Lincoln Bulletin

February 26, 2021

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Highlights you will find:

  • PTO WInners above
  • Upcoming Dates
  • Principals desk
  • From the LRC
  • Kindergarten registration-Happening NOW!
  • PTO newsletter
  • PTO Butterbraid Fundraiser
  • Message to 5th Grade from Thompson Middle School
  • 5 essentials survey-Please give feedback
  • Middle school transfer request window
  • Preschool information
  • Food Service and Pick up-Breakfast added.
  • Rent and Utility assistance-Info below
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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:

1/19/21 through 3/12/21

2021-2022 Online Kindergarten Registration opens (see information below)

Friday, 2/26/21

NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS, Teacher Work Day

Middle School Transfer Request closes

Monday, 3/1/21

All online Butterbraid orders are due

Wear your favorite Jersey to kick off March Madness for Read Across America

Tuesday, 3/2/21-Friday 3/5/21

Look above for fun dress up ideas correlated with reading various genres to celebrate Read Across America

Thursday, 3/25/21

Full-Day Attendance for students

Friday, 3/26/21

NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS, School Improvement Day

March 29 through April 2, 2021

Spring Break

Remember the 3 W's: Wear a Mask, Watch Your Distance, Wash Your Hands

From the Principal's Desk

As the weather warms, days lengthen, birds are beginning to sing--we can feel the positive energy among all our students. We feel like we have turned a corner and our weather is demonstrating the break from winter. This is such a wonderful time of year and I have always looked forward to this time of new beginnings. We have successfully completed our second trimester, what a wonderful accomplishment, especially this year. I am proud of all of our learners. Our teachers have worked very hard to build engaging activities, lessons, and supports to ensure all of our students are learning and growing. We have diligently adhered to safety protocols to ensure that we can all stay safe. We have expanded some of our building-wide incentives for behavior and last Friday we had a schoolwide dance party in our hall to celebrate earning 100 PAWS.

From The LRC

One Book One School

Congratulations to the Grossi family for being this week's trivia/family activity participation winner! The trivia and family activities have been updated for Week 3 on the One Book One School Website. Participate in one (or both!) by Wednesday (March 3) to have your family' entered into the drawing. Remember that you can also visit the website to hear Lincoln staff members reading Flora and Ulysses aloud!


March Book Madness - Wear a Jersey on Monday, March 1!

The elementary LRC directors are promoting a district-wide book bracket based on March Book Madness (#2021MBM). Each week throughout the month of March, students will listen to books that have been recorded by the elementary LRC directors and Youth Services Librarians at the St. Charles Public Library. Students will use Google Forms to vote for their favorite of two books while eliminating books in a bracket-style competition. All students, remote and in-person, will have the chance to participate in this fun reading promotion featuring "Just Some Great Books." We will announce the book that is the district winner on March 25!


In honor of March Book Madness kickoff, Monday, March 1 will be wear a Jersey or Sportswear Day!

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Wear your Jersey Monday-to kick off our March Madness Read program

Dear Parents and Guardians,

District 303 participates in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey that collects feedback from our students, teachers, and parents. Your participation in the parent the portion of the survey will give you the opportunity to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness. The responses will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide our improvement efforts. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

The Parent Survey is currently open and will remain so through April 2 2021. To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey. As part of this communication, we have included graphics of the login page with additional information about how to access the survey. Most notably, make sure you enter Kane County in the box for county even if your home or your child’s school is in DuPage County. This will allow you to correctly select your child’s school.

All District 303 teachers, as well as students in 4th through 12th grades, are being asked to complete this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if their teachers and/or students meet the response rate threshold of 50 percent. Teachers will work with students to assist them with logging in and taking the student survey.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

· Effective Leaders

· Collaborative Teachers

· Involved Families

· Supportive Environments

· Ambitious Instruction

We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your input.

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

The District 303 Kindergarten enrollment process for the 2021-2022 school year will be virtual! Between January 19 and March 12, families will be able to enroll their kindergarten-age children by visiting the Kindergarten Registration & Information page of the District 303 website. On the site you will find:

  • The New Student Intake Form (coming January 19, 2021)

  • The Kindergarten Step-by-Step Guide for registration

  • Health and Dental exams and immunization information

  • Contact information for all elementary schools

  • Information about Full Day and Half Day Kindergarten

PTO ButterBraids Fundraiser

One more week to order!

The perfect addition to your spring brunches!

Click the link below.

See attached PDF for complete details.

Thanks for your support!

https://store.myfundraisingplace.com/RegisterSeller/8ae96b72-1edf-42a8-ab30-1a1394ab64f6

Order Pick-Up:

Wednesday, March 10, 2021; 4 - 6 pm

Guilbert House

511 Post Rd

St. Charles, IL 60174

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MIDDLE SCHOOL TRANSFERS - REQUEST PERIOD OPEN FROM FEB. 1 - FEB. 26--DUE TODAY!

Double-check your address to know where your fifth-grade son or daughter are slotted to attend middle school, most Lincoln students attend Thompson but there is a small group of homes that attend Wredling. If you have a question please email us, debra.fick@d303.org.


Families who wish to submit a Middle School Transfer request may do so beginning February 1, 2021. Families must complete a separate form for each student they want to be transferred. Requests are granted based on space available. This means that siblings are not guaranteed placement. A written decision will be communicated to families before spring break.


Once the request is approved, a student may remain at that middle school throughout his or her middle school career, as long as the student resides in District 303.



Families of students granted permission to attend a school outside of their assigned attendance area are responsible for their own transportation.

Students will return to their assigned attendance area high school regardless of the middle school attended.

The Middle School Transfer request window will close at 4:00pm on February 26, 2021.

If you have questions, please contact Tammy Marsan at: 331-228-2397.

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