School Board Vacancy – Interviews December 12, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE – SCHOOL BOARD VACACNY – A seat is currently vacant on Lincoln Elementary School District 156’s Board of Education .  Interviews for seat will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in Lincoln Elementary School’s Board Room #104 located at 410 – 157th Street, Calumet City, IL  60409.

If Interested please submit required documents listed below to Office of Superintendent no later than Noon on Monday, December 11, 2017.  Questions to be directed to Sharon Aschinger, Board Clerk, at 708-862-6625, Option #3.


    Calumet City – A vacancy exists on the Lincoln Elementary School District 156 Board of Education.  The six remaining school board members are seeking to appoint a person to fill the vacancy by December 12, 2017.  The appointment will last through April 2019, the date of the next school board election, when a one (4) year term seat will be placed on the ballot to fill this vacant seat.  Residents of School District 156 interested in being considered for appointment must submit a resume and cover letter indicating their desire to be considered as an applicant for the vacant position by Noon on Monday, December 11, 2017 to Andrea R. Kidd, President, Board of Education, Lincoln School District 156, Office of the Superintendent, 410 – 157th Street, Calumet City, IL  60409.  Attn: Board Appointment. Cover letter is to be signed, using full name and address within Lincoln School District 156 boundary, as well as daytime and evening telephone numbers, and declare they are at least 18 years of age, a registered voter and not a school trustee or school treasurer, and have resided in the Lincoln School District for at least one year immediately preceding his or her appointment.  Also include personal and/or civic reasons for wanting to become a member of the School Board and furnish any other information considered to be relevant to this board appointment.  The Board will interview selected candidates at 6:00 p.m. on December 12, 2017 in Board Room #104 at Lincoln Elementary School at 410 – 157th Street, Calumet City, Illinois.

Setting Goals

The middle of the school year is a great time for families to check in with students on goals. Setting academic and personal goals helps motivate, energize, and focus students, and it is a valuable skill that will benefit learners throughout their lives.

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Family LEGO Build Event

South Suburban College will be hosting a Free Family LEGO Building Event on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at their Oak Forest Center in Room 5170.

Families are invited to help build our own LEGO city and engage in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). We provide the bricks, you provide the imagination! We will also be offering tours of the college’s Maker Lab; including 3D Printers, Laser System, CNC machining, electronics and design software. Light refreshments will be provided.

The Oak Forest Campus is located at 16333 S. Kilbourn Avenue, Oak Forest, IL. For more information, please contact Anna Helwig at (708) 596-2000, ext. 5706, [email protected] or Desmond Campbell at (708) 596-2000, ext. 3256, [email protected]

Family LEGO Build Event

Warning about Halloween Colored Contacts

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) is reminding the public that purchasing colored contact lenses from anyone other than a licensed eye care professional or pharmacist is dangerous. The health risk is serious and most of the customers seeking cosmetic contact lenses are teens and young adults. IDFPR is partnering with ISBE and the Department of Public Health to alert teachers, administrators, and health care professionals in every school district and county in the state about the serious health and vision problems facing young people and warning signs to look for in their students and patients. For more information, please see IDFPR’s press release.

2018 Book Fair

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that provides the books kids want to read. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level.

Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. It unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Please make plans to come to our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

Remember, all purchases benefit our school. See you at the Book Fair!

Andrea Jamison, Librarian

Student Health & Wellness:

Ronald McDonald Medical Van

All parents are encouraged to complete the medical consent forms for their students. Forms can be picked up in the main office. The Ronald McDonald Medical Van will be here on Wednesday, August 30th and Friday, September 22th.

Ageless Eye Care

All parents are encouraged to complete the medical consent forms for their students. Forms can be picked up in the main office.The Ageless Van will be here on Thursday, August 31th.