10/13 Lincoln Log

CONGRATS to Mr. Godfrey and to all the Lincoln Parents that ran the Chicago Marathon this morning!

A few reminders from last week’s note:

Conferences – It is hard to believe that Fall Family Conferences are less than a month away (November 6 and 7).  Last week, you should have received a communication from D90 alerting you that sign-up for conferences, sign up is happening now!

Parties – Our annual Fall Parties and Character Parade are scheduled for Thursday, October 31:

8:30 AM Kindergarten Character Parade (Park Ave. Playground)
8:45 K-2 Storyteller Assembly in the Auditorium
9:30 3-4 Storyteller Assembly in the Auditorium
12:40 1st-4th Grade Character Parade (Franklin Playground)
Afternoon Classroom Parties

Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony – Over the past five years, our Veterans Day recognition ceremony has continued to grow!  This year, we are preparing yet another moving celebration to honor the Veterans of our community and families. Therefore, please see the attached flyer regarding this year’s assembly scheduled for Monday, November 11 at 9:00am in the Lincoln School Gym.


Calendar

Monday, October 14:

  • Lincoln News Broadcast – during lunch, Mr. Cheney’s Room
  • Chef Du Jour – during lunch
  • Hero Boys – 3:15 – 4:15pm, meet in reading garden
  • Lincoln Newspaper Crew – 3:15 – 4:15pm, STEM lab
  • Fall Yoga – 3:15 – 4:15pm, multi-purpose room

Tuesday, October 15:

  • Fall Tennis (grades 1/2) – 3:15 – 4:15pm, playground
  • Theater Club – 3:15 – 4:15pm, auditorium

Wednesday, October 16:

  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Walking Club Wednesday
  • Game On Club – during lunch, STEM lab
  • Eat & Earn – Chipotle, 5-9pm (have dinner here!)

Thursday, October 17:

  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am, Mrs. Mares’s Classroom
  • Principal Birthday Lunch – October
  • Coding Club – during lunch, Mrs. Mares’s Classroom
  • Fall Tennis (Grades 3/4) – 3:15 – 4:15pm, playground
  • Recorder Club – 3:15-4:15pm, auditorium

Friday, October 18:

  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Volleyball Club – 3:15 – 4:15pm, gym
  • FUN LUNCH – Chicken Tenders/Grilled Cheese

Family Math Night was a blast!

Image result for math imagesThank you to Katie Iammartino and Karen Stierwalt for a fantastic night!


Volleyball Club Season 2 – registration open now!

Registration for the second session of the Lincoln Volleyball Club is now open, click here to sign up! The Lincoln Eagles Volleyball Club will meet once a week on Fridays from 3:15-4:15pm. The girls will learn basic volleyball skills (serving, passing, setting and hitting). The max per session is 15 participants to ensure a lot of opportunity to scrimmage with limited substitutions.

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

Attire required: kneepads (not provided), comfortable clothing and gym shoes.  The fee is $80 per session, maximum of 15 participants.  Session 2 Dates: 10/25, 11/1, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6, and 12/13.


Autographed books by Aaron Reynolds – available through Tuesday, 10/14!

What a great visit we had with Aaron Reynolds last Thursday!  He was so much fun and we loved learning about his books and his writing.  Autographed (no names) books are still available through Tuesday.  On Wednesday, they will return to the bookstore.  Linked here is the order form if you would like to purchase one of his books.

Recess Lunch Support Needed – Wednesday, 10/16

Image result for help imageAs you can imagine, the school day’s are often so busy that weeks can pass without the opportunity for us to gather as a faculty. Therefore, each trimester this school year, the entire Lincoln School staff is planning to come together for lunch to show and acknowledge our appreciation for one another. To do so, we are soliciting volunteers who would be willing to spend time assisting with lunch and recess duty on that day. The first day we need support for is this Wednesday, October 16.  Please sign up here if you  are willing to help!


Chipotle Fundraiser – this Wednesday, 10/16!

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Lincoln PTO.  Come in to Chipotle at 1128 Lake Street in Oak Park on Wednesday, October 16 between 5-9pm. Bring in the flyer linked here, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the Lincoln PTO.


Books and Building Club – registration opens 10/20 at 5pm!

Engage and listen to fun picture books read aloud, engineer structures with blocks, Legos, Knex, magnets, and more (over 10 types of toys), build listening and reading skills, and create, imagine and have fun!

  • First Graders – Tuesdays at lunch/recess, October 22 – December 17
  • Second Graders – Thursdays at lunch/recess, October 24 – December 19

Club size is limited to 10 students per grade, permission slip will be handed out upon enrollment, register through the webstore!


Principal Appreciation Day is Friday, 10/25!

To show our appreciation for Mr. Godfrey and Ms. Gerges, the students will have the opportunity to write notes that will be hung up in the hallway outside the office. The notes are in the shape of ice cream cones and the PTO will place them around sundaes that say, “Here’s the scoop, you’re a COOL principal.”  Please look for the ice cream cones in your student’s folder this week. Please cut out cones and return to office by Thursday October 24th.

 


Pan-K Run/Walk and Breakfast –  Saturday, 10/26, registration now open!

