10/8 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you enjoyed the extra day this weekend! Congratulations to any Lincoln families/friends who participated in the marathon on Sunday! For the first time in a while, I enjoyed spectating and not running this year! October is a busy time at Lincoln. Here is quick glance into the weeks to come!

Despite the damp forecast for the week, don’t forget to join our Green for Good committee and support our Walk to School Week! During this annual event, we encourage families to walk to school. Lincoln teachers will be greeting our kids on their walk to school and handing out backpack strings to all kids who walk this week.

As we gear up for our annual Fall celebrations and character parade, here is the schedule for October 31. Additionally, on Tuesday morning, you will be receiving a Google Form from Mrs. Kopriva. Please fill out this form to indicate whether your child will change into their costume at school or whether you will take them home during lunch to change.

8:30 AM: Kindergarten Character Parade (Park Ave. Playground)
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 (Franklin Playground)
Afternoon: Parties in Classrooms
***Also please note to honor the work and recommendations of the D90 allergy committee, PTO will be providing ALL food for classroom parties at Lincoln this year. No food/drink other than that provided by PTO will be permitted in classrooms.***
If you haven’t yet done so, please don’t forget to register for our fall Family Conferences. Here again is the Fall conference schedule:
I’m excited to celebrate all the Lincoln October Birthdays on Thursday at the October Principal Birthday Lunch.
Finally, on Monday, November 12 at 9:00, we welcome you to join our annual Veteran’s Day celebration. We invite Lincoln Families and any friends or family who might be Veteran’ to also attend. Look for more information in the coming weeks. However, please save the date!
As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your family. Thanks for your continued support of our school. Have a great week. CG
Quote of the Week: 
“If we only did things that were easy, we wouldn’t actually be learning anything. We’d just be practicing things we already knew. ” ~ David Dockterman

Calendar

***International Walk to School Week***

Tuesday, October 9:

  • 3:10-4:30pm – Tennis (grades 3/4), gym
  • 3:10-4:15pm – Theater Club, auditorium

Wednesday, October 10:

  • Lunch – Waste Free Wednesday
  • Lunch – Heartworks

Thursday, October 11:

  • 7:30am – Wonder Readers, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Principal Birthday Lunch – October
  • 3:10-4:30pm – Tennis (grades 1/2), gym
  • 6-7:30pm – Family Math Night

Friday, October 12:

  • 7:30am – Wonder Writers, Multi-purpose room
  • Fun Lunch – Chicken Tenders/Veggie Burgers


Lincoln Celebrates International Walk to School Week – October 9-12, join a walking school bus!

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Lincoln joins millions of kids from over 40 countries 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.

 

Why walk?

  • Exercise in the morning is good for your body and mind
  • Safe walking skills are essential for safe, independent kids
  • Walking cuts down on traffic congestion and pollution
  • When we’re all so very busy, it’s a great way to spend time with friends and neighbors

Take the Bus!!!   

Walking School Buses will depart from the following intersections at 7:45 every morning this week:
THATCHER/OAK   (walking East on Oak to Park to school)
FRANKLIN/CHICAGO  (walking South on Franklin to school)
WILLIAM/OAK   (walking West on Oak to Franklin to school)
KEYSTONE/WASHINGTON   (walking North on Keystone to Lake to school)
PARK/WASHINGTON    (walking North on Park to Hawthorne to Franklin to school)

ASHLAND/WASHINGTON   (walking North on Ashland to Hawthorne to Franklin to school)


Books and Building Club – 1st/2nd graders, starts this week!

Ms. Brauweiler will be leading the lunchtime Books and Building Club!  It begins this Thursday, October 11 (1st graders – Thursdays) and next Tuesday, October 16 (2nd graders – Tuesdays).

– 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
– Create, imagine and have fun

Please print and fill out this flyer to sign up by Tuesday, October 9!  


Lincoln Yearbook Artwork Contest – submissions due TOMORROW, 10/9!

Break out the art supplies and get creative; your artwork could be on the cover of the Lincoln Yearbook! The title for this year’s yearbook is: Growing to Greatness. How do we show our school spirit? What does the PRIDE pledge mean to you?  Submissions can be turned in to the office until Tuesday, October 9.  Please note that submitted artwork will not be returned.

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES for your cover artwork:

  • Use letter sized (8.5” x 11”) unlined paper
  • Image MUST BE VERTICAL and 2-dimensional
  • Include vivid images – bright and bold colors look best!
  • Be sure to use the title (Growing to Greatness) in your artwork!
  • Write your name on the back in pencil.
  • Check your spelling and punctuation!

