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Attendance

24-Hour Attendance Line
630-617-2366

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

Barnabee, Jennifer
Principal
Podraza, Christina
Assistant Principal
Charatin, Patricia
Lead Secretary
Purtell, Maggie
Registered Nurse
Traxler, Kathleen
Assistant Secretary

Robbie Ostling, CSN
School Nurse

Staff

Mark Your Calendars

Check the calendar for important dates.

August 18 PTA Pep Rally 6-8 PM
August 22 PTA Mtg MPR 7-9 PM
August 29 Curriculum Night Kindergarten 5-6 PM
August 29 Curriculum Night REACH 5:30-6 PM
August 29 Curriculum Night Grades 1-5 6-7:30 PM
August 30 Student Late Arrival Day

Lincoln News

8/14/17

Ins/Outs of Lincoln: There is no doubt Lincoln is a big and busy school. To help things run smoothly we have several procedures in place. Everyone’s participation will help in providing a safe and orderly environment for all our students. We appreciate you caring, watchful attention, as well as your patience, as we help all students and families adjust to these routines. If at any point you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s classroom teacher or one of us in the office. We are here to help1

 

  • Arrival/Dismissal Routines- Students are encouraged to walk to school whenever possible. That being said, we realize parents need to drive their children for a variety of reasons. Please follow all posted signs around Lincoln. This includes time restricted access to streets adjacent to Lincoln, as well as any One-Way directions for the flow of traffic. Student Safety Patrols and Parent Patrol work together to help students safely cross intersections adjacent to Lincoln though driver alertness and caution is vital. Students are also invited to ride bikes to school. All bikes must be secured to the available bike racks located on the east side of the blacktop. Students are required to walk bikes while on school grounds. Please note that it is imperative that all drivers remain in their cars during arrival/dismissal. The car lane is a moving line of traffic and parked cars create hazards. A map of the process can be found on the school website.
  • Kindergarten Routines- Kindergarten students are dropped off and picked up on Hillside at the sidewalk in front of the glass doors. You may walk, bike, or drive your child to and from school. If you choose to drive, please use the moving car line on Hillside. To keep the line flowing smoothly, we ask that you do not park your vehicle in the car line at any time. During arrival, kindergarten teachers will be standing on the sidewalk to meet your child. Students will line up in front of their teacher and wait for the bell to ring to enter the building. During dismissal, students will be waiting in the same place on Hillside with the kindergarten teachers. Students will identify their car and/or guardian and the teachers will release them when they have visual confirmation. Please let your child's teacher know who will be picking them up on a regular basis. If there is a change in who is picking up your child, please notify their teacher or the office prior to dismissal. Please see the attached map for guidance.
  • Lunch Routines-Students, grades 1-5, may elect to stay at school, or go home for lunch. Any student who is not staying at school for lunch must have a parent note stating the date that the child is allowed to go home for lunch. Students who opt to go home for lunch are not to return to school until the end of the 60 minute lunch block. For safety reasons, any child without a note will not be allowed to leave campus. Please note there is no Student Safety Patrol during the lunch hour. Students who go home for lunch may exit the Hillside or Fairfield doors, though they must re-enter through the Fairfield entrance only.
  • Lunch Schedule- All students have 25 minutes to eat in the lunchroom as well as 25 minutes on the playground. Ten minutes before the end of each 60-minute lunch period students return to their classrooms where they have time to mentally adjust for the rest of their school day. Students read quietly or when the weather is cold and blustery, they have time to change out of their winter gear.
    • 11-12 noon 1st/4th grades
    • 11:30-12:30pm 5th grade
    • 12-1:00pm 2nd/3rd grade
       
  • Student Late Arrival Days-Once a month, a Student Late Arrival Day is scheduled to allow staff to participate in important professional development. This year, professional development will focus on 3 areas: Student Engagement, Balanced Assessment, and Culture. On these days, students are to report to school at 9:30am when supervision begins (12:45pm for Afternoon Kindergarten). Should your family be unable to provide supervision from 9:10-9:30am, please contact the school office so that arrangements can be made. There are no changes to the lunch schedule on Student Late Arrival days. The schedule for Student Late Arrival Days is as follows:
    • 9:30am Arrival Supervision begins
    • 9:37am Students enter building
    • 9:43am Tardy bell (students should enter through Fairfield after this time)
    • 9:45am Instructional day begins
    • 11:55am Morning Kindergarten dismissed
    • 12:45pm Supervision begins for Afternoon Kindergarten Arrival
    • 12:55pm Afternoon Kindergarten Instructional day begins
    • 3:00pm All students dismissed
       
