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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

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Have a SUPER weekend!

Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal

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Posted by: Patricia Charatin
Published: 9/14/18




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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

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Sincerely, 
Mrs. B, Principal

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Posted by: Patricia Charatin
Published: 9/10/18




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Come on out and support our York Dukes Football program. York will host New Trier on Friday, August 24th for the first home football game.   Sophomore game starts at 5:00 pm and the varsity game starts at 7:30 pm. Come out and support football, cheerleading, poms, flags and our talented marching band!

There is a no re-entry policy for all students at home football games. Students will not be allowed to reenter after they leave the game. Admission for adults is $4.00 and students and senior citizens is $2.00.

Children under 14 years of age must be supervised by an adult. NO backpacks, bags of any type, water bottles, skateboards, bikes, footballs, etc. will be allowed through the gate.

District 205 policy prohibits alcohol, tobacco, and vaping on school property.

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Posted by: Patricia Charatin
Published: 8/24/18




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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

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Have a SUPER weekend!

Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal

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Posted by: Patricia Charatin
Published: 8/23/18




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Dear SUPER Lincoln Families,

Happy Friday of the First Week of School!
We have had a SUPER first week back at school with our Lincoln Lions!  Our staff is busy at work building relationships with your kiddos that they will continue to nurture as the year progresses.  We have enjoyed getting to see all the smiles on our students’ faces both old and new throughout the school!

For those of you who do not know me I am the assistant principal at Lincoln and Hawthorne and am SUPER excited to be starting my second year.  I love to figure out how students learn best and wrote my doctoral dissertation on factors that increase intrinsic motivation in students.  When I’m not in school you’ll either find me in the kitchen, on the prairie path or at a good restaurant with friends.  I live in Wheaton with my (almost) three-year-old daughter and my husband who teaches math at Glenbard East High School.  To see some of the great learning going on at Lincoln please give me a follow on Twitter @christinapod!  I try to tweet something out daily if not more.  I love talking to families so please reach out to me if you need anything!

Please also welcome our new school psychologist Mary French:
Hi! I'm so excited to be a part of the Lincoln family as the school psychologist. I'm also looking forward to being able to help our kids learn and grow this year!

We sure hope we’ll see you TONIGHT at the PTA Back to School Pep Rally – 6-8pm on the Lincoln Playground!
Due to an abundance of donations received by the Chicago Children's Advocacy Center, Ms. Cohen (Lincoln’s social worker and sponsor of the Lincoln student council) has found us another organization where she will drop off all the school supplies donated – Cradles to Crayons Chicago. The last day to drop off donations to Lincoln is Friday, August 31st. The donation box is located outside the office.

A Few Simple Reminders

Tardy to School

  • The morning school day begins at 8:15am.  If you bring your child to school after 8:15am, you must enter the office with your child through the Fairfield entrance.  If a student arrives to school after 8:35am (20 minutes after the start of the morning session) it will be counted as a ½ day absence.
  • The afternoon school day begins at 12:05pm.  If you bring your child to school after 12:05pm, you must enter the office with your child through the Fairfield entrance.  If a student arrives to school after 12:25pm (20 minutes after the start of the afternoon session) it will be counted as a ½ day absence.

Snacks (in the classroom)

  • ONLY fresh fruits and vegetables are allowable in the classrooms for snacks. Anything other than fruits and vegetables can be saved to eat for lunch.

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, August 29 - Curriculum Night Grades K-5- This is a parent only event. For parents of children in multiple grades, we will host two sessions to accommodate the opportunity to have time with each teacher. Each session will cover the same information.
    • 5:30-5:55pm: REACH
    • 6-6:25pm: Session 1 (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)
  • Wednesday, August 30 - Student Late Arrival- Please review information regarding arrival times.
  • 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
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

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Have a SUPER Weekend!

Sincerely,
Dr. P

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Posted by: Patricia Charatin
Published: 8/17/18




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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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Posted by: Patricia Charatin
Published: 8/10/18




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Financial assistance is available in the form of student fee waivers for qualified families. Apply for assistance by filling out a Request for Financial Assistance form and returning it to the main office of your child’s school, beginning the first week of August. Please click on the links below to access the appropriate form:

Elementary & Middle School

High School

2018-19 Free/Reduced Lunch Application and Instructions (Español)

Completed free/reduced lunch applications must be turned in to your child's school for initial authorization, beginning the first week of August. All applications must be on the 2018-19 form. The District cannot accept old applications. Request for Financial Assistance/Waiver of Student Fees is due by November 15, 2018.

In mid-July, over 1,000 notification letters were mailed out to students who were automatically certified for free lunches last year (2017-18). Families who have received this letter DO NOT need to apply. However, if a letter is received for one child and there are other students in the family who did not receive a letter, please call the District 205 Food Service Office at 630-617-2436 to provide further information. Be sure to keep this letter, as you may need it for other programs and benefits (Comcast Internet Essentials, Park District programs, etc.).

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 7/17/18




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On Tuesday, June 19, at the Board of Education meeting, Todd Schmidt was named the new Director of Facilities for Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205. Mr. Schmidt has 18 years of experience in facilities in the Rockford Public School District, serving as the Chief Operations Officer/Executive Director of Operations since 2009.

Mr. Schmidt has directed a department of approximately 900 in-house and privately contracted employees in Facility Maintenance, Custodial Services, Transportation, Nutrition Services, Student Assignment, Materials Management, Construction Engineering and Life Safety. He was responsible for $68 million in annual operating expenditures and $250 million capital improvement plan. Additionally, he has supervised the implementation of a $250M capital improvement plan that was the result of a successful ballot initiative.

“Todd has a wealth of knowledge and experience in facility management. He will be a huge addition to our facility team, and we are looking forward to working with him,” said Chris Whelton, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations.

Mr. Schmidt received the Governor’s Environment Hero Award in 2011 and is a veteran of the United States Navy.

 


 

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 6/27/18




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Several District 205 schools achieved a level of distinction from the Midwest PBIS Network. Churchville Middle School earned a Platinum distinction, the highest recognition possible. Churchville is one of only three middle schools in Illinois and the only DuPage County middle school to earn the Platinum distinction. A group from New Zealand will visit Churchville when they are in Chicago for the National PBIS Leadership Forum in October.

Additionally, Jackson, Lincoln and Emerson Elementary Schools earned a Gold distinction, Edison Elementary earned Silver distinction and Bryan Middle School received a Bronze distinction.

The Midwest PBIS Network supports the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in state, local, and community agencies throughout the Midwest. The Network encourages promoting positive school behavior and preventing behavioral problems.

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 6/6/18




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On May 23rd, at approximately 3:36 p.m., the Elmhurst Police Department responded to Churchville Middle School, located at 155 Victory Parkway for a reported suspicious person. Upon the arrival of police, officers learned a 12-year-old female reported that while outside of the school shortly after dismissal, a male/Hispanic, approximately 35-40 years old, with short dark hair and a mustache, driving a Black Toyota Sienna minivan asked her if she needed a ride. The Toyota Sienna was parked in the pick-up lane of the school. The subject started to exit the vehicle and the female immediately ran away from the area. The area was checked by police, but was not able to locate the vehicle.

A school surveillance video captured a picture the vehicle in front of one of the doors. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Elmhurst Police at 630-530-3050.

 


 

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 5/23/18




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May 17, 2018

Dear SUPER Lincoln Lion Families,
Let the SUPER Kindness for our Lincoln Kindness Campaign continue! Our competition with Jackson ends on Monday, May 21st. We are about 7,000 behind in our challenge to accomplish at least 15,000 acts of kindness. Please help Lincoln be the KINDEST School in America!!

5th Grade Recognition – RSVP Kindly Requested
Join us for a wonderful evening celebrating our 5th Grade Students as they "MOVE ON UP" to Bryan! All 5th Graders, their guests and Lincoln staff are invited to attend the event, which includes the Moving Up celebration, DARE awards ceremony, the fabulous 5th Grade Slideshow, a catered Dessert Bar, and a DJ and dance floor! Mark your calendars: Wednesday, May 23rd from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at the Diplomat West Banquets, 681 W. North Avenue, Elmhurst. Doors open at 6:30pm, with the festivities starting promptly at 7pm. It is important to have an accurate count for food and the much anticipated 5th Grade gift. Kindly complete the attached questionnaire by May 1st2018 5th Grade Recognition Night

Currito Eat & Earn for BUSY PARENTS AND D205 STAFF
No need to pack a lunch or cook dinner on Tuesday, May 22nd! Head to Currito 272 N. York Rd (next to Panera Bread) for lunch and dinner entrees! You will be supporting the D205 Foundation which just funded close to $97,000 in educational grants for Elmhurst Public Schools. 20% of eat in or carry out purchases will be donated to the foundation all day! Remember to put your receipt in the ballot box near the register! 

Moving? – If you are moving outside of the Lincoln area during the summer or your student will not be returning to Lincoln School in the fall, please call the office and let us know. The office phone number is 630-834-4548. There is a bit of paperwork you can complete now that will make your transition easier… and we want a chance to say good-bye!

BAND AND ORCHESTRA INSTRUMENTS
All band and orchestra instruments need to go home with students for the summer. Please help your child remember to bring the instrument home during the last week of school (or before).

Staff Changes for Next Year
I forgot to mention Mrs. Barra in our list of teachers making changes in their positions next year. Mrs. Barra will be a Second Grade Teacher. Mrs. Rzewuski (previously Reading Specialist) will be a First Grade Teacher. Ms. Fox (previously First Grade) will be a Reading Specialist. Mrs. D’Angelo (previously an Instructional Coach) will be a Fifth Grade Teacher. Finally, Mrs. Traxler is retiring from her position in the office and Lincoln will be welcoming Mrs. Malone from Bryan.

Lost and Found
As we come to the end of the year it is time to take a walk past the Lost and Found and reclaim any forgotten and left behind items. Thank you, Mrs. Dizillo, for preparing the items!

Glow Lunch Fundraiser for Back to School Supply Backpack Drive
On Monday, May 21 Student Council will sponsor a Glow Lunch. From 10am-11am, Student Council will sell glow toys costing between $1-5 (i.e. glow necklace, glow finger, glow bracelet, glow sunglasses, etc.). Funds raised will be spent on backpacks for the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center’s School Supply and Backpack Drive. In August Lincoln’s and Jackson’s Student Councils will join teams to sponsor a Back to School Supplies Drive for the same organization. Each school will have a goal to fill 50 backpacks. More information to come!

Future Focused Listening Group/Conversations
The full Master Facility Plan will be shared at the following meetings, when community members have the opportunity to provide feedback about the full plan. The same information will be presented at all meetings, and so please attend the one that is most convenient for you.

  • Wednesday, May 23 from 7-9 p.m - Bryan Middle School 
  • Wednesday, May 30 from 7-9 p.m - Sandburg Middle School

Please share these dates with friends, family and neighbors. The District would like to hear from everyone, including residents who do not currently have students enrolled in D205 schools. Please invite them to join the conversation!

The following dates have been scheduled for Community Engagement: 

  • Wednesday, May 23, Bryan 6:15 PM
  • Thursday, May 24, Emerson - 8:30 AM
  • Wednesday, May 30 Sandburg 6:15 PM

Attention Parents of Current Elmhurst 205 5th Grade Students! 
Bryan Middle School welcomes new 6th Graders! Parents who were unable to attend the Presentation for the incoming 6th graders, may view the following links to learn more about what was presented. August 9th is Locker Days.

STEM Summer Programs
Check out these STEM programs! Parents can also enroll students in the Elmhurst Summer Program through the following links:

UPCOMING DATES
TONIGHT: Thurs May 17 – Incoming Kindergarten Parent Night (GYM) 6-7PM
Fri May 18 – Kindergarten Field Day
Week of May 23 - Fifth graders can recycle charms back into the Walk & Bike to School program for prizes! Start gathering up all of your charms from the last 6 years and stay tuned for more information! 
Wed May 23 - 5th Gr Recog 7pm at Diplomat West Banquets
Wed May 23 – Future Focus Comm Engage 7 – 9 pm, Bryan MS
Thurs May 24 – Field Day
Fri May 25 – Last Day of School
Wed May 30 – Future Focus Comm Engage 7 – 9 pm, Sandburg MS

Kindergarten Summer Play Dates at Pioneer Park

  • Tues June 12 – 9:30-11am
  • Wed July 18 – 1-2:30pm
  • Thurs Aug 9 – 6-7:30pm

The new calendars for 2018-2019, and 2019-2020 can be found on the district website through this link.

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Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @LincolnD205

Have a SUPER weekend!

Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal

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Posted by: Patricia Charatin
Published: 5/17/18




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May 11, 2018

Dear SUPER Lincoln Lion Families,
SUPER gazillion THANK YOUs to all of you for appreciating our staff during this week’s Staff Appreciation Celebration!! We enjoyed our decorated doors, the jars of donuts, all the snacks and flowers, the lovely smelling soap, BIG hit with the Ice Cream Truck, all the special notes, teacher spirit, and gifts, and the delicious luncheon. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Your kindness and love is felt and so SUPER appreciated!

To Continue Our Kindness Campaign
Our Kindness Campaign continues as we pursue our challenge in competing with Jackson to be the kindest school over the 15-day time-frame.  Our challenge to accomplish at least 15,000 acts of kindness ends on Monday, May 21st. Please help Lincoln be the KINDEST School in America!! Spirit Week continues:

  • Mon May 14: Make a Friend Monday and Memory Monday – Dress like “Throwback to the 60s, 70s, and 80s”
  • Tues May 15: Thank Everyone Tuesday
  • Wed May 16: Remember to Wave Wednesday
  • Thurs May 17: Thank the Lunch Ladies Thursday
  • Fri May 18:  Friendly Friday

Band and Orchestra Instruments
All band and orchestra instruments need to go home with students for the summer. Please help your child remember to bring the instrument home during the last week of school (or before).

Staff Changes for Next Year
I forgot to mention Mrs. Barra in our list of teachers making changes in their positions next year. Mrs. Barra will be a Second Grade Teacher. Mrs. Rzewuski (previously Reading Specialist) will be a First Grade Teacher. Ms. Fox (previously First Grade) will be a Reading Specialist. Mrs. D’Angelo (previously an Instructional Coach) will be a Fifth Grade Teacher. Finally, Mrs. Traxler is retiring from her position in the office and Lincoln will be welcoming Mrs. Malone from Bryan.

Lost and Found
As we come to the end of the year it is time to take a walk past the Lost and Found and reclaim any forgotten and left behind items. Thank you, Mrs. Dizillo, for preparing the items!

Glow Lunch Fundraiser for Back to School Supply Backpack Drive
On Mon. May 21 and Tues. May 22 Student Council will sponsor a Glow Lunch. During each lunch hour students may purchase and wear a glow toy that will cost between $1-5 (i.e. glow necklace, glow finger, glow bracelet, glow sunglasses, etc.). Funds raised will be spent on backpacks for the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center’s School Supply and Backpack Drive. In August Lincoln’s and Jackson’s Student Councils will join teams to sponsor a Back to School Supplies Drive for the same organization. Each school will have a goal to fill 50 backpacks. More information to come!

Future Focused Meetings
The full Master Facility Plan will be shared at the following meetings, when community members have the opportunity to provide feedback. The same information will be presented at all meetings, so please attend the one that is most convenient for you.

  • Saturday, May 12 from 9:30-11:30 a.m - York Community High School
  • Monday, May 14 from 7-9 p.m - Churchville Middle School 
  • Wednesday, May 23 from 7-9 p.m - Bryan Middle School 
  • Wednesday, May 30 from 7-9 p.m - Sandburg Middle School

Also, please share these dates with friends, family and neighbors. The District would like to hear from everyone, including residents who do not currently have students enrolled in D205 schools. Invite them to join the conversation!

The following dates have been scheduled for school-specific Future Focused informational meetings: 

  • Monday, May 14, Churchville 6:15 PM
  • Tuesday, May 15, Hawthorne - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 16, Jackson - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 23, Bryan 6:15 PM
  • Thursday, May 24, Emerson - 8:30 AM
  • Wednesday, May 30 Sandburg 6:15 PM

Attention Parents of Current Elmhurst 205 5th Grade Students! 
On Tuesday, May 15th, Bryan Middle School will host its Welcome Night for the parents of all incoming 6th graders. This evening event is for parents and will be presented by Bryan administration, counselors, and team leaders to help support students and parents as they transition to middle school. See below for the tentative agenda.

  • 6:30-Optional Meet and Greet for 504 Students (room 402)
  • 6:30-Optional Informational Meeting for students who have an IEP (Library)
  • 7:00-Program Begins in Auditorium
  • 8:15-Conclusion of Program

We look forward to seeing you in May!

5th Grade Recognition – RSVP Kindly Requested
Join us for a wonderful evening celebrating our 5th Grade Students as they "MOVE ON UP" to Bryan! All 5th Graders, their guests and Lincoln staff are invited to attend the event, which includes the Moving Up celebration, DARE awards ceremony, the fabulous 5th Grade Slideshow, a catered Dessert Bar, and a DJ and dance floor! Mark your calendars: Wednesday, May 23rd from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at the Diplomat West Banquets, 681 W. North Avenue, Elmhurst. Doors open at 6:30pm, with the festivities starting promptly at 7pm. It is important to have an accurate count for food and the much anticipated 5th Grade gift. Kindly complete the attached questionnaire by May 1st2018 5th Grade Recognition Night

STEM Summer Programs
Check out these STEM programs! Parents can also enroll students in the Elmhurst Summer Program through the following links:

UPCOMING DATES
Sat May 12 – Future Focus Community Engagement 9:30 – 11:30 am, York HS
Mon May 14 – Future Focus Community Engagement 7 – 9 pm, Churchville MS
Tues May 15 - PTA Mtg 7-9PM MPR
Tues May 15 – 5th to 6th Gr Parent Night at BMS
Thurs May 17 – Incoming Kindergarten Parent Night (GYM) 6-7PM
Fri May 18 – Kindergarten Field Day
Week of May 23 - Fifth graders can recycle charms back into the Walk & Bike to School program for prizes! Start gathering up all of your charms from the last 6 years and stay tuned for more information! 
Wed May 23 - 5th Gr Recog 7pm at Diplomat West Banquets
Wed May 23 – Future Focus Community Engagement 7 – 9 pm, Bryan MS
Thurs May 24 – Field Day
Fri May 25 – Last Day of School
Wed May 30 – Future Focus Community Engagement 7 – 9 pm, Sandburg MS

Kindergarten Summer Play Dates at Pioneer Park

  • Tues June 12 – 9:30-11am
  • Wed July 18 – 1-2:30pm
  • Thurs Aug 9 – 6-7:30pm

The new calendars for 2018-2019, and 2019-2020 can be found on the district website through this link.

