3/29 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
Welcome Back from Spring Break. While we aren’t returning from this break with sun-kissed skin, sand in our shoes, souvenirs from exotic destinations or fun travel stories to tell, I’m confident that this Spring Break will not soon be forgotten. I’m hopeful that the lessons of genuine kindness, compassion and community outreach we gain daily from this human experience will continue to humble us and remain with us long after this storm passes.

Like many of you, I’ve passed the days bingeing on Netflix, pacing my home, eating too much and spending too much time scrolling through social media. While getting lost in the abyss of Facebook posts, I did come across this gem and though it might make good content for today’s Lincoln Log. Here is a voice recording I made of this post that helped put things into better perspective or me. Enjoy:

There is no parent or teacher playbook for what we are collectively experiencing, so as we venture into our second week of E-Learning, I’d like to thank you for the outpouring of support that our community has displayed for our teachers. E-Learning is new for us as well and I couldn’t be prouder of the behind the scenes efforts such as planning, collaboration and communication that our Fine Fine teachers have been extremely engaged in as they navigate these uncharted waters and prepare meaningful virtual-learning experiences for our kids. With little notice our teachers accepted this challenge and have quickly become See-Saw experts and frequent participants in Google Hangouts and Zoom meetings….logging more screen time in one week than they likely have in years! A teacher’s craft and magic is best displayed “live and in action,” and since we are currently on hiatus from “teaching as we know it,” this week D-90 is providing our teachers with a virtual teacher work-day on Wednesday, April 1. This day will provide our faculty the opportunity to virtually collaborate with their peers and the opportunity to support and refine their E-teaching craft. Therefore there will be no E-Learning on Wednesday. (No this is not an April Fools prank :-))

The most perfectly executed E-Learning lesson pales in comparison to any lesson our teachers could deliver within the walls of their classroom. While we will keep flooding your child’s See-Saw account with meaningful and standards based assignments, PLEASE DON’T WORRY ABOUT THEIR POTENTIAL FOR ACADEMIC REGRESSION. Teachers are experts at course correction and when our doors reopen the Fine Fine teachers at Lincoln will be there to support every child and their family. These are unprecedented times that WILL pass. At the end of all this, your child’s social emotional well-being will be more important than any math or reading lesson. The memory of this collective human experience we are living though will remain with them and each of us longer than any See-Saw post or E-Learning lesson. Simply put avoid confrontation or argument about submitting the perfect assignment or having the correct answer…..be there for your kids, listen, reassure and give lots of hugs. Our kids take their cues from each of us, therefore for the duration of E-Learning they can look forward to a daily embarrassingly silly Morning Message from me and unconditional virtual love from everyone at Lincoln.

Finally, before we start the week, I’d like to take a moment to express the Lincoln community’s collective gratitude to all the Lincoln families who daily put their lives at risk to keep each of us safe. The Lincoln community is full of heath care professionals and various other essential workers, who have not been afforded the opportunity to quarantine like many of us. Therefore, this week, I will be challenging our kids to create cards, signs and other messages that will be delivered to area hospitals and hung in areas to reassure our doctors, nurses and other health care professionals that we are sending lots of “Lincoln Love” their way. Beginning tomorrow, there will be a plastic container outside of the Park Avenue entrance to our school. Please drop off any signs or messages by Thursday, so these messages can be delivered to our local hospitals to show our much needed appreciation!

As always, thank you for your unconditional support of Lincoln. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to better support your kids or family. Like each of you, I long for the return to “life as it was.” Until that day comes, please tell your kids that myself and everyone at Lincoln loves and misses them more than words can express. Lincoln Love to you all. Be Well. ~CG

In case you missed it last week, here is the video we created to welcome kids back from Spring Break: https://vimeo.com/401426517


Calendar

Monday, March 30:

  • E-Learning

Tuesday, March 31:

  • E-Learning
  • 7PM – 2nd Grade Girl Scout Troop ZOOM meeting (invite to be sent out Monday)

Wednesday, April 1:

  • Virtual Teacher Work Day (No- E- Learning)

Thursday, April 2:

  • E-Learning

Friday, April 3:

  • E-Learning

COVID-19 Instructions from your school nurse

I hope everyone is staying healthy.  Remember to get lots of rest, eat balanced meals, and wash your hands for at least 20 seconds frequently.  For more in depth instructions on proper hand washing, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/cdctv/healthyliving/hygiene/fight-germs-wash-hands.html for a short video presentation.   It is also important to avoid large crowds and stay at home as much as possible.  During your time away from school, I will be checking email and am available if needed.  Please continue to email me with any contagious illnesses, for example, pink eye, strep throat and influenza.  If you have reason to believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 and/or if you are awaiting test results, please contact me either by email godellase@district90.org or phone 708-214-8408 to let me know.  Due to the long incubation period, we want to approach all of this with an abundance of caution since we do have immunocompromised students and staff at Lincoln Elementary.  As always, it is important that I am aware of all the different illnesses in our school community to help protect all of our students and staff members.  If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for doing your part to keep our Lincoln Community safe,

Erin Godellas


Lincoln Auction Results

 Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who got on their mobile devices and supported our Lincoln Auction through the online bidding process. Even though we weren’t able to celebrate our Fine Fine school in person, we were still able to raise over $10,000 for our PTO for next year. Amazing!!! Also, a HUGE THANK YOU to the co-chairs of the event – Lauren Perlstein, Kathryn Schmahl, and Stephanie Kang and their committee. Many, many hours went into planning the event and we look forward to all celebrating together at Doc Ryan’s together soon. (Date still TBD).

 


Join the 2020-21 PTO Team!!!

The mission of the PTO is to support and enhance the education of the children at Lincoln School. But without input, ideas and support from the families at Lincoln, fulfilling this mission is not possible. All of the planning for our 2020-2021 PTO related events starts soon, so even though things are up in the air for the next few weeks in our school community, we are still working hard to put together our slate for next year.

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

Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO! Please click here to view the list of positions available for the 2020-21 school year.


Connect4Kids Local Yoga – Registration Postponed Until Further Notice

Classes were scheduled to start Monday, April 6th, it is $80 for the 6 week session. Class dates were scheduled to be 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, and will be from 3:15-4:15pm in the LLC.

The program will provide children with an opportunity to foster greater self-awareness and improve their concentration and self-confidence. The team will introduce the children to the fundamentals of yoga and incorporate social-emotional themes. Registration will be on the PTO Webstore.

3/15 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope this Lincoln Log finds you well and keeping healthy during these unprecedented times.

As you can imagine, the past week was spent preparing for our upcoming E-Learning Days. While nothing can take the place of direct teacher/student instruction within the walls of our Fine Fine School, please rest assured that our Fine Fine teachers have worked diligently and collectively to prepare for the first ever launch of E-Learning in D90. There will likely be hiccups and questions along the way, but please know that all attempts have been made to make learning as accessible and intentional as possible during our days away from Lincoln. I couldn’t be prouder of the Lincoln staff and the plans they have made for our Lincoln Eagles to learn virtually for the coming days. Should you have further questions about E-Learning in D90, attached is a link that will be helpful in answering your questions.

As was outlined in Dr. Condon’s address to families last week, assignments will be posted daily by 9:00AM. Students/families will have until 9:00PM to submit responses or work for the day. Elementary student daily attendance will be evidenced by student completion and/or submission of assignments and activities. Classroom teachers will monitor attendance and submit absences to Ms. Kopriva on a daily basis. Because it is important to continue to monitor student attendance during E-Learning days, please be sure to email Ms. Kopriva or myself if your child is ill and unable to complete assignments on any given day. koprivam@district90.org or godfreyc@district90.org.

Additionally, it will also be important for Nurse Godellas to remain aware of any illnesses of Lincoln students. Therefore, please email her at godellase@district90.org if your child is diagnosed with any illness you might generally communicate with her about (i.e. flu, strep-throat, pertussis, etc.) Additionally, should anyone in your home come in contact with or test positive for COVID-19, please be sure to communicate that information with her.

