Lincoln Elementary School


Principal's Newsletter 2/28/2019

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: 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!

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 Nominations will be accepted until March 9, 2019. Questions email Jackie at

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.

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

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:, 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 questions:



Jen B., Principal

Posted by: Patricia Charatin Published:3/4/19
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