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630-617-2366

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.

October 1-30 Foundation Holiday Tree Sale
October 19 Halloween Carnival 6-9 PM
October 24 Student Late Arrival, JGB Kickoff at 8:45 AM
October 30 Annual Parent Workshop, Sandburg Middle School 12:30-2:30 PM
November 3 Harlem Wizards vs D205 ALL STARS-York HS 5:00 PM
February 9 Foundation Gala

Lincoln News

10/18/18

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Dear SUPER Lincoln Families,
ONE DAY to go!! The most SUPER anticipated event of the year!!! Tomorrow is the Annual Lincoln Halloween Carnival – Friday, October 19, 2018. The staff, PTA, and I look forward to celebrating our wonderful Lincoln community together and we sure hope you’ll be joining us!!

WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF VOLUNTEERS FOR GAMES IN THE 8-9PM SLOT AND CLEAN UP!! Please scroll to the end of the sign up genius to see the later evening open slots. Click HERE. to go to the Sign-up Genius. Or visit the PTA website for access.

THE ONLINE AUCTION IS LIVE at www.biddingowl.com/Lincolncarnival You can start bidding on awesome silent auction packages! 

Peanut Free and Tree Nut Free Desserts Needed for “Sweet Walk” for Halloween Carnival
Parents will be standing in the morning car lines to receive any donations that you may wish to bring to school as you drop your students off at school on Friday. Fifty to 60 more peanut free and tree nut free desserts are still needed for the “Sweet Walk” (AKA – Cake Walk) for the Halloween Carnival. If you wish to drop an item off at another part of the day, please feel free to drop items off at the office. Also, please make sure that all items are store-bought, that they remain in their original containers, and that the items have their ingredient listattached. THANK YOU!!

Hillside Car Line and Fairfield Waiting Parents
Please help our Safety Patrol and staff by staying in your cars and keeping the car line moving. Please help your child learn to open the car door, to get himself or herself into the car themselves, and to close the door themselves. Students should only enter the car on the sidewalk side, not on the street side. Please move away from the line as quickly as you can, as soon as your child is safely in your car. As we head into more difficult weather, snow, slush, rain, we will have more challenges and the more independent your child can become with this process the safer and smoother the process can be. Thank you for your help and patience!!

Innovation Author Dr. Katie Martin Hosts Workshops at Hawthorne Oct. 23
Spark Curiosity. Ignite Passion. Unleash Genius. Hawthorne Elementary is pleased to welcome Learner Centered Innovation Author Dr. Katie Martin on October 23, for a day-long series of workshops for D205 elementary teachers and parents, designed to help foster a continued love of learning in children and adults.

  • Teacher Workshop - 6:50 a.m. - 7:50 a.m.
  • Parent Workshop - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Hawthorne School – ALL PARENTS WELCOME!!
  • Teacher Workshop - 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

For more information, contact D205 Instructional Coach Effey Nassis at enassis@elmhurst205.org.

Elmhurst PTA Council Hosts “Referendum 101” Q&A 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at York
Q&A session is hosted by the Elmhurst PTA Council. There will be several people present who can speak to different parts of the plan and answer your questions. The community is welcome to attend. Some of the presenters will be: 

  • Superintendent- Dr. David Moyer
  • Assistant Superintendent of Finances & Operations – Chris Whelton
  • Director of Buildings and Grounds – Todd Schmidt
  • School Board President – Kara Caforio  

REFLECTIONS – PTA Art Contest
Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with the PTA Reflections arts contest! This year’s theme is “Heroes Around Me”. If you'd like to submit a project, contest rules and the entry form are on the Lincoln PTA website under Reflections. The deadline for entries is November 5th.

Lincoln's makerspace needs your help!
We are looking for any type of crafting or building supplies that you can donate. Do your kids have a ton of art supplies laying around? We will take it off your hands. Are you swimming in legos? We will take them. We also need plastic containers to store these items so we would love to help you get them out of your house. Here's a general list of what Lincoln's makerspace is looking for:  Pipe cleaners, Empty paper towel and toilet paper tubes, Scotch /masking tape, Crayons and markers, Feathers, Beads, Scissors, Fabric, felt, ribbon, Pencils, Rulers, String/yarn, Popsicle sticks, Glue, LEGOS (whatever you can spare), Plastic containers (especially ones with lids). If you have other items that you think the namespace could use, please ask! Mrs. Walton will probably take whatever you have!

