Lincoln Bulletin

December 6, 2019

Dates to Remember

Monday, December 9, 2019

· Student Council - Ringing the Bells for Salvation Army at Blue Goose, 3:30-4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

· Orchestra Concert at St. Charles North, 7:00 p.m.


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

· Tri-Cities Salvation Army gift donations - new unwrapped gifts due back to Lincoln


Thursday, December 12, 2019

· PTO Board Meeting, 9:30-10:30 a.m.


Saturday, December 14, 2019

· Princess and Superhero breakfast at St. Charles North, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.


Monday, December 16, 2019

· Band Concert at St. Charles North, 6:30 p.m.


Wednesday, December 18, 2019

· December Leopard Birthday Luncheons with Mrs. Woodring


Thursday, December 19, 2019

· Pajama & Stuffed Animal Day

Student Council sponsors Make A Wish Foundation and St. Jude’s


Friday, December 20, 2019

· Holiday Sing and Parties, 1:30 p.m.



December 23, 2019 - January 3, 2020

NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS - Winter Break


Monday, January 6, 2020

NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS - Teacher Institute Day


Tuesday, January 7, 2020

School resumes

Lincoln Bulletin

Students at Lincoln are hard at work. Although many are very excited in anticipation of the holidays and winter break, we still are remaining focused on our learning. This week we gathered current information using our fastbridge assessments along with performance series for our third through fifth graders. This assessment data will guide our instructional decision making during our winter data meetings in early January. In addition, students visited our LRC to be transported into various settings, learning about content-specific topics using our virtual reality Google expeditions. It is so fun to hear the excitement as they experience this technology.


Last year in December, students at Lincoln school were asked to participate in a kindness challenge. Each morning beginning Monday they will be challenged to do a daily kindness activity. Building a routine and culture of kindness is a priority within our school. Students are acting on these daily reminders by writing letters of thank you to our custodian, taking the time to thank our lunchroom supervisors, spending time with a new friend, holding the door open and something even as simple as smiling at someone you pass in the hall. Our hope is that we build these skills within our students, and these simple acts of kindness become embedded in their lives. Please encourage them outside of school. I am using the hashtag #Bekindfor25 to promote this. Feel free to do the same.

Watch D.O.G.S.

HOLIDAY SING

Friday, December 20 Lincoln will host a Holiday Sing beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. Parents, grandparents, etc. are welcome to join us for the fun event. After the Holiday Sing, students will end their day with classroom parties. Due to possible overcrowding in classrooms, only those parents who signed up to support the classroom parties through the Lincoln PTO should proceed to classrooms. All other Holiday Sing attendees should exit and enter through the main entrance.

Note from the Secretary

Recess: Indoors or Outdoors??

Please have your child come to school with the appropriate outside gear for outdoor recess every day. The decision to have recess indoors or outdoors is usually decided at 11:30 a.m. each day. Children will go outside each day that the wind chill is above 0 degrees.


SNOW! Since the snow has come early this year please be aware of the following Lincoln recess rules:


· Snow boots need to be worn in order to walk in the snow.

· Snow pants and snow boots need to be worn in order to play in the snow.

· All winter items need to be worn that came with your child to school that day (hats, gloves, scarf, etc.).


Please label your child’s personal belongings. Even initials are helpful in gloves and hats to help locate their owner! This extra step is so helpful for keeping items out of our Lost & Found.

Teaching Corner

A new addition to our newsletter is giving ideas for parents at home questions to ask, activities to do, or other ways to extend your students learning beyond our school hours. The first comes from our all-day kindergarten teacher Ms. Haegele. When I read her newsletter last week, I asked her if she wouldn't mind me sharing this. Often students of all ages struggle with generating ideas for stories but can benefit from brainstorming or becoming aware of events in their life that may lend to great writing topics.


As you are going through your day, remind your children that they can find stories anywhere! Point out those funny, scary, exciting moments that happen daily. In the Haegele house we have--the time Daddy ripped his pants, or the time when Ava accidentally spilled the whole milk container, or when Hayden fell into the lake.


Find your family stories each day and remind the children when they are fresh in their mind that it would be a great story to bring to school and create a book about. This would really help them. Another way to help with this unit is to have storytelling time at home. You can go around the dinner table and tell the stories of the day.

STUDENT COUNCIL UPDATE

On Thursday, December 19, Student Council is encouraging staff and students to donate $1 to wear their pajamas and/or bring in a stuffed animal. The money raised will be donated to Make A Wish Foundation and St. Jude's.

BAND CONCERT

Who: Anderson, Bell-Graham, Lincoln, and Wasco Beginning Band Students

What: Band Concert

Where: St. Charles North High School Auditorium, 225 Red Gate Road

When: Monday, December 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.


Students need to arrive at school no later than 6:00 p.m. Parents can drop students off at the auditorium doors. Students can follow the signs to the band room, where they will unpack instruments and warm up. Students should wear dress clothes. Please no t-shirts or jeans.


This is a required performance for all students. Consider the performance as the semester exam or championship game for this class as it allows the group to demonstrate the knowledge and skills acquired since the beginning of the year. Everyone plays an important role in the band!

ART UPDATES:


Artsonia is the World's Largest Student Art Museum. Yet it's so much more than that! It's a free, safe, educational program designed to connect parents and families with their child's creative activities at school. New artwork from the Lincoln Art Studio is currently being uploaded to the website! Please keep an eye out for the small Artsonia permission slips, which will be coming home in backpacks. With these slips, you can activate your student's account online, if you have not already. A selection of artwork will be added to their account each year, so that you can really see their growth as an artist! Please email me with questions or comments. Mrs. Jontz kjontz@d303.org