Lincoln Middle School

October 2, 2020

Contact Us

Paul Suminski, Principal /

Randy Steen, Assistant Principal /

Susannah Wade, Assistant Principal /

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

Principal's Message

Please be sure to check your email inbox! A message has been sent to Lincoln parents soliciting parent feedback regarding the current remote learning model and in-person hybrid model. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

I want to remind parents that a week from today, Friday, October 9, is a half-day of attendance for students. School is closed on Monday, October 12. Hopefully the weather will take a turn and we will enjoy some warmer autumn temperatures next weekend!

Following is the bell schedule for Friday, October 9:

7:45am - 8:00am / Period 1

8:05am - 8:20am / Period 2

8:25am - 8:40am / Period 3

8:45am - 9:00am / Period 4

9:05am - 9:20am / Period 5

9:25am - 9:40am / Period 6

9:45am - 10:00am / Period 7

10:05am - 10:20am / Period 8

10:25am - 10:40am / Period 9

10:45am - 11:00am / Period 10

11:05am -11:15am / Small group check in

Don't forget to check out our clubs by clicking the "buttons" below. Each club shares a brief video telling you a little bit about the club.


Paul Suminski

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SUSIE SMITH, LINCOLN RN . . . on Eye Fatigue

Since the muscles around the eye can fatigue like any other muscle and we tend to blink less when we are reading a screen, staring at a screen for a long period of time without taking breaks can cause eye fatigue, blurry vision, and dry eyes. It is difficult to limit screen time during a pandemic, but here are some tips to minimize these problems:

  • Do your best to maintain balance between the digital and real world by encouraging your child to exercise for 60 minutes per day. In addition to being healthy for your child’s body overall, this gives your child’s eyes a chance to focus on other things than a screen.

  • Make sure your child gets enough sleep and avoids screens one hour before bedtime. Middle school students should sleep around 9 hours every night.

  • Encourage your child to take breaks. Set an alarm to follow the 20/20/20 rule. Look away from the screen every 20 minutes and focus on something 20 feet away for 20 seconds.

  • Blink extra during breaks and consider using moisturizing eye drops or a humidifier.

  • Position the screen slightly below eye level and keep a distance of approximately 2 feet from desktop devices.

  • Use a larger font size to reduce strain.

  • Position computers so that light from windows or lamps don’t shine directly on the screen to prevent glare and decrease the brightness setting of the screen. Discuss with your optometrist if computer glasses would be recommended. These types of glasses have orange lenses that reduce glare or anti-reflective coating can be added to prescription glasses. Shades that attach to the screen are also an option.

  • Get regular vision screenings. Children who have blurry vision often do not communicate this to parents. Vision problems are often diagnosed during a routine eye exam.

A Message from District 214 . . . Attention 8th Grade Parents . . .

Click here for the flyer for District 214's College & Career Ready! Night program for all current D214 families and families of all 8th graders matriculating to D214 next year. This event will provide families with a great opportunity to learn about D214's Career Pathways program as well as course options to think about in advance of registering for freshman year classes.


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  • All incoming 6th grade and new students must submit a completed school physical and immunization record to the health office prior to October 15th.
  • Dental forms are also required but the deadline is not before October 15.
  • Physical exams after August 24, 2019 and dental examinations done after 11/15/19 fulfill the requirement.
  • Once In-Person learning resumes, if the required paperwork has not been received, your child will be excluded from school.
  • Paperwork can either be emailed to the school nurse ( or dropped off at Lincoln Middle School (collection bin located in the foyer/front of building from 7am-3pm) or faxed to (847) 394-7358.
  • Please make sure to complete the health history section at the top of the form, sign and date--this section is completed by parent.
  • Medical forms can be found at this link.

QUEST . . . District 57's Hot Lunch Provider

Starting Tuesday September 8 the entire district will have the capability to order lunch and a la carte items off of a new ordering platform.

• Please create an account with My Meal Order. Instructions are linked below. This will allow you to select the daily meals and/or a la carte options.

• Meal orders must be submitted by Thursday at midnight for the next week.

• You will be required to create an account and transactions will happen at the point of order.

• It is highly recommended that the “low balance” notification is set up for your My Meal order account to ensure continuous food service. Insufficient funds will result in delayed ordering and may result in your order for the next week not being processed.

Meal Distribution
Meal Distribution will take place at Lincoln Middle School in D57 from 11:10am - 12:50pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week.

• Orders for Tuesdays will be picked up Tuesday at Lincoln Middle School.

• Orders for Thursday will be picked up Thursday at Lincoln Middle School.

• Meals will be labeled with the student’s name and ID number.

If you have any questions contact Quest’s District Manager, Anthony Ferrazzuolo, at or Food Service Director at District 57, Donna Niesen at

Click here for A la Carte Grab 'n Go Options

Click here for MyMealOrder Ordering Instructions

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The Lincoln Office!

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

Call or email anytime!

Lynn Atkinson, 847.394.7350, X5001 -

Robin Moran, 847.394.7350, X5000 -

Beth Wiley, 847.394.7350, X5013 -