5/2 Lincoln log

Lincoln Families,

Happy May! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. 

Like schools across the country, the first week of May is annually designated as our Staff Appreciation Week at Lincoln School. Over the past 365 days we’ve all been schooled in lessons of patience, resilience, and kindness. The teachers at our Fine Fine School are no different.  

Our teachers are naturally adept at being quick learners, flexible, and motivating for kids. However, for over a year, their resilience has shone brighter than ever; even while under the intense visibility, vulnerability, and scrutiny. The Fine Fine Teachers at Lincoln are natural actors and performers, but their audience is generally limited to the ten and under crowd, allowing for naturally embedded silly songs, ridiculous outfits, class cheers, and just about any other trick to engage and motivate kids.  That’s what we signed up to do as elementary educators and what we love to do. However, as the pandemic surged this past Fall and “in-person” school was delayed, our audience and critics grew to include parents, grandparents, nannies, pod leaders, and countless other relations, all with a front row seat to every lesson, silly moment, behavior correction, and technology malfunction; not to mention their own questions and critiques of each lesson. Nowhere in the training for any educator was a textbook or course dedicated to teaching our youngest learners remotely or in a blended format while also adhering to the countless safety mitigations of a global pandemic.

Yes, the argument can be made that no career path was quite prepared to adapt to “pandemic life.” However, I would argue that there is no career path quite as unique as educating, engaging, and building relationships with the youngest learners.

It’s no secret to anyone that I often refer to Lincoln as a “Fine Fine School.” Each day, decision, and lesson since August 24 has not been perfect, but in my opinion they have been Fine Fine Fine.  That is in large part due to the passion, energy, and dedication the entire Lincoln staff have poured into making the 2020-21 school year as memorable and normal as possible.

Many years from now, when this group of kids have taken their place as our future teachers, doctors, nurses, first responders, and national leaders, I’m confident they will remember how their Fine Fine School helped them to persevere, learn, and laugh during some of the most challenging times in history.

It’s sometimes overlooked that teachers are also mothers, fathers, daughters, and sons who often put the needs of their class before that of their own health and family. All that said, this year more so than any other, I encourage you to celebrate our Fine Fine Teachers and all Lincoln School staff members who make our school run. Please take a moment to spread some LINCOLN LOVE FORM  or celebrate our staff with your own personal gesture of gratitude. As we enter the homestretch of the school year, I am prouder than ever in our Fine Fine  Teachers, Fine Fine Kids, and our Fine Fine School! 

In other news, this week will continue our IAR testing for 3rd and 4th grade. Below is the schedule for the week. 

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Finally, don’t forget to submit any feedback regarding next year’s class placement by Friday, May 7. Please follow these instructions.

As always, thanks for your continued support of Lincoln. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your family. Have a great week. 

CG


Calendar

Monday 5/3

  • Start of Teacher Appreciation Week

Thursday 5/6

  • Stan’s Donuts Orders Due

Friday 5/7

  • 4th grade T-shirt orders due
  • FLIP book orders due

ATTENTION 4th GRADE FAMILIES

T-Shirt sizes & payment needed by Friday, May 7th

It is tradition for each graduating 4th grader to receive a special t-shirt to commemorate their days at Lincoln. At this time, please CLICK HERE to log onto the PTO Web Store to pay a $12 fee and select the t-shirt size for your student.

Commemorative slideshow video for 4th graders

Pictures needed by Monday, May 10!

Attention 4th grade parents, it is a tradition at Lincoln School to assemble a digital slideshow video for the graduating 4th graders commemorating their years at Lincoln, grades K-4.  The slideshow will contain photos of the 4th grade students throughout their years at Lincoln School.

Please share photos of your student from school events, school concerts, class parties, field trips, PTO events, PTO Clubs, back to school, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, pictures with good Lincoln buddies at school, etc.  Please refrain from sending photos of birthday parties, holidays, or religious events (we cannot use photos from non-school related events, as cute as they may be.)

Two ways to share:

Google Drive Upload: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1A0xbu6_HdKmZmV-Hfcpx_wJT3p5Bz8Ky?usp=sharing
Email: lincoln4thgradeclass@gmail.com

Please include the child’s name either in the name of the photo or as part of your email.


Lincoln Flip Books are now on sale!

Flip Books are now available to order through the TreeRing website. Due to the unusual circumstances of this school year, Flip Books are being offered instead of a traditional yearbook. The softcover books are available for $20 now through May 7th. Flip Books will be distributed in person at the end of the school year. Please click here to order your 2020-2021 Lincoln Flip Book. Please see attached flyer for further instruction.

All flip book orders must be placed with Tree Ring. The PTO will not be selling flip books at the end of the school year. 


Lincoln Love

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Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3rd to 7th! Please have your child(ren) fill out a Lincoln Love Note for their awesome teachers and staff members. Parents can fill these out too! These notes will be distributed to the staff during Teacher Appreciation Week.  Lincoln Love “Shout Out” Form 


SchoolKidz Supply Kits – Order NO LATER than May 14!

SchoolKidz supply kits are now available to order for the 2021-2022 School Year! Don’t want to spend those last few summer days searching for school supplies? The Lincoln PTO sponsors a School Supply Kit program to simplify your life! Order a kit online and it will automatically be delivered to your child’s classroom before school starts. Orders are online only and they are accepted only until May 14th. The supplier cannot accept late orders. Please remember to buy a kit for NEXT YEAR’s Grade Level. If you have any questions, please contact Julianne Heiniman.

Order your kits at www.shopttkits.com – Lincoln Account Number: 20838. Don’t delay! The deadline for ordering kits is May 14!


Saturday, May 8th: Fundraiser with Stan’s Donuts!

