12/8 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a great weekend. It is hard to believe only ten school days remain in 2019!

As of December 1, elementary families in D90 now have the ability to begin keeping track of their child’s attendance via PowerSchool. Attached are the instructions for accessing and logging into PowerSchool to monitor this data. (Link to instructions)

Please don’t forget to mark your calendar for the annual Lincoln School Winter Concert on Friday, December 20.
Grade 1- 9:45
Grade 2- 10:30
Grade 3- 1:00
Grade 4- 1:45
Dismissal at 2:30pm on Friday December 20.

Winter Break- December 23 – January 3
School will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.

Friday, December 20 will be the final day that Ms. Paulette will serve as the crossing guard at (Park and Lake). She will be turning in her stop sign for the quiet mornings and afternoons of retirement. If you think of it, please take a moment to jot her a quick note or just tell her thank you for her years of service and dedication to keeping our kids safe.

I look forward to celebrating the final Principal Birthday Lunch of 2019 with all the December birthdays this Thursday, December 12.

As always, thank you for your continued support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your family. Have a great week. CG

Spirit Winner 12.06.19Ms. Meyers 1st Grade

Waste Free Wednesday Leaders 12.04.19
1st – Donnelly and Meyers
2nd – Mayer, Rogers, Tanglao
3rd – McCole
4th – Gattis


Calendar

Monday, December 9:

  • Heartworks Mitten Tree
  • Lincoln News Broadcast – during lunch, Mr. Cheney’s classroom
  • Chef Du Jour – during lunch, library
  • Lincoln Newspaper Crew – 3:15 – 4:15pm, STEM lab
  • Fall Sports (grades 1/2) – 3:15-4:15, gym

Tuesday, December 10:

  • Heartworks Mitten Tree
  • Books and Building Club (grade 1) – during lunch, library
  • Theater Club: after school, Auditorium

Wednesday, December 11:

  • Heartworks Mitten Tree
  • Wednesday Walking Club
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Game On Club – during lunch, STEM lab
  • Fall Sports (grades 3/4) – 3:15-4:15, gym
  • D90 Strategic Plan Listening Event @ Roosevelt – 6:30PM

Thursday, December 12:

  • Heartworks Mitten Tree
  • Principal Birthday Lunch
  • Wonder Readers – Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Coding Club – during lunch, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Books and Building Club (grade 2) – during lunch, library
  • Recorder Club – 3:15-4:15, auditorium

Friday, December 13:

  • Heartworks Mitten Tree
  • Wonder Writers – multipurpose room
  • Fun Lunch – pizza
  • Volleyball Club – 3:15-4:15, gym

Heartworks Mitten Tree – 12/2 – 12/13!

Heartworks Service Club is sponsoring the Mitten Tree – an annual holiday tradition at Lincoln School.

Lincoln families can donate NEW mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves for children ages 4-13, all of which will be donated to the Hephzibah Children’s Association in Oak Park.

Students can hang their donations on the Mitten Tree in the Park Avenue lobby between December 2nd and December 13th.

Thank you for contributing to this organization!


Lincoln Science Expo – register now!

Calling inquisitive minds and budding scientists! The Lincoln Junior Scientist Expo will be on Thursday, January 30. Student-created displays will be available for viewing by students and staff during the school day, and for family and friends that evening from 6:30-7:30pm. Registration on the PTO Web Store opens tonight, Sunday 12/1, and closes on Friday, 12/20 – the Expo is open to all Lincoln K-4th graders. We are also still seeking parent volunteers – please sign up on the PTO Volunteer Site.


Lincoln School’s Girls on the Run – registration now open!

Girls on the Run inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd and 4th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.

GOTR will begin in March and meet every Tuesday and Thursday after school in the gym from 3:10-4:30.  The program will run until the celebratory 5k race!

If interested, please visit the website: www.gotrchicago.org and register by February 14.  Any questions, please contact Julie Fleisch (julie.fleisch@outlook.com)


Winter Tennis – Registration opens next Sunday, 12/15!

Tennis will be taught by Mirka and Luka Bagos, professional coaches of Play For Lot, outside on the Franklin-side playground (weather permitting). If it’s too cold, tennis will meet in the gym. Registration opens 12/15 at 5pm on the PTO Webstore!