These are uncertain times, and as challenging as it may be, our kids look to the adults in their lives for stability and guidance. Therefore, attached is a resourceful publication from the National Association of School Nurses and the National Association of School Psychologists of how to talk with kids about COVID-19.

To do my part to reassure our kids, each day of our absence from school, I’ll be uploading a personal video message to each students See-Saw account. I’m excited to present to your family a daily message and story time from the comforts of my home!

Over the past few weeks we’ve been clearly reminded that what unites us as humans is much stronger than anything that divides us. In the coming days and weeks, take care of yourselves and each other. Please reach out if there is anything I can do support your or your family. As always, thank you for your continued support of our Fine Fine School!

Be well.
CG


Calendar

  • March 16-20 E-Learning Days – NO STUDENT/STAFF ATTENDANCE
  • March 23-27 Spring Break

***Look for the next Lincoln Log on Sunday, March 29.***


Reminder from your school nurse

I hope everyone is staying healthy.  Remember to get lots of rest, eat balanced meals, and wash your hands for at least 20 seconds frequently.  For more in depth instructions on proper hand washing, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/cdctv/healthyliving/hygiene/fight-germs-wash-hands.html for a short video presentation.   It is also important to avoid large crowds and stay at home as much as possible.  During your time away from school, I will be checking email and am available if needed.  Please continue to email me with any contagious illnesses, for example, pink eye, strep throat and influenza.  If you have reason to believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 and/or if you are awaiting test results, please contact me either by email godellase@district90.org or phone 708-214-8408 to let me know.  Due to the long incubation period, we want to approach all of this with an abundance of caution since we do have immunocompromised students and staff at Lincoln Elementary.  As always, it is important that I am aware of all the different illnesses in our school community to help protect all of our students and staff members.  If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for doing your part to keep our Lincoln Community safe,

Erin Godellas


Lincoln Auction – online bidding open until 8pm tonight! 

 You still have an opportunity to support our fine, fine school – online bidding closes at 8pm on 3/15!

Sign up here to register to bid – https://cbo.io/bidapp/index.php?slug=d90#

 


Connect4Kids Local Yoga – registration delayed to 3/29 at 5pm

*Registration is delayed until Sunday, March 29th at 5pm – based on what we know today. If anything changes, will we let parents know.*

Classes start Monday, April 6th, it is $80 for the 6 week session. Class dates are 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, and will be from 3:15-4:15pm in the LLC.

The program will provide children with an opportunity to foster greater self-awareness and improve their concentration and self-confidence. The team will introduce the children to the fundamentals of yoga and incorporate social-emotional themes. Registration will be on the PTO Webstore.

3/8 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weather and sunshine this weekend. I enjoyed having my parents in town for the weekend. It is hard to believe there are only ten school days until Spring Break. The next two weeks will be very busy around our Fine Fine School. So here are a few highlights of things to come!

I’m looking forward to seeing you on Friday night at the annual Lincoln School Auction. The auction is always one of my favorite nights of the year. It’s always a fun evening and spirited way to celebrate Lincoln. This year’s committee spearheaded by Lauren Perlstein and Stephanie Kang has worked tirelessly to plan a fun and spirited evening to celebrate our school. They’ve worked to incorporate some traditional Lincoln auction favorites as well as some new and fresh elements to this year’s event. It promises to be a fun and memorable evening. Information about tickets can be found in the auction section below.

