1/18 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope this message finds you well and that you enjoyed the extra day this weekend. After a busy first week of school in 2021, I hope you found the time to rejuvenate prior to the upcoming week. It will definitely be a week of new beginnings for all of us. Welcoming kids back to school combined with the historic inauguration of a new President and Vice President, gives me great optimism and hope for our collective journey through the rest of the school year. Cheers to new beginnings! 

As we prepare to welcome kids back for the first days of 2021, please remember the following:

  • Masks: All students and staff are required to wear a face mask while in school. Please remember that neck gaiters are not recognized in D90 as an acceptable face mask.
  • Self Screening: Each day, it is expected that families will self-certify that each child is free of all Covid-19 symptoms prior to arriving at school. Self certification is completed by logging into PowerSchool and following the District 90 Daily Self Certification Instructions. Families should then affix an “I was screened for Covid-19”, sticker to the outer layer of their child’s clothing prior to arriving at school. *Additional stickers will be sent home with students.* 
  • Arrival/Dismissal: Please remember to arrive your assigned school entrance no earlier than 8:15am. Students will be dismissed at 12:30pm through the same door they enter each morning. 
  • Travel and Quarantine: All families and staff are expected to honor the District 90 guidelines for travel and quarantine. By respecting and following these guidelines, we keep our kids and staff safe. 
  • Lincoln Blended Learning Handbook: Please be sure to review the Lincoln Blended Learning handbook. This resource addresses many FAQs, including entrance/exit of school, snacks, schedules and much more. 
  • PE: Please make special note of your child’s PE day. PE will take place outdoors when possible, so please be sure to send your child with appropriate PE shoes. 

Although it’s still several weeks away, please know that due to ongoing safety protocols related to Covid-19, we will not be permitting students to exchange valentines with their classmates. However, teachers will autonomously implement creative ways to safely celebrate Valentine’s Day with their students. Thanks for your support and understanding. 

Finally, due to some schedule issues, we rescheduled the January Principal Birthday Lunch for this coming Thursday, January 21 at 1:00pm. Below is the link: January Principal Birthday Lunch

We are excited for the kick off of Blended Learning  in 2021. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more we can do to support your family. Thank you for your ongoing support of our Fine Fine School.

Have a wonderful week. CG


Calendar

Tuesday, 1/19: 

  • Blended Learning resumes
  • 7pm – D90 Board of Education Meeting

Thursday, 1/21:

  • 1pm – January Principal Birthday Lunch

Friday, 1/22: 

  • Lincoln School Spirit Day

Lincoln Science Expo – videos due tomorrow at 8pm!

All Science Expo videos are due on Tuesday, January 19th by 8pm. Also, we are seeking parent volunteers as Zoom Breakout Room video hosts  – please email Lincolnrfptopresident@gmail.com.

Click here for more information!


2021-22 Kindergarten Registration

Do you know of any kids in our area who will turn 5 prior to September 1, 2021? Lincoln will be hosting a Live Virtual Kindergarten Orientation on Thursday, February 4th at 6:30pm. Please see the flier for more information and share broadly!


Young Authors

Lincoln students have the opportunity to become the next Mo Willems or JK Rowling!  Young Authors is open to students in grades 1st – 8th.  Students can write an original piece (cannot be a school assignment) about anything they choose.  Writing pieces need to be bound and turned in to Mrs. Brauweiler by February 10th.  Attached is a flyer with more details. Some open Zoom meetings will be scheduled to check in with students.  We will have some type of school celebration later in the spring to recognize our authors.  Contact Mrs. Brauweiler if you have any questions.


SEL – winter resources

Revamping Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom - edWeb

Social Emotional Wellness is now more important than ever, check out these Winter Break resources from our Social Work Team, Ms. Payton and Ms. Yelnik.


Technology support

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

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

1/10 Lincoln LOG

Lincoln Families, 

Happy 2021! I hope that you and your family had a wonderful and safe Winter Break and that you are rejuvenated and ready to usher in the second half of the school year. 