Surprise your kids with some delicious donuts from Stan’s or buy Mom an entire dozen for Mother’s Day and raise money for our school at the same time!  It’s super easy (actually, it’s a little confusing – but worth it – so just follow the detailed steps below) and you’ll be enjoying before you know it:

  1. Scan the QR code on the attached flyer or go to the FaceBook event listing here (on the FB listing – under the Details section, you have to click on the SEE MORE and you will see a link to place your order)
  2. Click on “Click Here to Set” next to the “Order Pickup Time” prompt
  3. Click on “Pickup” under the Pickup or Delivery area
  4. Under “Food Pickup Time”, first select Saturday, May 8th (IMPORTANT – this is the ONLY day that donuts will be dropped off at Lincoln for pickup)
  5. For the time, select any 15 minute window between 9:00 – 11:00am (we won’t hold you to this exact time, we’ll be there for all two hours)
  6. Order your donuts (donuts are only available in the dozen and half dozen options shown)
  7. Go to your cart and checkout
  8. Come see us Saturday, May 8th from 9:00am – 11:00am – there will be a car drive thru setup in the parking lot on Park for easy pickup!

ORDERS MUST BE PLACED NO LATER THAN 9:00AM ON THURSDAY, MAY 6th!!!!!


Help Feed Local Families in BEYOND HUNGER’S CAN DO COMMUNITY CHALLENGE

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Thank you to the Lincoln community for providing for more than 500 meals with your food and monetary donations to Beyond Hunger during April’s CAN DO Community Challenge.  Thank you to the following volunteers for making it possible: Katie Avalos, Lauren Behan, Sarah Donoho, Courtney Fohrman, Alexis Murphy, and Lindsey Silver.


One School One Book

We hope you’re enjoying reading Bob with your family.  Feel free to send in a picture of your family reading together and it will be shared on the morning announcements.

One School One Book – link to Mrs. Brauweiler’s read-aloud


D90 School Registration

River Forest Public Schools registration for the 2021-22 school year opens Friday, April 30.  All the District 90 registration forms are online and can be found within the PowerSchool parent portal.  A link to the PowerSchool parent portal can be found under the Quick Links section of your student’s school’s website.

You will need a PowerSchool Parent Portal account to access the registration forms. A complete guide for how to complete these forms can be found in our How to Register Your Student document. All pertinent student registration documents can be found on the District 90 Student Registration page, and are there to assist you with this process.

These documents include New Account instructions, Adding a Student to an Existing Account, and if you already have an account, but have forgotten your password please refer to the Forgot Password? document.

Please fill out your registration forms as soon as possible as this information is helpful in addressing staffing needs for next school year.

Please complete the online registration forms by Wednesday, June 30.  On July 1, the PowerSchool Parent Portal will be closed to prepare for the 2021-22 school year.  The PowerSchool Parent Portal will reopen on Monday, August 2.

**Please note that registration fees are still paid through RevTrak web store. RevTrak will be available throughout the summer. Please go to our District 90 web store to pay all registration fees for your student(s).  An early bird discount is available from April 30 through June 14.**

Sincerely,

The District 90 Registrar


Social Emotional Learning

In honor of Earth Day:

10 Native American Teachings to Live By

  • 1) The Earth is our Mother, care for her.
  • 2) Honor your ancestors through your actions.
  • 3) Open your heart and soul.
  • 4) All life is sacred; treat all beings with respect.
  • 5) Take from the Earth what is needed and nothing more.
  • 6) Put the good of all before your own interests.
  • 7) Give constant thanks for each new day.
  • 8) Speak the truth; but only of good in others.
  • 9) Follow the rhythms of nature; rise and retire with the sun.
  • 10) Enjoy life’s journey, but leave no tracks.

They seem so simple right? But somehow these core concepts are easy to forget or take for granted when life gets challenging.


Technology Support

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Thank you for emailing  powerschool@district90.org or helpdesk@district90.org with your technology questions/issues.  Please remember to include as much information as possible, e.g., Student Name, Teacher Name, School, iPad asset tag number, etc. Screenshots, links, websites and any other information regarding the issue is helpful. For example, my iPad/computer can’t connect to the XXXXX website when I click on this link. 

Additionally, if you have difficulty logging into your child’s special area classes, please be sure to reach out to that particular teacher to assist with any login issues. 

4/25 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a good weekend. It’s hard to believe that we’ve entered the final week of April! Thank you for all the thoughtful birthday messages and gestures. I haven’t had a weekend birthday in many years, so it was wonderful to celebrate with friends.

Thank you to Alexis Murphy, Lindsey Silver, Courtney Fohrman and the Green 4 Good Team for a wonderful observation of Earth Week last week. Despite the spotty weather last week, we had tons of families walk or bike to school. Don’t forget the food drive will remain active until Friday, April 30. 

Next week we will celebrate Teacher/ Staff Appreciation Week at Lincoln. I can think of no year where school personnel deserved more appreciation than they do in 2021. As you know our Fine Fine staff at Lincoln have reinvented themselves and their teaching perpetually over the course of this school year. While the PTO will celebrate our staff each day next week, please don’t forget to send some LINCOLN LOVE and take some time to recognize our Fine Fine staff next week. 

As we enter the homestretch of this school year, it is time to begin thinking about the next.  Therefore, please be sure to review the attached Class Placement Letter. If you choose to offer any input, please do so no later than Friday, May 7. 

Beginning this week our 3rd and 4th graders will participate in the Illinois Assessment of Readiness. Here is a link to her letter Dr. Hawley shared previously about this year’s assessments.  Below you will find the Lincoln assessment schedule, beginning Monday, April 26:

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There are still spots available for support during lunch and recess at Lincoln Please reach out to me if you  are available to assist in the supervision of our kids and the sanitizing of our lunch trays. 

As always, thank you for your continued support of our Fine Fine School. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your family.

CG


Calendar

Food Drive!
IAR Testing


Help Feed Local Families in BEYOND HUNGER’S CAN DO COMMUNITY CHALLENGE

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We are collecting donations for ONE MORE WEEK. Please place your donations of: 

Rice
Dried Beans
Canned Fruit
Cooking Oil
Jelly

in outside collection bins, morning drop-off only.  (Indoor bin near office for remote learners and PM Kindergarten).

OR, make a tax deductible donation here or scan QR code on bins. 

For every $1 donated, Beyond Hunger provides three meals.  If a group of local schools can raise $100,000, a local charitable institution has pledged $25,000!


