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Attendance

24-Hour Attendance Line
630-617-2366

School Hours

Bell Schedule:

8:05  First Bell
8:10  Second Bell
8:15  Tardy Bell, 
start the school day, students in seats
 

Regular School Hours:
1st-5th grade:
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM
Lunch Period 1 - 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lunch Period 2 - 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch Period 3 - 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


AM Kindergarten
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
PM Kindergarten
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM

 
 
AM Kindergarten 
9:45 AM to 11:55 AM
PM Kindergarten
12:55 PM to 3:00 PM
Grades 1 - 5
9:45 AM to 3:00 PM

Parent Links

Office Contacts

Barnabee, Jennifer
Principal
Podraza, Christina
Assistant Principal
Charatin, Patricia
Lead Secretary
Purtell, Maggie
Registered Nurse
Traxler, Kathleen
Assistant Secretary

Robbie Ostling, CSN
School Nurse

Staff

Mark Your Calendars

Check the calendar for important dates.

Oct. 20 Halloween Carnival 6-9 PM
Oct. 25 Student Late Arrival Day
Nov. 3 End of 1st Trimester
Nov. 8 Student Late Arrival Day
  Jr. Great Books
  Book Fair (GYM)
Nov. 9 Book Fair (GYM)
Nov. 10 PTA Trivia Night 6-9 PM (GYM)
Nov. 14 PTA Mtg 8-10 AM (MPR)
Nov. 17 SPR's sent home
Nov. 20 Picture Retake and Club Photos
  P/T Conferences 4:30 - 8:00 PM
Nov. 21 P/T Conferences 1- - 6:00 PM
Nov. 22, 23, 24 No School
Nov. 28 Chess Club 6:30-7:30 PM (MPR)

Lincoln News

10/21/17

District 205’s Social Work Department presents "Well-parented Kids: 10 Anchors for Building Strong Families." This free program for parents will be held on Tuesday, October 24, from 12:30-2:30 PM in the Sandburg Middle School Auditorium. This presentation will identify the key elements of effective parent-child relationships including setting communication norms, modeling values, sponsoring constructive conflict resolution, maintaining respect and trust, facilitating growth, teaching coping skills and navigating change. Presenters are Katie McDougall, LCSW and Steve Ritter, LCSW. No reservations are needed. Please enter through door 2, in the auditorium. Parking is available in the back of the school, just be alert for students.

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10/20/17

Dear SUPER Lincoln Lion Families,

SUPER Thank You to our PTA and all Volunteers!
Tomorrow’s Halloween Carnival is sure to be SUPER Spooktacular!!

GOING HOME FOR LUNCH EXPECTATIONS - Starting MONDAY 10/23/17
As student safety is a priority at Lincoln, we have added additional safety measures to our going home for lunch expectations, and these new measures may require a change in parent pick up or drop off procedures. Please read on to learn more. Please review these expectations with your children. The staff has also reviewed these expectations with the children.

  • All students going home for lunch need to leave the building through the Main Office doors on the Fairfield side of the building. This includes walkers and those students being picked up in cars. This also includes Brownies, Girl Scouts, and other groups who leave and come back during the lunch hour.
  • For parents who pick up a child for lunch, we ask that you no longer park in the kindergarten line by the Hillside doors. Going forward, the Hillside doors are only used at mid-day for AM kindergarten dismissal and PM kindergarten arrival. Instead, parents who pick up a child for lunch, please park on the Fairfield side of the building to wait for your child to leave through the Main Office doors.
  • All students returning to school should first check in at the Main Office (located on the Fairfield side of the building). If there is still time for recess, then students will be sent out to the playground to play and line up with their classmates. If recess is over, then students will be sent to their classrooms.

