I hope your family had a wonderful Presidents’ Day weekend.
Many thanks to Damon Ranieri, Shannon Martin, Susan Veazie, Gabriela Gonzalez, Timothy Dietrich, and Shannon Roberts for their leadership and organization of and dedication to the 7th Annual Lincoln School Science Expo. Thanks to their volunteer efforts, this Lincoln tradition was able to live on despite the current Covid-19 mitigations. This year’s virtual event showcased the incredibly creative science experiments of over 40 Lincoln scientists.
As shared in a message from Dr. Condon last week, beginning tomorrow Lincoln will be lifting the outdoor/recess mask protocols that we’ve had in place since the Fall of 2020. For the time being indoor masking and all other Covid-19 mitigations will remain in place at Lincoln.
If you haven’t yet done so, don’t forget to sign up for a Spring Conference time. Conferences are scheduled for next Thursday and Friday, March 3 and 4. Please see this link Conference Sign-up
Schools across Illinois are again encouraging families, students, and staff to weigh in on their experience at their child’s school by participating in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey tool is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of our school. Teachers, parents, and students across the state will participate in this online and confidential survey, with the results reported on each school’s Illinois School Report Card. Please take a moment to provide your feedback: Illinois5-essentials
Each year the state of Illinois requires that all public schools conduct an “Erin’s Law” presentation for all students. “Erin’s Law” requires that all public schools in each state implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program. This year we are excited to again partner with Victor Pacini in presenting this important information to our kids. In the past, Victor has personally visited Lincoln. However, this year he has created virtual presentations that will be shared with our kids between March 7 and March 25. Here you will find a link to his parent video that briefly outlines his presentation. Victor Pacini Parent Video-Peace of Mind. Should you wish to opt your child out of this presentation, please let me know no later than Friday, March 4.
Finally, thanks to Ms. Kozbur, next week again she will be curating Lincoln School art work to be on display at the River Forest Public Library. The artwork of our kids will be on display beginning on March 1.
As always, thank you for your continued support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more we can do to support your kids and family. Enjoy the short week. CG
Schoolhouse Kitchen creates fun + delicious BAKING KITS for kids including their popular Unicorn Pop Tarts and Cheddar Fishies Kit that are perfect for our school-aged chefs. Kits include homemade dough, kid-friendly tools, and instructions for a creative baking project at home.
You can order your kit today! For every kit purchased, LINCOLN PTO will earn $5! See the attached flyer for more details.
Congratulations to all the participants of the Lincoln 2022 Science Expo! It was so fun to watch everyone on Thursday Night!
Thank you to the PTO volunteers who volunteered their time and worked hard to make this such a successful event. Without you it wouldn’t have been possible, we appreciate you!
Girls on the Run inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through the research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the program, girls in 3rd and 4th grade develop skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event!
GOTR will begin on April 4th and meet every Monday and Thursday after school in the gym from 3:10 – 4:30pm until May 25th. The celebratory 5k run is tentatively scheduled for May 14th, details to come. Please register at Girls on the Run.
Love this program? Interested in VOLUNTEERING as a coach to help run this amazing program? If interested in helping out, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to another year of the Kids Heart Challenge!!!
What does the Kids Heart Challenge do?
The Kids Heart Challenge focuses on whole body wellness, helping students improve their own health and better their character while raising life-saving donations for the American Heart Association to help kids facing heart-health issues.
***Please know your child does not need to participate in Kids Heart Challenge and it is only optional.***
The Kids Heart Challenge ends on February 25, 2022.
As we continue to encourage kindness in February, we should also encourage our children to practice a little self-kindness…. thus, here is some information that can help us teach children the value of making mistakes. Here are some ways to encourage our children to embrace mistakes and avoid negative self-talk.
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.