Lincoln Bulletin

January 17, 2019

Friday, January 18 Teacher’s Institute Day


Monday, January 21 Martin Luther King Holiday


Wednesday, January 23 Registration closes for After School Enrichment

Monday, January 28 5th Grade Exploratory/Elective Forms due

January 28 – February 8 After School Enrichment

3:00 – 4:15 PM

Thursday, January 31 Smile Dental at Lincoln

Wednesday, February 6 2019-2020 Kindergarten Registration begins

9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Thursday, February 7 PTO Meeting

4:30 in LRC

Friday, February 8 PTO Bingo/Raffle Night

6:00 – 8:30 PM

Monday, February 11 School Board Meeting

7:00 PM at Administration Building

Monday, February 18 President’s Day Holiday


Wednesday, February 20 Lincoln Reads Family Book Club

6:30 – 8:30 PM

Weekly update

Winter Has Arrived

I want to thank all parents for a safe drop off this week. Ms. Lopez does a tremendous job clearing and salting the sidewalks to ensure pedestrian traffic can safely make their way into the building. Please make sure that your kids are not picking up or kicking plowed snow on to the cleared walkways. Student safety is the number one priority and I appreciate the measures taken by our custodial staff, parents, and students to minimize accidents and start the day off the right way!

As a reminder, we continue to go out for recess. We ask for your help making sure the students are properly dressed for the upcoming colder and snowy weather and have boots, and snow pants to play in the snow along with hats and gloves. Below is a previous message from our secretary Mrs. Eageny.

Recess: Indoors or Outdoors??

Please have your child come to school with the appropriate outside gear for outdoor recess every day. The decision to have recess indoors or outdoors is usually decided at 11:30 am each day. Children will go outside each day that the wind chill is above 0 degrees.

Lincoln recess rules for snow:

· Snow boots need to be worn in order to walk in the snow.

· Snow pants and snow boots need to be worn in order to play in the snow.

· All winter items need to be worn that came with your child to school that day (hats, gloves, scarf, etc.).

I look forward to a productive 4 day week of school next week. January is a great month for learning, as students and teachers are eager to engage in meaningful learning experiences. I can assure you the Lincoln staff is excited to build on the momentum that was generated over the past two weeks.

Below I have included information for the 5essentials survey. We currently only received less than 20 respondents for Lincoln School. Please take the time to complete this survey it provides valuable information to help guide us in the future.

5 Essentials Survey

This is a reminder that the 2018-19 Illinois Parent Survey opened on Oct. 23, 2018. The survey window will close on Feb. 15, 2019, so please plan survey administration accordingly.

Link for parents to take the survey:

The survey opens Oct. 23, 2018 and closes Feb. 15, 2019.

If you have any questions, please call 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874. Thank you in advance for your participation.

The Daily Bean--Stop by the St. Charles Public Library

Stop in and grab a cup of coffee/tea/hot chocolate at the Daily Bean. The new coffee shop run by our transition students at the St. Charles Public Library, Mezzanine Level. They will be open from 9:00-12:00 on school days when students are present. "Soft" opening on January 22 and Grand Opening on January 28, 2019.

Lincoln Family Reads- Book selection Charlotte's Web

Lincoln is proud to again offer the Lincoln Reads Family Book Club. Your family will have the opportunity to read an entertaining book selection and come together with other Lincoln families to talk about it. Reading, discussing, questioning, and sharing thinking about a common text has a profound impact on our students’ reading comprehension and overall enjoyment of reading. I have attached the flyer with information regarding the evening event, please join us and build a community of readers.
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Parent University--Preventing & Addressing Bullying: Lessons Learned and Resources for Parents

Preventing & Addressing Bullying: Lessons Learned and Resources for Parents

Faculty from the Psychology Department at Northern Illinois University will present practical information from their research and their work as part of a U.S. Department of Education training grant “Project Prevent and Address Bullying.” Thompson Middle School is partnering with NIU on this grant project, bringing resources that will be shared throughout the district. The faculty will present helpful knowledge, tips, and resources parents can use when navigating bullying situations. You may register by visiting the District 303 Parent University web page.

4th Grade parents

Below is the letter from Mrs. Beetstra with information on ordering recorders for music class.