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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.

September 18                   PTA Mtg. (MPR) 8:30 AM
September 26 Student Late Arrival Day
September 28 Picture Day!
October 1-30 Foundation Holiday Tree Sale
October 5 Institute Day - No Student Attendance
October 8 Columbus Day - No School
October 16 PTA Meeting (MPR) 7:00 PM
October 19 Halloween Carnival 6-9 PM
October 24 Student Late Arrival, JGB Kickoff at 8:45 AM
October 30 Annual Parent Workshop, Sandburg Middle School 12:30-2:30 PM
November 3 Harlem Wizards vs D205 ALL STARS-York HS 5:00 PM
February 9 Foundation Gala

Lincoln News

9/14/18

Friday, September 14, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Service Project for Lincoln Students - Ronald McDonald House
Little things can make a difference! Several Lincoln students met over the summer and planned a pop tab collection fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House at Loyola in Maywood.  Each Lincoln classroom has a pop tab collection container decorated by a student.  Throughout the school year, the students will be collecting and weighing the pop tabs to see if they can reach their goal of 20 pounds by Winter Break and 40 pounds by the end of the school year.  One pound of pop tabs is equal to 1,267 tabs. Please join in on the fun. Celebrate your pop tab collections on social media with #rmhccni.  To learn more about collecting pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House, check out this site:  https://rmhccni.org/get-involved/pop-tabs/

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

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

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

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

Have a SUPER weekend!

Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal

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9/10/18

Sept. 6, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Service Project for Lincoln Students - Ronald McDonald House
Little things can make a difference! Several Lincoln students met over the summer and planned a pop tab collection fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House at Loyola in Maywood.  Each Lincoln classroom has a pop tab collection container decorated by a student.  Throughout the school year, the students will be collecting and weighing the pop tabs to see if they can reach their goal of 20 pounds by Winter Break and 40 pounds by the end of the school year.  One pound of pop tabs is equal to 1,267 tabs. Please join in on the fun. Celebrate your pop tab collections on social media with #rmhccni.  To learn more about collecting pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House, check out this site:  https://rmhccni.org/get-involved/pop-tabs/

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

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

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

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

Sincerely, 
Mrs. B, Principal

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8/23/18

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Dear SUPER Lincoln Families,
We are off and running!! First thing on Monday, I had First Graders tell me that they are up to 10 minutes of independent reading – WOWSERS! They sure are building stamina! Throughout the rest of the week I have enjoyed watching classroom activities focused on building positive relationships as well as those that help children dive right into deep thinking. Our Lions are off to a SUPER start!

SUPER Thank You to Tina Park and the PTA for sponsoring another fun Back to School Pep Rally last week! Also, SUPER Thank You to the Dads’ Club for the new balls for the playground! It takes a village and we appreciate the hard work of all our volunteers. You make Lincoln SUPER!

CHANGE in Lunch Schedule for 1st, 2nd, and 5th Grade:
Now that our lunch routines are more smooth we are moving our 1st, 2nd, and 5th Grade lunch-recess by 5 minutes. All students still have approximately 30 minutes to eat in the lunchroom as well as 30 minutes on the playground.

  • 10:55 - 11:25 - 1st and 2nd RECESS (slight change)
  • 11:25 - 11:55 - 1st and 2nd EAT (slight change)
  • 11:25 - 11:55 - 5th EATS (slight change)
  • 11:55 - 12:25 - 5th RECESS (slight change)
  • 11:25 - 11:55 - 3rd and 4th RECESS
  • 11:55 - 12:25 - 3rd and 4th EAT

News from Ms. Cohen, our Lincoln Social Worker:

Exciting changes to PBIS and PAWS
We have made exciting changes to our PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) this school year. Many parents know of PBIS through our PAWS expectations (as well as the PAWS tickets and store). This year, we are increasing social emotional learning and positive supports through Lincoln's classroom buddies. Each classroom will have a buddy classroom who they will do projects with on specific topics, such as: conflict resolution, empathy, and being a good friend. Additionally, instead of the school store, this year we will be reinforcing PAWS behavior through classroom-specific incentives. You can help support these initiatives at home by reinforcing our PAWS expectations (Practicing Kindness, Acting Responsibly, Welcoming Challenges, Showing Respect) at home and asking your children about their buddies. 

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.

School Supply Donations
The last day to drop off school supply donations to Lincoln is Friday, August 31st. – Cradles to Crayons Chicago. The donation box is located outside the office.

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/

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!

