11/19 Lincoln Log

Happy Thanksgiving Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a nice weekend and are excited for the short week of school and upcoming holiday break.

Please accept my continued gratitude for the condolences for the passing of my grandfather. Your kindness means so much to our family. I will be in St. Louis on Monday and Tuesday of this week for his services, funeral and burial. Mr. Davis will be available to assist in my absence.

Many thanks to Ann Powers, Theresa Dubois and all the Book Fair volunteers who gave of their time and talents to make this year’s Book Fair and Family Reading Night such a success for our school.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for our annual Winter Concerts that will take place on Thursday, December 21:

  • 1st grade – 9:45
  • 2nd grade – 10:30
  • 3rd grade – 1:00
  • 4th grade – 1:45

As the Godfreys gather to give thanks later this week, please know that the Lincoln family will be high atop my list of blessings. Whether you are staying local or traveling afar, I hope you and your family have a safe and restful week.  Enjoy the time with family and loved ones and the opportunity to be grateful for all we have!

Thanks for your continued support of Lincoln. I look forward to seeing you and your kids after the holiday! Happy Thanksgiving. CG


Calendar

Monday, 11/20:

  • NO yoga
  • District 90 School Board meeting – 7pm at Roosevelt LLC

Tuesday, 11/21:

  • Last day of school before Thanksgiving break – regular dismissal
  • Theater Club – 3:15 in auditorium
  • NO tennis or Fun Lunch this week

Wednesday – Friday: NO SCHOOL – Happy Thanksgiving!


A Big Thank You!

Many thanks to our Book Fair chairs, Teresa Dubois and Anne Powers, for another very successful Book Fair.  Thank you to all our parent and teacher volunteers as well!

Also, our Hambingo event had a good turnout and was a great fundraiser!  Thank you to fundraising chairs Ginger Timchak, Missy Heintz and Kesha Birch.


River Forest Police Department Bracelet Program

 

Geppetto’s Discount Cards are available through Monday on the Lincoln webstore!

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These cards pay for themselves and it encourages “shopping local” during the busy holiday season. Your $5 card purchase goes directly to the Lincoln PTO and you get 20% off at Geppetto’s Toy Box between November 21 and 28th (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 – last day to purchase is tomorrow, Monday, November 20th.  Happy Holiday Shopping!


Country Representatives Needed for Lincoln International Festival

Lincoln’s Third Annual International Festival will take place on Sunday, February 25 from 1-4 pm. Are you from another country or do you have a special connection to another country? We would love to have you share this country with the students of Lincoln School! Students will travel through Lincoln on 2/25 and experience the wider world through crafts, dance, and other hands on activities. Help us make this day a success by sharing your passion for another country.

If interested, please fill out this Google form.


One Earth Young Filmmakers Workshops and Contest!

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  1. Filmmaking Workshops taught by professionals for grades 3 to 8 in early December (Sundays, Dec. 3 and 10) at the River Forest Depot.  More details are at this link: http://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/workshops/ Sponsored by Green Community Connections and One Earth Film Festival, a local non-profit.
  2. Young Filmmakers Contest. Deadline is January 14, 2018. Kids are asked to make a 3 to 8 minute film (or minimum 45-second animation) about one of 6 sustainability topics: energy, food, transportation, waste, water, or open space and ecosystems. They should present a problem with their topic and also a solution(s). Prizes are $75 at the elementary level and $100 at the middle school level. Plus the winners get a matching gift to donate to the sustainability organization of their choice, and a world premiere of their film at the One Earth Film Festival in March 2018.  More details here: http://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/contest-details/

11/12 Lincoln Log – Book Fair and Hambingo THIS WEEK

Lincoln Families,

Hopefully our first glimpse of winter didn’t prevent you from enjoying some time with your family this weekend.

