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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 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

 
 
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
Purtell, Maggie
Registered Nurse mpurtell@elmhurst205.org
Traxler, Kathleen
Assistant Secretary ktraxler@elmhurst205.org

Robbie Ostling, CSN
School Nurse

Staff

Mark Your Calendars

Check the calendar for important dates.

Jan. 22 No School - Teachers' Institute
Jan. 23 Talent Show Rehearsal 3-6 PM (GYM)
  PTA Mtg. (MPR) 7 PM
Jan. 24 Talent Show Rehearsal 3-6 PM (GYM)
Feb. 9 Talent Show 6:00 PM (GYM)
Feb. 14 Student Late Arrival Day
Feb. 19 No School - President's Day
Feb. 20 PTA Mtg. (MPR) 8:30 AM
Feb. 22 & 23 5th Grade Outdoor Ed.
Feb. 22 STEM Fest Grades K-2, 6:00 PM
Feb. 28 Student Late Arrival Day
March 1 STEM Fest Grades 3-5, 6:00 PM
March 2 No School - Institute Day

Lincoln News

1/23/18

January Parent Reading Involvement Tips and Resources
In January, most grade levels will be starting the nonfiction unit in our district’s reading curriculum. Nonfiction reading is vital in our everyday life, and Common Core has an increased emphasis on reading nonfiction. By 4th grade 50% of everything a student reads should be nonfiction, and that number increases to 70% by high school. Some great ways to get students into nonfiction is by applying it to their everyday lives and the community.

A great reading resource that is student friendly is Newsela.  Newsela is a website that provides current and interesting news articles which are written in a variety of text levels, so that students may independently read about issues around the world. These articles include a quiz to test student’s comprehension of the article. They also suggest other related articles to expand on topics. This is also a great resource to supplement what students are learning within the classroom. Other similar resources include; Time for Kids, National Geographic Kids, and Discovery Education.

Tap into your child’s interest and explore ways to incorporate interesting literature into your daily life. Elmhurst Public Library is an amazing community resource and is overwhelmingly helpful. Just give them a call and let them know what topic you are interested in, and they do an extraordinary job in compiling a large range of options to choose from.

There are a plethora of educational interactive institutes within and around the community to spark more interest to get children excited about nonfiction topics. Try taking a family field trip to some of the fascinating resources we have around us; Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Arts, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst History Museum, Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Experiencing nonfiction is learning about the world around us. Children are intrinsically curious about the unknown. Sharing cultural experiences and text with your child is a great way to help them understand the world around them and spark new interests. Try and make it a family goal to grow and learn together through interesting books and fun family outings!

Tips for reading nonfiction books with kids:
• Wonder out loud as you are reading or after talking about facts you find interesting or questions you have.
• Show your child how to use the table of contents, section headings, index, and word list (glossary) to find answers to specific questions.
• Don’t be afraid to jump around, reading pages that especially interest your child.  You don’t have to read a nonfiction book straight through.

Tips for reading fiction books with kids:
• Take your time and talk about the story with your child. Ask your child questions.
• Explore the pictures with your child.
• Read with expression. Change your voice or how fast you read to create excitement.  Ham it up!
• You don’t need to read every word.  Keeping your child interested is the goal.

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1/23/18

The District 205 Board of Education has approved a Dual Language program at Conrad Fischer Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year. This program will be applicable to incoming 2018-19 kindergarten students. Click here for details regarding the D205 Dual Language program. There are three upcoming parents information sessions: Monday, January 29th from 6:30-7:30pm at Conrad Fischer; Thursday, February 1st from 6:30-7:30pm at the District Offices; and Tuesday, February 13th at 6:30pm at Madison Early Childhood Center.

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1/17/18

On Wednesday, January 31, the Elmhurst Public Library will offer Google Classroom for Parents from 7 to 8:30 PM. Google Classroom is a tool often used by District 205 teachers for grades 3-12 to distribute and grade assignments. Come to this class to learn more about how your student uses Google Classroom in school. Details and registration are available at http://elmlib.org/googleclassroom.

