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Attendance

24-Hour Attendance Line
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.

November 12 5th Grade Intramurals 3-4:15 PM (GYM)
November 13 PTA Mtg 8:30 AM (MPR)
  Book Fair set up 6-9 PM (GYM)
November 14 Book Fair 8:00 AM-8:00 PM (GYM)
  Art Club 3-4 PM
  Drama Club 5th 11-11:30 AM (ROOM 207)
  Sunny Mind Yoga 11:25-11:55 AM
  5th Grade Intramurals 3-4:15 PM (GYM)
November 15 Book Fair 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
November 19 Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
November 20 Parent/Teacher Conferences 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
November 21 No School
November 22 Thanksgiving Day - No School
November 23 No School
November 26 Chess Club 6:15-7:45 PM (MPR)
November 28 Student Late Arrival Day
  Junior Great Books
  Art Club 3-4 PM
  Drama Club 5th Grade 11:00-11:30 AM (ROOM 207)
  Sunny Mind Yoga 11:25-11:55 AM
  5th Grade Intramurals 3-4:15 PM (GYM)
February 9 Foundation Gala

Lincoln News

11/12/18

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Dear SUPER Lincoln Families,

SUPER Thank You for all the SUPER help leading up to the Referendum!! The students have started asking me lots of questions and are obviously SUPER excited. It will be an honor to work through the upcoming process together will all of you – our SUPER Lincoln Community!!

SBRs – Standards Based Report Cards
As you anticipate your child’s first standards based report card, remember that student growth will be reported on a 4-point scale.  A “3” is the expected target and means that a student is demonstrating that standard with consistency and independence.  Some of the reporting standards are “year-long” and instruction related to that standard will continue throughout the entire school year.  For those year-long standards, it is perfectly appropriate for a student not to demonstrate proficiency (a “3”) in the first Trimester.

Study Skills Club
Ms. Jessen is leading Year 2 of the Lincoln Study Skills Club, funded by the D205 Foundation. The Club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting today, November 8 from 3:05-4pm. Students may attend one or both days and will meet in Ms. Jessen’s room. The time will be spent practicing foundational skills such as multiplication facts, math word problems, reading comprehension, and executive functioning. If you have any further questions or feel your child would benefit from the Club, please reach out to Ms. Bridget Jessen at bjessen@elmhurst205.org, or call and leave a message at 630-834-4548 ext. 6857.

Parent Teacher Conferences
All families need to create a PowerSchool login. If you encounter any problems creating your login, please contact the school office. Conference sign up started on November 5 and continues through November 9. 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.

PTA Annual Fun Lunch is on the way!
On Monday, November 19 the PTA will provide lunch to students. This year the order will come from the D205 Café and the menu will include cheeseburgers, apple slices, cookies, milk, water, and juice. While the menu is peanut free, unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate all allergies. For parents uncomfortable with the Fun Lunch, please send a lunch to school with your child.

Informational Meeting for Current 5th, 6th, 7th Grade
As we begin to plan for next year, there will be a parent meeting for current 5th, 6th and 7th graders on Tuesday, November 27th at Bryan Middle School.   The purpose of the meeting is to provide clarity on courses offered at the middle school level next year and to explain the course selection process and timeline.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, the presentation will be available on our website.

            5:30-6:30 p.m. for parents of current 6th and 7th graders

            7:00-8:00 p.m. for parents of current 5th graders

2019 Poster, Poetry and Prose Contest
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is pleased to announce the 2019 Poster, Poetry and Prose Contest. This year’s contest theme is: Green Transportation – Keeping the Air Clean for a Healthy Future! This contest is open to all 5th and 6th grade Illinois students. Kindly forward this information to interested educators. Entries are due February 1, 2019. Please see the attached documents or visit the following web site for more information: https://www2.illinois.gov/epa/topics/education/contest/pages/default.aspx.

