Friday, February 15, 2019

LINCOLN’S WATER CRISIS
Attention Lincoln faculty, staff, and students…our world is in the middle of a fresh water crisis! We here, at Lincoln Middle School, want to make a difference. The LMS Water Crisis Team will be having an assembly this Tuesday to tell you about how you can help our school do a better job consuming and conserving water. We will also be selling reusable “Wildcat Spirit” water bottles and donuts next week to help raise enough money to put in a water bottle refill station. More information to come…but come help show your support next week!

YEARBOOK
Attention Lincoln students! We want your photos showing off your Wildcat Pride!

This year’s yearbook is all about our Wildcat Spirit and we want to feature photos that students have taken throughout the year. Get the Josten’s Replay It app on your phone or tablet and upload your best photos. The winning photo will be featured on the cover page of the yearbook and the student will receive a $50 gift card. All other photos that make the yearbook feature page will receive a $10 gift card. So scroll through those photos or get your friends together and take a new one, but it is time to show off your Wildcat Pride! All photos must be submitted by March 1st, so don’t delay!

6th GRADERS
6th graders who were to attend the SIUE basketball game if you want the t-shirt please stop by the office and pick one up. First come first serve.

STUDENT PLANNER
Are you artsy? Do you like to draw? Would you like to win a $25 gift card? If so, you need to enter the all school contest to design the 2019-2020 cover of Lincoln Middle School’s student planner. It’s open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. You will need to submit your original drawing on a plain 8 ½” x 11” to the main office. The deadline to turn in drawings is March 1, 2019. Stop by the main office with any questions or if you need paper.

SOAR TO GREAT HEIGHTS READING CHALLENGE
We have an update on our “Soar to Greater Heights Reading Challenge.”

8th Grade has read 22 books this month
7th Grade has read 8 books
And soaring up, up, and away is 6th Grade reading 42 books this month!

Remember, we’ve re-started the Reading Challenge. The first grade that reads 500 books wins a special prize!

Remember, keep reading, keep filling out the reading cards, and you too will Soar to Greater Heights!

PROJECT 612
If you have a milk or piece of fruit at lunch you don’t plan on eating please do not throw it away. There are bins located around the cafeteria with a Project 612 sticker on it. Place your unwanted items in that and these donations will be collected to distribute to local food pantries.

WILDCAT WEDNESDAY
Great big Wildcat thanks to everyone for wearing your Wildcat Spirit Wear, spreading the Wildcat Fever and showing your Wildcat Pride! The next Wildcat Wednesday is scheduled for Wednesday, March 13th.

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Keep collecting Box Tops and continue to turn them into your grade level teachers. Spirit points are always up for grabs and it’s free money for our school! Thanks for supporting LMS!

CROSSWALK SAFETY
Any student walking home must cross the street at an appropriate cross walk. Please remember to cross the street at appropriate cross walks for your safety.

STUDENT PICK-UP/DROP OFF PROCEDURES
Your child’s safety is of the utmost importance to us at Lincoln Middle School. Please review the following procedures for dropping off or picking up your children at Lincoln Middle School.

When dropping off students, please utilize the drop-off lanes in either the upper parking lot between Lincoln and Woodland or the circle drive off of West Street. While it is also permissible to pick up at either spot in the afternoon, there is very little parking available in the circle drive. You may find it more convenient to pick up your child in the upper parking lot. From 7:30-8:20 a.m. and 2:30-3:15 p.m., during student delivery and pick up times, the gym parking lot is closed to vehicular traffic. Students are exiting and boarding buses, and for safety reasons, we ask that you not try to enter or park in this lot at those times.
Students being dropped off in front of school please be aware and look both ways before crossing in front of cars while getting to the steps.

AFTER SCHOOL EVENTS
If students attend after school events, they are NOT to leave the school property and return. Students that are found in violation will receive consequences. Also, students that are staying for after school events must remain in the area of the event (no roaming throughout the building).

ATTENTION STUDENTS
If you are going to go outside for lunch, remember to bring a coat to lunch. You cannot leave the lunchroom and or go to your locker to get a coat.

