Lincoln Middle School
November 20, 2020
Thanksgiving is the occasion most brought to mind when the calendar flips to the month of November; but, there are two other events on the November calendar deserving of acknowledgment. Both days are set aside to recognize citizens who choose to serve their community, government, and country. These people offer their time, expertise, and even their lives, to serve others.
Early in November, Election Day gave everyone a chance to “serve" by providing the freedom to cast a personal vote for those who are willing to commit themselves to represent and serve their communities. On November 11, Veterans Day reminded all people to set aside just a few moments to remember the men and women who unselfishly commit to serve our country by enlisting in our armed forces.
These are unprecedented times, causing the need for unprecedented and difficult decisions by those who have chosen to serve others. I am grateful for their service.
Happy Thanksgiving to all.
TODAY, NOVEMBER 20, IS THE LAST DAY ! D57 has asked PTO to participate in selecting members for a newly created Task Force to work with the Board of Ed regarding return-to-school. Click above for more information and the link to the nomination form.
D57 Information on Bullying
In District 57, we take the prevention of bullying very seriously. All K-8 students participate in weekly classroom meetings/advisory meetings to build classroom community and provide strategies for students on how to prevent/handle potential bullying situations. This is done, in part, using the Olweus Bully Prevention Program. This curriculum offers an opportunity for students to share their feelings and opinions, to suggest solutions, and to learn to follow the rules and handle bullying situations appropriately. It also builds class community and cohesiveness and recognizes achievements and successes of the class as a whole.
We encourage any student or parent who is aware of a potential bullying situation to report the issue immediately to a staff member. This report will initiate an investigation. Whether or not the issue is found to be bullying, any behavior that does not follow school expectations will be addressed. We want all students to feel safe and comfortable during their time at school, and we are committed to removing barriers that are preventing this for individual students or groups of students. For more resources on this topic, please visit this link.
PTO is on Amazon Smile!
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Click on this flyer for the PTO Membership Form!
ATTENTION PARENTS OF STUDENTS WITH ASTHMA OR FOOD ALLERGIES
FROM MRS. SMITH, SCHOOL NURSE
Does your child have asthma or food allergies? If your child will be learning in person please drop off the required forms in the health office as soon as possible.
Parents may also want to review this overview of Health Office COVID-19 Procedures. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Smith in the Lincoln Office.
ATTENTION PARENTS OF 6TH GRADERS and NEW STUDENTS !
- All incoming 6th grade and new students must submit a completed school physical and immunization record to the health office prior to in person learning.
- Dental forms are also required but they are not required for in person learning.
- Physical exams after August 24, 2019 and dental examinations done after 11/15/19 fulfill the requirement.
- Once In-Person learning resumes, if the required paperwork has not been received, your child will be excluded from school.
- Paperwork can either be emailed to the school nurse (firstname.lastname@example.org) or dropped off at Lincoln Middle School (collection bin located in the foyer/front of building from 7am-3pm) or faxed to (847) 394-7358.
- Please make sure to complete the health history section at the top of the form, sign and date--this section is completed by parent.
- Medical forms can be found at this link.