On Friday we hosted our 2nd Annual Veterans Day Assembly!   WOW…. what an assembly it was. Over twenty-five Veterans were in attendance and there was standing room only for other attendees. Our kids did such an amazing job honoring and saluting the service of our heroic Veterans. Each student at Lincoln contributed to making this day extra special. Kindergartners led us in the Pledge and a song. 1st graders provided decorations, 2nd graders recited a poem, 3rd graders led us in singing some patriotic songs and several 4th graders shared research projects they wrote about Veterans in their families. We also had a special Veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Comiskey, speak to the students about the importance of Veterans Day. Each student also made cards for Veterans that were sent to the VA Hospital and distributed on the breakfast trays of Veterans. As you can tell, it was an emotional and moving day.  Our Hall of Honor will remain on display through the Thanksgiving holiday, so feel free to view our tribute to those who’ve served.  Plans are already underway for Veterans Day 2018!

With only seven school days remaining before the holiday break it looks to be a busy time for our kids. I look forward to seeing you during this week’s annual Book Fair.

Finally, many thanks to those of you who’ve expressed your condolences at the passing of my Grandfather last Thursday. Your kindness and thoughtfulness have been very comforting. His services and military burial will be in St. Louis on Monday, November 20.  Therefore, this Friday will be my last day at Lincoln until after the holiday break. Please don’t hesitate to reach out this week if there is anything I can do for your family prior to the holiday.

As always, thank you for your continued support of Lincoln. Have a wonderful week. CG


Calendar

Monday, 11/13:

  • Yoga – 3:15-4:15pm in the gym

Tuesday, 11/14:

  • Book Fair – 3:10-6pm
  • Tennis (Grades 3/4) – 3:10-4pm, gym/playground
  • Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s – 8pm

Wednesday, 11/15:

  • Book Fair – 8-9am, 11am-1pm, 3-8:30pm
  • Family Reading Night – 6:30-7:30pm
  • Picture retakes
  • Waste Free Wednesday

Thursday, 11/16:

  • Book Fair – 8-9am, 11am-1pm, 3-6pm
  • November Principal Birthday Lunch
  • Tennis (Grades 1/2) – 3:10-4pm, gym/playground

Friday, 11/17:

  • Book Fair – 8-10am
  • NO Wonder Writers this week
  • Fun Lunch – Subs


The Lincoln Book Fair Is Here! 

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.
Your child will visit the book fair on Tuesday, November 14th 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. Look for the “Apples” on the bulletin board outside the LLC.

FAMILY NIGHT:

“Snuggle Up with a Good Book” at FAMILY NIGHT on Wednesday, November 15th. Kids of all ages can come in their pajamas, bring their favorite stuffed animal, listen to teachers read some great books, and participate in crafts and activities. Story and craft times will be at 6:30pm and then again at 7pm. There will be age-appropriate books and activities selected for both younger and older children and they will be divided into two rooms. Bring your children and enjoy some quiet shopping time while they are entertained!

We still need a few Family Night volunteers – go to Sign Up Genius to sign up!

NEW CONTEST:

It’s time to show us your thinking cap! The week before the Fair, Sarabella’s Thinking Cap by Judith Schachner will be read to all students. They will also receive a paper bag to decorate and to show us all of their wonderful thoughts. The caps will be judged by an outside party and the winner from each classroom will receive a $4 off coupon to use at the Book Fair!

NEW BOOK FAIR HOURS:

  • Tuesday, 11/14: Exclusive shopping for STAFF & VOLUNTEERS 8:30am to 3:10pm

OPEN TO ALL:

  • Tuesday, 11/14: 3:10-6pm
  • Wednesday, 11/15: 8-9am, 11am-1pm, 3-8:30pm (FAMILY STORY HOUR is 6:30-7:30pm)
  • Thursday, 11/16: 8-9am, 11am-1pm, 3-6pm
  • Friday, 11/17: 8-10am

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.

ONLINE ORDERS:

If you can’t make it to the Fair this year, you may order online at abcfairs.com. Purchases will still benefit the Lincoln PTO.


Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s – This Tuesday, 11/14 at 8pm

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This Tuesday, November 14th at 8:00pm is Lincoln School’s first bingo night at Hamburger Mary’s…and it’s bingo like you have never played before!!! ALL of the bingo proceeds benefit the Lincoln PTO, so mark you calendars and come out for a fun night. Please see attached flyer for more details.


Picture Retakes – This Wednesday, 11/15

School picture retakes are this Wednesday.  See attached for more information.


Volunteers Needed – Nov. Principal Birthday Lunch

Does your child have a November birthday? If so, come join the Principal Birthday Lunch fun this Thursday, Nov. 16th! Volunteers are needed to help  snap photos of Principal Godfrey with the birthday kids, and supervise the lunch from 11:25 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. If interested, contact Karen Stierwalt for more details, karenstierwalt@gmail.com


River Forest Police Department Bracelet Program


 

Geppetto’s Discount Cards are now available through the Lincoln webstore!

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These cards pay for themselves and it encourages “shopping local” during the busy holiday season. Your $5 card purchase goes directly to the Lincoln PTO and you get 20% off at Geppetto’s Toy Box between November 21 and 28th (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 – last day to purchase is Monday, November 20th.  Happy Holiday Shopping!


Country Representatives Needed for Lincoln International Festival

Lincoln’s Third Annual International Festival will take place on Sunday, February 25 from 1-4 pm. Are you from another country or do you have a special connection to another country? We would love to have you share this country with the students of Lincoln School! Students will travel through Lincoln on 2/25 and experience the wider world through crafts, dance, and other hands on activities. Help us make this day a success by sharing your passion for another country.

If interested, please fill out this Google form.


One Earth Young Filmmakers Workshops and Contest!

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  1. Filmmaking Workshops taught by professionals for grades 3 to 8 in early December (Sundays, Dec. 3 and 10) at the River Forest Depot.  More details are at this link: http://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/workshops/ Sponsored by Green Community Connections and One Earth Film Festival, a local non-profit.
  2. Young Filmmakers Contest. Deadline is January 14, 2018. Kids are asked to make a 3 to 8 minute film (or minimum 45-second animation) about one of 6 sustainability topics: energy, food, transportation, waste, water, or open space and ecosystems. They should present a problem with their topic and also a solution(s). Prizes are $75 at the elementary level and $100 at the middle school level. Plus the winners get a matching gift to donate to the sustainability organization of their choice, and a world premiere of their film at the One Earth Film Festival in March 2018.  More details here: http://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/contest-details/

11/5 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

It’s hard to believe that we are already well into the first week of November and only 15 more school days until the Thanksgiving holiday break! I hope you enjoyed the long weekend with your kids.

Thank you for your participation in last week’s Parent/Teacher Conferences. Your participation and support is essential to our partnership and shared investment in your child’s success.

We look forward to celebrating and honoring the military service of our  loved ones at Friday’s Veterans Day Assembly. Attached is the Veteran Hero form that was sent home with students a few weeks ago. Please consider filling it out and attaching a photograph to be displayed in our Hall of Honor. Additionally, please RSVP any Veteran who you might wish to bring to our assembly.

On Tuesday evening, the D90 School Board will host a Town Hall on the topic of Student Achievement in the Roosevelt Middle School Auditorium.  The Forum will start at 7 p.m. Student Achievement and Assessment in District 90 will be the topic of discussion. Dr. Alison Hawley, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, will brief the audience about the role and types of assessment used in the District. Information will be provided on how to interpret assessment results, why the District uses various types of student assessment, and how assessments are used to support classroom instruction. Hosted by Board of Education Ralph Martire and Superintendent Ed Condon, this Town Hall Forum will serve as the normally scheduled Committee of the Whole meeting. Please bring your questions and a friend.

​As always, thanks for your continued support of our Fine Fine School. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to support your kids/family.

