Regular School Hours:
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM
Student Late Arrival
9:15 AM to 11:40 AM
12:40 PM to 3:00 PM
Grades 1 - 5
9:15 AM to 3:00 PM
Robbie Ostling, CSN
Mark Your Calendars
Check the calendar for important dates.
Lincoln School is participating in a very special community service program called Jump Rope For Heart to raise funds for the American Heart Association (AHA) next week, February 16th-19th during PE classes. We’re joining in the fight against our nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers — heart attack and stroke. The American Heart Association has been instrumental in funding a number of life saving research projects. Two of the most visible and life saving achievements are CPR and AED’s- These two AHA funded projects are responsible for saving millions of lives each year.
Most people don’t realize that the roots for cardiovascular disease in adults often begin in childhood from age 10 and even younger. That’s why it’s important to make positive choices to help your children and other family members lay the foundations for a healthy heart. Encouraging your children to eat healthy foods, stay physically active and live tobacco-free will have positive lifelong heart health benefits.
Jump Rope For Heart is a fun and effective way to teach heart-healthy living. Your children will be participating in a variety of fun activities during PE class next week. Many of the activities involve jump roping (which is a great cardiovascular exercise). There will also be a short homework assignment that focuses on healthy habits. Classes that turn in all assignments will earn a Free Choice Day in physical education. In addition, our school has an opportunity to earn gift certificates for physical education equipment based on the amount of money our school raises.
Please take the time to talk to your children about heart disease and let them know about family and friends who have been affected by heart disease.
Family and friends are invited to support your child’s volunteer efforts by making contributions. Your child is able to share their knowledge of this important issue by sending an email through an online site, which is safe and secure. The directions to set up an online site are very simple and include a prewritten email. Go to www.heart.org/jump and click on ‘Student Sign Up’ to get started. Find our school and go from there. We strongly discourage going door to door. Checks for all donations should be made payable to the American Heart Association (donations are tax deductible).
If your employer has a matching gift program, it could double your child’s donation.
Please contact me if you have any questions at 834-4548 or email@example.com
Physical Education Instructor
Purchase your tickets to this year’s District 205 Foundation Gala NOW before they are all gone - 3/4 of the tickets are already sold! The fundraiser will be held Friday, March 11 at The Drake Oak Brook Hotel from 6:30-10:30 PM and includes beverages, appetizers, plated dinner, music, mini and live auctions, and entertaining fundraising activities. Fantastic auction items include York student parking pass, vacation options to Colorado and Mexico, Beyonce at Soldier Field tickets with overnight stay, golf experience with pro Mark Wilson, your own private Elmhurst Art Museum event, tickets to sporting events and more.
February 10, 2016
Dear Lincoln Families,
Valentine Celebrations- As a reminder for anyone sharing valentine cards at school, we do not allow food, including candy, as part of any valentine cards. Due to health concerns including life-threatening allergies, all candy must remain at home. Should a child bring candy in as part of their valentine, we will ask that child to remove the candy and put it in their backpack to bring back home; no candy will be distributed. Your help in keeping food/candy at home will help your child from being disappointed, and all children safe, during any exchange of cards.
Kindergarten/New Student Registration- Please remind neighbors who may have young children that registration is next week! Parents may visit the school website for more information and required forms. Registration takes place Tuesday 2/9 from 9-11am at Lincoln, Wednesday 12:30-3pm at Lincoln and Thursday, 4-7pm at the District Office.
Lost and Found- Our Lost and Found collection has once again exploded with unclaimed items. Families are encouraged to stop by and search for missing items. The Lost and Found is located across from the library.
PTA Donations- During the last School Board meeting we were approved to receive two donations from PTA: a new school sign and 3 water filling stations. Both items have been ordered and will be installed by our Maintenance Department. Additional donation requests for Chromebooks and classroom rugs have been submitted. Thank you to everyone for your generous donations that allow us to receive these items for our students' benefit.
2016-17 Class Assignments- While it's hard to imagine, some of us are already starting to think ahead to the next school year. One of our spring to-do items is make class lists. Our staff spend a significant amount of time thoughtfully creating balanced class lists. While we do not accept specific teacher requests from parents, I do invite parents to share their ideas on classroom environment. All such comments are due to me no later than April 15, 2016. Should you wish to meet in person to discuss placement thoughts, please contact my secretary, Trish Charatin, to schedule an appointment.
Explore More Day- Friday, 2/12
PTA Meeting- 8:30am Tuesday, 2/16
Science Olympiad- Thursday, 2/18 and 2/25
End of Trimester- Friday, 2/26
The annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by the University of Chicago, on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. The State will only provide survey results for individual schools if a school has at least 20 percent of parents take the survey. If you have children attending more than one school, District 205 asks that you complete the survey for each school. Each survey takes about ten minutes. All survey responses will be kept confidential.
Thank you in advance for your participation in supporting our schools' continuous improvement process. The survey will remain open until March 11, 2016.
Please click here for the traffic map for Lincoln. There are many areas where traffic flow is restricted and also a number of No Parking areas. Your adherence to these procedures is necessary in making sure all students can get picked up and/or dropped off efficiently.
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.
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To provide an education that enables all students to become life-long learners who respect the diversity of others.