8/18 Lincoln Log – GETTING READY FOR BACK TO SCHOOL

Lincoln Families,

Welcome back to Lincoln! I hope this message finds you enjoying every moment of these fading summer days. It’s hard to believe in less than two weeks your kids will return to Lincoln once again and bring our Fine, Fine School back to life. Like every summer, this one seemed to go by exceptionally fast. As the summer days draw to a close, I am hopeful that you and your family are able to capitalize on some quality time together before the school year kicks off. On behalf of everyone here at Lincoln School, we are anxious to welcome your family for the excitement of the first day of school on Wednesday, August 28th.

The Godfrey’s had an incredible Summer. In addition to continuing to celebrate the St. Louis Blues winning the Stanley Cup, (see picture below) we spent time as a family in Michigan, Martha’s Vineyard and the Ozarks. After lots of time to rejuvenate, I’m ready and excited for the start of the new year. In addition to school, I’m also highly focused on St. Louis Cardinal baseball these days!

On Wednesday, August 21, your child’s 2019-2020 class assignment will be emailed to your family’s primary email address. Please keep in mind that hours of preparation, discussion, and perhaps a few sleepless nights go into the creation of class lists and the various other intricacies of preparing for the start of school. The overall objective when creating these lists is to ensure that all students are placed in the best possible learning environment to meet their social, emotional, and academic needs. The input so many of you provided about your children in the spring was helpful in this time-consuming process.

In addition to over 60 new kindergartners and over 30 new families, we are also excited to welcome several new staff members to the Lincoln family this year:

  • Assistant Principal- Ms. Christine Gerges
  • 3rd Grade, Ms. Roksolana Ponzio
  • Social Work- Part Time- Ms. Bridget Gilmartin
  • PE-Part Time- Ms. Mary McDermott
  • Speech Language Substitute- Ms. Sabrina Mandelbaum
  • Orchestra- Ms. Lisa Minish

I know you will find them to be amazing assets to our already Fine, Fine Faculty! Below is a breakdown of grade level teaching assignments for 2018-19:The beginning of a new school year always brings with it great excitement and optimism. There is something infectious about a clean school, new clothes, new faces, and the energy surrounding the beginning of a new year. Through positive collaboration and open channels of communication, we can carry this same excitement through the entire school year. Please know that my door is always open and welcoming of your feedback and support.

I couldn’t be more excited to embark upon year five with the staff, kids, and families at our Fine, Fine School!

Please tell your kids Ms. Gerges and I say hello and can’t wait to see them soon!

All my best – CG

Meet Mrs. Gerges
Hello Lincoln Families! I am so excited to join the Lincoln Family and become a part of this Fine, Fine School! I have had the privilege of serving the wonderful community of River Forest as a Willard Teacher for the last thirteen years. During my time north of Chicago Avenue, I taught both second and third grades. I value family and school partnerships greatly and am eager to meet your children and collaborate with you to ensure a happy and successful school year!

On a more personal note, my husband Mike and I have been married for eight years. We live in South Loop and love exploring our beautiful city of Chicago. I have a very close knit family, and am sandwiched between my older brother and younger sister. When not spending time with my family, I enjoy socializing with friends, singing, and cooking yummy Egyptian cuisine-although I am not ready to compete on a Food Network show.

Much like Casey, please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can to do support your family. I look forward to meeting your kids very soon.


Calendar

Wednesday, August 21:

  • Teacher Assignments Emailed Home

Thursday, August 22:

  • PTO Webstore Opens at 7am

Sunday, August 25:

  • World Languages Registration

Monday, August 26:

  • 6PM: Lincoln New Family Welcome (Kids are welcome)

Wednesday, August 28:

  • FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: Full Day for 1-4
  • Kindergarten Orientation, AM: 8:15-9, PM: 10:15-11
  • Back to School Coffee on the Park Playground

Thursday, August 29:

    • First day of Kindergarten
    • Back To School Picnic, 5:30PM – 7PM

Wednesday, September 4:

  • PTO Meeting, 8:45am

Thursday, September 12:

  • Back to School Open House, 6:30PM

School Supplies 

If you ordered School Supplies through the PTO they will be delivered to your child’s classroom.


Webstore Opens Thursday, 8/22 at 7am!

The Lincoln PTO webstore will open on Thursday 8/22 at 7am. Parents will need Teacher Assignments and Student ID, which will be emailed out.