ATTENTION 4th GRADE FAMILIES

T-Shirt sizes & payment needed by Friday, May 7th

It is tradition for each graduating 4th grader to receive a special t-shirt to commemorate their days at Lincoln. At this time, please CLICK HERE to log onto the PTO Web Store to pay a $12 fee and select the t-shirt size for your student.

Commemorative slideshow video for 4th graders

Pictures needed by Monday, May 10!

Attention 4th grade parents, it is a tradition at Lincoln School to assemble a digital slideshow video for the graduating 4th graders commemorating their years at Lincoln, grades K-4.  The slideshow will contain photos of the 4th grade students throughout their years at Lincoln School.

Please share photos of your student from school events, school concerts, class parties, field trips, PTO events, PTO Clubs, back to school, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, pictures with good Lincoln buddies at school, etc.  Please refrain from sending photos of birthday parties, holidays, or religious events (we cannot use photos from non-school related events, as cute as they may be.)

Two ways to share:

Google Drive Upload: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1A0xbu6_HdKmZmV-Hfcpx_wJT3p5Bz8Ky?usp=sharing
Email: lincoln4thgradeclass@gmail.com

Please include the child’s name either in the name of the photo or as part of your email.


Lincoln Flip Books are now on sale!

Flip Books are now available to order through the TreeRing website. Due to the unusual circumstances of this school year, Flip Books are being offered instead of a traditional yearbook. The softcover books are available for $20 now through May 7th. Flip Books will be distributed in person at the end of the school year. Please click here to order your 2020-2021 Lincoln Flip Book. Please see attached flyer for further instruction.


SchoolKidz Supply Kits – Order NO LATER than May 14!

SchoolKidz supply kits are now available to order for the 2021-2022 School Year! The Lincoln PTO sponsors a School Supply Kit program to simplify your life! You can order a school supply kit online and the kit will automatically be delivered to your child’s classroom in August before school starts. Orders are online only and they are accepted only until May 14th. The supplier cannot accept late orders. Please remember to buy a kit for NEXT YEAR’s Grade Level. If you have any questions, please contact Julianne Heiniman.

Order your kits at www.shopttkits.com – Lincoln Account Number: 20838. Don’t delay!


Saturday, May 8th: Fundraiser with Stan’s Donuts!

Surprise your kids with some delicious donuts from Stan’s or buy Mom an entire dozen for Mother’s Day and raise money for our school at the same time!  It’s super easy (actually, it’s a little confusing – but worth it – so just follow the detailed steps below) and you’ll be enjoying before you know it:

  1. Scan the QR code on the attached flyer or go to the FaceBook event listing here (on the FB listing – under the Details section, you have to click on the SEE MORE and you will see a link to place your order)
  2. Click on “Click Here to Set” next to the “Order Pickup Time” prompt
  3. Click on “Pickup” under the Pickup or Delivery area
  4. Under “Food Pickup Time”, first select Saturday, May 8th (IMPORTANT – this is the ONLY day that donuts will be dropped off at Lincoln for pickup)
  5. For the time, select any 15 minute window between 9:00 – 11:00am (we won’t hold you to this exact time, we’ll be there for all two hours)
  6. Order your donuts (donuts are only available in the dozen and half dozen options shown)
  7. Go to your cart and checkout
  8. Come see us Saturday, May 8th from 9:00am – 11:00am – there will be a car drive thru setup in the parking lot on Park for easy pickup!

ORDERS MUST BE PLACED NO LATER THAN 9:00AM ON THURSDAY, MAY 6th!!!!!


G4G Earth Week Thank You!

We had a great Earth Week at Lincoln! Thank you to families for supporting and encouraging your children’s participation from home!  Thank you to Mr. Godfrey for supporting and encouraging the kids at school!  

Volunteers gave away a total of 765 t-shirt strings to kids who biked or walked to school.  Assuming an average distance from home to school of 1/2 mile, the walking and biking kids saved their families $230 in gasoline and lowered greenhouse gas emissions (C02) by 1480 lbs. Use this calculator to see the impact we can all make when we walk and bike!

A BIG THANK YOU goes to all of the volunteers who made this possible by handing out t-shirt strings before school: Kelly Abood, Brian and Lauren Behan, Kesha Burch, Gina Cue, Sarah Donoho, Laura Hausman, Sangeetha Madhavan, and Tatiana Snigurski. 

The Lincoln Green 4 Good Team
Courtney Fohrman, Alexis Murphy, and Lindsey Silver   


PIMA Fundraiser – One Lake Brewing!

PIMA has partnered with local brewpub One Lake Brewing for a dine and share fundraiser event starting on Wednesday, April 21th and running through Sunday, April 25th.  Order takeout, delivery or dine on the rooftop and OLB will give back 10% on all food, beer, wine or cocktail kit orders. Weekly Specials are also being offered. Please make sure to mention “PIMA”  when placing your order.

Click here for more details! – Thank you for your continued support of PIMA and the student musicians.


One School One Book

We hope you’re enjoying reading Bob with your family.  Feel free to send in a picture of your family reading together and it will be shared on the morning announcements.

One School One Book – link to Mrs. Brauweiler’s read-aloud


Lincoln Love

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Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3rd to 7th! Please have your child(ren) fill out a Lincoln Love Note for their awesome teachers and staff members. Parents can fill these out too! These notes will be distributed to the staff during Teacher Appreciation Week.  Lincoln Love “Shout Out” Form 


Social Emotional Learning

In honor of Earth Day:

10 Native American Teachings to Live By

  • 1) The Earth is our Mother, care for her.
  • 2) Honor your ancestors through your actions.
  • 3) Open your heart and soul.
  • 4) All life is sacred; treat all beings with respect.
  • 5) Take from the Earth what is needed and nothing more.
  • 6) Put the good of all before your own interests.
  • 7) Give constant thanks for each new day.
  • 8) Speak the truth; but only of good in others.
  • 9) Follow the rhythms of nature; rise and retire with the sun.
  • 10) Enjoy life’s journey, but leave no tracks.

They seem so simple right? But somehow these core concepts are easy to forget or take for granted when life gets challenging.


