Greetings Lincoln Families,
The 2015 school year at Lincoln School is off to a great start. It was a bit disappointing to have two cold weather days so soon after winter break. Not much fun for children to have an unexpected day off and then be stuck inside due to the frigid cold weather. Now if it was a day off due to snow, I think it would be a different story. I'm sure we all remember playing in the snow as a child on those perfect winter days. My hope is that the weather cooperates and that we have seen the last of the school closing days for the year.
Be sure to read over the January reminders and events below. As always, feel free to call the office if you have any questions.
Reminder - CAPS Info Program for Parents of Students in Grades Kg, 1, 4 and 5
Laurie Flanagan, facilitator for the Child Assault Prevention Project (CAP) program, will be hosting a parent information night tomorrow, January 22nd at Hadley Junior High. The program will begin at 7:00pm.
The CAP Program focuses on three components:
- Bullying - children will learn about the importance of being respected and respecting others, options victim(s) have and the role that bystanders have in preventing bullying.
- Stranger Assault - children will learn about listening to their instincts; some self-defense techniques and what to do if approached by a stranger.
- Known Adult Assault - children will learn that their body is their own; the difference between good and bad secrets and what to do if someone they know and trust hurts them.
Later this school year, CAP program facilitators will be helping our students identify a safety network of adults that they can go to if they have any problems or concerns. Please partner with us to learn how you, as a parent, can enhance your child's safety by attending this important parent program.
5th Grade Drama Performance of "Dig It!"
Are you looking for a fun, positive event to take your family to this weekend? Well, I have a 5-star recommendation for you! Bring your family to see this fun filled, upbeat performance of "DIG IT"! "Dig It!" is a musical tale of ancient civilizations and is perfect for students (and adults) of all ages. Two performances will take place this weekend. Be sure to mark your calendars.
Saturday, January 24th at 5:30 pm
Sunday, January 25th at 1:00 pm
Performances will be held at Hadley Jr. High Auditorium, 240 Hawthorne Blvd. in Glen Ellyn. Donations of $5 per person will gladly be accepted at the door to help support this PTA event. Be on the lookout for posters around the school. Let's pack the house in support of our fun-loving 5th graders!
Snowmen on Parade - Our students are "SNOW-SATIONAL"
Our school wide goal for the month is focused on being respectful to our school environment. We are all working on keeping our school clean and well organized. All of our homerooms have set specific goals to work on and have been given a snowman to decorate. When a classroom reaches their goal, their snowman will receive a broom symbolizing a clean sweep! Keep your eyes on the windows in our breezeways as this space becomes a winter "snow-case."
As a gentle reminder, please verify that your children are wearing hats and gloves when they leave for school in the morning. Lincoln students have outdoor recess on days when the wind-chill temperature is 10 degrees or higher. While some students insist that they are not cold and don't need to wear a hat or gloves, my "Mom Hat" comes on and I can't resist giving them my "dress for the weather" lecture. J
As you can imagine, the best winter recess days happen after a snowfall. Our students love to build snowman and forts and slide down the hill behind the school. However they must be dressed appropriately in order to play in the snow. This means snow pants and boots. Students that are not wearing these items are restricted to the blacktop area only. As you can imagine, students restricted to the blacktop are not very happy. It's hard for them to restrain from joining their friends playing in the snow. Please help us by reminding your children each morning to come prepared for the weather.
New Addition- Ribbon Cutting Invitation
Yes! Our students are now all under roof at Lincoln school. Our Level 3 students are thrilled to be using the new classrooms. We would love to have you come to Lincoln to take a peek. The D41 School Board and Lincoln staff are hosting an open house on Saturday, January 31st from 9:00-9:45am. Please stop by to see this amazing learning environment. This event is open to the entire community.
January's Upcoming Events
1/22/15 @ 7:00pm CAP Parent Night (Hadley Jr. High)
1/24/15 @ 5:30pm 5th Grade Drama Performance "Dig It" (Hadley Jr. High)
1/25/15 @1:00pm 5th Grade Drama Performance "Dig It" (Hadley Jr. High)
1/29/15 from 6:00-9:00pm Lincoln Spelling Bee
1/30/15 Grades 2-5 High Interest Day
1/30/15 Grades K-1 Junior Achievement Program
1/31/15 from 9:00-9:45am Lincoln's New Addition Ribbon Cutting