Leopard Express


50 Years of Opening Minds and Opening Doors


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The Leopard Express is an e-news communication that you will receive throughout the year in an effort to more effectively and frequently communicate with you and share valuable information and celebrations about Abraham Lincoln School. If you have any suggestions, comments or questions, please feel free to contact me at lschweik@d41.org.



Dear Lincoln Families,


The weather is finally taking a turn for the better, our courtyard is in full bloom, and classrooms are buzzing with activity.   This school year is quickly coming to a close and plans for the coming year are well under way. Please take a few minutes to look over this newsletter and as always feel free to give me a call or send me an email if you have any questions.


Medication Recovered

Our dumpster dive paid off! We located the missing medication after examining the day's trash. Apparently the vial fell into a nearby trash can without anyone noticing. We permanently moved the trash can away from the medicine cabinet and will make additional changes that will improve the function and security of that space.  Thank you again for all you do to help us keep Lincoln School safe for our students.


Special Spirit Day this Friday for Staff Appreciation Week-Dress like a Rock Star!

In honor of Staff Appreciation Week a special spirit day will be held this Friday. Students and staff are encouraged to dress like a ROCK STAR to honor Lincoln's ROCKING Staff!  


End of Year Picnics and Events

5/22/13 3rd Grade Picnic to Newton Park (11:30-2:00)

5/22/13 5th Grade to Hadley (1:00)

5/23/13 Flip-Flop Day 2 and Beach Spirit Day (Flip Flops and a beach towel)

5/24/13 AM Kindergarten Picnic at Sunset (9:30-11:30)

5/24/13 PM Kindergarten Picnic at Sunset (1:00-3:00)

5/27/13 Memorial Day -No School

5/28/13 2nd Grade Picnic at Newton (11:30-2:00)

5/28/13 4th Grade Picnic at Newton (11:30-2:00)

5/29/13 5th Grade Graduation followed by a Picnic at the BOG (9:45-2:00)

5/30/13 Olympic Day

5/31/13 SIP Day


Due to the recent emergency school closure day, the final student attendance date for this school year has not been determined. A decision on this will be made at the May 13th School Board meeting.


PTA Meeting - May 16th at 7:00 P.M.

An update on the work in progress for the 2013-14 school year will be presented during the Principal's Report portion of this meeting.  


New Rain Barrel

Next time you are in the school be sure to stop by the courtyard to see our new rain barrel. Our student ambassadors designed and painted a very special Abe Lincoln on our barrel. Be sure to look at both sides of the barrel. It is so well done! An official ribbon cutting ceremony took place at Lincoln School on April 23rd. DuPage County Stormwater Management donated the rain barrel to the school and representatives from this organization were on hand for the ceremony. They presented all of our student ambassadors with a special environmental patch.  Also in attendance were representatives from SCARCE. They presented the school with donation of a lead free hose. Special thanks to Ninette Karg and Kristen Massey for working with our student ambassadors on this very special project.


Enjoy the sun!



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