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School Hours

Regular School Hours:

1st-5th grade:
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM
Lunch Period 1 - 
11:05 AM - 12:05 PM

Lunch Period 2 - 
11:35 AM - 12:35 PM

Lunch Period 3 - 
12:05 PM - 1:05 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.

August 17th Meet the Teacher 3:30 - 4:30 PM
August 18th First Day of School                       
  PTA Welcome Coffee - Gym 8:30-10:00 AM
August 19th Pep Rally 6-8 PM Playground
August 23rd PTA Mtg MPR 7-9 PM
August 24th Kindergarten Curriculum Night 5-6 PM Gym
  1 - 5 Curriculum Night 6-7:30 PM start in Gym

Lincoln News


Dear Lincoln Parents,

Do you love art and want to help as a volunteer in the art room? I am looking for a parent volunteer to help out with the morning, or afternoon kindergarten classes that are on Mondays. There is one block from 9-10 am on Monday morning. There is another block from 1:30-2:30 pm on Monday afternoons. Please contact me if you are interested at the email below.


Kathryn Bernahl

Art Teacher

Lincoln School


Dear Lincoln Parents,

We have had a successful start to the 2016-17 school year and we wish to thank you all for your help making your child's transition from summer a smooth one.

Introducing our New Staff Members-

  • Mr. Tim Riordan, Assistant Principal
  • Ms. Emily Cohen, Social Worker
  • Ms. Becky D'Angelo, Instructional Coach
  • Ms. Cheryl Hoey, Reading Specialist
  • Ms. Bridget Jessen, Part-Time Resource Teacher
  • Ms. Sally Rice, Part-time Speech Therapist
  • Ms. Katie Swanson, Long-term sub 

The Year Ahead-

This year we have many exciting things happening regarding learning and teaching and invite all parents to join us this Wednesday night for Curriculum Night. During the evening presentations, you will be able to learn about school and district goals/initiatives as well as meet with your child's teacher(s) to learn about the year ahead. Please note this evening is intended for parents only. The schedule is as follows:

  • 5-6pm Kindergarten Parent Curriculum Night (gym)
  • 5:30-6pm REACH Parent Curriculum Night (Rom 201)
  • 6-7:30pm Grade 1-5 Parent Curriculum Night (Begins in the gym)

New ELA Curriculum- This year the District is implementing a new English-Language Arts (ELA) curriculum. This curriculum was written by Elmhurst teachers and is fully aligned to the Common Core Sate Standards (CCSS). Based on units of study, all students will experience the integration of reading, writing, language, speaking and listening--the essential components of a well-balanced ELA curriculum. Your classroom teacher will go into more detail about how this looks for your child. Materials will be differentiated for students based on his/her needs at any given point. Instructional groupings are flexible based on different strengths and needs in these 5 areas.

Eureka Math-Some of the teachers at Lincoln this year will be using a new math program called Eureka Math. Eureka math is a math program that is fully aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The program will be fully implemented in grades K-8 in the 2017-2018 school year. Please join us at the PTA meeting on Tuesday, August 23 in the Multi-purpose Room at7:00 PM to welcome Dave Beedy. Mr. Beedy is the district’s K-12 STEM Coordinator, and will be providing more information about Eureka Math and be able to answer questions as well.

This year's lunch schedule is as follows:

  • 11-12noon Grades1 and 4
  • 11:30-12:30pm Grade 5
  • 12-1pm Grades 2 and 3

Should you wish for your child to go home for lunch, please notify your child's teacher in writing. Without a note, your child will not be allowed to leave school grounds. This is to ensure your child's safety.

Upcoming Dates-

  • Tuesday, August 23 at 7pm PTA Meeting in the MPR, Special Guest Speaker, STEM Coordinator Dave Beedy
  • Wednesday, August 24 at 5pm Kindergarten Curriculum Night for parents; 5:30pm REACH Curriculum Night for parents; 6-7:30pm Grades 1-5 Curriculum Night for Parents

For our students,



Dear Parents,

Welcome back to school! I hope you all had a great summer. I am excited to work with your children in the art department this year. We like to be creative and messy in the art room; therefore, please make sure that your child has an old T-shirt as a paint smock for the year at school. Each first through fifth grade student will also need a 9x12 spiral sketchbook for art.


Throughout the year, we try to reuse some household items to make art. Here is the annual list of what the art department is looking for this year. We would also like anything “crafty” that you don’t want anymore. We’ll find a use for it somewhere.


 Old CD’s or DVD’s. If they are data CD’s, they will be completely wiped/ruined in the process of this project.

 Wet wipes

 Ribbon, lace, yarn

 Wax paper

 Wooden or foam shapes, beads, colored sand, or anything crafty that you and your kids don’t want anymore.

