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Attendance

24-Hour Attendance Line
630-617-2366

Student Enrollment

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.

Lincoln Calendar of Events

March 25-29 Spring Break - No School
April 1 Classes resume
April 3 Student Late Arrival
  Art Club 11:55
April 4 Yoga Club 11:25 (GYM) this is a change from Wednesday to Thursday
April 5 Art Club 11:55
April 10 Art Club 11:55
  Student Council 7:30 AM
April 11 Yoga Club 11:25 (GYM)
April 12  Art Club 11:55
April 16 PTA Mtg 8:30 AM (MPR)
April 17 Art Club 11:55
  Student Council 7:30 AM
April 18 Yoga Club 11:25 (GYM)
April 24 Student Late Arrival 
  Art Club 11:55
April 25 Yoga Club 11:25 (GYM)
  Lincoln Open House 6:30-8 PM (formerly Brag Night)
April 26 Art Club 11:55

Lincoln News

3/21/19

Dear SUPER Lincoln Families,
What a SUPER AWESOME Talent Show!! SUPER Thank You to the SUPER Parent Volunteers for all the behind the scenes work! And another SUPER Thank You to 4thGrade Lincoln Lion Daniel Lattas, aka DJ DANIEL! 

I wish you all a SUPER wonderful Spring Break!

Important Yearbook InformationSee the section just below the DATES for important information regarding how to order your child’s yearbook.

Spirit Days for Friday--tropical day

Recycling Earned $50!!
The last box sent in for recycling earned $50!  How SUPER awesome that our school does its part to keep things out of landfills! Keep up the SUPER efforts!!

Recent Health Concern
Students have been bringing candy in their lunches and sharing with friends. Please have a conversation with your child. Due to the various allergies in our building, sharing food of any type, including candy, is prohibited. Only fruits and vegetables are allowed for snacks.

Headphones – Please make sure your child has a pair to use at school.
All children need headphones while working on computers. With the Illinois Assessment of Readiness the week we return from spring break, and headphones needed for these assessments, please check with your child to see if he or she has headphones of if a new set is needed.

Illinois Assessment of Readiness
Here is our Lincoln IAR schedule – please be aware, as these dates are the week we return from spring break:

Wed, Apr 3 - ** Late Arrival **
….. AM:  Math 1 - 60 min
….. PM:  ELA 1 - 75 min 3rd Gr, 90 min 4th and 5th
Thurs, Apr 4
….. AM:  Math 2 - 60 min
….. PM:  ELA 2 - 75 min 3rd Gr, 90 min 4th and 5th
Fri, Apr 5
….. AM:  Math 3 - 60 min
….. PM:  ELA 3 - 75 min 3rd Gr, 90 min 4th and 5th

D205 Foundation ‘Queen of Hearts’ Raffle @ Cottage Hill
Cottage Hill Station has partnered with the Foundation to support fundraising efforts by hosting a Queen of Hearts Raffle. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the restaurant (no purchase necessary). Drawings will be Thursday evenings between 7:30-8:00. The lucky winner will split the proceeds with the Foundation as the beneficiary of the raffle. Much gratitude to Cottage Hill Station for helping to support educational enhancements in all thirteen public schools!

TOP Pizza “Taste of Elmhurst” Event has been CANCELLED

UPCOMING DATES
Mon. Apr. 1:  School resumes
Wed. Apr. 3:  Late Arrival and first day of IAR (assessments)
Wed. thru Fri. 4/3, 4/4, and 4/5:  All 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will participate in the Illinois Assessment of Readiness
Mon. Apr. 8: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln
Tues. Apr. 16: PTA Mtg 8:30am in MPR
Fri. Apr. 19: No School
Mon. Apr. 22: Earth Day and YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln
Wed. Apr. 24: Late Arrival, and Spring Band Concert – 7pm
Thurs. Apr. 25: Spring Open House, 6pm Classrooms Open

Treering Yearbook Order

Deadlines/Custom Page Deadline/Picture Submission Deadline:

The deadline to order a yearbook to guarantee your child receives their book with the whole school shipment is Friday, April 19th. Please note that Lincoln does not order extra inventory to be sold.  If you want your child to have a yearbook on the last day of school so that they can collect those coveted signatures of classmates, you must place your own order with Treering by the deadline.  

Every order comes with one free customizable 2-page layout.   If you choose to take advantage of this, your custom page must be set to "Print Ready" by the April 19th deadline as well.  You may purchase additional 2-page layouts if desired.  

The deadline to submit your own pictures to have them considered for inclusion in the book is Friday, March 22nd.  Please upload them into the shared grade level or shared event folders.

How to Order:
If you are a new user needing to set up an account to place your order, visit our yearbook website at  https://www.treering.com/ and enter Lincoln's passcode: 1014090753633187 

If you already have an account, simply log in using your account information from last year and place your order. 

If you cannot remember whether you ordered a book, and already have an account, log onto Treering to check.

PDF Guide for Using Shared Folders: 
http://print.treering.com/134896/flyer/134896-629-eca88d814af18e7a8c95eac078e0e9a0_5.pdf

PDF Guide to Creating Custom Pages:
http://print.treering.com/134896/flyer/134896-633-9796505c8969e7bcf9a625e74808a2dd_5.pdf

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

Ongoing Reminders…

Safety Reminders
On your way to and from Lincoln, please SLOW DOWN and drive cautiously! Please be respectful of all our neighbors’ and the safety needs of all children and families.
… Give yourself extra time to and from school and have patience, be resilient, and stay positive.
… Approach intersections, snow piles, and fenced areas with caution. 
… Be respectful of Lincoln neighbors and do not park in driveways.
… Allow space for neighbors to access driveways appropriately.
… Parking at Epiphany Church is strictly reserved for prayer groups and elderly care.
… Follow all signs – yield, stop, and directional signage.
While I acknowledge I communicate persistently about traffic safety, please understand that due to the nature of our close, walking, non-bus school neighborhood, keeping our children safe is a huge priority. Our Lincoln Traffic Map can be accessed on our website if you have any questions.

Ongoing Service Project for Lincoln Students - Ronald McDonald House - The end of the year goal is to collect 40 lbs. of pop tabs. 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/

Lunch Recess Volunteers
If you are interested in helping to supervise during a lunch recess you can sign up on SignUp Genius through this link: Lunch Recess Volunteers.

Recycling at Lincoln! MARKERS, CRAYONS, AND SMALL ELECTRONICS
** Good Will accepts almost all other larger electronics items for recycling, such as toners, desktop computers, cords, flat screens, computer accessories, printers, etc.  Don’t throw them out, just drop them at GoodWill! **

For Recycling at Lincoln:  Send in your old markers, crayons, and small electronics for recycling.  Any brand of marker or crayon can be recycled and will now be collected year round at Lincoln.  We also recycle 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. Bins are located near the library. Please contact Renee Dizillo if you have any questions:reneedizillo1@yahoo.com.

Sincerely,
Jen B., Principal

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3/18/19

D205 is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website on April 1, 2019. When families return from Spring Break, they will experience the updated look and feel of the main district website as well as all 13 school sites.

Originally created in 2007, our current sites received a much needed refresh and contain several great new features including:

  • ADA Compliance Through AudioEye®
  • Modern Design & Branded Look
  • Better Organization & Streamlined Content
  • Improved Navigation and Search Functions
  • Flexible, Responsive Design to Any Device
  • Find it Fast and Familiar Drop Down Menus
  • News and Events
  • Quick Links & Parent Resources
  • Calendars

Take a moment on Launch Day, April 1, 2019, to navigate around our new district and school websites. If you have any questions or comments regarding the content contained on the new website, info@elmhurst205.org. Our website will always be a work in progress. We will continue to make updates regularly in order to continue to share the great happening in our schools.

