12/16 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
I hope you had a wonderful weekend. As we enter the final five school days of 2018, I can’t decide who’s more excited for the break… the kids or the principal!
As we prepare to flip the calendar to a new year, 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 2018 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. Danno 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.  2018 was another banner year for our Fine Fine School and I look forward to the adventures we will all share in 2019!
I look forward to seeing many of you this week for our annual winter concerts. Please be sure to use the Franklin Entrance when arriving for the concerts.
1st- 9:45
2nd- 10:30
3rd- 1:00
4th- 1:45
Also, please don’t forget dismissal will be at 2:30pm on Friday, December 21.
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 the Lincoln School family to each of yours. See you in 2019! CG
Quote of the Week – “No act of kindness…. however small, is ever wasted.” ~ Aesop
12/14/2018 Spirit Winners – Ms. Tanglao – 2nd Grade & Ms. Mares – 3rd Grade
*** Please note: Look for the next Lincoln Log on Sunday, January 6, 2019***

Calendar

*Winter Parties this week!*

Monday, December 17:

  • Green for Good Club – 3:10-4pm, Mrs. Suzuki’s classroom
  • Fall sports camp (grades 1/2): 3:10-4pm, gym

Tuesday, December 18:

  • Theater Club – 3:10-4:15pm, auditorium

Wednesday, December 19:

  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Fall sports camp (grades 3/4): 3:10-4pm, gym

Thursday, December 20:

  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am

Friday, December 21:

  • Lincoln Spirit Day
  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am
  • Winter Concerts – 1st- 9:45am, 2nd- 10:30am, 3rd- 1:00pm, 4th- 1:45pm
  • Early Dismissal – 2:30pm
  • Fun Lunch – Sliders/Toasted Cheese

*School will resume on Monday, January 7, 2019*


Lincoln K-4th Jr. Scientist Expo – registration closes this Friday, 12/21!

Image result for science expoThe Lincoln Elementary K-4th Jr. Scientist Expo will be Thursday, January 31 –  the displays will be available for viewing by students and staff during the day, and for family and friends in the evening from 6:30 – 7:30pm.  Registration on the PTO Web Store closes on Friday, December 21.

We still need volunteers for the Expo – sign up on the PTO signup genius.


Winter Sports Registration Opens TONIGHT! 

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 will open on the PTO webstore on Sunday 12/16.

$80. Spaces limited.  The sports camp is open to all grades on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Tuesdays: 1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/19, 2/26; Thursdays: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14


Winter Yoga Registration Opens TONIGHT!

Calling all Yogis! Adrienne Smith and Laurie Solberg of Family Flow Yoga will teach a yoga class for 1st – 4th grade students on Mondays in the Gym. 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.

Yoga will take place on Mondays from 3:15 to 4:15. Registration opens on the PTO webstore on Sunday 12/16.

Space is limited to 26 students. $80 for 6 classes.  Dates are: 1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11


Winter Tennis Registration Opens TONIGHT!

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.
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 WEDNESDAYS 3:15 to 4:15 pm on the following dates: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 ($80 for 6 lessons)
Grades 3 and 4 meet on MONDAYS 3:15 to 4:15 pm on the following dates: 1/7, 1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25 ($80 for 6 lessons)


Winter/Spring Fun Lunch registration opens 12/31

Winter/Spring Fun Lunch registration will open on the PTO webstore on 12/31. Don’t get stuck making lunches on Fridays this spring!


Hosts needed for Lincoln International Festival

Are you from another country or do you have a special connection to another country? Please volunteer for Lincoln’s Fourth Annual International Festival on Sunday, February 24 from 1-4 pm. You will tell small groups of Lincoln students about your favorite country in 20 minute segments through crafts, hands on activities, sport, or dance. Help us make this day a success by sharing your passion for another country.

If interested, please fill out this Google form.


Thank you to all who donated to the Heartworks Mitten Tree!

mitten tree 2015

 


Wednesday Walking Club Will Resume in January

We will walk when the air temp feels like 10 degrees or warmer and it’s not muddy out. We have enjoyed seeing so many families start their day with a brisk walk! It’s a great way to start the day.
Connect 4 Kids is committed to the health and well-being of all our Lincoln school families. Movement is so important for healthy brain function and learning. Here’s a fun video that shows just what we mean!

Young Authors 2019 – calling all writers in grades 1-4!!

