1/20 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you enjoyed the three day weekend. The extra day is always a welcome treat. Hopefully your family used the winter weather this weekend as an excuse to hunker down and have a low key weekend at home!

Please continue to spread the word about our upcoming 20-21 Kindergarten Information Night, scheduled for Thursday, February 6 at 6:30pm in the auditorium (flyer attached). This evening is geared toward families interested in learning more about Kindergarten in D90.

D90 is asking parents and guardians to participate in the 5Essential Survey. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will contribute to a better understanding of the conditions of our schools and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will also be kept entirely confidential and will not be connected to you or your child. To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin. This online survey can be accessed from a PC/laptop, smartphone, or tablet. If you have more than one child enrolled in a District 90 school, you may take one survey for each child regardless of the school.

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

Waste Free Wednesday Leaders: 01.15.20
First grade: Donnelly and Meyers,
Second grade: Mayer
Third grade: McCole
Fourth Grade: Bajo


Calendar

Monday, January 20:

    NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 21:

  • Books and Building Club (grade 1) – during lunch, library
  • Theater Club – 3:15 – 4:15, Auditorium
  • Volleyball: 3:10-4:15pm, Gym

Wednesday, January 22:

  • Wednesday Walking Club
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Game On Club – during lunch, STEM lab
  • Roald Dahl Book Club – 3:15 – 4, library
  • Winter Sports (Grades 3/4) – 3:15-4:15pm, gym

Thursday, January 23:

  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Coding and App Development Club, lunch, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Books and Building Club (grade 2) – during lunch, library
  • Recorder Club – 3:10-4:15pm, auditorium

Friday, January 24:

  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Fun Lunch – PIZZA
  • Volleyball – 3:10-4:15pm, gym
  • Fun Lunch late registration deadline – midnight!

Spring Fun Lunch – REGISTRATION ENDS THIS WEEK!

Spring Fun lunch registration will close for late registrations on 1/24 on the webstoreSpring Fun Lunch begins on 1/31. 

As a reminder, here is the 2019/2020 Fun Lunch menu.  You may choose 1, 2, 3 or all 4 meal options. The cost for each lunch averages $6.

  • Week 1: Extra large slice of cheese pizza
  • Week 2: Pasta Marinara OR Macaroni and Cheese
  • Week 3: Chicken Tenders OR Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  • Week 4: Hamburger OR Cheeseburger OR Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Questions? Please contact Ashley Bryce (ashleyfb92@yahoo.com) or Cathy O’Neill (cathy102976@yahoo.com).


A Very Important Message from your School Nurse

Please remember during cold and flu season to keep your child home if they are sick. If they have a fever they need to be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. If they are vomiting and/or have diarrhea, make sure it has been at least 24 hours since the last episode before returning to school. If your child has an excessively runny nose or cannot stop coughing, it may be a good idea to keep them home. This is to protect your child from catching something if their immune system is down, as well as to protect the other students and staff. Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone at Lincoln School healthy.

If you have any questions at all please contact our school nurse, Erin Godellas at godellase@district90.org or 708-366-7340 x 8034.


Chess Club – registration opens 1/20 at 5pm!

Chess ClubLooking to provide your child with a fun mental challenge? Join the Lincoln Chess Club this winter!

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY – Whether your child is a beginner or already familiar with chess, this centuries old game of strategy represents limitless opportunities to be creative, challenge and learn from others!

The Lincoln Chess Club will meet on the following Mondays from 3:15-4:00pm: 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, and 3/16.

Registration will open on the PTO Webstore Monday, 1/20 at 5pm. The class size will be capped at 20 children. Children should bring a water bottle and a nut free snack.


Kids Heart Challenge: REGISTER NOW!

Lincoln Elementary school is getting ready to kick-off KIDS HEART CHALLENGE! This service-learning program from the American Heart Association (formerly Jump Rope For Heart) teaches your student how to care for their hearts both physically and emotionally and teaches the importance of giving back by raising lifesaving donations to fight the nation’s #1 killer, heart disease!