Image result for pancake 5kRegister now for the 6th annual running of the Lincoln Pan-K 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 26th!  This fun-filled, family event will take place throughout the beautiful streets of River Forest. Your race registration includes a medal for finishers, refreshments along the course, and of course, a pancake breakfast at the finish line. Everyone is invited to the pancake breakfast where you’ll see familiar faces, make new friends, and enjoy a great breakfast of pancakes and sausage.  Please register and buy tickets in advance on the webstore before it closes Friday Oct 25th at noon.  Same-day race registration will increase $5.  Breakfast tickets can be purchased the morning of the event for $5.  * This is a nut-free menu. Ingredient lists and labels will be provided.

Run, walk just eat, or volunteer (please!) it’s a super community event sponsored by the Lincoln Elementary PTO.

DETAILS! – Run/Walk participants report to registration desk on the Franklin Ave side of the school at 7:30am.  Kids Half K race starts at 8:00am on the Park Ave side of the school.  The 5K race starts at 8:15am on the Franklin Ave side of the school.  Breakfast served 8:00-10:30am.  Pancake eaters report to the Lincoln gymnasium.

Kids Half K: $12
Youth 5K: $15
Adults 5K: $20
Breakfast-Only: $5

COURSE ROUTE INFORMATION

The start and finish line is on Franklin at the playground. The runners will START North on Franklin and then turn East on Oak. They will head to Jackson and then turn South for 1 block until they reach Quick turning East. They will run East on Quick until they reach Bonnie Brae and turn North. They will run 1 block and return back to Oak turning West. They will then turn North on Monroe until they reach Thomas and turn West. The runners will continue on Thomas until turning South on Keystone. The course continues back to Oak where they will turn East. They will meet the home stretch when then reach Franklin and turn South to the FINISH LINE.

Questions? Contact Anthony Kramer at akramer@americandooranddock.com or Cal Davis at cdavis1052@aol.com for more information.


Book Fair is Coming…Volunteers Needed!

The book fair will be in the Lincoln Library Monday, 11/4 through Thursday, 11/7.

Please consider donating a few hours of your time to this important PTO fundraiser. All of the money raised at the Book Fair goes back to the library to expand the book collection and to bring authors and illustrators to the school to talk to our students. We need help with set up, sales, Family Night, and take down. You can see the full schedule of opportunities on Sign Up Genius. Do your shopping while volunteering during school hours! Younger siblings are welcome to tag along while you volunteer.

Questions? Contact Anne Powers akpowers5@gmail.com or Sarah Donoho donohosarah@gmail.com.


 

10/6 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
I hope you had a wonderful weekend. The Godfrey’s enjoyed a nice weekend in St. Louis surprising my dad for his 70th birthday! The celebration was made even better with the return of playoff baseball to St. Louis!

Hold on tight…… October looks to be a busy and exciting month at our Fine Fine School. Walk to School week, Family Math Night, Author visits, Fall Parties and the Pancake Breakfast/5K are just a few of the events to make note of this month!

Many thanks to the Green 4 Good Kids Club and sponsors for their support of Walk to School Week. Despite the roller coaster of temperatures it was SO impressive to see so many kids walking and biking to school last week.

As you know last week Mr. Danno retired as our building engineer. Please join me in congratulating Mr. Quincy on assuming the position as our new Building Engineer. Monday will mark his first official day in this new capacity. Mr.Quincy should be a familiar face to many. He has worked for sixteen years as a member of the night crew here at Lincoln. If you see him around please congratulate him on his new position.

It is hard to believe that Fall Family Conferences are less than a month away (November 6 and 7). This week you will be receiving a communication from D90 alerting you that sign-up for conferences will open on Thursday, October 10.

Our annual Fall Parties and Character Parade are quickly approaching. Please be sure to mark your calendar. Dates and times below.

  • 8:30 AM Kindergarten Character Parade (Park Ave. Playground)
  • 8:45 K-2 Storyteller Assembly in the Auditorium
  • 9:30 3-4 Storyteller Assembly in the Auditorium
  • 12:40 1st-4th Grade Character Parade (Franklin Playground)
  • Afternoon Classroom Parties

Over the past five years our Veterans Day recognition ceremony has continued to grow! This year we are preparing yet another moving celebration to honor the Veterans of our community and families. Therefore please see the attached flier regarding this years assembly scheduled for Monday, November 11 at 9:00 in the Lincoln School Gym. Please see this form for more details.

In planning for this week, don’t forget there will be no school on Wednesday, October 9 in observance of Yom Kippur!

As always, thanks for all of your support of our Fine Fine School. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything Ms. Gerges and I can do to better support your family. Have a great week.

The CG’s

Quote of the Week
Life is an echo. What you send out comes back. What you sow you reap. What you give you get. What you see in others exists in you.

WASTE FREE Wednesday’s WINNERS From 10.2.19

  • Ms. Briggs
  • Mrs. Ponzio
  • Mrs. Donnelly

Spirit Winner: Ms. Tanglao


Calendar

Monday, October 7:

  • PTO Meeting – 7PM
  • Lincoln News Broadcast – Mr. Cheney’s Room
  • Chef Du Jour – during lunch
  • Hero Boys – 3:15-4:15pm, meet in reading garden
  • Lincoln Newspaper Crew 3:15-4:15pm, STEM lab
  • Fall Yoga – 3:15-4:15pm, multi-purpose room

Tuesday, October 8:

  • Fall Tennis (grades 1/2)

Wednesday, October 9:

  • NO SCHOOL – Yom Kippur

Thursday, October 10:

  • Aaron Reynolds – Author Visit
  • Family Math Night
  • Wonder Readers: Mrs. Mares Classroom
  • Coding Club: Mrs. Mares Classroom
  • Fall Tennis (Grades 3/4)
  • Recorder Club – 3:15-4:15pm, auditorium

Friday, October 11:

  • FUN LUNCH – Pasta/Mac&Cheese
  • Wonder Writers: Multi-purpose Room
  • Volleyball Club: gym

Library Lowdown – Author Visit This Week!

