5/20 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Whether you woke up early to watch the Royal Wedding or spent the weekend running your kids around to various weekend events, I hope you enjoyed the days off.

Please disregard last week’s message regarding the times for the many end of the year celebratory events . Below is the accurate information for June 8:

This week, our 4th grade students will complete their MAP testing, see the schedule below:

As always, thank you so much for your continued support of our Fine Fine School. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your kids and your family.

Have a great week. CG


Calendar

Monday, 5/21:

  • Donations due for Ronald McDonald House
  • D90 Board of Education Meeting – 7pm

Tuesday, 5/22:

  • Maypole practice – 7:30-8:10am, gym
  • Drumming practice – 11:30-12pm, reading garden
  • Theater Club – 3:15pm and performance at 5pm, auditorium

Wednesday, 5/23:

  • 4th Grade Lunchtime Leader Luncheon

Thursday, 5/24:

  • Maypole practice – 7:30-8:10am, gym
  • Fun Lunch –  Chicken Tenders

  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:30pm, gym (last meeting of the year!)

Friday, 5/25:

  • Wonder Writers Celebration – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • 1st Grade Author’s Tea
  • Early Dismissal – 11:25am

Week of May 28:

  • *Memorial Day is Monday, May 28 – No School*
  • Library Books due – May 29

ATTENTION PARENTS OF 4TH GRADERS – activity fee and commemorative video!

Image result for maypole dance

Please 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 Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com).

Commemorative Video for 4th Graders: Pictures Needed

A video will be shown at the 4th grade breakfast on the morning of June 8. 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 the PTO dropbox via this link. Please contact Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) with any questions.


Congrats to Girls on the Run!

 

Much thanks to Kristin Bailitz and all the coaches, and congratulations to all the girls who participated in the race!


Support Ronald McDonald House with Girls On the Run – donations due tomorrow 5/21!

Lincoln third and fourth grade girls who participate in Girls on the Run perform a community impact project every year.  This year, our marvelous group of girls has decided to help the children and families at the Ronald McDonald House by making goodie bags.  We could use some help from the Lincoln community to collect specific items:

 

*paper napkins
*paper plates
*plastic silverware
*gallon size Ziplock bags
*individual bottles of hand soap
*Kleenex
*travel-sized toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, bar soap

Boxes will be placed in the Lincoln main lobby for collection of any donations.  Please have your donations delivered to school by Monday, May 21.

Thanks in advance for your support and generosity!


Wonder Writers Celebration – Friday, May 25 at 7:30am!

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The Lincoln Wonder Writers will be celebrating a year of writing on Friday, May 25, at 7:30am in the Multi-Purpose Room. Please join us for coffee as we share the work of our remarkable writers.


The Library Lowdown – all books due Tuesday, May 29!

As the year comes to a close, please return all library books by Tuesday, May 29th (the Tuesday after Memorial Day).

If you cannot find a book, please send in payment for the amount of the book (located on the Friday overdue book email).  If you find the book after submitting payment, I will happily return your money. We would definitely prefer to have the book!

If you have any questions about a book, please contact Mrs. Brauweiler directly.

Thank you for all your help in returning all books (or payment) by May 29th. We really appreciate it.


I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for the Lincoln School Ice Cream Social & Yearbook Distribution!

sundaeFriday, June 1st, 6:00pm to 7:30pm on the Franklin Lawn

Enjoy dessert while collecting signatures from friends and teachers in the beloved Lincoln yearbook.  Our vendor once again is local favorite, Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor. Volunteers will be on hand to serve sundaes complete with (optional) chocolate syrup, whipping cream, sprinkles and a cherry.

Sundaes are $2.50 each and all proceeds benefit the Lincoln PTO.

Ice cream is vanilla and there will be a sorbet option for any with dairy allergies.

See you there!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact co-chairs Jennifer Moore (jenniferandrichmoore@hotmail.com) or Nikki Elza (njselza@comcast.net)


FLIP Survey – please complete by Friday, June 1 at 8pm!

