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6/9 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Happy summer! Although the past few weeks might have seemed to move in slow motion, it is hard to believe that 178 days have come and gone. I hope you had a great weekend and are ready for the final three days of school. I enjoyed the weekend in St. Louis. Hopefully tonight, the Stanley Cup will make its first visit to St. Louis! Go Blues!
For all practical purposes….I suppose it’s safe to say… we’ve made it. The next three days will be over before we know it! The excitement of summer, sun, vacations and rejuvenation are met with mixed emotions as I walk the halls and bit by bit watch student work, art and projects disappear and the walls once again become a blank canvas awaiting the new stories, experiences and memories the next year will bring.

It has truly been another incredible year at Lincoln! There is so much to celebrate and be proud of as we prepare to put the finishing touches on the year. I look forward to celebrating all your kids’ hard work and accomplishments at Field Day on Wednesday! Here again is the run down for Wednesday’s events:

***In the event of inclement weather, an alternative schedule will be sent***

On Wednesday, the annual “Clap Out,” will be led by the Lincoln School retirees of 2019. Ruth Soppet, Physical Education (26 years) and Susan Dunnell, para-professional (14 years). During their time at Lincoln they have dedicated their personal and professional lives to playing their unique role in making Lincoln such a Fine Fine School! Please join me in congratulating Ruth and Susan on their retirement and thanking them for their service to our school community. Here are a few pictures from the annual D90 Retirement and Recognition dinner. Once a Lincoln Eagle always a Lincoln Eagle!

I am beyond humbled by the support, kindness and encouragement each of you continue to show the entire faculty and staff at Lincoln. Your children are amazing and I’ve enjoyed being a small part of their journey this year. There are so many things that make Lincoln the best school around and the character of our kids is at the top of the list! I am already excited for their return in August!

As always, please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can help with. Contrary to popular belief, principals still work in the summer, so please let me know if there is anything I can do for your family. I wish you and your family a safe, relaxing and rejuvenating summer full of wonderful new memories.

Signing off for 2018-19!

– CG

GO St. Louis BLUES!!

*****The next Lincoln Log will be sent on Sunday, August 18, 2019*****

Quote of the Week:

“Whatever happened over this past year, be thankful for where it brought you. Where you are is where you’re meant to be.”


Calendar

Monday, June 10:

  • Maypole Practice – 7:30am, gym

Tuesday, June 11:

  • Drumming Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • 2nd Grade Poetry Palooza – 8:30: Rogers, Mayer and Jenkins, 9:30: Tanglao

Wednesday, June 12:

  • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
  • 4th Grade Breakfast
  • Field Day

 


Field Day 

Image result for field dayLincoln Field Day will take place on the last day of school, Wednesday, June 12, starting at 11:00amIt’s a fun afternoon that kicks off with a family picnic on the Lincoln playground. Parents bring a blanket and a picnic lunch for their family. Although many parents attend, kids sit in class groups and will not feel left out if a parent cannot be there.  Specific spots are mapped out for each classroom on the Franklin Lawn.

The Fourth Grade Maypole and Drumming presentation is immediately after lunch.  Then it’s time for the games! Parents are welcome to stay and help run the games, or can collect their kids at the end of the school day.

Here is the schedule:

  • 11-11:35am: family picnic, 1st-4th, Franklin playground
  • 11:35-12:00pm: 4th grade maypole and drumming performance
  • 12-2pm: Field Day, 1st-4th
  • 2:25pm: 4th grade clap-out, Franklin entrance
  • 2:30pm: dismissal

PTO Thank You!

Thank you to all of the dedicated volunteers, parents, administrators and staff who have shared their time, ideas and talents with the PTO! Whether it was at fun lunch, in the classroom or at any of our special events, we greatly appreciate all who supported our PTO and its mission of enhancing and enriching the education of our children at Lincoln School. Have a wonderful summer! And we look forward to seeing you again in the fall!


Girls on the Run 5K

Thank you to Kristen Bailitz, Julie Fleisch, Kelly O’Brien, Kelsey Howell, Malinda Peterson, and Ann Bath. The 5K was a wonderful way to end such an inspiring season.


4th Grade Last Day Activities

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

7:30 am – 4th Grade Breakfast in the Lincoln Gym followed by video in the auditorium

11:00 am – Lincoln School Family Picnic – Franklin Playground

11:35 am – 4th Grade Maypole and Drumming on the Franklin Playground

***In the event of inclimate weather, the Maypole and Drumming will be in the gym***

2:25 pm – 4th Grade Clap Out – Franklin Entrance


Extra Yearbooks Available!