With fresh optimism of New Year’s resolutions and hope for the year to come still in the air,  this past week we were reminded that simply flipping the calendar to a new year does not erase the many challenges we continue to face as a country and community. It’s challenging enough for us as adults to witness, comprehend and discuss events like those that unfolded in our nation’s capital this past week, yet even more complex and important is our ability and charge to guide our kids through these uncertain times. While there are no easy answers, below are two resources you might find useful in framing conversations with your kids. As a staff, last Friday we participated in a very timely professional development focused on Trauma Informed School Practice. Like all of our work, it will take the combined efforts of school and home to support our kids through these challenging times. 

NPR’s “What to Say to Kids When the News is Scary

National Assoc. of School Psychologists – Talking to Children about Violence: Tips for Parents and Educators 

Next week we celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King and also witness the historical inauguration of a new President and our first female Vice President. As we all look with optimism to brighter days ahead, I harness hope in the famous works of the late Dr. King. 

“Darkness can not drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate can not drive out hate, only love can do that.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

All of that said, we are excited to welcome your kids back to Lincoln and learning tomorrow. Don’t forget this week we will commence learning remotely for the dates of January 11-15. Blended Learning will resume on Tuesday, January 19. Any family needing to pick up instructional supplies can do so in the Park Avenue lobby this week. 

Please don’t forget tomorrow is the deadline for families to select the instructional format that best meets your family’s needs for the dates of January 19- March 26.  Please complete the brief Google Form for your child(ren) by clicking this link: Selecting Instructional Format-3Q. Families can also select the full remote option by completing and submitting the opt-in form to Josephine Ribaudo at ribaudoj@district90.org no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, January 11, 2021, if preferred. The full remote learning opt-in form can be downloaded by clicking this link: Full Remote Opt-in Form . Please direct any questions regarding the instructional models to Dr. Alison Hawley, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, at hawleya@district90.org. I’m also available to address any other questions you might have. 

Beginning this week all Elementary teachers in D90 will begin administering Winter Benchmark assessments to students. We will begin this week with the administration of the Fountas and Pinnell Reading assessment to all 1st -4th grade students. The data gathered from these assessments will provide teachers with insightful information that will guide lesson planning and differentiation of instruction. To accomplish this task virtually, grade levels will be assigning students asynchronous learning activities on their particular assessment day. On these days, students will be provided a personalized schedule to meet with their classroom teachers or a member of the Lincoln assessment team for assessment. In addition to their asynchronous learning activities, students will also attend their scheduled special area classes for that particular day. Below are the assessment days for each grade level at Lincoln:

1st Grade – Thurs. Jan, 14

2nd Grade -Tues. Jan 12  Jenkins/McKenna, Wed. Jan 13 Kruger, Thurs. Jan 14 Berg

3rd Grade – Thurs. Jan. 14

4th Grade – Wed. Jan. 13

While it doesn’t seem possible, this is also the time of year that we begin planning for the next school year. One important element of that process is Kindergarten Orientation and Registration. Therefore, if you have a student that will be eligible for Kindergarten in the Fall of 2021 (will be 5 years of age on or before September 1) please mark your calendar for our annual Kindergarten Orientation scheduled for Thursday evening February 4. More details will be forthcoming.

I’m excited to celebrate all January birthdays at Thursday’s Principal Birthday Lunch. If your child missed a previous Birthday Lunch, they are also welcome to attend. I will send the links in Seesaw along with Thursday’s Mr. Godfrey’s Morning Message. 

Finally don’t forget that Friday is a 1/2 day for student attendance. Instruction will conclude at 12:00. Additionally, there will be no AM Kindergarten on Friday. PM students will attend during the AM. There will be no school on Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. 

