11/11 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you enjoyed the extended weekend! It’s hard to believe this week is the only “full” week of school in November. It looks to be a busy one!

Many thanks for your attendance and participation in our Fall Conferences last week. Our Fine Fine School would not be what is is without your continued partnership.

As you know tomorrow morning is our annual Veterans Day assembly. I look forward seeing many of you and welcoming our veterans to Lincoln. The assembly begins at 9:00 so please plan to enter through the Park entrance beginning at 8:45.
It promises to be memorable morning!

Finally, many thanks to Anne Powers, Sarah Donoho and Julie Fleisch for all their organization and execution of the 2018 Lincoln School Book Fair. Like most events at Lincoln, the book fair is no small task. Many thanks to everyone for making this year’s book fair the most successful in recent memory.

Finally, as you begin to plan for the winter season, please don’t forget to save the date for our annual Winter Concerts scheduled for Friday, December 21.
1st- 9:45
2nd-10:30
3rd-1:00
4th-1:45
Dismissal 2:30

I look forward to celebrating the Lincoln November birthdays at Principal Birthday Lunch on Thursday.

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

Quote of the Week:  ““People will forget what you said or what you did, but not how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou


Calendar

Monday, November 12:

  • Veteran’s Day Assembly: 9am
  • Fall sports camp (grades 1/2): 3:10-4pm, gym

Tuesday, November 13:

  • Tennis (grades 3/4): 3:10-4pm, gym
  • Hambingo Fundraiser at Hamburger Mary’s – 8PM

Wednesday, November 14:

  • Picture Re-Take Day
  • Lincoln Walking Club: 8am, Franklin playground
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Fall sports camp (grades 3/4): 3:10-4pm, gym

Thursday, November 15:

  • Wonder Readers: 7:30am
  • November Principal Birthday Lunch
  • Tennis – Grades 3/4

Friday, November 16:

  • Wonder Writers: 7:30am
  • 2nd Grade Living History Fair: 8:30am
  • Sliders Fun Lunch

Library Happenings

On behalf of all the students and the Lincoln Library, I would like to give a HUGE thank you to Anne Powers, Sarah Donoho and Julie Fleisch for making the book fair happen. They, along with many, many volunteers, brought a fantastic book fair to life. They also planned and coordinated a wonderful and fun Family Reading Night. Everyone at Lincoln is extremely grateful for all of your hard work on the book fair. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!


Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s – Tuesday, 11/13 at 8pm!

Grab your husband/wife or round up all of your friends and join us on Tuesday, November 13th at 8pm for a fun filled evening of bingo with ALL game proceeds benefiting the Lincoln Elementary PTO. Fabulous prizes, full menu, cash bar and lots of Bingo!!

 


Connect 4 Kids Event – Tuesday 11/13


Fridays are for LINCOLN SCHOOL SPIRIT

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


 Wednesday Walking Club

Thank you to those of who walked on this cold windy Wednesday. In fact we almost doubled our walking distance and walked 49 miles last week.. We are now half-way to getting Mr. Godfrey home for Thanksgiving!

To date, we have collectively walked 151 miles!

Our CHALLENGE is to get Mr. Godfrey go home to St. Louis for Thanksgiving dinner. Do you think we can collectively walk the distance before then? It’s an ambitious goal, but give it your best effort! Bring your siblings, parents, grandparents, teachers. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate.

Wednesday’s 8:00-8:15 on the Franklin side.

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


Green 4 Good Kids Club – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Calling all 3rd Graders interested in environmental sustainability! We have the club for you: Green4Good Kids!
This club will meet once a month on a Monday after school, 3:15-4:00. Our very first meeting will be Monday, November 19.

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

Registration will open Sunday, November 11 and close Sunday, November 18 on the Lincoln PTO Webstore. The club will be capped at 20 third graders, so register right away.


Lincoln event photos wanted

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

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

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

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

[Event_Name] Photos from [Your_Name]

[Teacher_Name] Photos from [Your_Name]


Girls on the Run Leaders NEEDED!

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

Geppetto’s discount cards – now available on the webstore!

These cards pay for themselves and it encourages “shopping local” during the busy holiday season. Your $10 card purchase goes directly to the Lincoln PTO and you get 20% off at Geppetto’s Toy Box between November 20 and 27th (the card can be used multiple times within that week). Cards can be purchased online in the Lincoln webstore and will be mailed to you via USPS.

Happy Holiday Shopping!!!!


Country representatives needed for Lincoln International Festival

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

If interested, please fill out this Google form.


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

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

 


Purchase with purpose ~ you shop, Amazon donates


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


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

Sunday, December 9, 2018

1 to 4:30 p.m.

(code #2720.2002 with rfparks.com)

REGISTER HERE.

