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Lincoln Elementary

700 North Buchanan Street

Monticello, IL  61856

217-762-8511 ext. 2250 (Phone)

217-762-2733 (Fax)

Daily Attendance Hours:  8:20am – 3:15pm

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Principal:  Ms. Mary Vogt

Secretary:  Mrs. Susan Shiley

Secretary:  Mrs. Carolyn Moffett

Monticello Teacher Awarded "Mix 94.5 Teacher of the Month"

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2016-09 -_Mix945_Teacher_Of_The_Month_-_Jenna_OBrienMONTICELLO, IL (September 30, 2016) — We are pleased to announce that our very own art and music teacher, Mrs. Jenna O’Brien has been awarded the Teacher of the Month!  Every month, an exemplary teacher from Central Illinois is chosen from heartwarming nominations, like the one about Mrs. O’Brien.  This is part of the “give back to the community” focus Mix 94.5 and their committee is spearheading to acknowledge the powerful work our educators provide each and every day in our region.  

“Teachers like Mrs. O’Brien are leading the way to a brighter future and we are honored to be able to highlight her contributions”, said Operations Manager of Mix 94.5, Jonathan Drake.

Mrs. O’Brien was nominated by Anne Newman [Award/Nomination Letter], grandparent to one of her students, for helping her granddaughter “forget her fears and really come to life again. She encourages her students to try new things and trust their artistic instincts.”  

Principal Vogt said, “We had so much fun surprising her, there was an impressive group of people with gifts, balloons, a custom Teacher of the Month award.  Plus, one of our biggest education supporters, Rick Ridings, of Rick Ridings Ford in Monticello, came with a fun oversized check and a ton of gratitude for all Mrs. O’Brien has accomplished.”  

As an active community member, Rick has always supported education, but did not even hesitate when asked to support the Mix 94.5 Teacher of the Month program the entire year.  If you would like to nominate an educator you know, please go to and select teacher of the month to fill out the nomination form.

School Supply Lists

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Colored PencilsSchool Supply Lists can be found here for Kindergarten and 1st grade students

Small Wonders students do not have a supply list, however, we do ask that our preschool students bring a backpack each day and a set of extra clothes to leave at school.  Parents of Small Wonders students will receive a "Wish List" of items from the classroom teachers if they would like to make a donation to the classroom from that list.

Drop-off & Pick-up Information

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School PickupKindergarten and 1st grade students who ride the bus will be dropped off and picked up at the circle drive area at Wilson and Union Streets.  Kindergarten and 1st grade students who walk or are brought to school should arrive no earlier than 8:00 AM.  Students who are dropped off may enter the playground using entrances from Monticello St. on the east side of the playground or Grant St. on the south side of the playground.  Small Wonders students should reportto the main entrance at Buchanan St. at their arrival time.

Kindergarten and 1st grade students who ride the bus home will go with their teacher to their designated bus.  Kindergarten and 1st grade students who are picked up will meet their ride on the blacktop by the northeast door to the playground.  Small Wonders students who ride the Piattran will go to the Buchanan St. entrance with their teacher to meet the Piattran.  Small Wonders students who are picked up will meet their ride on the blacktop by the northeast door to the playground.

If your child's after school transportation arrangements change please complete a "Change in Transportation" form to send to school to your child's teacher.


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  • Tuesday, April 25: Board of Education Meeting at Monticello High School
  • Wednesday, April 26: Secretary's Day.  Help us say "Thank you" to Mrs. Shiley and Mrs. Moffett!
  • Thursday, April 27th: Open House 6:00 -7:00 PM Student work will be displayed throughout the building and in the classrooms. Remember to stop by the gym, Art room, Music room, and Computer lab to see student work as well.
  • May 1st-May5th: Teacher Appreciation Week. The Monticello Elementary PTO will send information home with students to share how they plan to honor teachers and staff for the week.
  • Tuesday, May 2nd: PTO Meeting at 6:30 PM in the Lincoln Media Center
  • Wednesday, May 3rd: 1:15 dismissal for School Improvement Meetings, No PM Small Wonders
  • Friday, May 5th: Ag Show at Monticello High School. Our students will ride a bus to MHS to attend the Ag Show.  FFA students will also bring plants to Lincoln School before the Ag Show.  Please watch for a note in your child's folder with details about the plant sale and bus times.
  • Wednesday, May 10th: Allerton Summer Reading Program information presented to students at lunch
  • Thursday, May 11th: 1st Grade students visiting White Heath School to tour 2nd Grade classrooms.
  • Tuesday, May 23rd: Small Wonders to Nick's Park, Kindergarten Field Day Activities, 1st Grade to Scovill Zoo
  • Wednesday, May 24th: No AM or PM Small Wonders, Kindergarten to Nick's Park, 1st Grade Beach Day. Lincoln School will dismiss at 1:15 PM and students will bring home report cards and AIMSweb reports.

Please continue to check your child's folder for information from his or her teacher about activities and events in individual classrooms.

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