Lincoln Middle School
May 5, 2022
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I sincerely thank our PTO for their incredible thoughtfulness and generosity during Staff Appreciation Week. The entire Lincoln staff enjoyed treats throughout the week and tomorrow PTO is hosting lunch! The commitment, enthusiasm, and work of PTO volunteers is vital to the success of schools. Our PTO is appreciated and respected as important partners in education. Thank you for a wonderful week and thank you for all you do for Lincoln students and staff.
In an earlier newsletter, we advised parents that our 7th Grade students will attend the 6th grade Candor Health presentation on May 19, 2022. Please be sure to read through the paragraphs below about this program. The link for 7th grade parents to view the pre-recorded presentation is now available and the link is listed below.
Special greetings to the parents and guardians of the Class of 2025 (our incoming 6th Grade)! Welcome to the Lincoln Newsletter! Before you know it you will officially have a new 6th grader at home and we hope that you are as excited as we are for the 2022/23 school year. In recent weeks Lincoln emailed 5th grade families an April informational letter and another email including the world language preference form . . . check your email for those emails and watch for an email next week regarding school supplies!
It looks like Spring is trying to get here . . . it shouldn't be long now . . .
Don't forget: EARLY DISMISSAL, next Friday, May 13, 2022. Students are dismissed at 11:15am.
7th Grade: PARENT INFORMATION REGARDING UPCOMING CANDOR HEALTH STUDENT PRESENTATIONS (Formerly Robert Crown Presentations)
The 6th Grade Human Reproduction and Embryology unit will be presented to our current 7th grade class because it was missed last year due to the pandemic.
Human Reproduction & Embryology – Thursday, May 19 2022
Previously known as Life Begins, this program teaches reproductive science. This program starts with a brief review of puberty content then focuses on the homologous nature of the female and male anatomy. We provide students the scientific explanation of fertilization and what is needed to create new life. A basic overview of genetics and cell division, prenatal development, and the opportunity for students to address commonly asked questions regarding multiples, miscarriage and delivery are given. Additionally, we explore how the social emotional skills of negotiation and teamwork can be helpful in navigating the ups and downs of puberty and the increased independence and responsibility that comes with adolescence.
- To explain the functions of the reproductive organs
- To describe the process of fertilization
- To recognize stages of growth during prenatal development (embryology)
- To identify SEL tools to manage life challenges
Human Reproduction & Embryology: Parent Overview
Parents have access to a pre-recorded presentation by a Candor Health educator previewing this presentation.
Password: POV4591 (case sensitive)
This link will be active from May 1st – 31st.
Parents can also explore the informational videos, FAQs, and other helpful parent resources on Candor Health’s website.
All seventh grade students will participate in this presentation unless parents indicate their preference for their child to not participate. If you do not want your seventh grade child to join in the Human Reproduction and Embryology presentation on May 19, 2022, please contact Lincoln’s principal, Paul Suminski, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 17, 2022.
PTO WANTS YOU TO KNOW . . .
STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK: The PTO would like to extend a huge "THANK YOU" to the wonderful teachers, staff, and administration that support our children. Your dedication to our middle schoolers is appreciated this week and every week. Lincoln would not be the warm, welcoming environment it is without such a caring staff. THANK YOU! We hope you enjoyed the treats our generous families contributed. Also, a big thanks to Mary Kemp, Our SAW Committee Chair for organizing this wonderful week of celebration.
MAY DINE N SHARE: Please join us this MONDAY, MAY 9 for our final Dine N Share of the school year @ Moretti's in Mount Prospect! Please see flyer for details. Thanks to all our families that supported our Dine N Shares this year. We were able to raise almost $1000 due to your generosity!
PTO MEETING TUESDAY: Please join us for our final PTO meeting of this school year on Tuesday, May 10 at 7pm in the Teacher's Lounge. We will be voting in our new PTO Board Members, wrapping up the year, and planning for next year. Don't miss out on an opportunity to get engaged with a committee or volunteer event!
CALLING ALL 7th GRADE ARTISTS! The PTO is coordinating an all-new t-shirt design contest for the Class of 2023. Design an image that will be featured on a "Class of 2023" spirit wear shirt next fall! Entries due May 23 - see attached flyer for all the details.
8th GRADE FAMILIES: Yard Signs are HERE! Please plan to pick-up your sign from Door #1 next Thursday, May 12 from 3:30 - 5:00pm. VERY LIMITED amount of signs will be available - $3 CASH ONLY.
7th GRADE FAMILIES: The 7th Grade PTO Committee is planning a FUN event at Main Event in Hoffman Estates on Thursday, May 19. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Click here to register for this event.