Welcome to 2021 at Lincoln, as always, please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to better support your family. Thanks for all of your support of Lincoln. Have a wonderful week and Happy New Year. ~ CG


Calendar

REMOTE LEARNING FROM 9am-3pm FOR ALL THIS WEEK

Monday, 1/11: back to school – REMOTELY

Tuesday, 1/12: 2nd Grade (Jenkins/McKenna) Winter Benchmark Assessments

Wednesday, 1/13:

9:30am PTO Meeting

2nd Grade (Kruger) Winter Benchmark Assessments

4th Grade (all) Winter Benchmark Assessments

Thursday, 1/14:

December/January Principal Birthday Lunch (zoom links will be sent via SeeSaw)

1st Grade (all) Winter Benchmark Assessment

2nd Grade (Berg) Winter Benchmark Assessment

3rd Grade (all) Winter Benchmark Assessment

Friday, 1/15: 12:00 Dismissal for grades 1-4. No AM kindergarten classes. PM kindergarten attends in the morning.

Monday, 1/18 – NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King Day

*** Next Lincoln Log – Monday, January 18 ***


Lincoln Science Expo – register now, closes on Jan 17th!

Calling inquisitive minds and budding scientists! The Lincoln Junior Scientist Expo will be held virtually on Thursday, January 28th and is open to all Lincoln K-4th graders.  Student-created, 2-minute videos will be available for viewing by parents, students and staff online (platform TBD). Sign up now through the PTO Webstore, registration will close on Tuesday, 1/17 at midnight.

We are also seeking parent volunteers as Zoom Breakout Room video hosts  – please email Lincolnrfptopresident@gmail.com.

Click here for more information!


Young Authors

Lincoln students have the opportunity to become the next Mo Willems or JK Rowling!  Young Authors is open to students in grades 1st – 8th.  Students can write an original piece (cannot be a school assignment) about anything they choose.  Writing pieces need to be bound and turned in to Mrs. Brauweiler by February 10thAttached is a flyer with more details. Some open Zoom meetings will be scheduled to check in with students.  We will have some type of school celebration later in the spring to recognize our authors.  Contact Mrs. Brauweiler if you have any questions.


SEL – winter resources

Revamping Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom - edWeb

Social Emotional Wellness is now more important than ever, check out these Winter Break resources from our Social Work Team, Ms. Payton and Ms. Yelnik.


PIMA Lou Malnati’s Fundraiser

Tuesday, January 12 is the Roosevelt Middle School PIMA fundraiser. Raise a slice for a good cause!


Technology support

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

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


12/20 Lincoln log

Lincoln Families, 

I hope you had a great weekend and are rested for the final days of school in 2020! In just eleven days, we will flip the calendar to 2021. Like many of you, I am eager to see what adventures await in the new year. While most of us will look back on 2020 as a year we’d rather forget, let’s not be dismissive of the challenges we endured, lessons we’ve learned and the journey we’ve been on together these past twelve months. We’ve learned how to be together – far apart, we’ve learned to smile with our eyes in lieu of our mouth, we’ve missed vacations, but learned that we don’t have to travel far away to create lasting memories. We’ve reinvented alternative ways to do virtually anything, we’ve united against social injustices that have plagued us for years, been reminded that kindness is free, and that what unites us is always greater than what divides us. Oh yeah…. we also learned a little something about e-learning! 🙂 While many of the obstacles from 2020 will still exist into the new year, I am eager for January 2021, but let’s not forget to take the good stuff from 2020 with us. If we collectively harness all that goodness, then I have every confidence that together we will make 2021 a bright and memorable sequel to 2020.

Don’t forget – this Wednesday, school dismisses for all elementary kids at 12:30pm. Most specifically, please note there will be no AM Kindergarten on Wednesday. Instead this will be a PM Kindergarten attendance day,  PM kids will attend from 8:30-10:30am.

We are excited to celebrate Winter Break Spirit Week:

  • Monday: Holiday Headwear: Wear your favorite holiday hat, headband, antlers etc! 
  • Tuesday: Holiday Bling: Wear your favorite holiday colors: red, green, gold, blue, white, silver or even your tackiest holiday shirt or sweater!
  • Wednesday: Lincoln School Pajama Day and D.E.A.R.: Wear your favorite pajamas and bring a book to Drop Everything and Read!

MUSIC – Available now through the links below, Ms. Mann invites your family to Zoom into the Music Room“. These videos will give your family a peek into music instruction at Lincoln. Enjoy some winter melodies at the end. Thanks to Ms. Mann for coordinating this event!