Your input is appreciated for the 2018-19 FLIP schedule!  If your child is interested in registering for the Foreign Language Introductory Program (FLIP) during the next school year, please respond to this survey — the FLIP team will use the results to help with scheduling purposes.
Interested in French, Italian and/or Mandarin Chinese?  Please complete this survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RGBS6MK
Interested in Spanish?  Please complete this survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NHBFXSY
Please respond by 8 pm, June 1, 2018.
A world of thanks to Debbie Exner and Julie Sievert who have served as FLIP Coordinators for the last three years!  Thanks in advance to Alexis Murphy, who will be joining as a FLIP Coordinator for the 2018-19 school year.
If you have questions about FLIP and/or are interested in helping out with this PTO program, please email lincolnschoolflip@gmail.com
Gracias!  Grazie!  Merci!  Xie Xie!

End of Year PTO Volunteer Party!

Image result for appreciationCalling all Volunteers!

  • Who? Anyone who volunteered this year: room parents, art parents, yearbook, green 4 good, connect4kids, fun lunch, pancake breakfast, etc., etc. 
  • When? Thursday, June 7, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. 
  • Where? TBD

Please join us for drinks and desserts as we express our gratitude for all of your hard work on behalf of the Lincoln community. Thank you for all you have done to make this year a great one! Questions/RSVP Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino AT gmail.com).


Field Day Information – June 8th

Image result for field dayLincoln Field Day will take place on the last day of school, Friday, June 8, 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.

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


Join the 2018/2019 PTO team!

There are still PTO positions available for the 2018-2019 school year – please contact Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) if you’d like to get involved.  Areas where help is needed:

 

  • Math Night coordinators
  • Yearbook committee members
  • Pancake 5K committee members
  • Fun Lunch co-chair
  • Authors and Assemblies co-chair

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. Volunteer opportunities are available for events taking place at school during the week or on weekends. And opportunities are available for you to work from the comfort of your own home while younger children nap.  Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO!


Important messages from your School Nurse

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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 before they can return to school. 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.


Attendance reporting

When reporting your child’s absence please be sure to either use the district attendance e-mail or telephone extension:
1) Lincoln School Attendance Line: 708.366.7340
2) Email 24-7 to lincolnattendance@district90.org

5/13 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
Happy Mother’s Day! I hope all of our amazing Lincoln School moms enjoyed their special day!
On behalf of the entire Lincoln School staff, thank you for making Teacher Appreciation Week such a great celebration for our fine fine teachers and staff!
This week we will continue our Spring benchmarking assessments. Below is a copy of the NWEA MAP schedule we will follow for the coming days:

It is hard to believe, but it’s time to start marking your calendars for a few of our exciting annual end of the year celebrations. I look forward to celebrating this incredible school year with each of you at these upcoming events:

Friday, June 1 @ 6:00PM – Lincoln School Ice Cream Social

Friday, June 8 – Last Day of School

  • 7:30AM – 4th Grade Breakfast
  • 11:00AM – 3rd Grade Recorder Concert
  • 11:30AM -1st- 4th Grade Family Picnic
  • 12:00PM – 4th grade Maypole and Drumming
  • 12:30-2:24PM – Field Day Activities
  • 3:05PM – 4th Grade Clap-Out (Franklin Exit)
  • 3:10PM – Dismissal

Finally, District 90 is seeking your participation in the Education for the Future survey. Created by California State University, the survey is designed to help school districts assess student, family, and staff perceptions about the functioning of schools as well as their processes and practices. Your insights will help the District understand the conditions in District 90 schools and guide ongoing improvement efforts. All of the surveys are anonymous and confidential.

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


Calendar

Monday, 5/14:

  • 3rd grade MAP testing (math) – 10am

Tuesday, 5/15:

  • Maypole practice – 7:30-8:10am, gym
  • Drumming practice – 11:30-12pm, reading garden
  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:30pm, gym
  • Theater Club – 3:15-4:15, auditorium

Thursday, 5/17:

  • Maypole practice – 7:30-8:10am, gym
  • Principal Birthday Lunch
  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:30pm, gym

Friday, 5/18:

  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • 3rd grade MAP testing (reading) – 10am
  • Drumming practice – 11:30-12pm, reading garden
  • Fun Lunch –  Pasta


ATTENTION PARENTS OF 4TH GRADERS – activity fee and commemorative video!