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

Have a SUPER weekend!

Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal

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Posted by: Patricia Charatin
Published: 5/14/18




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Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 is evolving in many ways as it seeks to prepare our students for a future we can only imagine. Future Ready is more than a catch phrase. It is a commitment to empowering and equipping our students with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need to be college, career and life ready.

Our District is working to deliver future focused curriculum and provide supportive learning environments for all students. In order to do that, we have embarked on a journey to address aging facilities and infuse our schools with the necessary tools to achieve that goal. The Focus 205 community engagement process, which began in 2015, was the first step. Master Facility Plan (MFP) work continues today; click here for more information and a meeting schedule.

Our community has long valued small class sizes and neighborhood schools. Elementary school class size targets are 25 in grades K-2 and 27 in grades 3-5. The current average class size in District 205 is 21.8. Occasional enrollment anomalies mean that class sizes are not consistent; some are below target and others are close to high end of the range. School capacity (percent of space that is being utilized) is another issue in District 205. Some of our buildings are overcrowded; others are operating at nearly full capacity, and some are underutilized. This poses instructional and staffing challenges that may increase as the community of Elmhurst continues to grow.

One potential component of the draft Master Facility Plan is boundary adjustments. The District realizes that any adjustments, even those that impact less than 5% of students, families, and/or houses, will be difficult. The options that have been presented to the Board of Education, and are being shared with the community, are preliminary. This is a work in progress and community feedback will be an important part of the process as we move forward.

Boundary adjustments can provide a long-term solution to overcrowding and student population “bubbles.” When schools are evenly sized and utilization is consistent, it is easier for the District to adhere to class size targets and maintain appropriate staff-to-student ratios. Consistencies like these help all students learn and grow.

D205 hired Cropper GIS in early 2018 to conduct a boundaries study. The primary goals were to increase space to accommodate All Day Kindergarten and balance class sizes across the District. The District asked the Cropper team to identify solutions that would affect the least number of families possible.

Two options (A and B) were presented to the Board on April 10. Both addressed ADK and balancing class sizes.  They also provided potential options for housing students during construction at Lincoln and Field Schools, two of our oldest buildings at 103 and 87 years old, respectively.

In response to feedback from the Board of Education and parents, the administration asked Cropper to see if there were alternative solutions that could meet the criteria and better preserve natural barriers such as train tracks and major roads. Two additional options (C and D) were developed and presented to the Board on May 8. Option D impacts the fewest students (3.6%), does not require busing students who currently walk, preserves natural barriers and does not send any students away from new construction, but also does not preserve contiguous boundaries.

Developing these additional options emphasizes the importance of community feedback. The plans remain a work in progress. No decisions have been made, nor will any changes be made in the immediate future. The Board will consider how it wants to move forward with the boundary discussion at its May 22 meeting. Options A, C and D are linked below.

Boundary adjustments would only be considered in a Master Facilities Plan that includes All Day Kindergarten. The District is committed to ensuring that current students will not be impacted by boundary adjustments and will be developing “grandfathering” provisions to minimize the impact on siblings and families. As with the entire process, we will be seeking community input on this portion of the plan as well. Our goal is to minimize the impact on individual families and achieve the goals outlined above.

Four community meetings have been scheduled. Draft plans, budgets, and potential boundary adjustments will be presented. The presentations will be followed by small group discussions. All attendees will have the opportunity to provide additional feedback via an electronic exit survey. Meeting dates:

  • Monday, May 14, 2018, 7 pm @ Churchville Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7 pm @ Bryan Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 7 pm @, Sandburg Middle School

For additional information related to the development of the proposed MFP, please visit www.elmhurst205.org/MasterFacilityPlan.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 5/12/18




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At its May 8 meeting, the Board of Education heard an update from the All Day Kindergarten Committee. In the state of Illinois, 79% of 859 districts are offering all-day programs, as of 2015.

 

“All Day Kindergarten educates the whole child in a developmentally appropriate manner,” said Lincoln Principal Jen Barnabee. “It enhances the legacy of Elmhurst by supporting students to reach their full potential. Children in full day classes excel in reading, number knowledge, writing and self-regulation versus their half-day peers. A full day program provides us the time to make the learning experience for our youngest students even better. They deserve the same robust, inter-disciplinary as the rest of our students receive.”

 

View the Kindergarten video created by D205 Communications Office here:

 

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 5/10/18




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District 205 is working to develop the next phase of its comprehensive facilities study and is creating a Master Facility Plan that will serve our community for many years to come. There are two community-wide Future Focused meetings remaining on the following dates and at these locations:

  • Wednesday, May 23, 7 – 9 PM, Bryan Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 30, 7 – 9 PM, Sandburg Middle School

Each presentation will be the same in content; please mark your calendar for the date that best suits you, and plan to join the conversation. All are welcome!

The remaining Future Focused school-specific informational sessions are:

  • Wednesday, May 23 at Bryan - 6:15 PM
  • Thursday, May 24 at Emerson - 8:30 AM
  • Wednesday, May 30 at Sandburg - 6:15 PM

More information is available at www.elmhurst205/masterfacilityplan.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 5/8/18




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May 4, 2018

Dear SUPER Lincoln Lion Families,
During our SUPER "kindness assemblies" today, guest speaker, Miguel Rodriguez, inspired us with TWO SURPRISE CHALLENGES. The first challenge is to complete, as a school, 5,000 acts of kindness during the next 15 school days. “Think Kindness” is on a search to find the kindest school in America. The current leader is a school in Wisconsin that accomplished 15,000 acts in 15 days!  The second challenge involves a Lincoln versus Jackson competition to see who is the kindest school over this 15-day time-frame. Our challenges will begin on Monday, May 7th and end on Monday, May 21st. Students will be provided with Kindness Journals to record their acts of kindness. Please encourage your student and help Lincoln be the KINDEST School in America!!

To jump-start our Kindness Campaign, we will celebrate a Spirit Week next week:

  • Monday, May 7: Pajama day
  • Tuesday, May 8: Sports day
  • Wednesday, May 9: Wacky Wednesday (wacky hair, clothes) – Ride Your Bike to School Day too!
  • Thursday, May 10: Thankful Thursday
  • Friday, May 11: Twin Day (dress the same as a friend or friends) 
  • Monday, May 14: Memory Monday (dress from '60's, '70's or '80's)

Staff Changes for Next Year
A few of our teachers are making changes in their positions next year. Mrs. Rzewuski (previously Reading Specialist) will be a First Grade Teacher. Ms. Fox (previously First Grade) will be a Reading Specialist. Mrs. D’Angelo (previously an Instructional Coach) will be a Fifth Grade Teacher. Finally, Mrs. Traxler is retiring from her position in the office and Lincoln will be welcoming Mrs. Malone from Bryan.

Lost and Found
As we come to the end of the year it is time to take a walk past the Lost and Found and reclaim any forgotten and left behind items. Thank you, Mrs. Dizillo, for preparing the items!

Lincoln Spring Sing Concerts - Thursday, May 10th
Please join Mrs. Cowger and all students as they celebrate their hard work preparing for the annual Lincoln Spring Sing Concerts. The concerts will take place in the gym on Thursday, May 10th at the following times:

  • 5th Grade starts at 8:30am
  • 4th Grade starts at 9:30am
  • 3rd Grade starts at 11:00am
  • 2nd Grade starts at 2:00pm
  • 1st Grade starts at 1:00pm

Parents will enter through the Hillside doors, sign in right at the door, and proceed to the gymnasium for the concert!

Glow Lunch Fundraiser for Back to School Supply Backpack Drive
On Monday, May 21 and Tuesday, May 22, Student Council will sponsor a Glow Lunch. During each lunch hour students may purchase and wear a glow toy that will cost between $1-5 (i.e. glow necklace, glow finger, glow bracelet, glow sunglasses, etc.). Funds raised will be spent on backpacks for the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center’s School Supply and Backpack Drive. In August Lincoln’s and Jackson’s Student Councils will join teams to sponsor a Back to School Supplies Drive for the same organization. Each school will have a goal to fill 50 backpacks. More information to come!

Future Focused Listening Group/Conversations
The full Master Facility Plan will be shared at the following meetings, when community members have the opportunity to provide feedback about the full plan. The same information will be presented at all meetings, and so please attend the one that is most convenient for you.

  • Saturday, May 12 from 9:30-11:30 a.m - York Community High School
  • Monday, May 14 from 7-9 p.m - Churchville Middle School 
  • Wednesday, May 23 from 7-9 p.m - Bryan Middle School 
  • Wednesday, May 30 from 7-9 p.m - Sandburg Middle School

Please share these dates with friends, family and neighbors. The District would like to hear from everyone, including residents who do not currently have students enrolled in D205 schools. Please invite them to join the conversation!

The following dates have been scheduled for school-specific information sessions:  

  • Monday, May 7, Jefferson - 8:30 AM
  • Monday, May 7, Fischer - 6:30 PM
  • Monday, May 14, Churchville 6:15 PM
  • Tuesday, May 15, Hawthorne - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 16, Jackson - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 23, Bryan 6:15 PM
  • Thursday, May 24, Emerson - 8:30 AM
  • Wednesday, May 30 Sandburg 6:15 PM

Attention Parents of Current Elmhurst 205 5th Grade Students! 
On Tuesday, May 15th, Bryan Middle School will host its Welcome Night for all parents of incoming 6th graders. This evening event is for parents and will be presented by Bryan administration, counselors, and team leaders to help support students and parents as they transition to middle school. See below for the tentative agenda.

  • 6:30-Optional Meet and Greet for 504 Students (Room 402)
  • 6:30-Optional Informational Meeting for students who have an IEP (Library)
  • 7:00-Program Begins in Auditorium
  • 8:15-Conclusion of Program

We look forward to seeing you in May!

5th Grade Recognition – RSVP Kindly Requested
Join us for a wonderful evening celebrating our 5th Grade Students as they "MOVE ON UP" to Bryan! All 5th Graders, their guests and Lincoln staff are invited to attend the event, which includes the Moving Up celebration, DARE awards ceremony, the fabulous 5th Grade Slideshow, a catered Dessert Bar, and a DJ and dance floor! Mark your calendars: Wednesday, May 23rd from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at the Diplomat West Banquets, 681 W. North Avenue, Elmhurst. Doors open at 6:30pm, with the festivities starting promptly at 7pm. It is important to have an accurate count for food and the much anticipated 5th Grade gift. Kindly complete the attached questionnaire by May 1st2018 5th Grade Recognition Night

Soles for Kids - Our drive will conclude on Friday, May 11
The York High School Key Club is sponsoring a “Soles for Kids” shoe drive, and we are asking for your support and assistance with this endeavor. Through the generosity of District 205 families, we have successfully collected over 8,000 pairs of shoes over the past six years. Our drive will conclude on Friday, May 11. We have a bin near the front office to collect new or gently used shoes.

STEM Summer Programs
Check out these STEM programs! Parents can also enroll students in the Elmhurst Summer Program through the following links:

UPCOMING DATES
Wed May 9 – Student Late Arrival, National Bike to School Day! Raffle prizes for students who bike to school on this day!  
Thurs May 10 – Spring Sing Concerts

  • 5th Grade - 8:30am
  • 4th Grade - 9:30am
  • 3rd Grade - 11:00am
  • 2nd Grade - 2:00pm
  • 1st Grade - 1:00pm

Saturday, May 12 – Future Focused Community Engagement, 9:30–11:30 am, York HS
Monday, May 14 – Future Focused Community Engagement, 7–9 pm, Churchville MS
Tuesday, May 15 - PTA Mtg 7-9PM MPR
Tuesday, May 15 – 5th to 6th Grade Parent Night at BMS
Thursday, May 17 – Incoming Kindergarten Parent Night (GYM) 6-7PM
Friday, May 18 – Kindergarten Field Day
Monday, May 21 - Glow Toys sold at lunch $1-5
Tuesday, May 22 - Glow Toys sold at lunch $1-5
Week of May 23 - Fifth graders can recycle charms back into the Walk & Bike to School program for prizes!  Start gathering up all of your charms from the last 6 years and stay tuned for more information! 
Weds., May 23 - 5th Gr Recog 7pm at Diplomat West Banquets
Weds., May 23 – Future Focus Comm Engage 7 – 9 pm, Bryan MS
Thursday, May 24 – Field Day
Friday, May 25 – Last Day of School
Weds., May 30 – Future Focused Community Engagement, 7–9 pm, Sandburg MS

Kindergarten Summer Play Dates at Pioneer Park

  • Tues June 12 – 9:30-11am
  • Wed July 18 – 1-2:30pm
  • Thurs Aug 9 – 6-7:30pm

The new calendars for 2018-2019, and 2019-2020 can be found on the district website through this link.

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Have a SUPER weekend!

Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal

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Posted by: Patricia Charatin
Published: 5/7/18




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The final calendar of the 2017-18 school year was approved at the April 24 Board of Education meeting. Below is a list of last days and dismissal times. Both the calendar and last days are posted on the District website's calendar page. They are:

          May 24th:  Last day of school for Early Childhood students
          May 24th:  Last day of school for AM/PM kindergarten students
          May 24th:  Last day of school for high school students
          May 25th:  Last day of school for elementary school students (11:15 AM dismissal)
          May 25th:  Last day of school for middle school students (11:35 AM dismissal)

 

 

Calendario aprobado de fin de año
 

El calendario final del año escolar 2017-18 (final calendar of the 2017-18 school year) fue aprobado en la Reunión de la Junta del Consejo de Educación del 24 de Abril. A continuación se muestra una lista de los últimos días y los tiempos de salida. Tanto el calendario como los últimos días se publican en la página del calendario (calendar page) del sitio web del Distrito. Los días son:

  • Mayo 24th:  Último día de clases para estudiantes de preescolar.

  • Mayo 24th:  Último día de clases para estudiantes de Kinder AM/PM

  • Mayo 24th:  Último día de escuela para estudiantes de Preparatoria

  • Mayo 25th:  Último día de escuela para estudiantes de Primaria (Salida 11:15 AM)

  • Mayo 25th:  Último día de escuela para estudiantes de Secundaria (Salida 11:35 AM)

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 4/25/18




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April 19, 2018

Dear SUPER Lincoln Lion Families,
We can’t wait for you to join us next Thursday, April 26 for our Annual Spring SUPER Celebration of Learning! Families may visit classrooms from 5:30-7pm. Mrs. Cowger will lead the Lincoln Singers’ Choir Concert from 7-8pm.

CONGRATULATIONS to the SUPER Lincoln Lions who were recognized this week at the 19th Annual Exemplary Youth Service Awards Night for the money they raised in support of hurricane relief when they sold lemonade, iced coffee, and various treats during "Sweet Treat Relief": Allison Woods - 3rd, Jack Woods - 1st, Anabelle Belich - 2nd, Ava Gaeto - 3rd, Koen Buzzell - 3rd, Ainsley Buzzell - K, Addison Bond - 3rd, Daniel Bond - K, Sophia Nurczyk - 3rd, Ryan Nurczyk - 4th, Charlotte Haigh - Brook 1st, Avani Subramanian - 3rd, Samantha Fleischer - 3rd. Hooray for your efforts in making a difference in the lives of others!

Lincoln Family Bike Rally: Friday, April 27, 5:30-7:00pm
The Lincoln PTA invites all Lincoln families to a Friday Evening of bicycle fun & safety, music, dancing & MORE! The PTA Safe Routes to School Committee, the PTA Social Committee, and the Elmhurst Bicycle Club are working together to bring you this year's Spring Bike Rally!

Bike Rodeo on the EASTSIDE = Elmhurst Bicycle Club bike mechanics to check bikes and helmets + Elmhurst Police Officer to register your bikes + "Slowest Rider" Competition + "Obstacle Course" Competition + Safe Bicycling Quiz + Family Sunday Ride Information + Safe Bike Route Maps + Raffle prizes for participants who complete ALL Bike Rodeo Stations!

Spring Pep Rally on the WESTSIDE = DJ + music + dancing + PAWsome Prizes + Leo the Lion + playground + FREE hot dog and Icee for students and siblings!  

Important Details:

  • Parents must join their child(ren) at the Bike Rodeo and go through the bike stations together.
  • All bikes must be kept on the East side of the blacktop.
  • Bikes must be walked around to the Bike Rodeo stations.  Bikes may only be ridden at the competition stations.
  • Helmets must be worn when riding your bike at the competition stations
  • Parents are encouraged to bring both adult and kid bikes to the Bike Rodeo.

Please consider volunteering for a 30-minute shift.  We have openings on both the Pep Rally and Bike Rodeo side!  Click HERE to access the Volunteer Sign-up Sheet. Lincoln alums in middle school are welcome to volunteer for service hours.  Please contact Kristi Phipps (kristina_J_phipps@yahoo.com) with any questions!

Event will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather.

Silverado 5th Grade Luncheon Event
The luncheon is scheduled for Sunday, April 29th. Three seatings will be offered: 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM and 2:00 PM. Due to space, this event is for 5th Grade families only.

Future Focused Listening Group/Conversation: May 2 at 2:00 PM at LINCOLN
You’ve likely heard that the District is creating a Master Facility Plan that will focus on educational needs for students, including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), All Day Kindergarten, and Future Ready Learning. The plan will also address pressing maintenance and facility needs. 

Several options for meeting these goals have been developed. The District planning team would like to gather feedback from parents and the community so that plans can be refined and the next steps defined.

You are invited to be part of a Lincoln-specific listening group/conversation on May 2, at 2:00 PM in the Lincoln Multipurpose Room. The District will share draft plans and gather feedback about Lincoln School.

I also hope you will be able to attend one of the four Future Focused community presentations. Additional information about the full Master Facility Plan will be shared at these meetings, and you will have the opportunity to provide feedback about the full plan. The same information will be presented at all four meetings, so please attend the one that is most convenient for you.

  • Saturday, May 12 from 9:30-11:30 a.m - York Community High School
  • Monday, May 14 from 7-9 p.m - Churchville Middle School 
  • Wednesday, May 23 from 7-9 p.m - Bryan Middle School 
  • Wednesday, May 30 from 7-9 p.m - Sandburg Middle School

Please share these dates with friends, family and neighbors. The District would like to hear from everyone, including residents who do not currently have students enrolled in D205 schools. Please invite them to join the conversation!

