March 11, 2022
Sunday, March 13, 2022 - DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME, move your clocks ahead 1 hour
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - Next Early Release Day
March 28 - April 1, 2022 - Spring Break
Last day to order your yearbook (see PTO newsletter for more information)
Friday, May 13, 2022 - Ozzie Reading Club - Kane County Cougars game
Lincoln leopards are respectful, responsible, and safe---Roar!
Yearlong Theme-Rooted Together Branching Out!
Highlights you will find:
- Dates to remember
- Principals Desk
- Yearbook information and Call for photos
- Support Family in Need
- March Book Madness
- Lincoln Service Project, Feed My Starving Children sign up
- Attention 5th graders
This weekend is daylight savings time, please remember to turn your clocks ahead Saturday night. Spring Forward--we will have more light later, but this also makes the first mornings much darker and harder. I think being prepared for a little bit of tiredness this first week is something we all should be aware of.
Below are students that were identified by their classroom teachers for doing an excellent job on iReady. We will honor two students a week throughout the year. There aren't specific requirements, some may be recognized due to the percentage of lessons completed, or the number of minutes they worked on iReady, others may be recognized for improvement and growth.
- Sam Kramer
- Nova Beavers
- Eva Volpe
- Lillian Yu
- Griffin Kissinger
- Mitchell Wilson
- Freja Silva
- Alex Sowinski
- Declan Thorson
- Victoria Lyons
- Evan Pierce
- Zooey Smith
- Anabel Garcia Zamudio
- Abbie Duros
Yearbook Information and Call for Photos
Order Your Yearbook Today! Order your student’s yearbook by visiting www.treering.com. There is also an opportunity to upload your own photos to be included in this year’s yearbook. Please follow this link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ KJtpteKpXXH1AQ7y6 Alternatively, you may add your own photos directly to Treering by creating an account. Be sure to make your photos “sharable” so they are accessible to our yearbook committee. Deadline is in April!
DEADLINE TO ORDER A YEARBOOK: March 28
Can you please create a hyperlink button (ORDER YEARBOOK) with this Treering link and place it below the order yearbook verbiage?
YEARBOOK PHOTOS NEEDED!!
We need photos for the yearbook! Please email photos to email@example.com or upload to the google drive. Contact Jessica Boyle at the above email address with any questions.
Pictures are needed for the following events/activities:
Walk to School Day
5th Grade Field Trip
Ice Cream Social
Lincoln Christmas Tree
5M Party Pictures
AM Kindergarten Party Pictures
Band & Orchestra Concerts
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PHOTOS: March 20
Student Panorama Assessment
In the fall of this school year students in grades 3-12 completed a universal screening tool to assess their social and emotional learning skills. In the spring students in grades 3-12 will complete a follow-up survey. The use of universal screening allows us to refine and strengthen our efforts to help all students achieve success by taking positive and preventative measures as early as possible. This also provides us with the opportunity to assist students who may need additional support with social and emotional learning.
Please see the attached letter in regards to the upcoming Panorama Survey Assessment. Parents will be notified of results.
March Book Madness
March Book Madness
We have wrapped up Week 2 of March Book Madness! This week our students voted between Something's Wrong! by Jory John and The Barnabus Project by The Fan Brothers. In a move that surprised the D303 librarians, the book that received the most votes and is moving on to become part of the Final 4 is:
The Barnabus Project by The Fan Brothers!
This coming week, the students will vote to determine whether The Barnabus Project from Division 1 or Hamsters Make Terrible Roommates by Cheryl B. Klein from Division 2 will advance!
If your student wants to hear all of the March Madness books read aloud, they can visit their LRC Schoology page. Additionally, TownHouse Books in St. Charles has the D303 March Madness books available for purchase. Shop online at https://townhousebooks.com/shop/ or visit their storefront at 105 North 2nd Avenue.
Stay tuned to find out which books move through the bracket to become the D303 champion! The winner will be announced on March 25.
Lincoln Service Project
Feed my starving children is an organization that helps those around the world in need of food by distributing nutritious meals to countries all around the globe. As a nonprofit organization, they distribute food to those that are malnourished and in need of food. By coming to this event, as a school, we will be able to help many people in need by helping them produce these meals. It is optional to come and help and if that night does not work it is okay.
Who: Lincoln students and families (children 5 years and older)
What: Feed my starving children volunteer night
When: April 25th 4:30 to 6:15 PM
Where: Aurora IL 555 exchange court 60504
Why: To help those in need and food may be scarce
Sign-up quickly! There are not many spots available! The link is below, this is a wonderful evening for our Lincoln Leopards to help support others.
ATTENTION 5TH GRADE FAMILIES!
Below is upcoming information from Thompson, regarding open house, ordering clap-out t-shirts, and more. There are shirts for those going to Thompson and those going to Wredling. Make sure you order these so your son or daughter can wear it for clap out, the last day of school.
IAR/ISA letter above-ISA testing this Tuesday, Wed. and Thursday for 5th graders only
Equity Audit Parent Focus Groups
As part of the district’s equity audit, parent 1 hour focus groups will be held across the district via Zoom during the month of April to give families an opportunity to share their thoughts on our district’s strengths, areas of need, and long-term opportunities for providing the best educational experience for all students. Focus groups will be constructed and led by our partners in the equity audit process- the Consortium for Educational Change (CEC). There will be morning and evening focus groups available for parents. Every school’s goal is to have 15 families agree to participate in a focus group. During the week of March 21st, a member of our school staff will begin calling parents from a document with families’ names listed in random order to invite prospective participants to be part of a focus group. All parents are welcome to email your own written responses to the focus group questions to CEC should you not be selected to participate in a focus group but desire to share your opinions (A list of the focus group questions and a place for submitting your answers to them will be posted on the district website beginning April 4th). We thank you for your commitment to equity in education, and we are excited about this next step in gathering the voices of our district so that we can create a comprehensive plan to move forward. If you have any questions regarding the focus group process, please contact our Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Dr. Tracy Taylor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.