We kicked off the KIDS HEART CHALLENGE at school today! We encourage you register with your student to take a challenge to stay healthy this year. The three challenges are:

  1. You can register for the Kids Heart Challenge and take the challenge using this link: http://www2.heart.org/goto/lincoln90
  2. During the kick-off we will talk with our students about the work the AHA does and challenge students to start living a healthy lifestyle with the help of our friends, the HEART HEROES!
  3. Meet the new Heart Heroes and learn their heart healthy messages here: Kids Heart Challenge – Heart Hero Characters Introduction

ANY student who takes the KIDS HEART CHALLENGE online will earn a FREE wristband to wear proudly! Once your student collects a donation (optional) they will start earning their own Heart Heroes and a backpack clip for them to hang on! ALL of our Heart Heroes (and the wristband!) will COME TO LIFE and share their heart healthy messages with your student! To bring characters to life you must use the FREE mobile app: Kids Heart Challenge

If that wasn’t exciting enough, we are offering a special incentive to students who start collecting donations early!

Students who collect $150 by Friday 1/24/2020 using their online fundraising page (or the KHC App!) will earn an exclusive Slow-Rising Heart Hero

Here are four easy steps to get your student’s online fundraising page set up and start collecting lifesaving donations:

1.Go to your school’s fundraising page: http://www2.heart.org/goto/lincoln90

2. Click on the Sign Up button
3. Create a username and password and then fill out the registration form to take the challenge
4. Share your personal fundraising link with friends and family right away.

AND/OR Download the FREE mobile app Kids Heart Challenge and register your student that way

Thank you for joining us as we challenge each other to keep our heart healthy and raise money for kids with special hearts.

Mr Augustine & Mrs McDermott


Calling all writers and creative thinkers!

Related imageYoung Authors 2020 is coming soon. See the attached flier for more information. Please feel free to contact Ms. Moriarty with any questions. moriartyp@district90.org.

Mark your calendars for March 13 for Lincoln’s biggest fundraiser of the year!

On March 13, all Lincoln school parents and friends are invited to ‘try their luck’ at Lincoln’s Annual Auction! This year’s event will take place on March 13 from 7 – 10 pm at Doc Ryan’s in Forest Park. We’ll have a silent and live auction chalked with fantastic experiences, items from local vendors, and memorable school activities with Principal Godfrey and our staff. All proceeds go to the PTO and benefit our school. Look for an invitation soon.
Also, we’re always looking for auction items to donate. If you have season tickets to professional or college sports, have a home in Michigan to lend, own a local business and would like to donate services, willing to host a fun party at your home, or offer any experience or items to our auction — Email Lauren Perlstein at lplungas@yahoo.com or Stephanie Kang at stephanie.kendall@gmail.com. All help is greatly appreciated.

1/12 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you kept safe and warm during the blast of winter over the weekend.  Hopefully, your first full week of 2020 was a good one.

Please continue to spread the word about our upcoming 20-21 Kindergarten Information Night, scheduled for Thursday, February 6 at 6:30pm in the auditorium (flyer attached). This evening is geared toward families interested in learning more about Kindergarten in D90.

D90 is asking parents and guardians to participate in the 5Essential Survey. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will contribute to a better understanding of the conditions of our schools and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will also be kept entirely confidential and will not be connected to you or your child. To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin. This online survey can be accessed from a PC/laptop, smartphone, or tablet. If you have more than one child enrolled in a District 90 school, you may take one survey for each child regardless of the school.

I look forward to celebrating the first Principal Birthday Lunch of 2020 on Thursday.

Finally, don’t forget there will be no school on Monday January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Therefore, the next Lincoln Log will be published on Monday, January 20.

As always, please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to better support your family.

Have a great week. CG

Waste Free Wednesday Leaders – 01.08.2020

1st – Donnelly
2nd – Mayer
3rd – McCole
4th – Gattis


Calendar

Monday, January 13:

  • Lincoln News Broadcast – during lunch, Mr. Cheney’s classroom
  • Chef Du Jour – during lunch, library
  • Lincoln News Crew – 3:15-4:15pm, STEM lab
  • Winter Yoga – 3:15-4:15pm, multipurpose room
  • Winter Sports (Grades 1/2) – 3:15-4:15pm, gym

Tuesday, January 14:

  • Books and Building Club (grade 1) – during lunch, library
  • Volleyball: 3:10-4:15pm, gym

Wednesday, January 15:

  • Wednesday Walking Club
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Game On Club – during lunch, STEM lab
  • Roald Dahl Book Club – during lunch, library
  • Winter Sports (Grades 3/4) – 3:15-4:15pm, gym

Thursday, January 16:

  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Principal Birthday Lunch
  • Books and Building Club (grade 2) – during lunch, library
  • Recorder Club – 3:10-4:15pm, auditorium

Friday, January 17:

  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Fun Lunch – burgers/grilled cheese
  • Volleyball – 3:10-4:15pm, gym
  • Fun Lunch registration deadline – midnight!