Hopefully last Wednesday you received an email from Dawne Simmons regarding the upcoming Erin’s Law sessions.  Erin’s Law (House Bill 6193) requires that all Illinois schools implement an age-appropriate sexual assault and abuse awareness prevention curriculum to students.  This year, District 90 has elected to have Linda Conway, Director of I-SEARCH Safety Programs, and Victor Pacini, creator of the Be Seen and Heard program, provide presentations related to Erin’s Law.  Linda Conway will be visiting the AM and PM Lincoln kindergarten classrooms on March 18th.  Victor Pacini will be meeting with grades 1-4 by grade level in our auditorium on March 18th.  Presentations are tailored for each grade to address concepts such as, “the difference between a safe and unsafe touch”, “trusted heroes”, and “using your voice” in a way that is developmentally appropriate for the children in each grade.  The following link will provide more information if you have questions about Victor Pacini or the Be Seen and Heard program:  Victor Pacini’s Website

As you know, talk of the Coronavirus seems to be dominating the news and social media. As during all illnesses, our maintenance staff and our school nurse, Ms. Godellas, work in tandem to proactively prevent the spread of germs and to communicate with families regarding illnesses at Lincoln . The following link provides a document co-created by the National Association of School Nurses and the National Association of School Psychologists with helpful information to use when talking to kids about this topic.  While the document was created for parents, the information translates nicely to the school setting if children have questions.  As always please reach out to the incredible nurse Ms. Godellas or myself if you have any questions.  Talking to Children about Coronavirus

Finally, next week, Lincoln will celebrate our annual Spring Break Spirit Week. Here is a glance ahead to our Spring Break countdown.

Monday. March 16- Mixed up Monday

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

Tuesday, March 17-  Go Green Tuesday– St. Patrick’s Day

-Wear as much green as possible 

Wednesday, March 18Cozy-up and Read Day

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

Thursday, March 19- Wear RED for Lincoln and Hat Day

-Wear your Lincoln spiritwear, red and your favorite or craziest hat! 

Friday, March 20- Vacation Friday

-Celebrate the start of Spring Break by wearing vacation clothing!

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


Calendar

Monday, March 9:

  • PTO meeting – 8:45am, conference room
  • Chef du Jour – during lunch, library
  • Lincoln News Broadcast – during lunch, Mr. Cheney’s classroom
  • Lincoln News Crew – 3:10-4:15, STEM
  • Winter Yoga – 3:15-4:15, library
  • Winter Sports (Grades 1/2) – 3:15-4:15, gym
  • Chess Club – 3:15-4, multipurpose room

Tuesday, March 10:

  • Girls on the Run – 3:15-4:30, gym

Wednesday, March 11:

  • Wednesday Walking Club
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Game On Club – during lunch, STEM lab

Thursday, March 12:

  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Principal Birthday Lunch
  • Coding and App Development Club – during lunch, Mrs. Clasky’s classroom
  • Recorder Club – 3:10-4:15, auditorium
  • Girls on the Run – 3:15-4:30, gym

Friday, March 13:

  • FUN LUNCH – Burger or grilled cheese
  • Wonder Writers – Multi-Purpose Room
  • Volleyball Club – 3:15-4:15, gym
  • LINCOLN SCHOOL AUCTION – 7pm, Doc Ryan’s

The Lincoln Auction is 5 days away! Tickets prices will increase this week!

The 10th annual Lincoln Auction is this Friday, March 13 at 7 pm at Doc Ryan’s. If you are interesting in attending Lincoln’s biggest fundraiser of the year, please purchase your tickets NOW since prices will increase Thursday. Sign up here: https://cbo.io/tickets/d90/tix to register. There will be both a silent and live auction, drinks, appetizers, DJ, dancing and a ton of fun.

Early bidding opens on Wednesday and you’ll get a sneak peek at some of our top prizes like principal for a day, priceless classroom artwork, summer camps and classes, and an exclusive, intimate concert with a top-notch band.

Please reach out to Stephanie Kendall Kang,  Lauren Plungas Perlstein, or Kathryn Schmahl with any questions. See you on Friday!


PTO Meeting Tomorrow Morning

Join us for the March PTO meeting tomorrow (Monday) morning at 8:45 in the Lincoln conference room. All are welcome!


Connect4Kids Local Yoga 

REGISTRATION OPENS SUNDAY, MARCH 15TH AT 5 PM

Calling all Yogis! Local Yoga instructors Angela Corvo (d90 Mom and Owner) and Marissa Jayne will be teaching children’s yoga class for 1st – 4th grade students.