  • Student Absences- Please report all student absences to the school. For your convenience there is a 24 hour number you may call to leave a message if your child will be absent for any reason. Please call 630-617-2366 to notify the school of the absence. As a District we feel strongly that regular attendance is vital to your child’s academic progress. Therefore, vacations and other planned absences are strongly discouraged. Please email Jen Barnabee (principal), Maggie Purtell (school nurse), and the classroom teacher with notice of a planned absence at least 2 weeks in advance of the absence in order for the absence to be recorded as excused.
     
  • Medications- Please contact Nurse Maggie Purtell with any questions about your child and medication he/she may need during the school day. To ensure student safety, all medication must go through the nurse’s office.
     
  • PAWS- At Lincoln Elementary we believe it is important to share our expectations for behavior in a clear way to both students and parents. Therefore, we utilize PAWS as our Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS) acronym. PAWS are our school-wide expectations for students and staff, as well as anyone who volunteers and visits our school. Our PAWS
    Committee (comprised of staff members and parent representatives) structures lessons for students, and adults throughout the school offer PAWS tickets to students who are demonstrating PAWS behavior. We realize that as adults we lead by our example and practice PAWS ourselves.

 

  • P = Practice Kindness
  • A = Act Responsibly
  • W = Welcome Challenges
  • S = Show Respect

 

  • Volunteers and Visitors to Lincoln- All visitors to Lincoln enter through the main doors on Fairfield. Once buzzed into the building, visitors need to provide a state issued ID to the secretaries. Once cleared for building access, all visitors will receive a badge which must be worn during the visit, and then returned to the office upon the visitor’s exit of the building. This process helps provide a more secure environment for our students. Please plan time accordingly when attending a class program where many parents will be in attendance. On occasion, when extremely large crowds are expected, we will utilize an alternative process whereby visitors are to enter through Hillside and sign-in upon entrance to the building. Visitors in these cases, will be limited to the gym for a specific program (i.e. grade level sing). Parents will be notified when changes to the normal visitor routine are in effect.
     
  • Emergencies- While rare, we do have procedures in place for emergencies which may require the school to go on lockdown. During a lockdown, no one may enter or exit the building. Additionally, movement within the building may be restricted. While social media tends to spread the word quickly when these instances occur, please know that official school/district communication will be sent to parents as quickly as possible. Our primary focus during an emergency is student safety and communication may be delayed longer than any of us might prefer. We ask that parents do not come to the school or call the office during a lockdown as we need all staff/resources available to focus on student safety.
  • Snacks at School- Students in grades 1-5 may bring a healthy snack to school. Fresh fruits and vegetables are strongly encouraged. Due to various student and staff allergies, some of which can be life-threatening, no nut products may be brought into classrooms. Please read labels carefully. Additional restrictions may be in place in particular classrooms based on allergies in that room. Sending fresh fruits or vegetables is the safest snack, generally speaking.
  • Communication with the Principal/Assistant Principal- Throughout the school year, newsletters will be emailed with important information including upcoming dates, highlights of student learning, and other relevant information. In addition, be sure to bookmark our website www.elmhurst205.org/lincoln so that you can have quick access to everything Lincoln. To also highlight the wonderful events taking place regularly at Lincoln we are connected on Social Media through Facebook, Twitter (@LincolnD205), and Instagram. Please know, too, that our doors are always open and we welcome parents to meet with us to discuss any concerns or ideas that come along. Additionally, we will host several informal gatherings (i.e. Coffees Clutches, Popcorn with the Principal and Assistant Principal, etc.). Look for at least one of these to occur each trimester. During these get-togethers, parents are invited to drop in and ask questions, learn about different programs, and meet other Lincoln parents. We welcome open and on-going communication!
  • Communication with Teachers- Generally speaking teachers should be the first point of contact regarding concerns and/or questions about academic progress, behavior, and social-emotional growth. All teacher contact information is available on our school webpage. Please plan to join us for our Curriculum Night on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 5:30-7pm to meet all staff and to learn more about your child’s classroom experience (details below).
  • Parent Handbook- Please review the Elementary Parent Handbook, available on the Lincoln homepage to become familiar with important District-wide procedures and practices.