Family Math Night – this Thursday, 10/11!

This is a free event filled with fun hands-on math activities.  Grades K-4 families welcome!

When: Thursday, October 11 from 6 – 7:30 pm
Where: Lincoln Gym (enter at Franklin door)

AND!! The Yearbook Committee needs your help – If you plan to attend Math Night we could use 1-2 volunteers to take photos throughout the event so we can include them in the yearbook this year. Not a professional photographer? no worries – we are just looking for some casual shots of the people and activities, if you can click a camera button your’e qualified! Don’t have a camera? That’s ok too! the Yearbook Committee has a camera we can loan to you for the night. Interested? please contact Becky Williams and Monika Block at lincolnyearbookpto@gmail.com to coordinate.


Fall Tennis – Register on the webstore, classes start this week!

Registration for fall tennis is open! 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.

Dates:

  • 1/2 grades: 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29
  • 3/4 grades: 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13

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


 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.


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.


Connect4Kids

We would like to welcome Laura Haussmann and Sangeetha Madhavan as committee chairs for Connect4Kids. Thanks to Annie Bergin Dwyer and Maureen Spielman  for leading such amazing initiatives during their tenure as Lincoln moms. This year’s PTO initiatives in unison with Mr. Godfrey’s leadership will focus on helping children nourish their mind and body through movement and nutrition as well as supporting the teachers in achieving  optimal learning environments. Please look for our weekly Connect4Kids Column to learn more.

Who are we?  Connect4Kids is a PTO sponsored parent group committed to advancing the principles and values of social and emotional learning for student-teacher success in the Lincoln School community and beyond.

What is social emotional learning? Social and emotional learning (“SEL”) refers to the process by which children develop the skill sets involved in self awareness, social awareness, self management, relationship management and responsible decision making. These are skills that provide the foundation for school and life success.

C4K Mission Statement: In existence since the fall of 2012, Connect4Kids is a parent group committed to advancing the principles and values of social and emotional learning (“SEL”) in collaboration with teachers for student success in the Lincoln School community within District 90.

Please email Sangeetha Madhavan (sangs50@gmail.com) or Laura Haussmann (Laura.haussmann@gmail.com) if you would like to learn more about Connect4Kids.


The Library Lowdown

Volunteers Needed – Do you love books? Do you love to organize? If yes, please consider becoming a Lincoln Library volunteer. Over 25,000 books were checked out last year. Of course, what goes out, must come back! Volunteers are extremely vital to the library. They help to get the books back on the shelves quickly so they can be checked out by new students, as well as leave the library staff with valuable time to create great programs.

The timing is flexible – either at beginning of the day (walk your kids to school and stay for a bit) or at the end of the day (come early and get a good parking spot). Most volunteers come in weekly – but we are very flexible with schedules!

If you’d like more information, please email Ms. Brauweiler (brauweilerd@district90.org) directly – she’d love to talk with you!


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/



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!

9/30 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
Happy October! I hope you enjoyed the weekend and the exciting baseball series between the Cubs and my St. Louis Cardinals! I spent the weekend in Maine attending/officiating my best friends’ wedding, with a close eye on the baseball scores!

The first week of October looks to be a busy one here at Lincoln.

School picture day is always one of my favorite days of the school year. It’s always so great seeing the kids all dressed up and smiling. Don’t forget picture day at Lincoln is Tuesday, October 2. Please don’t forget to send in any picture money or order forms to school with your child.

This week, as part of our partnership with the River Forest Police and Fire Department, we will be hosting our annual safety assemblies. On Wednesday, October 3, RFFD and RFPD will be at Lincoln to host grade-level assemblies that focus on general safety. Some of the topics they will discuss include bike safety, fire safety, stranger danger, and other emergency situations. We are grateful for our continued partnership with local public safety officials and their willingness to support D90 students and families.

Last week I received a visit from a former Lincoln Eagle, Dylan Piazza, who attended our school several years ago. Since leaving Lincoln he has studied art and painted a beautiful portrait of Abraham Lincoln which he has donated to our school. Please be sure to check it out on your next visit to Lincoln!

As we enter October, it is also time to begin thinking of our annual fall parties and character parade. I wanted to provide you some advance notice of the plan for Lincoln School on October 31. More information will be forthcoming.

  • 8:30 AM Kindergarten Character Parade (Park Ave. Playground)
  • 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 (Franklin Playground)
  • Afternoon- Parties-Classrooms

It is hard to believe fall family conferences are approaching in a little over a month. The official sign-up for conferences will begin on Tuesday, October 2. Look for an e-mail from D90 outlining the details of conference sign-up. Conferences will be held on Wednesday, November 7 and Thursday, November 8.

