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.

11/3 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Despite the frigid start to November, I hope your family enjoyed this weekend and was able to relax after the craziness of last week.

Many thanks to everyone who coordinated the Fall Parties or attended the Character Parade. It was yet another festive and fun day here at Lincoln. In the event you were unable to attend, here is a peek at the incredible pumpkins that each class decorated this year.


Our teachers are eager to welcome families to Lincoln this week for Fall Conferences. Conferences provide an incredible opportunity to connect with the school about your child’s progress and goals. We look forward to welcoming you to Lincoln.  Here is the schedule for next week. Don’t forget there is no student attendance on Thursday, November 7 or Friday, November 8.

Finally, don’t forget our annual Veterans Day recognition ceremony will take place on Monday, November 11 at 9:00. If you haven’t yet done so, please be sure to fill out the attached “Hero” form to include any friend or family member in our Hall of Honor. Additionally, please feel free to RSVP for any Veteran who might be joining our presentation.

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

Spirit Winner 11.01.19: Ms. Berg 1st Grade

Waste Free Wednesday 10.30.19:

  • 1st/2nd Grade: Ms. Donnelly
  • 3rd/4th Grade: Ms. McCole

Calendar

Monday, November 4:

  • PTO meeting – 8:45am, multi-purpose room
  • Lincoln News Broadcast – during lunch, Mr. Cheney’s Room
  • Chef Du Jour – during lunch, library
  • Book Fair hours3:10-4pm
  • Lincoln Newspaper Crew – 3:15 – 4:15pm, STEM lab

Tuesday, November 5:

  • Book Fair hours8-8:30am, 11am-1pm, 3-4pm, 6-8pm
  • Family Reading Night: 6:30-7:30pm
  • Theater Club – 3:15-4:15, auditorium
  • Fall Tennis (grades 1/2) – 3:15 – 4:15pm, playground

Wednesday, November 6:

  • Parent/teacher conferences
  • Book Fair hours8-8:30am, 11am-1pm, 3-7pm
  • Wednesday Walking Club
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Game On Club – during lunch, STEM lab
  • NO FUN LUNCH

Thursday, November 7: NO SCHOOL

  • Parent/teacher conferences
  • Book Fair hours4:30-7pm

Friday, November 8: NO SCHOOL

Monday, November 11: Veterans Day Assembly


BOOK FAIR – Monday-Thursday this week!

Get a head start on your holiday shopping at tax-free prices and support our school library by shopping for quality books, calendars and other fun gifts at the Lincoln PTO Book Fair.  All proceeds are used to benefit the library and students at Lincoln. Book fair proceeds have been used to bring in authors and illustrators for student assemblies. (e.g., Aaron Reynolds last month). Additionally, funds are used for our One School One Book program.

BOOK FAIR HOURS: Monday-Thursday this week – see Calendar above for times

GUIDELINES FOR SHOPPING DURING RECESS: First through fourth grade students are allowed to shop at the book fair during their recess if a parent approves.  In order to make it a smooth process for both students and volunteers, here are some guidelines for shopping during recess:

  1. Put the spending money in a baggie
  2. Label the baggie with the following information:  Student first and last name, classroom teacher and amount (this is critical in case the bag is dropped – the amount also helps make shopping go quicker)
  3. Limit the amount of change, bills are much easier to handle in the recess rush
  4. Students are allowed to come during recess only if they have spending money

Thank you for your help in making the recess shopping rush smoother and more efficient.

NEW CONTEST – submissions due tomorrow, 11/4! “If I Built a School” design contest! Last week during library time, Mrs. Brauweiler read new release “If I Built a School” by well-loved author Chris Van Dusen. Students received a template to design their own dream school. The designs will be judged by Mr. Godfrey and the winner from each classroom will receive a $5 off coupon to use at the Book Fair!

WISHLISTS: Your child will visit the book fair on Monday, November 4th to make a personal wish list to help you learn what they might like for their own bookshelves. There will also be staff wish lists for those who may be looking for the perfect gift to show your appreciation. Teachers will fill out apples containing book titles they would like for their classroom or personal use. Look for the “Apples” on the bulletin board outside the Library.