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1/17/18

District 205 Foundation's 2018 Thiems Grant Application deadline is fast approaching. The application has been streamlined to make it less labor intensive to apply. District 205 teachers, students, administrators, parents or community members are eligible to apply. Requested programs, projects, or instructional resources should enhance the educational experience of students, be clearly in support of and help to deliver relevant curriculum, and, ideally, demonstrate creativity/innovation.

Applications are due on Monday, February 12. Applicants requesting technology (including hardware, software, digital subscriptions, and audio/visual equipment) should review the Multimedia Recommendations and Computer Tech Options forms prior to drafting their proposals and must include the submission of a completed Thiems Grant Technology Review Form. Please review the Thiems Grant Application Guidelines and contact Executive Director Lisa Fanelli at ext. 2770 or lfanelli@elmhurst205.org with questions.

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1/14/18

The D205 Foundation is proud to announce Jill Riecker as this year's “Friend of the Foundation.” Jill's 20-year dedication to volunteerism and tireless commitment to providing Elmhurst students across all levels with opportunities and experiences both in and outside of the classroom are unparalleled. Jill's award will be presented as part of the festivities at the Foundation Gala -Empowering Futures to be held on February 10 at The Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook.

This promises to be an amazing evening with the goal of raising funds that will enhance education and innovation in Elmhurst Public Schools.
Tickets are $175. Space is limited. Table and sponsorship opportunities are still available. If you cannot attend the event, consider supporting the Foundations efforts by purchasing a ticket for the Golden Raffle with a chance to win your choice of three great trips. Information about Mrs. Riecker's contributions, Gala and Raffle details and tickets are available at www.elmhurst205.org/2018Gala.

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1/12/18

Congratulations to Jacquelyn Discipio, Principal of Bryan Middle School, for being selected as the 2017-2018 Middle School Principal of the Year by the Illinois Principals Association DuPage Region. Ms. Discipio was selected from a pool of nominees from throughout the DuPage County region. She was honored by the District 205 Board of Education at its January 9 meeting.

She was nominated by Elmhurst District 205 Superintendent Dr. David Moyer, who stated in his nomination that “Ms. Discipio has been asked to lead monumental and transformative change in a short period of time, examples of
which include: a successful one-to-one personalized learning implementation utilizing Chromebooks in year one; implementation of a new English Language Arts curriculum and the addition of instructional coaches in year two; ongoing development of common assessments in all grade levels and content areas; and a major overhaul of the schedule to include dedicated time for interventions and enrichment and increased co-teaching for the 2017-18 school year.”

Ms. Discipio will be honored at the DuPage IPA’s annual Spring Student Recognition Breakfast on April 23. She will now be considered for a State award from among 20 nominees representing the other regions of the Illinois Principals Association. The state winners will be announced in the spring.

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1/11/18

January 10, 2018

Dear SUPER Lincoln Lion Families,

Happy New Year!

5Essentials Survey – Your input is valuable!
Did you know that our school’s response rates and feedback are used in numerous ways? For example, I just learned that the 5Essentials Survey is one of the variables used in the “Great Schools” ranking system (https://www.greatschools.org/illinois/elmhurst/2018-Lincoln-Elementary-School/).

Please take the survey here: https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/login/ - At this point we have less than 10% participation. The Illinois 5Essentials Survey will expire January 31, 2018. The Lincoln staff and I value your input! Help Lincoln have the BEST district participation!!

EXPLORE MORE DAY – Volunteers Needed!
PTA is looking for volunteers to share talents, hobbies, and career paths during our Explore More Day on the afternoon of Friday, March 16, 2017. Please contact the office if you are interested, or if you know of someone who might be interested in presenting, and we can put you in contact with the PTA planning committee. All lunch periods will take place from 11 AM-noon. Stations will take place from 12:15-2:30 PM. First and second grade classrooms will rotate through four stations with their classes. Third through fifth grade students will be randomly placed into mixed groups, and randomly assigned to four stations. The afternoon is sure to inspire all!