Have a wonderful week. CG​


Calendar

Monday, 11/6:

  • PTO Meeting – 8:45am, Lincoln art room
  • Yoga – 3:15-4:15 in the gym

Tuesday, 11/7:

  • Theater Club – 3:15, Lincoln auditorium
  • Tennis (Grades 3/4) – 3:15, gym/playground
  • D90 Town Hall Forum – 7pm at Roosevelt

Wednesday, 11/8:

  • Waste Free Wednesday

Thursday, 11/9:

  • Tennis (Grades 1/2) – 3:15, gym/playground

Friday, 11/3:

  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Veteran’s Day Ceremony – 9am, Lincoln auditorium
  • No Chorus
  • Fun Lunch – Chicken Fingers/Veggie Burgers

UPCOMING! Book Fair 11/14-11/17


A BIG thank you from Heartworks to everyone who donated to the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry last week!

Ricardo J. Garcia, Volunteer & Pantry Manager of the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry, reported that the school collected 893 pounds of food!  Please let your kids know that their hard work and big hearts helped a lot of people in our community!


 The Lincoln Book Fair is coming! 

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.
Your child will visit the book fair on Tuesday, November 14th 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. Look for the “Apples” on the bulletin board outside the LLC.

FAMILY NIGHT:

“Snuggle Up with a Good Book” at FAMILY NIGHT on Wednesday, November 15th. Kids of all ages can come in their pajamas, bring their favorite stuffed animal, listen to teachers read some great books, and participate in crafts and activities. Story and craft times will be at 6:30pm and then again at 7pm. There will be age-appropriate books and activities selected for both younger and older children and they will be divided into two rooms. Bring your children and enjoy some quiet shopping time while they are entertained!

NEW CONTEST:

It’s time to show us your thinking cap! The week before the Fair, Sarabella’s Thinking Cap by Judith Schachner will be read to all students. They will also receive a paper bag to decorate and to show us all of their wonderful thoughts. The caps will be judged by an outside party and the winner from each classroom will receive a $4 off coupon to use at the Book Fair!

NEW BOOK FAIR HOURS:

Tuesday, 11/14: Exclusive shopping for STAFF & VOLUNTEERS 8:30am to 3:10pm

OPEN TO ALL:

Tuesday, 11/14: 3:10-6pm
Wednesday, 11/15: 8-9am, 11am-1pm, 3-8:30pm (FAMILY STORY HOUR is 6:30-7:30pm)
Thursday, 11/16: 8-9am, 11am-1pm, 3-6pm
Friday, 11/17: 8-10am

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 PTO.

 


SAVE THE DATE! – Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s, Tuesday, 11/14 at 8:00pm

 

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SAVE THE DATE!!!! Tuesday, November 14th at 8:00pm is Lincoln School’s first bingo night at Hamburger Mary’s…and it’s bingo like you have never played before!!! ALL of the bingo proceeds benefit the Lincoln PTO, so mark you calendars and come out for a fun night. Please see attached flyer for more details.


Geppetto’s Discount Cards are now available through the Lincoln webstore!

Image result for geppettos oak park

These cards pay for themselves and it encourages “shopping local” during the busy holiday season. Your $5 card purchase goes directly to the Lincoln PTO and you get 20% off at Geppetto’s Toy Box between November 21 and 28th (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 – last day to purchase is Monday, November 20th.  Happy Holiday Shopping!


Registration is OPEN!  Play for Lot Tennis by Connect4Kids

Tennis will be taught by Mirka and Luka Bagos, professional coaches of Play For Lot, outside on the Franklin-side playground (weather permitting).  If it’s raining, tennis will meet in the gym.

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

Who & When:  

  • Grades 1&2 meet on THURSDAYS 3:15 to 4:00 pm on the following dates:  11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14
  • Grades 3&4 meet on TUESDAYS 3:15 to 4:00 pm on the following dates:  11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12

Each group is limited to 20 students. The cost is $80 for 5 lessons.