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3/14/19

Dear SUPER Lincoln Families,
Our SUPER Kindness Campaign Continues!! Continue helping us spread kindness! When you and your family find yourselves spreading kindness, please take a picture and/or video, and send it to me along with a short blurb about what the picture shows:jbarnabee@elmhurst205.org. In order to have everything organized for our celebration, I need to receive your pictures and videos by Mon. Mar. 18 at the latest. Please keep videos under 20 seconds.

Important Yearbook Information
See the section just below the DATES for important information regarding how to order your child’s yearbook.

Spirit Days for Next Week
Monday--PJ day
Tuesday--80's day
Wednesday--sports day
Thursday--crazy hair day
Friday--tropical day

Band and Orchestra Reminder
Intermediate Orchestra rehearsal is CANCELLED (3:30-4:30pm at Bryan, Churchville, and Sandburg) for next Tuesday 3/19. Intermediate Band will still take place at each middle school. Fourth and fifth grade students in orchestra will participate in the March 19 Orchestra Festival from 8:30-11:30 at York High School. The evening performance will also take place at York High School on March 19 at 7pm.

Recent Health Concern
Students have been bringing candy in their lunches and sharing with friends. Please have a conversation with your child. Due to the various allergies in our building, sharing food of any type, including candy, is prohibited. Only fruits and vegetables are allowed for snacks.

Headphones – Please make sure your child has a pair to use at school.
All children need headphones while working on computers. With the Illinois Assessment of Readiness on the way, and headphones needed for these assessments, please check with your child to see if he or she has headphones of if a new set is needed.

Illinois Assessment of Readiness
Our students take federally required assessments every spring. These assessments help us understand how our students are growing academically, compared to their peers across the state. The district uses this information to measure our students’ growth from year to year. This year, the English language arts and math assessment for grades 3-8 is called the Illinois Assessment of Readiness.  The Illinois Assessment of Readiness is almost exactly the same this year as the assessment that students took last year, only slightly shorter.

Here is our Lincoln IAR schedule – please be aware, as these dates are the week we return from spring break:

Wed, Apr 3 - ** Late Arrival **
….. AM:  Math 1 - 60 min
….. PM:  ELA 1 - 75 min 3rd Gr, 90 min 4th and 5th

Thurs, Apr 4
….. AM:  Math 2 - 60 min
….. PM:  ELA 2 - 75 min 3rd Gr, 90 min 4th and 5th

Fri, Apr 5
….. AM:  Math 3 - 60 min
….. PM:  ELA 3 - 75 min 3rd Gr, 90 min 4th and 5th

Queen of Hearts Raffle
Play the raffle with a chance to win the pot! Half of the proceeds benefit the Foundation. Tickets sold at Cottage Hill Station – 122 S. York – Open for lunch and dinner (no purchase required). Tickets are $5 per ticket. Drawing will be on Thursdays between 7:30-8:00pm.

TOP Pizza “Taste of Elmhurst” April 11, 2019
It is time for the D205 Foundation’s 8th Annual TOP Pizza “Taste of Elmhurst.” The date is April 11, 2019, from 5:30 - 7:30pm in the York High School Commons. This year there will be a "blind taste test" where celebrity tasters from the community attempt to name the pizzeria and type of pizza. The "blind taste test" will begin at 6pm.

Doodle for Google contest has launched
Calling all K-12 artists! The Doodle for Google contest kicked off January 8th and will close on March 18th. This year's theme is, "When I grow up, I hope..." Visit doodle4google.com for details on how to enter.

UPCOMING DATES
Mon. Mar. 18: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln
Tues. Mar. 19: Orchestra Festival 8:30-11:30, and evening performance at York 7pm
Wed. thru Fri. 4/3, 4/4, and 4/5:  All 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will participate in the Illinois Assessment of Readiness
Mon. Apr. 8: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln
Thurs. Apr. 11: TOP Pizza “Taste of Elmhurst” 5:30 - 7:30pm in the York High School Commons
Mon. Apr. 22: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln

Treering Yearbook Order:
Deadlines/Custom Page Deadline/Picture Submission Deadline:
The deadline to order a yearbook to guarantee your child receives their book with the whole school shipment is Friday, April 19th. Please note that Lincoln does not order extra inventory to be sold.  If you want your child to have a yearbook on the last day of school so that they can collect those coveted signatures of classmates, you must place your own order with Treering by the deadline.  

Every order comes with one free customizable 2-page layout.   If you choose to take advantage of this, your custom page must be set to "Print Ready" by the April 19th deadline as well.  You may purchase additional 2-page layouts if desired.  

The deadline to submit your own pictures to have them considered for inclusion in the book is Friday, March 22nd.  Please upload them into the shared grade level or shared event folders.

How to Order:

  1. If you are a new user needing to set up an account to place your order, visit our yearbook website at  https://www.treering.com/ and enter Lincoln's passcode: 1014090753633187 
  2. If you already have an account, simply log in using your account information from last year and place your order. 
  3. If you cannot remember whether you ordered a book, and already have an account, log onto Treering to check.

PDF Guide for Using Shared Folders: 
http://print.treering.com/134896/flyer/134896-629-eca88d814af18e7a8c95eac078e0e9a0_5.pdf
PDF Guide to Creating Custom Pages:
http://print.treering.com/134896/flyer/134896-633-9796505c8969e7bcf9a625e74808a2dd_5.pdf

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

Ongoing Reminders…

Safety Reminders
On your way to and from Lincoln, please SLOW DOWN and drive cautiously! Please be respectful of all our neighbors’ and the safety needs of all children and families.
… Give yourself extra time to and from school and have patience, be resilient, and stay positive.
… Approach intersections, snow piles, and fenced areas with caution. 
… Be respectful of Lincoln neighbors and do not park in driveways.
… Allow space for neighbors to access driveways appropriately.
… Parking at Epiphany Church is strictly reserved for prayer groups and elderly care.
… Follow all signs – yield, stop, and directional signage.
While I acknowledge I communicate persistently about traffic safety, please understand that due to the nature of our close, walking, non-bus school neighborhood, keeping our children safe is a huge priority. Our Lincoln Traffic Map can be accessed on our website if you have any questions.

Ongoing Service Project for Lincoln Students - Ronald McDonald House - The end of the year goal is to collect 40 lbs. of pop tabs. 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/

Lunch Recess Volunteers
If you are interested in helping to supervise during a lunch recess you can sign up on SignUp Genius through this link: Lunch Recess Volunteers.

Recycling at Lincoln! MARKERS, CRAYONS, AND SMALL ELECTRONICS
** Good Will accepts almost all other larger electronics items for recycling, such as toners, desktop computers, cords, flat screens, computer accessories, printers, etc.  Don’t throw them out, just drop them at GoodWill! **

For Recycling at Lincoln:  Send in your old markers, crayons, and small electronics for recycling.  Any brand of marker or crayon can be recycled and will now be collected year round at Lincoln.  We also recycle 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. Bins are located near the library. Please contact Renee Dizillo if you have any questions:reneedizillo1@yahoo.com.

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3/7/19

Dear SUPER Lincoln Families,

SUPER celebration for all of our recycling efforts! Mrs. Dizillo shared this information about last week’s recycling pickup:

  • 10lbs of broken/unwanted crayons to SCARCE, where they are melted down and made into Super Crayons for special needs kids
  • 150 dead markers to Crayola to be recycled
  • Two big boxes of recycling to Goodwill for electronics recycling and a shipment of 50+ small electronics sent in for reimbursement to
    Planet Green Recycle. The last shipment earned Lincoln $120. Way to go Lincoln! Thanks for keeping these items out of landfills!

SUPER Kindness Campaign Continues!!
Continue helping us spread kindness! When you and your family find yourselves spreading kindness, please take a picture and/or video, and send it to me along with a short blurb about what the picture shows: jbarnabee@elmhurst205.org. In order to have everything organized for our celebration, I need to receive your pictures and videos by Mon. Mar. 18 at the latest. Please keep videos under 20 seconds.

