December 20, 2018
From the Principal's Desk
The week before a break is always super busy, but thanks to our week of spirit activities organized by SGA, it has been a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to see which homeroom wins the door decorating contest (contender pic below), and of course the premier of the 2018 Lincoln Movie on Friday!
When we return from break we will be jumping headlong into planning for the 2019-2020 school year. As hard as that might be to believe, we get an early start so 6th and 7th grade students make informed choices about their learning next year. In that effort, please note these important dates:
Monday, January 14
- Procedures for 7th grade course selection forms presented to 6th graders in Social Studies classes.
- Procedures for completing 8th grade course selection forms presented in 7th grade Homerooms 10th period.
Students will be given a practice course selection form, and a final selection form that is due back in Homeroom no later than Friday, January 25th.
Thursday, January 17
6th to 7th Parent Orientation Meeting, 6:30-7:00 pm, LRC - Mr. Gleason will provide current 6th grade parents with information about the transition to 7th grade.
Elective Night (Open House), 7:00-8:00 pm - Come wander the halls and classrooms to learn more about Lincoln's amazing elective program.
The Illinois 5 Essentials Survey (5E) is coming in January. Be on the lookout for an email from me the week we return from break regarding this important survey. I know sometimes in our efforts to gather stakeholder input, parents can feel they suffer from "survey overload," but this survey in uniquely important. Our Teacher Leaders review your input thoughtfully in planning our improvement efforts for Lincoln. When you receive the survey login information, please take a few moments to describe your Lincoln experience. I greatly appreciate it.
I wish everyone in our Lincoln Community a very peaceful holiday season, and a very happy New Year!
7th & 8th Grade Girls Volleyball Tryouts
7th Grade Girls Tryout dates:
Thursday, Jan. 10th from 6:45-7:50 am and Friday, Jan. 11th from 3:00-5:00 pm.
8th Grade Girls Tryout dates:
Tuesday, Jan. 8th from 3:00-5:00 pm and Wednesday, Jan. 9th from 6:45-7:50 am.
High School Musical Jr. is coming to Lincoln Middle School
Physical Education News
Students of the MonthCongratulations to our October Students of the Month Connor Farrell and Mia Jolineau and our November Students of the Month Charlie Francis and Sara Mietus. They exemplify the highest ROARS behavior standards such as effort, sportsmanship, being prepared, and respectful to teachers and peers. Their pictures are posted outside the gym 1 doors.
Our Faculty/Student volleyball tournament Pool 1 winners are waiting to see who will advance from Pool 2 which will finish up on Tuesday, December 18th. The Golden Volleyball Championship will be held Thursday, December 20 right after school.
Lost & Found
Lunchboxes and jackets are starting to pile up just 4 weeks into the new trimester. Please check the tables in the back of the cafeteria for any lost items.
Feed my Starving Children Field Trips
Important Message from D64 School Health Services
As we near winter break, family schedules become even busier, with holiday celebrations, travel, and more opportunities for children to play with one another. Please take the time to check your child’s head for the presence of head lice and nits (eggs) now, during break, and prior to returning to school in January. If nits or live lice are found, all household members should be examined and treated if needed.
If your child has an active infestation (live lice), you should notify parents of your child’s playmates, so that steps can be taken to prevent further spread. In addition, please contact the health office at your child’s school.
Head lice are spread most commonly by head-to-head (hair-to-hair) contact with someone who already has head lice, and less frequently by sharing clothing or belongings onto which lice may have crawled.
Avoid head-to-head contact during play (sports activities, sleep-overs).
Do not share items such as hats, caps, scarves, coats, sports uniforms, hair accessories, combs, brushes, or towels.
Do not lie on beds, couches, pillows, carpets, or stuffed animals that have been in recent contact with a person with head lice.
Machine wash and dry clothing, bed linens, and other items that the person with head lice wore or used during the 2 days before treatment, using the hot water (130°F) laundry cycle and the high heat drying cycle. Clothing and items that are not washable can be dry-cleaned OR sealed in a plastic bag and stored for 2 weeks.
Vacuum the floor and furniture. However, spending much time and money on house cleaning activities is not necessary to avoid reinfestation by lice or nits that may have fallen off the head or crawled onto furniture or clothing.
For more information, please visit the District website at
http://www.d64.org/health-services/health-safety-tips. Just scroll down to the section “Head Lice.”
Margaret Temari, R.N., M.Ed.
Facilitator, School Health Services
Second Trimester Clubs
Calling all Young Authors!
Download the flyer for more information regarding the District 64 Young Authors Contest.
5 Essentials Survey