Lincoln Middle School
November 19, 2021
The calendar keeps track. It has been nearly 2 years, and approaching 3 graduations, since we first closed our schools due to this pandemic. We have faced situations and hurdles we could never have imagined would challenge us. It has not been easy for anyone, and communities continue to manage this pandemic while the world strives to return to "normalcy."
Now it is November. As the calendar continues on it's annual trek, it gifts us with the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving. Albeit difficult, I hope your family will be able to reflect upon these tough times and find a memory, a moment, or a meaningful lesson to celebrate. I know that I will celebrate the health of my family along with the resilience of Lincoln's students and staff as they continue to push forward through this pandemic.
Attention any 7th or 8th grade girls interested in trying out for the Lincoln volleyball team!
Volleyball sign-ups are happening now. Please use this link to sign-up for try-outs. Make sure to have a current physical on file with the school nurse prior to attending try-outs. All try-outs are taking place in the Busse Gym.
The try-out schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, January 4
7th Grade 3:00-4:30
8th Grade 4:30-6:00
Wednesday, January 5
7th Grade 3:00-4:30
Thursday, January 6
8th Grade 3:00-4:30
Friday, January 7
7th Grade 3:00-4:30
8th Grade 4:30-6:00
WRESTLING . . . IT'S TIME TO HIT THE MATS!
Attention students interested in joining the wrestling team! Please make sure to have a current physical on file with the school nurse prior to the first practice on December 1 from 3:30-5:00pm in the cafeteria. There will be a parent meeting on November 30 at 6:00pm in the LRC. Wrestling will be in full COVID compliance. Wrestling sign-ups can be found at this link.
SPECTATOR GUIDELINES FOR LINCOLN ATHLETIC EVENTS
The following guidelines are in place so that families can attend athletics events at Lincoln:
- All spectators are to be masked for the duration of their time in the building.
- Only family members of players/performers will be admitted as spectators.
- There is no "student section."
- Siblings of athletes must sit with their parents.
- Due to limited capacity in our stands, we want to prioritize our limited space for families of athletes.
- This policy is consistent with all schools in the MSMSAC athletic conference.
Adherence to these guidelines is mandatory so that Lincoln can participate in and host athletic events as a member of the Mid-Suburban Middle School Athletic Conference during the Covid-19 pandemic. Thank you for your cooperation.
Multicultural Matrix . . . New Club at Lincoln !
Do you speak another language other than English? Were you born in another country? Have you visited other countries or perhaps been interested in visiting other countries? Whether you answered yes or no, it doesn’t matter! You are invited to join the Multicultural Matrix at Lincoln Middle School. We will be learning about different countries--their customs, traditions, and foods--and we will also be making crafts and connecting with each other. We are more alike than we are different, but we will be celebrating our differences in various ways. Please join us on two Wednesdays of every month for a fun and meaningful time together. Do you have ideas or suggestions for our Multicultural Matrix? We look forward to seeing you!
FROM OUR NURSE, MRS. SMITH
PTO WANTS YOU TO KNOW . . .
Thank You! Dine & Shares Bring in Needed Funds for Our PTO
Many thanks to all who have supported the PTO through Dine & Share participation. Since the beginning of the school year, we’ve hosted Dine & Shares at MOD Pizza, Buona and Panera. Each of these events has brought in over $100 that goes directly back to our school and students. We’ll continue to host these on a regular basis, so stay tuned!
Attention 7th Graders… Join Us for a Paint Party on Dec. 3
All 7th graders are invited to a PTO-hosted paint party taking place Friday, Dec. 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Lincoln cafeteria. The cost to attend is $20, which includes an 11x14 canvas and other supplies and a live instruction session with an artist. To register, click here, or see the related flyer for more information.
Holiday Shopping? Support the PTO through AmazonSmile
With the holidays soon approaching, we bet your Amazon purchases may be ramping up. Did you that you can support the PTO while shopping Amazon? It’s easy—to get started, visit https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-3907798 and click the “Start Shopping” button after being asked if you want to support the Lincoln PTO. Through AmazonSmile, 0.5% of eligible purchases are donated back to nonprofit organizations such as our PTO. Remember to bookmark this page for all future Amazon purchases.
Together, we are the PTO. Your support makes a difference. As always, contact email@example.com with any questions or feedback.
ED FOUNDATION GRANT CYCLE OPEN!
The District 57 Education Foundation is a non-profit organization comprised of Mount Prospect community members whose mission is to raise money to fund grants in the areas of curriculum, wellness, and technology. Grant requests may be written and submitted by district teachers, staff, students, and parents. The grants enrich the educational experiences of all students, helping them to achieve at their highest potential. Funded grants allow teachers to have access to the resources they need to support teaching and learning at Westbrook, Lions Park, Fairview, and Lincoln schools.
Over the years, the Foundation has funded computers, iPads, ELMO projectors, Smartboards, musical instruments, art supplies, fitness equipment, and supplemental reading material - all to enrich our children’s educational experiences. We are currently in a new Grant Request Cycle. A description of the grant request submission process and form is located within the Grants section of our website at https://www.57edfoundation.org
Grant requests are due by 12/17/2021 to the Ed Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent community members who are interested in submitting a grant request should contact the school principal to which the grant will benefit. The Ed Foundation will review all requests at our February meeting. Please contact the Ed Foundation Grant team at email@example.com with any questions. Thank you for your continuous support of the D57 Education Foundation.