Headphones – Please make sure your child has a pair to use at school.
All children need headphones while working on computers. With the Illinois Assessment of Readiness on the way, and headphones needed for these assessments, please check with your child to see if he or she has headphones of if a new set is needed.

Illinois Assessment of Readiness
Our students take federally required assessments every spring. These assessments help us understand how our students are growing academically, compared to their peers across the state. The district uses this information to measure our students’ growth from year to year. This year, the English language arts and math assessment for grades 3-8 is called the Illinois Assessment of Readiness. The Illinois Assessment of Readiness is almost exactly the same this year as the assessment that students took last year, only slightly shorter.

Here is our Lincoln IAR schedule – please be aware, as these dates are the week we return from spring break:

Wed, Apr 3 - ** Late Arrival **
….. AM: Math 1 - 60 min
….. PM: ELA 1 - 75 min 3rd Gr, 90 min 4th and 5th

Thurs, Apr 4
….. AM: Math 2 - 60 min
….. PM: ELA 2 - 75 min 3rd Gr, 90 min 4th and 5th

Fri, Apr 5
….. AM: Math 3 - 60 min
….. PM: ELA 3 - 75 min 3rd Gr, 90 min 4th and 5th

Immunization Information
Parents often have many questions about immunizations, and the diseases which the vaccines provide protection against, Edward-Elmhurst School Health Services department is providing a program to support our parents who want to learn more about current requirements and practices. Please see the following program fliers for more information:

Queen of Hearts Raffle
Play the raffle with a chance to win the pot! Half of the proceeds benefit the Foundation. Tickets sold at Cottage Hill Station – 122 S. York – Open for lunch and dinner (no purchase required). Tickets are six for $5. Drawing Thursdays between 7:30-8:00pm.

TOP Pizza “Taste of Elmhurst” April 11, 2019
It is time for the D205 Foundation’s 8th Annual TOP Pizza “Taste of Elmhurst.” The date is April 11, 2019, from 5:30 - 7:30pm in the York High School Commons. This year there will be a "blind taste test" where celebrity tasters from the community attempt to name the pizzeria and type of pizza. The "blind taste test" will begin at 6pm.

Nominations for City’s Exemplary Youth Service Awards Open
The City of Elmhurst’s Commission on Youth is currently seeking nominees for its annual Exemplary Youth Service Awards, on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 7:00 PM at Bryan Middle School. Consider nominating an individual or group, elementary school through high school. For more information and to obtain the nomination forms, please visit http://www.elmhurst.org/1291/Exemplary-Youth-Servie-Award. Nominations will be accepted until March 9, 2019. Questions email Jackie at youthcommission630@gmail.com.

Doodle for Google contest has launched
Calling all K-12 artists! The Doodle for Google contest kicked off January 8th and will close on March 18th. This year's theme is, "When I grow up, I hope..." Visit doodle4google.com for details on how to enter.

UPCOMING DATES
Sat. Mar. 9: St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Mon. Mar. 18: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln
Tues. Mar. 19: Orchestra Festival 8:30-11:30, and evening performance at York 7pm
Mon. Apr. 8: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln
Thurs. Apr. 11: TOP Pizza “Taste of Elmhurst” 5:30 - 7:30pm in the York High School Commons
Mon. Apr. 22: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln

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

Ongoing Reminders…

Safety Reminders
On your way to and from Lincoln, please SLOW DOWN and drive cautiously! Please be respectful of all our neighbors’ and the safety needs of all children and families.
… Give yourself extra time to and from school and have patience, be resilient, and stay positive.
… Approach intersections, snow piles, and fenced areas with caution.
… Be respectful of Lincoln neighbors and do not park in driveways.
… Allow space for neighbors to access driveways appropriately.
… Parking at Epiphany Church is strictly reserved for prayer groups and elderly care.
… Follow all signs – yield, stop, and directional signage.
While I acknowledge I communicate persistently about traffic safety, please understand that due to the nature of our close, walking, non-bus school neighborhood, keeping our children safe is a huge priority. Our Lincoln Traffic Map can be accessed on our website if you have any questions.

Ongoing Service Project for Lincoln Students - Ronald McDonald House - The end of the year goal is to collect 40 lbs. of pop tabs. 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/

Lunch Recess Volunteers
If you are interested in helping to supervise during a lunch recess you can sign up on SignUp Genius through this link: Lunch Recess Volunteers.

Recycling at Lincoln! MARKERS, CRAYONS, AND SMALL ELECTRONICS
** Good Will accepts almost all other larger electronics items for recycling, such as toners, desktop computers, cords, flat screens, computer accessories, printers, etc. Don’t throw them out, just drop them at GoodWill! **

For Recycling at Lincoln: Send in your old markers, crayons, and small electronics for recycling. Any brand of marker or crayon can be recycled and will now be collected year round at Lincoln. We also recycle 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. Bins are located near the library. Please contact Renee Dizillo if you have any questions: reneedizillo1@yahoo.com.

Sincerely,
Jen B., Principal

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3/4/19

Dear SUPER Lincoln Families,

SUPER Thank You to our “Explore More Day” planners and presenters!! We are sure to have a SUPER afternoon of learning about possible future careers! Thank you for all your planning!

Please Remember...
… Students will eat lunch from 11-12.   
…. Lincoln will sponsor a ONE DAY all school collection for 2 wonderful organizations participating in Explore More Day.  We will collect packaged planting seeds (i.e. flowers, plants, vegetables, etc.) for DuPage Habitat for Humanity.  Additionally, the Hinsdale Humane Society will accept clean, used towels and small blankets. Donations should be brought to school on March 1st as this is a one-day collection.  We will have a table set up in the first grade hallway for your donations.  

SUPER Kindness Campaign Continues!!
Continue helping us spread kindness! When you and your family find yourselves spreading kindness, please take a picture and/or video, and send it to me along with a short blurb about what the picture shows: jbarnabee@elmhurst205.org. In order to have everything organized for our celebration, I need to receive your pictures and videos by Mon. Mar. 18 at the latest. Please keep videos under 20 seconds.

Six Flags Read to Succeed Program
The Six Flags Read to Succeed Program has officially come to a close.  Congratulations to the 149 Lincoln Lions, who read an additional 6 hours on top of their regular homework, earning themselves a FREE ADMISSION ticket to Six Flags Great America.  The admission tickets will be distributed in May.

Illinois Assessment of Readiness
Our students take federally required assessments every spring. These assessments help us understand how our students are growing academically, compared to their peers across the state. The district uses this information to measure our students’ growth from year to year. This year, the English language arts and math assessment for grades 3-8 is called the Illinois Assessment of Readiness.  The Illinois Assessment of Readiness is almost exactly the same this year as the assessment that students took last year, only slightly shorter.

Here is our Lincoln IAR schedule – please be aware, as these dates are the week we return from spring break:

Wed, Apr 3 - ** Late Arrival **
….. AM:  Math 1 - 60 min
….. PM:  ELA 1 - 75 min 3rd Gr, 90 min 4th and 5th

Thurs, Apr 4
….. AM:  Math 2 - 60 min
….. PM:  ELA 2 - 75 min 3rd Gr, 90 min 4th and 5th

Fri, Apr 5
….. AM:  Math 3 - 60 min
….. PM:  ELA 3 - 75 min 3rd Gr, 90 min 4th and 5th

Queen of Hearts Raffle
Play the raffle with a chance to win the pot! Half of the proceeds benefit the Foundation. Tickets sold at Cottage Hill Station – 122 S. York – Open for lunch and dinner (no purchase required). Tickets are six for $5. Drawing Thursdays between 7:30-8:00pm.

