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24-Hour Attendance Line
630-617-2366

Student Enrollment

School Hours

Bell Schedule:

8:05  First Bell
8:10  Second Bell
8:15  Tardy Bell, 
start the school day, students in seats
 

Regular School Hours:
1st-5th grade:
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM

 

Lunch:  10:55-11:25

2nd eats/1st recess

11:25-11:55 1st & 5th eat/2nd ,3rd,4th recess

11:55-12:25: 3rd & 4th eat/5th recess


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

Bell Schedule:

9:37  First Bell
9:43  Second Bell
9:45  Tardy Bell, 
start the school day, students in seats

 

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

Barnabee, Jennifer
Principal jbarnabee@elmhurst205.org
Podraza, Christina
Assistant Principal cpodraza@elmhurst205.org
Charatin, Patricia
Lead Secretary tcharatin@elmhurst205.org
Malone, Mary Kay
Secretary mmalone@elmhurst205.org
Purtell, Maggie
Registered Nurse mpurtell@elmhurst205.org

Robbie Ostling, CSN
School Nurse

Staff


Mark Your Calendars

Check the calendar for important dates.

Lincoln Calendar of Events

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February 20 Student Late Arrival 
  Drama Club 11-11:30 AM (Room 207)
February 22 Elmhurst Reflections Opening Celebration 6:30-8 PM
February 22 End of 2nd Trimester
  Elmhurst Reflections Opening Celebration 6:30-8 PM
February 25 Chess Club 6:15-7:45 PM (MPR)
February 25 Band Concert at Bryan 7 PM
February 26 PTA Talent Show Rehearsal 3:00-5 PM (GYM)
February 27 PTA Talent Show Rehearsal 3:00-5 PM (GYM)
March 1 Explore More Day
 

PTA Trivia Night 7 PM (GYM)

March 4 Chess Club 6:15-7:45 PM (MPR)
March 6 Student Late Arrival 
  Junior Great Books
  Drama Club 11-11:30 AM (ROOM 207)
March 15 PTA Talent Show 6:00-9 PM (GYM)
March 19 PTA Mtg 7 PM (MPR)
March 20 Student Late Arrival
  Drama Club 11:00-11:30 AM (ROOM)
March 25-29 Spring Break - No School
April 1 Classes resume

Lincoln News

2/13/19

Dear SUPER Lincoln Families,

Happy SUPER Valentine’s Day!!
SUPER Thank You to our SUPER STEM Committee!! Between the two nights, 311 students and 129 parent volunteers participated. In addition to each evening’s volunteers, the committee was comprised of 13 members who worked for four months to develop the concepts, demonstrations, and experiments around the Sound theme and within the framework of Science, Engineering, and Math. SUPER Thank You to each of these SUPER STEM Committee Members!!

Math:  Travis Buzzell, Jon Beerhalter, Jess Walker, Wendy Hurst
Engineering: Dave Bond, Carla Camp, Heather Annolino, Don Chwojko
Science:  Rebekah WIlson, Eric Hoersten, Arun Subramanian, Cathy Reynolds, Kristi Phipps

Bryan Band Community
The Bryan Band Festival Concert for 5th-12th graders that was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 5th and canceled due to inclement weather will now occur on Monday evening, February 25 at Bryan Middle School. The Concert will officially start at 7:00 p.m. and should conclude by 8:00 p.m.

Doodle for Google contest has launched
Calling all K-12 artists! The Doodle for Google contest kicked off January 8th and will close on March 18th. This year's theme is, "When I grow up, I hope..." Visit doodle4google.com for details on how to enter.

Elmhurst Reflections Exhibit
The Elmhurst Reflections Exhibit will celebrate the accomplishments of our artists during a free event open to the public.  The exhibit is held at Judith B Salon at 263 N York St. The exhibit will kick-off with an Opening Celebration on Friday, February 22 6:30-8:00pm. The exhibit is open to the community to celebrate our young artists from February 22 thru March 30.  