FAMILY NIGHT: Tuesday, November 5th. Kids of all ages can come in their pajamas, bring their favorite stuffed animal, listen to some great books, and participate in crafts and activities. Story and craft times will be at 6:30pm and 7pm. There will be age-appropriate books and activities selected for both younger and older children and they will be divided into different classrooms. Bring your children and enjoy some quiet shopping time while they are entertained! Every $5 spent earns a raffle ticket into a drawing. One lucky reader will win a storytime in your home from Mr. Godfrey!

BOOK DRIVE: Clean out your book shelves and make room for new books by donating gently used books to Andrea’s Angels, a book drive named in memory of a local student who volunteered for children’s literacy programs. Donated books are then given to elementary and middle school classrooms. Bins will be available at the Fair if you would like to participate.

VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are needed to help staff the Book Fair. Please see Sign Up Genius for available time slots.If you can’t make it to the Fair this year, you may order online at abcfairs.com. Purchases will still benefit the Lincoln Library.


PTO Meeting – Monday morning

Join us tomorrow (Monday) morning at 8:45 in the multipurpose room for our November PTO meeting.  All are welcome!


Fall Sports Camp – spots still left!!! Register now!

Looking for a way for the kids to run off some energy as the weather gets colder? Back by popular demand: fall sports camp by Legacy Sports. Kids play games like Battleship, Dodge Ball and Keep Up the Yard, while learning sportsmanship, respect and teamwork.  $80 for 6 sessions. 3:15 – 4:15pm, spaces limited.

Grades 1&2: Mondays after school beginning 10/28
Grades 3&4: Wednesdays after school beginning 10/30

The program is run by Legacy Sports and will take place in the gym or on the Franklin playground, weather permitting. A few spots remain open – register now on the Webstore!


Wednesday Walking Club – new goal!

Wednesday Walkers are off to a great start! Despite the rain-outs, we have collectively walked 55 miles since the start of the school year.

This year we are hoping to collectively walk Florida by Spring Break! That’s 900 miles! We know this is an ambitious goal but with everyone walking, we know we can do it and there are so many great stops on our way there! First up is Indianapolis at the 200 mile mark.

Bring your siblings, kids, parents, grandparents, teachers, neighbors… ALL ARE WELCOME to start their Wednesday by walking the perimeter of the Franklin ball field. Each lap is 1/10th of a mile and the laps do add up quickly! But we need your help getting to our goal.  Join us each Wednesday on the Franklin side playground 8 – 8:15am!


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 3rd (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.


Hambingo coming soon – 11/12!

A night out in Oak Park FUNdraiser!!  Grab your partner or round up your friends & join us on 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

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.

10/27 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
I hope you had a wonderful weekend! How is it possible that by week’s end it will be November!
It was so great to see so many of you on Saturday at our annual Pancake Breakfast and 5K. Many thanks to Anthony Kramer and his army of volunteers for executing yet another Fine, Fine Pancake Breakfast and 5K. Also, many thanks to Ann Gall, Melinda Peterson and Pam Wynne  for their leadership with Hero Boys. It was great to see the Willard and Lincoln School Hero Boys unite to run in the 5K on Saturday.
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Over the past several weeks, there has been an increase of students arriving to school before 8:05 and unsupervised on both the Park and Franklin areas of the school. Please remember staff supervision is between 8:05-8:20 in the morning and 3:10-3:25 in the afternoon. For student safety purposes, please be sure your child arrives to school 8:05am or later each morning and is picked up by 3:25pm in the afternoon.
The next few weeks are busy ones around our Fine Fine School.

Don’t forget that Fall Parties are this Thursday. If you haven’t yet done so, please be sure to fill out the attached Google Form indicating your child’s plans for Oct. 31.  Below is the schedule for the last day of October.