TOP Pizza “Taste of Elmhurst” April 11, 2019
It is time for the D205 Foundation’s 8th Annual TOP Pizza “Taste of Elmhurst.” The date is April 11, 2019, from 5:30 - 7:30pm in the York High School Commons. This year there will be a "blind taste test" where celebrity tasters from the community attempt to name the pizzeria and type of pizza. The "blind taste test" will begin at 6pm.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Anyone interested in organizing a group of Lincoln students, parents, and teachers to walk in the Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 9, 2019? If you’re interested and willing, please let me know! jbarnabee@elmhurst205.org

Nominations for City’s Exemplary Youth Service Awards Open

The City of Elmhurst’s Commission on Youth is currently seeking nominees for its annual Exemplary Youth Service Awards, on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 7:00 PM at Bryan Middle School. Consider nominating an individual or group, elementary school through high school. For more information and to obtain the nomination forms, please visit http://www.elmhurst.org/1291/Exemplary-Youth-Servie-Award. Nominations will be accepted until March 9, 2019. Questions email Jackie at youthcommission630@gmail.com.

Doodle for Google contest has launched

Calling all K-12 artists! The Doodle for Google contest kicked off January 8th and will close on March 18th. This year's theme is, "When I grow up, I hope..." Visit doodle4google.com for details on how to enter.

UPCOMING DATES
Fri. Mar. 1: Explore More Day
Mon. Mar. 4: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln
Wed. Mar. 6: Late Arrival
Sat. Mar. 9: St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Mon. Mar. 18: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln
Tues. Mar. 19: Orchestra Festival 8:30-11:30, and evening performance at York 7pm
Mon. Apr. 8: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln
Thurs. Apr. 11: TOP Pizza “Taste of Elmhurst” 5:30 - 7:30pm in the
York High School Commons

Mon. Apr. 22: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln

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

Ongoing Reminders…

Safety Reminders
On your way to and from Lincoln, please SLOW DOWN and drive cautiously! Please be respectful of all our neighbors’ and the safety needs of all children and families.

… Give yourself extra time to and from school and have patience, be resilient, and stay positive.

… Approach intersections, snow piles, and fenced areas with caution.

… Be respectful of Lincoln neighbors and do not park in driveways.

… Allow space for neighbors to access driveways appropriately.

… Parking at Epiphany Church is strictly reserved for prayer groups and elderly care.

… Follow all signs – yield, stop, and directional signage.

While I acknowledge I communicate persistently about traffic safety, please understand that due to the nature of our close, walking, non-bus school neighborhood, keeping our children safe is a huge priority. Our Lincoln Traffic Map can be accessed on our website if you have any questions.

Winter Gear Reminde
All students will go outside for recess unless it is raining or the temperature or wind chill is below zero degrees. All students need boots, snow pants, coats, gloves, etc. Students without snow pants are not allowed on the snow hills, and must remain on the blacktop. Starting on Friday, any students without proper winter gear will still be sent outside to get fresh air. They will be asked to stand on cleared blacktop areas. If your family is in need of winter gear items, please let me know: jbarnabee@elmhurst205.org, and I will be happy to help find a way to provide these items.

Ongoing Service Project for Lincoln Students -
Ronald McDonald House
- The end of the year goal is to collect 40 lbs of pop tabs. 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/

Lunch Recess Volunteers
If you are interested in helping to supervise during a lunch recess you can sign up on SignUp Genius through this link: Lunch Recess Volunteers.

Headphones – Please make sure your child has a pair to use at school.
All children need headphones while working on computers. They are needed for listening to stories on Epic, for math practice on Zearn, and other web resources, as well as for all of our standardized testing. Please check with your child to see if he or she has headphones of if a new set is needed.

Recycling at Lincoln! MARKERS, CRAYONS, AND SMALL ELECTRONICS
** Good Will accepts almost all other larger electronics items for recycling, such as toners, desktop computers, cords, flat screens, computer accessories, printers, etc.  Don’t throw them out, just drop them at GoodWill! **

For Recycling at Lincoln:  Send in your old markers, crayons, and small electronics for recycling.  Any brand of marker or crayon can be recycled and will now be collected year round at Lincoln.  We also recycle 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. Bins are located near the library. Please contact Renee Dizillo if you have any questions: reneedizillo1@yahoo.com.

 

Sincerely, 

Jen B., Principal

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2/25/19

Dear SUPER Lincoln Families,
Lots of SUPER NEW NEWS in this NEWSLETTER! Please continue reading to be up to date on all the important new events coming our way!

SUPER Thank YDDou!
Thank you to Tracey Janowitz who helped us kick off our month-long SUPER Kindness Campaign! Mrs. Janowicz met with each Buddy Classroom on Feb. 21 to energize the students about being kind to ourselves and each other. For Mrs. Janowitz, the 21st of every month is designated as Kindness Day. She will be back on March 21 to help us celebrate all the acts of kindness our children have been inspired to spread this month.

To help us in this journey, we need your help! When you and your family find yourselves spreading kindness, please take a picture and/or video, and send it to me along with a short blurb about what the picture shows:jbarnabee@elmhurst205.org. In order to have everything organized for our celebration, I need to receive your pictures and videos by Mon. Mar. 18 at the latest. Please keep videos under 20 seconds.

Elmhurst Reflections Exhibit
The Elmhurst Reflections exhibit opens TODAY, February 22nd from 6:30-8:00pm! Come see all of the art work that students entered from around the district! The exhibit is free and open to the public at the Judith B Salon. Entries will be on display, musicians will play their pieces and dance and film videos will be on the big screen. If you cannot make it this Friday, don't worry! You can still visit! The display will be open from February 22 through March 30.

Explore More Day
Lincoln's 6th Annual Explore More Day is scheduled on the afternoon of Friday, March 1st. Explore More Day is a fun filled day where students are able to expand their knowledge as they learn about various hobbies, careers and other special interests. This is truly a great day for Lincoln students, and we are excited to offer an amazing line up of presenters. Please note...
In order to maximize the amount of time available for this fun event, all students will eat lunch from 11-12. 

Lincoln will be doing a ONE DAY all school collection for 2 wonderful organizations participating in Explore More Day. We will be collecting packaged planting seeds (i.e. flowers, plants, vegetables, etc.) for DuPage Habitat for Humanity. Additionally, the Hinsdale Humane Society will be accepting clean, used towels and small blankets. Donations should be brought to school on March 1st as this is a one-day collection. There will be a table set up in the first grade hallway for your donations.

Illinois Assessment of Readiness
Our students take federally required assessments every spring. These assessments help us understand how our students are growing academically, compared to their peers across the state. The district uses this information to measure our students’ growth from year to year. This year, the English language arts and math assessment for grades 3-8 is called the Illinois Assessment of Readiness. The Illinois Assessment of Readiness is almost exactly the same this year as the assessment that students took last year, only slightly shorter.

Here is our Lincoln IAR schedule – please be aware, as these dates are the week we return from spring break:

Wed, Apr 3 - ** Late Arrival **
….. AM: Math 1 - 60 min
….. PM: ELA 1 - 75 min 3rd Gr, 90 min 4th and 5th
Thurs, Apr 4
….. AM: Math 2 - 60 min
….. PM: ELA 2 - 75 min 3rd Gr, 90 min 4th and 5th
Fri, Apr 5
….. AM: Math 3 - 60 min
….. PM: ELA 3 - 75 min 3rd Gr, 90 min 4th and 5th

Upcoming PI Day
Pi Day is traditionally one of the only days that “officially” celebrates mathematics. Historically, Pi Day has been celebrated by asking students to memorize the non-repeating digits of Pi and reciting those on Pi Day, often in a competitive environment. In our 21st century, technology-rich society, memorization of digits is not only unnecessary, focusing on memorization detracts from the power of mathematics in our world.

Elmhurst teachers who plan Pi Day activities starting this year and moving forward will be highlighting the problem-solving nature of mathematics by guiding students in investigations with and around Pi. Why is the number made of non-repeating digits? What role has Pi played in mathematics, engineering, and society over the centuries? What other applications are there for Pi outside of calculating circular area and spherical volume? There are so many interesting ways to celebrate mathematics’ most famous constant. Moving forward, we choose to celebrate the wonder, beauty, and power of mathematics on Pi Day in powerful ways that go beyond the memorization of digits.