ART – Additionally, Ms. Kozbur invites your family to take a visual stroll through the virtual Lincoln School Art Gallery compiled of artwork our kids created remotely this fall.  Lincoln School Virtual Art Gallery Fall 2020.

It’s been so incredible having the smiles and energy of the Lincoln Eagles back at school for these final days of 2020. I can’t think of a more perfect ending to a year that has required such resilience from our kids, teachers and families. Please remember that to accommodate any families traveling over the winter break, school will resume with full remote learning from January 11-15th.  Blended Learning will recommence on Tuesday, January 19. In the coming days, D90 will be providing information for any family wishing to continue accessing school remotely after January 19.

While thank you seems insufficient, those two words summarize my heartfelt gratitude for all the grace, kindness, and support each of you have showered upon myself and the staff of our Fine Fine School this year. It was far from perfect, but I couldn’t be prouder of the hard things we did together. None of which would have been possible without your positive messages and kindness. I wish you and your family a happy and safe winter break and look forward to seeing you all in the new year!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! ~ CG

***Look for the next Lincoln Log on Sunday, January 10, 2021***


Calendar

Monday, 12/21: Spirit Week – Holiday Headwear

Tuesday, 12/22: Spirit Week – Holiday Bling

Wednesday, 12/23:

  • 12:30pm dismissal (no asynchronous afternoon learning)
  • NO AM Kindergarten
  • PM Kindergarten attends 8:30-10:30am

Monday, 1/11/2021: – Classes Resume (REMOTE LEARNING)


Lincoln Science Expo – register now, closes on Jan 17th!

Calling inquisitive minds and budding scientists! The Lincoln Junior Scientist Expo will be held virtually on Thursday, January 28th and is open to all Lincoln K-4th graders.  Student-created, 2-minute videos will be available for viewing by parents, students and staff online (platform TBD). Sign up now through the PTO Webstore, registration will close on Tuesday, 1/12 at midnight.

We are also seeking parent volunteers as Zoom Breakout Room video hosts  – please email Lincolnrfptopresident@gmail.com.

Click here for more information!


Young Authors

Illinois Reading Council

Lincoln students have the opportunity to become the next Mo Willems or JK Rowling!  Young Authors is open to students in grades 1st – 8th.  Students can write an original piece (cannot be a school assignment) about anything they choose.  Writing pieces need to be bound and turned in to Mrs. Brauweiler by February 10thAttached is a flyer with more details. Some open Zoom meetings will be scheduled to check in with students.  We will have some type of school celebration later in the spring to recognize our authors.  Contact Mrs. Brauweiler if you have any questions.


ZOOM into the Music Room

Marquee Symbol Lights - Music Note Vintage Marquee Lights Sign (Black Finish)

Use the following links to view Ms. Mann and “Zoom into the Music Room!”


Lincoln School Virtual Art Show- Winter 2020

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You are invited to take a visual stroll and enjoy the Lincoln School Virtual Art Gallery. All of the works displayed were created by Lincoln Artist during remote learning this fall.  Your students have been
working very hard these last four months to create some amazing works of art. 

Thank you for all of your support, Mrs. Kozbur – Lincoln School Virtual Art Gallery


Library Lowdown

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Have some fun playing bingo over winter break!  Your child will receive a copy of the Winter Break Bingo card next week (attached here as well).  If they cross off 5 squares, they will receive a fun bookmark.  If they cross off the entire card, they will be spotlighted during their library time.  Return the bingo card to Mrs. Brauweiler by January 22nd.

Be sure to return all library books that have been finished  when we return. You’ll receive a list over the break to help gather them. Have a wonderful break and keep reading!!


Green4Good – have a sustainable holiday!

Green4Good wishes you all a safe and healthy winter break and new year. The Village of River Forest Sustainability Commission provides our village with resources and information for a sustainable holiday season – please see their Sustainable Holiday Guide.

Remember to compost your holiday greens each Tuesday in January and don’t forget about Holiday Lights Recycling available through January 15! Dispose of old and unusable holiday lights in the clearly marked receptacle found behind Village Hall on Central Avenue under the railroad viaduct. Any questions – call the Village at 708-366-8500!