Lincoln Spring Sing Concerts - Thursday, May 10th
Please join Mrs. Cowger and all students as they celebrate their hard work preparing for the annual Lincoln Spring Sing Concerts. The concerts will take place in the gym on Thursday, May 10th at the following times:

  • 5th Grade starts at 8:30am
  • 4th Grade starts at 9:30am
  • 3rd Grade starts at 11:00am
  • 2nd Grade starts at 2:00pm
  • 1st Grade starts at 1:00pm

Parents will enter through the Hillside doors, sign in right at the door, and proceed to the gymnasium for the concert!

Spring Future Focused Community Engagement Sessions
To learn more about the district’s next phase of its facilities study to create a Master Facility Plan, plan to attend one of these informational presentations:

  • Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9:30 – 11:30 am, York Community High School
  • Monday, May 14, 2018, 7 – 9 pm, Churchville Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7 – 9 pm, Bryan Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 7 – 9 pm, Sandburg Middle School

Attention Parents of Current Elmhurst 205 5th Grade Students! 
On Tuesday, May 15th, Bryan Middle School will host its Welcome Night for all incoming 6th grade parents. This evening event is for parents and will be presented by Bryan administration, counselors, and team leaders to help support students and parents as they transition to middle school. See below for the tentative agenda.

  • 6:30-Optional Meet and Greet for 504 Students (room 402)
  • 6:30-Optional Informational Meeting for students who have an IEP (Library)
  • 7:00-Program Begins in Auditorium
  • 8:15-Conclusion of Program

We look forward to seeing you in May! 

5th Grade Recognition – RSVP Kindly Requested
Join us for a wonderful evening celebrating our 5th Grade Students as they "MOVE ON UP" to Bryan! All 5th Graders, their guests and Lincoln staff are invited to attend the event, which includes the Moving Up celebration, DARE awards ceremony, the fabulous 5th Grade Slideshow, a catered Dessert Bar, and a DJ and dance floor! Mark your calendars: Wednesday, May 23rd from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at the Diplomat West Banquets, 681 W. North Avenue, Elmhurst.  Doors open at 6:30pm, with the festivities starting promptly at 7pm. It is important to have an accurate count for food and the much anticipated 5th Grade gift.  Kindly complete the attached questionnaire by May 1st2018 5th Grade Recognition Night

Soles for Kids
The York High School Key Club is sponsoring a “Soles for Kids” shoe drive, and we are asking for your support and assistance with this endeavor. Through the generosity of District 205 families, we have successfully collected over 8,000 pairs of shoes over the past six years. Our drive will conclude on Friday, May 11. We have a bin near the front office to collect new or gently used shoes.

Top Pizza - Taste of Elmhurst, April 26, York's Campbell Gym
The tradition continues with this year’s seventh Top Pizza Taste of Elmhurst event on Thursday, April 26, from 5:30-8:00 PM in the York High School Green & White Gym (please note change of location). Local area restaurants and pizzerias will showcase their traditional and specialty variety pizza pies. The $10 entrance fee allows attendees to taste the variety of vendor offerings and vote for their favorites in a variety of categories. Past winners participating this year include Bacci, DiLeos, Fratellos, Gullivers, Lou Malnatis, Mama Marias and Robertos. Newcomers include Aurelios and Rosatis.

This is a great community fundraising event that allows families and friends to enjoy dinner and taste pizzas that are both familiar and new. For those families trying to juggle the Lincoln Celebration of Learning Night, it’s a great way to grab dinner before or after. Please note that the time has been extended to 8 PM so that you can continue the celebration.​

STEM Summer Programs
Check out these STEM programs! Parents can also enroll students in the Elmhurst Summer Program through the following links:

UPCOMING DATES
Tues Apr 24 – 5th Grade Robert Crown presentation 1-2:30PM
Wed Apr 25 – Student Late Arrival
Wed Apr 25 – Superintendent Coffee at Lincoln 10am
Thurs Apr 26 – Celebration of Learning 5:30-7, Choir Concert 7-8pm
Fri Apr 27 – Bike Rally on the playground 5:30-7PM
Sun April 29 – Silverado 5th Gr Luncheon Event 9am-3pm
Tues May 1 – Drama Club Performance 6:30pm|Fri May 4 – First Grade Zoo Field Trip and Kindness Assembly
Wed May 9 – Student Late Arrival, National Bike to School Day!  Raffle prizes for students who bike to school on this day!  
Thurs May 10 – Spring Sing Concerts

  • 5th Grade - 8:30am
  • 4th Grade - 9:30am
  • 3rd Grade - 11:00am
  • 2nd Grade - 2:00pm
  • 1st Grade - 1:00pm

Sat May 12 – Future Focus Comm Engage 9:30 – 11:30 am, York HS
Mon May 14 – Future Focus Comm Engage 7 – 9 pm, Churchville MS
Tues May 15 - PTA Mtg 7-9PM MPR
Tues May 15 – 5th to 6th Gr Parent Night at BMS
Thurs May 17 – Incoming Kindergarten Parent Night (GYM) 6-7PM
Week of May 23 - Fifth graders can recycle charms back into the Walk & Bike to School program for prizes!  Start gathering up all of your charms from the last 6 years and stay tuned for more information! 
Wed May 23 - 5th Gr Recog 7pm at Diplomat West Banquets
Wed May 23 – Future Focus Comm Engage 7 – 9 pm, Bryan MS
Thurs May 24 – Field Day
Fri May 25 – Last Day of School
Wed May 30 – Future Focus Comm Engage 7 – 9 pm, Sandburg MS

The new calendars for 2018-2019, and 2019-2020 can be found on the district website through this link.

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

Have a SUPER weekend!

Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal

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Posted by: Patricia Charatin
Published: 4/20/18




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The City of Elmhurst’s Commission on Youth honored young volunteers at its annual Exemplary Youth Service Awards program held Wednesday, April 18, at Sandburg Middle School in front of a packed house. Ken Bartels served as Master of Ceremonies. District 205 Superintendent Dr. David Moyer and Elmhurst Mayor Steve Morley welcomed the honorees and their families.

The Exemplary Youth Service Awards program recognizes individuals who have demonstrated at least one of the following criteria through volunteer service: the level of involvement should demonstrate an exemplary commitment; the service must contribute to the health and well–being of a worthy individual or group or the community at large; the service should help promote the spirit of volunteerism.

The 83 honorees ranged in age from elementary through high school. Nine groups and 18 individuals were nominated for this year’s awards. Serving as distinguished judges were Elmhurst Police Deputy Chief Michael McLean, Deputy Fire Chief Bill Anaszewiczand Alderman Marti Deuter.Speakers for the evening included Exemplary Youth Service Award recipients from Kartwheels for Kids, a group of five York High School students who have been volunteering and fundraising together since they were fifth graders.

Other Exemplary Youth Service Award recipients included an elementary group known as the Sweet Treats and the following individuals: from Churchville Middle School – Jackie Cimino and Cayliann Gillie and from York High School – Sean Hayes, Dani Kolosiekeand Samantha Uditsky.

The program will air on Uverse Channel 99 and Comcast Channel 6 next month and will also be available for viewing at www.ElmhurstTV.com. The program is linked below.

Youth Commissioners include: Jackie Tamer (Chair), Kim Brigman, Jan DeCoursey, Sharon Karpiel, Marisa Mancini, Patricia McKernan, Bob Rasho, Derek Schlager, Mark Soehn, Ann Zimmer, Dan Corrigan, Nick Waldenmeyer, Melea Smith and Alderman Dannee Polomsky.

Exemplary Youth Service Award winners Kartwheels for Kids


Exemplary Youth Service Award winners Sweet Treats

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 4/19/18




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On Tuesday, April 24, at the D205 Board of Education meeting, there will be a presentation by architects Wight & Company, which will highlight various facility options, overlaid with findings from Focus 205. The meeting begins at 7:30 PM at the District 205 Administrative Center, 162 S. York. All community members are welcomed to attend. As a reminder, the new boundary report was presented by Cropper GIS at the April 10 meeting. To view other related presentations delivered to the Board over the last few months, please visit www.elmhurst205.org/masterfacilityplan.

There will be multiple opportunities to participate in Future Focused community meetings during the Master Facility Plan process. Please make an effort to attend one of these meetings so you are informed about proposed changes that may affect you.

  • Saturday, May 12, 9:30 – 11:30 am, York High School
  • Monday, May 14, 7 – 9 pm, Churchville Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 23, 7 – 9 pm, Bryan Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 30, 7 – 9 pm, Sandburg Middle School 

Your feedback and participation throughout this entire process is important. Come join the conversation!
 

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 4/18/18




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April 12, 2018

Dear SUPER Lincoln Lion Families,
District 205 is hard at work developing the next phase of its facilities study and is working to create a Master Facility Plan that will serve our students for many years to come. There will be a presentation by our architects, Wight & Company, at the April 24 Board meeting which will incorporate the new boundary report (presented April 10) overlaid with findings from Focus 205.

The District will work with the Community Advisory Team to create a presentation to be shared with the public on the following dates and locations: 

  • Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9:30 – 11:30 am, York Community High School
  • Monday, May 14, 2018, 7 – 9 pm, Churchville Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7 – 9 pm, Bryan Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 7 – 9 pm, Sandburg Middle School

Each presentation will be the same in content; please mark your calendar for the date that best suits you and plan to join the conversation. All are welcome!

Popcorn with the Principal – RSVP Due TOMORROW!!
Join us on Wed. Apr. 18 at 6:30pm to learn more about the new grading system in D205. The rationale for this new system and information about how student learning is reported to parents will be shared. Please RSVP to Dr. Podraza at cpodraza@Elmhurst205.org by TOMORROW - FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH (Fri. Apr. 13).

Attention Parents of Current Elmhurst 205 5th Grade Students! 
On Tuesday, May 15th, Bryan Middle School will host its Welcome Night for all incoming 6th grade parents. This evening event is for parents and will be presented by Bryan administration, counselors, and team leaders to help support students and parents as they transition to middle school. See below for the tentative agenda.

  • 6:30-Optional Meet and Greet for 504 Students (room 402)
  • 6:30-Optional Informational Meeting for students who have an IEP (Library)
  • 7:00-Program Begins in Auditorium
  • 8:15-Conclusion of Program

We look forward to seeing you in May!

Silverado 5th Grade Luncheon Event
The luncheon is scheduled for Sunday, April 29th. Three seatings will be offered: 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, and 2:00 PM. Due to space, this event is for 5th Grade families only.

5th Grade Recognition – RSVP Kindly Requested
Join us for a wonderful evening celebrating our 5th Grade Students as they "MOVE ON UP" to Bryan! All 5th Graders, their guests and Lincoln staff are invited to attend the event, which includes the Moving Up celebration, DARE awards ceremony, the fabulous 5th Grade Slideshow, a catered Dessert Bar, and a DJ and dance floor! Mark your calendars: Wednesday, May 23rd from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at the Diplomat West Banquets, 681 W. North Avenue, Elmhurst.  Doors open at 6:30pm, with the festivities starting promptly at 7pm. It is important to have an accurate count for food and the much anticipated 5th Grade gift.  Kindly complete the attached questionnaire by May 1st2018 5th Grade Recognition Night

Soles for Kids
The York High School Key Club is sponsoring a “Soles for Kids” shoe drive, and we are asking for your support and assistance with this endeavor. Through the generosity of District 205 families, we have successfully collected over 8,000 pairs of shoes over the past six years. Our drive will conclude on Friday, May 11. We have a bin near the front office to collect new or gently used shoes.

Top Pizza - Taste of Elmhurst, April 26, York's Campbell Gym
The tradition continues with this year’s seventh Top Pizza Taste of Elmhurst event on Thursday, April 26, from 5:30-8:00 PM in the York High School Green & White Gym (please note change of location). Local area restaurants and pizzerias will showcase their traditional and specialty variety pizza pies. The $10 entrance fee allows attendees to taste the variety of vendor offerings and vote for their favorites in a variety of categories. Past winners participating this year include Bacci, DiLeos, Fratellos, Gullivers, Lou Malnatis, Mama Marias and Robertos. Newcomers include Aurelios and Rosatis.

This is a great community fundraising event that allows families and friends to enjoy dinner and taste pizzas that are both familiar and new. For those families trying to juggle the Lincoln Celebration of Learning Night, it’s a great way to grab dinner before or after. Please note that the time has been extended to 8 PM so that you can continue the celebration.​

REACH PTA Informational Parent Meeting – TONIGHT!

  • The Twenty-first Century Teenage Brain - April 12, 2018: Time 6:30 -8:30pm at Sandburg Auditorium- Doors 3 and 7 will be open.

STEM Summer Programs
Check out these STEM programs! Parents can also enroll students in the Elmhurst Summer Program through the following links:

UPCOMING DATES
Tues Apr 17 – PTA Mtg 8:30am
Tues Apr 17 – 5th Grade Parent Mtg at District Office for Robert Crown
Tues Apr 24 – 5th Grade Robert Crown presentation 1-2:30PM
Wed Apr 25 – Student Late Arrival
Wed Apr 25 – Superintendent Coffee at Lincoln 10am
Thurs Apr 26 – Celebration of Learning 5:30-7, Choir Concert 7-8pm
Fri Apr 27 – Bike Rally on the playground 5:30-7PM
Sun April 29 – Silverado 5th Gr Luncheon Event 9am-3pm
Tues May 1 – Drama Club Performance 6:30pm
Fri May 4 – First Grade Zoo Field Trip and Kindness Assembly
Wed May 9 – Student Late Arrival
Sat May 12 – Future Focus Comm Engage 9:30 – 11:30 am, York HS
Mon May 14 – Future Focus Comm Engage 7 – 9 pm, Churchville MS
Tues May 15 - PTA Mtg 7-9PM MPR
Tues May 15 – 5th to 6th Gr Parent Night at BMS
Thurs May 17 – Incoming Kindergarten Parent Night (GYM) 6-7PM
Wed May 23 - 5th Gr Recog 7pm at Diplomat West Banquets
Wed May 23 – Future Focus Comm Engage 7 – 9 pm, Bryan MS
Thurs May 24 – Field Day
Fri May 25 – Last Day of School
Wed May 30 – Future Focus Comm Engage 7 – 9 pm, Sandburg MS

The new calendars for 2018-2019, and 2019-2020 can be found on the district website through this link.

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

Have a SUPER weekend!

Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal

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Posted by: Patricia Charatin
Published: 4/12/18




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At Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting, the Board heard from three teachers and an instructional coach about how the infusion of technology via the District’s Mobile Learning Implementation has dramatically changed student engagement in their classrooms. They also provided teacher feedback samples on the topics of creativity, student-to-device ratios and device types.

A video created by the Communications Office demonstrated these new and exciting modes of learning and teaching. Assistant Superintendent of Innovation & Growth Dr. Mark Cohen noted that “these skills fit our concept of being future ready and future focused, allowing for collaboration in the digital space beyond the walls of the classroom.”

 

 

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 4/12/18




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April 5, 2018

Dear SUPER Lincoln Lion Families,

Welcome back to the culminating eight weeks of our school year! Can you believe it?! We have rigorous academic activities planned in STEM, literacy, and math at each grade level to keep the students learning right up to the last day of school. As well, we have upcoming PTA and parent meetings to help prepare parents for next year.

Popcorn with the Principal – Standards Based Reporting (SBR) Presentation

Join us on Wed. Apr. 18 at 6:30pm to learn more about the new grading system in D205. The rationale for this new system and information about how student learning is reported to parents will be shared. Please RSVP to Dr. Podraza at cpodraza@Elmhurst205.org by FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH (Fri. Apr. 13).

Attention Parents of Current Elmhurst 205 5th Grade Students:

On Tuesday, May 15th, Bryan Middle School will host its Welcome Night for all incoming 6th grade parents. This evening event is for parents and will be presented by Bryan administration, counselors, and team leaders to help support students and parents as they transition to middle school. See below for the tentative agenda.

  • 6:30-Optional Meet and Greet for 504 Students (room 402)
  • 6:30-Optional Informational Meeting for students who have an IEP (Library)
  • 7:00-Program Begins in Auditorium
  • 8:15-Conclusion of Program

We look forward to seeing you in May!

Silverado 5th Grade Luncheon Event

The luncheon is scheduled for Sunday, April 29th. Three seatings will be offered: 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, and 2:00 PM.

Car Lines on Fairfield and Hillside

For student safety, please refrain from parking and waiting with your child in the car. Please allow your child to leave the car and keep the car line moving.

PARCC Testing for Grades 3, 4 and 5

The rest of the schedule follows:

  • Thurs. Apr. 5 – ELA in the AM, Math in the PM following lunch
  • Tues. Apr. 10 – Depending on each class’ Specials Schedule, Math may be in either the AM or the PM following lunch – Check with your child’s teacher.

Soles for Kids

The York High School Key Club is sponsoring a “Soles for Kids” shoe drive, and we are asking for your support and assistance with this endeavor. Through the generosity of District 205 families, we have successfully collected over 8,000 pairs of shoes over the past six years. Our drive will conclude on Friday, May 11. We have a bin near the front office to collect new or gently used shoes.

TOP PIZZA TASTE OF ELMHURST

The tradition continues with this year’s seventh Top Pizza Taste of Elmhurst event on Thursday, April 26, from 5:30-7:30 PM​ in​ the York High School Commons. Local area ​restaurants and pizzerias will showcase their traditional and specialty variety pizza pies. The $10 entrance fee allows attendees to taste the variety of vendor offerings and vote for their favorites in a variety of categories. This is a great community fundraising event that allows families and friends to enjoy dinner and taste pizzas that are both familiar and new. For those families trying to juggle the Lincoln Celebration of Learning Night, it’s a great way to grab dinner before or after. Proceeds benefit District 205 Foundation programs that enhance education for our ​EC-12 schools. For more information and to purchase entrance fee ahead so you do not need to wait in line, visit www.elmhurst205.org/foundation_pizza.

Leo's Obstacle Course

Leo's Obstacle Course and Running Club will kick off the Spring Season on Friday, April 13th during lunch recess. In order to participate, please click HERE to complete the attached permission slip and return to the office by Friday, April 6th.

REACH PTA Informational Parent Meetings

  • The Twenty-first Century Teenage Brain - April 12, 2018: Time 6:30 -8:30pm at Sandburg Auditorium- Doors 3 and 7 will be open.

