Lincoln Middle School

September 10, 2021

Contact Us

Paul Suminski, Principal / psuminski@d57.org

Randy Steen, Assistant Principal / rsteen@d57.org

Susannah Wade, Assistant Principal / swade@d57.org

Office: (847) 394-7350 / Fax: (847) 394-7358

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Tomorrow is September 11, a day for reflection for our entire country. As we continue to maneuver through the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to remember that by supporting one another during uncertainty, the common goal of respect and concern for all will prevail. I want to thank our parents, students, and staff, for their continued efforts and cooperation in managing our "new normal" and helping to provide safe and healthy environments for one another.


As you are aware, the district is preparing to utilize the Shield individual COVID testing program in the near future. We are currently determining the logistics of how best to provide this program to students at Lincoln. We will keep families informed as we approach full implementation.


This newsletter is packed with information, and I hope that you will find some time to scroll through it!


Have a great weekend,

Paul Suminski

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THE LINCOLN LRC IS OPEN AFTER SCHOOL TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, AND THURSDAYS!

Here are the expectations for students while in the LRC after school:


· Students are expected to arrive by 2:55pm and sign in.

· The expectation is the environment is conducive to collaboration work. This does NOT mean the library is silent, but respectful and welcoming for all students.

· Chromebook use is allowed, provided it does not disrupt others.

· Use of headphones is encouraged for anything that can be disrupting to others.

· Cell phone use is allowed with permission.

· Students should not be arriving after 3:00pm without a pass from a teacher.

· Students needing to use the washroom should check in with the supervisor for permission.

· If any student leaves early, they are expected to sign out, and leave the building through the front office.

· If a student is asked to leave due to behavioral/disciplinary issues, they are expected to leave through the front office. If a student needs to be removed a second time, their names will be forwarded to administration.

· The library is not a "hang out" for students waiting for athletic games to start. Students should be attending the library with the purpose of doing work.

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB!

Sign up for Creative Writing now!

Creative Writing Club is open to all students in grades 6-8 who have a passion for writing, and would like to develop and share their skills and writing with other students. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Felsenthal at mfelsenthal@d57.org

STUDENT COUNCIL - SIGN UP NOW!

Student Council needs spirited, creative, hardworking students who want to better the school and community through service projects and other fun activities!

Sign up by MONDAY 9/20

ATTENTION DANCERS !

Students in grade 6, 7, and 8 are invited to attend Dance Team clinics on Wednesday, September 22 and Thursday, September 23 from 2:55-3:45pm in the Busse Gym. Tryouts will follow on Friday, September 24 from 3-5 pm. Students must have a current physical on file with the school nurse to attend the clinics and tryouts.

CLICK HERE FOR DANCE TEAM INFORMATION!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

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MRS. WALSH, LRC DIRECTOR, SHARES INFORMATION ON YOUNG ADULT NOVELS.

YA Checkout Policy

Lincoln’s library collection has been carefully cultivated to reflect our community’s demographics and changing world. Lincoln’s LRC Director, Mrs..Michelle Walsh, selects multicultural, award-winning, and popular children’s and teen novels. YA novels are often featured in our collection.

What is a YA novel?

YA novels transition between children and adult novels. These may include friendship, first love, relationships and identity. Some focus on the specific challenges of youth and may be referred to as “coming of age” novels. They may contain more mature themes and language.

Lincoln’s Check-Out Policy on YA Novels

At this time, Lincoln is asking parents or guardians to please notify Lincoln’s LRC Director, Mrs. Michelle Waters-Walsh if you DO NOT want your student to read YA materials. We will note this in our database and do our best to ensure your student(s) doesn’t have these materials checked out to them. Contact Mrs.Walsh at mwalsh@d57.org.

Great YA Resources to Consult

As the parent(s) or guardian(s) you serve as the guide for what you feel is appropriate for your student.

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Lincoln PTO Updates: Upcoming Events, Spirit Wear Now Available, a Treat for Our Teachers

Don’t forget! Next week Monday, Sept. 13 is the MOD Pizza Dine & Share supporting the Lincoln PTO and Tuesday, Sept. 14 is our first PTO meeting of this school year. Please mark your calendar and check out the related flyer for more information.