UPCOMING DATES
Thurs. Feb. 14-15: 5th Gr Outdoor Ed
Mon. Feb. 18: No School – Presidents’ Day
Tues. Feb. 19: PTA Mtg, 8:30am in MPR
Wed. Feb. 20: Late Arrival
Fri. Feb. 22: Elmhurst Reflections Opening Celebration 6:30-8:00pm 
Feb 22 thru Mar 30: Elmhurst Reflections Exhibit open to the public (Judith B Salon at 263 N York St)
Mon. Feb. 25: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln
Fri. Mar. 1: Explore More Day
Mon. Mar. 4: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln
Wed. Mar. 6: Late Arrival
Mon. Mar. 18: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln
Mon. Apr. 8: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln 
Mon. Apr. 22: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Lincoln

SOCIAL MEDIA
Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @LincolnD205

Ongoing Reminders…

Safety Reminders
On your way to and from Lincoln, please SLOW DOWN and drive cautiously! Please be respectful of all our neighbors’ and the safety needs of all children and families.
… Give yourself extra time to and from school and have patience, be resilient, and stay positive.
… Approach intersections, snow piles, and fenced areas with caution. 
… Be respectful of Lincoln neighbors and do not park in driveways.
… Allow space for neighbors to access driveways appropriately.
… Parking at Epiphany Church is strictly reserved for prayer groups and elderly care.
… Follow all signs – yield, stop, and directional signage.

While I acknowledge I communicate persistently about traffic safety, please understand that due to the nature of our close, walking, non-bus school neighborhood, keeping our children safe is a huge priority. Our Lincoln Traffic Map can be accessed on our website if you have any questions.

Winter Gear Reminder
All students will go outside for recess unless it is raining or the temperature or wind chill is below zero degrees. All students need boots, snow pants, coats, gloves, etc. Students without snow pants are not allowed on the snow hills, and must remain on the blacktop. Starting on Friday, any students without proper winter gear will still be sent outside to get fresh air. They will be asked to stand on cleared blacktop areas. If your family is in need of winter gear items, please let me know: jbarnabee@elmhurst205.org, and I will be happy to help find a way to provide these items.

Ongoing Service Project for Lincoln Students - Ronald McDonald House - The end of the year goal is to collect 40 lbs. of pop tabs. One pound of pop tabs is equal to 1,267 tabs. Please join in on the fun. Celebrate your pop tab collections on social media with #rmhccni.  To learn more about collecting pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House, check out this site:  https://rmhccni.org/get-involved/pop-tabs/

Lunch Recess Volunteers
If you are interested in helping to supervise during a lunch recess you can sign up on SignUp Genius through this link: Lunch Recess Volunteers.

Headphones – Please make sure your child has a pair to use at school.
All children need headphones while working on computers. They are needed for listening to stories on Epic, for math practice on Zearn, and other web resources, as well as for all of our standardized testing. Please check with your child to see if he or she has headphones of if a new set is needed.

Recycling at Lincoln! MARKERS, CRAYONS, AND SMALL ELECTRONICS
** Good Will accepts almost all other larger electronics items for recycling, such as toners, desktop computers, cords, flat screens, computer accessories, printers, etc.  Don’t throw them out, just drop them at GoodWill! **

For Recycling at Lincoln:  Send in your old markers, crayons, and small electronics for recycling.  Any brand of marker or crayon can be recycled and will now be collected year round at Lincoln.  We also recycle old cell phones, tablets, fitbits, ink cartridges, GPS, iPods, laptops, smart watches, eReaders, video gaming systems, handheld video gaming systems, video game accessories and controllers.  Please send these items in to school with your child. Bins are located near the library. Please contact Renee Dizillo if you have any questions: reneedizillo1@yahoo.com.

Sincerely,
Jen B, Principal

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2/7/19

Dear SUPER Lincoln Families,
Hooray! It’s been a SUPER full week of school so far!

The YES Brain Parent Book Club
Calling all Lincoln teachers and parents!  Would you like your children to have a YES brain - one that is flexible, curious, and open to new ideas, adventures, and activities?  Are you looking for ways to teach and incorporate BALANCE, RESILIENCE, INSIGHT and EMPATHY into your home and community? Please join us for a Parent-Teacher book club where we learn how to strengthen the social-emotional lives of our children and community.  We will be reading The YES Brain by Daniel Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD.  Meetings will be held on the following Mondays at 6:30 pm -  2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/18, 4/8, 4/22. The first meeting will take place at Lincoln. Space is limited to the first 20 participants. Please purchase the book or check out from the library. Feel free to email any questions to Laura Woods: lcwoods1977@gmail.com. Use this Google doc LINK to Sign Up.

