Lincoln Bulletin

January 7, 2022

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UPCOMING DATES

Thursday, January 13, 2022-Student Council Meeting 3:00-3:45 in the LRC

Monday, January 17, 2022-No School Martin Luther King Day

Tuesday, January 18, 2022-Teachers Institute

Lincoln School

Our Vision-Lincoln School is a community that fosters a sense of belonging to grow as a citizen and a learner.

Lincoln leopards are respectful, responsible, and safe---Roar!


Yearlong Theme-Rooted Together Branching Out!

Highlights you will find:

  • Dates to remember
  • Principals Desk
  • PTO website and Newsletter
  • E-Learning plan and Emergency Days
  • Calling all Watch DOGS
  • CogAT results coming home
  • Lost and Found
  • Artsonia--Be on the lookout

Principals Desk

Welcome back to all of our Lincoln community. As we enter our new year staff engaged in discussions reviewing iReady data and other academic and social-emotional and behavioral data to plan for our student's return. This day was filled with excellent collaboration among our staff including our newest staff members. In the new year, Lincoln is welcoming 3 new staff members. These include our new full-time social worker Ms. Drews, our new second full-time resource teacher, Ms. Wroble, and we also welcome Ms. Ozehowski our teacher of the blind and visually impaired. It is great to continue to build such a strong team at Lincoln in the new year.


Our January SEL theme is goal setting and our staff started off the new year considering a personal goal and a professional goal. We are also including this as part of our schoolwide practice. Please talk to your son or daughter about their goals in school and also outside of school. What can they do to achieve this goal in school, what work or actions can they take to achieve this goal.


Over the next few weeks, we plan to have students go out for lunch recess, and PE so please make sure that they have appropriate winter gear including hats, gloves, boots and snow pants for recess. We will NOT go outdoors if the temperature is below zero degrees. Thank you for sending kids with their winter gear.


In addition, our EMPOWER teachers have created an awesome winter maker challenge, this is listed above, if you take part in this please take photos and do one of the following, send the photo to me at michelle.woodring@d303.org (title EMPOWER challenge) and post to the Lincoln Facebook page, or the Lincoln Twitter tagging @LincolnD303. I look forward to seeing all this creativity and family fun.

E-Learning Plan and Emergency Days

The School Board has approved an E-Learning plan that gives the district the option to offer remote learning in place of emergency days. Currently, our last day of school is Tuesday, May 24, which is the week before Memorial Day. As we move into the winter months, we want to update you on the plan for how the district will manage emergency days and e-learning days.

  • If we experience inclement weather, the first three days will be “snow days” that will be made up at the end of the school year on May 25, 26, and 27 as needed.

  • Subsequent emergency days will be remote days so the last attendance day will still be before Memorial Day.

  • If there is a long stretch of inclement weather (blizzard, polar vortex, etc.), we may split the days into “snow days” and e-learning days so as to not have too many non-attendance days in a row.

Calling Watch DOGS (Dad's of Great Students)

First of all would like to thank our Watch Dogs! We have had wonderful male role models join us on Fridays for lunch. This is a great way to bond with your son, daughter, grandchild, or special child in your like and also show the importance of school. If you have interest in being a Watch DOG, or have interest in coming in one of the available days, please sign up, if you haven't already done so this also requires a background check and following COVID protocols but we would love for more participants!


The schedule has a lot of slots after January. Here is the sign-up link.


Watch DOGS Sign-Up link

CoGAT tests

During November and December CogAT tests were given, we are sending these results home with 3rd and 5th graders in their backpacks, please look for an envelope that contains these results.

LOST AND FOUND

This is just a reminder to label all of your children’s belongings (hoodies, coats, water bottles, lunch boxes, etc). We have already had some items turned into the Lost & Found with no names on them. If these items are labeled, we can bring them back to your student’s class.

D303 is looking for Substitute Nurses!

Do you have a friend, neighbor or relative who has a nursing license

and is looking for work?


A D303 substitute nurse has a flexible schedule, an opportunity use their nursing skills

and work in any of our 18 district school buildings.


Many former D303 substitutes have gone on to become district employees.

Please share the following contact information:

Juanita Gryfinski, Dept Chair, D303 Health Services at 331-228-3834 or juanita.gryfinski@d303.org

Kristen Pozna, District Substitute Coordinator at 331-228-4924 or kristen.pozna@d303.org.

Be on the Lookout for Artsonia Permission Slips

Be on the Lookout for Artsonia Permission Slips

Lincoln Elementary is creating online student art portfolios on Artsonia.com. Artsonia manages student art portfolios in a safe and educational manner, developing students' pride and self-esteem and involving parents and relatives in arts education. Your child needs your permission to create a digital portfolio of their artwork.

Parents/guardians who are new to Artsonia.com can find the Parent Code on the permission form that will be sent home with each student.

Artwork will be added during the remainder of the year for families to enjoy.

Please feel free to reach out to Lincoln's art teacher Mrs. Watts at

christine.watts@d303.org if you have any questions.