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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:  10:55-11:25

2nd eats/1st recess

11:25-11:55 1st & 5th eat/2nd ,3rd,4th recess

11:55-12:25: 3rd & 4th eat/5th recess


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

Bell Schedule:

9:37  First Bell
9:43  Second Bell
9:45  Tardy Bell, 
start the school day, students in seats

 

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
Malone, Mary Kay
Secretary mmalone@elmhurst205.org
Purtell, Maggie
Registered Nurse mpurtell@elmhurst205.org

Robbie Ostling, CSN
School Nurse

Staff


Mark Your Calendars

Check the calendar for important dates.

October 1-30 Foundation Holiday Tree Sale
October 19 Halloween Carnival 6-9 PM
October 24 Student Late Arrival, JGB Kickoff at 8:45 AM
October 30 Annual Parent Workshop, Sandburg Middle School 12:30-2:30 PM
November 3 Harlem Wizards vs D205 ALL STARS-York HS 5:00 PM
February 9 Foundation Gala

Lincoln News

10/5/18

Friday, October 5, 2018
Dear SUPER Lincoln Families,
Have a wonderful ...L ...  O...   N...   G... weekend!!

Dr. Podraza has inspired a new activity at Lincoln and this week we highlighted Mrs. Lindsay Larsen, SUPER 1st Grade Teacher. Listen to our podcast and hear about the responsive teaching strategies she is using in her classroom:  https://youtu.be/fwv__3W5rwA.

NEW!! MARKER AND CRAYON RECYCLING AT LINCOLN!
Lincoln families can help make a small dent in our landfill crisis.  Please send in your old markers and crayons for recycling.  Any brand of marker or crayon can be recycled and will now be collected year round at Lincoln.  A bin will be located near the library, right by the electronics recycling bin.  Don’t leave the crayons on the table at restaurants either!  They just get thrown out.  Take them home and send them to school if you can’t use them.  Crayons still intact can be given to kids that don’t have school supplies and broken crayons can be melted down and reused. Markers will be sent to Crayola ColorCycle and crayons will be dropped off at SCARCE.

Thanks for your support.  Please contact Renee Dizillo if you have any questions: reneedizillo1@yahoo.com.  

AMAZONSMILE
The Holidays are coming!!??!  Please make sure you are shopping via AmazonSmile this holiday season and always, because Amazon will donate .5% of all your purchases to Lincoln!Enter https://smile.amazon.com/ each time you shop and make sure you choose Lincoln School PTA when you do the initial setup.  All future orders will go to Lincoln, as long as you enter via AmazonSmile.

SMALL ELECTRONICS RECYCLING 
Upgrading your small electronics??  We have a year round recycling program. Lincoln recycles old cell phones, tablets, fitbits, ink cartridges, gps, iPods, laptops, smart watches, eReaders, video gaming systems, handheld video gaming systems, video game accessories and controllers.  Please send these items in to school with your child or contact Renee Dizillo:reneedizillo1@yahoo.com

International Walk to School Day
International Walk to School Day is on October 10th!  Celebrate with thousands of schools across the globe by walking to school on Wednesday, October 10th. Lincoln will celebrate Walk to School Day by entering all walkers and bikers into a raffle to win Lunch with the Principal!!  Mrs. Barnabee will eat lunch with 10 lucky winners on Monday, October 15. Raffle winners will be named on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

REFLECTIONS – PTA Art Contest
Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with the PTA Reflections arts contest! This year’s theme is “Heroes Around Me”. If you'd like to submit a project, contest rules and the entry form are on the Lincoln PTA website under Reflections. The deadline for entries is November 5th.

Referendum Endorsed by Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce
The building tour schedule can be accessed on the Master Facility Plan page of the district website.  Dates have been added at Madison. The Foundation will host an information night on Thursday, October 18, at the Elmhurst Public Library at 7:30 p.m.  The PTA Council will host a similar event on Wednesday, October 24, in the York Commons at 7:00 p.m.

