4/18 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families

Happy Earth Week!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend weekend. After nine “full” days of school, we seem to be hitting a stride and finding our way through full day school during the pandemic. Thanks to the resilience of our kids and staff, things are Fine Fine Fine at Lincoln!  Capitalizing on the momentum we’ve gained in the past few weeks, this too will be a busy and exciting week at Lincoln as we come together as a community to celebrate Earth week and as we kick off “One School One Book!”

There is no way our modified lunch program could function without the incredible volunteers that have given their time to assist in the supervision of our kids and the sanitizing of our lunch trays. If you are interested in helping, please reach out to me for more details.

While it still seems that we are in the process of getting this current school year up and running, believe it or not, it is also time to be planning for the fall. Therefore, please be sure to review the attached Class Placement Letter. If you choose to offer any input, please do so no later than Friday, May 7. 

Last Friday, our Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Alison Hawley, shared a message with all D90 families regarding the upcoming required Illinois state student assessments. Here is a link to her letter.  Below you will find the Lincoln assessment schedule, beginning Monday, April 26:

On Wednesday, we will celebrate the incredible woman who holds it all together at Lincoln School. Our very own School Secretary, Ms. Theresa Dubois. In the midst of a global pandemic, Ms. Dubois accepted the challenge of becoming our new school secretary. Since last summer, she has run our school with class, grace, humor, and lots of smiles. Please be sure to celebrate her on Wednesday, April 21 for Administrative Assistant Day.

Don’t forget, Friday, April 23 is a Teacher Institute Day, where our staff will continue their work on Standards Based Grading. Therefore, there is NO STUDENT ATTENDANCE FRIDAY, APRIL 23. 

As always, thank you 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 family.

Make it a great week. CG


Calendar

*Earth Week, Walk To School and Food Drive!*

Tuesday, April 20:

  • Digital Well-being Talk, 7pm

Wednesday, April 21:

  • Picture Retake Day
  • Young Authors Celebration, 6:00pm
  • Administrative Assistant Day – Celebrate Ms. Dubois!

Thursday, April 22:

  • Earth Day

Friday, April 23:

  • No School – Staff Institute Day

Celebrate EARTH DAY at Lincoln!

WALK OR BIKE TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY – Collect a t-shirt ribbon each morning that you walk or bike to school, and color in a square on your C4K G4G Outdoor Challenge!!  Volunteers with ribbons will be stationed at the four corners of school.  Remote learners – untie your ribbon from the Franklin side fence near our banner!
FIRST WASTE FREE WEDNESDAY OF 2021 – Please help your child pack a WASTE FREE LUNCH, with these helpful tips.
WEAR GREEN TO SCHOOL ON THURSDAY, APRIL 22


WAYS TO CELEBRATE @ HOME & OUTSIDE


HELP FEED LOCAL FAMILIES IN BEYOND HUNGER’S CAN DO COMMUNITY CHALLENGE

Did you know that 40% of all food produced in the United States is never eaten, while 1 out of 6 children in America is food insecure?  Learn more about the CAN DO Challenge here, and watch Pantry Manager Ricardo Garcia explain the Can Do Challenge, hunger in our community, and how the pantry serves people during a pandemic.

FUND DRIVE: APRIL 1-30  – Visit https://www.classy.org/team/351934 to donate to Beyond Hunger on behalf of Lincoln School!

FOOD DRIVE: APRIL 19-30 – We are collecting only 5 HARD-TO-STOCK AND NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMSRice, Dried Beans, Canned Fruit, Cooking Oil, and Jelly

Too heavy to bring during Walk to School week?  Spread it out and send an item or two each day. Collection bins near COVID-19 screening area outside school.  Remote learners – drop off in bin by office during supply pick up. 


EARTH DAY FLIPGRID! – submit by 4/22

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To celebrate Earth Day this year, the Village of River Forest wants to showcase our residents’ waste reduction efforts!

Before Thursday, April 22, upload a short video to our River Forest Earth Day Flipgrid that shows one thing you do to reduce waste in your daily life.  The Flipgrid will be posted publicly on the Village of River Forest’s website along with associated social media accounts.  Thank you for taking the time to share your awesome strategies with fellow River Forest residents!

Here is the flipgrid join code!

Participation in this project is subject to Flipgrid’s Terms of Service (https://legal.flipgrid.com/). Participants consent to the Village of River Forest using and publishing the content uploaded to Flipgrid. Participants grant the Village of River Forest a non-exclusive license to access, copy, use and publish the content uploaded to Flipgrid, including on the Village’s website and social media accounts.

Questions? Please contact Lauren Behan, lsbehan@gmail.com.


SchoolKidz Supply Kits – Order NO LATER than May 14!

SchoolKidz supply kits are now available to order for the 2021-2022 School Year! The Lincoln PTO sponsors a School Supply Kit program to simplify your life! You can order a school supply kit online and the kit will automatically be delivered to your child’s classroom in August before school starts. Orders are online only and they are accepted only until May 14th. The supplier cannot accept late orders. Please remember to buy a kit for NEXT YEAR’s Grade Level. If you have any questions, please contact Julianne Heiniman.

