Lincoln Bulletin

February 25, 2022

UPCOMING DATES

This week is Read Across America Week-in honor we will kick off March Madness reading brackets and we will have a spirit week.

Monday- Let's wear a Jersey/Sportswear Day

Tuesday- Crazy Mismatch in Anyway Kinda Day

Wednesday- Stuffed Animal (Creature) Day

Thursday- Dress Spooky Wear Black


Friday, March 4, 2022 - Teacher Work Day, NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Monday, March 7, 2022 - Last day for Butterbraid Fundraiser

Tuesday, March 15-Thursday March 17-Illinois Science Assessment for 5th graders

March 28 - April 1, 2022 - Spring Break

Friday, May 13, 2022 - Ozzie Reading Club - Kane County Cougars game

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!


Yearlong Theme-Rooted Together Branching Out!

Highlights you will find:

  • Dates to remember
  • Principals Desk
  • PTO website and Newsletter
  • Yearbook orders
  • School Hours and review of expectations
  • Attention 5th graders
  • Kindergarten registration
  • Ozzie/Cougar Reading Club
  • Watch Dog Photos

Principals Desk

This week we celebrated a week of palindromes. The most exciting was 2/22/22 at 2:22 pm-classes participated in a Twosday-dance party, dressing as twins and we had our 2nd and third graders mark the festivities with created t_shirts. I have photos above from our second grade who partnered with our D303 transition program and ordered t-shirts made by our very own D303 students. This collaboration across the district is wonderful. Thank you to the Hairy Ant for donating shirts for our third-grade classroom.


Next week we enter March, I am looking forward to the spring weather and new beginnings that are often associated with spring. As we approach to this point of the year, although we are focused on the learning and community of this year, we begin to look at next year and begin to plan. Our 5th graders have begun planning for their transition to middle school, we have conducted kindergarten registration, and soon we will start creating class lists and plans for next year.


February is often a challenging month with cold weather and this month had many other circumstances we all needed to navigate. As we enter the next month we will begin administering assessments. The first is the Illinois Science Assessment for our 5th graders in March, March 15, 16, and 17th. Then after spring break, we will have all students in grades 3-5 take both the reading and math Illinois Assessment for Readiness (IAR). This schedule will be shared as we get closer to the dates.


Finally, I am including below a letter from our nurse who will do a presentation to our 5th grade, please see below.

March Book Madness

March Book Madness!

Our Second Annual March Book Madness is here! For the month of March, students in all D303 elementary schools will be participating in a bracket-style book competition. Students will hear a variety of books read aloud and will vote for their favorites until one book emerges as the district winner.


To celebrate the kick-off of this event, next week will be spirit week!


Monday- Let's wear a Jersey/Sportswear Day

Tuesday- Crazy Mismatch in Anyway Kinda Day

Wednesday- Stuffed Animal (Creature) Day

Thursday- Dress Spooky Wear Black


The competing books will be announced on Monday!

Order your Yearbooks--See PTO Flyer

Order Your Yearbook Today! Order your student’s yearbook by visiting www.treering.com. There is also an opportunity to upload your own photos to be included in this year’s yearbook. Please follow this link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ KJtpteKpXXH1AQ7y6 Alternatively, you may add your own photos directly to Treering by creating an account. Be sure to make your photos “sharable” so they are accessible to our yearbook committee. Deadline is in April!

Reminder of school hours, expectations and bus riders

School doors open at 7:50, we are noticing that some students arrive prior to that without adult supervision, there is not any staff supervision prior to 7:50, if your son or daughter walk to school or are dropped off a little before 7:50 please review expectations so our students are respectful, responsible and safe. We want to ensure all our students begin their day on a positive note.


This is also something I would like to reiterate for our bussers as well, please talk to your son or daughter about appropriate behaviors, language, and not using cell phones when riding our busses. This is appreciated.

ATTENTION 5TH GRADE FAMILIES!

ATTENTION 5TH GRADE FAMILIES! - Thank you to those students that have turned in their 2022-23 middle school Exploratory Course Selection Forms! These went home with your students last week need to be returned to your elementary school office no later than Tuesday, 2/8/22!


Below is upcoming information from Thompson, regarding open house, ordering clap out t-shirts, and more.

MIDDLE SCHOOL INTRA-DISTRICT TRANSFER REQUESTS - now available

DEADLINE: Monday, 2/28/22 at 4:00 p.m.

D303 Middle School Transfer Request - link for application

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Virtual Kindergarten Enrollment--Closes TODAY-if you have neighbors, family members or any community members that are entering kindergarten

VIRTUAL KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT - January 31 - February 25, 2022

Please see this link for more information about D303’s registration process - D303 New Student Registration


If you know of any neighbors, relatives, friends that live in D303 that have a student who will be age 5 by next fall please let them know we are conducting Kindergarten registration.

Cougar Reading Club

"Congrats to all the Lincoln Leopards who continue to meet their weekly reading goals! Help us give your student credit for making it to third base of the Cougars Reading Club. You can submit their participation using this link, or the student can turn in the paper verification form to his or her teacher on Friday, February 25th."

We would love to know your feedback-5essentials Survey

District 303 participates in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey that collects feedback from all of our stakeholders; our students, teachers, and parents. The Parent Survey is currently open and will remain so through March 11, 2022. Your participation in the parent 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.


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 a link 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.


As a parent/guardian, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about Lincoln Elementary School. We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your input. Please visit the D303 5Essentials website or call the main office if you have any questions.

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