Questions?  Contact Annie Bergin Dwyer   “loolatopiafairy AT gmail.com


Country Representatives Needed for Lincoln International Festival

Lincoln’s Third Annual International Festival will take place on Sunday, February 25 from 1-4 pm. Are you from another country or do you have a special connection to another country? We would love to have you share this country with the students of Lincoln School! Students will travel through Lincoln on 2/25 and experience the wider world through crafts, dance, and other hands on activities. Help us make this day a success by sharing your passion for another country.

If interested, please fill out this Google form.


One Earth Young Filmmakers Workshops and Contest!

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  1. Filmmaking Workshops taught by professionals for grades 3 to 8 in early December (Sundays, Dec. 3 and 10) at the River Forest Depot.  More details are at this link: http://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/workshops/ Sponsored by Green Community Connections and One Earth Film Festival, a local non-profit.
  2. Young Filmmakers Contest. Deadline is January 14, 2018. Kids are asked to make a 3 to 8 minute film (or minimum 45-second animation) about one of 6 sustainability topics: energy, food, transportation, waste, water, or open space and ecosystems. They should present a problem with their topic and also a solution(s). Prizes are $75 at the elementary level and $100 at the middle school level. Plus the winners get a matching gift to donate to the sustainability organization of their choice, and a world premiere of their film at the One Earth Film Festival in March 2018.  More details here: http://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/contest-details/

10/29 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
Happy Sunday! I hope you had a great weekend and were able to partake in some of the fall festivities around town. It looks to be a very busy week for our teachers at Lincoln – below is a look at the week ahead!
Many thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday to support our annual 5k run and Pancake Breakfast. It is always one of my favorite events of the year and such a wonderful community builder for our school. Special thanks to Cal Davis, Steve Lefko, Amy Dwyer, Lea Theiss and their committee for all the time and dedication put into planning such a great event. Here are a few pictures from the day:
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On Tuesday we will celebrate our Fall Parties and Character Parade. Please don’t forget to return the acknowledgement form indicating if your child will be changing into their costume at school or at home. Students changing at home will be released at the 11:30 lunch bell and should return to school by 12:20. When leaving and returning all students should use the Park Ave. entrance.
Oct. 31 Timeline:
9:00: K-2 Storyteller Assembly
10:00-3-4 Storyteller Assembly
11:30-12:20:Lunch/Recess (students changing into costumes at home should enter/exit on the Park Ave. Entrance
12:20Students who changed into costume at home return-via Park Ave. Entrance
12:40: K-4 Character Parade on the Franklin Playground.
** AM K students will parade through the school during the AM session 
In addition to the October 31 festivities, we look forward to welcoming you to our Fall Parent Teacher Conferences on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Below is the schedule.

Wednesday, Nov. 1

Kindergarten Conferences

8:30 AM-7:00 PM

Wednesday, Nov 1

1st-4th Grade Conferences

3:40 PM-7:00 PM

Thursday, Nov 2

K-4- Team Meetings

No Student Attendance

8:30-11:30

Thursday, Nov. 2

K-4- Conferences

12:40 PM-7:00 PM

Friday, Nov 3

No Student Attendance

No School

Finally, don’t forget to invite any Veterans from your family/friends network to our annual Veterans Day Assembly on Friday, November 10 @9:00. Veteran HERO forms were sent home with students last week. Please consider returning to to school with a photograph and information about a veteran who’s connected to your family.
As always, thanks for your continued support of Lincoln. I look forward to seeing you around school this week. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to help you or your kids. Have a great week. CG

Calendar

Monday, 10/30:

  • Yoga – 3:15-4:15 in the gym
  • Cub Scout Bake Sale – 7pm, Lincoln Gym

Tuesday, 10/31:

  • Full Day of School – Halloween Parade and Class Parties!
  • Character Parade – 12:40pm, Franklin Playground

Wednesday, 11/1:

  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Fun Lunch – Pasta

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences – 8:30am-7:00pm, Kindergarten
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences – 3:40-7:00pm, 1st-4th

Thursday, 11/2:

  • No School
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences – 12:40-7:00pm, Kindergarten-4th

Friday, 11/3:

  • No School

BIG THANKS to the organizers and volunteers of the Pan-K Run/Walk and Breakfast!