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

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

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

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

11/4 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a great weekend and are all recovered from the festivities of last week. It was great seeing so many of you on Wednesday during our character parade and fall festivities. This year each class exercised their creativity and created a pumpkin to display in the Lincoln lobby. In the event you weren’t able to see them in person, here is a glimpse of the 2018 creations! I’m already excited to see what creativity awaits in 2019! The next two weeks are busy ones around our Fine Fine School. Information about this week’s Book Fair can be found below, and here is the parent/teacher conference schedule for this week:
As part of the recent Safe Routes to School/Safety Audit conducted in conjunction with the Village of River Forest, Village leadership is hopeful you’ll take a moment during conferences to participate in a brief survey. I will have copies of the survey available in the Park Ave. lobby during conferences on Wednesday and Thursday.

Upon returning from the fall conference break, on Monday, November 12, Lincoln School will pay tribute to our nation’s Veterans with our annual Veterans Day Assembly at 9:00.  Please don’t forget to submit the the attached forms to the office by Wednesday, November 7 to help celebrate our annual Veterans Day Celebration.  So we can best plan for seating, please RSVP for any family/friend Veteran who will be able to attend.

We are also still in search of a Veteran who might be willing to share a few simple remarks about their service. Please let me know if you have any suggestions.

I look forward to seeing you around Lincoln in the coming days. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your family. Thanks for your support of Lincoln. Have a wonderful week. CG

Quote of the Week:  “The reason we have two ears and one mouth, is so we may listen twice as much a we speak.” ~ Proverb


Calendar

Monday, November 5:

  • Book Fair: 8-9am, 11am-1pm, 3-5pm
  • PTO Meeting: 8:45am, conference room
  • Fall sports camp (grades 1/2): 3:10-4pm, gym
  • Yoga: 3:15 – 4:15pm, room 22D

Tuesday, November 6:

  • Book Fair: 8-9am, 11am-1pm, 3-8pm
    FAMILY STORY HOUR is 6-7pm
  • Tennis (grades 3/4): 3:10-4pm, gym
  • Theater Club: 3:10-4:15pm, auditorium

Wednesday, November 7:

  • Book Fair: 8-9am, 11am-1pm, 3-7pm
  • Lincoln Walking Club: 8am, Franklin playground
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Fun Lunch: chicken tenders/veggie burgers
  • Heartworks
  • Fall sports camp (grades 3/4): 3:10-4pm, gym
  • Parent/teacher conferences

Thursday, November 8:

  • NO SCHOOL
  • Parent/teacher conferences

Friday, November 9:

  • NO SCHOOL

COMING UP SOON:

Tuesday, November 13: Hambingo fundraiser

Wednesday, November 14: Picture retakes


The BOOK FAIR is open Mon-Wed this week!


Get a head start on your holiday shopping at tax-free prices and support our school library by shopping for quality books, calendars and other fun gifts at the Lincoln PTO Book Fair. All profits go directly to the Lincoln Library. Past profits have been used to bring in authors and illustrators for student assemblies.

BOOK FAIR HOURS:

  • Monday, 11/5: 8-9am, 11am-1pm, 3-5pm
  • Tuesday, 11/6: 8-9am, 11am-1pm, 3-8:00pm (FAMILY STORY HOUR is 6:00-7:00pm)
  • Wednesday, 11/7:  8-9am, 11am-1pm, 3-7pm

WISHLISTS: Your child will visit the book fair on Monday, November 5th to make a personal wish list to help you learn what they might like for their own bookshelves. There will also be staff wish lists for those who may be looking for the perfect gift to show your appreciation. Teachers will fill out apples containing book titles they would like for their classroom or personal use. Look for the “Apples” on the bulletin board outside the Library.

FAMILY NIGHT: FAMILY NIGHT will be on Tuesday, November 6th. Kids of all ages can come in their pajamas, bring their favorite stuffed animal, listen to teachers read some great books, and participate in crafts and activities. Story and craft times will be at 6pm and at 6:30pm. There will be age-appropriate books and activities selected for both younger and older children and they will be divided into different classrooms. Bring your children and enjoy some quiet shopping time while they are entertained!

PUMPKIN BOOK CHARACTER CONTEST:  Winners from each classroom will be announced Monday and will receive a $5 off coupon to use at the Book Fair!

BOOK DRIVE: Clean out your book shelves and make room for new books by donating gently used books to Andrea’s Angels, a book drive named in memory of a local student who volunteered for children’s literacy programs. Donated books are then given to elementary and middle school classrooms. Bins will be available at the Fair if you would like to participate.

VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are needed to help staff the Book Fair. Please see Sign Up Genius for available time slots.

If you can’t make it to the Fair this year, you may order online at abcfairs.com. Purchases will still benefit the Lincoln Library. 


Reminder: PTO meeting tomorrow morning

Just a reminder that there is a PTO meeting at 8:45 Monday morning in the conference room. All are welcome!


Fridays are for LINCOLN SCHOOL SPIRIT

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

LINCOLN SPIRIT WEAR TO BE SOLD AT BOOK FAIR THIS TUESDAY EVENING! 

If you missed your chance to buy 2018 Lincoln Spirit Wear the PTO will be selling items Tuesday evening 11/6 at the PTO Book Fair from 6-8pm. Come out to see our new merchandise t-shirts, hoodies, flannel pants, and more. Sales will be limited to our existing inventory. Cash, check, and credit cards accepted.

