Events & Clubs

Student Enrichment

STEM FEST 2018-2019

STEM FEST 2018-2019 - SOUND

STEM Fest is an evening event at Lincoln for students (and parent volunteers) to learn more about Sound through hands-on activities and experiments!  We will be exploring many aspects of sound through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, including:

  • How does the ear work?  And how do hearing aids help people hear?
  • What happens to the ear when sound is too loud?
  • How does sounds travel through the air?  Through other objects?
  • How is sound created with different pitches?  And how do I plot these different pitches on a graph?

STEM Fest is held on two different nights for different ages:

  • Grades K-2:  Thursday, January 24, 6:00-7:30pm
  • Grades 3-5:  Thursday, February 7, 6:30-8:00pm

Interested students MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE for STEM Fest.  The deadline to register is Thursday, January 10.  Students will be placed on teams, and must stay with their teams for the entire event.  Parent volunteers are needed to help the event run smoothly, and can register on the same form.  To register for the event, please click HERE.

For questions, please contact the STEM Fest Co-Chairs, Kristi Phipps ( and Travis Buzzell (  

One Lincoln One Book



Thanks to everyone who participated in our One Lincoln One Book program with James and the Giant Peach!


We will be back next year with another exciting new read!  Stay tuned!!








2018-19 Theme: "Heroes Around Me"

Deadline: Projects due to Lincoln office by November 5

The PTA Reflections Program is an arts recognition and achievement program for students. A theme is given and students can submit work in one of the categories.  Participation and appreciation for the arts is the Reflections Program's goal. Although the Reflections Program follows a "contest" format, winning is not the emphasis.

Young artists may submit an entry in any of the six arts areas listed below. Only original works of art are accepted.   It does not matter whether an entry created for the Reflections Program has been created as a classroom assignment or independently at home.  Once judged at the local level, the winners go on to the council and/or district judging. Those winners go to the Illinois PTA to receive recognition.  

The six arts areas are as follows:

  • Literature

  • Musical Composition

  • Photography

  • Visual Arts

  • Dance Choreography

  • Film/Video Production

There is also a Special Artist Division which is an option for students with disabilities who receive services under IDEA or Section 504 to have the opportunity and accommodations they may need in order to participate fully in the program.

More information about the program can be found on the National PTA Reflections page.

2018-2019 RULES

Rules for each categories are linked below.  Please carefully read the rules for specific categories. Failure to submit a proper entry form or follow specific arts category rules could disqualify a project.

ALSO - There are two divisions at the elementary level: K-2 and 3-5. In each division, entries will be narrowed down via judging to the 5 best projects in each category (if there are more than 5 in a category... if there are less than 5, all entries advance). Once those are determined from each school, projects then compete at the district level, then regional, state, and finally the national level. 


Each project submission must include an official entry form.

Lincoln Entry Form - CLICK HERE


  • November 5 – Projects due to Lincoln office
  • Early December – Select entries advance to DuPage East Regional Level
  • Late January – Select entries advance to State Level
  • February - March – D205 projects on display at Judith B Salon
  • May  – State Level "SPOTLIGHT" Celebration at Milikin University - plus - Dupage East Regional Celebration


Need more info? Contact Angela Deligiannis.


Can I submit more than one project?

Absolutely! Students may submit as many projects as they like, in as many arts categories as they like.

Can I submit a project with a partner or team?

No. Each entry must be the original work of one student only. An adult may not alter the creative integrity of a student's work. Because the program is designed to encourage and recognize each student's individual creativity, help from an adult or collaboration with other students is not allowed except in the Special Artist Division. Other individuals may appear in or perform a student's work, but the work itself must be the creative product of one student only. Only one student may be recognized as the award recipient for each entry. See specific arts category rules and special artist division rules for details.

Can my parents help with my project?

See answer to question above.

Do I have to write an "artist's statement"?

Yes. This is required for each entry. Qualifying entries must include a project title and artist statement. The artist statement communicates what inspired the work, how it relates to the theme, and the content of the work. The statement must include at least 10 words and not exceed 100 words.

What is the judging criteria for projects advancing to the next level?

1) Interpretation - How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the artwork itself and the artist statement. (The artist statement -- which is part of the Entry Form -- is very important!)

2) Creativity - How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation

3) Technique - The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles / techniques of the arts area.


The Reflections Program was established in 1969 by the National PTA. Since that time, more than 10 million students have participated in this annual program.

The PTA Reflections Program is an arts recognition and achievement program for students. A theme is given and students can submit work in one of the categories.  Participation and appreciation for the arts is the Reflections Program's goal. Although the Reflections Program follows a "contest" format, winning is not the emphasis.

State of Illinois Reflections Website


Social Programs


The Social Committee plans, organizes, and facilitates 3 to 4 PTA-sponsored social events to bring Lincoln families together outside school hours. Dates, times, and event content are subject to change, but we have a few fun things in the works this year!