5v5 Indoor Soccer Tournament Fundraiser
Luke van Heukelum would like you to join him in raising money for Xbox game systems to be enjoyed by children in the Oncology department of Children’s hospital in Chicago. The goal is to raise enough money for 5 portable Xbox kits that will be donated during Christmas 2018. On Wednesday November 21st Luke is hosting a 5v5 indoor soccer tournament. The tournament will be held at the Team Elmhurst Indoor Facility @ 699 Walnut Street, Elmhurst. There will be 3 brackets of 4 teams each:

….. Bracket A: 5th and 6th grade (games will be played between 2 and 4 pm)

….. Bracket B: 7th and 8th grade (games will be played between 4 and 6 pm)

….. Bracket C: 9th and 10th grade (games will be played between 6 and 8 pm)

The donation for this event is $100 per team and 100% of all donations will be used to purchase Xbox kits for the Oncology department of Children’s hospital in Chicago. Please sign up soon as limited spaces are available. Teams can be girls, boys or co-ed. Email Luke at: lukevanheukelum@gmail.com or visit https://www.gofundme.com/team-44.

U.C.C.A. Holiday Food Drive Until Nov. 16
All Lincoln students and families are invited to help fill holiday food boxes by bringing donations to school between October 22nd – November 16th, 2018. There also will be collection bins at the Elmhurst Public Library, the YMCA, and park district locations until November 25th.  The donations will then be picked up and moved to the Elmhurst Public Works Garage where it will be sorted and boxed for distribution in December.

2018-19 Illinois Parent Survey
Link to survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/

The survey closes Jan. 18, 2019. The scores we receive from the 5Essentials Survey help determine our Great Schools Rating. Please provide us with your feedback – We aim for success!

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.

Lincoln's makerspace needs your help!
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!

MARKERS, CRAYONS, AND SMALL ELECTRONICS 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.  

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/

UPCOMING DATES
Fri. Nov. 9: PTA Math Magician Assembly at 12:30pm in Gym
Tues. Nov. 13: PTA Mtg at 8:30am in MPR
Tues. Nov. 13: Book Fair Set Up at 5pm
Wed. Nov. 14: Book Fair
Thurs. Nov. 15: Book Fair

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. – NO SCHOOL

Wed. Nov. 21-Fri. Nov. 23: Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL

Wed. Nov. 28: Late Arrival
Wed. Dec. 12: Late Arrival
Wed. Dec. 12: Winter Band Concert
Thurs. Dec. 13: Winter Orchestra Concert
Thurs. Dec. 20: Winter Orchestra Concert at Bryan Middle School

Fri. Dec. 21: Last day before Winter Break
Sat. Dec. 22 thru Sun. Jan. 6: Winter Break – NO SCHOOL
Mon. Jan. 7: Back to School

Wed. Jan. 16: Late Arrival
Thurs. Jan. 17: PTA BMX Rider Assembly in Gym at 8:30am
Mon. Jan. 21: MLK, Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL
Tues. Jan. 22: PTA Mtg at 7pm in MPR
Thurs. Jan. 24: STEAMFest K-2 at 6pm
Thurs. Feb. 7: STEAMFest Gr. 3-5 at 6pm
Feb 9: Foundation Gala

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

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11/12/18

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Dear SUPER Lincoln Families,

SUPER Thank You for all the SUPER help leading up to the Referendum!! The students have started asking me lots of questions and are obviously SUPER excited. It will be an honor to work through the upcoming process together will all of you – our SUPER Lincoln Community!!

SBRs – Standards Based Report Cards
As you anticipate your child’s first standards based report card, remember that student growth will be reported on a 4-point scale.  A “3” is the expected target and means that a student is demonstrating that standard with consistency and independence.  Some of the reporting standards are “year-long” and instruction related to that standard will continue throughout the entire school year.  For those year-long standards, it is perfectly appropriate for a student not to demonstrate proficiency (a “3”) in the first Trimester.

Study Skills Club
Ms. Jessen is leading Year 2 of the Lincoln Study Skills Club, funded by the D205 Foundation. The Club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting today, November 8 from 3:05-4pm. Students may attend one or both days and will meet in Ms. Jessen’s room. The time will be spent practicing foundational skills such as multiplication facts, math word problems, reading comprehension, and executive functioning. If you have any further questions or feel your child would benefit from the Club, please reach out to Ms. Bridget Jessen at bjessen@elmhurst205.org, or call and leave a message at 630-834-4548 ext. 6857.

Parent Teacher Conferences
All families need to create a PowerSchool login. If you encounter any problems creating your login, please contact the school office. Conference sign up started on November 5 and continues through November 9. 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.