Order your kits at www.shopttkits.com – Lincoln Account Number: 20838. Don’t delay!


Retake Picture Day is Wednesday, 4/21!

If a picture package was purchased and you are unhappy with your photo, please bring the package to the camera on retake day and we will print the original order with a new image. Please be aware that the retake photo REPLACES the original image.

If you were absent on picture day please visit our website at www.ordervgil.com and click on before picture day. Enter code 20077102 to place an order.

If you forgot to place an order please visit our website at www.ordervgil.com and click on after picture day. Enter your child’s ticket code. If you need assistance, please call customer service at 847-382-2282.


One School One Book

April 16 – May 7:   Read.  Connect.  Enjoy.

Lincoln School is excited to read “Bob” as our One School One Book this year.  It’s a terrific story and we hope you enjoy it too.

Tomorrow (Monday) will be our first trivia question – there will be three questions a week with an opportunity to win a small prize.

Keep track of the chapters you read on the bookmark and turn that in for a chance at a family prize.

While we strongly encourage each family to read the book aloud together and enjoy the opportunity to talk and connect about the book, chapters have been recorded for your convenience.  However, it’s a lot of Mrs. Brauweiler so you might want to save that as a last option!

One School One Book

Thank you for instilling a love of reading with your children as we enjoy Lincoln’s One School One Book together.  Happy Reading!


PIMA Fundraiser – One Lake Brewing!

PIMA has partnered with local brewpub One Lake Brewing for a dine and share fundraiser event starting on Wednesday, April 21th and running through Sunday, April 25th.  Order takeout, delivery or dine on the rooftop and OLB will give back 10% on all food, beer, wine or cocktail kit orders. Weekly Specials are also being offered. Please make sure to mention “PIMA”  when placing your order.

Click here for more details! – Thank you for your continued support of PIMA and the student musicians.


 2020-2021 Flip Book!

We are happy to announce that this year we will be offering a 2020-2021 Flip Book! This condensed “yearbook” allows us to provide school pictures and snapshots of our year in review. More information to come next week.


1st Annual RF Community Bike Exchange – Thank you!

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The 1st Annual River Forest Community Bike Exchange was held at the Roosevelt Middle School playground on Saturday, April 17th and was a GREAT SUCCESS!  More than 150 bikes, ride-ons, and accessories were donated and more than 85 participants went home with a new bike and even more with other accessories or smaller ride-ons! 40+ registered their bikes with the RFPD!  64 leftover bikes plus accessories were picked up and donated to Working Bikes and $825 will be donated to Seven Generations Ahead’s “It’s Our Future” program.  Endless thanks to the volunteers, the Village of River Forest and the Police Department, to everyone who donated a bike and participated in any way, D90 Green4Good, and the VRF Sustainability Commission, and to all of you for your support of a new community event! 

We’ll be back in 2022!


Digital Well-being Talk – 4/20 at 7pm!

You’re invited to participate in a webinar about Digital Wellbeing that will be facilitated by the local area author and speaker Devorah Heitner. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, April 20, from 7 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. as a Zoom webinar. This special event will be hosted by the Roosevelt PTO and District 90 and is opened to the public. There will be ample opportunities for audience questions.

To reserve your space on this webinar, please click this link: https://district90-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JylYOqnbTjicIR0gm2Atxw
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

This webinar provides an opportunity for families to receive answers to common questions such as:

  • Are you having trouble understanding your child’s use of social media, texting, and gaming?
  • Would you like to know more about moderating your family’s technology habits after nearly a year of remote, technology-based schooling?
  • As a parent, how do you model healthy tech habits and boundaries?
  • How can you help your children with screen addiction, conspiracy theories or memes that promote hate, or navigating the news

Ms. Heitner will address these and other technology questions. Inquiries from audience members will also be addressed during the webinar.

Devorah Heitner is the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and the founder of Raising Digital Natives. According to her website, her mission is to cultivate a culture of empathy and social-emotional literacy. Dr. Heitner has a Ph.D. in Media/Technology & Society from Northwestern University.  

Please join us for this informative session.

Thank you for your ongoing support of our students, families, faculty, and staff. 


Lincoln Love

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Click the link below to celebrate A Lincoln staff member, student or volunteer by sharing some Lincoln Love! Lincoln Love “Shout Out” Form 


Social Emotional Learning


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. 

4/11 Lincoln log

Lincoln Families,

Last week was a busy one, so I hope you enjoyed the weekend and worked in some time for rest and relaxation.

How wonderful it was to have your kids back at school for “full,” days last week. It was an incredible week in large part to all the time and dedication our teachers put into planning and executing the various logistics to make it as safe, fun and smooth as possible. Special thanks to all the volunteers who spent time supporting our lunch program. It wasn’t a perfect week, but overall it was a resounding success!