Hear Insight on Special Education Resources and Curriculum
The Special Education Resource Group (SERG) is thrilled to present an informative, insightful session showcasing the resources available from Pre-K to Post High School. Come hear valuable information from this not-to-be-missed meeting.

  • State of Special Education in D205, presented by Dr. Kosteck
  • Insight into Curriculum and Programming Process, presented by Dr. Cohen and Dr. Kosteck
  • Teacher Collaboration Between General and Special Education, presented by Dr. Kosteck
  • Special Education Updates in the upcoming Referendum, presented by Emily Bastedo

Meeting Details: Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7pm, District Administration Office at 162 S York on 2nd floor  If any parents would like to be added to the SERG mailing list, please click here to complete our simple form.

Getting Ready for Parent Teacher Conferences
Conferences will be from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2018, and from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Like last year, we will again be using Power PTC within PowerSchool for parents to schedule conferences. More information will be sent soon!

Parents often wonder how to help their children in reading and math. As we have moved away from homework as a general practice, you might be wondering how to stay on top of your child’s learning progress, and you do not have to wait until parent-teacher conferences to find out the answer to that question. Your child’s classroom teacher is available to provide you with these answers and I encourage you to open the lines of communication. Completed and graded work sent home is meant to be a guide regarding the activities experienced by your child as well as showing how your child understood the concepts. If you have questions about how your child is doing, please do not hesitate contacting your child’s teacher.

Turn in Box Tops to school!
Except for Box Tops that have expired, Lincoln receives 10 cents per Box Top. The next submission date is October. If you have any Box Tops between now and then, please send them to school. Thank you!

Service Project for Lincoln Students - Ronald McDonald House
Little things can make a difference! Several Lincoln students met over the summer and planned a pop tab collection fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House at Loyola in Maywood.  Each Lincoln classroom has a pop tab collection container decorated by a student.  Throughout the school year, the students will be collecting and weighing the pop tabs to see if they can reach their goal of 20 pounds by Winter Break and 40 pounds by the end of the school year.  One pound of pop tabs is equal to 1,267 tabs. Please join in on the fun. Celebrate your pop tab collections on social media with #rmhccni.  To learn more about collecting pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House, check out this site:  https://rmhccni.org/get-involved/pop-tabs/

Annual Parent Workshop
Good Fences for Good Parenting: Setting and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries with our Kids. Just like the old saying “good fences make good neighbors,” good fences also make for good parenting. In this workshop, parents will learn about the balance between “helicopter” and “free-range” parenting, and that discipline is about teaching our kids how to live their lives in healthy, safe, and productive ways. The workshop will discuss ways to help parents create limits that support children’s natural need for exploration and our natural need to protect them. From using technology and social media to maintaining emotional regulation, this workshop will be packed full of useful guidance for parenting today. 

This free event will be at Sandburg Middle School - Auditorium (345 E. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126) on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 12:30-2:30pm (Q & A 1:45-2:30pm). Reservations are not needed and light refreshments will be offered.

UPCOMING DATES
Oct 5: Institute Day
Oct 8: Columbus Day
Oct. 11: Lincoln Building Tours begin at 6PM
Oct 16: October PTA meeting 7PM
Oct 18: Foundation hosts Referendum information night at Elmhurst Public Library at 7:30PM
Oct 19: Halloween Carnival 6-9PM
Oct 24: Late Arrival, JGB kickoff 8:45AM – Date change!
Oct 24: PTA Council hosts Referendum information night in York Commons at 7:00PM
Oct 30: Annual Parent Workshop, Sandburg Middle School 12:30-2:30PM
Sat. Nov. 3: Harlem Wizards vs D205 ALL STARS – York High School at PM
Parent Teacher Conferences

…  Mon, Nov 19 from 4:30 - 8:00PM
…  Tues, Nov 20 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00PM

