3/11 Lincoln Log – line up your sitter for Friday’s auction!

Lincoln Families,

Happy Sunday! I hope you had a great weekend. Welcome to the first five day school week in quite some time! The Spring Break countdown is officially on!

I look forward to celebrating our Fine Fine School with each of you on Friday evening at our annual Lincoln School Auction. See below for more information and to purchase tickets in advance. It will be a great evening to support Lincoln, visit with friends and take in some March Madness basketball.

With thoughts of spring in the air, we are excited to announce our Spring Break Spirit Week. To celebrate the start of spring and our upcoming break from school, next week (March 19-23) we will celebrate with the following themed school spirit days!

Spring Break Spirit Week – March 19-23

Monday, March 19-Mixed up Monday

-Mix up your clothes, wear tacky colors, crazy socks, wear your clothes backwards or crazy hair! 

Tuesday, March 20-Top Hat Tuesday

-Wear your favorite hat to school! 

Wednesday, March 21-Western Wednesday

– Saddle up and sport your favorite jeans, boots, plaid shirts or western gear!

Thursday, March 22Cozy-up and Read Day

-Wear your favorite pajamas, bring your favorite book and get ready too Drop Everything And Read several times throughout the day!

Friday, March 23-Vacation Friday

-Celebrate the start of Spring Break by wearing your favorite vacation shirt and sunglasses!

Upon returning from Spring Break, our third and fourth grade students will participate in the annual PARCC Testing (The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) in the content areas of Mathematics and English Language Arts.  Below is the testing schedule we will follow at Lincoln.

As always, thank you for your continued support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I might do to better support your child or your family. I look forward to seeing you at the auction on Friday. Have a great week. CG

 


Calendar

Monday, 3/12:

  • 4th Grade Math Circle – lunch/recess
  • Winter Sports Camp – 3:15-4, gym
  • Yoga – 3:15-4:15, Mrs. Burns’ classroom
  • Chess Club – 3:15-4:15, LLC

Tuesday, 3/13:

  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4pm, gym

Wednesday, 3/14:

  • Connect4Kids Event – 7pm, Willard auditorium

Thursday, 3/15:

  • Principal Birthday Lunch – lunchtime, LLC
  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4pm, gym
  • Dine ‘n’ Share Fundraiser @ Junction Diner – 11am-8pm
Friday, 3/16:
  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Fun Lunch – Pasta

  • Annual Lincoln School Auction – 6:30-8:30pm, Lake Street Kitchen

Annual Lincoln School Auction – THIS FRIDAY, 3/16, 6:30pm – tickets on sale NOW!

Our annual Lincoln School auction is coming up this Friday!!  Please join us at Lake Street Kitchen at 6:30pm.  Drinks are included in the ticket price from 6:30-8:30pm.  If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to make a donation, in any denomination, via the ticket purchase page (same link below). 100% of proceeds go to our school!   Please buy your tickets here in advance!

Please be sure to set up your mobile device on Silent Auction Pro in advance for easy bidding the night of!  Here is a link to a tutorial on how to do this.  We have also included some screen shots below.  Lincoln’s group number is 734.

We look forward to seeing you all there this Friday!

Melissa Bergetz and Rebecca Ehart, auction co-chairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Lincoln yearbooks are now on sale!

Yearbooks are now available to order on the PTO Web Store.  Reserve a copy for your student(s) before April 1st and you’ll save $5.  $25 gets you a hardcover book and a souvenir pen.  Books are distributed during the Ice Cream Social on June 1st.

Save your confirmation email from the PTO Web Store so you can quickly confirm your order when “end of the school year” panic sets in!


Do you have some precious photos of Lincoln students at school events?

Share some of your best school photos with the Lincoln Yearbook!  We’d love to see your PTO event, playground or classroom photos.  We are also interested in Girl Scout, Boy Scout, and holiday concerts.  Please email lincolnyearbookpto@gmail.com or use our Yearbook Google Drive.

Please note, we can only use high-resolution photos, so please select a large file size and know that only 3-5 photos will fit on a single email.  We don’t mind receiving multiple emails!  Thank you!


Connect4Kids event – 3/14

Connect4Kids is a PTO affiliated organization that focuses on supporting and enhancing the social and emotional learning of the District 90 community.