Come to Wonder Writers any Friday morning or just ask Mrs. Moriarty for more information.


 

Reminder: 2nd grade harmonica fee

Second grade parents, please remember to pay your child’s $12 harmonica class fee on the PTO webstore if you haven’t already done so.  This is a mandatory class for all 2nd graders, who be learning to play the harmonica in January. The price includes the price of one harmonica and the music book. Thank you!

 


Lincoln event photos wanted

The yearbook committee would love any photos you took of the following events:

    • PanK Run Breakfast & 5K
    • Halloween Parade & Classroom Parties
    • Lincoln Walking Club

If you have photos you’d like to share please use this Google drive link.  When uploading photos, we ask that you please follow the folder naming structure so we know which event/classroom to attribute the photos to:  [Event_Name] Photos from [Your_Name] [Teacher_Name] Photos from [Your_Name]


RECYCLE YOUR HOLIDAY LIGHTS – Now through January 15!

Collection box on Central Avenue by River Forest Village Hall (under the train tracks).  You can recycle all working and non-working holiday lights including italian mini-lights, traditional lights, rope lights, LED lights, and extension cords. See attached flyer for more information!

 


 

One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest – submissions accepted now through 1/31/2019!

Image result for movie imagesEncourage your child (and friends!) to make a 3 to 8 minute film about one of 6 sustainability topics: energy, food, transportation, waste, water, or open space/ecosystems. They should show a problem with their topic and then a solution.

Prizes are $100 for grades 3 to 5, $200 for grades 6 to 8, $350 for grades 9 to 11, and up. In addition, the winners will receive a matching grant to donate to a non-profit that supports the theme of their film. All winning films will premiere at the Gene Siskel Center as part of the One Earth Film Festival in March 2019.

For more information and to watch a 1.5 minute video explaining the contest, go here: https://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/contest-details/


Don’t forget to clip Box Tops for Education coupons!

Each one is worth $0.10 for Lincoln Elementary! Box Tops can be found on hundreds of products from brands like these: General Mills, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Ziploc, Kleenex, Hefty.  For a complete list of participating brands click here. There are BoxTop collection boxes available in classrooms and the main office.


Purchase with purpose ~ you shop, Amazon donates!

Simply visit http://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4043619 to shop and Amazon will donate a % of eligible purchases back to Lincoln PTO of River Forest District 90. Every item available for purchase on Amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail pages. Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO!  The name to search is “Lincoln Parent-Teacher Organization of River Forest”.

12/9 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a great weekend! Despite the frigid temperatures, it sure was nice to see the sun shining! Welcome to the final ten days of school this calendar year. Here are a few things to keep in mind over the next few weeks.

Morning drop off and afternoon pick-up are always very busy and generally times when we are in a rush. However, its very important to keep safety at the forefront of our actions. Therefore, please be sure to exercise caution, patience and situational awareness to ensure the safety of our kids. Please keep the following in mind:
-Always use cross-walks when crossing the street (adults and students)
-Students should only exit a vehicle from the passenger side
-All vehicle’s should remain in the line even after students have exited the car.
-Drive slowly and be aware of surroundings

Hopefully, by now you have marked December 21 on your calendar and you’ll be in attendance for our annual Winter Concerts.
1st- 9:45
2nd- 1030
3rd- 1:00
4th- 1:45
Dismissal- 2:30

Also, during the week of December 17, classes will be holding their Winter parties. Like our Fall parties, PTO will be providing snacks from the D90 list of approved food items. Therefore, please refrain from sending any food or candy to school for these celebrations.

If you haven’t yet done so, please don’t forget to take a few moments to participate in the Illinois 5 essentials survey. All teachers and District students in grades 4-8 will be participating in this 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 be kept completely 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, smart phone, 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 final student birthday’s of 2018 at the December Principal Birthday Lunch on Thursday, December 13.

As always, thanks for your continued support of Lincoln. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your kids or family. Have a great week. CG

Quote of the Week:
“Be bold in your caring, be bold in your dreaming and above all else, always do your best.” ~ President George H. W. Bush

Calendar:
Thurs: Principal Birthday Lunch

Lincoln Spirit Wear:

  • 1st/2nd- Mrs. Mayer
  • 3rd/4th- Ms. Baiocchi

Calendar

DON’T FORGET 12/21 HOLIDAY CONCERTS! See Casey’s note for times.

