Lincoln Middle School

December 10, 2021

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

Like it or not, it is December and winter weather has arrived. Students need to be prepared to be outside at lunch recess. The district guideline for going outside during recess is 15 degrees (with or without windchill factor). It is important that students have warm clothing to go outside. Because our lunch periods are split, recess only lasts between 15 and 20 minutes, so we aren't outside too long! Even if it's a bit chilly, the fresh air and the opportunity to take masks off for 15 minutes mid-day is great!


Paul Suminski

A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM BAND DIRECTOR, KEVIN ACUNA

Someone call Jake & Elwood, ‘cause we’re getting the band back together! Join us this Wednesday, December 15th, for the first band concert of the year. Tune in at the following link to see our livestream: https://youtu.be/GJ9wLRZEdgE

(Unfortunately, due to student spacing requirements, there will be no live audience for this event.)

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SPECTATOR GUIDELINES FOR LINCOLN ATHLETIC EVENTS

The following guidelines are in place so that families can attend athletics events at Lincoln:

  • All spectators are to be masked for the duration of their time in the building.
  • Only family members of players/performers will be admitted as spectators.
  • There is no "student section."
  • Siblings of athletes must sit with their parents.
  • Due to limited capacity in our stands, we want to prioritize our limited space for families of athletes.
  • This policy is consistent with all schools in the MSMSAC athletic conference.

Adherence to these guidelines is mandatory so that Lincoln can participate in and host athletic events as a member of the Mid-Suburban Middle School Athletic Conference during the Covid-19 pandemic. Thank you for your cooperation.

Attention any 7th or 8th grade girls interested in trying out for the Lincoln volleyball team!

Volleyball sign-ups are happening now. Please use this link to sign-up for try-outs. Make sure to have a current physical on file with the school nurse prior to attending try-outs. All try-outs are taking place in the Busse Gym. The try-out schedule is as follows:


Tuesday, January 4: 7th Grade 3:00-4:30 8th Grade 4:30-6:00

Wednesday, January 5: 7th Grade 3:00-4:30

Thursday, January 6: 8th Grade 3:00-4:30

Friday, January 7: 7th Grade 3:00-4:30 8th Grade 4:30-6:00

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MRS. IBRAHIMOVIC IS LOOKING FOR . . .

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FROM OUR NURSE, MRS. SMITH

Please send a copy of your child's Covid vaccination card to the health office after your child receives dose #2 of the Covid vaccine. This information is important to have on file as students who are fully vaccinated (2 weeks post 2nd dose) do not need to quarantine if identified as a close contact (per IDPH guidelines).
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PTO WANTS YOU TO KNOW . . .

Next PTO Meeting Tuesday, Dec. 14

Mark your calendars… the next Lincoln PTO meeting takes place at the school on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. All current PTO members and those interested in joining are welcome to attend.

Holiday Shopping? Support the PTO through AmazonSmile

With the holidays quickly approaching, we bet your Amazon purchases may be ramping up. Did you that you can support the PTO while shopping Amazon? It’s easy—to get started, visit https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-3907798 and click the “Start Shopping” button after being asked if you want to support the Lincoln PTO. Through AmazonSmile, 0.5% of eligible purchases are donated back to nonprofit organizations such as our PTO. Remember to bookmark this page for all future Amazon purchases.


Together, we are the PTO. Your support makes a difference. As always, contact info.lincolnpto@gmail.com with any questions or feedback.

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Dr. Vonder Haar, Assistant Superintendent, shares . . .

Anxiety in Children & Adolescents: How to Recognize It and What to Do - In this newsletter, you will be able to access a webinar for D57 families presented by Family Therapists Kelly Bucher and Constance Manske from Rogers Behavioral Health. This one-hour webinar provides an overview of anxiety and how it may manifest in children. Parents/Guardians will walk away with an understanding of anxiety in school-age children, as well as how to talk about and address anxiety with their children. In addition, this newsletter includes a handout with tips and strategies for how to recognize and address anxiety.

Click here for the webinar.

Click here for the handout.

DISTRICT COVID 19 INFORMATION

DISTRICT 57 SAFETY AND OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES: (2021-22)

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