Snack Safety Reminder
Due to allergy safety reasons and possible cross-contamination, we are asking that all parents please pack snacks separate from the child’s lunch container. Students put lunch containers in classroom baskets. Having snacks separate also allows students easier access when it is snack time.

Carline on Hillside
During afternoon dismissal, we need the carline on Hillside Avenue to continue moving. If there is an open spot in front of you, rather than wait for your child to come to you, please pull as far forward as possible before stopping. Then wait for your child to come to you. Another way to help the carline keep moving is to work with your child on being able to close the car doors and buckle themselves into their seats.

Walking Parents on Hillside
For your safety and that of the children, please wait on the grass, away from the sidewalk that sits along the carline. We have had a couple of close calls, with people getting too close to the moving cars in the carline.

Important Dates

  • Wednesday, August 29 Student Late Arrival- Please review information regarding arrival times.
  • Thursday, August 30 - 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 (all grades K-5 will offer a presentation at this time)
  • 6:30-6:50: Gym
  • 7-7:25pm: Session 2 (all grades K-5 will offer the same presentation for parents of siblings who needed to attend a different grade during Session 1)
     
  • Student Late Arrival Days - Once a month, a Student Late Arrival Day is scheduled to allow staff to participate in important professional learning activities. This year, professional development will focus on 3 areas: Responsive Instruction, Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), and Standards Based Reporting (SBRs). 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

UPCOMING DATES
Wed Aug 29 – First Late Arrival – see above for schedule
Thurs Aug 30 – Curriculum Night – Parent ONLY Event of students in Grades K-5

  • REACH 5:30-5:55
  • In the case parents have children in multiple grade levels, we offer two sessions to accommodate parents who need to learn about the different classrooms.
  • Session 1 in Classrooms: 6:00-6:25pm
  • Gym Meeting w/ Principal: 6:30-6:55pm
  • Session 2 in Classrooms: 7:00-7:25pm

Sept 18 --   September PTA meeting 8:30AM
Sept 26 --   JGB kickoff 8:45AM
Oct 16 -- October PTA meeting 7PM
Oct 19 -- Halloween Carnival 6-9PM

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

Have a SUPER weekend!

Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal

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8/10/18

Friday, August 10, 2018

Dear Lincoln Lions and Families,

WELCOME to all of you who are new, and WELCOME BACK to all of our returning Lincoln Lions!

We hope you have enjoyed a healthy and fun-filled summer, and we hope, like us, you are ready to begin the adventure of this next SUPER school year. While I need to take my daughter to college, Dr. Podraza and the rest of the staff will be ready to greet you on the playground at 8:00am on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. The PTA Volunteer Fair will take place in the Gym at 8:30am on August 15. Please consider attending to learn about all of the volunteer opportunities available throughout the school year.

For those of you, who remember, be on the lookout for our everyday SUPER heroes!

Do you have the PTA Back to School Pep Rally on your calendar? Calling all Lincoln Lions and Families!! Come celebrate the kickoff of our school year Friday, August 17th from 6-8pm on the playground. It's sure to be an evening FULL of FUN with friends and family! Great music - request your favorite jam from our DJ! Games on the dance floor (with cool prizes), free tasty ICEEs, free awesome PAWESOME tattoos AND more! Wear your blue and orange and/or school spirit wear to show your Lincoln pride! (If my plane lands in time, I hope to be there!!)

"Fill-a-Backpack" for the Chicago Children's Advocacy Center:

Last fall students at Lincoln held a fundraiser to purchase backpacks for the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center. Information can be viewed through this link: Back to School Supply Drive. Starting August 14th during Meet-the-Teacher, the Lincoln Student Council will accept donations of school supplies to fill the backpacks. As you finish shopping for school supplies, please consider purchasing a few extra items to donate. Items needed include: pens and pencils, erasers, pencil cases, calculators, assignment books, spiral notebooks, paper, note-cards, pocket folders, markers, crayons, colored pencils, glue sticks, scissors, tissues, supply boxes, rulers and highlighters. The last day for donations will be Friday, August 31st. Donations can be placed in a bin outside the office.

It’s going to be another SUPER year!

Mrs. B

Please continue reading to learn more about the Lincoln nuts and bolts.

Lincoln’s New Staff - Mr. Vervack, Ms. Childrey, Ms. Kuziel, Ms. Selliris, Ms. Ward, Ms. French, and Ms. Malone

Ins/Outs of Lincoln - Important information to help you get through the first few weeks of school

Important Upcoming Dates

Ins/Outs of Lincoln: 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 students. We appreciate your 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 help!

Arrival/Dismissal Routines: Students are encouraged to walk to school whenever possible. That being said, we realize parents need to drive 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. 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 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.