  • 8:30  – AM kindergarten Character Parade (Park Ave. Playground)
  • 8:45  – K-2nd grade Storyteller Assembly in the auditorium
  • 9:30 – 3rd-4th grade Storyteller Assembly in the auditorium
  • Lunch – families opt to change into costume at school or home
  • 12:40 – PM kindergarten/1st-4th grade Character Parade (Franklin Playground)
  • Afternoon – classroom parties

Veterans Day is always one of my favorite days at Lincoln. Coming together as a school community to honor our veterans is always such a moving and inspirational day. This year, our assembly will be at 9:00am on Monday, November 11. Please be sure to take the time to see the attached Veterans Day Hero form to honor a veteran in our Hall of Honor and to also let us know if you will be inviting a veteran guest to join us.

As always, thanks for your continued support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to let Mrs. Gerges or I know if there is anything more we can do to support your family.
Have a great week. CG

Calendar

Monday, October 28:

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

Tuesday, October 29:

  • Books and Building Club (1st grade) – during lunch, library
  • Fall Tennis (grades 1/2) – 3:15 – 4:15pm, playground

Wednesday, October 30:

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

Thursday, October 31: HALLOWEEN – character parade and classroom parties!

  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Coding Club – during lunch, Mrs. Mares’s classroom
  • Books and Building Club (2nd grade) – during lunch, library
  • Fall Tennis (Grades 3/4) – 3:15 – 4:15pm, playground
  • Recorder Club – 3:15-4:15pm, auditorium

Friday, November 1:

  • Lincoln Spirit Day – wear red!
  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Heartworks – during lunch, STEM lab
  • FUN LUNCH – pizza
  • Volleyball Club – 3:15 – 4:15pm, gym

Pan-K Run/Walk and Breakfast – thanks so much to all the volunteers, participants and supporters!

HUGE thank you to Anthony Kramer, Michael Campbell, Anne Gall, Cal Davis, and all the volunteers and participants for another super fun and successful event!


Heartworks Fall Food Drive – big thanks to all who donated!

Thanks to all who donated – Lincoln School provided 1,314 lbs of food to the Beyond Hunger/OPRF food pantry!

Ricardo Garcia, Volunteer and Pantry Manager, was all smiles!


Books and Building Club – register now, starts this week!

Engage and listen to fun picture books read aloud, engineer structures with blocks, Legos, Knex, magnets, and more (over 10 types of toys), build listening and reading skills, and create, imagine and have fun!

  • First Graders – Tuesdays at lunch/recess, October 22 – December 17: spots still available!

Club size is limited to 10 students per grade. Permission slip will be handed out upon enrollment.  Register through the webstore!


 Wednesday Walking Club – new goal!

Wednesday Walkers are off to a great start! Despite the rain-outs, we have collectively walked 55 miles since the start of the school year.

This year we are hoping to collectively walk Florida by Spring Break! That’s 900 miles! We know this is an ambitious goal but with everyone walking, we know we can do it and there are so many great stops on our way there! First up is Indianapolis at the 200 mile mark.

Bring your siblings, kids, parents, grandparents, teachers, neighbors… ALL ARE WELCOME to start their Wednesday by walking the perimeter of the Franklin ball field. Each lap is 1/10th of a mile and the laps do add up quickly! But we need your help getting to our goal.  Join us each Wednesday on the Franklin side playground 8 – 8:15am!


Fall Sports Camp – registration now open!

Looking for a way for the kids to run off some energy as the weather gets colder? Back by popular demand: fall 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 for 6 sessions. 3:15 – 4:15pm, spaces limited.

Grades 1&2: Mondays after school beginning 10/28
Grades 3&4: Wednesdays after school beginning 10/30

The program is run by Legacy Sports and will take place in the gym or on the Franklin playground, weather permitting. Registration is open now on the Webstore!


Pumpkin Smash 2019 – 11/2 from 9-noon at Roosevelt!


The BOOK FAIR is coming – 11/4-11/7!

Get a head start on your holiday shopping at tax-free prices and support our school library by shopping for quality books, calendars and other fun gifts at the Lincoln PTO Book Fair.  All proceeds are used to benefit the library and students at Lincoln. Book fair proceeds have been used to bring in authors and illustrators for student assemblies. (e.g., Aaron Reynolds last month). Additionally, funds are used for our One School One Book program.

