March 18, 2022
March 21st marks World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) and people from all over the world are joining the celebration by rockin’ their fun patterned or mismatched socks.
It is a simple, yet powerful campaign that encourages people to wear patterned or mismatched socks to represent a celebration of differences. The initiative is intended to spark conversations about diversity, uniqueness, inclusion and acceptance of all beings.
Monday, March 21, 2022-World Down Syndrome Day--Rock your socks off (see above)
Tuesday, March 22, 2022-Wear your favorite college gear
Wednesday, March 23, 2022-Wacky Wednesday-Mismatch, patterns, polka dot-anything
Thursday, March 24, 2022-Hawaiian Theme/Dress tropical
Friday, March 25-Show your Lincoln Spirit
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - Next Early Release Day
March 28 - April 1, 2022 - Spring Break
Last day to order your yearbook (see PTO newsletter for more information)
Tuesday, April 5- Thursday, April 14th is IAR testing for all students in grades 3-5.
Friday, April 15-SIP Day/Non-attendance day for students
Friday, May 13, 2022 - Ozzie Reading Club - Kane County Cougars game
Lincoln leopards are respectful, responsible, and safe---Roar!
Yearlong Theme-Rooted Together Branching Out!
Highlights you will find:
- Dates to remember
- Principals Desk
- Yearbook information and Call for photos
- Support Family in Need
- March Book Madness
- Lincoln Service Project, Feed My Starving Children sign up
- Attention 5th graders
Wow! has the weather turned and we have had the wonderful pleasure of some absolutely beautiful days. I have included some photos of when our fifth graders enjoyed the courtyard for lunch on Wednesday this week. Most opted to eat outside, and we hope to be able to do this again soon. We also will have our schoolwide celebration this upcoming Friday. The students have been earning PAWS for their positive Lincoln behavior exhibiting respect, responsibility and being safe. This will be a schoolwide event, in the past we have had lunch recess at a park, schoolwide dance parties at the end of the day, movie clips during lunchtime, and our biggest was our all-school assembly with a BMX rider showing off his skills. The student council is thinking of some great ideas, we shall see what Friday brings.
This week also marks the 94th anniversary of Lincoln School being open, Monday is the anniversary. It is hard to believe that our school has been educating St. Charles students for almost a century. We will celebrate with a themed spirit week, kicking off with Rock your socks for World Down Syndrome day! The rest of the week is above.
Below are students that were identified by their classroom teachers for doing an excellent job on iReady. We will honor two students a week throughout the year. There aren't specific requirements, some may be recognized due to the percentage of lessons completed, or the number of minutes they worked on iReady, others may be recognized for improvement and growth.
- June Tassone
- Gabriella King
- Maggie Paccelli
- Ivan Kadela
- Tallula Mellendorf
- Jennings Staat
- Genevieve Alongi
- Billy O'Brien
- Will Pokorny
- Jack Simon
- Gavin Higgins
- Bradley Abts
- Mason Galan
- Stella Magana
Introducing our new social worker and school nurse
My name is Joanne Muellner and I have been a social worker for 18 years. This is my third year as a school social worker and I previously worked at a private agency working with the child welfare system. I graduated from Aurora University in 2019 with my MSW and LOVE working in schools. I am at Lincoln all day on Mondays (7:40-3:20) and a half-day on Fridays (7:40-11:30). I also work in Central School District 301. I look forward to working with the students and staff at Lincoln!
In regards to my personal life, I have a husband and two daughters. They are both in middle school. They keep me very busy. My 6th grader plays hockey and my 8th grader plays water polo. We also love to camp and spend time outdoors.
Christi Mathern--You have a permanent school Nurse starting next Thursday and I am already feeling welcomed by all your little Leopards as I transition from the hospital setting to your full time Nurse. I have been an inpatient Pediatric Nurse for the past 20 years. I love what I do and the community in which I care for!
I have two daughters who attend Norton Creek. Their passion for softball, along with their dad and me, really drove this transition to become your nurse home for me. This career change allows me to do both the things I love! I get to be your Nurse and their Mommy! Along with softball, we love spending time with our two dogs, cat, snake, and a newly acquired hamster!
Yearbook Information and Call for Photos--SUNDAY last day to submit photos
Order Your Yearbook Today! Order your student’s yearbook by visiting www.treering.com. There is also an opportunity to upload your own photos to be included in this year’s yearbook. Please follow this link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ KJtpteKpXXH1AQ7y6 Alternatively, you may add your own photos directly to Treering by creating an account.
Be sure to make your photos “sharable” so they are accessible to our yearbook committee.
DEADLINE TO ORDER A YEARBOOK: March 28
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YEARBOOK PHOTOS NEEDED!!
We need photos for the yearbook! Please email photos to email@example.com or upload to the google drive. Contact Jessica Boyle at the above email address with any questions.