NEW!! MARKER AND CRAYON RECYCLING AT LINCOLN!
Lincoln families can help make a small dent in our landfill crisis.  Please send in your old markers and crayons for recycling.  Any brand of marker or crayon can be recycled and will now be collected year round at Lincoln.  A bin will be located near the library, right by the electronics recycling bin.  Don’t leave the crayons on the table at restaurants either!  They just get thrown out.  Take them home and send them to school if you can’t use them.  Crayons still intact can be given to kids that don’t have school supplies and broken crayons can be melted down and reused. Markers will be sent to Crayola ColorCycle and crayons will be dropped off at SCARCE.

Thanks for your support.  Please contact Renee Dizillo if you have any questions: reneedizillo1@yahoo.com.  

AMAZONSMILE
The Holidays are coming!!??!  
Please make sure you are shopping via AmazonSmile this holiday season and always, because Amazon will donate .5% of all your purchases to Lincoln!  
Enter https://smile.amazon.com/ each time you shop and make sure you choose Lincoln School PTA when you do the initial setup.  All future orders will go to Lincoln, as long as you enter via AmazonSmile.

SMALL ELECTRONICS RECYCLING 
Upgrading your small electronics??  We have a year round recycling program. Lincoln recycles 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 or contact Renee Dizillo:reneedizillo1@yahoo.com

Getting Ready for Parent Teacher Conferences
Conferences will be from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2018, and from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Like last year, we will again be using Power PTC within PowerSchool for parents to schedule conferences. More information will be sent soon!

Parents often wonder how to help their children in reading and math. As we have moved away from homework as a general practice, you might be wondering how to stay on top of your child’s learning progress, and you do not have to wait until parent-teacher conferences to find out the answer to that question. Your child’s classroom teacher is available to provide you with these answers and I encourage you to open the lines of communication. Completed and graded work sent home is meant to be a guide regarding the activities experienced by your child as well as showing how your child understood the concepts. If you have questions about how your child is doing, please do not hesitate contacting your child’s teacher.

Turn in Box Tops to school!
Except for Box Tops that have expired, Lincoln receives 10 cents per Box Top. The next submission date is October. If you have any Box Tops between now and then, please send them to school. Thank you!

Service Project for Lincoln Students - Ronald McDonald House

Little things can make a difference! Several Lincoln students met over the summer and planned a pop tab collection fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House at Loyola in Maywood.  Each Lincoln classroom has a pop tab collection container decorated by a student.  Throughout the school year, the students will be collecting and weighing the pop tabs to see if they can reach their goal of 20 pounds by Winter Break and 40 pounds by the end of the school year.  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/

Annual Parent Workshop
Good Fences for Good Parenting: Setting and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries with our Kids. Just like the old saying “good fences make good neighbors,” good fences also make for good parenting. In this workshop, parents will learn about the balance between “helicopter” and “free-range” parenting, and that discipline is about teaching our kids how to live their lives in healthy, safe, and productive ways. The workshop will discuss ways to help parents create limits that support children’s natural need for exploration and our natural need to protect them. From using technology and social media to maintaining emotional regulation, this workshop will be packed full of useful guidance for parenting today. 

This free event will be at Sandburg Middle School - Auditorium (345 E. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126) on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 12:30-2:30pm (Q & A 1:45-2:30pm). Reservations are not needed and light refreshments will be offered.

UPCOMING DATES
Oct 18: Foundation hosts Referendum information night at Elmhurst Public Library at 7:30 p.m
Oct 19: Halloween Carnival 6-9PM
Oct 24: Late Arrival, JGB kickoff 8:45AM
Oct 24: PTA Council hosts Referendum information night in York Commons at 7:00 p.m.
Oct 30: Annual Parent Workshop, Sandburg Middle School 12:30-2:30pm
Sat. Nov. 3: Harlem Wizards vs D205 ALL STARS – York High School at 5pm
Parent Teacher Conferences
…  Mon, Nov 19 from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.
…  Tues, Nov 20 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Feb 9: Foundation Gala

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

Sincerely,
Jen B., Principal

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10/5/18

Friday, October 5, 2018
Dear SUPER Lincoln Families,
Have a wonderful ...L ...  O...   N...   G... weekend!!

Dr. Podraza has inspired a new activity at Lincoln and this week we highlighted Mrs. Lindsay Larsen, SUPER 1st Grade Teacher. Listen to our podcast and hear about the responsive teaching strategies she is using in her classroom:  https://youtu.be/fwv__3W5rwA.