UPDATE: Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up Timeline
Please see the updated timeline for the PowerPTC (Parent Teacher Conference) system that will be used to register for conferences this year:

  • Week of 10/23 Letter with directions for creating a PowerSchool parent single sign-on (SSO) account emailed to parents
  • 10/27-11/6 Parents create PowerSchool parent single sign-on (SSO) account
  • 10/30 - 11/6 Teachers enter time slots into PowerPTC
  • 11/7 - 11/14 Parents sign up for conferences in PowerPTC
  • 11/20 & 11/21 Elementary school conferences

From the recent Talk205 Message:
Community Unit School District 205 has created a Dual Language Committee to explore options for implementation of a dual language program for the 2018-2019 school year. The goal of a dual language program is for students to become bilingual, bi-literate and bicultural. For more information on dual language programming in Elmhurst, please visit the EL webpage. To express your interest in this program, please complete this survey: https://tinyurl.com/D205dualsurvey

REMINDER:

Please be aware that vehicle traffic on Vallette Road westbound from Spring Road will no longer be permitted.  A barrier will be set up to block any vehicles traveling west of Spring Road on Vallette.  

Parking options include:

  • Spring Road and walking one block to Lincoln, or
  • Montrose WEST of Hillside and walking one block.

Changes:

  • NO traveling westbound on Vallette from Spring Road, and
  • Please, NO parking in the Epiphany Church parking lot.  Please understand that our Epiphany neighbors have an adult care facility and the parking lot is used for their drop off and their employee parking.

UPCOMING DATES
Sun. Nov. 5 – Daylight Savings Change
Wed. Nov. 8 – Book Fair
Thurs. Nov. 9 – Book Fair
Tues. Nov. 14 – PTA Mtg 8:30am in MPR
Mon. Nov. 20 – Parent Teacher Conferences
Tues. Nov. 21 – Parent Teacher Conferences
Wed. Nov. 22 thru Fri. Nov. 24 – No School

SOCIAL MEDIA
Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @LincolnD205

I hope to see you at the Carnival!

Sincerely,
​​​​​​​Mrs. B, Principal

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10/20/17

The purchase of an outdoor or beautiful indoor tree will benefit Elmhurst 205 schools and students long after the holiday is over. This pre-order fundraising sale supports the long-standing Elmhurst tradition of beautifully lit streets that line our neighborhoods during the holiday season. Trees can be purchased as part of a neighborhood group scheduled for delivery on November 25th, or ordered individually and picked up (or delivered for a $20 fee) on December 2nd.

The District 205 Foundation website contains all the tools you will need to be a tree captain for your block or to purchase a tree. Visit www.elmhurst205.org/HolidayTrees for more information or to place an order. Orders are due by Friday, October 27th. 

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10/14/17

In his latest Superintendent's column, Dr. David Moyer chronicles the many positive things happening in District 205 this school year. From Acceleration Time to Instructional Rounds to Eureka Math and a Growth Mindset - there are many new initiatives designed to increase rigor and relevance that lead to more highly-engaged students and future-ready learning.

You may also follow Dr. Moyer's blog at http://superchat205.blogspot.com. Follow Elmhurst District 205 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @ElmhurstD205.

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10/13/17

October 13, 2017

Dear Lincoln Lion Families,
SUPER Thank You to our Safety Parents and Safety Patrol!

In this newsletter and over the course of the next couple of weeks, we will keep you informed about the new upcoming traffic improvements.

To start, please be aware that vehicle traffic on Vallette Road westbound from Spring Road will no longer be permitted.  A barrier will be set up to block any vehicles traveling west of Spring Road on Vallette.  

Knowing this is coming in the next few days, please begin to plan ahead. Parking options include:

  • Spring Road and walking one block to Lincoln, or
  • Montrose WEST of Hillside and walking one block.

Here is what CANNOT happen:

  • NO traveling westbound on Vallette from Spring Road, and
  • Please, NO parking in the Epiphany Church parking lot.  Please understand that our Epiphany neighbors have an adult care facility and the parking lot is used for their drop off and their employee parking.

Epiphany has been involved with development of the new traffic patterns and Elmhurst Police Department is very sensitive to their limited space.

Any time we can make a difference to keep our children safe is a win for us all!

UPCOMING DATES

BIG WEEK NEXT WEEK!!

