News Posts

Mary Kay Malone

Week of March 28, 2022

Topics Included Below

  • Building News (Wheel of Wisdom, Recess sign-up, IAR, Outdoor Ed, etc.)
  • Parent Tip (Upcoming Parent workshop)
  • District News (Exemplary Youth Nominations, Registration, Summer Program Sign Up)
  • Important Upcoming Dates 

Building News
Wheel of Wisdom
A huge thank you to our PTA for providing such a fun and engaging experience for our 5th graders. I can say confidently that it was a hit! Check out this video that captures some of the game in action!

Recess Supervisor Sign-Up Genius
Thank you for the outpouring of support to help with our 5th grade lunch recess! In order to help me keep up with the days you can come along with helping parents see where we need additional support, I’m hoping that you can sign up using this form for the days you can come. **There are a few dates removed for outdoor education and end of year activities.

IAR Testing is coming up and all 3-8th graders across the state take this assessment. Students will test on April 7, 8, and 14. There will be 3 subtests in Math and 2 subtests in Reading. Please ensure that your child has a healthy breakfast and comes to school rested. 

Outdoor Education April 11-12
DUE TODAY: Interest Survey
Presentation: Parent Slideshow
Link to Zoom video in case you missed it: Zoom recording
Push Coin: Sign up for Outdoor Education

Please print the following two forms and turn them into your teacher. The host site needs these on file in order to participate.

Lorado Taft Permission Forms English Spanish

COVID Waiver English Spanish

5th Grade Yard Signs 
Let's celebrate our awesome 5th graders with some festive yard signs! A portion of yard sign sales will benefit the Lincoln 5th Grade Legacy Gift. Link to complete payment will be provided after submitting your order form:

Please place your order by Monday, April 4!

Reminder: Lincoln Trivia Night
Registration for Lincoln's 2nd Annual Family Trivia Night is now open! This fun, virtual event will be taking place on April 15 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM via Zoom. Play with your family or with a group of up to 6 people from the comfort of your own couch. It should be a fun night and there are prizes for the top teams! Register and pay here:

Additionally, the downtown Elmhurst location of Guac 'N Tacos (116 S. York St) will be hosting an Eat&Earn for Lincoln on April 15 from 4:00-9:00 PM. 15% of their proceeds that night will benefit the Lincoln 5th Grade Legacy Gift. You can eat in or carry out, as long as you mention Lincoln School when you place your order. Many thanks to Meredith Marzano for organizing this fun event!

Lunch Recess Supervisors
Thank you to those who have volunteered for Lunch Recess Supervision! We have two additional parents who will be helping during the week. 

Parent Tip
Upcoming Parent Workshops from SASED
In April, SASED will be hosting a series of workshops for parents. The first is scheduled for April 7, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. and is focused on improving physical, intellectual, and emotional health. More information and registration information is available at this link.

Session Description

Burning Up Instead of Burning Out: Improving Your Personal Performance Through Improving Physical, Intellectual, and Emotional Health

Presenters: Dr. Don and Claudia Parker

This workshop was designed to inspire people and empower them to activate healthy coping methods to combat stress so they can perform at a high level. In a recent study, parents raising school aged children reported higher levels of anxiety and burnout than the general population and were at higher risk of depression. The sheer quantity of work, worrying about the social and emotional health of their children and a lack of time to focus on their parent-child relationships were the major causes of stress that led to burnout.

District/Local Communications
Final Week Exemplary Youth Service Award Nominations - Due Apr 8, 2022

Do you know a student or student group that should be nominated for an Exemplary Youth Service Award? The service must have occurred between March 15, 2021 and the present. Click here to nominate someone today!

Summer Programs, Sign Up Now
Summer School dates have been set! EC-8 programs will begin on June 6, 2022 and run through June 30, 2022 with no programming on Fridays. Since there is no school on Monday, June 20, 2022 (state and federal holiday), school will be in session on Friday, June 24, 2022. Additional information and registration is available at this link. Summer programs are open to all families.

Registration Info For 22/23 SY is Happening now! District 205 is accepting walk-in registrations for the 2022-2023 school year through the end of this school year. 

Beginning in July, summer walk-in registrations and residency verification for middle school families and their feeder elementary schools are available at:

  • Bryan Middle School 
  • Churchville Middle School 
  • Sandburg Middle School 

Dates and Times

  • July 19 from 12:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • July 20 from 8:30 – 5:00 p.m.
  • July 21 from 12:30 – 7:30 p.m.

For more information on registration, visit the District 205 website 

Looking for local events and opportunities for your child to get involved around town? Check out our D205 Virtual Backpack for some great resources!

Upcoming Dates
Monday, March 28 - Friday, April 1 - Spring Break
Monday, April 4, School Resumes
**April 7, 8, and 14 - IAR Testing (*updated*)
April 11 & 12, 5th Grade Outdoor Education Trip to Lorado Taft
April 15 - Good Friday, No School
May 18 - 5th Grade Showcase 5-6:30pm (More info to come)
May 26 - Tentative 5th Grade Field Day at Bryan
May 27 - 5th Grade Promotion at Bryan

For more information from previous weeks, and for construction updates, please click here for the Lincoln website.

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