SEL – winter resources

Revamping Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom - edWeb

Social Emotional Wellness is now more important than ever, check out these Winter Break resources from our Social Work Team, Ms. Payton and Ms. Yelnik.


Technology support

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

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


12/13 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a nice weekend. The past several days have been quite a whirlwind around Lincoln as our staff continued to teach remotely while behind the scenes spending hours pivoting to be prepared for “Blended Learning,” beginning tomorrow.

Attached you’ll find a copy of “Lincoln’s Guide to Blended Learning.” I’m hopeful this resource and accompanying video will address many of your questions regarding our return to the “Blended Learning” model. Mr. Godfrey’s Welcome Back to Lincoln Video Message Dec. 2020

I realize the decision to return to school caught many families off guard. Please note that if your family has recently traveled outside of the state of Illinois, a 14 day quarantine is required. Please note that this will also apply for any travel over the Winter Break. January 19th is the current date set to return to “Blended Learning” after the Winter Break. Therefore, families should quarantine 14 days prior if their child is returning to school at that time.  Please visit the Cook County Public Health Travel Guide or contact Nurse Godellas if you have specific questions. Thanks for your support in keeping our students and staff safe.

Here are a few highlights from the attached guide book:

First Day:

We are excited to welcome ALL Lincoln Eagles back to school on Monday, December 14. Students should plan to arrive at school beginning at 8:15 to their assigned entrance. Students arriving after 8:30 will be considered tardy. The instructional day is daily:

  • Kindergarten AM – 8:30am to 10:30 am
  • Kindergarten PM – 12:00pm to 2:00 pm
  • 1st through 4th grade – 8:30am to 12:30pm

Masks: 

Face masks must be worn at all times by everyone on the Lincoln School Campus. Please note that D90 does not recognize “neck gaiters” as an appropriate face covering. 

Daily Self Certification:

Prior to arriving at school, families should “Pre-Screen” each child in their home for symptoms of Covid-19. Students must be wearing a Lincoln “I’ve Been Screened for Covid-19” sticker upon arrival to campus. Here again are the instructions for reporting your child’s daily screening. 

Daily Self Certification Instructions

**Please note, families with multiple children should submit a separate form for each child daily. Self-certification stickers were mailed home earlier this year. Additional stickers can be retrieved in the Lincoln School Office. 

Supply Pick Up For Remote Learners:

Supply pick up for Remote Learners will continue to be held on Fridays between 8:00-2:00. Any items not picked up on Fridays will be available in the bins inside the Park. Ave. lobby.

Physical Education:

Weather permitting, Mr. Augustine and Ms. McDermott, our PE teachers, will plan to take students outside for their weekly PE classes. Therefore, please be sure students wear appropriate shoes on PE days. Specific grade/class schedules can be found in the attached “Blended Learning” guide. 

Winter Spirit Week:

Our highly anticipated Winter Spirit Week has been slightly adjusted due to our return to “Blended Learning.” Below is an outline of our plan for next week:

  • Monday 12/21: Holiday Headwear: Wear your favorite hat, santa hat, elf hat, headband, antlers etc! 
  • Tuesday 12/22: Holiday Bling: Wear your favorite holiday colors: red, green, gold, blue, white, silver or even your tackiest holiday shirt or sweater!
  • Wednesday 12/23: Lincoln School Pajama Day and D.E.A.R.: Wear your favorite pajamas and bring a book to Drop Everything and Read!

As previously noted, please know that while teachers and staff will strive to provide a similar experience for our students who are learning remotely and the students attending school in person, it will not always be the same.  Especially within the first few days of the return to school, teachers will be working with students who are in-person to set up their learning space in the classroom, review safety protocols and procedures,  outline bathroom procedures, snack time, etc. During these times, remote learners will be welcome to work asynchronously on academic tasks or take brain breaks of their own.

