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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 jbarnabee@elmhurst205.org
Podraza, Christina
Assistant Principal cpodraza@elmhurst205.org
Charatin, Patricia
Lead Secretary tcharatin@elmhurst205.org
Purtell, Maggie
Registered Nurse mpurtell@elmhurst205.org
Traxler, Kathleen
Assistant Secretary ktraxler@elmhurst205.org

Robbie Ostling, CSN
School Nurse

Staff

Mark Your Calendars

Check the calendar for important dates.

Feb. 16

Course selection sheets due for incoming 6th graders

Feb. 19 No School - President's Day
Feb. 20 PTA Mtg. (MPR) 8:30 AM
Feb. 22 & 23 5th Grade Outdoor Ed.
Feb. 22 STEM Fest Grades K-2, 6:00 PM
Feb. 26 Read to Succeed Reading Logs Due
Feb. 28 Student Late Arrival Day
March 1 STEM Fest Grades 3-5, 6:00 PM
March 2 No School - Institute Day
March 6 Overview of REACH program, 7 PM @ Sandburg MS
March 8 Parenting to Promote a Growth Mindset, 6:30-8:30 PM @Sandburg MS
March 9 Talent Show 5:30 (GYM)
March 13 D205 District Choral Festival, YHS Gym, doors open at 7 PM & concert begins at 7:30 PM
March 16 Explore More Day

Lincoln News

2/15/18

February 15, 2018

Dear SUPER Lincoln Lion Families,

TALENT SHOW

Our Talent Show has been rescheduled for Friday, March 9 at 5:30pm.

EXPLORE MORE DAY – Volunteers Needed!

PTA is looking for volunteers to share talents, hobbies, and career paths during our Explore More Day on the afternoon of Friday, March 16, 2017. Please contact the office if you are interested or if you know of someone who might be interested in presenting and we can put you in contact with the PTA planning committee. All lunch periods will take place from 11AM-NOON. Stations will take place from 12:15-2:30PM. First and Second Grade classrooms will rotate through four stations with their classes. Third thru Fifth Grade students will be randomly placed into mixed groups, and randomly assigned to four stations. The afternoon is sure to inspire all!

KNOW AN AMAZING KID? NOMINATE THEM! – The City of Elmhurst’s Commission on Youth is currently seeking nominees for its annual Exemplary Youth Service Awards, which will be presented in April. Nominations are currently being accepted. The volunteer must be an Elmhurst resident (Elmhurst address), live within School District 205 boundaries or attend an Elmhurst school.

To nominate a worthy student, please visit www.elmhurst.org/1291/Exemplary-Youth-Service-Award to download a form or complete the nomination online. Nominees may be of elementary age through high school; their service must be voluntary and unpaid. Nominations will be accepted now through Friday, March 9, 2018. Hard copy forms should be submitted to City Hall,209 N. York Street, Elmhurst, IL, 60126 and marked: Attention Exemplary Youth Service Awards.

REACH Identification/Appeal Process
Families of students currently in Grades 2 and 5 who are newly identified for REACH, the District’s gifted program, will receive an email notification from District 205 on Thursday, March 1. Services will begin in the 2018-2019 school year. REACH identification information can be found online at www.elmhurst205.org/REACH_ID.

Parents, teachers and administrators may appeal REACH placement for students currently in grades 3-7. The Application for Appeal is open between February 1 and March 15, and for which additional testing is required. The application and additional information can be found online at www.elmhurst205.org/Appeal

PATIENCE WITH PICK UP

The continued snowfall has brought with it extra challenges after school with the car lines around the building. Please wait patiently in your car for your child, be mindful of other cars and people, especially small children if you pull out of the line before it moves forward, and follow the map directions and all safety rules. We appreciate the extra care and patience!

THINKING ABOUT NEXT YEAR ALREADY?

While we cannot accommodate parent requests for particular teachers, we do value your input and hope that you will share any concerns about friendship issues and learning needs. We spend a great deal of time and effort making class placements each year, and try our best to consider each child’s needs. If you would like to share input with your child’s teacher, please do so before the end of April. Thank you!