Important Upcoming Dates-

Friday, August 11: Teacher assignments emailed to families- All families will receive an email notification of class assignment. To ensure that your child receives a class assignment, please make sure you have proven residency with the District.

Tuesday, August 15: 3:30-4:30pm- All School Meet the Teacher- All students, grades K-5, are invited to come to school with a parent to visit their classroom, meet their teacher, and drop off school supplies. 

Wednesday, August 16: 8am-3pm- First day of school-- Parents are welcome to bring their child to school and help find their class on the blacktop. Look for teachers' signs indicating the correct line-up area. Students may begin arriving at 8am. After the first day of school, parents are asked to stay behind the fence allowing staff to properly supervise students lining up and facilitating a faster start to our instructional day.

 

  • From 8:30-10am, Mrs. B., Dr. Podraza, and representatives of the PTA invite parents to usher in the new school year. This is an excellent time for new parents to meet other new parents and to learn about the resources and opportunities offered by our PTA. We will meet you outside and take you into the Gym.
  • Afternoon Kindergarten parents are also invited to meet with us from 1:15-2pm to celebrate the start of the new school year. We will meet you outside and take you into the Gym.

Friday, August 18- 6-8pm Lincoln Back to School Pep Rally- Join Lincoln families and staff on the blacktop for music and festivities celebrating the start of a new school year.

Tuesday, August 29- Curriculum Night Grades K-5- This is a parent only event. For parents of children in multiple grades, we will host two sessions to accommodate the opportunity to have time with each teacher. Each session will cover the same information.

  • 5:30-5:55pm: REACH
  • 6-6:25pm: Session 1
  • 6:30-6:50: Gym
  • 7-7:25pm: Session 2

Wednesday, August 30- Student Late Arrival- Please review information above regarding arrival times.

Welcome to Lincoln!

 

 

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8/11/17

Ins/Outs of Lincoln: There is no doubt Lincoln is a big and busy school. To help things run smoothly we have several procedures in place. Everyone’s participation will help in providing a safe and orderly environment for all our students. We appreciate you caring, watchful attention, as well as your patience, as we help all students and families adjust to these routines. If at any point you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s classroom teacher or one of us in the office. We are here to help1

  • Arrival/Dismissal Routines- Students are encouraged to walk to school whenever possible. That being said, we realize parents need to drive their children for a variety of reasons. Please follow all posted signs around Lincoln. This includes time restricted access to streets adjacent to Lincoln, as well as any One-Way directions for the flow of traffic. Student Safety Patrols and Parent Patrol work together to help students safely cross intersections adjacent to Lincoln though driver alertness and caution is vital. Students are also invited to ride bikes to school. All bikes must be secured to the available bike racks located on the east side of the blacktop. Students are required to walk bikes while on school grounds. Please note that it is imperative that all drivers remain in their cars during arrival/dismissal. The car lane is a moving line of traffic and parked cars create hazards. A map of the process can be found on the school website.
     
  • Kindergarten Routines- Kindergarten students are dropped off and picked up on Hillside at the sidewalk in front of the glass doors. You may walk, bike, or drive your child to and from school. If you choose to drive, please use the moving car line on Hillside. To keep the line flowing smoothly, we ask that you do not park your vehicle in the car line at any time. During arrival, kindergarten teachers will be standing on the sidewalk to meet your child. Students will line up in front of their teacher and wait for the bell to ring to enter the building. During dismissal, students will be waiting in the same place on Hillside with the kindergarten teachers. Students will identify their car and/or guardian and the teachers will release them when they have visual confirmation. Please let your child's teacher know who will be picking them up on a regular basis. If there is a change in who is picking up your child, please notify their teacher or the office prior to dismissal. Please see the attached map for guidance.
     