Looking for Lincoln merch? Who isn’t? The online spirit wear store is now open featuring a variety of Lincoln-branded attire. Click here to view the store. The password for families is LINCOLN. Act soon as the store closes Friday, Oct. 1. A portion of spirit wear sales benefits the Lincoln PTO.


But wait… there’s more! Earlier this week, the PTO was thrilled to deliver nearly 120 Staples back-to-school supply kits to Lincoln teachers. Each teacher will receive two boxes to bolster their classroom supplies, which of course are used throughout the school year by our students.

As always, feel free to contact the PTO via email at info.lincolnpto@gmail.com.
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EAT PIZZA (OR WHATEVER) AND SUPPORT THE LINCOLN PTO!

On Monday, Sept. 13 between 10:30 a.m. and 10 p.m., 20% of your MOD Pizza purchases online or at the Randhurst location will support the Lincoln PTO. That’s right… no cooking, no dishes, and you support your school’s students and staff. Please mark your calendar and check out the related flyer for more information.

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PROSPECT ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT

Calling all future Prospect Knights:

If you are attending a home Prospect football game at Gattas Stadium, here are the guidelines for middle school students:

  • One parent must accompany middle school students (A max of 1 parent for every 4 students).
  • Student tickets are $3/Adult tickets are $5. **cash sales only at the gate** or you can purchase online at GoFan.
  • The parent must remain at the game.
  • Students will get a wristband at the gate that gives them exclusive access to the "Jr U Section" in the north end of the bleachers (The U, also known as The Underground, is Prospect's student spirit group).
  • Parents do not need to sit in this section but students do need to sit in the Jr U Section.

Thanks and Go U Knights of Prospect

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AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM DR. VONDER HAAR, ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING

Accessing Instruction When Quarantining at Home

We want to provide families with important reminders about our health and safety protocols, as well as information regarding accessing remote instruction when quarantining at home.

  • It is important to continue to monitor your child’s health and the onset of symptoms. If your child is sick (fever (100.0°F or higher), headache, shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, new loss of sense of taste or smell, fatigue, muscle or body aches), please keep your child home and notify your child’s school.

  • If anyone is experiencing COVID-like symptoms (noted above) in your home, please keep your child home until it is confirmed that the family member does not have COVID-19. Contact your child’s school if you have questions.

In the event that a student needs to quarantine, students will have access to remote instruction. (Please note that this is different from students who receive concurrent instruction within our Remote Education Program.) This only applies to students who need to be quarantined for COVID-19 purposes and are feeling well enough to participate.


After the school is notified, it may take up to 24 hours from notification, excluding weekends, to set up the classroom to allow for remote instruction. Teachers will notify families if materials are needed for pick-up and will share when those will be available. Remote instruction during quarantining will provide students with a window into the classroom. This is an opportunity for the student to observe and follow along with the lessons occurring in the classroom long-distance and an opportunity for the student to stay connected with school. Students/Families will receive a Zoom link through Google Classroom for the student to be able to see and/or hear the day’s lessons. Student participation in the lessons and feedback from the teacher will be limited during this time. If students are experiencing symptoms and they do not feel well, please call in your child’s absence. Your child’s teacher will support your child when he/she returns to school. Access to remote instruction is not available for students who are taking any other type of sick day, missed the bus, vacation, woke up late, etc.

DISTRICT 57 HANDBOOK: APPEARANCE CLAUSE

District 57 produces materials about its programs and activities. As a student of the District, a student may be included in video tape or photographs taken at school or district functions. If parents wish to restrict the publication of the student’s face, likeness, voice, or appearance, including the publication of a child’s picture on the District, school, or classroom website, as part of a class or school activity, they must submit a written request annually by September 15 to the building principal.

LOGIC LAWN CARE NOTICE

District Lawn Care Notice: September 11/12, 2021

DISTRICT COVID 19 INFORMATION

DISTRICT 57 SAFETY AND OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES: (2021-22)

The Lincoln Office!

We are here to answer questions and assist you in any way we can!

Lynn Atkinson, 847.394.7350, X5001 - latkinson@d57.org

Robin Moran, 847.394.7350, X5000 - rmoran@d57.org

Beth Wiley, 847.394.7350, X5013 - ewiley@d57.org