PTA Annual Fun Lunch is on the way!
On Monday, November 19 the PTA will provide lunch to students. This year the order will come from the D205 Café and the menu will include cheeseburgers, apple slices, cookies, milk, water, and juice. While the menu is peanut free, unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate all allergies. For parents uncomfortable with the Fun Lunch, please send a lunch to school with your child.

Informational Meeting for Current 5th, 6th, 7th Grade
As we begin to plan for next year, there will be a parent meeting for current 5th, 6th and 7th graders on Tuesday, November 27th at Bryan Middle School.   The purpose of the meeting is to provide clarity on courses offered at the middle school level next year and to explain the course selection process and timeline.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, the presentation will be available on our website.

            5:30-6:30 p.m. for parents of current 6th and 7th graders

            7:00-8:00 p.m. for parents of current 5th graders

2019 Poster, Poetry and Prose Contest
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is pleased to announce the 2019 Poster, Poetry and Prose Contest. This year’s contest theme is: Green Transportation – Keeping the Air Clean for a Healthy Future! This contest is open to all 5th and 6th grade Illinois students. Kindly forward this information to interested educators. Entries are due February 1, 2019. Please see the attached documents or visit the following web site for more information: https://www2.illinois.gov/epa/topics/education/contest/pages/default.aspx.

5v5 Indoor Soccer Tournament Fundraiser
Luke van Heukelum would like you to join him in raising money for Xbox game systems to be enjoyed by children in the Oncology department of Children’s hospital in Chicago. The goal is to raise enough money for 5 portable Xbox kits that will be donated during Christmas 2018. On Wednesday November 21st Luke is hosting a 5v5 indoor soccer tournament. The tournament will be held at the Team Elmhurst Indoor Facility @ 699 Walnut Street, Elmhurst. There will be 3 brackets of 4 teams each:

….. Bracket A: 5th and 6th grade (games will be played between 2 and 4 pm)

….. Bracket B: 7th and 8th grade (games will be played between 4 and 6 pm)

….. Bracket C: 9th and 10th grade (games will be played between 6 and 8 pm)

The donation for this event is $100 per team and 100% of all donations will be used to purchase Xbox kits for the Oncology department of Children’s hospital in Chicago. Please sign up soon as limited spaces are available. Teams can be girls, boys or co-ed. Email Luke at: lukevanheukelum@gmail.com or visit https://www.gofundme.com/team-44.

U.C.C.A. Holiday Food Drive Until Nov. 16
All Lincoln students and families are invited to help fill holiday food boxes by bringing donations to school between October 22nd – November 16th, 2018. There also will be collection bins at the Elmhurst Public Library, the YMCA, and park district locations until November 25th.  The donations will then be picked up and moved to the Elmhurst Public Works Garage where it will be sorted and boxed for distribution in December.

2018-19 Illinois Parent Survey
Link to survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/

The survey closes Jan. 18, 2019. The scores we receive from the 5Essentials Survey help determine our Great Schools Rating. Please provide us with your feedback – We aim for success!

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.

Lincoln's makerspace needs your help!
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!

MARKERS, CRAYONS, AND SMALL ELECTRONICS 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.  

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/

UPCOMING DATES
Fri. Nov. 9: PTA Math Magician Assembly at 12:30pm in Gym
Tues. Nov. 13: PTA Mtg at 8:30am in MPR
Tues. Nov. 13: Book Fair Set Up at 5pm
Wed. Nov. 14: Book Fair
Thurs. Nov. 15: Book Fair

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. – NO SCHOOL

Wed. Nov. 21-Fri. Nov. 23: Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL

Wed. Nov. 28: Late Arrival
Wed. Dec. 12: Late Arrival
Wed. Dec. 12: Winter Band Concert
Thurs. Dec. 13: Winter Orchestra Concert
Thurs. Dec. 20: Winter Orchestra Concert at Bryan Middle School

Fri. Dec. 21: Last day before Winter Break
Sat. Dec. 22 thru Sun. Jan. 6: Winter Break – NO SCHOOL
Mon. Jan. 7: Back to School

Wed. Jan. 16: Late Arrival
Thurs. Jan. 17: PTA BMX Rider Assembly in Gym at 8:30am
Mon. Jan. 21: MLK, Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL
Tues. Jan. 22: PTA Mtg at 7pm in MPR
Thurs. Jan. 24: STEAMFest K-2 at 6pm
Thurs. Feb. 7: STEAMFest Gr. 3-5 at 6pm
Feb 9: Foundation Gala

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

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11/9/18

Dear Lincoln Families,

There is no school at Lincoln today, Friday, November 9, 2018 due to a power outage.  We apologize for the late notice and inconvenience this will cause.  Please look for additional information to be sent soon.  Again, there is NO SCHOOL at Lincoln today!