STEM Summer Programs
Check out these STEM programs! Parents can also enroll students in the Elmhurst Summer Program through the following links:

UPCOMING DATES

Fri Apr 6 – Final date to purchase a yearbook
Wed Apr 11 – Student Late Arrival
Tues Apr 17 – PTA Mtg 8:30am
Tues Apr 17 – 5th Grade Parent Mtg at District Office for Robert Crown
Tues Apr 24 – 5th Grade Robert Crown presentation 1-2:30PM
Wed Apr 25 – Student Late Arrival
Wed Apr 25 – Superintendent Coffee at Lincoln 10am
Thurs Apr 26 – Celebration of Learning 5:30-7, Choir Concert 7-8pm
Fri Apr 27 – Bike Rally on the playground 5:30-7PM
Sun April 29 – Silverado 5th Gr Luncheon Event 9am-3pm
Tues May 1 – Drama Club Performance 6:30pm
Fri May 4 – First Grade Zoo Field Trip and Kindness Assembly
Wed May 9 – Student Late Arrival
Tues May 15 - PTA Mtg 7-9PM MPR
Tues May 15 – 5th to 6th Gr Parent Night at BMS
Thurs May 17 – Incoming Kindergarten Parent Night (GYM) 6-7PM
Tues May 22 – 5th Grade Recognition @Bryan 6:00PM
Thurs May 24 – Field Day
Fri May 25 – Last Day of School

 

The new calendars for 2018-2019, and 2019-2020 can be found on the district website through this link.

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Mrs. B

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The tradition continues with this year’s seventh Top Pizza Taste of Elmhurst event on Thursday, April 26, from 5:30-8:00 PM in the York High Campbell (Green & White) Gym. Local area restaurants and pizzerias will showcase their traditional and specialty variety pizza pies. The $10 entrance fee allows attendees to taste the variety of vendor offerings and vote for their favorites in a variety of categories. Past winners participating this year include Bacci, DiLeo, Fratello, Gulliver, Lou Malnati, Mama Maria and Roberto's. Newcomers include Aurelio's and Rosati's.

This is a great community fundraising event that allows families and friends to enjoy dinner and taste pizzas that are both familiar and new. For those families trying to juggle the Celebration of Learning night, it’s a great way to grab dinner before or after. Please note that the time has been extended to 8 PM so that you can continue the celebration.

Proceeds benefit District 205 Foundation programs that enhance education for our  EC-12 schools. For more information and to purchase entrance fee ahead so you do not need to wait in line, click HERE.

 


 

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 4/6/18




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Good Afternoon -

As most of you know, there was an increased police presence at York High School today, March 22, to ensure the safety of our students and staff in light of what the police have called "a suspicious threat" which they received. Classes at York proceeded smoothly today, and there were no incidents of any kind. There have been no reports that suggest a reason to be concerned at any of our other schools. I have been in contact with the Chief of Police throughout the day as we have been monitoring the situation.

School will be in session tomorrow, March 23, and it will be treated as a normal school day. There will continue to be a heightened police presence at York and additional security measures will be in place. Please be advised that all York students should be prepared to show their IDs when they enter the building tomorrow.

I would like to thank all of you who have expressed concern and support in this difficult time. Rest assured that if we believed students and staff were in imminent danger, we would not be holding school tomorrow. Whether or not you decide to keep your child(ren) home from school on Friday - or any other day - is a family decision.

Sincerely,

Dr. David Moyer
Superintendent of Schools

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 3/22/18




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What you have been waiting for is almost here! The York ECO Club book sale starts Tuesday, April 3rd at 6PM in the York High School Commons. The sale will be open the rest of the week before school and during every lunch period. There are hundreds of boxes of books for you to choose from. Hardcover books are $1 each and paperback books are 50 cents each. Be sure to shop early, because there are many treasures to be found!

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 3/20/18




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March 16, 2018

Dear SUPER Lincoln Lion Families,
Has your child come home yet and talked about the Gaga Pit? Check out our Social Media sites to see what’s all the rave!! THANK YOU to the SUPER Dad’s Club for fundraising, organizing, and assembling the fantastic game! We are SUPER Gaga here @LincolnD205!

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! We are so SUPER grateful for all the PTA support that went into today's Explore More Day! Thank you to all the visitors who volunteered to present their passions and expertise! Thank you to all the people who volunteered to chaperone students and stations to keep presentations and transitions moving smoothly. Lincoln’s learning community is absolutely SUPER!!

PARCC Testing for Grades 3, 4 and 5
Testing will begin on the Tuesday following Spring Break, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Students in Grades 3, 4 and 5 will test on each of the following days in both the AM and the PM: April 3, April 4, April 5, and April 10. The schedule will be as follows:

  • Tues. Apr. 3 – ELA in the AM, Math in the PM following lunch
  • Wed. Apr. 4 – ELA in the AM, Math in the PM following lunch
  • Thurs. Apr. 5 – ELA in the AM, Math in the PM following lunch
  • Tues. Apr. 10 – Depending on each class’ Specials Schedule, Math may be in either the AM or the PM following lunch – Check with your child’s teacher.

Safety Alert for Corner of Montrose and Spring
If you have a child who walks this direction please have a conversation about NOT crossing at this intersection, but instead at an intersection where there is a 4-Way Stop. Often there are cars or delivery vans parked on the side of the road for the shops along Spring Street, making it difficult to see around if there is oncoming traffic. Due to a recent accident at this intersection I urge you to work with your child on the best walking route and the best areas to cross the street.

Pickup Line on Fairfield
Please share this information with anyone picking up your child: Each day there are cars that sit and block traffic on Fairfield (at the stop sign on Vallette and Fairfield). We need drivers to stay in cars, move up in the carline, and follow the flow of traffic so cars behind can continue to pull up and keep traffic moving. Cars that refuse to pull up cause a backup as well as safety concerns. Also, YMCA buses have had difficulty getting through. With cars both directions trying to go down Fairfield while cars are pulling around stopped cars, congestion and dangers increase. When picking up your child at dismissal, please remain in your car, continue moving forward, and allow traffic to flow. If you choose to get out of your car to meet your child at the playground, please park on a side street, off of the traffic path around Lincoln.

Soles for Kids
The York High School Key Club is sponsoring a “Soles for Kids” shoe drive, and we are asking for your support and assistance with this endeavor. Through the generosity of District 205 families, we have successfully collected over 8,000 pairs of shoes over the past six years. Our drive will start Monday, March 12 and conclude on Friday, May 11. We will have a bin near the front office to collect new or gently used shoes. Thank you in advance!

STEM Program at Lincoln THIS SUNDAY!! Sunday, March 18
Check out these STEM programs! One is scheduled at Lincoln on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 2pm-4:30pm: http://www.centerforgifted.org/elmhurstPromo_link.pdf (give it a minute to load). Parents can also enroll students in the Elmhurst Summer Program through the following links:

Next PTA Meeting
Tuesday, March 20th, 7:00 pm in the MPR.

Leo's Obstacle Course
Leo's Obstacle Course and Running Club will kick off the Spring Season on Friday, April 13th during lunch recess. In order to participate, please click HERE to complete the attached permission slip and return to the office by Friday, April 6th.

Lincoln Year Book
The Lincoln 2017-2018 yearbook is in the works!!! Want to see your gorgeous kids in the yearbook? We rely on parent photos in addition to photos taken by teachers and yearbook committee photographers to help capture moments at Lincoln. Upload your own photos directly to shared folders on the PTA yearbook website! Please check out all of the shared folders to which you can upload your pictures! Friday, April 6, 2018 is the final date to purchase a yearbook. Customized pages must be done by April 7th as well.

REACH PTA Informational Parent Meetings

  • The Twenty-First Century Teenage Brain - April 12, 2018: Time 6:30 -8:30pm at Sandburg Auditorium- Doors 3 and 7 will be open.

UPCOMING DATES
Fri Mar 16 – Explore More Day
Sun Mar 18 – STEM at Lincoln 2pm-4:30pm
Mar 26-30 – Spring Break
Fri Apr 6 – Final date to purchase a yearbook
Wed Apr 11 – Student Late Arrival
Wed May 9 – Student Late Arrival
Thurs May 24 – Field Day
Fri May 25 – Last Day of School

The new calendars for 2018-2019, and 2019-2020 can be found on the district website through this link.

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

Have a SUPER weekend!

Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal

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Posted by: Patricia Charatin
Published: 3/19/18




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The 22nd annual Elmhurst Student Chess Tournament was held at York High School on March 7, 2018. This year’s contest attracted 262 pre-registered players and meant another record turnout, with 242 sign-ins to compete.

Again this year, members of the York Chess Team assisted on the tournament floor. Organizers Chris and Debbie Khayat thank all of the parent volunteers, the judges (who do not have students in our community), food support team, technical support team, teachers and parents who supported these school clubs with their time.

Ranking in top positions for 2018 were:

2nd Grade:

1st Place: Emmett Carroll, Visitation
2nd Place: Sarah Abraham, Timothy Christian
3rd Place: Merritt Stolzenbach, Timothy Christian
4th Place: Samuel Scarlett, Immanuel Lutheran

3rd Grade:

1st Place: Nicholas Stangarone, Visitation
2nd Place: Gage Jacobs, Edison Elementary
3rd Place: Ben Ellens, Timothy Christian
4th Place: Anthony Carroccio, Visitation

4th Grade:

1st Place: Lukas Alexander, Lincoln Elementary
2nd Place: Hunter Sepanich, Jackson Elementary
3rd Place: Kevin Wheeler, Hawthorne Elementary
4th Place: Daniel Davies, Edison Elementary

5th Grade:

1st Place (tied): Brendan Carroll, Visitation
1st Place (tied): Grant Huckabee, Jefferson Elementary
2nd Place: Nathan Arcos, Timothy Christian
3rd Place: Patrick McGrail, Hawthorne Elementary
4th Place: Jake Wede, Visitation

Middle School:

1st Place: Elliot Mathew, Timothy Christian, 6th Grade 
2nd Place: John Dietz, Bryan Middle School, 7th Grade 
3rd Place: Trent Parker, Bryan Middle School, 6th Grade
4th Place: Zack Fidrocki, Bryan Middle School, 7th Grade

 

 

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 3/19/18




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The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Summer Music Program offers an exciting opportunity for all current 4th - 8th grade band and orchestra students and all current 6th - 8th grade choir students to continue practicing in an ensemble during the summer. Consistent, regular practice during the summer helps students to retain and reinforce concepts and skills that they have learned during the school year and helps them continue to learn and grow as young musicians.

  • Summer Band and Orchestra for current elementary students will run June 4 through June 29 at Sandburg Middle School. Rehearsals will be held Monday through Friday mornings. Each rehearsal is one hour. The final performances will be on Friday morning, June 29 at Sandburg Middle School.
  • Summer Band, Orchestra, and Choir for current middle school students will run June 4 – July 6 at York High School from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Band and Orchestra rehearsals will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Choir rehearsals will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings. There will be no rehearsals on July 3rd and 4th. The final performance will be on Friday, July 6 at York High School.
  • The registration fee for all levels is $92.00. The fee includes a Summer Music Program T shirt.
  • Middle School Summer Band and Orchestra students may also participate in Jazz Band at no additional cost.
  • Middle school students who register for summer band or orchestra may also enroll in choir at no additional cost.

The Dist. 205 Summer Music Program welcomes students who will be on vacation for some rehearsals and/or participate in other summer activities. Students who can only attend part of the summer program are still strongly encouraged to register and attend as often as they can! Students who practice during the summer are much more likely to experience continued success in band, orchestra, and choir. We strongly encourage your child to participate as much as they are able!

Please see the attached summer music program description for more detailed course information, rehearsal times, and registration options. If you have questions, please contact Brian Berg (bberg@elmhurst205.org) or your child's band or orchestra director.

Registration for the Dist. 205 Summer Music Program will open on Monday, March 19, 2018. You may register for the summer music program by using the Webstore at this link. The deadline for registration is Friday, May 4, 2018.

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 3/19/18




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Members of the District 205 Community Advisory Team (CAT) have been chosen and notified. With more than 125 applicants for a 30-member committee, the selection process was extremely difficult. We are grateful that so many residents are willing to help D205 in this important work!

A rubric was used to make sure that every school was represented, along with as many stakeholder groups as possible. The number of members was expanded from 25 to 33. We will be seeking to engage the remaining 93 applicants in other meaningful ways as the journey continues.

CAT members will be asked to:

  • Ensure that messages and materials related to the MFP are clear and easy-to-understand
  • Help anticipate and provide representative community questions and concerns
  • Offer suggestions to make sure the District is using every opportunity to reach stakeholders

While the CAT will assist the D205 administration with crafting clear communications for the community, it will not make decisions regarding the draft plan, as all community feedback will carry equal value and weight. The District plans to offer many opportunities for parents, staff and the community to weigh in on the Master Facility Plan.

The first CAT planning meeting will be on Monday, March 19. Please note that this is not a public meeting.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 3/16/18




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March 9, 2018

Dear SUPER Lincoln Lion Families,
I hope you’re ready to start your weekend off right with Lincoln’s Got Talent! SUPER special guest appearance from a very special group!

SAFETY Alert for Corner of Montrose and Spring
If you have a child who walks this direction please have a conversation about NOT crossing at this intersection, but instead at an intersection where there is a 4-Way Stop. Often there are cars or delivery vans parked on the side of the road for the shops along Spring Street, making it difficult to see around if there is oncoming traffic. Due to a recent accident at this intersection I urge you to work with your child on the best walking route and the best areas to cross the street.

LUNCH on Explore More Day
All students will eat lunch between 11am-NOON. Station rotations will begin at 12:15pm.

Pickup Line on Fairfield
Please share this information with anyone picking up your child: Each day there are cars that sit and block traffic on Fairfield (at the stop sign on Vallette and Fairfield). We need drivers to stay in cars, move up in the carline, and follow the flow of traffic so cars behind can continue to pull up and keep traffic moving. Cars that refuse to pull up cause a backup as well as safety concerns. Also, YMCA buses have had difficulty getting through. With cars both directions trying to go down Fairfield while cars are pulling around stopped cars, congestion and dangers increase. When picking up your child at dismissal, please remain in your car, continue moving forward, and allow traffic to flow. If you choose to get out of your car to meet your child at the playground, please park on a side street, off of the traffic path around Lincoln.

Soles for Kids
The York High School Key Club is again sponsoring a “Soles for Kids” shoe drive, and we are asking for your support and assistance with this endeavor. Through the generosity of District 205 families, we have successfully collected over 8,000 pairs of shoes over the past six years. Our drive will start Monday, March 12 and conclude on Friday, May 11. We will have a bin near the front office to collect new or gently used shoes. Thank you in advance!

STEM Program at Lincoln on Sunday, March 18
Check out these STEM programs! One is scheduled at Lincoln on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 2pm-4:30pm: http://www.centerforgifted.org/elmhurstPromo_link.pdf (give it a minute to load). Parents can also enroll students in the Elmhurst Summer Program through the following links:

Join the Master Facility Plan Community Advisory Team!
Elmhurst District 205 is creating a Master Facility Plan (MFP) that will focus on educational needs for students, including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), All Day Kindergarten, and Future Ready Learning. The plan will also address pressing maintenance/facility needs and safety priorities.

As part of the community engagement process, we are seeking volunteers for a Community Advisory Team (CAT) to help review the Master Facility Plan outreach efforts and materials.  This group will be asked to:

  • Ensure that messages and materials related to the MFP are clear and easy-to-understand
  • Help anticipate community questions and concerns
  • Offer suggestions to make sure the district is using every opportunity to reach stakeholders

The District plans to offer many opportunities for parents, staff and the community to weigh in on the Master Facility Plan. The CAT is just one part of the engagement process, to help guide the District in communicating this work.

Want to apply?
The District is seeking 20+ members to serve. The CAT team will be a diverse representative group of parents, staff and community members. In the event the number of applicants exceeds the number of available slots, participants will be chosen via lottery. Priority will be given to applicants who represent more than one group and can attend the first meeting on Monday, March 19.  Please fill out the Google form located at http://bit.ly/2FUbShu_CAT to apply. The form can be completed in less than 10 minutes.  Want to stay updated on this work? Find more information here:www.elmhurst205.org/masterfacilityplan.

Next PTA Meeting
Tuesday, March 20th, 7:00 pm in the MPR

Leo's Obstacle Course
Leo's Obstacle Course and Running Club will kick off the Spring Season on Friday, April 13th during lunch recess. In order to participate, please click HERE to complete the attached permission slip and return to the office by Friday, April 6th.

LINCOLN YEAR BOOK
The Lincoln 2017-2018 yearbook is in the works!!!  Want to see your gorgeous kids in the yearbook?  We rely on parent photos in addition to photos taken by teachers and yearbook committee photographers to help capture moments at Lincoln.  Upload your own photos directly to shared folders on the PTA yearbook website!  Yearbook Committee is currently working on an amazing tribute to our 5th Graders...on deck WILL be all the great pictures that are sure to be captured at Talent Show, STEaMFEST and Explore More.  Please check out all of the shared folders to which you can upload your pictures! Friday, April 6, 2018 is the final date to purchase a yearbook.  Customized pages must be done by April 7th as well.  

REACH PTA Informational Parent Meetings

  • TONIGHT: Parenting to Promote a Growth Mindset - March 8th, 2018: Time 6:30 -8:30pm at Sandburg Auditorium- Doors 3 and 7 will be open.
  • The Twenty-first Century Teenage Brain - April 12, 2018: Time 6:30 -8:30pm at Sandburg Auditorium- Doors 3 and 7 will be open.

UPCOMING DATES
Thurs Mar 8 - Parenting to Promote a Growth Mindset, 6:30 -8:30pm at Sandburg MS
Fri Mar 9 – Talent Show, 5:30pm
Sun Mar 11 – Daylight Savings Time Starts
Tues Mar 13 - D205 District Choral Festival, YHS Gymnasium

  • Doors open to public at 7:00pm
  • Concert begins at 7:30pm

Wed Mar 14 – Student Late Arrival
Fri Mar 16 – Explore More Day
Sun Mar 18 – STEM at Lincoln 2pm-4:30pm
Mar 26-30 – Spring Break
Fri Apr 6 – Final date to purchase a yearbook
Wed Apr 11 – Student Late Arrival
Wed May 9 – Student Late Arrival
Thurs May 24 – Field Day
Fri May 25 – Last Day of School

The new calendars for 2018-2019, and 2019-2020 can be found on the district website through this link.

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

Have a SUPER weekend!

Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal

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Posted by: Patricia Charatin
Published: 3/12/18




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What is a PLC? In District 205, PLCs play an important role in promoting student growth and building the capacity of our teachers. But what is a PLC and what is its function?

