Leopard Express


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The Leopard Express is an e-news communication that you will receive throughout the year in an effort to more effectively and frequently communicate with you and share valuable information and celebrations about Abraham Lincoln School. If you have any suggestions, comments or questions, please feel free to contact me at lschweik@d41.org.


Happy New Year!


I found myself humming the tunes from the movie "Frozen" these first few days of the new year! Brrrr! I'm glad those record breaking days are behind us and hope the remaining days of winter are mild.


Outdoor Recess

Most of our students LOVE playing in the snow during recess. Snowmen, forts, and snow sculptures are often scattered across the back field after a fresh snow. In order to play in the snow, students must be wearing snow pants and boots.


Children not wearing snow gear are directed to play on the cement and blacktop areas behind the school. These areas are plowed after each snow.


As a reminder, all D41 elementary schools follow the same temperature guidelines for outdoor recess. Students go outside on days that the temperature (based on the wind-chill factor) is 10 degrees or higher. Please be sure your children leave the house in the morning with hats and gloves.


We have had some great winter weather days recently. It is a real joy to see students frolicking in the snow.  It makes my day!


Another Weather Related Notice

On mornings when the temperature is less that 10 degrees, students will be able to enter the building at specific locations rather than waiting outdoors until 8:50 A.M.. Staff will be stationed at the front entrance, Door 4 and Door 25 (near Portables 3-6). Large green cones will be set outside these doors at 8:40 as a signal to students to come inside. The LMC will be used as a warming station for Level 2 and 1st Grade students and the open area in the west wing will be used for Level 3 and Kindergarten students.


TOMMOROW 1/17/14 ! Wear Red for Heart Health!

Lincoln School will be participating in a Jump Rope for Heart event during their PE class on February 13th. In preparation for this event, the PTA is sponsoring a heart-healthy assembly tomorrow. Students will hear about American Heart Association Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser, learning strategies to promote a healthy heart, and watch the Jump Rope Warrior performing amazing  jump rope feats.


Please note: While all students will be participating in the Jump Rope for Heart event, fund raising for the American Heart Association is optional.


Jump Rope for Heart - PE Newsletter

More information on the Jump Rope for Heart event can be found on this trimester's edition of the PE newsletter. Please click on this link to learn more.



Intruder Drill - Safety Video

Each year, students participate in Fire, Tornado, and Lock-Down safety drills. This year our students will view a safety video prior to participating in the school-wide lock-down drill. The video reviews the "Locks, Lights, Out of Sight" process we teach students in the event of an intruder in the building.  


Lincoln Music Room Blog

Have you had a chance to visit the Lincoln Music Room blog? www.mrspassinismusicblog.blogspot.com 

Mrs. Passini has been busy posting pictures and links to videos for parents to see and hear what kids are up to in music this year. Be sure to click on grade level links for specific information on what your child is experiencing this year in music class.


Mark Your Calendars 1/22/14 at 9:15 A.M.!

Dr. Paul Gordon and Mr. Bob Ciserella will be in attendance at the upcoming Lincoln PTA meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 22nd to review the facility proposal for Lincoln School. The meeting will be held at the Glen Ellyn Public Library.


Portable 1 and 2

Portables 1 and 2 will not be used as instructional spaces for the remainder of the school year. Currently this space is being used for much needed storage.


Upcoming PTA Events

1/23/14   Grade 1 and 2 Spelling Bee

1/25/14   5th Grade Drama Production - Opening Night

1/26/14   5th Grade Drama Production

1/30/14   Grades 3-5 Spelling Bee

1/31/14   High Interest Day


Watch your inbox and student backpacks for more information on these special events. 


2014 at Lincoln has been off to a great start! 


Take care,






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