Technology Support

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Thank you for emailing  powerschool@district90.org or helpdesk@district90.org with your technology questions/issues.  Please remember to include as much information as possible, e.g., Student Name, Teacher Name, School, iPad asset tag number, etc. Screenshots, links, websites and any other information regarding the issue is helpful. For example, my iPad/computer can’t connect to the XXXXX website when I click on this link. 

Additionally, if you have difficulty logging into your child’s special area classes, please be sure to reach out to that particular teacher to assist with any login issues. 

4/18 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families

Happy Earth Week!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend weekend. After nine “full” days of school, we seem to be hitting a stride and finding our way through full day school during the pandemic. Thanks to the resilience of our kids and staff, things are Fine Fine Fine at Lincoln!  Capitalizing on the momentum we’ve gained in the past few weeks, this too will be a busy and exciting week at Lincoln as we come together as a community to celebrate Earth week and as we kick off “One School One Book!”

There is no way our modified lunch program could function without the incredible volunteers that have given their time to assist in the supervision of our kids and the sanitizing of our lunch trays. If you are interested in helping, please reach out to me for more details.

While it still seems that we are in the process of getting this current school year up and running, believe it or not, it is also time to be planning for the fall. Therefore, please be sure to review the attached Class Placement Letter. If you choose to offer any input, please do so no later than Friday, May 7. 

Last Friday, our Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Alison Hawley, shared a message with all D90 families regarding the upcoming required Illinois state student assessments. Here is a link to her letter.  Below you will find the Lincoln assessment schedule, beginning Monday, April 26:

On Wednesday, we will celebrate the incredible woman who holds it all together at Lincoln School. Our very own School Secretary, Ms. Theresa Dubois. In the midst of a global pandemic, Ms. Dubois accepted the challenge of becoming our new school secretary. Since last summer, she has run our school with class, grace, humor, and lots of smiles. Please be sure to celebrate her on Wednesday, April 21 for Administrative Assistant Day.

Don’t forget, Friday, April 23 is a Teacher Institute Day, where our staff will continue their work on Standards Based Grading. Therefore, there is NO STUDENT ATTENDANCE FRIDAY, APRIL 23. 

As always, thank you for your continued support of our Fine Fine School. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your family.

Make it a great week. CG


Calendar

*Earth Week, Walk To School and Food Drive!*

Tuesday, April 20:

  • Digital Well-being Talk, 7pm

Wednesday, April 21:

  • Picture Retake Day
  • Young Authors Celebration, 6:00pm
  • Administrative Assistant Day – Celebrate Ms. Dubois!

Thursday, April 22:

  • Earth Day

Friday, April 23:

  • No School – Staff Institute Day

Celebrate EARTH DAY at Lincoln!

WALK OR BIKE TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY – Collect a t-shirt ribbon each morning that you walk or bike to school, and color in a square on your C4K G4G Outdoor Challenge!!  Volunteers with ribbons will be stationed at the four corners of school.  Remote learners – untie your ribbon from the Franklin side fence near our banner!
FIRST WASTE FREE WEDNESDAY OF 2021 – Please help your child pack a WASTE FREE LUNCH, with these helpful tips.
WEAR GREEN TO SCHOOL ON THURSDAY, APRIL 22


WAYS TO CELEBRATE @ HOME & OUTSIDE


HELP FEED LOCAL FAMILIES IN BEYOND HUNGER’S CAN DO COMMUNITY CHALLENGE

Did you know that 40% of all food produced in the United States is never eaten, while 1 out of 6 children in America is food insecure?  Learn more about the CAN DO Challenge here, and watch Pantry Manager Ricardo Garcia explain the Can Do Challenge, hunger in our community, and how the pantry serves people during a pandemic.

FUND DRIVE: APRIL 1-30  – Visit https://www.classy.org/team/351934 to donate to Beyond Hunger on behalf of Lincoln School!

FOOD DRIVE: APRIL 19-30 – We are collecting only 5 HARD-TO-STOCK AND NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMSRice, Dried Beans, Canned Fruit, Cooking Oil, and Jelly

Too heavy to bring during Walk to School week?  Spread it out and send an item or two each day. Collection bins near COVID-19 screening area outside school.  Remote learners – drop off in bin by office during supply pick up. 


EARTH DAY FLIPGRID! – submit by 4/22

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To celebrate Earth Day this year, the Village of River Forest wants to showcase our residents’ waste reduction efforts!

Before Thursday, April 22, upload a short video to our River Forest Earth Day Flipgrid that shows one thing you do to reduce waste in your daily life.  The Flipgrid will be posted publicly on the Village of River Forest’s website along with associated social media accounts.  Thank you for taking the time to share your awesome strategies with fellow River Forest residents!

Here is the flipgrid join code!

Participation in this project is subject to Flipgrid’s Terms of Service (https://legal.flipgrid.com/). Participants consent to the Village of River Forest using and publishing the content uploaded to Flipgrid. Participants grant the Village of River Forest a non-exclusive license to access, copy, use and publish the content uploaded to Flipgrid, including on the Village’s website and social media accounts.

Questions? Please contact Lauren Behan, lsbehan@gmail.com.


SchoolKidz Supply Kits – Order NO LATER than May 14!

SchoolKidz supply kits are now available to order for the 2021-2022 School Year! The Lincoln PTO sponsors a School Supply Kit program to simplify your life! You can order a school supply kit online and the kit will automatically be delivered to your child’s classroom in August before school starts. Orders are online only and they are accepted only until May 14th. The supplier cannot accept late orders. Please remember to buy a kit for NEXT YEAR’s Grade Level. If you have any questions, please contact Julianne Heiniman.

Order your kits at www.shopttkits.com – Lincoln Account Number: 20838. Don’t delay!


Retake Picture Day is Wednesday, 4/21!

If a picture package was purchased and you are unhappy with your photo, please bring the package to the camera on retake day and we will print the original order with a new image. Please be aware that the retake photo REPLACES the original image.

If you were absent on picture day please visit our website at www.ordervgil.com and click on before picture day. Enter code 20077102 to place an order.

