2/16 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you and your family kept safe and warm during the frigid and snowy President’s Day weekend.  Fortunately, it looks like we might reach twenty degrees within the next few days! 

In the event your family traveled outside of Illinois over the long weekend, please be sure to comply with the  updated Travel/Quarantine Guidance recently released by the Cook County Health Department. Thank you for your continued compliance with this guidance and keeping our kids safe.

Each year we ask your family to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. Again this year, District 90 will participate in the annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials survey that is designed to generate a comprehensive picture of the inner workings of our schools. Teachers, parents, and students will be able to share their insights and perceptions about our schools as we develop school improvement plans. Students in grades 4-8, teachers, and parents/guardians will be able to participate in this online and confidential survey that is based on 20 years of research at the University of Chicago. The survey will be open for participation until April 2, 2021.To participate in the 5Essentials Survey, please click this link: Illinois 5Essentials Survey.

Spring conferences are next week. Conferences will again be held virtually. Don’t forget to sign up for a time to meet with your child’s teacher using the attached information for Conference Instructions.

As always, thanks for your continued support of Lincoln. Please reach out if there is ever anything more I can do to support your family. Have a great week. CG


Calendar

Thursday 2/18: Nick Bruel virtual author visit


Nick Bruel is visiting virtually this Thursday!!

We’re so excited to welcome Nick Bruel, author of the Bad Kitty series, virtually to Lincoln this Thursday, February 18. Students will tune in to Zoom to listen to the author/illustrator talk about his new Bad Kitty book, as well as some drawing demonstrations and a Q&A session.

PM Kindergarten will receive the link from their teachers to join in the morning if they choose to.

His latest book, Bad Kitty goes on vacation, as well as a few others are available to purchase and will include a signed bookplate.  Orders will be handled online directly through Anderson’s (just like the book fair) — link is here and on the 2-page form. Books will be delivered to Lincoln and will be distributed directly to students.

Please contact Mrs. Brauweiler if you have any questions.


Kids Heart Challenge

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It’s time to sign up for the annual American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge! Click here for more details!


School Board Candidate Q&A Forum

On March 11th at 7pm, the D90 PTOs are hosting a School Board Candidate Q&S Forum. More details to follow.


2021-22 Kindergarten Registration

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Kindergarten Registration for the 2021-2022 School year is now open. If your child will turn five on or before September 1, 2021, they are eligible to register for Kindergarten. To register please contact Ms. Josephine Ribaudo. ribaudoj@district90.org
708.771.8282


Lincoln Love

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to recognize a staff member, student or volunteer? If so, take a quick moment to share your story using the link below and we will be sure to share some Lincoln Love with your honoree! Thanks for filling someone’s bucket today! Lincoln LOVE


Social Emotional Learning

To honor the celebration of Black History Month, here are two resources your family might find useful in celebrating month.

“I [STILL] can’t breathe”: Supporting kids of color amid racialized violence

How White Parents Can Talk To Their Kids About Race 


Technology Support

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Thank you for emailing  powerschool@district90.org or helpdesk@district90.org with your technology questions/issues.  Please remember to include as much information as possible, e.g., Student Name, Teacher Name, School, iPad asset tag number, etc. Screenshots, links, websites and any other information regarding the issue is helpful. For example, my iPad/computer can’t connect to the XXXXX website when I click on this link. 

Additionally, if you have difficulty logging into your child’s special area classes, please be sure to reach out to that particular teacher to assist with any login issues. 


2/7 Lincoln Log

Happy Superbowl Sunday Lincoln Families,

Whether you’re cheering for Tampa Bay, Kansas City, or just watching for the commercials and halftime show, I hope your family was able to keep safe and warm on this frigid Super Bowl Sunday.

It looks like the February deep freeze will be with us for the foreseeable future. Therefore, for safety purposes we will not be taking students outside for snacks on days where the wind chill/real feel is below 10 degrees. Following the D90 safety guidance, we also continue to adhere to no maskless time inside the building. Keeping that in mind, please be sure that your child eats a full and nutritious breakfast each morning that will sustain them until lunch. Hopefully, warmer days are on the way! 

Valentine’s Day is less than a week away.  Please remember that due to ongoing safety protocols related to Covid-19, we will not be permitting students to exchange valentines with their classmates. However, teachers will autonomously implement creative ways to safely celebrate Valentine’s Day with their students. Thanks for your support and understanding.

