11/25 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope this message finds you well and enjoying the closing moments of the holiday weekend. Hopefully, you enjoyed the Thanksgiving break and are rested and rejuvenated for the final twenty school days of 2018!

As we unofficially enter the winter months, it is important to make sure kids are dressed for the elements. Hats, gloves, winter coats and snow boots (when applicable) are necessary during recess. Exercise and movement are always important, but especially so during the winter months. Therefore, we make every attempt to go outdoors for recess during the winter.  However, at times when the wind chill (real-feel) is below ten degrees, we do implement our indoor recess plan. We utilize the Roosevelt Middle School WeatherBug as our source for weather related decisions. The WeatherBug app is available for download in both the iTunes and Google app stores.

The 5Essentials Survey will be administered by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. The confidential online survey will be conducted with families until February 15, 2019. The survey will gather data related to five indicators that have been demonstrated to forecast student outcomes and provide a comprehensive picture of a school’s organizational culture. These five indicators are: Effective Leaders, Collaborative Teachers, Involved Families, Supportive Environments and Ambitious Instruction.

All teachers and District students in grades 4-8 will be participating in this survey. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will contribute to a better understanding of the conditions of our schools and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will not be connected to you or your child. To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin. This online survey can be accessed from a PC/laptop, smart phone, or tablet. If you have more than one child enrolled in a District 90 school, you may take one survey for each child regardless of the school.

Finally, we are excited to welcome you to attend the annual Winter Concerts on Friday, December 21.

  • 1st grade – 9:45
  • 2nd grade – 1030
  • 3rd grade – 1:00
  • 4th grade – 1:45
  • Dismissal- 2:30

As always, thanks for your continued support of Lincoln School. Please never hesitate to let me know if there is anything more I can do to better support your kids and family. I hope you have a great week. CG

Quote of the Week:

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”

~ John Andrew Holmes


Calendar

Monday, November 26:

  • Fall sports camp (grades 1/2): 3:10-4pm, gym

Wednesday, November 28:

  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Fall sports camp (grades 3/4): 3:10-4pm, gym

Thursday, November 29:

  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am
  • Tennis (grades 1/2) – 3:10-4pm, gym

Friday, November 30:

  • Lincoln School Spirit Day
  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am
  • Pizza Fun Lunch

Thanks to the Walking Club for getting Mr. Godfrey home for Thanksgiving!

Walking club plans to start again in December with new challenge. Check the log next week for details!


Young Authors 2019 – Calling All Writers in Grades 1-4!!

Please join Mrs. Clasky and Mrs. Moriarty on Friday, November 30, in the multi-purpose room during your recess to find out about the Young Authors contest. If you can’t make it, you can come to Wonder Writers any Friday morning or just ask Mrs. Moriarty for all the details.

See this flyer for more details.


Lincoln Elementary K-4th Jr. Scientist Expo – Registration Now Open!

Image result for science expoThe Lincoln Elementary K-4th Jr. Scientist Exp will be Thursday, January 31 –  the displays will be available for viewing by students and staff during the day, and for family and friends in the evening from 6:30 – 7:30pm.  Registration on the PTO Web Store closes on Friday, December 21.


Please Donate to the Heartworks Mitten Tree – starting 12/3!

mitten tree 2015

Heartworks is sponsoring an annual holiday tradition at Lincoln: our Mitten Tree, which will benefit Hephzibah.

Lincoln families can donate NEW kids-sized mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves.

Students can hang their donations on the Tree in the Park Avenue lobby between December 3th and December 14th.


Alioto’s Shop and Share – Dec. 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 10am – 7pm!

Shop at Alioto’s in Oak Park (1118 Chicago Avenue) and 10% of all pre-tax sales will be donated to the PTOs of Lincoln, Willard, and Roosevelt. See this flyer for more details: D90Shop share.


Girls on the Run Leaders NEEDED!

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


Country representatives needed for Lincoln International Festival

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

If interested, please fill out this Google form.


Fridays are for LINCOLN SCHOOL SPIRIT

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


Lincoln event photos wanted

The yearbook committee would love any photos you took of the following events:

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

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

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

[Event_Name] Photos from [Your_Name]

[Teacher_Name] Photos from [Your_Name]


 

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

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

 


Purchase with purpose ~ you shop, Amazon donates!


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


Live Action Film Making Workshop to Prepare for One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest – Sunday, 12/9, 1-4:30pm!

Offered by the River Forest Park District for grades 3 to 5 – (code #2720.2002 with rfparks.com), REGISTER HERE.


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

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

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

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

11/18 Lincoln Log

Happy Thanksgiving Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a nice weekend and are excited for the short week of school and upcoming holiday break.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for our annual Winter Concerts that will take place on Thursday, December 21:

  • 1st grade – 9:45
  • 2nd grade – 10:30
  • 3rd grade – 1:00
  • 4th grade – 1:45
  • Dismissal – 2:30

As the Godfreys gather to give thanks later this week, please know that the Lincoln family will be high atop my list of blessings. Whether you are staying local or traveling afar, I hope you and your family have a safe and restful week. Enjoy the time with family and loved ones and the opportunity to be grateful for all we have!
Thanks for your continued support of Lincoln. I look forward to seeing you and your kids after the holiday! Happy Thanksgiving. CG

Quote of the Week:
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”– Oprah Winfrey

November 16 Spirit Winners:
Mrs. Bailitz
Mrs. Mares

Calendar

Monday, November 19:

  • Fall sports camp (grades 1/2): 3:10-4pm, gym
  • Green4Good Kids Club: 3:10-4:10

Tuesday, November 20:

  • Tennis (grades 3/4): 3:10-4pm, gym
  • Theater Club: 3:10 – 4:15
  • NO FUN LUNCH THIS WEEK

Wednesday, November 21:

  • NO SCHOOL

Thursday, November 22:

  • NO SCHOOL

Friday, November 23:

  • NO SCHOOL

 Wednesday Walking Club On TUESDAY THIS WEEK

We walked another 30 miles this Wednesday bringing us up to 181 miles, the distance from River Forest to Springfield, Illinois! We are very close to getting Mr. Godfrey home to St. Louis for Thanksgiving dinner.
To achieve our goal, Walking Club will meet on Tuesday instead of Wednesday next week. This is the last walking club for the season. So show up and make it count!
Bring your siblings, parents, grandparents, neighbors. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate so we can collectively achieve our walking goal to St. Louis.

