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Lincoln Primary School
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Lincoln Primary

Greetings early childhood parents, guardians, and community!

Bellwood School District 88 offers a phenomenal and Gold Circle of Quality-Rated free Preschool for All Program that is available to preschoolers throughout the Proviso Township Community. We currently have openings in our preschool classrooms and offer both AM and PM Sessions that are conducted virtually through Zoom. Our Pre-K Team also provides weekly lesson guides for parents that can be used to engage preschoolers at parents' desired pace. The program is offered free of charge to parents.

To enroll, parents need to go to the Registration page to begin the registration process. There are some forms contained therein that will help our administrative team correctly place your student within the correct classroom to fully support your student's needs.

Mrs. Launa Mobley (building secretary) and Mrs. Carmen Monarrez (Pre-K Parent Liaison) will both be instrumental as you begin the enrollment process. We are currently operating, as a district remotely. However, our entire team is fully accessible remotely.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to any one of us by phone or email for further support.

Very warmly,

Principal Stamps: (708) 410-3705
Program Supervisor, Mrs. Harris: (708) 410-3710
Mrs. Mobley: (708) 410-3701
Mrs. Monarrez: (708) 410-3719

A Message from Our Principal

Good day Bellwood Early Childhood Learning Community! On behalf of myself (Principal TeQuila Stamps), Assistant Principal, Mrs. Idonia Harris, and the entire Bellwood Early Childhood Center (ECC)  Staff, I am excited to welcome back each of our new and returning students and families to Bellwood SD 88’s Early Childhood Program.

Our administrative team and teaching staff have worked relentlessly throughout the summer to create  a safe, engaging, and student/family-centered learning environment for the 2020-2021 school year. As  we begin the new school year, you will note significant changes in program structure and protocol to ensure the overall safety and success of our preschoolers, families, and staff.  

Bellwood ECC will facilitate virtual town hall meetings, parent workshops, and a virtual Open House throughout the school year to share important information and updates. However, highlighted here is an overview of key pieces of information that will be useful as we begin the school year with remote learning.

Enthusiastically,

TeQuila Stamps

Mrs. TeQuila Stamps
Principal, Bellwood Early Childhood Center

Highlight of Important Reopening Information

  • Bellwood Early Childhood Center is now open for enrollment for students aged 3-5 years of age throughout the Proviso Township Area.
  • Parents can enroll both new and returning students by accessing the Bellwood SD 88 website and following the shared registration links.
  • Screenings for new students will be conducted by appointment beginning the week of August 17, 2020.
  • Seesaw will continue to be our platform used for parent communication and lesson plan sharing.
  • New this school year, Bellwood Early Childhood Center staff will also use Google Classroom to connect with students in addition to Seesaw for synchronous and asynchronous learning.
  • Zoom will be the specific tool that we will use to conduct live classroom instruction. Please anticipate daily Zoom Instruction.
  • Backpacks containing basic preschool supplies have been purchased for each student enrolled at Bellwood ECC for the 2020-2021 school year and will be distributed by family. Further details will be forthcoming.
  • Upon return to in-person instruction, door number 2 will be used for entry and exiting of the school building (Lincoln Primary).
  • Please contact our main office staff should you need to speak with a member of our staff regarding registration, enrollment, or the general plan for reopening Bellwood ECC.
    • Lincoln Primary (708) 410-3700 - Spanish Assistance (708) 410-3719
    • Grant Primary (708) 410-330
  • Our school hours will remain:
    • A.M. Session  (8:05 to 10:45 a.m.)
    • P.M. Session (12:15 to 2:55 p.m.)
  • Within our school buildings, we have taken care to display signage (throughout the buildings) consistent with CDC and Illinois Dept. of Public Health guidelines; we have created classrooms conducive to engaging learning while maintaining 6 feet of social distancing; and took the necessary precautions to ensure that our preschoolers have options for play with individualized toys, manipulatives, and instructional materials.
  • We have also added additional hand washing and sanitizing stations and will use alternatives to the drinking fountains.
  • Lastly, upon return to Hybrid Remote Instruction, our class sizes will be reduced to allow for a 1:10 classroom teacher to student ratio.

Please refer to our Bellwood ECC Parent-Student Handbook for a more comprehensive list of COVID-19/Remote Learning specific updates and program modifications. This document will be shared in electronic format on the Bellwood SD 88 website no later than September 8, 2020.

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