Lincoln NewsLinc

January 14, 2022

Kindergarten Planning for 2022-2023!

It is hard to believe we are already planning for the arrival of next year's kindergarten class! To help us prepare for the 2022-2023 school year, we will start collecting information from parents to help with the registration process.

To help get us started, please click on the link below to access our registration form, complete the bottom portion and return to the Lincoln front office. If you know a family that is within the boundaries of Lincoln that will have a student attending next year, please share the registration form with them to help get them started.

Additional information regarding the Kindergarten Round-up event and how to submit the required registration paperwork will be coming soon.

Thank you!

Kindergarten Planning Form

Lincoln Playground Update

The Lincoln Playground Project is moving full steam ahead! We are currently in the later stages of planning with the goal of the project going to the Board of Education for approval on January 26! Once approved, we are hoping to finalize the layout and map out the timeline with the physical part of the project starting on June 6. Stay tuned for updates!

Arrival and Outdoor Recess

During the winter months, students will go outside for recess when the "real feel" temperature is 0 degrees or above. Please make sure your child(ren) are dressed appropriately for this time of year.

Students will be invited into the building before school if the "real feel" temperature is below 0 degrees. The school doors will open at 9:05am, so please be sure your child arrives after that time.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Parent Advisory Council Needs Your Help

DEI Council has a mission to amplify all voices with dialogue and action for District 200's

commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and strive for everyone in our community to

have the sense of belonging. The PTA is currently looking for a volunteer to start a new committee to integrate the ideas from the DEI into the Lincoln School. This person would work closely with the Lincoln Staff, PTA and DEI liaison. If interested please contact Catrina LaFave at

Dine-Out Night on Friday, January 21 at Noodles and Company!!

Take a night off from the kitchen and enjoy some delicious food from Noodles and Company on Friday, 1/21. Don’t forget to mention Lincoln when ordering!

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PTA Coin Drive

Lincoln PTA coin drive ends 1/28. Students can send in spare change to their classroom container. Each coin has a point value and the class with the most points will win an outdoor popsicle party in the spring!

Pennies are 1 point, nickels 5, dimes 10, and quarters 25. Donations will go to new PE equipment. Good luck!

Chess Club: Save The Date!

All Wheaton Scholastic Chess Championship 2022
Saturday, February 5, 2022 starting at 9 am at Edison Middle School

We do not currently have a team so please email if you are interested in signing up individually and bring your $20 the morning of the tournament (Check made out to Edison PTA). FYI One parent needs to be present the day of the tournament per family. Please see the attached for more details.

All Wheaton Tournament Information

Program of Accelerated Curriculum and Enrichment (PACE) Information

Attention parents of children in grades 2-5, please click on the link below to access information on elementary testing for PACE.

PACE Testing Information

PTA Committee Chairs Needed for next School Year!

The PTA is currently looking for someone to head the committee for both Yearbook (next year) and the Variety Show (this year). The current chairs are moving on from Lincoln so a replacement is necessary to ensure continuation. If interested please contact Catrina LaFave at Thank you!

District 200 Internet Access Information

D200 values the ability for every family to have access to internet connectivity, and internet access will be important should we have a Remote Learning Day due to seasonal weather. Families who demonstrate a specific need can apply to check out a hotspot for home use through their student's library learning center (LLC) director. Only one hotspot can be assigned per family and the hotspot would be checked out to the oldest sibling in the family. Students can go to the library at their building and work with the LLC director to arrange for the hotspot checkout.

In addition to hotspots, the federal government provides direct assistance of up to $30/month towards a family's broadband bill. Families who exhibit a specific need for assistance can visit this website to check for qualifications and apply for assistance.

Lastly, temporary wifi access can also be found at the Wheaton Public Library should a truly unexpected circumstance arise.

Dates to Know:

1/17: No School - MLK Day

1/21: No School - Institute Day

1/21: Dine Out Night with Noodles and Company

1/28: Coin Drive Concludes

2/1: All Wheaton Chess Championship (see information above)

2/12: Chick-Fil-A Superbowl Fundraiser

2/14: Valentine's Day Classroom Parties