  • Lunch Routines-Students, grades 1-5, may elect to stay at school, or go home for lunch. Any student who is not staying at school for lunch must have a parent note stating the date that the child is allowed to go home for lunch. Students who opt to go home for lunch are not to return to school until the end of the 60 minute lunch block. For safety reasons, any child without a note will not be allowed to leave campus. Please note there is no Student Safety Patrol during the lunch hour. Students who go home for lunch may exit the Hillside or Fairfield doors, though they must re-enter through the Fairfield entrance only.
  • Lunch Schedule- All students have 25 minutes to eat in the lunchroom as well as 25 minutes on the playground. Ten minutes before the end of each 60-minute lunch period students return to their classrooms where they have time to mentally adjust for the rest of their school day. Students read quietly or when the weather is cold and blustery, they have time to change out of their winter gear.
    • 11-12 noon 1st/4th grades
    • 11:30-12:30pm 5th grade
    • 12-1:00pm 2nd/3rd grade
       
  • Student Late Arrival Days-Once a month, a Student Late Arrival Day is scheduled to allow staff to participate in important professional development. This year, professional development will focus on 3 areas: Student Engagement, Balanced Assessment, and Culture. On these days, students are to report to school at 9:30am when supervision begins (12:45pm for Afternoon Kindergarten). Should your family be unable to provide supervision from 9:10-9:30am, please contact the school office so that arrangements can be made. There are no changes to the lunch schedule on Student Late Arrival days. The schedule for Student Late Arrival Days is as follows:
    • 9:30am Arrival Supervision begins
    • 9:37am Students enter building
    • 9:43am Tardy bell (students should enter through Fairfield after this time)
    • 9:45am Instructional day begins
    • 11:55am Morning Kindergarten dismissed
    • 12:45pm Supervision begins for Afternoon Kindergarten Arrival
    • 12:55pm Afternoon Kindergarten Instructional day begins
    • 3:00pm All students dismissed
       
  • Student Absences- Please report all student absences to the school. For your convenience there is a 24 hour number you may call to leave a message if your child will be absent for any reason. Please call 630-617-2366 to notify the school of the absence. As a District we feel strongly that regular attendance is vital to your child’s academic progress. Therefore, vacations and other planned absences are strongly discouraged. Please email Jen Barnabee (principal), Maggie Purtell (school nurse), and the classroom teacher with notice of a planned absence at least 2 weeks in advance of the absence in order for the absence to be recorded as excused.
     
  • Medications- Please contact Nurse Maggie Purtell with any questions about your child and medication he/she may need during the school day. To ensure student safety, all medication must go through the nurse’s office.
     
  • PAWS- At Lincoln Elementary we believe it is important to share our expectations for behavior in a clear way to both students and parents. Therefore, we utilize PAWS as our Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS) acronym. PAWS are our school-wide expectations for students and staff, as well as anyone who volunteers and visits our school. Our PAWS
  • Committee (comprised of staff members and parent representatives) structures lessons for students, and adults throughout the school offer PAWS tickets to students who are demonstrating PAWS behavior. We realize that as adults we lead by our example and practice PAWS ourselves.
     
  • P = Practice Kindness
  • A = Act Responsibly
  • W = Welcome Challenges
  • S = Show Respect
     
  • Volunteers and Visitors to Lincoln- All visitors to Lincoln enter through the main doors on Fairfield. Once buzzed into the building, visitors need to provide a state issued ID to the secretaries. Once cleared for building access, all visitors will receive a badge which must be worn during the visit, and then returned to the office upon the visitor’s exit of the building. This process helps provide a more secure environment for our students. Please plan time accordingly when attending a class program where many parents will be in attendance. On occasion, when extremely large crowds are expected, we will utilize an alternative process whereby visitors are to enter through Hillside and sign-in upon entrance to the building. Visitors in these cases, will be limited to the gym for a specific program (i.e. grade level sing). Parents will be notified when changes to the normal visitor routine are in effect.
     
  • Emergencies- While rare, we do have procedures in place for emergencies which may require the school to go on lockdown. During a lockdown, no one may enter or exit the building. Additionally, movement within the building may be restricted. While social media tends to spread the word quickly when these instances occur, please know that official school/district communication will be sent to parents as quickly as possible. Our primary focus during an emergency is student safety and communication may be delayed longer than any of us might prefer. We ask that parents do not come to the school or call the office during a lockdown as we need all staff/resources available to focus on student safety.
     
