Lincoln Bulletin

December 2, 2022

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!

District and School Theme-Be Here, Be You, Belong!

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Please claim your lost and found

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December 1- December 16- iReady Window opens-Winter Diagnostic

December 1, 2022- Student Council meeting

December 8, 2022- Student Council Bell Ringing for Salvation Army at Jewel/Osco's

Spirit Week-December 12-December 16

  • Monday- Anything but a backpack

  • Tuesday- Crazy hair day

  • Wednesday- Festive headgear and Ugly sweater

  • Thursday- One color day
Kinder-red, first grade-orange, second grade-yellow, third grade-green, fourth grade-blue, fifth grade-indigo or violet
  • Friday- PJ and stuffy day

Wednesday, December 21- All School Sing 1:20-1:55 pm (Parents are invited to view, more information to come)

December 22, 2002 - January 9, 2023- Winter Break

January 10, 2023- School Resumes!

From the principal

It is hard to believe that we are already in the month of December. This week and next students will participate in our winter iReady diagnostic testing. We will use this information to evaluate how our students are progressing by looking at their achievement and their growth. These results will be shared with families before winter break.

In a few weeks, we will be able to return to our schoolwide holiday sing, parents are invited to this in the gym. We will open Door number 5 which is the east door by the bike racks and goes directly in the gym at 1:15. Parents will sit in the bleachers to view the performance. This year Ms. Molidor is putting the program together, we look forward to welcoming parents and family members to our school. After the program, the audience will exit the same door. If you are a room parent and are participating in the class party you will then enter the front door.

Room parents, please make sure you have all of the forms and bring your license in with you or prior to the day. As you enter the main entrance, Ms. York will give you your identification sticker. In addition, plans for the party activities should be shared with your classroom teacher by the end of next week. Please refer to the guidelines shared from Ms. Staat.

Ringing the bells for the Salvation Army

Next Thursday the student council members are going to the Jewel/Osco to ring bells to raise money. They will need to be driven by their parents to the location for their shift, whether that is at 4:00 or at 5:00. We are also inviting all students for the final 30 minutes to come and sing, ring the bell and join in the service project. If your son or daughter is interested, bring them to the location Thursday, December 8 at 5:30 pm. The address is 652 Kirk Road.

NIFB Food Donation- SUCCESS!!

Student Council would like to share that with your help Lincoln Leopards 234lbs of food was collected and donated to The Northern IL Food Bank!
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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
Users can only update their child(ren) and personal contact information. You will not be able to make changes to another parent/guardian's contact information. For updates to emergency contact people, please reach out to the school directly.

i-Ready Mid-Year Diagnostics

The i-Ready Mid-Year Diagnostics for both reading and math will be conducted after Thanksgiving Break. Our testing schedule will be as follows:

  • Thursday, December 1st: i-Ready Reading Diagnostic - 3rd grade-Reading

  • Tuesday, December 6th-iReady Reading Diagnostic -Grades K-1, 2, 4, 5

  • Thursday, December 8th-iReady Math Diagnostic-All grades

Diagnostic makeups will take place from Friday, December 9th - Friday, December 16th. The information provided from this diagnostic will be used to identify student growth and help teachers plan for future instruction and will provide opportunities for students to work on their personal pathways. Please click here to access an informational letter from Mr. Dave Chizsar, the D303 Director of Assessment and Accountability. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher. Reports from iReady and the recent cogATs will be sent home on December 21.

Staff Spotlight

Name: Jamie Graver

Occupation: Kindergarten Teacher

Place of birth: Arlington Heights, Illinois

Family: Mr. Graver and my three daughters (Adelyn 8, Makenna 6, and Scarlett 4)

Pets: One dog- Rylee (she lives with grandma)

Favorite sport: Soccer

Favorite thing to do over the weekend: I love fitness! I love to go for a nice run or bike ride. I also enjoy spending time with my family.

Best places to visit: Puerto Rico

Favorite book: I love the Harry Potter series

What superhero would you be? I would like to be Superman so that I can fly.

Favorite food: Lou Malnati’s Pizza

Dairy Queen or Oberweis? Oberweis

Favorite Season: Summer

Favorite College: Western Illinois University

Favorite Team: Chicago Cubs

Airplane or Road trip: Road Trip

Fun Facts: I knew I wanted to be a teacher since I was in 3rd grade. I used to tag along on my days off of school with my mom who was also a teacher. My dream gift was to get my own overhead projector so I could play school. I love that my childhood dream has come true!

Handicap Parking

Please refrain from parking in the handicapped space in front of Lincoln School. We have parents & grandparents that are disabled that need to be able to utilize this space.

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.

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