Monday, December 10:

  • Mitten Tree
  • Fall sports camp (grades 1/2): 3:10-4pm, gym

Tuesday, December 11:

  • Mitten Tree

Wednesday, December 12:

  • Mitten Tree
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Fall sports camp (grades 3/4): 3:10-4pm, gym

Thursday, December 13:

  • Mitten Tree
  • Principal Birthday Lunch

Friday, December 14:

  • Mitten Tree
  • Lincoln School Spirit Day
  • Chicken Tenders Fun Lunch

Please Donate to the Heartworks Mitten Tree!

mitten tree 2015Heartworks is sponsoring an annual holiday tradition at Lincoln: our Mitten Tree, which will benefit Hephzibah.

Lincoln families can donate NEW kids-sized mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves.

Students can hang their donations on the Tree in the Park Avenue lobby until December 14th.


Lincoln K-4th Jr. Scientist Expo – registration now open!

Image result for science expoThe Lincoln Elementary K-4th Jr. Scientist Expo will be Thursday, January 31 –  the displays will be available for viewing by students and staff during the day, and for family and friends in the evening from 6:30 – 7:30pm.  Registration on the PTO Web Store closes on Friday, December 21.

We still need volunteers for the Expo – sign up on the PTO signup genius.


Hosts needed for Lincoln International Festival

Are you from another country or do you have a special connection to another country? Please volunteer for Lincoln’s Fourth Annual International Festival on Sunday, February 24 from 1-4 pm. You will tell small groups of Lincoln students about your favorite country in 20 minute segments through crafts, hands on activities, sport, or dance. Help us make this day a success by sharing your passion for another country.

If interested, please fill out this Google form.


Wednesday Walking Club Will Resume in January

We will walk when the air temp feels like 10 degrees or warmer and it’s not muddy out. We have enjoyed seeing so many families start their day with a brisk walk! It’s a great way to start the day.
Connect 4 Kids is committed to the health and well-being of all our Lincoln school families. Movement is so important for healthy brain function and learning. Here’s a fun video that shows just what we mean!

Young Authors 2019 – calling all writers in grades 1-4!!

Come to Wonder Writers any Friday morning or just ask Mrs. Moriarty for more information.


Lincoln School Auction Committee meeting 12/13

Planning is underway for the annual Lincoln auction to be held this spring.  The auction committee will meet next Thursday, December 13, at 7pm at 522 Park Avenue.  We’d like to specifically invite those who signed up to be on the committee and those who volunteered last year.  Anyone else interested in joining is also welcome to attend!


Winter/Spring Fun Lunch registration opens 12/31

Winter/Spring Fun Lunch registration will open on the PTO webstore on 12/31. Don’t get stuck making lunches on Fridays this spring!


Winter Sports Registration Opens Sunday 12/16

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 all grades on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Tuesdays:
1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/19, 2/26
Thursdays:
1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14

The program is run by Legacy Sports and will take place in the gym. Registration will open on the PTO webstore on Sunday 12/16.


Winter Yoga Registration Opens Sunday 12/16

Calling all Yogis! Adrienne Smith and Laurie Solberg of Family Flow Yoga will teach a yoga class for 1st – 4th grade students on Mondays in the Gym. 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.

Yoga will take place on Mondays from 3:15 to 4:15. Registration opens on the PTO webstore on Sunday 12/16.

Space is limited to 26 students. $80 for 6 classes.

Dates are: 1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11


Winter Tennis Registration Opens Sunday 12/16

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.
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 WEDNESDAYS 3:15 to 4:15 pm on the following dates: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 ($80 for 6 lessons)
Grades 3 and 4 meet on MONDAYS 3:15 to 4:15 pm on the following dates: 1/7, 1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25 ($80 for 6 lessons)

Reminder: 2nd grade harmonica fee

Second grade parents, please remember to pay your child’s $12 harmonica class fee on the PTO webstore if you haven’t already done so.  This is a mandatory class for all 2nd graders, who be learning to play the harmonica in January. The price includes the price of one harmonica and the music book. Thank you!

 


Fridays are for LINCOLN SCHOOL SPIRIT

Show your Lincoln school spirit by wearing Lincoln gear or lots of RED on Fridays for a weekly Spirit Wear Challenge. Make sure your Lincoln wardrobe is ready! The classroom with the most students wearing Lincoln gear will be awarded a small prize. Two classrooms will be awarded every Friday, one class from 1st/2nd and one class from 3rd/4th grade.