PLC stands for Professional Learning Community. PLCs are designed to ensure high levels of teacher collaboration focused on student learning. They can take many forms. Examples include ensuring that teachers of the same grade level or subject area, as well as instructional coaches, special education teachers and support staff, have time to analyze assessment data, share best practices for success, and plan for future learning.

PLC groups meeting during student late arrival days, institute days and also during the school day at various times throughout the week.

Watch the video below, and let our teachers show you how PLCs are utilized in D205 schools. 

 

 

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 3/12/18




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Dear SUPER Lincoln Lion Families,

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Thank you, PTA, Mrs. Belich, and Mrs. Haller for all of your work putting together the materials and stations for our STEaMFEST 2018!! STEaMFEST for Grades 3-5 is tonight at 6:30pm. PLEASE REMEMBER: All participating students need to bring two empty 2-liter bottles and a sharpened pencil.

PTA SOCIAL COMMITTEE - Ice Skating at The Edge – TOMORROW!

Friday, March 2nd, 10 am – noon

Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville

Click HERE for more info.

22ND ANNUAL ELMHURST STUDENT CHESS TOURNAMENT 
The registration deadline is TODAY Thursday, March 1st. Interested families may contact their child’s school chess club leader for the permission slip and rules. Questions may be directed to Chris Khayat at 630-290-1504 (cell) orkhayats@yahoo.com.

Next PTA Meeting

Tuesday, March 20th, 7:00 pm in the MPR

Leo's Obstacle Course

Leo's Obstacle Course and Running Club will kick off the Spring Season on Friday, April 13th during lunch recess. In order to participate, please click HERE to complete the attached permission slip and return to the office by Friday, April 6th.

EXPLORE MORE DAY

Volunteers are needed to help move students from station to station throughout the afternoon of March 16. If you are available and willing to help please let the office or someone from PTA know.

LINCOLN YEAR BOOK
The Lincoln 2017-2018 yearbook is in the works!!!  Want to see your gorgeous kids in the yearbook?  We rely on parent photos in addition to photos taken by teachers and yearbook committee photographers to help capture moments at Lincoln.  Upload your own photos directly to shared folders on the PTA yearbook website!  Yearbook Committee is currently working on an amazing tribute to our 5th Graders...on deck WILL be all the great pictures that are sure to be captured at Talent Show, STEaMFEST and Explore More.  Please check out all of the shared folders to which you can upload your pictures! Friday, April 6, 2018 is the final date to purchase a yearbook.  Customized pages must be done by April 7th as well.  

STEM Programs
Check out these STEM programs! One is scheduled at Lincoln on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 2pm-4:30pm: http://www.centerforgifted.org/elmhurstPromo_link.pdf (give it a minute to load). Parents can also enroll students in the Elmhurst Summer Program through the following links:

REACH PTA Informational Parent Meetings

  • Overview of the REACH program on Tuesday, March 6th at 7 p.m. at Sandburg Middle School auditorium (doors 3 & 7 will be open).
  • Parenting to Promote a Growth Mindset - March 8th, 2018: Time 6:30 -8:30pm at Sandburg Auditorium- Doors 3 and 7 will be open.
  • The Twenty-first Century Teenage Brain - April 12, 2018: Time 6:30 -8:30pm at Sandburg Auditorium- Doors 3 and 7 will be open.

UPCOMING DATES

Thurs Mar 1 – STEaMFest Gr 3-5, 6:30pm
Fri Mar 2 – No School – Institute Day
Tues Mar 6 - Overview of REACH program, 7 p.m. at Sandburg MS
Thurs Mar 8 - Parenting to Promote a Growth Mindset, 6:30
-8:30pm at Sandburg MS

Fri Mar 9 – Talent Show, 5:30pm
Sun Mar 11 – Daylight Savings Time Starts
Tues Mar 13 - D205 District Choral Festival, YHS Gymnasium

  • Doors open to public at 7:00pm
  • Concert begins at 7:30pm

Wed Mar 14 – Student Late Arrival
Fri Mar 16 – Explore More Day
Sun Mar 18 – STEM at Lincoln 2pm-4:30pm
Mar 26-30 – Spring Break
Fri Apr 6 – Final date to purchase a yearbook
Wed Apr 11 – Student Late Arrival
Wed May 9 – Student Late Arrival
Thurs May 24 – Field Day
Fri May 25 – Last Day of School

The new calendars for 2018-2019, and 2019-2020 can be found on the district website through this link.

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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Posted by: Patricia Charatin
Published: 3/6/18




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The next all-district Student Late Arrival Day will be this Wednesday, February 28. Certified staff and administrators will be using this time to collaboratively review student data, discuss professional growth topics, problem solve, share best practices and continue the work of building a Professional Learning Community. In addition, Friday, March 2 will be a Teacher Institute Day with no school for students.

 

The Student Late Arrival instructional schedule for 2017-18 will be as follows:

AM Early Childhood – 9:45 AM to 11:55 AM

PM Early Childhood – 12:55 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

Middle School – 10:00 AM to 3:25 PM

High School – 9:25 AM to 3:06 PM

 

As always, supervised student arrival will begin 20 minutes prior to the above-listed start times. The 2017-18 School Calendar (which provides a one-page overview of this information), may be found on the District 205 calendar page.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 2/27/18




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February 22, 2018

Dear SUPER Lincoln Lion Families,

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Thank you, PTA, Mrs. Belich, and Mrs. Haller for all of your work putting together the materials and stations for our STEaMFEST 2018!! STEaMFEST for K-2 is tonight at 6pm, and next week for Grades 3-5 on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 6pm. PLEASE REMEMBER: All participating students need to bring two empty 2-liter bottles and a sharpened pencil.

READING Reminder - MONDAY FEB 26th - LAST DAY to turn in Six Flags Reading Logs  

Congratulations to the 75+ Lincoln Lions who've already read their 360 minutes and turned their logs in to their teachers - you've earned your ticket to Six Flags!  Reading logs are due Monday February 26th.

EXPLORE MORE DAY

Volunteers are needed to help move students from station to station throughout the afternoon of March 16. If you are available and willing to help please let the office or someone from PTA know.

STEM Programs
Check out these STEM programs! One is scheduled at Hawthorne for this Sunday, February 25, 2018, and another is scheduled at Lincoln on Sunday, March 18, 2018. Each session runs from 2pm-4:30pm: http://www.centerforgifted.org/elmhurstPromo_link.pdf. Students do not need to be in REACH to attend these one day programs. Parents can also enroll students in the Elmhurst Summer Program through this link.

REACH PTA Informational Parent Meetings

  • Overview of the REACH program on Tuesday, March 6th at 7 p.m. at Sandburg Middle School auditorium (doors 3 & 7 will be open).
  • Parenting to Promote a Growth Mindset - March 8th, 2018: Time 6:30 -8:30pm at Sandburg Auditorium- Doors 3 and 7 will be open.
  • The Twenty-first Century Teenage Brain - April 12, 2018: Time 6:30 -8:30pm at Sandburg Auditorium- Doors 3 and 7 will be open.

22ND ANNUAL ELMHURST STUDENT CHESS TOURNAMENT 

The 22nd annual Elmhurst Student Chess Tournament will be held on Wednesday, March 7th, beginning at 6:00 PM in the York High School Commons, 355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst. Students will compete in the following six categories: 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6-8th grade and high school.

All students who attend school in Elmhurst – public or private – are welcome to participate with the completion and submission of a signed permission slip and tournament fee of $3.00.

The registration deadline is Thursday, March 1st. Interested families may contact their child’s school chess club leader for the 
permission slip and rules. Questions may be directed to Chris Khayat at 630-290-1504 (cell) orkhayats@yahoo.com.

UPCOMING DATES

Thurs Feb 22 and Fri Feb 23 – 5th Gr Outdoor Ed

Thurs Feb 22 – STEaMFest K-2, 6pm

Mon Feb 26 – Read to Succeed Reading Logs DUE

Wed Feb 28 – Student Late Arrival

Thurs Mar 1 – STEaMFest Gr 3-5, 6pm

Fri Mar 2 – No School – Institute Day

Tues Mar 6 - Overview of REACH program, 7 p.m. at Sandburg MS

Thurs Mar 8 - Parenting to Promote a Growth Mindset, 6:30 -8:30pm at Sandburg MS

Fri Mar 9 – Talent Show, 5:30pm

Sun Mar 11 – Daylight Savings Time Starts

Tues Mar 13 - D205 District Choral Festival, YHS Gymnasium

  • Doors open to public at 7:00pm
  • Concert begins at 7:30pm

Wed Mar 14 – Student Late Arrival

Fri Mar 16 – Explore More Day

Mar 26-30 – Spring Break

Wed Apr 11 – Student Late Arrival

Wed May 9 – Student Late Arrival

Thurs May 24 – Field Day

Fri May 25 – Last Day of School

The new calendars for 2018-2019, and 2019-2020 can be found on the district website through this link.

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Sincerely,

Mrs. B

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Published: 2/22/18




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February 15, 2018

Dear SUPER Lincoln Lion Families,

TALENT SHOW

Our Talent Show has been rescheduled for Friday, March 9 at 5:30pm.

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 11AM-NOON. Stations will take place from 12:15-2:30PM. First and Second Grade classrooms will rotate through four stations with their classes. Third thru Fifth Grade students will be randomly placed into mixed groups, and randomly assigned to four stations. The afternoon is sure to inspire all!

KNOW AN AMAZING KID? NOMINATE THEM! – The City of Elmhurst’s Commission on Youth is currently seeking nominees for its annual Exemplary Youth Service Awards, which will be presented in April. Nominations are currently being accepted. The volunteer must be an Elmhurst resident (Elmhurst address), live within School District 205 boundaries or attend an Elmhurst school.

To nominate a worthy student, please visit www.elmhurst.org/1291/Exemplary-Youth-Service-Award to download a form or complete the nomination online. Nominees may be of elementary age through high school; their service must be voluntary and unpaid. Nominations will be accepted now through Friday, March 9, 2018. Hard copy forms should be submitted to City Hall,209 N. York Street, Elmhurst, IL, 60126 and marked: Attention Exemplary Youth Service Awards.

REACH Identification/Appeal Process
Families of students currently in Grades 2 and 5 who are newly identified for REACH, the District’s gifted program, will receive an email notification from District 205 on Thursday, March 1. Services will begin in the 2018-2019 school year. REACH identification information can be found online at www.elmhurst205.org/REACH_ID.

Parents, teachers and administrators may appeal REACH placement for students currently in grades 3-7. The Application for Appeal is open between February 1 and March 15, and for which additional testing is required. The application and additional information can be found online at www.elmhurst205.org/Appeal

PATIENCE WITH PICK UP

The continued snowfall has brought with it extra challenges after school with the car lines around the building. Please wait patiently in your car for your child, be mindful of other cars and people, especially small children if you pull out of the line before it moves forward, and follow the map directions and all safety rules. We appreciate the extra care and patience!

THINKING ABOUT NEXT YEAR ALREADY?

While we cannot accommodate parent requests for particular teachers, we do value your input and hope that you will share any concerns about friendship issues and learning needs. We spend a great deal of time and effort making class placements each year, and try our best to consider each child’s needs. If you would like to share input with your child’s teacher, please do so before the end of April. Thank you!

REACH PTA Informational Parent Meetings

  • Overview of the REACH program on Tuesday, March 6th at 7 p.m. at Sandburg Middle School auditorium (doors 3 & 7 will be open). Deborah Lee, District Coordinator for Professional Learning–REACH, will be there. The presentation will cover a program overview, identification, expectations, appeals process, and more.
  • Executive Function Educational Series: Speaker Dr. Georgia Bozeday, EdD, Director of Educational Services at Rush Neurobehavioral Center. This educational series was made possible through a District 205 Foundation Grant. For more information about the program and/or the speaker visit the REACH PTA website.
  • Parenting to Promote a Growth Mindset - March 8th, 2018: Time 6:30 -8:30pm at Sandburg Auditorium- Doors 3 and 7 will be open. This parent presentation will center on exploring the current research related to Carol Dweck's concept of Mindset. Mindset is defined as a set of beliefs or a way of thinking that determines behavior, outlook, and mental attitude. Within this frame of reference, parents will identify practices that fall into either a fixed mindset or a growth mindset category. This workshop will provide specific focus on ways parents can develop a Growth Mindset with their children in order to develop problem-solving skills and persistence even in the face of obstacles.

The Twenty-first Century Teenage Brain - April 12, 2018: Time 6:30 -8:30pm at Sandburg Auditorium- Doors 3 and 7 will be open. This parent presentation will center on brain development and personality characteristics commonly associated with adolescent development.
22ND ANNUAL ELMHURST  STUDENT CHESS TOURNAMENT 

The 22nd annual Elmhurst Student Chess Tournament will be held on Wednesday, March 7th, beginning at 6:00 PM in the York High School Commons, 355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst. Students will compete in the following six categories: 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6-8th grade and high school. Last year, over 250 students participated in the tournament.

All students who attend school in Elmhurst – public or private – are welcome to participate with the completion and submission of a signed permission slip and tournament fee of $3.00. All participants will receive a certificate; the top four in each category receive ribbons; and the tournament champions receive a trophy.

The annual Student Chess Tournament is organized by parent volunteers, many of whom coach chess clubs at their children’s schools. Contestants will compete within the rules, playing five timed matches each. Volunteer judging is performed by independent chess experts who are brought in for this event. Snacks and drinks will be donated and provided. Pizza will be sold during the tournament.

The registration deadline is Thursday, March 1st. Interested families may contact their child’s school chess club leader for the 
permission slip and rules. Questions may be directed to Chris Khayat at 630-290-1504 (cell) orkhayats@yahoo.com.

UPCOMING DATES

Fri Feb 16 - Course selection sheets due for incoming 6th graders

Mon Feb 19 – No School – Presidents’ Day
Tues Feb 20 – PTA Mtg, 8:30am
Thurs Feb 22 and Fri Feb 23 – 5th Gr Outdoor Ed
Thurs Feb 22 – STEM Fest K-2, 6pm
Mon Feb 26 – Read to Succeed Reading Logs DUE
Wed Feb 28 – Student Late Arrival
Thurs Mar 1 – STEM Fest Gr 3-5, 6pm
Fri Mar 2 – No School – Institute Day
Tues Mar 6 - Overview of REACH program, 7 p.m. at Sandburg MS, Thurs Mar 8 - Parenting to Promote a Growth Mindset, 6:30 -8:30pm at Sandburg MS
Fri Mar 9 – Talent Show
Tues Mar 13 - D205 District Choral Festival, YHS Gymnasium

  • Doors open to public at 7:00pm
  • Concert begins at 7:30pm

Fri Mar 16 – Explore More Day

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Have a SUPER rest of the week!
Sincerely,
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Published: 2/15/18




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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. The deadline for registering is March 1. Parents who are interested in enrolling their incoming kindergartner for the Dual Language magnet program should click on the link below to complete the application form:

Dual Language Program Application 2018-2019


Click here for details regarding the D205 Dual Language program.

La mesa directiva del distrito Elmhurst 205 ha aprobado el programa de lenguaje dual en la escuela Conrad Fischer por el año 2018-2019. El programa es para los niños que comienza de Kinder. Haz clic por detalles sobre el programa de lenguaje dual.


Si está interesado en el programa de lenguaje dual para su hijo(a), haz clic debajo para completar la forma apropiada:

Solicitud para el programa de lenguaje dual 2018-19

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Published: 2/14/18




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Please know that Elmhurst District 205 will only contact parents and staff when schools are closed or there is a late start called. In general (excluding other emergency situations), 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 (when in doubt, check it out); the District 205 Facebook page - www.facebook.com/ElmhurstD205; the D205 Twitter account - www.twitter.com/ElmhurstD205. If your phone number has recently changed, please contact your child(ren)’s school so that they can update that information in PowerSchool.

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, that 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.


When District 205 determines that weather conditions or an emergency situation warrant an Emergency Late Start Schedule, families will be notified in the same manner they would be notified in the event of a school closing. Each family will receive a phone, email or text notice (if you've opted in) from our rapid notification system. More information about the Emergency Late Start Schedule is available online.

On Emergency Late Start days, parents and staff are encouraged to monitor the District’s website for updates on the status of after-school activities. Information about York athletics would be posted on the York School webpage in the afternoon.

If an Emergency Late Start schedule is activated:

  • Classes will begin using the standard Student Late Arrival schedule
  • Buses will operate using the standard Student Late Arrival pick-up and drop-off times.
  • Parent should use the standard Student Late Arrival schedule for drop-off - 20 minutes prior to the start times below.

Emergency Late Start schedules are as follows (same as standard Student Late Arrival schedule):


Kindergarten and Early Childhood

AM Kindergarten and AM Early Childhood Classes - 9:45 AM to 11:55 AM

PM Kindergarten and PM Early Childhood Classes - 12:55 PM to 3:00 PM
All Day Early Childhood Classes - 9:45 AM to 3:00 PM


Elementary Schools

Grades 1 to 5 - 9:45 AM to 3:00 PM


Middle Schools

Grades 6 to 8 - 10:00 AM to 3:25 PM


High School

Grades 9 to 12 - 9:25 AM to 3:06 PM After school activities and athletics could remain as scheduled, weather permitting. 


Out-of-District Programs

If out-of-district programs are in session, transportation will proceed as normal.\


Before/After School RecStation

The AM RecStation program will not be offered on late start days. The PM (after-school) RecStation hours will remain as scheduled on late start days.


Before School Programs

All before-school programs, including but not limited to, orchestra, band, choir, clubs, athletic practices or student activities will be cancelled on late start days.


Field Trips

Any field trip scheduled on the day of a late start will be cancelled as would be the procedure on days when school is cancelled for emergency reasons.


Technology Center of DuPage (TCD)

Due to the modified schedule, only PM TCD students will attend TCD.


Este es un recordatorio que la información de Inicio Tardío relacionada con emergencias (que sigue el horario habitual de llegadas tardías de los estudiantes) está disponible en el sitio web del Distrito 205 en Recursos -> Enlaces Rápidos -> Cierres de emergencia. También se publicará información más detallada en el sitio web del distrito y el sitio web de las escuelas afectadas. Aquí puede encontrar documentos en español acerca de los cierres de emergencia.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 2/8/18




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The 22nd annual Elmhurst Student Chess Tournament will be held on Wednesday, March 7th, beginning at 6:00 PM in the York High School Commons, 355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst. Students will compete in the following six categories: 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6-8th grade and high school. Last year, over 250 students participated in the tournament.