REACH PTA Informational Parent Meetings

  • Overview of the REACH program on Tuesday, March 6th at 7 p.m. at Sandburg Middle School auditorium (doors 3 & 7 will be open). Deborah Lee, District Coordinator for Professional Learning–REACH, will be there. The presentation will cover a program overview, identification, expectations, appeals process, and more.
  • Executive Function Educational Series: Speaker Dr. Georgia Bozeday, EdD, Director of Educational Services at Rush Neurobehavioral Center. This educational series was made possible through a District 205 Foundation Grant. For more information about the program and/or the speaker visit the REACH PTA website.
  • Parenting to Promote a Growth Mindset - March 8th, 2018: Time 6:30 -8:30pm at Sandburg Auditorium- Doors 3 and 7 will be open. This parent presentation will center on exploring the current research related to Carol Dweck's concept of Mindset. Mindset is defined as a set of beliefs or a way of thinking that determines behavior, outlook, and mental attitude. Within this frame of reference, parents will identify practices that fall into either a fixed mindset or a growth mindset category. This workshop will provide specific focus on ways parents can develop a Growth Mindset with their children in order to develop problem-solving skills and persistence even in the face of obstacles.

The Twenty-first Century Teenage Brain - April 12, 2018: Time 6:30 -8:30pm at Sandburg Auditorium- Doors 3 and 7 will be open. This parent presentation will center on brain development and personality characteristics commonly associated with adolescent development.
22ND ANNUAL ELMHURST  STUDENT CHESS TOURNAMENT 

The 22nd annual Elmhurst Student Chess Tournament will be held on Wednesday, March 7th, beginning at 6:00 PM in the York High School Commons, 355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst. Students will compete in the following six categories: 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6-8th grade and high school. Last year, over 250 students participated in the tournament.

All students who attend school in Elmhurst – public or private – are welcome to participate with the completion and submission of a signed permission slip and tournament fee of $3.00. All participants will receive a certificate; the top four in each category receive ribbons; and the tournament champions receive a trophy.

The annual Student Chess Tournament is organized by parent volunteers, many of whom coach chess clubs at their children’s schools. Contestants will compete within the rules, playing five timed matches each. Volunteer judging is performed by independent chess experts who are brought in for this event. Snacks and drinks will be donated and provided. Pizza will be sold during the tournament.

The registration deadline is Thursday, March 1st. Interested families may contact their child’s school chess club leader for the 
permission slip and rules. Questions may be directed to Chris Khayat at 630-290-1504 (cell) orkhayats@yahoo.com.

UPCOMING DATES

Fri Feb 16 - Course selection sheets due for incoming 6th graders

Mon Feb 19 – No School – Presidents’ Day
Tues Feb 20 – PTA Mtg, 8:30am
Thurs Feb 22 and Fri Feb 23 – 5th Gr Outdoor Ed
Thurs Feb 22 – STEM Fest K-2, 6pm
Mon Feb 26 – Read to Succeed Reading Logs DUE
Wed Feb 28 – Student Late Arrival
Thurs Mar 1 – STEM Fest Gr 3-5, 6pm
Fri Mar 2 – No School – Institute Day
Tues Mar 6 - Overview of REACH program, 7 p.m. at Sandburg MS, Thurs Mar 8 - Parenting to Promote a Growth Mindset, 6:30 -8:30pm at Sandburg MS
Fri Mar 9 – Talent Show
Tues Mar 13 - D205 District Choral Festival, YHS Gymnasium

  • Doors open to public at 7:00pm
  • Concert begins at 7:30pm

Fri Mar 16 – Explore More Day

SOCIAL MEDIA

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @LincolnD205

 

Have a SUPER rest of the week!
Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal

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2/14/18

The District 205 Board of Education has approved a Dual Language program at Conrad Fischer Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year. This program will be applicable to incoming 2018-19 kindergarten students. The deadline for registering is March 1. Parents who are interested in enrolling their incoming kindergartner for the Dual Language magnet program should click on the link below to complete the application form:

Dual Language Program Application 2018-2019


Click here for details regarding the D205 Dual Language program.

La mesa directiva del distrito Elmhurst 205 ha aprobado el programa de lenguaje dual en la escuela Conrad Fischer por el año 2018-2019. El programa es para los niños que comienza de Kinder. Haz clic por detalles sobre el programa de lenguaje dual.


Si está interesado en el programa de lenguaje dual para su hijo(a), haz clic debajo para completar la forma apropiada:

Solicitud para el programa de lenguaje dual 2018-19

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2/8/18

Please know that Elmhurst District 205 will only contact parents and staff when schools are closed or there is a late start called. In general (excluding other emergency situations), if there is NO announcement by 5:45 AM via the following methods, schools are open: phone, email and SMS text message (if you’ve signed up for this feature) in both English and Spanish; the District 205 website (when in doubt, check it out); the District 205 Facebook page - www.facebook.com/ElmhurstD205; the D205 Twitter account - www.twitter.com/ElmhurstD205. If your phone number has recently changed, please contact your child(ren)’s school so that they can update that information in PowerSchool.