Here are a few of the activities you can sign up for:

  • PTO Activity Fee – The Lincoln PTO thrives on adding value in support of our children’s education and the teachers and staff who are their guides through this journey. Our success is contingent upon your contribution. Please help support our efforts with this $25 donation, available on the PTO Web Store. Your funds help provide classroom supplies and technology, support student clubs, field trips and special family events, and so much more.
  • 2nd Grade Harmonica – The PTO sponsors harmonica lessons for all second grade students during the school day. We pay for the teacher and ask parents to pay for the harmonica. Please add this $12 fee to your shopping basket on the PTO Web Store.
  • 2nd Grade Bike Safety – Fall is the time to brush up on bike safety for 2nd graders as well as any child new to Lincoln! This is an informative and fun after school event. Officer Glenn Czernik of the River Forest Police Department conducts a fun, informative and hands-on-the-handlebars bike safety workshop. Second graders are strongly encouraged to complete the workshop and become regular bike riders for the remainder of their Lincoln Eagle days. Classes will be offered after school on the playground on September 4 and September 5. Sign up for one session on the Webstore.
  • Theater Club – Theater Club for 3rd and 4th graders will be held on the first and third Tuesday of every month.  The goal is to introduce the children to the how-to’s of theater and give them a base they can build on once they reach Roosevelt School. Some of the subjects to be covered include vocal and physical warm-ups, theater games, improvisation, theater terms, scene study, and auditions. The students will learn that the theater always should be a safe place to express themselves. They will become comfortable living onstage and head toward the more structured Roosevelt experience with confidence and excitement. Contact Carl Bergetz (cbergetz@gmail.com with questions.
  • 4th Grade Activities Fee – The PTO sponsors and organizes a breakfast and T-shirt for 4th graders. This $25 fee covers the costs. Please add this fee to your shopping basket on the PTO Web Store.
  • 4th Grade Heartworks Service Club – Heartworks is a community service group for 4th graders that will engage in activities designed to 1) heighten awareness of the needs of others in the Lincoln community, as well as the needs of those around the world; 2) create an environment where service becomes a natural part of students’ everyday lives; and 3) provide opportunities for leadership. Generally, Heartworks will meet once per month including a few after school outside field trips.
  • 4th Grade Lunchtime Leaders Program – Lunchtime Leaders assist students during the 1st and 2nd grade lunch period. They walk around the cafeteria assisting students in opening milk, supplying various items, answering questions and supporting arrival and dismissal. Depending on student interest level, students will average two lunch periods per month. A monthly calendar is created and distributed to 4th grade Lunchtime Leaders. On their assigned day, Lunchtime Leaders are also allowed to sit at the Lunchtime Leader table and invite any friend to join them.

FUN LUNCH!

Fun lunch registration will be available on the webstore beginning Thursday 8/22. You may choose 1, 2, 3 or all 4 meal options. The cost for each lunch averages $6. Regular fun lunch registration will close on 9/2. Late registration with an extra $15 fee will be available until 9/10.

Fun lunch options for 2019/2020 will be:

  • Week 1: an extra large slice of cheese pizza
  • Week 2: Pasta Marinara OR Macaroni and Cheese
  • Week 3: Chicken Tenders OR Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  • Week 4: Hamburger OR Cheeseburger OR Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Friday, September 6 will be the first day of fun lunch and it will be FREE pizza for all students.

Fun lunch would not be possible without the help of volunteers to serve the meal! Please sign up to volunteer. It’s a great way to see your child and interact with other parents to make everyone’s favorite PTO program happen.

Questions? Please contact Ashley Bryce (ashleyfb92@yahoo.com) or Cathy O’Neill (cathy102976@yahoo.com)


Lincoln PTO World Languages Program

The PTO World Languages Program is an optional, supplemental language program offered at Lincoln School. This program offers your child an opportunity to learn a new language and experience the culture of another country. During the Lincoln School year, French, Italian, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish are all offered as options for students to learn. Weekly class options to choose from are before school, during lunch and after school and are available for all 1st through 4th grade students. Registration through the WebStore starts in mid-August for programming that begins the week of September 9th.
Cost: $175 Number of sessions: 28
Morning Classes meet from 7:30-8:15 am
Lunch-Recess Classes meet from 11:30 am-12:25 pm
After School Classes meet from 3:15-4:00 pm
Classes begin the week of Sept. 9th and end the 3rd week in April through the beginning of May, depending on the class and sessions missed due to holidays.
The primary goal of the Lincoln PTO’s World Languages Program is to capitalize on the important windows of opportunity for language acquisition which many studies show exist in young children, and to do so in a fun and stimulating environment! Children in the program acquire listening skills and develop the basis for conversation. They are also exposed to the cultures of the countries in which their chosen language is spoken. To meet these objectives, the instructors incorporate games, songs, art projects, story telling, play-acting, and other teaching methods appropriate for elementary level students. English is used as little as possible. The World Languages program is facilitated by instructors who are native speaking and/or have global language instructional backgrounds. Instructional materials are rotated to ensure that students do not receive the same curriculum within a language level. Textbooks and other materials, carefully selected by the instructors, are used in class and included in the class fee.
Unsure about which language or level to sign your child up for?
​The World Languages Program is designed to introduce the fundamentals of world languages and cultures to children before they are required to choose a world language as a core element of their education at Roosevelt Middle School. The World Languages Program offers two broad approaches to language learning:
● Approach 1:
Your child could choose a different language option each year at Lincoln, thereby sampling and gaining insights into each, being able to make a more informed choice as to which single language they would prefer to commit to at Roosevelt Middle School.
Please note that Mandarin Chinese is not currently offered at Roosevelt Middle School, but has been added to the Lincoln World Languages lineup in the spirit of broadening students’ world views and by popular demand.
● Approach 2:
Your child might decide to use the three years exposure to the World Languages Program at Lincoln to focus on only one language, i.e. Spanish, Italian, or French, thereby gaining more advanced knowledge of that specific language prior to moving on to Roosevelt.
Please use your best judgment about what is the right approach for your child(ren) and feel free to contact the World Languages Committee for guidance.
Please keep in mind that most beginner classes open to Grade 1 – 4 tend to be filled with younger students. Frequently fourth graders are unhappy in a class with predominantly first and second graders and this is something you may want to discuss with your child prior to enrollment. Also, note that during the first two weeks of the program, your child’s ability will be re- assessed by the World Languages teachers, and at that stage recommendations may be made for level switches, if deemed necessary, by the World Languages teachers and/or yourself.
All participating families are expected to complete the World Languages Code of Conduct form. World Languages fees are not refundable once classes begin.
Questions? Please email lincolnworldlanguage@gmail.com


