Lincoln Bulletin

August 20, 2021

Highlights you will find:

  • Lunch and Breakfast Menu--FREE for all students
  • Dates To remember
  • Principals Desk
  • PTO Welcome Back Bulletin and new website linked in button
  • Entry/Arrival Plan-Map Linked in
  • Help wanted for lunchroom
  • Links for IT, and helpful resources for families
  • Kindergarten Girls interested in Girl Scouts
  • iReady testing next week
  • Saints Family Fun Fest
  • Picture Day form

Remember the 3 W's: Wear a Mask, Watch Your Distance, Wash Your Hands

Upcoming Dates

Virtual Curriculum Night Videos-

Links shared Monday, August 23rd

Tuesday, August 31

Practice Emergency Drills at 10:00, school only

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - EARLY RELEASE DAY

ADK - 5th grade 8:00 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.

AMK 8:00 - 10:30 a.m.

PMK 11:40 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

School Pictures

Friday, September 3, 2021

Institute Day - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Monday, September 6, 2021

Labor Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL

Lincoln School

Our Vision-Lincoln School is a community that fosters a sense of belonging to grow as a citizen and a learner.

Lincoln leopards are respectful, responsible, and safe---Roar!


Yearlong Theme-Rooted Together Branching Out!

Lincoln Bulletin-updates

In the next few weeks, students across Lincoln will be focusing on building learning characteristics and a strong classroom and school community. This will come through our daily morning meetings and weekly second steps lessons that are being taught at all classrooms. This week I was in Mrs. Haegele's class and Ms. Estabrook's to read a book aloud. I enjoy participating in classrooms and love supporting our community building. Wednesday, our ice cream social sponsored by our PTO was one of our first schoolwide community builders. As a PTO, we met today to talk about other events and special occasions we can organize to continue this strong community throughout the year.


What an amazing turnout at our PTO-sponsored Ice Cream Social, it was wonderful to see families return together and enjoy a late summer night. We also enjoyed seeing many alumni, older brothers, and sisters return and say hello to our staff, thank you. The PTO provided delicious treats and water for all. Photos included of the great event to kick off our year!


The beginning of the school year historically brings opportunities for families to see where their children spend their days, meet the teachers, and get to know other parents and guardians. As we began the 2021-2022 school year, we were hopeful that our schools would be full of happy and excited parents on Back to School and Curriculum Nights. On August 17, it quickly became apparent to our administrative team that, based on Kane and DuPage Counties moving into the “high community transmission” category for COVID-19 cases, the best option was to hold virtual events for all our schools.


Throughout the pandemic, we have seen changes in transmission rates in our community, including decreases. We look forward to the time when we can once again welcome families, our most important partners, into the schools. Your continued patience and understanding is greatly appreciated


The building teachers and all staff are creating videos to introduce themselves, share curriculum, classroom routines, and their related services for our Lincoln students. We also will provide you with a link for questions and feedback, please take the time to view these videos to gain insight on the coming year and if you have follow up questions please put them into the google form and we will happily follow up with you.


Enjoy your weekend!
Michelle Woodring

ATTENDANCE

It is recommended that you call the attendance line by 7:30 am each day that your child will be absent. Our Attendance Hotline is available 24/7 for your convenience at 331.228.2500.

Help Wanted-Lunchroom staff

Organic Life is looking for increased lunchroom help, you can work at Lincoln during recess and lunch from 10:30-1:30, if you are interested, please let us know. We would love to have you join our team even if it is a few days a week.

Kindergarten Girls interested in Girl Scouts

Calling all Kindergarten Girls! If you are interested in joining Girl Scouts, girls and parents are invited on Thursday, August 26th from 6-7pm at the Munhall School Playground to find out more information.


* Please pass this information on to any other parents you know who may be interested.


If you have any questions or if you are unable to attend but are still interested in Girl Scouts, please let us know at gsnifoxvalley@gmail.com.


Thank you for your interest and hope to see you next week!

iReady Testing next week

I-READY ASSESSMENTS NEXT WEEK


On Monday, August 23 through Thursday, September 2, students will be taking district-wide assessments in the areas of reading and math. To learn more about the testing program and resources, please review this letter.


Here is a D303 Parent Video

Picture Day

PICTURE DAY - Thursday, September 2, 2021

This year Color Portraits is sponsoring a PRE-PAY picture program. Payment may be done online or by phone. See flier below for more information.

LOST AND FOUND


This is just a reminder to label all of your children’s belongings (hoodies, coats, water bottles, lunch boxes, etc). We have already had some items turned into the Lost & Found with no names on them. If these items are labeled, we can bring them back to your student’s class.

Bus/Transportation Home/Pick up

Thank you very much for your patience in working out our after-school bussing. We are implementing a staggered dismissal and roll call before students enter the bus, to ensure we have all students on the bus before it leaves Lincoln. This is taking some time at the beginning of the year. Ms. Kappele and Mrs. Fick are doing an excellent job working out the most efficient system for dismissal. The first few weeks are an adjustment time for drivers, kids, and school personnel our top priority is to keep all kids safe.



Thank you also for continuing to communicate any changes in after-school transportation through a letter in the morning to the teacher, and our office staff. Please include the office, Debra.fick@d303.org when changing dismissal procedures.


Also, when walking please leave your pets at home, Dogs are not permitted on school grounds during school hours 7:30-3:45 on school days.

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D303 Parent University

D303 Parent University

Parent University was developed in response to the need for programming to address the social and emotional needs of students in District 303. We continue to strive to provide information on topics that are relevant, timely, and beneficial for all parents and guardians.


District 303 regards parent engagement as fundamental to the success of our students both inside and outside of the classroom. Parent University is designed to create partnerships between school and home and provide a place where parents and staff members can learn together.


Based on information gathered from parent surveys and the work on the Parent University Committee, the district designs and offers programming that is timely, meaningful, and easily accessible. Over the last several years, we have heard parents when they have requested programs that can be consumed on their schedule such as videos, webinars that are also available after the meeting, and voiced presentations. At the same time, we will also continue to host in-person programming.


If you have ideas about programming, please contact Carol Smith at carol.smith@d303.org or Cindy Ruesch at cindy.ruesch@d303.org.