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Principal's Newsletter 2/13/2019

Dear SUPER Lincoln Families,

Happy SUPER Valentine’s Day!!
SUPER Thank You to our SUPER STEM Committee!! Between the two nights, 311 students and 129 parent volunteers participated. In addition to each evening’s volunteers, the committee was comprised of 13 members who worked for four months to develop the concepts, demonstrations, and experiments around the Sound theme and within the framework of Science, Engineering, and Math. SUPER Thank You to each of these SUPER STEM Committee Members!!

Math:  Travis Buzzell, Jon Beerhalter, Jess Walker, Wendy Hurst
Engineering: Dave Bond, Carla Camp, Heather Annolino, Don Chwojko
Science:  Rebekah WIlson, Eric Hoersten, Arun Subramanian, Cathy Reynolds, Kristi Phipps

Bryan Band Community
The Bryan Band Festival Concert for 5th-12th graders that was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 5th and canceled due to inclement weather will now occur on Monday evening, February 25 at Bryan Middle School. The Concert will officially start at 7:00 p.m. and should conclude by 8:00 p.m.

Doodle for Google contest has launched
Calling all K-12 artists! The Doodle for Google contest kicked off January 8th and will close on March 18th. This year's theme is, "When I grow up, I hope..." Visit doodle4google.com for details on how to enter.

Elmhurst Reflections Exhibit
The Elmhurst Reflections Exhibit will celebrate the accomplishments of our artists during a free event open to the public.  The exhibit is held at Judith B Salon at 263 N York St. The exhibit will kick-off with an Opening Celebration on Friday, February 22 6:30-8:00pm. The exhibit is open to the community to celebrate our young artists from February 22 thru March 30.  

UPCOMING DATES
Thurs. Feb. 14-15: 5th Gr Outdoor Ed
Mon. Feb. 18: No School – Presidents’ Day
Tues. Feb. 19: PTA Mtg, 8:30am in MPR
Wed. Feb. 20: Late Arrival
Fri. Feb. 22: Elmhurst Reflections Opening Celebration 6:30-8:00pm 
Feb 22 thru Mar 30: Elmhurst Reflections Exhibit open to the public (Judith B Salon at 263 N York St)
Mon. Feb. 25: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln
Fri. Mar. 1: Explore More Day
Mon. Mar. 4: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln
Wed. Mar. 6: Late Arrival
Mon. Mar. 18: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln
Mon. Apr. 8: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln 
Mon. Apr. 22: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln

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Ongoing Reminders…

Safety Reminders
On your way to and from Lincoln, please SLOW DOWN and drive cautiously! Please be respectful of all our neighbors’ and the safety needs of all children and families.
… Give yourself extra time to and from school and have patience, be resilient, and stay positive.
… Approach intersections, snow piles, and fenced areas with caution. 
… Be respectful of Lincoln neighbors and do not park in driveways.
… Allow space for neighbors to access driveways appropriately.
… Parking at Epiphany Church is strictly reserved for prayer groups and elderly care.
… Follow all signs – yield, stop, and directional signage.

While I acknowledge I communicate persistently about traffic safety, please understand that due to the nature of our close, walking, non-bus school neighborhood, keeping our children safe is a huge priority. Our Lincoln Traffic Map can be accessed on our website if you have any questions.

Winter Gear Reminder
All students will go outside for recess unless it is raining or the temperature or wind chill is below zero degrees. All students need boots, snow pants, coats, gloves, etc. Students without snow pants are not allowed on the snow hills, and must remain on the blacktop. Starting on Friday, any students without proper winter gear will still be sent outside to get fresh air. They will be asked to stand on cleared blacktop areas. If your family is in need of winter gear items, please let me know: jbarnabee@elmhurst205.org, and I will be happy to help find a way to provide these items.

Ongoing Service Project for Lincoln Students - Ronald McDonald House - The end of the year goal is to collect 40 lbs. of pop tabs. One pound of pop tabs is equal to 1,267 tabs. Please join in on the fun. Celebrate your pop tab collections on social media with #rmhccni.  To learn more about collecting pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House, check out this site:  https://rmhccni.org/get-involved/pop-tabs/

Lunch Recess Volunteers
If you are interested in helping to supervise during a lunch recess you can sign up on SignUp Genius through this link: Lunch Recess Volunteers.

Headphones – Please make sure your child has a pair to use at school.
All children need headphones while working on computers. They are needed for listening to stories on Epic, for math practice on Zearn, and other web resources, as well as for all of our standardized testing. Please check with your child to see if he or she has headphones of if a new set is needed.

Recycling at Lincoln! MARKERS, CRAYONS, AND SMALL ELECTRONICS
** Good Will accepts almost all other larger electronics items for recycling, such as toners, desktop computers, cords, flat screens, computer accessories, printers, etc.  Don’t throw them out, just drop them at GoodWill! **

For Recycling at Lincoln:  Send in your old markers, crayons, and small electronics for recycling.  Any brand of marker or crayon can be recycled and will now be collected year round at Lincoln.  We also recycle old cell phones, tablets, fitbits, ink cartridges, GPS, iPods, laptops, smart watches, eReaders, video gaming systems, handheld video gaming systems, video game accessories and controllers.  Please send these items in to school with your child. Bins are located near the library. Please contact Renee Dizillo if you have any questions: reneedizillo1@yahoo.com.

Sincerely,
Jen B, Principal

Posted by: Patricia Charatin Published:2/13/19
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