 


Lincoln event photos wanted

The yearbook committee would love any photos you took of the following events:

    • PanK Run Breakfast & 5K
    • Halloween Parade & Classroom Parties
    • Lincoln Walking Club

If you have photos you’d like to share please use this Google drive link.

When uploading photos, we ask that you please follow the folder naming structure so we know which event/classroom to attribute the photos to:

[Event_Name] Photos from [Your_Name]

[Teacher_Name] Photos from [Your_Name]


Don’t forget to clip Box Tops for Education coupons!

Each one is worth $0.10 for Lincoln Elementary! Box Tops can be found on hundreds of products from brands like these: General Mills, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Ziploc, Kleenex, Hefty.  For a complete list of participating brands click here. There are BoxTop collection boxes available in classrooms and the main office.


Purchase with purpose ~ you shop, Amazon donates!

Simply visit http://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4043619 to shop and Amazon will donate a % of eligible purchases back to Lincoln PTO of River Forest District 90. Every item available for purchase on Amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail pages. Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO!  The name to search is “Lincoln Parent-Teacher Organization of River Forest”.


One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest – submissions accepted now through 1/31/2019!

Image result for movie imagesEncourage your child (and friends!) to make a 3 to 8 minute film about one of 6 sustainability topics: energy, food, transportation, waste, water, or open space/ecosystems. They should show a problem with their topic and then a solution.

Prizes are $100 for grades 3 to 5, $200 for grades 6 to 8, $350 for grades 9 to 11, and up. In addition, the winners will receive a matching grant to donate to a non-profit that supports the theme of their film. All winning films will premiere at the Gene Siskel Center as part of the One Earth Film Festival in March 2019.

For more information and to watch a 1.5 minute video explaining the contest, go here: https://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/contest-details/

12/2 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Happy December! I hope you enjoyed the balmy yet soggy weekend! It’s so hard to believe the final days of 2018 are upon us.The final fifteen school days of the calendar year promise to be busy ones.

Please don’t forget to take some time over the next few weeks to complete the family portion of the Illinois 5 Essentials survey. All teachers and District students in grades 4-8 will be participating in this 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 be kept completely 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, smart phone, 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.

Hopefully, by now, you have marked your calendar for the annual Lincoln School Winter Program scheduled for Friday, December 21.

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

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

Quote of the Week:  Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind always!” ~ Ian Maclaren

Spirit Wear Winners, Friday- November 30

  • 1st/2nd Grade – Mr. Rogers
  • 3rd/4th Grade – Ms. Bajo

Calendar

ALL WEEK: Heartworks Mitten Tree donations – details below!

Monday, December 3:

  • PTO Meeting: 8:45am, conference room
  • Fall sports camp (grades 1/2): 3:10-4pm, gym

Tuesday, December 4:

  • Theater Club: 3:10-4:15, auditorium

Wednesday, December 5:

  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Heartworks – lunchtime
  • Fall sports camp (grades 3/4): 3:10-4pm, gym

Thursday, December 6:

  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am

Friday, December 7:

  • Lincoln School Spirit Day
  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am
  • Pasta Fun Lunch

Reminder: PTO meeting tomorrow

Join us at 8:45am tomorrow morning in the conference room.  All are welcome.


No Wednesday Walking Club this week

Due to the weather conditions, the Walking Club will take a break until the end of this year.  Stay tuned for updates on a new challenge in the upcoming year!


Lincoln K-4th Jr. Scientist Expo – registration now open!

Image result for science expoThe Lincoln Elementary K-4th Jr. Scientist Expo will be Thursday, January 31 –  the displays will be available for viewing by students and staff during the day, and for family and friends in the evening from 6:30 – 7:30pm.  Registration on the PTO Web Store closes on Friday, December 21.

We still need volunteers for the Expo – sign up on the PTO signup genius.


Please Donate to the Heartworks Mitten Tree – starting tomorrow!

mitten tree 2015Heartworks is sponsoring an annual holiday tradition at Lincoln: our Mitten Tree, which will benefit Hephzibah.

Lincoln families can donate NEW kids-sized mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves.

Students can hang their donations on the Tree in the Park Avenue lobby between December 3th and December 14th.

 


Young Authors 2019 – calling all writers in grades 1-4!!