We are so excited to host New York Times best-selling author, Aaron Reynolds, this Thursday, October 10th. He will be meeting with all the grades in the morning and sharing his books and his writing.

Mr. Reynold’s books are available for purchase (and personalization/autographs). Your student received an order form this past week and all forms are due on Monday, October 7th. With Wednesday being a day off and the day before the author visit, it is critical that order forms are turned in by then to ensure you get a signed book. Order form is attached.

Special thanks to the Lincoln PTO and the book fair for supporting his visit. We can’t wait to meet him!

Click on this form to place your order.


Family Math Night – Thursday, Oct. 10th!

This is a free event filled with fun hands-on math activities.

Come challenge Assistant Principal Gerges to a game of SIM! Go on a math scavenger hunt. Complete a math group craft. Take a guess at the estimation jars and more!

Grades K-4 families welcome!

When: Thursday, October 10 from 6 – 7:30 pm
Where: Lincoln Gym (enter at Franklin door)


Recess Lunch Support Needed 10/16

As you can imagine the school day’s are often so busy that weeks can pass without the opportunity for us to gather as a faculty. Therefore..to remedy that…..Each trimester this school year, the entire Lincoln School staff is planning to come together for lunch to show and acknowledge our appreciation for one another. To do so, we are soliciting volunteers who would be willing to spend time assisting and lunch and recess duty on that day. The first day we need support for is Wednesday. October 16. Please us the Sing-up-Genius link below if you are willing to help. Thanks for considering.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090945a5a929a64-20192020


International Walk to School Week SUCCESS!

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THANKS TO ALL OF YOU who left your cars at home and walked or biked to Lincoln last week! We had a record number of walkers, despite the wild weather that went from heat, to rain, to autumn chill.

The events of last week would not have been possible without the help of so many very special volunteers who led our Walking School Buses and passed out hundreds of ribbons.

Walking School Bus Drivers: Katie Avalos, Kristin Bailitz, Susie Bedell, Paola Caicedo, Katie Cook, Courtney Fohrman, Carla Heffner, Nadine Horwitz, Devin Howe, Lindsay Rask, Roshni Ricchetti, Cindy Rubin, Carolyn Sherman, Adam Smith and Bart Snigurski.

Green4Good Kids Club helpers: Mimi A, Sireen A, Carolina C, Manuel C, Max F, Ryan M, and Juliet S.

The Incredible Lincoln Teachers and Principal: Mr. Godrey, Mrs. Briggs, Mr. Cheney, Mrs. Dubois, Mrs. Mayer, Mrs. Mares, Mrs. McCole, Mrs. Moriarty, Mrs. Neilson, Mrs. Stasys, Mrs. Suzuki, and Mrs. Ponzio.

Our sincere thanks to you all!

Alexis Murphy and Renee Sichlau
Lincoln Green4Good Co-Chairs


Book Fair is Coming…Volunteers Needed!

The book fair will be in the Lincoln library Monday, 11/4 through Thursday, 11/7.

Please consider donating a few hours of your time to this important PTO fundraiser. All of the money raised at the Book Fair goes back to the library to expand the book collection and to bring authors and illustrators to the school to talk to our students. We need help with set up, sales, Family Night, and take down. You can see the full schedule of opportunities on Sign Up Genius. Do your shopping while volunteering during school hours! Younger siblings are welcome to tag along while you volunteer.

Questions? Contact Anne Powers akpowers5@gmail.com or Sarah Donoho donohosarah@gmail.com.


Chipotle Fundraiser on 10/16

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Lincoln PTO. Come in to Chipotle at 1128 Lake Street FRNT A in Oak Park on Wednesday, October 16 between 5PM and 9PM. Bring in the flyer linked below, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the Lincoln PTO.

Link to flyer


Lincoln Elementary Pan-K Run/Walk and Breakfast

Join in the 6th Annual running of the Lincoln Pan-K 5K Run/Walk. This fun-filled family event will take place throughout the beautiful streets of River Forest. Your race registration includes a medal for finishers, refreshments along the course, and of course, a pancake breakfast at the finish line. Everyone is invited to the pancake breakfast where you’ll see familiar faces, make new friends and enjoy a great breakfast of pancakes and sausage.

Run, walk or just eat, it’s a super community event sponsored by the Lincoln Elementary PTO.

When: Saturday, October 26th, 2019
Run/Walk participants report to registration desk on the Franklin Ave side of the school at 7:30am
Kids Half K race starts at 8:00am on the Park Ave side of the school
5K race starts at 8:15am on the Franklin Ave side of the school
Breakfast served 8:00am – 10:30am

Where: Run/Walkers report to Franklin side of Lincoln Elementary. Pancake eaters report to the Lincoln gymnasium.

Why: Because pancakes are good of course.

Kids Half K: $12
Youth 5K: $15
Adults 5K: $20
Breakfast-Only: $5

Please register and buy tickets in advance at Lincoln Web-Store before it closes Friday Oct 25th at noon. Same-day race registration will increase $5. Breakfast tickets can be purchased the morning of the event for $5.

We need volunteers!!! Join kitchen staff for a shift or help keep runners safe, on course, hydrated and energized. Just go to Signup Genius via the volunteer tab on the WebStore or PTO Website.