TILL WE RUN OUT…Come shop our VINTAGE FINDS! The Spirit Wear table with also have youth and adult sized vintage item bins for a price of $2 an item. Items of Spirit Wear years past include sweatshirts, t-shirts, flannel pants, shorts, and more. Items are available on a first come first serve basis.


 Wednesday Walking Club

Congrats and great job to all those participating in the Wednesday Walking Club!  To date, we have collectively walked 102 miles!

WE HAVE A NEW CHALLENGE!

Mr. Godfrey wants to go home to St. Louis for Thanksgiving dinner. Do you think we can collectively walk the distance before then? It’s an ambitious goal, but give it your best effort! Bring your siblings, parents, grandparents, teachers. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate.

Wednesday’s 8:00-8:15 on the Franklin side.

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


Fall Sports Camp starts this week!

Looking for a way for the kids to run off some energy as the weather gets colder?  Fall Sports Camp by by Legacy Sports starts THIS WEEK!   Kids will play games like Battleship, Dodge Ball and Keep Up the Yard, while learning sportsmanship, respect and teamwork. There are still a few openings in the Wednesday session and it is now available to grades 1-4.

The program is run by Legacy Sports and will take place in the gym or on the Franklin playground, weather permitting, from 3:10-4pm. $80 for 6 sessions.  Register on the PTO webstore.


Green 4 Good Kids Club – REGISTRATION OPENING SOON

Mrs. Moriarty, Mrs. Suzuki, and Green 4 Good would like to invite all 3rd graders interested in environmental sustainability to join Green 4 Good Kids Club.

This club will meet once a month on a Monday after school, 3:15-4:00.  Our first meeting will be Monday, November 19.

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

Registration will open Sunday, November 11 and close Sunday, November 18 on the PTO Webstore.  The club will be capped at 20 third graders, so register right away.

Also…THANKS to all who greened their Halloween at the 2018 Pumpkin Smash on Saturday!  The goal of 300 pumpkins was totally crushed:  486 pumpkins smashed!


Lincoln event photos wanted

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

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

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

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

[Event_Name] Photos from [Your_Name]

[Teacher_Name] Photos from [Your_Name]


Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s – Tuesday, 11/13 at 8pm!

Grab your husband/wife or round up all of your friends and join us on Tuesday, November 13th at 8pm for a fun filled evening of bingo with ALL game proceeds benefiting the Lincoln Elementary PTO. Fabulous prizes, full menu, open (cash) bar and lots of Bingo!!

 


Geppetto’s discount cards – now available on the webstore!

These cards pay for themselves and it encourages “shopping local” during the busy holiday season. Your $10 card purchase goes directly to the Lincoln PTO and you get 20% off at Geppetto’s Toy Box between November 20 and 27th (the card can be used multiple times within that week). Cards can be purchased online in the Lincoln webstore and will be mailed to you via USPS.

Happy Holiday Shopping!!!!


Country representatives needed for Lincoln International Festival

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

If interested, please fill out this Google form.


Connect 4 Kids Event – Tuesday 11/13


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

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

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

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


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

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

 


Purchase with purpose ~ you shop, Amazon donates


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

10/28 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
I hope you had a great weekend. It is hard to believe that it will be November by week’s end.

Thank you so much for the special notes and recognition of Principal Appreciation Day last week. The kind notes on the leaves were very humbling and made for a beautiful tree on full display in the lobby of the school. I loved reading all the nice funny notes.
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It was so great to see so many of you the annual Lincoln School Pancake Breakfast /5K this weekend. Many thanks to Anthony Kramer, Mike Campbell, Steve Lefko, Cal Davis and everyone else who assisted in making this year’s event such a success. Also, many thanks to Ann Gall for leading the HERO Boys running club and prepared them for the 5k run yesterday. It was also nice to have the Willard School HERO Boys running in the Lincoln 5K!

The next few weeks look to be very busy around our Fine Fine School. Therefore, please read carefully for information about Fall Parties, Conferences and Veterans Day.

Fall Parties
On October 31, Lincoln will celebrate our annual Fall parties and Character Parade. The schedule of events will be as follows:

8:30 AM – Kindergarten Character Parade
8:45 AM – K-2 Storyteller Assembmarz brewingly in Auditorium
9:30 AM – 3-4 Storyteller Assembly in Auditorium
12:40 PM – K and 1st -4th Character Parade
Afternoon – Parties

Additionally, please don’t forget to respond the Google Form which was sent home last week by email to acknowledge whether your child will be changing into their costumes at home or at school. Here again is the link to the form.

Please remember there should be no outside food or candy brought to school for our Fall festivities. The PTO will be providing snacks for all of our classrooms.

Conferences

As you are aware, fall conferences are quickly approaching. If you haven’t yet signed up, please use this link to sign up by October 30 at 10:00PM.


Veterans Day

Finally, over the past three years, Veterans Day has become a Lincoln School tradition. We’ve received several of the attached Veterans Day Hero Forms  back at school. If possible, please attach a photo of the Veteran being honored to the form.  Many of these have been returned without photos, so please feel free to fill out a new form or just send in a photo to be attached.  All photos will be returned.