Come to Wonder Writers any Friday morning or just ask Mrs. Moriarty for more information.


Alioto’s Shop and Share – Dec. 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 10am – 7pm!

Shop at Alioto’s in Oak Park (1118 Chicago Avenue) and 10% of all pre-tax sales will be donated to the PTOs of Lincoln, Willard, and Roosevelt. See this flyer for more details: D90Shop share.

 

 


Lincoln School Auction Committee meeting 12/13

Planning is underway for the annual Lincoln auction to be held this spring.  The auction committee will meet next Thursday, December 13, at 7pm at 522 Park Avenue.  We’d like to specifically invite those who signed up to be on the committee and those who volunteered last year.  Anyone else interested in joining is also welcome to attend!


Girls on the Run leaders NEEDED!

Whether you are a runner or just love working to inspire young girls, please consider becoming a Girls on the Run leader next spring. Practice is twice a week, leadership can be shared, and the culmination in an inspiring 5K run is well worth it! For more information, please contact Kristin Bailitz (kristinbailitz@gmail.com).

 


Country representatives needed for Lincoln International Festival

Lincoln’s Fourth Annual International Festival will take place on Sunday, February 24 from 1-4 pm. Are you from another country or do you have a special connection to another country? We would love to have you share this country with the students of Lincoln School! Students will travel through Lincoln on 2/24 and experience the wider world through crafts, dance, and other hands on activities. Help us make this day a success by sharing your passion for another country.

If interested, please fill out this Google form.


Winter/Spring Fun Lunch registration opens 12/31

Winter/Spring Fun Lunch registration will open on the PTO webstore on 12/31. Don’t get stuck making lunches on Fridays this spring!


Reminder: 2nd grade harmonica fee

Second grade parents, please remember to pay your child’s $12 harmonica class fee on the PTO webstore if you haven’t already done so.  This is a mandatory class for all 2nd graders, who be learning to play the harmonica in January. The price includes the price of one harmonica and the music book. Thank you!

 


Fridays are for LINCOLN SCHOOL SPIRIT

Show your Lincoln school spirit by wearing Lincoln gear or lots of RED on Fridays for a weekly Spirit Wear Challenge. Make sure your Lincoln wardrobe is ready! The classroom with the most students wearing Lincoln gear will be awarded a small prize. Two classrooms will be awarded every Friday, one class from 1st/2nd and one class from 3rd/4th grade.

 


Lincoln event photos wanted

The yearbook committee would love any photos you took of the following events:

    • PanK Run Breakfast & 5K
    • Halloween Parade & Classroom Parties
    • Lincoln Walking Club

If you have photos you’d like to share please use this Google drive link.

When uploading photos, we ask that you please follow the folder naming structure so we know which event/classroom to attribute the photos to:

[Event_Name] Photos from [Your_Name]

[Teacher_Name] Photos from [Your_Name]


Don’t forget to clip Box Tops for Education coupons!

Each one is worth $0.10 for Lincoln Elementary! Box Tops can be found on hundreds of products from brands like these: General Mills, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Ziploc, Kleenex, Hefty.  For a complete list of participating brands click here. There are BoxTop collection boxes available in classrooms and the main office.


Purchase with purpose ~ you shop, Amazon donates!

Simply visit http://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4043619 to shop and Amazon will donate a % of eligible purchases back to Lincoln PTO of River Forest District 90. Every item available for purchase on Amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail pages. Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO!  The name to search is “Lincoln Parent-Teacher Organization of River Forest”.


Live Action Film Making Workshop to Prepare for One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest – Sunday, 12/9, 1-4:30pm!

Offered by the River Forest Park District for grades 3 to 5 – (code #2720.2002 with rfparks.com), REGISTER HERE.


One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest – submissions accepted now through 1/31/2019!

Image result for movie imagesEncourage your child (and friends!) to make a 3 to 8 minute film about one of 6 sustainability topics: energy, food, transportation, waste, water, or open space/ecosystems. They should show a problem with their topic and then a solution.

Prizes are $100 for grades 3 to 5, $200 for grades 6 to 8, $350 for grades 9 to 11, and up. In addition, the winners will receive a matching grant to donate to a non-profit that supports the theme of their film. All winning films will premiere at the Gene Siskel Center as part of the One Earth Film Festival in March 2019.