Extra Yearbooks!!

Extra yearbooks are for sale with Maribeth Kopriva at Lincoln’s front desk. $30 will get you a copy. There’s still time to enjoy them and get signatures from friends! Stop by anytime.


 Walking Club Final Tally!

The Lincoln kids got Ms. Kopriva home achieving a collective target of 300 miles! The Connect4Kids committee would like to thank all the students for their enthusiasm which made this possible. Thank you to everyone who helped with Walking Club this year. We will see you in Fall with a new goal.


2019-20 registration – don’t delay!

Registration for the 2019-20 school year is now open. In order to improve our online registration process, District 90 is now partnering with the Ecollect/Accela School Adaptive Data Management System. Ecollect is a data collection system that resides within PowerSchool, which is the District’s student information management system. All District 90 registration forms are now embedded within the Ecollect system and will be accessible to you via the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Once you open your PowerSchool Parent Portal, all of the required registration forms will be available on the left-hand navigation bar.

Don’t have a PowerSchool account? No problem! We have created two documents to help – these documents can be found on our website on our registration page, and they will also be sent to you in a separate email from the district.


Library Lowdown

Image result for library booksWhere did you read?

We, of course, want everyone reading over the summer (along with all the other fun things the kids do). To make it a little more fun, your child has received a list of fun places and ways to read. For example, they can read in their pajamas or on a plane. They can complete the list over the summer and turn it in the first week of school for a small prize. I have attached the list if you need another copy.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vUhHnbW9Nezd6K89OYjl1odiYKIA37mPMb2ap-lflY0/edit

Where did you read – send in a photo

As your child is reading this summer, take a photo of them and email it to me at brauweilerd@district90.org. Their photo will be in the back to school presentation, posted in the library and possibly on the library website. This is a really fun way to see where the kids are reading.

Bluestem Reading Challenge

If your child wants to participate in the challenge by reading all the Bluestem books, they are welcome to begin over the summer. The public library has the books ready for checkout. Students received a bookmark this week with the list. The list will also be posted on the library website.

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

Lost Books

If you have a Lincoln Library book floating around your house and you find it over the summer, please return it to the school. If you have already paid for it, your payment will be refunded. We appreciate your persistence in locating all lost books.

Stop the “Summer Slide”

Summer Slide can happen when children stop reading over the summer. How much could possibly be lost in a summer? Research indicates 2 months of reading skills and 2 1/2 months of math skills are lost over a single summer. Plus, summer slide is cumulative, so those lost months add up over time.

Here is a great article about ways to prevent summer slide:

https://www.idtech.com/blog/summer-slide-facts-for-productive-school-break

Summer Reading Programs

You all probably know about the fantastic program at the River Forest Public Library. Here are some other summer reading programs you can participate in.

Scholastic has a great summer reading program: (https://www.scholastic.com/summer/home/

Barnes and Noble has a summer reading program – and you get a free book
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/kids/get-ready-for-bns-summer-reading-triathlon/

What Should I Read?

If you are looking for books for your children to read, please check our my Pinterest page for tons of great ideas. https://www.pinterest.com/fraubrau499/library-and-books/

Here is a list of suggested books by grade:

http://www.ala.org/alsc/publications-resources/book-lists/2019-summer-reading-list

http://www.readingrockets.org/books/summer

Summer Reading: Book Lists and Tips for Every Age

Summer Reading Lists For Kids Ages 5 – 18


Junior River Forest Police Academy

Please see the attached flyer for the Junior River Forest Police Academy this summer! 2019-junior-police-academy-flyer

6/2 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a great weekend.

Many thanks to Jennifer Moore, Nikki Elza and everyone who helped make the 2019 Lincoln School Ice Cream Social the best one yet! The weather was perfect and the attendance might have broken some records! It was an incredible evening and wonderful way to celebrate the 2018-19 school year and kick off the final eight days of school.

The highlight of the Ice Cream Social is always the distribution of the annual Lincoln School yearbook. As always, this year’s memory book is a labor of love and is the result of hundreds of hours of volunteerism. Without the volunteer efforts of Monika Block, Becky Williams and their team, this years book would not have been possible! Please consider volunteering to support the development of the 2019-20 yearbook committee.