NEW!! MARKER AND CRAYON RECYCLING AT LINCOLN!
Lincoln families can help make a small dent in our landfill crisis.  Please send in your old markers and crayons for recycling.  Any brand of marker or crayon can be recycled and will now be collected year round at Lincoln.  A bin will be located near the library, right by the electronics recycling bin.  Don’t leave the crayons on the table at restaurants either!  They just get thrown out.  Take them home and send them to school if you can’t use them.  Crayons still intact can be given to kids that don’t have school supplies and broken crayons can be melted down and reused. Markers will be sent to Crayola ColorCycle and crayons will be dropped off at SCARCE.

Thanks for your support.  Please contact Renee Dizillo if you have any questions: reneedizillo1@yahoo.com.  

AMAZONSMILE
The Holidays are coming!!??!  Please make sure you are shopping via AmazonSmile this holiday season and always, because Amazon will donate .5% of all your purchases to Lincoln!Enter https://smile.amazon.com/ each time you shop and make sure you choose Lincoln School PTA when you do the initial setup.  All future orders will go to Lincoln, as long as you enter via AmazonSmile.

SMALL ELECTRONICS RECYCLING 
Upgrading your small electronics??  We have a year round recycling program. Lincoln recycles 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 or contact Renee Dizillo:reneedizillo1@yahoo.com

International Walk to School Day
International Walk to School Day is on October 10th!  Celebrate with thousands of schools across the globe by walking to school on Wednesday, October 10th. Lincoln will celebrate Walk to School Day by entering all walkers and bikers into a raffle to win Lunch with the Principal!!  Mrs. Barnabee will eat lunch with 10 lucky winners on Monday, October 15. Raffle winners will be named on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

REFLECTIONS – PTA Art Contest
Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with the PTA Reflections arts contest! This year’s theme is “Heroes Around Me”. If you'd like to submit a project, contest rules and the entry form are on the Lincoln PTA website under Reflections. The deadline for entries is November 5th.

Referendum Endorsed by Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce
The building tour schedule can be accessed on the Master Facility Plan page of the district website.  Dates have been added at Madison. The Foundation will host an information night on Thursday, October 18, at the Elmhurst Public Library at 7:30 p.m.  The PTA Council will host a similar event on Wednesday, October 24, in the York Commons at 7:00 p.m.

Hear Insight on Special Education Resources and Curriculum
The Special Education Resource Group (SERG) is thrilled to present an informative, insightful session showcasing the resources available from Pre-K to Post High School. Come hear valuable information from this not-to-be-missed meeting.

  • State of Special Education in D205, presented by Dr. Kosteck
  • Insight into Curriculum and Programming Process, presented by Dr. Cohen and Dr. Kosteck
  • Teacher Collaboration Between General and Special Education, presented by Dr. Kosteck
  • Special Education Updates in the upcoming Referendum, presented by Emily Bastedo

Meeting Details: Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7pm, District Administration Office at 162 S York on 2nd floor  If any parents would like to be added to the SERG mailing list, please click here to complete our simple form.

Getting Ready for Parent Teacher Conferences
Conferences will be from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2018, and from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Like last year, we will again be using Power PTC within PowerSchool for parents to schedule conferences. More information will be sent soon!

Parents often wonder how to help their children in reading and math. As we have moved away from homework as a general practice, you might be wondering how to stay on top of your child’s learning progress, and you do not have to wait until parent-teacher conferences to find out the answer to that question. Your child’s classroom teacher is available to provide you with these answers and I encourage you to open the lines of communication. Completed and graded work sent home is meant to be a guide regarding the activities experienced by your child as well as showing how your child understood the concepts. If you have questions about how your child is doing, please do not hesitate contacting your child’s teacher.

Turn in Box Tops to school!
Except for Box Tops that have expired, Lincoln receives 10 cents per Box Top. The next submission date is October. If you have any Box Tops between now and then, please send them to school. Thank you!

