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Lincoln Magnet School

300 South 11th Street
Springfield, IL 62703

Monday Announcements

February 15, 2008

Today is Monday, February 18, and there is no school for students!

We will have a guest speaker on Friday, February 22 from 2:30-4:00. Mr. Terry Ransom will be speaking about the Underground Railroad. He has information to share about Illinois sites and the history of the Railroad in this area. Parents are welcome!

The Lincoln Land DARE board is putting together an event for Springfield DARE Officer Mark Houston, DARE students, their families and friends for from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18 at King Pin Lanes. Officer Houston will be teaching DARE at LMS starting in April. February 18 is a scheduled school holiday, to this is a chance to bowl, enjoy free snacks and win door prizes.

Cost is estimated to be $13 each, which includes two games and shoe rentals, free chips and soda. Proceeds will help pay for classroom materials. Kids will be encouraged to wear their DARE T-shirts, and get a $1 discount by either wearing it or bringing a friend. A certificate will go to the school with the most bowlers!

Here are the lunch choices for the rest of the month (subject to change)
Tues., Feb. 19 Chicken Strips
Wed., Feb. 20 Gilardi Cheese stix w/ sauce
Thurs., Feb. 21 Tacos
Friday, Feb. 22 Honey BBQ Rib sandwich
Mon., Feb. 25 Chicken Patty Sandwich
Tues., Feb. 26 Nachos
Wed., Feb. 27 Macaroni and cheese, Hot dogs
Thurs., Feb. 28 Hot ham and cheese, Chili
Fri., Feb. 29 Manager's choice (Surprise!)

The Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) is jut around the corner! The ISAT measures individual student achievement and shows how well students and schools are performing based on the Illinois Learning Standards. The test results also identify areas of strength and weakness for students and schools. The ISAT tests will be given to all sixth, seventh and eighth students during March 3-14, 2008. Parents should make every effort possible to have their child at school and arriving on time during this testing. Listed below are the areas that each grade level will be tested.

Sixth Grade: Reading, Math and Writing
Seventh Grade: Reading, Math and Science
Eighth Grade: Reading, Math and Writing

Last year, we requested, and received, lots of snacks to distribute during the testing. It helped to make it through the stress of testing! We would really appreciate any items that you can send from the following list. There will be 28-30 students in each testing group.

Individually wrapped mints
Packaged trail mix (large bags)
Pretzels (large bags)
bottled water
Other healthy snacks

Monday, February 18- No school, Professional Development

Monday, March 3 No school

March 4-March 14- ISAT testing