Smart Love Family Services Presents: Helping You and Your Child Effectively Cope With Traumatic Events

Wednesday, March 14th, 7:00 Willard Elementary School Auditorium

How do we help children digest all that they see around them–including the pain of traumatic events such as mass school shootings—on the news, the internet, social media and even in their own communities? Mental health professionals from Smart Love Family Services, a not for profit counseling agency in Oak Park, will answer this question utilizing Smart Love’s years of experience and expertise working with parents and children. The presenters will share information from a child development perspective—that is, guidelines on what and how much to share based on a child’s developmental stage.  See the attached c4k flyer for more information.


Dine ‘n’ Share this Thursday at The Junction Diner!

Please join us for a dine ‘n’ share fundraiser at The Junction Diner on Thursday, March 15th from 11am -8pm. Take a break from cooking and come in for some delicious food and a fun atmosphere for the kids. The Junction Diner will donate 10% of all sales from the event back to the Lincoln PTO. Thank you for your continued Lincoln PTO support!.

The Junction Diner
7401 Madison St. Forest Park, IL


Library news!

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We are wrapping up our Monarch and Bluestem reading! The original deadline is being extended two weeks to Thursday, March 15 due to some long waits for the books. If your child has just a few left, please be sure to use the River Forest Public Library as well to ensure meeting the deadline.

If your child has read all 20 Monarch titles or all 20 Bluestem books, please turn the signed reading log into the library by March 15th.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Brauweiler directly. Happy Reading!


Global Student Voice Film Festival

​​Are you interested in a fun family project? Perhaps the Global Student Voice Film Festival is the answer!!! ​

Students can submit a film with a parent sponsor, due April 5th. Film Festival website link

Here is a video explaining the rules, etc.

​Contact Mrs. Clasky if you would like more information (claskya@district90.org).


ATTENTION PARENTS OF 4TH GRADERS

NOTE – PARENT VOLUNTEER NEEDED:  We are in need of a parent volunteer to combine the 4th grade student photos into a commemorative video set to music.  This is a strictly from home, on the computer, project.  It is a fun, heartwarming, laugh-inducing, and rewarding opportunity!  Contact Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amyprestes@gmail.com) for more information or to volunteer.

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, Friday, June 8. Your 4th grader can choose to participate in the Maypole Dance and/or Drumming. We are in need of parent volunteers to help guide and instruct the students in the drumming activity.  Please email Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) if you are interested in leading the 4th graders in this Lincoln Tradition.

Please 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 Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com).

Commemorative Video for 4th Graders: Pictures Needed

A video will be shown at the 4th grade breakfast on the morning of June 8. 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.  We will set up a method for collecting those photos in the coming weeks.


Important messages from your School Nurse

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Please remember during cold and flu season to keep your child home if they are sick. If they have a fever they need to be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication before they can return to school. If they are vomiting and/or have diarrhea, make sure it has been at least 24 hours since the last episode before returning to school. If your child has an excessively runny nose or cannot stop coughing, it may be a good idea to keep them home. This is to protect your child from catching something if their immune system is down, as well as to protect the other students and staff. Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone at Lincoln School healthy.


Attendance reporting

When reporting your child’s absence please be sure to either use the district attendance e-mail or telephone extension:
1) Lincoln School Attendance Line: 708.366.7340
2) Email 24-7 to lincolnattendance@district90.org

3/5 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
Happy Monday! I hope you enjoyed another extended weekend. It’s hard to believe there are only fourteen school days until Spring Break. It looks to be a relatively light week at Lincoln this week.

On behalf of our fine fine teachers, thank you so much to everyone who took the time to attend Parent/Teacher Conferences last week. The opportunity to connect and celebrate your child’s progress is always a highlight of the school year.

I hope to see you on Wednesday morning at 8:45am for our March PTO meeting.

Additionally, don’t forget to save the date for “Hoops and Heels,” the annual Lincoln School Auction on Friday, March 16. See more information below. I look forward to seeing you there.

As always, please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to better support your child or your family.

Enjoy the week and thank you for your continued support of Lincoln. CG


Calendar

Tuesday, 3/6:

  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4pm, gym
  • Theater Club – 3:10-4:30pm, auditorium
  • Committee of the Whole Meeting – 7pm, Roosevelt

Wednesday, 3/7:

  • PTO Meeting – 8:45am, multipurpose room

Thursday, 3/8:

  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4pm, gym
Friday, 3/9:
  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Fun Lunch – Pizza


Annual Lincoln School Auction – March 16th, 6:30pm – tickets on sale NOW!

Tickets are ON SALE now for the Hoops and Heels Lincoln Auction. Enjoy premium wines, craft beers and great food while you bid on exciting items, watch March Madness and hang out with our awesome Lincoln Family. Tickets are $60 for an individual ticket or $100 for a pair. All proceeds go to the Lincoln PTO.

