November 18, 2022
Lincoln leopards are respectful, responsible, and safe!
District and School Theme-Be Here, Be You, Belong!
November 21-25-Thanksgiving Break
November 28, 2022-Maddie's Mittens - at Richmond (more information below)
December 1-December 16-iReady Window opens-Winter Diagnostic
December 1, 2022-Student council meeting
December 8, 2022-Student Council Bell Ringing for Salvation Army at Jewel/Oscos
Spirit Week-December 14-December 18
Monday-Anything but a backpack
Tuesday-Crazy hair day
Wednesday-One color day (Grade levels will be assigned colors to wear)
Friday-PJ and stuffy day
Wednesday December 21-All School Sing 1:20-1:55-(Parents are invited to view, more information to come)
From the principal
Showing gratitude is a practice that I have intentionally included as part of my day and routine. During our SIP day a few weeks ago I shared the below video with our staff, this was connected to the SEL work of the day. Our SEL theme during November is gratitude. Lincoln is fully embracing gratitude. Our Townhall during this month was related to this theme, classroom morning meetings include this theme, and we even have a classroom building a thankful chain. Students learn how to show and express gratitude for one another. As you see from the video this practice ultimately leads to a happier, healthy life.
Continuing along the seasonal theme, our student council completed our school's first service project. Lincoln led a food drive and collected food for the Northern Food Bank, below are photos of the officers counting and sorting the items. Ms. Kappele set a goal of one item per family which would be about 200 items, we exceeded that goal with 212 items--thank you all who contributed to this very worthy cause. Our next service project will be bell ringers for the salvation army, our student council officers and representatives will be at the Jewel/Osco on December 8.
Family Contact Info - Please verify for your family!
This week’s first snow is a great reminder to make sure the contact information you’ve provided the District is up-to-date. We want to ensure you’re getting timely alerts on inclement weather operations and other important notifications. Please take a moment to do the following:
View Notification Preferences/Enable Text Messages
District 303 will send notifications to families through the ParentLink system by text message, phone call and email based on your settings. Parents/guardians can view and edit their contact settings through the Home Access Center.
To receive timely emergency communications, we strongly encourage families to enable text notifications. For most people, this is the fastest way to receive and view important messages. Here’s how:
- From the HAC main menu, select the “registration” tab to view your contact settings
- Select the “edit” button to change your contact settings
- To enable text message notifications, enter your cell phone number in the SMS/text message field
- Select the “save” button
i-Ready Mid-Year Diagnostics
The i-Ready Mid-Year Diagnostics for both reading and math will be conducted after Thanksgiving Break. Our testing schedule will be as follows:
Thursday, December 1st: i-Ready Reading Diagnostic - 3rd grade-Reading
Tuesday, December 6th-iReady Reading Diagnostic -Grades K-1, 2, 4, 5
Thursday, December 8th-iReady Math Diagnostic-All grades
Diagnostic makeups will take place from Friday, December 9th - Friday, December 16th. The information provided from this diagnostic will be used to identify student growth and help teachers plan for future instruction and will provide opportunities for students to work on their personal pathways. Please click here to access an informational letter from Mr. Dave Chizsar, the D303 Director of Assessment and Accountability. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher. Reports from iReady and the recent cogATs will be sent home on December 21.
Name: Alexa Molidor
Occupation: General Music Teacher
Place of birth: Elgin, IL
Family: Mom Christy, Dad Paul, 2 Siblings Haley (20) and Kyle (17)
Pets: Beta fish named Elton
Favorite sport: I love to play ping pong and badminton, but I enjoy watching NBA basketball! Go bulls!
Favorite thing to do over the weekend: Spending time with family and friends, and going outside when the weather is nice
Best places to visit: California, Colorado, and Jamaica
Favorite book: The Day You Begin, by Jacqueline Woodson
Favorite food: Chips and salsa
Dairy Queen or Oberweis? Oberweis
Favorite Season: Summer
Favorite College: North Central College!
Favorite Team: Bears, Bulls, and Cubs
Airplane or Road trip: Airplane
Fun Facts: I love to sing in my free time and I really enjoy going to Zumba classes. I am learning Spanish right now and hope to be able to understand and speak it independently in the next year. I knew when I was 10 years old that I wanted to be a music teacher and I feel so grateful to wake up and make music with my students every day!
Health Office News
A note from the Health Office:
It’s never too early to start planning!!
Dental Examination Requirements
Students in kindergarten, second, sixth and ninth grades must submit evidence of a dental examination by May 15th of that school year. Dental exams must be completed within 18 months prior to May 15th.
Vision Examination Requirements
Students entering Illinois schools for the 1st time (kindergarten or transfer) must submit evidence of a vision exam conducted by a physician who provides a complete eye exam or a licensed optometrist.