Classes start Monday, April 6th, it is $80 for the 6 week session.

Class dates are 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, and will be from 3:15-4:15pm in the LLC.

The program will provide children with an opportunity to foster greater self-awareness and improve their concentration and self-confidence. The team will introduce the children to the fundamentals of yoga and incorporate social-emotional themes. Registration is now open on the PTO Webstore!

Please be aware that PTO sponsored events are facilitated by volunteers and instructors solicited by the PTO. D90 personnel are often times are not in attendance or on the school premises. Students will be dismissed on the Franklin side to parents or caregivers. Instructors can not be responsible for students who wish to walk home. Parents must give notification to instructors.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Nikki Elza at njselza@comcast.net.


Connect4Kids – upcoming programming

“Vaping and Teens” – What Parent Need to Know Today

Parent Enrichment Evening:

  • Tuesday, March 10th
  • 7-8:30 pm
  • Roosevelt Middle School Auditorium
  • Questions? Contact Ashby Mims, ashby.mims@gmail.com

Screenagers 

Screenagers is a documentary that dives into tech’s impact on kids + challenges of parenting in a digital world.  Viewing for Parents and Students (10 years and older):

  • Thursday, April 2nd
  • 7-9:00 pm, film followed by guided group discussion for parents and students
  • Roosevelt Middle School Auditorium
  • Organized by: Connect4Kids, Positive Youth Development and the Oak Park River Forest Township
  • Questions? Contact Elizabeth Stoker, ebucherstoker@yahoo.com
  • *The Next Chapter, the recent follow up documentary to Screenagers will be shown at OPRF on Tuesday, April 21st

Join the 2020-21 PTO Team!!!

The mission of the PTO is to support and enhance the education of the children at Lincoln School. But without input, ideas and support from the families at Lincoln, fulfilling this mission is not possible. As we begin to plan for the 2020-21 school year, we invite parents to join us from 7:30-9:30 pm on Thursday, April 23 at 541 Keystone Ave. (Ginger Timchak’s House), to share ideas and show support for activities and events organized by the PTO.

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

Spread the word and bring a friend – thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO!  Please click here to view the list of positions available for the 2020-21 school year.


Library Lowdown

Rosie Revere Musical: Rosie Revere, Engineer will be presented on Saturday, April 4th at North Central College in Naperville.  The performance is a fun new musical based on Andrea Beaty’s terrific three picture books: Rosie Revere the Engineer, Iggy Peck, Architect, and Ada Twist, Scientist.

Here is the link to NCC’s website for show information.  Both the books and the theatre group come highly recommend by Mrs. Brauweiler!


A Very Important Message from your School Nurse

Image result for nurse image red crossPlease 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. 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.

If you have any questions at all please contact our school nurse, Erin Godellas at godellase@district90.org or 708-366-7340 x 8034.

3/2 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you enjoyed yet another long weekend. With only fourteen school days remaining until Spring Break, it will be a busy few weeks around Lincoln.

Many thanks to everyone who took the time to come engage in conversation with our teachers during Spring Conferences. While this is a formal opportunity to connect with teachers, please know your ongoing communication is essential and always welcome.

I look forward to celebrating our school with you on Friday, March 13 at our annual Lincoln School Auction. This is always such a fun evening to come together. If you haven’t already done so, please see the information below for tickets.

Finally, don’t forget to continue to spread the word about Kindergarten registration for the 2020-2021 school year. Please encourage anyone you know with a kindergarten age child to register as soon as possible.