Spring Fun Lunch – registration NOW OPEN!

Spring Fun lunch registration is NOW OPEN on the webstoreFall Fun Lunch orders go through 1/24 and Spring Fun Lunch begins on 1/31. 

Spring Fun Lunch registration closes on 1/17 at midnight – after 1/17, a late fee applies.  Registration closes on 1/24 at midnight.  

As a reminder, here is the 2019/2020 Fun Lunch menu.  You may choose 1, 2, 3 or all 4 meal options. The cost for each lunch averages $6.

  • Week 1: Extra large slice of cheese pizza
  • Week 2: Pasta Marinara OR Macaroni and Cheese
  • Week 3: Chicken Tenders OR Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  • Week 4: Hamburger OR Cheeseburger OR Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Questions? Please contact Ashley Bryce (ashleyfb92@yahoo.com) or Cathy O’Neill (cathy102976@yahoo.com).


3rd & 4th Grade Coding Club & App Development – registration open!

image.pngWe will explore coding with a variety of apps including Hopscotch, Swift Playgrounds, and Blockly for Dash Robots. Students will also have a chance to develop their own prototype for an app in Keynote. Wednesdays during lunch with Mrs. Mares & Mrs. Clasky — please bring your iPad and a peanut free lunch.

Open to all 3rd/4th graders – even if they participated in the fall!  First session will begin 1/23. Maximum 20 students.  Register on the PTO webstore!


Chess Club – registration opens 1/19 at 5pm!

Chess ClubLooking to provide your child with a fun mental challenge? Join the Lincoln Chess Club this winter!

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY – Whether your child is a beginner or already familiar with chess, this centuries old game of strategy represents limitless opportunities to be creative, challenge and learn from others!

The Lincoln Chess Club will meet on the following Mondays from 3:15-4:00pm: 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, and 3/16.

Registration will open on the PTO Webstore Sunday, 1/19 at 5pm. The class size will be capped at 20 children. Children should bring a water bottle and a nut free snack.


Connect4Kids Local Yoga for Grades 1-4 – spots still available!

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

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

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

The program will provide children with an opportunity to foster greater self-awareness and improve their concentration and self-confidence. The team will introduce the children to the fundamentals of yoga and incorporate social-emotional themes. Registration is now open on the PTO Webstore!

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

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


4th Grade Roald Dahl Book Club – spots still available!

Come join Mrs. Brauweiler and have some fun with Roald Dahl books. His books are quirky, funny and sometimes just weird! The club will work like this: read one book each week, come together to talk about it, and then do a fun activity. On the seventh week, the club will culminate in a showing of a Roald Dahl movie. Please email Mrs. Brauweiler directly to sign up.

Details: Wednesdays: 3:15 – 4:00pm, January 8 – February 26. It’s ok if you missed January 8th.

Open to fourth graders/10 Student Max. Books will be supplied by Mrs. Brauweiler.


Calling all writers and creative thinkers!

Related imageYoung Authors 2020 is coming soon. See the attached flier for more information. Please feel free to contact Ms. Moriarty with any questions. moriartyp@district90.org.

Lincoln School’s Girls on the Run – register now!

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

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

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


Kindergarten Daisy Troop

Calling all Kindergarten Girls!  A new Girl Scout Daisy troop is forming for Kindergarten girls.  We will be earning badges, doing various activities and crafts and most importantly making new friends, creating memories and having fun.  An information meeting will be held Thursday, January 16th at 3:15 pm in room 112. Please contact Anna Cook to sign up, volunteer or for more details/questions you may have about the Girl Scouts at cook.anna@ymail.com. We hope you can join us.


OPRFHS – BOE to speak at the next RF Village Board Meeting

The next Village of River Forest Board meeting is being held at Village Hall at 7 pm on Monday, January 13th.  A member from the OPRF High School Board of Education is scheduled to speak about the strategic direction of our High School.  The agenda can be found here.

1/5 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Happy 2020! I hope you enjoyed the past two weeks and the holidays in the company of family and friends. Whether you were adventurous or just enjoyed the comforts of home, I hope that your 2020 is off to a great start. Despite my denial that the break is coming to a close, I’m very excited to welcome your kids back to school tomorrow! 