Announcing Lincoln’s New Volleyball Club!

We are excited to be offering a NEW sports program for 3rd and 4th grade girls this school year. The Lincoln Eagles Volleyball Club will meet one time per week on Friday’s from 3:15-4:15pm. The girls will learn basic volleyball skills (serving, passing, setting and hitting). The max per session is 15 to ensure a lot of opportunity to scrimmage with limited substitutions.

The curriculum will have a very strong focus on teamwork, sportsmanship and developing sound leadership skills on and off the court. The Volleyball Club will be coached by Ann Bath. Ann is a D90 parent, Girls on the Run Coach, RFYBS Coach and very passionate about the positive impact that team sports can have on kids. And, She LOVES volleyball and still plays to this day.

Attire: Kneepads (not provided), comfortable clothing and gym shoes
Fee: $80 per session
Max: 15
Session Dates:
session 1: 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18
session 2: 10/25, 11/1, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6, 12/13
session 3: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14
session 4: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1


Green 4 Good Club

Registration Opens Thursday, August 22!

Green4Good is District 90’s Sustainability Committee with parent-led teams at each of our three schools. Last year, Lincoln launched Green4Good Kids, a club open to 3rd graders interested in learning more about sustainability and environmental stewardship in our community. We had a great inaugural year including: Trash Talk from George Strom of the Roy Strom Company; Stories from an Eco Adventurer’s Trip to Bali; and Love Food Not Waste with SugarBeet Food Co-op.

If your 3rd grader would like to be a Green4Good Kid, registration opens Thursday, August 22! Meetings are at school from 3:15-4:15 on the 3rd Monday of each month (with the exception of January and February when meetings fall on the 4th Monday due to school holidays).

Our first meeting this year is on September 16. Lincoln’s new G4G Kids will be joined by last year’s club members and together they will plant two new pollinator gardens with the Deep Roots Project.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Lincoln’s Green4Good co-chairs, Alexis Murphy and Renee Sichlau, or Theresa Dubois, Green4Good Kids Faculty Sponsor.


HERO Boys Running Club

HERO Boys is a youth development and engagement program for 3rd & 4th grade boys. Throughout the 8 week course the boys are taught the skills needed to complete the Lincoln 5K(3.2 mi) held on October 26 at the Pancake Breakfast. Using running as a base activity HERO Boys inspires boys to discover the character and courage that resides inside each one of them to be brave, stand for that which is right, and use their talents and strengths to lead and set the positive example amongst their peers. Each week a different topic is covered and speakers are brought in to discuss the various characteristics that make someone a HERO. Beginning September and ending October 28, HERO Boys will meet Mondays from 3:20-4:20 p.m. Maximum of 20 participants.

Contact anne gall annegall3@gmail.com with questions.


New This Year: The Lincoln News Crew!

The Lincoln News Crew will be open to 4th graders and will meet on Mondays from 3:15 – 4:15. Students will flex their critical thinking skills and take turns being writers, designers and photographers when they create and publish a school newspaper at the end of the semester!

Students will learn how news is produced and explore topics such as:
– what are different types of news content (features, profiles, editorials) and how do we differentiate between them?
– How are daily, weekly, and monthly publications different? What does each offer?

Guest speakers and a virtual field trip to the Newseum in Washington, DC are being planned. Club meetings will be starting on 9/25. We will open up registration for this club on 9/18.

Please email Elizabeth Condon (elizabethg.condon@gmail.com) with any questions.


The Library Lowdown

All students received a checklist of fun places and ways to read at the end of school (e.g., read in their pajamas/on a plane). They can turn that list into the library the first week of school for a small prize. I have attached the list if you need another copy.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vUhHnbW9Nezd6K89OYjl1odiYKIA37mPMb2ap-lflY0/edit

Where did you read – send in a photo

Please send me (brauweilerd@district90.org) a copy of your child reading before school starts. Their photo will be in the back-to-school presentation and posted in the library. They love seeing their friends (and themselves) in all the ways they read!

