USD 503 parents, please take a few minutes to answer this anonymous survey regarding your current thoughts about the upcoming school year for your child(ren). We will use the information to assist in our planning for the year. https://forms.gle/ZCayX2mghAUhM8YV7
Viking Summer Send Off is today!!! Drive by Lincoln between 11:30-12:30, pick up some lunches and wave to your teachers!! See you there!!!
Viking families, if you haven't already had the chance to complete this survey, please take a few seconds to complete this very short survey about technology devices and internet connectivity in your home. https://forms.gle/CGH7Y1Bk8k1ZmaHC7 Thanks!
Viking families, please take a few seconds to complete this very short survey about technology devices and internet connectivity in your home. https://forms.gle/CGH7Y1Bk8k1ZmaHC7 Thanks!
We will be collecting library books and Preschool book bags on May 4th during our last packet pickup.
We are excited to announce that Kansas teachers, students and parents just got a new partner in their continuous learning efforts. Thanks to the support of Kansas Public Broadcasters, Kansas students will receive supplemental education content by way of a new television program produced by Kansas PBS stations and KSDE, and hosted by local teachers. The new program called Learning Across Kansas will begin airing the week of April 20. Each 30-minute segment, individually produced for elementary, middle school and high school students, will feature grade-specific educational content delivered by our very own Kansas teachers who serve on KSDE’s Continuous Learning Task Force. A complete listing of program times is available here: https://www.ksde.org/Agency/Fiscal-and-Administrative-Services/Communications-and-Recognition-Programs/Learning-Across-Kansas
For parents and other caregivers around the world, explaining the current coronavirus pandemic to children can be an overwhelming and complicated process. That’s why independent children’s publisher Nosy Crow released Coronavirus: A Book for Children, a free digital book that breaks down the global crisis in an age-appropriate and easy-to-understand way. https://nosycrowcoronavirus.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Coronavirus_ABookForChildren.pdf
Some of Mrs. Hansen’s students learning from home.
We are going to have packet pickup on Monday, April 13, from 11:30-12:30. The teachers will be in the same place as they were the last time. Please remember to stay in your car and the teacher will hand you the packet. It is a great time to be a VIKING!!!
Hello Vikings! We have been working hard on our Continuous Learning Plan. Here is what it is going to look like at Lincoln. Packets will be available to pick up Monday's from 11-1. Preschool and Kindergarten will be at the front of the building and 1st grade will be at the back of the building where they are dismissed. Your child’s teacher will be out there so just drive up and they will hand you the packet through your window. The first packet will have your child's personal things such as their pencil box. You will also be able to access the online materials such as videos and websites on our webpage usd503.org under Lincoln School. If you are missing jackets or coats please contact your child's teacher and we will try to find it for you. All items in the lost and found will be donated the week of April 13.
Disaster Distress Hotline: call #800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. Spanish TalkWithUs to 66746 pulse 2.
