5/19 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
I hope you had a great weekend. The sense of summer break is definitely in the air. However, these final seventeen days will be busy and full of excitement and learning.
While we are still winding down this school year, we are also heavily invested in the planning for the fall.  Registration is now officially open for the 2019-20 school year.  Please don’t forget to officially register your kids for the coming year.  Additionally, please encourage any new families that might be starting Kindergarten or 1st grade to please register ASAP!   As it stands today, our projections for grade level sections are as follows:
Kindergarten: 3 Sections 2 AM 1PM (Suzuki, Stasys)
1st Grade: 3 Sections (DonnellyNeilson, Meyers)
2nd Grade: 5 Sections (Jenkins, Klusak, Mayer, Rogers, Tanglao)
3rd Grade: 4 Sections (Briggs, Burns, Mares, McCole)
4th Grade: 4 Sections (BaiocchiBajo, Cheney, Gattis)

There is still time to participate in the Inclusiveness Advisory Board’s 2019 Inclusiveness Perception Survey. Please take about 5-7 minutes to share your experiences and perspectives about the degree to which District 90 fosters an environment of inclusion for students, staff, and families. The survey results will be exceptionally valuable as District 90 works to improve how we meet the needs of all stakeholders, particularly our students. The online survey is anonymous and confidential. To take the survey, please click on this link: Parent/Family Survey. The survey closes on May 20, 2019.

Please be sure to save the date for all of our annual last day of school festivities:

Finally, don’t forget Friday, May 24 is an 11:25am dismissal for students. Please be sure your kids are aware of their dismissal plans for this early release day. There will be NO PM Kindergarten on Friday, May 24. 
As always, thank you for your continued support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to support your family. Have a great week and enjoy the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. CG
Quote of the Week: “Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside.”

Calendar

Monday, May 20:

  • Green 4 Good – 3:10-4:15pm, Mrs. Sukuzi’s classroom

Tuesday, May 21:

  • Drumming Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • 4th Grade Field Trip to Greatworks
  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:30pm, gym
  • Theater Club – 3:10 – 5pm, auditorium
  • Theater Club Performance – 5pm, auditorium
  • Eat and Earn/Burger Moovement – 11am – 9:30pm

Wednesday, May 22:

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

Thursday, May 23:

  • Drumming Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • 1st Grade Field Trip Morton Arboretum
  • Fun Lunch – Chicken Tenders
  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:30pm, gym

Friday, May 24:

  • Maypole Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Early Dismissal – 11:25am, AM kindergarten attendance, NO PM attendance

***The next Lincoln Log will be published on Monday, May 27***


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

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

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

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


Burger Moovement dine & earn event – 5/21 from 11am – 9:30pm!

Please join us for the last dine & earn event of the year! Take care of lunch or dinner for the family and Lincoln PTO will receive 15% of all sales!  Please visit Burger Moovement on Tuesday, May 21st between 11am and 9:30pm to participate. Simply drop your receipt in the dedicated Lincoln PTO box for your meal to be counted towards the fundraiser. See flyer for further details. Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO.

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

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

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


Wonder Readers/Wonder Writers – final meetings!

Image result for book and pen imageWonder Readers will have its final meeting on Thursday, May 30, at 7:30am in Mrs. Mares classroom. Our last guest reader of the year will be there to share a favorite book.

Wonder Writers will have its final session on Friday, May 31, at 7:30am in the Multipurpose Room. Writers are invited to bring their parents as we share stories, poems, and works on nonfiction.


Image result for library booksPlease don’t forget, ALL library books are due no later than Tuesday, May 28.


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


Field Day – 6/12, volunteers needed!

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

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

Here is the schedule:

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

Crossing Guard Donations – volunteers needed!

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


Roosevelt School Supply Pre-Pack Sale – order by May 24!

Be ready for next year before the summer! Teacher-approved kits from SchoolKidz available for purchase NOW! Go to www.shopttkits.com  Enter account number 20848 in the red box.  Sale site will be open until May 24th.  Please note that RMS PTO will not be running a “school store” this year.  Questions? Contact Bridget Thomason at bmthomason@sbcglobal.net.


2019-20 registration – don’t delay!

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

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


Send in your Box Tops!

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

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

5/12 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Happy Mother’s Day to all the incredible Lincoln School Moms! I hope your day was full of love, smiles and time spent with your family! With only four Mondays remaining in the school year, things are busier than ever around Lincoln!

On Tuesday, we will celebrate School Nurses Day with a celebration of the one and only Mrs. Godellas. If you have a moment, please take some time to jot her a note of appreciation for all she does. She is truly the Best of the Best!

