5/5 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Happy May! I hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed the sunshine after the wet gloomy weather last week.

This week is national Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week. It’s been said, “A teacher affects eternity; they can never tell where their influence stops.” At Lincoln, we are so fortunate to have such Fine Fine teachers and staff who arrive here each day with the common goal of making a positive impression on your child’s life and the entire community of River Forest. Please take a moment this week to send a note, email or phone call of appreciation to our teachers. The PTO has a wonderful week planned but there is no such thing as “too much,” appreciation for our teachers and staff!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to come out and celebrate our first Fine Arts Festival. What an amazing night it was! Infinite thanks to Mrs. Kozbur and Mrs. Halter for the countless hours spent preparing our kids and our school for this incredible event for our family! There is already buzz circulating for next year! Thank you for coming and supporting this event.

Registration for the 2019-20 school year is set to open May 8, 2019. 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.

Finally, I look forward to celebrating the May Lincoln birthdays at the May Principal Birthday Lunch on Thursday.

Thanks in advance for taking the time this week to celebrate our teachers and staff. Your continued support of our Fine Fine School is appreciated more than you know. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your family. Have a great week. CG

Quote of the Week: The best teachers show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see!”


Calendar

***Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week***

***Book Fair Week***

Monday, May 6:

  • PTO Meeting: 8:45am in the conference room
  • Yoga – 3:10-4:15pm, Room 22D

Tuesday, May 7:

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

Wednesday, May 8:

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

Thursday, May 9:

  • Drumming Practice: 7:30am, gym
  • Wonder Readers: 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • May Principal Birthday Lunch
  • Girls on the Run: 3:10-4:30pm, gym

Friday, May 10:

  • Maypole Practice: 7:30am, gym
  • Wonder Writers: 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Fun Lunch – Pizza

The Library Lowdown – Book Fair this week!

Lincoln will be hosting a Scholastic “Summer Reading” book fair the week of May 6th. This book fair is in conjunction with Mr. Schu’s (Scholastic Ambassador for School Libraries) visit with the second and third graders earlier this year. It will be a smaller book fair that focuses on paperback books for summer reading. The hours of the book fair are as follows (students with spending money can shop during recess):

 

Mon, May 6 — 11:30 – 12:25 and 3:15 – 4:00
Tue, May 7 — 8:00 – 8:15, 11:30 – 12:25 and 3:15 – 4:00
Wed, May 8– 8:00 – 8:15, 11:30 – 12:25 and 3:15 – 5:00
Thu, May 9 — 8:00 – 8:15, 11:30 – 12:25


Teacher Appreciation – THIS WEEK, volunteers needed!

We will be celebrating our wonderful teachers and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week. Our theme this year is “How Sweet It Is To Be Taught By You.” Below is a schedule of what the PTO has planned for all staff members. We need some volunteers to help us out so please sign up using this link.

 

  • Monday, May 6th – Coffee/Lemonade Cart and cookies
  • Tuesday, May 7th – Fruit/Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Wednesday, May 8th – Chair Massage
  • Thursday, May 9th – Gift Cards
  • Friday, May 10th – Lunch

Maypole/Drumming practices start this week – last chance to register, TONIGHT!

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This is your last chance for your son or daughter to participate in one of Lincoln School’s Field Day traditions. Our kids have excitedly been watching the “big kids” (aka – 4th graders) over the years entertain and kick off Field Day with Drumming and the Maypole Dance. Now it’s their turn to participate! Field Day is scheduled for the last day of school, June 12th. Your 4th grader can choose to participate in both Maypole Dance and/or Drumming. Register NOW on the PTO Webstore!    Drumming practice is Tuesdays/Thursdays at 7:30am in the gym.  Maypole practice is Wednesdays/Fridays at 7:30am in the gym. REGISTRATION CLOSES TONIGHT at midnight.
 

Commemorative Video for 4th Graders: Pictures Needed by May 15th
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 15!

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


4th Grade Band and Orchestra News

Monday morning band and orchestra rehearsal is cancelled on May 6.  Monday, May 13 will be the final morning rehearsal of the year.  The Jr. Band will be performing at Roosevelt on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:00pm.  Jr. Orchestra will be performing at Roosevelt on Thursday, May 16 at 7:00 pm. Students will continue to have lessons in school until the end of the year.

Students may still sign up for Summer Music lessons at https://district90.revtrak.net/Summer-Music-Lessons/#/list. Summer lesson schedules will be finalized the week of May 20th.


Burger Moovement Dine & Earn Event – 5/21 from 11am – 9:30pm!

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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.

SchoolKidz Supply Kits – order NO LATER than May 17

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SchoolKidz supply kits are now available to order for the 2019-2020 School Year!   The Lincoln PTO sponsors a School Supply Kit process to simplify your life! You can order a school supply kit online and the kit will be delivered to your child’s classroom in August before school starts. Orders are online only and they are accepted only until May 17. The PTO does not buy extra kits, so if you miss the deadline, you will be unable to order the prepackaged kit. The supplier cannot accept late orders.  Please remember to buy a kit for NEXT YEAR’s Grade Level.

Order your kits at www.shopttkits.com, Lincoln Account Number: 20838  The DEADLINE for ordering kits is May 17.  Don’t Delay!


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.


Send in your Box Tops!

Don’t forget to clip Box Top for Education coupons – each one is worth $.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.

