May 12, 2023
- Wednesday, 5/17 ALL School Field Trip to the Kane County Cougars
- Thursday, 5/18-Running club 5K-She Runs the Fox
- Friday, 5/19 Volunteer Breakfast 7:45AM and PTO meeting at the library
- Monday, 5/22 LAMPE Day
- Tuesday, 5/23 4th grade picnic
- Wednesday, 5/24-5th Grade Too Good For Drugs Graduation 9AM
- Wednesday, 5/24 All Day K, 1st grade, 2nd grade & 3rd grade picnic
- Thursday, 5/25 5th grade picnic
- Friday, 5/26 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL- 5th Grade Clap Out 2:45pm (more info to come)
Lincoln leopards are respectful, responsible, and safe!
District and School Theme-Be Here, Be You, Belong!
From Mrs. Woodring
Wednesday, our 4th and 5th grade classes participated in improvisational workshop from the Paramount Theater, discovering the wonder of acting. Thursday our first grade went over to the public library and planted flowers in Lincoln's garden, and our 2nd graders released their butterflies outdoors. In kindergarten our classes observed the class eggs hatch and were able to see the chicks emerge, holding them today before they were taken back to the farm. Finally we wrapped up the week, serving root beer at lunch connecting the sassafras flavor to our reading.
Next week we will go to the Kane County Cougars game as a reading community. All students who participated in the Ozzie reading earned a free ticket to the game, a free hotdog lunch and the PTO is providing an ice cream dessert out of the field trip funds. Keeping with the theme discovering simple pleasures from 7 Wonders of Sassafras Springs, Eben realized that if you look closely wonders are in your own back yard. Our whole school community will experience a wonderful time together. This field trip does not need extra parent chaperones, but some parents are choosing to purchase tickets and attend on their own. Anyone is able to attend the game, but the kids will remain with the class and school, staying in our seating section, eating with the group or walking with the class and assigned school adult. Students should not need to bring any money, they will not have any opportunity to purchase their own food, or any souvenirs. Please do not send your child with anything extra.
Respect Through Literacy - May 2023
In partnership with the St. Charles Public Library, Lincoln School has created a list of book titles or areas within the Public Library that you can visit with your child(ren) in order to reinforce the topic of "respect" that we are focusing on at school during the month of May.
Name: Nia York
Occupation: Administrative Assistant
Place of birth: Willingboro, NJ
Family: Husband-Jason, Sons-Quinn (18), Ryan (17), Avery (12), and Daughter-Micah (almost 11)
Pets: Finn (11 yr old Golden Retriever)
Favorite sport: To play- Softball To watch- Football & Ice Hockey
Favorite thing to do over the weekend: Read, volunteer and spend time with my family
Best places to visit: Anywhere with a Beach!
Favorite book: Anne of Green Gables
What superhero would you be? Hybrid of Captain America and Wonder Woman!
One wish: A Cure for Cancer
Favorite food: My grammy's fried chicken!
Dairy Queen or Oberweis? Rita's Water Ice!
Favorite Season: Fall
Favorite Team: Phillies, Eagles, and Flyers (I am still a South Jersey girl at heart!)
Airplane or Road trip: Road Trip-especially if going to a beach!
I am a fraternal twin
I met my best friend in grade school
I met my husband in high school
I was an EMT for 12 years
I love all things Sci-fi & Star Trek!
I have a great memory for numbers- watchout playing cards with me!
Staff Recognition and Acknowledgement
Here is the link to the form, https://forms.gle/XzjVuHd5HK7zGMBj9
In the future it will be embedded as a button.
Attention 4th Grade Families!
Please call the Attendance Line to Report an Absence
If your student is going to be late or absent, please call 331-228-2500 and press 1 to report the absence and the reason. Leave a message on the attendance line as soon as possible that morning or the night before. Thank you for your help in verifying absences from school.
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.
MEDICAL FORMS AND MEDICATION
It’s hard to believe there are only a few weeks of school left. This is a reminder that you will need to come to school to pick up your child's medication by the last day of school which is Friday, May 26th. Medications that are not picked up at the end of the year will be disposed of according to the D303 policy. This policy also does not allow medication to remain in the health office over the summer for reuse in the fall. Medication must be picked up by a parent or adult designee with the parent’s permission.
Looking ahead to the 2023-2024 school year, if your child requires medication or any action plans, your child will need new physician orders and action plans for the school year. Ideally have the physician date the forms following the last day of school. Forms can be found under health services on the D303 site or linked directly here:
Students entering into kindergarten or 2nd grade will need a dental examination and form completed within 18 months of May 15th, 2024. Current 2nd grade students require a dental examination and form completed within 18 months of May 15th, 2023. A vision examination and form is also required for incoming kindergarten students as well as a physical examination and form.
These forms can be submitted to the main office or emailed to the school nurse at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reach out if you have any questions. The health office direct line is 331-228-2504.
If there are any changes to your child’s current health history including medical diagnoses and/or regular medication please update the health service team! Thank you!
The Health Service Nurses
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
St. Charles Park District Pool Pass and Aquatic/Dance Programs
To provide recreation opportunities to the St. Charles community, the St. Charles Park Foundation has partnered with the For Scout Foundation and the JSG Dance Fund to provide financial assistance to economically challenged families who wish to participate in St. Charles Park District aquatic and dance programming. Please click on the above link for more information and to access the St. Charles Park Foundation financial aid application. Please let the office know if you need a copy of the information and the application sent home with your student. It is also linked!