is a walker, please review safety rules regarding crossing the surrounding streets. Always have them stop, pause and look both ways especially on the intersections that we do not have a crossing guard. THANK YOU!

Lincoln Highlighted in Kane County Connects

As many of you know Lincoln is celebrating its 90th year of educating students in St. Charles. Below is the link to an article highlighting the historical significance of Lincoln School in the St. Charles community and Kane County.

Some highlights are regarding the architect and his approach to designing our school.

The classic features of Lincoln Elementary have led to it becoming the cherished treasure of the St. Charles community that it is today. Gray adopted the philosophy of making his school buildings feel like home for students. For this reason, the school still features beautiful wooden and glass storage cabinets, vibrant murals, detailed stonework, large windows, and even a fish pond in the Kindergarten classroom.

Teacher Appreciation Week and National Nurse Day-

Next week is a week of appreciation for many of our staff members. The PTO has planned wonderful festivities throughout the week in appreciation of our teachers. In addition, May 8 in National Nurse Day. We have two wonderful nurses that work at Lincoln School, Mrs. Lefelstein works daily with all of our students. She always greets them with a smile and takes care of all their health needs with patience in her warm nurturing way. Please take some time to encourage your children to express their appreciation and gratitude to all the teachers and nurses this week.

From the Library--St. Charles PD and Fire Department Training taking place this week

The St. Charles Police and Fire departments have confirmed that they will be using the two homes across the street for training on May 2 – 9. They will have signs posted alerting the neighborhood of these training periods. I believe their intention is to be there almost every day including the weekend.

Message from Ms. Rice

4th Grade Band Information

Hello, Parents of 4th Graders!

The Band Open House Registration night is on Tuesday, May 21st at Thompson Middle School-6th grade campus (705 W. Main St. St. Charles) from 5-7pm.

Here’s a quick video of parents sharing their experiences with their children joining band.

If you have questions about the band program-please contact Ms. Rice