4/28 Lincoln PTO Newsletter

Lincoln Families,
I hope you had a great weekend. It seems impossible to be entering the month of May this week! Many thanks for all the nice happy birthday messages last week, they made my day very special!

Many thanks to our Alexis Murphy and Renee Sichlau and the Green 4 Good Committee who spearheaded our incredible Earth Week observations last week. The weather was perfect for our Walking School Busses! In addition to walking to school, the Green 4 Good Committee read books in our classes, sponsored the Waste Free Lunch Challenge and the Joey FineRhyme assembly. Thanks to the efforts and support of this committee Lincoln continues to make progressive strides in practicing and educating our community on sustainability practices!

I hope you can join us for our first ever Fine Arts Festival at Lincoln on Thursday evening. We Mrs. Kozbur and Mrs. Halter have been working hard preparing our students and transforming our school into the Lincoln School Art Institute!

Lincoln School Fine Arts Festival
Thursday, May 2 6:30-8:00
Please join us for the first ever Lincoln School Fine Arts Festival. Stroll the Lincoln hallways and view the incredible artwork of our students or pop by the auditorium for some demonstrations of music from our 2nd and 4th graders. This is structured to be a very informal evening to visit our Fine Fine School and view the creations of our Fine Fine Students!

The Music demonstration times will be as follows in the auditorium:
6:45pm Jenkins/Mayer
7:00pm Tanglao/Rogers
7:15pm Bajo
7:25pm Cheney/Baiocchi
7:40pm Gattis

Over the weekend several Lincoln Eagles had their art work displayed at the annual West Suburban Consortium for Academic Excellence (WSCAE) Art Fair at the Cheney Mansion in Oak Part. Congratulations to:Stella Flynn, Kareena Patel, Orion Ocepek, Xavier Dubois , Sara Okasinski Gonzalez ,Maeve Bonadkar ,Adrien Dubois and Jack Murphy. These kids and the amazing Mrs. Kozbar represented Lincoln very well at this years event!

Finally, don’t forget the final day to offer input in the class placement process for 2019-20 is Friday May 3. Please see the attached letter for more information.

As always, thanks for all your support of our Fine Fine School! Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your family!I look forward to seeing you on Thursday evening! Have a great week.

CG
Quote of the Week: “Be mindful of how you treat people. Be mindful of how you hand things. Be mindful of your intentions. Be mindful!”


Calendar

Monday, April 29:

  • Yoga – 3:10-4:15pm, Room 22D

Tuesday, April 30:

  • Girls on the Run: 3:10-4:30pm, gym
  • Theater Club: 3:10 – 4:30

Wednesday, May 1:

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

Thursday, May 2:

  • Wonder Readers: 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Girls on the Run: 3:10-4:30pm, gym
  • FINE ARTS FESTIVAL: 6:30PM, auditorium

Friday, May 3:

  • Wonder Writers: 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Fun Lunch – sliders/toasted cheese sandwiches

Monday, May 6:

  • Last PTO Meeting of the Year

Week of May 7:

  • Maypole and drumming practices start

The Library Lowdown
Book Fair

Lincoln will be hosting a Scholastic “Summer Reading” book fair the week of May 6th. This book fair is in conjunction with Mr. Schu’s (Scholastic Ambassador for School Libraries) visit with the second and third graders earlier this year. It will be a smaller book fair that focuses on paperback books for summer reading. Students will receive a flyer next week detailing some of the books available. The hours of the book fair are as follows (students with spending money can shop during recess):

Mon, May 6 — 11:30 – 12:25 and 3:15 – 4:00
Tue, May 7 — 8:00 – 8:15, 11:30 – 12:25 and 3:15 – 4:00
Wed, May 8– 8:00 – 8:15, 11:30 – 12:25 and 3:15 – 5:00
Thu, May 9 — 8:00 – 8:15, 11:30 – 12:25

One School One Book

Please turn in your reading bookmark to enter into a family raffle.


Earth Week Wrap Up

To the Lincoln Family Community: For every day you walked instead of driving, for every waste-free lunch you packed, for every ounce of support and enthusiasm you passed on to Lincoln during Earth Week…THANK YOU!

We especially want to thank those of you who led Walking School Buses: Hui Kang, Vickie Freund, Courtney Fohrman, Ashley Brice, Cathleen Buckley, Katie Cook, Betsy Kvam, Margaret Dorn, Carla Heffner, Charlene McClendon and Tim Kinsella.

And those of you who were essential to the Waste-Free Lunch Challenge (see results below!): Ashley Brice, Cathleen Buckley, Katie Iammartino, Sarah Hicks, Vickie Freund, and Temeka Magett.

And those of you who signed up to be Earth Week Classroom Readers: Katie Bevan, Katie Iammartino, Amy Prestes, and Karen Stierwalt.

Earth Week would not have been such a great success without all of you!

Again, our sincere thanks,
Alexis Murphy and Renee Sichlau
Co-Chairs, Lincoln Green4Good

Waste-Free Lunch Challenge Winners

1st & 2nd Graders triumphed again! Over 3 days, 64% of their lunches were waste-free with a remarkable high of 73% last Wednesday. 3rd & 4th Graders did great, too, with 60% waste-free over 3 days and a high of 68% last Wednesday.