Thank you,

Jennifer Barnabee
Principal

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11/8/18

It’s time for the York Holiday Apparel Sale! The Athletic Boosters have a fabulous collection of York swag, just in time for holiday gift giving. Visit the online store today and place your order for these items which are only available to purchase through November 16th, 2018. Your order can be picked up during the Holiday Apparel Open House at York on Dec 13th from 11:00 a.m-2:30 p.m and 7:00 p.m-8:30pm. 

 

On the pick-up date, the Athletic Boosters will also have the entire inventory of items available for sale. New for this year, orders can be mailed directly to you for a flat $15 charge.

For more details, visit the Athletic Boosters/Apparel page on the York web page or visit online store.

Questions, please contact Christine CLJuneman@gmail.com.
 

Visit the store online at: https://patriciasspiritwear.tuosystems.com/stores/yorkholiday


 

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11/2/18

Dear SUPER Lincoln Families,
As parent teacher conferences are just a few weeks away, I wanted to send a reminder that we need all families to create a PowerSchool login. If you encounter any problems creating your login, please contact the school office. Conference sign up begins on November 5 and continues through November 9. 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.

PTA Annual Fun Lunch is on the way!
On Monday, November 19 the PTA will provide lunch to students. This year the order will come from the D205 Café and the menu will include cheeseburgers, apple slices, cookies, milk, water, and juice. While the menu is peanut free, unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate all allergies. For parents uncomfortable with the Fun Lunch, please send a lunch to school with your child.

2019 Poster, Poetry and Prose Contest
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is pleased to announce the 2019 Poster, Poetry and Prose Contest. This year’s contest theme is: Green Transportation – Keeping the Air Clean for a Healthy Future! This contest is open to all 5th and 6th grade Illinois students. Kindly forward this information to interested educators. Entries are due February 1, 2019. Please see the attached documents or visit the following web site for more information: https://www2.illinois.gov/epa/topics/education/contest/pages/default.aspx.

5v5 Indoor Soccer Tournament Fundraiser
Luke van Heukelum would like you to join him in raising money for Xbox game systems to be enjoyed by children in the Oncology department of Children’s hospital in Chicago. The goal is to raise enough money for 5 portable Xbox kits that will be donated during Christmas 2018. On Wednesday November 21st Luke is hosting a 5v5 indoor soccer tournament. The tournament will be held at the Team Elmhurst Indoor Facility @ 699 Walnut Street, Elmhurst. There will be 3 brackets of 4 teams each:
….. Bracket A: 5th and 6th grade (games will be played between 2 and 4 pm)
….. Bracket B: 7th and 8th grade (games will be played between 4 and 6 pm)
….. Bracket C: 9th and 10th grade (games will be played between 6 and 8 pm)

The donation for this event is $100 per team and 100% of all donations will be used to purchase Xbox kits for the Oncology department of Children’s hospital in Chicago. Please sign up soon as limited spaces are available. Teams can be girls, boys or co-ed. Email Luke at: lukevanheukelum@gmail.com or visit https://www.gofundme.com/team-44.

PTA Reflections Arts Contest
Submissions are due this Monday, November 5th!! Did you know that all Lincoln students who enter a project get to enjoy a donut and bagel breakfast at Lincoln?! ALSO, all Lincoln students who submit an entry will be entered into a raffle to win a free class at Windy City Ninjas! AND, all entries submitted will be featured in a district art show next spring at Judith B Art Gallery in downtown Elmhurst!

This year’s theme is “Heroes Around Me”. The six categories of entry are as follows: visual art, music composition, dance choreography, writing, film production and photography. Contest rules and the entry form are on the Lincoln PTA website under Reflections.

U.C.C.A. Holiday Food Drive Until Nov. 16
All Lincoln students and families are invited to help fill holiday food boxes by bringing donations to school between October 22nd – November 16th, 2018. There also will be collection bins at the Elmhurst Public Library, the YMCA, and park district locations until November 25th.  The donations will then be picked up and moved to the Elmhurst Public Works Garage where it will be sorted and boxed for distribution in December.