With just over forty days until Summer break, we have already started the process of planning for the next school year. Therefore, please see the attached letter regarding class placement for the 2021-22 School year. Please share any input no later than Friday, May 7.

Although school and many other aspects of our lives are beginning to feel a bit more “normal,” it is important to acknowledge that we are still living amidst the global pandemic. Therefore, Lincoln and D90 will continue to comply with the recommendations and guidance of the Cook County Department of Public Health for Covid-19 mitigations and quarantine procedures. Please be sure to direct Covid-19 exposures or testing questions to Ms. Godellas or I. Thank you for your support and partnership in keeping Lincoln a safe place for kids and staff.

As always, please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your kids or your family. Have a wonderful week. CG


Calendar

Monday, April 12:

Tuesday, April 12:

Wednesday, April 13

Thursday, April 14

  • Green 4 Good – Joey FineRhyme Virtual Assembly K-4

Friday, April 15


Portillo’s – Dine and Earn, 4/15!

Portillo's Restaurant Names New CEO

Bring this flyer to Portillo’s in Forest Park on Thursday, April 15 between 5-8pm and 20% of your order goes to the Lincoln PTO!


1st Annual River Forest Community Bike Exchange – Saturday, 4/17!

In partnership with Green4Good and the Village of River Forest Sustainability Commission!

  • Who: All River Forest Residents
  • What: A community bike exchange/drop off/pick up, bike registration, and bike safety
  • Where: Roosevelt Middle School Playground
  • When: Saturday, April 17 from 10am – 1pm (Follow the Facebook Event for weather-related date changes)
  • Why: To promote sustainability, a positive neighborly community feeling, and to have some outdoor fun.

There are four ways to participate in the 1st Annual RF Community Bike Exchange:

  • Bring a bike or bike accessory that has been outgrown or is no longer in use and drop it off and exchange it for another bike. Yay!
  • Bring a bike or bike accessory that has been outgrown or is no longer in use and drop it off. Thank you so much!
  • Bring yourself and a donation (recommendation of $5-$25 cash or Venmo) and leave with your new-used bike or bike accessory! Another yay!
  • Bring your bike and register it with the Village of RF Police Department and get your license sticker right then and there. Pretty great!

No matter which way you choose to participate, please do choose to wear a mask.

The best way to make this event the most successful is if you can drop off your bike on April 11, 15, or 16 at 730 Lathrop Avenue in advance so that we can have the bikes sorted and organized for the start of the event. When you drop off a bike, we will log it, so that when you arrive at the event we will know that you have already given a donation. Additionally, you can show up with a bike to exchange on the day of the event.

For more details and FAQS: https://fb.me/e/1ik3TPhqA or lindsey.gift.silver@gmail.com.

We now have a short link to the Facebook Event Page: http://bit.ly/RFCBX21


One School One Book

Lincoln School is excited to shortly commence our second year of “One School One Book” reading program. A huge thank you to the Lincoln PTO and their sponsorship of the book fair, as part of the proceeds were used to purchase all the family books.

Participating in a school-wide reading program such as “One School One Book” can help build a community of readers. Families reading together help children listen better and longer, build bigger vocabularies, and develop a positive attitude about books and learning. Reading professionals recommend that families read aloud to children even when they are able to read by themselves. When an entire school reads together, it generates excitement about reading and being part of a fun program.

Fast Facts – :

Week of April 12: Details of “One School One Book” shared with all Lincoln students Clues about the book will be given each day to heighten interest

Friday, April 16th: THE BIG REVEAL! — Students discover together Lincoln School’s selection — Each family receives a copy of the book along with a proposed reading schedule (book to be sent home with youngest child)

April 16 – May 7: Read. Connect. Enjoy.

What else? ★ We strongly encourage each family to read the book aloud together and enjoy the opportunity to talk about the book ★ Families will have two or three days to read one, two or three chapters. ★ Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday , we will ask questions about the book at school ★ Students can submit answers and small prizes will be awarded (selected from the correct answers) ★ BONUS: Submission of a completed bookmark puts the student in a raffle for a family prize ★ Chapters will be recorded for a backup option

We’re excited for year number two! With your help, we can build a community of readers at Lincoln School. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Brauweiler with any questions.


Green4Good @ Home!

ZERO WASTE: Did you know that D90 is a Zero Waste School District? This year, we need your help at home so we can continue our ZERO WASTE efforts!Please help your child pack a ZERO WASTE LUNCH, with these helpful tips.

WASTE SORTING: You can divert waste from landfills by waste sorting at home!  Every home in River Forest can RECYCLE, making sure that all recycled containers are CLEAN and DRY.  This video shows you how!  River Forest families can also COMPOST – contact the Village of River Forest to sign up!  

