News Posts

Mary Kay Malone

August 22, 2021

Dear Lincoln Families,

It has been an exciting first three days! Students have spent time learning the layout of the building, working on relationships, and creating a positive classroom culture that will set everyone up for success for the rest of the school year. When I popped in to see students in action this week they were hard at work! Students shared that they were loving their experience at Bryan so far and many noted how much they are loving the lunches there!

Topics included below

  • Late Arrival, this Wednesday

  • Curriculum Night, this Thursday

  • Arrival time reminder

  • Band/Orchestra message

  • New To reach Meeting

  • Other important Upcoming Dates

LATE ARRIVAL

Our first late arrival is Wednesday, August 25. Our late arrival times are dedicated for staff professional development. On late arrival days, students may begin to enter the building at 9:30 AM, and the tardy bell rings at 9:45 AM. All of our lunch times remain the same. Our late arrival bus schedules will be posted on the Bryan website on Monday.

CURRICULUM NIGHT

Curriculum Night for 5th graders at Bryan is Thursday, August 26. Teachers will be presenting from 5:30-6 pm instead of the regular 2 sessions, since 5th grade is solo at Bryan this year. Mr. Lytle will present from 5:00-5:30 PM for parents of students in Reach. I will be available to connect during that time as well.

ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL REMINDERS

  • Students should arrive no earlier than 8:00 as we do not have supervision outside prior to then.

  • Students enter the building at 8:05 with instruction starting at 8:15 am.

BAND/ORCHESTRA

District 205 is excited to offer the opportunity for all fourth and fifth grade students to learn to play a string, woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument through the Instrumental Music Program! Click HERE to learn more. We hope you and your student will consider joining our award-winning music program! 

NEW TO REACH PARENT MEETING

The District will be hosting a virtual meeting for parents who are new to the Reach program. A general overview of the program will be presented by Dave Beedy, Director of Stem, and Kerry Leuschel, Director of Student Services and our new Reach Coordinator. They, along with several experienced REACH parents, will be available following the presentation for questions.

Topic: New to REACH Parent Meeting

Date & Time: Monday, August 23 at 7pm

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/97983885293?pwd=UUt4Nlo5U3ZrejE0R3pzMTI1cEpLUT09 

Meeting ID: 979 8388 5293

Passcode: 2v7pkGPH

HEALTH & SAFETY REMINDER

We are so excited to have your students back in school in person, 5 days a week! As a reminder, when students and adults come to school, everyone will wear a face mask covering their nose and mouth. We always have extras on hand, and if your student needs support, we are happy to provide that so that everyone can be safe and healthy.  We regularly provide breaks from masks during the day, and our students don’t have to wear masks when they go outside.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

  • August 23 - New to Reach Virtual Parent meeting

  • August 25 - First Late Arrival; students arrive at 9:30, classes begin at 9:45 am.

  • August 26 - Curriculum Night 5-5:30 Reach only, 5:30-6 for 5th Grade 6-7 pm (in person) 

  • Sept 6 -Labor Day, no school for students

  • Parent-Teacher Conference Dates Monday, November 22, 4:30-8 pm, Tuesday, November 23, 10-6 pm

Please be sure to download the 2021-22 D205 calendar with holidays, student late arrivals, etc. 

 

Reminder, if you need to contact someone about a school-related, bus, or report a child absent, please call the Bryan main office at 630-617-2350 Monday - Friday, 7:30 am-3:30 pm. Attendance Line: 630-617-8222.

As always, please reach out if you need anything. My email is kalissasmith@elmhurst205.org. Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday evening!

Sincerely,

Kalissa Smith

Lincoln Principal

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