Feb 9: Foundation Gala

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Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @LincolnD205

Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal

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9/21/18

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Dear SUPER Lincoln Families
Setting goals can be a challenging process. What happens if a goal isn’t reached? What happens if a goal is too easy? All students at Lincoln are learning how to set realistic Goldilocks goals. The reason we do this is to help our students develop a growth mindset. We believe in the abilities of our young Lincoln Lions, and “when the going gets tough” we want our children to believe in themselves. So, whether a student’s goal is to learn all the comprehension skills needed to move into a new reading level, or the goal is to persevere through complicated math problems, we believe in the importance of students setting goals, watching their progress, and reflecting on what is working and what needs more work. I encourage you to ask your child about his or her goals!

Tour of Lincoln Elementary & Community School Finance Night Sept. 24
Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 will offer building tours of several campuses in the weeks leading up to referendum bond vote on Election Day (Nov. 6.) The tours are open to the community and designed as a chance for taxpayers to learn more about the referendum and ask questions.

The first tour is set for 6 p.m., Monday, September 24 at Lincoln School. A Community School Finance Night presentation follows at 7 p.m. School officials will be present to discuss the district’s financial picture as well as answer questions. Please share this information with neighbors and friends who may not have students in the schools and who may benefit from learning more about the referendum. Dates for tours scheduled at all buildings can be found on the district website.

Rainy and Other Inclement Weather Days
Supervision begins at 8am. Before that time students do not have access to the inside of the building. For your child’s safety and comfort, when dropping your child off at school, please keep to the 8am drop off time.

BIKE and WALKER Safety
Please discuss safe options for your child to walk and ride their bike to school. Remind your child to cross at crosswalks, instead of in between cars, and when possible to take the time to cross with a student or adult from Safety Patrol.

Turn in Box Tops to school!
Except for Box Tops that have expired, Lincoln receives 10 cents per Box Top. The next submission date is October. If you have any Box Tops between now and then, please send them to school. Thank you!

Service Project for Lincoln Students - Ronald McDonald House
Little things can make a difference! Several Lincoln students met over the summer and planned a pop tab collection fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House at Loyola in Maywood.  Each Lincoln classroom has a pop tab collection container decorated by a student.  Throughout the school year, the students will be collecting and weighing the pop tabs to see if they can reach their goal of 20 pounds by Winter Break and 40 pounds by the end of the school year.  One pound of pop tabs is equal to 1,267 tabs. Please join in on the fun. Celebrate your pop tab collections on social media with #rmhccni.  To learn more about collecting pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House, check out this site:  https://rmhccni.org/get-involved/pop-tabs/

Annual Parent Workshop
Good Fences for Good Parenting: Setting and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries with our Kids. Just like the old saying “good fences make good neighbors,” good fences also make for good parenting. In this workshop, parents will learn about the balance between “helicopter” and “free-range” parenting, and that discipline is about teaching our kids how to live their lives in healthy, safe, and productive ways. The workshop will discuss ways to help parents create limits that support children’s natural need for exploration and our natural need to protect them. From using technology and social media to maintaining emotional regulation, this workshop will be packed full of useful guidance for parenting today. 

This free event will be at Sandburg Middle School - Auditorium (345 E. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126) on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 12:30-2:30pm (Q & A 1:45-2:30pm). Reservations are not needed and light refreshments will be offered.