If you forgot to place an order please visit our website at www.ordervgil.com and click on after picture day. Enter your child’s ticket code. If you need assistance, please call customer service at 847-382-2282.


One School One Book

April 16 – May 7:   Read.  Connect.  Enjoy.

Lincoln School is excited to read “Bob” as our One School One Book this year.  It’s a terrific story and we hope you enjoy it too.

Tomorrow (Monday) will be our first trivia question – there will be three questions a week with an opportunity to win a small prize.

Keep track of the chapters you read on the bookmark and turn that in for a chance at a family prize.

While we strongly encourage each family to read the book aloud together and enjoy the opportunity to talk and connect about the book, chapters have been recorded for your convenience.  However, it’s a lot of Mrs. Brauweiler so you might want to save that as a last option!

One School One Book

Thank you for instilling a love of reading with your children as we enjoy Lincoln’s One School One Book together.  Happy Reading!


PIMA Fundraiser – One Lake Brewing!

PIMA has partnered with local brewpub One Lake Brewing for a dine and share fundraiser event starting on Wednesday, April 21th and running through Sunday, April 25th.  Order takeout, delivery or dine on the rooftop and OLB will give back 10% on all food, beer, wine or cocktail kit orders. Weekly Specials are also being offered. Please make sure to mention “PIMA”  when placing your order.

Click here for more details! – Thank you for your continued support of PIMA and the student musicians.


 2020-2021 Flip Book!

We are happy to announce that this year we will be offering a 2020-2021 Flip Book! This condensed “yearbook” allows us to provide school pictures and snapshots of our year in review. More information to come next week.


1st Annual RF Community Bike Exchange – Thank you!

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The 1st Annual River Forest Community Bike Exchange was held at the Roosevelt Middle School playground on Saturday, April 17th and was a GREAT SUCCESS!  More than 150 bikes, ride-ons, and accessories were donated and more than 85 participants went home with a new bike and even more with other accessories or smaller ride-ons! 40+ registered their bikes with the RFPD!  64 leftover bikes plus accessories were picked up and donated to Working Bikes and $825 will be donated to Seven Generations Ahead’s “It’s Our Future” program.  Endless thanks to the volunteers, the Village of River Forest and the Police Department, to everyone who donated a bike and participated in any way, D90 Green4Good, and the VRF Sustainability Commission, and to all of you for your support of a new community event! 

We’ll be back in 2022!


Digital Well-being Talk – 4/20 at 7pm!

You’re invited to participate in a webinar about Digital Wellbeing that will be facilitated by the local area author and speaker Devorah Heitner. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, April 20, from 7 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. as a Zoom webinar. This special event will be hosted by the Roosevelt PTO and District 90 and is opened to the public. There will be ample opportunities for audience questions.

To reserve your space on this webinar, please click this link: https://district90-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JylYOqnbTjicIR0gm2Atxw
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

This webinar provides an opportunity for families to receive answers to common questions such as:

  • Are you having trouble understanding your child’s use of social media, texting, and gaming?
  • Would you like to know more about moderating your family’s technology habits after nearly a year of remote, technology-based schooling?
  • As a parent, how do you model healthy tech habits and boundaries?
  • How can you help your children with screen addiction, conspiracy theories or memes that promote hate, or navigating the news

Ms. Heitner will address these and other technology questions. Inquiries from audience members will also be addressed during the webinar.

Devorah Heitner is the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and the founder of Raising Digital Natives. According to her website, her mission is to cultivate a culture of empathy and social-emotional literacy. Dr. Heitner has a Ph.D. in Media/Technology & Society from Northwestern University.  

Please join us for this informative session.

Thank you for your ongoing support of our students, families, faculty, and staff. 


Lincoln Love

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Click the link below to celebrate A Lincoln staff member, student or volunteer by sharing some Lincoln Love! Lincoln Love “Shout Out” Form 


Social Emotional Learning


Technology Support

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Thank you for emailing  powerschool@district90.org or helpdesk@district90.org with your technology questions/issues.  Please remember to include as much information as possible, e.g., Student Name, Teacher Name, School, iPad asset tag number, etc. Screenshots, links, websites and any other information regarding the issue is helpful. For example, my iPad/computer can’t connect to the XXXXX website when I click on this link. 

Additionally, if you have difficulty logging into your child’s special area classes, please be sure to reach out to that particular teacher to assist with any login issues. 

4/11 Lincoln log

Lincoln Families,

Last week was a busy one, so I hope you enjoyed the weekend and worked in some time for rest and relaxation.

How wonderful it was to have your kids back at school for “full,” days last week. It was an incredible week in large part to all the time and dedication our teachers put into planning and executing the various logistics to make it as safe, fun and smooth as possible. Special thanks to all the volunteers who spent time supporting our lunch program. It wasn’t a perfect week, but overall it was a resounding success!

With just over forty days until Summer break, we have already started the process of planning for the next school year. Therefore, please see the attached letter regarding class placement for the 2021-22 School year. Please share any input no later than Friday, May 7.

Although school and many other aspects of our lives are beginning to feel a bit more “normal,” it is important to acknowledge that we are still living amidst the global pandemic. Therefore, Lincoln and D90 will continue to comply with the recommendations and guidance of the Cook County Department of Public Health for Covid-19 mitigations and quarantine procedures. Please be sure to direct Covid-19 exposures or testing questions to Ms. Godellas or I. Thank you for your support and partnership in keeping Lincoln a safe place for kids and staff.

As always, please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your kids or your family. Have a wonderful week. CG


Calendar

Monday, April 12:

Tuesday, April 12:

Wednesday, April 13

Thursday, April 14

  • Green 4 Good – Joey FineRhyme Virtual Assembly K-4

Friday, April 15


Portillo’s – Dine and Earn, 4/15!

Portillo's Restaurant Names New CEO

Bring this flyer to Portillo’s in Forest Park on Thursday, April 15 between 5-8pm and 20% of your order goes to the Lincoln PTO!


1st Annual River Forest Community Bike Exchange – Saturday, 4/17!

In partnership with Green4Good and the Village of River Forest Sustainability Commission!