With the start of the new calendar year, also comes the “unofficial” launch into the planning of the next school year. Therefore, please spread the word about our upcoming 20-21 Kindergarten Information Night, scheduled for Thursday, February 6 at 6:30 in the auditorium (flyer attached). This evening is geared toward families interested in learning more about Kindergarten in D90. 

D90 is also asking parents and guardians to participate in the 5Essential Survey. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will contribute to a better understanding of the conditions of our schools and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will also be kept entirely confidential and will not be connected to you or your child. To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin. This online survey can be accessed from a PC/laptop, smartphone, or tablet. If you have more than one child enrolled in a District 90 school, you may take one survey for each child regardless of the school.

Again, welcome to 2020 and welcome back to Lincoln! I look forward to seeing you around in the coming weeks. As always, please reach out with anything more I can do to help you or your family! Cheers to a Fine Fine 2020! CG


Calendar

Monday, January 6:

  • Lincoln News Broadcast – during lunch, Mr. Cheney’s classroom
  • Chef Du Jour – during lunch, library

Tuesday, January 7:

  • PTO meeting – 8:45am, Lincoln conference room
  • Books and Building Club (grade 1) – during lunch, library
  • Theater Club: 3:10-4:15, auditorium
  • Volleyball: 3:10-4:15, gym

Wednesday, January 8:

  • Wednesday Walking Club
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Game On Club – during lunch, STEM lab
  • Roald Dahl Book Club – during lunch, library

Thursday, January 9:

  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Books and Building Club (grade 2) – during lunch, library
  • Recorder Club – 3:10-4:15, auditorium

Friday, January 10:

  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Fun Lunch – chicken tenders/grilled cheese
  • Heartworks – STEM Lab
  • Volleyball – 3:10-4:15, gym

Spring Fun Lunch – registration NOW OPEN 

Spring Fun lunch registration is NOW OPEN on the webstoreFall Fun Lunch orders go through 1/24 and Spring Fun Lunch begins on 1/31.  Spring Fun Lunch registration closes on 1/17.  

As a reminder, here is the 2019/2020 Fun Lunch menu.  You may choose 1, 2, 3 or all 4 meal options. The cost for each lunch averages $6.

  • Week 1: an extra large slice of cheese pizza
  • Week 2: Pasta Marinara OR Macaroni and Cheese
  • Week 3: Chicken Tenders OR Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  • Week 4: Hamburger OR Cheeseburger OR Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Questions? Please contact Ashley Bryce (ashleyfb92@yahoo.com) or Cathy O’Neill (cathy102976@yahoo.com).


Lincoln School’s Girls on the Run – register now!

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

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

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


Winter Sports – MONDAY IS FULL, Wednesday has openings

Looking for a way for the kids to run off some energy during the cold weather? Back by popular demand: winter sports camp by Legacy Sports. Kids will play games like Battleship, Dodge Ball and Keep Up the Yard, while learning sportsmanship, respect and teamwork.  The program is run by Legacy Sports and will take place in the gym. Registration is now open on the PTO Webstore!

$80. Spaces limited.  The sports camp is open to 1st/2nd grades on MONDAYS (FULL) and 3rd/4th on WEDNESDAYS (SPOTS REMAIN)

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

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


Connect4Kids Local Yoga for Grades 1-4 – spots still available!

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

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

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

The program will provide children with an opportunity to foster greater self-awareness and improve their concentration and self-confidence. The team will introduce the children to the fundamentals of yoga and incorporate social-emotional themes. Registration is now open on the PTO Webstore!

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

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


4th Grade Roald Dahl Book Club – spots still available!

Come join Mrs. Brauweiler and have some fun with Roald Dahl books.  His books are quirky, funny and sometimes just weird! The club will work like this:  read one book each week, come together to talk about it, and then do a fun activity. On the seventh week, the club will culminate in a showing of a Roald Dahl movie.  Register now on the PTO webstore!

Details: Wednesdays: 3:15 – 4:00pm, January 8 – February 26 (Jan 8th mtg is short – picking up books)

Open to fourth graders/10 Student Max.  Books will be supplied by Mrs. Brauweiler.

 


Calling all writers and creative thinkers!