As you can see it is a busy time around Lincoln and I look forward to seeing you around in the coming weeks. As always, thank you for your continued support of our school. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your kids and your family. Have a great week. CG

Quote of the Week:  “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it”. ~ Charles Swindol


Calendar

Monday, October 29:

  • Yoga: 3:15 – 4:15, room 22D

Tuesday, October 30:

  • 1st Grade Field Trip to Chicago Children’s Theatre
  • Tennis (grades 3/4): 3:10-4pm, gym
  • 7:00pm – D90 BOE/COW Meeting at Roosevelt

Wednesday, October 31:

  • Lincoln Walking Club: 8am, Franklin playground
  • Halloween Parades and Parties!
  • Waste Free Wednesday

Thursday, November 1:

  • Wonder Readers: 7:30am, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Tennis (grades 1/2): 3:10-4pm, gym

Friday, November 2:

  • Wonder Writers: 7:30am, Multi-purpose room
  • Fun Lunch – Pasta
  • Jack Martin Principal for the Day
  • Book Fair opens! 3-5pm

*Monday, November 5:

  • PTO Meeting – 8:45am

Lincoln Pan-K Run/Walk and Breakfast – thank you!

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BIG thanks to Anthony Kramer, Michael Campbell, Cal Davis, Anne Gall, Tim Kinsella and all volunteers who made Pancake Breakfast and Walk/Run a success!

0.5 k winners: 1. Luke Bailitz, 2. Isabelle Yu, 3. Branka Chiprich

5 k. Young division winners: 1. Jack Dwyer, 2. Gus Dwyer, 3. Hugh Dwyer

5k Adult division winners: 1. Brendan Keefe, 2. Liz Stetson, 3. Mr. Cheney

Pancake Breakfast/5K Coloring Contest Winners: K- Drew Agema, 1st- Ben Rask, 2nd- Tamsen Osga, 3rd- Suleyman Aakya, and 4th- Isabelle Lefko


Heartworks Fall Food Drive – thank you!

Many thanks to everyone that donated!

 


Fridays are for Lincoln School spirit!

Starting in November, show your Lincoln school spirit by wearing Lincoln gear on Fridays for a weekly Spirit Wear Challenge. Make sure your Lincoln wardrobe is ready! The classroom with the most students wearing Lincoln gear will be awarded a small prize. Two classrooms will be awarded every Friday, one class from 1st/2nd and one class from 3rd/4th grade.
LINCOLN SPIRIT WEAR DELIVERED THIS WEEK! – All Lincoln Spirit Wear online/paper orders will be delivered to your students classroom THIS WEEK for them to bring home. Thank you for your support!
LINCOLN SPIRIT WEAR TO BE SOLD AT BOOK FAIR TUESDAY EVENING! – If you missed your chance to buy 2018 Lincoln Spirit Wear the PTO will be selling items this Tuesday evening at the PTO Book Fair from 6-8pm. Come out to see our new merchandise t-shirts, hoodies, flannel pants, and more. Sales will be limited to our existing inventory. Cash, check, and credit cards accepted.
TILL WE RUN OUT…Come shop our $2 VINTAGE FINDS! The Spirit Wear table will also have youth and adult men’s/women’s sized vintage item bins for a price of $2 an item. Items of Spirit Wear years past include sweatshirts, t-shirts, flannel pants, shorts, and more. Items are available on a first come first serve basis.

The BOOK FAIR opens this Friday, November 2!


Get a head start on your holiday shopping at tax-free prices and support our school library by shopping for quality books, calendars and other fun gifts at the Lincoln PTO Book Fair. All profits go directly to the Lincoln Library. Past profits have been used to bring in authors and illustrators for student assemblies.

 

BOOK FAIR HOURS:

  • Friday, 11/2:  3-5pm
  • Monday, 11/5: 8-9am, 11am-1pm, 3-5pm
  • Tuesday, 11/6: 8-9am, 11am-1pm, 3-8:00pm (FAMILY STORY HOUR is 6:00-7:00pm)
  • Wednesday, 11/7:  8-9am, 11am-1pm, 3-7pm

WISHLISTS: Your child will visit the book fair on Monday, November 5th to make a personal wish list to help you learn what they might like for their own bookshelves. There will also be staff wish lists for those who may be looking for the perfect gift to show your appreciation. Teachers will fill out apples containing book titles they would like for their classroom or personal use. Look for the “Apples” on the bulletin board outside the Library.

FAMILY NIGHT: FAMILY NIGHT will be on Tuesday, November 6th. Kids of all ages can come in their pajamas, bring their favorite stuffed animal, listen to teachers read some great books, and participate in crafts and activities. Story and craft times will be at 6pm and at 6:30pm. There will be age-appropriate books and activities selected for both younger and older children and they will be divided into different classrooms. Bring your children and enjoy some quiet shopping time while they are entertained!