Six Flags READ to SUCCEED
Students who read six hours over the course of the month will earn a FREE ADMISSION ticket to Six Flags Great America to use this summer. Minutes and titles need to be logged on the reading log that was already sent home. The Six Flags sheet can be turned in as soon as 360 minutes have been tallied and logged (or by Monday Feb. 26th the latest)Hit the library, find some good books, get cozy and take the lead on READ to SUCCEED!

Winter Clothes for Play Outside
Now that Old Man Winter is officially here, please send your child to school with appropriate outside gear. If you or someone you know is in need of any snow clothes, please let me know and I can help provide the necessary items. When there is snow on the ground, students need snow pants, snow boots, hats, gloves, etc. in order to play in the snow and on the equipment.

PURCHASE TICKETS FOR D205 FOUNDATION 2018 GALA
Create. Innovate. Collaborate. That's the theme of the 2018 Gala. Rise up to the challenge of making a difference in the education of our children. The 2018 D205 Foundation Fundraising Gala, Empowering Futures, will take place on Saturday, February 10th, beginning at 6:00 PM at the Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook. The evening will feature a plated dinner, beverages, fundraising raffles and games, as well as a terrific mini and live auction. This year, the event has an added bonus with a post party that includes a deejay and dancing. Tickets are $175. Space is limited. Table and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, visit www.elmhurst205.org/2018Gala.

The Foundation's goal is to provide enhanced opportunities for students to learn and practice skills that will better prepare them for their future. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.9 million in educational enhancements that bring added resources and creative educational opportunities to the classrooms of Elmhurst District 205.

SUPPORT THE FOUNDATION WITH THE PURCHASE OF A 2018 GOLDEN RAFFLE TICKET 
The District 205 Foundation is selling 100 Golden Raffle tickets that offer a choice of three fabulous trips to a single winner. The winning ticket will be drawn at the 2018 Gala on February 10th, but the winner need not be present to win. Tickets are $100 each. Consider splitting the cost with friends then have your own contest to determine the winner should you hold the winning ticket! This is a great way to support the Foundation with decent odds for a chance to ski in Lake Tahoe, sun in the Dominican Republic or golf at Pebble Beach. Visit www.elmhurst205.org/2018Gala for details.

Executive Function: “Helping Young Children Organize their World”
REACH Presents the 2nd All District Parent Program from a 4-part series on Executive Function: “Helping Young Children Organize their World” for all Early Childhood Parents (Pre-K - 3 grade). This presentation will provide practical strategies for parents to foster the following skills in their child: Self-Regulation, Problem Solving, Organization, Time management, and Reading for Cognitive Development. Dr. Bozeday, is the Director of Educational Services at Rush Neurobehavioral Center (RNBC) and Adjunct Professor at Northeastern Illinois University, and has extensive experience in education, speech language pathology, learning disabilities and gifted education. Dr. Bozeday currently manages the Executive Function projects and is instrumental in curriculum design and implementation of the RNBC Executive Functions programs. Please join us Thursday, January 18, at 6:30-8:30 pm in the Sandburg Auditorium. All District 205 parents welcome! This presentation made possible through a District 205 Foundation Grant.

  • Hold the Dates for the next programs in this series March 8th-Parenting to Promote a Growth Mindset, and April 12th- The Teenage Brain. More information to follow later.

Safety Reminder for Car Line on Hillside
After dropping off your child, please wait in your place in the car line, rather than moving out of line creating open spaces or trying to fill open spaces, at least until all cars in front of you have moved. We have seen an increase in dangerous situations, especially with oncoming traffic. The staff outside on Hillside will keep the traffic moving. Please be watchful. Each morning students may be dropped off as early as 8am.

Epiphany Church Parking REMINDER
Please remember that, except for parishioners attending morning prayer group or people dropping off for the adult care center, there is no parking in the Epiphany parking lot during school drop off or pick up times. Please follow the traffic map to keep traffic flowing. Your consideration of our neighbors is greatly appreciated!