The excitement continues to mount as we approach our annual last day of school festivities. Please see the information below for the specifics:

As always, thank you 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. Enjoy these final eight days of the school year!

Go St. Louis Blues!!!  CG


Calendar

Tuesday, June 4:

  • Drumming Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • July Principal Birthday Lunch
  • Girls on the Run – BAKE SALE – after school until 4pm (GOTR meets from 3:10-4:30pm)
  • Burger Moovement Dine & Earn – 11am-9:30pm

Wednesday, June 5:

  • Maypole Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • Walking Club – 8am, Franklin playground
  • Heartworks
  • Waste Free Wednesday

Thursday, June 6:

  • Drumming Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:30pm, gym

Friday, June 7:

  • Maypole Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • Walking Club – 8am, Franklin playground
  • Fun Lunch – FREE PIZZA FOR EVERYONE!

Thank you to Jennifer Moore, Nikki Elza and all of the volunteers who made the ice cream social a success!

Also, a huge thanks to Monika Block, Becky Williams and all those who put their efforts into creating this year’s fantastic yearbook.


Burger Moovement dine & earn event – this Tuesday from 11am – 9:30pm!

Please join us for the last dine & earn event of the year! Take care of lunch or dinner for the family and Lincoln PTO will receive 15% of all sales!  Please visit Burger Moovement on Tuesday June 4 between 11am and 9:30pm to participate. See details in this flyer. Simply drop your receipt in the dedicated Lincoln PTO box for your meal to be counted towards the fundraiser. Please note that this is a reschedule from 5/21 due to technical difficulties. Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO.

Girls On the Run Bake Sale this Tuesday after school!

Girls on the Run will be holding a bake sale this Tuesday, June 4, after school from 3:10-4pm.  The bake sale is a fundraiser to raise money for the Oak Park YMCA.  We will be on both the Park and Franklin sides of school.  We hope to see you there!


 Walking Club – this WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY

As we have had to miss walking club a few times due to rain, we are doubling up again this week. Our goal is to get Ms.Kopriva to her Wisconsin home, a distance of 300 miles!

To achieve our goal, Walking Club will meet on Wednesday and Friday. Bring your siblings, parents, grandparents, neighbors. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate so we can collectively achieve our walking goal to Wisconsin.

Wed and Friday 8:00-8:15 on the Franklin side.

Walking club is cancelled if it is raining or the fields are too wet to walk.
Please contact Sangeetha (Sangs50@gmail.com) if you can volunteer any one of these days. Your help is much appreciated.


End of year PTO Volunteer Appreciation Party

Calling all Volunteers!

Who? Anyone who volunteered this year: room parents, art parents, yearbook, green 4 good, connect4kids, fun lunch, pancake breakfast, etc., etc.
When? Thursday, June 6, from 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Where? Urban Pioneer Group, 7504 Madison Street, Forest Park

Please join us for drinks and snacks as we express our gratitude for all of your hard work on behalf of the Lincoln community. Thank you for all you have done to make this year a great one! Questions/RSVP Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com).


Library Lowdown

Image result for library booksAs the year winds down, please return all library books as soon as possible. If you are unable to locate a book, please contact Mrs. Brauweiler for next steps. We appreciate your assistance in helping your student return their books.

A HUGE thank you to all of the library volunteers who tirelessly shelve the books so they are always ready for the next student to read. You were a small but mighty team of 5. You shelved over 30,000 books this year! We could not do all of the library programs we do if we did not have your help in the library. Thank you so much to Stacy Austin, Kathryn Jandeska, Jeannine Steiner, Sara Yu, and Anne Ganschow.

Thank you as well to Anne Powers and Sarah Donoho and the rest of the book fair volunteers for all your work on the book fairs. Your help is truly appreciated.


Field Day – 6/12, volunteers needed!

Image result for field dayLincoln Field Day will take place on the last day of school, Wednesday, June 12, starting at 11:00amIt’s a fun afternoon that kicks off with a family picnic on the Lincoln playground. Parents bring a blanket and a picnic lunch for their family. Although many parents attend, kids sit in class groups and will not feel left out if a parent cannot be there.  Specific spots are mapped out for each classroom on the Franklin Lawn.

The Fourth Grade Maypole and Drumming presentation is immediately after lunch.  Then it’s time for the games! Parents are welcome to stay and help run the games, or can collect their kids at the end of the school day.

