January 20, 2023
Lincoln leopards are respectful, responsible, and safe!
District and School Theme-Be Here, Be You, Belong!
Wednesday, January 25th- All District Early Release
Friday, January 27th-Wear Blue to close out PEACE week
January 23rd-February 3rd- After-School Enrichment Classes
Friday, February 10th- Lincoln Family Fun Night
Monday, February 13th-Student Council Sponsored service project, Feed My Starving Children
From the principal
This week was another fun-filled week at Lincoln. In PE, students learned about their circulatory system and participated in an obstacle course that represented the heart, brain, and lungs. There are a few pictures of students from 5th grade taking part in this (above). Classes went to the St. Charles Public Library, to use their extensive collection to begin research in grades 4th and 5th grade. Mr. Nassis has developed a partnership that is providing opportunities for our students to visit frequently.
Thursday we hosted our first all-school indoor assembly, PRO-Kids. This program was sponsored by our PTO, and was an exciting fun event. Tim Hannig is a magician who also integrates humor, songs, and character-building.
Last night he did his second performance which was for families and it was well attended. I am so happy so many families were able to join in the fun.
Next week will be Peace week at Lincoln, more information from Ms. Wollak our social worker has more information below.
Student Council Service Project
The below information was shared Wednesday, most if not all spots have been filled. Sometimes people drop out, I am planning to call to see if we can add more to the evening. We may add a second date--look for further information, but continue to check back if spots open.
Monday, February 13th from 4:30-6:15 pm we are participating in a school event at Feed My Starving Children in Aurora. Feed My Starving Children is an event where we pack food and do team building and fun competitions. You will be helping to feed people around the world that don’t have food. All families are invited but children must be at least five years old to pack food and an adult must be with each family. There are only 60 spots and we have over 200 families in our school so sign up quickly! Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes because you will be standing for a long time.
Lincoln Leopards can make a difference in the world and we hope to see you there!
Below is the link to sign yourself and your family if you so choose to have them join in this fun event.
Donate snacks for students in need:
Please donate children's leggings and sweatpants to the office. Student's pants get wet from playing in the snow. It helps to be able to give them a dry pair if needed.
Name: Laura Anderson
Occupation: Certified Teacher; Building Sub/Support
Place of birth: Wayne’s World
Family: I am married to my husband, John. We have a son, Evan, who is a CPA and lives in Chicago. We also have boy and girl twins. Annika goes to the University of Wisconsin, Madison and is studying to be an Urban Planner. Erik is at Marquette University and is studying Marketing. He is hoping Marquette makes it to March Madness this season.
Pets: Donny is our 8-year-old rescue dog from Alabama. He loves the snow and looks like Toto from the Wizard of Oz.
Favorite sport: I can’t pick one…I was a swimmer and a gymnast when I was younger, so I love to watch competitive swimming and gymnastics. My kids played both hockey and lacrosse. I truly enjoy watching these two sports!
Favorite thing to do over the weekend: Relaxing with friends and family is my favorite thing to do on the weekends. Reading a good book is a bonus.
Best places to visit: Lake Michigan
Favorite book: Not Without Laughter By Langston Hughes
What superhero would you be? Wonder Woman
One wish: I would love to live in a tiny house with a view of Lake Michigan on the Wisconsin side.
Favorite food: Dark Chocolate
Dairy Queen or Oberweis? By far, it must be Oberweis. My first job in High School was working at the original dairy store on Lake Street in Aurora. (They let us eat as much ice cream as we wanted for free while we were in the building).
Favorite Season: Fall
Favorite College: Augustana College
Favorite Team: Bears and Blackhawks
Airplane or Road trip: Airplane trip
Fun Facts: My maiden name is Anderson. I happened to marry a man with the same last name as me.
D303 Administration has worked with the Board of Education to establish a routine summary on the health of District 303 through a Data Dashboard. This chart, which will be updated monthly on the District website, provides an overview of nine important measurements in the categories of Academics, Operations and Belonging.
Health Office News
A note from the Health Office:
It’s never too early to start planning!!
Dental Examination Requirements
Students in kindergarten, second, sixth and ninth grades must submit evidence of a dental examination by May 15th of that school year. Dental exams must be completed within 18 months prior to May 15th.
Vision Examination Requirements
Students entering Illinois schools for the 1st time (kindergarten or transfer) must submit evidence of a vision exam conducted by a physician who provides a complete eye exam or a licensed optometrist.
Cold and flu season is upon us! Preventative measures remain the most effective way to reduce the spread of influenza and other viral illnesses.
Students who present to the Health Office with a fever and/or feeling poorly are sent home. To prevent widespread illness in school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines:
CONSIDER KEEPING YOUR CHILD AT HOME for an extra day of rest and observation if they have any of the following symptoms:
Very stuffy or runny nose and/or cough
Mild sore throat (no fever, no known exposure to strep or COVID)
Mild stomach ache
DEFINITELY KEEP YOUR CHILD AT HOME for treatment and observation if they have any of these symptoms:
Fever (a temperature of 100 degrees F or greater)
Vomiting (even once)
General malaise or feelings of fatigue
Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough
Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose
TO HELP PREVENT THE FLU AND OTHER COLDS, teach your children good hygiene habits:
Wash hands frequently
Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth
Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw
it away and then wash hands
Avoid close contact with people who are ill
Colds and viruses are the most contagious during the first 48 hours. A child who has a fever should remain at home until fever free and for a minimum of 24 hours. A child who has started antibiotics needs to be on medication for 24 hours before returning to school. Keeping your ill child at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom!
Thank you in advance for helping make this year at school as healthy as possible.
Do you have extra leggings or sweat pants? Please send them in to the Nurse! Sometimes pants get wet during recess and a clean, dry pair of pants could help a student!
Riverside Pizza Fundraiser! Wednesday 1/25
Family Contact Info - Please verify for your family!
This week’s first snow is a great reminder to make sure the contact information you’ve provided the District is up-to-date. We want to ensure you’re getting timely alerts on inclement weather operations and other important notifications. Please take a moment to do the following:
View Notification Preferences/Enable Text Messages
District 303 will send notifications to families through the ParentLink system by text message, phone call and email based on your settings. Parents/guardians can view and edit their contact settings through the Home Access Center.
To receive timely emergency communications, we strongly encourage families to enable text notifications. For most people, this is the fastest way to receive and view important messages. Here’s how:
- From the HAC main menu, select the “registration” tab to view your contact settings
- Select the “edit” button to change your contact settings
- To enable text message notifications, enter your cell phone number in the Cell/Text field
- Select the “save” button