Lincoln Bulletin

February 11, 2022

Lost and Found-If you see something that is yours have your child come pick it up.

UPCOMING DATES


Monday, February 14-Friday, February 18 Random Acts of Kindness week and Spirit week. More info is below from Student Council

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!

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

This week again as educators and students were asked to shift and pivot, as many of you are aware of the judge's recent ruling. As a school district, D303 continues to follow the decisions of the court. Prior to last Friday, masks were mandatory. Beginning this past Tuesday, in St. Charles Public Schools, the wearing of masks by all became recommended.


As students and staff re-joined Tuesday we shared the importance of kindness and respecting others. Continuing our work with kindness our student council is promoting a school-wide initiative.


Next week is a wonderful week, it is the week Lincoln will take part in Random Acts of Kindness. Our student council has created an incentive for students to participate. Please encourage your child to participate and show acts of kindness. Once they do this they can have you or another adult sign the coupon and bring it to school to give to their teacher. We will track these acts of kindness spreading joy all over St. Charles. Some examples may be bringing in the newspaper for an elderly neighbor, shoveling snow or clearing off a car for a friend or neighbor, making cards for seniors, and bringing them to a local retirement community, any act of kindness is valuable.


Today is Mrs. Drews last day as our Lincoln Elementary social worker. We are grateful for Mrs. Drew's service at Lincoln over the past few months. We are actively searching for a school social worker to support our Lincoln students for the remainder of this school year. In the interim, our building will be supported by a district-wide social worker; this includes servicing students entitled to direct social work service through Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). Our school psychologist and a district behavior coach will be in the building 4 days per week to provide an additional layer of social-emotional support to our students.



Please let me know if you have any questions, and feel free to email me at this time if you need anything, michelle.woodring@d303.org.



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.

Student council sponsored Acts of Kindness Week and Spirit week

Did you know Random Acts of Kindness Week is in February? The student council has decided to have a school competition. The competition will be with every class and whichever class gets the most coupons will get a special prize for their entire class!


This is how the coupons will work. If you do something nice in the community then fill out a coupon and turn it in to your teacher. The coupon must be signed by the adult or receiver of the act of kindness. This will take place in the week of February 14 -20 and remember don’t just do kind things for the prize but be kind for the right reason! I am including the coupons below as well and the classes were also given these.

We will have the top 3 classes win a prize- for Bronze, Silver, and Gold classes


Also next week we will Spirit days

Monday- dress for Valentine's day

Tuesday- Movie during lunch

Wednesday- Sports day and Hat day

Thursday- Crazy sock day

Friday- Pj day

Cougar Reading Club

"Way to go to the Lincoln Leopards who are continuing to work towards meeting their reading goals for the Cougars Reading Club. They have advanced to second base! Please help us to give your student credit for this progress. Your student can turn in the paper slip to their teacher, or you can confirm their participation using this link."

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. Last week was a zoom meeting dedicated to Lincoln, although this may not have worked with your schedule you still have the opportunity to have your voice heard. There is a community forum as well that you can take part of these are February 22 at 6:00 pm and February 23 at 7:30, please refer to the letter below. You can contribute to our new superintendent search.

Virtual Author Visits


Due to the emergency day on Monday, Greg Pizzoli's virtual author visit for grades K-3 was postponed. We are hoping to reschedule the virtual author visit for next week. Mr. Pizzoli is the creator of the Baloney & Friends series as well as a three-time Theodor Seuss Geisel award winner.


On Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 10AM, Lincoln 4th and 5th graders virtually welcomed author Aisha Saeed. Ms. Saeed is the author of the forthcoming book Omar Rising and is a Pakistani American writer, teacher, and attorney. She spoke with the students about her writing, shared the process for developing the cover art for Omar Rising, and book-talked some of her favorite books! If you would like to order a signed (bookplate) copy of Amal Unbound or Omar Rising, please order online at https://www.abcfairs.com/aisha-saeed-virtual-author-visit-february-8th no later than Tuesday, Feb. 15. Books will be delivered to Lincoln.

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