Here is the schedule:

  • 11-11:35am: family picnic, 1st-4th, Franklin playground
  • 11:35-12:00pm: 4th grade maypole and drumming performance
  • 12-2pm: Field Day, 1st-4th
  • 2:25pm: 4th grade clap-out, Franklin entrance
  • 2:30pm: dismissal

2019-20 registration – don’t delay!

Registration for the 2019-20 school year is now open. In order to improve our online registration process, District 90 is now partnering with the Ecollect/Accela School Adaptive Data Management System. Ecollect is a data collection system that resides within PowerSchool, which is the District’s student information management system. All District 90 registration forms are now embedded within the Ecollect system and will be accessible to you via the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Once you open your PowerSchool Parent Portal, all of the required registration forms will be available on the left-hand navigation bar.

Don’t have a PowerSchool account? No problem! We have created two documents to help – these documents can be found on our website on our registration page, and they will also be sent to you in a separate email from the district.

5/27 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
Happy Memorial Day! I hope your family enjoyed the weekend!

I’m looking forward to celebrating the school year with everyone this Friday evening, May 31 at the annual Lincoln School Ice Cream Social! Afterward join me across the street at Keystone Park where I’ll be supporting River Forest Girls Softball in a pie-eating contest.

Don’t forget Field Day will be held on the last day of school, Wednesday, June 12. here is the schedule for the day:

Finally, I am excited to celebrate the Lincoln Summer birthdays at the upcoming Principal Birthday lunches:

  • Thursday, May 30- June Birthdays
  • Tuesday, June 4- July Birthdays
    **August Birthdays will be celebrated when we return to school in the Fall.

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to support your family. Have a wonderful week. I’m hopeful you’ll all be cheering for St. Louis in the Stanley Cup Finals!

– CG


Calendar

Monday, May 27:

  • Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, May 28:

  • Drumming Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:30pm, gym

Wednesday, May 29:

  • Maypole Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • Walking Club – 8am, Franklin playground
  • Waste Free Wednesday

Thursday, May 30:

  • Drumming Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am – LAST MEETING
  • June Principal Birthday Lunch
  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:30pm, gym

Friday, May 31:

  • Maypole Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am – LAST MEETING
  • Walking Club – 8am, Franklin playground
  • Fun Lunch – Pizza
  • Ice Cream Social, 6-7:30PM

Ice Cream Social & Yearbook Distribution – Friday, May 31  6:00 – 7:30pm

Mark your calendar for Lincoln School’s Annual Ice Cream Social and Yearbook Distribution!  Families enjoy Brown Cow ice cream sundaes and students collect signatures in their beloved yearbooks from friends and teachers while the whole Lincoln community comes together to celebrate another amazing school year. This is truly a favorite end-of-the-year event not to be missed. The fun will take place on the Lincoln lawn on the Franklin side of the school. (In the event of inclement weather, we will gather in the gym). Sundaes are $3. See you there!

We are still looking for a few volunteers for this event – sign up here.


Last chance! – commemorative video for 4th graders: pictures needed by May 27, deadline TONIGHT!

A video will be shown at the 4th grade breakfast on the morning of the last day of school, June 12th. The video will contain pictures of the 4th graders through their years at Lincoln School. So grab a box of tissues and scroll through your old photos. Please begin to gather a variety of photos of your child commemorating all of their years at Lincoln, grades K through 4. We suggest photos from school events, school concerts, class parties, field trips, PTO events, back to school pictures, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, other clubs, youth sports teams, pictures with good Lincoln buddies, etc.

Photos can be submitted to a google drive via https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Br8wAPodrOwDK0IUThraRsnGsFNttUMu?usp=sharing or emailed to Lincoln4thgradeclass@gmail.com. We want to ensure that everyone is included so in the body of the email please include child’s name, grade / teacher at the time pic was taken. We cannot use pictures from non-school events, no matter how cute. New families to fourth grade – there’s still time to take pics!  Example: Zoo field trip, 1st grade. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PICTURES IS MAY 27!

Feel free to contact Debby Bade and Krista Lambe at Lincoln4thgradeclass@gmail.com with any questions.


Walking Club – next WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY

As we have had to miss walking club a few times due to rain, we are doubling up for the next few weeks. Our goal is to get Ms.Kopriva to her Wisconsin home. We have walked 150 miles so far, getting us closer to our distance of 300 miles !

