Lincoln Bulletin

September 25, 2020

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:

Monday, 9/21/20 - Wednesday, 10/7/20 - Pick-a-Time Scheduler available in HAC

Opens at 7:00am on 9/21/20 and closes at 11:59pm on 10/7/20


Tuesday, 9/29/20 - Color Portraits - Picture Day


Thursday, 10/8/20 - No school for students

8:00am - 8:00pm - Parent/Teacher Conferences


Friday, 10/9/20 - No school for students

8:00am - 12:00noon - Parent/Teacher Conferences


Monday, 10/12/20 - Columbus Day - No School

Thank you Ms. Pat

Lincoln Bulletin- Random Acts of Kindness Matter

Today we celebrated the retirement of a long-standing lunch lady, Ms. Pat. She has been a constant at Lincoln, working for almost 25 years in our lunchroom. She has lived a block from Lincoln for over 60 years. Ms. Pat has bonded with our students and we wanted to let her know that she is missed and valued as a part of our Lincoln community.


Today during recess 4th and 5th-grade students chalked her walkway, expressing their appreciation. Our first, second, and third graders marched to her home just across the street and shared banners of appreciation, bubbles, and bright greetings on this beautiful day. She was so touched by the acts of kindness and our students were beaming as they greeted her. We have photos above to show the activities of the students, messages they sent.


I also wrapped the week up by reading two books to our first graders, if you have a first grader please ask them what the message was from the two books.


These types of activities are important ways to live 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!

School Pictures


Color Portraits will be here next Tuesday, 9/29/20 to take pictures for all in-person students. We will be scheduling a retake day later in the year and this will be the opportunity for our remote learners to have their pictures done. As soon as we finalize the date, we will share with our Lincoln families.


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Staff Spotlight

My name is Christine Watts and I am the Art Teacher for Lincoln Elementary and Davis Primary. I was born in Chicago and I recently moved to Crystal Lake with my husband Brian, our son Everett, and our dog Bruno. I love to watch football. We are big football fans in my family. Go Bears! I love to play tennis and softball. They are really fun sports to play during my favorite season of fall. If I could be any superhero I would be like Batman. My favorite foods are sushi and any type of dessert. I have a BIG sweet tooth! I love to go camping and take road trips with my family. We love to explore new places and do new things together.

SIGN UP FOR PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

Parent-Teachers Conferences will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2020, from 8:00, am to 8:00 pm and on Friday, October 9, 2020, from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. The Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduler will open up in HAC on Monday, September 21, 2020, at 7:00 a.m. and close on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Please see the attached instructions on how to sign up for conferences in your student's HAC account.

If you experience any difficulties logging into HAC or have forgotten your password, feel free to email Debbie Fick at debra.fick@d303.org.


SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER CONFERENCES

Special education teachers will be joining the classroom teacher in your conferences. If there is a conflict with two students scheduled for the same time in different classrooms, the special education teacher will reach out to you to find a time that works for you both.

SPECIALS: ART, MUSIC, BAND, ORCHESTRA and PE

Specials teachers are available for conferences, too. If parents desire to meet with their child’s art, music, or pe teacher, they just need to email them directly.


ART-Christine Watts christine.watts@d303.org

Music-Ruth Simon ruth.simon@d303.org

PE-Angelic Semenek-angelic.semenek@d303.org

Band-Marianne Rice marianne.rice@d303.org

Orchestra-Rita Borkowski rita.borkowski@d303.org

LRC-Karin Cranmer -karin.cranmer@d303.org

From the PTO

Lincoln School Spirit Wear is Now Available!


The Lincoln PTO is excited to announce the launch of this year’s Lincoln spirit wear! Visit stores.inksoft.com/lincoln20 to view all items and to order. The store will be open until September 27. All items are offered in youth and adult sizes. Spirit wear will be distributed via contactless pick-up. Show your Lincoln pride and order today! There is also an attachment below that shows the types of the merchandise included, we even have masks.

Certification-Reminder--Please do early

Certification for your student is a 2-step process:

Please remember each morning to complete the Parent Self Certification form for all of your children - D303 Parent Self Certification Form


(1) complete the on-line certification by 7:30 am each morning prior to your student coming to school

(2) after you complete the on-line certification, make sure you initial the tag that is on your child’s backpack.


We cannot let your student into the building until this online certification has been completed. Thank you for your help with this!

Public Library Information

Do you have a library card for the St. Charles Public Library? If you don’t already have one, you are eligible for one of the following:

Resident Card

  • If you live in the Public Library boundaries, you are paying taxes that allow you to have a Resident Library Card. This card has more functionality than the Student card and can be used by the family.

  • Call the Public Library to activate your card. You will be issued a temporary card.
    You will need to visit the Public Library with your proof of residency in the future. Until that time, a temporary card will be mailed to your home.

  • You may call:
    630.584.0076 or 630.584.9390 to begin the process

Student Card

  • All Lincoln students are eligible for a Public Library card. This card will only be available to the student. Family members will not be able to use this card.

  • Call the Public Library to activate your card. All information can be taken over the phone. No in-person visit is necessary.

  • You may call:
    630.584.0076 or 630.584.9390 to begin the process

Call today to start the process of getting that St. Charles Public Library Card and checking out books!

Big Hearts of Fox Valley

Big Hearts of Fox Valley is looking for individuals, families, businesses, groups and neighborhoods to help with their 7th Annual Christmas Gift Sponsorship Program. If you would like to be a 'Santa’s Sidekick Shopper' sign up before October 1st. Please see this flyer with more information. If you would like to learn more about Big Hearts, please visit their website.

Kindergarten students can order take home meals

District 303 is now offering the opportunity for kindergarten students to order a meal that can be taken home after school. Students will choose items from a menu that will be ordered by their classroom teacher. The meals will be brought to the classroom 15 minutes prior to dismissal. Meals that students select are free of charge as part of the Federal Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) that has been extended through December 31, 2020.


ALSO NOTE: this program provides a free lunch for ALL students through December 31, 2020. Any in-person student wishing to order a lunch will not be charged.

Virtual Book Fair--Coming

This year, Lincoln will be holding a Virtual Book Fair through Anderson's Bookshop! Families will have the opportunity to order books online. Books will be delivered to school and sent home with your child, or you can have them shipped directly to you for a small additional fee. This fundraiser directly supports our Lincoln LRC so that we can purchase many wonderful new books for the students to read! The Virtual Book Fair dates are October 2-9
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