With the upcoming President’s Day weekend, please make special note of the updated Travel/Quarantine Guidance recently released by the Cook County Health Department. Thank you for your continued compliance with this guidance and keeping our kids safe. 

Additionally, please note that if your child should need to miss school or quarantine for any reason related to Covid-19 to allow up to 24 hours for teachers to compile instructional resources for your child to fully participate in “remote,” learning. All supplies can be picked up in the Park Avenue lobby. 
There have been a few modifications to our daily student self certification process. Please use this attachment for updated instructions on how to self certify your child’s health each day. 

Spring conferences are coming up in just a few short weeks. Conferences will again be held virtually. Don’t forget to sign up for a time to meet with your child’s teacher using the attached information for Conference Instructions.

Our winter benchmark assessments will continue in the coming days and weeks. All students in K-4 will participate in AimswebPlus testing in the area of reading and math. All 3rd and 4th grade students will also be administered the NWEA MAP assessment in the area of Reading and Math. Below is the MAP assessment schedule:

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Finally, this Thursday at 1:00pm, I am excited to celebrate all of our February birthdays at February Principal Birthday Lunch. Look for the Zoom link on Seesaw on Thursday!

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


Calendar

*MAP Testing 3rd and 4th Grade*

Thursday, 2/11:

  • February Principal Birthday Lunch

Monday, 2/15:

  • NO SCHOOL – President’s Day

Tuesday, 2/16:

  • NO SCHOOL – Institute Day

** The next Lincoln Log will be distributed on Tuesday, February 16**


Sugarbeet Fundraiser – this Friday!

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Pizza! Pizza! The Lincoln PTO is teaming up with Sugar Beet Schoolhouse in River Forest to host a virtual pizza cooking class for our Lincoln Eagles on Friday, February 12 at 5pm! Cost:  $30 for a small pizza kit or $40 for a large pizza kit

It’s easy to register, click on this link https://www.sugarbeetschoolhouse.org/lincoln-elementary-fundraiser
A portion of the proceeds will help support the Lincoln PTO.  Please see this flyer for further details. 


Lincoln Love

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to recognize a staff member, student or volunteer? If so, take a quick moment to share your story using the link below and we will be sure to share some Lincoln Love with your honoree! Thanks for filling someone’s bucket today! Lincoln LOVE


2021-22 Kindergarten Registration

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Kindergarten Registration for the 2021-2022 School year is now open. If your child will turn five on or before September 1, 2021, they are eligible to register for Kindergarten. To register please contact Ms. Josephine Ribaudo. ribaudoj@district90.org
708.771.8282


Kids Heart Challenge

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It’s time to sign up for the annual American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge! Click here for more details!


Young Authors – Entries due 2/10

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Lincoln students have the opportunity to become the next Mo Willems or JK Rowling!  Young Authors is open to students in grades 1st – 8th.  Students can write an original piece (cannot be a school assignment) about anything they choose.  Writing pieces need to be bound and turned in to Mrs. Brauweiler by February 10th.  Attached is a flyer with more details. Some open Zoom meetings will be scheduled to check in with students.  We will have some type of school celebration later in the spring to recognize our authors.  Contact Mrs. Brauweiler if you have any questions.


Social Emotional Learning

To honor the celebration of Black History Month, here are two resources your family might find useful in celebrating month.

“I [STILL] can’t breathe”: Supporting kids of color amid racialized violence

How White Parents Can Talk To Their Kids About Race 


Board of Education – COW Meeting 2/2

Please click here to link to the recording of last week’s BOE COW meeting.


Technology support

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Thank you for emailing  powerschool@district90.org or helpdesk@district90.org with your technology questions/issues.  Please remember to include as much information as possible, e.g., Student Name, Teacher Name, School, iPad asset tag number, etc. Screenshots, links, websites and any other information regarding the issue is helpful. For example, my iPad/computer can’t connect to the XXXXX website when I click on this link. 

Additionally, if you have difficulty logging into your child’s special area classes, please be sure to reach out to that particular teacher to assist with any login issues. 


1/31 Lincoln log

Lincoln Families,

Happy February! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. My hope is that our friend the Groundhog doesn’t see his shadow this week and that an early spring is in our future! 