  • Snacks at School- Students in grades 1-5 may bring a healthy snack to school. Fresh fruits and vegetables are strongly encouraged. Due to various student and staff allergies, some of which can be life-threatening, no nut products may be brought into classrooms. Please read labels carefully. Additional restrictions may be in place in particular classrooms based on allergies in that room. Sending fresh fruits or vegetables is the safest snack, generally speaking.
     
  • Communication with the Principal/Assistant Principal- Throughout the school year, newsletters will be emailed with important information including upcoming dates, highlights of student learning, and other relevant information. In addition, be sure to bookmark our website www.elmhurst205.org/lincoln so that you can have quick access to everything Lincoln. To also highlight the wonderful events taking place regularly at Lincoln we are connected on Social Media through Facebook, Twitter (@LincolnD205), and Instagram. Please know, too, that our doors are always open and we welcome parents to meet with us to discuss any concerns or ideas that come along. Additionally, we will host several informal gatherings (i.e. Coffees Clutches, Popcorn with the Principal and Assistant Principal, etc.). Look for at least one of these to occur each trimester. During these get-togethers, parents are invited to drop in and ask questions, learn about different programs, and meet other Lincoln parents. We welcome open and on-going communication!
     
  • Communication with Teachers- Generally speaking teachers should be the first point of contact regarding concerns and/or questions about academic progress, behavior, and social-emotional growth. All teacher contact information is available on our school webpage. Please plan to join us for our Curriculum Night on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 5:30-7pm to meet all staff and to learn more about your child’s classroom experience (details below).
     
  • Parent Handbook- Please review the Elementary Parent Handbook, available on the Lincoln homepage to become familiar with important District-wide procedures and practices.

Important Upcoming Dates-

Friday, August 11: Teacher assignments emailed to families- All families will receive an email notification of class assignment. To ensure that your child receives a class assignment, please make sure you have proven residency with the District.
 

Tuesday, August 15: 3:30-4:30pm- All School Meet the Teacher- All students, grades K-5, are invited to come to school with a parent to visit their classroom, meet their teacher, and drop off school supplies. 
 

Wednesday, August 16: 8am-3pm- First day of school-- Parents are welcome to bring their child to school and help find their class on the blacktop. Look for teachers' signs indicating the correct line-up area. Students may begin arriving at 8am. After the first day of school, parents are asked to stay behind the fence allowing staff to properly supervise students lining up and facilitating a faster start to our instructional day.

  • From 8:30-10am, Mrs. B., Dr. Podraza, and representatives of the PTA invite parents to usher in the new school year. This is an excellent time for new parents to meet other new parents and to learn about the resources and opportunities offered by our PTA. We will meet you outside and take you into the Gym.
  • Afternoon Kindergarten parents are also invited to meet with us from 1:15-2pm to celebrate the start of the new school year. We will meet you outside and take you into the Gym.

Friday, August 18- 6-8pm Lincoln Back to School Pep Rally- Join Lincoln families and staff on the blacktop for music and festivities celebrating the start of a new school year.

Tuesday, August 29- Curriculum Night Grades K-5- This is a parent only event. For parents of children in multiple grades, we will host two sessions to accommodate the opportunity to have time with each teacher. Each session will cover the same information.

  • 5:30-5:55pm: REACH
  • 6-6:25pm: Session 1
  • 6:30-6:50: Gym
  • 7-7:25pm: Session 2

Wednesday, August 30- Student Late Arrival- Please review information above regarding arrival times.

Welcome to Lincoln!

Jennifer Barnabee
Principal

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8/1/17

The Elmhurst Commission on Youth, along with Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, part of Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare, will sponsor a presentation outlining when student anxiety becomes a problem. Hear about the effects of anxiety on learning, sources of anxiety in schools, and school refusal. Treatment requires a collaborative approach that includes the student, school staff, parents and mental health professionals. Dr. Laura Koehler, PsyD. Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Linden Oaks, leads the discussion on August 29, beginning at 7:30 PM (note change of time) at Bryan Middle School.

 

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2/23/17

Please see the attached for Lincoln's traffic map.

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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.