November 13, 2020
Highlights you will find:
- IMPORTANT----Parent survey for second semester choice for mode of learning--Due Today! All need to complete.
- Nurse's Guidelines
- Staff Spotlight
- Lincoln Family Directory-PDF attached
- PTO newsletter
- Food Service and Pick up-Breakfast added
Friday, 11/13/20 - Picture Retakes and Remote Students Picture Day
- End of 1st trimester
Friday, 11/20/20 - last day of school for students before Thanksgiving Break
November 23-27, 2020 - No School, Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday, 12/2/20 - Report Cards available on HAC
This week, on Wednesday we honored our Veteran's. Our students, staff, and broader community submitted pictures, videos, and interviews of local senior citizen veterans to create this wonderful video. Mr. Underhill put it all together and created this wonderful video montage. Below is the link to view the virtual assembly shared.
Many of you I am sure are noticing an increase in COVID positive cases and the strong recommendations to stay at home. We at Lincoln, are continuing to follow strict protocols to keep all of our students and staff safe. As I mentioned last week, the district has taken safety precautions and protocols very seriously, and we are thankful that our families and staff have done the same.
Our ability to provide in-person instruction continues to rely directly on our community’s willingness to follow critical safety measures both in and out of school. Let’s continue to do so during this weekend and beyond so our schools can stay open.
Please continue to practice the 3Ws:
Wear a mask
Watch your distance (maintain 6 feet of social distancing)
Wash your hands frequently
Thank you in advance for being extra cautious this weekend. This is truly a community effort, and we are in this together.
The District is beginning to plan for the second semester. To assist our schools in planning, please use this link that will take you to the 2020-2021 second semester student attendance selection form. Please complete a form for every child in your household who attends District 303 schools by Friday, November 13. This is your opportunity to choose for your children to remain in the same attendance mode or to change to a new mode (in-person/hybrid or fully remote) for the second half of the school year.
I've been teaching at Lincoln for 28 years, all in second grade and all in the same classroom. It's like my second home. I have my Master's Degree in teaching reading, but I love to teach math, too.
I have two children: my daughter Emma is a senior at Geneva, and my son is 20 and in trade school. My husband and I were just married in February. Besides the kids, we also have two cats and two dogs.
In my spare time I like to read, watch old movies, travel, do crossword or Suduko puzzles, and connect with friends.
Some of my favorite places to visit are Michigan, Colorado, Arizona, and Utah. When I retire, my husband and I hope to do a lot of traveling. Germany, Austria, Alaska, and the national parks are some of the places we'd love to visit.
My favorite part of teaching is spending my days with seven year olds. They are funny, inquisitive, and generally love to learn new things. I love their excitement when they realize they can do something they couldn't do before.
Food Service Update
**BREAKFAST being added starting 11/10/20**
Organic Life will be offering breakfast at all Elementary Schools. Breakfast meals are free for all students just like the lunches.
Students will have the option to order breakfast in the morning as they already do for lunch. Organic Life will prep the breakfast bags and deliver them to the classrooms by 1:20pm each day for students. This helps to support students eating a breakfast before coming to school the next day.
The Federal Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) has been extended through June 30, 2021. As a result, any child between the ages of 1 and 18 is eligible to receive free meals at any District 303 site, as well as two off-site locations. Click on the graphics below for sites and pick up times. It is not necessary to provide the names of the children receiving meals at the pick-up locations.
Elementary school students who attend in-person every day will receive free meals at school
Elementary school students who are learning remotely may pick up meals at any site
Middle school students who attend on the hybrid schedule may sign up to receive the next day's meal that will be distributed after school
Middle school students learning remotely may pick up at any site
High school students attending in-person may pick up meals after school.
High School students learning remotely may pick up meals at any site