August 30, 2019
Dates to remember
Monday, September 2
- Labor Day - NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, September 4
- Running Club Begins
Tuesday, September 17
- Beginners morning orchestra begins
- 4th Grade Morning Orchestra begins
Thursday, September 19
- 5th Grade Morning Band begins
Friday, Sept. 20
- Fifth Grade Field Trip
Monday, September 23-Friday, September. 27
- Bring your parent to PE
Once again, it was great to be able to open Lincoln’s doors this week to parents for our annual Curriculum Night. I enjoyed the opportunity to formally introduce myself to so many of you in order to help you put a face and a personality with a name. Being able to meet and speak with many Lincoln families early in the school year has really been an opportunity to build our strong relationships from the start. The positive observations and comments that were shared with me by numerous Lincoln parents confirm this is a great place for students.
In addition, I appreciated the opportunity to speak with you about Lincoln’s school-wide initiatives. It is of the utmost importance that our school goals are transparent to students and parents. I am also sharing the infographic I shared in my presentation, some parents per parents requests.
Today, Lincoln staff combined with Richmond and Davis. We put in a full day of learning, through collaboration, to build a common understanding of this years work in a multi-tiered system of support reinvigorating our professional learning communities.
Since we have so many new staff members this year, I would like to introduce them over the next few weeks in the Lincoln Bulletin. Our first introduction is Ms. Reinbold, our Resource Teacher, she will work part-time at Lincoln and part-time at Wasco--
Greetings! My name is Jaime Reinbold! I live in Downers Grove and have one son, Jacob, who is a big-time middle schooler. I enjoy reading, cooking, going to the pool in the summer, and being with friends and family, in my free time. I feel very lucky to be working as a Resource teacher. This will be my 9th year teaching. I have experience teaching in a classroom for children with Autism, 3rd grade, and 4th grade. I have also served on ELA and Math curriculum committees, as well as serving as a Math Core leader. I am so excited to be partnering with you this year!
Two Lincoln Volunteer Opportunies-
Fox Valley Marathon
We have an opportunity to sign-up to volunteer and raise funds for Lincoln on 9/22/19 at the Fox Valley Marathon in St. Charles. We need to have volunteers signed up by 8/27 to get all of our funds at the event. We committed to 10 spots for anyone 14 and older to volunteer in race village. Race village is located in the Blue Goose parking lot. Our shift is from 5-9 AM. I know that is early but the 4 hours go fast and it is very active in the village with runners and spectators!
Please consider joining the team today! You can bring friends or family and have them enjoy the early morning sunrise as well!
Here is the link! The password is "Lincoln"
Volunteers needed in our bookroom-
Lincoln is organizing our new book room. We are in need of volunteers to help stamp and label books, and organize them into baggies and bins. This is a time-intensive job and we are welcoming parents to help us accomplish this. If you have time please reach out to Ms. Kappele- firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Wednesday the Lincoln students and staff took part in our first safety drills. During the safety drills, students and staff practice their identified plans and behaviors in the event of crisis situations. We began with a fire drill, proceeded to a tornado drill, and finished with a lockdown drill. In a few weeks, we will complete these again with the support of both the fire and police department.
We will continue to run safety drills periodically throughout the school year.
5th Grade Choir
5th Grade Choir!
Dear Families of 5th Grade Students!
We are thrilled to announce that this year, D303 will continue to provide a 5th Grade Choir Program for ALL Elementary Schools! This program will run in a similar fashion as the current Elementary Band and Orchestra Programs with a weekly before-school rehearsal, but will NOT conflict with current band and orchestra rehearsals.
This program will run from September through May, with our first meeting being Friday, September 20th!
Choir will be meeting on Friday mornings at NORTON CREEK from
7:25am to 8:30am. Parents/guardians are responsible for dropping their student at Norton Creek by 7:25 am. D303 Transportation will provide buses to transport students back to their home schools after rehearsal!
Performances are TBD as the year unfolds.
The goal of this program is to offer a formal choral music opportunity to our young students and to enrich their musical experience while preparing for middle and high school vocal music possibilities. We will work on ensemble practice, team building, vocal technique, vocal health, unison and part-singing, all through a rich variety of vocal music repertoire. I look forward to this adventure and hope your student will be a part of this wonderful experience!
If you have further questions, please do not hesitate emailing me!
If you would like to register your 5th grader for choir please click the link below and sign up by September 20th! More information to follow!
Thank you so much,
Mrs. Beetstra (K-5 General Music @Norton Creek, Lincoln, Anderson)