Lincoln Newsletter

March / April 2019

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From the Principal's Desk

What can I say? I have been struggling.

In a week of superlatives, I am at a loss at how to describe two historic events in Lincoln history - The first Lincoln musical production ever, and the highest grossing school St. Baldrick's fundraiser ever. So perhaps it's best if I just eschew the adjectives and adverbs for a simple description of what I felt over the last week: joy.

To see our students on stage and behind the scenes at High School Musical last week, and to take in the energy of the many students and staff who braved the shave yesterday afternoon, has left my face sore from smiling. What a week.

Special shout-outs to:

  • The 8th-grade girl's volleyball team who worked the concession stand at the tournament last Saturday to raise over $300 for Baldrick's!
  • Miss LaTragna for bringing the musical to life.
  • Mr. Tebo, Mrs. Jackson, Mr. Francis, Mrs. Porrello, Mr. Duerkop, Mrs. Thielen, Mr. Taglia, et al for making the Badrick's magic happen.

Check out this Gallery of Baldrick's pics.

I hope everyone enjoys a wonderfully restful spring break. We earned it!

Dr. Murray


Congratulations to the cast and crew of Lincoln's first-ever musical, "High School Musical, Jr.!"

Our cast had three great performances at Emerson and started this new tradition off strong!! We hope that next year's show will be even bigger and better!
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P.E. News!!

Physical Education

Congratulations to our March students of the month, Isabella Landerghini and Martin Carl. They exemplify the highest ROARS behavior standards such as effort, sportsmanship, being prepared, and respectful to teachers and peers.


With team names like Untouchables, Sitting Ducks, Mango Tango, Snazzy Kobras, and Sea Biscuits our St. Baldrick's dodgeball tournament helped raise $610.00!

Team 'No You' took home first place followed by second place 'What' Ligma' and third place 'Glory Ballz'! Thank you to all participant's for the fun memories created while playing to give Kids with Cancer HOPE!

Our All School Doubles Badminton Tournament and All School Three-Point Shooting Contest will be starting after Spring Break. Dates and sign up sheets are posted in the gym along with sign up sheets! You won't want to miss out!!

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Springtime turns thoughts to warmer weather, outdoor activities, and spring break travel. Here are two important reminders to help your families enjoy this time of year!

Please continue to take time to regularly check your child for the presence of head lice. The Centers for Disease Control has practical information regarding head lice, which can be accessed here. In addition, your Building Nurse can provide you with useful materials regarding the identification and treatment of head lice. Information also is available on the D64 Health & Safety tips webpage.

This time of year also is called “influenza (flu) season.” In the U.S., flu season occurs in the winter; however, flu outbreaks can happen as early as October and can last as late as May.

D64 has noticed an increase in the number of influenza-type illnesses in our schools, which is to be expected at this time of the year. Cleaning protocols have been adjusted in all buildings in response to this increase. In addition, frequent handwashing and proper cough/sneeze etiquette are regularly reinforced with our students and staff.

Please visit Cook County Department of Public Health for information about influenza, including prevention tips that you may find helpful at home, too.