NEW CONTEST: Favorite Book Character Contest! This week during library time, students will be read some books from the Book Fair. They will also receive a pumpkin template to decorate as their favorite book character. The pumpkins will be judged by an outside party and the winner from each classroom will receive a $5 off coupon to use at the Book Fair!

BOOK DRIVE: Clean out your book shelves and make room for new books by donating gently used books to Andrea’s Angels, a book drive named in memory of a local student who volunteered for children’s literacy programs. Donated books are then given to elementary and middle school classrooms. Bins will be available at the Fair if you would like to participate.

VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are needed to help staff the Book Fair. Please see Sign Up Genius for available time slots.

If you can’t make it to the Fair this year, you may order online at abcfairs.com. Purchases will still benefit the Lincoln Library. 


Geppetto’s Discount Cards – now available on the webstore!

These cards pay for themselves and it encourages “shopping local” during the busy holiday season. Your $10 card purchase goes directly to the Lincoln PTO and you get 20% off at Geppetto’s Toy Box between November 20 and 27th (the card can be used multiple times within that week). Cards can be purchased online in the Lincoln webstore and will be mailed to you via USPS.

Happy Holiday Shopping!!!!


Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s – Tuesday, 11/13 at 8pm!

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Grab your husband/wife or round up all of your friends and join us on Tuesday, November 13th at 8pm for a fun filled evening of bingo with ALL game proceeds benefiting the Lincoln Elementary PTO. Fabulous prizes, full menu, open (cash) bar and lots of Bingo!!


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

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


Wednesday Walking Club – Lincoln Kids walked 36 miles last Wednesday! 

FUN FACT: this is roughly equal to 13 full size Snickers bars or 144 Tootsie rolls or 40 fun size M&Ms or 72 Hersheys kisses! Help your kids get ready for Halloween by walking with us.  Over two weeks, they’ve totaled 67 miles. This is roughly the distance from Chicago to Kenosha, WI!  Come walk with us again this Wednesday.

Each Wednesday until 11/14, on the Franklin side from 8 am until the first bell, walk laps before school, see a few friends and make new friends! It’s a terrific way to start the day!

Movement affects everything, from circulation to digestion to mood to immunity. With movement, our bodies regulate hormone activity, increase focus and detoxify. Group movement outside helps us connect with the outdoors, be playful and foster relationships with others.

We are still looking for volunteers – the commitment is just 25 minutes of your time! Please sign up via sign up genius or contact Laura Haussmann laura.haussmann@gmail.com or Sangeetha Madhavan sangs50@gmail.com.


Fall Sports Camp – registration is open!

Looking for a way for the kids to run off some energy as the weather gets colder? Back by popular demand: fall sports camp by Legacy Sports. Kids will play games like Battleship, Dodge Ball and Keep Up the Yard, while learning sportsmanship, respect and teamwork.  $80 for 6 sessions. Spaces limited.

Grades 1&2: Mondays after school beginning 11/5
Grades 3&4: Wednesdays after school beginning 11/7

The program is run by Legacy Sports and will take place in the gym or on the Franklin playground, weather permitting. Registration is now open!


From Green 4 Good: Pumpkin Smash 2018!


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

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

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

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

 


Purchase with purpose ~ you shop, Amazon donates


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

 

10/21 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you enjoyed this fall weekend. The next few weeks look to be extremely busy at Lincoln, so please be sure to read closely so you don’t miss out on any of the excitement.

Many thanks to our Connect 4 Kids Committee for sponsoring our first Wednesday Walking Club this past week. We had over 100 walkers and collectively walked a total of 31 miles! Please be sure to join us on the Franklin field each Wednesday morning through November 14 to move, exercise and start your day off right!

I look forward to seeing everyone at the annual Lincoln School Pancake Breakfast and 5K this coming Saturday. It is always one of my favorite events of the year and such an incredible opportunity to gather as a school community. Please find more information below about signing up.

As part of our ongoing focus on student safety, this Wednesday our students will participate in a bus safety program with First Student Transportation. Although buses are not a part of the daily routine for many of our kids, we do utilize them for field trips, and therefore the importance of practicing these safety procedures is relevant to our kids.

On October 31 Lincoln will celebrate our annual Fall parties and Character Parade. The schedule of events will be as follows:

8:30 AM Kindergarten Character Parade
8:45 K-2 Storyteller Assembly in Auditorium
9:30 3-4 Storyteller Assembly in Auditorium
12:40 PM K and 1st -4th Character Parade
Afternoon – Parties

Additionally, please don’t forget to respond the Google Form which was sent home last week by to acknowledge whether your child will be changing into their costumes at home or at school. Here again is the link to the form.

Please remember there should be no outside food or candy brought to school for our Fall festivities. The PTO will be providing snacks for all of our classrooms.

As you are aware, fall conferences are quickly approaching. If you haven’t yet signed up, please use this link to sign up by October 30 at 10:00PM.


Finally, over the past three years, Veterans Day has become a Lincoln School tradition. We’ve received several of the attached Veterans Day Hero Forms  back at school. However, we forgot to add the instruction that it would be ideal to attach a photo of the Veteran being honored to the form. Many of these have been returned without photos, so please feel free to fill out a new form or just send in a photo to be attached.