UPCOMING DATES
Sept 24: Community Building Tour, 6pm and Facilities Mtg. 7pm
Sept 26: Late Arrival, and Registration for Junior Great Books (JGB) begins via sign up genius
Sept 28: Picture Day
Oct 1-30: Foundation Holiday Tree Sale
Oct 5: Institute Day
Oct 8: Columbus Day
Oct 16: October PTA meeting 7PM
Oct 19: Halloween Carnival 6-9PM
Oct 24: Late Arrival, JGB kickoff 8:45AM – Date change!
Oct 30: Annual Parent Workshop, Sandburg Middle School 12:30-2:30pm
Sat. Nov. 3: Harlem Wizards vs D205 ALL STARS – York High School at 5pm
Feb 9: Foundation Gala

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

Have a Super Weekend!
Mrs B, Principal

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9/14/18

Friday, September 14, 2018

Dear SUPER Lincoln Families,
Next week begins Acceleration! Each grade level has a 30-minute block scheduled for literacy when we use an “all hands on deck” approach. Reading specialists and resource teachers push into classrooms to work with classroom teachers on differentiating for students’ individual needs. Students are organized into flexible skill groups that can change throughout the year based on their needs. We look forward to growing our students’ reading abilities as well as their love for reading.

Spring Road Day
Looking for some family fun this weekend? This Saturday, September 15 from 11am-2pm the Spring Road Business Association will sponsor its annual Spring Road Day. From its website: “Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Moonjump, Temporary Tattoos, Concessions, Elmhurst Fire Department, Elmhurst Police Department & musical entertainment. All activities will be at the Wild Meadows Trace Park (Intersection of Prairie Path and Spring Road at the Gazebo) 483 Spring Road, Elmhurst.”

PM Kindergarten Arrival
Starting next Monday, Mrs. Hoey and Mrs. Strong will bring the PM kindergarten students into the building as students arrive to school. While waiting for the teachers, and to help calm the students and get them ready for their afternoon of learning, Mrs. Hoey and Mrs. Strong will work with the students on literacy and math activities.

Rainy and Other Inclement Weather Days
Supervision begins at 8am. Before that time students do not have access to the inside of the building. For your child’s safety and comfort, when dropping your child off at school, please keep to the 8am drop off time.

BIKE and WALKER Safety
Please discuss safe options for your child to walk and ride their bike to school. Remind your child to cross at crosswalks, instead of in between cars, and when possible to take the time to cross with a student or adult from Safety Patrol.

Turn in Box Tops to school!
Except for Box Tops that have expired, Lincoln receives 10 cents per Box Top. The next submission date is October. If you have any Box Tops between now and then, please send them to school. Thank you!

Service Project for Lincoln Students - Ronald McDonald House
Little things can make a difference! Several Lincoln students met over the summer and planned a pop tab collection fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House at Loyola in Maywood.  Each Lincoln classroom has a pop tab collection container decorated by a student.  Throughout the school year, the students will be collecting and weighing the pop tabs to see if they can reach their goal of 20 pounds by Winter Break and 40 pounds by the end of the school year.  One pound of pop tabs is equal to 1,267 tabs. Please join in on the fun. Celebrate your pop tab collections on social media with #rmhccni.  To learn more about collecting pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House, check out this site:  https://rmhccni.org/get-involved/pop-tabs/

Annual Parent Workshop
Good Fences for Good Parenting: Setting and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries with our Kids. Just like the old saying “good fences make good neighbors,” good fences also make for good parenting. In this workshop, parents will learn about the balance between “helicopter” and “free-range” parenting, and that discipline is about teaching our kids how to live their lives in healthy, safe, and productive ways. The workshop will discuss ways to help parents create limits that support children’s natural need for exploration and our natural need to protect them. From using technology and social media to maintaining emotional regulation, this workshop will be packed full of useful guidance for parenting today. 

This free event will be at Sandburg Middle School - Auditorium (345 E. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126) on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 12:30-2:30pm (Q & A 1:45-2:30pm). Reservations are not needed and light refreshments will be offered.