Lost Books

If you have a Lincoln Library book floating around your house and you found it over the summer, please return it to the school as soon as possible. We appreciate your persistence in locating all lost books.


Lincoln Spiritwear

Shop for Spirit Wear at our Spirit Wear Store: https://pswear.com/LincolnRiverForest

Show your Lincoln spirit with t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and more while raising funds for our school. The Lincoln PTO receives a percentage of the sale proceeds.

Be on the look out for a flyer coming home in our first Friday folder on 8/30 or order online here. All orders will ship directly to Lincoln and will be given to your child to bring home.

Please direct any questions to Jennifer Nelson (jennifernelson77@gmail.com). Thank you for your support!


New Family Orientation – Monday, August 26 at 6pm!

Are you new to Lincoln this year? Please join us for a new family orientation session on Monday, August 26 at 6pm in the Lincoln Auditorium.  The session will include a presentation by Mr. Godrey and a tour of the school, kids are welcome!  Contact Lauren Behan or Megan Kinsella with any questions!


Back to School Picnic – Thursday, August 29 from 5:30-7pm!

Join us for the Back to School Picnic on Thursday, 8/29 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm on the Franklin Playground! Meet families in your class and welcome new Lincoln families. Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner.
There will be multiple inflatable games, dunk tank with Mr. Godfrey (!), and sidewalk chalk!

All activity tickets are $1 – proceeds go to the PTO!

Contact Lauren Behan or Megan Kinsella with any questions!


New Families – Test your Revtrak

New Parents, click on this link (https://lincolnpto.revtrak.net/Activities-Events-Open-to-All/#/v/test-item-to-verify-ability-to-register-for-classes-and-clubs) and make sure your student is in the system before the Webstore opens on Thursday.  You will just need your students id to test.

Next log goes out Sunday, 8/18!

6/9 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Happy summer! Although the past few weeks might have seemed to move in slow motion, it is hard to believe that 178 days have come and gone. I hope you had a great weekend and are ready for the final three days of school. I enjoyed the weekend in St. Louis. Hopefully tonight, the Stanley Cup will make its first visit to St. Louis! Go Blues!
For all practical purposes….I suppose it’s safe to say… we’ve made it. The next three days will be over before we know it! The excitement of summer, sun, vacations and rejuvenation are met with mixed emotions as I walk the halls and bit by bit watch student work, art and projects disappear and the walls once again become a blank canvas awaiting the new stories, experiences and memories the next year will bring.

It has truly been another incredible year at Lincoln! There is so much to celebrate and be proud of as we prepare to put the finishing touches on the year. I look forward to celebrating all your kids’ hard work and accomplishments at Field Day on Wednesday! Here again is the run down for Wednesday’s events:

***In the event of inclement weather, an alternative schedule will be sent***

On Wednesday, the annual “Clap Out,” will be led by the Lincoln School retirees of 2019. Ruth Soppet, Physical Education (26 years) and Susan Dunnell, para-professional (14 years). During their time at Lincoln they have dedicated their personal and professional lives to playing their unique role in making Lincoln such a Fine Fine School! Please join me in congratulating Ruth and Susan on their retirement and thanking them for their service to our school community. Here are a few pictures from the annual D90 Retirement and Recognition dinner. Once a Lincoln Eagle always a Lincoln Eagle!

I am beyond humbled by the support, kindness and encouragement each of you continue to show the entire faculty and staff at Lincoln. Your children are amazing and I’ve enjoyed being a small part of their journey this year. There are so many things that make Lincoln the best school around and the character of our kids is at the top of the list! I am already excited for their return in August!

As always, please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can help with. Contrary to popular belief, principals still work in the summer, so please let me know if there is anything I can do for your family. I wish you and your family a safe, relaxing and rejuvenating summer full of wonderful new memories.

Signing off for 2018-19!

– CG

GO St. Louis BLUES!!

*****The next Lincoln Log will be sent on Sunday, August 18, 2019*****

Quote of the Week:

“Whatever happened over this past year, be thankful for where it brought you. Where you are is where you’re meant to be.”


Calendar

Monday, June 10:

  • Maypole Practice – 7:30am, gym

Tuesday, June 11:

  • Drumming Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • 2nd Grade Poetry Palooza – 8:30: Rogers, Mayer and Jenkins, 9:30: Tanglao

Wednesday, June 12:

  • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
  • 4th Grade Breakfast
  • Field Day

 


Field Day 

Image result for field dayLincoln Field Day will take place on the last day of school, Wednesday, June 12, starting at 11:00amIt’s a fun afternoon that kicks off with a family picnic on the Lincoln playground. Parents bring a blanket and a picnic lunch for their family. Although many parents attend, kids sit in class groups and will not feel left out if a parent cannot be there.  Specific spots are mapped out for each classroom on the Franklin Lawn.