We are excited for the coming week and greatly appreciate your patience and support as we welcome all K-4 kids back to Lincoln for the first time since March. There will likely be some hiccups along the way, but please know that our safety procedures and protocols take precedence above all else! Have a wonderful week. Welcome back! CG


Calendar

Monday, 12/14:

  • “Blended Learning” resumes for K-4

Friday, 12/18:

  • K-4 supply pick up for Remote Learners – Franklin side, 8am-2pm

SEL checklist for return to in-person learning

Please see the attached checklist of mental health and social-emotional wellbeing considerations relating to the return to in-school learning.


Zoom into the Music Room with Mrs. Mann

This year our incredible music teacher Mrs. Mann invites you and your family to a sneak peak into the music room to experience some of the activities that have been taking place in music class this year. 


Technology support

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

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

12/6 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a nice weekend. 

With only thirteen school days before the much anticipated Winter Break, I wanted to remind you of the calendar adjustments that were made earlier this fall:

Last day of Classes: Wednesday, December 23 – dismissal at 2:30
Winter Break: December 24 – January 8 
Classes Resume: Monday, January 11, 2021

Supply pick up will take place again this Friday, December 11 for all K-4 students. Any Book Fair purchases can also be picked up at this time. Due to the merge of Book Fair and supply pick up, this week’s pick up will take place in the gym. We will adhere to 6ft guidelines and limit the number individuals in the gym at one time. Please don’t forget your mask will be required for entry. Don’t forget your “Mitten Tree” donations. Friday will be the final day of this year’s drive. 

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


Calendar

Thursday, 12/10:

  • Creativita painting party – 4pm or 6pm (registration closes tomorrow, 12/7!)

Friday, 12/11:

  • K-4 supply pick up – gym, 8am-2pm
  • Book Fair order pick up – gym, 8am-2pm
  • Last day to drop off Mitten Tree donations

Virtual Painting Party with Creativita!

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The Lincoln PTO is teaming up with Creativita in Forest Park to host a virtual painting party for our Lincoln Eagles on Thursday, December 10th at 4:00 pm or 6:00 pm!

It’s easy to register, just click on the link and choose a time slot https://www.creativitaco.com/product-page/virtual-paint-night-with-lincoln-elementaryRegistration closes tomorrow, December 7th!

The kit can be delivered to your door or you can choose to pick it up at Creativita in Forest Park. Please note that the project will be the same for both times. A portion of the proceeds will help support the Lincoln PTO.


Heartworks Mitten Tree – donate this Friday at supply pick-up!

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

During supply pick up on Friday, December 4th and Friday December 11th, Lincoln families can donate NEW mittens, gloves, hats and scarves for children ages 4-13, all of which will be donated to Hephzibah Children’s Association in Oak Park.

Families can hang their donations on the Mitten Tree located under the tents on the Franklin Avenue side of the school during supply pick up on Friday, December 4th and Friday December 11th.

Thank you for your contribution to this organization.


Book Fair purchases can be picked up in the gym on Friday, December 11th! 

PTA's Barnes and Noble Book Fair | Turtle Rock Elementary

An Anderson’s Book Fair bag with your child’s name on it will be set aside for you to grab when you pick up your child’s supply bag during the weekly pick up times of 8am-2pm. If you cannot pick up during this time, we will hold the books for you to pick up in the lobby the following week. Any books purchased as teacher gifts from the teacher wishlists will be delivered directly to that teacher with a gift tag indicating your child’s name.  Thank you for supporting the Lincoln Library with your generosity. 


The Young Filmmakers Online Academy

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The Young Filmmakers Online Academy will hold a series of live, virtual, synchronous classes for kids in grades 3 to 8 later this month and early next month. They will learn from professionals about how to make a movie with their cell phones or tablets. Content will include story, camera, lighting, sound, editing, and more. Cost is $30 for River Forest residents and $35 for non-residents. Register: https://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/workshops

Sundays from 2 to 3:15 p.m. for Grades 6 to 8 taught by Jonathan Moeller
Nov. 29, Dec. 6, and Dec. 13 – Register Here

Sundays from 4 to 5:15 p.m. for Grades 3 to 5 taught by Adam Joel
Nov. 29, Dec. 6, and Dec. 13 – Register Here


Technology support

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

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