* This is a nut-free menu. Ingredient lists and labels will be provided.

COURSE ROUTE INFORMATION

The start and finish line is on Franklin at the playground as usual. The runners will START North on Franklin and then turn East on Oak. They will head to Jackson and then turn South for 1 block until they reach Quick turning East. They will run East on Quick until they reach Bonnie Brae and turn North. They will run 1 block and return back to Oak turning West. They will then turn North on Monroe until they reach Thomas and turn West. The runners will continue on Thomas until turning South on Keystone. The course continues back to Oak where they will turn East. They will meet the home stretch when then reach Franklin and turn South to the FINISH LINE.

Questions? Contact Anthony Kramer at akramer@americandooranddock.com or Cal Davis at cdavis1052@aol.com for more information.


Volleyball Club Season 2

Registration for the second session of the Lincoln Volleyball Club opens on 10/13. The Lincoln Eagles Volleyball Club will meet one time per week on Friday’s from 3:15-4:15pm. The girls will learn basic volleyball skills (serving, passing, setting and hitting). The max per session is 15 to ensure a lot of opportunity to scrimmage with limited substitutions.

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

Attire: Kneepads (not provided), comfortable clothing and gym shoes
Fee: $80 per session
Max: 15
Session 2 Dates: 10/25, 11/1, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6, 12/13


9/29 Lincoln Log

Hello Lincoln Families,
Happy first week of fall! I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Things have here at Lincoln School-with the highlight, of course, being the author visit on Tuesday!  Thank you to Ms. Brauweiler for organizing this amazing opportunity for our kiddos! The morning started out with a meet and greet with author Karin Yan Glaser followed by an assembly for our third and fourth graders.  We are excited to share that we’ve got another surprise author visit planned for October 10th!
Say “Cheese”-Lincoln School Picture Day will be on Tuesday, October 1. It is always so fun to see the kiddos dressed up with smiles on their faces! Please remember to send in your Picture Day forms or sign-up online!

Halloween is just around the corner! As we gear up for our celebration on October 31, we wanted to share some important information about the day’s festivities.

  • 8:30 AM Kindergarten Character Parade (Park Ave. Playground)
  • 8:45 K-2 Storyteller Assembly in the Auditorium
  • 9:30 3-4 Storyteller Assembly in the Auditorium
  • 12:40 1st-4th Grade Character Parade (Franklin Playground)
  • Afternoon Classroom Parties

It’s hard to believe that Fall Family Conferences are coming up in just over a month! Our fall conferences will take place on Wednesday, November 6 and Thursday, November 7. The official conference sign-up will begin on October 10 at 7am. D90 will be sending an email with information as to how to sign-up for a convenient time for your family in the coming weeks.

Alas, the time has come to say farewell and Happy Retirement to Mr. Danno Mescolotto, our building engineer! For the past 15 years, Mr. Danno has worked tirelessly to create a warm, welcoming, and safe school. He’s literally the person who has made Lincoln run for the past fifteen years. Please join me in thanking him and celebrating his retirement.

Have a wonderful week! Please do not hesitate to reach out to myself or Christine if there is anything we can do to better support your family!

Best,
The CG’s

Quote of the Week
Kindness in words creates confidence, Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” ~ Lao Tzu

WASTE FREE Wednesday’s WINNERS From 09.25.19
Ms. Donnelly
Ms. Briggs


Calendar

Monday, September 30:

  • International Walk to School Week
  • Lincoln News Broadcast – Mr. Cheney’s Room
  • Chef Du Jour – during lunch
  • Hero Boys – 3:15-4:15pm, meet in reading garden
  • Lincoln Newspaper Crew 3:15-4:15pm, STEM lab
  • Fall Yoga – 3:15-4:15pm, auditorium

Tuesday, October 1:

  • International Walk to School Week
  • PICTURE DAY
  • Theater Club (Auditorium)
  • Fall Tennis (grades 1/2)

Wednesday, October 2:

  • International Walk to School Week
  • Game On Club – Stem Lab
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Wednesday Walking Club – 8am, Franklin playground

Thursday, October 3:

  • International Walk to School Week
  • Wonder Readers: Mrs. Mares Classroom
  • Coding Club: Mrs. Mares Classroom
  • Fall Tennis (Grades 3/4)
  • Recorder Club – 3:15-4:15pm, auditorium

Friday, October 4:

  • International Walk to School Week
  • FUN LUNCH – Pizza
  • Wonder Writers: Multi-purpose Room
  • Heartworks Meeting: STEM lab
  • Volleyball Club: gym

Reminder – Picture Day is Tuesday 10/1

Be sure to mark your calendar for Lincoln Picture Day – Tuesday, October 1. Order forms came home with your student last week.

Pictures can also be ordered online at www.ordervgil.com (school code 20077101).


Lincoln Celebrates International Walk to School Week – 9/30-10/4

Image result for walk to school weekThis week, Lincoln joins millions of schools from around the globe to support healthy life habits and lower carbon emissions during International Walk to School Week! Every student who walks to school will receive a special “ribbon” to tie to his or her backpack. Ribbons will be distributed by Mr. Godfrey, Lincoln teachers, and Lincoln Green4Good Kids’ Club members.