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

Quote of the Week:  “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” ~Winston Churchill


Calendar

***All week: Heartworks Fall Food Drive***

Monday, October 22:

  • Yoga: 3:15 – 4:15, room 22D
  • Hero Boys: 3:15 – 4:15, gym
  • Yearbook kickoff meeting: 7-8pm, multipurpose room

Tuesday, October 23:

  • Tennis (grades 3/4): 3:10-4pm, gym
  • Theater Club: 3:10-4:15pm, auditorium

Wednesday, October 24:

  • Lincoln Walking Club: 8am, Franklin playground
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Bus Safety

Thursday, October 25:

  • Wonder Readers: 7:30am, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Tennis (grades 1/2): 3:10-4pm, gym

Friday, October 26:

  • Wonder Writers: 7:30am, Multi-purpose room
  • Fun Lunch – Pizza
  • Principal Appreciation Day

Saturday, October 27: Pancake Breakfast and 5-K

Friday, November 2: Book Fair opens


Lincoln Pan-K Run/Walk and Breakfast – this Saturday, 10/27!

A7d46629-0bed-44b4-a741-c00fc94c64baJoin in the 5th 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 water bottle (for youth runners), 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: this Saturday, October 27th

    • Run/Walk report to registration desk at 7:30am
      • 8am – 1/2k start (meet on Park side)
      • 8:15 HEROBoys start (Franklin side)
      • 8:20 5k start (Franklin side)
    • Breakfast served 8:00-10:30am

Where: Runners/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, can be purchased the morning of the event.  This is a nut-free menu. Menu items and ingredients have been made with equipment used to prepared food containing milk, eggs and tree nuts. Ingredient lists and labels will be provided.

Please register and buy tickets in advance on the WebStore before it closes THIS FRIDAY, October 26th at noon.  Same-day race registration will increase $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.

NEW COURSE THIS YEAR:  We will no longer be crossing over Lake Street.  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 or Cal Davis for more information.


Heartworks Fall Food Drive – this week!

Heartworks is having its annual food drive this week. All items will be donated to the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry. We are providing bags to each Lincoln family (they were sent home with your youngest Lincoln student) and are asking for non-perishable, unopened and un-expired food donations.  Thank you!

 


Lincoln Yearbook kickoff meeting TOMORROW

Lincoln Yearbook Staff will be hosting a 1 hour session to review the following topics:

  • Photography expectations and samples
  • Collage expectations and samples
  • Demo of StudioWorks application for collage volunteers
  • Q & A

Please join us to talk through these topics and share your tips and tricks from past experiences!

Questions?  Contact Monika Block (monikatsblock@gmail.com) or Becky Williams (beckarific@gmail.com).


Lincoln Wednesday Walking Club

Calling all Lincoln Eagles (and their families) to join the Connect4kids Wednesday Walking club!

Each Wednesday until 11/14, on the Franklin side from 8 am until the first bell, walk laps before school, see a few friends and make new friends! It’s a terrific way to start the day!

All Lincoln Eagles are invited to walk!

Movement affects everything, from circulation to digestion to mood to immunity. With movement, our bodies regulate hormone activity, increase focus and detoxify. Group movement outside helps us connect with the outdoors, be playful and foster relationships with others.

We will move by ourselves
We will move with our friends
We will move with the environment
We will move with the seasons
We will be moved by friendships
We will be moved by a sense of community

Let’s get moving!

But before we do that, we need a few volunteers. This is a super easy way to contribute with the commitment being just 25 minutes. If interested, please sign up via sign up genius (Link here) or contact Laura Haussmann laura.haussmann@gmail.com or Sangeetha Madhavan sangs50@gmail.com.


 Support our PTO with your pre-order of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown!

It’s the 13th book in the beloved Diary of a Wimpy Kid series!  We are accepting orders for this latest book by Jeff Kinney. Just $13.95 for a hardcover copy, no tax!  Order on the Web Store now. The book release date is Tuesday, October 30th.  Anderson Books will deliver all pre-orders on that date and books will be distributed to your child’s classroom. If the book is a surprise, email Anne Powers akpowers5@gmail.com and it can be picked up in the school office. All proceeds benefit Lincoln’s PTO and the LLC.

The deadline for pre-orders is this Wednesday, October 24th at 7pm.


Principal Appreciation Day is this Friday, 10/26!

To show our appreciation for Mr. Godfrey and Mr. Davis, the students will have the opportunity to write thank you notes that will be hung up in the hallway outside of the office. The notes will be in the shape of leaves and the PTO will place them on a tree that says “Thank you for helping us grow”. The leaves were in your student’s folder last week.  Please return to the bin in the office by Thursday, October 25th.


The BOOK FAIR is coming!


Get a head start on your holiday shopping at tax-free prices and support our school library by shopping for quality books, calendars and other fun gifts at the Lincoln PTO Book Fair. All profits go directly to the Lincoln Library. Past profits have been used to bring in authors and illustrators for student assemblies.