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

CG

Waste Free Leaders 02.27.20
Ms. Donnelly
Ms. Bajo


Calendar

Monday, March 2:

  • NO SCHOOL – Pulaski Day

Tuesday, March 3:

  • 3rd Grade Mares/McCole Field Trip DuPage Children’s Museum
  • Girls on the Run – 3:15 – 4:15 (gym)
  • Theater Club – 3:15-4:15pm, auditorium

Wednesday, March 4:

  • 3rd Grade Briggs/Ponzio Field Trip DuPage Children’s Museum
  • Wednesday Walking Club
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Game On Club – during lunch, STEM lab

Thursday, March 5:

  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Coding and App Development Club – during lunch, Mrs. Clasky’s classroom
  • Books and Building Club (grade 2) – during lunch, library
  • Recorder Club – 3:10-4:15pm, auditorium
  • Girls on the Run – 3:15 – 4:15 (gym)

Friday, March 6:

  • FUN LUNCH – Chicken Tenders or Grilled Cheese
  • Wonder Writers – Multi-Purpose Room
  • Heartworks Meeting – STEM
  • Volleyball Club – Gym

 


Lincoln Auction, Friday, March 13 – tickets selling fast!

Want your child to be the principal or librarian for a day? A night our with Mr. Godfrey? Want an amazing experience with Lincoln parents or prizes from local vendors? Come to Lincoln’s biggest fundraiser of the year on Friday, March 13 at 7 pm at Doc Ryan’s.

Sign up here: https://cbo.io/tickets/d90/tix to register. All proceeds benefit the PTO. There will be both a silent and live auction, drinks, appetizers, DJ, dancing and a ton of fun.


Looking for parent volunteers for 4th Grade Field Day activities

Image result for maypole imagesWould 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 scheduled for the last day of school. Your 4th grader can choose to participate in the Maypole Dance and/or Drumming. Registration will occur after spring break. In the meantime, we are in need of parent volunteers to help guide and instruct the students in the Maypole Dance and drumming activities.  Please email Amy Dwyer (amyadwyer@gmail.com) or Gina Hardy (gfrioli@hotmail.com) if you are interested in leading the 4th graders in this wonderful Lincoln tradition.


Potential new PTO committee – gardening!

Image result for garden images clipartInterested in gardening? Have a green thumb? Value Lincoln’s native garden and green spaces? Please let Amy Hansmann, Alexis Murphy or Renee Sichlau know as soon as possible! We are gauging interest in forming a new PTO Garden Committee to help support stewardship of Lincoln’s native gardens as well as future gardening initiatives at Lincoln.


Library Lowdown

Rosie Revere Musical: Rosie Revere, Engineer will be presented on Saturday, April 4th at North Central College in Naperville.  The performance is a fun new musical based on Andrea Beaty’s terrific three picture books: Rosie Revere the Engineer, Iggy Peck, Architect, and Ada Twist, Scientist.

Here is the link to NCC’s website for show information.  Both the books and the theatre group come highly recommend by Mrs. Brauweiler!


A Very Important Message from your School Nurse

Image result for nurse image red crossPlease 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. 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.

If you have any questions at all please contact our school nurse, Erin Godellas at godellase@district90.org or 708-366-7340 x 8034.

2/23 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the balmy weather and especially the sunshine! Unfortunately, the forecast for the coming week doesn’t look quite as pleasant, however the silver lining is that Spring Break is less than a month away!

I look forward to seeing you at Spring Conferences this week. The conference schedule is outlined below.:

Thursday, February 27:
PreK and Kindergarten: 8:20 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Grades 1–4: 3:40 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Grades 5 – 8: 3:40 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Friday, February 28:
PreK and Kindergarten: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Grades 1 – 4: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Grades 5 – 8: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m

To register, you may click on this link: https://www.virtualparagon.com/d90k4/conference/

D90 is asking that you consider providing your feedback to the DRAFT 2020-25 Strategic Plan. To provide your observations, please participate in this brief survey by clicking this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z7YMCZH

The purpose of this survey is to gather stakeholder feedback on the tentative Strategic Plan that is currently being developed. Your feedback will help to refine the language and provide guidance on the Draft 2020-25 Strategic Plan. The survey will close at noon on Friday, February 28.

Don’t forget – there is no student attendance on Friday, February 28 and Monday, March 2 for conferences and the observance of Casimir Pulaski Day.

As always, thanks for your support of our Fine Fine School. I look forwarding to seeing you later this week at conferences.