UPCOMING DATES
Sept 15: Spring Road Day, 11am-2pm
Sept 18:  September PTA meeting 8:30AM, Dr. Moyer will visit
Sept 24:  Community Building Tour, 6pm and Facilities Mtg. 7pm
Sept 26:  Late Arrival, and Registration for Junior Great Books (JGB) begins via sign up genius
Sept 28:  Picture Day
Oct 1-30:  Foundation Holiday Tree Sale
Oct 5:  Institute Day
Oct 16:  October PTA meeting 7PM
Oct 19:  Halloween Carnival 6-9PM
Oct 24:  Late Arrival, JGB kickoff 8:45AM – Date change!
Oct 30:  Annual Parent Workshop, Sandburg Middle School 12:30-2:30pm
Sat. Nov. 3:  Harlem Wizards vs D205 ALL STARS – York High School at 5pm
Feb 9:  Foundation Gala

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

Have a SUPER weekend!

Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal

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9/10/18

Sept. 6, 2018

Dear SUPER Lincoln Families,
While it was a short week, the students and staff have accomplished a great deal this week. Teachers completed the Fountas and Pinnell literacy assessments. This valuable assessment tool helps teachers learn about each student’s individual reading behaviors, including each student’s ability to read fluently, to combine words to make meaning, and to make connections and grow knowledge. Throughout this week and next week, in their grade level meetings, known as Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), teachers are working together to analyze the data and to create Acceleration groups where students will work on targeted skills to improve their comprehension. Parents often ask me, “What can I do at home to help my child improve their reading?” My answer is: show them how you enjoy reading; read a good book together, just for the sheer pleasure; and structure time for daily reading. If you ever need ideas for good books, just let me know!

Thank You SUPER Lincoln Families!
Thank you, Lincoln families! Together through the glow-lunch last year, we raised over $900 to buy backpacks for students in need (which bought over 40 backpacks!). The school supply drive was also a big success. All items have been donated in time for students in Chicago who are starting school this month!

Rainy and Other Inclement Weather Days
Supervision begins at 8am. Before that time students do not have access to the inside of the building. For your child’s safety and comfort, when dropping your child off at school, please keep to the 8am drop off time.

BIKE and WALKER Safety
Please discuss safe options for your child to walk and ride their bike to school. Remind your child to cross at crosswalks, instead of in between cars, and when possible to take the time to cross with a student or adult from Safety Patrol.

Turn in Box Tops to school!
Except for Box Tops that have expired, Lincoln receives 10 cents per Box Top. The next submission date is October. If you have any Box Tops between now and then, please send them to school. Thank you!

Service Project for Lincoln Students - Ronald McDonald House
Little things can make a difference! Several Lincoln students met over the summer and planned a pop tab collection fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House at Loyola in Maywood.  Each Lincoln classroom has a pop tab collection container decorated by a student.  Throughout the school year, the students will be collecting and weighing the pop tabs to see if they can reach their goal of 20 pounds by Winter Break and 40 pounds by the end of the school year.  One pound of pop tabs is equal to 1,267 tabs. Please join in on the fun. Celebrate your pop tab collections on social media with #rmhccni.  To learn more about collecting pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House, check out this site:  https://rmhccni.org/get-involved/pop-tabs/

Annual Parent Workshop
Good Fences for Good Parenting: Setting and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries with our Kids. Just like the old saying “good fences make good neighbors,” good fences also make for good parenting. In this workshop, parents will learn about the balance between “helicopter” and “free-range” parenting, and that discipline is about teaching our kids how to live their lives in healthy, safe, and productive ways. The workshop will discuss ways to help parents create limits that support children’s natural need for exploration and our natural need to protect them. From using technology and social media to maintaining emotional regulation, this workshop will be packed full of useful guidance for parenting today. 

This free event will be at Sandburg Middle School - Auditorium (345 E. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126) on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 12:30-2:30pm (Q & A 1:45-2:30pm). Reservations are not needed and light refreshments will be offered.