Calling all volunteers!  The Lincoln Book Fair needs you! 

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The book fair is in the Lincoln Library, Tuesday 11/14 to Friday morning 11/17.

Please consider donating a few hours of your time to this important PTO fundraiser.  You can see the full schedule of opportunities on Sign Up Genius.

Do your shopping while volunteering during school hours!

Did you know that volunteers get to shop early?  Lincoln Staff and Book Fair Volunteers get first pick of all the wonderful offerings…Tuesday 8:00am to 3:10pm.

Questions? Contact Anne Powers akpowers5@gmail.com


Cub Scout Cake Bake

Monday October 30, 7:00 PM, Lincoln School Gym

Please join us as Pack 67 Scouts show off their cake decorating skills in our annual fundraising event.  Scouts, bake a cake and compete to win prizes! Friends and family members, support Pack 67 and take home a delightful homemade cake! Prizes will be awarded in several categories, including: Best Scouting, Best Sports, Best Camping, Best Halloween, and Funniest. All cakes will be available for sale in a silent auction during the event.

Stick around to watch the scout whose cake earns the highest bid smash a pie in Mr. Godfrey’s face!​


SAVE THE DATE! – Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s, Tuesday, 11/14 at 8:00pm

 

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SAVE THE DATE!!!! Tuesday, November 14th at 8:00pm is Lincoln School’s first bingo night at Hamburger Mary’s…and it’s bingo like you have never played before!!! ALL of the bingo proceeds benefit the Lincoln PTO, so mark you calendars and come out for a fun night. Please see attached flyer for more details.


Support our PTO with your Pre-Order of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway

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It’s the 12th book in the beloved Diary of a Wimpy Kid series!  We are accepting orders for this latest book by Jeff Kinney. Just $13.95 for a hardcover copy, no tax!  Order on the Web Store now. The book release date is Tuesday, November 7th.  Anderson Books will deliver all pre-orders on that date and books will be distributed to your child’s classroom. If the book is a surprise, email Anne Powers akpowers5@gmail.com and it can be picked up in the school office. All proceeds benefit Lincoln’s PTO and the LLC.

The deadline for pre-orders is Monday, October 30th at 7pm.


Registration is OPEN!  Play for Lot Tennis by Connect4Kids

Tennis will be taught by Mirka and Luka Bagos, professional coaches of Play For Lot, outside on the Franklin-side playground (weather permitting).  If it’s raining, tennis will meet in the gym.

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

Who & When:  

  • Grades 1&2 meet on THURSDAYS 3:15 to 4:00 pm on the following dates:  11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14
  • Grades 3&4 meet on TUESDAYS 3:15 to 4:00 pm on the following dates:  11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12

Each group is limited to 20 students. The cost is $80 for 5 lessons.

Questions?  Contact Annie Bergin Dwyer   “loolatopiafairy AT gmail.com


Country Representatives Needed for Lincoln International Festival

Lincoln’s Third Annual International Festival will take place on Sunday, February 25 from 1-4 pm. Are you from another country or do you have a special connection to another country? We would love to have you share this country with the students of Lincoln School! Students will travel through Lincoln on 2/25 and experience the wider world through crafts, dance, and other hands on activities. Help us make this day a success by sharing your passion for another country.

If interested, please fill out this Google form.


One Earth Young Filmmakers Workshops and Contest!