The program welcomes children of all skill levels. Children need to wear gym shoes and comfortable clothes. No racket needed.

Who & When:
Grades 1 and 2 meet on TUESDAYS 3:15 to 4:15 pm on the following dates: 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25 ($80 for 6 lessons)
Grades 3 and 4 meet on THURSDAYS 3:15 to 4:15 pm on the following dates: 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20 ($80 for 6 lessons)

**All students will be dismissed on the Franklin side to parents or caregivers. Instructors can not be responsible for students who wish to walk home – parents must give notification to instructors. If you have any questions, please contact chair, Nikki Elza at njselza@comcast.net


Winter Sports Registration Opens Sunday 12/15

Looking for a way for the kids to run off some energy during the cold weather? Back by popular demand: winter sports camp by Legacy Sports. Kids will play games like Battleship, Dodge Ball and Keep Up the Yard, while learning sportsmanship, respect and teamwork.

$80. Spaces limited.

The sports camp is open to 1st/2nd grades on MONDAYS and 3rd/4th on WEDNESDAYS

Mondays
1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/9
Wednesdays:
1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19

The program is run by Legacy Sports and will take place in the gym. Registration will open on the PTO Webstore next Sunday 12/15!!!

**All students will be dismissed on the Franklin side to parents or caregivers. Instructors can not be responsible for students who wish to walk home – parents must give notification to instructors. If you have any questions, please contact chair, Nikki Elza at njselza@comcast.net


Connect4Kids Local Yoga for Grades 1-4 – registration opens 12/15!

Calling all Yogis! Local Yoga instructors Angela Corvo (d90 Mom and Owner) and Marissa Jayne will be teaching children’s yoga class for 1st – 4th grade students.

Classes start Monday, January 13th, it is $80 for the 6 week session.

Class dates are 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, and 3/9, and will be from 3:15-4:15pm in the Multipurpose Room.

The program will provide children with an opportunity to foster greater self-awareness and improve their concentration and self-confidence. The team will introduce the children to the fundamentals of yoga and incorporate social-emotional themes. Registration opens Sunday, December 15th at 5pm on the PTO Webstore!

Please be aware that PTO sponsored events are facilitated by volunteers and instructors solicited by the PTO. D90 personnel are often times are not in attendance or on the school premises. Students will be dismissed on the Franklin side to parents or caregivers. Instructors can not be responsible for students who wish to walk home. Parents must give notification to instructors.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Nikki Elza at njselza@comcast.net


Volleyball Club – Winter Session registration opens 12/15!

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.  Registration opens on Sunday, 12/15 at 5pm on the PTO Webstore.

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

SESSION 3 DATES – 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14

Max: 18

*No refunds on missed classes

12/1 Lincoln Log

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

 

Don’t forget to “Save the Date” for our annual Winter Program on Friday, December 20. Here are the performance times for this years program:

Grade 1- 9:45am
Grade 2 – 10:30am
Grade 3 – 1:00pm
Grade 4 – 1:45pm
Dismissal – 2:30pm


Calendar

Monday, November 25:

  • Heartworks Mitten Tree begins today!
  • Lincoln News Broadcast – during lunch, Mr. Cheney’s classroom
  • Chef Du Jour – during lunch, library
  • Lincoln Newspaper Crew – 3:15 – 4:15pm, STEM lab
  • Fall Sports (grades 1/2) – 3:15-4:15, gym

Tuesday, November 26:

  • PTO meeting – 8:45am, conference room
  • Books and Building Club (grade 1) – during lunch, library
  • Dine & Earn fundraiser at Noodles & Co!

Wednesday, November 27:

  • Wednesday Walking Club
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Game On Club – during lunch, STEM lab
  • Fall Sports (grades 3/4) – 3:15-4:15, gym

Thursday, November 28:

  • Wonder Readers – Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Coding Club – during lunch, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Books and Building Club (grade 2) – during lunch, library
  • Recorder Club – 3:15-4:15, auditorium

Friday, November 29:

  • Wonder Writers – multipurpose room
  • Fun Lunch – burger or grilled cheese
  • Hearworks meeting – STEM lab
  • Volleyball Club – 3:15-4:15, gym

Pre-Order Your Child’s Copy of the latest Dog Man book!