Additionally, you may visit the Emergency Closing Center website - www.emergencyclosings.com (District 205 schools are listed alphabetically as DIST #205 (ELMHURST PUBLIC SCHOOLS).

We suggest downloading the Know Before You Go flyer and keeping it handy in paper form, especially during the winter months. If power is out, you may not be able to access the Emergency Closings page of the District 205 website.

In general, District 205 will not close school on a forecast, i.e., the inclement weather must be real and present. In cases where the area is hit hard by snow, it might be possible to make a call in advance (usually in the evening of the day before). Most of the time, that decision must be made early in the morning, based on conditions that have presented themselves overnight.

Temperature is only one factor. Wind chill is also taken into account. Generally, when “real feel” temperatures are -30 degrees or colder, school will be cancelled for the sake of students who ride the bus or walk to school, as frost bite can occur quickly under such extreme conditions.


When District 205 determines that weather conditions or an emergency situation warrant an Emergency Late Start Schedule, families will be notified in the same manner they would be notified in the event of a school closing. Each family will receive a phone, email or text notice (if you've opted in) from our rapid notification system. More information about the Emergency Late Start Schedule is available online.

On Emergency Late Start days, parents and staff are encouraged to monitor the District’s website for updates on the status of after-school activities. Information about York athletics would be posted on the York School webpage in the afternoon.

If an Emergency Late Start schedule is activated:

  • Classes will begin using the standard Student Late Arrival schedule
  • Buses will operate using the standard Student Late Arrival pick-up and drop-off times.
  • Parent should use the standard Student Late Arrival schedule for drop-off - 20 minutes prior to the start times below.

Emergency Late Start schedules are as follows (same as standard Student Late Arrival schedule):


Kindergarten and Early Childhood

AM Kindergarten and AM Early Childhood Classes - 9:45 AM to 11:55 AM

PM Kindergarten and PM Early Childhood Classes - 12:55 PM to 3:00 PM
All Day Early Childhood Classes - 9:45 AM to 3:00 PM


Elementary Schools

Grades 1 to 5 - 9:45 AM to 3:00 PM


Middle Schools

Grades 6 to 8 - 10:00 AM to 3:25 PM


High School

Grades 9 to 12 - 9:25 AM to 3:06 PM After school activities and athletics could remain as scheduled, weather permitting. 


Out-of-District Programs

If out-of-district programs are in session, transportation will proceed as normal.\


Before/After School RecStation

The AM RecStation program will not be offered on late start days. The PM (after-school) RecStation hours will remain as scheduled on late start days.


Before School Programs

All before-school programs, including but not limited to, orchestra, band, choir, clubs, athletic practices or student activities will be cancelled on late start days.


Field Trips

Any field trip scheduled on the day of a late start will be cancelled as would be the procedure on days when school is cancelled for emergency reasons.


Technology Center of DuPage (TCD)

Due to the modified schedule, only PM TCD students will attend TCD.


Este es un recordatorio que la información de Inicio Tardío relacionada con emergencias (que sigue el horario habitual de llegadas tardías de los estudiantes) está disponible en el sitio web del Distrito 205 en Recursos -> Enlaces Rápidos -> Cierres de emergencia. También se publicará información más detallada en el sitio web del distrito y el sitio web de las escuelas afectadas. Aquí puede encontrar documentos en español acerca de los cierres de emergencia.

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2/6/18

The 22nd annual Elmhurst Student Chess Tournament will be held on Wednesday, March 7th, beginning at 6:00 PM in the York High School Commons, 355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst. Students will compete in the following six categories: 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6-8th grade and high school. Last year, over 250 students participated in the tournament.

All students who attend school in Elmhurst – public or private – are welcome to participate with the completion and submission of a signed permission slip and tournament fee of $3.00. All participants will receive a certificate; the top four in each category receive ribbons; and the tournament champions receive a trophy.

The annual Student Chess Tournament is organized by parent volunteers, many of whom coach chess clubs at their children’s schools. Contestants will compete within the rules, playing five timed matches each. Volunteer judging is performed by independent chess experts who are brought in for this event. Snacks and drinks will be donated and provided. Pizza will be sold during the tournament.