BOOK FAIR HOURS:

Monday, 11/4: 3:10-4pm
Tuesday, 11/5: 8-8:30am, 11am-1pm, 3-4pm, 6-8pm (FAMILY STORY HOUR is 6:30-7:30pm)
Wednesday, 11/6: 8-8:30am, 11am-1pm, 3-7pm
Thursday, 11/7: 4:30-7pm (during conferences)

WISHLISTS: Your child will visit the book fair on Monday, November 4th to make a personal wish list to help you learn what they might like for their own bookshelves. There will also be staff wish lists for those who may be looking for the perfect gift to show your appreciation. Teachers will fill out apples containing book titles they would like for their classroom or personal use. Look for the “Apples” on the bulletin board outside the Library.

FAMILY NIGHT: FAMILY NIGHT will be on Tuesday, November 5th. Kids of all ages can come in their pajamas, bring their favorite stuffed animal, listen to some great books, and participate in crafts and activities. Story and craft times will be at 6:30pm and 7pm. There will be age-appropriate books and activities selected for both younger and older children and they will be divided into different classrooms. Bring your children and enjoy some quiet shopping time while they are entertained! Every $5 spent earns a raffle ticket into a drawing. One lucky reader will win a storytime in your home from Mr. Godfrey!

NEW CONTEST: “If I Built a School” design contest! This week during library time, Mrs. Brauweiler will read new release “If I Built a School” by well-loved author Chris Van Dusen. Students will receive a template to design their own dream school. The designs will be judged by Mr. Godfrey and the winner from each classroom will receive a $5 off coupon to use at the Book Fair!

BOOK DRIVE: Clean out your book shelves and make room for new books by donating gently used books to Andrea’s Angels, a book drive named in memory of a local student who volunteered for children’s literacy programs. Donated books are then given to elementary and middle school classrooms. Bins will be available at the Fair if you would like to participate.

VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are needed to help staff the Book Fair. Please see Sign Up Genius for available time slots.If you can’t make it to the Fair this year, you may order online at abcfairs.com. Purchases will still benefit the Lincoln Library.


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 3rd (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.


Hambingo coming soon – 11/12!

A night out in Oak Park FUNdraiser!!  Grab your partner or round up your friends & join us on 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

Lincoln Auction: seeking volunteers and auction items!

The annual Lincoln Auction is Friday, March 13, and it’s never too early to start planning for our school’s flagship event. This year’s event will be bigger than ever and we need your help.

Want to join the planning committee? Have an auction item to donate through your company? Have creative ideas for the event itself? If so, sign up to volunteer on Sign Up Genius or contact Stephanie Kang (stephanie.kendall@gmail.com) and Lauren Perlstein (lauren_perlstein@hcsc.net). We appreciate all your help and ideas!

10/20 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend and took the opportunity to partake in some fun seasonal festivities! It is hard to believe we are entering the final days of October! Things look to be quite busy here in the Land of Lincoln for the next few weeks.

Don’t forget that Fall Parties are quickly approaching. If you haven’t yet done so, please be sure to fill out the attached Google Form indicating your child’s plans for Oct. 31.  Below is the schedule for the last day of October.

  • 8:30  – AM kindergarten Character Parade (Park Ave. Playground)
  • 8:45  – K-2nd grade Storyteller Assembly in the auditorium
  • 9:30 – 3rd-4th grade Storyteller Assembly in the auditorium
  • Lunch – families opt to change into costume at school or home
  • 12:40 – PM kindergarten/1st-4th grade Character Parade (Franklin Playground)
  • Afternoon – classroom parties

I look forward to seeing you all on Saturday, October 26 for the annual Pancake Breakfast and 5K. This event is always a great way to come together as a school community to celebrate. Please come out to join us for a delicious breakfast and to cheer on the Lincoln and Willard School HERO Boys as they run their culminating 5K!