Click HERE to buy tickets and sign up for online bidding.


Library News!

Image result for image books

We are wrapping up our Monarch and Bluestem reading! The original deadline is being extended two weeks to Thursday, March 15 due to some long waits for the books. If your child has just a few left, please be sure to use the River Forest Public Library as well to ensure meeting the deadline.

If your child has read all 20 Monarch titles or all 20 Bluestem books, please turn the signed reading log into the library by March 15th.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Brauweiler directly. Happy Reading!


Lincoln yearbooks are now on sale!

Yearbooks are now available to order on the PTO Web Store.  Reserve a copy for your student(s) before April 1st and you’ll save $5.  $25 gets you a hardcover book and a souvenir pen.  Books are distributed during the Ice Cream Social on June 1st.

Save your confirmation email from the PTO Web Store so you can quickly confirm your order when “end of the school year” panic sets in!


Do you have some precious photos of Lincoln students at school events?

Share some of your best school photos with the Lincoln Yearbook!  We’d love to see your PTO event, playground or classroom photos.  We are also interested in Girl Scout, Boy Scout, and holiday concerts.  Please email lincolnyearbookpto@gmail.com or use our Yearbook Google Drive.

Please note, we can only use high-resolution photos, so please select a large file size and know that only 3-5 photos will fit on a single email.  We don’t mind receiving multiple emails!  Thank you!


Connect4Kids event – 3/14

Connect4Kids is a PTO affiliated organization that focuses on supporting and enhancing the social and emotional learning of the District 90 community.

Smart Love Family Services Presents: Helping You and Your Child Effectively Cope With Traumatic Events

Wednesday, March 14th, 7:00 Willard Elementary School Auditorium

How do we help children digest all that they see around them–including the pain of traumatic events such as mass school shootings—on the news, the internet, social media and even in their own communities? Mental health professionals from Smart Love Family Services, a not for profit counseling agency in Oak Park, will answer this question utilizing Smart Love’s years of experience and expertise working with parents and children. The presenters will share information from a child development perspective—that is, guidelines on what and how much to share based on a child’s developmental stage.  See the attached c4k flyer for more information.


ATTENTION PARENTS OF 4TH GRADERS

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, Thursday, June 6. Your 4th grader can choose to participate in the Maypole Dance and/or Drumming. We are in need of parent volunteers to help guide and instruct the students in the drumming activity.  Please email Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) if you are interested in leading the 4th graders in this Lincoln Tradition.

Please 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 Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com).

Commemorative Video for 4th Graders: Pictures Needed

A video will be shown at the 4th grade breakfast on the morning of June 6. 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.  We will set up a method for collecting those photos in the coming weeks.


Important messages from your School Nurse

Image result for nurse cross

Please remember during cold and flu season to keep your child home if they are sick. If they have a fever they need to be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication before they can return to school. If they are vomiting and/or have diarrhea, make sure it has been at least 24 hours since the last episode before returning to school. If your child has an excessively runny nose or cannot stop coughing, it may be a good idea to keep them home. This is to protect your child from catching something if their immune system is down, as well as to protect the other students and staff. Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone at Lincoln School healthy.


Attendance reporting

When reporting your child’s absence please be sure to either use the district attendance e-mail or telephone extension:
1) Lincoln School Attendance Line: 708.366.7340
2) Email 24-7 to lincolnattendance@district90.org

2/25 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a great weekend. Welcome to another four day week of school!  How is it that in just a few days it will be March?

Congratulations to all our students who participated in our annual Young Authors Conference over the weekend.  Having read many of this year’s  submissions, I was completely blown away by the hard work, time and creativity each student put into their piece. Many thanks to Mrs. Moriarty for her passionate commitment to this project and the development of our students as writers.

It was also wonderful to see so many Eagles at our annual International Festival this weekend. I have loved watching this event evolve into what it has become. It provides our kids such a unique opportunity to learn about the different cultures of the world. What a great way to end the Olympics! Many thanks to Katie Iammartino, Vanessa Druckman and their army of volunteers for their unwavering commitment to this project.

The Lincoln teachers and I are excited to welcome you to our Spring Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday and Friday this week. It’s not too late to sign up for a time.