Image result for maypole dance

 

 

 

Please 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 Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com).

Commemorative Video for 4th Graders: Pictures Needed

A video will be shown at the 4th grade breakfast on the morning of June 8. 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 the PTO dropbox via this link. Please contact Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) with any questions.


Lincoln yearbooks are now on sale – order deadline is MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!

Yearbooks are available to order on the PTO Web Store UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.  $30 gets you a hardcover book and a souvenir pen.  If you miss the deadline, there will be a limited supply of books available for purchase when the books arrive. Books are distributed during the Ice Cream Social on June 1st.  Save your confirmation email from the PTO Web Store so you can quickly confirm your order when “end of the school year” panic sets in!


Support Ronald McDonald House with Girls On the Run!

Lincoln third and fourth grade girls who participate in Girls on the Run perform a community impact project every year.  This year, our marvelous group of girls has decided to help the children and families at the Ronald McDonald House by making goodie bags.  We could use some help from the Lincoln community to collect specific items:

*paper napkins
*paper plates
*plastic silverware
*gallon size Ziplock bags
*individual bottles of hand soap
*Kleenex
*travel-sized toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, bar soap

Boxes will be placed in the Lincoln main lobby for collection of any donations.  Please have your donations delivered to school by Monday May 21.

Thanks in advance for your support and generosity!


Important information for next year’s 5th grade families – school supplies!

Get your 4th grader ready for 5th grade now — 5th grade, teacher-approved kits from SchoolKidz.  Enter Roosevelt Account Number 20848 in the green box.

Sale site will be open until this Tuesday, May 15th.

Prefer back-to-school shopping on your own?? The 5th grade supply list can be found here (see the first page for 5th grade list).

Contact Bridget Thomason with any questions regarding the 5th grade supply list.


The Library Lowdown

As the year comes to a close, please return all library books by Monday, May 29th (the Monday after Memorial Day).

If you cannot find a book, please send in payment for the amount of the book (located on the Friday overdue book email).  If you find the book after submitting payment, I will happily return your money. We would definitely prefer to have the book!

If you have any questions about a book, please contact Mrs. Brauweiler directly.

Thank you for all your help in returning all books (or payment) by May 29th. We really appreciate it.


Join the 2018/2019 PTO team!

There are still PTO positions available for the 2018-2019 school year – please contact Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) if you’d like to get involved.  Areas where help is needed:

  • Math Night coordinators
  • Yearbook committee members
  • Picture Day Coordinator
  • Principal Birthday Lunch co-chair
  • Fun Lunch co-chair

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. Volunteer opportunities are available for events taking place at school during the week or on weekends. And opportunities are available for you to work from the comfort of your own home while younger children nap.  Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO!


Important messages from your School Nurse

Image result for nurse cross

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 before they can return to school. 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.


Attendance reporting

When reporting your child’s absence please be sure to either use the district attendance e-mail or telephone extension:
1) Lincoln School Attendance Line: 708.366.7340
2) Email 24-7 to lincolnattendance@district90.org

5/6 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
Happy Staff Appreciation Week!!
Whether you celebrated Cinco De Mayo, attended a Derby party, or watched the Cardinals and Cubs this weekend, I hope you enjoyed the break from the work-week!  It was great seeing so many Lincoln families cheering me on in the Pizza Eating contest last Friday evening in support of River Forest Girls Softball!
“Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest is being a good teacher.”~Maggie Gallagher! 
As we kick off our annual Teacher Appreciation Week, I found that quote to be quite appropriate! You can’t have a Fine Fine School… without Fine Fine Teachers! Therefore, I hope you’ll join me in taking some time this week to celebrate everyone on our Fine Fine staff at Lincoln School. They are here early in the morning, late in the evening on weekends and even holidays/summer break working to make your child’s experience at Lincoln be fun, memorable and unique. While the PTO has quite a week lined up for our Fine Fine staff, I encourage you to send a note, a phone call and e-mail or just a smile to our staff this week. Thanks for helping to celebrate all they do to make Lincoln such a Fine Fine School!

