Lincoln Middle School

December 4, 2020

Contact Us

Paul Suminski, Principal /

Randy Steen, Assistant Principal /

Susannah Wade, Assistant Principal /

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


As indicated in last Friday’s newsletter, Lincoln Middle School Parent/Teacher Conferences will be virtual and held via Zoom on Tuesday, December 8, 2020; Thursday, December 10, 2020; and Thursday, January 14, 2021.

Parents should have recently received notification of parent/teacher conferences in one of the following ways:

  • Personal phone call from a teacher to arrange a conference
  • Email sent home to parents/guardians suggesting a conference
  • Email sent home to parents/guardians explaining a conference is not considered necessary at this time due to our satisfaction with the child's progress or recent communications with parents

The conference sign-up link is on the front page of the Lincoln website. After a team is chosen on the screen, the next screen will display options for available appointments on the conference days. Once you click on a time, you will fill out a form, and then be sent an email confirmation. Zoom links for conferences will be sent via a separate email closer to the scheduled conference date.

During a scheduled conference, parents and guardians will have the opportunity to meet via Zoom with their child's entire team of core teachers, all together on one screen, for group conferencing. Core teachers are: Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math. World Language and Special Education classes will be scheduled as well. Additional teachers your child sees (Music, Broad Experience, and P.E.) will all be available via Zoom on conference days and will be available on a drop-in basis.

As we have never had to host parent/teacher conferences virtually before, I imagine we may experience some unforeseen glitches. I appreciate your patience and understanding in this new endeavor.

Mr. Suminski

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Ms. Sassatelli - Lincoln Tech Coach

Meet with the tech coach at conferences and get a closer look at the technology your child uses for school!

Sign up here to join Ms. Kate Sassatelli, Lincoln’s technology coach, for any of the following sessions on December 8, December 10, or January 14. Sessions are the same for each night of conferences:

Chromebooks 101 (offered at 4:00 and 5:30)

  • Navigating the Chromebook
  • Chrome extensions
  • Google Drive overview

Google Classroom 101 (offered at 4:30 and 6:00)

  • Navigating Google Classroom
  • Managing Google Classroom emails
  • Assignment to-do list

ClassLink 101 (offered at 5:00 and 6:30)

  • Accessing and navigating ClassLink
  • Available resources

Mrs. Ibrahimovic - Art Teacher


This time of year, we are typically preparing for the annual Art Expo in conjunction with District 214 and surrounding middles schools. Art Expo's purpose is to highlight the great work happening in our school! This year is not like any other. Here's how Art Expo will look like this year.

Each school will select 5 works of art to be featured in a 25-minute video and online gallery. That’s right, ONLY 5! The images will be compiled along with a very brief intro video by each of the high schools. Viewers will be encouraged to vote for their favorite middle school and high school. On the day the video is released (TBD), students and families will be able to view the video and QR code / link that connects them to an online gallery where they can vote for their favorite high school and middle schools. The high school and middle school with the greatest number of votes will win a trophy that will be presented to the school's principal and art team.

How to enter:

  1. Take a screen ready picture of your artwork (preferably in natural light)
  2. Fill out the release form
  3. Email Mrs.Ibrahimovic 1 or 2 of your best artworks from the 2020 school year. Include your full name and grade in the email.
  4. DEADLINE for submissions is Friday 12/11/20.

If selected to be one of the 5 pieces, Mrs. I. will send a notification email. Good luck!

PTO GRADE LEVEL PAINTING EVENT! Click on the flyer below, and then click on the date you want to attend!


Attention Shoppers—Support the Lincoln PTO with Amazon Smile!

Just in time for the holidays, the Lincoln PTO is now on Amazon Smile, a program that donates 0.5% of eligible purchases to nonprofit organizations. Supporting us this way is easy. To get started, visit our unique charity page,, and click the “Start Shopping” button after being asked if you want to support the Lincoln PTO. Remember to bookmark this page for all future Amazon purchases. If you have any questions, please email

Local First LEGO League Robotics Team Project

First LEGO League Robotics

Optional Parent Survey

We are a Mount Prospect First LEGO League team. There are two fifth graders and two seventh graders on our team. Our research project is on students grades 4-8 and how much physical activity they get versus how much time they spend on screens. It would be great if you could help us by answering the following survey. The survey should only take two minutes. Please only answer for the children in your house between the grades of 4-8.

Link to the survey-


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FROM MRS. SMITH, SCHOOL NURSE . . . Does your child have asthma or food allergies? If your child will be learning in person please drop off the required forms in the health office.



Parents may also want to review this overview of Health Office COVID-19 Procedures. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Smith in the Lincoln Office.


  • All incoming 6th grade and new students must submit a completed school physical and immunization record to the health office prior to in person learning.
  • Dental forms are also required but they are not required for in person learning.
  • 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.
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D57 Information on Bullying

In District 57, we take the prevention of bullying very seriously. All K-8 students participate in weekly classroom meetings/advisory meetings to build classroom community and provide strategies for students on how to prevent/handle potential bullying situations. This is done, in part, using the Olweus Bully Prevention Program. This curriculum offers an opportunity for students to share their feelings and opinions, to suggest solutions, and to learn to follow the rules and handle bullying situations appropriately. It also builds class community and cohesiveness and recognizes achievements and successes of the class as a whole.

We encourage any student or parent who is aware of a potential bullying situation to report the issue immediately to a staff member. This report will initiate an investigation. Whether or not the issue is found to be bullying, any behavior that does not follow school expectations will be addressed. We want all students to feel safe and comfortable during their time at school, and we are committed to removing barriers that are preventing this for individual students or groups of students. For more resources on this topic, please visit this link.
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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 -