SCHOOL CLOSING GUIDELINES FOR ELMHURST DISTRICT 205 
As we approach December, it’s time to think about weather-related school closing guidelines. In the case of inclement weather, Elmhurst District 205 will only contact parents and staff when schools are closed. In general, IF there is no announcement by 5:45 AM via the following methods, schools are open: phone, email and SMS text message (if you’ve signed up for this feature) in both English and Spanish; the District 205 website - www.elmhurst205.org (when in doubt, check it out); the District 205 Facebook page - www.facebook.com/ElmhurstD205; the District 205 Twitter account -www.twitter.com/ElmhurstD205.

Additionally, you may visit the Emergency Closing Center website - www.emergencyclosings.com(District 205 schools are listed alphabetically as DIST #205 (ELMHURST PUBLIC SCHOOLS).

We suggest downloading the Know Before You Go flyer and keeping it handy in paper form, especially during the winter months. If power is out, you may not be able to access the Emergency Closings page of the District 205 website. In general, District 205 will not close school on a forecast, i.e., the inclement weather must be real and present. In cases where the area is hit hard by snow, it might be possible to make a call in advance (usually in the evening of the day before). Most of the time, the decision must be made early in the morning, based on conditions that have presented themselves overnight. Temperature is only one factor. Wind chill is also taken into account. Generally, when “real feel” temperatures are -30 degrees or colder, school will be cancelled for the sake of students who ride the bus or walk to school, as frost bite can occur quickly under such extreme conditions.

UPCOMING DATES
Mon Jan 15 – No School, MLK Jr Day
Wed Jan 17 – STUDENT LATE ARRIVAL
Wed Jan 17 – Popcorn with the Principal – Math Focus, 6pm
Thurs Jan 18 – 6:30-8:30pm Sandburg Auditorium – Parent Workshop
Mon Jan 22 – No School – Teachers’ Institute
Tues Jan 23 – PTA Meeting, 7pm

Kindergarten and New to First Grade Families Registration
Tues Feb 6 – 9-11am at elementary buildings
Wed Feb 7 – 12-3:30 at elementary buildings
Thurs Feb 8 – 4-7pm at District Office for all buildings

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

Have a SUPER rest of the week!

Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal

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12/19/17

December 18, 2017

Dear SUPER Lincoln Lion Families,
Before the week escapes us, I want to take a moment to say HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all of you! During our announcements this morning I asked the students to reflect on who their superhero of the day is and to think about who they could be a superhero to before the end of the week… As I reflect on my first few months as a Lincoln Lion, I am struck by how many superheroes I have encountered – parent and teacher teams working together to grow our children, children learning to say I’m sorry and growing from mistakes, lunch staff getting children outside in not-so-nice weather, staff adding rigor and teaching students to analyze, critique, and problem-solve, office staff who offer kindness to children needing TLC, PTA and Dad’s Club for making donations to support the joy of reading and joyful play, and the list goes on… I am so grateful for the chance to come to Lincoln each day and add to my superhero list! I wish you all a fun, safe, healthy, and memory-making winter break! See you in 2018!

Check the Lost and Found
Please visit the Lost and Found before Friday! All remaining items will be donated over Winter Break.

Make a Wish
If your child is participating in the Make a Wish campaign, please have your child’s letter to “Santa” or the “World” to school by TOMORROW, December 20th. We are collecting all the letters in the office and will deliver them to the York student.

5 Essentials Survey
Parents, the 5 Essentials Survey is now open for you! Please take the survey here: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/ - At this point we have less than 5% participation. The Illinois 5Essentials Survey will expire January 18, 2018. The Lincoln staff and I value your input! Help Lincoln have the BEST district participation!!

January Popcorn with the Principal
Math is an open, creative subject that all students can learn to the highest levels. Participate in some open problem solving to see how your students are learning math and how that prepares them for college, career, and life. On Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from 6-7pm, Dave Beedy, Director of STEM education, will walk us through several creative problem solving activities that show the progression of EUREKA math skills. Please send me an RSVP by January 10 (jbarnabee@elmhurst205.org) if you plan to join us!