  • Who: All River Forest Residents
  • What: A community bike exchange/drop off/pick up, bike registration, and bike safety
  • Where: Roosevelt Middle School Playground
  • When: Saturday, April 17 from 10am – 1pm (Follow the Facebook Event for weather-related date changes)
  • Why: To promote sustainability, a positive neighborly community feeling, and to have some outdoor fun.

There are four ways to participate in the 1st Annual RF Community Bike Exchange:

  • Bring a bike or bike accessory that has been outgrown or is no longer in use and drop it off and exchange it for another bike. Yay!
  • Bring a bike or bike accessory that has been outgrown or is no longer in use and drop it off. Thank you so much!
  • Bring yourself and a donation (recommendation of $5-$25 cash or Venmo) and leave with your new-used bike or bike accessory! Another yay!
  • Bring your bike and register it with the Village of RF Police Department and get your license sticker right then and there. Pretty great!

No matter which way you choose to participate, please do choose to wear a mask.

The best way to make this event the most successful is if you can drop off your bike on April 11, 15, or 16 at 730 Lathrop Avenue in advance so that we can have the bikes sorted and organized for the start of the event. When you drop off a bike, we will log it, so that when you arrive at the event we will know that you have already given a donation. Additionally, you can show up with a bike to exchange on the day of the event.

For more details and FAQS: https://fb.me/e/1ik3TPhqA or lindsey.gift.silver@gmail.com.

We now have a short link to the Facebook Event Page: http://bit.ly/RFCBX21


One School One Book

Lincoln School is excited to shortly commence our second year of “One School One Book” reading program. A huge thank you to the Lincoln PTO and their sponsorship of the book fair, as part of the proceeds were used to purchase all the family books.

Participating in a school-wide reading program such as “One School One Book” can help build a community of readers. Families reading together help children listen better and longer, build bigger vocabularies, and develop a positive attitude about books and learning. Reading professionals recommend that families read aloud to children even when they are able to read by themselves. When an entire school reads together, it generates excitement about reading and being part of a fun program.

Fast Facts – :

Week of April 12: Details of “One School One Book” shared with all Lincoln students Clues about the book will be given each day to heighten interest

Friday, April 16th: THE BIG REVEAL! — Students discover together Lincoln School’s selection — Each family receives a copy of the book along with a proposed reading schedule (book to be sent home with youngest child)

April 16 – May 7: Read. Connect. Enjoy.

What else? ★ We strongly encourage each family to read the book aloud together and enjoy the opportunity to talk about the book ★ Families will have two or three days to read one, two or three chapters. ★ Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday , we will ask questions about the book at school ★ Students can submit answers and small prizes will be awarded (selected from the correct answers) ★ BONUS: Submission of a completed bookmark puts the student in a raffle for a family prize ★ Chapters will be recorded for a backup option

We’re excited for year number two! With your help, we can build a community of readers at Lincoln School. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Brauweiler with any questions.


Green4Good @ Home!

ZERO WASTE: Did you know that D90 is a Zero Waste School District? This year, we need your help at home so we can continue our ZERO WASTE efforts!Please help your child pack a ZERO WASTE LUNCH, with these helpful tips.

WASTE SORTING: You can divert waste from landfills by waste sorting at home!  Every home in River Forest can RECYCLE, making sure that all recycled containers are CLEAN and DRY.  This video shows you how!  River Forest families can also COMPOST – contact the Village of River Forest to sign up!  

REDUCING FOOD WASTE: Did you know that 40% of all food produced in the United States is never eaten, while 1 out of 6 children in America is food insecure? Check out this At-Home Food Waste Activity from Seven Generations Ahead.  It’s full of helpful tips for reducing food waste and composting at home, including backyard composting and vermicomposting.
Need motivation?  Watch this video about the Life of a Strawberry.  Or see your favorite celebrities in The Compost Story video.  You can stream the full movie, Kiss the Ground, on Netflix or Vimeo.

TAKE ACTION: Feeling inspired to TAKE ACTION to address food waste and hunger in our own community?  Add 5 items to your grocery list in the coming weeks, and support Beyond Hunger on behalf of Lincoln School in the Can Do Community Challenge Food and Fund Drive!


VRF EARTH DAY FLIPGRID! – submit by 4/22

To celebrate Earth Day this year, the Village of River Forest wants to showcase our residents’ waste reduction efforts!

Before Thursday, April 22, upload a short video to our River Forest Earth Day Flipgrid that shows one thing you do to reduce waste in your daily life.  The Flipgrid will be posted publicly on the Village of River Forest’s website along with associated social media accounts.  Thank you for taking the time to share your awesome strategies with fellow River Forest residents!

Here is the flipgrid join code!

Participation in this project is subject to Flipgrid’s Terms of Service (https://legal.flipgrid.com/). Participants consent to the Village of River Forest using and publishing the content uploaded to Flipgrid. Participants grant the Village of River Forest a non-exclusive license to access, copy, use and publish the content uploaded to Flipgrid, including on the Village’s website and social media accounts.
Questions? Please contact Lauren Behan, lsbehan@gmail.com.


Asian American Heritage Month

The month of May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. If you are interested in helping to plan any events or have ideas on how we could celebrate this month with our fine fine school, please reach out to Jahee Hong Yi and/or Candy Singh. Also, as part of the celebration, we are looking for book suggestions that are relevant to Asian American Pacific Islanders that we can provide to the school to help them expand on their already diverse book selection. If you have any suggestions, please let us know. The more help or input you can offer, the more successful we will be in celebrating the heritage of many of our fine fine students. Thank you!


C4K and Green for Good Outdoor Challenge!

Hey Lincoln Eagles – let’s get outside!

Connect 4 Kids and Green 4 Good have teamed up to create an outdoor challenge for you! Can you try to get outside for 20 minutes each day? Then you can do this challenge! Here are the benefits! You can walk, jump, skate, bike, play, read, garden, have a picnic, hike, draw with chalk, and the list goes on! Just get outside! Each day that you get outside for 20 mins, track your progress on the fun coloring pages that will be sent home during the week of April 6.

