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630-617-2366

School Hours

Regular School Hours:

1st-5th grade:
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM
Lunch Period 1 - 
11:05 AM - 12:05 PM

Lunch Period 2 - 
11:35 AM - 12:35 PM

Lunch Period 3 - 
12:05 PM - 1:05 PM


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

 
Student Late Arrival
Instructional Schedule
 
AM Kindergarten 
9:15 AM to 11:40 AM
PM Kindergarten
12:40 PM to 3:00 PM
Grades 1 - 5
9:15 AM to 3:00 PM

Parent Links

Office Contacts

Tomei, Kathleen
Principal ktomei@elmhurst205.org
Charatin, Patricia
Lead Secretary
Purtell, Maggie
Registered Nurse
Traxler, Kathleen
Assistant Secretary

Robbie Ostling, CSN
School Nurse

Staff

Mark Your Calendars

Check the calendar  for important dates.

May 5th Journalism Club 11:55-12:35 (LRC)
May 9th 4th Grade Intramurals 3-4 PM (GYM)
May 11th 5th Graders Visit Bryan 1:05 - 2:30 PM
May 11th 4th Grade Intramurals 3-4 PM (GYM)
May 12th Journalism Club 11:55-12:35 (LRC)
May 12th 5th Grade  Parent Night @ Bryan 7-8:30 PM
May 17th 12:15pm, Room 200 – Last PTA meeting for the school year
May 19th 100 Years Celebration - Open House 6:30 - 8:30 PM
May 20th Kindergarten field day
May 23rd Incoming Kindergarten Parent Orientation Night (Gym) 6 - 7 PM
May 26th Field Day and Fun Lunch- Grades 3-5 AM, Grades 1-2 PM
May 26th Incoming Kindergarten Screening
May 26th Last day for kindergarten
May 27th 5th Grade Breakfast 8:30-10:00 AM (GYM & MPR)
May 27th 5th Grade Clap Out 11:00 AM
May 27th  Dismissal at 11:15 AM

Lincoln News

4/27/16

The last day of school was approved at the April 26 Board of Education meeting. Due to a mild winter, and no other weather-related incidents, the five emergency days, which are built into the school calendar, have not been used. Below are the student dismissal times. Also, you will find attached a day by day, end of the school year calendar. 
 

May 23

  • Freshman, Sophomore, Junior last day of school at the conclusion of exams.

May 26

  • Last day of attendance for early childhood and AM/PM kindergarten students.
  • Last day of attendance for 8th grade

May 27

  • Last day of school for grades 1-5.  Early dismissal at 11:15 a.m.
  • Last day of school for grades 6 and 7.  Early dismissal at 11:35 a.m.
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4/12/16

Please see below for information and reminders:

  • Parent Input re: Learning Environment for 2016/17
  • PARCC Testing
  • 2016-17 Staffing Changes
  • Technology Use Reminder
  • Traffic Reminder
  • Upcoming Events at Lincoln

Parent Input re: Learning Environment for 2016/17- Careful attention is paid when creating class lists. As a team, Classroom teachers, Specials' teachers, the Resource team members, and I, work together to create balanced classrooms. We take into account academic and social needs of students as well as work to make sure there is a familiar face (this isn't always a best friend) for students. Parents are welcome to share information on their child's learning style and/or classroom environment that they feel would best support their child's growth. Specific teacher requests are not accepted. Any parent who wishes to share information about placement should direct all letters to ktomei@elmhurst205.org or schedule a time to come in for a meeting with me to discuss your thoughts and/or concerns. All placement information is due to me no later than April 15th.

 

PARCC Testing- I'm pleased to report that PARCC testing, which began this week at Lincoln, has had relatively few glitches. The technology issues experienced last year have not shown to be a problem this year allowing for students to have much faster and consistent access to the test during the testing session. We will continue with PARCC testing through April 29th, though make-up testing is scheduled for the following week. If you have a question regarding your child's PARCC testing schedule (grades 3-5 only), please contact your child's teacher. As a reminder, helping your child get a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast before testing is appreciated.

 

2016-17 Staffing Changes- As we look ahead to next school year there are a few staffing changes I want to share with you. Ms. Grote, currently 2nd grade, will be returning to 3rd grade. She is not looping with her class, instead all 2nd grade students will be divided into all 4 sections of 3rd grade. Mrs. Stecker will be moving from 3rd grade down to 2nd grade--a grade she has previously taught at both Field and Edison Elementary Schools. Due to enrollment, we are due to increase a section in 2nd grade, giving Lincoln 5 sections of 2nd grade, and decrease a section in 1st grade, giving Lincoln 3 sections of 1st grade. Therefore, Mrs. Gaughan will be moving to 2nd grade for the upcoming school year. Like Ms. Grote, Mrs. Gaughan will not be looping with her class; all students will be divided into the 5 sections of 2nd grade. Any parent who wishes to share thoughts on placement for 2016-17, is invited to submit these to me by April 15th. These will be taken into consideration during the placement process, along with many other factors. Specific teacher requests are not accepted.

