News Posts

Mary Kay Malone

Dear Lincoln Families,

It was so great to see you at Curriculum night! I hope the night was informative and that you had any pending questions answered. Teachers said they would be sending their presentations for your future reference. Based on my observations and interactions this week, it seems like students seem to be acclimating to their new setting very well. Have a great weekend!

Topics included below

  • Picture Day
  • MAP Testing
  • F&P Reading Level Assessment
  • Lunch Information
  • Bus Reminders
  • Arrival/Dismissal Reminder
  • Health & Safety Reminders
  • Other important Upcoming Dates

 

PICTURE DAY

As a reminder, Picture Day is Monday, August 30, during your child’s PE class. Each student received a copy of the Prepay Ordering Directions. If you did not receive this from your child, please find Prepay Ordering Directions here. Per Color Portraits, this is a prepay site and ordering will be closed at 8:00 am the day after Picture Day to process the orders. If parents miss prepaying, they will have a chance to order pictures with their child's Ticket Code. Ticket Codes will be delivered with the bulk picture package order approximately three weeks post Picture Day. When placing an order after Picture Day with a Ticket Code, a shipping fee will apply on and picture packages will be shipped directly to the home. 

MAP TESTING

5th Grade Students at Bryan Middle School will be MAP testing on Wednesday and Thursday mornings, September 1st and 2nd on their Chromebook. The MAP test is a nationally normed computerized assessment. Results from this assessment will be sent home after September 17th, when the testing window closes.

FOUNTAS AND PINNELL (F&P) TESTING 

Teachers are also going to begin F&P testing their students next week. Students will read a leveled text with their teacher. The teacher will ask students questions to determine their reading level. The level is a teaching tool that we use to help guide our instruction and to group students. Students are not defined by their level nor do we require students to read books at their level during independent reading.

LUNCH INFORMATION 

Please review the Lunch News. Hot lunch is free for all students this year! Please refer to the BMS lunch menu on our website under Parent/Student Quick Links. 

BUS INFORMATION
Thank you for your continued patience with busses as we start out the year. First Student is working to ensure that morning pick up happens smoothly. Link to our Bus Schedule. Students are expected to get off at their assigned stop.

ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL REMINDERS

  • Students should arrive no earlier than 8:00 am as we do not have supervision outside prior to then.
  • Students enter the building at 8:05 with instruction starting at 8:15 am.

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.

HEALTH OFFICE 

Michelle Pinedo is our school nurse and her email is Mpinedo@elmhurst205.org.  Please reach out if you have any questions! 

ABSENCES

If your student is going to be absent for 3 or more consecutive days or for a non-school sponsored activity (hockey, soccer, dance, etc.) or vacation, please use the pre-planned absence form. You can find this linked on our website under absences. Please complete all three sections of the form and return to the nurse. 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

  • August 30 - Picture Day, AM/P.E.
  • Wednesday & Thursday, September 1st & 2nd-MAP testing
  • Friday, September 3-Lincoln Spirit Wear Day
  • Sept 6 -Labor Day, no school for students
  • Wednesday, Sept 8 -Late Arrival
  • Wednesday, Sept 22 - Late Arrival
  • Monday, November 22, 4:30-8 pm, Tuesday, November 23, 10-6 pm-Parent-Teacher Conference Dates

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.

My email is kalissasmith@elmhurst205.org. Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,

Kalissa Smith

Lincoln Principal

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