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the Science Expo last week. We had an incredible turnout and participation rate for this year’s virtual event. Special thanks to Damon Raneri, Roshni Richetti, Karrie Dowd and Gabriela Gonzalez, the coordinators and hosts of the 2021 Expo. In the event you missed the event. Below you will find the links to view the various student presentations from the evening. Way to go Lincoln Scientists!

Group 1 Science Expo

Group 2 Science Expo

Group 3 Science Expo

The start of February means we are less than a month away from our Spring conferences. Spring conferences will again be held virtually. Don’t forget to sign up for a time to meet with your child’s teacher using the attached information for Conference Instructions.

Our Winter benchmark assessments will continue in the coming days and weeks. All students in K-4 will participate in AimswebPlus testing in the area of reading and math. All 3rd and 4th grade students will also be administered the NWEA MAP assessment in the area of Reading and Math. Below is the MAP assessment schedule:

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching.  Please know that due to ongoing safety protocols related to Covid-19, we will not be permitting students to exchange valentines with their classmates. However, teachers will autonomously implement creative ways to safely celebrate Valentine’s Day with their students. Thanks for your support and understanding. 

Please continue to spread the word of our annual Kindergarten Orientation and registration on Thursday, February 4 @ 6:30PM. Open registration for any student who will be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2021 begins later this week. Please encourage any friends add neighbors to attend our K- Orientation on Thursday evening. See attached flyer for more information. 

Finally, your continued compliance with the District 90 guidelines for travel and quarantine. Thank you for your partnership in keeping our kids and staff safe. 

As always, thanks so much for your continued support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can ever do to better support your family. Happy February. Have a great week. – CG
Quote of the Week: “History has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” Michelle Obama


Calendar

Thursday, 2/5:

  • Kindergarten Orientation 6:30PM

Sugarbeet Fundraiser

Pizza! Pizza!

The Lincoln PTO is teaming up with Sugar Beet Schoolhouse in River Forest to host a virtual pizza cooking class for our Lincoln Eagles. 

When: Friday, February 12th
Time:  5:00 pm
Cost:  $30 for a small pizza kit
           $40 for a large pizza kit

It’s easy to register, click on this link https://www.sugarbeetschoolhouse.org/lincoln-elementary-fundraiser
A portion of the proceeds will help support the Lincoln PTO. 
Please see the attached flyer for further details. 


Lincoln Love

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to recognize a staff member, student or volunteer? If so, take a quick moment to share your story using the link below and we will be sure to share some Lincoln Love with your honoree! Thanks for filling someone’s bucket today! Lincoln LOVE


2021-22 Kindergarten Registration

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Do you know of any kids in our area who will turn 5 prior to September 1, 2021? Lincoln will be hosting a Live Virtual Kindergarten Orientation on Thursday, February 4th at 6:30pm. Please see the flier for more information and share broadly!


Kids Heart Challenge

It’s time to sign up for the annual American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge! More details below.


Young Authors – Entries due 2/10

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Lincoln students have the opportunity to become the next Mo Willems or JK Rowling!  Young Authors is open to students in grades 1st – 8th.  Students can write an original piece (cannot be a school assignment) about anything they choose.  Writing pieces need to be bound and turned in to Mrs. Brauweiler by February 10th.  Attached is a flyer with more details. Some open Zoom meetings will be scheduled to check in with students.  We will have some type of school celebration later in the spring to recognize our authors.  Contact Mrs. Brauweiler if you have any questions.


Social Emotional Learning


Technology support

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Thank you for emailing  powerschool@district90.org or helpdesk@district90.org with your technology questions/issues.  Please remember to include as much information as possible, e.g., Student Name, Teacher Name, School, iPad asset tag number, etc. Screenshots, links, websites and any other information regarding the issue is helpful. For example, my iPad/computer can’t connect to the XXXXX website when I click on this link. 

Additionally, if you have difficulty logging into your child’s special area classes, please be sure to reach out to that particular teacher to assist with any login issues. 

1/24 Lincoln log

Lincoln Families,

I hope your family had a wonderful weekend. The past week’s celebration of Dr. King, the return of our kids to “Blended Learning,” and the historic inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris instilled in me an incredible sense of renewal and optimism for the days ahead! As we venture into the coming week here at Lincoln, there is a lot to take note of! 