Veterans Day is always one of my favorite days at Lincoln. Coming together as a school community to honor or veterans is always such a moving and inspirational day. This year our assembly will be at 9:00 on Monday, November 11. Please be sure to take the time to see the attached Veterans Day Hero form to honor a veteran in our Hall of Honor and to also let us know if you will be inviting a veteran guest to join us.

As always, thank you for your continued support of the finest school around! Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything Mrs. Gerges or I can do to better support your family! Have a great week. CG

Quote of the week:  “If you have good thoughts, they will grow out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely!  ~Roald Dahl


Calendar

***All Week: Heartworks Fall Food Drive***

Monday, October 21:

  • Lincoln News Broadcast – during lunch, Mr. Cheney’s Room
  • Chef Du Jour – during lunch, library
  • Green 4 Good Kids Club – 3:15-4:15pm, Mrs. Suzuki’s room
  • Hero Boys – 3:15 – 4:15pm, meet in reading garden
  • Lincoln Newspaper Crew – 3:15 – 4:15pm, STEM lab
  • Fall Yoga – 3:15 – 4:15pm, multi-purpose room
  • District 90 Board of Education meeting – 7pm, Roosevelt

Tuesday, October 22:

  • 2nd grade field trip to Naper Settlement
  • Fall Tennis (grades 1/2) – 3:15 – 4:15pm, playground

Wednesday, October 23:

  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Walking Club Wednesday
  • Game On Club – during lunch, STEM lab

Thursday, October 24:

  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Coding Club – during lunch, Mrs. Mares’s classroom
  • Fall Tennis (Grades 3/4) – 3:15 – 4:15pm, playground
  • Recorder Club – 3:15-4:15pm, auditorium

Friday, October 25:

  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • 2nd grade Living History Fair
  • Lincoln Spirit Day – wear red!
  • FUN LUNCH – hamburger/grilled cheese
  • Volleyball Club – 3:15 – 4:15pm, gym

Saturday, October 26: Pancake Breakfast and 5-K


Heartworks Fall Food Drive – this week!

It’s the Heartworks Annual Fall Food Drive this week – a paper grocery bag went home with your kiddo(s) this past Friday.  Please send the grocery bag back to school with non-perishable, unopened and un-expired food donations by this Friday, October 25!

All items will be donated to the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry.

Thank you for your generosity!


Pan-K Run/Walk and Breakfast – this Saturday, 10/26 – register now!

Image result for pancake 5kRegister now for the 6th annual running of the Lincoln Pan-K 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 26th!  This fun-filled, family event will take place throughout the beautiful streets of River Forest. Your race registration includes a medal for finishers, refreshments along the course, and of course, a pancake breakfast at the finish line. Everyone is invited to the pancake breakfast where you’ll see familiar faces, make new friends, and enjoy a great breakfast of pancakes and sausage.  Please register and buy tickets in advance on the webstore before it closes Friday Oct 25th at noon.  Same-day race registration will increase $5.  Breakfast tickets can be purchased the morning of the event for $5.
* This is a nut-free menu. Ingredient lists and labels will be provided.*

Run, walk just eat, or volunteer (please!). It’s a super community event sponsored by the Lincoln Elementary PTO.

DETAILS! – Run/Walk participants report to registration desk on the Franklin Ave side of the school at 7:30am.  Kids Half K race starts at 8:00am on the Park Ave side of the school.  The 5K race starts at 8:15am on the Franklin Ave side of the school.  Breakfast served 8:00-10:30am.  Pancake eaters report to the Lincoln gymnasium.

Kids Half K: $12
Youth 5K: $15
Adults 5K: $20
Breakfast-Only: $5

COURSE ROUTE INFORMATION

The start and finish line is on Franklin at the playground. The runners will START North on Franklin and then turn East on Oak. They will head to Jackson and then turn South for 1 block until they reach Quick turning East. They will run East on Quick until they reach Bonnie Brae and turn North. They will run 1 block and return back to Oak turning West. They will then turn North on Monroe until they reach Thomas and turn West. The runners will continue on Thomas until turning South on Keystone. The course continues back to Oak where they will turn East. They will meet the home stretch when then reach Franklin and turn South to the FINISH LINE.