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 family.
Have a great week.
CG

Quote of the Week:
“Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before. ”
~ Bonnie Blair


Calendar

Monday, October 1:

  • 8:30 2nd grade MAP – math
  • 3:10 – 4:15pm HEROBoys, gym
  • 3:15 – 4:15 Yoga, room 22D
  • 7PM – Art Appreciation Meeting

Tuesday, October 2:

  • picture day
  • 7PM – PTO Meeting

Wednesday, October 3:

  • Safety Assemblies
  • 8:45am – AM Kindergarten
  • 9:45 am – 1st and 2nd grade
  • 10:40am – 3rd grade
  • 12:35 – 4th grade
  • 1:30pm – PM Kindergarten

Thursday, October 4:

  • 7:30am – Wonder Readers, Mrs. Mares’ classroom

Friday, October 5:

  • 7:30am – Wonder Readers, Multi-purpose room
  • Jack Martin 4th Grade- Principal for the Day
  • Fun Lunch – Pasta

 


Books and Building Club

Books and Building Club

1st and 2nd graders!

Books and Building Club with Ms. Brauweiler

Beginning October 11 – during lunch/recess

Tuesdays – 2nd graders / Thursdays – 1st graders

– 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
– Create, imagine and have fun

Please print and fill out this flyer to sign up.


Lincoln Yearbook Artwork Contest

Break out the art supplies and get creative; your artwork could be on the cover of the Lincoln Yearbook! The title for this year’s yearbook is: Growing to Greatness. How do we show our school spirit? What does the PRIDE pledge mean to you?

Submissions can be turned in to the office until Tuesday October 9.

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES for your cover artwork:

Use letter sized (8.5” x 11”) unlined paper.
Image MUST BE VERTICAL and 2-dimensional.
Include vivid images – bright and bold colors look best!
Be sure to use the title (Growing to Greatness) in your artwork!
Write your name on the back in pencil.
Check your spelling and punctuation!
Please note that submitted artwork will not be returned.


Family Math Night October 11!

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

Grades K-4 families welcome!

When: Thursday, October 11 from 6 – 7:30 pm
Where: Lincoln Gym (enter at Franklin door)


Lincoln Spirit Wear Store Closes Tonight!

This is the last day to order your spirit wear. Show your Lincoln spirit with t-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts and more while raising funds for our school. The Lincoln PTO receives a percentage of the sale proceeds.

Please turn in your flyers to the office by SEPTEMBER 30th or order online here. All orders ship to Lincoln and will be given to your child to bring home.

Please direct any questions to Jennifer Nelson (jennifernelson77@gmail.com). Thank you for your support!

 

 


Fall Tennis – Registration Opens Tonight

Registration for fall tennis will open tonight at 5pm. 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.

Dates:

  • 1/2 grades: 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29
  • 3/4 grades: 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13

Cost:  $80 for 6 weeks.

Contact Nikki Elza, njselza@comcast.net, with any questions.


Reminder – Picture Day is 10/2

Be sure to mark your calendar for Lincoln Picture Day – Tuesday, October 2. Order forms came home with your student last week.  Pictures can also be ordered online at www.ordervgil.com (school code 20077101).

 


PTO Meeting Tuesday Night at 7!

The October PTO meeting will be Tuesday night at 7PM. All are welcome!


The Library Lowdown

Volunteers Needed – Do you love books? Do you love to organize? If yes, please consider becoming a Lincoln Library volunteer. Over 25,000 books were checked out last year. Of course, what goes out, must come back! Volunteers are extremely vital to the library. They help to get the books back on the shelves quickly so they can be checked out by new students, as well as leave the library staff with valuable time to create great programs.

The timing is flexible – either at beginning of the day (walk your kids to school and stay for a bit) or at the end of the day (come early and get a good parking spot). Most volunteers come in weekly – but we are very flexible with schedules!

If you’d like more information, please email Ms. Brauweiler (brauweilerd@district90.org) directly – she’d love to talk with you!


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

The One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest is accepting submissions now through January 13, 2019.

Encourage 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/


Seeking Walking Bus Drivers

Seeking Walking School Bus Drivers!

In a long-standing tradition, Lincoln will once again celebrate International Walk to School Week, October 9 – 12! To help as many students participate as possible, we’re seeking Lincoln families who would like to help coordinate a Walking School Bus in their neighborhood. If you’re interested, please contact Alexis Murphy (alexis_murphy@hotmail.com) or Renee Sichlau (rsichlau@hotmail.com) by Wednesday, October 3. Thanks!