Queen of Hearts Raffle
Play the raffle with a chance to win the pot! Half of the proceeds benefit the Foundation. Tickets sold at Cottage Hill Station – 122 S. York – Open for lunch and dinner (no purchase required). Tickets are six for $5. Drawing Thursdays between 7:30-8:00pm.

TOP Pizza “Taste of Elmhurst” April 11, 2019
It is time for the D205 Foundation’s 8th Annual TOP Pizza “Taste of Elmhurst.” The date is April 11, 2019, from 5:30 - 7:30pm in the York High School Commons. This year there will be a "blind taste test" where celebrity tasters from the community attempt to name the pizzeria and type of pizza. The "blind taste test" will begin at 6pm.

Bryan Band Community
The Bryan Band Festival Concert for 5th-12th graders that was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 5th and canceled due to inclement weather will now occur on Monday evening, February 25 at Bryan Middle School. The Concert will officially start at 7:00 p.m. and should conclude by 8:00 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Anyone interested in organizing a group of Lincoln students, parents, and teachers to walk in the Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 9, 2019? If you’re interested and willing, please let me know! jbarnabee@elmhurst205.org

Nominations for City’s Exemplary Youth Service Awards Open
The City of Elmhurst’s Commission on Youth is currently seeking nominees for its annual Exemplary Youth Service Awards, on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 7:00 PM at Bryan Middle School. Consider nominating an individual or group, elementary school through high school. For more information and to obtain the nomination forms, please visit http://www.elmhurst.org/1291/Exemplary-Youth-Servie-Award. Nominations will be accepted until March 9, 2019. Questions email Jackie atyouthcommission630@gmail.com.

Doodle for Google contest has launched
Calling all K-12 artists! The Doodle for Google contest kicked off January 8th and will close on March 18th. This year's theme is, "When I grow up, I hope..." Visit doodle4google.com for details on how to enter.

UPCOMING DATES
Fri. Feb. 22: Elmhurst Reflections Opening Celebration 6:30-8:00pm
Feb 22 thru Mar 30: Elmhurst Reflections Exhibit open to the public (Judith B Salon at 263 N York St)
Mon. Feb. 25: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln
Fri. Mar. 1: Explore More Day
Mon. Mar. 4: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln
Wed. Mar. 6: Late Arrival
Sat. Mar. 9: St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Mon. Mar. 18: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln
Mon. Apr. 8: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln
Mon. Apr. 22: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln

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

Ongoing Reminders…

Safety Reminders
On your way to and from Lincoln, please SLOW DOWN and drive cautiously! Please be respectful of all our neighbors’ and the safety needs of all children and families.

… Give yourself extra time to and from school and have patience, be resilient, and stay positive.
… Approach intersections, snow piles, and fenced areas with caution.
… Be respectful of Lincoln neighbors and do not park in driveways.
… Allow space for neighbors to access driveways appropriately.
… Parking at Epiphany Church is strictly reserved for prayer groups and elderly care.
… Follow all signs – yield, stop, and directional signage.

While I acknowledge I communicate persistently about traffic safety, please understand that due to the nature of our close, walking, non-bus school neighborhood, keeping our children safe is a huge priority. Our Lincoln Traffic Map can be accessed on our website if you have any questions.

Winter Gear Reminder
All students will go outside for recess unless it is raining or the temperature or wind chill is below zero degrees. All students need boots, snow pants, coats, gloves, etc. Students without snow pants are not allowed on the snow hills, and must remain on the blacktop. Starting on Friday, any students without proper winter gear will still be sent outside to get fresh air. They will be asked to stand on cleared blacktop areas. If your family is in need of winter gear items, please let me know: jbarnabee@elmhurst205.org, and I will be happy to help find a way to provide these items.

Ongoing Service Project for Lincoln Students - Ronald McDonald House - The end of the year goal is to collect 40 lbs. of pop tabs. 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/

Lunch Recess Volunteers
If you are interested in helping to supervise during a lunch recess you can sign up on SignUp Genius through this link: Lunch Recess Volunteers.

Headphones – Please make sure your child has a pair to use at school.
All children need headphones while working on computers. They are needed for listening to stories on Epic, for math practice on Zearn, and other web resources, as well as for all of our standardized testing. Please check with your child to see if he or she has headphones of if a new set is needed.

Recycling at Lincoln! MARKERS, CRAYONS, AND SMALL ELECTRONICS
** Good Will accepts almost all other larger electronics items for recycling, such as toners, desktop computers, cords, flat screens, computer accessories, printers, etc. Don’t throw them out, just drop them at GoodWill! **

For Recycling at Lincoln: Send in your old markers, crayons, and small electronics for recycling. Any brand of marker or crayon can be recycled and will now be collected year round at Lincoln. We also recycle 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. Bins are located near the library. Please contact Renee Dizillo if you have any questions: reneedizillo1@yahoo.com.

Sincerely,
Jen B., Principal

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2/22/19

Dear SUPER Lincoln Families,
Lots of SUPER NEW NEWS in this NEWSLETTER! Please continue reading to be up to date on all the important new events coming our way!

SUPER Thank YDDou!
Thank you to Tracey Janowitz who helped us kick off our month-long SUPER Kindness Campaign! Mrs. Janowicz met with each Buddy Classroom on Feb. 21 to energize the students about being kind to ourselves and each other. For Mrs. Janowitz, the 21st of every month is designated as Kindness Day. She will be back on Mar. 21 to help us celebrate all the acts of kindness our children have been inspired to spread this month.

To help us in this journey, we need your help! When you and your family find yourselves spreading kindness, please take a picture and/or video, and send it to me along with a short blurb about what the picture shows: jbarnabee@elmhurst205.org. In order to have everything organized for our celebration, I need to receive your pictures and videos by Mon. Mar. 18 at the latest. Please keep videos under 20 seconds.

Elmhurst Reflections Exhibit
The Elmhurst Reflections exhibit opens TODAY, February 22nd from 6:30-8:00pm! Come see all of the art work that students entered from around the district! The exhibit is free and open to the public at the Judith B Salon. Entries will be on display, musicians will play their pieces and dance and film videos will be on the big screen. If you cannot make it this Friday, don't worry! You can still visit! The display will be open from February 22 through March 30.

Explore More Day
Lincoln's 6th Annual Explore More Day is scheduled on the afternoon of Friday, March 1st.  Explore More Day is a fun filled day where students are able to expand their knowledge as they learn about various hobbies, careers and other special interests. This is truly a great day for Lincoln students, and we are excited to offer an amazing line up of presenters.  Please note...
In order to maximize the amount of time available for this fun event, all students will eat lunch from 11-12.   

Lincoln will be doing a ONE DAY all school collection for 2 wonderful organizations participating in Explore More Day.  We will be collecting packaged planting seeds (i.e. flowers, plants, vegetables, etc.) for DuPage Habitat for Humanity.  Additionally, the Hinsdale Humane Society will be accepting clean, used towels and small blankets. Donations should be brought to school on March 1st as this is a one-day collection.  There will be a table set up in the first grade hallway for your donations.  

Illinois Assessment of Readiness
Our students take federally required assessments every spring. These assessments help us understand how our students are growing academically, compared to their peers across the state. The district uses this information to measure our students’ growth from year to year. This year, the English language arts and math assessment for grades 3-8 is called the Illinois Assessment of Readiness.  The Illinois Assessment of Readiness is almost exactly the same this year as the assessment that students took last year, only slightly shorter.