On behalf of everyone at Lincoln, thank you so much for all the love and kindness you bestowed upon our amazing staff last week for Staff Appreciation Week. All the simple acts of kindness mean so much to each of us. We are so grateful for your support.

This week we will officially complete our formal assessment window of the year with the administration of the NWEA MAP assessment to all 2nd -4th graders. Below is our testing schedule for the week.

It’s hard to believe our annual Field Day celebration is only a few weeks away. So you can begin planning for all the last day of school festivities, here is the schedule we will follow on Wednesday, June 12.

Finally, please take a moment to participate in the D90 Inclusivity Advisory Board survey. PARENT/FAMILY SURVEY LINK

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

Quote:  “When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.” ~William Arthur Ward


Calendar

***MAP TESTING – ALL WEEK 2nd – 4th Grade***

Monday, May 13:

  • Yoga – 3:10-4:15pm, Room 22D

Tuesday, May 14:

  • School Nurses Day
  • Drumming Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:30pm, gym
  • Theater Club – 3:10 – 4:30pm, auditorium
  • Jr. Band Concert – 7pm, Roosevelt

Wednesday, May 15:

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

Thursday, May 16:

  • Drumming Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:30pm, gym
  • Jr. Orchestra Concert – 7pm, Roosevelt

Friday, May 17:

  • Maypole Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Fun Lunch – Pasta

THANK YOU to volunteers!

Many thanks to Devin Howe, Mia Esposito, Debbie Kellogg, Alexis Agema and all the volunteers who made staff appreciation a success!  Also, thank you to Mrs. Brauweiler, Anne Powers, Sarah Donoho and all volunteers who made last week’s Scholastic book fair possible.


Commemorative video for 4th graders: pictures needed by May 15th

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

Photos can be submitted to a google drive via https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Br8wAPodrOwDK0IUThraRsnGsFNttUMu?usp=sharing or emailed to Lincoln4thgradeclass@gmail.com. We want to ensure that everyone is included so in the body of the email please include child’s name, grade / teacher at the time pic was taken. We cannot use pictures from non-school events, no matter how cute. New families to fourth grade – there’s still time to take pics!  Example: Zoo field trip, 1st grade. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PICTURES IS MAY 15!

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


4th Grade Band and Orchestra news

Band/Orchestra Rehearsal and Performances:  Monday, May 13 will be the final morning rehearsal of the year. The Jr. Band will be performing at Roosevelt on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:00 PM.  Jr. Orchestra will be performing at Roosevelt on Thursday, May 16 at 7:00 PM.

Students will continue to have lessons in school until the end of the year.

Students may still sign up for Summer Music lessons at https://district90.revtrak.net/Summer-Music-Lessons/#/list. Summer lesson schedules will be finalized the week of May 20th.


Burger Moovement dine & earn event – 5/21 from 11am – 9:30pm!

Please join us for the last dine & earn event of the year! Take care of lunch or dinner for the family and Lincoln PTO will receive 15% of all sales!  Please visit Burger Moovement on Tuesday, May 21st between 11am and 9:30pm to participate. Simply drop your receipt in the dedicated Lincoln PTO box for your meal to be counted towards the fundraiser. See flyer for further details. Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO.

Ice Cream Social & Yearbook Distribution

Friday, May 31  6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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

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


SchoolKidz Supply Kits – order NO LATER than May 17

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SchoolKidz supply kits are now available to order for the 2019-2020 School Year!   The Lincoln PTO sponsors a School Supply Kit process to simplify your life! You can order a school supply kit online and the kit will be delivered to your child’s classroom in August before school starts. Orders are online only and they are accepted only until May 17. The PTO does not buy extra kits, so if you miss the deadline, you will be unable to order the prepackaged kit. The supplier cannot accept late orders.  Please remember to buy a kit for NEXT YEAR’s Grade Level.

Order your kits at www.shopttkits.com, Lincoln Account Number: 20838  The DEADLINE for ordering kits is May 17.  Don’t Delay!


Roosevelt School Supply Pre-Pack Sale – order by May 24!

Be ready for next year before the summer! Teacher-approved kits from SchoolKidz available for purchase NOW! Go to www.shopttkits.com  Enter account number 20848 in the red box.  Sale site will be open until May 24th.  Please note that RMS PTO will not be running a “school store” this year.  Questions? Contact Bridget Thomason at bmthomason@sbcglobal.net.