September and October
Mom's Night Out
Click Here for more information!

Wizard of Oz @ Paramount Theatre, Aurora
Click HERE for details on how to buy tickets!

January 14th (Teacher Institute Day)
Day @ Villa Olivia

Trivia Night at Lincoln

April 19th (Teacher Institute Day)
Ice Skating Event @ Edge Ice Arena

End of Year Pool Party -- June 9th at Paradise Bay


Lincoln Social Committee 2018-2019
Chairs: Alison Ray, Julie Williams, Jackie Smith, Meredith Marzano
The committee needs your help! If you would like to volunteer for an upcoming event, opt into our email list for notifications here.

Talent Show


Talent Show 2019 -- Friday, March 15th

For the past FIVE years, our Lincoln Lions have danced, sang, tumbled, played, sprang, and rocked their talent like it was nobody's business and this year will be no different! 

Get out your PENS, not your pencils, and mark your calendars!  The 6th Annual Lincoln's Got Talent is just around the corner on Friday, March 15th!

2019 Lincoln's Got Talent Registration Form

Field Day





Wednesday, May 29 is Field Day at Lincoln!  


The Field Day Committee is so excited for your children to have some fun outside and celebrate the end of the school year!  To help get summer kicked-off right, we will be hosting the ‘best day ever” here at Lincoln!

We would like to share the following important information with you:

  1. Each classroom has been assigned a color - See the chart below for the list of Class Colors.  The PTA is providing bandanas for students and teachers in their class’s specific color.  The students will receive their bandanas on Field Day. In addition, classes are encouraged to wear other clothes to match their class color.
  2. We are looking for more volunteers to help at Field Day. This is such a great way to help at the school while watching your child have fun with their classmates!  Please see the Sign Up Genius We are looking for more volunteers to help at Field Day. This is such a great way to help at the school while watching your child have fun with their classmates!  Please see the Sign Up Genius for more details.Opens a New Window.  for more details.
  3. We need some supply donations for Field Day.  Please be on the lookout for a supply sign-up coming soon!
  4. Multiple ice water stations will be out on the field.  Students are welcome to bring their own water bottles or cups will be provided at the water station if they do not have a water bottle.  
  5. We are asking all students to wear socks and closed-toed shoes for safety playing the games on the field.
  6. We are hoping for gorgeous weather!  Please apply sunscreen to your children, as teachers and volunteers will not be allowed to assist with sunscreen application.
  7. Grades 1-3 and AM Kindergarten will be on the field in the morning, and Grades 4-5 as well as PM Kindergarten will be on the field in the afternoon.  The lunch hour is scheduled for 11:10-12:10, and 1-5 grade students will be provided a Fun Lunch by the PTA.
  8. In the case of inclement weather, Field Day will be cancelled.

2019 Field Day - Class Colors


AM Kindergarten


Hot Pink


Sky Blue



Kelly Green


Royal Blue







Light Pink




Lime Green








De Grado



PM Kindergarten


Hot Pink


Sky Blue





Kelly Green




Royal Blue



Lime Green














Chess Club


The Lincoln Chess Club is open to Lincoln students in grades 2 – 5.  No experience is necessary as club participants can learn from playing each other.  There will also be adult volunteers offering tips one game at a time. All you need to bring is a desire to learn and have fun. 

The Lincoln Chess Club will meet on Mondays from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in Lincoln’s Multi-Purpose Room. The Lincoln Chess Club is sponsored by the Lincoln PTA.  Chess Club will conclude with the district wide chess tournament. 

If your child in interested in joining chess club, get the full info and permission slip HERE.  Any questions, feel free to contact Karyn Kain at

Leo's Obstacle Course & Running Club


Calling all fitness buffs...Leo's Obstacle Course and Running Club will kick off the Spring Season on Friday, September 7th during lunch recess.  Coach Niko will be back with some exciting new obstacles, adventures and fitness challenges all in the spirit of fun.

There will be a special award for those with an 80% participation rate so lace up your shoes and join the fun!

In order to participate, please complete the attached permission slip and return to the office by Friday, August 31st.

Tanya Chwojko
2017 - 2018 Leo's Obstacle Course and Running Club Chair

Junior Great Books


Jr Great Books.jpgJunior Great Books is a text based discussion group for Grades 1 - 5.  The program inspires students to think for themselves through careful reading of thought-provoking stories.  Students read and discuss classic and global literature through the shared inquiry method.  Junior Great Books helps students develop essential literacy skills—reading carefully, thinking critically, and listening intently.

First introduced to schools in 1962, Junior Great Books is now used by more than one million students in all 50 states and in countries around the world.  JGB brings literature to life and helps students discover a joy of reading children's classics, folk tales and fairy tales, poetry, and modern short stories from cultures around the world.

Please click HERE for the Junior Great Books Contract to be signed by all students who are participating in JGB and a parent.

Any questions?  Contact Kate or Kristy :