Lincoln Lions Update

October 26, 2020

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Lincoln Happenings..Thanks for Helping, Students!

Grade 6 Virtual Student Regina S. (Expect Respect Student Leader) from Miss Schiro's class shares assignment notebook tips in the Monday Message video. Grade 5 student Molly S. from Mrs. Blackstock's class and grade 6 student Christopher C. (Expect Respect Student Leaders) from Miss Jensen's class also helped record messages about upcoming CCSD15 Spirit Week.

Students are virtually signing our NEU Pledge using "Jamboard" an interactive whiteboard. Mrs. Carreola's Kindy class commits to "Working hard to prepare myself for college by following the Lincoln Lion Laws." All virtual class signature pages will be added to Lincoln's NEU display in our LRC hallway.

Mrs. Dudycha's gr. 1 class made a video to teach students a game for recess. Thank you, Melanie D., Augie L. from Mrs. Seidenzahl's grade 4 class, and Chase S. from Mrs. Troope's class, along with their classmates who helped model outside games for students.

Greetings from Mrs. K.

Lincoln staff and students have continued to adapt to this school year with a positive attitude and resilience! We continue to work together as a community with families to make this "new normal" a positive experience for our students.


Our arrival using most of our entrances continues to improve. We have added more staff to our doors in order to help students check in quickly. Staff doing temperature checks have moved their locations further back into our entrances so that we can get more students into the building at one time on rainy and extra cold days and remain socially distanced. Please dress your child appropriately with warm clothing as we move into colder weather. Parents should not be bringing their cars into the back playground area. Students who use the car loop and enter through the back two doors may use the grassy area against the building to walk to the back of the school instead of walking all the way around. All parents dropping off should use the car loop or park on Cunningham or park on one side of Farmgate. Parents should not be using the Prince of Peace parking lot for drop off or pick up. Thank you!

The School Day

We continue to refine our systems in order to make sure our students are safe. Any student who does not have a self certified parent signature is escorted to door one where our Health Clerical, Mr. Winkler, checks students in. Students are then escorted to class. Students are escorted throughout the building as needed throughout the day. Clinicians, Intervention staff, most special area staff, and Nurse Plizga may go to classrooms to work with students. Instead of students coming to the office on Fridays to pick up their Paws for Pride raffle prizes, Mrs. Knoeppel now visits both In Person and Virtual classrooms. The School Store has also become mobile and lunchroom visits were led by Mrs. K. on Friday with grade 4 students. We continue to make these adjustments! Classrooms have assigned class bathroom breaks and assigned handwashing times before lunch. Students have become skilled at quickly moving through these routines and setting up their lunch spaces with placemats and utensils. Weather permitting, students are outside in assigned areas with their classmates for 20 minutes. Students have been sharing outside game ideas on our Monday Message videos. Our teachers continue to carefully navigate between both worlds of In Person and Virtual teaching. Chromebook virtual activities continue to be part of our daily activities within the classroom. Grades 5 and 6 teachers have also added students who are "virtually streaming" into their classrooms each day. Additional classrooms will be joining this plan as more teachers are trained. Lincoln teachers continue to go above and beyond in their efforts to diligently engage each student with quality instruction during this challenging school year. Also, kudos to our program assistants, our custodial staff and our lunch crew for all the extra work behind the scenes to support our students.

Virtual Classrooms

We continue to be amazed at the work our virtual students and virtual teaching staff are accomplishing each day. We encourage families to call the office if a drop in visit is needed to address Chromebook issues. Miss Pape and Mrs. Knoeppel have enjoyed dropping into classrooms to see all that students are doing. Keep up the fine effort, Lincoln Virtual Students!


Our staggered dismissal plan continues to work beautifully. Thanks to the CCSD15 Transportation Department, our school buses have been arriving on time each day. Kindergarten dismisses first at 3:15 pm. Grades 1 - 3 dismiss at 3:20 pm, and grades 4 - 6 dismiss at 3:25. Children who dismiss at the back doors that need to go to car loop can use the grassy area at the back of the school to go directly to the car loop instead of walking around the building. They should always check in with staff members at the loop and then be escorted to their cars.