We need your help!


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!
Information meeting is Monday at 7PM. 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!

9/23 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

On Tuesday, September 18, Lincoln celebrated our second annual International DOT Day, inspired by the book “The DOT” by Peter H. Reynolds. The DOT reminds us that everyone can leave their own unique mark on the world by expressing their individuality and creativity. To celebrate, everyone was encouraged to wear dots, classes participated in various activities and in art class each student designed their own unique dot that was then turned into artwork that you can see outside of the office!  Below is a picture of our staff wearing their dots in front of the student dot artwork.

This week looks to be a busy one at our Fine Fine School.

For the past several years, D90 has partnered with The Teachers College of New York to support our teachers ongoing professional development in the areas of reading and writing. This week Lincoln School will host all the K-2 teachers at both Lincoln and Willard schools as we begin our third year of partnership with the Teachers College. During these sessions, our Teachers College consultants use our classrooms as lab sites to model lessons and strategies for our teachers. We are grateful for this incredible partnership and look forward to another great week of professional learning.

Also, this week brings our Fall NWEA MAP assessment. This assessment is for 2nd-4th graders and is administered in the areas of Literacy and Math. Below is the schedule.

Finally, don’t forget Friday, September 28 is an 11:25 release for students. During the afternoon Teacher Institute Day, our staff will participate in our continued professional learning surrounding best practices in creating equitable learning environments.

Enjoy this final week of September! Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can ever do to better support your kids and your family. Thanks for your support of our Fine Fine School. CG


Calendar

Monday, September 24:

  • 4th grade MAP – math
  • HEROBoys – 3:10-4:15pm, gym
  • Yoga – 3:15-4:15, room 22D

Tuesday, September 25:

  • 4th grade MAP – reading

Wednesday, September 26:

  • 3rd grade MAP – math
  • Waste Free Wednesday

Thursday, September 27:

  • 3rd grade MAP – reading
  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Fun Lunch – Pizza

Friday, September 28:

  • Wonder Writers  – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • EARLY DISMISSAL – 11:30am (AM kindergarten attends)

 


Guest social worker

Congratulations to Mrs. Payton and her family on the arrival of their healthy new baby boy Felix!  Felix was born on Thursday, September 20. During her absence we are excited to welcome Ms. Bridget Gilmartin, who will be covering all social work services during Sharon’s absence. Attached is a letter from Ms. Payton.  Should you need to be in contact with Ms. Gilmartin, she can be reached at gilmartinb@district90.org or by calling the school at 708.366.7340. We look forward to having Bridget as part of our Fine Fine School through early January.


Lincoln spirit wear available through 9/30!

This is the last week to order your spirit wear. Show your Lincoln spirit with t-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts and more while raising funds for our school. The Lincoln PTO receives a percentage of the sale proceeds.

Please turn in your flyers to the office by SEPTEMBER 30th or order online here. All orders ship to Lincoln and will be given to your child to bring home.

Please direct any questions to Jennifer Nelson (jennifernelson77@gmail.com). Thank you for your support!

 

 


Fall Tennis – registration opens 9/30

Registration for fall tennis will open next Sunday, 9/30 at 5pm. 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.

Dates:

  • 1/2 grades: 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29
  • 3/4 grades: 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13

Cost:  $80 for 6 weeks.

Contact Nikki Elza, njselza@comcast.net, with any questions.


Waste Free Wednesdays start THIS WEEK!

Last year, District 90 adopted a new Core Value to the Strategic Plan:

“We believe in ensuring a sustainable future for and with our students.  We will model sustainable practices for our students and community, and we will provide opportunities to learn about and engage in sustainable practices.”

In this spirit….WASTE FREE WEDNESDAYS are starting THIS WEEK!

Pack a waste free lunch on all Wednesdays, starting THIS WEDNESDAY!  This gives parents at home, members of the Green4Good committee, as well as lunch room leaders (4th grade) and lunch room supervisors, the opportunity to teach ALL Lincoln students how to incorporate sustainability practices into their own lives by reducing the amount of waste we send to landfills at lunchtime.  Each student with a waste free lunch will receive a special Green4Good hand stamp.

waste free lunch CAN include:

  • REUSABLE items: Tupperware-like containers and Bento boxes, Thermos, Washable utensils, Washable Cloth sandwich / snack bags
  • RECYCLABLE items: Hard plastics #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 (NOT #6) ALL WITHOUT any soft plastic or aluminum-type lid attached, Aluminum Foil
  • COMPOSTABLE items: Paper napkins, Wax paper wraps, Brown paper bags

waste free lunch CANNOT include any packaging that must go to the LANDFILL. Some examples are: Chip bags, Granola bar wrappers, Apple sauce squeeze containers, Fruit/pudding/yogurt cups with the soft plastic or aluminum-type lid attached, String cheese wrapped in plastic, Yogurt sticks, Ziploc bags, Saran Wrap

We hope to have great participation all year in WASTE FREE WEDNESDAYS!!