 

BOOK FAIR HOURS:

  • Friday, 11/2:  3-5pm
  • Monday, 11/5: 8-9am, 11am-1pm, 3-5pm
  • Tuesday, 11/6: 8-9am, 11am-1pm, 3-8:00pm (FAMILY STORY HOUR is 6:00-7:00pm)
  • Wednesday, 11/7:  8-9am, 11am-1pm, 3-7pm

WISHLISTS:

Your child will visit the book fair on Monday, November 5th to make a personal wish list to help you learn what they might like for their own bookshelves. There will also be staff wish lists for those who may be looking for the perfect gift to show your appreciation. Teachers will fill out apples containing book titles they would like for their classroom or personal use. Look for the “Apples” on the bulletin board outside the Library.

FAMILY NIGHT:

FAMILY NIGHT will be on Tuesday, November 6th. Kids of all ages can come in their pajamas, bring their favorite stuffed animal, listen to teachers read some great books, and participate in crafts and activities. Story and craft times will be at 6pm and at 6:30pm. There will be age-appropriate books and activities selected for both younger and older children and they will be divided into different classrooms. Bring your children and enjoy some quiet shopping time while they are entertained!

NEW CONTEST:

Favorite Book Character Contest! This week during library time, students will be read some books from the Book Fair. They will also receive a pumpkin template to decorate as their favorite book character. The pumpkins will be judged by an outside party and the winner from each classroom will receive a $5 off coupon to use at the Book Fair!

BOOK DRIVE:

Clean out your book shelves and make room for new books by donating gently used books to Andrea’s Angels, a book drive named in memory of a local student who volunteered for children’s literacy programs. Donated books are then given to elementary and middle school classrooms. Bins will be available at the Fair if you would like to participate.

VOLUNTEERS:

Volunteers are needed to help staff the Book Fair. Please see Sign Up Genius for available time slots.

If you can’t make it to the Fair this year, you may order online at abcfairs.com. Purchases will still benefit the Lincoln Library. 


Fall Sports Camp – register next Sunday

Looking for a way for the kids to run off some energy as the weather gets colder? Back by popular demand: fall sports camp by Legacy Sports. Kids will play games like Battleship, Dodge Ball and Keep Up the Yard, while learning sportsmanship, respect and teamwork.

$80 for 6 sessions. Spaces limited.

Grades 1&2: Mondays after school beginning 11/5
Grades 3&4: Wednesdays after school beginning 11/7

The program is run by Legacy Sports and will take place in the gym or on the Franklin playground, weather permitting. Registration opens on the Webstore at 5pm next Sunday, 10/28.


From Green 4 Good: Pumpkin Smash 2018!


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

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

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

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

 


Purchase with purpose ~ you shop, Amazon donates


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

 

10/14 Lincoln PTO Newsletter

Lincoln Families,
How is it already mid-October? I hope you enjoyed this Fall weekend. Hopefully, you were able to take in some seasonal activities and family time!

Thanks to everyone who attended our annual Family Math Night this past Thursday. Special thanks to Katie Iammartino, Alexis Murphy, Karen Stierwalt and everyone else for their efforts and dedication in planning such an engaging evening for our kids and families.

On October 31, Lincoln will celebrate our annual Fall parties and Character Parade. The schedule of events will be as follows:
8:30 AM Kindergarten Character Parade
8:45 K-2 Storyteller Assembly in Auditorium
9:30 3-4 Storyteller Assembly in Auditorium
12:40 PM K and 1st -4th Character Parade
Afternoon- Parties

Additionally, please don’t forget to respond the Google Form which was sent home last week by to acknowledge whether your child will be changing into their costumes at home or at school. Here again is the link to the form.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdxIqqo_B0cRiFEaFZIpSusiuCUsIJ_hd66My7wm_-Qnhlliw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Please remember there should be no outside food or candy brought to school for our Fall festivities. The PTO will be providing snacks for all of our classrooms.

If you haven’t already done so please be sure to schedule your time for our Fall Conferences coming up in a few weeks.To register, you may click the following link: http://www.virtualparagon.com/d90k4/conference/

Finally Lincoln will celebrate our annual Veterans Day celebration on Monday, November 12 at 9:00. On Friday, your child was sent home with a “Veteran Hero,” form. Please feel free to fill this out, attach a picture and return to school to be displayed in our Hall of Honor! Additionally, please spread the word about our Veterans Day assembly and invite any family/friend Veterans to attend.

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

Quote of the week:

“Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much if you don’t do what’s right.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt


Calendar

Monday, October 15:

  • 7PM – D90 School Board Meeting
  • yoga: 3:15 – 4:15, room 22D
  • hero boys: 3:15 – 4:15, gym

Tuesday, October 16:

  • 3:10-4:00pm – Tennis (grades 3/4), gym
  • 3:10-4:15pm – Theater Club, auditorium

Wednesday, October 17:

  • 8am – Lincoln Walking Club

Thursday, October 18:

  • 7:30am – Wonder Readers, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • 2nd Grade Field Trip to Naper Settlement
  • 3:10 – 4:00 – Tennis (grades 1/2)

Friday, October 19:

  • 7:30am – Wonder Writers, Multi-purpose room
  • Fun Lunch – Sliders/Toasted Cheese Fun Lunch

 


Lincoln Elementary Pan-K Run/Walk and Breakfast –  Saturday, 10/27!