Related imageYoung Authors 2020 is coming soon. See the attached flier for more information. Please feel free to contact Ms. Moriarty with any questions. moriartyp@district90.org.

Kindergarten Daisy Troop

Calling all Kindergarten Girls!  A new Girl Scout Daisy troop is forming for Kindergarten girls.  We will be earning badges, doing various activities and crafts and most importantly making new friends, creating memories and having fun.  An information meeting will be held Thursday, January 16th at 3:15 pm in room 112. Please contact Anna Cook to sign up, volunteer or for more details/questions you may have about the Girl Scouts at cook.anna@ymail.com. We hope you can join us.

 

12/15 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  As we enter the final five school days of 2019, I can’t decide who’s more excited for the break… the kids, teachers or principal!

As we prepare to flip the calendar to a new year and decade, we are presented with the opportunity to reflect upon the past year and optimistically look towards all the adventures to come in the next!

When I reflect upon 2019 at Lincoln School, a few things stand out to be most grateful for. First, and most importantly, our Fine Fine Kids. Every day, I am inspired by the character of our kids, their perseverance in school work, and the amazing spirit they add to the halls of Lincoln. Secondly, our school wouldn’t be what it is without all the incredible people who make Lincoln School run. From Ms. Kopriva, Ms. Godellas, Mr. Quincy and crew, teacher assistants and teachers, some of the best in the business arrive here each day to give their all for the betterment of this community. Finally, please never underestimate the role each of you play in supporting our Fine Fine School. The old saying “it takes a village” couldn’t apply more to the operation of our school. 2019 was another banner year for our Fine Fine School and I look forward to the adventures we will all share in 2020!

I look forward to seeing many of you this Friday, December 20 for our annual winter concerts. Please be sure to use the Franklin Entrance when arriving for the concerts.
1st – 9:45am
2nd – 10:30am
3rd – 1:00pm
4th – 1:45pm

*Also, please don’t forget dismissal will be at 2:30pm on Friday, December 20.*

Wednesday, December 18 will be the final day for Ms. Paulette, our crossing-guard at Park and Lake.  I’m sure she’d appreciate a quick smile, wave or any well wishes you have for her retirement.

Whether you are staying local or traveling near or far, I wish you and your family a safe and memorable holiday season full of wonderful new memories. And I hope during this holiday season, you too count Lincoln School and this Fine Fine Community among your many blessings.

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to better support your kids or your family. Happy Holidays from the Lincoln School family to each of yours.

See you in 2020! CG

Waste Free Lunch Leaders: 12.11.19: 1st grade – Donnelly; 2nd – Berg; 3rd – Ponzio & McCole tie; 4th – Bajo
Spirit Wear Winners 12.13.19: Ms. Tanglao and Ms. McCole

***Look for the next Lincoln Log on Sunday, January 5, 2020***


Calendar

Monday, December 16:

  • Lincoln News Broadcast – during lunch, Mr. Cheney’s classroom
  • Chef Du Jour – during lunch, library
  • Lincoln Newspaper Crew – 3:15 – 4:15pm, STEM lab
  • Fall Sports (grades 1/2) – 3:15-4:15pm, gym
  • Green 4 Good – 3:15-4:15pm, Ms. Suzuki’s classroom
  • Board of Education Meeting – 7pm, Roosevelt LLC

Tuesday, December 17:

  • Books and Building Club (grade 1) – during lunch, library
  • Theater Club: after school, auditorium

Wednesday, December 18:

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

Thursday, December 19:

  • Lincoln School Pajama Day for EVERYONE
  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Coding Club – during lunch, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Books and Building Club (grade 2) – during lunch, library

Friday, December 20:

  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • *Winter Concerts*
    • 1st – 9:45am
    • 2nd – 10:30am
    • 3rd – 1:00pm
    • 4th – 1:45pm
  • Fun Lunch – Mac/Cheese and Pasta
  • Early Dismissal – 2:30pm

Lincoln Science Expo – register now, closes on 12/20!

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


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

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

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

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


Winter Tennis – no longer offered

Unfortunately, tennis will not be offered this winter. Please disregard last weekend’s description. We apologize for any inconvenience and we hope to offer it again next year.


Winter Sports – registration is now open!

Looking for a way for the kids to run off some energy during the cold weather? Back by popular demand: winter sports camp by Legacy Sports. Kids will play games like Battleship, Dodge Ball and Keep Up the Yard, while learning sportsmanship, respect and teamwork.  The program is run by Legacy Sports and will take place in the gym. Registration is now open on the PTO Webstore!