Lincoln teachers are doing an awesome job posting videos to our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/PKLincolnVikings
Our Lincoln teachers are recording themselves reading books to kids and posting them on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/PKLincolnVikings/
Parents: Please remember to bookmark our website and download the USD 503 Viking app on your phone to stay in the loop. THANKS!!! http:/lincoln.usd503.org
Learning through play, whether at home or school is a wonderful opportunity for these preschoolers from Mrs. Peak’s class.! 💙💛
Dear Parents/Guardians of students served by Tri-County, Tri-County is working alongside the school districts we serve to develop a continuous learning plan for the students with IEPs. A group of special education providers have been working diligently to come up with creative ways for students to receive opportunities to learn during the next two months. The first week after Spring Break, parents will be receiving a phone call from the special education provider(s) their child is served by. This will be the first of many contacts parents will receive from the provider. If parents do not receive a phone call after the first week of Spring Break, it may be we do not have current parent contact information. In that case, parents are asked to email the provider with current contact information. Provider emails are on their local school district's website. Parents will also be receiving a Prior Written Notice that describes how services will be delivered over the next two months. This will not be the same type of delivery model or number of minutes as indicated on the IEP - that is impossible with the current CDC Guidance on social distancing. When school returns to normal, the IEP team will reconvene to determine to what extent compensatory services may be needed. While we are working through uncharted territory, Tri-County understands that parents are too. Many of our students, your children, have many needs which will impact day-to-day life for parents. Safety is our number one priority for students and staff, but please know that our staff already miss and are worried about their students. Stay safe during this time- we want to see each of our students' beautiful faces on the other side of this pandemic. Emily McCambridge Director Tri-County Special Education Interlocal #607 email@example.com
Scholastic@Home would like to invite you and your PreK to 6th grade child to view these fun and exciting lessons. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, or with their families. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin! https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
UPDATED: Meals will be served by a Viking staff member in front of each school building from a 503 school van. Breakfast - 7:30 to 9:00 Monday ONLY Lunch - 11:30 to 1:00 Monday - Thursday Breakfast for the next day will be given to students with their lunch. Monday: Breakfast - Cereal with yogurt Lunch - Ham and Cheese Tuesday: Breakfast - Soft Cereal Bar Lunch - Popcorn chicken wrap Wednesday: Breakfast - Donuts Lunch - Turkey Club Sandwich Thursday: Breakfast - Mini Pancake/Waffle Lunch - Ham and Cheese wrap ——————————————————— You can also access meals at one of the USD506 locations if that is closer or easier. Those locations are: 10th and Stone Dwayne's Photo (west parking lot) Presbyterian Manor (south parking lot) USD506 will be providing lunch between 11:30 and 12:30 from March 16 - 20.
USD503 WILL have breakfast and lunch available for all students Monday - Thursday this week! Details will be released soon!
First grade learning about the Madagascar hissing cockroach!
There will be NO school at the High School on Thursday. This will allow students and staff to attend the State Basketball game. If we win on Thursday, ALL schools will dismiss after lunch on Friday. Updates will be posted here if necessary. Thanks!
Preschoolers show their green in Mrs. Peak’s AM class. Children today made Thing 1 or Thing 2 and had a Thing snack! Yummy😋
KSDE - Fact Sheet on Census 2020 https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/595580/Census_Fact_Sheet.pdf
Penguin races in Mrs. Newcomb’s class.
Parents, just a reminder that yearbook orders are due February 28th. Books cost $18 and can be purchased through the school or online using the website www.inter-state.com/yearbook and entering code 43680F.
Happy 100th Day!
Due to the forecast and timing of inclement weather, Parsons USD 503 schools will be closed on Wednesday, February 5th. Stay safe Vikings!
After consulting with law enforcement, all buildings will remain under exterior lockdown until normal dismissal time. At that time school will be dismissed as usual. The busses will run their regular routes but may be a little late. Thank you for your support of Parsons Schools.
Due to a situation in the community as a precaution, all USD503 schools are in exterior lockdown. Students will remain inside the buildings and school will continue as normal. During an exterior lockdown, no one is allowed to leave or enter the buildings, we appreciate your understanding and support. Student safety is our #1 priority. We will keep you updated.
Celebrating Kansas Day in Kindergarten!
We have extended the free cover personalization on the Parsons Elementary Yearbooks for a few days. If you wish to have your student's name on the front of their yearbook, orders must be received by Thursday, January 30th. Books without personalization are still available through February 28th. Order forms are available at each elementary building or you can order online by visiting www.inter-state.com/yearbook and entering code 43680F
Yearbooks are now for sale. Return the order envelope your child will be receiving or order online at inter-state.com/order using code 43680F
Due to unsafe road conditions in Parsons, USD 503 will not have school tomorrow, Dec. 17. Stay safe & we’ll see you on Wednesday!
Mrs O'Connor's Preschool
Some ladies at Westside Christian Church made our preschool children warm hats for winter. THANK YOU!!
Mrs. Peak’s class participated in a reading challenge through a program called EPIC. Our goal was to listen/read 200 books from Nov 4-10th. Congratulations to both classes as we accomplished our goal! Parents had the option to sign up free at home during this week to help us meet our goal and to check out EPIC.
Cathy came in today to talk to the first graders about managing a business and cooking!