Lincoln’s Green4Good Committee always welcomes new members!  If you’re interested in supporting the sustainability programs at our school or just want more information, please go the the PTO Volunteer Sign Up Genius or reach out to Alexis Murphy (Alexis_murphy@hotmail.com) or Renee Sichlau (rsichlau@hotmail.com).


Reminder – Picture Day is 10/2

Be sure to mark your calendar for Lincoln Picture Day – Tuesday, October 2. Order forms came home with your student last week.  Pictures can also be ordered online at www.ordervgil.com (school code 20077101).

 


Room family meeting

Those who volunteered as room families should plan to attend one of the informational meetings this week: Monday, September 24 at 9 AM in the art room or Wednesday, September 26 at 7 PM in the multi-purpose room. We look forward to seeing you there!  Questions – contact Katie Bevan at kabevan@gmail.com.


The Library Lowdown

Volunteers Needed – Do you love books? Do you love to organize? If yes, please consider becoming a Lincoln Library volunteer. Over 25,000 books were checked out last year. Of course, what goes out, must come back! Volunteers are extremely vital to the library. They help to get the books back on the shelves quickly so they can be checked out by new students, as well as leave the library staff with valuable time to create great programs.

The timing is flexible – either at beginning of the day (walk your kids to school and stay for a bit) or at the end of the day (come early and get a good parking spot). Most volunteers come in weekly – but we are very flexible with schedules!

If you’d like more information, please email Ms. Brauweiler (brauweilerd@district90.org) directly – she’d love to talk with you!


New kindergarten Daisy troop – parent meeting tomorrow

A new Girl Scouts Daisies group is forming for Kindergarten girls. We will be doing various activities and crafts, earning badges, and most importantly, making new friends, creating memories and having fun. Contact Diana Oshen Jacquez to sign up or for more details/questions you may have about the Daisies at (dloshen@gmail.com), or stop in tomorrow, 9/24, between 7-8pm at the Community Room at the River Forest Public Library for a Kindergarten Daisies Informational Meeting.


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

The One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest is accepting submissions now through January 13, 2019.

Encourage 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/


We need your help!


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

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!

9/16 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families
I hope you enjoyed our absolutely beautiful weekend.

Thank you so much for taking the time from your busy schedules to attend our annual Open House last week. It’s the only time we get each year to have the captive audience of all Lincoln families to share the exciting work that goes into bringing our Fine Fine School to life each day! I am hopeful you found our time together to be informative and most importantly community building. There is no school community quite like the one we collectively create for our kids here at Lincoln and I’m most appreciative to be a part of this special community and our Fine Fine School!

As shared in my Open House presentation the staff at Lincoln have really embraced the concept of Growth Mindset. It has been incredible to watch Lincoln evolve into a community that nurtures productive struggle and the power of Yet! Attached is a short video I feel models perfectly the type of environment we are striving to create for your kids. I hope you enjoy!

The Importance of Struggle

Finally, in the coming weeks we will conclude our fall benchmark assessing of students with the administration of the NWEA MAP assessment. MAP is given to all 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students in the content area of Math and Literacy. This assessment provides teachers detailed data 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.

Quote of the Week: “If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere!” ~ Frank A. Clark
As always, please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to better support your family or your kids. Thanks so much for your continued support of our Fine Fine School! Enjoy the beautiful week ahead. CG

 CG

Calendar

Monday, September 17:

  • HEROBoys, 3:10-4:30pm, gym

Tuesday, September 18:

  • Theater Club 3:15-4:15

Wednesday, September 19:

  • NO SCHOOL – YOM KIPPUR

Thursday, September 20:

  • 7:30am – Wonder Readers

Friday, September 21:

  • 7:30am – Wonder Writers
  • Fun Lunch – Sliders

 


Lincoln spirit wear available!

Show your Lincoln spirit with t-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts and more while raising funds for our school. The Lincoln PTO gets a percentage of the sale proceeds.

Be on the look out for a flyer coming home in this weeks Friday folder or order online here. All orders ship to Lincoln and will be given to your child to bring home.