Questions? Contact Anthony Kramer at akramer@americandooranddock.com or Cal Davis at cdavis1052@aol.com for more information.


Books and Building Club – register now!

Engage and listen to fun picture books read aloud, engineer structures with blocks, Legos, Knex, magnets, and more (over 10 types of toys), build listening and reading skills, and create, imagine and have fun!

  • First Graders – Tuesdays at lunch/recess, October 22 – December 17
  • Second Graders – Thursdays at lunch/recess, October 24 – December 19

Club size is limited to 10 students per grade. Permission slip will be handed out upon enrollment.  Register through the webstore!


Principal Appreciation Day is Friday, 10/25!

To show our appreciation for Mr. Godfrey and Ms. Gerges, the students will have the opportunity to write notes that will be hung up in the hallway outside the office. The notes are in the shape of ice cream cones and the PTO will place them around sundaes that say, “Here’s the scoop, you’re a COOL principal.”  The cone went home in your child’s folder last week.  Please cut out cones and return to office by Thursday, October 24th.

Wednesday Walking Club – new goal!

Wednesday Walkers are off to a great start! Despite the rainouts, we have collectively walked 55 miles since the start of the school year.

This year we are hoping to collectively walk Florida by Spring Break! That’s 900miles! We know this is an ambitious goal but with everyone walking, we know we can do it and there are so many great stops on our way there! First up is Indianapolis at the 200 mile mark.

Bring your siblings, kids, parents, grandparents, teachers, neighbors… ALL ARE WELCOME to start their Wednesday by walking the perimeter of the Franklin ball field. Each lap is 1/10th of a mile and the laps do add up quickly! But we need your help getting to our goal.

Join us each Wednesday on the Franklin side playground 8-8:15am!


Rainbows Support Group

Please see attached for more information regarding the Rainbows support program facilitated by Lincoln’s school social worker.  Rainbows consists of peer-support groups for children who have experienced a significant loss. The group is open to all Lincoln students, and it gives the children an opportunity to work through their feelings and come to an increased acceptance of the life-changes they are experiencing.  Please contact Mrs. Payton at (708) 366-7340 ext. 8167 with any questions.


Fall Sports Camp – register next Sunday, 10/27

Looking for a way for the kids to run off some energy as the weather gets colder? Back by popular demand: fall 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 for 6 sessions. 3:15-4:15 Spaces limited.

Grades 1&2: Mondays after school beginning 11/4
Grades 3&4: Wednesdays after school beginning 11/6

The program is run by Legacy Sports and will take place in the gym or on the Franklin playground, weather permitting. Registration opens on the Webstore at 5pm next Sunday, 10/27.


Pumpkin Smash 2019 – Nov. 2

 


Gepetto’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 3rd (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.

Happy Holiday Shopping!!!!


Hambingo coming soon – 11/12!

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

Book Fair is coming…volunteers needed!

The book fair will be in the Lincoln Library Monday, 11/4 through Thursday, 11/7.

Please consider donating a few hours of your time to this important PTO fundraiser. All of the money raised at the Book Fair goes back to the library to expand the book collection and to bring authors and illustrators to the school to talk to our students. We need help with set up, sales, Family Night, and take down. You can see the full schedule of opportunities on Sign Up Genius. Do your shopping while volunteering during school hours! Younger siblings are welcome to tag along while you volunteer.

Questions? Contact Anne Powers akpowers5@gmail.com or Sarah Donoho donohosarah@gmail.com.


Lincoln Auction: seeking volunteers and auction items!

The annual Lincoln Auction is Friday, March 13, and it’s never too early to start planning for our school’s flagship event. This year’s event will be bigger than ever and we need your help.

Want to join the planning committee? Have an auction item to donate through your company? Have creative ideas for the event itself? If so, sign up to volunteeer on Sign Up Genius or contact Stephanie Kang (stephanie.kendall@gmail.com) and Lauren Perlstein (lauren_perlstein@hcsc.net). We appreciate all your help and ideas!