News Posts

Mary Kay Malone

Week of September 27

Dear Lincoln Families,

This week I was so happy to be able to connect with our 5th-grade classes and share our new “Lion Pride Bucks” which will be our 5th grade way of celebrating students doing their part and showing Lincoln Pride around the school. Teachers will be handing these ‘bucks’ out to students when they notice them being safe, respectful, kind, and/or responsible. Students will use their bucks to vote on a monthly grade level celebration (all students will participate in) and also enter their name to be chosen for a $5 gift card for a local spot. Each month, I will count the bucks and choose the 5 individual winners for the month. 

New topics 

  • Upcoming Event-Edison Open House
  • Directory Spot 
  • Student club updates
  • Lincoln 5th grade student connection and celebrations
  • Important Upcoming Dates

Previous Topics

  • NAMI DuPage County Octoberfest
  • Lincoln website
  • Cell phone reminder
  • Lunch Information
  • Arrival/Dismissal Reminder
  • Moving Forward together site
  • Health & Safety Reminders

District 205 is excited to announce our Open Houses at Emerson and Edison Elementary Schools to view the renovation work completed in the last year. We are proud of the work done and invite you to share in our excitement. Additional information will be shared in the coming weeks. 

Emerson Open House - October 16 - 10 a.m.-noon
Edison Open House - October 23 - 10 a.m.-noon 

I have confirmed that 5th-grade students are now updated on the Bryan Directory Spot along with their teachers and other staff supporting 5th grade. A reminder that in order to have access to Directory Spot, you must be a member of Bryan PTA.  If you are having any difficulty accessing please contact Jen Langley, 

We have some great options for 5th-grade clubs this year and sign-up will be coming out soon! Meghan Scarcella is finalizing the volunteers, dates, and sessions and will be sharing them with you within the week. If you are able to volunteer to run or support a club, please fill out this google form previously shared by PTA. 

The PTA has been hard at work finalizing the timeline for class parties, celebrations, and other festivities! Please expect to see a sign-up genius coming out from your room parents this weekend. We look forward to collaborating to make this year super special for our 5th graders!


  • Wednesday, September 29 - Picture Retakes
  • October 1-(Spirit day) Work out gear/stress relief
  • October 8-Institute Day, No School
  • October 11-Columbus Day, No School
  • October 20-Late Arrival
  • November 10-Late Arrival
  • Monday, November 22, 4:30-8 pm - Parent-Teacher Conference
  • Tuesday, November 23, 10-6 pm - Parent-Teacher Conference 

**Please note that our 5th grade WILL have school on October 22 when Bryan has their Parent/Teacher conferences. Lunch and bus services on that day will be in place.

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

NAMI DuPage is joining forces with the DuPage County Fair Association to put on some fun in 2021!

WHEN: October 1-3, 2021
WHAT: Octoberfest
WHERE: DuPage County Fairgrounds
WHY: Get out of the house and raise money for a good cause

Carnival rides and kids’ activities

  • Car show
  • Pancake breakfast
  • Wine and beer tasting
  • Live music
  • And much more! 

Proceeds go to NAMI DuPage to continue to offer free and low-cost services, including:

  • Mental Health education to Jr. High and High School students
  • Teen support groups
  • Support groups and peer counseling
  • Educational and support programs
  • Career education 
  • Social and recreation programs

Our Lincoln website has been updated with links to the schools where our community is being served. All prior newsletters from this year have been posted there for ease of access.

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.

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

This resource is updated each week 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.

**At this time, Lincoln 5th graders are included in the Bryan COVID numbers, if your child is in class with a student who is positive you will receive a letter to indicate if your child is considered a close contact or a low-risk exposure (meaning that he/she was not in close contact for more than 15 minutes without a mask).

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.

Michelle Pinedo is our school nurse and her email is  Please reach out if you have any questions!
Reminder about keeping our school community healthy:
We want to ensure that our school community remains healthy. As a reminder, if your student is experiencing any of the following symptoms, they should remain at home. 

  • Fever (100.4°F or higher)
  • New onset of moderate to severe headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • New cough 
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting 
  • Diarrhea,
  • New loss of sense of taste or smell 
  • Fatigue from an unknown cause
  • Muscle or body aches from an unknown cause

Additionally, students should remain home if any of the following apply:

  • The student has been asked to quarantine by the local health department.
  • The student has tested positive for, or is awaiting the results of, a COVID test.
  • The student is unvaccinated and a member of the household has symptoms of COVID or has tested positive for COVID-19.

Thank you for your role in helping keep our school community safe.

If your student is going to be picked up early for any reason, please send a note or email to the teacher along with Judi 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. You do not have to complete the third section of this document

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 or you can call me at 630-834-4272 extension 6802.


Kalissa Smith
Lincoln Principal 

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