Here is our Lincoln IAR schedule – please be aware, as these dates are the week we return from spring break:

Wed, Apr 3 - ** Late Arrival **
….. AM:  Math 1 - 60 min
….. PM:  ELA 1 - 75 min 3rd Gr, 90 min 4th and 5th
Thurs, Apr 4
….. AM:  Math 2 - 60 min
….. PM:  ELA 2 - 75 min 3rd Gr, 90 min 4th and 5th
Fri, Apr 5
….. AM:  Math 3 - 60 min
….. PM:  ELA 3 - 75 min 3rd Gr, 90 min 4th and 5th

Upcoming PI Day
Pi Day is traditionally one of the only days that “officially” celebrates mathematics. Historically, Pi Day has been celebrated by asking students to memorize the non-repeating digits of Pi and reciting those on Pi Day, often in a competitive environment. In our 21st century, technology-rich society, memorization of digits is not only unnecessary, focusing on memorization detracts from the power of mathematics in our world.

Elmhurst teachers who plan Pi Day activities starting this year and moving forward will be highlighting the problem-solving nature of mathematics by guiding students in investigations with and around Pi. Why is the number made of non-repeating digits? What role has Pi played in mathematics, engineering, and society over the centuries? What other applications are there for Pi outside of calculating circular area and spherical volume? There are so many interesting ways to celebrate mathematics’ most famous constant. Moving forward, we choose to celebrate the wonder, beauty, and power of mathematics on Pi Day in powerful ways that go beyond the memorization of digits.

Queen of Hearts Raffle
Play the raffle with a chance to win the pot! Half of the proceeds benefit the Foundation. Tickets sold at Cottage Hill Station – 122 S. York – Open for lunch and dinner (no purchase required). Tickets are six for $5. Drawing Thursdays between 7:30-8:00pm.

TOP Pizza “Taste of Elmhurst” April 11, 2019
It is time for the D205 Foundation’s 8th Annual TOP Pizza “Taste of Elmhurst.” The date is April 11, 2019, from 5:30 - 7:30pm in the York High School Commons. This year there will be a "blind taste test" where celebrity tasters from the community attempt to name the pizzeria and type of pizza. The "blind taste test" will begin at 6pm.

Bryan Band Community
The Bryan Band Festival Concert for 5th-12th graders that was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 5th and canceled due to inclement weather will now occur on Monday evening, February 25 at Bryan Middle School. The Concert will officially start at 7:00 p.m. and should conclude by 8:00 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Anyone interested in organizing a group of Lincoln students, parents, and teachers to walk in the Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 9, 2019? If you’re interested and willing, please let me know! jbarnabee@elmhurst205.org

Nominations for City’s Exemplary Youth Service Awards Open
The City of Elmhurst’s Commission on Youth is currently seeking nominees for its annual Exemplary Youth Service Awards, on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 7:00 PM at Bryan Middle School. Consider nominating an individual or group, elementary school through high school. For more information and to obtain the nomination forms, please visit http://www.elmhurst.org/1291/Exemplary-Youth-Servie-Award. Nominations will be accepted until March 9, 2019. Questions email Jackie at youthcommission630@gmail.com.

Doodle for Google contest has launched
Calling all K-12 artists! The Doodle for Google contest kicked off January 8th and will close on March 18th. This year's theme is, "When I grow up, I hope..." Visit doodle4google.com for details on how to enter.

UPCOMING DATES
Fri. Feb. 22: Elmhurst Reflections Opening Celebration 6:30-8:00pm
Feb 22 thru Mar 30: Elmhurst Reflections Exhibit open to the public (Judith B Salon at 263 N York St)
Mon. Feb. 25: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln
Fri. Mar. 1: Explore More Day
Mon. Mar. 4: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln
Wed. Mar. 6: Late Arrival
Sat. Mar. 9: St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Mon. Mar. 18: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln
Mon. Apr. 8: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln
Mon. Apr. 22: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln

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

Ongoing Reminders…

Safety Reminders
On your way to and from Lincoln, please SLOW DOWN and drive cautiously! Please be respectful of all our neighbors’ and the safety needs of all children and families.

… Give yourself extra time to and from school and have patience, be resilient, and stay positive.
… Approach intersections, snow piles, and fenced areas with caution.
… Be respectful of Lincoln neighbors and do not park in driveways.
… Allow space for neighbors to access driveways appropriately.
… Parking at Epiphany Church is strictly reserved for prayer groups and elderly care.
… Follow all signs – yield, stop, and directional signage.

While I acknowledge I communicate persistently about traffic safety, please understand that due to the nature of our close, walking, non-bus school neighborhood, keeping our children safe is a huge priority. Our Lincoln Traffic Map can be accessed on our website if you have any questions.

Winter Gear Reminder
All students will go outside for recess unless it is raining or the temperature or wind chill is below zero degrees. All students need boots, snow pants, coats, gloves, etc. Students without snow pants are not allowed on the snow hills, and must remain on the blacktop. Starting on Friday, any students without proper winter gear will still be sent outside to get fresh air. They will be asked to stand on cleared blacktop areas. If your family is in need of winter gear items, please let me know: jbarnabee@elmhurst205.org, and I will be happy to help find a way to provide these items.

Ongoing Service Project for Lincoln Students - Ronald McDonald House - The end of the year goal is to collect 40 lbs. of pop tabs. 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/

Lunch Recess Volunteers
If you are interested in helping to supervise during a lunch recess you can sign up on SignUp Genius through this link: Lunch Recess Volunteers.

Headphones – Please make sure your child has a pair to use at school.
All children need headphones while working on computers. They are needed for listening to stories on Epic, for math practice on Zearn, and other web resources, as well as for all of our standardized testing. Please check with your child to see if he or she has headphones of if a new set is needed.

Recycling at Lincoln! MARKERS, CRAYONS, AND SMALL ELECTRONICS
** Good Will accepts almost all other larger electronics items for recycling, such as toners, desktop computers, cords, flat screens, computer accessories, printers, etc.  Don’t throw them out, just drop them at GoodWill! **

For Recycling at Lincoln:  Send in your old markers, crayons, and small electronics for recycling.  Any brand of marker or crayon can be recycled and will now be collected year round at Lincoln.  We also recycle 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. Bins are located near the library. Please contact Renee Dizillo if you have any questions: reneedizillo1@yahoo.com.

Sincerely,
Jen B., Principal

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2/13/19

Dear SUPER Lincoln Families,

Happy SUPER Valentine’s Day!!
SUPER Thank You to our SUPER STEM Committee!! Between the two nights, 311 students and 129 parent volunteers participated. In addition to each evening’s volunteers, the committee was comprised of 13 members who worked for four months to develop the concepts, demonstrations, and experiments around the Sound theme and within the framework of Science, Engineering, and Math. SUPER Thank You to each of these SUPER STEM Committee Members!!

Math:  Travis Buzzell, Jon Beerhalter, Jess Walker, Wendy Hurst
Engineering: Dave Bond, Carla Camp, Heather Annolino, Don Chwojko
Science:  Rebekah WIlson, Eric Hoersten, Arun Subramanian, Cathy Reynolds, Kristi Phipps

Bryan Band Community
The Bryan Band Festival Concert for 5th-12th graders that was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 5th and canceled due to inclement weather will now occur on Monday evening, February 25 at Bryan Middle School. The Concert will officially start at 7:00 p.m. and should conclude by 8:00 p.m.

Doodle for Google contest has launched
Calling all K-12 artists! The Doodle for Google contest kicked off January 8th and will close on March 18th. This year's theme is, "When I grow up, I hope..." Visit doodle4google.com for details on how to enter.

Elmhurst Reflections Exhibit
The Elmhurst Reflections Exhibit will celebrate the accomplishments of our artists during a free event open to the public.  The exhibit is held at Judith B Salon at 263 N York St. The exhibit will kick-off with an Opening Celebration on Friday, February 22 6:30-8:00pm. The exhibit is open to the community to celebrate our young artists from February 22 thru March 30.  