SchoolKidz Supply Kits – order NO LATER than May 17

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SchoolKidz supply kits are now available to order for the 2019-2020 School Year!   The Lincoln PTO sponsors a School Supply Kit process to simplify your life! You can order a school supply kit online and the kit will be delivered to your child’s classroom in August before school starts. Orders are online only and they are accepted only until May 17. The PTO does not buy extra kits, so if you miss the deadline, you will be unable to order the prepackaged kit. The supplier cannot accept late orders.  Please remember to buy a kit for NEXT YEAR’s Grade Level.

Order your kits at www.shopttkits.com, Lincoln Account Number: 20838  The DEADLINE for ordering kits is May 17.  Don’t Delay!


Roosevelt School Supply Pre-Pack Sale

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.


Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up!

We will be celebrating our wonderful teachers and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week. Our theme this year is “How Sweet It Is To Be Taught By You.” Below is a schedule of what the PTO has planned for all staff members. We need some volunteers to help us out so please sign up using this link.

 

  • Monday, May 6th – Coffee/Lemonade Cart and cookies
  • Tuesday, May 7th – Fruit/Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Wednesday, May 8th – Chair Massage
  • Thursday, May 9th – Amazon Gift Card
  • Friday, May 10th – Lunch

Parents of Fourth Graders – drumming and maypole registration is now open!

Image result for field dayPlease Don’t Forget to Pay 4th Grade Activities Fee
Please click here to pay your $25 4th Grade Activity Fee. This money goes toward the t-shirt that your 4th grader will wear during Field Day and the cost of the 4th grade breakfast celebration on the last day of school. If you are unsure if you have already paid, please click here and log in to review your order history on the PTO webstore.
Any questions? Contact Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) or Ginger Timchak (gingertimchak@gmail.com).

Join in 4th Grade Field Day Activities
Would your son or daughter like to participate in one of Lincoln School’s Field Day traditions? Our kids have excitedly been watching the “big kids” (aka – 4th graders) over the years entertain and kick off Field Day with Drumming and the Maypole Dance. Now it’s their turn to participate! Field Day is currently scheduled for the last day of school, June 12th. Your 4th grader can choose to participate in the Maypole Dance and/or Drumming. Register NOW on the PTO Webstore!  Drumming practice is Tuesdays/Thursdays at 7:30am in the gym.  Maypole practice is Wednesdays/Fridays at 7:30am in the gym. REGISTRATION CLOSES SUNDAY, MAY 5.

Commemorative Video for 4th Graders: Pictures Needed
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 15,

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


Anxiety is Real!

PTO Parent Enrichment Seminar with Kyla Gilmore, LCPC, BC-DMT
Wednesday, May 1, 7:00 pm
Roosevelt Middle School Auditorium
Kyla has worked at Riveredge Hospital for the last 10 years, where she is a Weekend Administrator and Coordinator of the Creative Arts Therapy Department. Riveredge Hospital is a behavioral health facility, caring for children through geriatrics patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Kyla has held her License as a Clinical Professional Counselor since 2010. She has several years of private practice experience in Oak Park, IL and has extensive workshop and training experience in Service Excellence, Trauma Informed Care, Trauma Stewardship, Multicultural Competence and Dance/Movement therapy.

Anxiety is a human phenomenon we all experience. Learn cues to identify why anxiety has become problematic. In this workshop parents will learn basic neurobiology principals about how anxiety impacts us all. Practical skills will be taught to provide attendees with knowledge and effective strategies for managing anxiety.

4/21 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you enjoyed the long weekend and the opportunity to relax or gather with friends and family. It’s hard to believe there are only seven Mondays remaining in this school year. It will be a busy march to the finish line, so be sure to read carefully so you don’t miss out on anything.

Please join us this week in celebrating the three ladies who truly make Lincoln School run. Happy Administrative Assistants Day to Mrs. Dwyer, Mrs. Brennan and of course our Wonder Woman, Mrs. Kopriva.  Lincoln School would not be the Fine Fine School that it is without Amy, Anna and Maribeth pouring their heart and soul into caring for our kids, teachers and community!

This week Lincoln will be celebrating Earth Week. The forecast looks a little wet, but hopefully Mother Nature will cooperate for our Walking School Busses this week. Read more below about the Waste Free Lunch challenge and the other fun events the the Green 4 Good Committee has planned.

Don’t forget to save the date:

Lincoln School Fine Arts Festival
Thursday, May 2 6:30-8:00
Please join us for the first ever Lincoln School Fine Arts Festival. Stroll the Lincoln hallways and view the incredible artwork of our students or pop by the auditorium for some demonstrations of music from our 2nd and 4th graders. This is structured to be a very informal evening to visit our Fine Fine School and view the creations of our Fine Fine Students! 

Many thanks to Connect 4 Kids and all the volunteers who came in to help provide the extra movement breaks for our 3rd and 4th grade kids over the past two weeks of IAR testing. I know our kids and teachers are glad to have this behind us.

We are nearing the final chapters of our One Book One School… don’t forget to send in the selfies of your kids or family reading “The Mouse and the Motorcycle.”  This weeks readings are:

  • Monday, April 22 – Chapter 10-11
  • Wednesday, April 24 – Chapter 12
  • Friday, April 26 – Chapter 13

Finally, don’t forget that Friday, April 26 is an 11:25 early release for our kids. There will be no AM Kindergarten attendance. PM Kindergarten students will attend the morning session.

