Tiger Family Newsletter

July 14, 2022


Dear Lincoln School Families,

It is with extreme enthusiasm that I introduce myself as the new principal of Lincoln Elementary School. I am honored to become a part of the Lincoln school community. I am looking forward to building relationships with students and their families.

This school year marks my twentieth year in education with thirteen of those years spent as an elementary school teacher. For the past six years I have served as a Middle School Dean, Athletic Director, and Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction in Calumet City. I am eager to continue to serve the students and community of Calumet City.

During the summer I will work closely with our two Assistant Principals, Mrs. Jennifer Pozdzol and Mr. Adam West to ensure that we have a smooth start to the school year. We are planning instructional programs and working to provide opportunities for our students to shine in academic clubs, fine arts groups, and athletics.

On a personal note, I have been married for nineteen years. Together we have two beautiful children, Ricky, 15, and Emma, 13. As a parent, I understand the desire for your child to be educated in a safe, warm, nurturing, and intellectually challenging environment. I aim to work with the teachers and staff at Lincoln to ensure that we "provide a quality education that yields successful citizens." This vision will be achieved through the continuation of current Social Emotional Learning programs and the implementation of new curriculum.

I look forward to meeting you at the Back to School Bash on August 13, 2022. If you would like to reach out sooner, my contact information is at the bottom of this newsletter.

See you soon!

Mrs. Natalie Bako

Tiger Family Newsletter Info

I utilize S'more as a way to consolidate information for families. The newsletter will go out each Friday afternoon beginning in August, with updated information for the upcoming week. I will include information regarding:

  • Upcoming Events
  • Important Dates
  • After School Activities
  • General Information

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Online Registration

Online registration for the 2022-2023 school year is open. Please use your PowerSchool Parent Portal account to complete the registration forms. If you would like to come in for help with registration, please use the link below to make an appointment. Students that are not completely registered, will not be able to start school on the first day. A confirmation email will be sent with your child's name once all registration materials are approved. Please keep this email available for the first day of school.

Sign Up Link

Back 2 School Bash!

Lincoln in conjunction with Alderman DeJuan Garden, 5th Ward Alderman, is sponsoring the Back to School Bash. We hope to see you there for a fun day of games, music, and community resources! Please look below the flyers for information on the free dental screenings that will be offered during the Back to School Bash courtesy of the Bright Smiles, Bright Future Program.
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School Uniform Information

  • Navy blue or sky polo shirt
  • Khaki or navy blue pants

Upcoming Dates

  • August 13 Back to School Bash
  • August 17 First Student Day
  • September 1 Open House 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.