We thank our Lincoln families for your grace and patience as we work through our daily school routines. Please don't hesitate to call our office if you have any questions. 847.963.5700

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Miss Leu’s Virtual Kindy Class - Spirit Day

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Miss Martinez and her Grade 2 Students

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Expect Respect Leader Molly S. helping with the Monday Message.

See Something Say Something Cool Tool!

During the 2020-21 school year, we continue to remain focused on our top priority, student safety, in all of our school buildings. Safety is a shared responsibility and all of us play an important role in keeping our students safe.

At Lincoln School and throughout District 15, we take a proactive approach in maintaining a safe and orderly learning environment. This information is being shared with you not in response to a concern in our community, but because we want to be sure all students are prepared to respond appropriately if they find themselves in an unsafe situation.

With that in mind, your student(s) will be learning about the importance of reporting unsafe behaviors and situations at school through a lesson called “See Something, Say Something”. This lesson will be taught to all District 15 students during the month of November or December. It will cover what behaviors and situations are unsafe and the multiple ways your student(s) can report these incidents.

Aside from reporting an incident or concern to a trusted adult, an online, anonymous option that is available to you and your child is the existing online Bullying / Safety Tipline that is located on the District 15 website.

  • The tipline provides everyone, parents and students, with an option to anonymously report bullying and/or safety concerns within their schools.

  • Please include as much detailed information as possible because doing so will greatly assist administrators in investigating and addressing the concern(s). When information is shared, it enables the administrators to take action in order to keep our students safe.

  • All tips are anonymous unless you choose to identify yourself.

It is important to note, we are teaching our students to “See Something, Say Something” as a proactive measure in order to ensure students know what to do if they find themselves in an unsafe situation.

Teaching and preventing unsafe behaviors is a priority for the District 15 Safety Committee.

Thank you for your continued commitment to keeping our students safe. If you have any concerns, please reach out.

50th Birthday Spirit Week A Blast at Lincoln!

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2020 PTA Pumpkin Patch Goes Virtual!

This year we will have a virtual Pumpkin Patch! Carve your best pumpkin, take one picture and upload it to our album. After you've added your picture you can click on the "I" to add your name and grade. Photos can be loaded anytime before Nov 1. We are so excited to see your AMAZING creations! Watch for the album to be shared in newsletters and on Facebook.

CCSD15 Halloween Spirit Week!

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Halloween 2020

Halloween activities should be held at home this year. Costumes will not be worn during the school day this year and any classroom Halloween simple games or lessons will be up to the discretion of the classroom teachers.


Monday, 10/26: Country Western Day

Tuesday, 10/27: Team Tuesday

Tuesday, 10/27: Bus Evacuation Drill at arrival

Wednesday 10/28: Wacky Hair Day

Thursday, 10/29: Throwback Thursday (Favorite Decade)

Thursday, 10/29: PTA Cookie Dough Pick Up 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Friday, 10/30: PJ Friday

Monday, 11/2: E-Learning Day (No Student Attendance)

Tuesday, 11/3: Election Day (No Student Attendance)

Wednesday 11/4: PTA Meeting 7:00 pm (Virtual)

Monday, 11/9: PTA On Line Book Fair begins (Through 11/22)

Wednesday 11/11: BOE Meeting 7:00 pm

Monday, 11/16: SPARK Meeting (PTA event is virtual) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Tuesday, 11/17: In Person Picture Day 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Teacher will alert date/time info)

Tuesday 11/17: Virtual Students Picture Day 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Parents will sign up)

Tuesday 11/17: Virtual Students Evening Picture Time 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm (Parents will sign up)

Wednesday 11/18: In Person Picture Day 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Teacher will alert date/time info)

Wednesday 11/18: Virtual Students Picture Day 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Parents will sign up)

Friday, 11/20: 1 - 6 report cards available on Parent Portal

Monday, 11/23: Parent Teacher Conferences 12 pm - 8 pm (Virtual)

Monday, 11/23: Virtual Students Supply Pick Up 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm from the car loop

Tuesday, 11/24: Parent Teacher Conferences 7:00 am - 11:00 am (Virtual)

Tuesday, 11/24: Virtual Students Supply Pick Up 7:00 am - 11:00 am from the car loop

Wednesday, 11/25: No School

Lincoln PTA Book Fair 11/9 - 11/22

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