2019-20 registration

Registration for the 2019-20 school year is now open. In order to improve our online registration process, District 90 is now partnering with the Ecollect/Accela School Adaptive Data Management System. Ecollect is a data collection system that resides within PowerSchool, which is the District’s student information management system. All District 90 registration forms are now embedded within the Ecollect system and will be accessible to you via the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Once you open your PowerSchool Parent Portal, all of the required registration forms will be available on the left-hand navigation bar. Don’t have a PowerSchool account? No problem! We have created two documents to help. These documents can be found on our website on our Registration page, and they will also be sent to you in a separate email from the district.


Send in your Box Tops!

Don’t forget to clip Box Top for Education coupons – each one is worth $.10 for Lincoln Elementary! Box Tops can be found on hundreds of products from brands like these: General Mills, Pillsbury(r), Betty Crocker(r), Ziploc(r), Kleenex(r), Hefty(r).

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

5/5 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Happy May! I hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed the sunshine after the wet gloomy weather last week.

This week is national Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week. It’s been said, “A teacher affects eternity; they can never tell where their influence stops.” At Lincoln, we are so fortunate to have such Fine Fine teachers and staff who arrive here each day with the common goal of making a positive impression on your child’s life and the entire community of River Forest. Please take a moment this week to send a note, email or phone call of appreciation to our teachers. The PTO has a wonderful week planned but there is no such thing as “too much,” appreciation for our teachers and staff!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to come out and celebrate our first Fine Arts Festival. What an amazing night it was! Infinite thanks to Mrs. Kozbur and Mrs. Halter for the countless hours spent preparing our kids and our school for this incredible event for our family! There is already buzz circulating for next year! Thank you for coming and supporting this event.

Registration for the 2019-20 school year is set to open May 8, 2019. In order to improve our online registration process, District 90 is now partnering with the Ecollect/Accela School Adaptive Data Management System. Ecollect is a data collection system that resides within PowerSchool, which is the District’s student information management system. All District 90 registration forms are now embedded within the Ecollect system and will be accessible to you via the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Once you open your PowerSchool Parent Portal, all of the required registration forms will be available on the left-hand navigation bar. Don’t have a PowerSchool account? No problem! We have created two documents to help. These documents can be found on our website on our Registration page, and they will also be sent to you in a separate email from the district.

Finally, I look forward to celebrating the May Lincoln birthdays at the May Principal Birthday Lunch on Thursday.

Thanks in advance for taking the time this week to celebrate our teachers and staff. Your continued support of our Fine Fine School is appreciated more than you know. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your family. Have a great week. CG

Quote of the Week: The best teachers show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see!”


Calendar

***Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week***

***Book Fair Week***

Monday, May 6:

  • PTO Meeting: 8:45am in the conference room
  • Yoga – 3:10-4:15pm, Room 22D

Tuesday, May 7:

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

Wednesday, May 8:

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

Thursday, May 9:

  • Drumming Practice: 7:30am, gym
  • Wonder Readers: 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • May Principal Birthday Lunch
  • Girls on the Run: 3:10-4:30pm, gym

Friday, May 10:

  • Maypole Practice: 7:30am, gym
  • Wonder Writers: 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Fun Lunch – Pizza

The Library Lowdown – Book Fair this week!

Lincoln will be hosting a Scholastic “Summer Reading” book fair the week of May 6th. This book fair is in conjunction with Mr. Schu’s (Scholastic Ambassador for School Libraries) visit with the second and third graders earlier this year. It will be a smaller book fair that focuses on paperback books for summer reading. The hours of the book fair are as follows (students with spending money can shop during recess):

 

Mon, May 6 — 11:30 – 12:25 and 3:15 – 4:00
Tue, May 7 — 8:00 – 8:15, 11:30 – 12:25 and 3:15 – 4:00
Wed, May 8– 8:00 – 8:15, 11:30 – 12:25 and 3:15 – 5:00
Thu, May 9 — 8:00 – 8:15, 11:30 – 12:25


Teacher Appreciation – THIS WEEK, volunteers needed!

We will be celebrating our wonderful teachers and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week. Our theme this year is “How Sweet It Is To Be Taught By You.” Below is a schedule of what the PTO has planned for all staff members. We need some volunteers to help us out so please sign up using this link.

 

  • Monday, May 6th – Coffee/Lemonade Cart and cookies
  • Tuesday, May 7th – Fruit/Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Wednesday, May 8th – Chair Massage
  • Thursday, May 9th – Gift Cards
  • Friday, May 10th – Lunch

Maypole/Drumming practices start this week – last chance to register, TONIGHT!