2018-19 Illinois Parent Survey
Link to survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/  The survey closes Jan. 18, 2019. The scores we receive from the 5Essentials Survey help determine our Great Schools Rating. Please provide us with your feedback – We aim for success!

Fall Center for Gifted Elmhurst STEM Events
These events are open to all Elmhurst children and are sponsored by the Center for Gifted.
Sandburg STEM flyer: http://www.centerforgifted.org/november2018.pdf
IIT STEM Series:  http://www.centerforgifted.org/IITStemSeries.pdf
Fall program registration link:  
https://thriva.activenetwork.com/Reg4/Form.aspx?IDTD=2807716&RF=11610308

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.

Lincoln's makerspace needs your help!
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!

MARKERS, CRAYONS, AND SMALL ELECTRONICS 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.  

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/

UPCOMING DATES
Fri. Nov. 2: Wizards Assembly at 1:30pm
Sat. Nov. 3: Harlem Wizards vs D205 ALL STARS – York High School at 5pm
Sun. Nov. 4: Daylight Savings Time ends – Clocks turn back one hour!
Tues. Nov. 6: Election Day!! Time to Vote!!
Fri. Nov. 9: PTA Math Magician Assembly at 12:30pm in Gym
Tues. Nov. 13: PTA Mtg at 8:30am in MPR
Tues. Nov. 13: Book Fair Set Up at 5pm
Wed. Nov. 14: Book Fair
Thurs. Nov. 15: Book Fair
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. – NO SCHOOL
Wed. Nov. 21-Fri. Nov. 23: Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL
Wed. Nov. 28: Late Arrival
Wed. Dec. 12: Late Arrival
Wed. Dec. 12: Winter Band Concert
Thurs. Dec. 13: Winter Orchestra Concert
Thurs. Dec. 20: Winter Orchestra Concert at Bryan Middle School
Fri. Dec. 21: Last day before Winter Break
Sat. Dec. 22 thru Sun. Jan. 6: Winter Break – NO SCHOOL
Mon. Jan. 7: Back to School
Wed. Jan. 16: Late Arrival
Thurs. Jan. 17: PTA BMX Rider Assembly in Gym at 8:30am
Mon. Jan. 21: MLK, Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL
Tues. Jan. 22: PTA Mtg at 7pm in MPR
Thurs. Jan. 24: STEAMFest K-2 at 6pm
Thurs. Feb. 7: STEAMFest Gr. 3-5 at 6pm
Feb 9: Foundation Gala

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

Sincerely,
Jen B, Principal

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10/26/18

Dear SUPER Lincoln Families,
HUGE and SUPER Thank You to EVERYONE who helped plan for, who donated to, who volunteered at, and who enjoyed the Lincoln Halloween Carnival!! I am so grateful to work in a place where everyone pitches in to create joyful memories for our students and families. For those of you who enjoyed the Carnival for the first time, I hope this event is just the start of many more spooktacular memory-making events at Lincoln. And for those of you who enjoyed this year’s Carnival for the final time – PLEASE come back and let the fun never end!!

5v5 Indoor Soccer Tournament Fundraiser
Luke van Heukelum would like you to join him in raising money for Xbox game systems to be enjoyed by children in the Oncology department of Children’s hospital in Chicago. The goal is to raise enough money for 5 portable Xbox kits that will be donated during Christmas 2018. On Wednesday November 21st Luke is hosting a 5v5 indoor soccer tournament. The tournament will be held at the Team Elmhurst Indoor Facility @ 699 Walnut Street, Elmhurst. There will be 3 brackets of 4 teams each:

….. Bracket A: 5th and 6th grade (games will be played between 2 and 4 pm)
….. Bracket B: 7th and 8th grade (games will be played between 4 and 6 pm)
….. Bracket C: 9th and 10th grade (games will be played between 6 and 8 pm)

The donation for this event is $100 per team and 100% of all donations will be used to purchase Xbox kits for the Oncology department of Children’s hospital in Chicago. Please sign up soon as limited spaces are available. Teams can be girls, boys or co-ed. Email Luke at: lukevanheukelum@gmail.com or visit https://www.gofundme.com/team-44.