To achieve our goal, Walking Club will meet on Wednesday and Friday. Bring your siblings, parents, grandparents, neighbors. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate so we can collectively achieve our walking goal to Wisconsin.

Wed and Friday 8:00-8:15 on the Franklin side.

Walking club is cancelled if it is raining or the fields are too wet to walk.
Please contact Sangeetha (Sangs50@gmail.com) if you can volunteer any one of these days. Your help is much appreciated.


Burger Moovement dine & earn event – 6/4 from 11am – 9:30pm!

Please join us for the last dine & earn event of the year! Take care of lunch or dinner for the family and Lincoln PTO will receive 15% of all sales!  Please visit Burger Moovement on Tuesday June 4 between 11am and 9:30pm to participate. See details in this flyer. Simply drop your receipt in the dedicated Lincoln PTO box for your meal to be counted towards the fundraiser. Please note that this is a reschedule from 5/21 due to technical difficulties. Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO.

End of Year PTO Volunteer Appreciation Party

Calling all Volunteers!

Who? Anyone who volunteered this year: room parents, art parents, yearbook, green 4 good, connect4kids, fun lunch, pancake breakfast, etc., etc.
When? Thursday, June 6, from 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Where? Urban Pioneer Group, 7504 Madison Street, Forest Park
Please join us for drinks and snacks as we express our gratitude for all of your hard work on behalf of the Lincoln community. Thank you for all you have done to make this year a great one! Questions/RSVP Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com).


Wonder Readers/Wonder Writers – final meetings!

Image result for book and pen imageWonder Readers will have its final meeting on Thursday, May 30, at 7:30am in Mrs. Mares classroom. You will not want to miss our final guest teacher of the year!

Wonder Writers will gather together and share writing for a last time on Friday, May 31, at 7:30am in the Multipurpose Room. Writers and illustrators are invited to bring their parents as we share stories, poems, and works on nonfiction.


Library Lowdown

Image result for library books
As the year winds down, please return all library books by Tuesday, May 28th (the Tuesday after Memorial Day). If you are unable to locate a book, please contact Mrs. Brauweiler for next steps. We appreciate your assistance in helping your student return their books.

A HUGE thank you to all of the library volunteers who tirelessly shelve the books so they are always ready for the next student to read. You were a small but mighty team of 5. You shelved over 30,000 books this year! We could not do all of the library programs we do if we did not have your help in the library. Thank you so much to Stacy Austin, Kathryn Jandeska, Jeannine Steiner, Sara Yu, and Anne Ganschow.

Thank you as well to Anne Powers and Sarah Donoho and the rest of the book fair volunteers for all your work on the book fairs. Your help is truly appreciated.


Field Day – 6/12, volunteers needed!

Image result for field dayLincoln Field Day will take place on the last day of school, Wednesday, June 12, starting at 11:00amIt’s a fun afternoon that kicks off with a family picnic on the Lincoln playground. Parents bring a blanket and a picnic lunch for their family. Although many parents attend, kids sit in class groups and will not feel left out if a parent cannot be there.  Specific spots are mapped out for each classroom on the Franklin Lawn.

The Fourth Grade Maypole and Drumming presentation is immediately after lunch.  Then it’s time for the games! Parents are welcome to stay and help run the games, or can collect their kids at the end of the school day. If you are available to volunteer, please check out sign up genius.

Here is the schedule:

  • 11-11:35am: Family picnic, 1st-4th, Franklin playground
  • 11:35-12:00pm: 4th grade maypole and drumming performance
  • 12-2pm: Field Day, 1st-4th
  • 2:25pm: 4th grade clap-out, Franklin entrance
  • 2:30pm: Dismissal

Crossing Guard Donations – Volunteers Needed Just 15 Minutes Before or After School!

Image result for crossing guard image

Our school community started a wonderful tradition a few years ago.  We collect for end-of-the-year monetary gifts for our hard-working and friendly crossing guards. Parents will be collecting before and after school the week of May 28th. There will also be a donation jar at the Ice Cream Social. Every donation is appreciated.  We need a few volunteers to collect donations.  Please check out the sign up genius. Thank you!


2019-20 registration – don’t delay!

Registration for the 2019-20 school year is now open. In order to improve our online registration process, District 90 is now partnering with the Ecollect/Accela School Adaptive Data Management System. Ecollect is a data collection system that resides within PowerSchool, which is the District’s student information management system. All District 90 registration forms are now embedded within the Ecollect system and will be accessible to you via the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Once you open your PowerSchool Parent Portal, all of the required registration forms will be available on the left-hand navigation bar.

