Lincoln Bulletin

November 4, 2022

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We do not have school Monday, Nov. 7 and Tuesday Nov. 8

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!

District and School Theme-Be Here, Be You, Belong!


Monday, November 7, 2022-School Improvement Day, a non-attendance day for students

Tuesday, November 8, 2022-Election Day-No School

Friday, November 11, 2022-Veteran's Day-All School Assembly at 8:25

Thanksgiving Break November 21-25

From the principal

This week was full of special events and excitement. Monday we celebrated Halloween, thank you to our PTO and room parents for organizing activities and fun parties. Our parade of students wearing creative costumes was great to see, our staffs theme was Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, one of my favorite childhood books. Several staff members were Oompa Loompas, Violet Beauregarde, Augustus Gloop, Grandpa Joe, Grandma, Veruca Salt and even Willy Wonka joined our school that day. Staff photos and others are below, what a fun way to begin the week.

We also had our annual bus evacuation yesterday ensuring all students know the bus safety rules. Classes are continuing their work, I visited 4th grade where they are learning division and multiple ways to solve problems with larger numbers that are divided into groups. Today I was in 2nd grade when Mrs. Kappele did a shared reading of a nonfiction book about snakes emphasizing the silent "e", integrating phonics features while learning content. Yesterday our 5th graders interacted with one another learning about the interdependence of an ecosystem and expanding their science learning. In kindergarten all have shown so much growth in reading, writing and becoming a learner at Lincoln. The trimester ends today and there has been so much growth for all of our students.

In the area of clubs and extracurricular activities, Ms. Barczak and Ms. Hill started the yoga club this week. Our student council had its first meeting yesterday after school and are planning a food drive this month, please see the flyer and information at the bottom of this newsletter.

Next week on Thursday we will begin our cogAT testing with students in grades 3 and 5, a letter explaining what our district uses this assessment for is linked below.

Next Monday is a teacher's institute, and Tuesday is a holiday due to it being election day. Enjoy the long weekend and remember to change your clocks Saturday night, we will see everyone back at school Wednesday, November 9 at 7:50 am.

Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 6, 2022, at 2:00 am. On Saturday night, make sure to set your clocks back one hour (i.e., gaining one hour) to “fall back.”

Staff Spotlight

Name: Caitlan An

Occupation: Art Teacher

Place of birth: Seaford, Long Island, New York

Family: My husband and I will be married for 6 years and together for 8 years this coming February. Our cat Fancy Nancy is 6 years old.

Pets: Fancy Nancy, Domestic Shorthair, Tuxedo Kitty.

Favorite sport: Ballet (to do) Soccer (to watch)

Favorite thing to do over the weekend: Spend time with my husband, paint, ballet, watch Korean dramas!

Best places to visit: South Korea, Toronto, Denver

Favorite book: Harry Potter and Twilight

For me: For me art is a way of life.

One wish: For my husband and I to buy a house soon :)

Favorite food: Korean beef bone broth soup with a lot of green onions.

Dairy Queen or Oberweis: Oberweis

Favorite Season: Fall

Airplane or Road trip: Airplane in Winter and Road Trip in Summer.

Veteran's Day

This week we will honor our veteran's Friday morning. We have sent invites to those veterans that have been submitted using the google form. Please know that we would love to honor and welcome any family members that are veterans.

The student council will provide a light breakfast at 8:00 followed by our schoolwide assembly in the gym from 8:20-8:55. We look forward to welcoming and honoring those that have served.

Donations for Big Hearts of Fox Valley

Please encourage your student to bring in a NEW unwrapped toy or board game during this week to school to show your support for D303 kids in need. Each District school will be collecting these items for the annual Big Hearts Toy Drive.

Big Hearts of Fox Valley is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization making a difference in our own community by brightening the lives of D303 children affected by financial hardship at Christmas time and throughout the school year.

To learn more about Big Hearts of Fox Valley and to make a much-needed donation visit their website at Thank you for helping to make the holiday season brighter, winters warmer and every day easier for kids in need in D303.

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