Your student can join fellow Lincoln Eagles on Walking School Buses. Parent volunteers will lead Walking School Buses daily from the these corners, following the noted paths to school:

  • Thatcher and Oak (departing at 7:45, and walking East on Oak to Park Avenue)
  • Ashland and Oak (departing at 7:45, and walking West on Oak to Franklin Avenue)
  • Williams and Oak (departing at 7:45, and walking West on Oak to Franklin Avenue)
  • Keystone and Washington (departing at 7:45, and walking North on Keystone to Lake Street)
  • Washington and Park (departing at 7:45, and walking North on Park to Hawthorne to Franklin)
  • Washington and Ashland (departing at 7:45, and walking North on Ashland to Hawthorne to Franklin)

Questions? Contact Renee Sichlau (rsichlau@hotmail.com or 708-926-4948) or Alexis Murphy (alexis_murphy@hotmail.com, 314-882-0606)


Room Family Meeting

All Room Family volunteers should plan to attend one of the informational meetings on Tuesday, October 1: 9 AM in Room 112 or 7 PM in the multi-purpose room. We look forward to seeing you there! Questions contact Katie Bevan at kabevan@gmail.com


Game On! – registration open now!

Calling all 1st and 2nd graders!  Do you like to play games, engage with classmates, and take a risk?

Then come join GAME ON! We will have fun playing board games and card games, while learning logic, strategy, and good sportsmanship.   We will meet Wednesdays during lunch in the STEM LAB from 11:30-12:25. We will enjoy our (Peanut Free) lunch together, then have fun!  GAME ON starts October 2nd with Mrs. Nichols & Mrs. Clarke.  Registration opens on the PTO webstore on 9/22 (up to 16 players).


Wonder Writers – registration open now!

Do you have a story inside your head just waiting to be told? Is there a poem you can’t stop thinking about? Do you want to work on your skills as an illustrator? Are you counting the days until the Young Authors Celebration? Then mark your calendars and set your alarm clocks for Friday, October 4th, 7:30am in the Multi Purpose Room. All first through fourth graders are invited to join in, unleash your imagination, and discover where your thoughts can take you.   Wonder Writers meets each Friday morning throughout the school year. This year, we are asking families to register their students.  Registration opens on the PTO webstore on 9/22.


Wonder Readers – registration open now!

All third and fourth graders are invited to join! Do you sleep with an open book next to you? Do you wake up in the morning and read a few pages before coming to school? Do you sneak into a quiet spot to have some alone time with a book you just can’t put down? Do you want to talk to other Lincoln Eagles about books? We have a place for that. Come and join Wonder Readers on Thursday, October 3rd, at 7:30am in Mrs. Mares’ classroom. Mrs. Nichols and Mrs. Moriarty will facilitate the discussions and help guide you on this reading journey. Come with a book or two summer and can’t wait to share. Come discover the possibilities reading brings. Wonder Readers meets each Thursday morning throughout the school year. This year, we are asking families to register their students.  Registration opens on the PTO webstore on 9/22.


Fall Tennis – registration open now!

Registration for fall tennis is still open!!! Many spots are still available. Tennis will be taught by Mirka and Luka Bagos, professional coaches of Play For Lot, outside on the Franklin-side playground (weather permitting) after school from 3:15 – 4:15.  If it’s raining, 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.

Tuesday/Thursday Dates:

  • 1/2 grades: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5
  • 3/4 grades: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14

Cost:  $80 for 6 weeks, register on the WebStore.  Contact Nikki Elza, njselza@comcast.net, with any questions.


Book Fair is Coming…Volunteers Needed!

The book fair will be in the Lincoln library Monday, 11/4 through Thursday, 11/7.

Please consider donating a few hours of your time to this important PTO fundraiser. All of the money raised at the Book Fair goes back to the library to expand the book collection and to bring authors and illustrators to the school to talk to our students. We need help with set up, sales, Family Night, and take down. You can see the full schedule of opportunities on Sign Up Genius. Do your shopping while volunteering during school hours! Younger siblings are welcome to tag along while you volunteer.

Questions? Contact Anne Powers akpowers5@gmail.com or Sarah Donoho donohosarah@gmail.com.


Family Math Night – Thursday, Oct. 10th!

This is a free event filled with fun hands-on math activities.

Come challenge Assistant Principal Gerges to a game of SIM! Go on a math scavenger hunt. Complete a math group craft. Take a guess at the estimation jars and more!

Grades K-4 families welcome!

When: Thursday, October 10 from 6 – 7:30 pm
Where: Lincoln Gym (enter at Franklin door)


Chipotle Fundraiser on 10/16

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Lincoln PTO. Come in to Chipotle at 1128 Lake Street FRNT A in Oak Park on Wednesday, October 16 between 5PM and 9PM. Bring in the flyer linked below, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the Lincoln PTO.

Link to flyer


Lincoln Elementary Pan-K Run/Walk and Breakfast

Join in the 6th Annual running of the Lincoln Pan-K 5K Run/Walk. This fun-filled family event will take place throughout the beautiful streets of River Forest. Your race registration includes a medal for finishers, refreshments along the course, and of course, a pancake breakfast at the finish line. Everyone is invited to the pancake breakfast where you’ll see familiar faces, make new friends and enjoy a great breakfast of pancakes and sausage.

Run, walk or just eat, it’s a super community event sponsored by the Lincoln Elementary PTO.

When: Saturday, October 26th, 2019
Run/Walk participants report to registration desk on the Franklin Ave side of the school at 7:30am
Kids Half K race starts at 8:00am on the Park Ave side of the school
5K race starts at 8:15am on the Franklin Ave side of the school
Breakfast served 8:00am – 10:30am

Where: Run/Walkers report to Franklin side of Lincoln Elementary. Pancake eaters report to the Lincoln gymnasium.