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This is your last chance for your son or daughter to participate in one of Lincoln School’s Field Day traditions. Our kids have excitedly been watching the “big kids” (aka – 4th graders) over the years entertain and kick off Field Day with Drumming and the Maypole Dance. Now it’s their turn to participate! Field Day is scheduled for the last day of school, June 12th. Your 4th grader can choose to participate in both Maypole Dance and/or Drumming. Register NOW on the PTO Webstore!    Drumming practice is Tuesdays/Thursdays at 7:30am in the gym.  Maypole practice is Wednesdays/Fridays at 7:30am in the gym. REGISTRATION CLOSES TONIGHT at midnight.
 

Commemorative Video for 4th Graders: Pictures Needed by May 15th
A video will be shown at the 4th grade breakfast on the morning of the last day of school, June 12th. The video will contain pictures of the 4th graders through their years at Lincoln School. So grab a box of tissues and scroll through your old photos. Please begin to gather a variety of photos of your child commemorating all of their years at Lincoln, grades K through 4. We suggest photos from school events, school concerts, class parties, field trips, PTO events, back to school pictures, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, other clubs, youth sports teams, pictures with good Lincoln buddies, etc.

Photos can be submitted to a google drive via https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Br8wAPodrOwDK0IUThraRsnGsFNttUMu?usp=sharing or emailed to Lincoln4thgradeclass@gmail.com. We want to ensure that everyone is included so in the body of the email please include child’s name, grade / teacher at the time pic was taken. We cannot use pictures from non-school events, no matter how cute. New families to fourth grade – there’s still time to take pics!  Example: Zoo field trip, 1st grade. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PICTURES IS MAY 15!

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


4th Grade Band and Orchestra News

Monday morning band and orchestra rehearsal is cancelled on May 6.  Monday, May 13 will be the final morning rehearsal of the year.  The Jr. Band will be performing at Roosevelt on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:00pm.  Jr. Orchestra will be performing at Roosevelt on Thursday, May 16 at 7:00 pm. Students will continue to have lessons in school until the end of the year.

Students may still sign up for Summer Music lessons at https://district90.revtrak.net/Summer-Music-Lessons/#/list. Summer lesson schedules will be finalized the week of May 20th.


Burger Moovement Dine & Earn Event – 5/21 from 11am – 9:30pm!

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Please join us for the last dine & earn event of the year! Take care of lunch or dinner for the family and Lincoln PTO will receive 15% of all sales!  Please visit Burger Moovement on Tuesday, May 21st between 11am and 9:30pm to participate. Simply drop your receipt in the dedicated Lincoln PTO box for your meal to be counted towards the fundraiser. See flyer for further details. Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO.

SchoolKidz Supply Kits – order NO LATER than May 17

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SchoolKidz supply kits are now available to order for the 2019-2020 School Year!   The Lincoln PTO sponsors a School Supply Kit process to simplify your life! You can order a school supply kit online and the kit will be delivered to your child’s classroom in August before school starts. Orders are online only and they are accepted only until May 17. The PTO does not buy extra kits, so if you miss the deadline, you will be unable to order the prepackaged kit. The supplier cannot accept late orders.  Please remember to buy a kit for NEXT YEAR’s Grade Level.

Order your kits at www.shopttkits.com, Lincoln Account Number: 20838  The DEADLINE for ordering kits is May 17.  Don’t Delay!


Roosevelt School Supply Pre-Pack Sale – order by May 24!

Be ready for next year before the summer! Teacher-approved kits from SchoolKidz available for purchase NOW! Go to www.shopttkits.com  Enter account number 20848 in the red box.  Sale site will be open until May 24th.  Please note that RMS PTO will not be running a “school store” this year.  Questions? Contact Bridget Thomason at bmthomason@sbcglobal.net.


Send in your Box Tops!

Don’t forget to clip Box Top for Education coupons – each one is worth $.10 for Lincoln Elementary! Box Tops can be found on hundreds of products from brands like these: General Mills, Pillsbury(r), Betty Crocker(r), Ziploc(r), Kleenex(r), Hefty(r).

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

4/28 Lincoln PTO Newsletter

Lincoln Families,
I hope you had a great weekend. It seems impossible to be entering the month of May this week! Many thanks for all the nice happy birthday messages last week, they made my day very special!

Many thanks to our Alexis Murphy and Renee Sichlau and the Green 4 Good Committee who spearheaded our incredible Earth Week observations last week. The weather was perfect for our Walking School Busses! In addition to walking to school, the Green 4 Good Committee read books in our classes, sponsored the Waste Free Lunch Challenge and the Joey FineRhyme assembly. Thanks to the efforts and support of this committee Lincoln continues to make progressive strides in practicing and educating our community on sustainability practices!