UPCOMING DATES
Thurs. Feb. 14-15: 5th Gr Outdoor Ed
Mon. Feb. 18: No School – Presidents’ Day
Tues. Feb. 19: PTA Mtg, 8:30am in MPR
Wed. Feb. 20: Late Arrival
Fri. Feb. 22: Elmhurst Reflections Opening Celebration 6:30-8:00pm 
Feb 22 thru Mar 30: Elmhurst Reflections Exhibit open to the public (Judith B Salon at 263 N York St)
Mon. Feb. 25: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln
Fri. Mar. 1: Explore More Day
Mon. Mar. 4: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln
Wed. Mar. 6: Late Arrival
Mon. Mar. 18: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln
Mon. Apr. 8: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln 
Mon. Apr. 22: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln

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

Ongoing Reminders…

Safety Reminders
On your way to and from Lincoln, please SLOW DOWN and drive cautiously! Please be respectful of all our neighbors’ and the safety needs of all children and families.
… Give yourself extra time to and from school and have patience, be resilient, and stay positive.
… Approach intersections, snow piles, and fenced areas with caution. 
… Be respectful of Lincoln neighbors and do not park in driveways.
… Allow space for neighbors to access driveways appropriately.
… Parking at Epiphany Church is strictly reserved for prayer groups and elderly care.
… Follow all signs – yield, stop, and directional signage.

While I acknowledge I communicate persistently about traffic safety, please understand that due to the nature of our close, walking, non-bus school neighborhood, keeping our children safe is a huge priority. Our Lincoln Traffic Map can be accessed on our website if you have any questions.

Winter Gear Reminder
All students will go outside for recess unless it is raining or the temperature or wind chill is below zero degrees. All students need boots, snow pants, coats, gloves, etc. Students without snow pants are not allowed on the snow hills, and must remain on the blacktop. Starting on Friday, any students without proper winter gear will still be sent outside to get fresh air. They will be asked to stand on cleared blacktop areas. If your family is in need of winter gear items, please let me know: jbarnabee@elmhurst205.org, and I will be happy to help find a way to provide these items.

Ongoing Service Project for Lincoln Students - Ronald McDonald House - The end of the year goal is to collect 40 lbs. of pop tabs. 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/

Lunch Recess Volunteers
If you are interested in helping to supervise during a lunch recess you can sign up on SignUp Genius through this link: Lunch Recess Volunteers.

Headphones – Please make sure your child has a pair to use at school.
All children need headphones while working on computers. They are needed for listening to stories on Epic, for math practice on Zearn, and other web resources, as well as for all of our standardized testing. Please check with your child to see if he or she has headphones of if a new set is needed.

Recycling at Lincoln! MARKERS, CRAYONS, AND SMALL ELECTRONICS
** Good Will accepts almost all other larger electronics items for recycling, such as toners, desktop computers, cords, flat screens, computer accessories, printers, etc.  Don’t throw them out, just drop them at GoodWill! **

For Recycling at Lincoln:  Send in your old markers, crayons, and small electronics for recycling.  Any brand of marker or crayon can be recycled and will now be collected year round at Lincoln.  We also recycle 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. Bins are located near the library. Please contact Renee Dizillo if you have any questions: reneedizillo1@yahoo.com.

Sincerely,
Jen B, Principal

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2/7/19

Dear SUPER Lincoln Families,
Hooray! It’s been a SUPER full week of school so far!

The YES Brain Parent Book Club
Calling all Lincoln teachers and parents!  Would you like your children to have a YES brain - one that is flexible, curious, and open to new ideas, adventures, and activities?  Are you looking for ways to teach and incorporate BALANCE, RESILIENCE, INSIGHT and EMPATHY into your home and community? Please join us for a Parent-Teacher book club where we learn how to strengthen the social-emotional lives of our children and community.  We will be reading The YES Brain by Daniel Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD.  Meetings will be held on the following Mondays at 6:30 pm -  2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/18, 4/8, 4/22. The first meeting will take place at Lincoln. Space is limited to the first 20 participants. Please purchase the book or check out from the library. Feel free to email any questions to Laura Woods: lcwoods1977@gmail.com. Use this Google doc LINK to Sign Up.

A NOTE ABOUT VALENTINE'S DAY
Check in with your child’s teacher about Valentine’s Day.  Please remember district policy prohibits any edible treats (even candy that is "attached" to valentines is not allowed).

Doodle for Google contest has launched
Calling all K-12 artists! The Doodle for Google contest kicked off January 8th and will close on March 18th. This year's theme is, "When I grow up, I hope..." Visit doodle4google.com for details on how to enter.

Elmhurst Reflections Exhibit
The Elmhurst Reflections Exhibit will celebrate the accomplishments of our artists during a free event open to the public.  The exhibit is held at Judith B Salon at 263 N York St. The exhibit will kick-off with an Opening Celebration on Friday, February 22 6:30-8:00pm. The exhibit is open to the community to celebrate our young artists from February 22 thru March 30.  

UPCOMING DATES
Thurs. Feb. 7: STEMFest Gr. 3-5 at 6:30pm, and Kinder Registration at District Office 4:00-7:00pm
Sat. Feb 9: Foundation Gala
Mon. Feb. 11: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm Lincoln Library
Thurs. Feb. 14-15: 5th Gr Outdoor Ed
Mon. Feb. 18: No School – Presidents’ Day
Tues. Feb. 19: PTA Mtg, 8:30am in MPR
Wed. Feb. 20: Late Arrival
Fri. Feb. 22: Elmhurst Reflections Opening Celebration 6:30-8:00pm 
Feb 22 thru Mar 30: Elmhurst Reflections Exhibit open to the public (Judith B Salon at 263 N York St)
Mon. Feb. 25: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Location TBD
Fri. Mar. 1: Explore More Day
Mon. Mar. 4: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Location TBD
Wed. Mar. 6: Late Arrival
Mon. Mar. 18: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Location TBD
Mon. Apr. 8: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Location TBD
Mon. Apr. 22: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Location TBD

SOCIAL MEDIA
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Ongoing Reminders…

Safety Reminders
On your way to and from Lincoln, please SLOW DOWN and drive cautiously! Please be respectful of all our neighbors’ and the safety needs of all children and families.

… Give yourself extra time to and from school and have patience, be resilient, and stay positive.
… Approach intersections, snow piles, and fenced areas with caution. 
… Be respectful of Lincoln neighbors and do not park in driveways.
… Allow space for neighbors to access driveways appropriately.
… Parking at Epiphany Church is strictly reserved for prayer groups and elderly care.
… Follow all signs – yield, stop, and directional signage.

While I acknowledge I communicate persistently about traffic safety, please understand that due to the nature of our close, walking, non-bus school neighborhood, keeping our children safe is a huge priority. Our Lincoln Traffic Map can be accessed on our website if you have any questions.

Winter Gear Reminder
All students will go outside for recess unless it is raining or the temperature or wind chill is below zero degrees. All students need boots, snow pants, coats, gloves, etc. Students without snow pants are not allowed on the snow hills, and must remain on the blacktop. Starting on Friday, any students without proper winter gear will still be sent outside to get fresh air. They will be asked to stand on cleared blacktop areas. If your family is in need of winter gear items, please let me know: jbarnabee@elmhurst205.org, and I will be happy to help find a way to provide these items.

Ongoing Service Project for Lincoln Students - Ronald McDonald House - The end of the year goal is to collect 40 lbs. of pop tabs. 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/

Lunch Recess Volunteers
If you are interested in helping to supervise during a lunch recess you can sign up on SignUp Genius through this link: Lunch Recess Volunteers.

Headphones – Please make sure your child has a pair to use at school.
All children need headphones while working on computers. They are needed for listening to stories on Epic, for math practice on Zearn, and other web resources, as well as for all of our standardized testing. Please check with your child to see if he or she has headphones of if a new set is needed.