Executive Function: “Helping Young Children Organize their World”
REACH Presents the 2nd All District Parent Program from a 4-part series on Executive Function: “Helping Young Children Organize their World” for all Early Childhood Parents (Pre-K - 3 grade). This presentation will provide practical strategies for parents to foster the following skills in their child: Self-Regulation, Problem Solving, Organization, Time management, and Reading for Cognitive Development. Dr. Bozeday, is the Director of Educational Services at Rush Neurobehavioral Center (RNBC) and Adjunct Professor at Northeastern Illinois University, and has extensive experience in education, speech language pathology, learning disabilities and gifted education. Dr. Bozeday currently manages the Executive Function projects and is instrumental in curriculum design and implementation of the RNBC Executive Functions programs. Please join us Thursday, January 18, at 6:30-8:30 pm in the Sandburg Auditorium. All District 205 parents welcome! This presentation made possible through a District 205 Foundation Grant.

  • Hold the Dates for the next programs in this series March 8th-Parenting to Promote a Growth Mindset, and April 12th- The Teenage Brain. More information to follow later.

Safety Reminder for Car Line on Hillside
After dropping off your child, please wait in your place in the car line, rather than moving out of line creating open spaces or trying to fill open spaces, at least until all cars in front of you have moved. We have seen an increase in dangerous situations, especially with oncoming traffic. The staff outside on Hillside will keep the traffic moving. Please be watchful. Each morning students may be dropped off as early as 8am.

Epiphany Church SAFETY REMINDER - NO parking in the Epiphany parking lot during school drop off or pick up times.
Please remember that, except for parishioners attending morning prayer group or people arriving for the Adult Christian Daycare, there is NO parking in the Epiphany Parking Lot, especially during school drop off or pick up times. If dropping off your child on Hillside (permitted on west side of Hillside only), south of Vallette, please do not park at the Epiphany Church or in their parking lot. The church offers prayer meetings as well as Adult Christian Daycare. All parking is reserved for these purposes. Please be mindful of our neighbor’s needs. Please follow the traffic map to keep traffic flowing. Your consideration of our neighbors is greatly appreciated!

SCHOOL CLOSING GUIDELINES FOR ELMHURST DISTRICT 205 – As we approach December, it’s time to think about weather-related school closing guidelines. In the case of inclement weather, Elmhurst District 205 will only contact parents and staff when schools are closed. In general, IF there is no announcement by 5:45 AM via the following methods, schools are open: phone, email and SMS text message (if you’ve signed up for this feature) in both English and Spanish; the District 205 website - www.elmhurst205.org (when in doubt, check it out); the District 205 Facebook page - www.facebook.com/ElmhurstD205; the District 205 Twitter account -www.twitter.com/ElmhurstD205.

Additionally, you may visit the Emergency Closing Center website - www.emergencyclosings.com(District 205 schools are listed alphabetically as DIST #205 (ELMHURST PUBLIC SCHOOLS).

We suggest downloading the Know Before You Go flyer and keeping it handy in paper form, especially during the winter months. If power is out, you may not be able to access the Emergency Closings page of the District 205 website.

In general, District 205 will not close school on a forecast, i.e., the inclement weather must be real and present. In cases where the area is hit hard by snow, it might be possible to make a call in advance (usually in the evening of the day before). Most of the time, the decision must be made early in the morning, based on conditions that have presented themselves overnight.

Temperature is only one factor. Wind chill is also taken into account. Generally, when “real feel” temperatures are -30 degrees or colder, school will be cancelled for the sake of students who ride the bus or walk to school, as frost bite can occur quickly under such extreme conditions.

UPCOMING DATES
Tues Dec 19 – Elem Orchestra Concert at Bryan MS, 7pm
Wed Dec 20 – Make a Wish Letters to Santa or World due to Lincoln Office
Thurs Dec 21 – 5th Gr Parent Outdoor Ed Mtg, 5:45pm
Fri Dec 22 – Last day before Winter Break
Dec 23 thru Jan 7 – Winter Break
Mon Jan 8 – School Resumes
Mon Jan 15 – No School, MLK Jr Day
Wed Jan 17 – LATE ARRIVAL
Wed Jan 17 – Popcorn w Principal – Math Focus, 6pm
Thurs Jan 18 – 6:30-8:30pm Sandburg Auditorium – Parent Workshop
Mon Jan 22 – No School – Teachers’ Institute
Tues Jan 23 – PTA Mtg, 7pm

Kindergarten and New to First Grade Families Registration
Tues Feb 6 – 9-11am at elementary bldgs
Wed Feb 7 – 12-3:30 at elementary bldgs
Thurs Feb 8 – 4-7pm at District Office for all bldgs

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

Have a SUPER Winter Break!

Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal

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12/8/17

December 8, 2017

Dear SUPER Lincoln Lion Families,

Make a Wish
A York High School student asked if we would join her in the holiday Make a Wish campaign by writing letters to “Santa” or the “World” that she will send to Macy’s for the official program. If you would be willing to have your child participate, please have your child write a letter to “Santa” or the “World” and bring the letter to school by Wednesday, December 20th. We will collect all the Lincoln letters and deliver them to the York student. While the contents of the student’s email and request can be found in the previous newsletter, if you would like more information, please let me know!

January Popcorn with the Principal
Math is an open, creative subject that all students can learn to the highest levels. Participate in some open problem solving to see how your students are learning math and how that prepares them for college, career, and life. On Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from 6-7pm, Dave Beedy, Director of STEM education, will walk us through several creative problem solving activities that show the progression of EUREKA math skills. Please send me an RSVP by January 10 (jbarnabee@elmhurst205.org) if you plan to join us!

Illinois 5Essentials Survey
The fourth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey opened on December 5. Students, teachers and parents across Illinois have the opportunity to participate. This survey will allow you and your child(ren), in grades 4 through 12, to share thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness at their school. It asks students about their experiences in school and parents about their experiences with their child’s school, giving school leaders critical input to help develop school improvement plans.

Elmhurst D205 is participating in the grades 4-5 pilot. For schools that reach 20% participation for parents and 50% for staff and students, reports will be sent to their districts in March 2018. Data will also be included in the State School Report Card. The survey will be open through January 18, 2018.

Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. Student participants will be required to log in using their student ID and birth date in order to complete the survey. Students’ identities will be completely confidential. Teachers or administrators will never see individual responses to survey questions and will only receive aggregated information, such as the total percentage of students who agree homework assignments help them learn the course material.

The parent survey takes about 10 minutes; the student survey about 25 minutes. To take the parent survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/  and select the appropriate survey to begin. A link is also provided on the Elmhurst D205 website. The Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be conducted December 5 through January 18, 2018. I hope you will participate.

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view previous years’ reports, please visit https://illinois.5-essentials.org. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu.

The Lincoln staff and I appreciate your participation!

School Closing Guidelines For Elmhurst District 205
As the temperature drops and we prepare for our first snowfall, it’s time to think about weather-related school closing guidelines. In the case of inclement weather, Elmhurst District 205 will only contact parents and staff when schools are closed. In general, IF there is no announcement by 5:45 AM via the following methods, schools are open: phone, email and SMS text message (if you’ve signed up for this feature) in both English and Spanish; the District 205 website - www.elmhurst205.org (when in doubt, check it out); the District 205 Facebook page - www.facebook.com/ElmhurstD205; the District 205 Twitter account -www.twitter.com/ElmhurstD205.

Additionally, you may visit the Emergency Closing Center website - www.emergencyclosings.com(District 205 schools are listed alphabetically as DIST #205 (ELMHURST PUBLIC SCHOOLS).

We suggest downloading the Know Before You Go flyer and keeping it handy in paper form, especially during the winter months. If power is out, you may not be able to access the Emergency Closings page of the District 205 website.

In general, District 205 will not close school on a forecast, i.e., the inclement weather must be real and present. In cases where the area is hit hard by snow, it might be possible to make a call in advance (usually in the evening of the day before). Most of the time, the decision must be made early in the morning, based on conditions that have presented themselves overnight.

Temperature is only one factor. Wind chill is also taken into account. Generally, when “real feel” temperatures are -30 degrees or colder, school will be cancelled for the sake of students who ride the bus or walk to school, as frost bite can occur quickly under such extreme conditions.