I hope you can join us for our first ever Fine Arts Festival at Lincoln on Thursday evening. We Mrs. Kozbur and Mrs. Halter have been working hard preparing our students and transforming our school into the Lincoln School Art Institute!

Lincoln School Fine Arts Festival
Thursday, May 2 6:30-8:00
Please join us for the first ever Lincoln School Fine Arts Festival. Stroll the Lincoln hallways and view the incredible artwork of our students or pop by the auditorium for some demonstrations of music from our 2nd and 4th graders. This is structured to be a very informal evening to visit our Fine Fine School and view the creations of our Fine Fine Students!

The Music demonstration times will be as follows in the auditorium:
6:45pm Jenkins/Mayer
7:00pm Tanglao/Rogers
7:15pm Bajo
7:25pm Cheney/Baiocchi
7:40pm Gattis

Over the weekend several Lincoln Eagles had their art work displayed at the annual West Suburban Consortium for Academic Excellence (WSCAE) Art Fair at the Cheney Mansion in Oak Part. Congratulations to:Stella Flynn, Kareena Patel, Orion Ocepek, Xavier Dubois , Sara Okasinski Gonzalez ,Maeve Bonadkar ,Adrien Dubois and Jack Murphy. These kids and the amazing Mrs. Kozbar represented Lincoln very well at this years event!

Finally, don’t forget the final day to offer input in the class placement process for 2019-20 is Friday May 3. Please see the attached letter for more information.

As always, thanks for all your support of our Fine Fine School! Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your family!I look forward to seeing you on Thursday evening! Have a great week.

CG
Quote of the Week: “Be mindful of how you treat people. Be mindful of how you hand things. Be mindful of your intentions. Be mindful!”


Calendar

Monday, April 29:

  • Yoga – 3:10-4:15pm, Room 22D

Tuesday, April 30:

  • Girls on the Run: 3:10-4:30pm, gym
  • Theater Club: 3:10 – 4:30

Wednesday, May 1:

  • Walking Club – 8am, Franklin playground
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Heartworks

Thursday, May 2:

  • Wonder Readers: 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Girls on the Run: 3:10-4:30pm, gym
  • FINE ARTS FESTIVAL: 6:30PM, auditorium

Friday, May 3:

  • Wonder Writers: 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Fun Lunch – sliders/toasted cheese sandwiches

Monday, May 6:

  • Last PTO Meeting of the Year

Week of May 7:

  • Maypole and drumming practices start

The Library Lowdown
Book Fair

Lincoln will be hosting a Scholastic “Summer Reading” book fair the week of May 6th. This book fair is in conjunction with Mr. Schu’s (Scholastic Ambassador for School Libraries) visit with the second and third graders earlier this year. It will be a smaller book fair that focuses on paperback books for summer reading. Students will receive a flyer next week detailing some of the books available. The hours of the book fair are as follows (students with spending money can shop during recess):

Mon, May 6 — 11:30 – 12:25 and 3:15 – 4:00
Tue, May 7 — 8:00 – 8:15, 11:30 – 12:25 and 3:15 – 4:00
Wed, May 8– 8:00 – 8:15, 11:30 – 12:25 and 3:15 – 5:00
Thu, May 9 — 8:00 – 8:15, 11:30 – 12:25

One School One Book

Please turn in your reading bookmark to enter into a family raffle.


Earth Week Wrap Up

To the Lincoln Family Community: For every day you walked instead of driving, for every waste-free lunch you packed, for every ounce of support and enthusiasm you passed on to Lincoln during Earth Week…THANK YOU!

We especially want to thank those of you who led Walking School Buses: Hui Kang, Vickie Freund, Courtney Fohrman, Ashley Brice, Cathleen Buckley, Katie Cook, Betsy Kvam, Margaret Dorn, Carla Heffner, Charlene McClendon and Tim Kinsella.

And those of you who were essential to the Waste-Free Lunch Challenge (see results below!): Ashley Brice, Cathleen Buckley, Katie Iammartino, Sarah Hicks, Vickie Freund, and Temeka Magett.

And those of you who signed up to be Earth Week Classroom Readers: Katie Bevan, Katie Iammartino, Amy Prestes, and Karen Stierwalt.

Earth Week would not have been such a great success without all of you!

Again, our sincere thanks,
Alexis Murphy and Renee Sichlau
Co-Chairs, Lincoln Green4Good

Waste-Free Lunch Challenge Winners

1st & 2nd Graders triumphed again! Over 3 days, 64% of their lunches were waste-free with a remarkable high of 73% last Wednesday. 3rd & 4th Graders did great, too, with 60% waste-free over 3 days and a high of 68% last Wednesday.