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. Moving out of line creates a dangerous situation, 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.

NO Parking at Epiphany Church: 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!

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 stand on the sidewalk to meet children. Students line up in front of their teacher and wait for the bell to ring to enter the building. During dismissal, students wait in the same place on Hillside with the kindergarten teachers. Students identify their car and/or guardian and the teachers release students 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 the teacher or the office prior to dismissal. Please see the map for guidance.

Lunch Routines: Students in 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 return to school before the end of the 60-minute lunch block check in at the office. 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 must exit through the office first and then the Fairfield doors, and must re-enter through the Fairfield entrance to check in at the office.

Regular Bell Schedule:

8:05     First Bell

8:10     Second Bell

8:15     Tardy Bell – start the school day, students in their seats

Lunch Schedule: All students have approximately 30 minutes to eat in the lunchroom as well as 30 minutes on the playground.

10:50 - 11:20 - 1st and 2nd RECESS

11:20 - 11:50 - 1st and 2nd EAT

11:25 - 11:55 - 5th EATS

11:55 - 12:25 - 5th RECESS

11:25 - 11:55 - 3rd and 4th RECESS

11:55 - 12:25 - 3rd and 4th EAT

Student Late Arrival Days: Once a month, a Student Late Arrival Day is scheduled. These days allow staff to participate in important professional learning. This year, professional learning will focus on TWO areas: Responsive Instruction and Culture. On Late Arrival days, students report to school at 9:30am when supervision begins (12:45pm for Afternoon Kindergarten). 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 enter through Fairfield doors)

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 Behavior acronym. PAWS are our school-wide expectations for students and staff, as well as anyone who volunteers and visits our school. Our PAWS Committee is comprised of staff members who have worked together to structure lessons for students. 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

I believe that there are SUPER heroes among us! These everyday SUPERheroes go above and beyond in practicing kindness, acting responsibly, welcoming challenges, and showing respect. Be on the lookout for PAWS behaviors and everyday SUPERheroes.

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 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 are 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, strictly limited to fresh fruits and vegetables. Due to various student and staff allergies, some of which are 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.

Communication throughout the School Day: If you need to get a message to your child, please contact the school office. Due to the disruption in learning associated with cell phones, Gizmos, Apple watches, and other such devices, all technological devices and toys brought into the school by students each day are expected to remain in backpacks. If you or your child needs to get a message to each other, please respect the learning environment by using the office staff to help deliver these messages.

Also, due to the rigorous teaching day, teachers are most often unable to check and respond to emails throughout the school day. If you send an email to your child’s teacher, you can reasonably expect an answer within 24 hours. If the message is more urgent, again, please be respectful of the learning environment by using the office staff to deliver important messages.

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 needs. All teacher contact information is available on our school webpage. Please plan to join us for our Curriculum Night on Thursday, August 30, 2017 from 6-7:30pm. Staff will present information about what you can expect regarding your child’s classroom and school experiences this year. Details about the session times can be found in the Important Dates section of this newsletter.

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 to have quick access regarding everything Lincoln. To also highlight the wonderful events taking place regularly at Lincoln we are connected on Social Media through Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter (@LincolnD205). 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 host several informal meetings throughout the year, called Popcorn with the Principal (and Assistant Principal). These occur approximately 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 ongoing communication!

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 10: 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 14: All School Meet the Teacher from 3:30-4:30pm. All students, Grades K-5, are invited to come to school with a parent to visit the classroom, meet the teacher, and drop off school supplies. 

Wednesday, August 15: First day of school from 8am-3pm. 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, 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.

Friday, August 17: Lincoln Back to School Pep Rally from 6-8pm. Join Lincoln families and staff on the blacktop for music and festivities celebrating the start of the new school year.

Wednesday, August 29: Student Late Arrival. Please review information above regarding arrival times.

Thursday, August 30: 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

Monday, September 3: Labor Day - No School

Wednesday, September 12: Student Late Arrival. Please review information above regarding arrival times.

Thursday, September 13: Scouting Night from 6-9 pm in Lincoln Foyer, inside Fairfield doors.

Tuesday, September 18: PTA Mtg at 8:30 am in MPR

Monthly PTA meetings: Meetings are held in the Lincoln Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) and alternate between morning and evening times. The schedule is as follows: 8/21 (7PM), 9/18 (8:30AM), 10/16 (7PM), 11/13 (8:30AM), 1/22 (7PM), 2/19 (8:30AM), 3/19 (7PM), 4/16 (8:30AM), 5/7 (7PM)

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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.