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

Quote of the Week: “The environment is where we all meet, where we all have mutual interest. It is the one thing we all share.” ~ Lady Bird Johnson


Calendar

***All Week: EARTH WEEK***

Monday, April 22:

  • Yoga – 3:10-4:15pm, Room 22D

Tuesday, April 23:

  • Girls on the Run: 3:10-4:30pm, gym
  • PM Kindergarten (Suzuki) field trip – Little Bits Workshop

Wednesday, April 24:

  • Earth Week Spirit Day – wear green!
  • Walking Club – 8am, Franklin playground
  • Administrative Assistants Day
  • AM Kindergarten (Suzuki) field trip – Little Bits Workshop
  • Waste Free Wednesday

Thursday, April 25:

  • Wonder Readers: 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • AM Kindergarten (Stasys) field trip – Little Bits Workshop
  • Fun Lunch – chicken tenders
  • Girls on the Run: 3:10-4:30pm, gym

Friday, April 26:

  • Wonder Writers: 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Early Release – 11:25am
  • No AM Kindergarten; PM Kindergarten attends AM session (11:05 release)

 Celebrate EARTH WEEK at Lincoln, April 22-26!

Slow the Flow of Air Pollution and WALK TO SCHOOL  

Leave the car in the driveway and walk or ride bikes to school all week.

Walking School Buses will depart at 7:50 from:

  • Keystone and Washington
  • Franklin and Washington
  • Ashland and Oak
  • Thatcher and Oak

Students who walk will receive Lincoln’s special “ribbon” each day!

Slow the Flow of Landfill Pollution with the ANNUAL WASTE-FREE LUNCH CHALLENGE!  ​  

Who will win bragging rights this year?  The reigning champion 1st and 2nd graders take on 3rd and 4th graders to see who can tally the most waste-free lunches.  Examples of landfill waste that DO NOT BELONG in a Waste-Free Lunch:  ziploc bags, chip bags, yogurt lids, plastic utensils, cheese wrappers, cereal bar wrappers, juice boxes, straws…  Questions?  Ask your student or ask us!

How Green Can You Be (Literally)?  Show your Lincoln Earth Week Spirit by WEARING GREEN ON WEDNESDAY!  

questions?  email us!  Alexis Murphy (alexis_murphy@hotmail.com) or Renee Sichlau (rsichlau@hotmail.com)


Wednesday Walking Club

Join us Wednesdays from 8 – 8:15am. We are walking towards a goal of 300 miles to ‘Get Ms. Kopriva to her Wisconsin home for the summer!’ We have already walked 53 miles!

Meet us on the Franklin side playground for a walk around the ball field. This is a great way to start the day, say hello to friends and wake up our bodies for a great day of learning. All are welcome. (This includes friends, parents, grandparents, siblings of all ages!)  If it is rainy, there is no walking club that day.

We still need a few volunteers to sign up. If you are able, please consider helping out for this short commitment.  You can commit to one Wednesday morning or more, whatever works for your schedule. See details on Sign Up Genius.  See you on Wednesday!


A big THANK YOU!

Thank you to all who donated to the Heartworks Food Drive.  Also, many thanks to Connect 4 Kids and the volunteers who provided extra recess to 3rd and 4th graders during IAR testing.


Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up!

We will be celebrating our wonderful teachers and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week. Our theme this year is “How Sweet It Is To Be Taught By You.” Below is a schedule of what the PTO has planned for all staff members. We need some volunteers to help us out so please sign up using this link.

 

  • Monday, May 6th – Coffee/Lemonade Cart and cookies
  • Tuesday, May 7th – Fruit/Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Wednesday, May 8th – Chair Massage
  • Thursday, May 9th – Amazon Gift Card
  • Friday, May 10th – Lunch

Parents of Fourth Graders – drumming and maypole registration is now open!

Image result for field dayPlease Don’t Forget to Pay 4th Grade Activities Fee
Please click here to pay your $25 4th Grade Activity Fee. This money goes toward the t-shirt that your 4th grader will wear during Field Day and the cost of the 4th grade breakfast celebration on the last day of school. If you are unsure if you have already paid, please click here and log in to review your order history on the PTO webstore.
Any questions? Contact Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) or Ginger Timchak (gingertimchak@gmail.com).

Join in 4th Grade Field Day Activities
Would your son or daughter like to participate in one of Lincoln School’s Field Day traditions? Our kids have excitedly been watching the “big kids” (aka – 4th graders) over the years entertain and kick off Field Day with Drumming and the Maypole Dance. Now it’s their turn to participate! Field Day is currently scheduled for the last day of school, June 12th. Your 4th grader can choose to participate in the Maypole Dance and/or Drumming. Register NOW on the PTO Webstore!  Drumming practice is Tuesdays/Thursdays at 7:30am in the gym.  Maypole practice is Wednesdays/Fridays at 7:30am in the gym.

Commemorative Video for 4th Graders: Pictures Needed
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.

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


Join the 2019-2020 PTO Team – committees need you!

We still need volunteers for the 2019/2020 PTO …please consider signing up!  The mission of the PTO is to support and enhance the education of the children at Lincoln School…But without input, ideas and support from the families at Lincoln, fulfilling this mission is not possible.  There is a lot YOU can do for the PTO and for Lincoln School whether you are a working parent or a stay at home parent. Here are some areas we are still looking for committee members.  Please reach out to Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) or Ginger Timchak (gingertimchak@gmail.com) if you are interested in helping. Thanks!!!

  • YEARBOOK
  • CONNECT 4 KIDS
  • WEBSTORE
  • GREEN4GOOD

Fine Arts Festival – Thursday, May 2 from 6:30-8pm!