District 90 is seeking your participation in the Education for the Future survey. Created by California State University, the survey is designed to help school districts assess student, family, and staff perceptions about the functioning of schools as well as their processes and practices. Your insights will help the District understand the conditions in District 90 schools and guide ongoing improvement efforts. All of the surveys are anonymous and confidential.

This week, we will begin our Spring benchmark assessments. Below is the NWEA MAP schedule. As you might recall D90 administers the NWEA MAP in the Fall and Spring each academic year. While it is only one of many data points we use when designing and differentiating instruction, MAP provides a snap-shot of student growth as well as areas to target through differentiation.

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 kids or your family.
Have a great week. CG

Calendar

***STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK***

Monday, 5/7:

  • Last PTO meeting of the year – 8:45am, art room

Tuesday, 5/8:

  • Maypole practice 7:30-8:10am, gym
  • 2nd Grade MAP Testing (Math) – 10am
  • Drumming practice 11:30-12pm, reading garden
  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:30pm, gym

Wednesday, 5/9:

  • 2nd Grade MAP Testing (Reading) – 10am
  • Corey Basketball Jones (Social Emotional Learning Assembly)
    • Grades K-2 at 1:00pm
    • Grades 3-4 at 2:00pm

Thursday, 5/10:

  • Maypole practice 7:30-8:10am, gym
  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:30pm, gym

Friday, 5/11:

  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • 1st Grade Field Trip- Chicago Children’s Theatre
  • Drumming practice 11:30-12pm, reading garden
  • Fun Lunch –  Pizza


ATTENTION PARENTS OF 4TH GRADERS – activity fee and commemorative video!

Image result for maypole danceNOTE – PARENT VOLUNTEER NEEDED:  We are in need of a parent volunteer to combine the 4th grade student photos into a commemorative video set to music.  This is a strictly from home, on the computer, project.  It is a fun, heartwarming, laugh-inducing, and rewarding opportunity!  Contact Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amyprestes@gmail.com) for more information or to volunteer.

Please 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 Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com).

Commemorative Video for 4th Graders: Pictures Needed

A video will be shown at the 4th grade breakfast on the morning of June 8. 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 the PTO dropbox via this link. Please contact Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) with any questions.


Lincoln yearbooks are now on sale – order deadline is 5/13!

Yearbooks are now available to order on the PTO Web Store.  $30 gets you a hardcover book and a souvenir pen, the deadline for orders is Sunday, May 13.  Books are distributed during the Ice Cream Social on June 1st.  Save your confirmation email from the PTO Web Store so you can quickly confirm your order when “end of the school year” panic sets in!


Important information for next year’s 5th grade families – school supplies!

Get your 4th grader ready for 5th grade now — 5th grade, teacher-approved kits from SchoolKidz.  Enter Roosevelt Account Number 20848 in the green box.

Sale site will be open until May 15th.

Prefer back-to-school shopping on your own?? The 5th grade supply list can be found here (see the first page for 5th grade list).

Contact Bridget Thomason with any questions regarding the 5th grade supply list.


Join the 2018/2019 PTO team!

There are still PTO positions available for the 2018-2019 school year – please contact Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) if you’d like to get involved.  Areas where help is needed:

  • Math Night coordinators
  • Yearbook committee members
  • Picture Day Coordinator
  • Principal Birthday Lunch co-chair
  • Fun Lunch co-chair

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. Volunteer opportunities are available for events taking place at school during the week or on weekends. And opportunities are available for you to work from the comfort of your own home while younger children nap.  Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO!


Important messages from your School Nurse

Image result for nurse cross

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 before they can return to school. 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.


Attendance reporting

When reporting your child’s absence please be sure to either use the district attendance e-mail or telephone extension:
1) Lincoln School Attendance Line: 708.366.7340
2) Email 24-7 to lincolnattendance@district90.org

4/29 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

How is it May already? I hope you had a great weekend. Many thanks for all the birthday wishes last week. Thank you for making me feel forty-ONE-derful!