Have a wonderful week. CG


Calendar

Monday, February 24:

  • Lincoln News Broadcast – during lunch, Mr. Cheney’s classroom
  • Chef Du Jour – during lunch, library
  • Lincoln News Crew – 3:10 – 4:15pm, STEM
  • Winter Yoga – 3:15 – 4:15pm, library
  • Winter Sports (Grades 1/2) – 3:15  -4:15pm, gym
  • Chess Club – 3:15 – 4pm, multipurpose room
  • Green4Good Club – 3:15 – 4:15pm, Mrs. Suzuki’s classroom

Tuesday, February 25:

  • Books and Building Club (grade 1) – during lunch, library
  • Theater Club – 3:15-4:15pm, auditorium

Wednesday, February 26:

  • Wednesday Walking Club
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Game On Club – during lunch, STEM lab

Thursday, February 27:

  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • FUN LUNCH – pasta/mac n cheese
  • Coding and App Development Club – during lunch, Mrs. Clasky’s classroom
  • Books and Building Club (grade 2) – during lunch, library
  • Recorder Club – 3:10-4:15pm, auditorium
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences – evening

Friday, February 28:

  • NO SCHOOL – Parent/Teacher Conferences

Monday, March 2:

  • NO SCHOOL – Pulaski Day

*The next Lincoln Log will publish on Monday, March 2.*


Girls Volleyball Club – registration now open for spring session!

Registration for spring volleyball begins on Sunday, February 23rd at 5pm!


Lincoln Auction, Friday, March 13 – tickets selling fast!

Want your child to be the principal or librarian for a day? A night out with Mr. Godfrey? Want an amazing experience with Lincoln parents or prizes from local vendors? Come to Lincoln’s biggest fundraiser of the year on Friday, March 13 at 7 pm at Doc Ryan’s.

Sign up here: https://cbo.io/tickets/d90/tix to register. All proceeds benefit the PTO. There will be both a silent and live auction, drinks, appetizers, DJ, dancing and a ton of fun.


Looking for parent volunteers for 4th Grade Field Day activities

Image result for maypole imagesWould 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 scheduled for the last day of school. Your 4th grader can choose to participate in the Maypole Dance and/or Drumming. Registration will occur after spring break. In the meantime, we are in need of parent volunteers to help guide and instruct the students in the Maypole Dance and drumming activities.  Please email Amy Dwyer (amyadwyer@gmail.com) or Gina Hardy (gfrioli@hotmail.com) if you are interested in leading the 4th graders in this wonderful Lincoln tradition.


Potential new PTO committee – gardening!

Image result for garden images clipartInterested in gardening? Have a green thumb? Value Lincoln’s native garden and green spaces? Please let Amy Hansmann, Alexis Murphy or Renee Sichlau know as soon as possible! We are gauging interest in forming a new PTO Garden Committee to help support stewardship of Lincoln’s native gardens as well as future gardening initiatives at Lincoln.


Library Lowdown

Rosie Revere Musical: Rosie Revere, Engineer will be presented on Saturday, April 4th at North Central College in Naperville.  The performance is a fun new musical based on Andrea Beaty’s terrific three picture books: Rosie Revere the Engineer, Iggy Peck, Architect, and Ada Twist, Scientist.

Here is the link to NCC’s website for show information.  Both the books and the theatre group come highly recommend by Mrs. Brauweiler!


A Very Important Message from your School Nurse

Image result for nurse image red crossPlease 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. 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.

If you have any questions at all please contact our school nurse, Erin Godellas at godellase@district90.org or 708-366-7340 x 8034.


Strengthening Families Program – program begins 2/25

Roosevelt PTO’s Positive Youth Development (PYD)/Parent Enrichment Committee is working with the Oak Park Township’s PYD committee to help promote their Strengthening Families Program. This program helps families work on the skills needed to effectively communicate with each other and to improve family relationships. It is a free program to residents of River Forest and Oak Park. The next session begins in the evening on Tuesday, February 25th.

Please see the attached flyer for more details about the program and registration information.

Questions? Please contact Megan Hunkele at mewoodward@hotmail.com