$80. Spaces limited.  The sports camp is open to 1st/2nd grades on MONDAYS and 3rd/4th on WEDNESDAYS

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

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


Connect4Kids Local Yoga for Grades 1-4 – registration is now open!

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

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

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

The program will provide children with an opportunity to foster greater self-awareness and improve their concentration and self-confidence. The team will introduce the children to the fundamentals of yoga and incorporate social-emotional themes. Registration is now open on the PTO Webstore!

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

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


Volleyball Club – Winter Session registration is now open!

We are excited to be offering a NEW sports program for 3rd and 4th grade girls this school year. The Lincoln Eagles Volleyball Club will meet one time per week on Friday’s from 3:15-4:15pm. The girls will learn basic volleyball skills (serving, passing, setting and hitting). The max per session is 15 to ensure a lot of opportunity to scrimmage with limited substitutions.  Registration is now open on the PTO Webstore!

The curriculum will have a very strong focus on teamwork, sportsmanship and developing sound leadership skills on and off the court. The Volleyball Club will be coached by Ann Bath. Ann is a D90 parent, Girls on the Run Coach, RFYBS Coach and very passionate about the positive impact that team sports can have on kids. And, She LOVES volleyball and still plays to this day.

Attire: Kneepads (not provided), comfortable clothing and gym shoes
Details: $80 per session, SESSION 3 DATES – 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14. Maximum number of participants: 18

*No refunds on missed classes.*


Library Lowdown! – new club and more!

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4th Grade Roald Dahl Book Club – register now on the PTO webstore!

Come join Mrs. Brauweiler and have some fun with Roald Dahl books.  His books are quirky, funny and sometimes just weird! The club will work like this:  read one book each week, come together to talk about it, and then do a fun activity. On the seventh week, the club will culminate in a showing of a Roald Dahl movie.  Register now on the PTO webstore!

Details: Wednesdays: 3:15 – 4:00pm, January 8 – February 26 (Jan 8th mtg is short – picking up books)

Open to fourth graders/10 Student Max.  Books will be supplied by Mrs. Brauweiler.

Don’t forget about the Monarch and Bluestem books!

Winter break is a great time to catch up on some reading – especially the Monarch and Bluestem books. Students have until March 1st to finish the list and turn in their log. Lost your sheet? It’s attached! Your child has listened to some of the books in the library – feel free to mark these off your list.

K – We don’t eat our classmates, The Rabbit listened, Alfie, Her Right Foot
1st – Perfectly Norman, The Truth about Bears, Her Right foot
2nd – Crown, Little Red Fort, Malala’s Pencil, Her Right Foot

Please contact Mrs. Brauweiler with any questions.


Calling all writers and creative thinkers!

Related imageYoung Authors 2020 is coming soon. See the attached flier for more information. Please feel free to contact Ms. Moriarty with any questions. moriartyp@district90.org.

12/8 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spirit Winner 12.06.19Ms. Meyers 1st Grade

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


Calendar

Monday, December 9:

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

Tuesday, December 10:

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

Wednesday, December 11:

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

Thursday, December 12:

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

Friday, December 13:

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for contributing to this organization!


Lincoln Science Expo – register now!

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Winter Sports Registration Opens Sunday 12/15

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

$80. Spaces limited.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Volleyball Club – Winter Session registration opens 12/15!

We are excited to be offering a NEW sports program for 3rd and 4th grade girls this school year. The Lincoln Eagles Volleyball Club will meet one time per week on Friday’s from 3:15-4:15pm. The girls will learn basic volleyball skills (serving, passing, setting and hitting). The max per session is 15 to ensure a lot of opportunity to scrimmage with limited substitutions.  Registration opens on Sunday, 12/15 at 5pm on the PTO Webstore.

The curriculum will have a very strong focus on teamwork, sportsmanship and developing sound leadership skills on and off the court. The Volleyball Club will be coached by Ann Bath. Ann is a D90 parent, Girls on the Run Coach, RFYBS Coach and very passionate about the positive impact that team sports can have on kids. And, She LOVES volleyball and still plays to this day.

Attire: Kneepads (not provided), comfortable clothing and gym shoes
Fee: $80 per session

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

Max: 18

*No refunds on missed classes