Why: Because pancakes are good of course.

Kids Half K: $12
Youth 5K: $15
Adults 5K: $20
Breakfast-Only: $5

Please register and buy tickets in advance at Lincoln Web-Store before it closes Friday Oct 25th at noon. Same-day race registration will increase $5. Breakfast tickets can be purchased the morning of the event for $5.

We need volunteers!!! Join kitchen staff for a shift or help keep runners safe, on course, hydrated and energized. Just go to Signup Genius via the volunteer tab on the WebStore or PTO Website.

* This is a nut-free menu. Ingredient lists and labels will be provided.

COURSE ROUTE INFORMATION

The start and finish line is on Franklin at the playground as usual. The runners will START North on Franklin and then turn East on Oak. They will head to Jackson and then turn South for 1 block until they reach Quick turning East. They will run East on Quick until they reach Bonnie Brae and turn North. They will run 1 block and return back to Oak turning West. They will then turn North on Monroe until they reach Thomas and turn West. The runners will continue on Thomas until turning South on Keystone. The course continues back to Oak where they will turn East. They will meet the home stretch when then reach Franklin and turn South to the FINISH LINE.

Questions? Contact Anthony Kramer at akramer@americandooranddock.com or Cal Davis at cdavis1052@aol.com for more information.

9/22 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
I hope you enjoyed the weekend. It is hard to believe that at the conclusion of this week, we will have one month of school behind us. It’s been such an amazing start to the year. The final week of September looks to be a busy one here in the land of Lincoln!
This week, our third and fourth grade students will take the Fall NWEA MAP assessment. This assessment is given in the Fall and Spring each year in the content areas of Math and Reading. These benchmark assessments provide teachers great data that assists in designing instruction to meet the needs of all learners.


As you might have noticed, last week our Green 4 Good Kids Club planted two Parkway Pollinator Gardens on both the Franklin and Park sides of the school. Many thanks to the club sponsors, Renee Sichlau, Alexis Murphy, Ms. Suzuki and Ms. Dubois for making this happen.

And, thanks to Ms. Brauweiler, this Tuesday we are excited to welcome acclaimed author, Karina Yan Glaser, author and illustrator from New York City to Lincoln School. She will be here on Tuesday morning and will be presenting to our 3rd and 4th grade students.  Find more details about her visit in the Library Lowdown below.

Finally, don’t forget that Friday is an 11:25am early release.  Please be sure you’ve talked with your kids about their plans for dismissal on the 1/2 day. Remember that it is a PM Kindergarten attendance day. There will be no AM Kindergarten on Friday.

As always, please never hesitate to let me know if there is anything Ms. Gerges or I can do to better support your family. Thanks for all of your support. Have a great week. CG


Calendar

Monday, September 23:

  • Lincoln News Broadcast – during lunch
  • Chef Du Jour – during lunch
  • Hero Boys – 3:15-4:15pm, meet in reading garden
  • Lincoln Newspaper Crew 3:15-4:15pm, STEM lab
  • Fall Yoga – 3:15-4:15pm, auditorium

Wednesday, September 25:

  • Wednesday Walking Club – 8am, Franklin playground
  • Waste Free Wednesday

Thursday, September 26:

  • FUN LUNCH – Burgers and Grilled Cheese
  • Recorder Club – 3:15-4:15pm, auditorium

Friday, September 27:

  • Early Dismissal – 11:25am (PM Kindergarten Attendance)

Game On! – registration open now!

Calling all 1st and 2nd graders!  Do you like to play games, engage with classmates, and take a risk?

Then come join GAME ON! We will have fun playing board games and card games, while learning logic, strategy, and good sportsmanship.   We will meet Wednesdays during lunch in the STEM LAB from 11:30-12:25. We will enjoy our (Peanut Free) lunch together, then have fun!  GAME ON starts October 2nd with Mrs. Nichols & Mrs. Clarke.  Registration opens on the PTO webstore on 9/22 (up to 16 players).


Wonder Writers – registration open now!

Do you have a story inside your head just waiting to be told? Is there a poem you can’t stop thinking about? Do you want to work on your skills as an illustrator? Are you counting the days until the Young Authors Celebration? Then mark your calendars and set your alarm clocks for Friday, October 4th, 7:30am in the Multi Purpose Room. All first through fourth graders are invited to join in, unleash your imagination, and discover where your thoughts can take you.   Wonder Writers meets each Friday morning throughout the school year. This year, we are asking families to register their students.  Registration opens on the PTO webstore on 9/22.


Wonder Readers – registration open now!

All third and fourth graders are invited to join! Do you sleep with an open book next to you? Do you wake up in the morning and read a few pages before coming to school? Do you sneak into a quiet spot to have some alone time with a book you just can’t put down? Do you want to talk to other Lincoln Eagles about books? We have a place for that. Come and join Wonder Readers on Thursday, October 3rd, at 7:30am in Mrs. Mares’ classroom. Mrs. Nichols and Mrs. Moriarty will facilitate the discussions and help guide you on this reading journey. Come with a book or two summer and can’t wait to share. Come discover the possibilities reading brings. Wonder Readers meets each Thursday morning throughout the school year. This year, we are asking families to register their students.  Registration opens on the PTO webstore on 9/22.


Fall Tennis – registration open now!

Registration for fall tennis opens on 9/22!!! 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 raining, 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.