UPCOMING DATES
Sept 12: Student Late Arrival
Sept 13: Scouting Night, Lincoln Fairfield Front Foyer at 6pm
Sept 17: State of the Schools Address, 7 pm at York
Sept 18: September PTA meeting 8:30AM, Dr. Moyer will visit
Sept 24: Community Building Tour, 6pm and Community Financial Night, 7pm
Sept 26: Student Late Arrival, and Registration for Junior Great Books (JGB) begins via sign up genius
Sept 28: Picture Day
Oct 1-30: Foundation Holiday Tree Sale
Oct 5: Institute Day
Oct 16: October PTA meeting 7PM
Oct 19: Halloween Carnival 6-9PM
Oct 24: Student Late Arrival, JGB kickoff 8:45AM – Date change!
Oct 30: Annual Parent Workshop, Sandburg Middle School 12:30-2:30pm
Sat. Nov. 3: Harlem Wizards vs D205 ALL STARS – York High School at 5pm
Feb 9: Foundation Gala

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

Sincerely, 
Mrs. B, Principal

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8/23/18

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Dear SUPER Lincoln Families,
We are off and running!! First thing on Monday, I had First Graders tell me that they are up to 10 minutes of independent reading – WOWSERS! They sure are building stamina! Throughout the rest of the week I have enjoyed watching classroom activities focused on building positive relationships as well as those that help children dive right into deep thinking. Our Lions are off to a SUPER start!

SUPER Thank You to Tina Park and the PTA for sponsoring another fun Back to School Pep Rally last week! Also, SUPER Thank You to the Dads’ Club for the new balls for the playground! It takes a village and we appreciate the hard work of all our volunteers. You make Lincoln SUPER!

CHANGE in Lunch Schedule for 1st, 2nd, and 5th Grade:
Now that our lunch routines are more smooth we are moving our 1st, 2nd, and 5th Grade lunch-recess by 5 minutes. All students still have approximately 30 minutes to eat in the lunchroom as well as 30 minutes on the playground.

  • 10:55 - 11:25 - 1st and 2nd RECESS (slight change)
  • 11:25 - 11:55 - 1st and 2nd EAT (slight change)
  • 11:25 - 11:55 - 5th EATS (slight change)
  • 11:55 - 12:25 - 5th RECESS (slight change)
  • 11:25 - 11:55 - 3rd and 4th RECESS
  • 11:55 - 12:25 - 3rd and 4th EAT

News from Ms. Cohen, our Lincoln Social Worker:

Exciting changes to PBIS and PAWS
We have made exciting changes to our PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) this school year. Many parents know of PBIS through our PAWS expectations (as well as the PAWS tickets and store). This year, we are increasing social emotional learning and positive supports through Lincoln's classroom buddies. Each classroom will have a buddy classroom who they will do projects with on specific topics, such as: conflict resolution, empathy, and being a good friend. Additionally, instead of the school store, this year we will be reinforcing PAWS behavior through classroom-specific incentives. You can help support these initiatives at home by reinforcing our PAWS expectations (Practicing Kindness, Acting Responsibly, Welcoming Challenges, Showing Respect) at home and asking your children about their buddies. 

Annual Parent Workshop
Good Fences for Good Parenting: Setting and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries with our Kids. Just like the old saying “good fences make good neighbors,” good fences also make for good parenting. In this workshop, parents will learn about the balance between “helicopter” and “free-range” parenting, and that discipline is about teaching our kids how to live their lives in healthy, safe, and productive ways. The workshop will discuss ways to help parents create limits that support children’s natural need for exploration and our natural need to protect them. From using technology and social media to maintaining emotional regulation, this workshop will be packed full of useful guidance for parenting today. 

This free event will be at Sandburg Middle School - Auditorium (345 E. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126) on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 12:30-2:30pm (Q & A 1:45-2:30pm). Reservations are not needed and light refreshments will be offered.

School Supply Donations
The last day to drop off school supply donations to Lincoln is Friday, August 31st. – Cradles to Crayons Chicago. The donation box is located outside the office.