The registration deadline is Thursday, March 1st. Interested families may contact their child’s school chess club leader for the permission slip and rules. Questions may be directed to Chris Khayat at 630-290-1504 (cell) or khayats@yahoo.com

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1/29/18

January 26, 2018

Dear SUPER Lincoln Lion Families,

SUPER THANK YOU to PTA
…for the delicious Happy New Year breakfast for the staff last Friday! What a terrific way to start our day and 2018!
…for getting started on our Outdoor Classroom!!! We are SO SUPER EXCITED!!

Parent Meeting for Current 6th and 7th graders and Incoming 6th Graders
New Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Location: Your child’s middle school
Time:   5:30-6:30 PM for parents of current 6th and 7th graders
           7:00-8:00 PM for parents AND students of incoming 6th graders

The purpose of this meeting is to provide information and review the course options and choices available to your child for the 2018-19 school year.

  • Middle School guidance counselors and administrators will be in attendance.
  • Elective selection sheets will be distributed at this meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting, a selection sheet will be available on the middle school websites following the meeting.
  • Course selection sheets are due Monday, February 12, 2018 for current 6th and 7th graders.
  • Course selection sheets are due Friday, February 16, 2018 for incoming 6th graders.

*Parents who were planning to attend the Dual Language presentation that evening may attend the same presentation on Monday, January 29th at Conrad Fischer Elementary School, beginning at 6:30 PM, or on Monday, February 13th at Madison Early Childhood Center, beginning at 6:30 PM.

LAST CALL!! PLEASE HELP US! Help Lincoln have the BEST district participation!!
I’d LOVE to see ALL our parents respond and give input! C’mon SUPER Lincoln Parents! We can do it!! The 5Essentials Survey is reflected on our school report card as well as the “Great Schools” ranking system. Please take the survey here: https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ - At this point we have 50% participation and are neck and neck with Emerson’s parents! The Illinois 5Essentials Survey will expire January 31, 2018. We value your input!

LUNCH REMINDER – For Parents of Students Who Leave for Lunch
Please remember to meet your child on the Fairfield side of the school if you are picking your child up for lunch. For safety purposes, students should be leaving through the office doors when they leave for lunch.

EXPLORE MORE DAY – Volunteers Needed!
PTA is looking for volunteers to share talents, hobbies, and career paths during our Explore More Day on the afternoon of Friday, March 16, 2017. Please contact the office if you are interested or if you know of someone who might be interested in presenting and we can put you in contact with the PTA planning committee. All lunch periods will take place from 11AM-NOON. Stations will take place from 12:15-2:30PM. First and Second Grade classrooms will rotate through four stations with their classes. Third thru Fifth Grade students will be randomly placed into mixed groups, and randomly assigned to four stations. The afternoon is sure to inspire all!

MATH Resource Links

  • Thank You to Dave Beedy, district Director of Math and STEM, for presenting during our Popcorn with the Principal. Parents in attendance shared feedback about the need for examples when working on homework with their children. Please see the resources below for more help, and never hesitate to contact your child’s teacher to request examples from a day’s lesson.
  • D205 Mathematics for Parents Website – On this website you will find tabs for tools in each grade level. Under the “Home” tab you will find links to tools for Eureka, Khan Academy, Apps that encourage number sense exploration, and more!
  • Khan Academy and Eureka – This site offers videos of lessons on each grade level’s concepts. Practice problems and quizzes are also offered.

Six Flags READ to SUCCEED
Students who read 6 hours over the course of the month will earn a FREE ADMISSION ticket to Six Flags Great America to use this summer. Minutes and titles need to be logged on the reading log that was already sent home. The Six Flags sheet can be turned in as soon as 360 minutes have been tallied and logged (or by Monday Feb 26th the latest)Hit the library, find some good books, get cozy and take the lead on READ to SUCCEED!

Winter Clothes for Play Outside
Now that Old Man Winter is officially here please send your child to school with appropriate outside gear. If you are or someone you know is in need of any snow clothes, please let me know and I can help provide the necessary items. When there is snow on the ground, students need snow pants, snow boots, hats, gloves, etc. in order to play in the snow and on the equipment.

PURCHASE TICKETS FOR D205 FOUNDATION 2018 GALA
Create. Innovate. Collaborate. That's the theme of the 2018 Gala. Rise up to the challenge of making a difference in the education of our children. The 2018 D205 Foundation Fundraising Gala, Empowering Futures, will take place on Saturday, February 10th, beginning at 6:00 PM at the Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook. The evening will feature a plated dinner, beverages, fundraising raffles and games, as well as a terrific mini and live auction. This year, the event has an added bonus with a post party that includes a deejay and dancing. Tickets are $175. Space is limited. Table and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, visit www.elmhurst205.org/2018Gala.