For more information and to watch a 1.5 minute video explaining the contest, go here: https://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/contest-details/

11/25 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope this message finds you well and enjoying the closing moments of the holiday weekend. Hopefully, you enjoyed the Thanksgiving break and are rested and rejuvenated for the final twenty school days of 2018!

As we unofficially enter the winter months, it is important to make sure kids are dressed for the elements. Hats, gloves, winter coats and snow boots (when applicable) are necessary during recess. Exercise and movement are always important, but especially so during the winter months. Therefore, we make every attempt to go outdoors for recess during the winter.  However, at times when the wind chill (real-feel) is below ten degrees, we do implement our indoor recess plan. We utilize the Roosevelt Middle School WeatherBug as our source for weather related decisions. The WeatherBug app is available for download in both the iTunes and Google app stores.

The 5Essentials Survey will be administered by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. The confidential online survey will be conducted with families until February 15, 2019. The survey will gather data related to five indicators that have been demonstrated to forecast student outcomes and provide a comprehensive picture of a school’s organizational culture. These five indicators are: Effective Leaders, Collaborative Teachers, Involved Families, Supportive Environments and Ambitious Instruction.

All teachers and District students in grades 4-8 will be participating in this 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 be kept completely 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, smart phone, 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.

Finally, we are excited to welcome you to attend the annual Winter Concerts on Friday, December 21.

  • 1st grade – 9:45
  • 2nd grade – 1030
  • 3rd grade – 1:00
  • 4th grade – 1:45
  • Dismissal- 2:30

As always, thanks for your continued support of Lincoln School. Please never hesitate to let me know if there is anything more I can do to better support your kids and family. I hope you have a great week. CG

Quote of the Week:

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”

~ John Andrew Holmes


Calendar

Monday, November 26:

  • Fall sports camp (grades 1/2): 3:10-4pm, gym

Wednesday, November 28:

  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Fall sports camp (grades 3/4): 3:10-4pm, gym

Thursday, November 29:

  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am
  • Tennis (grades 1/2) – 3:10-4pm, gym

Friday, November 30:

  • Lincoln School Spirit Day
  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am
  • Pizza Fun Lunch

Thanks to the Walking Club for getting Mr. Godfrey home for Thanksgiving!

Walking club plans to start again in December with new challenge. Check the log next week for details!


Young Authors 2019 – Calling All Writers in Grades 1-4!!

Please join Mrs. Clasky and Mrs. Moriarty on Friday, November 30, in the multi-purpose room during your recess to find out about the Young Authors contest. If you can’t make it, you can come to Wonder Writers any Friday morning or just ask Mrs. Moriarty for all the details.

See this flyer for more details.


Lincoln Elementary K-4th Jr. Scientist Expo – Registration Now Open!

Image result for science expoThe Lincoln Elementary K-4th Jr. Scientist Exp will be Thursday, January 31 –  the displays will be available for viewing by students and staff during the day, and for family and friends in the evening from 6:30 – 7:30pm.  Registration on the PTO Web Store closes on Friday, December 21.


Please Donate to the Heartworks Mitten Tree – starting 12/3!

mitten tree 2015

Heartworks is sponsoring an annual holiday tradition at Lincoln: our Mitten Tree, which will benefit Hephzibah.

Lincoln families can donate NEW kids-sized mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves.

Students can hang their donations on the Tree in the Park Avenue lobby between December 3th and December 14th.


Alioto’s Shop and Share – Dec. 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 10am – 7pm!

Shop at Alioto’s in Oak Park (1118 Chicago Avenue) and 10% of all pre-tax sales will be donated to the PTOs of Lincoln, Willard, and Roosevelt. See this flyer for more details: D90Shop share.


Girls on the Run Leaders NEEDED!

Whether you are a runner or just love working to inspire young girls, please consider becoming a Girls on the Run leader next spring. Practice is twice a week, leadership can be shared, and the culmination in an inspiring 5K run is well worth it! For more information, please contact Kristin Bailitz (kristinbailitz@gmail.com).


Country representatives needed for Lincoln International Festival

Lincoln’s Fourth Annual International Festival will take place on Sunday, February 24 from 1-4 pm. Are you from another country or do you have a special connection to another country? We would love to have you share this country with the students of Lincoln School! Students will travel through Lincoln on 2/24 and experience the wider world through crafts, dance, and other hands on activities. Help us make this day a success by sharing your passion for another country.