Image result for fine artsCome by Lincoln to view the incredible art work of ALL of our kids as well as various musical performances throughout the evening. More details are forthcoming.

 


SchoolKidz Supply Kits – order NO LATER than May 17

Image result for school supply images

SchoolKidz supply kits are now available to order for the 2019-2020 School Year!   The Lincoln PTO sponsors a School Supply Kit process to simplify your life! You can order a school supply kit online and the kit will be delivered to your child’s classroom in August before school starts. Orders are online only and they are accepted only until May 17. The PTO does not buy extra kits, so if you miss the deadline, you will be unable to order the prepackaged kit. The supplier cannot accept late orders.  Please remember to buy a kit for NEXT YEAR’s Grade Level.

Order your kits at www.shopttkits.com, Lincoln Account Number: 20838  The DEADLINE for ordering kits is May 17.  Don’t Delay!


Roosevelt School Supply Pre-Pack Sale

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.


One Earth Young Filmmakers Showing – Saturday, 4/27 at 2pm!

Image result for movie imagesYou are invited to a special screening of 10 short, honorable mention films from the One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the River Forest Library, 735 Lathrop.
“What a Waste” (8 min.) by Lincoln School 3rd grader Lily Kleps will be one of the featured films.
We had a total of 19 winning films for the Young Filmmakers Contest and so were not able to screen all of them at the Gene Siskel Center on March 2. This follow up event will showcase many local winners and there will be “action partners” available to help viewers consider how to follow up afterwards.  Check out the flyer and press release!

4/14 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

It is hard to believe that mid-April is already upon us. I hope you had a great weekend.

Hopefully, your family is continuing to enjoy “The Mouse and the Motorcycle.”  It’s been so exciting to see our school community unite around this initiative and to hear our kids engaging in conversation about the latest chapters and making predictions about what will happen next in the story.

We are hoping to display photos of families in action reading our One School One Book. Therefore, please snap a picture of your family reading “The Mouse and the Motorcycle” and email it to me: godfreyc@district90.org.  We will display all the photos throughout the school. Feel free to be as creative or non-creative as you wish with the photo submissions!  We look forward to seeing your family in reading action!

Don’t forget this week’s readings are:

  • April 15-16 Chapter 8
  • April 17-18 Chapter 9
  • April 19-21 Chapter 10 and 11

And, save the date for the first ever:  Lincoln School Fine Arts Festival on Thursday, May 2 from 6:30-8:00.

Mrs. Kozbur has been busy transforming our school into the Lincoln Art Institute, displaying the creations of every Lincoln student from the year.  Mrs. Halter is also working with students who will presenting and demonstrating some of the music skills they’ve learned this year.  It will be a wonderful night to stroll through Lincoln and view the incredible creations of our kids!

This week, our 3rd and 4th grade students will complete their IAR assessments. Below is the schedule we will follow.

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Finally, don’t forget any optional feedback you wish to provide for the 19-20 class placement process should be submitted no later than Friday, May 3. Here is a copy of the letter I sent to all families on April 1.

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

Spirit Winners: Friday, April 12: Mr. Cheney’s 4th Grade  Class

Quote of the Week:  “The mind is everything. What you think, you become.”


Calendar

***SPRING FOOD DRIVE THIS WEEK***

Monday, April 15:

  • Spring Food Drive Begins
  • Green4Good Club – 3:15-4:00pm, Mrs. Suzuki’s Room
  • Yoga – 3:10-4:15pm, Room 22D
  • BOE Meeting – 7pm at Roosevelt

Tuesday, April 16:

  • Joey FineRhyme Earth Week Assembly (K-4)
  • 3rd/4th grade IAR testing
  • Girls on the Run: 3:10-4:30pm, gym
  • Theater Club – 3:10-4:30pm, auditorium
  • Spring Food Drive

Wednesday, April 17:

  • Walking Club – 8am, Franklin Playground
  • 3rd/4th grade IAR testing
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Spring Food Drive

Thursday, April 18:

  • Wonder Readers: 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Poem in Your Pocket Day
  • 3rd/4th grade IAR testing
  • Fun Lunch – Pasta
  • Girls on the Run: 3:10-4:30pm, gym
  • Spring Food Drive

Friday, April 19:

  • NO SCHOOL

Lincoln Yearbooks now on sale – best price through Monday, 4/15!

Image result for yearbookYearbooks are now available to order on the PTO Web Store.  The hardcover books are available at a pre-order price of $25/book now through April 15.  Pre-ordered books will be distributed at the Ice Cream Social on 5/31 along with a souvenir pen.  Save your confirmation email from the PTO Web Store so you can quickly confirm your order when the “end of the school year” madness sets in!

 Any books that remain after the initial online orders are taken will be available for purchase on a first come first serve basis at the Ice Cream Social for $30/book.  Keep in mind that the yearbooks are quite popular, so we highly recommend ordering in advance!

Testing Extra Recess HELP NEEDED!

Image result for recessConnect 4 Kids is hosting a bonus recess for the third and fourth graders during Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) testing this week.  We are reaching out in the hopes of filling the volunteer time slots, supporting play, and providing fresh air for students during testing.

You do not need to have a child in third or fourth grade to volunteer. Please come rain or shine.  Arrive a few minutes early to sign in at the office and meet on the block top on the Franklin side.  If it is raining, the school secretary will share the alternate plan.  Sign up here to volunteer.  Casey, the teachers, and the PTO want to thank you in advance of supporting this initiative!