SchoolKidz Supply Kits – order NO LATER than May 17

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SchoolKidz supply kits are now available to order for the 2019-2020 School Year!   The Lincoln PTO sponsors a School Supply Kit process to simplify your life! You can order a school supply kit online and the kit will be delivered to your child’s classroom in August before school starts. Orders are online only and they are accepted only until May 17. The PTO does not buy extra kits, so if you miss the deadline, you will be unable to order the prepackaged kit. The supplier cannot accept late orders.  Please remember to buy a kit for NEXT YEAR’s Grade Level.

Order your kits at www.shopttkits.com, Lincoln Account Number: 20838  The DEADLINE for ordering kits is May 17.  Don’t Delay!


Roosevelt School Supply Pre-Pack Sale

Be ready for next year before the summer! Teacher-approved kits from SchoolKidz available for purchase NOW!

Go to www.shopttkits.com  Enter account number 20848 in the red box.  Sale site will be open until May 24th.

Please note that RMS PTO will not be running a “school store” this year.

Questions? Contact Bridget Thomason at bmthomason@sbcglobal.net.


Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up!

We will be celebrating our wonderful teachers and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week. Our theme this year is “How Sweet It Is To Be Taught By You.” Below is a schedule of what the PTO has planned for all staff members. We need some volunteers to help us out so please sign up using this link.

 

  • Monday, May 6th – Coffee/Lemonade Cart and cookies
  • Tuesday, May 7th – Fruit/Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Wednesday, May 8th – Chair Massage
  • Thursday, May 9th – Amazon Gift Card
  • Friday, May 10th – Lunch

Parents of Fourth Graders – drumming and maypole registration is now open!

Image result for field dayPlease Don’t Forget to Pay 4th Grade Activities Fee
Please click here to pay your $25 4th Grade Activity Fee. This money goes toward the t-shirt that your 4th grader will wear during Field Day and the cost of the 4th grade breakfast celebration on the last day of school. If you are unsure if you have already paid, please click here and log in to review your order history on the PTO webstore.
Any questions? Contact Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) or Ginger Timchak (gingertimchak@gmail.com).

Join in 4th Grade Field Day Activities
Would your son or daughter like to participate in one of Lincoln School’s Field Day traditions? Our kids have excitedly been watching the “big kids” (aka – 4th graders) over the years entertain and kick off Field Day with Drumming and the Maypole Dance. Now it’s their turn to participate! Field Day is currently scheduled for the last day of school, June 12th. Your 4th grader can choose to participate in the Maypole Dance and/or Drumming. Register NOW on the PTO Webstore!  Drumming practice is Tuesdays/Thursdays at 7:30am in the gym.  Maypole practice is Wednesdays/Fridays at 7:30am in the gym. REGISTRATION CLOSES SUNDAY, MAY 5.

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

Photos can be submitted to a google drive via https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Br8wAPodrOwDK0IUThraRsnGsFNttUMu?usp=sharing or emailed to Lincoln4thgradeclass@gmail.com. We want to ensure that everyone is included so in the body of the email please include child’s name, grade / teacher at the time pic was taken. We cannot use pictures from non-school events, no matter how cute. New families to fourth grade – there’s still time to take pics!  Example: Zoo field trip, 1st grade. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PICTURES IS MAY 15,

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


Anxiety is Real!

PTO Parent Enrichment Seminar with Kyla Gilmore, LCPC, BC-DMT
Wednesday, May 1, 7:00 pm
Roosevelt Middle School Auditorium
Kyla has worked at Riveredge Hospital for the last 10 years, where she is a Weekend Administrator and Coordinator of the Creative Arts Therapy Department. Riveredge Hospital is a behavioral health facility, caring for children through geriatrics patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Kyla has held her License as a Clinical Professional Counselor since 2010. She has several years of private practice experience in Oak Park, IL and has extensive workshop and training experience in Service Excellence, Trauma Informed Care, Trauma Stewardship, Multicultural Competence and Dance/Movement therapy.

Anxiety is a human phenomenon we all experience. Learn cues to identify why anxiety has become problematic. In this workshop parents will learn basic neurobiology principals about how anxiety impacts us all. Practical skills will be taught to provide attendees with knowledge and effective strategies for managing anxiety.

4/21 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you enjoyed the long weekend and the opportunity to relax or gather with friends and family. It’s hard to believe there are only seven Mondays remaining in this school year. It will be a busy march to the finish line, so be sure to read carefully so you don’t miss out on anything.

