October 16, 2020
Highlights you will find:
- Halloween information
- Veteran's Day information
- PTO form for the upcoming Family Directory
- PTO form to sign up as virtual room parent
- Staff Spotlight-Ms. Estabrook
- PTO newletter
- Outreach from ComEd to support families in need-PDF
- PE Reminder--Dress Warm-We go outside
- Food Service and Pick up
Friday, 10/30/20 - Halloween Celebration
Tuesday, 11/3/20 - Election Day Holiday, No School
Monday, 11/9/20 - Remote Learning Planning Day, No School for Students
This week I read the book, Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller, this is one of the Illinois Monarch Books, I read it to most classrooms even some of our remote classes. The story shares the story of one girl who wants to express her kindness and bring a classmate's spirits up after an embarrassing incident. The main character talks about ways she can show kindness which includes giving, helping, and even the simple act of paying attention and responding in a kind-hearted supportive way. The hope of the author and my hope as well is that small acts of kindness might join other acts and turn into, "something really big. So big that all our kindness spills out of our school, spread throughout our town travel across our country and go all the way around the world." This I know is also the hope of the organization Random Acts Matters.
As we have done in the past next week will be Random Acts of Kindness week each day we ask our students to take part and complete one act of kindness a day.
Monday-Say hello to another student in the school or a teacher in the hallway, a new person.
Tuesday-Hold the door open for someone
Wednesday-Clean up after dinner or breakfast
Thursday-Call up a family member that lives outside of your home (Grandparents, cousins, aunts/uncles ) and see how they are doing.
Friday-Write a thank you note or card this week and give it to someone you want to thank.
Veterans Day Virtual Recognition--For ALL students in person and REMOTE
This year Lincoln will celebrate Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11th! Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor American veterans of all wars. Many of us know or have known men and women in our families or friends who have served in the armed forces to defend our country. This year we would like to take time to honor these individuals by acknowledging their time served and to honor them. If you have a family member that would like to be interviewed and/or highlighted in a video, please complete the following form so we can plan for this. Veteran's Day Form.
If your child has someone in your family, or a friend of your family, who they would like to honor we are asking you to complete the attached flyer (above) and include a photo. You can bring into school or drop it off. These will be posted in the school entrance hallway and in our virtual assembly video as recognition of their service, this way we can honor those Veterans near and far.
Name: Andrea Estabrook
Occupation: Kindergarten teacher
Place of birth: Ohio
Family: Husband: Ryan, kids: Adelyn and Landon
Favorite sport: basketball
Favorite thing to do over the weekend: spend time with my family
Best places to visit: the beach
Favorite book: The Next Right Thing
What superhero would you be? Superwoman
One wish: no more coronavirus
Favorite food: tacos
Dairy Queen or Oberweis? Oberweis
Favorite Season: summer
Favorite College: The Ohio State University
Favorite Team: Ohio State
Airplane or Road trip: both!
Fun Facts: I love to paddleboard
Student Pictures - families received their student picture orders this week. Every student also received a complimentary photo calendar which has a unique ticket code listed on the bottom. For those families that did not pre-order a photo package, please refer to your child’s calendar for information on how to place your order using their student’s ticket code.
Room Parent Sign-up --This is also in the PTO newsletter attached
Room parent sign-up: https://tinyurl.com/y5whsfqd
Although there will be no in-person parties at Lincoln this year, there are many ways in which a room parent can be involved, such as: promoting school spirit days, chalking outside the room, managing teacher appreciation events, virtual writing celebrations or mystery readers, and coordinating crafts/activities for classroom parties. Only one parent will be selected. If more than one parent signs up, Mrs. Woodring will draw names. The deadline to sign up is October 17.
Lincoln School Directory
Please take a few minutes to fill out this Google form for the Lincoln School Directory:
Directory Link: https://forms.gle/4AELU4UzzG4X9N6v7
You may fill out as much or as little information as you’d like. The directory will be distributed electronically this year. All Lincoln families are encouraged to submit information - whether your student is learning in-person or remote. Deadline to submit the form is Friday, October 16.
Random Acts Matter Needs You ---– Monday October 19th
Dear Friends of RAM,
During this challenging time, Random Acts Matter has continued the mission of providing kindness to those in need.
To continue our efforts, we are planning a RAM DRAWING to raise funds as the need for care and compassion is greater than ever.
We need your help and support in this endeavor not only by participating but also by sharing the attached RAM DRAWING FLYER with your friends and family in our community.
TOGETHER, we can make this RAM DRAWING a success and continue our mission of spreading kindness!
Click here (LINK TO VIDEO) for a glimpse into the heart of what makes RAM so special.
Healing and Recovery
Mental Health and Encouragement
Random Acts Matter Site
D303 Parent University
Parent University was developed in response to the need for programming to address the social and emotional needs of students in District 303. Over the last decade, the district has strived to provide information on topics that are relevant, timely, and beneficial for all parents and guardians.
October 29, 2020
Parenting The New Teen In The Age of Anxiety
Dr. John Duffy, a nationally recognized expert in parenting for nearly twenty-five years, wrote this book as a guide for parents raising children who are growing up too quickly and, as a result, dealing with unresolved adolescent issues that can lead to anxiety and depression. Please indicate your interest in getting a copy of the book and event by filling out this form.
November 2, 2020
Sessions will be organized as follows:
In this upcoming Parent University session, families will familiarize themselves with the 3 digital platforms teachers may use in the district: Seesaw, Google Classroom, and Schoology. Each digital platform will have its own 30-minute session. During these sessions, families will learn how best to support their children with their classwork. They will see where assignments are posted, how teachers communicate and collaborate with their child, where students turn in their work, and the many ways teachers can utilize the platform. Please fill out this form to indicate which session you are interested in attending.