Pictures are needed for the following events/activities:
Walk to School Day
5th Grade Field Trip
Ice Cream Social
Lincoln Christmas Tree
5M Party Pictures
AM Kindergarten Party Pictures
Band & Orchestra Concerts
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PHOTOS: March 20
Equity Audit Parent Focus Groups
As part of the District’s equity audit, parent 1-hour focus groups will be held across the District via Zoom during April to allow families to share their thoughts on our District’s strengths, areas of need, and long-term opportunities for providing the best educational experience for all students. Our partners will construct and lead focus groups in the equity audit process- the Consortium for Educational Change (CEC). There will be morning and evening focus groups available for parents. Every school’s goal is to have 15 families agree to participate in a focus group. During the week of March 21, a member of our school staff will begin calling parents from a document with families’ names listed in random order to invite prospective participants to be part of a focus group and at that time will share specific dates and times. All parents are welcome to email your written responses to the focus group questions to CEC should you not be selected to participate in a focus group but desire to share your opinions (A list of the focus group questions and a place for submitting your answers to them will be posted on the District website beginning April 4). We thank you for your commitment to equity in education, and we are excited about this next step in gathering the voices of our District to create a comprehensive plan for moving forward. If you have any questions regarding the focus group process, please contact our Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Dr. Tracy Taylor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grupos de Enfoque para Padres para la Auditoría de Equidad
Como parte de la auditoria de equidad del distrito, se llevarán a cabo grupos de enfoque para padres de una hora alrededor del distrito mediante Zoom durante el mes de abril para darles a las familias la oportunidad de compartir sus opiniones en los puntos fuertes de nuestro distrito, las áreas de necesidad y las oportunidades a largo plazo para ofrecer la mejor experiencia educativa a todos los estudiantes. Los grupos de enfoque serán construidos y dirigidos por nuestros socios en el proceso de auditoría de equidad - el Consorcio para el Cambio Educativo (CEC por sus siglas en inglés). Habrá grupos de enfoque disponibles en la mañana y en la tarde para los padres. El objetivo de cada escuela es que 15 familias acepten participar en un grupo de enfoque. Durante la semana del 21 de marzo, un miembro del personal de nuestra escuela comenzará a llamar a los padres de un documento con los nombres de las familias listados en orden aleatorio para invitar a los posibles participantes a formar parte de un grupo de enfoque y en ese momento compartirán las fechas y horas específicas. Todos los padres son bienvenidos a enviar por correo electrónico sus propias respuestas escritas a las preguntas del grupo de enfoque al CEC en caso de que no sean seleccionados para participar en un grupo de enfoque, pero deseen compartir sus opiniones (una lista de las preguntas del grupo de enfoque y un lugar para presentar sus respuestas a ellas se publicará en el sitio web del distrito a partir del 4 de abril). Le agradecemos su compromiso con la equidad en la educación, y estamos entusiasmados con este próximo paso en la recopilación de las voces de nuestro distrito para que podamos crear un plan integral para avanzar. Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre el proceso del grupo de enfoque, por favor, póngase en contacto con nuestra Directora de Diversidad, Equidad e Inclusión, la Dra. Tracy Taylor, en email@example.com.
March Book Madness
We have our Championship titles! This week our students voted between Hamsters Make Terrible Roommates by Cheryl B. Klein and The Barnabus Project by The Fan Brothers. Students at other D303 elementary schools voted between Chez Bob by Bob Shea and Snail Crossing by Corey R. Tabor. The votes are in, and the Championship "match" is between:
The Barnabus Project and Chez Bob!
All D303 students will vote between these titles next week. The winner will be announced next Friday, March 25!
If your student wants to hear all of the March Madness books read aloud, they can visit their LRC Schoology page. Additionally, TownHouse Books in St. Charles has the D303 March Madness books available for purchase. Shop online at https://townhousebooks.com/shop/ or visit their storefront at 105 North 2nd Avenue.
Lincoln Service Project-Only a few spots left
Feed my starving children is an organization that helps those around the world in need of food by distributing nutritious meals to countries all around the globe. As a nonprofit organization, they distribute food to those that are malnourished and in need of food. By coming to this event, as a school, we will be able to help many people in need by helping them produce these meals. It is optional to come and help and if that night does not work it is okay.
Who: Lincoln students and families (children 5 years and older)
What: Feed my starving children volunteer night
When: April 25th 4:30 to 6:15 PM
Where: Aurora IL 555 exchange court 60504
Why: To help those in need and food may be scarce
Sign-up quickly! There are not many spots available! The link is below, this is a wonderful evening for our Lincoln Leopards to help support others.
Lincoln ALL Call for Female Phenomes
Lincoln ALL Call for Female Phenomes
Looking for female phenomes to support alternative recess activities. (Mom’s, Aunts, Older sisters, grandma’s significant females)
Days-Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (one day each week)
Place-LRC or Music Room, or outside (south lawn or courtyard)
Individuals need to be background checked and fingerprinted by Kane County–pick up paperwork in advance from our office and need to do this by appointment only.
Activities of your choice, or maker space choices.
Here is the link to indicate interest.
ATTENTION 5TH GRADE FAMILIES!
Below is upcoming information from Thompson, regarding open house, ordering clap-out t-shirts, and more. There are shirts for those going to Thompson and those going to Wredling. Make sure you order these so your son or daughter can wear it for clap out, the last day of school.