Lincoln Middle School

August 20, 2021

Contact Us

Paul Suminski, Principal /

Randy Steen, Assistant Principal /

Susannah Wade, Assistant Principal /

Office: (847) 394-7350 / Fax: (847) 394-7358

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Dear Lincoln Parents and Guardians,

Welcome back! We are so fortunate to have the students back in our classrooms . . . just having young people in our building and doing what we love far outweighs any small glitches incurred in these first few days of getting back on track. I want to, again, thank the many parents, students, and staff who have been patient as we rolled out the 2021/2022 school year. It is our continued hope to move forward into the year as "normal" as possible and to keep our students and staff healthy.

Our newsletter is one of the most valuable tools a parent can access for Lincoln news and information. I hope you will make it a part of your routine to pull up our Friday emails and open the newsletter. Watch for plenty of information in the weeks ahead. The newsletter will answer many of your questions. Please take a moment to read through the Safe Schools information in this newsletter. Yesterday, Mr. Steen coordinated all three emergency drills for the entire school: Fire, Shelter-in-Place, and Lock-Down. Students did a great job as we practiced these important safety measures.

Please join me in welcoming these new Lincoln staff members. We are pleased to have them as part of the Lincoln team.

  • Malina Prodan, Orchestra
  • Danny Tedeschi, Band
  • Laura Juliano, 6th Grade Math
  • Christopher Tsichlis, Physical Education
  • Darcy O'Brien, 6th Grade Science
  • Linda Payne, Interventionist
  • Monica Komperda, 6th Grade ELA
  • Ken Steven Moore, Custodian
  • Alexia Koliatsis, World Language Learners
  • Patricia Diamantopoulos, Spanish and Instructional Assistant
  • McKenzie Wiedemann, 6th Grade Math
  • David Enriquez, Long Term Sub, 7th Grade Math

Please join us Wednesday night for Lincoln's Virtual Back-to-School Night, a chance to see the teachers as they present introductions to their classroom. Watch for an email sharing the links for Back-to-School night Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.

Have a great weekend,

Paul Suminski


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Ms. Thomas, Mr. Tedeschi, and Ms. Prodan . . . want you to know!

It is so exciting to have students back in the building and we absolutely cannot wait to start making music with our wonderfully talented students! Keep reading to find information regarding how to register for performing ensembles as well as information about first morning full group rehearsals. ALL NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS MUST REGISTER FOR 2021/22 MUSIC PROGRAMS.

Click here for Band and Orchestra Registration

Note! 6th grade students that may not have started an instrument last year… We would love to have you! If you have a 6th grade student that has not started an instrument yet, but is interested in participating in band/orchestra please register but also send us a separate email and we can set up an appointment to get you on the right track.

Click here for Chorus registration

Please select the appropriate grade level to be registered for the correct ensemble.

First Rehearsals

  • 6th grade Band and Orchestra: Monday, August 30, 7:00am; Mondays and Wednesdays.

  • 7th/8th grade Band and Orchestra - Tuesday, August, 31, 7:00am; Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • 7/8th Grade Chorus (Company)- Wednesday, September 1, 7:00 am; Wednesday and Friday

  • 6th Grade Chorus (Chorale) - Thursday, September 2, 7:00am; Thursday

  • Students should arrive at Lincoln between 6:45 and 6:55 and enter through Door 1.

We look forward to working with the students, making great music, and having a great time! The week of the 30th cannot get here soon enough! Email us with any questions!

Leslie Thomas

Malina Prodan

Danny Tedeschi
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Welcome back, Lincoln students! While times have changed, the PTO is still hard at work delivering on our mission to bring value to Lincoln students and staff alike. Read on for some important requests and updates from the PTO:

Please Join US - 2021/2022 PTO Membership
Last school year, despite membership being down approximately 40% due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we delivered on activities such as staff appreciation and virtual events for our students. We encourage all families to consider joining the PTO at $10 per family so that we can continue to support our school, students, and amazing teachers and support staff. Voluntary contributions above this amount are greatly appreciated.

Click here to join via contactless online payment or click here for the membership form if you wish to join via cash or check.

Note that the Lincoln PTO is a certified 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, which means your contributions are tax-deductible. An electronic student directory is included with each Lincoln PTO membership. Thank you for your support!

Seeking a Spirit Wear Chair

Interested in volunteering? The PTO functions solely on volunteers like you. New this school year, we’re seeking a Spirit Wear chairperson to manage coordination of school spirit wear sales. This will include working with the pre-selected vendor, finalizing items, consolidating orders and sorting/distributing items once they arrive. Please email if you’re interested in the role or would like to learn more.

We’re Online!

We’re thrilled to be online. Check out our new website at The site includes key information about the Lincoln PTO and will be updated throughout the school year. We’re on Facebook, too. If you haven’t “liked” us yet, please do. We’re on Facebook at @LincolnPTOD57.

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AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to support Lincoln Middle School.

The shopping experience is identical to with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate to the Lincoln Middle School PTO!


"New School Year! New Cross Country Season!"

Cross Country is just around the corner and a perfect way to start getting off the right foot (running) for the new school year! Cross Country is a fun way of being part of a team and taking on challenges offered through the sport. The necessary steps of participating in cross country are to fill out the signup document and have a current physical on file in the nurse’s office. We encourage you to fill out the signup document by the start of school. Cross Country begins on Monday, August 23rd, 3-4, Busse Gym. Please visit our cross country website for more information. Feel free to reach out to Steve Shaffer or Kelly Bailey with any questions.

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Click here for important information regarding Mount Prospect's Safe Schools Committee and Lincoln Middle School Relocation Site.

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The Lincoln Office!

We are here to answer questions and assist you in any way we can!

Call or email anytime!

Lynn Atkinson, 847.394.7350, X5001 -

Robin Moran, 847.394.7350, X5000 -

Beth Wiley, 847.394.7350, X5013 -