January 15, 2021
Where is the Lincoln Leopard? Submit your answer using the link
Highlights you will find:
- Where is the Lincoln Leopard Contest..Above
- Kindergarten registration
- Middle school transfer request window
- Preschool information
- Lincoln Family Directory-PDF attached
- PTO newsletter
- ECRA SEL Mid Year Check parent letter
- Free parent or caregiver literacy workshop from Teachers College (our language arts resource)
- Food Service and Pick up-Breakfast added.
- Rent and Utility assistance-Info below
NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
2021-2022 Online Kindergarten Registration opens (see information below)
Virtual PTO Board Meeting at 9:00am (see PTO attachment for details)
Middle School Transfer Request opens
NO SCHOOL, President’s Day
Middle School Transfer Request closes
NO SCHOOL, Teacher Work Day
Remember the 3 W's: Wear a Mask, Watch Your Distance, Wash Your Hands
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
From the Principal's Desk
As we approach the middle of January I would like to say thank you to our whole community, our staff, students and families have once again amazed me with their flexibility, and resilience. We have quickly and successfully transitioned to in-person learning. Everyone is doing a remarkable job following safety protocols and staying healthy. Please continue to follow the safety guidelines to remain healthy and safe.
This weekend we have a three day weekend, Monday we celebrate Martin Luther King Day. Students are learning about what Martin Luther King is known for. Take some time this weekend to ask your student what they have learned and how some of his teachings can apply to their lives. Below are some photos from our fifth-grade classroom, students selected books and are learning about MLK and the civil rights era.
Next week we will again administer the social-emotional screener to grades 2-5, students will complete this in class during the window, a letter below further explains what this is and how we can utilize the information to support our students.
MIDDLE SCHOOL TRANSFERS - REQUEST PERIOD OPEN FROM FEB. 1 - FEB. 26
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, firstname.lastname@example.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.
Free parent workshop to support children's literacy development
Free TCRWP Parent & Caregiver Workshop
Thursday, January 28, 1-3 PM Eastern Time
Join expert Teachers College Reading and Writing Project staff at our upcoming workshop day for parents and caregivers of students in grades K-8. Learn more about ways to support your child’s literacy education at home, what or how they are learning in school, how to best engage in home literacy projects, and more.
These days are typically 2-3 hours long, composed of a series of 15-minute small-group presentations. Parents and caregivers can choose the workshops that match their needs and are free to come for one workshop or many. The schedule of workshops will be made available prior to the event. These sessions are offered live and are not recorded for later viewing.
Click the link below to register.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
D303 PRESCHOOL PROGRAM INFORMATION -
The District 303 Community Preschool Program will be conducting its annual registration lottery. Enrollment will be offered online from January 19 to February 2, 2021. Two informational meetings will be offered via Zoom for all interested community families who reside in District 303. The lottery enrollment link and informational meeting's registration link can be found on the District website on the Early Childhood page. Please note, in order to receive the Zoom links for the informational meetings, you must complete the registration form.