REDUCING FOOD WASTE: Did you know that 40% of all food produced in the United States is never eaten, while 1 out of 6 children in America is food insecure? Check out this At-Home Food Waste Activity from Seven Generations Ahead.  It’s full of helpful tips for reducing food waste and composting at home, including backyard composting and vermicomposting.
Need motivation?  Watch this video about the Life of a Strawberry.  Or see your favorite celebrities in The Compost Story video.  You can stream the full movie, Kiss the Ground, on Netflix or Vimeo.

TAKE ACTION: Feeling inspired to TAKE ACTION to address food waste and hunger in our own community?  Add 5 items to your grocery list in the coming weeks, and support Beyond Hunger on behalf of Lincoln School in the Can Do Community Challenge Food and Fund Drive!


VRF EARTH DAY FLIPGRID! – submit by 4/22

To celebrate Earth Day this year, the Village of River Forest wants to showcase our residents’ waste reduction efforts!

Before Thursday, April 22, upload a short video to our River Forest Earth Day Flipgrid that shows one thing you do to reduce waste in your daily life.  The Flipgrid will be posted publicly on the Village of River Forest’s website along with associated social media accounts.  Thank you for taking the time to share your awesome strategies with fellow River Forest residents!

Here is the flipgrid join code!

Participation in this project is subject to Flipgrid’s Terms of Service (https://legal.flipgrid.com/). Participants consent to the Village of River Forest using and publishing the content uploaded to Flipgrid. Participants grant the Village of River Forest a non-exclusive license to access, copy, use and publish the content uploaded to Flipgrid, including on the Village’s website and social media accounts.
Questions? Please contact Lauren Behan, lsbehan@gmail.com.


Asian American Heritage Month

The month of May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. If you are interested in helping to plan any events or have ideas on how we could celebrate this month with our fine fine school, please reach out to Jahee Hong Yi and/or Candy Singh. Also, as part of the celebration, we are looking for book suggestions that are relevant to Asian American Pacific Islanders that we can provide to the school to help them expand on their already diverse book selection. If you have any suggestions, please let us know. The more help or input you can offer, the more successful we will be in celebrating the heritage of many of our fine fine students. Thank you!


C4K and Green for Good Outdoor Challenge!

Hey Lincoln Eagles – let’s get outside!

Connect 4 Kids and Green 4 Good have teamed up to create an outdoor challenge for you! Can you try to get outside for 20 minutes each day? Then you can do this challenge! Here are the benefits! You can walk, jump, skate, bike, play, read, garden, have a picnic, hike, draw with chalk, and the list goes on! Just get outside! Each day that you get outside for 20 mins, track your progress on the fun coloring pages that will be sent home during the week of April 6.

When? April 12th – May 31st. Questions? Contact the Connect4Kids Chairs: Laura Haussmann and Sangeetha Madhavan or Green 4 Good Chair Alexis Murphy.


Digital Well-being Talk – 4/20 at 7pm!

Join us for a talk about Digital Well-being, Tuesday 4/20 at 7pm via zoom! Renowned speaker Devorah Heitner will discuss:

  • screen addiction, setting controls
  • how to help kids with the transition back to longer school days
  • how can parents understand kids’ use of TV, social media, You Tube, Tik Tok, texting, and gaming during this time
  • how can parents model healthy habits and boundaries with tech
  • help for parents concerned about kids getting sucked into conspiracy theories, memes that promote hate, navigating the news
  • help for students stuck in a homework hole
  • More info about Zoom will be forthcoming but mark your calendars!

Lincoln Love

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Click the link below to celebrate A Lincoln staff member, student or volunteer by sharing some Lincoln Love! Lincoln Love “Shout Out” Form 


Social Emotional Learning

“At District 90 we are actively building a more inclusive world for our students with disabilities and we would like to share a judgement-free note about some information on disabilities and how to talk to your children about them.

  • Not all disabilities are visible
  • If you talk publicly about the “bad” kid in your child’s class, parents of students with disabilities notice.
  • If you post about your social values on Facebook and leave out the disabled, parents of students with disabilities notice.
  • If you avoid teaching your children about disabilities,  parents of students with disabilities notice.

Here’s what you can do instead:

  • Avoid making fun of the guy with the weird social skills at work or school functions. If you need to, address it politely and directly.
  • Contact your child’s teacher about concerns regarding other students. Your child deserves to feel safe at school; other children with behavioral disorders deserve privacy at the minimum.
  • If you value tolerance and equity for some groups of marginalized people, please include the disabled.
  • Use the word disabled with your child. It’s not a bad word. Teach them that there are visible and invisible disabilities.

You may not know what to say. That’s okay. Just start with talking about the children on the coloring sheet and let your child lead.

Avoiding the discussion just increases the stigma about disability. So if you want a more tolerant world, please join us in this conversation.

A Proclamation from the White House on World Autism Awareness Day “


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. 


4/4 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I’m hopeful this message finds you well and that your family enjoyed a relaxing and rejuvenating spring break. Whether you traveled afar or enjoyed a staycation, I hope you enjoyed this past week with your kids. 
Please remember that if your family traveled to a state that is designated “orange” on the  Cook County Department of Public Health Travel Guidance, it will be necessary for you to present a negative Covid-19 test, or adhere to the ten day quarantine prior to participation in in-person learning. Please provide any test results or direct any questions to myself or Ms. Godellas.

