May 19, 2023
- Monday, 5/22 LAMPE Day
- Tuesday, 5/23 4th grade picnic
- Wednesday, 5/24-5th Grade Too Good For Drugs Graduation 9AM
- Wednesday, 5/24-ALL School Hot Dog Day
- Wednesday, 5/24 All Day K, 1st grade, 2nd grade & 3rd grade picnic
- Thursday, 5/25 5th grade picnic
- Friday, 5/26 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL- 5th Grade Clap Out 2:45pm (more info to come)
SPIRIT WEEK 5/22-5/26
Monday-Wear Your Class Color Day
5th grade-Lincoln Spirit Wear
Tuesday- Costume Day
- 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.
Wednesday- Flower Day
Thursday- Hawaiian Day
Friday- Lincoln Leopard Spirit Day
Lincoln leopards are respectful, responsible, and safe!
District and School Theme-Be Here, Be You, Belong!
Location: 211 South 6th Ave, St. Charles
From Mrs. Woodring
Our Runners club culminated their work in participating in a 5K, She runs the Fox achieving their goal of running a 5K.
We celebrated our volunteers this morning with a volunteer breakfast hosted by our staff and student council. Two students read poems to express the meaning and importance of volunteerism. Thank you to all those that supported all of our events this year.
This upcoming Monday is our LAMPE day, which is similar to field day, a fun active day filled with, Library, Art, Music, PE and Empower days. Students will be outside for most of the days and out in the sun, so please send with sunscreen on, or hats and dressed appropriately.
Finally, next Wednesday our school will have our schoolwide Hot Dog Day, this is the only option provided by our lunch service top all, this correlates with a few class picnics. If your child does not like hot dogs, please send them with a different option.
Clap out information-
We will have our final clap out of our 5th graders, Friday, May 26th at the end of the day, this will be beginning at 2:45. 5th graders are encouraged to wear their middle school t-shirts, or Lincoln wear.
Students will walk throughout the the building for other grade levels to clap them out, and then the 5th graders will exit the kindergarten doors (on the southside). They will proceed to walk the southside of the building and then around the back blacktop. Parents can view and take photos and clap them out of Lincoln along the south patio or black top. The 5th graders will do a final walk around the playground and dismiss by the blue playground.
Please line up along the outer perimeter of the blacktop or along the south sidewalk to officially clap them out of Lincoln.
Are You Moving?
If your child will NOT be attending a D303 school for the 2023-24 school year, please notify us by completing and returning the two forms below as soon as possible.
- Release of student records form This also gives us permission to share records with your child’s new school when requested.
- Withdrawal Form This provides us with details regarding withdrawing your child from CUSD303.
Mental Health Awareness Newsletter
May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Mental Health includes children's social, emotional, and behavioral well-being. NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness, reports the following statistics on the prevalence of mental illness among children and teens in America. KNOW THE SIGNS: NAMI ide...
May is Mental Health Awareness Month!
Mental Health includes children’s social, emotional, and behavioral well-being. NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness, reports the following statistics on the prevalence of mental illness among children and teens in America.
KNOW THE SIGNS: NAMI identifies the following warning signs that could indicate a mental health concern for children and teens.
Referral GPS partners with Schools, Primary Care Providers, Hospitals, Police Departments, Universities, Mental Health Treatment Providers and Non-Profits to help connect the community to mental health treatment. Click on the following link to search for a mental health provider that meets your child’s needs. You can search by insurance type, gender of therapist, area of specialty, and location. https://referralgps.com/
D303 Virtual Calming Room is a place for students and families to find tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings. The Virtual Calming Room includes links to the following:
Hotlines and Resources
Sounds and Music
Puzzles and Games
Color and Create
Live Animal Cameras
Respect Through Literacy - May 2023
In partnership with the St. Charles Public Library, Lincoln School has created a list of book titles or areas within the Public Library that you can visit with your child(ren) in order to reinforce the topic of "respect" that we are focusing on at school during the month of May.
Staff Recognition and Acknowledgement
Here is the link to the form, https://forms.gle/XzjVuHd5HK7zGMBj9
In the future it will be embedded as a button.