A7d46629-0bed-44b4-a741-c00fc94c64baJoin in the 5th 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 water bottle (for youth runners), 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 27th

    • Run/Walk report to registration desk at 7:30am
    • Breakfast served 8:00-10:30am

Where: Runners/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, can be purchased the morning of the event.  This is a nut-free menu. Menu items and ingredients have been made with equipment used to prepared food containing milk, eggs and tree nuts. Ingredient lists and labels will be provided.

Please register and buy tickets in advance on the WebStore before it closes, Friday,  October 26th at noon.  Same-day race registration will increase $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.

NEW COURSE THIS YEAR:  We will no longer be crossing over Lake Street.  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 or Cal Davis for more information.


Lincoln Wednesday Walking Club

Calling all Lincoln Eagles (and their families) to join the Connect4kids Wednesday Walking club!
Beginning on Weds. Oct 17, on the Franklin side from 8 am until the first bell, walk laps before school, see a few friends and make new friends! It’s a terrific way to start the day!
All Lincoln Eagles are invited to walk!

Movement affects everything, from circulation to digestion to mood to immunity. With movement, our bodies regulate hormone activity, increase focus and detoxify. Group movement outside helps us connect with the outdoors, be playful and foster relationships with others.

We will move by ourselves
We will move with our friends
We will move with the environment
We will move with the seasons
We will be moved by friendships
We will be moved by a sense of community

Let’s get moving!

But before we do that, we need a few volunteers. This is a super easy way to contribute with the commitment being just 25 minutes. If interested, please sign up via sign up genius (Link here) or contact Laura Haussmann laura.haussmann@gmail.com or Sangeetha Madhavan sangs50@gmail.com


 Support our PTO with your Pre-Order of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown!

It’s the 13th book in the beloved Diary of a Wimpy Kid series!  We are accepting orders for this latest book by Jeff Kinney. Just $13.95 for a hardcover copy, no tax!  Order on the Web Store now. The book release date is Tuesday, October 30th.  Anderson Books will deliver all pre-orders on that date and books will be distributed to your child’s classroom. If the book is a surprise, email Anne Powers akpowers5@gmail.com and it can be picked up in the school office. All proceeds benefit Lincoln’s PTO and the LLC.

The deadline for pre-orders is Wednesday, October 24th at 7pm.


Thank You to our Math Night Organizers!

Huge thank you to Katie Iammartino, Karen Stierwalt, and all the volunteers whose hard work + dedication = a math night packed with infinity levels of fun and growth.


Principal Appreciation Day is Friday October 26th!

To show our appreciation for Mr. Godfrey and Mr. Davis the students will have the opportunity to write thank you notes that will be hung up in the hallway outside of the office. The notes will be in the shape of leaves and the PTO will place them on a tree that says “Thank you for helping us grow”. Please look for the leaves in your student’s folder this week. Please return to the bin in the office by Thursday October 25th.


Purchase with purpose ~ you shop, Amazon donates.


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

 


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

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

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

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


Calling all volunteers! The Lincoln Book Fair needs you!

The book fair is in the Lincoln Library, Friday 11/2 to Wednesday 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!

Questions? Contact Anne Powers akpowers5@gmail.com



Art Appreciation Help Needed!  We would love any and all help for this years program! This is not a huge commitment and you do not need to be artistic at all! Everything is set up and your pick the artist and project- very easy and a great way to be in your child’s class 3 to 4 times a year!  Please sign up on signup genius for your child’s class or email Elizabeth Roginski at elizabethaugust@atproperties.com.

Lincoln Yearbook Needs Your Help!

Yearbook seeking additional team members for this year! If you need a creative outlet and like to work from home, this is the perfect job for you. It takes a team of 4-6 volunteers to publish a 64-page hardcover book. If you can put together a digital photo book or holiday card, then you have the skills to learn the publishing tool we use for the yearbook. Please consider helping us put the book together. The book must be completed before Spring Break. Working on this project gives you great exposure to the Lincoln faculty and all school events–it’s a great way to learn all about Lincoln!

Check out our One Time – Sign Up Genius opportunities (taking pictures at events) and Ongoing – Sign Up Genius opportunities (making collages, teacher trivia…) posted on these sites.

If interested, please contact Becky Williams (beckarific@gmail.com) and/or Monika Block (monikatsblock@gmail.com).

More volunteer opportunities: There are many different ways to volunteer at Lincoln! You can sign up for one time volunteer slots at events like the pancake breakfast or for recurring volunteer slots like fun lunch. Some volunteer opportunities can be done at home while others take place at school or in the classroom.

The sign up genius page for 2018-2019 Volunteer registration is open and can be accessed from the PTO website or the Webstore. Even if you can only commit to an hour a month, your help will be very appreciated. We thank you in advance!