Please direct any questions to Jennifer Nelson (jennifernelson77@gmail.com). Thank you for your support! 


Connect4Kids Family Flow Yoga for Grades 1-4 – registration opens today!

FlyerCalling all Yogis! Adrienne Smith and Laurie Solberg of Family Flow Yoga will be teaching children’s yoga class for 1st – 4th grade students.

Classes start Monday, September 24, it is $80 for the 6 week session.

Class dates are 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 and 11/5, and will be from 3:15-4:15pm in the gym.

The program will provide children with an opportunity to foster greater self-awareness and improve their concentration and self-confidence. The team will introduce the children to the fundamentals of yoga and incorporate social-emotional themes.  Registration opens Sunday, September 16 at 5pm 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.


The Library Lowdown

 Dot Day – Tuesday, September 18th
Lincoln will be celebrating International Dot Day on Tuesday 9/18. Please encourage your students wear polka dots that day.

Author Visit

The author visit was a great success. She had such a positive message to share with the students. Many students learned to draw peace dragons and most everyone went home with a souvenir of her visit. Students can pick up their ordered books on Monday.

We have some autographed books still available. The deadline for these books is Tuesday, September 18th.
It will not be personalized with your child’s name, but will be autographed. On Wednesday, September 19th, any remaining books will be sent back to the bookstore.

Volunteers NeededDo you love books? Do you love to organize? If yes, please consider becoming a Lincoln Library volunteer. Over 25,000 books were checked out last year. Of course, what goes out, must come back! Volunteers are extremely vital to the library. They help to get the books back on the shelves quickly so they can be checked out by new students, as well as leave the library staff with valuable time to create great programs.

The timing is flexible – either at beginning of the day (walk your kids to school and stay for a bit) or at the end of the day (come early and get a good parking spot). Most volunteers come in weekly – but we are very flexible with schedules!

If you’d like more information, please email Ms. Brauweiler (brauweilerd@district90.org) directly – she’d love to talk with you!


Wonder Writers starts on 9/21!

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, September 21, 7:30 am 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 Readers – Attention third and fourth graders!

Image result for reading imagesDo you go to 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 think about books and ache to share your thinking? Do you want to talk to other Lincoln Eagles about books? We have a place for that.

Come and join Wonder Readers on Thursday, September 20, at 7:30 am in Mrs. Mares classroom. Mrs. Nichols and Mrs. Moriarty will facilitate the discussions and help guide you on this reading journey. Wonder Readers is not a place to catch up on homework or write responses to lots of questions. Wonder Readers is not a reading intervention. Wonder Readers is having another opportunity to grow a love for reading. Come with a book or two you read this summer and want to discuss. Come discover the possibilities reading brings.


3rd and 4th Grade Coding Club! REGISTER TODAY

Image result for coding imagesMrs. Mares and Mrs. Clasky would like to encourage interested 3rd and 4th grade students to join them in Mrs. Mares’s room for Coding Club on Thursdays from 11:30-12:30. We will be using apps such as Hopscotch and Swift Playgrounds to learn and practice the fundamentals of coding including sequences, events, loops, variables, conditionals, and more. Our lessons will be based on Common Core Standards for Math, Next Generation Science Standards, and the CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards. Coding helps develop patience and perseverance—mistakes are welcome because we learn from them! To maximize the experience for all kids this club will be capped at 30 students.

The first session is Thursday, September 20th, the final session is Thursday, December 20th. We will not meet on November 8th (conferences) or November 22nd (Thanksgiving). Parents are invited to attend our final session on December 20th to celebrate and showcase student projects.

Club dates: Sept 20, Sept 27, Oct 4, Oct 11, Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 1, Nov 15, Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 13, Dec 20

Time: Thursdays during lunch

Location: Mrs. Mares’s Room; bring your nut free lunch!

Registration: Opens Sunday, September 16 on the PTO Webstore!


New Girl Scout Daisy Troop – Calling all Kindergarten Girls!

A new Girl Scouts Daisies group is forming for Kindergarten girls. We will be doing various activities and crafts, earning badges, and most importantly, making new friends, creating memories and having fun. Contact Diana Oshen Jacquez to sign up or for more details/questions you may have about the Daisies at (dloshen@gmail.com). We are also looking for a parent to participate as a troop co-leader. We hope you can join us.


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”

 


We Need Your Help!


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

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!

9/9 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope your family had a wonderful weekend. Despite the damp weather, I hope you managed to enjoy some quality time with your kids and family. While baseball remains my favorite sport, it’s nice to see the NFL and Chicago Bears back in action this week.

