Lincoln Elementary School

Coronavirus Updates

Update as of 7/23/20 @ 9:00AM

Dear Ottawa Elementary Parents/Guardians,

In order to assist OES with the preparation of the return to school, please select which instructional option your child will participate in beginning August 19th. If you select the full day remote learning option, participants must remain fully remote for the entire 1st trimester. All OES families must complete this form by Thursday, July 30th. One form needs to be completed for each Ottawa Elementary student that resides in your household.
Remote Learning Information

Dear Families,

Many families have had questions about Remote Learning. We currently have a team of individuals including teachers and members of the technology department finalizing a plan for the return to school, both full day remote and half day.

Here are some of the highlights of the planning and preparation for Remote Learning:

  • iPads purchased for all students K-8
  • iPads available with WIFI capability for families who do not have WIFI
  • Staff training over the summer
  • Feedback from parents on remote learning from last spring; address concerns
  • Full Remote Learning will include daily attendance and grades will be assigned.

Our team is exploring avenues to improve Remote Learning. The final plan will be released in the coming weeks. Areas being reviewed include:

  • Streamlining the process to make it more user friendly
  • Families with multiple children
  • Use of videos to support learning both during the instructional day and after school 
  • Support during the instructional day
  • Consistent technological formats of instruction
  • Scheduling 

We have added a link to our district webpage that will compile information on our Remote Learning plan. Some information, like Remote Learning Platforms, have been provided and can be easily accessed by clicking on the link. Please check back for information before school begins:


Ottawa Elementary District Staff


For families who don't have access to the internet, lunch orders can be placed by calling 815-313-3337. Parents may leave a message and include the following information: Family last name, number of children, ages of each child, and specify the pick up location (Jefferson, Lincoln, or Shepherd).

Internet Access for Families During School Closure

Beginning March 16th, Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. Charter has mentioned their efforts to work with school districts to ensure that students are aware of the tools they have to assist them learning remotely.

Comcast's COVID-19 Xfinity Wi-fi plans include free hotspots across the country (find the map here). Additionally, Comcast is providing their Internet Essentials plan for low-income families free for 60 days to new customers. To find out more and to determine if you are in Comcast's service area, click here

Mediacom's Connect 2 Compete program offers discounted home internet to students who qualify for free or reduced school lunches (NSLP). More information here. 

AT&T will not terminate service to customers because of their inability to pay their bill due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, will waive late fees incurred because of economic hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic, and will keep public Wi-Fi hotspots open. More information on AT&T's response can be found here. AT&T also offers the Access from AT&T program for low-income families for $10 a month. Click here for more information about Access from AT&T.   

John Ourth Award Winners

John Ourth Award Each year, Lincoln is given the opportunity to select one boy and one girl from the 4th grade class to represent our school at the annual John Ourth Student Recognition Breakfast. Students slected for this award have demonstrated a variety of positive character traits throughtout the year. We would like to congratulate this year's reciepients for receiving this honor. Congratulations to Jett & Mady!!  
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Support Lincoln School through Kroger Rewards Program

To sign up for Kroger Rewards

  1. Visit: Kroger Rewards Sign Up

  2. Scroll to the bottom and click on “I’m a customer”

  3. Sign in or click on: “Create an account with your Kroger Savings Card”

  4. Once signed in, look on the left hand side of the screen and click on “Community Rewards”

  5. Under- “Find an organization” search for Lincoln Elementary School by using our school code: IX380

  6. Confirm Lincoln Elementary School at 1110 W. Main Street in Ottawa

  7. Click “Enroll”


Upcoming Important Dates


Friday, February 28th

  • Dress Up Friday-  "Active Wear" - Bring $1 to Support American Heart Association
  • Preschool Family Fun Friday (10-11:15AM and 1-2:15PM)

Monday, March 2nd

  • Puffin Pastries Fundraiser Begins
  • Dental Visits @ LES 
  • 5PM-  PTO Meeting

Friday, March 6th

  • Dental Visits @ LES 

Monday, March 9th

  • Dental Visits @ LES

Monday, March 16th

  • Puffin Pastry Orders Due

Tuesday, March 17th

  • 6PM- OES Board Meeting @ CIS

Thursday, March 19th

  • Spring Pictures @ LES
  • 7PM- 1st & 2nd Grade LES Music Program  @ CIS (Students arrive @ 6:40PM)

Friday, March 20th

  • Dress up Friday- "Crazy Socks" - Bring $1 to support Down Syndrom Awareness
  • Tuesday Dismissal @ 2:20 
  • Monday, March 23rd-Friday, March 27th

    • Spring Break- No School

    Monday, March 30th

    • Registration Packets Sent Home
    • 3PM- Preschool Advisory Board Committee Meeting 

    Friday, April 3rd

    • IAR Testing Begins for 3rd & 4th Grade










    LES Admin

    Melanie Conley

    Email - Principal


    What's for Lunch

    Contact Us

    Shelley Sinning
    (815) 434-1250, ext. 3003
    Natalie Newbury
    (815) 434-1250, ext. 3004