It’s hard to believe that after a full year of school variations, we are excited to usher in a modified version of full day-blended learning. If you haven’t already done so, please be sure to read Lincoln’s Guide to Full Day Blended Learning. This guide should address many of the questions you have.

Here are few key points:

1st-4th: Arrival/Dismissal:

  • Arrival Bell Rings: 8:15
  • Tardy Bell Rings: 8:20
  • Student Instruction: 8:20-3:10
  • Dismissal: 3:10

**Students will be dismissed from the same door they arrive at each morning.**

AM Kindergarten

  • Arrival Bell: 8:15 am
  • Student Instruction: 8:20-11:05 am
  • Dismissal: 11:05

 PM Kindergarten

  • Arrival Bell: 12:25 pm
  • Student Instruction: 12:30-3:10
  • Dismissal: 3:10

Lunch/Snacks:All lunches and snacks must be “Nut Free.”

Covid Self Certification:

Without exception all students and staff will be required to wear a face mask at all times while on the Lincoln School campus, with the exception of lunch. Please note that neck gaiters are not recognized by D90 as an acceptable face covering. All families will be required to daily self-certify that each of their children are free of Covid-19 symptoms via PowerSchool each morning. Additionally, each family will be given stickers to place on your child’s outermost layer of clothing each day. These stickers will serve as a visual representation to Lincoln staff that children have been self-certified at home prior to arriving at school.

Remote Learners:

Due to the many logistics and transition times that occur within a full day of school, students who will be learning remotely should expect an increase in the amount of asynchronous and off camera time. Teachers and staff will do their best include remote learners to the greatest extent possible. However, some activities and experiences are not able to be replicated.

Remote Learning Access:

Please note that remote learning is only available for students whose absence is related to Covid-19 or families that have opted to remain remote for the duration of the school year. Thank you for your continued support and grace as we navigate the many logistical challenges that full day school will present. It will likely not be perfect on day one, but with a collective spirit and support, we will safely and responsibly make the most of the duration of this school year.  As always, thanks for your continued support of our Fine Fine School. I look forward to seeing your kids back at school on Tuesday, April 6.

All my best, CG


Calendar

Monday, April 5:

  • No School

Tuesday, April 6:

  • Full Day Blended Learning Begins: 8:20-3:10

Lincoln Pierce Author Visit – Link to Purchase Book

On the Friday before spring break, the author of the Big Nate series, Lincoln Peirce, visited virtually with 3rd and 4th graders. He talked about being an author and his new book “Max and the Midknights Book 2: Battle of the Bodkins”.  All families have the opportunity to purchase a book (either book 1 or book 2 of the series) which will include a signed bookplate.  Please use this link to order directly from Anderson’s.  You can have your book shipped directly to you (for a fee) or shipped to Lincoln where they will be distributed. Deadline is Friday, April 9th.  Please contact Mrs. Brauweiler if you have any questions.


Portillo’s – Dine and Earn, 4/15!

Portillo's Restaurant Names New CEO

Bring this flyer to Portillo’s in Forest Park on Thursday, April 15 between 5-8pm and 20% of your order goes to the Lincoln PTO!


Asian American Heritage Month

The month of May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. If you are interested in helping to plan any events or have ideas on how we could celebrate this month with our fine fine school, please reach out to Jahee Hong Yi and/or Candy Singh. Also, as part of the celebration, we are looking for book suggestions that are relevant to Asian American Pacific Islanders that we can provide to the school to help them expand on their already diverse book selection. If you have any suggestions, please let us know. The more help or input you can offer, the more successful we will be in celebrating the heritage of many of our fine fine students. Thank you!


C4K and Green for Good Outdoor Challenge!

Hey Lincoln Eagles – let’s get outside!

Connect 4 Kids and Green 4 Good have teamed up to create an outdoor challenge for you! Can you try to get outside for 20 minutes each day? Then you can do this challenge! Here are the benefits! You can walk, jump, skate, bike, play, read, garden, have a picnic, hike, draw with chalk, and the list goes on! Just get outside! Each day that you get outside for 20 mins, track your progress on the fun coloring pages that will be sent home during the week of April 6.

When? April 12th – May 31st. Questions? Contact the Connect4Kids Chairs: Laura Haussmann and Sangeetha Madhavan or Green 4 Good Chair Alexis Murphy.


1st Annual River Forest Community Bike Exchange – Saturday, 4/17!

In partnership with Green4Good and the Village of River Forest Sustainability Commission!

  • Who: All River Forest Residents
  • What: A community bike exchange/drop off/pick up, bike registration, and bike safety
  • Where: Roosevelt Middle School Playground
  • When: Saturday, April 17 from 10am – 1pm (Follow the Facebook Event for weather-related date changes)
  • Why: To promote sustainability, a positive neighborly community feeling, and to have some outdoor fun.

