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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 at both the Lincoln Primary and Grant Primary location. Each classroom is supported by a classroom paraprofessional, and the program is offered free of charge to parents.

Further, our program is predicated on the Jean Piaget premise that preschool aged students learn best through play. Therefore, intentional play is entrenched throughout our daily activities.

To enroll, parents should: 

  1. Stop by Lincoln Primary to pick up and complete a Preschool Enrollment Packet. At this time, new students will also receive a Screening Appointment. 
  2. Finally, parents should visit the Registration page (on the BSD 88 home page) to begin the registration process. Please engage our helpful registration tutorial (at right), which is offered in both English and Spanish to assist in this capacity.

A Message from Our Principal

August 5, 2022

Greetings Parents/Guardians,

I am so excited to welcome each of you to our Bellwood Early Childhood Center (ECC) for the 2022–2023 school year. If you are returning, or if this is your first year, we are so excited to have you and your child/children join us for an amazing year of developmental growth, excitement, and fun.

Preschool years are extremely important in a child’s life because these are the foundational years. Research shows that students who attend preschool programs are more prepared for school and more likely to be successful in elementary school and beyond.

The first day of preschool for ECC is Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Preschool screening for new students begins the week of August 29, 2022. There will be a meet the teacher open house event on Friday, September 2, 2022, in the morning and in the afternoon. Please check your parents’ calendar and Seesaw for specific details regarding the time of each event. During these events, you will receive resources and information that will give you a thorough overview of how the pre-kindergarten program is structured.

On behalf of assistant principal, Mrs. Ovedje, and the entire Bellwood Early Childhood Center teachers and staff, we are looking forward to working with all of you for the benefit of our children as they gain the necessary foundational skills to prepare them to become lifelong learners and work to their fullest potentials.

We are a free, “Gold Circle of Quality Rated” pre-kindergarten program!

If you have not enrolled your child/children, call our office (708) 410-3701, or come by the office to pick up an application at 3519 Wilcox in Bellwood, IL, and complete the registration online. On the Bellwood SD88 Preschool website, you will find helpful information about the Free Preschool for All Program. Please tell other parents; we have more openings.

Thank you very much!

Idonia Harris

Idonia Harris
Principal
Lincoln Primary

Agosto 5, 2022

Saludos a los Padres de Familia y Guardianes,

Yo estoy tan emocionada de darles la bienvenida a cada uno de ustedes a nuestro Centro de Educación Temprana de Bellwood (ECC) de Bellwood para el año escolar 2022–2023. Si usted regresa, o si este es su primer año, nosotros estamos muy emocionados de que usted y su hijo/hija (s) se unan a nosotros para un año increíble de su crecimiento en el desarrollo, estímulo y diversión.

Los años preescolares son extremadamente importantes en la vida de un niño (a) porque son los años fundamentales. Las investigaciones muestran que los estudiantes que asisten a programas preescolares están más preparados para la escuela y tienen más probabilidades de tener éxito en la escuela primaria y más allá.

El primer día para el preescolar para ECC es el Martes 6 de septiembre del 2022. Las evaluaciones del preescolar para nuevos estudiantes empiezan la semana del 29 de Agosto del 2022. Habrá un evento de Conocer a la Maestra y Casa Abierta el Viernes 2 de Septiembre del 2022 por la mañana. y al medio día. Por favor revise el Calendario de los Padres de Familia y Seesaw para más detalles en específico sobre la hora de cada evento. Durante estos eventos, usted recibirá recursos y información que le brindarán una descripción completa de cómo está estructurado el programa preescolar.

En nombre de la Subdirectora, la Sra. Ovedje, y todas las maestras y el personal del Centro de Educación Temprana de Bellwood, nosotros esperamos trabajar con todos ustedes en beneficio de nuestros niños a medida que adquieren las habilidades fundamentales necesarias para prepararlos para convertirse estudiantes de por vida y trabajar a su máximo potencial.

¡Nosotros somos un programa gratuito y “Clasificado por la Calidad y otorgado con el Circulo de Oro” en este Programa Preescolar!

Si usted no ha inscrito a su hijo (a) o hijos, llame a nuestra oficina (708) 410-3701, o pase por la oficina para recoger una solicitud en el 3519 Wilcox en Bellwood, IL, y complete el registro en línea. En el sitio web del Preescolar Bellwood SD88, usted encontrará información útil sobre el Programa Preescolar Gratuito Para Todos. Por favor dígaselo a otros padres; que nosotros tenemos lugares disponibles.

¡Muchísimas Gracias!

Idonia Harris

Idonia Harris
Directora
Lincoln Primary

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.
  • Additionally, screening for new students will be conducted by appointment beginning the week of August 23, 2021
  • Seesaw will continue to be our platform used for parent communication.
  • A limited supply of backpacks containing basic preschool supplies are available upon request, while supplies last, for students enrolled at Bellwood ECC for the 2021–2022. Please contact the Lincoln Primary Main Office for assistance.
  • 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 or enrollment. 
    • Lincoln Primary (708) 410-3700 - Spanish Assistance (708) 410-3719
    • Grant Primary (708) 410-3300
  • 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 up to 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.

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 30, 2021.

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