Lincoln Middle School

April 1, 2022

Contact Us

Paul Suminski, Principal / psuminski@d57.org

Randy Steen, Assistant Principal / rsteen@d57.org

Susannah Wade, Assistant Principal / swade@d57.org

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

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

DON'T FORGET: STUDENTS NOT IN ATTENDANCE: APRIL 15 AND APRIL 18, 2022


Dear Parents and Guardians,


Welcome back after break! It was great to see those well-rested faces in the hallways. IAR and ISA testing is complete. Thank you for your cooperation to complete a successful testing window.


We are finalizing dates as we begin to wrap up our school year and I want to share what is in place at this point so families, particularly the Class of 2022, can get their calendars aligned.


April 6 and 8 2022 / Candor Health Presentations (see information below)

April 8 and 9 2022 / Come to the Cabaret / Tickets available at the door

May 12 2022 / Spring Band Concert / Mount Prospect Band Shell / Time TBA

May 16 2022 / Grade 8 Awards Night / Busse Gym / 6:30pm

May 17 2022 / Spring Orchestra Concert / Busse Gym / 7pm

May 19 2022 / Spring Choral Concert / Busse Gym / 7pm

May 24 2022 / Grade 8 Great America Field Trip

May 25 2022 / Last day for Grade 8 / PTO Picnic / PTO Graduation Dance

May 26 2022 / Class of 2022 Graduation @ PHS 6:30pm


I will soon send parents and guardians of the Class of 2022 an informational letter regarding end-of-year dates and activities for our graduates. Watch your email!


Paul Suminski

6th & 8th Grade: PARENT INFORMATION REGARDING UPCOMING CANDOR HEALTH STUDENT PRESENTATIONS IN APRIL

CANDOR HEALTH PRESENTATIONS – LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL

(Formerly Robert Crown Presentations)


At the beginning of April, all 6th and 8th graders will participate in presentations through Candor Health unless parents/guardians indicate their preference for their child not to participate. Please read below for additional information. We want to share the following program descriptions provided by Candor Health with our families. Any questions may be directed to Paul Suminski (psuminski@d57.org). Parent presentation links are provided below.


Grade 6 - Human Reproduction & Embryology - Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Previously known as Life Begins, this program teaches reproductive science. This program starts with a brief review of puberty content then focuses on the homologous nature of the female and male anatomy. We provide students the scientific explanation of fertilization and what is needed to create new life. A basic overview of genetics and cell division, prenatal development, and the opportunity for students to address commonly asked questions regarding multiples, miscarriage and delivery are given. Additionally, we explore how the social emotional skills of negotiation and teamwork can be helpful in navigating the ups and downs of puberty and the increased independence and responsibility that comes with adolescence.


Program Goals:

Students will…

  1. To explain the functions of the reproductive organs

  2. To describe the process of fertilization

  3. To recognize stages of growth during prenatal development (embryology)

  4. To identify SEL tools to manage life challenges


Grade 6 - Human Reproduction & Embryology: Parent Overview

Sixth grade parents/guardians have access to a pre-recorded presentation by a Candor Health educator previewing the Human Reproduction & Embryology presentation.

Link: https://vimeo.com/617002382

Password: POV1738 (case sensitive)


Parents can also explore the informational videos, FAQs, and other helpful parent resources on Candor Health’s website.


All sixth grade students will participate in this presentation unless parents indicate their preference for their child to not participate. If you do not want your sixth grade child to join in the Human Reproduction and Embryology presentation on April 6, 2022, please contact Lincoln’s principal, Paul Suminski, via email (psuminski@d57.org) by April 4, 2022.


Grade 7 - Social Emotional Learning

Social emotional learning topics are covered throughout the school year in advisory and health curriculum. There is no Candor presentation for the 7th grade.


Grade 8 - Teen Sexual Health I - Friday, April 8, 2022

This redeveloped program provides students with straightforward information about sexuality and its risks using an engaging story-telling approach. Science-based program topics include forms of sexual contact, teen pregnancy and contraception and the signs and consequences of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Additionally, topics such as identity and values, healthy communication, consent, and gender are explored. Based on the program content, educators lead students in identifying the skills and strengths that they possess to make responsible sexual choices.


Program Goals:

Students will…

  1. recognize that the decisions they make can impact their sexual health

  2. identify the powers they possess to make decisions about their sexual health

  3. understand sexual intercourse and its relationship to human reproduction

  4. understand STIs, how they are transmitted and ways to minimize risk of transmission


Grade 8 - Teen Sexual Health: Parent Overview

Eighth grade parents/guardians have access to a pre-recorded presentation by a Candor Health educator previewing the Teen Sexual Health presentation.

Link: https://vimeo.com/619114233

Password: POV1738 (case sensitive)


Parents can also explore the informational videos, FAQs, and other helpful parent resources on Candor Health’s website.


All eighth grade students will participate in this presentation unless parents indicate their preference for their child to not participate. If you do not want your eighth grade child to join in the Teen Sexual Health presentation on April 8, 2022, please contact Lincoln’s principal, Paul Suminski, via email (psuminski@d57.org) by April 4, 2022.

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ATTENTION 8TH GRADE FAMILIES! PROSPECT HIGH SCHOOL AAA FAIR!

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PTO WANTS YOU TO KNOW . . .

CHICAGO WOLVES FAMILY DAY: Our Lincoln Family Day at the Wolves game is THIS SUNDAY! Please see the attached flyer for information on how to purchase your tickets.

APRIL DINE-N-SHARE - LOU MALNATI'S: Our April Dine-and-share is at a family favorite - Lou Malnati's! This event will take place at the Schaumburg, Elk Grove AND Mt Prospect locations. They also sell frozen "take and bake" pizzas that can be reheated at a later date. Please see the attached flyer for more information and the online ordering code. The PTO will receive 20% of all sales.

PTO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We are still in need of several parents for our 22-23 Board of Directors. Please see the attached flyer for details and email info.lincolnpto@gmail.com if you are interested. We need parents like YOU in order to keep offering great programs for our students - consider joining us! Elections/appointments will be held in May for the 22-23 school year.

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DISTRICT 57 EDUCATION FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES . . .

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Knots of Love Fleece Blanket Drive

The Lincoln Office!

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

Lynn Atkinson, 847.394.7350, X5001 - latkinson@d57.org

Robin Moran, 847.394.7350, X5000 - rmoran@d57.org

Beth Wiley, 847.394.7350, X5013 - ewiley@d57.org