Lincoln Middle School

September 17, 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

Unfortunately, we continue to monitor hallways and restrooms for vandalism and theft as students continue to attempt the "Tiktok Challenge." I ask for parents' continued support and appreciate meaningful conversation in your home about respect for other's property and proper understanding of social media content and intent.


On a much more positive note! We welcome Mr. Kevin Acuna, our new band director! We are excited to have Mr. Acuna join our staff. On behalf of our staff, I extend gratitude to Mr. Fudala who temporarily rejoined us to keep our phenomenal music program on track and extend congratulations to Mr. Acuna as he steps in as our new band director.


Don't forget picture day is next week - be sure your students are ready with smiles!


Paul Suminski

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WATCH FOR THE HR IMAGING FLYER TO BE SENT HOME TODAY.
SEND NO MONEY AND NO ORDER FORM ON PICTURE DAY.

STUDENTS WILL BE GIVEN A PERSONAL STUDENT INFORMATION CARD ON PICTURE DAY. PARENTS NEED THIS CARD TO ORDER.

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Looking for Lincoln merch? Who isn’t? The online spirit wear store is now open featuring a variety of Lincoln-branded attire. Click here to view the store. The password for families is LINCOLN. Act soon as the store closes Friday, Oct. 1. A portion of spirit wear sales benefits the Lincoln PTO.


As always, feel free to contact the PTO via email at info.lincolnpto@gmail.com.
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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. Meetings begin Thursday, September 23rd, and 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!

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB!

Sign up for Creative Writing now!

Creative Writing Club is open to all students in grades 6-8 who have a passion for writing, and would like to develop and share their skills and writing with other students. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Felsenthal at mfelsenthal@d57.org

STUDENT COUNCIL - SIGN UP NOW!

Student Council needs spirited, creative, hardworking students who want to better the school and community through service projects and other fun activities!

Sign up by MONDAY 9/20

ATTENTION DANCERS !

Students in grade 6, 7, and 8 are invited to attend Dance Team clinics on Wednesday, September 22 and Thursday, September 23 from 2:55-3:45pm in the Busse Gym. Tryouts will follow on Friday, September 24 from 3-5 pm. Students must have a current physical on file with the school nurse to attend the clinics and tryouts.

CLICK HERE FOR DANCE TEAM INFORMATION!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

News from Your Lincoln PTO: Spirit Wear Store Open Through Oct.1, Join Request, and Thank You

Don’t forget to order your Lincoln spirit wear! The online store is open through Friday, Oct. 1 and features a variety of Lincoln-branded attire. Click here to view and enter LINCOLN as the password. A portion of spirit wear sales benefits the Lincoln PTO.

Please join us! Our membership numbers remain down, and we need your support to continue to deliver programming that benefits our school, students, and amazing teachers and staff. We encourage all families to consider joining the PTO at $10 per family this school year. Voluntary contributions above this amount are greatly appreciated.

Click here to join via contactless online payment or print and complete this membership form if you wish to join via cash or check. 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.

And finally… Many thanks to those who supported the PTO through MOD Pizza purchases earlier this week and those who joined us at the first PTO meeting of this school year. We value your support. As always, feel free to contact the PTO via email at info.lincolnpto@gmail.com.

THE LINCOLN LRC IS OPEN AFTER SCHOOL TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, AND THURSDAYS!

Here are the expectations for students while in the LRC after school:


· Students are expected to arrive by 2:55pm and sign in.

· The expectation is the environment is conducive to collaboration work. This does NOT mean the library is silent, but respectful and welcoming for all students.

· Chromebook use is allowed, provided it does not disrupt others.

· Use of headphones is encouraged for anything that can be disrupting to others.

· Cell phone use is allowed with permission.

· Students should not be arriving after 3:00pm without a pass from a teacher.

· Students needing to use the washroom should check in with the supervisor for permission.

· If any student leaves early, they are expected to sign out, and leave the building through the front office.

· If a student is asked to leave due to behavioral/disciplinary issues, they are expected to leave through the front office. If a student needs to be removed a second time, their names will be forwarded to administration.

· The library is not a "hang out" for students waiting for athletic games to start. Students should be attending the library with the purpose of doing work.

ASK THE OFFICE STAFF!

HOW DOES CALLING STUDENTS DOWN TO PICK UP ITEMS DROPPED-OFF IN THE OFFICE WORK?
Parents should not expect that the office will interrupt a class to call their child down for dropped-off items. Overall we find that students have already connected with home (usually via text) about forgotten items and they check the front office table throughout the day for that item. The office staff is instructed to keep classroom interruptions to a minimum since there is regular student movement throughout the day. There are, of course, a few exceptions when we will interrupt the classroom. Medical needs, eye glasses, contact lenses, house keys, are a few examples when we will contact your child. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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Pink Lemonade 5K

An opportunity for D57 students only!

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