Service Project for Lincoln Students - Ronald McDonald House
Little things can make a difference! Several Lincoln students met over the summer and planned a pop tab collection fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House at Loyola in Maywood.  Each Lincoln classroom has a pop tab collection container decorated by a student.  Throughout the school year, the students will be collecting and weighing the pop tabs to see if they can reach their goal of 20 pounds by Winter Break and 40 pounds by the end of the school year.  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/

Annual Parent Workshop
Good Fences for Good Parenting: Setting and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries with our Kids. Just like the old saying “good fences make good neighbors,” good fences also make for good parenting. In this workshop, parents will learn about the balance between “helicopter” and “free-range” parenting, and that discipline is about teaching our kids how to live their lives in healthy, safe, and productive ways. The workshop will discuss ways to help parents create limits that support children’s natural need for exploration and our natural need to protect them. From using technology and social media to maintaining emotional regulation, this workshop will be packed full of useful guidance for parenting today. 

This free event will be at Sandburg Middle School - Auditorium (345 E. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126) on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 12:30-2:30pm (Q & A 1:45-2:30pm). Reservations are not needed and light refreshments will be offered.

UPCOMING DATES
Oct 5: Institute Day
Oct 8: Columbus Day
Oct. 11: Lincoln Building Tours begin at 6PM
Oct 16: October PTA meeting 7PM
Oct 18: Foundation hosts Referendum information night at Elmhurst Public Library at 7:30PM
Oct 19: Halloween Carnival 6-9PM
Oct 24: Late Arrival, JGB kickoff 8:45AM – Date change!
Oct 24: PTA Council hosts Referendum information night in York Commons at 7:00PM
Oct 30: Annual Parent Workshop, Sandburg Middle School 12:30-2:30PM
Sat. Nov. 3: Harlem Wizards vs D205 ALL STARS – York High School at PM
Parent Teacher Conferences

…  Mon, Nov 19 from 4:30 - 8:00PM
…  Tues, Nov 20 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00PM

Feb 9: Foundation Gala

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

Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal

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9/21/18

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Dear SUPER Lincoln Families
Setting goals can be a challenging process. What happens if a goal isn’t reached? What happens if a goal is too easy? All students at Lincoln are learning how to set realistic Goldilocks goals. The reason we do this is to help our students develop a growth mindset. We believe in the abilities of our young Lincoln Lions, and “when the going gets tough” we want our children to believe in themselves. So, whether a student’s goal is to learn all the comprehension skills needed to move into a new reading level, or the goal is to persevere through complicated math problems, we believe in the importance of students setting goals, watching their progress, and reflecting on what is working and what needs more work. I encourage you to ask your child about his or her goals!

Tour of Lincoln Elementary & Community School Finance Night Sept. 24
Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 will offer building tours of several campuses in the weeks leading up to referendum bond vote on Election Day (Nov. 6.) The tours are open to the community and designed as a chance for taxpayers to learn more about the referendum and ask questions.

The first tour is set for 6 p.m., Monday, September 24 at Lincoln School. A Community School Finance Night presentation follows at 7 p.m. School officials will be present to discuss the district’s financial picture as well as answer questions. Please share this information with neighbors and friends who may not have students in the schools and who may benefit from learning more about the referendum. Dates for tours scheduled at all buildings can be found on the district website.

Rainy and Other Inclement Weather Days
Supervision begins at 8am. Before that time students do not have access to the inside of the building. For your child’s safety and comfort, when dropping your child off at school, please keep to the 8am drop off time.

BIKE and WALKER Safety
Please discuss safe options for your child to walk and ride their bike to school. Remind your child to cross at crosswalks, instead of in between cars, and when possible to take the time to cross with a student or adult from Safety Patrol.

Turn in Box Tops to school!
Except for Box Tops that have expired, Lincoln receives 10 cents per Box Top. The next submission date is October. If you have any Box Tops between now and then, please send them to school. Thank you!

Service Project for Lincoln Students - Ronald McDonald House
Little things can make a difference! Several Lincoln students met over the summer and planned a pop tab collection fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House at Loyola in Maywood.  Each Lincoln classroom has a pop tab collection container decorated by a student.  Throughout the school year, the students will be collecting and weighing the pop tabs to see if they can reach their goal of 20 pounds by Winter Break and 40 pounds by the end of the school year.  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/

Annual Parent Workshop
Good Fences for Good Parenting: Setting and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries with our Kids. Just like the old saying “good fences make good neighbors,” good fences also make for good parenting. In this workshop, parents will learn about the balance between “helicopter” and “free-range” parenting, and that discipline is about teaching our kids how to live their lives in healthy, safe, and productive ways. The workshop will discuss ways to help parents create limits that support children’s natural need for exploration and our natural need to protect them. From using technology and social media to maintaining emotional regulation, this workshop will be packed full of useful guidance for parenting today. 