Please join us this week in celebrating the three ladies who truly make Lincoln School run. Happy Administrative Assistants Day to Mrs. Dwyer, Mrs. Brennan and of course our Wonder Woman, Mrs. Kopriva.  Lincoln School would not be the Fine Fine School that it is without Amy, Anna and Maribeth pouring their heart and soul into caring for our kids, teachers and community!

This week Lincoln will be celebrating Earth Week. The forecast looks a little wet, but hopefully Mother Nature will cooperate for our Walking School Busses this week. Read more below about the Waste Free Lunch challenge and the other fun events the the Green 4 Good Committee has planned.

Don’t forget to save the date:

Lincoln School Fine Arts Festival
Thursday, May 2 6:30-8:00
Please join us for the first ever Lincoln School Fine Arts Festival. Stroll the Lincoln hallways and view the incredible artwork of our students or pop by the auditorium for some demonstrations of music from our 2nd and 4th graders. This is structured to be a very informal evening to visit our Fine Fine School and view the creations of our Fine Fine Students! 

Many thanks to Connect 4 Kids and all the volunteers who came in to help provide the extra movement breaks for our 3rd and 4th grade kids over the past two weeks of IAR testing. I know our kids and teachers are glad to have this behind us.

We are nearing the final chapters of our One Book One School… don’t forget to send in the selfies of your kids or family reading “The Mouse and the Motorcycle.”  This weeks readings are:

  • Monday, April 22 – Chapter 10-11
  • Wednesday, April 24 – Chapter 12
  • Friday, April 26 – Chapter 13

Finally, don’t forget that Friday, April 26 is an 11:25 early release for our kids. There will be no AM Kindergarten attendance. PM Kindergarten students will attend the morning session.

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

Quote of the Week: “The environment is where we all meet, where we all have mutual interest. It is the one thing we all share.” ~ Lady Bird Johnson


Calendar

***All Week: EARTH WEEK***

Monday, April 22:

  • Yoga – 3:10-4:15pm, Room 22D

Tuesday, April 23:

  • Girls on the Run: 3:10-4:30pm, gym
  • PM Kindergarten (Suzuki) field trip – Little Bits Workshop

Wednesday, April 24:

  • Earth Week Spirit Day – wear green!
  • Walking Club – 8am, Franklin playground
  • Administrative Assistants Day
  • AM Kindergarten (Suzuki) field trip – Little Bits Workshop
  • Waste Free Wednesday

Thursday, April 25:

  • Wonder Readers: 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • AM Kindergarten (Stasys) field trip – Little Bits Workshop
  • Fun Lunch – chicken tenders
  • Girls on the Run: 3:10-4:30pm, gym

Friday, April 26:

  • Wonder Writers: 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Early Release – 11:25am
  • No AM Kindergarten; PM Kindergarten attends AM session (11:05 release)

 Celebrate EARTH WEEK at Lincoln, April 22-26!

Slow the Flow of Air Pollution and WALK TO SCHOOL  

Leave the car in the driveway and walk or ride bikes to school all week.

Walking School Buses will depart at 7:50 from:

  • Keystone and Washington
  • Franklin and Washington
  • Ashland and Oak
  • Thatcher and Oak

Students who walk will receive Lincoln’s special “ribbon” each day!

Slow the Flow of Landfill Pollution with the ANNUAL WASTE-FREE LUNCH CHALLENGE!  ​  

Who will win bragging rights this year?  The reigning champion 1st and 2nd graders take on 3rd and 4th graders to see who can tally the most waste-free lunches.  Examples of landfill waste that DO NOT BELONG in a Waste-Free Lunch:  ziploc bags, chip bags, yogurt lids, plastic utensils, cheese wrappers, cereal bar wrappers, juice boxes, straws…  Questions?  Ask your student or ask us!

How Green Can You Be (Literally)?  Show your Lincoln Earth Week Spirit by WEARING GREEN ON WEDNESDAY!  

questions?  email us!  Alexis Murphy (alexis_murphy@hotmail.com) or Renee Sichlau (rsichlau@hotmail.com)


Wednesday Walking Club

Join us Wednesdays from 8 – 8:15am. We are walking towards a goal of 300 miles to ‘Get Ms. Kopriva to her Wisconsin home for the summer!’ We have already walked 53 miles!

Meet us on the Franklin side playground for a walk around the ball field. This is a great way to start the day, say hello to friends and wake up our bodies for a great day of learning. All are welcome. (This includes friends, parents, grandparents, siblings of all ages!)  If it is rainy, there is no walking club that day.