If interested, please fill out this Google form.


Fridays are for LINCOLN SCHOOL SPIRIT

Starting in November, show your Lincoln school spirit by wearing Lincoln gear on Fridays for a weekly Spirit Wear Challenge. Make sure your Lincoln wardrobe is ready! The classroom with the most students wearing Lincoln gear will be awarded a small prize. Two classrooms will be awarded every Friday, one class from 1st/2nd and one class from 3rd/4th grade.


Lincoln event photos wanted

The yearbook committee would love any photos you took of the following events:

    • PanK Run Breakfast & 5K
    • Halloween Parade & Classroom Parties
    • Lincoln Walking Club

If you have photos you’d like to share please use this Google drive link.

When uploading photos, we ask that you please follow the folder naming structure so we know which event/classroom to attribute the photos to:

[Event_Name] Photos from [Your_Name]

[Teacher_Name] Photos from [Your_Name]


 

Don’t forget to clip Box Tops for Education coupons!

Each one is worth $0.10 for Lincoln Elementary! Box Tops can be found on hundreds of products from brands like these: General Mills, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Ziploc, Kleenex, Hefty.  For a complete list of participating brands click here. There are BoxTop collection boxes available in classrooms and the main office.

 


Purchase with purpose ~ you shop, Amazon donates!


Simply visit http://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4043619 to shop and Amazon will donate a % of eligible purchases back to Lincoln PTO of River Forest District 90. Every item available for purchase on Amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail pages. Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO!  The name to search is “Lincoln Parent-Teacher Organization of River Forest”.


Live Action Film Making Workshop to Prepare for One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest – Sunday, 12/9, 1-4:30pm!

Offered by the River Forest Park District for grades 3 to 5 – (code #2720.2002 with rfparks.com), REGISTER HERE.


One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest – submissions accepted now through 1/31/2019!

Image result for movie imagesEncourage your child (and friends!) to make a 3 to 8 minute film about one of 6 sustainability topics: energy, food, transportation, waste, water, or open space/ecosystems. They should show a problem with their topic and then a solution.

Prizes are $100 for grades 3 to 5, $200 for grades 6 to 8, $350 for grades 9 to 11, and up. In addition, the winners will receive a matching grant to donate to a non-profit that supports the theme of their film. All winning films will premiere at the Gene Siskel Center as part of the One Earth Film Festival in March 2019.

For more information and to watch a 1.5 minute video explaining the contest, go here: https://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/contest-details/

11/18 Lincoln Log

Happy Thanksgiving Lincoln Families,

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

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

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

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

Quote of the Week:
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”– Oprah Winfrey

November 16 Spirit Winners:
Mrs. Bailitz
Mrs. Mares

Calendar

Monday, November 19:

  • Fall sports camp (grades 1/2): 3:10-4pm, gym
  • Green4Good Kids Club: 3:10-4:10

Tuesday, November 20:

  • Tennis (grades 3/4): 3:10-4pm, gym
  • Theater Club: 3:10 – 4:15
  • NO FUN LUNCH THIS WEEK

Wednesday, November 21:

  • NO SCHOOL

Thursday, November 22:

  • NO SCHOOL

Friday, November 23:

  • NO SCHOOL

 Wednesday Walking Club On TUESDAY THIS WEEK

We walked another 30 miles this Wednesday bringing us up to 181 miles, the distance from River Forest to Springfield, Illinois! We are very close to getting Mr. Godfrey home to St. Louis for Thanksgiving dinner.
To achieve our goal, Walking Club will meet on Tuesday instead of Wednesday next week. This is the last walking club for the season. So show up and make it count!
Bring your siblings, parents, grandparents, neighbors. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate so we can collectively achieve our walking goal to St. Louis.

Tuesday (11/20) 8:00-8:15 on the Franklin side.

Take a look at the map outside the school office to stay see how far you’ve collectively walked. Let’s get Mr. Godfrey home in time for turkey dinner!


Young Authors 2019

Calling All Writers in Grades 1-4!!
Please join Mrs. Clasky and Mrs. Moriarty on Friday, November 30, in the multi-purpose room during your recess to find out about the Young Authors contest. If you can’t make it, you can come to Wonder Writers any Friday morning or just ask Mrs. Moriarty for all the details.

See this flyer for more details.

 


Green 4 Good Kids Club – SPACES STILL AVAILABLE!