When? April 12th – May 31st. Questions? Contact the Connect4Kids Chairs: Laura Haussmann and Sangeetha Madhavan or Green 4 Good Chair Alexis Murphy.


Digital Well-being Talk – 4/20 at 7pm!

Join us for a talk about Digital Well-being, Tuesday 4/20 at 7pm via zoom! Renowned speaker Devorah Heitner will discuss:

  • screen addiction, setting controls
  • how to help kids with the transition back to longer school days
  • how can parents understand kids’ use of TV, social media, You Tube, Tik Tok, texting, and gaming during this time
  • how can parents model healthy habits and boundaries with tech
  • help for parents concerned about kids getting sucked into conspiracy theories, memes that promote hate, navigating the news
  • help for students stuck in a homework hole
  • More info about Zoom will be forthcoming but mark your calendars!

Lincoln Love

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Click the link below to celebrate A Lincoln staff member, student or volunteer by sharing some Lincoln Love! Lincoln Love “Shout Out” Form 


Social Emotional Learning

“At District 90 we are actively building a more inclusive world for our students with disabilities and we would like to share a judgement-free note about some information on disabilities and how to talk to your children about them.

  • Not all disabilities are visible
  • If you talk publicly about the “bad” kid in your child’s class, parents of students with disabilities notice.
  • If you post about your social values on Facebook and leave out the disabled, parents of students with disabilities notice.
  • If you avoid teaching your children about disabilities,  parents of students with disabilities notice.

Here’s what you can do instead:

  • Avoid making fun of the guy with the weird social skills at work or school functions. If you need to, address it politely and directly.
  • Contact your child’s teacher about concerns regarding other students. Your child deserves to feel safe at school; other children with behavioral disorders deserve privacy at the minimum.
  • If you value tolerance and equity for some groups of marginalized people, please include the disabled.
  • Use the word disabled with your child. It’s not a bad word. Teach them that there are visible and invisible disabilities.

You may not know what to say. That’s okay. Just start with talking about the children on the coloring sheet and let your child lead.

Avoiding the discussion just increases the stigma about disability. So if you want a more tolerant world, please join us in this conversation.

A Proclamation from the White House on World Autism Awareness Day “


Technology Support

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Thank you for emailing  powerschool@district90.org or helpdesk@district90.org with your technology questions/issues.  Please remember to include as much information as possible, e.g., Student Name, Teacher Name, School, iPad asset tag number, etc. Screenshots, links, websites and any other information regarding the issue is helpful. For example, my iPad/computer can’t connect to the XXXXX website when I click on this link. 

Additionally, if you have difficulty logging into your child’s special area classes, please be sure to reach out to that particular teacher to assist with any login issues. 


4/4 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I’m hopeful this message finds you well and that your family enjoyed a relaxing and rejuvenating spring break. Whether you traveled afar or enjoyed a staycation, I hope you enjoyed this past week with your kids. 
Please remember that if your family traveled to a state that is designated “orange” on the  Cook County Department of Public Health Travel Guidance, it will be necessary for you to present a negative Covid-19 test, or adhere to the ten day quarantine prior to participation in in-person learning. Please provide any test results or direct any questions to myself or Ms. Godellas.

It’s hard to believe that after a full year of school variations, we are excited to usher in a modified version of full day-blended learning. If you haven’t already done so, please be sure to read Lincoln’s Guide to Full Day Blended Learning. This guide should address many of the questions you have.

Here are few key points:

1st-4th: Arrival/Dismissal:

  • Arrival Bell Rings: 8:15
  • Tardy Bell Rings: 8:20
  • Student Instruction: 8:20-3:10
  • Dismissal: 3:10

**Students will be dismissed from the same door they arrive at each morning.**

AM Kindergarten

  • Arrival Bell: 8:15 am
  • Student Instruction: 8:20-11:05 am
  • Dismissal: 11:05

 PM Kindergarten

  • Arrival Bell: 12:25 pm
  • Student Instruction: 12:30-3:10
  • Dismissal: 3:10

Lunch/Snacks:All lunches and snacks must be “Nut Free.”

Covid Self Certification:

Without exception all students and staff will be required to wear a face mask at all times while on the Lincoln School campus, with the exception of lunch. Please note that neck gaiters are not recognized by D90 as an acceptable face covering. All families will be required to daily self-certify that each of their children are free of Covid-19 symptoms via PowerSchool each morning. Additionally, each family will be given stickers to place on your child’s outermost layer of clothing each day. These stickers will serve as a visual representation to Lincoln staff that children have been self-certified at home prior to arriving at school.

Remote Learners:

Due to the many logistics and transition times that occur within a full day of school, students who will be learning remotely should expect an increase in the amount of asynchronous and off camera time. Teachers and staff will do their best include remote learners to the greatest extent possible. However, some activities and experiences are not able to be replicated.

Remote Learning Access:

Please note that remote learning is only available for students whose absence is related to Covid-19 or families that have opted to remain remote for the duration of the school year. Thank you for your continued support and grace as we navigate the many logistical challenges that full day school will present. It will likely not be perfect on day one, but with a collective spirit and support, we will safely and responsibly make the most of the duration of this school year.  As always, thanks for your continued support of our Fine Fine School. I look forward to seeing your kids back at school on Tuesday, April 6.

All my best, CG


Calendar

Monday, April 5:

  • No School

Tuesday, April 6:

  • Full Day Blended Learning Begins: 8:20-3:10

Lincoln Pierce Author Visit – Link to Purchase Book

On the Friday before spring break, the author of the Big Nate series, Lincoln Peirce, visited virtually with 3rd and 4th graders. He talked about being an author and his new book “Max and the Midknights Book 2: Battle of the Bodkins”.  All families have the opportunity to purchase a book (either book 1 or book 2 of the series) which will include a signed bookplate.  Please use this link to order directly from Anderson’s.  You can have your book shipped directly to you (for a fee) or shipped to Lincoln where they will be distributed. Deadline is Friday, April 9th.  Please contact Mrs. Brauweiler if you have any questions.


Portillo’s – Dine and Earn, 4/15!

Portillo's Restaurant Names New CEO

Bring this flyer to Portillo’s in Forest Park on Thursday, April 15 between 5-8pm and 20% of your order goes to the Lincoln PTO!