Last Friday each Lincoln Eagle was given a new sheet of 30 Covid Stickers. It is imperative for the safety of all kids and staff that students arrive at school each morning wearing these stickers and having been pre-screened by an adult in your household on Power School each morning. While these steps may seem tedious, they are integral and essential components of “in person” learning. Additionally, masks at school are not optional and must be worn correctly by all students and staff personnel at all times. Please consider sending an additional mask to school for your child so they might change during the day if necessary. Finally, please continue to honor the District 90 guidelines for travel and quarantine. Your family’s compliance with these guidelines is greatly appreciated. 

I also wanted to more clearly clarify the guidelines Lincoln and District 90 implement regarding student access to remote learning. 

If a student or member of their household presents with any symptom related to Covid-19, they are permitted to access “remote” learning until ONE of the following has occurred:

  • Self-imposed quarantine (ten days from the onset of symptoms or 14 days from last contact)
  • They have supplied the school nurse with a doctor’s note indicating it is safe for the child to attend school and that there is no clinical suspicion of Covid 19.
  • They have received a “negative” Covid-19 test

This also applies to siblings. For example, if a 4th grade student presents with a symptom, their 1st grade and 8th grade siblings must also access “remote” learning until one of the aforementioned has occurred. 

Additionally, if a child is diagnosed with Covid-19, strep throat, flu or any illness, it is assumed they are too ill to participate in “zoom” and should not access remote learning on those days. Waking up late or having a “slow” start does not constitute an acceptable reason for a student to access learning from home.

I realize that Covid-19 continues to deal us many complexities. However, it is important for us to maintain firm boundaries regarding access to “remote” learning. Please communicate directly with Ms. Godellas, Ms. Gerges or me with any questions regarding this.

Please continue to spread the word about our upcoming Kindergarten Orientation for 2021-2022 – see attached flyer.

I’ve always been a firm believer in the power of Kindness and Gratitude. Therefore, I’m excited to share a new initiative and opportunity for any member of our school community to show some “Lincoln Love” to any staff member, student or volunteer. If you are looking for a quick and simple way to acknowledge a student, staff member or volunteer, please spread some kindness and Lincoln Love by following this link Lincoln LOVE and we will be sure to celebrate and recognize “Lincoln Love” with your individual! Thanks for taking the time to fill someone’s bucket today!

As always, thank you for your continued support of Lincoln. I look forward to seeing some of you at the Science Expo on Thursday. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your family. CG

“There’s always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it, if only we’re brave enough to be it.”

~ Amanda Gorman, Biden/Harris Inaugural Poet


Calendar

Thursday, 1/28:

  • Science Expo

Friday, 1/22: 

  • Lincoln School Spirit Day

Lincoln Love

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to recognize a staff member, student or volunteer? If so, take a quick moment to share your story using the link below and we will be sure to share some Lincoln Love with your honoree! Thanks for filling someone’s bucket today! Lincoln LOVE


Lincoln Science Expo – this Thursday, 1/28!

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Join us this Thursday from 6:30-7:30pm! Zoom link will be emailed closer to the event.


RFPD Quarterly Community Safety Meeting

Join RFPD’s Quarterly Community Safety Meeting via live zoom conference on January 27 from 6-7:30pm. See attached flyer.


2021-22 Kindergarten Registration

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Do you know of any kids in our area who will turn 5 prior to September 1, 2021? Lincoln will be hosting a Live Virtual Kindergarten Orientation on Thursday, February 4th at 6:30pm. Please see the flier for more information and share broadly!


Young Authors

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Lincoln students have the opportunity to become the next Mo Willems or JK Rowling!  Young Authors is open to students in grades 1st – 8th.  Students can write an original piece (cannot be a school assignment) about anything they choose.  Writing pieces need to be bound and turned in to Mrs. Brauweiler by February 10th.  Attached is a flyer with more details. Some open Zoom meetings will be scheduled to check in with students.  We will have some type of school celebration later in the spring to recognize our authors.  Contact Mrs. Brauweiler if you have any questions.


Social Emotional Learning


Technology support

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Thank you for emailing  powerschool@district90.org or helpdesk@district90.org with your technology questions/issues.  Please remember to include as much information as possible, e.g., Student Name, Teacher Name, School, iPad asset tag number, etc. Screenshots, links, websites and any other information regarding the issue is helpful. For example, my iPad/computer can’t connect to the XXXXX website when I click on this link. 