A NOTE ABOUT VALENTINE'S DAY
Check in with your child’s teacher about Valentine’s Day.  Please remember district policy prohibits any edible treats (even candy that is "attached" to valentines is not allowed).

Doodle for Google contest has launched
Calling all K-12 artists! The Doodle for Google contest kicked off January 8th and will close on March 18th. This year's theme is, "When I grow up, I hope..." Visit doodle4google.com for details on how to enter.

Elmhurst Reflections Exhibit
The Elmhurst Reflections Exhibit will celebrate the accomplishments of our artists during a free event open to the public.  The exhibit is held at Judith B Salon at 263 N York St. The exhibit will kick-off with an Opening Celebration on Friday, February 22 6:30-8:00pm. The exhibit is open to the community to celebrate our young artists from February 22 thru March 30.  

UPCOMING DATES
Thurs. Feb. 7: STEMFest Gr. 3-5 at 6:30pm, and Kinder Registration at District Office 4:00-7:00pm
Sat. Feb 9: Foundation Gala
Mon. Feb. 11: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm Lincoln Library
Thurs. Feb. 14-15: 5th Gr Outdoor Ed
Mon. Feb. 18: No School – Presidents’ Day
Tues. Feb. 19: PTA Mtg, 8:30am in MPR
Wed. Feb. 20: Late Arrival
Fri. Feb. 22: Elmhurst Reflections Opening Celebration 6:30-8:00pm 
Feb 22 thru Mar 30: Elmhurst Reflections Exhibit open to the public (Judith B Salon at 263 N York St)
Mon. Feb. 25: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Location TBD
Fri. Mar. 1: Explore More Day
Mon. Mar. 4: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Location TBD
Wed. Mar. 6: Late Arrival
Mon. Mar. 18: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Location TBD
Mon. Apr. 8: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Location TBD
Mon. Apr. 22: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Location TBD

SOCIAL MEDIA
Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @LincolnD205

Ongoing Reminders…

Safety Reminders
On your way to and from Lincoln, please SLOW DOWN and drive cautiously! Please be respectful of all our neighbors’ and the safety needs of all children and families.

… Give yourself extra time to and from school and have patience, be resilient, and stay positive.
… Approach intersections, snow piles, and fenced areas with caution. 
… Be respectful of Lincoln neighbors and do not park in driveways.
… Allow space for neighbors to access driveways appropriately.
… Parking at Epiphany Church is strictly reserved for prayer groups and elderly care.
… Follow all signs – yield, stop, and directional signage.

While I acknowledge I communicate persistently about traffic safety, please understand that due to the nature of our close, walking, non-bus school neighborhood, keeping our children safe is a huge priority. Our Lincoln Traffic Map can be accessed on our website if you have any questions.

Winter Gear Reminder
All students will go outside for recess unless it is raining or the temperature or wind chill is below zero degrees. All students need boots, snow pants, coats, gloves, etc. Students without snow pants are not allowed on the snow hills, and must remain on the blacktop. Starting on Friday, any students without proper winter gear will still be sent outside to get fresh air. They will be asked to stand on cleared blacktop areas. If your family is in need of winter gear items, please let me know: jbarnabee@elmhurst205.org, and I will be happy to help find a way to provide these items.

Ongoing Service Project for Lincoln Students - Ronald McDonald House - The end of the year goal is to collect 40 lbs. of pop tabs. One pound of pop tabs is equal to 1,267 tabs. Please join in on the fun. Celebrate your pop tab collections on social media with #rmhccni.  To learn more about collecting pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House, check out this site:  https://rmhccni.org/get-involved/pop-tabs/

Lunch Recess Volunteers
If you are interested in helping to supervise during a lunch recess you can sign up on SignUp Genius through this link: Lunch Recess Volunteers.

Headphones – Please make sure your child has a pair to use at school.
All children need headphones while working on computers. They are needed for listening to stories on Epic, for math practice on Zearn, and other web resources, as well as for all of our standardized testing. Please check with your child to see if he or she has headphones of if a new set is needed.

