October 14, 2022
Lincoln leopards are respectful, responsible, and safe!
District and School Theme-Be Here, Be You, Belong!
Tuesday, October 18, 2022-Student Council Elections in school
Thursday, October 19, 2022-October Bday lunch with Ms. Woodring (Grades 2-5)
Wednesday, October 26, 2022-Early Release
Monday, October 31, 2022-Halloween-Parade and classroom parties (info below)
In a few weeks, we will celebrate Halloween, on Monday October 31. We will have our parade which will be outdoors around the blacktop for all students K-5 beginning at 1:40. We will exit the south doors, walk to the blacktop, then walk along the north side of the building and then re-enter through the front doors. Our morning kindergarten class will have their parade at 8:15-those students will parade around the south patio and grass area and then enter the front doors, parents wanting to see them can line up along the sidewalk south of the building.
Students will be able to dress up but they will need to follow guidelines and as always wear specified face masks along with their costumes. Students will need to bring costumes to school as they will dress during an afternoon designated time, please make sure that they need as little support dressing as possible as there are many students and only one teacher per classroom to help with this.
For those parents who wish to have their children participate, please follow the guidelines below:
- Students must be able to put their own costumes/make-up on without assistance.
- No masks, aside from usual face masks for COVID-19 may be worn.
- No costumes and/or make-up may be worn that depict blood and violence.
- Students are not to bring anything that resembles a weapon of any fashion, even if it part of a costume.
- No political costumes, please.
- No bare midriffs or scant clothing.
- Costumes must be appropriate for school and not distract students from the learning environment.
Students will be asked to remove any parts of the costume that are not within the guidelines, if you have a question regarding a costume please reach out to me or your classroom teacher.
After the parade, we will have classroom parties starting at 2:00. Each classroom will have a party. If you do not wish for your child to participate in the Halloween activities please let your child's teacher know. Lincoln will offer an alternative activity to those students which may include watching a movie or playing games. All activities during the party will be organized by the room parent, and no food is permitted during the party. Thank you for understanding.
Room parents will reach out to parents listed on our volunteer list regarding the classroom party and planning in the next day or so if they haven't done so already.
In an effort to honor our veteran's we are beginning to plan our Veteran's day celebration. Above is an attached flyer for you to print and complete and return to school so we can place these up in our hallways and students can see photos and information regarding Lincoln community veterans. We also would like to do a celebration honoring those that are able to join us in person on Nov. 11 in the morning at about 8:30, this will be done in the gym. If you know of a veteran that you would like to be invited please complete this google form, including their address or email so we can mail invitations to honor them.
Donations for Big Hearts of Fox Valley
Please encourage your student to bring in a NEW unwrapped toy or board game during this week to school to show your support for D303 kids in need. Each District school will be collecting these items for the annual Big Hearts Toy Drive.
Big Hearts of Fox Valley is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization making a difference in our own community by brightening the lives of D303 children affected by financial hardship at Christmas time and throughout the school year.
To learn more about Big Hearts of Fox Valley and to make a much-needed donation visit their website at bigheartsfv.org. Thank you for helping to make the holiday season brighter, winters warmer and every day easier for kids in need in D303.
During fire prevention month we welcome our firefighters into our school for a presentation. They went over ways to prevent fires along with teaching students the importance of getting out and families coming up with an escape plan. Yesterday, the St. Charles Fire Department visited Lincoln school with its large fire truck. They demonstrated the ladder feature for our kindergarten through 2nd-grade students. I have included a few photos from the event, the students enjoyed it and learned a lot.
Today was National White Cane Day
Updates from Mrs. Wollak our school socialworker and student support specialist
Small PRIZES Needed!
We are looking for more small prize items to fill up our PAW Raffle Prize Bin. If you have new/unused fun items at home, such as fidgets, small toys, party favors, stickers, seasonal pencils/erasers etc. We'd love to have them! Please send them to the main office labeled with PAW PRIZE DONATION or drop them off during conferences this week. THANK YOU!!