Additionally, if you have difficulty logging into your child’s special area classes, please be sure to reach out to that particular teacher to assist with any login issues. 

1/18 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope this message finds you well and that you enjoyed the extra day this weekend. After a busy first week of school in 2021, I hope you found the time to rejuvenate prior to the upcoming week. It will definitely be a week of new beginnings for all of us. Welcoming kids back to school combined with the historic inauguration of a new President and Vice President, gives me great optimism and hope for our collective journey through the rest of the school year. Cheers to new beginnings! 

As we prepare to welcome kids back for the first days of 2021, please remember the following:

  • Masks: All students and staff are required to wear a face mask while in school. Please remember that neck gaiters are not recognized in D90 as an acceptable face mask.
  • Self Screening: Each day, it is expected that families will self-certify that each child is free of all Covid-19 symptoms prior to arriving at school. Self certification is completed by logging into PowerSchool and following the District 90 Daily Self Certification Instructions. Families should then affix an “I was screened for Covid-19”, sticker to the outer layer of their child’s clothing prior to arriving at school. *Additional stickers will be sent home with students.* 
  • Arrival/Dismissal: Please remember to arrive your assigned school entrance no earlier than 8:15am. Students will be dismissed at 12:30pm through the same door they enter each morning. 
  • Travel and Quarantine: All families and staff are expected to honor the District 90 guidelines for travel and quarantine. By respecting and following these guidelines, we keep our kids and staff safe. 
  • Lincoln Blended Learning Handbook: Please be sure to review the Lincoln Blended Learning handbook. This resource addresses many FAQs, including entrance/exit of school, snacks, schedules and much more. 
  • PE: Please make special note of your child’s PE day. PE will take place outdoors when possible, so please be sure to send your child with appropriate PE shoes. 

Although it’s still several weeks away, please know that due to ongoing safety protocols related to Covid-19, we will not be permitting students to exchange valentines with their classmates. However, teachers will autonomously implement creative ways to safely celebrate Valentine’s Day with their students. Thanks for your support and understanding. 

Finally, due to some schedule issues, we rescheduled the January Principal Birthday Lunch for this coming Thursday, January 21 at 1:00pm. Below is the link: January Principal Birthday Lunch

We are excited for the kick off of Blended Learning  in 2021. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more we can do to support your family. Thank you for your ongoing support of our Fine Fine School.

Have a wonderful week. CG


Calendar

Tuesday, 1/19: 

  • Blended Learning resumes
  • 7pm – D90 Board of Education Meeting

Thursday, 1/21:

  • 1pm – January Principal Birthday Lunch

Friday, 1/22: 

  • Lincoln School Spirit Day

Lincoln Science Expo – videos due tomorrow at 8pm!

All Science Expo videos are due on Tuesday, January 19th by 8pm. Also, we are seeking parent volunteers as Zoom Breakout Room video hosts  – please email Lincolnrfptopresident@gmail.com.

Click here for more information!


2021-22 Kindergarten Registration

Do you know of any kids in our area who will turn 5 prior to September 1, 2021? Lincoln will be hosting a Live Virtual Kindergarten Orientation on Thursday, February 4th at 6:30pm. Please see the flier for more information and share broadly!


Young Authors

Lincoln students have the opportunity to become the next Mo Willems or JK Rowling!  Young Authors is open to students in grades 1st – 8th.  Students can write an original piece (cannot be a school assignment) about anything they choose.  Writing pieces need to be bound and turned in to Mrs. Brauweiler by February 10th.  Attached is a flyer with more details. Some open Zoom meetings will be scheduled to check in with students.  We will have some type of school celebration later in the spring to recognize our authors.  Contact Mrs. Brauweiler if you have any questions.


SEL – winter resources

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Social Emotional Wellness is now more important than ever, check out these Winter Break resources from our Social Work Team, Ms. Payton and Ms. Yelnik.


Technology support

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Thank you for emailing  powerschool@district90.org or helpdesk@district90.org with your technology questions/issues.  Please remember to include as much information as possible, e.g., Student Name, Teacher Name, School, iPad asset tag number, etc. Screenshots, links, websites and any other information regarding the issue is helpful. For example, my iPad/computer can’t connect to the XXXXX website when I click on this link. 

Additionally, if you have difficulty logging into your child’s special area classes, please be sure to reach out to that particular teacher to assist with any login issues.