We still need a few volunteers to sign up. If you are able, please consider helping out for this short commitment.  You can commit to one Wednesday morning or more, whatever works for your schedule. See details on Sign Up Genius.  See you on Wednesday!


A big THANK YOU!

Thank you to all who donated to the Heartworks Food Drive.  Also, many thanks to Connect 4 Kids and the volunteers who provided extra recess to 3rd and 4th graders during IAR testing.


Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up!

We will be celebrating our wonderful teachers and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week. Our theme this year is “How Sweet It Is To Be Taught By You.” Below is a schedule of what the PTO has planned for all staff members. We need some volunteers to help us out so please sign up using this link.

 

  • Monday, May 6th – Coffee/Lemonade Cart and cookies
  • Tuesday, May 7th – Fruit/Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Wednesday, May 8th – Chair Massage
  • Thursday, May 9th – Amazon Gift Card
  • Friday, May 10th – Lunch

Parents of Fourth Graders – drumming and maypole registration is now open!

Image result for field dayPlease Don’t Forget to Pay 4th Grade Activities Fee
Please click here to pay your $25 4th Grade Activity Fee. This money goes toward the t-shirt that your 4th grader will wear during Field Day and the cost of the 4th grade breakfast celebration on the last day of school. If you are unsure if you have already paid, please click here and log in to review your order history on the PTO webstore.
Any questions? Contact Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) or Ginger Timchak (gingertimchak@gmail.com).

Join in 4th Grade Field Day Activities
Would your son or daughter like to participate in one of Lincoln School’s Field Day traditions? Our kids have excitedly been watching the “big kids” (aka – 4th graders) over the years entertain and kick off Field Day with Drumming and the Maypole Dance. Now it’s their turn to participate! Field Day is currently scheduled for the last day of school, June 12th. Your 4th grader can choose to participate in the Maypole Dance and/or Drumming. Register NOW on the PTO Webstore!  Drumming practice is Tuesdays/Thursdays at 7:30am in the gym.  Maypole practice is Wednesdays/Fridays at 7:30am in the gym.

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

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

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


Join the 2019-2020 PTO Team – committees need you!

We still need volunteers for the 2019/2020 PTO …please consider signing up!  The mission of the PTO is to support and enhance the education of the children at Lincoln School…But without input, ideas and support from the families at Lincoln, fulfilling this mission is not possible.  There is a lot YOU can do for the PTO and for Lincoln School whether you are a working parent or a stay at home parent. Here are some areas we are still looking for committee members.  Please reach out to Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) or Ginger Timchak (gingertimchak@gmail.com) if you are interested in helping. Thanks!!!

  • YEARBOOK
  • CONNECT 4 KIDS
  • WEBSTORE
  • GREEN4GOOD

Fine Arts Festival – Thursday, May 2 from 6:30-8pm!

Image result for fine artsCome by Lincoln to view the incredible art work of ALL of our kids as well as various musical performances throughout the evening. More details are forthcoming.

 


SchoolKidz Supply Kits – order NO LATER than May 17

Image result for school supply images

SchoolKidz supply kits are now available to order for the 2019-2020 School Year!   The Lincoln PTO sponsors a School Supply Kit process to simplify your life! You can order a school supply kit online and the kit will be delivered to your child’s classroom in August before school starts. Orders are online only and they are accepted only until May 17. The PTO does not buy extra kits, so if you miss the deadline, you will be unable to order the prepackaged kit. The supplier cannot accept late orders.  Please remember to buy a kit for NEXT YEAR’s Grade Level.

Order your kits at www.shopttkits.com, Lincoln Account Number: 20838  The DEADLINE for ordering kits is May 17.  Don’t Delay!


Roosevelt School Supply Pre-Pack Sale

Be ready for next year before the summer! Teacher-approved kits from SchoolKidz available for purchase NOW!

Go to www.shopttkits.com  Enter account number 20848 in the red box.  Sale site will be open until May 24th.

Please note that RMS PTO will not be running a “school store” this year.

Questions? Contact Bridget Thomason at bmthomason@sbcglobal.net.


One Earth Young Filmmakers Showing – Saturday, 4/27 at 2pm!

Image result for movie imagesYou are invited to a special screening of 10 short, honorable mention films from the One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the River Forest Library, 735 Lathrop.
“What a Waste” (8 min.) by Lincoln School 3rd grader Lily Kleps will be one of the featured films.
We had a total of 19 winning films for the Young Filmmakers Contest and so were not able to screen all of them at the Gene Siskel Center on March 2. This follow up event will showcase many local winners and there will be “action partners” available to help viewers consider how to follow up afterwards.  Check out the flyer and press release!