Join the 2019-2020 PTO Team – committees need you!

We still need volunteers for the 2019/2020 PTO …please consider signing up!  The mission of the PTO is to support and enhance the education of the children at Lincoln School…But without input, ideas and support from the families at Lincoln, fulfilling this mission is not possible.  There is a lot YOU can do for the PTO and for Lincoln School whether you are a working parent or a stay at home parent. Here are some areas we are still looking for committee members.  Please reach out to Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) or Ginger Timchak (gingertimchak@gmail.com) if you are interested in helping. Thanks!!!

  • YEARBOOK
  • CONNECT 4 KIDS
  • AUCTION
  • WEBSTORE
  • FLIP
  • GREEN4GOOD

Library Lowdown – Poem in Your Pocket Day (4/18), and more!

Image result for libraryOn Thursday, April 18th, Lincoln will be celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day.  Everyone is invited to carry a poem in their pocket and share it with others throughout the day.  Poems can be originals, found on the internet, or copied from a book. We recommend a shorter poem so it’s easier to read when asked about their poem.  An index card is a good option, small enough to fit in your pocket, sturdy enough when pulled in and out of pockets. As always, thank you for supporting your children in fun, literary endeavors.  Please contact Mrs. Brauweiler with any questions.

I hope you’re enjoying the escapades of Ralph the Mouse.  Two more weeks of reading and trivia. Don’t forget to turn in your bookmark (checking off each chapter) at the end of the three weeks for a chance to win a prize.  Students have an opportunity this week to draw a picture of Ralph having fun and having it displayed in the library. Next week, they will have an opportunity to write a letter to Beverly Cleary which will be mailed to her.

Scholastic “Summer Reading” book fair is coming the week of May 6th.  This book fair is a part of Mr. Schu’s visit with the second and third graders earlier this year.  It will be a smaller book fair that focuses on paperback books for summer reading. More details to follow on the book fair.


Parents of Fourth Graders – drumming and maypole registration is now open!

Image result for field dayPlease Don’t Forget to Pay 4th Grade Activities Fee
Please click here to pay your $25 4th Grade Activity Fee. This money goes toward the t-shirt that your 4th grader will wear during Field Day and the cost of the 4th grade breakfast celebration on the last day of school. If you are unsure if you have already paid, please click here and log in to review your order history on the PTO webstore.
Any questions? Contact Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) or Ginger Timchak (gingertimchak@gmail.com).

Join in 4th Grade Field Day Activities
Would your son or daughter like to participate in one of Lincoln School’s Field Day traditions? Our kids have excitedly been watching the “big kids” (aka – 4th graders) over the years entertain and kick off Field Day with Drumming and the Maypole Dance. Now it’s their turn to participate! Field Day is currently scheduled for the last day of school, June 12th. Your 4th grader can choose to participate in the Maypole Dance and/or Drumming. Register NOW on the PTO Webstore!  Drumming practice is Tuesdays/Thursdays at 7:30am in the gym.  Maypole practice is Wednesdays/Fridays at 7:30am in the gym.

Commemorative Video for 4th Graders: Pictures Needed
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.

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


Fine Arts Festival – Thursday, May 2 from 6:30-8pm!

Image result for fine artsCome by Lincoln to view the incredible art work of ALL of our kids as well as various musical performances throughout the evening. More details are forthcoming.

 


SchoolKidz Supply Kits – Order NO LATER than May 17

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SchoolKidz supply kits are now available to order for the 2019-2020 School Year!   The Lincoln PTO sponsors a School Supply Kit process to simplify your life! You can order a school supply kit online and the kit will be delivered to your child’s classroom in August before school starts. Orders are online only and they are accepted only until May 17. The PTO does not buy extra kits, so if you miss the deadline, you will be unable to order the prepackaged kit. The supplier cannot accept late orders.  Please remember to buy a kit for NEXT YEAR’s Grade Level.

Order your kits at www.shopttkits.com, Lincoln Account Number: 20838  The DEADLINE for ordering kits is May 17.  Don’t Delay!


PE Shoe Drive!

During PE it is mandatory for students to wear proper athletic shoes. This means no showing of the toes, only closed toe athletic shoes. During the winter and spring months students wear boots or sandals to school, often times forgetting their athletic shoes for PE and unable to participate.  I want PE to be fun and engaging for everyone, even those who happen to forget their athletic shoes.

Therefore, if you have any gently used athletic style shoes that perhaps your kids have grown out of or no longer wear, please send them in. A variety of sizes that will fit K-4 students would be appreciated. I will have disinfectant spray each time a student wears a pair of shoes. If you have any questions feel free to email me at augustinej@district90.org. Thank you for helping the Lincoln students!!!  Mr. A


Green4Good Club – EARTH WEEK (April 22-26) call for volunteers!


Summer School 2019

It’s time to think about summer school! District 90’s Summer School program will be in session from Monday, June 17th through Friday, July 12th, with no classes on July 4th.Students entering Kindergarten-4th grade will be at Willard Elementary and students entering 5th-8th grade will be at Roosevelt Middle School. Registration IS NOW OPEN and closes on April 18th. Click on the link for the brochure and to register— https://www.district90.org/about/summer-school.


New Parking Restrictions/Signage

Effective April 1, The Village of River Forest will began enforcing NO PARKING Zones in the following areas on school attendance days.

-On the West Side Park Ave. from Lake St. to the North side of the Park Ave playground.

