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Lincoln Magnet School

300 South 11th Street
Springfield, IL 62703

Daily Announcements-Monday

May 11, 2009

Today is Monday, May 11th, and it is an A Day for everyone!

The BETA Club National group had a chilly but successful car wash on Saturday. They have even more fun planned, with a family bowling night this Friday, May 15, at Laketown Lanes from 7:00-9:00. Unlimited bowling and shoe rental is $15.00 per person.

Mrs. Jane Chard will be here at LMS today to interview students who brought back their applications for the AVID program. We are excited that we will offer the AVID program next year!

The LHS Football coach will be here at 11:30 on Tuesday, May 12th to talk to current 8th graders who are going to Lanphier.

Mandatory Dental Exams

All Illinois children in kindergarten, second, and sixth grades are required to have a dental examination by May 15, 2009. The dental examination must be completed by a licensed dentist and done within 18 months of the May 15 deadline. Children may apply for a waiver from this requirement if they demonstrate an undue burden or a lack of access to a dentist.

The 'Proof of School Dental Examination Form' and the 'Dental Examination Waiver Form' are uniform for statewide use and are available on the IDPH website, www.idph.state.il.us. The dentist or other organizations/agencies may link to the website to access the forms.

Written statements from the dental office for exams scheduled within 60 days after May 15th will be accepted. The appointment must be kept and the student must present proof of a completed examination at the beginning of the next school term.

No child will be kept out of school due to this requirement.

Come have fun and get active at the PHAT Expo on Wednesday, May 13 3:30 to 7pm in the Southeast High School Gymnasium. Activities include 3 on 3 basksetball tournament, Wii games, double dutch, smoothie bar, a smoothie bar, a healthy snack concession stand, and an all star basketball game beginning at 5pm. Admission is free.

The Southeast High School show choir will again be hosting the "Generations" show choir camp for kids ages 7-14, as their summer fundraiser. The camp will take place from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM at Jefferson Middle School, June 8th - 12th. They are combining sports and music for "Generations XTreme". The performance show will feature some of their favorites sports- themed songs as well as the lead song from Disney's "Camp Rock". They can only accept 50 students for this camp, so return registration immediately to the LMS, SSHS or JMS main office.

We are closely monitoring the recent Swine Flu Outbreak across the country and will be in communication with information as it becomes available. At this point there is no cause for alarm, as there are no confirmed cases in Illinois. Staff and students can do their part to take precautions:

The CDC recommends:

Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze.
Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
If you get sick, CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.

Cell phones are to be used in the main office before school, at lunch, or after school Phones should not be visible or heard except when they are being used in the main office.


Monday, 5/11
Chicken nuggets w/ roll

Tuesday, 5/12

Wednesday, 5/13
Corn dogs

Thursday, 5/14
Chili mac

Friday, 5/15
Fish sandwich on bun/ manager's choice

Monday, 5/18
Chicken strips w/ roll

Tuesday, 5/19
Taco in a bag/soft tacos

Wednesday, 5/20
11:00 dismissal-NO LUNCH

Thursday, 5/21
Spaghetti Dunkers

Friday, 5/22
BBQ riblet or manager's choice

Monday, May 11
Track for all athletes on Mr. VDS' list, and shot/discus
Activity buses

Tuesday, May 12
Track meet at Memorial
Activity buses

Wednesday, May 13
Track meet in Taylorville

Thursday, May 14
8th grade in St. Louis-Six Flags
Track practice for sectional competitors only
Activiy buses

Friday, May 15
Activity buses
BETA Induction 5:30
BETA Bowling Night at Laketown Lanes-7:00-9:00

Saturday, May 16
Sectional track meet-more information to follow


Thursday, May 14-Six Flags for 8th grade

Friday, May 15-BETA induction 5:30

Wednesday, May 20-6th grade Career Fair, 11:00 dismissal

Thursday, May 21-Honor's Night

Monday, May 25-No School-Memorial Day

Thursday, May 28-BiCentennial Celebration @ LMS

Wednesday, June 3-Goodbye Dance

Thursday, June 4-90 minute attendance, Talent Show