The Fourth Grade Maypole and Drumming presentation is immediately after lunch.  Then it’s time for the games! Parents are welcome to stay and help run the games, or can collect their kids at the end of the school day.

Here is the schedule:

  • 11-11:35am: family picnic, 1st-4th, Franklin playground
  • 11:35-12:00pm: 4th grade maypole and drumming performance
  • 12-2pm: Field Day, 1st-4th
  • 2:25pm: 4th grade clap-out, Franklin entrance
  • 2:30pm: dismissal

PTO Thank You!

Thank you to all of the dedicated volunteers, parents, administrators and staff who have shared their time, ideas and talents with the PTO! Whether it was at fun lunch, in the classroom or at any of our special events, we greatly appreciate all who supported our PTO and its mission of enhancing and enriching the education of our children at Lincoln School. Have a wonderful summer! And we look forward to seeing you again in the fall!


Girls on the Run 5K

Thank you to Kristen Bailitz, Julie Fleisch, Kelly O’Brien, Kelsey Howell, Malinda Peterson, and Ann Bath. The 5K was a wonderful way to end such an inspiring season.


4th Grade Last Day Activities

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

7:30 am – 4th Grade Breakfast in the Lincoln Gym followed by video in the auditorium

11:00 am – Lincoln School Family Picnic – Franklin Playground

11:35 am – 4th Grade Maypole and Drumming on the Franklin Playground

***In the event of inclimate weather, the Maypole and Drumming will be in the gym***

2:25 pm – 4th Grade Clap Out – Franklin Entrance


Extra Yearbooks Available!

Extra Yearbooks!!

Extra yearbooks are for sale with Maribeth Kopriva at Lincoln’s front desk. $30 will get you a copy. There’s still time to enjoy them and get signatures from friends! Stop by anytime.


 Walking Club Final Tally!

The Lincoln kids got Ms. Kopriva home achieving a collective target of 300 miles! The Connect4Kids committee would like to thank all the students for their enthusiasm which made this possible. Thank you to everyone who helped with Walking Club this year. We will see you in Fall with a new goal.


2019-20 registration – don’t delay!

Registration for the 2019-20 school year is now open. In order to improve our online registration process, District 90 is now partnering with the Ecollect/Accela School Adaptive Data Management System. Ecollect is a data collection system that resides within PowerSchool, which is the District’s student information management system. All District 90 registration forms are now embedded within the Ecollect system and will be accessible to you via the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Once you open your PowerSchool Parent Portal, all of the required registration forms will be available on the left-hand navigation bar.

Don’t have a PowerSchool account? No problem! We have created two documents to help – these documents can be found on our website on our registration page, and they will also be sent to you in a separate email from the district.


Library Lowdown

Image result for library booksWhere did you read?

We, of course, want everyone reading over the summer (along with all the other fun things the kids do). To make it a little more fun, your child has received a list of fun places and ways to read. For example, they can read in their pajamas or on a plane. They can complete the list over the summer and turn it in the first week of school for a small prize. I have attached the list if you need another copy.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vUhHnbW9Nezd6K89OYjl1odiYKIA37mPMb2ap-lflY0/edit

Where did you read – send in a photo

As your child is reading this summer, take a photo of them and email it to me at brauweilerd@district90.org. Their photo will be in the back to school presentation, posted in the library and possibly on the library website. This is a really fun way to see where the kids are reading.

Bluestem Reading Challenge

If your child wants to participate in the challenge by reading all the Bluestem books, they are welcome to begin over the summer. The public library has the books ready for checkout. Students received a bookmark this week with the list. The list will also be posted on the library website.

https://www.aisled.org/pdf/2020%20Bluestem%20Master%20List.pdf

Lost Books

If you have a Lincoln Library book floating around your house and you find it over the summer, please return it to the school. If you have already paid for it, your payment will be refunded. We appreciate your persistence in locating all lost books.

Stop the “Summer Slide”

Summer Slide can happen when children stop reading over the summer. How much could possibly be lost in a summer? Research indicates 2 months of reading skills and 2 1/2 months of math skills are lost over a single summer. Plus, summer slide is cumulative, so those lost months add up over time.

Here is a great article about ways to prevent summer slide:

https://www.idtech.com/blog/summer-slide-facts-for-productive-school-break

Summer Reading Programs

You all probably know about the fantastic program at the River Forest Public Library. Here are some other summer reading programs you can participate in.

Scholastic has a great summer reading program: (https://www.scholastic.com/summer/home/

Barnes and Noble has a summer reading program – and you get a free book
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/kids/get-ready-for-bns-summer-reading-triathlon/

What Should I Read?