Don’t have a PowerSchool account? No problem! We have created two documents to help – these documents can be found on our website on our registration page, and they will also be sent to you in a separate email from the district.


Image result for tech bulletinMay Parent Tech Bulletin – click here!


Send in your Box Tops!

Don’t forget to clip Box Top 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(r), Betty Crocker(r), Ziploc(r), Kleenex(r), Hefty(r).

For a complete list of participating brands click here. There are Box Top collection boxes available in classrooms and the main office.

5/19 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
I hope you had a great weekend. The sense of summer break is definitely in the air. However, these final seventeen days will be busy and full of excitement and learning.
While we are still winding down this school year, we are also heavily invested in the planning for the fall.  Registration is now officially open for the 2019-20 school year.  Please don’t forget to officially register your kids for the coming year.  Additionally, please encourage any new families that might be starting Kindergarten or 1st grade to please register ASAP!   As it stands today, our projections for grade level sections are as follows:
Kindergarten: 3 Sections 2 AM 1PM (Suzuki, Stasys)
1st Grade: 3 Sections (DonnellyNeilson, Meyers)
2nd Grade: 5 Sections (Jenkins, Klusak, Mayer, Rogers, Tanglao)
3rd Grade: 4 Sections (Briggs, Burns, Mares, McCole)
4th Grade: 4 Sections (BaiocchiBajo, Cheney, Gattis)

There is still time to participate in the Inclusiveness Advisory Board’s 2019 Inclusiveness Perception Survey. Please take about 5-7 minutes to share your experiences and perspectives about the degree to which District 90 fosters an environment of inclusion for students, staff, and families. The survey results will be exceptionally valuable as District 90 works to improve how we meet the needs of all stakeholders, particularly our students. The online survey is anonymous and confidential. To take the survey, please click on this link: Parent/Family Survey. The survey closes on May 20, 2019.

Please be sure to save the date for all of our annual last day of school festivities:

Finally, don’t forget Friday, May 24 is an 11:25am dismissal for students. Please be sure your kids are aware of their dismissal plans for this early release day. There will be NO PM Kindergarten on Friday, May 24. 
As always, thank you for your continued support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to support your family. Have a great week and enjoy the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. CG
Quote of the Week: “Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside.”

Calendar

Monday, May 20:

  • Green 4 Good – 3:10-4:15pm, Mrs. Sukuzi’s classroom

Tuesday, May 21:

  • Drumming Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • 4th Grade Field Trip to Greatworks
  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:30pm, gym
  • Theater Club – 3:10 – 5pm, auditorium
  • Theater Club Performance – 5pm, auditorium
  • Eat and Earn/Burger Moovement – 11am – 9:30pm

Wednesday, May 22:

  • Maypole Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • Walking Club – 8am, Franklin playground
  • Waste Free Wednesday

Thursday, May 23:

  • Drumming Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • 1st Grade Field Trip Morton Arboretum
  • Fun Lunch – Chicken Tenders
  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:30pm, gym

Friday, May 24:

  • Maypole Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Early Dismissal – 11:25am, AM kindergarten attendance, NO PM attendance

***The next Lincoln Log will be published on Monday, May 27***


Last chance! – commemorative video for 4th graders: pictures needed by May 27, deadline extended!

A video will be shown at the 4th grade breakfast on the morning of the last day of school, June 12th. The video will contain pictures of the 4th graders through their years at Lincoln School. So grab a box of tissues and scroll through your old photos. Please begin to gather a variety of photos of your child commemorating all of their years at Lincoln, grades K through 4. We suggest photos from school events, school concerts, class parties, field trips, PTO events, back to school pictures, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, other clubs, youth sports teams, pictures with good Lincoln buddies, etc.

Photos can be submitted to a google drive via https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Br8wAPodrOwDK0IUThraRsnGsFNttUMu?usp=sharing or emailed to Lincoln4thgradeclass@gmail.com. We want to ensure that everyone is included so in the body of the email please include child’s name, grade / teacher at the time pic was taken. We cannot use pictures from non-school events, no matter how cute. New families to fourth grade – there’s still time to take pics!  Example: Zoo field trip, 1st grade. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PICTURES IS MAY 27!

