December 16, 2022
Lincoln leopards are respectful, responsible, and safe!
District and School Theme-Be Here, Be You, Belong!
Please claim your lost and found
Wednesday, December 21- All School Sing 1:20-1:55 pm (Doors open in the east side of the building at 1:15)
December 22, 2002 - January 9, 2023- Winter Break
January 10, 2023- School Resumes!
From the principal
This week was our spirit week and the days were filled with a lot of creativity, and joy! Monday students were extremely creative in selecting many various ways to bring their school materials, some used buckets, laundry baskets, pillowcases, and often many used luggage. We even had a shopping cart and hockey bag. Tuesday was crazy hair day, then we had ugly sweater day and wrapped up the week with so much fun.
Next week is a short week, students will have school through Wednesday, and the day will culminate with our all-school sing and classroom parties. If you are a room parent and have not reached out to your classroom teacher with a plan and list of volunteers please do so as soon as possible.
Wednesday we will also welcome Ms. Lopez back for one final day to say our farewells. She will be at our sing to enjoy the kids voices and the festivities.
Letter from the Salvation Army
Leopards Do Good!!!
On 12/08/2022, the kettle you rang at raised 223.08 for Salvation Army programs and services.
Every dollar you helped collect stays local in the Tri-cities (St Charles, Geneva, and Batavia) to support important programs and services for individuals and families in need, through basic needs such as rent, utility, and food, as well as after-school care and summer day camp and so much more. Visit www.satricity.org to read about the help available in your community.
We hope you’ll consider another shift and share the idea of bell ringing with family and friends who are looking for volunteer opportunities.
Thank you for your gift of time to The Salvation Army.
Merry Christmas and God bless you,
The Salvation Army Tri-City Corps
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 SMS/text message field
- Select the “save” button
i-Ready Winter Diagnostics
Attention All Parents/Guardians:
The i-Ready Winter Diagnostic Reports for both Math and Reading are being sent home with students on Wednesday, December 21st so be on the lookout! You will find the following information included with the two diagnostic reports:
A letter from Mr. Dave Chiszar, Director of Assessment and Accountability, that explains the i-Ready diagnostic report and what is being included in the documents mailed home.
A “ How Do I Read the Diagnostic Reports” document will support you as you look at the data.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Chiszar.
Name: Mr. Blake
Occupation: EMPOWER teacher
Place of birth: Illinois
Family: Wife (Kate), Daughter on her way
Favorite sports to play: Cornhole
Favorite thing to do over the weekend: BBQ with family and friends
Best places to visit: Minnesota, the Boundary waters
Favorite book: Freak the Mighty
What superhero would you be? Ironman
One wish: More wishes
Favorite food: Butter chicken
Dairy Queen or Oberweis? DQ
Favorite Season: Summer
Favorite College: I do not have one
Favorite Team: Da Bears!
Airplane or Road trip: Roadtrip
My dog Ralphie is an official canine dog good citizen.
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
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.
North vs East Basketball
We’re looking forward to a great night of hoops this Friday, December 16th as North takes on East in both girls and boys basketball at St. Charles North. The girls varsity game starts at 5:30 PM followed by the boys game at 7:00 PM.
In order to maintain a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for all of our spectators in attendance please take a moment to review some important reminders regarding the game:
-Gates will open at 4:45 pm.
-No backpacks, or outside food or beverages are allowed.
-All students under high school age must be supervised by a parent or guardian.
-No re-entry into the game is allowed.
-Use of profanity, taunting, including racial remarks of any kind, throwing objects, and possessing objects that block the view of other spectators are PROHIBITED.
We’re excited to welcome members of the Thompson and Wredling Pep Bands who will join the SCN Band in the home stands. We are expecting a large crowd, so our mezzanine seating will be open, but we encourage you to arrive early.
Tickets will be sold at the gate. Prices are as follows:
-Students 6-10 years-$2.00
-D303 MS/HS w/Student ID-FREE
Please contact our athletic office at 331-228-6258 with any questions related to this event.
Come out and support our student-athletes this Friday night at St. Charles North!