If you are looking for books for your children to read, please check our my Pinterest page for tons of great ideas. https://www.pinterest.com/fraubrau499/library-and-books/

Here is a list of suggested books by grade:

http://www.ala.org/alsc/publications-resources/book-lists/2019-summer-reading-list

http://www.readingrockets.org/books/summer

Summer Reading: Book Lists and Tips for Every Age

Summer Reading Lists For Kids Ages 5 – 18


Junior River Forest Police Academy

Please see the attached flyer for the Junior River Forest Police Academy this summer! 2019-junior-police-academy-flyer

6/2 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a great weekend.

Many thanks to Jennifer Moore, Nikki Elza and everyone who helped make the 2019 Lincoln School Ice Cream Social the best one yet! The weather was perfect and the attendance might have broken some records! It was an incredible evening and wonderful way to celebrate the 2018-19 school year and kick off the final eight days of school.

The highlight of the Ice Cream Social is always the distribution of the annual Lincoln School yearbook. As always, this year’s memory book is a labor of love and is the result of hundreds of hours of volunteerism. Without the volunteer efforts of Monika Block, Becky Williams and their team, this years book would not have been possible! Please consider volunteering to support the development of the 2019-20 yearbook committee.

The excitement continues to mount as we approach our annual last day of school festivities. Please see the information below for the specifics:

As always, thank you for your continued support of our Fine Fine School! Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to better support your family. Enjoy these final eight days of the school year!

Go St. Louis Blues!!!  CG


Calendar

Tuesday, June 4:

  • Drumming Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • July Principal Birthday Lunch
  • Girls on the Run – BAKE SALE – after school until 4pm (GOTR meets from 3:10-4:30pm)
  • Burger Moovement Dine & Earn – 11am-9:30pm

Wednesday, June 5:

  • Maypole Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • Walking Club – 8am, Franklin playground
  • Heartworks
  • Waste Free Wednesday

Thursday, June 6:

  • Drumming Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:30pm, gym

Friday, June 7:

  • Maypole Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • Walking Club – 8am, Franklin playground
  • Fun Lunch – FREE PIZZA FOR EVERYONE!

Thank you to Jennifer Moore, Nikki Elza and all of the volunteers who made the ice cream social a success!

Also, a huge thanks to Monika Block, Becky Williams and all those who put their efforts into creating this year’s fantastic yearbook.


Burger Moovement dine & earn event – this Tuesday from 11am – 9:30pm!

Please join us for the last dine & earn event of the year! Take care of lunch or dinner for the family and Lincoln PTO will receive 15% of all sales!  Please visit Burger Moovement on Tuesday June 4 between 11am and 9:30pm to participate. See details in this flyer. Simply drop your receipt in the dedicated Lincoln PTO box for your meal to be counted towards the fundraiser. Please note that this is a reschedule from 5/21 due to technical difficulties. Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO.

Girls On the Run Bake Sale this Tuesday after school!

Girls on the Run will be holding a bake sale this Tuesday, June 4, after school from 3:10-4pm.  The bake sale is a fundraiser to raise money for the Oak Park YMCA.  We will be on both the Park and Franklin sides of school.  We hope to see you there!


 Walking Club – this WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY

As we have had to miss walking club a few times due to rain, we are doubling up again this week. Our goal is to get Ms.Kopriva to her Wisconsin home, a distance of 300 miles!

To achieve our goal, Walking Club will meet on Wednesday and Friday. Bring your siblings, parents, grandparents, neighbors. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate so we can collectively achieve our walking goal to Wisconsin.

Wed and Friday 8:00-8:15 on the Franklin side.

Walking club is cancelled if it is raining or the fields are too wet to walk.
Please contact Sangeetha (Sangs50@gmail.com) if you can volunteer any one of these days. Your help is much appreciated.


End of year PTO Volunteer Appreciation Party

Calling all Volunteers!

Who? Anyone who volunteered this year: room parents, art parents, yearbook, green 4 good, connect4kids, fun lunch, pancake breakfast, etc., etc.
When? Thursday, June 6, from 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Where? Urban Pioneer Group, 7504 Madison Street, Forest Park

Please join us for drinks and snacks as we express our gratitude for all of your hard work on behalf of the Lincoln community. Thank you for all you have done to make this year a great one! Questions/RSVP Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com).


Library Lowdown

Image result for library booksAs the year winds down, please return all library books as soon as possible. If you are unable to locate a book, please contact Mrs. Brauweiler for next steps. We appreciate your assistance in helping your student return their books.

A HUGE thank you to all of the library volunteers who tirelessly shelve the books so they are always ready for the next student to read. You were a small but mighty team of 5. You shelved over 30,000 books this year! We could not do all of the library programs we do if we did not have your help in the library. Thank you so much to Stacy Austin, Kathryn Jandeska, Jeannine Steiner, Sara Yu, and Anne Ganschow.

Thank you as well to Anne Powers and Sarah Donoho and the rest of the book fair volunteers for all your work on the book fairs. Your help is truly appreciated.


Field Day – 6/12, volunteers needed!

