Lincoln Lions Update

September 23, 2021

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Our Mission:

"We are committed to creating a school that knows no limits to the academic success of each student." -No Excuses University Pledge
Hello Lincoln Families,

Please remember that every student should have at least 1-2 extra masks in their backpacks each day. Children need to wear a mask to school EVERY day! Thank you for signing and dating your students' certification cards each day.

Next, I am happy to share a Halloween update. Lincoln PTA will be sponsoring our Lincoln tradition of The Pumpkin Patch this year. Families can decorate a pumpkin and drop if off to a PTA parent stationed at door 1 on Wednesday 10/27 and Thursday 10/28 between 8:00 am and 8:30 am. PTA will share more details soon. Pumpkins will be sent home with students end of day on Friday, 10/29, or can be picked up outside door 1 after school on 10/29.

There will also be a Halloween Theme Week in all CCSD15 schools Monday 10/25 - Friday, October 29. Details will be shared with all schools soon.

On Friday, October 29, students can wear their Halloween costumes to school. We encourage simple costumes that can be worn over clothes and removed easily and independently if needed. If students choose to bring their costumes to school, they need to be able to independently put it on in the classroom. Due to COVID restrictions, there will be no changing in bathrooms this year. Masks that cover the face are not allowed. (However, students are expected to wear a face covering mask to school each day.) No violent costumes/fake weapons, or costumes with fake blood are allowed. Costume make-up is allowed as long as it does not cover the student's entire face. Staff members must be able to identify students. There will be a morning Halloween parade for AM Kindy and grades 1-6 at 10:00 am. Classrooms will exit doors 2 and 3, parade down one side of Ridgewood and cross the street, and then enter back into the building through doors, 4, 5 and 6 depending on proximity to classrooms. PM Kindy will have an afternoon parade at 1:30 pm outside. If the weather does not cooperate, the parades will be canceled.

PTA Room Parents will provide an activity for each classroom to do on Friday. There will be no volunteers or visitors in classrooms again this year on Halloween. Remember that there is no food at CCSD15 Halloween parties. Please don't hesitate to call Mrs. Knoeppel or Ms. Pape if you have any questions. 847.963.5700

Picture Day Retakes

Dear Lincoln Families & Staff,

By now you should have received your (your child’s) school portrait proof sheet (if you didn’t purchase prior to picture day) or the package. If you’re not satisfied with the portrait, you can have another shot on the Picture Retake Day on Wednesday, October 13. Please bring back the proof/package so the photographer can enter this into their system with new shot to ensure the correct order.

If the child was absent on Picture Day (8/24), he/she can get the photo taken in the Retake day as well.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the purchase package other than about the retakes, please contact the vendor directly at

Early Intervention Testing

There will be Early Intervention Testing on October 6 at Conyers Learning Academy.
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CCSD15 Nutrition Services

Update from Nutrition Services

Due to supply chain issues, we are unable to serve peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at our schools. We hope to have them back in stock soon, but in the meantime, we will be serving Protein Power Packs so students will have a vegetarian option.

We know many families print off their menus for the month. Please note that if we have to change an offering due to the shortage, we will update menus online each Friday so families will know if there are any changes for the following week. Please check regularly if your child has a favorite that may be in short supply

Paws for Pride: Rewards for Following Lincoln Lion Laws

Every Friday, Mrs. K. has the privilege of visiting all classrooms in grades 1-3 to acknowledge student accomplishments. Four students from each class are chosen each week for making good choices throughout the week. These students get to choose a prize from Mrs. Knoeppel's prize bin. It is always an exciting Friday event! Students in grades 4-6 save earned Paws for Pride to purchase items with their PFP slips. Our first school store will be held during the lunch hour on Friday, October 1.
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An Update from the Nurse

Hello Lincoln Parents,

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year. This is a friendly reminder that the below health records are required for the following students:

Kindergarten and NEW students to District 15: Health Examination and Immunization form (Due 10/15/21), Vision form (Due 10/15/21), and Dental form (Due 5/15/22).

1st Grade - Students who were virtual last year and did not turn in their health records are required to have Health Examination and Immunization form (Due 10/15/21), Vision form (Due 10/15/21), and Dental form (Due 5/15/22).

2nd Grade – Dental form (Due 5/15/22)

6th Grade: Health Examination and Immunization Form (Students are required to have Meningococcal and Tdap vaccines). (Due 10/15/21), Dental form (5/15/21).

These health requirements are required per Illinois State Law. Please be aware your child will not be allowed to attend school after the October 15, 2021 exclusion date without these health forms (exception being dental forms due 5/15/22).

If you are in doubt about your student’s health records or have any other questions or concerns, please contact the nurse at the below information.


Dawn Plizga, RN, BSN, BS

Lincoln School Nurse

Phone number 847-963-5702

Fax number: 847-963-5706


Absence Line

If your child is going to be absent, please make sure to call the absence line. It is available 24 hours a day. 847.963.5701

21 - 22 CCSD15 Parent Handbook Information

Here is the link to the CCSD15 Parent Handbook.



Friday, 9/24: Paws for Pride visits by Mrs. K. 1-3

Monday, 9/27: SHIELD testing 1 pm - 3 pm

Friday, 10/1: Bus Evacuation Drill 8:45 am and 12:50 pm for PM Kindy

Friday, 10/1: School Store for grades 4, 5 during lunch

Monday, 10/4: SHIELD testing 1 pm - 3 pm

Wednesday, 10/6: Lock down practice 1:30 pm (Opt Out Information)

Thursday, 10/7: PTA 7:00 pm

Friday, 10/8: Paws for Pride visits by Ms. Pape 1-3

Monday, 10/11: No School: Columbus Day

Tuesday, 10/12: Student Non Attendance Day

Wednesday, 10/13: Board of Education Meeting 7:0 pm WRS

Thursday, 10/15: Fire Drill Practice 10:15 am

Friday, 10/16: Paws for Pride visits Mrs. K. 1-3

Upcoming PTA Dine and Share:

  • October 21: Taco Shop 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Actual Links to Lincoln PTA are below:

CCSD15 Newsletters can be found here.

CCSD15 news can be accessed through this link.

E-Flyers can be found here.

The link to community flyers can be found her.