UPCOMING DATES
Tues. Dec. 19 – Elem Orchestra Concert at Bryan MS, 7pm
Wed. Dec. 20 – Make a Wish Letters to Santa or World due to Lincoln Office
Thurs. Dec. 21 – 5th Gr Parent Outdoor Ed Mtg, 5:45pm
Fri. Dec. 22 – Last day before Winter Break
Dec. 23 thru Jan. 7 – Winter Break
Mon. Jan. 8 – School Resumes
Mon. Jan. 15 – No School, MLK Jr Day
Wed. Jan. 17 – LATE ARRIVAL
Wed. Jan. 17 – Popcorn w Principal – Math Focus, 6pm
Mon. Jan. 22 – No School – Teachers’ Institute
Tues. Jan. 23 – PTA Mtg, 7pm

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

Have a SUPER weekend!

Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal

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12/4/17

December 4, 2017

Dear SUPER Lincoln Lion Families,

SUPER Thank You to the SUPER Dad’s Club for the donation and spreading of woodchips on our playground!

Make a Wish
Last week I received an email from a York High School student asking if we would join her in the holiday Make a Wish campaign by writing letters to “Santa” or the “World” that she will send to Macy’s for the official program. If you would be willing to have your child participate, please have your child write a letter to “Santa” or the “World” and bring the letter to school by Wednesday, December 20th. We will collect all the Lincoln letters and deliver them to the York student. While the contents of the student’s email and request can be found in the previous newsletter, if you would like more information, please let me know!

January Popcorn with the Principal
Math is an open, creative subject that all students can learn to the highest levels. Participate in some open problem solving to see how your students are learning math and how that prepares them for college, career, and life. On Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from 6-7pm, Dave Beedy, Director of STEM education, will walk us through several creative problem solving activities that show the progression of EUREKA math skills. Please send me an RSVP by January 10 (jbarnabee@elmhurst205.org) if you plan to join us!

‘THE ORGANIZED CHILD: BUILDING EXECUTIVE FUNCTION’ – Homework creating family stress? Is time management a challenge for your studrganizational issues getting in the way of your child being successful? To learn more about strategies to help your child, the REACH PTA is hosting an ALL District 205 Executive Function Parent Presentation with guest speaker Dr. Georgia Bozeday, Ed.D. This presentation will provide parents with practical strategies from the field of Executive Functions to help guide students at home, and will focus on recent findings related to media use and learning. Discussion will include strategies for organization and time-management. Please join us Wednesday, December 6, from 6:30-8:30 PM in the Sandburg MS Auditorium. All District 205 parents welcome! Thanks to the Elmhurst District 205 Foundation for providing grant monies that have made this program possible.

Dr. Bozeday, is the Director of Educational Services at Rush Neurobehavioral Center (RNBC) and Adjunct Professor at Northeastern Illinois University, and has extensive experience in education, speech language pathology, learning disabilities and gifted education. Dr. Bozeday currently manages the Executive Function projects and is instrumental in curriculum design and implementation of the RNBC Executive Functions programs. This program will focus on strategies for Intermediate and Middle School students (4th – 8th grade). A second program will be held in January and will focus on strategies for Elementary students (K-3rd grade).

Illinois 5Essentials Survey
Beginning December 5, students, teachers and parents across Illinois will have the opportunity to participate in the fourth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey will allow you and your child (in grades 4 through 12) to share thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness at your child’s school. It asks students about their experiences in school and parents about their experiences with your child’s school, giving school leaders critical student input to help develop school improvement plans.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environments
  • Ambitious Instruction

Prior research in more than 400 schools has shown that schools that were strong on at least three of these “5Essential” indicators were 10 times more likely to improve student learning gains in math and reading than those that were weak on three or more Essentials.

All teachers, parents, and 4th through 12th grade students will be asked to respond to this survey. Reports will be sent to schools and districts in March 2018 and data will also be included in the State School Report Card.

Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.  Student participants will be required to log in using their student ID and birth date in order to complete the survey. Students’ identities will be completely confidential. Teachers or administrators will never see individual responses to survey questions and will only receive aggregated information, such as the total percentage of students who agree homework assignments help them learn the course material. The parent survey takes about 10 minutes; the student survey about 25 minutes. To take the parent survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/  and select the appropriate survey to begin. A link is also provided on the Elmhurst D205 website.