I look forward to seeing you later this week. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to support you or your kids. Have a great week. CG


Calendar

Monday, 2/26:

  • Yoga – 3:14-4:15, auditorium
  • Sports Camp – 3:15-4, gym (last session)
  • Chess Club – 3:15-4:15, LLC

Tuesday, 2/27:

  • Tennis grades 3/4 – 3:15-4pm, gym (last session)
  • Jump Rope for Heart envelops due

Wednesday, 2/28:

  • 4th Grade Math Circle – lunch/recess

Thursday, 3/1:

  • Parent/teacher conferences
Friday, 3/2: NO SCHOOL – Parent teacher/conferences

Monday, 3/5: NO SCHOOL – Pulaski Day


Annual Lincoln School Auction – March 16th – tickets on sale NOW!

Tickets are ON SALE now for the Hoops and Heels Lincoln Auction. Enjoy premium wines, craft beers and great food while you bid on exciting items, watch March Madness and hang out with our awesome Lincoln Family. Tickets are $60 for an individual ticket or $100 for a pair. All proceeds go to the Lincoln PTO.

Click HERE to buy tickets and sign up for online bidding.


Lincoln yearbooks are now on sale!

Yearbooks are now available to order on the PTO Web Store.  Reserve a copy for your student(s) before April 1st and you’ll save $5.  $25 gets you a hardcover book and a souvenir pen.  Books are distributed during the Ice Cream Social on June 1st.

Save your confirmation email from the PTO Web Store so you can quickly confirm your order when “end of the school year” panic sets in!


Do you have some precious photos of Lincoln students at school events?

Share some of your best school photos with the Lincoln Yearbook!  We’d love to see your PTO event, playground or classroom photos.  We are also interested in Girl Scout, Boy Scout, and holiday concerts.  Please email lincolnyearbookpto@gmail.com or use our Yearbook Google Drive.

Please note, we can only use high-resolution photos, so please select a large file size and know that only 3-5 photos will fit on a single email.  We don’t mind receiving multiple emails!  Thank you!


Girls On the Run – registration closes this Wednesday!

Fitness, Empowerment, & Fun? Join Girls on the Run!

Girls on the Run is a non-profit, after-school program for 3rd and 4th grade girls that uses the power of running to educate girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. The program combines training for a 5k event with interactive lessons that encourage positive physical and social-emotional development.

WHEN do we meet?
 Twice a week after school for 75 – 90 minutes with your team. The program will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Lincoln School starting in March through May and is led by trained, volunteer coaches.  (Cost will be $205/girl for the 12 week season).

Sign up is open through this Wednesday, 2/28! Go to gotrchicago.org to sign up and learn more.  5K Race to be held in Grant Park on Saturday, May 19.

Volunteer as a coach for Girls on the Run!  You don’t need to be a runner or have previous coaching experience – just the passion to change the lives of young girls.

Contact Kristin Bailitz at kristinbailitz@gmail.com if interested.


Connect4Kids event – 3/14

Connect4Kids is a PTO affiliated organization that focuses on supporting and enhancing the social and emotional learning of the District 90 community.

Smart Love Family Services Presents: Helping You and Your Child Effectively Cope With Traumatic Events

Wednesday, March 14th, 7:00 Willard Elementary School Auditorium

How do we help children digest all that they see around them–including the pain of traumatic events such as mass school shootings—on the news, the internet, social media and even in their own communities? Mental health professionals from Smart Love Family Services, a not for profit counseling agency in Oak Park, will answer this question utilizing Smart Love’s years of experience and expertise working with parents and children. The presenters will share information from a child development perspective—that is, guidelines on what and how much to share based on a child’s developmental stage.  See the attached c4k flyer for more information.


Jump Rope for Heart – thank you!

Thank you to all of our students who participated in jumping rope last week to promote being heart healthy.  Thank you also to our students and parents who participated in our Jump Rope for Heart fundraising event.  Please turn in your donation envelopes/reports no later than Tuesday, February 27.  Thank you gifts (aside from the key instant gifts) that the students earned by collecting donations will be handed out in about a month.

Thank you for staying active and eating healthy! Every single dollar you raised will help kids and families build healthier lives. I’m so proud of our school  community for making such a big difference! Thank you for being a Heart Hero!


ATTENTION PARENTS OF 4TH GRADERS

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, Thursday, June 6. Your 4th grader can choose to participate in the Maypole Dance and/or Drumming. We are in need of parent volunteers to help guide and instruct the students in the drumming activity.  Please email Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) if you are interested in leading the 4th graders in this Lincoln Tradition.

Please 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 Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com).

Commemorative Video for 4th Graders: Pictures Needed

A video will be shown at the 4th grade breakfast on the morning of June 6. 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.  We will set up a method for collecting those photos in the coming weeks.