Image result for field dayLincoln Field Day will take place on the last day of school, Wednesday, June 12, starting at 11:00amIt’s a fun afternoon that kicks off with a family picnic on the Lincoln playground. Parents bring a blanket and a picnic lunch for their family. Although many parents attend, kids sit in class groups and will not feel left out if a parent cannot be there.  Specific spots are mapped out for each classroom on the Franklin Lawn.

The Fourth Grade Maypole and Drumming presentation is immediately after lunch.  Then it’s time for the games! Parents are welcome to stay and help run the games, or can collect their kids at the end of the school day.

Here is the schedule:

  • 11-11:35am: family picnic, 1st-4th, Franklin playground
  • 11:35-12:00pm: 4th grade maypole and drumming performance
  • 12-2pm: Field Day, 1st-4th
  • 2:25pm: 4th grade clap-out, Franklin entrance
  • 2:30pm: dismissal

2019-20 registration – don’t delay!

Registration for the 2019-20 school year is now open. In order to improve our online registration process, District 90 is now partnering with the Ecollect/Accela School Adaptive Data Management System. Ecollect is a data collection system that resides within PowerSchool, which is the District’s student information management system. All District 90 registration forms are now embedded within the Ecollect system and will be accessible to you via the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Once you open your PowerSchool Parent Portal, all of the required registration forms will be available on the left-hand navigation bar.

Don’t have a PowerSchool account? No problem! We have created two documents to help – these documents can be found on our website on our registration page, and they will also be sent to you in a separate email from the district.

5/27 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
Happy Memorial Day! I hope your family enjoyed the weekend!

I’m looking forward to celebrating the school year with everyone this Friday evening, May 31 at the annual Lincoln School Ice Cream Social! Afterward join me across the street at Keystone Park where I’ll be supporting River Forest Girls Softball in a pie-eating contest.

Don’t forget Field Day will be held on the last day of school, Wednesday, June 12. here is the schedule for the day:

Finally, I am excited to celebrate the Lincoln Summer birthdays at the upcoming Principal Birthday lunches:

  • Thursday, May 30- June Birthdays
  • Tuesday, June 4- July Birthdays
    **August Birthdays will be celebrated when we return to school in the Fall.

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to support your family. Have a wonderful week. I’m hopeful you’ll all be cheering for St. Louis in the Stanley Cup Finals!

– CG


Calendar

Monday, May 27:

  • Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, May 28:

  • Drumming Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:30pm, gym

Wednesday, May 29:

  • Maypole Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • Walking Club – 8am, Franklin playground
  • Waste Free Wednesday

Thursday, May 30:

  • Drumming Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am – LAST MEETING
  • June Principal Birthday Lunch
  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:30pm, gym

Friday, May 31:

  • Maypole Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am – LAST MEETING
  • Walking Club – 8am, Franklin playground
  • Fun Lunch – Pizza
  • Ice Cream Social, 6-7:30PM

Ice Cream Social & Yearbook Distribution – Friday, May 31  6:00 – 7:30pm

Mark your calendar for Lincoln School’s Annual Ice Cream Social and Yearbook Distribution!  Families enjoy Brown Cow ice cream sundaes and students collect signatures in their beloved yearbooks from friends and teachers while the whole Lincoln community comes together to celebrate another amazing school year. This is truly a favorite end-of-the-year event not to be missed. The fun will take place on the Lincoln lawn on the Franklin side of the school. (In the event of inclement weather, we will gather in the gym). Sundaes are $3. See you there!

We are still looking for a few volunteers for this event – sign up here.


Last chance! – commemorative video for 4th graders: pictures needed by May 27, deadline TONIGHT!

A video will be shown at the 4th grade breakfast on the morning of the last day of school, June 12th. The video will contain pictures of the 4th graders through their years at Lincoln School. So grab a box of tissues and scroll through your old photos. Please begin to gather a variety of photos of your child commemorating all of their years at Lincoln, grades K through 4. We suggest photos from school events, school concerts, class parties, field trips, PTO events, back to school pictures, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, other clubs, youth sports teams, pictures with good Lincoln buddies, etc.

Photos can be submitted to a google drive via https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Br8wAPodrOwDK0IUThraRsnGsFNttUMu?usp=sharing or emailed to Lincoln4thgradeclass@gmail.com. We want to ensure that everyone is included so in the body of the email please include child’s name, grade / teacher at the time pic was taken. We cannot use pictures from non-school events, no matter how cute. New families to fourth grade – there’s still time to take pics!  Example: Zoo field trip, 1st grade. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PICTURES IS MAY 27!

Feel free to contact Debby Bade and Krista Lambe at Lincoln4thgradeclass@gmail.com with any questions.


Walking Club – next WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY

As we have had to miss walking club a few times due to rain, we are doubling up for the next few weeks. Our goal is to get Ms.Kopriva to her Wisconsin home. We have walked 150 miles so far, getting us closer to our distance of 300 miles !

To achieve our goal, Walking Club will meet on Wednesday and Friday. Bring your siblings, parents, grandparents, neighbors. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate so we can collectively achieve our walking goal to Wisconsin.