Book Fair is on its way to Lincoln – Nov. 13-14 – Read On!
PTA is so excited to introduce the 2nd annual BOOKFACE contest!  Have you ever looked at the cover of your favorite book and thought...that looks like me or I could pose that way??  Well, here is your child’s chance! See PTA website for details...Have your child or group of friends snap a picture of themselves "morphing" into a book cover of their choice!  Email the picture to courtenae1@gmail.com before October 29th.  Photographs will be posted in the library for students to vote for their favorite.  Winners will be announced before the Book Fair and rewarded with $$$ to spend at this year's Book Fair!  Be creative!  Be fun!  Be Original!  Be the 2018 BOOKFACE winner!

U.C.C.A. Holiday Food Drive until Nov. 16
All Lincoln students and families are invited to help fill holiday food boxes by bringing donations to school between October 22nd – November 16th, 2018. There also will be collection bins at the Elmhurst Public Library, the YMCA, and park district locations until November 25th.  The donations will then be picked up and moved to the Elmhurst Public Works Garage where it will be sorted and boxed for distribution in December.

Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up
All parents are invited to attend Parent Teacher Conferences! In order to sign up for a conference, parents need to create a PowerSchool login. Conference sign up begins on November 5 and continues through November 19. 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.

2018-19 Illinois Parent Survey
Link to survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/  The survey opened Oct. 23, 2018 and closes Jan. 18, 2019. The scores we receive from the 5Essentials Survey help determine our Great Schools Rating. Please provide us with your feedback – We aim to help our students succeed!

Fall Center for Gifted Elmhurst STEM Events
These events are open to all Elmhurst children and are sponsored by the Center for Gifted.
Sandburg STEM flyer: http://www.centerforgifted.org/november2018.pdf
IIT STEM Series:  http://www.centerforgifted.org/IITStemSeries.pdf

Fall program registration link:  
https://thriva.activenetwork.com/Reg4/Form.aspx?IDTD=2807716&RF=11610308

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!!

REFLECTIONS – PTA Art Contest
There is still time to submit a project to the PTA Reflections arts contest!! Did you know that ALL projects turned in will be featured in a district art show next spring at Judith B Art Gallery in downtown Elmhurst? Also, ALL students who enter a project get to enjoy a donut and bagel breakfast together at school! AND, ALL Lincoln students who turn in a project will be entered into a raffle to win a fabulous prize!

This year’s theme is “Heroes Around Me”. The six categories of entry are visual art, music composition, dance choreography, writing, film production and photography. If you'd like to submit a project in one or more of the six categories, contest rules and the entry form are on the Lincoln PTA website under Reflections. The deadline for entries is November 5th.

LAST CALL!! 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!

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.

Lincoln's makerspace needs your help!
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!

MARKERS, CRAYONS, AND SMALL ELECTRONICS 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.  

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 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
Sun. Nov. 4: Daylight Savings Time ends – Clocks turn back one hour!
Tues. Nov. 6: Election Day!! Time to Vote!!
Fri. Nov. 9: PTA Math Magician Assembly at 12:30pm in Gym
Tues. Nov. 13: PTA Mtg at 8:30am in MPR
Tues. Nov. 13: Book Fair Set Up at 5pm
Wed. Nov. 14: Book Fair
Thurs. Nov. 15: Book Fair
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. – NO SCHOOL
Wed. Nov. 21-Fri. Nov. 23: Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL
Wed. Nov. 28: Late Arrival
Wed. Dec. 12: Late Arrival
Wed. Dec. 12: Winter Band Concert
Thurs. Dec. 13: Winter Orchestra Concert
Thurs. Dec. 20: Winter Orchestra Concert at Bryan Middle School
Fri. Dec. 21: Last day before Winter Break
Sat. Dec. 22 thru Sun. Jan. 6: Winter Break – NO SCHOOL
Mon. Jan. 7: Back to School
Wed. Jan. 16: Late Arrival
Thurs. Jan. 17: PTA BMX Rider Assembly in Gym at 8:30am
Mon. Jan. 21: MLK, Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL
Tues. Jan. 22: PTA Mtg at 7pm in MPR
Thurs. Jan. 24: STEAMFest K-2 at 6pm
Thurs. Feb. 7: STEAMFest Gr. 3-5 at 6pm
Feb 9: Foundation Gala

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Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal

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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

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Sincerely,
Jen B., Principal

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Halloween Carnival 2018

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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