Important messages from your School Nurse

Image result for nurse cross

Please remember during cold and flu season to keep your child home if they are sick. If they have a fever they need to be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication before they can return to school. If they are vomiting and/or have diarrhea, make sure it has been at least 24 hours since the last episode before returning to school. If your child has an excessively runny nose or cannot stop coughing, it may be a good idea to keep them home. This is to protect your child from catching something if their immune system is down, as well as to protect the other students and staff. Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone at Lincoln School healthy.


Attendance reporting

When reporting your child’s absence please be sure to either use the district attendance e-mail or telephone extension:
1) Lincoln School Attendance Line: 708.366.7340
2) Email 24-7 to lincolnattendance@district90.org

2/19 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
Happy Presidents Day! I hope you enjoyed another great three-day weekend with your kids.

While the Lincoln Eagles enjoyed a day away from school, our teachers spent Presidents Day highly engaged in an Institute Day that focused on technology in our classrooms as well as best practices on inclusivity. Today’s topics of professional development paired nicely with D90’s focus on embedding a positive growth mindset into our daily life and instruction. Attached is the link to a video that portrays how a growth mindset can be translated into classroom instruction. This specific clip models growth mindset in a mathematics lesson and highlights the practices we are learning to implement in D90.

Encouraging Students to Persist Through Challenges

D90 also invites you to participate in a Mindset Webinar on Wednesday, February 21 from 8:00-9:00 PM. See the information below for instructions on how to join the conversation.

This week is a busy one here at Lincoln. On Wednesday, February 21 our students will participate in the culmination of Jump Rope For Heart during PE classes. On Saturday, February 24, Lincoln is excited to host our annual Young Authors Conference. Finally, on Sunday, February 25, we will hold our third annual International festival. I hope to see you around at one of these events.

The tragic events in Parkland Florida last week served as a sobering reminder of our great responsibility to remain vigilant in our commitment to keeping our students safe. Attached is a message from Chief O’Shea of the RFPD with a renewed commitment and awareness to supporting safety in our schools. Our ongoing partnership with the RFPD and RFFD provide us ongoing opportunities to reflect upon and refine our safety plans and emergency procedures.

It’s hard to believe Spring Parent Teacher Conferences are next week. If you haven’t already done so, please be sure to register for a time to meet with your child’s teachers.

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

Have a great week. CG


Calendar

Tuesday, 2/20:

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

Wednesday, 2/21:

  • Jump Rope for the Heart – during PE classes
  • 4th Grade Math Circle – lunch/recess
  • NO Winter Sports Camp
  • One District/One Book Webinar – 8pm, virtual

Thursday, 2/22:

  • Tennis grades 1/2 – 3:15-4pm, gym
Friday, 2/23:
  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multi-purpose room
  • Fun Lunch – Chicken Tenders/Veggie Burgers

Sunday, 2/25 – International Festival, 1-4pm in the Lincoln School Gym, Franklin Street Entrance


Annual Lincoln School Auction – March 16th, tickets on sale NOW!

 Tickets are ON SALE now for the Hoops and Heels Lincoln Auction. Enjoy premium wines, craft beers and great food while you bid on exciting items, watch March Madness and hang out with our awesome Lincoln Family. Tickets are $60 for an individual ticket or $100 for a pair. All proceeds go to the Lincoln PTO.

Click HERE to buy tickets and sign up for online bidding.


One District/One Book Webinar – Wednesday, February 21 at 8pm

District 90, in partnership with the PTOs, will be hosting several upcoming events as part of the shared reading experience, the One District/One Book effort. This community-wide reading initiative encourages families and residents to read, reflect, and discuss the same book together. All District 90 families, faculty, staff, students, and River Forest residents are encouraged to read and join in the discussion of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Carol Dweck.

The Mindset approach offers a framework to advance one’s efforts in the classroom (for students), at work, with personal relationships, and in the community. School and local librarians are offering other potential book titles with similar themes for novice or young readers.

Webinar – Wednesday, February 21 from 8-9pm
Please plan to participate in an interactive webinar for anyone interested in understanding the components of the growth mindset approach. More than a concept that relies on positive thinking, the growth mindset approach encourages meeting challenges through a variety of methods. Participants will be able to leverage practical suggestions about the growth mindset approach as they learn how to apply its tenets to all aspects of their lives.

All events are free and open to the public. Please plan to attend one or all of the upcoming One District/One Book events, see attached flyer.


Jump Rope For Heart (grades 1-4) – February 21!