Recycling at Lincoln! MARKERS, CRAYONS, AND SMALL ELECTRONICS
** Good Will accepts almost all other larger electronics items for recycling, such as toners, desktop computers, cords, flat screens, computer accessories, printers, etc.  Don’t throw them out, just drop them at GoodWill! **

For Recycling at Lincoln:  Send in your old markers, crayons, and small electronics for recycling.  Any brand of marker or crayon can be recycled and will now be collected year round at Lincoln.  We also recycle old cell phones, tablets, fitbits, ink cartridges, GPS, iPods, laptops, smart watches, eReaders, video gaming systems, handheld video gaming systems, video game accessories and controllers.  Please send these items in to school with your child. Bins are located near the library. Please contact Renee Dizillo if you have any questions:reneedizillo1@yahoo.com.

Sincerely,
Jen B, Principal

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2/4/19

Dear SUPER Lincoln Families,
SUPER Donation!! Thanks to Mrs. Dizillo, the Lost and Found items from last trimester have been donated to Reader's Ignite, where we donate books at the end of the year. The founder brought the items to the Maywood Community center and said all the items were given to kids in need within a day. She said the kids were very excited to get warm gloves and hats and "cool" sweatshirts. :)

Winter blues? Check out the new events listed below!
But first… A few safety reminders…

Yield Signs, Alleys, Snow Drifts… Lions, Tigers, and Bears – Oh My!
On your way to and from Lincoln, please SLOW DOWN and drive cautiously! Please be respectful of all our neighbors’ and the safety needs of all children and families.
… Give yourself extra time to and from school and have patience, be resilient, and stay positive.
… Approach intersections, snow piles, and fenced areas with caution. 
… Be respectful of Lincoln neighbors and do not park in driveways.
… Allow space for neighbors to access driveways appropriately.
… Parking at Epiphany Church is strictly reserved for prayer groups and elderly care.
… Follow all signs – yield, stop, and directional signage.

While I acknowledge I communicate persistently about traffic safety, please understand that due to the nature of our close, walking, non-bus school neighborhood, keeping our children safe is a huge priority. Our Lincoln Traffic Map can be accessed on our website if you have any questions.

** PLEASE – FINAL PLEA **

5Essentials Survey – We are currently only at 22% of parents who have responded… All other elementary schools are above us in their response rates.
This survey provides critical input to help develop school improvement plans, as well as adds to our criteria for various ratings – like Great Schools. The survey takes about 10 minutes. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

…..Link for parents to take the survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/. You will need to enter the county (DuPage) and school name.
…..A link is also provided on the Elmhurst D205 website. I hope you will participate.

The YES Brain Parent Book Club
Calling all Lincoln teachers and parents! Would you like your children to have a YES brain - one that is flexible, curious, and open to new ideas, adventures, and activities? Are you looking for ways to teach and incorporate BALANCE, RESILIENCE, INSIGHT and EMPATHY into your home and community? Please join us for a Parent-Teacher book club where we learn how to strengthen the social-emotional lives of our children and community. We will be reading The YES Brain by Daniel Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD. Meetings will be held on the following Mondays at 6:30 pm - 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/18, 4/8, 4/22. The first meeting will take place at Lincoln. Space is limited to the first 20 participants. Please purchase the book or check out from the library. Feel free to email any questions to Laura Woods: lcwoods1977@gmail.com. Use this Google doc LINK to Sign Up.

A NOTE ABOUT VALENTINE'S DAY
Check in with your child’s teacher about Valentine’s Day. Please remember district policy prohibits any edible treats (even candy that is "attached" to valentines is not allowed).

Motivating Your Child
How do you get your child or teen to be motivated to do their homework, start and finish tasks, set smart goals, care about their future, work to their potential, and be good citizens? How do you get them to do these things without standing over them, bribing them, threatening them, or doing it for them? How do you get them to focus when there are so many distractions such as friends, video games, and the internet? How do you get kids to develop the type of motivation that helps them succeed and that is internally derived? This is a free Webinar, given by 20 experts in the field on January 28-31: https://motivatedchildsummit.com/.

Items Dropped Off in the Office
When dropping off items in the office for your child, please remember to write a note with your child’s name – first AND last – along with your child’s teacher’s name. Having these identifying details helps us to deliver the items to the right people in a timely manner.

Doodle for Google contest has launched
Calling all K-12 artists! The Doodle for Google contest kicked off January 8th and will close on March 18th. This year's theme is, "When I grow up, I hope..." Visit doodle4google.com for details on how to enter.

