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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

Parent Links

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.

January 16 No School - Martin Luther King Day 
January 17 No Student Attendance - Institute Day for Teachers
January 19 Lincoln Singers (Music Room) 7:30-8:00 AM
January 23 4th Grade Intramurals (GYM) 3-4:00 PM
January 23 Chess Club (MPR) 6:30-7:30 PM
January 24 PTA Mtg (MPR) 7-9:00 PM
January 25 Student Late Arrival Day
January 25 4th Grade Intramurals (GYM) 3-4:00 PM
January 26 Lincoln Sincers (Music Room) 7:30-8:00 AM
January 27 Drama Club (Room 207) 7:30-8:00 AM
January 30 4th Grade Intramurals (GYM) 3-4:00 PM
January 30 Chess Club (MPR) 6:30-7:30 PM

Lincoln News


Dear Lincoln Families,

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone enjoyed a wonderful holiday season with family and friends. Please read on to learn about:

  • Ms. Tomei Accepts New Position
  • CogAT Scores Released
  • Testing Reminder
  • Kindergarten/New to 1st Grade Registration
  • Upcoming Dates

Ms. Tomei Accepts New Position- At the onset of our Winter Break, I was approved as the new principal of Pleasantdale Elementary School. While I am excited to open a new chapter in my life, I will certainly miss the Lincoln community. This move is one that benefits me professionally and has a positive impact on my family, though it was a decision that was difficult to make. In the end, while I contemplated keeping my position at Lincoln versus the offer I had to join the Pleasantdale community, I decided that I wanted to be a model for my own children of continually seeking ways to push yourself outside of your comfort zone and try something new. As parents and adults we are constant models for our children and the children in our lives. They observe our actions oftentimes more than they hear the words we speak. I want my actions to be those of constantly striving for personal growth and professional challenge. Thank you to those of you who have reached out with kind words of congratulations. I appreciate the sentiments. 

The search for a replacement has already begun and when available, more information will be shared with families.

CogAT Scores Released- Earlier this fall, students in grades 2 and 5 participated in CogAT testing. The scores were emailed home to parents on Wednesday, 1/11/17. These scores are one component used to identify the instructional needs of your child, including REACH placement. Parents are encouraged to contact their child's teacher with questions about the scores, or visit the District website to learn more about the REACH program.

Testing Reminder- 2nd-5th graders will participate in Winter MAP testing starting Wednesday, 1/18/17. In addition, the ACCESS testing window for EL students opened this week and will continue through the month. Finally, AIMSweb testing also begins on 1/18/17. Please contact your child's classroom teacher for specific dates/times of testing. Students are encouraged (always) to have a healthy breakfast and solid night's sleep in order to be mentally and physically prepared for the challenges of school.

Kindergarten/New to 1st Grade Registration- Please spread the word to neighbors with young children that registration for the 2017-18 school year takes place on Tuesday 2/7, 9-11am at Lincoln, Wednesday 2/8,12:30-3pm at Lincoln, and Thursday 2/9, 4-7pm at the District Office. Priority for AM/PM placement into Kindergarten is given to those families that register anytime during one of these three sessions. No guarantee is provided to families that their child will be placed in their preferred section. Notification of AM/PM is made via email in mid-June, with actual teacher assignments sent via email in mid-August. Placement decisions are based on many factors with the goal being balanced classes. If parents have questions or concerns about their child coming to school, please contact Kathleen Tomei.

Next Focus 205 Meeting Scheduled for February 1- Plan to attend Focus 205 Community Engagement Session #6, Vision for the Future, scheduled for Wednesday, February 1, from 7 to 9 PM in the York High School Commons. Results of the fall Thoughtexchange survey will be shared, along with facility scenarios to address District 205's needs for the next 50 years, including a discussion of Lincoln and Field elementary schools, all-day kindergarten and increased STEM opportunities for our students. RSVPs appreciated, but not required. Childcare available for ages 3-12.