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be conducted December 5 through January 18, 2018. I hope you will participate.

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view previous years’ Reports, please visit https://illinois.5-essentials.org. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu.

The Lincoln staff and I appreciate your participation!

SCHOOL CLOSING GUIDELINES FOR ELMHURST DISTRICT 205 – As we approach December, it’s time to think about weather-related school closing guidelines. In the case of inclement weather, Elmhurst District 205 will only contact parents and staff when schools are closed. In general, IF there is no announcement by 5:45 AM via the following methods, schools are open: phone, email and SMS text message (if you’ve signed up for this feature) in both English and Spanish; the District 205 website - www.elmhurst205.org (when in doubt, check it out); the District 205 Facebook page - www.facebook.com/ElmhurstD205; the District 205 Twitter account -www.twitter.com/ElmhurstD205.

Additionally, you may visit the Emergency Closing Center website - www.emergencyclosings.com(District 205 schools are listed alphabetically as DIST #205 (ELMHURST PUBLIC SCHOOLS).

We suggest downloading the Know Before You Go flyer and keeping it handy in paper form, especially during the winter months. If power is out, you may not be able to access the Emergency Closings page of the District 205 website.

In general, District 205 will not close school on a forecast, i.e., the inclement weather must be real and present. In cases where the area is hit hard by snow, it might be possible to make a call in advance (usually in the evening of the day before). Most of the time, the decision must be made early in the morning, based on conditions that have presented themselves overnight.

Temperature is only one factor. Wind chill is also taken into account. Generally, when “real feel” temperatures are -30 degrees or colder, school will be cancelled for the sake of students who ride the bus or walk to school, as frost bite can occur quickly under such extreme conditions.                                                                                              ‚Äč

WHY NOT BECOME A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER? – The DuPage Regional Office of Education (ROE) is hosting a county-wide “Why Not Be a Substitute Teacher” information event inviting members from our community to better understand the requirements to become certified as a substitute teacher. DuPage ROE licensure staff, as well as district HR leaders, will be on hand to provide the information and answer any questions. The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 9, from 9 to 11 AM in the Auditorium at 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton. For more information call 630-407-5800 or visit www.dupageroe.org. RSVP to www.cert@dupage.org.

Lincoln Study Skills Group
Each year the D205 Foundation coordinates a Study Skills Group at each of the elementary schools in the district. This year's Study Skills Group at Lincoln will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15pm to 4:00pm starting next week through the end of April. If you think your child could benefit from help in a subject area, organizing homework, or you would like more information, please consider contacting one of the Lincoln sponsors, Ms. Bridget Jessen at bjessen@elmhurst205.org, or Ms. Meghan Daniels at mdaniels@elmhurst205.org.

D205 Mathematics for Parents
Are you looking to learn more about the District’s new math curriculum and our Eureka Math resource? There is a new website dedicated to providing math information for D205 parents. A number of linked resources, including the critical areas at each grade level, unit titles, videos and guides are posted. As always, questions regarding your child's curriculum or experience should first be directed to your child's teacher.

 

UPCOMING DATES
Wed. Dec. 6 – LATE ARRIVAL
Tues. Dec. 19 – Elem Orchestra Concert at Bryan MS, 7pm
Wed. Dec. 20 – Make a Wish Letters to Santa or World due to Lincoln Office
Thurs. Dec. 21 – 5th Gr Parent Outdoor Ed Mtg, 5:45pm
Fri. Dec. 22 – Last day before Winter Break
Dec. 23 thru Jan. 7 – Winter Break
Mon. Jan. 8 – School Resumes
Mon. Jan. 15 – No School, MLK Jr Day
Wed. Jan. 17 – LATE ARRIVAL
Wed. Jan. 17 – Popcorn w Principal – Math Focus, 6pm
Mon. Jan. 22 – No School – Teachers’ Institute
Tues. Jan. 23 – PTA Mtg, 7pm

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Mrs. B, Principal

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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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Lincoln's Mission

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