This message is to let you know that there is no Power Hour on Thursday, March 30, 2017. In addition, please remember we have no school on Friday, March 31, 2017. Have a great weekend.

Este mensaje es para informar padres que no habra Power Hour el jueves, 30 de marzo y no habrán clases para estudiantes este viernes, 31 de marzo para el Día del Instituto de Maestros. Gracias y buenas noches.

Dress down

There will be a $1 dress down day on Thursday March 30 th . Students who donate $1.00 or more will be allowed to dress down appropriately. The donations will be distributed to Lincoln School activity groups.

Also there is no School on Friday, March 31 st for Teacher Institute Day.

No habrán clases para estudiantes este viernes 31 de marzo para el Día del Instituto de Maestros.

Estudiantes que donan $1.00 o más no tendran que vesitir de uniforme este jueves 30 de marzo. Se require que todos visten apropiadamente. Las donaciones serán distribuidas a actividades de Lincoln School.

PEACEkeepers in the News

 Check out the good work of Lincoln’s very own PEACEkeepers, featured in the most recent newsletter for Illinois Balanced and Restorative Justice. Look for the “Spotlight on the South Suburbs” section.

Daily PARCC Tip 10

Almost there! Testing starts tomorrow…

Remind your child that it is okay to mark in the test booklet as a help in taking the test (i.e. underlining key words) but to mark all answers as instructed on the answer sheet. Teach them to stay within the circle and to erase any stray marks completely.

Daily PARCC Tip 9

Encourage your child to stay focused on the test, even if other students finish early. It is human nature to want to speed up when others around you are already finished. Teach your child to start strong, stay focused in the middle, and finish just as strong as you started. Many students hijack their scores because they lose focus on the bottom third of the test.

Daily PARCC Tip 8

Remind your child to listen carefully to the instructions from the teacher and to read the directions and each question carefully. Encourage them to read every passage and every question at least two times. Teach them to slow down, trust their instincts, and give their best effort.

Daily PARCC Tip 7

Get your child to school on time the day of the test. Give yourself extra time to get to school that morning. Getting them there late will not only throw off their routine, but it could also disrupt testing for other students.

Daily PARCC Tip 6

Make the morning of the test a pleasant one. Do not add to your child’s stress. Do not argue with your child or bring up a touchy subject. Instead, try to do extra things that make them laugh, smile, and relax.

Daily PARCC Tip 5

Ensure that your child gets a decent night’s sleep and a good breakfast before taking the test. These are essential to how your child performs. You want them to be at their best. Failing to get a good night’s rest or good breakfast can cause them to lose focus quickly.

Daily PARCC Tip 4

Explain to your child the importance of using time wisely. If your child gets stuck on a question, encourage him or her to make the best guess or place a mark in the test booklet by that item and go back to it after finishing that section of the test. Students must not spend too much time on a single question. Give your best attempt and move on.