Feel free to contact Debby Bade and Krista Lambe at Lincoln4thgradeclass@gmail.com with any questions.


Burger Moovement dine & earn event – 5/21 from 11am – 9:30pm!

Please join us for the last dine & earn event of the year! Take care of lunch or dinner for the family and Lincoln PTO will receive 15% of all sales!  Please visit Burger Moovement on Tuesday, May 21st between 11am and 9:30pm to participate. Simply drop your receipt in the dedicated Lincoln PTO box for your meal to be counted towards the fundraiser. See flyer for further details. Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO.

Ice Cream Social & Yearbook Distribution – Friday, May 31  6:00 – 7:30pm

Mark your calendar for Lincoln School’s Annual Ice Cream Social and Yearbook Distribution!  Families enjoy Brown Cow ice cream sundaes and students collect signatures in their beloved yearbooks from friends and teachers while the whole Lincoln community comes together to celebrate another amazing school year. This is truly a favorite end-of-the-year event not to be missed. The fun will take place on the Lincoln lawn on the Franklin side of the school. (In the event of inclement weather, we will gather in the gym). Sundaes are $3. See you there!

We are still looking for a few volunteers for this event – sign up here.


Wonder Readers/Wonder Writers – final meetings!

Image result for book and pen imageWonder Readers will have its final meeting on Thursday, May 30, at 7:30am in Mrs. Mares classroom. Our last guest reader of the year will be there to share a favorite book.

Wonder Writers will have its final session on Friday, May 31, at 7:30am in the Multipurpose Room. Writers are invited to bring their parents as we share stories, poems, and works on nonfiction.


Image result for library booksPlease don’t forget, ALL library books are due no later than Tuesday, May 28.


Image result for tech bulletinMay Parent Tech Bulletin – click here!


Field Day – 6/12, volunteers needed!

Image result for field dayLincoln Field Day will take place on the last day of school, Wednesday, June 12, starting at 11:00amIt’s a fun afternoon that kicks off with a family picnic on the Lincoln playground. Parents bring a blanket and a picnic lunch for their family. Although many parents attend, kids sit in class groups and will not feel left out if a parent cannot be there.  Specific spots are mapped out for each classroom on the Franklin Lawn.

The Fourth Grade Maypole and Drumming presentation is immediately after lunch.  Then it’s time for the games! Parents are welcome to stay and help run the games, or can collect their kids at the end of the school day. If you are available to volunteer, please check out sign up genius.

Here is the schedule:

  • 11-11:35am: Family picnic, 1st-4th, Franklin playground
  • 11:35-12:00pm: 4th grade maypole and drumming performance
  • 12-2pm: Field Day, 1st-4th
  • 2:25pm: 4th grade clap-out, Franklin entrance
  • 2:30pm: Dismissal

Crossing Guard Donations – volunteers needed!

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Our school community started a wonderful tradition a few years ago.  We collect for end-of-the-year monetary gifts for our hard-working and friendly crossing guards. Parents will be collecting before and after school the week of May 28th. There will also be a donation jar at the Ice Cream Social. Every donation is appreciated.  We need a few volunteers to collect donations.  Please check out the sign up genius. Thank you!


Roosevelt School Supply Pre-Pack Sale – order by May 24!

Be ready for next year before the summer! Teacher-approved kits from SchoolKidz available for purchase NOW! Go to www.shopttkits.com  Enter account number 20848 in the red box.  Sale site will be open until May 24th.  Please note that RMS PTO will not be running a “school store” this year.  Questions? Contact Bridget Thomason at bmthomason@sbcglobal.net.


2019-20 registration – don’t delay!

Registration for the 2019-20 school year is now open. In order to improve our online registration process, District 90 is now partnering with the Ecollect/Accela School Adaptive Data Management System. Ecollect is a data collection system that resides within PowerSchool, which is the District’s student information management system. All District 90 registration forms are now embedded within the Ecollect system and will be accessible to you via the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Once you open your PowerSchool Parent Portal, all of the required registration forms will be available on the left-hand navigation bar.

Don’t have a PowerSchool account? No problem! We have created two documents to help – these documents can be found on our website on our registration page, and they will also be sent to you in a separate email from the district.


Send in your Box Tops!

Don’t forget to clip Box Top 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(r), Betty Crocker(r), Ziploc(r), Kleenex(r), Hefty(r).

For a complete list of participating brands click here. There are Box Top collection boxes available in classrooms and the main office.