  • Tues. Oct. 17 – PTA Meeting 7:00 pm in the MPR
  • Fri. Oct. 20 – CARNIVAL 6-9pm

Sun. Nov. 5 – Daylight Savings Change
Wed. Nov. 8 – Book Fair
Thurs. Nov. 9 – Book Fair
Tues. Nov. 14 – PTA Mtg 8:30am in MPR
Mon. Nov. 20 – Parent Teacher Conferences
Tues. Nov. 21 – Parent Teacher Conferences
Wed. Nov. 22 thru Fri. Nov. 24 – No School

SOCIAL MEDIA

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @LincolnD205

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal

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10/11/17

October 6, 2017

Dear Lincoln Lion Families,
SUPER Lion THANK YOU to the Lions Dads’ Club for the donation of 20+ new games for indoor recess and for the donation of new soccer goals for our back fields!! We are so SUPER lucky to have so many supportive and generous families! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

I wanted to give you an update on how lunch time works for all lunch periods. For the first two lunch periods there is a 5-minute transition due to the need to clean the tables for the next class coming in to eat. The official times are as follows:

1st and 4th – Lunch starts at 11:00am.

  • 11:15am the lights go off as a warning to tell students that they have 10 more minutes of lunch, and those who are finished may begin cleaning their spots. Then the lights go back on and the students continue eating.
  • 11:22am the lights go back off to signal the end of lunch and they remain off until the students exit for recess. There is enough light to see the clean-up process.
  • 11:25am the students head out for recess.
  • Any student who has not finished eating is allowed to finish eating. Students are encouraged to let the supervisors know if they need more time before they head out for recess. There is always an extra table available for these situations.

5th Grade – the lights go off at 11:52am until the end of lunch.

  • 11:55am the students head back to their classrooms.
  • Any student who has not finished eating is allowed to finish eating. Students are encouraged to let the supervisors know if they need more time before they head back to class. There is always an extra table available for these situations.

2nd and 3rd Grade – Lunch starts at 12:00pm.

  • 12:20pm the lights go off as a warning to tell students that they have 5 more minutes of lunch, and those who are finished may begin cleaning their spots. Then the lights go back on and the students continue eating.
  • 12:27pm the lights go off and they are off until the students exit for recess.
  • 12:30pm the students head out for recess.
  • Any student who has not finished eating is allowed to finish eating. Students are encouraged to let the supervisors know if they need more time before they head out for recess. There is always an extra table available for these situations.

For food service questions and concerns you can contact Eileen at 630-617-2467.

MORNING BELLS

First Bell – 8:05am
Second Bell – 8:10am
Tardy Bell – 8:15am – Start of the day, students in seats

UPCOMING DATES

Mon. Oct. 9 – NO SCHOOL – Columbus Day
Tues. Oct. 10 – Erin’s Law Presentations Grades 1-5
Tues. Oct. 10 – Board of Education – Lincoln School
Improvement Plan (SIP) will be shared, 7:30pm

Wed. Oct. 11 – Student Late Arrival
Tues. Oct. 17 – PTA Meeting 7:00 pm in the MPR
Fri. Oct. 20 – CARNIVAL 6-9pm
Wed. Oct. 25 - Student Late Arrival

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @LincolnD205

Have a wonderful L  O  N  G  Columbus Day Weekend!

Sincerely,
Mrs. B

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9/21/17

Please click on this link to access Lincoln's traffic map.

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Explore More Day 2016

No Cell Phones in School Zones

It is now against the law to use a cell phone while driving in a school zone.  Please keep this in mind when you are driving your child to or from school.

Lincoln School Vision Statement

Lincoln School continuously works to ensure we have

  • a knowledgeable, educated, flexible  staff working as a P.L.C.  focusing on student learning
  • an environment where staff, students and parents function together as a caring community
  • a learning community that focuses on essential learning, high expectations, and authentic experiences for the students
  • a learning community that creates students who can think critically problem solve and engage in their own learning and
  • a safe environment where students feel they belong and are contributing members of the community.

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CALENDAR

Events Calendar

District 205 News

10/21/17
10/20/17
10/20/17
10/19/17
10/17/17
10/14/17
10/10/17

Board Meeting Dates

10/18/17

Lincoln's Mission

To provide an education that enables all students to become life-long learners who respect the diversity of others.