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Family Math & Reading Night

April 24, 2014, 6:00-8:00pm. Golden Ticket optional.

Art Contest Winner
Lincoln is proud to announce that one of our very own from Mr. Bingham's fifth grade class is the winner for the 2014 Preferred Meals Healthy Lunch for a Healthier Me! Kids Art Contest. The art she created will be featured on Preferred Meals' delivery trucks (below).

Holiday Recess
Lincoln Elementary School will be closed Friday, April 18, and Monday, April 21. Regular classes will resume on Tuesday, April 22.

Grandparents' Day
Grandparents' Day is today, April 16, 8:30am-12:00pm.


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Early Release and Spring Break
Friday, March 28, is an early release. Students will be dismissed at 1:00 and then Spring Break begins. Lincoln will be on break through Friday, April 4, and classes resume Monday, April 7.

5 Essentials Survey

Click the image to begin the survey.

Beginning March 17, teachers, parents, and students across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the second annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

·         Effective Leaders

·         Collaborative Teachers

·         Involved Families

·         Supportive Environments

·         Ambitious Instruction

Research in more than 400 schools has shown that schools strong on at least three of these “5Essential” indicators were 10 times more likely to improve student learning gains in math and reading than those that were weak on three or more Essentials.

All teachers and 6th through 12th graders will be responding to this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if their teachers and/or students meet the response rate threshold of 50 percent. These reports will be sent to schools and districts in June and will also be included in the state school report card.

If at least 30 percent of Lincoln parents complete the parent survey, a parent supplement will also be generated. The parent data will not be reported on the state report card.

Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.  

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view sample school reports, please visit If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or 

Casimir Pulaski Day
There will be no school on Monday, March 3, in observance of Casimir Pulaski Day. 

African American History Assemblies
The annual African American History Assemblies will be held this Thursday, February 27. Please check the calendar for specific times for your grade level. 

Full Day Friday
Friday, January 31, 2014 is now going to be a full school day. Because of the two inclement weather days, we are not able to dismiss early. 

School Closed
School will be closed Monday & Tuesday, January 27-28, 2014, due to inclement weather. Currently, classes are scheduled to resume Wednesday, January 29th.

Additionally, the School Board meeting scheduled for Monday, January 27, 2014, has been postponed until Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 6:00pm.

MLK Observance
There will be no school Monday, January 20, 2014. Lincoln will be closed in observance of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Please note that Thursday is an early dismisal day and Parent Teacher Conferences will be held Friday.

School Closed
School will be closed Monday & Tuesday, January 6-7, 2014, due to inclement weather. Currently, classes are scheduled to resume Wednesday, January 8th.

Winter Break
There will be no school Monday, December 23, 2013 through Friday, January 3, 2014. Classes will resume Monday, January 6, 2014.


IASB Centennial Video Greeting
The Lincoln Elementary School District 156 Board of Education and administration would like to congratulate the Illinois Association of School Boards on 100 years of service to Illinois' educational community.

Lincoln ESD Board of Education recognized as the only Board to have all of its members receive Master Board Certification in the South Cook Region
Dr. Taylor asks that you come to our November 25, 2013 Board Meeting to recognize Board Members for being the only overall Board in the South Cook Region to have all of its members receive Master Board recognition. We hope to have our students perform for the Board and share letters of congratulations at this meeting as well. You can also contact Board Members on November 15, 2013 to thank them for their service as this day serves as our statewide School Board Recognition.

"I believe the attainment of our Board Members' Master Board Certification exemplifies to our community, students and staff a first class example of being life-long learners."

Parent Report Card - Open House
The results from our Parent Report Card surveys are complete. Click on the image below to view the complete results.


Public Notice
Please read this Public Notice regarding student records. 

More Google Calendars
The activities calendar has been added to Google! This keep you up-to-date with special activities, such as special parent meetings and sports and music schedules. As before, just press this button (+Google Calendar) and answer "Yes" to the question that follows.

Google Calendars
Lincoln Elementary now has a Google calendar, which allows you to sync mobile devices and digital calendars, so you can easily integrate the school calendar of events with your family's schedule. Just press this button (+Google Calendar) and answer "Yes" to the following question. 

Keep an eye out for the forthcoming Activities calendar to keep up with extracurriculars.

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