3d illustration of cinema clap and film reel, over white background Stock Illustration - 11413682

  1. Filmmaking Workshops taught by professionals for grades 3 to 8 in early December (Sundays, Dec. 3 and 10) at the River Forest Depot.  More details are at this link: http://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/workshops/ Sponsored by Green Community Connections and One Earth Film Festival, a local non-profit.
  2. Young Filmmakers Contest. Deadline is January 14, 2018. Kids are asked to make a 3 to 8 minute film (or minimum 45-second animation) about one of 6 sustainability topics: energy, food, transportation, waste, water, or open space and ecosystems. They should present a problem with their topic and also a solution(s). Prizes are $75 at the elementary level and $100 at the middle school level. Plus the winners get a matching gift to donate to the sustainability organization of their choice, and a world premiere of their film at the One Earth Film Festival in March 2018.  More details here: http://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/contest-details/

10/22 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Thanks so much for all the nice notes, gifts and messages in honor of Principal Appreciation Day last Friday. I especially loved reading all the notes from your kids. I feel extremely fortunate to work with your kids each day. I hope that I impact their lives as much as they impact and inspire mine!

I hope you had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. This weekend the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. marked my fourteenth 26.2 mile journey! I really appreciate those of you who  sent inspiring text messages and emails and even signed up to track me. I’ll be out of school tomorrow but will return on Tuesday to share my experience with your kids!  Here is a photo from the race to share with your kids:

Our annual Fall Parties are less than two weeks away. Don’t forget to return the attached form indicating your preference for where your child will change into their costume for our Fall Parties on Tuesday, October 31. Feel free to either return this as an e-mail attachment to me or print it off and return.

If you’ve not yet signed up for a Parent Teacher Conference time, you may use this link to do so.

Finally, mark your calendar for Friday, November 10 @ 9:00 and our 2017 Veterans Day Assembly. Please encourage any family/friends who are veterans to attend. More information about Veterans Day will be sent home this Friday.

As always thanks for your continued support of Lincoln. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for your kids/family. Have a great week. CG


Calendar

All Week:  Fall Food Drive

Monday, 10/23:

  • Yoga – 3:15-4:15 in the gym

Tuesday, 10/24:

  • 1st grade Books and Builders Club at lunch/recess
  • HEROBoys – 3:15-4:15 in the gym

Wednesday, 10/25:

  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Dine & Share at Lou Malnati’s – 11am – 11pm

Thursday, 10/26:

  • 2nd grade field trip to Naper Settlement

Friday, 10/27:

  • Wonder Writers – 7:30-8:15am in the multi-purpose room
  • Fun Lunch – Pizza

Saturday, 10/28:

  • Lincoln Pan-K 5K Run/Walk and Pancake Breakfast

Pan-K Run/Walk and Breakfast Is This Saturday!

Join in the 4th Annual running of the Lincoln Pan-K 5K Run/Walk. 2017 Pan-K Flyer  This fun-filled family event will take place throughout the beautiful streets of River Forest.  Your race registration includes a ‘Lincoln Rocks’ Water bottle, 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, sausage, fruit and juice or coffee.

Run, walk or just eat, it’s a super community event sponsored by the Lincoln Elementary PTO.

When: Saturday October 28th

  • Run/Walk report to registration desk at 7:30
  • Breakfast served 8:00-10:30

Where: Run/Walkers report to Franklin side of Lincoln Elementary. Pancake eaters report to the Lincoln gymnasium.

Why:  Why not?

Cost:

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

Please register and buy tickets in advance at Lincoln Webstore before it closes Friday Oct 27th at noon.  Same-day race registration will increase $5.  Breakfast tickets can be purchased the morning of the event for $5.

We need volunteers on the race route!!!  Help keep runners safe, on course, hydrated and energized. Just go to Signup Genius to sign up.

This is a nut-free menu. Menu items and ingredients have been made with equipment used to prepared food containing milk, eggs and tree nuts. Ingredient lists and labels will be provided.

Course information:

  • The 5K course starts at the Franklin playground, runs north on Franklin to east on Oak, then north on Monroe, to west on Thomas, to south on Keystone, to east on Oak to south on Park.  The finish line is at Park and Lake.
  • The Half K is a fun-filled short kids race that will take place on the block immediately surrounding Lincoln, prior to the start of the 5K.