Forms and parent letters were​ sent home with students in grades 1-4. The students who participate in the fundraising event will have until February 21 to collect donations.  On February 21, we will celebrate Jump Rope for Heart Day during PE classes. On that day, all the students will jump rope celebrating being heart healthy – all fundraising envelopes should be turned in at that time.  Wondering what Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart is all about? Check it out!

 

Jump Rope For Heart:

Here  are four easy steps to get your student’s online fundraising page set up and start collecting lifesaving donations (or watch this quick video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc9Yz4lNzLU):

  1. Go to your school’s fundraising page: WWW.HEART.ORG/GOTO/LINCOLNRIVERFOREST
  2. Click on the Sign Up button
  3. Create a username and password and then fill out the registration form
  4. Share your personal fundraising link with friends and family right away.

AND/OR Download the FREE mobile app Jump/Hoops and register your student that way

Thank you for joining us as we challenge each other to keep our heart healthy and raise money for kids with special hearts!


Girls On the Run – Registration is open!

Fitness, Empowerment, & Fun? Join Girls on the Run!

Girls on the Run is a non-profit, after-school program for 3rd and 4th grade girls that uses the power of running to educate girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. The program combines training for a 5k event with interactive lessons that encourage positive physical and social-emotional development.

WHEN do we meet?
 Twice a week after school for 75 – 90 minutes with your team. The program will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Lincoln School starting in March through May and is led by trained, volunteer coaches.  (Cost will be $205/girl for the 12 week season).

Sign up is open! Go to gotrchicago.org to sign up and learn more.  5K Race to be held in Grant Park on Saturday, May 19.

Volunteer as a coach for Girls on the Run!  You don’t need to be a runner or have previous coaching experience – just the passion to change the lives of young girls.

Contact Kristin Bailitz at kristinbailitz@gmail.com if interested.


ATTENTION PARENTS OF 4TH GRADERS

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, Thursday, June 6. Your 4th grader can choose to participate in the Maypole Dance and/or Drumming. We are in need of parent volunteers to help guide and instruct the students in the drumming activity.  Please email Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) if you are interested in leading the 4th graders in this Lincoln Tradition.

Please 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 Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com).

Commemorative Video for 4th Graders: Pictures Needed

A video will be shown at the 4th grade breakfast on the morning of June 6. 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.  We will set up a method for collecting those photos in the coming weeks.


Important Messages from your School Nurse

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Please remember during cold and flu season to keep your child home if they are sick. If they have a fever they need to be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication before they can return to school. If they are vomiting and/or have diarrhea, make sure it has been at least 24 hours since the last episode before returning to school. If your child has an excessively runny nose or cannot stop coughing, it may be a good idea to keep them home. This is to protect your child from catching something if their immune system is down, as well as to protect the other students and staff. Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone at Lincoln School healthy.


Attendance Reporting

When reporting your child’s absence please be sure to either use the district attendance e-mail or telephone extension:
1) Lincoln School Attendance Line: 708.366.7340
2) Email 24-7 to lincolnattendance@district90.org

2/13 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Happy Valentine’s!  I hope you enjoyed the rare February five-day weekend with your kids. I must admit, even Principals enjoy a snow day!! Hopefully, you took in the chance to play in the snow and enjoy the excitement of the Olympics.

The third annual Science Expo was a great way to kick off the five-day weekend. Many thanks to Steve Lefko and family for his vision, coordination and support of this event for the past three years. Each year this event grows and I can’t wait to see what lies in store for the Expo in 2019. It was so incredible to see the creativity, inquiry and love on science on full display!

While our teachers enjoyed the snow day on Friday and Lincoln’s birthday off with our kids yesterday, today they returned for an institute day that focused on Positive Growth Mindset and a presentation from Lurie Children’s Hospital focused on supporting transgendered students.

This week we are also very excited to welcome Mrs. Kopriva back to Lincoln. Her laughter and smile have been missed in our office. Many thanks to Amy Dwyer and Anna Brennan, who faithfully filled in to support our school in her absence.

Valentine’s Day is always one of my favorite days at Lincoln! It’s always so great to see kids exchanging tokens of friendship and especially the voices of our Kindergarten students in their annual Valentine’s Day program.  The Kindergarten program begins at 10:00 in the auditorium. We encourage all guests to please enter through the Franklin Street entrance. As a reminder, please note that both AM and PM Kindergarten students will attend the morning session on Wednesday, February 14.

Finally, I look forward to celebrating with our February birthdays during Thursday’s Principal Birthday Lunch.