Tuesday/Thursday Dates:

  • 1/2 grades: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5
  • 3/4 grades: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14

Cost:  $80 for 6 weeks, register on the WebStore.  Contact Nikki Elza, njselza@comcast.net, with any questions.


Lincoln Celebrates International Walk to School Week – 9/30-10/4

Image result for walk to school weekNext week, Lincoln will join millions of kids from across the globe in celebrating International Walk to School Week!  Every student who walks to school will receive a special “ribbon” to tie to his or her backpack.

To allow as many students as possible to participate in this long-standing Lincoln tradition, we need volunteers to lead Walking School Buses.  If you’re able to help, please sign up here  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F044EACAE2BA57-seeking

And, to be sure we have enough ribbons for all our walkers, we need colorful old t-shirts for the ribbon production team?  Have some you can donate?  Text Renee Sichlau at 708-926-4948, or email rsichlau@hotmail.com.  Free pick up guaranteed!

Reminder – Picture Day is 10/1

Be sure to mark your calendar for Lincoln Picture Day – Tuesday, October 1. Order forms came home with your student last week.

Pictures can also be ordered online at www.ordervgil.com (school code 20077101).


Art Appreciation – volunteers needed, no experience necessary!

Image result for art appreciationCalling one.. Calling All!  This is a great way to help out in the classroom a handful times a year and teach the kids about amazing artists!  We are in desperate need of volunteers for the following classes:

Cheney, Baiocchi, Donnelly, Jenkins, Mares, McCole, Meyers, Neilson, Ponzio, Rogers, Tanglao 

Please visit the PTO website and we would love for you to sign up! – lessons have been planned and projects are super easy and fun!

We will be having an Art Appreciation Meeting for all Volunteers 9/30 at 7pm in the Multi Purpose Room at Lincoln. Any questions please email me at elizabethaugust@atproperties.com or cmrustad@gmail.com.


Library Lowdown – turn in form 9/23 for personalized/autographed book!

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Author Visit – 9/24:   Karina Yan Glaser, author and illustrator from New York City, will be visiting Lincoln School on Tuesday 9/24.  She will be meeting with third and fourth graders to talk about her books and writing. Her three book series – The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street – are available to purchase. The third and fourth graders have received an order form (attached here) if your family would like to purchase a book.  All forms that are turned in TOMORROW will be personalized and autographed.

Please note that anyone is welcome to purchase a book, not just those who will be attending the presentation. Autographed, personalized books can be purchased for non-students as well.

Illinois Reading Programs:

Last week all students learned about the Monarch Award and the Bluestem Award reading programs.  For K-2, there are 20 books to read to meet the challenge. Books can be checked out here and at the public library. I will read 5 books so all students will be able to vote for their favorite in March. Please turn in the reading log by March 1, 2020 to be invited to a reading celebration during lunch for first and second graders. Kindergarten will have a short celebration during the day. For 3rd/4th, there are 18 books to read before March 1.  After turning in the Bluestem log by that date, students will be invited to a reading celebration during lunch.

Everyone also received a reading log to keep track of the books they have read. Below is the link if you need another copy.

https://www.aisled.org/pdf/2020%20Monarch%20Award%20Master%20List.pdf

https://www.aisled.org/pdf/2020%20Bluestem%20Master%20List.pdf

9/15 Lincoln Log

Hello Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a lovely weekend! We survived the first full week of school. Casey and I hope your family and kids are ready for our second full week!

It was so wonderful to meet many of you at Open House last Thursday!  There was such an amazing buzz throughout the entire building as our community came together to celebrate the beginning of the school year.  Casey and I hope that you found your time to be both enjoyable and informative! We are looking forward to a wonderful year ahead! Lincoln truly is a Fine Fine School!

In the coming weeks, students in 3rd and 4th grades will be taking the NWEA MAP Assessment.  MAP is given to all 3rd and 4th grade students in the content areas of Math and Literacy. This assessment provides teachers detailed data that assists teachers in establishing learning targets while aiding in the creation of differentiated instruction for all students. The schedule for our Fall MAP testing is below:

I greatly value our family-school partnership and always have an open door.  Please feel free to reach out to Casey or me if there is anything we can do to support your children and family as we get the year underway.

Best,

The Other CG ~ Christine Gerges

Quote of the week:  “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”  ~ Princess Diana

Calendar

Monday, September 16:

  • Lincoln News Broadcast begins
  • Chef Du Jour
  • Hero Boys – 3:15-4:15, gym
  • Green 4 Good Kids Club – 3:15-4:15, Mrs. Suzuki’s Room
  • Cub Scouts kick-off meeting – 7pm, auditorium

Tuesday, September 17:

  • Theatre Club – 3:15-4:15, auditorium

Wednesday, September 18:

  • Wednesday Walking Club – 8am, Franklin playground
  • Waste Free Wednesday

Thursday, September 19:

  • Recorder Club – 3:15-4:15, auditorium
  • Junior Band/Orchestra instrument tryouts

Friday, September 20:

  • Lincoln Spirit Day
  • Fun Lunch – chicken tenders or grilled cheese
  • Volleyball Club – 3:15-4:15pm, gym

Game On!

Calling all 1st and 2nd graders!  Do you like to play games, engage with classmates, and take a risk?

