December 7, 2018
Students at Lincoln are hard at work. Although many are very excited in anticipation of the holidays and winter break, we still are remaining focused on our learning. A few highlights from the week are the kindergartners are furiously writing to produce books for their book fair. Fifth graders are piecing together clues and determining who the patient zero is in their current PLTW unit. Our first graders adopted a new class pet and used what they know about words and decoding to name and read the name of the pet. Third grade is busy learning about self-selected topics from both books they checked out last week from the public library and from video content. Mrs. Gilmore and Mrs. Klotz's second graders are building their numbers sense comparing numbers and working within hundreds, tens and ones. During lunch, students have opted to enjoy a relaxing time listening to Mrs. Dainko read at Books between Bites and our drama club will soon be up and running for our 4th and 5th-grade thespians.
Students at Lincoln school are being asked each morning to do a daily kindness activity. Building a routine and culture of kindness is a priority within our school. Students are acting on these daily reminders by writing letters of thank you to our custodian, taking the time to thank our lunchroom supervisors, spending time with a new friend, holding the door open and something even as simple as smiling at someone you pass in the hall. Our hope is that we build these skills within our students, and these simple acts of kindness become embedded in their lives. Please encourage them outside of school. I am using the hashtag #Bekindfor25 to promote this. Feel free to do the same.
Books and Bites and Lincoln students showing kindness
Friday, December 21 Lincoln will host a Holiday Sing beginning at 1:30 in the gymnasium. Parents, grandparents, etc. are welcome to join us for the fun event. After the Holiday Sing, students will end their day with classroom parties. Due to possible overcrowding in classrooms, only those parents who signed up to support the classroom parties through the Lincoln PTO should proceed to classrooms. All other Holiday Sing attendees should exit through the main entrance.
Art Studio News from Mrs. Simkus
Lincoln artists have a digital gallery on Artsonia! Please check out the amazing work being accomplished each week by going to https://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?school=158409. Enjoy!
Note from the secretary
Recess: Indoors or Outdoors??
Please have your child come to school with the appropriate outside gear for outdoor recess every day. The decision to have recess indoors or outdoors is usually decided at 11:30 am each day. Children will go outside each day that the wind chill is above 0 degrees.
SNOW! Since the snow has come early this year please be aware of the following Lincoln recess rules:
· Snow boots need to be worn in order to walk in the snow.
· Snow pants and snow boots need to be worn in order to play in the snow.
· All winter items need to be worn that came with your child to school that day (hats, gloves, scarf, etc.).
Please label your child’s personal belongings. Even initials are helpful in gloves and hats to help locate their owner! This extra step is so helpful for keeping items out of our Lost & Found.
From the Nurse
Great news! Lincoln has partnered with Smile Programs...the mobile dentists, to offer in-school dental care right here at Lincoln during the school day on January 31, 2019.
Even better, dental care is usually at no cost to you. All insurance is accepted including Medicaid and CHIP. For those without insurance, a low-cost self-pay option is available.
This dental exam will fulfill the Illinois State requirement of dental exam for K, 2, and 6th grades. Current 1st and 5th graders can use this dental exam for their next year requirement.
Look for form coming home soon or sign your child up today at www.MySchoolDentist.com.
JoAnne Lefelstein, RN
School Nurse, Lincoln Elementary
Dates to Remember
Monday, December 10 Student Council Toy Drive ends in the morning
Winter Band Concert at St. Charles North H.S.
Board of Education Meeting at the Administration Center
Thursday, December 13 PTO Butter Braid pick-up at school
3:00 – 4:00 PM
Winter Orchestra Concert at St. Charles North H.S.
Friday, December 14 PTO candy cane sale during lunch
PTO Movie Night in Gym
Saturday, December 15 Optional Orchestra Performance
10:00 AM at Rosewood Care Center
Thursday, December 20 Student Council Ringing Bell at Blue Goose
3:00 – 5:00 PM
Friday, December 21 PTO candy cane sale during lunch
Holiday Sing/Classroom Parties
December 24 – January 6 Winter Break – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
Monday, January 7 School Resumes
Friday, January 18 Teacher’s Institute Day
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
Monday, January 21 Martin Luther King Holiday
Mitten Tree sponsored by Student Council
Share the warmth this holiday season. Please donate to our hat & mitten tree located in the lobby of the school. We will be collecting new winter hats, scarves, mittens, gloves through December. Items will be donated by the student council to support those who need some warmth this holiday season.