March 25, 2021
Reminder---No school tomorrow, have a great break!
Highlights you will find:
- Photos from all school directed drawing celebration-
- Upcoming Dates
- Principal's Desk
- Staff Highlights
- Girls on the Run information
- Remote PTO Birthday Treats - come pick up, please
- PTO Newsletter
- Calling all 5th graders for yearbook
- From the LRC
- 5 Essentials Survey - please give feedback
- Elementary School Intra - District Transfer Request Window 4/6-4/19
- Food Service and Pick up-Spring break and April/May
- Rent and Utility assistance - info below
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS, School Improvement Day
March 29 through April 2, 2021
School resumes after the break
Friday, 4/9/21 at 7:00 p.m.
Project Dance Pure Joy sponsored by St. Charles North Team Polaris (see image below for more information)
Tuesday, 4/6/21 through Monday, 4/19/21
Elementary School Intra-District Transfer Request Open
IAR testing begins Grades 3-5
Remember the 3 W's: Wear a Mask, Watch Your Distance, Wash Your Hands
From the Principal's Desk
Today all grades participated in our all-school celebration since we earned 200 PAWS for our positive behavior, our Lincoln leopards celebrated by doing an all-school-directed drawing created by our art teacher Mrs. Watts. It was such a treat, Ms. Lefelstein and I joined our kindergarteners in their celebration. Wow-what great direction followers and budding artists. I even had the pleasure to join our fifth graders at the very end of the day. Throughout today I also had the pleasure of listening to our current first graders read and record for a special project they are doing with Mrs. Monahan for our kindergarten students. I couldn't be more proud of all the work everyone is doing at Lincoln and in our virtual school too.
As the weeks fly by I can't help to reflect and think how proud I am to be part of our Lincoln community. Our students, staff, and families are doing amazing things amidst the pandemic. We continue to see our students thriving both academically, socially, and emotionally, thank you all for your continued work and support.
Finally, as we approach April we start thinking of next year. Below is information for intradistrict transfers. If you are currently at Lincoln and want to remain within our community although you have moved or were part of a capacity situation this year where you were enrolled at Lincoln since your home school was full, please know the intradistrict transfer process is explained below and there is a deadline to complete the form. If you have any questions please feel free to call us.
Happy Birthday to our Remote Students!
The PTO has a special birthday gift for all our Lincoln Leopards! Any remote student that has a birthday in the months of August through March and has not picked up their birthday bag at the school, please come by at your convenience during office hours to pick it up!
Calling All Girls in Grades 3-5--Spring Girls on the Run
Girls on the run is coming to Lincoln this Spring. If you are not familiar with this great program please click on the links below to see a video and the information.
Girls on the Run reaches girls at a critical stage, strengthening their confidence at a time when society begins to tell them they can’t. Underscoring the important connection between physical and emotional health, our program addresses the whole girl when she needs it the most.
At this time, we are gauging interest, it is an 8-10 week program that embeds social-emotional learning and support with training for a 5 K. The club will meet on Mondays and Friday immediately after dismissal, girls will have a snack from 1:40-2:00 and then the meeting will be from 2:00-about 3:30 or so. We plan to begin immediately after spring break with an informational meeting on Tuesday April 6, via Google meet at 6:30. We are considering a run the week of May 16 or the following weekend. Specific information will be forthcoming as we have registration online through GOTR. If you fill out the google form we will send you the link to register.
We are excited to have 4 coaches and me, they are Ms. Schilb, Ms. Drews, Ms. Semeneck, and Ms. Kappele—this will be an energetic positive experience for girls in grades 3-5.
Can you please complete the survey linked here, this will help inform our planning for the upcoming season? Usually, the program culminates with a GOTR 5k, but this year they are doing a virtual celebration and we will supplement our program by either looking for running a local 5 K, which may be an additional cost—or plan one for our program.
FROM THE PTO especially 5th Grade Parents-
Congratulations to our winners of the Where is our Lincoln Leopard contest.
Also fifth graders-
Calling all 5th-grade parents. Please join Lincoln Elementary in participation with the Lincoln PTO and pay tribute to the 5th grade class. We would like to start a new tradition and provide a yearbook page that has side by side pictures of current fifth graders next to their kindergarten picture. If you can please email pictures from their kindergarten year along with pictures of their fifth grade year to Mludeks@yahoo.com. If your fifth grader was not in the 303 school district during kindergarten, that is ok. Please provide any picture that you can during or close to their kindergarten year. If you have any questions, please reach out to our yearbook committee chair Monica Pallares at Mludeks@yahoo.com.
All pictures must be submitted by April 19th, 2021.
From The LRC
One Book One School
Congratulations to the Roman family for being this week's trivia/family activity participation winner!
March Madness Book Winner-The votes have come in and we have the final tallies. Our winner is All the Way to the Top by Annette Bay Pimentel. This is a wonderful book, ask your son or daughter about the powerful message.
Parent 5 Essentials Survey-Info below
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL INTRA-DISTRICT TRANSFER REQUEST
This message is to announce that the Intra-District transfer window for the 2021-22 school year opens on April 6, 2021 at 8:00 a.m and closes at 4:00 p.m. on April 19, 2021. For the 2021-22 school year ALL elementary students have been assigned to their attendance area school by the District. This includes elementary students currently attending a school on an intra-district transfer. An Intra-District Transfer Request must be submitted online no sooner than 8:00 a.m. on April 6, 2021 and no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 19, 2021. A link to the request form will be posted on the District 303 web page by 8:00 a.m. on April 6 - Intra-District Transfer Policy and Boundary Map | St. Charles Community Unit School District 303
If you are requesting a transfer for more than one child, a separate request must be submitted for each. Due to fluctuating class sizes at schools and each grade level, siblings are not guaranteed placement. If granted, transportation is the responsibility of the parents.