Recycling at Lincoln! MARKERS, CRAYONS, AND SMALL ELECTRONICS
** Good Will accepts almost all other larger electronics items for recycling, such as toners, desktop computers, cords, flat screens, computer accessories, printers, etc.  Don’t throw them out, just drop them at GoodWill! **

For Recycling at Lincoln:  Send in your old markers, crayons, and small electronics for recycling.  Any brand of marker or crayon can be recycled and will now be collected year round at Lincoln.  We also recycle 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. Bins are located near the library. Please contact Renee Dizillo if you have any questions:reneedizillo1@yahoo.com.

Sincerely,
Jen B, Principal

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2/4/19

Dear SUPER Lincoln Families,
SUPER Donation!! Thanks to Mrs. Dizillo, the Lost and Found items from last trimester have been donated to Reader's Ignite, where we donate books at the end of the year. The founder brought the items to the Maywood Community center and said all the items were given to kids in need within a day. She said the kids were very excited to get warm gloves and hats and "cool" sweatshirts. :)

Winter blues? Check out the new events listed below!
But first… A few safety reminders…

Yield Signs, Alleys, Snow Drifts… Lions, Tigers, and Bears – Oh My!
On your way to and from Lincoln, please SLOW DOWN and drive cautiously! Please be respectful of all our neighbors’ and the safety needs of all children and families.
… Give yourself extra time to and from school and have patience, be resilient, and stay positive.
… Approach intersections, snow piles, and fenced areas with caution. 
… Be respectful of Lincoln neighbors and do not park in driveways.
… Allow space for neighbors to access driveways appropriately.
… Parking at Epiphany Church is strictly reserved for prayer groups and elderly care.
… Follow all signs – yield, stop, and directional signage.

While I acknowledge I communicate persistently about traffic safety, please understand that due to the nature of our close, walking, non-bus school neighborhood, keeping our children safe is a huge priority. Our Lincoln Traffic Map can be accessed on our website if you have any questions.

** PLEASE – FINAL PLEA **

5Essentials Survey – We are currently only at 22% of parents who have responded… All other elementary schools are above us in their response rates.
This survey provides critical input to help develop school improvement plans, as well as adds to our criteria for various ratings – like Great Schools. The survey takes about 10 minutes. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

…..Link for parents to take the survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/. You will need to enter the county (DuPage) and school name.
…..A link is also provided on the Elmhurst D205 website. I hope you will participate.

The YES Brain Parent Book Club
Calling all Lincoln teachers and parents! Would you like your children to have a YES brain - one that is flexible, curious, and open to new ideas, adventures, and activities? Are you looking for ways to teach and incorporate BALANCE, RESILIENCE, INSIGHT and EMPATHY into your home and community? Please join us for a Parent-Teacher book club where we learn how to strengthen the social-emotional lives of our children and community. We will be reading The YES Brain by Daniel Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD. Meetings will be held on the following Mondays at 6:30 pm - 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/18, 4/8, 4/22. The first meeting will take place at Lincoln. Space is limited to the first 20 participants. Please purchase the book or check out from the library. Feel free to email any questions to Laura Woods: lcwoods1977@gmail.com. Use this Google doc LINK to Sign Up.

A NOTE ABOUT VALENTINE'S DAY
Check in with your child’s teacher about Valentine’s Day. Please remember district policy prohibits any edible treats (even candy that is "attached" to valentines is not allowed).

Motivating Your Child
How do you get your child or teen to be motivated to do their homework, start and finish tasks, set smart goals, care about their future, work to their potential, and be good citizens? How do you get them to do these things without standing over them, bribing them, threatening them, or doing it for them? How do you get them to focus when there are so many distractions such as friends, video games, and the internet? How do you get kids to develop the type of motivation that helps them succeed and that is internally derived? This is a free Webinar, given by 20 experts in the field on January 28-31: https://motivatedchildsummit.com/.

Items Dropped Off in the Office
When dropping off items in the office for your child, please remember to write a note with your child’s name – first AND last – along with your child’s teacher’s name. Having these identifying details helps us to deliver the items to the right people in a timely manner.

Doodle for Google contest has launched
Calling all K-12 artists! The Doodle for Google contest kicked off January 8th and will close on March 18th. This year's theme is, "When I grow up, I hope..." Visit doodle4google.com for details on how to enter.

Elmhurst Reflections Exhibit
The Elmhurst Reflections Exhibit will celebrate the accomplishments of our artists during a free event open to the public. The exhibit is held at Judith B Salon at 263 N York St. The exhibit will kick-off with an Opening Celebration on Friday, February 22 6:30-8:00pm. The exhibit is open to the community to celebrate our young artists from February 22 thru March 30.

Application for REACH Appeal
Application for REACH Appeal is currently live and will close after February 15, 2019. The application is online this year. Appeal is open for students currently in grades 3-7.

UPCOMING DATES
Tues. Feb. 5: Kinder Registration at Lincoln, 9am-11am
Wed. Feb. 6: Late Arrival and JGB, and Kinder Registration at Lincoln 12:30-3pm
Thurs. Feb. 7: STEMFest Gr. 3-5 at 6:30pm, and Kinder Registration at District Office 4:00-7:00pm
Sat. Feb 9: Foundation Gala
Mon. Feb. 11: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm Lincoln Library
Thurs. Feb. 14-15: 5th Gr Outdoor Ed
Mon. Feb. 18: No School – Presidents’ Day
Tues. Feb. 19: PTA Mtg, 8:30am in MPR
Wed. Feb. 20: Late Arrival
Fri. Feb. 22: Elmhurst Reflections Opening Celebration 6:30-8:00pm 
Feb 22 thru Mar 30: Elmhurst Reflections Exhibit open to the public (Judith B Salon at 263 N York St)
Mon. Feb. 25: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Location TBD
Fri. Mar. 1: Explore More Day
Mon. Mar. 4: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Location TBD
Wed. Mar. 6: Late Arrival
Mon. Mar. 18: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Location TBD
Mon. Apr. 8: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Location TBD
Mon. Apr. 22: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Location TBD

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

Ongoing Reminders…

Winter Gear Reminder
All students will go outside for recess unless it is raining or the temperature or wind chill is below zero degrees. All students need boots, snow pants, coats, gloves, etc. Students without snow pants are not allowed on the snow hills, and must remain on the blacktop. Starting on Friday, any students without proper winter gear will still be sent outside to get fresh air. They will be asked to stand on cleared blacktop areas. If your family is in need of winter gear items, please let me know: jbarnabee@elmhurst205.org, and I will be happy to help find a way to provide these items.

Epiphany Church Parking – ONLY for Elderly Care and Prayer Groups
Due to the parking needs each day at Epiphany Church - Senior Care and Prayer Groups – please refrain from dropping off children in the parking lot at Epiphany Church.

Ongoing Service Project for Lincoln Students
Ronald McDonald House - The end of the year goal is to collect 40 lbs. of pop tabs. 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/

Lunch Recess Volunteers
If you are interested in helping to supervise during a lunch recess you can sign up on SignUp Genius through this link: Lunch Recess Volunteers.

Headphones – Please make sure your child has a pair to use at school.
All children need headphones while working on computers. They are needed for listening to stories on Epic, for math practice on Zearn, and other web resources, as well as for all of our standardized testing. Please check with your child to see if he or she has headphones or if a new set is needed.

Recycling at Lincoln! MARKERS, CRAYONS, AND SMALL ELECTRONICS
** GoodWill accepts almost all other larger electronics items for recycling, such as toners, desktop computers, cords, flat screens, computer accessories, printers, etc. Don’t throw them out, just drop them at GoodWill! **

For Recycling at Lincoln: Send in your old markers, crayons, and small electronics for recycling. Any brand of marker or crayon can be recycled and will now be collected year round at Lincoln. We also recycle 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. Bins are located near the library. Please contact Renee Dizillo if you have any questions:reneedizillo1@yahoo.com.

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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.