Asian American Heritage Month

The month of May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. If you are interested in helping to plan any events or have ideas on how we could celebrate this month with our fine fine school, please reach out to Jahee Hong Yi and/or Candy Singh. Also, as part of the celebration, we are looking for book suggestions that are relevant to Asian American Pacific Islanders that we can provide to the school to help them expand on their already diverse book selection. If you have any suggestions, please let us know. The more help or input you can offer, the more successful we will be in celebrating the heritage of many of our fine fine students. Thank you!


C4K and Green for Good Outdoor Challenge!

Hey Lincoln Eagles – let’s get outside!

Connect 4 Kids and Green 4 Good have teamed up to create an outdoor challenge for you! Can you try to get outside for 20 minutes each day? Then you can do this challenge! Here are the benefits! You can walk, jump, skate, bike, play, read, garden, have a picnic, hike, draw with chalk, and the list goes on! Just get outside! Each day that you get outside for 20 mins, track your progress on the fun coloring pages that will be sent home during the week of April 6.

When? April 12th – May 31st. Questions? Contact the Connect4Kids Chairs: Laura Haussmann and Sangeetha Madhavan or Green 4 Good Chair Alexis Murphy.


1st Annual River Forest Community Bike Exchange – Saturday, 4/17!

In partnership with Green4Good and the Village of River Forest Sustainability Commission!

  • Who: All River Forest Residents
  • What: A community bike exchange/drop off/pick up, bike registration, and bike safety
  • Where: Roosevelt Middle School Playground
  • When: Saturday, April 17 from 10am – 1pm (Follow the Facebook Event for weather-related date changes)
  • Why: To promote sustainability, a positive neighborly community feeling, and to have some outdoor fun.

There are four ways to participate in the 1st Annual RF Community Bike Exchange:

  • Bring a bike or bike accessory that has been outgrown or is no longer in use and drop it off and exchange it for another bike. Yay!
  • Bring a bike or bike accessory that has been outgrown or is no longer in use and drop it off. Thank you so much!
  • Bring yourself and a donation (recommendation of $5-$25 cash or Venmo) and leave with your new-used bike or bike accessory! Another yay!
  • Bring your bike and register it with the Village of RF Police Department and get your license sticker right then and there. Pretty great!

No matter which way you choose to participate, please do choose to wear a mask.

The best way to make this event the most successful is if you can drop off your bike on April 11, 15, or 16 at 730 Lathrop Avenue in advance so that we can have the bikes sorted and organized for the start of the event. When you drop off a bike, we will log it, so that when you arrive at the event we will know that you have already given a donation. Additionally, you can show up with a bike to exchange on the day of the event.

For more details and FAQS: https://fb.me/e/1ik3TPhqA or lindsey.gift.silver@gmail.com.


Green4Good @ Home!

ZERO WASTE: Did you know that D90 is a Zero Waste School District? This year, we need your help at home so we can continue our ZERO WASTE efforts!Please help your child pack a ZERO WASTE LUNCH, with these helpful tips.

WASTE SORTING: You can divert waste from landfills by waste sorting at home!  Every home in River Forest can RECYCLE, making sure that all recycled containers are CLEAN and DRY.  This video shows you how!  River Forest families can also COMPOST – contact the Village of River Forest to sign up!  

REDUCING FOOD WASTE: Did you know that 40% of all food produced in the United States is never eaten, while 1 out of 6 children in America is food insecure? Check out this At-Home Food Waste Activity from Seven Generations Ahead.  It’s full of helpful tips for reducing food waste and composting at home, including backyard composting and vermicomposting.
Need motivation?  Watch this video about the Life of a Strawberry.  Or see your favorite celebrities in The Compost Story video.  You can stream the full movie, Kiss the Ground, on Netflix or Vimeo.


VRF EARTH DAY FLIPGRID! – submit by 4/22

To celebrate Earth Day this year, the Village of River Forest wants to showcase our residents’ waste reduction efforts!

Before Thursday, April 22, upload a short video to our River Forest Earth Day Flipgrid that shows one thing you do to reduce waste in your daily life.  The Flipgrid will be posted publicly on the Village of River Forest’s website along with associated social media accounts.  Thank you for taking the time to share your awesome strategies with fellow River Forest residents!

Here is the flipgrid join code!

Participation in this project is subject to Flipgrid’s Terms of Service (https://legal.flipgrid.com/). Participants consent to the Village of River Forest using and publishing the content uploaded to Flipgrid. Participants grant the Village of River Forest a non-exclusive license to access, copy, use and publish the content uploaded to Flipgrid, including on the Village’s website and social media accounts.
Questions? Please contact Lauren Behan, lsbehan@gmail.com.


Digital Well-being Talk – 4/20 at 7pm!

Join us for a talk about Digital Well-being, Tuesday 4/20 at 7pm via zoom! Renowned speaker Devorah Heitner will discuss:

  • screen addiction, setting controls
  • how to help kids with the transition back to longer school days
  • how can parents understand kids’ use of TV, social media, You Tube, Tik Tok, texting, and gaming during this time
  • how can parents model healthy habits and boundaries with tech
  • help for parents concerned about kids getting sucked into conspiracy theories, memes that promote hate, navigating the news
  • help for students stuck in a homework hole
  • More info about Zoom will be forthcoming but mark your calendars!

Lincoln Love

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Click the link below to celebrate A Lincoln staff member, student or volunteer by sharing some Lincoln Love! Lincoln Love “Shout Out” Form 


Social Emotional Learning

Click here for #SELDayBingo!


Technology Support

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Thank you for emailing  powerschool@district90.org or helpdesk@district90.org with your technology questions/issues.  Please remember to include as much information as possible, e.g., Student Name, Teacher Name, School, iPad asset tag number, etc. Screenshots, links, websites and any other information regarding the issue is helpful. For example, my iPad/computer can’t connect to the XXXXX website when I click on this link. 

Additionally, if you have difficulty logging into your child’s special area classes, please be sure to reach out to that particular teacher to assist with any login issues.