Friday Five

News and Happenings from Lincoln Elementary School

It's always a great day to be a Tiger!!

The weeks are flying by at Lincoln Elementary School. I can't believe it is already the middle of September. As the temperatures start to get cooler, please remember to dress your child appropriately but still within our school dress code. Sweaters and sweatshirts are allowed as long as they are navy blue, have no logos and don't have a hood on them. Hoodies are not a part of our dress code. We greatly appreciate your help in this.

On a fun note, I want to share how much I enjoy meeting you and your children before and after school at the crosswalks. Thank you for your dedication to your child's education. Those walks to and from school are precious. Enjoy every second of them as they will go by fast.

Have a great week and happy Mexican Independence Day in advance!


-Mr. West

Assistant Principal

Important Dates


  • September 15, 2021 - Start of Hispanic Heritage Month
  • September 16, 2021 - Mexican Independence Day
  • September 22, 2021 - Early Dismissal 11:50am.

COVID 19 Vaccine Information

Students ages 12 and up are eligible for the COVID 19 vaccination. If you are looking for information on the vaccine itself or where to get a vaccination, please visit the Cook County Department of Public Health website below. Free Covid testing for Lincoln students is coming soon. This is a great opportunity for our students and we are excited to get the program roling.

Volunteer Opportunities

Hello Tiger Families! Do you love talking to kids? Do you want to serve your community? Are you looking for something to do? We are in need of some volunteer help with traffic duty in the mornings and afternoons. We are looking for 4 crossing guards to help make sure all of our Lincoln students are safe coming and going from our school. This opportunity would only require about 45 minutes of your morning and afternoon. We would provide safety gear and training to make sure you are successful. Please reach out to Mr. West at 708.862.6620 or via email at awest@l156.or if you are interested.

Karate Kids

Sensei JP Nettles will be back in action teaching our kids karate. Sensei JP runs 4K Karate and has a passion for teaching kids about self discipline, self development and self defense.


The program will be taught in both Japanese and English. Sensei will teach Basics, Forms, Self Defense & Conditioning. Students will gain confidence, raise their self esteem, enhanced fitness levels, while learning self discipline and practicing the art of goal setting. Students will learn Shorei Goju-ryu Okinawan Karate customs and language. Each student will receive a hard copy of the student handbook and two 4K-Karate t-shirts. Students who have shown commitment, a positive attitude and good study habits, will have opportunity to test for promotion during the last two weeks of class. Rank promotions are not given for attendance.


Students in grades 4th through 8th will participate in karate class two days a week at Lincoln Elementary School in the cafeteria from 3:00-5:00pm. Classes will run every Tuesday and Wednesday. If you are interested in having your child participate, please fill out the attached survey. Space is limited to the first 18 students but a waiting list will be created for those that did not get in.


You will be contacted to inform you about a parent meeting which will take place before practices start.

Curiculum Survey

Below are some links in English and Spanish for a survey designed to help Lincoln improve our curriculum and instruction. Please take a few minutes to help us improve our practice so that your child receives the very best education possible. As parents, you are valuable partners in your child's education and we would like to hear from you to help us improve. Thank you in advance for helping us get better.

Family Engagement Project

Social and Emotional Learning:

The Foundation for Success in School and Life

Family Engagement Activity


Students have the autonomy to create a project or design a poster around a drug free environment with the assistance of family members in the home environment.

Students are encouraged to incorporate the main areas that are taught in the Lions Quest curriculum:

  • Self-discipline

  • Responsibility

  • Good judgement

  • Respect for others

See link below for further details

Your Friendly Neighborhood Assistant Principal

Adam West

Assistant Principal

Lincoln Elementary School

Calumet, IL