 Plastic one gallon ice cream buckets

 Nuts, bolts, or metallic thingy-mabobs (no nails please)

 Plastic bottle caps of various sizes

 Pop tabs

 Collapsed cereal boxes

 Sheets of box cardboard (shipping cardboard boxes collapsed)

 The Sunday comics from the newspaper

 Empty egg cartons


Please don’t send fabric. We have a ton of material. Thank you Lincoln parents for your support!


Kathy Bernahl, Art Teacher


District 205 elementary schools are seeking caring, out-going individuals to serve as lunch and playground supervisors. The main job duties are to provide a safe, nurturing environment where students can eat, play and socialize in positive and productive ways. Expectations include the development of professional relationships with students, as well as teaching and reinforcing the behavioral expectations for the playground, lunchroom and transitions in between. Effective communication and management strategies are required to be successful in this position. This role functions as a part of a team of staff members who support students.

Regular daily hours for the position involve one two-hour shift (to be determined by each building) on all full school days when students are in attendance. The rate of pay for a lunchroom supervisor is $13.31 per hour. Lead lunch supervisors are paid $15.19 per hour. For more information or to complete an application, visit



The City of Elmhurst is now hiring part-time School Crossing Guards. Open positions are available for Regular and Relief Crossing Guards during the 2016-17 school year. Lead a safe environment for our children and become a staff member of the Elmhurst Police Department.

The safety of our school children is a concern for the City of Elmhurst, District 205 school personnel, all parents and citizens. Training and safety equipment are provided. Applications may be obtained at the Elmhurst Police Department, 125 E. First St, Elmhurst, IL or interested candidates may apply online at 
this link. Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of a background check and pre-employment drug screen/physical. The City of Elmhurst is an equal opportunity employer.



The Elmhurst District 205 Board of Education recently confirmed the promotion of Ryan Doherty to Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction at York Community High School. Prior to serving as English Department chair for two years at York, Mr. Doherty taught in the English Department and chaired the Theatre Department at Metea Valley High School, helping to open the new Indian Prairie District 204 school in August of 2009. He also served as an English teacher and department liaison at Waubonsie Valley High School in District 204 from 2001 to 2009.

A former professional musical theatre actor, Doherty holds a BA in Vocal Performance/Musical Theatre from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (1993); a BA in English Education from Northern Illinois University (2001); and a Masters in Educational Administration from Aurora University (2006). He is pursuing a Master of Science from the University of St. Francis to become a Reading Specialist. He is also a National Board Certified Teacher in English/Language Arts.Ryan Doherty.JPG

“It is with tremendous respect and great pride that I welcome Ryan Doherty to our York administrative team,” said York Principal Erin DeLuga. “Ryan has experienced an incredible educational journey leading him to York High School and District 205 two years ago. In that short time, he led an already visionary English department through continued growth and excellence. I have absolutely no doubt that he is ready to expand his talents across the entire school. Ryan's self-reflective ability, keen perception, thoughtful approach to instructional change, humble leadership, and sense of humor have already become more than apparent. Please join me in congratulating Ryan.”

Earlier this summer, the Board of Education confirmed Tim Riordan as the Assistant Principal for Hawthorne and Lincoln Elementary Schools, a newly created position. Hawthorne and Lincoln are the two largest elementary schools in District 205.

A second career educator, Mr. Riordan comes to Elmhurst District 205 from East Maine School District 63, where he has taught at Melzer Elementary School since August of 2012. He also served as an administrative intern and the facilitator of Melzer’s Building Leadership Team last school year, leading teacher teams in the use of qualitative and quantitative data to monitor and support the academic, social and emotional growth of students.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Northern Illinois University (2011) and a Masters in Education Organization and Leadership from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (2016). He is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

“Tim brings a wealth of knowledge regarding best instructional practice,” noted Hawthorne Principal Nikki Tammaru. “He is not only well read, but also has experience putting those best practices in place in the classroom. As we begin our Eureka math pilot, he will be integral in assisting teachers, because he has taught the program for three years. Hawthorne is excited to welcome him to our team.”


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Lincoln Principal Kathleen Tomei said, “Lincoln is also excited to welcome Tim to our team. His experience integrating high-leverage instructional strategies into teaching will prove invaluable as we work to provide our students with high-quality learning experiences. His experience in multiple grade levels, instructional coaching, and the Eureka math program couldn't be more timely. Tim has already proven to be a valuable addition to our learning community.”

For three weeks this summer, Mr. Riordan served as the co-coordinator of summer school at Conrad Fischer Elementary School, along with Principal Jane Bailey.



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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.