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Mary Kay Malone

Week of September 13

Dear Lincoln Families,

Happy Weekend! Last week I was able to see some great thinking in action in our 5th-grade classrooms as students continued to deepen their understanding of place value in Math and organize their thinking in writing. Teachers have also been making an intentional effort to include Social-Emotional learning into their day to support students in building friendships, facing challenges, and developing a growth mindset.

Topics included below

  • Moving Forward together plan
  • Parent Resource
  • Band and Orchestra
  • Cell phone reminder
  • Lunch Information
  • Arrival/Dismissal Reminder
  • Health & Safety Reminders
  • District Announcements
  • Important Upcoming Dates


Click here to view our plan. A new section titled “District 205 COVID Metrics” has been added. This section will provide you with information regarding COVID metrics at the county, district, and individual school levels.


As we navigate parenting during the adolescent years, I have found that having community to share and process with is so very important. A great resource I have loved is a podcast called, Ask Lisa –The Psychology of Parenting. She tackles a new question each week and you can submit questions for future topics. Each time I listen, I learn something practical and actionable to help me be a better parent, take a listen!


Online registration for the 2021-2022 Beginning Band and Orchestra program is closing on Monday, September 13. Information about the program and a link to register is available HERE.


A student may have a cell phone in school ONLY if it is kept hidden from view, turned off, is not used in or around the school (8:00 AM - 3:05 PM), and is not used on a school bus. This also applies to any communication device similar to a cell phone such as an Apple Watch or Gizmo.

If a student does bring a phone or a smartwatch, it should be kept in their locker.


Please refer to the BMS lunch menu on our website under Parent/Student Quick Links. 


  • Students should arrive no earlier than 8:00 as we do not have supervision outside prior to then. We are noticing that a group of students is arriving about 7:45 each morning and they are not supervised until 8.
  • Students enter the building at 8:05 with instruction starting at 8:15 am.


Transportation Reminder
We greatly appreciate our families who choose to use our busing services provided by First Student. As a reminder, masks are required when riding D205 transportation. Students need to bring a mask with them to the bus stop. Each bus driver only has a limited supply of extra masks to share.

D205 Educational Assistant Job Fair
Elmhurst CUSD 205 is seeking Educational Assistants for employment. Please join us at our Job Fair on Wednesday, September 15 from 4-6 PM at York High School. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at Click here for the flyer.


Michelle Pinedo is our school nurse and her email is  Please reach out if you have any questions! 


If your student is going to be picked up early for any reason, please send a note or email to the teacher along with Judy Myszkowski,, and Francis Smith, in the office. You can also call the school office to let them know.

If your child will 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 it to the nurse. 


  • Friday, September 17-(Spirit day)Wear your favorite team gear
  • Wednesday, Sept 22 -Late Arrival
  • Friday, September 24 – (Spirit day) Throwback (80s/90s gear)
  • October 1-(Spirit day) Work out gear/stress relief
  • 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.

Please reach out if you need anything. My email is


Kalissa Smith

Lincoln Principal

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