Tuesday (11/20) 8:00-8:15 on the Franklin side.

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


Young Authors 2019

Calling All Writers in Grades 1-4!!
Please join Mrs. Clasky and Mrs. Moriarty on Friday, November 30, in the multi-purpose room during your recess to find out about the Young Authors contest. If you can’t make it, you can come to Wonder Writers any Friday morning or just ask Mrs. Moriarty for all the details.

See this flyer for more details.

 


Green 4 Good Kids Club – SPACES STILL AVAILABLE!

Calling all 3rd Graders interested in environmental sustainability! We have the club for you: Green4Good Kids!
This club will meet once a month on a Monday after school, 3:15-4:00. Our very first meeting will be Monday, November 19. Other meetings are: November 19
December 17
January 28
February 25
March 18
April 15
May 20

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

Registration is open on the Lincoln PTO Webstore. The club will be capped at 20 third graders, so register right away.


Country representatives needed for Lincoln International Festival

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

If interested, please fill out this Google form.


Fridays are for LINCOLN SCHOOL SPIRIT

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


Lincoln event photos wanted

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

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

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

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

[Event_Name] Photos from [Your_Name]

[Teacher_Name] Photos from [Your_Name]


Girls on the Run Leaders NEEDED!

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


Alioto’s Shop and Share – Dec. 3rd, 4th, and 5th

10am – 7pm. Shop at Alioto’s in Oak Park (1118 Chicago Avenue) and 10% of all pre-tax sales will be donated to the PTOs of Lincoln, Willard, and Roosevelt. See this flyer for more details: D90Shop share


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

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

 


Purchase with purpose ~ you shop, Amazon donates


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


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

Sunday, December 9, 2018

1 to 4:30 p.m.

(code #2720.2002 with rfparks.com)

REGISTER HERE.

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

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

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

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

11/11 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Calendar

Monday, November 12:

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

Tuesday, November 13:

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

Wednesday, November 14:

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

Thursday, November 15:

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

Friday, November 16:

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

Library Happenings

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


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

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

 


Connect 4 Kids Event – Tuesday 11/13


Fridays are for LINCOLN SCHOOL SPIRIT

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


 Wednesday Walking Club

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

To date, we have collectively walked 151 miles!

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

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

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


Green 4 Good Kids Club – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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

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

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


Lincoln event photos wanted

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

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

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

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

[Event_Name] Photos from [Your_Name]

[Teacher_Name] Photos from [Your_Name]


Girls on the Run Leaders NEEDED!

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

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

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

Happy Holiday Shopping!!!!


Country representatives needed for Lincoln International Festival

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

If interested, please fill out this Google form.


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

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

 


Purchase with purpose ~ you shop, Amazon donates


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


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

Sunday, December 9, 2018

1 to 4:30 p.m.

(code #2720.2002 with rfparks.com)

REGISTER HERE.

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

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

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

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

11/4 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

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

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

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

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

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


Calendar

Monday, November 5:

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

Tuesday, November 6:

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

Wednesday, November 7:

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

Thursday, November 8:

  • NO SCHOOL
  • Parent/teacher conferences

Friday, November 9:

  • NO SCHOOL

COMING UP SOON:

Tuesday, November 13: Hambingo fundraiser

Wednesday, November 14: Picture retakes


The BOOK FAIR is open Mon-Wed this week!


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

BOOK FAIR HOURS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Reminder: PTO meeting tomorrow morning

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


Fridays are for LINCOLN SCHOOL SPIRIT

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

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

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

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


 Wednesday Walking Club

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

WE HAVE A NEW CHALLENGE!

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

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

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


Fall Sports Camp starts this week!

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

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


Green 4 Good Kids Club – REGISTRATION OPENING SOON

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

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

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

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

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


Lincoln event photos wanted

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

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

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

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

[Event_Name] Photos from [Your_Name]

[Teacher_Name] Photos from [Your_Name]


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

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

 


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

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

Happy Holiday Shopping!!!!


Country representatives needed for Lincoln International Festival

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

If interested, please fill out this Google form.


Connect 4 Kids Event – Tuesday 11/13


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

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

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

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


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

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

 


Purchase with purpose ~ you shop, Amazon donates


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

10/28 Lincoln Log

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conferences

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


Veterans Day

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

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

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


Calendar

Monday, October 29:

  • Yoga: 3:15 – 4:15, room 22D

Tuesday, October 30:

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

Wednesday, October 31:

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

Thursday, November 1:

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

Friday, November 2:

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

*Monday, November 5:

  • PTO Meeting – 8:45am

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

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

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

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

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

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


Heartworks Fall Food Drive – thank you!

Many thanks to everyone that donated!

 


Fridays are for Lincoln School spirit!

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

The BOOK FAIR opens this Friday, November 2!


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

 

BOOK FAIR HOURS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Happy Holiday Shopping!!!!


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Fall Sports Camp – registration is open!

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

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

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


From Green 4 Good: Pumpkin Smash 2018!


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

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

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

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

 


Purchase with purpose ~ you shop, Amazon donates


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