Lincoln Elementary School


Principal's Newsletter 3/14/2019

Dear SUPER Lincoln Families,
Our 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 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.

Important Yearbook Information
See the section just below the DATES for important information regarding how to order your child’s yearbook.

Spirit Days for Next Week
Monday--PJ day
Tuesday--80's day
Wednesday--sports day
Thursday--crazy hair day
Friday--tropical day

Band and Orchestra Reminder
Intermediate Orchestra rehearsal is CANCELLED (3:30-4:30pm at Bryan, Churchville, and Sandburg) for next Tuesday 3/19. Intermediate Band will still take place at each middle school. Fourth and fifth grade students in orchestra will participate in the March 19 Orchestra Festival from 8:30-11:30 at York High School. The evening performance will also take place at York High School on March 19 at 7pm.

Recent Health Concern
Students have been bringing candy in their lunches and sharing with friends. Please have a conversation with your child. Due to the various allergies in our building, sharing food of any type, including candy, is prohibited. Only fruits and vegetables are allowed for snacks.

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

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 $5 per ticket. Drawing will be on 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.

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.

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
Wed. thru Fri. 4/3, 4/4, and 4/5:  All 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will participate in the Illinois Assessment of Readiness
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

Treering Yearbook Order:
Deadlines/Custom Page Deadline/Picture Submission Deadline:
The deadline to order a yearbook to guarantee your child receives their book with the whole school shipment is Friday, April 19th. Please note that Lincoln does not order extra inventory to be sold.  If you want your child to have a yearbook on the last day of school so that they can collect those coveted signatures of classmates, you must place your own order with Treering by the deadline.  

Every order comes with one free customizable 2-page layout.   If you choose to take advantage of this, your custom page must be set to "Print Ready" by the April 19th deadline as well.  You may purchase additional 2-page layouts if desired.  

The deadline to submit your own pictures to have them considered for inclusion in the book is Friday, March 22nd.  Please upload them into the shared grade level or shared event folders.

How to Order:

  1. If you are a new user needing to set up an account to place your order, visit our yearbook website at and enter Lincoln's passcode: 1014090753633187 
  2. If you already have an account, simply log in using your account information from last year and place your order. 
  3. If you cannot remember whether you ordered a book, and already have an account, log onto Treering to check.

PDF Guide for Using Shared Folders:
PDF Guide to Creating Custom Pages:

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

Posted by: Patricia Charatin Published:3/14/19
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