Regular School Hours:
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM
Student Late Arrival
9:45 AM to 11:55 AM
12:55 PM to 3:00 PM
Grades 1 - 5
9:45 AM to 3:00 PM
Robbie Ostling, CSN
Mark Your Calendars
Check the calendar for important dates.
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.
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- 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.
As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have.
For our students,
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.
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 www.elmhurst205.org/events_calendar.
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
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To provide an education that enables all students to become life-long learners who respect the diversity of others.