It’s hard to believe our next full “five-day” week of school isn’t until the week of March 12-16. That said, please note the following upcoming dates at Lincoln:

  • Wednesday, February 14 – Kindergarten Valentine’s Program 10:00
  • Monday, February 19 – No Student Attendance – Teacher Institute Day
  • Thursday, March 1 – Evening Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Friday. March 2 – No Student Attendance – Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Monday, March 5 – No Student/Staff Attendance – Pulaksi Day

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can ever do to better support your child or enhance your experience at Lincoln.  Thanks for your support of our Fine Fine School. Have a great week. CG


Calendar

Wednesday, 2/14:

  • Kindergarten Valentine’s Program – 10am, auditorium
  • 4th Grade Math Circle – lunch/recess
  • Winter Sports Camp – 3:15-4pm, gym

Thursday, 2/15:

  • Tennis grades 1/2 – 3:15-4pm, gym
  • February Principal Birthday Lunch
Friday, 2/16:
  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multi-purpose room
  • Fun Lunch – Pasta

Monday, 2/19: NO SCHOOL – Institute Day


Valentine’s Day and Party Information

A Reminder on Class Parties – As Valentine’s Day parties approach, it is important to remember District 90’s food allergy practices that help keep all our children safe.

Room Parents, please remember to check with your class teacher or the school nurse for a list of food allergies unique to your classroom. Please remember that ALL food items MUST be store bought or made in a licensed commercial kitchen that is nut free. All items must be nut free and not manufactured in a nut facility or on equipment that is shared with any type of nut. This is a school-wide practice regardless of whether there is a child with a nut allergy in the classroom.

In addition, all food items must be free of all allergens unique to the classroom and not manufactured on equipment that is shared with that allergen. (Example: soy, egg, milk)

Also please remember that food cannot be prepared in any way in your homes, i.e., slicing fruit or assembling themed food items. Please also bring in all food items in their original packaging so labels can be reviewed.

We ask for your full cooperation with this. Unfortunately, if something comes in that does not adhere to these rules or contains an allergen, the food will not be able to be served.

A Reminder on Valentine’s Day Cards – Please remember that Valentines should be brought for every student in your child’s classroom. Valentines may NOT contain any type of food or candy items. If your child brings a Valentine with candy attached, we will remove the candy and allow the Valentine to be passed out. If there is no way to separate the candy from the Valentine, unfortunately, the Valentines will not be allowed to be passed out, and we will ask your child to bring the Valentines home. Please help us avoid disappointment and tears and remember not to have candy or food be a part of your child’s Valentine cards.

Thank you all for helping keep all of our students at Lincoln safe.

If you have any questions at all please contact our school nurse, Erin Godellas at godellase@district90.org or 708-366-7340 x 8034.  Please feel free to take a picture and forward any ingredient label that you may have a question about.


One District/One Book

District 90, in partnership with the PTOs, will be hosting several upcoming events as part of the shared reading experience, the One District/One Book effort. This community-wide reading initiative encourages families and residents to read, reflect, and discuss the same book together. All District 90 families, faculty, staff, students, and River Forest residents are encouraged to read and join in the discussion of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Carol Dweck.

The Mindset approach offers a framework to advance one’s efforts in the classroom (for students), at work, with personal relationships, and in the community. School and local librarians are offering other potential book titles with similar themes for novice or young readers.

Webinar – Wednesday, February 21 from 8-9pm (more details coming soon) 
Please plan to participate in an interactive webinar for anyone interested in understanding the components of the growth mindset approach. More than a concept that relies on positive thinking, the growth mindset approach encourages meeting challenges through a variety of methods. Participants will be able to leverage practical suggestions about the growth mindset approach as they learn how to apply its tenets to all aspects of their lives.

All events are free and open to the public. Please plan to attend one or all of the upcoming One District/One Book events, see attached flyer.


Jump Rope For Heart (grades 1-4) – February 21!

Forms and parent letters were​ sent home with students in grades 1-4. The students who participate in the fundraising event will have until February 21 to collect donations.  On February 21, we will celebrate Jump Rope for Heart Day during PE classes. On that day, all the students will jump rope celebrating being heart healthy – all fundraising envelopes should be turned in at that time.  Wondering what Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart is all about? Check it out!

 

Jump Rope For Heart:

Here  are four easy steps to get your student’s online fundraising page set up and start collecting lifesaving donations (or watch this quick video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc9Yz4lNzLU):

  1. Go to your school’s fundraising page: WWW.HEART.ORG/GOTO/LINCOLNRIVERFOREST
  2. Click on the Sign Up button
  3. Create a username and password and then fill out the registration form
  4. Share your personal fundraising link with friends and family right away.