-On the East Side of Franklin Ave. from Lake St. to the North side of the gym

This is a result of the Safe Routes to School surveys/evaluations and is a decision that was made my the Village Administration. The Village will begin monitoring and ticketing this area effective April 1. Signage will also be posted in these areas outlining the above parking restrictions.

Additionally, please note the new “NO LEFT TURN,” at the intersection of Franklin and Lake.


One Earth Young Filmmakers Showing – Saturday, 4/27 at 2pm!

Image result for movie imagesYou are invited to a special screening of 10 short, honorable mention films from the One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the River Forest Library, 735 Lathrop.
“What a Waste” (8 min.) by Lincoln School 3rd grader Lily Kleps will be one of the featured films.
We had a total of 19 winning films for the Young Filmmakers Contest and so were not able to screen all of them at the Gene Siskel Center on March 2. This follow up event will showcase many local winners and there will be “action partners” available to help viewers consider how to follow up afterwards.  Check out the flyer and press release!

CUB SCOUT CAKE CONTEST/AUCTION – Monday, 4/15 at 7pm!

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Come one come all to the annual Pack 67 Cake Contest/Auction, Monday night April 15th from 7-8pm at Lincoln. Bid and win or just enjoy the colorful creations…and watch as Principal Godfrey gets a pie in the face! Contact Andrew Lennie at a_lennie@yahoo.com with questions.  Click here for the flyer!


April D90 Tech Bulletin!


4/7 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a great weekend and have completely readjusted to life after Spring Break! It was a wonderful first week back to school.

By now, hopefully your family has started to enjoy “The Mouse and the Motorcycle,” the book selected for our inaugural One School One Book! Many thanks to Mrs. Brauweiler and the Lincoln PTO for spearheading this and purchasing each Lincoln family a copy of the book. Don’t forget this week’s suggested reading is:

April 5-7: Chapter 1 and 2
April 8-9:  Chapter 3-4
April 10-11: Chapter 5
April 12-14: Chapter 6 and 7

You can find more information and fun facts about this amazing community experience below in this week’s Lincoln Log.

Along with students across Illinois, this week our 3rd and 4th grade students will participate in the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) in the areas of Math and English Language Arts. Below is the testing schedule for Lincoln:

SAVE THE DATE for the Lincoln School Fine Arts Night, Thursday, May 2, 2019, 6:30-8:00pm!  Come by Lincoln to view the incredible art work of ALL of our kids as well as various musical performances throughout the evening. More details are forthcoming.

As indicated in the message I sent last Monday, we are in official planning mode for the 2019-20 academic year. Please see this linked letter for more information should you choose to offer any insight.

As always, thank you for your continued support. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to better support your family. – CG

Quote of the Week:  “The world is full of kind people. If you can’t find one, be one!”


Calendar

Monday, April 8:

  • Spring Food Drive Begins
  • Yoga – 3:10-4:15pm, Room 22D

Tuesday, April 9:

  • 3rd/4th grade IAR testing
  • Girls on the Run: 3:10-4:30pm, gym
  • Spring Food Drive

Wednesday, April 10:

  • 3rd/4th grade IAR testing
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Heartworks
  • Spring Food Drive

Thursday, April 11:

  • 3rd/4th grade IAR testing
  • April Principal Birthday Lunch
  • Wonder Readers: 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Girls on the Run: 3:10-4:30pm, gym
  • Spring Food Drive
  • PTO Event, 7-9pm, Old School Tap

Friday, April 12:

  • Wonder Writers: 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Spring Food Drive
  • Fun Lunch – pizza

IAR Testing Extra Recess HELP NEEDED!

Image result for recessConnect 4 Kids is hosting a bonus recess for the third and fourth graders during Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) testing this week.  We are reaching out in the hopes of filling the volunteer time slots, supporting play, and providing fresh air for students during testing.

You do not need to have a child in third or fourth grade to volunteer. Please come rain or shine.  Arrive a few minutes early to sign in at the office and meet on the block top on the Franklin side.  If it is raining, the school secretary will share the alternate plan.  Sign up here to volunteer.  Casey, the teachers, and the PTO want to thank you in advance of supporting this initiative!


Join the 2019-2020 PTO Team – 4/11 at Old School in FP!

The mission of the PTO is to support and enhance the education of the children at Lincoln School. But without input, ideas and support from the families at Lincoln, fulfilling this mission is not possible. As we begin to plan for the 2019-20 school year, we invite parents to join us from 7:00-9:00 pm on Thursday, April 11 at Old School Tap in Forest Park, to share ideas and show support for activities and events organized by the PTO.

There is a lot you can do for the PTO and for Lincoln School whether you are a working parent or a stay at home parent. Volunteer opportunities are available for events taking place at school during the week or on weekends. And opportunities are available for you to work from the comfort of your own home while younger children nap.

Spread the word and bring a friend – thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO!  Please click here to view the list of positions available for the 2019-20 school year.


New Parking Restrictions/Signage

Effective April 1, The Village of River Forest will began enforcing NO PARKING Zones in the following areas on school attendance days.

-On the West Side Park Ave. from Lake St. to the North side of the Park Ave playground.

-On the East Side of Franklin Ave. from Lake St. to the North side of the gym

This is a result of the Safe Routes to School surveys/evaluations and is a decision that was made my the Village Administration. The Village will begin monitoring and ticketing this area effective April 1. Signage will also be posted in these areas outlining the above parking restrictions.