Calling all 3rd Graders interested in environmental sustainability! We have the club for you: Green4Good Kids!
This club will meet once a month on a Monday after school, 3:15-4:00. Our very first meeting will be Monday, November 19. Other meetings are: November 19
December 17
January 28
February 25
March 18
April 15
May 20

With the support of Mrs. Suzuki, Mrs. Moriarty and Lincoln’s Green4Good Committee, we will learn about landfills, recycling, and composting, and how this relates to nature conservation. We will focus on LOCAL waste management and conservation efforts, learning through doing and meeting with local sustainability and conservation leaders. Our 3rd graders will BECOME sustainability and conservation LEADERS, sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm with the Lincoln School Community.

Registration is open on the Lincoln PTO Webstore. The club will be capped at 20 third graders, so register right away.


Country representatives needed for Lincoln International Festival

Lincoln’s Fourth Annual International Festival will take place on Sunday, February 24 from 1-4 pm. Are you from another country or do you have a special connection to another country? We would love to have you share this country with the students of Lincoln School! Students will travel through Lincoln on 2/24 and experience the wider world through crafts, dance, and other hands on activities. Help us make this day a success by sharing your passion for another country.

If interested, please fill out this Google form.


Fridays are for LINCOLN SCHOOL SPIRIT

Starting in November, show your Lincoln school spirit by wearing Lincoln gear on Fridays for a weekly Spirit Wear Challenge. Make sure your Lincoln wardrobe is ready! The classroom with the most students wearing Lincoln gear will be awarded a small prize. Two classrooms will be awarded every Friday, one class from 1st/2nd and one class from 3rd/4th grade.


Lincoln event photos wanted

This was a busy week at Lincoln and the yearbook would love any photos you took of the following events:

    • PanK Run Breakfast & 5K
    • Halloween Parade & Classroom Parties
    • Lincoln Walking Club

If you have photos you’d like to share please use this Google drive link.

When uploading photos, we ask that you please follow the folder naming structure so we know which event/classroom to attribute the photos to:

[Event_Name] Photos from [Your_Name]

[Teacher_Name] Photos from [Your_Name]


Girls on the Run Leaders NEEDED!

Whether you are a runner or just love working to inspire young girls, please consider becoming a Girls on the Run leader next spring. Practice is twice a week, leadership can be shared, and the culmination in an inspiring 5K run is well worth it! For more information, please contact Kirstin Bailitz (kristinbailitz@gmail.com).


Alioto’s Shop and Share – Dec. 3rd, 4th, and 5th

10am – 7pm. Shop at Alioto’s in Oak Park (1118 Chicago Avenue) and 10% of all pre-tax sales will be donated to the PTOs of Lincoln, Willard, and Roosevelt. See this flyer for more details: D90Shop share


Don’t forget to clip Box Tops for Education coupons!

Each one is worth $0.10 for Lincoln Elementary! Box Tops can be found on hundreds of products from brands like these: General Mills, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Ziploc, Kleenex, Hefty.  For a complete list of participating brands click here. There are BoxTop collection boxes available in classrooms and the main office.

 


Purchase with purpose ~ you shop, Amazon donates


Simply visit http://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4043619 to shop and Amazon will donate a % of eligible purchases back to Lincoln PTO of River Forest District 90. Every item available for purchase on Amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail pages. Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO!  The name to search is “Lincoln Parent-Teacher Organization of River Forest”.


Live Action Film Making Workshop to Prepare for One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest!
Live Action Filmmaking Workshop for Grades 3 to 5 now offered through River Forest Park District

Sunday, December 9, 2018

1 to 4:30 p.m.

(code #2720.2002 with rfparks.com)

REGISTER HERE.

One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest – submissions accepted now through 1/31/2019!

Image result for movie imagesEncourage your child (and friends!) to make a 3 to 8 minute film about one of 6 sustainability topics: energy, food, transportation, waste, water, or open space/ecosystems. They should show a problem with their topic and then a solution.

Prizes are $100 for grades 3 to 5, $200 for grades 6 to 8, $350 for grades 9 to 11, and up. In addition, the winners will receive a matching grant to donate to a non-profit that supports the theme of their film. All winning films will premiere at the Gene Siskel Center as part of the One Earth Film Festival in March 2019.

For more information and to watch a 1.5 minute video explaining the contest, go here: https://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/contest-details/