Lincoln Elementary School


Principal's Newsletter 2/7/2019

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: Use this Google doc LINK to Sign Up.

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 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.  

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

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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:, 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:

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.

** 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

Jen B, Principal

Posted by: Patricia Charatin Published:2/7/19
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