Additionally, please note the new “NO LEFT TURN,” at the intersection of Franklin and Lake.


Lincoln Yearbooks now on sale – best price through 4/15!

Image result for yearbookYearbooks are now available to order on the PTO Web Store.  The hardcover books are available at a pre-order price of $25/book now through April 15.  Pre-ordered books will be distributed at the Ice Cream Social on 5/31 along with a souvenir pen.  Save your confirmation email from the PTO Web Store so you can quickly confirm your order when the “end of the school year” madness sets in!

 Any books that remain after the initial online orders are taken will be available for purchase on a first come first serve basis at the Ice Cream Social for $30/book.  Keep in mind that the yearbooks are quite popular, so we highly recommend ordering in advance!

Walking Club is Back!

Walking Club is starting again this week!  Wednesdays from 8 – 8:15am.

Meet us on the Franklin side playground for a walk around the ball field. This is a great way to start the day, say hello to friends and wake up our bodies for a great day of learning. All are welcome. (This includes friends, parents, grandparents, siblings of all ages!)  If it is rainy, there is no walking club that day.

We are ready to get started, but we need a few volunteers to sign up. If you are able, please consider helping out for this short commitment.  You can commit to one Wednesday morning or more, whatever works for your schedule. See details on Sign Up Genius.  See you on Wednesday!


Library Lowdown – One School One Book

We hope you’re enjoying time with your family reading Lincoln’s One School One Book. It was really fun watching students stop by the library bulletin board every day last week to see the next day’s clue and try to guess the book before Friday’s big reveal.  Monday starts the trivia questions. There will also be some optional activities in the library to tie-in with the book. Be sure to turn in your bookmark at the end for a chance to win a family prize.

We’d like to give a HUGE thank you to the PTO for their sponsorship of the book fair which allowed us to purchase books for every Lincoln family. Thank you!!

 

What else?

★ We strongly encourage each family to read the book aloud together.

★ Families will have two or three days to read one or two chapters.

★ Each week, we will ask questions about the book at school.

★ Students can submit answers and prizes will be awarded (selected from the correct answers).

BONUS: Submission of a completed bookmark puts the student in a raffle for a family prize.

We’re excited to rollout this new program.  With your help, we can build a community of readers at Lincoln School.  If any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Brauweiler.


Parents of Fourth Graders – field day registration opens 4/14!

Image result for field dayPlease Don’t Forget to Pay 4th Grade Activities Fee
Please click here to pay your $25 4th Grade Activity Fee. This money goes toward the t-shirt that your 4th grader will wear during Field Day and the cost of the 4th grade breakfast celebration on the last day of school. If you are unsure if you have already paid, please click here and log in to review your order history on the PTO webstore.
Any questions? Contact Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) or Ginger Timchak (gingertimchak@gmail.com).

Join in 4th Grade Field Day Activities
Would your son or daughter like to participate in one of Lincoln School’s Field Day traditions? Our kids have excitedly been watching the “big kids” (aka – 4th graders) over the years entertain and kick off Field Day with Drumming and the Maypole Dance. Now it’s their turn to participate! Field Day is currently scheduled for the last day of school, June 12th. Your 4th grader can choose to participate in the Maypole Dance and/or Drumming. Registration will open Sunday, April 14 at 5pm on the PTO Webstore!  Practices start the week of May 6th.

Commemorative Video for 4th Graders: Pictures Needed
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.

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


SchoolKidz Supply Kits – Order NO LATER than May 17

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SchoolKidz supply kits are now available to order for the 2019-2020 School Year!   The Lincoln PTO sponsors a School Supply Kit process to simplify your life! You can order a school supply kit online and the kit will be delivered to your child’s classroom in August before school starts. Orders are online only and they are accepted only until May 17. The PTO does not buy extra kits, so if you miss the deadline, you will be unable to order the prepackaged kit. The supplier cannot accept late orders.  Please remember to buy a kit for NEXT YEAR’s Grade Level.

Order your kits at www.shopttkits.com, Lincoln Account Number: 20838  The DEADLINE for ordering kits is May 17.  Don’t Delay!


April D90 Tech Bulletin!


PE Shoe Drive!

Dear Lincoln Families, My name is Jonathan Augustine and I am the new PE teacher here at Lincoln. I have great idea that can help every student excel during their PE time.

What?  A school wide athletic shoe drive!

WhyDuring PE it is mandatory for students to wear  proper athletic shoes. This means no showing of the toes, only closed toe athletic shoes. During the winter and spring months students wear boots or sandals to school, often times forgetting their athletic shoes for PE and unable to participate.  I want PE to be fun and engaging for everyone, even those who happen to forget their athletic shoes.

Therefore, if you have any gently used athletic style shoes that perhaps your kids have grown out of or no longer wear, please send them in. A variety of sizes that will fit K-4 students would be appreciated. I will have disinfectant spray each time a student wears a pair of shoes. If you have any questions feel free to email me at augustinej@district90.org. Thank you for helping the Lincoln students!!!  Mr. A


Summer School 2019

It’s time to think about summer school! District 90’s Summer School program will be in session from Monday, June 17th through Friday, July 12th, with no classes on July 4th.Students entering Kindergarten-4th grade will be at Willard Elementary and students entering 5th-8th grade will be at Roosevelt Middle School. Registration IS NOW OPEN and closes on April 18th. Click on the link for the brochure and to register— https://www.district90.org/about/summer-school.


EARTH WEEK (April 22-26) call for volunteers!