October 11, 2019
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Monday, October 14, 2019
· Columbus Day Holiday – NO SCHOOL
· 7:00 a.m. - Pick-a-Conference opens up in HAC, register for Parent-Teacher conferences
Tuesday, October 15, 2019· 4th & 5th graders - Drama Club introductory/interest meeting during lunch with Mrs. McConkey and Mr. Underhill
Thursday, October 17, 2019
· Fire Prevention Assembly, grades K-2
Saturday, October 19, 2019
· St. Charles Fire Department Open House, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Fire Station #1 & Municipal Parking Lot, 112 N. Riverside Avenue
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
· Group and Picture Re-take day
Friday, October 25, 2019
· 3rd grade field trip to Hickory Knolls
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
· October Leopard Birthday Lunches with Mrs. Woodring
Thursday, October 31, 2019
· Halloween Parade and Classroom Parties begin at 1:40 p.m.
Friday, November 1, 2019
· End of 1st trimester
· 1st grade ThinkFirst for Kids Bike Helmet Safety Assembly
· 5th grade ThinkFirst for Youth Safety Assembly
Sunday, November 3, 2019
· Annual Lincoln Skate Night at Funway, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Monday, November 11, 2019
· Veteran’s Day Assembly
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
· Volunteer at Feed My Starving Children, see PTO newsletter for more information
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
· Report Cards available on HAC
· School Improvement Day/Half Day
· 11:15 a.m. - morning Kindergarten students dismissed
· 11:40 a.m. - full-day Kindergarten - 5th-grade students dismissed
No afternoon Kindergarten classes
Well, fall is fully upon us and the cold weather actually happened overnight, from 70-degree weather on Wednesday to freeze warnings over the weekend. Make sure that your kids are dressed for this dramatic change. We continue to go out for recess and some kids may need to be reminded to take that extra layer and possibly gloves and hats when they leave in the morning.
This weekend is a holiday weekend and St. Charles has it's annual Scarecrow Festival. Our Hearts and Hands Club sponsored by Mrs. Corcoran created a scarecrow that will be part of the weekend festivities. If you see our Lincoln scarecrow, take a photo with it and send it to me, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents will be able to access Pick-A-Time on Monday morning at 7:00 a.m., our online conference sign-up site. Parent-Teacher conferences are an important time to discuss your child’s academic and social/emotional progress. As a classroom teacher, I found that connecting with parents at conference time helped me better meet the needs of each individual child and gave me a clearer perspective on who they were as learners. Please sign up to meet with your child’s teacher during this important time.
FROM THE SECRETARY:
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, November 25th from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, November 26th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Conferences are scheduled at 20-minute intervals.
Sign-ups for conferences will open up on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 7:00 a.m. in Home Access Center (HAC) via the Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduler link. You will have until midnight on Friday, November 22, 2019 to sign up.
Instructions on how to schedule a conference are attached to this newsletter.
If you experience any difficulties logging into HAC, or have forgotten your password, feel free to email Debbie Fick at email@example.com and list your student(s) names.
Doors to the school open to the students in the morning at 8:25 a.m. and at 12:15 p.m. for afternoon kindergarten (PMK). Students arriving after 8:40 a.m. (or after 12:25 p.m for PMK) are considered tardy and need to report to the main office for a pass.
If your student will be absent, please call the 24-hour attendance line at 331.228.2500.
If you did not turn in your student’s order forms, you can still place an order online. Your student’s photo proof sheet will have all the information you need.
RE-TAKES and GROUP PHOTOS have been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Thursday, October 31st, Lincoln will once again host the annual Halloween Costume Parade at 1:40 p.m. Only AM Kindergarten students will arrive to school in their costumes. All other students will bring their costumes to school and change into them before the parade. In the event of rain, the parade will be held indoors.
For those parents who wish to have their children participate in the parade, please follow the guidelines below:
- Students must be able to put their own costume/make-up on without assistance.
- No masks 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 bare midriffs or scant clothing.
- Costumes must be appropriate for school and not distract students from the learning environment.
Students will be asked to remove any parts of the costume that are not within the guidelines.
If you do not wish for your child to participate in the costume parade, please contact your child’s teacher or the main office. Lincoln will offer an alternative activity to those students which may include watching a movie or playing games.
Classroom parties will begin following the costume parade. For parents dressing in a costume, please make sure that you also follow the above guidelines. As always, we appreciate your continued support.
Veteran's Day Assembly
This year Lincoln will celebrate Veterans Day on Monday, 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 at an assembly beginning at 8:50 am on that day.
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 and include a photo. These will be posted in the school entrance hallway as recognition of their service, this way we can honor those Veterans near and far.
FROM THE NURSE:
In an effort to keep our Lincoln Learners healthy please follow these guidelines in handling your child's absences.
When notifying the school of your child's absence, please provide the reason for absence and whether your child has a communicable or contagious illness. Please let us know if your student has influenza like illness (fever, cough, and/or a sore throat.)
Please keep the following guidelines in mind when deciding whether or not to send your child to school. This will help to control the spread of infectious diseases at school and allow your child to be available for learning.
Keep your child home from school when:
Your child has a temperature of 100 degrees F or more within the past 24 hours. Children should be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school and not taking fever reducing medication to control symptoms.
Your child has been diagnosed with a bacterial infection (Strep) your child MUST have 24 hours of antibiotics, be fever free, and feeling well before returning to school.
Your child has had vomiting or diarrhea during the past 24 hours.
Your child has a persistent, moist, productive cough, chest congestion, or discolored nasal drainage.
Your child has an unexplained rash, sore or pink eyes with a discharge.
Some students are returning to school too soon after being home ill. They should be kept home until they have been symptom free for 24 hours. This is important for your child's health and the health of his/her classmates. Please continue to remind your child of the importance of frequent hand washing, covering their coughs with their elbow, and proper use and disposal of tissues during this cold and flu season.
Thank you for your attention to this important matter concerning the health of our Lincoln students.