I am looking forward to welcoming all Lincoln Families to our annual Open House on Thursday evening. Please take advantage of this opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, visit their classroom, and get to know other Lincoln School families.

Lincoln School Open House 2018 – Thursday, September 13 at 6:30pm

6:30-6:55 – K-2 Teacher Presentations in Classrooms

7:00-7:25 – Casey Presentation/PTO Meeting in Auditorium

7:30-7:55 – 3rd/4th Teacher Presentations in Classrooms

Additional Dates to remember:

No School-Yom Kippur, Wednesday, September 19

11:25am Early Release, Friday, September 28**

**Only AM Kindergarten Attendance

The Lincoln School PTO has countless opportunities for families to become involved in our school. Hopefully, you can attend our September PTO meeting on Tuesday at 8:45am to learn more about volunteer opportunities and the many exciting upcoming PTO events.

Finally, last week I started my “Principal Tour of Lincoln.” Over the next week or so, I’ll continue popping into each classroom to spend about thirty minutes discussing with our kids the importance of growth mindset, kindness and also hearing our kids suggestions on how to make our fine, fine school…. any finer!

This week, I look forward to seeing you a our PTO Meeting, the River Forest LemonAid Stand, and at our Open House on Thursday evening. Please never hesitate to reach out with anything I might do to help your kids or your family. Have a great week. Thanks for your continued support of Lincoln.

Quote of the Week: “There are no failures, just discoveries!”


Calendar

Monday, September 10:

  • FLIP classes start!
  • HEROBoys, 3:10-4:30pm, gym

Tuesday, September 11:

  • PTO Meeting, 8:45am

Wednesday, September 12:

  • PTO Committee Chair Meeting, 7pm

Thursday, September 13:

  • September Principal Birthday Lunch
  • Open House, 6:30pm

Friday, September 14:

  • Author Visit- Linda Ragsdale
  • Fun Lunch – Chicken Tenders/Veggie Burgers


Lincoln School’s Foreign Language Introductory Program (FLIP) begins with week of Monday, Sept 10!

Families will be receiving an email with general guidelines by Sunday, September 9. Reminder that FLIP classes strictly adhere to the nut-free policy – students are not permitted to bring food with nuts into the classroom.

FLIP Parent Volunteer Guides are still needed to help lead students to FLIP classrooms during the first week – please sign up here.

 

FLIP registration is closed on the WebStore, however the following classes are still open for enrollment:

  • Intermediate/Advanced Mandarin Chinese with Ms. Jenny: Thursdays 1130 am – 1225 pm
  • Introductory Italian with Ms. Barbara: Thursdays 1130 am – 1225 pm
  • Intermediate/Advanced Italian with Ms. Barbara: Tuesdays 1130 am – 1225 pm
  • Intermediate/Advanced French with Ms. Orly: Tuesdays 315-4 pm
  • Introductory Spanish (Grades 1-3) with Ms Iris: Tuesdays 730-815 am

Please email lincolnschoolflip@gmail.com with any questions.


Lincoln spirit wear available!

Show your Lincoln spirit with t-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts and more while raising funds for our school. The Lincoln PTO gets a percentage of the sale proceeds.

Be on the look out for a flyer coming home in this weeks Friday folder or order online here. All orders ship to Lincoln and will be given to your child to bring home.

Please direct any questions to Jennifer Nelson (jennifernelson77@gmail.com). Thank you for your support! 


Connect4Kids Family Flow Yoga for Grades 1-4 – registration opens Sunday, September 16 at 5pm!

FlyerCalling all Yogis! Adrienne Smith and Laurie Solberg of Family Flow Yoga will be teaching children’s yoga class for 1st – 4th grade students.

Classes start Monday, September 24, it is $80 for the 6 week session.

Class dates are 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 and 11/5, and will be from 3:15-4:15pm in the gym.

The program will provide children with an opportunity to foster greater self-awareness and improve their concentration and self-confidence. The team will introduce the children to the fundamentals of yoga and incorporate social-emotional themes.  Registration opens Sunday, September 16 at 5pm 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.


The Library Lowdown

Author VisitWe are excited to announce we have an author visiting Lincoln School on Friday, September 14th. Award-winning author, illustrator and international speaker/teacher Linda Ragsdale will be spending the day with our students. Her work in peace education has led her around the world, empowering over 37,000 students to see and speak with a new voice, and an expanded capability of choice.

Book order forms were sent home in Friday folders. A copy is also attached here.  Please return orders with cash or checks by Wednesday, September 12th for a personalized, autographed copy.