 

Technology Use Reminder- As part of the District's Acceptable Use of Technology agreement, students are not to share logins/passwords with others. This includes siblings and friends. Please remind your child that each student is to use his/her own account and not share accounts. Your help monitoring this is appreciated.

 

Traffic Reminder- Parents are asked to share the Lincoln traffic map with all individuals who drive their children to/from school. This map is available on the Lincoln homepage. Lincoln is a walking school with no bus service. This means that most students walk, though many students are driven to/from school. Due to the large numbers of students and vehicles, it is imperative that all follow the established procedures which were created in conjunction with the City of Elmhurst and Elmhurst Police Department. The car lines on Fairfield and Hillside are moving car lines. Please do not park or remain in idle, causing other cars to swerve around you. Only drop off in designated locations on Hillside and Fairfield, not on adjacent corners as this causes significant disruption to the traffic flow and impedes student safety. Remember that school zones are cell phone free zones. Please hang up and pay attention to students walking to/from school. Your careful attention to this will help ensure our students are safe when arriving to and departing from school.

 

Upcoming Events at Lincoln-

  • 4/19- 8:30am PTA Mtg 
  • 4/23- 8:30-10am PTA Bike Rodeo
  • 4/28- 6-7:30pm BRAG Night (grades K-5); 7:30 Lincoln Singers Performance
  • 4/29- 7pm at Lincoln PTA Family Trivia Night
  • 4/29-5/2- District Art Fair
  • 5/12- 3:30-5pm Lincoln Retirement Party for Ms. Morris and Mr. Shepard
  • 5/19- 6:30-8:30pm Community Open House at Lincoln 
  • 5/26- Field Day 
  • 5/27- 5th Grade Breakfast; Last Day of School (with no snow days)

Thank you for all you do to support our students and their learning at Lincoln.

Kathleen

 

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4/4/16

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Spring Break. It's hard to believe we only have 7 weeks of school left for this year! Please see below for all information and reminders:

  • Parent Input re: Learning Environment for 2016/17
  • PARCC Testing
  • Technology Use Reminder
  • Traffic Reminder
  • Upcoming Events at Lincoln

Parent Input re: Learning Environment for 2016/17- Careful attention is paid when creating class lists. As a team, Classroom teachers, Specials' teachers, and the Resource team members, and I, work together to create balanced classrooms. We take into account academic and social needs of students as well as work to make sure there is a familiar face (this isn't always a best friend) for students. Parents are welcome to share information on their child's learning style and/or classroom environment that they feel would best support their child's growth. Specific teacher requests are not accepted. Any parent who wishes to share information about placement should direct all letters to ktomei@elmhurst205.org or schedule a time to come in for a meeting with me to discuss your thoughts and/or concerns. All placement information is due to me no later than April 15th.

 

PARCC Testing- Lincoln students in grades 3-5 will be participating in PARCC testing beginning Monday, April 11 and running through Friday, April 29. Each student in grades 3-5 will take 7 different tests, or "sessions", as PARCC refers to them. I have been able to schedule it so that each classroom is scheduled to take only one "session" per day. However, if a child misses sessions, he/she may take more than one session during the makeup testing week of May 2-6. Your child's teacher will be communicating your child's testing schedule to you.

 

While we recognize that a child's daily performance is the best indicator of what he/she knows and helps identify areas of focused learning needs, we do want our students to perform their best on the PARCC exam. Therefore it is important for your child to come to school having had a healthy breakfast and a good night's rest. Please remind your child to do his/her best and to think carefully about their answers to the questions. Letting your child know that you want them to show their learning and do their best, will provide extra motivation to them.

 

Technology Use Reminder- As part of the District's Acceptable Use of Technology agreement, students are not to share logins/passwords with others. This includes siblings and friends. Please remind your child that each student is to use his/her own account and not share accounts. Your help monitoring this is appreciated.

 

Traffic Reminder- Parents are asked to share the Lincoln traffic map with all individuals who drive their children to/from school. This map is available on the Lincoln homepage. Lincoln is a walking school with no bus service. This means that most students walk, though many students are driven to/from school. Due to the large numbers of students and vehicles, it is imperative that all follow the established procedures which were created in conjunction with the City of Elmhurst and Elmhurst Police Department. The car lines on Fairfield and Hillside are moving car lines. Please do not park or remain in idle, causing other cars to swerve around you. Only drop off in designated locations on Hillside and Fairfield, not on adjacent corners as this causes significant disruption to the traffic flow and impedes student safety. Remember that school zones are cell phone free zones. Please hang up and pay attention to students walking to/from school. Your careful attention to this will help ensure our students are safe when arriving to and departing from school.