This free event will be at Sandburg Middle School - Auditorium (345 E. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126) on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 12:30-2:30pm (Q & A 1:45-2:30pm). Reservations are not needed and light refreshments will be offered.

UPCOMING DATES
Sept 24: Community Building Tour, 6pm and Facilities Mtg. 7pm
Sept 26: Late Arrival, and Registration for Junior Great Books (JGB) begins via sign up genius
Sept 28: Picture Day
Oct 1-30: Foundation Holiday Tree Sale
Oct 5: Institute Day
Oct 8: Columbus Day
Oct 16: October PTA meeting 7PM
Oct 19: Halloween Carnival 6-9PM
Oct 24: Late Arrival, JGB kickoff 8:45AM – Date change!
Oct 30: Annual Parent Workshop, Sandburg Middle School 12:30-2:30pm
Sat. Nov. 3: Harlem Wizards vs D205 ALL STARS – York High School at 5pm
Feb 9: Foundation Gala

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

Have a Super Weekend!
Mrs B, Principal

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9/14/18

Friday, September 14, 2018

Dear SUPER Lincoln Families,
Next week begins Acceleration! Each grade level has a 30-minute block scheduled for literacy when we use an “all hands on deck” approach. Reading specialists and resource teachers push into classrooms to work with classroom teachers on differentiating for students’ individual needs. Students are organized into flexible skill groups that can change throughout the year based on their needs. We look forward to growing our students’ reading abilities as well as their love for reading.

Spring Road Day
Looking for some family fun this weekend? This Saturday, September 15 from 11am-2pm the Spring Road Business Association will sponsor its annual Spring Road Day. From its website: “Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Moonjump, Temporary Tattoos, Concessions, Elmhurst Fire Department, Elmhurst Police Department & musical entertainment. All activities will be at the Wild Meadows Trace Park (Intersection of Prairie Path and Spring Road at the Gazebo) 483 Spring Road, Elmhurst.”

PM Kindergarten Arrival
Starting next Monday, Mrs. Hoey and Mrs. Strong will bring the PM kindergarten students into the building as students arrive to school. While waiting for the teachers, and to help calm the students and get them ready for their afternoon of learning, Mrs. Hoey and Mrs. Strong will work with the students on literacy and math activities.

Rainy and Other Inclement Weather Days
Supervision begins at 8am. Before that time students do not have access to the inside of the building. For your child’s safety and comfort, when dropping your child off at school, please keep to the 8am drop off time.

BIKE and WALKER Safety
Please discuss safe options for your child to walk and ride their bike to school. Remind your child to cross at crosswalks, instead of in between cars, and when possible to take the time to cross with a student or adult from Safety Patrol.

Turn in Box Tops to school!
Except for Box Tops that have expired, Lincoln receives 10 cents per Box Top. The next submission date is October. If you have any Box Tops between now and then, please send them to school. Thank you!

Service Project for Lincoln Students - Ronald McDonald House
Little things can make a difference! Several Lincoln students met over the summer and planned a pop tab collection fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House at Loyola in Maywood.  Each Lincoln classroom has a pop tab collection container decorated by a student.  Throughout the school year, the students will be collecting and weighing the pop tabs to see if they can reach their goal of 20 pounds by Winter Break and 40 pounds by the end of the school year.  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/

Annual Parent Workshop
Good Fences for Good Parenting: Setting and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries with our Kids. Just like the old saying “good fences make good neighbors,” good fences also make for good parenting. In this workshop, parents will learn about the balance between “helicopter” and “free-range” parenting, and that discipline is about teaching our kids how to live their lives in healthy, safe, and productive ways. The workshop will discuss ways to help parents create limits that support children’s natural need for exploration and our natural need to protect them. From using technology and social media to maintaining emotional regulation, this workshop will be packed full of useful guidance for parenting today. 

This free event will be at Sandburg Middle School - Auditorium (345 E. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126) on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 12:30-2:30pm (Q & A 1:45-2:30pm). Reservations are not needed and light refreshments will be offered.