Elmhurst Reflections Exhibit
The Elmhurst Reflections Exhibit will celebrate the accomplishments of our artists during a free event open to the public. The exhibit is held at Judith B Salon at 263 N York St. The exhibit will kick-off with an Opening Celebration on Friday, February 22 6:30-8:00pm. The exhibit is open to the community to celebrate our young artists from February 22 thru March 30.

Application for REACH Appeal
Application for REACH Appeal is currently live and will close after February 15, 2019. The application is online this year. Appeal is open for students currently in grades 3-7.

UPCOMING DATES
Tues. Feb. 5: Kinder Registration at Lincoln, 9am-11am
Wed. Feb. 6: Late Arrival and JGB, and Kinder Registration at Lincoln 12:30-3pm
Thurs. Feb. 7: STEMFest Gr. 3-5 at 6:30pm, and Kinder Registration at District Office 4:00-7:00pm
Sat. Feb 9: Foundation Gala
Mon. Feb. 11: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm Lincoln Library
Thurs. Feb. 14-15: 5th Gr Outdoor Ed
Mon. Feb. 18: No School – Presidents’ Day
Tues. Feb. 19: PTA Mtg, 8:30am in MPR
Wed. Feb. 20: Late Arrival
Fri. Feb. 22: Elmhurst Reflections Opening Celebration 6:30-8:00pm 
Feb 22 thru Mar 30: Elmhurst Reflections Exhibit open to the public (Judith B Salon at 263 N York St)
Mon. Feb. 25: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Location TBD
Fri. Mar. 1: Explore More Day
Mon. Mar. 4: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Location TBD
Wed. Mar. 6: Late Arrival
Mon. Mar. 18: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Location TBD
Mon. Apr. 8: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Location TBD
Mon. Apr. 22: YES Brain Book Club, 6:30pm, Location TBD

SOCIAL MEDIA
Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @LincolnD205

Ongoing Reminders…

Winter Gear Reminder
All students will go outside for recess unless it is raining or the temperature or wind chill is below zero degrees. All students need boots, snow pants, coats, gloves, etc. Students without snow pants are not allowed on the snow hills, and must remain on the blacktop. Starting on Friday, any students without proper winter gear will still be sent outside to get fresh air. They will be asked to stand on cleared blacktop areas. If your family is in need of winter gear items, please let me know: jbarnabee@elmhurst205.org, and I will be happy to help find a way to provide these items.

Epiphany Church Parking – ONLY for Elderly Care and Prayer Groups
Due to the parking needs each day at Epiphany Church - Senior Care and Prayer Groups – please refrain from dropping off children in the parking lot at Epiphany Church.

Ongoing Service Project for Lincoln Students
Ronald McDonald House - The end of the year goal is to collect 40 lbs. of pop tabs. One pound of pop tabs is equal to 1,267 tabs. Please join in on the fun. Celebrate your pop tab collections on social media with #rmhccni. To learn more about collecting pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House, check out this site: https://rmhccni.org/get-involved/pop-tabs/

Lunch Recess Volunteers
If you are interested in helping to supervise during a lunch recess you can sign up on SignUp Genius through this link: Lunch Recess Volunteers.

Headphones – Please make sure your child has a pair to use at school.
All children need headphones while working on computers. They are needed for listening to stories on Epic, for math practice on Zearn, and other web resources, as well as for all of our standardized testing. Please check with your child to see if he or she has headphones or if a new set is needed.

Recycling at Lincoln! MARKERS, CRAYONS, AND SMALL ELECTRONICS
** GoodWill accepts almost all other larger electronics items for recycling, such as toners, desktop computers, cords, flat screens, computer accessories, printers, etc. Don’t throw them out, just drop them at GoodWill! **

For Recycling at Lincoln: Send in your old markers, crayons, and small electronics for recycling. Any brand of marker or crayon can be recycled and will now be collected year round at Lincoln. We also recycle old cell phones, tablets, fitbits, ink cartridges, GPS, iPods, laptops, smart watches, eReaders, video gaming systems, handheld video gaming systems, video game accessories and controllers. Please send these items in to school with your child. Bins are located near the library. Please contact Renee Dizillo if you have any questions:reneedizillo1@yahoo.com.

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STEM Fest 2019

No Cell Phones in School Zones

It is 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 Professional Learning Community, 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.