Questions? Contact Steve Lefko or Cal Davis for more information.


Heartworks Annual Food Drive – This Week!

Heartworks is having their annual Food drive this week. All items will be donated to the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry. We are providing bags to each Lincoln family and are asking for non-perishable, unopened and un-expired food donations.  Bags will go home with your child tomorrow, 10/23.


Cub Scout Cake Bake

Monday October 30, 7:00 PM, Lincoln School Gym

Please join us as Pack 67 Scouts show off their cake decorating skills in our annual fundraising event.  Scouts, bake a cake and compete to win prizes! Friends and family members, support Pack 67 and take home a delightful homemade cake! Prizes will be awarded in several categories, including: Best Scouting, Best Sports, Best Camping, Best Halloween, and Funniest. All cakes will be available for sale in a silent auction during the event.

Stick around to watch the scout whose cake earns the highest bid smash a pie in Mr. Godfrey’s face!​


Dine and Share – Lou Malnati’s this Wednesday, 10/25!

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Check off lunch or dinner plans this Wednesday, October 25 and help raise money for the Lincoln PTO at the same time! Lou Malnati’s in Oak Park will give 20% of all pre-tax sales on dine-in, carry out and delivery orders (online orders are excluded) from 11a – 11p on the 25th! See attached flyer for more details. Simply print and bring in the flyer or mention the Lincoln Elementary fundraiser at the time of order! Thank you again for your continued PTO support!

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SAVE THE DATE!!!! Tuesday, November 14th at 8:00pm is Lincoln School’s first bingo night at Hamburger Mary’s…and it’s bingo like you have never played before!!! ALL of the bingo proceeds benefit the Lincoln PTO, so mark you calendars and come out for a fun night. Please see attached flyer for more details.


Support our PTO with your Pre-Order of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway

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It’s the 12th book in the beloved Diary of a Wimpy Kid series!  We are accepting orders for this latest book by Jeff Kinney. Just $13.95 for a hardcover copy, no tax!  Order on the Web Store now. The book release date is Tuesday, November 7th.  Anderson Books will deliver all pre-orders on that date and books will be distributed to your child’s classroom. If the book is a surprise, email Anne Powers akpowers5@gmail.com and it can be picked up in the school office. All proceeds benefit Lincoln’s PTO and the LLC.

The deadline for pre-orders is Monday, October 30th at 7pm.


Coming Soon: Play for Lot Tennis by Connect4Kids

Tennis will be taught by Mirka and Luka Bagos, professional coaches of Play For Lot, outside on the Franklin-side playground (weather permitting).  If it’s raining, tennis will meet in the gym.

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

Who & When:  

  • Grades 1&2 meet on THURSDAYS 3:15 to 4:00 pm on the following dates:  11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14
  • Grades 3&4 meet on TUESDAYS 3:15 to 4:00 pm on the following dates:  11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12

Registration will open next Sunday, 10/29. Each group is limited to 20 students. The cost is $80 for 5 lessons.

Questions?  Contact Annie Bergin Dwyer   “loolatopiafairy AT gmail.com


Country Representatives Needed for Lincoln International Festival

Lincoln’s Third Annual International Festival will take place on Sunday, February 25 from 1-4 pm. Are you from another country or do you have a special connection to another country? We would love to have you share this country with the students of Lincoln School! Students will travel through Lincoln on 2/25 and experience the wider world through crafts, dance, and other hands on activities. Help us make this day a success by sharing your passion for another country.

If interested, please fill out this Google form.


One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest

Creative students who love planet earth will want to participate in the One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest to win prizes, a matching gift, and a film premiere at Chicago’s One Earth Film Festival in March 2018.

Link to high resolution video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/nsYJE4PjNe4

Link to our contest details page which hosts the YouTube video: http://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/contest-details/