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School Hours

Regular School Hours:

1st-5th grade:
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM
Lunch Period 1 - 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lunch Period 2 - 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch Period 3 - 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

AM Kindergarten
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
PM Kindergarten
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM

Student Late Arrival
Instructional Schedule
AM Kindergarten 
9:45 AM to 11:55 AM
PM Kindergarten
12:55 PM to 3:00 PM
Grades 1 - 5
9:45 AM to 3:00 PM

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Office Contacts

Tomei, Kathleen
Riordan, Timoth
Assistant Principal
Charatin, Patricia
Lead Secretary
Purtell, Maggie
Registered Nurse
Traxler, Kathleen
Assistant Secretary

Robbie Ostling, CSN
School Nurse


Mark Your Calendars

Check the calendar  for important dates.

March 27-31 Spring Break - No School
April 3 Classes resume
April 3

4th Grade Intramurals (GYM) 3-4 PM

April 5 4th Grade Intramurals (GYM) 3-4 PM
April 10 4th Grade Intramurals (GYM) 3-4 PM
April 12 4th Grade Intramurals (GYM) 3-4 PM
April 14 No School
April 17 4th Grade Intramurals (GYM) 3-4 PM
April 18 PTA Mtg (MPR) 8:30-10 AM
April 19 Student Late Arrival Day
April 24 Coffee with Principal (RM 201) 2:00-2:45 PM
April 28 PTA Bike Rodeo (PLAYGROUND) 5:30-7 PM
May 3 Brag Night 6-7:30 PM

Lincoln News


Bryan Middle School is excited to welcome our incoming 6th grade parents on Thursday, May 18th. All current 5th grade families who will be attending BMS are welcome to attend.


Our program will start promptly at 7:00 in the auditorium. 6th grade teachers, support staff, current students, and administrators will be there to help support the transition to the middle school.

We look forward to seeing everyone at Bryan Middle School! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the main office at 630-617-2350.  


Dear Lincoln Families,

As we head into Spring Break I want to wish each of you a very safe and restful break. I wish all of those heading out of town safe travels and look forward to hearing the students' stories of their adventures when we return to school in April. 

Read on to learn about:

  • Class Placement
  • Outdoor Education Changes
  • PARCC Testing
  • Thank you to Talent Show Committee
  • Trimester 3 Chat with the Principals
  • Upcoming Dates

Class Placement- As we begin to think about the 2017-18 school year, parents are invited to send in letters to me regarding their child's class placement. In this letter, parents are invited to include their thoughts on an ideal learning environment for their child or any other information specific to their child that will assist the team in placing the child for 2017-18. Please note that no specific teacher requests will be accepted. Parents are also invited to meet personally with me to discuss placement of their child. Please contact Trish Charatin in the front office to set up an appointment. All letters/appointments should be submitted to me no later than April 7th.

Outdoor Education Changes- As the District works to align curriculum activities to each specific grade level curricula, and to provide a more consistent elementary experience for all students, I have been informed that Lincoln students will no longer be attending Outdoor Education. All students across the District will participate in Outdoor Education experiences in seventh grade. The District supports Outdoor Education at the Middle level, but not at the Elementary level. I know that this comes as a disappointment to many and I am sorry that we are unable to continue this program at Lincoln. 

PARCC Testing- The State of Illinois requires public schools to administer the PARCC assessment. Lincoln students in grades 3-5 will participate in this testing during the month of April. Classroom teachers will provide individual schedules to parents. The test is comprised of 4 sessions of ELA and 3 sessions of Math. Parents are encouraged to contact their child's teacher with questions about this test. While we do not make instructional decisions for children based on a single test, it is important that all students do their best to demonstrate their knowledge.

Thank you to the Talent Show Committee- 5 years ago two 4th grade students approached me in the late Spring asking if we could do a Talent Show. They shared their reasons and I asked if they had any adults who were going to help them. When they replied no, I went to PTA and asked for help. It was shortly after that meeting that Angela Kodosky came forward with Anna Feldman to take on this new endeavor. They quickly pulled in Jack Graham and Anne Foley to help them create what was to become a highlight of the year. Those 2 girls were able to have their Talent Show as they were 5th graders. Along with them, were 113 other students who performed. Each year since, Lincoln's Got Talent, has continued to grow. This year, we had over 157 students perform. Our original 4 volunteers have recruited others who will continue organizing this event. And our ever talented pool of students continues to grow. I am proud that we are able to create opportunities like the Talent Show for our students. Not only does it give students an opportunity to perform for others, but it showcases how the Lincoln community comes together to make dreams come true for students.

Trimester 3 Chat with the Principals- For the final Chat with the Principals of the year, parents are invited to Lincoln on Monday, April 24th from 2-2:45pm to meet Ms. Jennifer Barnabee, Lincoln's Principal for 2017-18. Ms. Barnabee, along with Tim Riordan and I will be there to discuss the transition and answer questions you may have. This is a great opportunity to put a name with a face.

Upcoming Dates-

  • March 22, 7:30pm All District Band Festival (York)
  • March 27-31, Spring Break- No School
  • April 4-21, PARCC Testing (grades 3-5)
  • April 14, No School
  • April 18, PTA Mtg 8:30am (MPR)
  • April 19, Student Late Arrival

As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have.

For our students,

Kathleen Tomei


The testing window for the spring 2017 administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment in District 205 will begin on Monday, April 3 and continue through Friday, April 28. These state-required achievement tests in reading and mathematics are being given to all eligible students in grades 3 – 8. Your child’s school will share more specific information about when students will be tested within this window.

In addition to the PARCC assessment, state and federal regulations require each school to assess achievement in science for students in 5th grade, 8th
grade and high school biology. The Illinois Science Assessment will be administered in each school between Monday, March 13 and Friday, March 24. This assessment is approximately one hour in length and is aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards for Science.

We anticipate being able to share score reports in the fall. The complete results of these state tests will be also reported on the Illinois School Report Card in the fall. We will review state tests results, along with other information to help us improve our school program. If you have any questions about the administration of these assessments, please contact your child’s principal.


The York High School Key Club is again sponsoring a “Soles for Kids” shoe drive and is asking for your support and assistance with this endeavor. Through the generosity of District 205 families, they have successfully collected over 8,000 pairs of shoes over the past six years. The drive will begin on Monday, March 6th and conclude on Friday, May 12th. Look for collection bins in our school foyers. Soles for Kids is a charity organization that collects gently used shoes and sends them to needy children and adults in Africa, as well as to Indian Reservations in the United States.


At its February 28 meeting, the Board of Education approved the 2017-18 school year calendar, which includes parent-teacher conference dates/times; student late arrival dates/times; and quarter/trimesters/semesters. It is posted at


Please see the attached for Lincoln's traffic map.


Explore More Day 2016

No Cell Phones in School Zones

It is now against the law to use a cell phone while driving in a school zone.  Please keep this in mind when you are driving your child to or from school.

Lincoln School Vision Statement

Lincoln School continuously works to ensure we have

  • a knowledgeable, educated, flexible  staff working as a P.L.C.  focusing on student learning
  • an environment where staff, students and parents function together as a caring community
  • a learning community that focuses on essential learning, high expectations, and authentic experiences for the students
  • a learning community that creates students who can think critically problem solve and engage in their own learning and
  • a safe environment where students feel they belong and are contributing members of the community.

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Lincoln's Mission

To provide an education that enables all students to become life-long learners who respect the diversity of others.