For additional information about Ms. Ragsdale: http://thepeacedragon.com

If you have any questions regarding the visit or her books, please contact Mrs. Brauweiler (brauweilerd@district90.org) directly.

Volunteers NeededDo you love books? Do you love to organize? If yes, please consider becoming a Lincoln Library volunteer. Over 25,000 books were checked out last year. Of course, what goes out, must come back! Volunteers are extremely vital to the library. They help to get the books back on the shelves quickly so they can be checked out by new students, as well as leave the library staff with valuable time to create great programs.

The timing is flexible – either at beginning of the day (walk your kids to school and stay for a bit) or at the end of the day (come early and get a good parking spot). Most volunteers come in weekly – but we are very flexible with schedules!

If you’d like more information, please email Ms. Brauweiler (brauweilerd@district90.org) directly – she’d love to talk with you!


Wonder Writers starts on 9/21!

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, September 21, 7:30 am 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 Readers – Attention third and fourth graders!

Image result for reading imagesDo you go to 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 think about books and ache to share your thinking? Do you want to talk to other Lincoln Eagles about books? We have a place for that.

Come and join Wonder Readers on Thursday, September 20, at 7:30 am in Mrs. Mares classroom. Mrs. Nichols and Mrs. Moriarty will facilitate the discussions and help guide you on this reading journey. Wonder Readers is not a place to catch up on homework or write responses to lots of questions. Wonder Readers is not a reading intervention. Wonder Readers is having another opportunity to grow a love for reading. Come with a book or two you read this summer and want to discuss. Come discover the possibilities reading brings.


3rd and 4th Grade Coding Club!

Image result for coding imagesMrs. Mares and Mrs. Clasky would like to encourage interested 3rd and 4th grade students to join them in Mrs. Mares’s room for Coding Club on Thursdays from 11:30-12:30. We will be using apps such as Hopscotch and Swift Playgrounds to learn and practice the fundamentals of coding including sequences, events, loops, variables, conditionals, and more. Our lessons will be based on Common Core Standards for Math, Next Generation Science Standards, and the CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards. Coding helps develop patience and perseverance—mistakes are welcome because we learn from them! To maximize the experience for all kids this club will be capped at 30 students.

The first session is Thursday, September 20th, the final session is Thursday, December 20th. We will not meet on November 8th (conferences) or November 22nd (Thanksgiving). Parents are invited to attend our final session on December 20th to celebrate and showcase student projects.

Club dates: Sept 20, Sept 27, Oct 4, Oct 11, Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 1, Nov 15, Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 13, Dec 20

Time: Thursdays during lunch

Location: Mrs. Mares’s Room; bring your nut free lunch!

Registration: Opens Sunday, September 16 on the PTO Webstore!


New Girl Scout Daisy Troop – Calling all Kindergarten Girls!

A new Girl Scouts Daisies group is forming for Kindergarten girls. We will be doing various activities and crafts, earning badges, and most importantly, making new friends, creating memories and having fun. Contact Diana Oshen Jacquez to sign up or for more details/questions you may have about the Daisies at (dloshen@gmail.com). We are also looking for a parent to participate as a troop co-leader. We hope you can join us.


Join Cub Scouts at Lincoln!

Is your K-4 child interested in Cub Scouts? Pack 67 at Lincoln does camping, fishing, hiking, and more! Come to Pack 67’s kick-off meeting Monday September 10th at 7pm in the auditorium. This meeting is mandatory for both returning and new Cub Scouts and at least one parent/adult partner. For questions, reach out to Mary Anne Zeh at mary.anne.zeh@gmail.com or Andrew Lennie at a_lennie@yahoo.com.


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!

 


We Need Your Help!

Co-chair for Book Fair needed! This year’s book fair is November 5-8th but we will start planning in the next few weeks. Responsibilities are shared and include coordinating fair times with school personnel, marketing the fair, reading to classes, planning Family Night, coordinating volunteers, and set up and take down of the fair. It’s a fun way to be involved during the school day and get a sneak peak at the latest children’s books. The students love the Book Fair and their excitement is contagious! Please contact Anne Powers (akpowers5@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) with questions or interest.

Sign up to be a Room Parent! This year, the Room Parent Coordinator and teachers have decided to have parents sign up for any volunteer opportunities in your child’s classroom with Sign Up Genius instead of at Open House. This should provide all parents a more efficient way to volunteer for parties and activities in your child’s classroom such as holiday parties, field trip chaperones, classroom photographers and more…. Please click on this link for all volunteer opportunities.

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!