Lincoln Elementary School


Principal's Newsletter 3/7/2019

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: 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 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.

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.

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.

** 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:3/7/19
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