All students who attend school in Elmhurst – public or private – are welcome to participate with the completion and submission of a signed permission slip and tournament fee of $3.00. All participants will receive a certificate; the top four in each category receive ribbons; and the tournament champions receive a trophy.

The annual Student Chess Tournament is organized by parent volunteers, many of whom coach chess clubs at their children’s schools. Contestants will compete within the rules, playing five timed matches each. Volunteer judging is performed by independent chess experts who are brought in for this event. Snacks and drinks will be donated and provided. Pizza will be sold during the tournament.

The registration deadline is Thursday, March 1st. Interested families may contact their child’s school chess club leader for the permission slip and rules. Questions may be directed to Chris Khayat at 630-290-1504 (cell) or khayats@yahoo.com

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 2/6/18




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Parents of fifth grade students receiving special education services are invited to attend one of two meetings to answer any questions you may have as your child moves to middle school. The purpose of this meeting is to provide parents details on how special education services are implemented in the middle school setting. Answers to commonly asked questions about a "day in the life of a middle school student" will also be discussed. 

Each meeting will present the same information. The first meeting was held on February 8. The second meeting will be held on Monday, February 12, from 6-7 PM at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St.

Slides from the presentation are linked below.
 

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 2/6/18




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Enrollment for 2018-19 incoming kindergartners and first grade students new to Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 will take place on Tuesday, February 6, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and on Wednesday, February 7, from 12:30 to 3:00 PM at the school of attendance serving their home address. On Thursday, February 8, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, enrollment will only be offered at Conrad Fischer School (for Fischer students) and at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York (serving all District 205 elementary schools).

If you are enrolling your child in Kindergarten, please consider participating in our Dual Language program for 2018-19, which will be located at Conrad Fischer School. For more information, contact District 205 English Language Coordinator Ariana Leonard at aleonard@elmhurst205.org.

Students must be five years old on or before September 1, 2018, to be enrolled in kindergarten. (The student’s original birth certificate must be submitted as proof.) During the February enrollment, parents/guardians must present three proofs of residency. Additionally, a photo I.D. of the person enrolling the student must be produced for identification purposes.

For a complete list of enrollment procedures, acceptable proofs of residency and additional forms, please see the New Student Enrollment page linked from the District 205 homepage. Parents may contact the District 205 Center at 630-834-4530 to obtain the name and location of the elementary school that serves their home address.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 2/5/18




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Thank you to all who attended the February 1 evening information meetings at our three middle schools. If you were unable to attend, you may access recordings of the two Sandburg Middle School meetings at this link. As promised, links to the course selection forms are as follows:

Course selections for 7th and 8th grade are due Tuesday, February 13th. Course selections for 6th grade are due Friday, February 16.

If you have questions about course availability and/or course options for students, you may contact your middle school counselors, principal or Dr. Mary Henderson (mhenderson@elmhurst205.org) and Dr. Mark Cohen (mcohen@elmhurst205.org) of the Learning & Teaching Department.

Al final de este correo electrónico encontrará un enlace con los cursos de elección para la selección de los cursos de sus estudiantes del año escolar 2018-19.


Si no pudieron asistir a la presentación el 1 de febrero, pero le gustaría ver el video de las reuniones, por favor utilice este Enlace.

Una presentación realizada en google también se adjunta a este correo electrónico. Aunque hay cierto grado de personalización en cada escuela, los contenidos relacionados con lo académico y las opciones de elección es el mismo para las tres escuelas.

Si usted tiene preguntas acerca de los cursos de selección para su estudiante, por favor, póngase en contacto con el consejero/a de su escuela secundaria.

 

Forma de Curso de Selección – Grado 6

Forma de Curso de Selección – Grado 7

Forma de Curso de Selección – Grado 8

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 2/2/18




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Plan to attend the 17th annual Summer Recreation Open House, sponsored by the Elmhurst District 205 PTA. This is a FREE event open to all Elmhurst families and neighboring communities. Browse the tables of various organizations offering summer activities and camps for all ages and abilities. This popular event will be held on Tuesday, February 6, from 6-8 PM at York High School.

 

Be sure to support the Pot Belly Eat & Earn that same night from 5 to 8 PM at the St. Charles Road location. No flier or coupons are needed. PTA Council will receive a percentage of the total sales collected during those hours. Fundraising proceeds are used to provide scholarships to York High School seniors.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 2/1/18




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Tickets to the District 205 Foundation Gala are now sold out. Please consider supporting the Foundation's efforts by purchasing a ticket for the Golden Raffle with a chance to win your choice of three great trips. Information about the Golden Raffle is available at www.elmhurst205.org/2018Gala.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 2/1/18




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January 26, 2018

Dear SUPER Lincoln Lion Families,

SUPER THANK YOU to PTA
…for the delicious Happy New Year breakfast for the staff last Friday! What a terrific way to start our day and 2018!
…for getting started on our Outdoor Classroom!!! We are SO SUPER EXCITED!!

Parent Meeting for Current 6th and 7th graders and Incoming 6th Graders
New Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Location: Your child’s middle school
Time:   5:30-6:30 PM for parents of current 6th and 7th graders
           7:00-8:00 PM for parents AND students of incoming 6th graders

The purpose of this meeting is to provide information and review the course options and choices available to your child for the 2018-19 school year.

  • Middle School guidance counselors and administrators will be in attendance.
  • Elective selection sheets will be distributed at this meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting, a selection sheet will be available on the middle school websites following the meeting.
  • Course selection sheets are due Monday, February 12, 2018 for current 6th and 7th graders.
  • Course selection sheets are due Friday, February 16, 2018 for incoming 6th graders.

*Parents who were planning to attend the Dual Language presentation that evening may attend the same presentation on Monday, January 29th at Conrad Fischer Elementary School, beginning at 6:30 PM, or on Monday, February 13th at Madison Early Childhood Center, beginning at 6:30 PM.

LAST CALL!! PLEASE HELP US! Help Lincoln have the BEST district participation!!
I’d LOVE to see ALL our parents respond and give input! C’mon SUPER Lincoln Parents! We can do it!! The 5Essentials Survey is reflected on our school report card as well as the “Great Schools” ranking system. Please take the survey here: https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ - At this point we have 50% participation and are neck and neck with Emerson’s parents! The Illinois 5Essentials Survey will expire January 31, 2018. We value your input!

LUNCH REMINDER – For Parents of Students Who Leave for Lunch
Please remember to meet your child on the Fairfield side of the school if you are picking your child up for lunch. For safety purposes, students should be leaving through the office doors when they leave for lunch.

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 11AM-NOON. Stations will take place from 12:15-2:30PM. First and Second Grade classrooms will rotate through four stations with their classes. Third thru Fifth Grade students will be randomly placed into mixed groups, and randomly assigned to four stations. The afternoon is sure to inspire all!

MATH Resource Links

  • Thank You to Dave Beedy, district Director of Math and STEM, for presenting during our Popcorn with the Principal. Parents in attendance shared feedback about the need for examples when working on homework with their children. Please see the resources below for more help, and never hesitate to contact your child’s teacher to request examples from a day’s lesson.
  • D205 Mathematics for Parents Website – On this website you will find tabs for tools in each grade level. Under the “Home” tab you will find links to tools for Eureka, Khan Academy, Apps that encourage number sense exploration, and more!
  • Khan Academy and Eureka – This site offers videos of lessons on each grade level’s concepts. Practice problems and quizzes are also offered.

Six Flags READ to SUCCEED
Students who read 6 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 are 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.

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
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

Fri Feb 9 – Talent Show, 6pm
Wed Feb 14 – Student Late Arrival
Mon Feb 19 – No School – Presidents’ Day
Tues Feb 20 – PTA Mtg, 8:30am
Thurs Feb 22 and Fri Feb 23 – 5th Gr Outdoor Ed
Thurs Feb 22 – STEM Fest K-2, 6pm
Wed Feb 28 – Student Late Arrival
Thurs Mar 1 – STEM Fest Gr 3-5, 6pm
Fri Mar 2 – No School – Institute Day

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Posted by: Patricia Charatin
Published: 1/29/18




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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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Posted by: Patricia Charatin
Published: 1/23/18




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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 two remaining parent information sessions: Thursday, February 1st from 6:30-7:30 PM at the District 205 Center (162 S. York) and Tuesday, February 13th from 6:30-7:30 PM at Madison Early Childhood Center (130 W. Madison).

Parents who are interested in enrolling their incoming kindergartner for the Dual Language magnet program should click on the link below to complete the application form:

Dual Language Program Application 2018-2019

La mesa directiva del distrito Elmhurst 205 ha aprobado el programa de lenguaje dual en la escuela Conrad Fischer por el año 2018-2019. El programa es para los niños que comienza de Kinder. Haz clic por detalles sobre el programa de lenguaje dual.


Hay dos más sesiones informativas para padres: el jueves, el primero de febrero desde las 6:30 hasta las 7:30 de la noche en el centro de distrito (162 S. York) y el martes, el 13 de febrero desde las 6:30 hasta las 7:30 de la noche en la escuela Madison (130 W. Madison).

Si está interesado en el programa de lenguaje dual para su hijo(a), haz clic debajo para completar la forma apropiada:

Solicitud para el programa de lenguaje dual 2018-19

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 1/23/18




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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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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 1/17/18




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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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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 1/17/18




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With one member absent, the D205 Board of Education voted 6-0 to approve a Dual Language program at Conrad Fischer Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year. There was extensive discussion on the Dual Language program before the final vote. Jane Bailey, Principal at Conrad Fischer Elementary, discussed the issue of space. She said they are planning for five kindergarten sections for next year; the school currently has four sections. Mrs. Bailey said many rooms at the school are allocated for “resource rooms,” which is nothing more than office space. If those rooms were allocated to kindergarten classes, resource personnel who previously used those rooms could partner with a classroom teacher and co-teach and/or provide acceleration.

"No implementation is without growing pains, and this will be the growing pain, but I do think it will be worth it at the end of the day,” Mrs. Bailey said.

According to Principal Bailey, it is difficult to plan for potential space concerns further down the road than the first year of the program because it is still unknown how many students will participate. If there are too many Dual Language students to fit into Fischer, plans can be made to add a second location.

Regarding impact to the Fischer community, Dr. Henderson said the District will look to collect feedback from parents, students and teachers in a similar fashion to the way feedback is currently being collected for the Standards-Based Reporting system.

“It’s not something to be fearful of, because we have to think differently,” Ms. Bailey said. “If you're talking about opportunities in a global economy, then you need to be bilingual."

Dr. Moyer added that “There are benefits for both the native English speaking and native Spanish speaking students in this program, even though the rationale focuses more on native Spanish speaking students. It’s a phenomenal enrichment opportunity to truly allow all students to graduate bi-lingual, bi-literate and bi-cultural.”

Click here for details regarding the D205 Dual Language program planned for 2018-19 and Dual Language in general.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 1/15/18




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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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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 1/14/18




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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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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 1/12/18




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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

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Have a SUPER rest of the week!

Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal

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Posted by: Patricia Charatin
Published: 1/11/18




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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

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Have a SUPER Winter Break!

Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal

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Posted by: Patricia Charatin
Published: 12/19/17




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Enrollment for 2018-19 incoming kindergarteners and first grade students new to Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 will take place on Tuesday, February 6, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and on Wednesday, February 7, from 12:30 to 3:00 PM at the school of attendance serving their home address. On Thursday, February 8, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, enrollment will only be offered at Conrad Fischer School (for Fischer students) and at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York (serving all District 205 elementary schools).

Students must be five years old on or before September 1, 2018, to be enrolled in kindergarten. (The student’s original birth certificate must be submitted as proof.) During the February enrollment, parents/guardians must present three proofs of residency. Additionally, a photo I.D. of the person enrolling the student must be produced for identification purposes.

For a complete list of enrollment procedures, acceptable proofs of residency and additional forms, please see the New Student Enrollment page linked from the District 205 homepage. Parents may contact the District 205 Center at 630-834-4530 to obtain the name and location of the elementary school that serves their home address.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 12/15/17




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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

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Have a SUPER weekend!

Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal

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Posted by: Patricia Charatin
Published: 12/8/17




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The next all-district Student Late Arrival Day will be this Wednesday, December 6. Certified staff and administrators will be using this time to collaboratively review student data, discuss professional growth topics, problem solve, share best practices and continue the work of building a Professional Learning Community.

The Student Late Arrival instructional schedule for 2017-18 is as follows:

AM Early Childhood – 9:45 AM to 11:55 AM
PM Early Childhood – 12:55 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
Middle School – 10:00 AM to 3:25 PM
High School – 9:25 AM to 3:06 PM


As always, supervised student arrival will begin 20 minutes prior to the above listed start times. The 2017-18 School Calendar (which provides a one-page overview of this information), may be found on the District 205 calendar page.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 12/5/17




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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.                                                                                              

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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Have a SUPER week!

Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal

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Posted by: Patricia Charatin
Published: 12/4/17




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The District 205 Foundation's 2018 Thiems Grant Application is now available. In consideration of the demands on your time, the application has been streamlined to make it less labor intensive to apply. We encourage you to get creative, innovate and collaborate, and apply for programs or enhancements that will help you deliver curriculum and engage students. Applications that contain technology or media components must include a Technology Review form.

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 will be accepted beginning Friday, December 1, and are due on Monday, February 12, 2018. Please review the Thiems Grant Application Guidelines and contact Executive Director Lisa Fanelli at ext. 2770 or lfanelli@elmhurst205.org with questions.

Since 1990, educational grants totaling nearly $1.5 million have been awarded through the Thiems Grant Program.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 11/30/17




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Students, teachers and parents across Illinois have the opportunity to participate in the fourth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey allows 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 their child’s school, giving school leaders critical 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.

In March of 2018, reports will be sent to schools and districts that achieve the 20% participation threshold for parents and 50% threshold for students and staff. Data will also be included in the Illinois State School Report Card next fall.


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 takes about 25 minutes. To take the parent survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin. The Illinois 5Essentials Survey was scheduled to be conducted in November. The survey will be open through January 31, 2018. We 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.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 11/27/17




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SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
The schedule for student attendance is as follows: 
Monday is a regular school day.  Conferences will be from 4:30 – 7:50 PM. 
Tuesday is a non-student attendance day.  Conferences will be from 10:00 – 5:30 PM.
There will be no school from Wednesday thru Friday (Happy Thanksgiving)!
Classes will resume on Monday, November 27th with a regular schedule.

SPR GLITCH
There was a glitch in printing the 1st trimester report cards resulting in teachers manually crossing out two areas of the cover page.  One change was from 2nd to 1st Trimester and the other was to cross out the attendance days for 2nd Trimester.  If you would like your report card reprinted please let the school office know and we will print you a copy with the edits made digitally.  Thank you for helping us to be environmentally friendly.   There is so much to celebrate academically at Lincoln!

REACH PTA
The Reach PTA is sponsoring a parent series with Dr. Bozeday, a member of the Rush Neurological Institute. The two events are open to all D205 parents.

"The Organized Child: Building Executive Functions” will focus on strategies for Intermediate and Middle School Parents (4th – 8th Grade). This presentation is for you if: homework is creating family stress, time management is a challenge for your student, or organizational issues are getting in the way of your child being successful.

·         Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

·         Time: 6:30 -8:30 pm

·         Place: Sandburg Auditorium 345 E St Charles Rd, Elmhurst, IL 60126

"Helping Young Children Organize Their World” will focus on strategies for Early Childhood Parents (PreK-3rd Grade). This presentation will help parents foster the following skills in their young children: Self-Regulation, Problem Solving, Organization, Time Management, and Reading for Cognitive Development.

·         Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018

·         Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

·         Place: Sandburg Auditorium 345 E St Charles Rd, Elmhurst, IL 60126 

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Posted by: Patricia Charatin
Published: 11/17/17




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November 16, 2017

Dear SUPER Lincoln Lion Families,

SUPER Thank You to all our Book Fair VOLUNTEERS!
It was certainly a “Roar and Explore” kind of bookstore that gave the students multiple fiction and nonfiction options for enriching minds and imaginations through the upcoming winter season. Thank you PTA, thank you volunteers, and thank you families for supporting the Book Fair and growing our students’ literacy habits.


I apologize for the length of this newsletter, but I’d like to make you aware of several upcoming events and other important information.

PTA Fun Lunch
The lunch will be held this Monday, November 20th and the menu is the same as last year -- Southtown Hotdog, fruit cup, ice cream and water. As it is not possible for the PTA parent volunteers helping at lunch to handle special requests or allergy concerns, if a family would prefer their child not to have a particular menu item we suggest that they pack and bring a different lunch from home. Permission slips are not being sent out this year. The office staff the nurse will not be supervising what students eat or do not eat. If there is a concern, the suggestion is to bring a lunch from home.


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!

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.


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 atmdaniels@elmhurst205.org.


Lost and Found
57+ jackets and sweatshirts! Please stop by the Lost and Found while you’re here at Lincoln for Parent Teacher Conferences and see if you recognize one or two of the items.

Ends this week - Annual UCCA Holiday Food Drive
All District 205 students and families are invited to help fill holiday food boxes by bringing their donations to Lincoln from October 23-November 17. Collection bins can also be found at the Elmhurst Public Library, the YMCA and Park District locations. Donations will be picked up and moved to the Elmhurst Public Works Garage, where they will be sorted and boxed for distribution in December.


The City of Elmhurst
Now Hiring! Regular & Relief Crossing Guards! Excellent Employment Opportunity for retirees, college students, and those interested in part-time work. Qualifications: Safely crossing students to and from school at assorted locations. Standing for extended periods of time (in all types of weather) at intersections and roads. Safely crossing students to and from school at assorted locations. Interested Applicants, Please Submit Applications online at City of Elmhurst employment opportunities: www.elmhurst.org.


Illinois 5Essentials Survey
Beginning November 15, 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 November 15 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.eduThe Lincoln staff and I appreciate your participation!

Make a Wish 
This 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 to 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. Here are the contents of the email with more details and a description of the program:

 

Dear Mrs. Barnabee, 
My name is …, and I am currently a junior at York High School.  I am emailing you, to ask for Lincoln´s help with a project for the holidays. 

