Lincoln Holiday Bulletin

December 21, 2018

Lincoln Update

Twas the Night before winter break, and all through the halls

Not a creature was stirring including those who rushed off to the malls.

The backpacks were hung on the hooks with care

In hopes, the bell rings and dismissal in near

The children all lined carefully up

while teachers distribute candy canes, looking forward to no more wake ups.

The lunchroom supervisors were ready for outdoor duty to be done

And their break to begin and be home and warm and fingers not numb

We are all ready for 16 rested days off to sleep in and relax

Enjoying our families, baking, playing games and not calling out facts.

A large sack carried in by Santa filled with toys,

Were dropped off for our Lincoln girls and boys

Now students, now teachers, now staff and parents have a

wonderful vacation and in January be ready for more education

From our Lincoln Family to yours

Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy New Year.

I wish all of you a very happy holiday, please enjoy the relaxing time. I also wanted to thank all of the parents for baking cookies, planning and organizing the holiday parties, and all that you do for our Lincoln Community. We look forward to 2019!

See you next year!

Looking for Parents and community members

Lincoln will celebrate it's 90th year in 2019. We are beginning to plan the festivities, please join us on Thursday, January 10 for a planning meeting at 5:30, which will then be followed by an evening PTO meeting at 6:15 in the Lincoln LRC.

Please cast your vote-Lincoln student can be Artist of the week

Great News! Colin9493, an artist from Lincoln Elementary, has been selected as a finalist for this week's grade PreK-3rd "Artist of the Week" award. Although Nathan26776 was not selected this week, Colin9493 is a schoolmate of Nathan26776 who needs your help! We hope you'll come vote even if you don't personally know them.

The student who receives the most online votes between now and Saturday, December 22 will be selected as the featured Artist of the Week. To cast your vote, simply click on the following link:

The winning "Artist of the Week" will be featured on the Artsonia homepage during the upcoming week (starting on Sunday) and will receive a commemorative plaque from Artsonia. In addition, Blick Art Materials has generously donated $100 gift certificates to the winning teachers and $50 to the winning artists.

Voting is limited to one vote per computer per day for each age group.

Thank you for helping us celebrate the creativity of students around the world!

Your friends at Artsonia

From the Health Office

An important message from your school health office

Every year cases of head lice are found in people all over our community and do not reflect poor hygiene or social status. Anytime children come together, whether at overnight camp, the movie theater, or at school, there is an increased risk of identified head lice cases. Head lice is primarily transmitted through direct head-to-head contact or from sharing hats, brushes, and other personal items. In an effort to assist parents and guardians with their awareness regarding head lice prevention, detection and treatment we provide a Health Services page on the District 303 website that outlines the control and management of lice in our schools. On that page, you will also find information about the District’s approach to lice management in the school setting.

Parents play an integral part in the prevention and detection of head lice in their children. To prevent the spread of this communicable condition, please check your child(ren) regularly for evidence of lice. If you should discover a case of head lice, please notify the health office at your child’s school, as well as your child’s outside activity directors. The nurses in the health office will assist you with the identification of a probable case and resources for care.

With regard to preventative treatment, parents are encouraged to seek guidance from their health care provider prior to using any treatment options. Since mass screenings do not reduce the incidence of head lice, they are not conducted in our schools. Research has shown that a "no lice" "no nit" policy for schools hinders academic attendance and performance while doing little to change the incidence of lice. Because the life cycle of a louse is 3 to 4 weeks, often students have had an infestation for many days before the case is identified. If a cluster (two or more identified cases in one classroom over a few week’s period) is identified by school personnel, the health office will send a letter home notifying parents.

Like many health matters, prevention is key. Please assist your child by reinforcing the message taught at school to avoid head to head contact and the sharing of personal items. The nurses in the health office maintain strict confidentiality on all student concerns and we will never share your child’s personal information on this matter.

Thank you for partnering with your child’s school to prevent the spread of lice among our student population. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call your school nurse.

Health Services

Upcoming Dates

December 24 – January 6 Winter Break – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Monday, January 7 School Resumes

Tuesday, January 8 PTO Portillo’s Dining for Dollars

5:00 – 8:00

Thursday, January 10 90th Celebration Planning Meeting 5:30 pm

PTO Meeting

6:15 PM in LRC

Monday, January 14-January 17 Performance Series assessment (Please see letter attached)

Friday, January 18 Teacher’s Institute Day


Monday, January 21 Martin Luther King Holiday


Thursday, January 24 Lincoln Reads Family Book Club

6:30 – 8:30 PM

January 28 – February 8 After School Enrichment