There are four ways to participate in the 1st Annual RF Community Bike Exchange:

  • Bring a bike or bike accessory that has been outgrown or is no longer in use and drop it off and exchange it for another bike. Yay!
  • Bring a bike or bike accessory that has been outgrown or is no longer in use and drop it off. Thank you so much!
  • Bring yourself and a donation (recommendation of $5-$25 cash or Venmo) and leave with your new-used bike or bike accessory! Another yay!
  • Bring your bike and register it with the Village of RF Police Department and get your license sticker right then and there. Pretty great!

No matter which way you choose to participate, please do choose to wear a mask.

The best way to make this event the most successful is if you can drop off your bike on April 11, 15, or 16 at 730 Lathrop Avenue in advance so that we can have the bikes sorted and organized for the start of the event. When you drop off a bike, we will log it, so that when you arrive at the event we will know that you have already given a donation. Additionally, you can show up with a bike to exchange on the day of the event.

For more details and FAQS: https://fb.me/e/1ik3TPhqA or lindsey.gift.silver@gmail.com.


Green4Good @ Home!

ZERO WASTE: Did you know that D90 is a Zero Waste School District? This year, we need your help at home so we can continue our ZERO WASTE efforts!Please help your child pack a ZERO WASTE LUNCH, with these helpful tips.

WASTE SORTING: You can divert waste from landfills by waste sorting at home!  Every home in River Forest can RECYCLE, making sure that all recycled containers are CLEAN and DRY.  This video shows you how!  River Forest families can also COMPOST – contact the Village of River Forest to sign up!  

REDUCING FOOD WASTE: Did you know that 40% of all food produced in the United States is never eaten, while 1 out of 6 children in America is food insecure? Check out this At-Home Food Waste Activity from Seven Generations Ahead.  It’s full of helpful tips for reducing food waste and composting at home, including backyard composting and vermicomposting.
Need motivation?  Watch this video about the Life of a Strawberry.  Or see your favorite celebrities in The Compost Story video.  You can stream the full movie, Kiss the Ground, on Netflix or Vimeo.


VRF EARTH DAY FLIPGRID! – submit by 4/22

To celebrate Earth Day this year, the Village of River Forest wants to showcase our residents’ waste reduction efforts!

Before Thursday, April 22, upload a short video to our River Forest Earth Day Flipgrid that shows one thing you do to reduce waste in your daily life.  The Flipgrid will be posted publicly on the Village of River Forest’s website along with associated social media accounts.  Thank you for taking the time to share your awesome strategies with fellow River Forest residents!

Here is the flipgrid join code!

Participation in this project is subject to Flipgrid’s Terms of Service (https://legal.flipgrid.com/). Participants consent to the Village of River Forest using and publishing the content uploaded to Flipgrid. Participants grant the Village of River Forest a non-exclusive license to access, copy, use and publish the content uploaded to Flipgrid, including on the Village’s website and social media accounts.
Questions? Please contact Lauren Behan, lsbehan@gmail.com.


Digital Well-being Talk – 4/20 at 7pm!

Join us for a talk about Digital Well-being, Tuesday 4/20 at 7pm via zoom! Renowned speaker Devorah Heitner will discuss:

  • screen addiction, setting controls
  • how to help kids with the transition back to longer school days
  • how can parents understand kids’ use of TV, social media, You Tube, Tik Tok, texting, and gaming during this time
  • how can parents model healthy habits and boundaries with tech
  • help for parents concerned about kids getting sucked into conspiracy theories, memes that promote hate, navigating the news
  • help for students stuck in a homework hole
  • More info about Zoom will be forthcoming but mark your calendars!

Lincoln Love

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Click the link below to celebrate A Lincoln staff member, student or volunteer by sharing some Lincoln Love! Lincoln Love “Shout Out” Form 


Social Emotional Learning

Click here for #SELDayBingo!


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. 


3/21 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Happy Spring and happy early Spring Break! This year has been quite a ride, so I’m not sure who’s more excited about Spring Break: the kids, teachers, or the principal!  Whatever your plans may be, I hope you enjoy the week with your family.   

As we do each year, we will usher in Spring Break with our Spring Break Spirit Week. Last week, the kids all voted. So here are their selections for our 2021 Spirit Week:

  • Monday: Messed up Hair or  Hat Monday
  • Tuesday: Movies vs. Sports: Wear a shirt from one of your favorite movies or sports teams
  • Wednesday: Lincoln School Spirit Day
  • Thursday: Pajama Day and D.E.A.R (Drop Everything And Read)
  • Friday: Vacation Friday: Sport your shades, flip flops, favorite vacation shirt, or anything that makes you think of vacation.