Dog Man: Fetch 22 by Dav Pilkey, $12.99 (no tax), release date is December 10, 2019, orders must be in by December 5th.

Order on the PTO webstore, all proceeds benefit the Lincoln Library!  Copies will be delivered to Lincoln School on the release date.

Contact Anne Powers at akpowers5@gmail.com with any questions.


Heartworks Mitten Tree – 12/2 – 12/13!

Heartworks Service Club is sponsoring the Mitten Tree – an annual holiday tradition at Lincoln School.

Starting tomorrow, Lincoln families can donate NEW mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves for children ages 4-13, all of which will be donated to the Hephzibah Children’s Association in Oak Park.

Students can hang their donations on the Mitten Tree in the Park Avenue lobby between December 2nd and December 13th.

Thank you for contributing to this organization!


Lincoln Science Expo – register now!

Calling inquisitive minds and budding scientists! The Lincoln Junior Scientist Expo will be on Thursday, January 30. Student-created displays will be available for viewing by students and staff during the school day, and for family and friends that evening from 6:30-7:30pm. Registration on the PTO Web Store opens tonight, Sunday 12/1, and closes on Friday, 12/20 – the Expo is open to all Lincoln K-4th graders. We are also still seeking parent volunteers – please sign up on the PTO Volunteer Site.


Lincoln School’s Girls on the Run – registration now open!

Girls on the Run inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd and 4th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.

GOTR will begin in March and meet every Tuesday and Thursday after school in the gym from 3:10-4:30.  The program will run until the celebratory 5k race!

If interested, please visit the website: www.gotrchicago.org and register by February 14.  Any questions, please contact Julie Fleisch (julie.fleisch@outlook.com)


PTO Meeting this Tuesday

Join us for the December PTO meeting this Tuesday, 12/3, at 8:45 in the conference room.  All are welcome!


Noodles & Company – Dine & Earn Fundraiser THIS TUESDAY 12/3

Image result for noodles and companyTake care of dinner and help raise money for Lincoln!

When: Tuesday, December 3 from 4-8pm
Where: Noodles & Company – 7215 Lake St., River Forest
Why: 25% of sales will go back to the Lincoln PTO

Here is a link to the flyer to show at the register: New Fundraiser Single

11/24 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m hopeful that as you gather with friends and family this coming week that our Fine Fine School is among the many things upon your gratitude list! I know that as the Godfreys gather this week in St. Louis that Lincoln will be high atop my list of things I’m thankful for.  Whether you are traveling or hosting, I hope this holiday is full of great memories for your family!

This week, I’m very excited to share with you the final products of both the Lincoln News Crew and the Life @ Lincoln News Broadcast teams.

The Lincoln News Crew is excited to share the very first edition of “The Lincoln Times”. Many thanks to Liz Condon and Kasey Butkus for their leadership in assisting our kids in covering the happenings at Lincoln.

Additionally, The Life @ Lincoln broadcast team has also put the finishing touches on their first broadcast of the 2019-20 school year. This group, led by Ms. Clasky and Mr. Cheney, meets weekly during lunch to record and report the news at Lincoln. For your viewing pleasure here is: Life @ Lincoln: https://vimeo.com/373211261

Finally don’t forget to “Save the Date,” for our annual Winter Program on Friday, December 20. Here are the performance times for this years program:

Grade 1- 9:45am
Grade 2 – 10:30am
Grade 3 – 1:00pm
Grade 4 – 1:45pm
Dismissal – 2:30pm

As always, thank you for your continued support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more we can do to support your kids and your family. Have a great week.

Happy Thanksgiving! CG

Lincoln Spirit Winners 11.22.19: Ms. Berg

Waste Free Lunch Winners 11.20.19: 1st Grade Meyers (15), 2nd Tanglao (11), 3rd Ponzio (12), 4th Cheney, Bajo, Gattis (9)


Calendar

Monday, November 25:

  • Lincoln News Broadcast – during lunch, Mr. Cheney’s classroom
  • Chef Du Jour – during lunch, library
  • Lincoln Newspaper Crew – 3:15 – 4:15pm, STEM lab

Tuesday, November 26:

  • NO FUN LUNCH
  • Books and Building Club (1st Grade) – during lunch, library

Wednesday, November 27:

  • No School

Thursday, November 28:

  • No School – Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 29:

  • No School

Pre-Order Your Child’s Copy of the latest Dog Man book or Jimmy Kimmel’s new picture book!