While early release days (like last Friday) can present logistical challenges for families, please know how important and beneficial this time is for us to meet as a faculty. Friday afternoon was spent discussing, learning and planning ways we can better foster a “Positive Growth Mindset” at Lincoln. It was one of the more inspiring faculty discussions I’ve been a part of. I look forward to continuing to lead this important work at our Fine Fine School!

Planning for 2018-19 is in full swing! If you are interested, don’t forget to read the attached letter and provide any voluntary feedback you feel would be helpful in determining your child’s class placement for the next school year.  Please be sure all feedback is submitted by Friday, May 4. Additionally, don’t forget Kindergarten and 1st -4th grade registration is currently open – please see the attached letter that was emailed to District 90 families last week.

Due to some internal scheduling conflicts, we were unable to conduct our Spring Safety Drills last week. Therefore we will practice these drills this week.

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


Calendar

* * * * SPRING SAFETY WEEK! * * * *

Tuesday, 5/1:

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

Thursday, 5/3:

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

Friday, 5/4:

  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Fun Lunch – subs

Coming up next week:

  • Monday, 5/7: last PTO meeting of the year
  • Maypole and drumming practice start
  • Teacher Appreciation Week

ATTENTION PARENTS OF 4TH GRADERS –  details for Maypole Dance and Drumming!

Image result for maypole dance

NOTE – PARENT VOLUNTEER NEEDED:  We are in need of a parent volunteer to combine the 4th grade student photos into a commemorative video set to music.  This is a strictly from home, on the computer, project.  It is a fun, heartwarming, laugh-inducing, and rewarding opportunity!  Contact Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amyprestes@gmail.com) for more information or to volunteer.

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, Friday, June 8. Your 4th grader can choose to participate in the Maypole Dance and/or Drumming. Practices will take place in the month leading up to Field Day. We plan to start practice the week of May 8th. Practices for each activity will not overlap, and are listed below. If your son or daughter is interested in participating – please sign up in the PTO WebstoreThe deadline to register for the Maypole Dance and/or Drumming is May 4.

  • Maypole Practices:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30-8:15am in the gym
  • Drumming Practices: Tuesdays and Fridays 11:30-12pm during recess in the reading garden

Sincerely, 4th Grade parents – Amy Dwyer (Maypole Queen) and Gregory McClendon (Drumming King)

Please 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 Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com).

Commemorative Video for 4th Graders: Pictures Needed

A video will be shown at the 4th grade breakfast on the morning of June 8. 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 the PTO dropbox via this link. Please contact Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) with any questions.


Important information for next year’s 5th grade families – school supplies!

Get your 4th grader ready for 5th grade now — 5th grade, teacher-approved kits from SchoolKidz.  Enter Roosevelt Account Number 20848 in the green box.

Sale site will be open until May 15th.

Prefer back-to-school shopping on your own?? The 5th grade supply list can be found here (see the first page for 5th grade list).

Contact Bridget Thomason with any questions regarding the 5th grade supply list.


Library Lowdown – last call for autographed books by Michelle Schaub

There are still some books by Michelle Schaub, the author who visited Lincoln last week, available.  It is a poetry book called “Fresh-Picked Poetry”.  The children will be familiar with some of the poems she shared.

If you would like a book, please send in a check for $14.00 made out to Lincoln PTO by this Tuesday 5/1.  I will be bringing them to her to personalize any new orders.  Please be sure to include how you want it personalized.

Please contact Mrs. Brauweiler with any questions.


Lincoln yearbooks are now on sale – order deadline is 5/13!

Yearbooks are now available to order on the PTO Web Store.  $30 gets you a hardcover book and a souvenir pen, the deadline for orders is Sunday, May 13.  Books are distributed during the Ice Cream Social on June 1st.

Save your confirmation email from the PTO Web Store so you can quickly confirm your order when “end of the school year” panic sets in!


Join the 2018/2019 PTO team!

There are still PTO positions available for the 2018-2019 school year – please contact Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) if you’d like to get involved.

