Lincoln Middle School

October 15, 2021

Contact Us

Paul Suminski, Principal /

Randy Steen, Assistant Principal /

Susannah Wade, Assistant Principal /

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


I am pleased to share the following with our families:


Zooming and In-Person Conferences

Next week, Lincoln parents and guardians will be sent notification of conferences in one of the following ways:

· Personal contact to arrange a conference

· Email sent home suggesting a conference

· Email sent home explaining a conference is not considered necessary at this time due to our satisfaction with the child's progress or recent communications with parents

On Saturday, October 23, at 8:00am, the conference sign-up link will appear on the front page of the Lincoln website.

After a team is chosen on the screen, the next screen will display options for available appointments on the conference days. Conferences start at 3:30pm and end at 7:30pm. Once you click on a time, you will fill out a form, and then be sent an email confirmation.

During the time you select, you will have the opportunity to meet with your child’s core teachers (Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math). Parents can also sign up for World Languages conferences separately. The other teachers your child sees (music program, broad experience, physical education) will all be present on conference days as well and are available on a drop-in basis.

Thank you for keeping yourself and your family in the loop of Lincoln's busy schedules.

Please join me in wishing our Cross Country team the best of luck at State as they compete this weekend!

Paul Suminski

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7th and 8th graders interested in playing basketball: If you are interested in trying out for one of the basketball teams, click on the link below. Students must have a current physical on file with the school nurse to attend tryouts.

Boys Basketball Sign-ups

Girls Basketball Sign-ups

Boys Basketball tryout information: Tryouts in the Busse Gym

Monday, October 18 - 7th grade 3:00 - 4:30 and 8th grade 4:30 - 6:00
Tuesday, October 19 - 7th grade 3:00 - 4:30 and 8th grade 4:30 - 6:00
Wednesday, October 20 -7th grade 3:00 - 4:30 and 8th grade 4:30 - 6:00

Girls Basketball tryout information: Tryouts in the West Gym

Tuesday, October 19 - 7th grade 3:00 - 4:30 and 8th grade 4:30 - 6:00
Wednesday, October 20 - 8th grade 3:00 - 4:30 and 7th grade 4:30 - 6:00

Amazing Amigos/Peer Partners Club

. . . is a club for any students interested in making new friends while creating fun activities. It was created to provide students in the SOAR classroom a natural opportunity to get to know their peers. Students will meet twice per month. The Peer Partner activity dates will have students preparing fun activities for the monthly Amazing Amigos Club. Permission slips can be found in the commons. See Ms. Hirsch in room 306 or Ms. Luce in room 103 if you have any questions! SIGN UP FOR AMAZING AMIGOS/PEER PARTNERS HERE!

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Students have the option to “dress up” for Halloween on Friday, October 29. Here are a few guidelines:

  • No masks or inappropriate props. (Inappropriate props would include weapons and look-alike weapons.)
  • No blood or violent themes.
  • The regular Lincoln dress code applies. (no exposed undergarments, no inappropriate images or words etc.)
  • “Dressing up” for Halloween doesn’t have to mean a traditional costume. You may choose to wear orange and/or black or simply choose to wear a favorite sports team’s jersey.
  • Any costume deemed by a teacher to be inappropriate or interferes with the lesson will not be allowed and the student will be sent to the office.

If you have any questions regarding these guidelines, please feel free to contact me. (

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News from Your Lincoln PTO: Color Run Registration Extended but Closing Soon; Oct. 18 Buona Beef Dine & Share Benefitting Lincoln PTO; Student Directory Now Available

There are still a few spots left for Lincoln’s first-ever color run. We’ve extended registration for the next few days to fill all spots, but please register your student soon. The event takes place Saturday, Oct. 23 at 9 a.m. and in addition to an amazing experience, includes a t-shirt, sweet treat at the finish line and raffle entry for a chance to win a Kindle Fire. To register, visit

Enjoy Buona and Support the Lincoln PTO. On Monday, Oct. 18 between 10:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m., 20% of your Buona purchases at the Rand Road location will support the Lincoln PTO. That’s right… no cooking, no dishes, and you support your school’s kiddos and staff. Not valid on online orders and you must mention Lincoln PTO when ordering in store or at the drive through. See the related flyer for more information.

Student directories are now available for LMS PTO members. If you are a member and didn't receive an email from DirectorySpot earlier this week, please let us know. If you're not a member but would like to join, we'd love to have you. Memberships are tax-deductible, include the student directory, and best of all provide funds in support of our students and staff. Click to join via contactless online payment or reach out to us for the membership form if you'd prefer to join via cash or check. The email address for your Lincoln PTO is
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Prospect Football Game Admissions for Middle School Students

Prospect High School is excited to see so many future Knights at football games on Friday nights. Non-high school age students will only be admitted with their parent/guardian(s) at the gate. Students are expected to sit with their parent/guardian(s) during the game. We are no longer allowing groups to be admitted with only one paid adult due to the increased number of disciplinary issues with middle school age students in and out of the stands.



Parents and guardians can download the parent mailing, access the online enrollment, and view PSAT 8/9 Test details here:

Important dates:

  • District 214 high school online enrollment is open October 5 through October 20.
    • Enroll on the student's high school website under School Info, Registration, and find High school Enrollment Fall 2022.
    • Parents/Guardians should enroll by October 20, 2021 to enroll for high school and choose the PSAT 8/9 test date.
    • The enrollment site works best on computers and laptops. Parents may have trouble if using a mobile device or Chromebook.
  • Saturday, October 30: 8:00am-12:10pm, PSAT 8/9 testing at all 6 high schools
  • Saturday, November 6: 8:00am-12:10pm: Makeup PSAT 8/9 testing at all 6 high schools


Lincoln’s annual Vision and Hearing Screening will take place on Thursday, November 4. Please remind your child to bring their glasses to school on that day. Please note that not all students are screened, this is determined by state mandates. Also, vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye exam by an eye doctor.

Attention 8th Grade Parents of students who wear glasses or contacts: Please email Mrs. Smith, RN, ( with the date of your child’s last eye examination.

Please call the health office with any questions or concerns.


Where is my child’s lunch bag, it never makes it home? If your child is missing his or her lunch bag, be sure to remind him or her to check the cafeteria or the Lincoln Lost and Found. Lunch bags, unfortunately, can not remain in the Lost and Found cubbies for too long. Water bottles will also be disposed of on a routine basis. Because of food debris left in lunch bags, we have to dispose of unclaimed lunch bags in about a week’s time. Look for your lunch bag right away. Parents are welcome to check the Lost and Found as well. PUT YOUR NAME ON YOUR LUNCH BAG and it stands a much better chance of being returned to you.

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District 57 Neighborhood Events

Prospect Girls Feeder Basketball Tryouts / Mount Prospect Senior Living Event



The Lincoln Office!

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

Lynn Atkinson, 847.394.7350, X5001 -

Robin Moran, 847.394.7350, X5000 -

Beth Wiley, 847.394.7350, X5013 -