Lincoln Elementary School


Principal's Newsletter 11/19/2018

Dear SUPER Lincoln Families,
Have a SUPER Thanksgiving!! I am SUPER grateful for all of you!!

Summer Workshops for Kids – Offered by Center for Gifted – All children are welcome!!
The Center for Gifted is offering a one day only Cyber Monday Sale on Monday, November 26 for all summer programs. The Code is CYBER15. Elmhurst Programs are all part of the one-day promotion.

….. Project:
….. Tinker-A-Thon:
….. Worlds of Wisdom and Wonder at Sandburg Middle School:
.... Center for Gifted Workshops: Registration Link

SBR Feedback Survey
Please provide us with your feedback regarding the new Standards Based Reporting experience. The survey will remain open through November 30th. Please use this link.

5Essentials Survey
The statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey is now open for parents to share thoughts about your experiences with our school. This survey provides critical input to help develop school improvement plans. 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.

To take the parent survey please visit  and select the parent survey link. 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.

Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.  Please review the following  for further information on seasonal influenza.  

CDC Seasonal Influenza:

York Eco Club Holiday Lights Collection
Wondering what to do with those extra, non-working holiday lights, and extra electric and computer cords? We will have a collection box outside the Lincoln office in the hall. Lights will be collected through the end of January.

NO Dogs on School Property
For the safety of our children with fears and allergies, please keep all dogs (and or other animals) off of the school property. If walking your dog (or other animal) when dropping off or picking up your child, please wait outside of the school boundary.

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

Winter Music Concerts
The Bryan Area Intermediate Band performance will be on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 7:00 P.M in the Bryan Middle School Auditorium.  The winter orchestra concert for grades 4-8 will be on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 7:00 P.M in the Bryan Middle School Auditorium.

Pop Tab Update! We reached our goal!  Service Project for Lincoln Students - Ronald McDonald House
The Lincoln students have already collected a little over 20 lbs. in pop tabs and it isn't even December!  Little things can make a difference! These pop tabs will be dropped off at the Ronald McDonald House at Loyola in Maywood.  Throughout the school year, the students will be collecting and weighing the pop tabs to see if they can reach their end of the year goal, which is to collect 40 lbs. of pop tabs.  We are already half way there! 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:

Study Skills Club
Ms. Jessen is leading Year 2 of the Lincoln Study Skills Club, funded by the D205 Foundation. The Club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting today, November 8 from 3:05-4pm. Students may attend one or both days and will meet in Ms. Jessen’s room. The time will be spent practicing foundational skills such as multiplication facts, math word problems, reading comprehension, and executive functioning. If you have any further questions or feel your child would benefit from the Club, please reach out to Ms. Bridget Jessen at, or call and leave a message at 630-834-4548 ext. 6857.

2019 Poster, Poetry and Prose Contest
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is pleased to announce the 2019 Poster, Poetry and Prose Contest. This year’s contest theme is: Green Transportation – Keeping the Air Clean for a Healthy Future! This contest is open to all 5th and 6th grade Illinois students. Kindly forward this information to interested educators. Entries are due February 1, 2019. Please see the attached documents or visit the following web site for more information:

Lincoln's makerspace needs your help!
Here's a general list of what Lincoln's makerspace is looking for:  Pipe cleaners, Empty paper towel and toilet paper tubes, Scotch /masking tape, Crayons and markers, Feathers, Beads, Scissors, Fabric, felt, ribbon, Pencils, Rulers, String/yarn, Popsicle sticks, Glue, LEGOS (whatever you can spare), Plastic containers (especially ones with lids). If you have other items that you think the namespace could use, please ask! Mrs. Walton will probably take whatever you have!

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:  

Wed. Nov. 28: Late Arrival
Wed. Dec. 12: Late Arrival
Tues. Dec. 18: Winter Band Concert, Bryan Middle School, 7pm
Thurs. Dec. 20: Winter Orchestra Concert, Bryan Middle School, 7pm
Fri. Dec. 21: Last day before Winter Break
Sat. Dec. 22 thru Sun. Jan. 6: Winter Break – NO SCHOOL
Mon. Jan. 7: Back to School
Wed. Jan. 16: Late Arrival
Thurs. Jan. 17: PTA BMX Rider Assembly in Gym at 8:30am
Mon. Jan. 21: MLK, Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL
Tues. Jan. 22: PTA Mtg at 7pm in MPR
Thurs. Jan. 24: STEAMFest K-2 at 6pm
Thurs. Feb. 7: STEAMFest Gr. 3-5 at 6pm
Feb 9: Foundation Gala

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Have a great holiday weekend and we will see you next Monday!
Jen B., Principal

Posted by: Patricia Charatin Published:11/29/18
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