Lincoln Bulletin

February 4, 2022

UPCOMING DATES

Monday, February 7, 2022 - Virtual Author Visit for K-3, Greg Pizzoli

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - Virtual Author Visit for 4-5, Aisha Saeed

5th graders - middle school Exploratory Course Selection forms need to be turned in to elementary school office by no later than 2/8/22

Friday, February 11, 2022 - Ozzie Reading Club, turn reading slips in to get to 2nd base

Monday, February 21, 2022 - President’s Day - NO SCHOOL

Monday, February 28, 2022 - by 4:00 p.m. - Deadline for Middle School transfer request

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!

Kindergarten registartion opens Monday

Highlights you will find:

  • Dates to remember
  • Principals Desk
  • PTO website and Newsletter
  • Superintendent search
  • Yearbook orders
  • Attention 5th graders
  • Kindergarten registration
  • Ozzie/Cougar Reading Club
  • Virtual Authors visit

Principals Desk

February came in with very wintery weather, our local groundhog indicated that spring is around the corner, but I am not so sure about that. We had the pleasure of welcoming our new school nurse, Donna Holloway. This afternoon she read a book to our first graders and they enjoyed learning about her love of building snowmen, she even shared that her sister makes small snowmen and gives them to people to brighten their days, that is very kind gesture and something our students can do. I have included some photos above from her read-aloud and sharing.


This week we had a lot of snow on Wednesday, as I am sure you are aware our kids LOVE to play in the snow, but without snow pants and snow boots, they are not allowed to play in the snow. This is because many students get wet and are very uncomfortable without proper winter gear. Please make sure that your son or daughter comes to school with the correct winter gear. In addition with the cold temperatures combined with outdoor recess and PE we need all students to have mittens or gloves. We go outdoors unless it is below zero, at colder temperatures exposed skin is not safe. Please make sure your son or daughter has winter gear.


Also, Lincoln's monthly theme is Friendship, we are also focusing on kindness especially the week of February 14, more information on this will come through our student council.


In addition, your student's classroom teacher should share with you some of our social-emotional focuses and themes they are teaching through 2nd Steps. Having the carryover from school to home would benefit our kids. These include some of the following; calming down our strong feelings, name feelings managing anger and predicting feelings, showing compassion and our fifth graders are predicting others' feelings. All of these skills build our empathy and help support a stronger community.


Also below we have information from Random Acts Matter, a local organization, this information is below.

Order your Yearbooks--See PTO Flyer

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOKS - See PTO flier for more information.

Also look for the TreeRing flier that came home with your student today.


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!

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


Virtual Kindergarten Enrollment

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.

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.

New Superintendent Search

Below is a linked letter shared with all families regarding surveys and information for the new superintendent search.

Lincoln is excited to virtually welcome authors Greg Pizzoli and Aisha Saeed!

Lincoln is excited to virtually welcome authors Greg Pizzoli and Aisha Saeed!

On Monday, Feb. 7 at 10AM, Greg Pizzoli will be speaking to our kindergarten through 3rd grade students. Mr. Pizzoli is the creator of the Baloney & Friends series as well as a three-time Theodor Seuss Geisel Award recipient for The Watermelon Seed (Medal winner), The Book Hog (Honor book), and Good Night Owl (Honor book).


Students enrolled in PM kindergarten are welcome to join us for this special event. PM kindergarten students who wish to attend should be dropped off at the front office at 9:55AM on Monday, Feb. 7. They will need to be picked up from the front office at the conclusion of the presentation, which we anticipate will be at approximately 10:45AM. Students should return to Lincoln as usual for their regular school day. The students will watch the presentation from the LRC and will be supervised by LRC staff. If your PM kindergartener will be joining us, please let karin.cranmer@d303.org know in advance. Thank you!


On Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 10AM, Aisha Saeed will be speaking to our 4th and 5th grade students. Ms. Saeed is the author of the forthcoming book Omar Rising and is a Pakistani American writer, teacher, and attorney.. She also wrote the New York Times bestseller Amal Unbound, Written in the Stars, Yes No Maybe So (with Becky Albertalli), and Diana and the Island of No Return.


Families have the opportunity to order signed (bookplate) copies of the authors' books. Please see the attached order forms for more information. A paper copy also went home in your child's backpack. Please note that all orders are placed online; Lincoln will not be collecting money or order forms. Thank you!

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