January 29, 2021
Highlights you will find:
- One Book One School is returning to Lincoln--watch video below-books are coming
- Revised Calendar-March 25th now a full day of attendance
- Name the Lincoln Leopard-use the linked form to
- Spirit week this week! suggest a name.
- Kindergarten registration-Happening NOW!
- Middle school transfer request window
- Preschool information
- Lincoln Family Directory-PDF attached
- PTO newsletter
- Spirit Week Photos
- Food Service and Pick up-Breakfast added.
- Rent and Utility assistance-Info below
One Book One School-if you are learning remotely please come pick up your book at Lincoln.
Middle School Transfer Request opens
One Book One School Kick-Off
NO SCHOOL, President’s Day
Middle School Transfer Request closes
NO SCHOOL, Teacher Work Day
Remember the 3 W's: Wear a Mask, Watch Your Distance, Wash Your Hands
The District 303 Kindergarten enrollment process for the 2021-2022 school year will be virtual! Between January 19 and March 12, families will be able to enroll their kindergarten-age children by visiting the Kindergarten Registration & Information page of the District 303 website. On the site you will find:
The New Student Intake Form (coming January 19, 2021)
The Kindergarten Step-by-Step Guide for registration
Health and Dental exams and immunization information
Contact information for all elementary schools
Information about Full Day and Half Day Kindergarten
REVISED 2020-21 D303 SCHOOL CALENDAR Please see attached district calendar and adjustment to March 25, 2021 - that day is now a full day of attendance for students.
From the Principal's Desk
Lincoln leopards showed their spirit this week, near and far. We even have some highlighted photos from students enjoying the winter wonderland on Tuesday during our whole district remote learning day. The week was filled with great creative fun, highlighting a variety of masks, crazy hair, mismatched clothes, comfy PJ's and culminated with everyone showing their spirit for their favorite team!
To add to the excitement, we had our second drawing for where is our Lincoln Leopard contest, and we also decided that our leopard needs a name, if you have a suggestion please use the link below to make your suggestion by Friday, Feb. 12.
Our PTO has generously sponsored another One Book One School for this year, featuring another great book. For those unfamiliar with One Book One School, this is a program where each family (and all staff members) receive a copy of the same book with the intention of reading the book aloud together as a family at home. The book is not directly tied to the curriculum of any particular grade level, but having a common literary experience allows another opportunity for all members of the school community to connect. This also helps promote a culture of reading at Lincoln!
Last year you may remember that we had weekly trivia at school; because we are also including our remote Lincoln students this year, this will be shared digitally. In addition to getting a copy of the book, each family will have access to a website with engagement resources (including trivia!) that they do at home if they wish. Please view the video above to get an idea of this initiative.
The PTO Needs Your Help!
Our school’s popular fundraising event - Bingo Night - will not be held in-person this year. We need your help and input on a possible virtual event instead! Please take a few moments to answer a brief survey to provide your input and ideas. Your response and feedback is greatly appreciated!
MIDDLE SCHOOL TRANSFERS - REQUEST PERIOD OPEN FROM FEB. 1 - FEB. 26
Double-check your address to know where your fifth-grade son or daughter are slotted to attend middle school, most Lincoln students attend Thompson but there is a small group of homes that attend Wredling. If you have a question please email us, email@example.com.
Families who wish to submit a Middle School Transfer request may do so beginning February 1, 2021. Families must complete a separate form for each student they want to be transferred. Requests are granted based on space available. This means that siblings are not guaranteed placement. A written decision will be communicated to families before spring break.
Once the request is approved, a student may remain at that middle school throughout his or her middle school career, as long as the student resides in District 303.
Families of students granted permission to attend a school outside of their assigned attendance area are responsible for their own transportation.
Students will return to their assigned attendance area high school regardless of the middle school attended.
The Middle School Transfer request window will close at 4:00pm on February 26, 2021.
If you have questions, please contact Tammy Marsan at: 331-228-2397.
FROM THE NURSE:
Happy New Year and thank you for all the little things you are reinforcing at home to keep our students and staff healthy. Along with Social Distancing and Frequent Handwashing, proper Mask Wearing is an essential component of our everyday COVID-19 precautions.
Easy Tips For Proper Mask Wearing
Be sure your child’s mask fits comfortably, covering their nose and mouth, and is secured on their face.
Provide your child with a clean mask and back up mask each day.
Remind your child to never share or swap masks.
Remind your child not to touch the mask while wearing it.
Tell your child if nasal drainage, blood or saliva makes their mask damp they need to change into a fresh mask.
Remind your child that their mask is not a napkin. They need to wipe their face after eating lunch, before putting their mask back in place.
Keeping Masks Clean
Masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you don’t wash or replace your mask regularly, however, bacteria can linger. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say masks should be washed after every use. If the mask is included in regular laundry loads, the CDC recommends using regular laundry detergent and the warmest water setting. To wash a mask by hand, the CDC website states an appropriate bleach solution can be prepared by mixing the following: 5 tablespoons of household bleach per gallon of room temperature water or 4 teaspoons of household bleach per quart of room temperature water. Masks should be soaked in the bleach solution for 5 minutes before being rinsed with cool or room temperature water. If a mask will be air dried, the CDC recommends placing it in direct sunlight. If using a dryer, the CDC recommends using the highest appropriate heating setting.
D303 PRESCHOOL PROGRAM INFORMATION -
The District 303 Community Preschool Program will be conducting its annual registration lottery. Enrollment will be offered online from January 19 to February 2, 2021. Two informational meetings will be offered via Zoom for all interested community families who reside in District 303. The lottery enrollment link and informational meeting's registration link can be found on the District website on the Early Childhood page. Please note, in order to receive the Zoom links for the informational meetings, you must complete the registration form.