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. Volunteer opportunities are available for events taking place at school during the week or on weekends. And opportunities are available for you to work from the comfort of your own home while younger children nap.  Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO!


Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11!

 

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Be on the lookout for the Teacher Appreciation sheet your child received in their folder last week. Children can fill out the balloon with personal messages of gratitude for their teachers. Please return completed sheets to the office no later than this Friday, May 4th. Additional sheets will be available in the office should your child like to prepare one for additional teachers and staff.


Important messages from your School Nurse

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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 before they can return to school. 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.


Attendance reporting

When reporting your child’s absence please be sure to either use the district attendance e-mail or telephone extension:
1) Lincoln School Attendance Line: 708.366.7340
2) Email 24-7 to lincolnattendance@district90.org

4/22 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you enjoyed the weekend and our first glimpse of Spring! How is it that we’ve already come to the final week of April?

This Wednesday (April 25), we will celebrate Administrative Professionals Day. Please be sure stop by or drop Mrs. Kopriva a quick note of appreciation for all she does for our kids and for making the Lincoln office so welcoming with her humor, efficiency and organization.

Despite the frigid temperatures, Earth Week 2018 was a success. Many thanks to Laura Maychruck, Renee Sichlau, Vicki Freund and their Green 4 Good volunteers who continuously support Lincoln’s efforts to be more resourceful, efficient and for educating our kids in our journey to be more “green”!

As you know, student safety is always first.  This week, with the support of the River Forest Police and Fire Departments, Lincoln will have our Spring Safety Week by practicing our various safety drills and procedures. We are so fortunate to have such a strong partnership with the Village of River Forest Police and Fire Departments!

As shared for the past few weeks, we are in the initial process of planning for the 2018-19 academic year. A large piece of that puzzle is the class placement/teacher assignments. Should you be interested in offering some insight into this tedious process, please see the attached letter or reach out to me.

Erin’s Law (House Bill 6193) was signed by Governor Pat Quinn on January 24, 2013.  This law requires schools to implement an age-appropriate sexual assault and abuse awareness and prevention curriculum for grades pre-K through 12.  District 90 researched best practices and programs for delivering this instruction. We reviewed several recommended programs and visited several area school districts to observe programs in action.  We are very pleased to share that Victor Pacini will be visiting Lincoln School on May 2 to deliver his program entitled, Be Seen and Heard©, a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program.

The attached flyer and this link provide more information regarding his presentation.  Please contact me if you have other specific questions or if you prefer your child not participate. 

The Erin’s Law presentations on May 2 will be scheduled in the auditorium as follows:
9:00- 9:45 – AM-K and 1st
10:00-10:45  – 3rd/4th
12:45-1:30 – PM-K and 2nd

Finally, don’t forget Friday, April 27 is an 11:25AM early dismissal for all students. Please be sure your child is aware of their dismissal plans. To balance the kindergarten instructional time, please note on Friday the PM Kindergarten students will attend school during the morning and there will be NO AM Kindergarten.

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


Calendar

* * * * SPRING SAFETY WEEK! * * * *

Monday, 4/23:

  • Chorus/Recorder Concert @ Willard – 7pm

Tuesday, 4/24:

  • Author Visit – Michelle Schaub
  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:30pm, gym

Thursday, 4/26:

  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:30pm, gym
  • Fun Lunch – Chicken tenders/veggie burgers

Friday, 4/27:

  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Early dismissal – 11:25am

SchoolKidz Supply Kits – Order before April 27!

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SchoolKids supply kits are now available to order for the 2018-2019 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 only accepted in April. 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 on the SchoolKidz website.

Lincoln Account Number: 20838 The DEADLINE for ordering kits is APRIL 27.  Don’t Delay!


ATTENTION PARENTS OF 4TH GRADERS –  details for Maypole Dance and Drumming!

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NOTE – PARENT VOLUNTEER NEEDED:  We are in need of a parent volunteer to combine the 4th grade student photos into a commemorative video set to music.  This is a strictly from home, on the computer, project.  It is a fun, heartwarming, laugh-inducing, and rewarding opportunity!  Contact Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amyprestes@gmail.com) for more information or to volunteer.