Image result for jimmy kimmel bookThe Serious Goose by Jimmy Kimmel, $18.99 (no tax), release date is December 3, 2019, orders must be in by November 29th.

Dog Man: Fetch 22 by Dav Pilkey, $12.99 (no tax), release date is December 10, 2019, orders must be in by December 5th.

Order on the PTO webstore, all proceeds benefit the Lincoln Library!  Copies will be delivered to Lincoln School on their release dates.

Contact Anne Powers at akpowers5@gmail.com with any questions.


Heartworks Mitten Tree – 12/2 – 12/13!

Heartworks Service Club is sponsoring the Mitten Tree – an annual holiday tradition at Lincoln School.

Lincoln families can donate NEW mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves for children ages 4-13, all of which will be donated to the Hephzibah Children’s Association in Oak Park.

Students can hang their donations on the Mitten Tree in the Park Avenue lobby between December 2nd and December 13th.

Thank you for contributing to this organization!


Noodles & Company – 12/3 Dine & Earn Fundraiser
Image result for noodles and companyTake care of dinner and help raise money for Lincoln!

When: Tuesday, December 3 from 4-8pm
Where: Noodles & Company – 7215 Lake St., River Forest
Why: 25% of sales will go back to the Lincoln PTO

Here is a link to the flyer to show at the register: New Fundraiser Single


Girls on the Run – leaders needed!

Whether you are a runner or just love working to inspire young girls, please consider becoming a Girls on the Run leader next spring. Practice is twice a week, leadership can be shared, and the culmination in an inspiring 5K run is well worth it! For more information, please contact Julie Fleisch (julie.fleisch@outlook.com).


One Earth Film Festival

Please see attached for more information about One Earth Film Festival’s filmmaking workshop for grades 3 to 5, to be held at the Depot in River Forest in December.

11/17 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
Hopefully you enjoyed the weekend and the more seasonal temperatures after last week’s arctic blast!

Many thanks to everyone who braved the frigid blast and took the time to attend our annual Veterans Day tribute. This year’s event was our largest and most well-attended event to date. It is always a moving experience to watch our kids pay tribute to those who’ve served our country so bravely. This year, Major John Kramer (Grandfather of Stella Kramer- 4th Grade) spoke to our kids. Additionally, there were musical performances and personal biographies shared by our 4th grade students. We are already looking forward to Veterans Day 2020!

Effective December 1, elementary families in D90 will have the ability to begin keeping track of their child’s attendance via PowerSchool. Attached are the instructions for accessing and logging into PowerSchool to monitor this data. (Link to instructions)

Finally as you begin to plan for the Thanksgiving holiday, please don’t forget there will be no school on Wednesday, November 27- Friday, November 29.

As always, thanks for your continued support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your family. Have a great week. CG

Baby Gerges:

Dear Lincoln Families,
It is with an abundance of joy that my husband Mike and I announce the birth of our son, Zachary Michael Gerges. As you might know, Zac came a little early, and we’ve been loving every second with him. Zac was born on Friday, November 8th, at 12:28 am, weighing 7 pounds and 5 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches.

I’ll be on Maternity Leave through February and will be eager to see your precious children and reconnect with you all.

Wishing you the best,
The Other CG

Waste Free Wednesday Leaders:
1st/2nd: Ms. Donnelly
3rd/4th: Ms. McCole and Ms. Bajo

Friday Spirit Winner: Ms. Berg 1st Grade


Calendar

Monday, November 18:

  • Board of Education Meeting – 7:00PM, Roosevelt
  • Lincoln News Broadcast – during lunch, Mr. Cheney’s classroom
  • Chef Du Jour – during lunch, library
  • Lincoln Newspaper Crew – 3:15 – 4:15pm, STEM lab
  • Fall Sports Camp (grades 1/2) – 3:15 – 4:15, gym/playground
  • G4G Kids Club

Tuesday, November 19:

  • 4th Grade Field Trip -American Writers Museum
  • Books & Building Club (grade 1) – during lunch, library
  • Theater Club – Auditorium

Wednesday, November 20:

  • Wednesday Walking Club
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Game On Club – during lunch, STEM lab
  • Fall Sports Camp (grades 3/4) – 3:15 – 4:15, gym/playground

Thursday, November 21:

  • Wonder Readers – 7:30-8:15am, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Coding Club – during lunch, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Books & Building Club (grade 2) – during lunch, library
  • Fall Tennis (grades 3/4) – 3:15 – 4:15pm, gym
  • Recorder Club – 3:15-4:15, auditorium

Friday, November 22:

  • FUN LUNCH: Chicken/Grilled Cheese Fun Lunch
  • Wonder Writers – 7:30-8:15am, multipurpose room
  • Lincoln Spirit Day
  • Volleyball Club – 3:15-4:15, gym

Connect 4 Kids Parent Discussion

Please come for a night out to discuss the topic: “Navigating the Challenging Aspects of Screen Time for our Kids”
When: Thursday, November 21st, 7:00pm
Where: Flourish, 193 N. Marion St., Oak Park


Geppetto’s discount cards available now!

Geppetto’s Discount Cards are now available through Nov. 18th on the Lincoln webstore! These cards pay for themselves and encourage “shopping local” during the busy holiday season. Your $10 card purchase goes directly to the Lincoln PTO and you get 20% off at Geppetto’s Toy Box between November 26 and December 2nd (the card can be used multiple times within that week). Cards can be purchased online in the Lincoln webstore and will be mailed to you via USPS.


Wednesday Walking Club update!

Walking Club did not meet last week due to cold temperatures, but this week’s forecast is looking good so far! See you on the Franklin field as we collectively try to walk to Indianapolis before Thanksgiving. We are almost there… join us!

ALL ARE WELCOME!


Girls on the Run – leaders needed!

Whether you are a runner or just love working to inspire young girls, please consider becoming a Girls on the Run leader next spring. Practice is twice a week, leadership can be shared, and the culmination in an inspiring 5K run is well worth it! For more information, please contact Julie Fleisch (julie.fleisch@outlook.com).


One Earth Film Festival

Please see attached for more information about One Earth Film Festival’s filmmaking workshop for grades 3 to 5, to be held at the Depot in River Forest in December.

11/10 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you enjoyed the extended weekend with your family! I know I enjoyed the weekend in St. Louis relaxing and visiting family after the long conference week.

Many thanks to everyone who took the time to attend our Fall Conferences last week. As always, we had a great turn out and are so appreciative of all the support you show our school.

Thanks to Mrs. Brauweiler and the army of Book Fair volunteers led by Anne Powers, Sarah Donoho and Julie Fleisch for making this year’s event such a success.

Tomorrow, we are excited to welcome veterans and their families to our annual Veterans Day assembly. If you have some free time at 9:00am tomorrow, please feel free to swing by Lincoln. You are sure to be moved by the tribute our kids have planned for tomorrow’s assembly.

As always, thanks for your continued support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more Ms. Gerges and I can do to support your kids or family.

Have a great week. CG

Quote of the Week: “We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.” Mary Dunbar

Waste Free Wednesday (11/6/2019) – Ms. McCole


Calendar

Monday, November 11:

  • Veterans Day Assembly – 9am, gym
  • Lincoln News Broadcast – during lunch, Mr. Cheney’s classroom
  • Chef Du Jour – during lunch, library
  • Lincoln Newspaper Crew – 3:15 – 4:15pm, STEM lab
  • Fall Sports Camp (grades 1/2) – 3:15 – 4:15, gym/playground

Tuesday, November 12:

  • Books & Building Club (grade 1) – during lunch, library
  • Fall Tennis (grades 1/2) – 3:15 – 4:15pm, playground
  • Hambingo – 7pm, Hamburger Mary’s
  • Connect4Kids Parent Enrichment Night – 7-8:30pm, Roosevelt auditorium

Wednesday, November 13:

  • Picture Retake Day
  • Wednesday Walking Club
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Game On Club – during lunch, STEM lab
  • Fall Sports Camp (grades 3/4) – 3:15 – 4:15, gym/playground
  • D90 Inclusivity Advisory Board Meeting – 7:00pm, Roosevelt