Upcoming Dates- 

  • Jan. 11- CogAT scores sent home
  • Jan 11- 5th Graders left for Outdoor Ed.
  • Jan 13- 5th Graders return from Outdoor Ed.
  • Jan 16- No School- MLK, Jr. Day
  • Jan 17- No School- Teacher Institute Day
  • Jan 25- Student Late Arrival
  • Jan. 25- 10 AM Superintendent Coffee at Jackson Elementary
  • Feb. 1 - Focus 205 Community Engagement Meeting, 7-9PM in the York HS Commons

For our students,

Kathleen Tomei


Lincoln Elementary School

Club/Intramural Permission Slip


Club Name: 4th Grade Intramurals

Meeting Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays: January 23, 25, 30, February 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 22, 27

Meeting Time: 3:00-4:00

Sponsor: Mrs. Walton


Intramurals is an after school activity for students to come and play volleyball and badminton. It is a chance for students to learn about competition, teamwork, problem solving, and good sportsmanship. I will accept the first 25 students who return their permission slips. After that I may accept more but it depends on the total number of students that want to participate. If your child can only attend 1 day a week or will be late because of Patrols, please let me know in advance at


Student Name

Classroom Teacher

Parent Name

Parent Phone

Parent email

Emergency Contact Name

Emergency Phone


____I give permission for my child, ________________________________, to participate in the above mentioned club.


____$10.00 club fee is enclosed


Parent Signature______________________________Date________


Please return permission slip and fee to sponsor by: January 23


Information for Club Activities



To help make this year as successful as possible, members are expected to be at all sessions.


A student is considered excused if:

  • The student is absent from school
  • The student is working with a teacher at the teacher’s request and brings a note to me
  • from the teacher within the school day
  • I receive a parent note explaining why the student will not be in attendance

A student is considered unexcused from rehearsal if:

  • The student forgets to come
  • The student is with a teacher at the teacher’s request but forgets to bring a note
  • The student arrives late and does not notify the teacher.  This is a fun and exciting opportunity for Lincoln students.  We need every student’s commitment to have fun together!

Actions for Absences

  1.   Unexcused absence: one-on-one conversation with   the student about their absence
  2.   Unexcused absences: Call/email home
  3.   Unexcused absences: Removal from activity

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me.


Come meet with Superintendent Dr. Dave Moyer in an informal setting. This year’s “Coffee With the Superintendent” opportunities are again being organized by the PTA Council and are open to any interested District 205 parent or community resident. There will be no agenda during the approximate one-hour conversation. The second coffee will be held on Wednesday, January 25 at 10:00 AM hosted by Jackson Elementary School, 925 S. Swain Avenue, Elmhurst.

Superintendent Coffees will also be held on Monday, February 13 at 1:30 PM, hosted by Fischer Elementary School, and Wednesday, April 19 at 10:00 AM, hosted by Jefferson Elementary School.


The District 205 Foundation’s 2016-2017 Thiems Grant application is now available and may be accessed at this link. Since 1990, 596 educational grants totaling over $1.4 million have been awarded through the Thiems Grant Program. Teachers, students, administrators, parents or community members in District 205 are eligible to apply. Requested programs, projects, or instructional resources should enhance the educational experience of students, be clearly in support of and help to deliver relevant curriculum, and ideally demonstrate creativity and innovation.

Applications that contain technology or media components must include a technology review form. Please note the procedure and additional deadlines that are outlined in the application guidelines. All applications are due February 8, 2017 and recipients will be announced in the spring.


Enrollment for 2017-18 incoming kindergarteners and first grade students new to Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 will take place on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and on Wednesday, February 8, from 12:30 to 3:00 PM at the school of attendance serving their home address. On Thursday, February 9, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, enrollment will only be offered at Conrad Fischer School (for Fischer students) and at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York (serving all District 205 elementary schools).


Students must be five years old on or before September 1, 2017, to be enrolled in kindergarten. (The student’s original birth certificate must be submitted as proof.) During the February enrollment, parents/guardians must present three proofs of residency. Additionally, a photo I.D. of the person enrolling the student must be produced for identification purposes.


For a complete list of enrollment procedures, acceptable proofs of residency and additional forms, please see the New Student Enrollment page linked from the District 205 homepage. Parents may contact the District 205 Center at 630-617-4783 to obtain the name and location of the elementary school that serves their home address.


Plan to attend Focus 205 Community Engagement Session #6, Vision for the Future, scheduled for Wednesday, February 1, from 7 to 9 PM in the York High School Commons. Results of the fall Thoughtexchange survey will be shared, along with facility scenarios to address District 205's needs for the next 50 years, including a discussion of Lincoln and Field elementary schools, all-day kindergarten and increased STEM opportunities for our students. RSVPs appreciated, but not required. Childcare available for ages 3-12.


Explore More Day

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.

Enrollment: 539


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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.