AND/OR Download the FREE mobile app Jump/Hoops and register your student that way

Thank you for joining us as we challenge each other to keep our heart healthy and raise money for kids with special hearts!


International Festival – Sunday, February 25!

Lincoln School and PTO is hosting its third International Fest on Sunday, February 25, from 1-4pm.

Send your child on a journey around the world! In one afternoon, your child will travel through four countries, hosted by Lincoln parents from around the world (plus art teachers Ms. Kozbur!), doing locally themed hands-on projects and activities at each itinerary stop.

The cost of this amazing experience is $5 per child. All travelers will receive a personalized passport and duty free bag. World travel will include age appropriate scavenger hunts with token souvenir prizes! World snacks and drinks will be available for sale in our International Food Court (the gym). Parents and siblings are welcome to wait for their Lincoln Travelers alongside a hands-on international exhibit in the gym.

Due to space and logistical constraints, the World Tour is open to Lincoln students only. Parents may accompany Lincoln students on the tour if need be, but qualified “tour guides” will be helping students find their way, and will be available to assist younger travelers. Franklin Entrance Doors open at 1 pm. Students “tour” from 1:15 to 4 pm. WebStore registration is open until February 16 and will be limited to the first 120 Lincoln students who RSVP.

In the event that World Tour sells out, please register on the Wait List free of charge and we will contact you if space opens up.

Parent volunteers are still needed — please sign up on the PTO SignUpGenius.

Questions? Contact Vanessa Druckman (vanessadruckman at gmail.com) or Katie Iammartino (katie_strauss at hotmail.com)


Annual Lincoln School Auction – March 16th!

 We hope you can join us for our school’s annual fundraiser Hoops & Heels on Friday, March 16th at Lake Street Kitchen!  ALL proceeds benefit our kids and our school!
The addition of a live auction last year was a great success and we can’t wait to do it again (along with a silent auction)!  We are in search of new auction items/experiences.  If you have anything you’d be interested in donating or discussing, or if you’re interested in volunteering with the auction committee, please contact our auction chairs Rebecca Ehart (clarkhartwed@gmail.com) or Melissa Bergetz (bergetzm@gmail.com).
Tickets will be available for advance purchase online soon.  More information will be coming in future newsletters.   Looking forward to seeing you there!

Girls On the Run – Registration is open!

Fitness, Empowerment, & Fun? Join Girls on the Run!

Girls on the Run is a non-profit, after-school program for 3rd and 4th grade girls that uses the power of running to educate girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. The program combines training for a 5k event with interactive lessons that encourage positive physical and social-emotional development.

WHEN do we meet?
 Twice a week after school for 75 – 90 minutes with your team. The program will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Lincoln School starting in March through May and is led by trained, volunteer coaches.  (Cost will be $205/girl for the 12 week season).

Sign up is open! Go to gotrchicago.org to sign up and learn more.  5K Race to be held in Grant Park on Saturday, May 19.

Volunteer as a coach for Girls on the Run!  You don’t need to be a runner or have previous coaching experience – just the passion to change the lives of young girls.

Contact Kristin Bailitz at kristinbailitz@gmail.com if interested.


ATTENTION PARENTS OF 4TH GRADERS

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, Thursday, June 6. Your 4th grader can choose to participate in the Maypole Dance and/or Drumming. We are in need of parent volunteers to help guide and instruct the students in the drumming activity.  Please email Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) if you are interested in leading the 4th graders in this Lincoln Tradition.

Please 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 Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com).

Commemorative Video for 4th Graders: Pictures Needed

A video will be shown at the 4th grade breakfast on the morning of June 6. 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.  We will set up a method for collecting those photos in the coming weeks.


Important Messages from your School Nurse

Image result for nurse cross

Please remember during cold and flu season to keep your child home if they are sick. If they have a fever they need to be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication before they can return to school. If they are vomiting and/or have diarrhea, make sure it has been at least 24 hours since the last episode before returning to school. If your child has an excessively runny nose or cannot stop coughing, it may be a good idea to keep them home. This is to protect your child from catching something if their immune system is down, as well as to protect the other students and staff. Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone at Lincoln School healthy.


Attendance Reporting

When reporting your child’s absence please be sure to either use the district attendance e-mail or telephone extension:
1) Lincoln School Attendance Line: 708.366.7340
2) Email 24-7 to lincolnattendance@district90.org