Thursday, November 14:

  • Wonder Readers – 7:30-8:15am, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • November Principal Birthday Lunch
  • Coding Club – during lunch, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Books & Building Club (grade 2) – during lunch, library
  • Fall Tennis (grades 3/4) – 3:15 – 4:15pm, gym
  • Recorder Club – 3:15-4:15, auditorium

Friday, November 15:

  • Wonder Writers – 7:30-8:15am, multipurpose room
  • Lincoln Spirit Day
  • FUN LUNCH: Pasta/Mac and Cheese
  • Volleyball Club – 3:15-4:15, gym

Hambingo this Tuesday, 11/12!

A night out in Oak Park FUNdraiser!  Grab your partner or round up your friends & join us this Tuesday, November 12th at 8pm (to approx 10pm) for a fun filled evening of bingo at Hamburger Mary’s with ALL game proceeds benefiting the Lincoln Elementary PTO.

This is a really fun night out if you’ve never done it and a great fundraiser for the school!  Fabulous prizes, full menu, open (cash) bar and lots of Bingo!!  See the attached flyer for more information.

NEW THIS YEAR!!  A chance to win these exclusive “experiences” for your favorite kid(s):

  • Free Recess with Mr. Godfrey and GaGa Ball for the entire class
  • Morning Announcements with the student and a friend
  • Lunch with three friends and Mr. Godfrey
  • Lunch with three friends and Ms. Gerges

Geppetto’s discount cards available now!

Geppetto’s Discount Cards are now available through Nov. 18th on the Lincoln webstore! These cards pay for themselves and encourage “shopping local” during the busy holiday season. Your $10 card purchase goes directly to the Lincoln PTO and you get 20% off at Geppetto’s Toy Box between November 26 and December 2nd (the card can be used multiple times within that week). Cards can be purchased online in the Lincoln webstore and will be mailed to you via USPS.


Fall Sports Camp – spots open!!! Register now!

A few spots remain open – register now on the Webstore!  There are still 5 weeks of camp to go.  Fall Sports Camp run by Legacy Sports: kids play games like Battleship, Dodge Ball and Keep Up the Yard, while learning sportsmanship, respect and teamwork.  Cost: $80.

Grades 1&2: Mondays after school, 3:15-4:15pm – 10/28, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16
Grades 3&4: Wednesdays after school, 3:15-4:15pm 10/30, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18

The program will take place in the gym or on the Franklin playground, weather permitting.


Wednesday Walking Club update!

It was cold this week, but the Wednesday Walking club clocked 24 miles this week for a total of 112 miles this year!

We are almost to our first stop of Indianapolis at 196 miles. We are working on getting enough walkers to collectively walk to Florida by Spring Break.

How far can we get before Winter Break?? Let’s find out together.

Join us each week on the Franklin side playground. ALL ARE WELCOME!


Library Lowdown

Thank you to everyone who came to the book fair.  Hopefully you found something that your child is excited about while supporting the library and its programs.  We truly appreciate your support.

Another huge thank you to all of the volunteers that staffed the book fair.  It’s a busy week but the fair could not happen without you.  I am personally grateful for everyone who has given their time to set up / sell / tear down the book fair.  Special thanks to Anne Powers, Sarah Donoho and Julie Fleisch for leading another great fair. Thank you!!


Connect4Kids Parent Enrichment Night at Roosevelt – 11/12

Interested in learning the signs and tools needed to help prevent suicide? Please join us as Amanda Stephans, LSW leads a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to prevent it.

Roosevelt Middle School Auditorium, 11/12/19, 7-8:30pm

See attached for more information.


Girls on the Run – leaders needed!

Whether you are a runner or just love working to inspire young girls, please consider becoming a Girls on the Run leader next spring. Practice is twice a week, leadership can be shared, and the culmination in an inspiring 5K run is well worth it! For more information, please contact Julie Fleisch (julie.fleisch@outlook.com).


One Earth Film Festival

Please see attached for more information about One Earth Film Festival’s filmmaking workshop for grades 3 to 5, to be held at the Depot in River Forest in December.