 

A few years ago, my cousin, Gabriella …, was diagnosed with DIPG at the age of nine. DIPG is a type of brain cancer common in children. Her tumor was located on her brain stem, and due to the amount of nerves there, having an operation was too high risk. However, despite her condition, Gabriella was always thinking about helping others. Every year during the holiday season, Macy´s collects letters written to Santa.  For every letter written, Macy´s donates one dollar to the Make - A - Wish foundation. My cousin made it her mission to collect as many letters as possible, not only to give back to the foundation that granted her a wish, but to help bring joy to other kids. She received letters from schools, friends, family and from around the world - in the end, raising almost $250,000 for kids who deserve a wish. However, in October of 2013, Gabriella passed away at the age of 10.
 

Every year since her death, I've collected letters to bring to Macy´s to raise money to help grant other children wishes. Last year, I collected about 4,000 letters, and would love to surpass that number! Therefore, this year, I would like your help with getting the Elementary School students involved. I understand that your students are older, and some of them do not believe in Santa or celebrate Christmas - I actually do not celebrate Christmas myself, and neither did Gabriella. Yet, I think this cause, and this project, is a great way to teach students to think of helping others during the holiday season. 

If it wouldn't be too much trouble, could you please share my cousins' story and how this program helps to benefit and bring joy to kids their age who are battling a serious illness, and to have the students write letters to Santa? Once again, I understand religion could be a problem. Another idea is to instead have the students write a short letter on their wish for the world (not addressed to Santa Claus). Letters do not need to be in envelopes, nor do they need stamps. In the past, I have had students fold their paper into thirds, draw a stamp in the corner, and write “To Santa” in the middle. 

I would need the letters by the 20th of December; and I can pick them up from your school that day or sooner. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. 
 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a happy, healthy, holiday season!

(York High School Student)
 

Again, 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.

UPCOMING DATES
Mon. Nov. 20 – Picture Re-Takes
Mon. Nov. 20 –PTA Fun Lunch
Mon. Nov. 20 – Parent Teacher Conferences
Tues. Nov. 21 – Parent Teacher Conferences
Wed. Nov. 22 thru Fri. Nov. 24 – No School
Wed. Dec. 6 – Late Start
Wed. Dec. 20 – Make a Wish Letters to Santa or World due to Lincoln Office
Fri. Dec. 22 – Last day before Winter Break
Dec. 23 thru Jan. 7 – Winter Break
Mon. Jan. 8 – School Resumes


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Have a SUPER rest of the week and a safe, healthy, and happy Thanksgiving!
 

Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal, Principal

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Posted by: Patricia Charatin
Published: 11/16/17




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The fifth all-district Student Late Arrival Day will be this Wednesday, November 8. Certified staff and administrators will be using this time to collaboratively review student data, discuss professional growth topics, problem solve, share best practices and continue the work of building a Professional Learning Community.

The Student Late Arrival instructional schedule for 2017-18 will be as follows:

AM Early Childhood – 9:45 AM to 11:55 AM
PM Early Childhood – 12:55 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
Middle School – 10:00 AM to 3:25 PM
High School – 9:25 AM to 3:06 PM


As always, supervised student arrival will begin 20 minutes prior to the above listed start times. The 2017-18 School Calendar (which provides a one-page overview of this information), may be found on the District 205 calendar page.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 11/7/17




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Parent-Teacher Conferences at the elementary schools will take place on November 20 from 4:30 to 8:00 PM and on November 21 from 10 AM to 6 PM with no school for elementary school students on 11/21. Sign up will be held via PowerPTC and begins this Tuesday, November 7 at 6 AM and closes on November 14 at midnight.

A PowerSchool parent single sign-on (SSO) account is required to access the Please know that it is not possible to set up the SSO account on a cell phone or tablet. Parents will need to access a computer to create an account. Parents who have not yet created an SSO account have received a separate communication with instructions. If you need access to a computer please stop by the school for assistance.  Step-by-step instructions for conference sign-up can be found on www.elmhurst205.org/PTCPowerPTC web portal for conference sign-up. 

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Posted by: Melea Smith
Published: 11/6/17




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Please see the Lincoln School Improvement Plan (SIP) for 2017-18 by clicking on this link.

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Posted by: Kate Allt
Published: 11/3/17




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October 27, 2017
Dear SUPER Lincoln Lion Families,
SUPER Shout Out:

… to the Third Grade team who piloted Eureka last year, and to this year’s 4th graders (who were last year’s 3rd graders). Results show this group has the highest percentage of students in the district meeting or exceeding on the PARCC assessment in math - 79% (Spring 2017). Hooray!

Halloween – Stuffed Animal:
Student Council voted to celebrate Halloween with Bring-a-Stuffed-Animal-to-School-Day. Students may bring a stuffed animal to school on Tues. Oct. 31.

Pictures and Re-Takes:
All picture orders or re-takes should be returned to the school by Friday, November 3rd. The envelope with the pictures needs to have RETAKE written on it when it comes back to the office so that we can put your student on the re-take list. Picture re-takes will be Monday, November 20th.
Rainy Day Arrival Protocol:
Supervision begins at 8am. In the morning when there is a heavy downpour, especially as the temperatures become colder, we are unable to send our Safety Patrol students out to supervise the corners at the perimeter of each intersection. Therefore, there is no extra supervision for students to cross the street. For parents driving students to school, please drop off NO EARLIER than 8am, as again, supervision begins at 8am. Students who arrive earlier than 8am risk standing outside in the cold and rain until the doors are opened at 8am.

  • Parents who drive to school are reminded to please follow all posted signs and the traffic map (found on school website).  Driving around barricades and dropping off in unauthorized areas compromises safety, especially for pedestrians who are trying to cross safely without the assistance of the Safety Patrol.
  • Cold weather procedures will be the same as above. Safety Patrol will follow the same guidance as we follow during lunch recess: If the air temperature or "Real Feel" temperature is below zero degrees Fahrenheit, students will be directed inside and Safety Patrol will be unable to supervise morning arrival.

Annual UCCA Holiday Food Drive:
All District 205 students and families are invited to help fill holiday food boxes by bringing their donations to Lincoln from October 23-November 17. Collection bins can also be found at the Elmhurst Public Library, the YMCA and Park District locations. Donations will be picked up and moved to the Elmhurst Public Works Garage, where they will be sorted and boxed for distribution in December.

UPDATE: Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up Timeline
Please see the updated timeline for the PowerPTC (Parent Teacher Conference) system that will be used to register for conferences this year:

  • Week of 10/23 Letter with directions for creating a PowerSchool parent single sign-on (SSO) account emailed to parents
  • 10/27-11/6 Parents create PowerSchool parent single sign-on (SSO) account
  • 10/30 - 11/6 Teachers enter time slots into PowerPTC
  • 11/7 - 11/14 Parents sign up for conferences in PowerPTC
  • 11/20 & 11/21 Elementary school conferences

Click the link to the D205 Foundation webpage to see the slideshow of staff, families and students from the Wizards event. Wait ‘til you see all the SUPER Lincoln fans enjoying themselves! Thanks again for your SUPER support! www.elmhurst205.org/foundation

From the recent Talk205 Message:
Community Unit School District 205 has created a Dual Language Committee to explore options for implementation of a dual language program for the 2018-2019 school year. The goal of a dual language program is for students to become bilingual, bi-literate and bicultural. For more information on dual language programming in Elmhurst, please visit the EL webpage. To express your interest in this program, please complete this survey: https://tinyurl.com/D205dualsurvey

UPCOMING DATES

Tues. Oct. 31 – Bring a stuffed animal to school
Fri. Nov. 3 – All picture orders or re-takes due to the school
Sun. Nov. 5 – Daylight Savings Change
Wed. Nov. 8 – Book Fair
Thurs. Nov. 9 – Book Fair
Tues. Nov. 14 – PTA Mtg 8:30am in MPR
Mon. Nov. 20 – Picture Re-Takes
Mon. Nov. 20 – Parent Teacher Conferences
Tues. Nov. 21 – Parent Teacher Conferences
Wed. Nov. 22 thru Fri. Nov. 24 – No School

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Mrs. B

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Posted by: Patricia Charatin
Published: 10/27/17




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District 205’s Social Work Department presents "Well-parented Kids: 10 Anchors for Building Strong Families." This free program for parents will be held on Tuesday, October 24, from 12:30-2:30 PM in the Sandburg Middle School Auditorium. This presentation will identify the key elements of effective parent-child relationships including setting communication norms, modeling values, sponsoring constructive conflict resolution, maintaining respect and trust, facilitating growth, teaching coping skills and navigating change. Presenters are Katie McDougall, LCSW and Steve Ritter, LCSW. No reservations are needed. Please enter through door 2, in the auditorium. Parking is available in the back of the school, just be alert for students.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 10/21/17




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Dear SUPER Lincoln Lion Families,

SUPER Thank You to our PTA and all Volunteers!
Tomorrow’s Halloween Carnival is sure to be SUPER Spooktacular!!

GOING HOME FOR LUNCH EXPECTATIONS - Starting MONDAY 10/23/17
As student safety is a priority at Lincoln, we have added additional safety measures to our going home for lunch expectations, and these new measures may require a change in parent pick up or drop off procedures. Please read on to learn more. Please review these expectations with your children. The staff has also reviewed these expectations with the children.

  • All students going home for lunch need to leave the building through the Main Office doors on the Fairfield side of the building. This includes walkers and those students being picked up in cars. This also includes Brownies, Girl Scouts, and other groups who leave and come back during the lunch hour.
  • For parents who pick up a child for lunch, we ask that you no longer park in the kindergarten line by the Hillside doors. Going forward, the Hillside doors are only used at mid-day for AM kindergarten dismissal and PM kindergarten arrival. Instead, parents who pick up a child for lunch, please park on the Fairfield side of the building to wait for your child to leave through the Main Office doors.
  • All students returning to school should first check in at the Main Office (located on the Fairfield side of the building). If there is still time for recess, then students will be sent out to the playground to play and line up with their classmates. If recess is over, then students will be sent to their classrooms.

UPDATE: Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up Timeline
Please see the updated timeline for the PowerPTC (Parent Teacher Conference) system that will be used to register for conferences this year:

  • Week of 10/23 Letter with directions for creating a PowerSchool parent single sign-on (SSO) account emailed to parents
  • 10/27-11/6 Parents create PowerSchool parent single sign-on (SSO) account
  • 10/30 - 11/6 Teachers enter time slots into PowerPTC
  • 11/7 - 11/14 Parents sign up for conferences in PowerPTC
  • 11/20 & 11/21 Elementary school conferences

From the recent Talk205 Message:
Community Unit School District 205 has created a Dual Language Committee to explore options for implementation of a dual language program for the 2018-2019 school year. The goal of a dual language program is for students to become bilingual, bi-literate and bicultural. For more information on dual language programming in Elmhurst, please visit the EL webpage. To express your interest in this program, please complete this survey: https://tinyurl.com/D205dualsurvey

REMINDER:

Please be aware that vehicle traffic on Vallette Road westbound from Spring Road will no longer be permitted.  A barrier will be set up to block any vehicles traveling west of Spring Road on Vallette.  

Parking options include:

  • Spring Road and walking one block to Lincoln, or
  • Montrose WEST of Hillside and walking one block.

Changes:

  • NO traveling westbound on Vallette from Spring Road, and
  • Please, NO parking in the Epiphany Church parking lot.  Please understand that our Epiphany neighbors have an adult care facility and the parking lot is used for their drop off and their employee parking.

UPCOMING DATES
Sun. Nov. 5 – Daylight Savings Change
Wed. Nov. 8 – Book Fair
Thurs. Nov. 9 – Book Fair
Tues. Nov. 14 – PTA Mtg 8:30am in MPR
Mon. Nov. 20 – Parent Teacher Conferences
Tues. Nov. 21 – Parent Teacher Conferences
Wed. Nov. 22 thru Fri. Nov. 24 – No School

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I hope to see you at the Carnival!

Sincerely,
​​​​​​​Mrs. B, Principal

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Posted by: Patricia Charatin
Published: 10/20/17




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The purchase of an outdoor or beautiful indoor tree will benefit Elmhurst 205 schools and students long after the holiday is over. This pre-order fundraising sale supports the long-standing Elmhurst tradition of beautifully lit streets that line our neighborhoods during the holiday season. Trees can be purchased as part of a neighborhood group scheduled for delivery on November 25th, or ordered individually and picked up (or delivered for a $20 fee) on December 2nd.

The District 205 Foundation website contains all the tools you will need to be a tree captain for your block or to purchase a tree. Visit www.elmhurst205.org/HolidayTrees for more information or to place an order. Orders are due by Friday, October 27th. 

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 10/20/17




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The second “Coffee With the Superintendent” of the school year will be held on Monday, October 16 at Bryan Middle School, 111 W. Butterfield Road, Elmhurst, beginning at 10:00 AM. Come meet with Dr. David Moyer in an informal setting. This year’s coffee opportunities are again being organized by the PTA Council and are open to any interested District 205 parent or community resident. The remaining dates/times for 2017-18 are: January 16, 1:30 PM - York; February 21, 1:30 PM - Jackson; and April 26, 10:00 AM - Lincoln.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 10/14/17




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Dear Lincoln Lion Families,
SUPER Thank You to our Safety Parents and Safety Patrol!

In this newsletter and over the course of the next couple of weeks, we will keep you informed about the new upcoming traffic improvements.


To start, please be aware that vehicle traffic on Vallette Road westbound from Spring Road will no longer be permitted.  A barrier will be set up to block any vehicles traveling west of Spring Road on Vallette.  


Knowing this is coming in the next few days, please begin to plan ahead. Parking options include:

  • Spring Road and walking one block to Lincoln, or
  • Montrose WEST of Hillside and walking one block.

Here is what CANNOT happen:

  • NO traveling westbound on Vallette from Spring Road, and
  • Please, NO parking in the Epiphany Church parking lot.  Please understand that our Epiphany neighbors have an adult care facility and the parking lot is used for their drop off and their employee parking.

Epiphany has been involved with development of the new traffic patterns and Elmhurst Police Department is very sensitive to their limited space.

Any time we can make a difference to keep our children safe is a win for us all!


UPCOMING DATES

BIG WEEK NEXT WEEK!!

  • Tues. Oct. 17 – PTA Meeting 7:00 pm in the MPR
  • Fri. Oct. 20 – CARNIVAL 6-9pm

Sun. Nov. 5 – Daylight Savings Change
Wed. Nov. 8 – Book Fair
Thurs. Nov. 9 – Book Fair
Tues. Nov. 14 – PTA Mtg 8:30am in MPR
Mon. Nov. 20 – Parent Teacher Conferences
Tues. Nov. 21 – Parent Teacher Conferences
Wed. Nov. 22 thru Fri. Nov. 24 – No School


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Have a wonderful weekend!


Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal

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Posted by: Melea Smith
Published: 10/13/17




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October 6, 2017

Dear Lincoln Lion Families,
SUPER Lion THANK YOU to the Lions Dads’ Club for the donation of 20+ new games for indoor recess and for the donation of new soccer goals for our back fields!! We are so SUPER lucky to have so many supportive and generous families! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

I wanted to give you an update on how lunch time works for all lunch periods. For the first two lunch periods there is a 5-minute transition due to the need to clean the tables for the next class coming in to eat. The official times are as follows:

1st and 4th – Lunch starts at 11:00am.

  • 11:15am the lights go off as a warning to tell students that they have 10 more minutes of lunch, and those who are finished may begin cleaning their spots. Then the lights go back on and the students continue eating.
  • 11:22am the lights go back off to signal the end of lunch and they remain off until the students exit for recess. There is enough light to see the clean-up process.
  • 11:25am the students head out for recess.
  • Any student who has not finished eating is allowed to finish eating. Students are encouraged to let the supervisors know if they need more time before they head out for recess. There is always an extra table available for these situations.

5th Grade – the lights go off at 11:52am until the end of lunch.

  • 11:55am the students head back to their classrooms.
  • Any student who has not finished eating is allowed to finish eating. Students are encouraged to let the supervisors know if they need more time before they head back to class. There is always an extra table available for these situations.

2nd and 3rd Grade – Lunch starts at 12:00pm.

  • 12:20pm the lights go off as a warning to tell students that they have 5 more minutes of lunch, and those who are finished may begin cleaning their spots. Then the lights go back on and the students continue eating.
  • 12:27pm the lights go off and they are off until the students exit for recess.
  • 12:30pm the students head out for recess.
  • Any student who has not finished eating is allowed to finish eating. Students are encouraged to let the supervisors know if they need more time before they head out for recess. There is always an extra table available for these situations.

For food service questions and concerns you can contact Eileen at 630-617-2467.

MORNING BELLS

First Bell – 8:05am
Second Bell – 8:10am
Tardy Bell – 8:15am – Start of the day, students in seats

UPCOMING DATES

Mon. Oct. 9 – NO SCHOOL – Columbus Day
Tues. Oct. 10 – Erin’s Law Presentations Grades 1-5
Tues. Oct. 10 – Board of Education – Lincoln School
Improvement Plan (SIP) will be shared, 7:30pm

Wed. Oct. 11 – Student Late Arrival
Tues. Oct. 17 – PTA Meeting 7:00 pm in the MPR
Fri. Oct. 20 – CARNIVAL 6-9pm
Wed. Oct. 25 - Student Late Arrival

 

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Sincerely,
Mrs. B

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Published: 10/11/17




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The York Performing Arts Department is proud to present “From the Mainland to the Islands” featuring York alum Paul McDermand with a special performance by the York High School Jazz Ensemble on Tuesday evening, October 10, at 7:30 pm in the Merle E. Baker Auditorium. Tickets are $10.00 for adults (general seating) and children 18 and under are free! Click on the following link to purchase tickets www.ticketpeak.com/yorkdrama

Steel drum and marimba artist Paul McDermand, York Class of 1974, has appeared with some of the biggest names in music including Tony Bennett, Johnny Cash, Natalie Cole and the Moody Blues. Paul is surrounded by an all-star rhythm section culled from the stages of Stevie Nicks, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lyle Lovett and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. See a video clip at http://bit.ly/ElmhurstD205McDermand 

 

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Published: 10/8/17




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Erin’s Law, House Bill 6193, became Illinois law in 2013. This legislation requires schools to teach age-appropriate sexual assault and abuse awareness and prevention for grades Pre-K through 12. In Elmhurst, we already have personal safety built into many grade levels’ health education curriculum. Beginning two years ago, after reviewing the requirements of the new legislation, we recognized that our students could benefit from additional information and strategies in order to consider past events and prevent future encounters. Our curriculum was enhanced at each grade level to cover the following:

  • Distinguishing different types of touch
  • Saying “NO”
  • It’s not the child’s fault if someone touches him or her
  • Identifying and telling a trusted adult

Again this year, an award-winning non-profit group, Imagination Theater, will deliver age-appropriate experiences for our students in 1st through 8th grade. Information about their program, called “No Secrets,” may be found by visiting www.imaginationtheater.org. A schedule of all elementary and middle school student assemblies can be found below.