ORCHESTRA ENROLLMENT 2023 - 2024 SCHOOL YEAR
All students entering 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade next fall are welcome to participate in the elementary string program. Our goal is to provide meaningful learning experiences in music and develop individual student achievement and appreciation of music. The elementary instrumental music program also provides excellent preparation for the middle school and high school bands and orchestras. In order to plan adequately for next school year, we ask that you enroll your new orchestra student or a current orchestra student by May 22.
New Orchestra Families To learn more about the orchestra program, please visit the D303 Elementary Orchestra Website
Have additional questions about orchestra specific to your school?
Click here:Lincoln /Munhall Orchestra Program 23-24
Ready to Enroll? New Orchestra Member Register Here
Current Orchestra Students Information:
Have you signed up for Orchestra for the 2023-2024 school year? Orchestra gets better every year! Click Here to Re-enroll! 23 -24 Continuing Orchestra Enrollment Please enroll by May 22.
Register for Summer Orchestra Camp for Current Orchestra Students
Summer Orchestra Camp is held at Thompson Middle School in the evening! Cool group music! Concert performance at the end! Awesome t-shirt! Lots of fun!
Enroll here: Summer Orchestra Camp for CURRENT Orchestra Members
WHEN: June 5, 6, 7, 8 (Mon - Thur) and June 12,13,14,15 (Mon - Thur)
WHERE: Thompson Middle School 705 W. Main St. St. Charles, IL
COST: $125 - includes a Summer Strings Camp t-shirt
TIMES: going into 4th grade 2023 - 2024: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
going into 5th grade 2023 - 2024: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
going into 6th grade 2023 - 2024: 6:45 - 8:45 PM
I am looking forward to working with you and your musician next school year! Please contact me with any questions you may have.
Mrs. Rita Borkowski Rita.Borkowski@d303.org
Please call the Attendance Line to Report an Absence
If your student is going to be late or absent, please call 331-228-2500 and press 1 to report the absence and the reason. Leave a message on the attendance line as soon as possible that morning or the night before. Thank you for your help in verifying absences from school.
D303 Administration has worked with the Board of Education to establish a routine summary on the health of District 303 through a Data Dashboard. This chart, which will be updated monthly on the District website, provides an overview of nine important measurements in the categories of Academics, Operations and Belonging.
A reminder from the school nurse…
Please do not forget to pick up all medications by the last day of school! Those medicines not picked up by an adult by May 26th, will need to be disposed of. The only medications that can be given to a student to transport home are those that are allowed to be self carried (Epi Pens, Pancreatic Enzymes or inhalers). If there is a self carry form on file for one of those medications, please remind your student to stop in and pick up medication before leaving on the last day. All medication orders must be renewed each school year. Forms are linked below.
Family Contact Info - Please verify for your family!
This week’s first snow is a great reminder to make sure the contact information you’ve provided the District is up-to-date. We want to ensure you’re getting timely alerts on inclement weather operations and other important notifications. Please take a moment to do the following:
View Notification Preferences/Enable Text Messages
District 303 will send notifications to families through the ParentLink system by text message, phone call and email based on your settings. Parents/guardians can view and edit their contact settings through the Home Access Center.
To receive timely emergency communications, we strongly encourage families to enable text notifications. For most people, this is the fastest way to receive and view important messages. Here’s how:
- From the HAC main menu, select the “registration” tab to view your contact settings
- Select the “edit” button to change your contact settings
- To enable text message notifications, enter your cell phone number in the Cell/Text field
- Select the “save” button
St. Charles Park District Pool Pass and Aquatic/Dance Programs
To provide recreation opportunities to the St. Charles community, the St. Charles Park Foundation has partnered with the For Scout Foundation and the JSG Dance Fund to provide financial assistance to economically challenged families who wish to participate in St. Charles Park District aquatic and dance programming. Please click on the above link for more information and to access the St. Charles Park Foundation financial aid application. Please let the office know if you need a copy of the information and the application sent home with your student. It is also linked!