Students, please remember that when you go outside during lunch you have to stay outside until the end of the lunch hour (or until you are let back inside by staff).

Students, when entering the building from lunch, please walk do not run in and keep your hands to yourself.

Students walking the track at lunch are not to jump on or over the fence. Those caught doing so will face consequences.

BOOKKEEPER’S MESSAGE
Please do not come to the main office for change. The bookkeeper does not make change.

IMPORTANT REMINDER
Attention ALL students. This is a reminder that cell phones are not to be used at any time during the school day from 8:00 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. or during detention and/or after school tutoring. Students must remember to turn phones off and lock them in lockers by 8:00. If you are found with or using your cell phone during school hours or before school inappropriately, there will be consequences for unauthorized use.

LUNCH DETENTIONS
Students serving lunch detentions are to report directly to the stage when lunch begins. You will be sent to get lunch when the line is through.

NO SKATEBOARDS OR SCOOTERS
Students who bring skateboards or scooters to school are not allowed to ride them on school property. You must wait until you exit school property prior to riding them. Consequences can be assigned.

RECYCLING
Friday is recycling day. Teachers, please choose a few responsible students from your activity class to empty your recycling bins in the morning. Students should enter out the back outside doors up the ramp by the girls locker room. Make sure all paper makes it into the bins! Thank you!

TUTORING
After school tutoring is every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:00 – 4:30 in the media center. No sign up necessary to attend tutoring. You will need a computer pass from your teacher for computer use during tutoring.

STUDENT ID BADGE
Any student who needs to get an ID badge may come to the media center.

Students must wear their IDs on a lanyard around their necks or clipped on their shirts. You may not carry your ID in your pocket. If you are carrying your ID in your pocket, you will receive the same consequences as if you were not wearing your ID. Temporary IDs are available from your first hour teacher.

Replacement IDs and lanyards may be purchased In the Media Center. Students who need an ID may go to the Media Center before school (beginning at 7:40) or during Activity periods. The cost is $3 for the ID and $2 for the lanyard.

SPORTS

BOWLING
It isn’t too late to join–we will be bowling every Monday and Wednesday until March. Make sure to see Miss Stiening tomorrow for more info! There’s plenty of room to go bowling, so join the fun!

FCA
Fellowship of Christian Athletes in in full swing! FCA will meet in Coach Ciccarelli’s room (001) at 7:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning for food, fun and fellowship!

ACTIVITIES

ACT ONE
There is rehearsal for all cast and crew today from 3:00 – 4:30. Report to the auditorium after school as usual.

CHESS CLUB
Chess club is on Thursday’s unless otherwise notified.

CLUB UNIFY
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 5th.

Lincoln’s newest club, Club Unify will be meeting once a month. Meetings will be held the first Tuesday of every month.

Club Unify: Creating an environment that celebrates unity, acceptance, and respect for all students. Our focus will be improving the school climate with inclusion. Please stop by Mrs. Reed’s room (224) for more information.

COMEDY CLUB
“Knock Knock?”
“Who’s There?”
“You”
“You Who?
Yoo-hoo over there, come join comedy club
Comedy club will meet every other Wednesday starting 2/20/219 in room 120
Sign-up sheet is located on Mr. Nunn’s Door

COMPUTER CLUB
The Computer Club will meet Wednesdays after school from 3:00-4:30 in Agriculture Room, Room 151. Students must come with their log on information for computer use. Flash drives for saving work are optional.

SCHOLAR BOWL
Attention Scholar Bowl Members: Our next match is Tuesday, February 19th at Greenville. You will need to leave your 7th period class at 2:10 and meet in the gym lobby. Please notify your teachers ahead of time.

LINCOLN LINGO:

Contaminate – (verb) to poison; to pollute

If nuclear waste is not stored properly, it can contaminate soil & water.

FIT/GO
Kindness Quote: As part of the G.O. team’s ongoing campaign to spread kindness, this week’s quote is “How we walk with the broken speaks louder than how we sit with the great.”

Have a Fabulous Wildcat Friday!