The Foundation's goal is to provide enhanced opportunities for students to learn and practice skills that will better prepare them for their future. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.9 million in educational enhancements that bring added resources and creative educational opportunities to the classrooms of Elmhurst District 205.

SUPPORT THE FOUNDATION WITH THE PURCHASE OF A 2018 GOLDEN RAFFLE TICKET 
The District 205 Foundation is selling 100 Golden Raffle tickets that offer a choice of three fabulous trips to a single winner. The winning ticket will be drawn at the 2018 Gala on February 10th, but the winner need not be present to win. Tickets are $100 each. Consider splitting the cost with friends then have your own contest to determine the winner should you hold the winning ticket! This is a great way to support the Foundation with decent odds for a chance to ski in Lake Tahoe, sun in the Dominican Republic or golf at Pebble Beach. Visit www.elmhurst205.org/2018Gala for details.

Safety Reminder for Car Line on Hillside
After dropping off your child, please wait in your place in the car line, rather than moving out of line creating open spaces or trying to fill open spaces, at least until all cars in front of you have moved. We have seen an increase in dangerous situations, especially with oncoming traffic. The staff outside on Hillside will keep the traffic moving. Please be watchful. Each morning students may be dropped off as early as 8am.

Epiphany Church Parking REMINDER
Please remember that, except for parishioners attending morning prayer group or people dropping off for the adult care center, there is no parking in the Epiphany parking lot during school drop off or pick up times. Please follow the traffic map to keep traffic flowing. Your consideration of our neighbors is greatly appreciated!

SCHOOL CLOSING GUIDELINES FOR ELMHURST DISTRICT 205 – As we approach December, it’s time to think about weather-related school closing guidelines. In the case of inclement weather, Elmhurst District 205 will only contact parents and staff when schools are closed. In general, IF there is no announcement by 5:45 AM via the following methods, schools are open: phone, email and SMS text message (if you’ve signed up for this feature) in both English and Spanish; the District 205 website - www.elmhurst205.org (when in doubt, check it out); the District 205 Facebook page - www.facebook.com/ElmhurstD205; the District 205 Twitter account -www.twitter.com/ElmhurstD205.

Additionally, you may visit the Emergency Closing Center website - www.emergencyclosings.com(District 205 schools are listed alphabetically as DIST #205 (ELMHURST PUBLIC SCHOOLS).  We suggest downloading the Know Before You Go flyer and keeping it handy in paper form, especially during the winter months. If power is out, you may not be able to access the Emergency Closings page of the District 205 website.

In general, District 205 will not close school on a forecast, i.e., the inclement weather must be real and present. In cases where the area is hit hard by snow, it might be possible to make a call in advance (usually in the evening of the day before). Most of the time, the decision must be made early in the morning, based on conditions that have presented themselves overnight.

Temperature is only one factor. Wind chill is also taken into account. Generally, when “real feel” temperatures are -30 degrees or colder, school will be cancelled for the sake of students who ride the bus or walk to school, as frost bite can occur quickly under such extreme conditions.

UPCOMING DATES
Kindergarten and New to First Grade Families Registration

  • Tues Feb 6 – 9-11am at elementary bldgs
  • Wed Feb 7 – 12-3:30 at elementary bldgs
  • Thurs Feb 8 – 4-7pm at District Office for all bldgs

Fri Feb 9 – Talent Show, 6pm
Wed Feb 14 – Student Late Arrival
Mon Feb 19 – No School – Presidents’ Day
Tues Feb 20 – PTA Mtg, 8:30am
Thurs Feb 22 and Fri Feb 23 – 5th Gr Outdoor Ed
Thurs Feb 22 – STEM Fest K-2, 6pm
Wed Feb 28 – Student Late Arrival
Thurs Mar 1 – STEM Fest Gr 3-5, 6pm
Fri Mar 2 – No School – Institute Day

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

Have a SUPER rest of the week!

Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal

 

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11/3/17

Please see the Lincoln School Improvement Plan (SIP) for 2017-18 by clicking on this link.

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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 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 Professional Learning Community, 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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District 205 News

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2/10/18
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12/18/17

Board Meeting Dates

12/18/17

Lincoln's Mission

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