 

Upcoming Events at Lincoln-

  • 4/4- 7pm at Field School 5th Grade Parent Information Night re: Robert Crown presentations
  • 4/6- Student Late Arrival
  • 4/11- PARCC testing begins (grades 3-5)
  • 4/19- 8:30am PTA Mtg 
  • 4/28- 6-7:30pm BRAG Night (grades K-5); 7:30 Lincoln Singers Performance
  • 4/29- 7pm at Lincoln PTA Family Trivia Night
  • 4/29-5/2- District Art Fair
  • 5/12- 3:30-5pm Lincoln Retirement Party for Ms. Morris and Mr. Shepard
  • 5/19- 6:30-8:30pm Community Open House at Lincoln 
  • 5/26- Field Day 
  • 5/27- 5th Grade Breakfast; Last Day of School (with no snow days)

Thank you for all you do to support our students and their learning at Lincoln.

Kathleen

 

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3/22/16

The testing window for the spring 2016 administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment in District 205 will begin on Monday, April 4 and continue through Friday, May 6. These state-required achievement tests are being given to all eligible students. Students in grades 3 – 8 will be tested in reading and mathematics. At the high school level, the assessment is course based. York students enrolled in English 9 or English 9H will take the English assessment. Students enrolled in Algebra AB will take the math assessment. Your child’s school will share more specific information about when students are testing within this window.

Last year, the PARCC assessment was given during two separate testing windows. This year it has been consolidated into a single testing window and the total assessment time has been reduced by approximately 90 minutes. The assessment is still aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards and maintains its focus on critical thinking, concept mastery, and writing skills.

The Illinois State Board of Education expects to receive PARCC assessment scores more quickly than last year. We anticipate that we will be able to share score reports in the fall. The complete results of these state tests will be also reported on the School Report Card in the fall. We will review state tests results along with other information to help us improve our school program.

If you have any questions about the administration of the PARCC assessment, please contact your child’s principal.

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3/13/16

The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Summer Instrumental Music Program offers an exciting opportunity for all current 4th -8th grade band and orchestra students to continue with instrumental music instruction in June and July. Regular practice during the summer months is critically important for band and orchestra students in order to reinforce the concepts and skills that they have learned and practiced during the school year. Moreover, learning and playing music is an activity that should be enjoyed year round!

 

  • The Summer Instrumental Music Program will run from June 6 through July 8. (No class on Monday, July 4)
  • NEW this year, incoming 9th grade band and orchestra students may also register and participate in the sessions at York High School.
  • The registration fee is $92.00. The registration fee includes a Summer Instrumental Program T shirt.
  • Sessions for current elementary students (incoming 5th and 6th graders) will be held Monday through Thursday mornings at Sandburg Middle School. Each session is one hour. The final performances for the elementary sessions will be on FRIDAY morning, July 8.
  • Sessions for current middle school students (incoming 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students) will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at York High School. The sessions at York also include an opportunity for students to participate in Jazz Band. See the attached program description for more details.

 

The District 205 Summer Instrumental Program is designed to accommodate students who go on vacation and/or participate in other summer activities. Students who can only attend part of the summer program are still strongly encouraged to register and attend whenever they can! Students who practice their instruments during the summer are much more likely to experience continued success in band and orchestra. We strongly encourage your son or daughter to participate as much as he/she is able!

 

Please see the attached summer instrumental music program description for more detailed course information, rehearsal times, and registration options. If you have questions, please contact me or your child’s band or orchestra director.

 

Registration for the Dist. 205 Summer Instrumental Music Program opened on March 7, 2016. You may register for the summer instrumental music program by using the Webstore (District) link on the District 205 website: www.elmhurst205.org. The deadline for registration is Friday, May 6, 2016.

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9/24/15

Please click here for the traffic map for Lincoln. There are many areas where traffic flow is restricted and also a number of No Parking areas. Your adherence to these procedures is necessary in making sure all students can get picked up and/or dropped off efficiently. 

Additionally we have requested the Elmhurst Police increase patrols around Lincoln. They have and will ticket those drivers who are in violation of parking, cell phone, and driving restrictions.

Thank you for your cooperation,

Kathleen

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No Cell Phones in School Zones

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

Lincoln School Vision Statement

Lincoln School continuously works to ensure we have

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

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Board Meeting Dates

5/3/16

Lincoln's Mission

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