Wed and Friday 8:00-8:15 on the Franklin side.

Walking club is cancelled if it is raining or the fields are too wet to walk.
Please contact Sangeetha (Sangs50@gmail.com) if you can volunteer any one of these days. Your help is much appreciated.


Burger Moovement dine & earn event – 6/4 from 11am – 9:30pm!

Please join us for the last dine & earn event of the year! Take care of lunch or dinner for the family and Lincoln PTO will receive 15% of all sales!  Please visit Burger Moovement on Tuesday June 4 between 11am and 9:30pm to participate. See details in this flyer. Simply drop your receipt in the dedicated Lincoln PTO box for your meal to be counted towards the fundraiser. Please note that this is a reschedule from 5/21 due to technical difficulties. Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO.

End of Year PTO Volunteer Appreciation Party

Calling all Volunteers!

Who? Anyone who volunteered this year: room parents, art parents, yearbook, green 4 good, connect4kids, fun lunch, pancake breakfast, etc., etc.
When? Thursday, June 6, from 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Where? Urban Pioneer Group, 7504 Madison Street, Forest Park
Please join us for drinks and snacks as we express our gratitude for all of your hard work on behalf of the Lincoln community. Thank you for all you have done to make this year a great one! Questions/RSVP Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com).


Wonder Readers/Wonder Writers – final meetings!

Image result for book and pen imageWonder Readers will have its final meeting on Thursday, May 30, at 7:30am in Mrs. Mares classroom. You will not want to miss our final guest teacher of the year!

Wonder Writers will gather together and share writing for a last time on Friday, May 31, at 7:30am in the Multipurpose Room. Writers and illustrators are invited to bring their parents as we share stories, poems, and works on nonfiction.


Library Lowdown

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As the year winds down, please return all library books by Tuesday, May 28th (the Tuesday after Memorial Day). If you are unable to locate a book, please contact Mrs. Brauweiler for next steps. We appreciate your assistance in helping your student return their books.

A HUGE thank you to all of the library volunteers who tirelessly shelve the books so they are always ready for the next student to read. You were a small but mighty team of 5. You shelved over 30,000 books this year! We could not do all of the library programs we do if we did not have your help in the library. Thank you so much to Stacy Austin, Kathryn Jandeska, Jeannine Steiner, Sara Yu, and Anne Ganschow.

Thank you as well to Anne Powers and Sarah Donoho and the rest of the book fair volunteers for all your work on the book fairs. Your help is truly appreciated.


Field Day – 6/12, volunteers needed!

Image result for field dayLincoln Field Day will take place on the last day of school, Wednesday, June 12, starting at 11:00amIt’s a fun afternoon that kicks off with a family picnic on the Lincoln playground. Parents bring a blanket and a picnic lunch for their family. Although many parents attend, kids sit in class groups and will not feel left out if a parent cannot be there.  Specific spots are mapped out for each classroom on the Franklin Lawn.

The Fourth Grade Maypole and Drumming presentation is immediately after lunch.  Then it’s time for the games! Parents are welcome to stay and help run the games, or can collect their kids at the end of the school day. If you are available to volunteer, please check out sign up genius.

Here is the schedule:

  • 11-11:35am: Family picnic, 1st-4th, Franklin playground
  • 11:35-12:00pm: 4th grade maypole and drumming performance
  • 12-2pm: Field Day, 1st-4th
  • 2:25pm: 4th grade clap-out, Franklin entrance
  • 2:30pm: Dismissal

Crossing Guard Donations – Volunteers Needed Just 15 Minutes Before or After School!

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Our school community started a wonderful tradition a few years ago.  We collect for end-of-the-year monetary gifts for our hard-working and friendly crossing guards. Parents will be collecting before and after school the week of May 28th. There will also be a donation jar at the Ice Cream Social. Every donation is appreciated.  We need a few volunteers to collect donations.  Please check out the sign up genius. Thank you!


2019-20 registration – don’t delay!

Registration for the 2019-20 school year is now open. In order to improve our online registration process, District 90 is now partnering with the Ecollect/Accela School Adaptive Data Management System. Ecollect is a data collection system that resides within PowerSchool, which is the District’s student information management system. All District 90 registration forms are now embedded within the Ecollect system and will be accessible to you via the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Once you open your PowerSchool Parent Portal, all of the required registration forms will be available on the left-hand navigation bar.

Don’t have a PowerSchool account? No problem! We have created two documents to help – these documents can be found on our website on our registration page, and they will also be sent to you in a separate email from the district.


Image result for tech bulletinMay Parent Tech Bulletin – click here!


Send in your Box Tops!

Don’t forget to clip Box Top for Education coupons – each one is worth $0.10 for Lincoln Elementary! Box Tops can be found on hundreds of products from brands like these: General Mills, Pillsbury(r), Betty Crocker(r), Ziploc(r), Kleenex(r), Hefty(r).

For a complete list of participating brands click here. There are Box Top collection boxes available in classrooms and the main office.