I hope you had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the slight thaw from the below zero temperatures of last week. Whoa, let’s hope that the next few weeks of January go by more quickly than the first week. While it was so great to be back to school, it sure did feel like a long and frigid week. Hopefully, temperatures will warm enough for us to have outdoor snacks and recess this week.
As referenced in the D90 Weekly Update this past Friday, after consultation with the Rush Infection Prevention Team and internal discussions, District 90 will be implementing a new masking protocol in our schools that will remain in effect until the current heightened rates of COVID transmission recede to pre-omicron levels. The District has obtained surgical type masks for all students and employees and will ask that individuals replace the face mask they wear to school with a D90-issued surgical mask at the start of each school day. The District will provide these masks for all individuals on a daily basis, so it will not be necessary for students or staff to provide their own. Our goal is to begin this protocol as soon as Tuesday, January 11. The rationale for the new protocol is to ensure that all individuals in our schools are wearing high-quality face masks against the very transmissible omicron variant. At Lincoln, students will enter the school with any mask they might be wearing from home and be distributed a surgical type mask upon entry to their classroom.
This week, District 90 will begin administering the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) to students in Grades 3-5. The MAP assessment is a reading and mathematics multiple-choice, adaptive assessment that is taken online. Adaptive assessments adjust the test questions relative to an individual student’s response. For each correct answer given, the next question will increase in difficulty. For each incorrect answer given, the following question will decrease in difficulty. For this reason, the MAP questions will not look the same for all students. This assessment takes approximately 50 minutes for each of the two content areas that will be administered. Here is the Lincoln MAP Schedule:
Please spread the word for our annual Kindergarten Information Night on Thursday, February 4, see the attached flier for more information.
This Wednesday (weather permitting), I’m looking forward to celebrating January Birthdays with our monthly “GaGa With Godfrey.” If your child missed a previous birthday celebration, they are welcome to attend.
Finally, don’t forget that this Friday, January 14 will be a non school attendance day for kids due to Teacher Institute Day. D90 Staff continue to engage in important work for Math Instruction and Standards Based Grading.
As always, thanks for your continued support of Lincoln and for helping to keep our school community a safe one. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your kids or family.
Have a wonderful second week of 2022. ~ CG
FRIDAY FUN LUNCH!
Friday Fun lunch is offered for children in grades 1-4. Fun lunch registration is now available in the webstore. The cost for each lunch averages $6. Regular fun lunch registration will close on January 14. Late registration with an extra $15 fee will be available until January 21.
Fun lunch options for 2022 will be:
Friday, January 28 will be the first day of Spring fun lunch.
Fun lunch would not be possible without the help of volunteers, please consider signing up. It’s a great way to see your child, interact with other parents, and help make one of everyone’s favorite PTO programs possible.
Questions? Please contact Ashley Brice or Cathy O’Neill at LincolnRFPTOfunlunch@gmail.com.
This Tuesday, January 11th, Lou Malnati’s will donate 20% of total sales to the Lincoln PTO (20% based on pre-tax purchase, excluding alcohol) from every order received from Dine-In, Carryout or Delivery! Make sure to mention the fundraiser during your phone order.
Place: Lou Malnati’s Oak Park (1038 Lake Street)
Time: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Phone orders: (708) 358-0800
Online and app orders: use code FUNDLES22
The Lincoln PTO is partnering with Chess Wizard to provide our Lincoln Community with classes at cost. No proceeds will go to the Lincoln PTO.
We will provide a link to register on the Chess Wizards website and will notify everyone when the website goes live.
The 8-week session will cost $136 and will run from 3:15-4:15pm in the Library. Maximum of 14 students.
1st and 2nd: Monday 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21
3rd and 4th: Wednesday 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 3/3, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23
No classes on Monday 2/21 and Wednesday 2/23.
It’s never too late to set some personal goals, so we would like to encourage families to help their children make new year’s resolutions or promises. CNN reported that the American Academy of Pediatrics is encouraging this practice for families with children of all ages!
Follow the Lincoln PTO on Instagram – @Lincoln_Eagles_PTO
Thank you for emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with your technology questions/issues. Please remember to include as much information as possible, e.g., Student Name, Teacher Name, School, iPad asset tag number, etc. Screenshots, links, websites and any other information regarding the issue is helpful. For example, my iPad/computer can’t connect to the XXXXX website when I click on this link.
Additionally, if you have difficulty logging into your child’s special area classes, please be sure to reach out to that particular teacher to assist with any login issues.
Securely Home is an app that allows parents to have considerable control over their child’s iPad while at home . Please see the attached flier for additional information.