Then come join GAME ON! We will have fun playing board games and card games, while learning logic, strategy, and good sportsmanship.   We will meet Wednesdays during lunch in the STEM LAB from 11:30-12:25. We will enjoy our (Peanut Free) lunch together, then have fun!  GAME ON starts October 2nd with Mrs. Nichols & Mrs. Clarke.  Registration opens on the PTO webstore on 9/22 (up to 16 players).


Wonder Writers

Do you have a story inside your head just waiting to be told? Is there a poem you can’t stop thinking about? Do you want to work on your skills as an illustrator? Are you counting the days until the Young Authors Celebration? Then mark your calendars and set your alarm clocks for Friday, October 4th, 7:30am in the Multi Purpose Room. All first through fourth graders are invited to join in, unleash your imagination, and discover where your thoughts can take you.   Wonder Writers meets each Friday morning throughout the school year. This year, we are asking families to register their students.  Registration opens on the PTO webstore on 9/22.


Wonder Readers

All third and fourth graders are invited to join! Do you sleep with an open book next to you? Do you wake up in the morning and read a few pages before coming to school? Do you sneak into a quiet spot to have some alone time with a book you just can’t put down? Do you want to talk to other Lincoln Eagles about books? We have a place for that. Come and join Wonder Readers on Thursday, October 3rd, at 7:30am in Mrs. Mares’ classroom. Mrs. Nichols and Mrs. Moriarty will facilitate the discussions and help guide you on this reading journey. Come with a book or two summer and can’t wait to share. Come discover the possibilities reading brings. Wonder Readers meets each Thursday morning throughout the school year. This year, we are asking families to register their students.  Registration opens on the PTO webstore on 9/22.


Fall Tennis

Registration for fall tennis opens on 9/22!!! 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 raining, 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.

Tuesday/Thursday Dates:

  • 1/2 grades: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5
  • 3/4 grades: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14

Cost:  $80 for 6 weeks, register on the WebStore.  Contact Nikki Elza, njselza@comcast.net, with any questions.


Coding Club – register now!

Mrs. Mares & Mrs. Clasky invite interested 3rd and 4th grade girls and boys to join this semester’s Coding Club.  We will be participating in the Wonder League Robotics Competition. Students will work in teams to design solutions for real world science and technology challenges by programming Dot & Dash robots. They will develop their problem solving and communication skills while also having fun. The club will meet every Thursday in Mrs. Mares’s room – please bring a peanut free lunch. The first session begins Thursday, September 19th; the last session is Thursday, January 16th. Maximum enrollment is 24. Registration is NOW OPEN on the PTO webstore.


Connect4Kids Yoga for grades 1-4 – register now!

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

Classes start Monday, September 23. Cost is $80 for the 6 week session.

Class dates are 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21 and 10/28, and will be from 3:15-4:15pm in the auditorium.

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. Register now on the PTO Webstore!

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

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


Lincoln News Crew – register now!

The Lincoln News Crew will be open to 4th graders and will meet on Mondays from 3:15 – 4:15. Students will flex their critical thinking skills and take turns being writers, designers and photographers when they create and publish a school newspaper at the end of the semester!

Students will learn how news is produced and explore topics such as:

  • What are different types of news content (features, profiles, editorials) and how do we differentiate between them?
  • How are daily, weekly, and monthly publications different? What does each offer?

Guest speakers and a virtual field trip to the Newseum in Washington, DC are being planned. Club meetings will be starting on 9/23. Register now on the PTO webstore!

Please email Elizabeth Condon (elizabethg.condon@gmail.com) with any questions.


Library Lowdown

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Author Visit – 9/24:   Karina Yan Glaser, author and illustrator from New York City, will be visiting Lincoln School on Tuesday 9/24.  She will be meeting with third and fourth graders to talk about her books and writing. Her three book series – The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street – are available to purchase. The third and fourth graders have received an order form (attached here) if your family would like to purchase a book.  All forms that are turned in before Monday 9/23 will be personalized and autographed.

Please note that anyone is welcome to purchase a book, not just those that will be attending the presentation. Autographed, personalized books can be purchased for non-students as well.

Volunteers Needed:  Please consider spending some time in the library to help shelve books.  I’ve been told it’s a relaxing way to spend an afternoon! Don’t think you have to be here for an hour – any time you have to spare is helpful.  You’d be surprised how many books can be shelved in 20 minutes! If you have some time throughout the day (first thing in the morning or at the end of the day is best), we’d love to have you.  Please contact Mrs. Brauweiler if you are interested in volunteering in the library and helping out our students.

Justin Roberts Concert: Justin Roberts came to Lincoln two years ago and spent the day with us sharing his books and music with us.  He has a new concert program called Be Your Own Band that will get kids started on their own rock journey by learning to make simple homemade instruments out of everyday objects and then incorporating that into a concert of their fun and interactive songs. He and his band will be at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire on September 21st.


Cub Scouts Kickoff – 9/16 at 7:00pm!

Interested in Cub Scouts at Lincoln for your K-4th grader? Come to the kick-off meeting at 7:00 pm Monday, September 16th at Lincoln in the auditorium. At least one parent must be present along with the child. For details please contact Andrew Lennie a_lennie@yahoo.com  *Note this meeting is mandatory for returning and new families.*

 


1st Grade Daisies

Calling all first grade girls! There is still time to register for Daisy Troop 45928. We will meet the first Thursday of each month at Lincoln School in Room 103 from 6:30-7:30. The First meeting will be Oct. 3rd. Email Diana Jacquez at dloshen@gmail.com or Amy Bowen at amyarmond@yahoo.com with questions. Parent volunteers are welcome to register too.