Mitchem's Memo


Celebrate what we do!

Lincoln has exciting things happening every day! This past week alone we had 4 students recognized for their work at the District 200 Reflections Ceremony, 5th graders participate in a battery of experiments with the Children's Museum, intermediate grade level students compete in the Battle of the Books, and over 35 Lincoln boys participate in the Pinewood Derby! (FYI...there was a "Lincoln School" car entered this year)

I encourage all of you to take pictures and celebrate these things! Take pictures of activities in your classroom, on field trips, events outside of school, of student work, or anywhere else that would celebrate what wonderful things take place at or around Lincoln!

Lincoln's Pinewood Derby Car

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ACCESS Testing Update

Scheduled ACCESS testing has been completed! Any make-ups or testing for new students (should we have a new move-in) can still take place while the window is open. Lindsey, Sarita and Lynda will work with individual teachers if testing needs to take place.

Thank you to our ELL Team for organizing and conducting all of the testing. This year was unique as it was the first year for on-line testing. Great job!!


  • FnP Testing is currently in progress. Please remind students to be respectful in the hallway as testing may be taking place during the day.
  • PARCC window is April 4-April 29. I anticipate our window being April 11-22. This window will include scheduled testing and any make-up testing that may be needed. Please keep this window in mind for planning purposes.

Duties for the week:

Team: Razorbacks

1st Grade Door-Katie Brown

K Playground-Jodie johnson

South Playground-Tonya Saporito and Lauren Fitzgerald

5th Grade Door-Melissa Kessler

After School Car and Lounge Duty-Deanna Bero

Deserving props!

5th Grade Team for inviting the DuPage Children's Museum into your classrooms. The children loved all of the different activities that were planned. (I did too!)

Beckie, Maribeth and Deanna for their work on creating and sharing their ideas on Math Problem Solving Strategies.

The Reading Team for initiating various reading programs/activities.

On the horizon

2/1-SIP Meeting

2/1-Battle of the Books @ Wheaton Library 4 PM

2/2-Groundhog Day (doubt he's coming out)

2/2-EC-12 Admin Meeting

2/3-Staff Meeting

2/3-MTSS Meeting for principals and psychs

2/4-Science Olympiad

2/5-BLT Meeting

Quote of the Week

"Children are like wet cement, whatever falls on them makes an impression."

~Haim Ginott

February Birthdays

Andrew Rachford-9th

Lauren Fitzgerald-14th

Georgia Noonan-18th

Sandy Clapp-23rd

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