Lincoln Bulletin

January 22, 2021

Where is the Lincoln Leopard? Submit your answer using the link-Winners Drawn Monday morning

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Highlights you will find:

  • Where is the Lincoln Leopard-- last call for entries
  • Spirit week this week!
  • Kindergarten registration-Happening NOW!
  • Middle school transfer request window
  • Preschool information
  • Lincoln Family Directory-PDF attached
  • PTO newsletter
  • ECRA SEL Mid Year Check parent letter
  • Free parent or caregiver literacy workshop from Teachers College (our language arts resource)
  • Food Service and Pick up-Breakfast added.
  • Rent and Utility assistance-Info below

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!

Upcoming Dates:

Student Council Spirit Week-


  • Monday-Mask Pattern Day, wear a mask with a pattern, make your own pattern on a mask or just wear a different mask from the one folks normally see you in.


  • Tuesday: Mix and Match, find an odd, funny and creative combination of clothes to wear.

  • Wednesday: Crazy Hair, find a way to make your hair...well...crazy.

  • Thursday: P.J.s, comfortable yet appropriate.

  • Friday: Jersey Day, wear the jersey of a sports team.



Monday, 2/1/21

Middle School Transfer Request opens

Monday, 2/15/21

NO SCHOOL, President’s Day

Friday, 2/26/21

Middle School Transfer Request closes

NO SCHOOL, Teacher Work Day

Remember the 3 W's: Wear a Mask, Watch Your Distance, Wash Your Hands

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

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

From the Principal's Desk

As we wind up a week that began with remembering MLK and celebrating his accomplishments, we witnessed the inauguration of a new president and look forward to the hope and safety of the vaccine upon the horizon. Although it is only January 22, it seems that so much has happened during our first few weeks of 2021. At Lincoln, we continue to support one another and emphasize the positive outlook, which is celebrated every Friday morning during our announcements with our "Brightsides". Ask your son or daughter about encourage them to share one on a future Friday.


The weather is getting colder please remember we are trying to continue to go outside for short recess breaks, mask breaks, and even PE on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please make sure that your son or daughter is dressed for the weather including a hat, gloves/mittens, and a winter coat. We will continue to go outside as long as it is above 0 degrees, if the wind chill causes it to dip below like it did today we will students remain in their class for recess.


As we have reintroduced the PAWS many classes have earned a classroom reward, some may have had PJ day, music in the class or a special treat-this is always a continued way to support our students at school and encourages appropriate behaviors.


Next week our student council wanted to incorporate some fun throughout the week with spirit day, the plans for the week are above. We look forward to seeing the creativity and fun expressed on these days to brighten the January days.

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!

https://forms.gle/PQCtXtKSXWgrU4Ms7


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, debra.fick@d303.org.


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

  1. Be sure your child’s mask fits comfortably, covering their nose and mouth, and is secured on their face.

  2. Provide your child with a clean mask and back up mask each day.

  3. Remind your child to never share or swap masks.

  4. Remind your child not to touch the mask while wearing it.

  5. Tell your child if nasal drainage, blood or saliva makes their mask damp they need to change into a fresh mask.

  6. 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.


Free parent workshop to support children's literacy development

Free TCRWP Parent & Caregiver Workshop

Thursday, January 28, 1-3 PM Eastern Time


Join expert Teachers College Reading and Writing Project staff at our upcoming workshop day for parents and caregivers of students in grades K-8. Learn more about ways to support your child’s literacy education at home, what or how they are learning in school, how to best engage in home literacy projects, and more.

These days are typically 2-3 hours long, composed of a series of 15-minute small-group presentations. Parents and caregivers can choose the workshops that match their needs and are free to come for one workshop or many. The schedule of workshops will be made available prior to the event. These sessions are offered live and are not recorded for later viewing.


Click the link below to register.

https://tcrwp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIudu-orzMrGdUN0IyGUGksRGCvS2Sjp9E5

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

More Resources for Families & Caregivers

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.

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