UPCOMING DATES
Sept 15: Spring Road Day, 11am-2pm
Sept 18:  September PTA meeting 8:30AM, Dr. Moyer will visit
Sept 24:  Community Building Tour, 6pm and Facilities Mtg. 7pm
Sept 26:  Late Arrival, and Registration for Junior Great Books (JGB) begins via sign up genius
Sept 28:  Picture Day
Oct 1-30:  Foundation Holiday Tree Sale
Oct 5:  Institute Day
Oct 16:  October PTA meeting 7PM
Oct 19:  Halloween Carnival 6-9PM
Oct 24:  Late Arrival, JGB kickoff 8:45AM – Date change!
Oct 30:  Annual Parent Workshop, Sandburg Middle School 12:30-2:30pm
Sat. Nov. 3:  Harlem Wizards vs D205 ALL STARS – York High School at 5pm
Feb 9:  Foundation Gala

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

Have a SUPER weekend!

Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal

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9/10/18

Sept. 6, 2018

Dear SUPER Lincoln Families,
While it was a short week, the students and staff have accomplished a great deal this week. Teachers completed the Fountas and Pinnell literacy assessments. This valuable assessment tool helps teachers learn about each student’s individual reading behaviors, including each student’s ability to read fluently, to combine words to make meaning, and to make connections and grow knowledge. Throughout this week and next week, in their grade level meetings, known as Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), teachers are working together to analyze the data and to create Acceleration groups where students will work on targeted skills to improve their comprehension. Parents often ask me, “What can I do at home to help my child improve their reading?” My answer is: show them how you enjoy reading; read a good book together, just for the sheer pleasure; and structure time for daily reading. If you ever need ideas for good books, just let me know!

Thank You SUPER Lincoln Families!
Thank you, Lincoln families! Together through the glow-lunch last year, we raised over $900 to buy backpacks for students in need (which bought over 40 backpacks!). The school supply drive was also a big success. All items have been donated in time for students in Chicago who are starting school this month!

Rainy and Other Inclement Weather Days
Supervision begins at 8am. Before that time students do not have access to the inside of the building. For your child’s safety and comfort, when dropping your child off at school, please keep to the 8am drop off time.

BIKE and WALKER Safety
Please discuss safe options for your child to walk and ride their bike to school. Remind your child to cross at crosswalks, instead of in between cars, and when possible to take the time to cross with a student or adult from Safety Patrol.

Turn in Box Tops to school!
Except for Box Tops that have expired, Lincoln receives 10 cents per Box Top. The next submission date is October. If you have any Box Tops between now and then, please send them to school. Thank you!

Service Project for Lincoln Students - Ronald McDonald House
Little things can make a difference! Several Lincoln students met over the summer and planned a pop tab collection fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House at Loyola in Maywood.  Each Lincoln classroom has a pop tab collection container decorated by a student.  Throughout the school year, the students will be collecting and weighing the pop tabs to see if they can reach their goal of 20 pounds by Winter Break and 40 pounds by the end of the school year.  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/

Annual Parent Workshop
Good Fences for Good Parenting: Setting and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries with our Kids. Just like the old saying “good fences make good neighbors,” good fences also make for good parenting. In this workshop, parents will learn about the balance between “helicopter” and “free-range” parenting, and that discipline is about teaching our kids how to live their lives in healthy, safe, and productive ways. The workshop will discuss ways to help parents create limits that support children’s natural need for exploration and our natural need to protect them. From using technology and social media to maintaining emotional regulation, this workshop will be packed full of useful guidance for parenting today. 

This free event will be at Sandburg Middle School - Auditorium (345 E. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126) on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 12:30-2:30pm (Q & A 1:45-2:30pm). Reservations are not needed and light refreshments will be offered.

UPCOMING DATES
Sept 12: Student Late Arrival
Sept 13: Scouting Night, Lincoln Fairfield Front Foyer at 6pm
Sept 17: State of the Schools Address, 7 pm at York
Sept 18: September PTA meeting 8:30AM, Dr. Moyer will visit
Sept 24: Community Building Tour, 6pm and Community Financial Night, 7pm
Sept 26: Student Late Arrival, and Registration for Junior Great Books (JGB) begins via sign up genius
Sept 28: Picture Day
Oct 1-30: Foundation Holiday Tree Sale
Oct 5: Institute Day
Oct 16: October PTA meeting 7PM
Oct 19: Halloween Carnival 6-9PM
Oct 24: Student Late Arrival, JGB kickoff 8:45AM – Date change!
Oct 30: Annual Parent Workshop, Sandburg Middle School 12:30-2:30pm
Sat. Nov. 3: Harlem Wizards vs D205 ALL STARS – York High School at 5pm
Feb 9: Foundation Gala

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