Friday, January 24, 2020

READING CHALLENGE
And the awards for getting their names pulled in the monthly drawing are: 6th grade: Levi Robinson;
7th grade: Gabriella Bannister; 8th grade: Eli Peeples. Congratulations, everyone! Please come down to the media center and pick something out of the prize bucket. For our classroom contest, the 7th grade is still ahead with 283 books, but the 6th grade still has a chance to catch up. Make sure to keep reading!

6th GRADERS
6th graders interested in a raffle to win a chance to leave school and go to SIUE to watch a women’s basketball game on Feb. 6th, please stop by the office and pick up a form. There is only room for 60 students, so a blind drawing will take place to determine the lucky students. Forms must be turned in by January 30th.

SCIENCE FAIR
Science Fair display boards & papers should be set up in the Media Center starting at 7:45 AM Monday. Setup will continue throughout the day Monday. Projects will be evaluated and interviews for call backs will be scheduled for the same week. The back panel of your display board must include your name(s) & the name(s) of your science teacher(s).
See Mrs. Blythe in Rm. 302 if you have any questions.

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 2020-2021 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 Mrs. Hooks in the main office. The deadline to turn in drawings is February 28, 2020. See Mrs. Hooks with any questions or if you need paper.

WATER BOTTLES
Check out the new 22 ounce metallic water bottles now on sale in the school store. It comes with a lanyard clip so you can hook it on to a bag for easy transportation. Only $6!

WATER REFILL STATIONS
Attention staff and students –we have water bottle refill stations! Bring a reusable water bottle with you to school or buy one from the school store and stop by the water fountains that have a refill station to fill yours up! The chilled, filtered water will keep you hydrated. There’s a refill station on every floor. Enjoy!

WILDCAT WEDNESDAY IS EVERY SECOND WEDNESDAY
Wildcat Wednesday is every second Wednesday of the month. Help spread the Wildcat Fever and wear Wildcat Spirit Wear. A variety of Spirit Wear is available in the school store including the new Be-YOU-Nique t-shirts.

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.

WILDCAT SCHOOL STORE
The Wildcat school store is now open for business during Activity periods. Stop by the school store to purchase a spirit wear t-shirt, a gym bag or a variety of school supplies.

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.

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).

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

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.

ATTENTION STUDENTS
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). You are not allowed to go to your locker during lunch.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 exit out the back outside doors up the ramp by the girl’s 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

ACTIVITIES

ACT 1
There will be no Act 1 rehearsal today.

NOT-YOUR-MOM’S BOOK CLUB
Want to have fun with your friends? Want to contribute new ideas and help pick new books for the media center? Next Tuesday, January 28th, we will have an informational meeting during 1st and 2nd hour activity periods. Come down and check it out!

CLUB UNIFY
Unified Fitness Club is Lincoln’s newest health club. Come to room 224 (Mrs. Reed’s room) Every Friday from 7:45-8:00. We will practice Yoga, walking, Zumba, and healthy snacking! Stop by Mrs. Reed’s room (224) to learn more!
(Sign up on her door)

CHESS CLUB
Chess Club will meet next Thursday, January 30th in Ms. Kapper’s room.

FCA IS UNDERWAY
Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be held in room 001 (Mr. Ciccarelli’s room) every Tuesday at 7:30 am. Come join us for some food, fun, and fellowship.

FIT/GO

LMS Trivia Night
F.I.T. is hosting its annual trivia night Friday, January 31st from 6:00-8:30 (doors open at 5:15). Spots are filling up fast! Groups should turn in their form to the main office as soon as possible to reserve their table. See Mr. Tschudy for more details.

LINCOLN LINGO: Isolation – (noun) separation from others
It was thought that prisoners placed in isolation would have time alone to reflect on their misbehavior.

Thank you Lincoln Wildcats and have a Fabulous Wildcat Friday!