With Spring Break only days away, we realize that many families may use this time away from school to travel outside of Illinois. Lincoln and D90 continue to adhere to the guidance of the Cook County Department of Public Health: Cook County Department of Public Health Travel Guidance . If you are planning to travel to a state that is currently designated as “Orange,” your child will need to submit a negative Covid-19 test or adhere to a ten day quarantine prior to returning to school. So that we can be adequately prepared for school after the break, as soon as possible, please share with your child’s teacher whether your family will be providing the school with a Covid-19 test or if your family will be quarantining for ten days upon return from any travel. Sharing this information with teachers in advance will be extremely helpful as we plan for school in April.

*** The Cook County Department of Public Health releases updated travel guidance every other week (anticipated March 23). Therefore, please continue to monitor this link for the most up to date travel guidance.***

Upon the return from Spring Break, we will resume full school days for the first time since the beginning the Covid-19 Pandemic. Please be sure to review Lincoln’s Guide to FULL DAY Blended Learning for vital information related to the return to full days.

Most notably:

  • Classes will resume on Tuesday, April 6 2021
  • School Hours: 
    • AM Kindergarten: 8:20AM – 11:05AM
    • PM Kindergarten: 12:25PM – 3:10PM
    • 1st-4th Grade: 8:20AM – 3:10PM

Each year, the state of Illinois requires that all public schools hold an “Erin’s Law” presentation for all students. “Erin’s Law” requires that all public schools in each state implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program. We are excited to again partner with Victor Pacini in presenting this important information to our kids. In the past, Victor has personally visited Lincoln. However, this year he has created virtual presentations that will be shared with our kids during the week of March 22. Here, you will find a link to his parent video that briefly outlines his presentation. Victor Pacini Parent Video-Peace of Mind

Finally, if you haven’t yet completed the 5Essentials Survey, please take a few moments to participate. Lincoln is in need of 20% of our families to participate in this survey. We are currently at a 17% participation rate. Please take a few moments to provide your feedback on this important survey tool. 
As always, thank you for your continued support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your family. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Spring Break.

See you for a FULL DAY of school on Tuesday, April 6.

CG


Calendar

Monday, March 22:

  • School Spirit Week – Messed up Hair or Hat Day

Tuesday, March 23:

  • School Spirit Week – Movies vs. Sports
  • Virtual Author Visit – Cleo Wade

Wednesday, March 24:

  • School Spirit Week – Lincoln School Spirit Day

Thursday, March 25:

  • School Spirit Week – Pajama Day
  • Trivia Night – 6pm

Friday, March 26:

  • School Spirit Week – Vacation Day

*Spring Break: March 29 – April 5, Classes resume Tuesday, April 6!*

*Look for the next Lincoln Log on Sunday, April 4!*


Trivia Night – registration deadline midnight tonight!

Day: Thursday, March 25th 
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: $30.00 per household 

Calling all trivia buffs! 

Please join us for Lincoln’s first Family Trivia Night!  Lincoln families are invited to participate in a fun evening of virtual family friendly trivia. This event will be held in user friendly Kahoot/Zoom platforms. Families will compete against one another for points with the top 3 families being awarded prizes. Please note due to COVID regulations all participants must be from a single family household. Advanced registration is required and a portion of the proceeds will help support the Lincoln PTO. 

You can register HERE in the Lincoln PTO Webstore. For those who have registered a link will be sent prior to the event. 


Flip Book – design submissions due 3/22!

We are happy to announce that this year we will be offering a 2020-2021 Flip Book! This condensed “yearbook” allows us to provide school pictures and snapshots of our year in review. The book will be sold for purchase through our school picture distributor Van Gogh. More information to come in the following weeks. 

The theme for this year’s Cover Contest is “Be safe and Show your Lincoln School P.R.I.D.E.” If your child is interested in submitting a design for this year’s contest, please be sure it is submitted to Mr. Godfrey by Monday, March 22. All designs should be submitted on a plain while sheet of paper with the students name on the back. Tune into Mr. Godfrey’s Morning Messages for more information. 


Virtual Author Visit – Tuesday, 3/23!

Lincoln School is excited to virtually meet poet and artist, Cleo Wade. She will be sharing her new children’s book “What the Road Said” as well as how it is to be a poet and writer. Her book is hot off the presses – it will be released the day of her visit! It can be purchased online through Anderson’s. All books (and signed bookplates) will come to Lincoln for distribution to the students (unless a different address is given). Deadline to order will be March 30th. Please contact Mrs. Brauweiler if you have any questions.


Lincoln Love

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Click the link below to celebrate A Lincoln staff member, student or volunteer by sharing some Lincoln Love! Lincoln Love “Shout Out” Form 


Social Emotional Learning

Talking to Kids About Uncertainties – join us for conversation discussing parent’s impact, children’s developmental stages, and tools to support resiliency.

Presenters: Laura Devitt, MSW Raheem Young, BS, DB, Sofie Fernandez, BA

Wednesday, March 31 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm
TAKING PLACE ON ZOOM: Meeting ID: 896 3980 353 2, Passcode: Youth
RSVP: Contact Laura at Idevitt@oakparktownship.org


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. 