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, Friday, June 8. Your 4th grader can choose to participate in the Maypole Dance and/or Drumming. Practices will take place in the month leading up to Field Day. We plan to start practice the week of May 8th. Practices for each activity will not overlap, and are listed below. If your son or daughter is interested in participating – please sign up in the PTO WebstoreThe deadline to register for the Maypole Dance and/or Drumming is May 4.

  • Maypole Practices:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30-8:15am in the gym
  • Drumming Practices: Tuesdays and Fridays 11:30-12pm during recess in the reading garden

Sincerely, 4th Grade parents – Amy Dwyer (Maypole Queen) and Gregory McClendon (Drumming King)

Please 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 Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com).

Commemorative Video for 4th Graders: Pictures Needed

A video will be shown at the 4th grade breakfast on the morning of June 8. 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 the PTO dropbox via this link. Please contact Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) with any questions.


Upcoming author visit – Michelle Schaub – Tuesday, April 24!

Lincoln Elementary School is delighted to welcome author Michelle Schaub on Tuesday, April 24th. Ms. Schaub will talk with students about her career as an author and her book Fresh-Picked Poetry: A Day at the Farmers’ Market.

The deadline for purchasing books has been extended.  If you would like a personalized copy, please submit your order form by Friday, April 20th. There will be a limited supply of books (not personalized) available after her visit through Friday, April 27th.

Please contact Mrs. Brauweiler directly with any questions.


Library Lowdown –  Poem in Your Pocket Day, Wednesday, April 25!

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Next Wednesday, April 25th, Lincoln will be celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day. Everyone is invited to carry a poem in their pocket and share it with others throughout the day. Poems can be originals, found on the internet, or copied from a book. We recommend a shorter poem so it’s easier to read when asked about their poem. As always, thank you for supporting your children in fun, literary endeavors. Please contact Mrs. Brauweiler with any questions.


 Join the 2018/2019 PTO team!

Thanks to all who attended the PTO gathering at Old School last week!  There are still PTO positions available for the 2018-2019 school year – please contact Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) if you’d like to get involved.

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. Volunteer opportunities are available for events taking place at school during the week or on weekends. And opportunities are available for you to work from the comfort of your own home while younger children nap.  Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO!


Lincoln yearbooks are now on sale – order deadline is 5/13!

Yearbooks are now available to order on the PTO Web Store.  $30 gets you a hardcover book and a souvenir pen, the deadline for orders is Sunday, May 13.  Books are distributed during the Ice Cream Social on June 1st.

Save your confirmation email from the PTO Web Store so you can quickly confirm your order when “end of the school year” panic sets in!

 


Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11!

 

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Be on the lookout for a Teacher Appreciation sheet in your child’s folder this week. Children can fill out the balloon with personal messages of gratitude for their teachers. Please return completed sheets to the office no later than Friday, May 4th. Additional sheets will be available in the office should your child like to prepare one for additional teachers and staff.


Important information for next year’s 5th grade families – reception and school supplies!

Roosevelt PTO Reception

The Roosevelt PTO is hosting light refreshments from 6-7pm on Tuesday, April 24th as parents come in for Principal Garstki’s presentation that begins at 7pm.  Spirit wear will be available and there will be information about volunteering.  Please see the linked flyer for details.

School Supplies

Get your 4th grader ready for 5th grade now — 5th grade, teacher-approved kits from SchoolKidz.  Enter Roosevelt Account Number 20848 in the green box.

Sale site will be open until May 15th.

Prefer back-to-school shopping on your own?? The 5th grade supply list can be found here (see the first page for 5th grade list).

Contact Bridget Thomason with any questions regarding the 5th grade supply list.


Important messages from your School Nurse

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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 before they can return to school. 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.


Attendance reporting

When reporting your child’s absence please be sure to either use the district attendance e-mail or telephone extension:
1) Lincoln School Attendance Line: 708.366.7340
2) Email 24-7 to lincolnattendance@district90.org