2/10 Lincoln Log
All students are invited to bring in Valentines to share with their classmates. Please make sure all students are included when creating Valentines. Also, please note, for the safety of all students. that NO CANDY should be included with Valentines. Any candy sent to school will not be distributed. Thanks for your support in making this celebration safe and inclusive for all of our kids.
“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.”
~ Zig Ziglar
All Week: Winter Safety Drills
Monday, February 11:
- Yoga – 3:10-4:15pm, Mrs. Burns’ classroom (22D)
- Chess Club – 3:10-4pm, multi-purpose room
- Tennis (grades 3/4) – 3:10-4pm, gym
Tuesday, February 12:
- Kids Heart Challenge in PE
- Winter Sports (grades 1/2) – 3:15 -4:15pm, gym
- D90 Town Hall Forum at Roosevelt – 7pm
Wednesday, February 13:
- Waste Free Wednesday
- Tennis (grades 1/2) – 3:15-4pm, gym
Thursday, February 14:
- Wonder Readers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
- Kindergarten Valentine Concert – 10am, auditorium
- Valentine’s Day Parties
- Winter Sports (grades 3/4) – 3:15 – 4:15pm, gym
Friday, February 15:
- Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
- Lincoln Spirit Day
- Fun Lunch – Pasta
Jr. Scientist Expo – THANK YOU to Steve Lefko, Stan Sneeringer and all science expo volunteers for a wonderful event!
Valentine’s Day Happenings
Once again the PTO will be providing all the snacks for Valentine’s Day parties. No other food or candy should be brought in for parties.
Kids Heart Challenge – February 12 & 13, and Bulls Tix update!
Join our school’s team now http://www2.heart.org/goto/LincolnElementaryRiverForest
Lincoln School’s Girls on the Run – registration closes 2/14!
Girls on the Run inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd and 4th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.
Chipotle Eat & Earn – Tuesday, 2/26
Please join us for a Chipotle (1128 W. Lake St, OP) fundraiser on Tuesday, February 26th from 4-8pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or simply mention the event to the cashier and 33% of sales will be donated to Lincoln PTO! Please note, online sales are not included in this event. Thank you for your continued Lincoln PTO support!
Lincoln PTO Auction – Friday, March 15 – tickets on sale now
Please join us Friday, March 15 from 6:30-9pm at Lake Street Kitchen in Oak Park for Lincoln’s annual school fundraiser and auction to support the Lincoln PTO and celebrate our awesome school, staff and kids. We will have a great selection of craft beers, wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Come early for the open bar from 6:30-8:30pm. Cash bar from 8:30-9pm. There will also be a live and silent auction to benefit our Fine, Fine School. All proceeds from the event will help support PTO funded programs, school enhancements, and various other teacher needs.
Don’t worry – March Madness will be playing on TV! Ticket prices are $60 per person or $100 per couple (purchase by midnight on 3/14/2019). Tickets can be purchased the day of the event or at the door for $75 each. Click HERE to purchase tickets – don’t wait!
Lincoln event photos wanted
- Halloween Parade
- Veteran’s Day Assembly
- Winter Concerts
Looking for Parent volunteers for 4th Grade Field Day Activities
Would your son or daughter like to participate in one of Lincoln School’s Field Day traditions? Our kids have excitedly been watching the “big kids” (aka – 4th graders) over the years entertain and kick off Field Day with Drumming and the Maypole Dance. Now it’s their turn to participate! Field Day is scheduled for the last day of school. Your 4th grader can choose to participate in the Maypole Dance and/or Drumming. Registration will occur after spring break. In the meantime, we are in need of parent volunteers to help guide and instruct the students in the Maypole Dance and drumming activities. Please email Amy Prestes (email@example.com) or Ginger Timchak (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in leading the 4th graders in this wonderful Lincoln Tradition.
Save the Date: District 90 Speaker Event – Thursday, 4/4 at 6:30pm, Willard
*Organized by Connect4Kids, a D90 PTO Committee*
Topic: What can parents do to help their children develop Executive Function skills?
Dr. Georgia Bozeday, Ed.D., Director of Educational Services at Rush NeuroBehavioral Center – Dr. Bozeday will present an overview of current research from neuroscience describing the impact of the 21st Century influences on students today and provide recommendations for parents as they work with children at home on these concerns. Discussion will primarily include strategies for organization and time-management. Information will focus primarily on grades 3rd-12th grade.
Thursday, April 4th from 6:30-8:00 pm at Willard Elementary Auditorium.
EARTH WEEK (April 22-26) Call for Volunteers!
Coming up in April, Lincoln School will once again proudly celebrate Earth Week! Want to be part of the planning? Just want to help out that week? Or maybe only one day? Let us know! The Lincoln Green4Good Team is a great way to get involved at school and do something valuable for our community, as well. Contact Alexis Murphy (email@example.com) or Renee Sichlau (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.