March 12, 2021
Highlights you will find:
- Upcoming Dates
- Principal's Desk
- Remote PTO Birthday Treats - come pick up, please
- PTO Newsletter
- From the LRC
- Save the Date-Special Ed. Parent Advisory Committee
- 5 Essentials Survey - please give feedback
- Elementary School Intra - District Transfer Request Window
- Kindergarten Registration
- Food Service and Pick up-Breakfast added
- Rent and Utility assistance - info below
Do not forget change your clocks this weekend! Spring Forward--2:00am on Sunday
Election Day - Elect Lincoln Leopards Name and School Colors
5th Grade takes the Illinois Science Assessment
Full-Day Attendance for Students
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS, School Improvement Day
March 29 through April 2, 2021
School resumes after the break
Tuesday, 4/6/21 through Monday, 4/19/21
Elementary School Intra-District Transfer Request Open
IAR testing begins
Remember the 3 W's: Wear a Mask, Watch Your Distance, Wash Your Hands
From the Principal's Desk
This week has been a huge success! Teachers across our district and county have been administered the second vaccine and we were able to remain in school and continue the strong learning environment with both in-person and remote learning instruction. Thank you to the PTO for creating care packages to kick off our week and help keep the staff feeling supported and positive.
Over the past two weeks, we have acknowledged students for their iReady work for the week. Above is a photo of our bulletin board. Students are also receiving postcards at home, and names are announced during our Wednesday announcements congratulating their hard work on iReady in reading, math, or across the whole personalized pathway as an MVP. Keep up the great work and support at home to ensure students are able to work, learn and grow.
I have also included some photos from our hallways highlighting some of our student work. I know that not being able to come to school this year has made it difficult to see all the great things that are occurring with our kids. I have highlighted some of our first-grade writing, the art highlight, and our PAWS that the whole school has earned through following our 3 expectations - Be responsible, Be respectful, Be safe! We also had the pleasure of having our PE teacher Mrs. Semenek integrate cardio drumming into most of our PE classes. We were able to borrow some equipment from another school, and the kids really enjoyed the music and cardio workout. I highlighted using a video of second graders on our Twitter account as well, check it out.
Happy Birthday to our Remote Students!
The PTO has a special birthday gift for all our Lincoln Leopards! Any remote student that has a birthday in the months of August through March and has not picked up their birthday bag at the school, please come by at your convenience during office hours to pick it up!
FROM THE PTO:
SPIRITWEAR - Lincoln t-shirts are available for purchase through the weekend. Shirts come in youth and adult sizes in a variety of colors. Plain colors are $12 and tie-dye are $15. We will be wearing Lincoln spirit wear each Friday to finish out the school year. Please order your t-shirts here: https://stores.inksoft.com/lincoln21 Shirts will be distributed at school the week before spring break. Thank you to The Hairy Ant - a Lincoln family-owned business - for helping us with our spirit wear this year!
March Leopard Contest Link - Where is the Lincoln Leopard this month?
From The LRC
One Book One School
Congratulations to the Sikorski family for being this week's trivia/family activity participation winner! The trivia and family activities have been updated for Week 5 on the One Book One School Website. Participate in one (or both!) by Wednesday (March 17) to have your family' entered into the drawing. Remember that you can also visit the website to hear Lincoln staff members reading Flora and Ulysses aloud!
Save the Date!
The first meeting of the D303 Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (D303 SE-PAC) will meet virtually via Zoom on Tuesday March 23, 2021 from 7:00-8:30 pm. If you are a parent/guardian of a student entitled to special education services in D303, we are excited for this partnering opportunity. Participants will engage in small and large group discussions focused on our parent survey results. Please complete this short survey to support our planning. If you have any questions please contact Patti Palagi, Director of Instructional Interventions (email@example.com or 331-228-6457)
Parent 5 Essentials Survey-Info below
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL INTRA-DISTRICT TRANSFER REQUEST
This message is to announce that the Intra-District transfer window for the 2021-22 school year opens on April 6, 2021 at 8:00 a.m and closes at 4:00 p.m. on April 19, 2021. For the 2021-22 school year ALL elementary students have been assigned to their attendance area school by the District. This includes elementary students currently attending a school on an intra-district transfer. An Intra-District Transfer Request must be submitted online no sooner than 8:00 a.m. on April 6, 2021 and no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 19, 2021. A link to the request form will be posted on the District 303 web page by 8:00 a.m. on April 6 - Intra-District Transfer Policy and Boundary Map | St. Charles Community Unit School District 303
If you are requesting a transfer for more than one child, a separate request must be submitted for each. Due to fluctuating class sizes at schools and each grade level, siblings are not guaranteed placement. If granted, transportation is the responsibility of the parents.
The District 303 Kindergarten enrollment process for the 2021-2022 school year will be virtual! Between January 19 and March 12, families will be able to enroll their kindergarten-age children by visiting the Kindergarten Registration & Information page of the District 303 website. On the site you will find:
The New Student Intake Form (coming January 19, 2021)
The Kindergarten Step-by-Step Guide for registration
Health and Dental exams and immunization information
Contact information for all elementary schools
Information about Full Day and Half Day Kindergarten