3/14 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

It’s hard to believe that exactly 365 days ago we were frantically rushing around the school compiling iPads, book bags and other resources to send home with your kids, for what we thought just might be a few days. Who would’ve guessed then the journey that we were in store for. As President Biden eloquently said in his address to the nation last week, “While it was different for everyone, we all lost something — a collective suffering, a collective sacrifice, a year filled with the loss of life and the loss of living for all of us. But in the loss, we saw how much there was to gain in appreciation, respect, and gratitude. Finding light in the darkness is a very American thing to do.” Thanks to each of you for support and kindness as we continue to reinvent our craft as educators. With that same kindness, empathy and support, we will continue to be models of resilience for our kids. 

With Spring Break rapidly approaching, we realize that many families may use this time away from school to travel outside of Illinois. Lincoln and D90 continue to adhere to the guidance of the Cook County Department of Public Health: Cook County Department of Public Health Travel Guidance . If you are planning to travel to a state that is currently designated as “Orange,” prior to returning to school your child will need to submit a negative Covid-19 test or adhere to a ten day quarantine. So that we can be adequately prepared for school after the break, as soon as possible, please share with your child’s teacher whether your family will be providing the school with a Covid-19 test or if your family will be quarantining for ten days upon return from any travel. Sharing this information with teachers in advance will be extremely helpful as we plan for school in April.

*** The Cook County Department of Public Health releases updated travel guidance every other week (anticipated March 9 and 23). Therefore please continue to monitor this link for the most up to date travel guidance.***

As we continue to prepare for extended school days, lunch and incorporating “maskless” time into the school day continues to be the biggest hurdle we face in planning for a longer school day. As referenced in Dr. Condon’s message/survey to families last week, lunch will likely take place in unique places such as the gym/hallway floors and outdoor picnic style lunches (weather permitting). These spaces provide for maximum distance and will best honor all safety protocols and guidance. In the event the decision is made to increase the length of our school day, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have an interest in volunteering to support our school between the hours of 11:00AM-1:00PM.

Each year the state of Illinois requires that all public schools hold an “Erin’s Law” presentation for all students. “Erin’s Law” requires that all public schools in each state implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program. This year we are excited to again partner with Victor Pacini in presenting this important information to our kids. In the past, Victor has personally visited Lincoln. However, this year he has created virtual presentations that will be shared with our kids during the week of March 22. Here you will find a link to his parent video that briefly outlines his presentation. Victor Pacini Parent Video-Peace of Mind. Should you wish to opt your child out of this presentation, please let me know no later than Friday, March 19. 

Finally, if you haven’t yet completed the 5Essentials Survey, please take a few moments to participate. The Illinois 5Essentials survey is designed to generate a comprehensive picture of the inner workings of our schools. Teachers, parents, and students will be able to share their insights and perceptions about our schools as we develop school improvement plans. Students in grades 4-8, teachers, and parents/guardians will be able to participate in this online and confidential survey that is based on 20 years of research at the University of Chicago. The survey will be open for participation until April 2, 2021.

As always, thanks for your continued support of Lincoln School. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your family. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

CG-


Calendar

Thursday, March 18:


Trivia Night!

Day: Thursday, March 25th 
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: $30.00 per household 

Calling all trivia buffs! 

Please join us for Lincoln’s first Family Trivia Night!  Lincoln families are invited to participate in a fun evening of virtual family friendly trivia. This event will be held in user friendly Kahoot/Zoom platforms. Families will compete against one another for points with the top 3 families being awarded prizes. Please note due to COVID regulations all participants must be from a single family household. Advanced registration is required and a portion of the proceeds will help support the Lincoln PTO. 

You can register HERE in the Lincoln PTO Webstore. For those who have registered a link will be sent prior to the event. 


Picture Day is 3/18

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Lincoln Picture Day is this Thursday, March 18th. All orders/payments must be done online before or on picture day. Please go to www.ordervgil.com and use school code 20077101 when placing your order. 


2020-2021 Lincoln Flip Book 

We are happy to announce that this year we will be offering a 2020-2021 Flip Book! This condensed “yearbook” allows us to provide school pictures and snapshots of our year in review. The book will be sold for purchase through our school picture distributor Van Gogh. More information to come in the following weeks. 

The theme for this year’s Cover Contest is “Be safe and Show your Lincoln School P.R.I.D.E.” If your child is interested in submitting a design for this year’s contest, please be sure it is submitted to Mr. Godfrey by Monday, March 22. All designs should be submitted on a plain while sheet of paper with the students name on the back. Tune into Mr. Godfrey’s Morning Messages for more information. 


Music

Until the end of the year, all remote students should log into music using this new MASTER MUSIC LINK: https://district90-org.zoom.us/j/86525152084

The previous link will no longer be in use!


Lincoln Love

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Click the link below to celebrate A Lincoln staff member, student or volunteer by sharing some Lincoln Love! Lincoln Love “Shout Out” Form 


Social Emotional Learning

Navigating Pandemic Fatigue


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.