Service Project for Lincoln Students - Ronald McDonald House
Little things can make a difference! Several Lincoln students met over the summer and planned a pop tab collection fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House at Loyola in Maywood.  Each Lincoln classroom has a pop tab collection container decorated by a student.  Throughout the school year, the students will be collecting and weighing the pop tabs to see if they can reach their goal of 20 pounds by Winter Break and 40 pounds by the end of the school year.  One pound of pop tabs is equal to 1,267 tabs. Please join in on the fun. Celebrate your pop tab collections on social media with #rmhccni.  To learn more about collecting pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House, check out this site:  https://rmhccni.org/get-involved/pop-tabs/

Turn in Box Tops to school!
Except for Box Tops that have expired, Lincoln receives 10 cents per Box Top. The next submission date is October. If you have any Box Tops between now and then, please send them to school. Thank you!

Snack Safety Reminder
Due to allergy safety reasons and possible cross-contamination, we are asking that all parents please pack snacks separate from the child’s lunch container. Students put lunch containers in classroom baskets. Having snacks separate also allows students easier access when it is snack time.

Carline on Hillside
During afternoon dismissal, we need the carline on Hillside Avenue to continue moving. If there is an open spot in front of you, rather than wait for your child to come to you, please pull as far forward as possible before stopping. Then wait for your child to come to you. Another way to help the carline keep moving is to work with your child on being able to close the car doors and buckle themselves into their seats.

Walking Parents on Hillside
For your safety and that of the children, please wait on the grass, away from the sidewalk that sits along the carline. We have had a couple of close calls, with people getting too close to the moving cars in the carline.

Important Dates

  • Wednesday, August 29 Student Late Arrival- Please review information regarding arrival times.
  • Thursday, August 30 - Curriculum Night Grades K-5- This is a parent only event. For parents of children in multiple grades, we will host two sessions to accommodate the opportunity to have time with each teacher. Each session will cover the same information.
  • 5:30-5:55pm: REACH
  • 6-6:25pm: Session 1 (all grades K-5 will offer a presentation at this time)
  • 6:30-6:50: Gym
  • 7-7:25pm: Session 2 (all grades K-5 will offer the same presentation for parents of siblings who needed to attend a different grade during Session 1)
     
  • Student Late Arrival Days - Once a month, a Student Late Arrival Day is scheduled to allow staff to participate in important professional learning activities. This year, professional development will focus on 3 areas: Responsive Instruction, Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), and Standards Based Reporting (SBRs). On these days, students are to report to school at 9:30am when supervision begins (12:45pm for Afternoon Kindergarten). Should your family be unable to provide supervision from 9:10-9:30am, please contact the school office so that arrangements can be made. There are no changes to the lunch schedule on Student Late Arrival days. The schedule for Student Late Arrival Days is as follows:
    • 9:30am Arrival Supervision begins
    • 9:37am Students enter building
    • 9:43am Tardy bell (students should enter through Fairfield after this time)
    • 9:45am Instructional day begins
    • 11:55am Morning Kindergarten dismissed
    • 12:45pm Supervision begins for Afternoon Kindergarten Arrival
    • 12:55pm Afternoon Kindergarten Instructional day begins
    • 3:00pm All students dismissed

UPCOMING DATES
Wed Aug 29 – First Late Arrival – see above for schedule
Thurs Aug 30 – Curriculum Night – Parent ONLY Event of students in Grades K-5

  • REACH 5:30-5:55
  • In the case parents have children in multiple grade levels, we offer two sessions to accommodate parents who need to learn about the different classrooms.
  • Session 1 in Classrooms: 6:00-6:25pm
  • Gym Meeting w/ Principal: 6:30-6:55pm
  • Session 2 in Classrooms: 7:00-7:25pm

Sept 18 --   September PTA meeting 8:30AM
Sept 26 --   JGB kickoff 8:45AM
Oct 16 -- October PTA meeting 7PM
Oct 19 -- Halloween Carnival 6-9PM

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

Have a SUPER weekend!

Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal

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Halloween Carnival 2018

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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Lincoln's Mission

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