Lincoln Bulletin

October 30, 2020

Highlights you will find:

  • CoGAT information Grades 3 and 5 PDF and Jpeg
  • Veteran's Day information
  • Virtual Author visit and book orders
  • Nurse's Guidelines
  • Staff Spotlight
  • Halloween Happenings
  • Sign up for remote student pictures, Nov. 13
  • Lincoln Family Directory-PDF attached
  • PTO newsletter
  • Food Service and Pick up-Breakfast added

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!

Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, 11/3/20 - Election Day Holiday, No School

Monday, 11/9/20 - Remote Learning Planning Day, No School for Students

Friday, 11/13/20 - Picture Retakes and Remote Students Picture Day

  • End of 1st trimester

November 23-27, 2020 - No School, Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, 12/2/20 - Report Cards available on HAC

Lincoln Bulletin

Today we celebrated Halloween at Lincoln. Although we have limitations the teachers, staff and room parents made it a memorable day. Below I am highlighting photos from the various activities from today and this week full of learning. I couldn't be more proud of all of our students and staff, continuing to remain positive working hard and making the most of this year whether in person or from their home. These life skills or creativity, flexibility, problem-solving while persevering through many limitations and challenges. Thank you!

This weekend, please please please practice social distancing, wear your masks, and continue to wash you hands. We have been able to remain in school for about 11 weeks and I hope we can continue this practice safely. Also, remember to change your clocks Saturday evening, Fall Back--we gain one hour! Enjoy that bonus time with your family this weekend.

In the next few weeks we will have shortened weeks, next Tuesday is election day, no school. The following Monday, Nov. 9 is remote planning days, so all students will work on asynchronise learning from home. Our third and fifth-grade students will participate in CogAT testing, please read the letter and information below. We have the full week off during Thanksgiving week. Students are always encouraged to work on iReady at home on both math and reading, this new tool provides personalized instruction for your child. In the coming weeks, we will roll out an incentive program for all. Please ask your son or daughter about how they are doing on this, at school and at home.

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Staff Spotlight

My name is Stella Iori and I am a Teacher’s Aide here at Lincoln school. I was born in Chicago and now live in West Chicago with my family. My husband's name is Anthony and together we have five kids between the ages of 8 and 17. They are all a part of the D303 family.

Our weekends are usually filled watching their sporting events and cheering them on at soccer, baseball, basketball and softball. I love going to musicals, concerts, and comedy clubs. I also enjoy watching movies, bike riding and cooking. Baking is a passion of mine and I am always looking for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe to try. It’s a dessert that I just can’t resist! My favorite season is fall. Nothing makes me happier than the crisp fresh air, beautiful colors, falling leaves, cozy sweater weather and my family’s yearly tradition of apple picking. It’s a special way we like to start the fall season!

Lincoln welcomes author Terri Libenson next Friday, book order attached

We are excited to (virtually) welcome New York Times bestselling author Terri Libenson! On Friday, November 6, Ms. Libenson will be speaking with our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes about her career as an author and her new book Becoming Brianna. To guarantee a signed (bookplate) copy of any of these books, please return this order form with payment (check made out to Lincoln School) by November 13. Third-fifth grade students will be sent home with a paper copy of the order form next week.

Student Pictures - Retakes & Sign-ups for Remote Learners

Color Portraits will be at Lincoln on Friday, 11/13/20. Any student who did not get their picture already taken or wishes to get a retake can do so on this day from 12:45-1:30. We will have them come down to the kindergarten room and take retakes.

Remote students will be invited to come into school on that day between 2:00-3:15 p.m. and have their pictures taken. Here is a Sign-up Genius form to schedule your student’s timeslot for those remote students.

Please sign up for one slot per student, please let me know if you have any questions,

From the Nurse

As winter approaches along with the troubling onset of cold and flu season, we all must remain vigilant about taking precautions to keep all of our Lincoln Learners safe and healthy. I am so impressed when I observe our students washing their hands, being mindful of social distancing and wearing their masks like champs. We have good evidence that these simple actions really work to keep the number of infections down. Even though we've recently experienced a big uptick in COVID-19 cases in Kane County, our illness rates at Lincoln remain very low.

If your child is home, or we send them home, presenting with any COVID-19 symptoms, the Illinois Department of Public Health requires that all household members (e.g. siblings, parents) stay home also until the symptomatic child is cleared by their Health Care Provider with a medical note indicating an alternative diagnosis or a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result.

To see the Illinois Department of Public Health COVID-19 Interim Exclusion Guidance Decision Tree for Symptomatic Individuals in Pre-K, K-12 Schools, go to our d303 website at, scroll down to District 303 Reopen School Plan and click, now scroll down and find this document under Health and Safety Resources.

Please dress appropriately-we will continue to go outdoors daily

We will continue to go outside for PE as weather permits following our D303 outdoor guidelines which can be found in the student handbook. Principals will be reminding parents to send appropriate clothing for outdoor activity each day. On occasion, PE will be held indoors due to standards being addressed

First Grade Visits with Mayor Rogina

Food Service Update

**BREAKFAST being added starting 11/10/20**

Organic Life will be offering breakfast at all Elementary Schools. Breakfast meals are free for all students just like the lunches.

Students will have the option to order breakfast in the morning as they already do for lunch. Organic Life will prep the breakfast bags and deliver them to the classrooms by 1:20pm each day for students. This helps to support students eating a breakfast before coming to school the next day.


The Federal Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) has been extended through June 30, 2021. As a result, any child between the ages of 1 and 18 is eligible to receive free meals at any District 303 site, as well as two off-site locations. Click on the graphics below for sites and pick up times. It is not necessary to provide the names of the children receiving meals at the pick-up locations.

  • Elementary school students who attend in-person every day will receive free meals at school

  • Elementary school students who are learning remotely may pick up meals at any site

  • Middle school students who attend on the hybrid schedule may sign up to receive the next day's meal that will be distributed after school

  • Middle school students learning remotely may pick up at any site

  • High school students attending in-person may pick up meals after school.

  • High School students learning remotely may pick up meals at any site

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D303 Parent University

November 2, 2020

Technology Talk
Sessions will be organized as follows:
7:30-8:00-Google Classroom
In this upcoming Parent University session, families will familiarize themselves with the 3 digital platforms teachers may use in the district: Seesaw, Google Classroom, and Schoology. Each digital platform will have its own 30-minute session. During these sessions, families will learn how best to support their children with their classwork. They will see where assignments are posted, how teachers communicate and collaborate with their child, where students turn in their work, and the many ways teachers can utilize the platform. Please fill out this form to indicate which session you are interested in attending.

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