Our school social workers will visit all of the Early Childhood and Kindergarten classrooms, as they did last year, to share age-appropriate read-alouds with students as a part of the Personal Safety Unit that is already in place at our schools.

York High School will be bringing in presenters from Elmhurst Hospital, as well as addressing the topic in multiple courses.

Please direct all questions about your school’s lesson(s) or assemblies to your child’s principal.

 

School Date Performance 1 Performance 2 Performance 3
Bryan MS 10/16/17 8:25 11:00 1:20
Churchville MS 10/12/17 8:25 11:00 1:20
Conrad Fischer 10/10/17 1:00 2:00 N/A
Edison 10/13/17 12:45 1:45 N/A
Emerson 10/17/17 12:45 1:45 N/A
Field 10/19/17 8:30 9:30 N/A
Hawthorne 10/17/17 8:30 9:30 N/A
Jackson 10/13/17 8:30 9:30 N/A
Jefferson 10/19/17 12:45 1:45 N/A
Lincoln 10/10/17 8:30 9:30 N/A
Sandburg MS 10/6/17 8:25 11:00 1:20
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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 9/29/17




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Friday, September 22, 2017

Dear SUPER Lions Families,

MESSAGE FROM PARENT PATROL
The Parent Patrol has observed an increase in drivers dropping off children in "No Drop-off" Zones at the Vallette and Hillside corner.  We are risking the safety of our students, Student Patrol, and Parent Patrol when we disregard the traffic rules.  

Let's work together to:

  1. Walk or bike to school instead of driving.  The weather has been gorgeous - take advantage of it!  The next Walk & Bike to SchoolWednesday is Sep 27.
  2. If you choose to drive your child to school, PLEASE use the car line or park where permitted.
  3. A LOT of effort went into the development of the Traffic Map, and the rules are all there for a good reason - to optimize the flow of traffic for student safety!  Please use it!  And please share it with your child's caretakers.
  4. Veteran tip:  If you need a "quick drop-off," use the Fairfield car line!  It sees much less traffic and is faster.
  5. Do NOT exit your car during drop off or pick up. 
  6. Do NOT drop off along Vallette or on the east side of Hillside (by Epiphany Church) at any point. 
  7. Follow the traffic signs at all times. Fairfield is ONE WAY during school hours! We have watched parents driving and dropping off as they turned the wrong direction off of Montrose.

A link to the traffic map is located on Lincoln's homepage (http://lincoln.elmhurst205.org) under Lincoln News. Please share this information with everyone in your family who drops off or picks up your kids.

ACCELERATION BLOCK
Our new instructional block – Acceleration for All – will start on Friday, October 6, 2017. The focus of this acceleration instructional block is to provide a second dose of literacy instruction for ALL students. During this thirty-minute block of time each day, in addition to the Reading Workshop block, support staff “flood” the grade level, allowing us to regroup students across the grade according to reading levels. Students who are not performing at grade level are in small groups and working to reach grade level expectations. Students who are performing at grade level are in larger groups for enrichment and challenge. The groups are made based on MAP scores, Fountas and Pinnell Reading Running Record Levels, and teacher input. The groups are flexible and students move based on changing needs. Our goal with the Literacy Acceleration Block is to ensure all students grow to their potential, and beyond! The teachers have worked hard to plan and prepare for the start of acceleration and are looking forward to helping all students grow.

ERIN’S LAW
Erin’s Law, House Bill 6193, became Illinois law in 2013. This legislation requires schools to teach age-appropriate sexual assault and abuse awareness and prevention for grades Pre-K through 12. In Elmhurst, we already have personal safety built into many grade levels’ health education curriculum.  Beginning two years ago, after reviewing the requirements of the new legislation, we recognized that our students could benefit from additional information and strategies in order to consider past events and prevent future encounters. Our curriculum was enhanced at each grade level to cover the following:

  • Distinguishing different types of touch
  • Saying “NO”
  • It’s not the child’s fault if someone touches him or her
  • Identifying and telling a trusted adult

Again this year, an award-winning non-profit group, Imagination Theater, will deliver age-appropriate experiences for our students in 1st through 8th grade. Information about their program, called “No Secrets,” may be found by visiting www.imaginationtheater.org. Grades 1-5 will attend presentations on the morning of Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

Our social worker, Ms. Emily Cohen, will visit our Kindergarten classrooms, as they did last year, to share age-appropriate read-alouds with students as a part of the Personal Safety Unit that is already in place at our schools. Kindergarten teachers will share information with their parents.  Please let me know if you have any questions!

UPCOMING DATES
Mon. Sept. 25 – Popcorn with the Principal – Parents Only Event
Fri. Sept. 29 – Picture Day
Sat. Sept. 30 – Wizards Basketball Game, York HS at 5pm
Mon. Oct. 9 – NO SCHOOL – Columbus Day

Have a SUPER weekend!

Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal

p.s. Are you following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook? @LincolnD205

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Posted by: Patricia Charatin
Published: 9/22/17




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Please click on this link to access Lincoln's traffic map.

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Posted by: Melea Smith
Published: 9/21/17




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Monday, September 18, 2017

Dear SUPER Lions Families,

SUPER Lion Thank You from Benjamin Whitney
Dear Lincoln Lions community,
Thank you for donating all the clothes and school supplies to the Hurricane Harvey Foundation.  I think that all of the people that were suffering and still are suffering will be very happy about your act of kindness. (We collected approximately 10 large garbage bags.)

Sincerely,
Benjamin Whitney, Room 127 - Ms. Daniels 5th Grade Class

SHOUT OUT
… to the SUPER 13 Lincoln Lions who hosted the "Sweet Treat Relief" stand on Saturday at the corner of Vallette and Fairview to raise money for the hurricane relief efforts in Texas and Florida. Way to go!  The SUPER Lions from Lincoln raised $727.73, and included: Allison Woods - 3rd, Jack Woods - 1st, Ava Gaeto - 3rd, Koen Buzzell - 3rd, Ainsley Buzzell - K, Addison Bond - 3rd, Daniel Bond - K, Sophia Nurczyk - 3rd, Ryan Nurczyk - 4th, Anabelle Belich - 2nd, Charlotte Haigh - 1st, Avani Submaranian - 3rd, and Samantha Fleischer - 3rd.

Car Line Reminder
For the safety of all children coming and going in different directions at arrival and dismissal, and for the efficiency of keeping the car line moving, please remain in your car and wait for your child to reach you. If you have any questions about the flow of traffic, please call the office for more details.

Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up Timeline
Please see the proposed timeline for the PowerPTC (Parent Teacher Conference) system that will be used to register for conferences this year:

  • 10/30 - 11/6 Teachers enter time slots into PowerPTC
  • 11/7 - 11/14 Parents sign up for conferences in PowerPTC
  • 11/20 & 11/21 Elementary school conferences

Erin’s Law Presentations
Erin's Law presentations will be held during the month of October.
The main points covered in this area of the Elmhurst health curriculum at each grade level include the following:

●      Distinguishing different types of touch

●      Saying “NO”

●      It’s not the child’s fault if someone touches him or her

●      Identifying and telling a trusted adult

Follow Us on Twitter and Instagram
@LincolnD205

  • Help us tell and celebrate our SUPER Lincoln story with the world!
  • Have you ever wondered what’s happening inside the brick and mortar? These social media tools offer a sneak peek into the Day In the Life of an Elementary School Student.

Popcorn with the Principal (Parents-Only Event)
I invite you to join me on Monday, September 25, 2017 from 6-7pm for an informal conversation about the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmarking system teachers are using to identify reading comprehension skills in each of our students. From 6-6:30pm I will share information about a student’s “level” and offer suggestions for ways you can support your child with reading at home. The last half-hour will be open to general questions and conversation. In order to help me prepare for your participation, please RSVP to me (jbarnabee@elmhurst205.org) if you are interested in attending by Friday, September 22, 2017 and with any questions that you would like answers to during our conversation. I look forward to growing together!

UPCOMING DATES
Tues. Sept. 19 – PTA Mtg in MPR at 8:30am
Wed. Sept. 20 – Student Late Arrival
Mon. Sept. 25 – Popcorn with the Principal – Parents Only Event
Fri. Sept. 29 – Picture Day
Sat. Sept. 30 – Wizards Basketball Game, York HS at 5pm
Mon. Oct. 9 – NO SCHOOL – Columbus Day

Have a SUPER week!

Sincerely,
Mrs. B, Principal

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Published: 9/18/17




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Club Name: 5th Grade Lincoln Drama Club
Meeting Dates: (Tentatively) 9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 10/31, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/19, 1/9, 1/23, 2/6,
2/20, 3/6, 3/20.
*After Spring Break we will have brief after school practices with dates and information TBD
Meeting Time: 11:00-11:30 am
Sponsors: Mrs. Rizzo and Ms. Traven


Do you enjoy being in the spotlight?! Then Drama Club is for you! In this club, the students will write their own short plays to perform. After working together to write and rehearse their plays, we will have a spring performance to showcase their work.
Student Name-_____________________________________________________________
Classroom Teacher-_________________________________________________________
Parent Name-______________________________________________________________
Parent Phone-_____________________________________________________________
Parent email-______________________________________________________________
Emergency Contact Name-___________________________________________________
Emergency Phone-_________________________________________________________
____I give permission for my child, ________________________________, to participate
in the above mentioned club.
____$10.00 club fee is enclosed
Parent
Signature________________________________________________Date________
Please return permission slip and fee to sponsor by our first meeting on September 30th.


Drama Club Information Sheet
Expectations
To help make this year as successful as possible, members of Drama Club are expected to be at all
meetings.
A student is considered excused:
● The student is absent from school
● The student is working with a teacher at the teacher’s request and brings a note to us from
the teacher within the school day
● We receive a parent note explaining why the student will not be in rehearsal
Drama Club is a wonderful experience for the students, and attendance is crucial in order for the
groups to write and rehearse their plays with all group members. We need every student’s
commitment in order to make it a great year together!


Actions for Absences
1 Unexcused absence: one-on-one conversation with the student about their absence
2 Unexcused absences: Call/email home
3 Unexcused absences: Removal from Lincoln Drama Club
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

nrizzo@elmhurst205.org
atraven@elmhurt205.org


Information regarding our spring performance will be given out after Winter Break.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Dear SUPER Lions Families,
In an effort to keep you in the loop regarding the new curriculum initiatives, and to give you an opportunity for an informal Q&A session regarding various topics, I’d like to invite parents to join me in an hour of conversation each trimester. As it’s one of my favorite treats that I enjoy on special occasions, I’m calling the evenings, “Popcorn with the Principal”. I invite you to join me for the first of these conversations on Monday, September 25, 2017 from 6-7pm and I’ll provide the popcorn. The topic of conversation will focus on the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmarking system that teachers are using to identify reading comprehension skills in each of our students. From 6-6:30pm I will share information about a student’s “level” and offer suggestions for ways you can support your child with reading at home. The last half-hour will be open to general questions and conversation. In order to help me prepare for your participation, please RSVP to me (jbarnabee@elmhurst205.org) if you are interested in attending by Friday, September 22, 2017 and with any questions that you would like answers to during our conversation. I look forward to growing together!

HURRICANE HARVEY – Message from One of Our SUPER Students
Hi! My name is Benjamin Whitney. I am a 5th grader in Miss Daniels’ class. I am collecting clothes and school supplies for victims of Hurricane Harvey, the really bad hurricane that happened in Texas about a week ago. If you have clean, gently used clothes for babies, children (both boys and girls), men, and women, I will be collecting the items next week, Monday, September 11 thru Friday, September 15. Students with donations can bring the items to Room 127 at the beginning of each day. All items will be shared with the group from Sandburg Middle School on Fridayafternoon. Thank you for your help!

Next STUDENT LATE ARRIVAL – Wednesday, September 20

CHANGE IN LUNCH / RECESS SCHEDULE ON STUDENT LATE ARRIVAL DAYS
In order to accommodate the Specials Schedule (Art, Music, PE, Library, and Spanish) on Late Start days, we will need to adjust lunch and recess times. On Late Start days we will adjust lunch/recess times to the following:

  • 11-11:30 – 1st and 4th grade LUNCH (This is a change!)
  • 11:30-12 – 5th grade LUNCH, 1st and 4th RECESS (This is a change!)
  • 12-12:30 – 5th grade RECESS (This is a change!)
  • 12-12:30 – 2nd and 3rd LUNCH (NOT at change)
  • 12:30-1 – 2nd and 3rd RECESS (NOT a change)

Parents of students in Grades 1, 4, and 5 are encouraged to adjust lunch plans accordingly on Late Start days. 

SAFETY REMINDERS

  • Drivers, please watch all children as you move through the car line. Stay off cell phones, and be cognizant of the signs posted directing the movement of traffic.
  • Parents who wish to visit the school during the day need to check into the office first. Official designated personnel will happily and safely escort visitors. Please help us maintain a safe environment.
  • Recess volunteers are kindly asked to arrive on time, stay for the full duration of the recess period, and maintain watchfulness at designated posts.

UPCOMING DATES
Tues. Sept. 19 – PTA Mtg in MPR at 8:30am
Tues. Sept. 19 – Law Enforcement “Lockdown” Drill     at 1:45pm (This is a change!)
Wed. Sept. 20 – Student Late Arrival Day
Mon. Sept. 25 – Popcorn with the Principal – Parents Only Event - 6:00 - 7:00 PM (MPR)
Fri. Sept. 29 – Picture Day
Sat. Sept. 30 – Wizards Basketball Game, York HS at 5pm
Mon. Oct. 9 – NO SCHOOL – Columbus Day

Have a SUPER weekend!

Sincerely,

Mrs. B, Principal

p.s. Are you following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook? @LincolnD205

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Dear SUPER Lions Families,
Wow! We’ve already turned the page onto a new month – SEPTEMBER! As I look back on the First Day of School, the Back to School Pep Rally, and Curriculum Night – just a few events accomplished in such a short amount of time – I grow further excited about the adventurous year ahead!

THE VALUE OF LATE STARTS
This week we experienced our first Late Start of the year. While preparing for the details on your end may have proved challenging, I wanted to give you a glimpse into the valuable, productive work that was accomplished by the staff during that 8-9:30am block of time.

  • As you may have heard at Curriculum Night, we have a new literacy assessment called Fountas and Pinnell (F&P, for short). Using this assessment system, classroom teachers take time with each of their students to identify three levels: frustration, instructional, and independent.
  • On Wednesday, we met together in grade level Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and had time to analyze the assessments we have accomplished thus far. As well, we had time to debrief as a whole staff and identify trends that will help us as we make instructional decisions for the students in our classrooms.
  • Our Late Start work this year will both promote our professional learning and focus on analyzing student work samples in both math and literacy. Together in our PLCs we will explore trends that we notice about our students’ progress and plan for differentiated instruction that meets the needs of our students.
  • Thank you for adjusting your plans each month in order to support the work of our teachers – all in an effort to provide challenging and enriching learning experiences for our Lincoln children.

CHANGE IN LUNCH / RECESS SCHEDULE ON LATE START DAYS
In order to accommodate the Specials Schedule (Art, Music, PE, Library, and Spanish) on Late Start days, we will need to adjust lunch and recess times. On Late Start days we will adjust lunch/recess times to the following:

  • 11-11:30 – 1st and 4th grade LUNCH (This is a change!)
  • 11:30-12 – 5th grade LUNCH, 1st and 4th RECESS (This is a change!)
  • 12-12:30 – 5th grade RECESS (This is a change!)
  • 12-12:30 – 2nd and 3rd LUNCH (NOT at change)
  • 12:30-1 – 2nd and 3rd RECESS (NOT a change)

Parents of students in Grades 1, 4, and 5 are encouraged to adjust lunch plans accordingly on Late Start days. 

IMPORTANT SAFETY CONCERN
During recess periods we have parents driving by, stopping and talking, walking by, coming up to the fence, and even walking on to the playground to say hello to their children. This is a safety concern because the playground supervisors do not recognize and do not know these people. While a child may recognize the “visitor”, to the playground supervisor, whose job it is to provide a safe environment, such visitors are considered strangers. Last week we had a child taken off the playground by a parent who had not checked into the office. This week we had a child walk through an opening in the fence to go talk with a parent.

  • We ask parents who wish to visit the school during the day to please check into the office first. Official designated personnel will happily and safely escort each child. Please help us maintain a safe environment.
  • One of the aspects I love about the Lincoln community is the friendly, neighborhood “feel” that exists, and all of us here in the school want parents to feel welcome and to keep that “feeling” alive. At the same time, especially when students are outside for recess and PE, we need to maintain the highest quality of safety possible.

UPCOMING DATES

Mon. Sept. 4 – NO SCHOOL – Labor Day
Tues. Sept. 5 – Bus Evacuation Drills
Wed. Sept. 6 – Fire Drill at 9am
Mon. Sept. 18 – Vision and Hearing
Tues. Sept. 19 – PTA Mtg in MPR at 8:30am
Tues. Sept. 19 – Law Enforcement “Lockdown” Drill at 2pm
Wed. Sept. 20 – Late Start
Fri. Sept. 29 – School pictures
Sat. Sept. 30 – Wizards Basketball Game, York HS at 5pm
Mon. Oct. 9 – NO SCHOOL – Columbus Day

Thank you for sharing your child with us!  I wish you all a safe, healthy, and fun LONG weekend.

Sincerely,

Mrs. B,
Principal

p.s. Are you following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook? @LincolnD205

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Posted by: Patricia Charatin
Published: 8/31/17




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The Harlem Wizards are back in Elmhurst on Saturday, September 30th to entertain the crowd with high-energy exhibition play and audience participation. Cheer on our team of Elmhurst school district principals and teachers as they challenge the Wizards in a basketball game that is sure to include wild antics and lots of laughs. The event will be held at York High School beginning at 5:00 PM. Concessions, merchandise and raffle tickets will be available for purchase. Proceeds from this family-friendly fundraiser support District 205 Foundation programs and enhancements that benefit all Elmhurst public school students. Click here to learn more and guarantee a seat at this popular Saturday event.

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Published: 8/21/17




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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Important Upcoming Dates-

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Welcome to Lincoln!

 

 

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Posted by: Katherine Schroeder
Published: 8/14/17