1/21 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you enjoyed the weekend and the balmy weather! It was nice to discard the hat and gloves for a few days!
Student safety is always atop the priority list at Lincoln School and in District 90. Last week, the D90 School Board approved a partnership with The Village of River Forest to work with an outside contractor to conduct a safer routes to school evaluation of all intersections, crosswalks, crossing guards, etc. in our attendance area.  Once completed, the recommendation of this study will be shared with community stakeholders for discussion/implementation. While this study won’t erase the accident that occurred in December, it will shed new light and ideas on the all important mission of keeping our kids safe.
On Thursday, February 1 at 6:30pm, Lincoln will host our annual Kindergarten Sneak Peek/Information night. Please encourage any family or friends you know with kindergarten aged students to attend to learn more about Kindergarten at Lincoln and D90.
Over the past two years, D90 has implemented new research based curriculum in the areas of writing and math. Over the next few weeks, teachers will be engaged in some ongoing professional development in both content areas led by consultants from UIC and Columbia Teachers College in New York. While it is never optimal for teachers to be away from their classrooms, this job embedded professional development is essential to the successful implementation and reflection of these incredible writing and math resources.
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 your kids/family. Have a great week. CG

Calendar

Monday, 1/22:

  • Winter Sports Camp – 3:15-4pm, gym
  • Yoga – 3:15-4:15pm, multipurpose room

Tuesday, 1/23:

  • 3rd Grade Briggs/Burns Field Trip to MOSI
  • Tennis grades 3/4 – 3:15-4pm, gym

Wednesday, 1/24:

  • 3rd Grade Mares/McCole Field Trip to MOSI
  • 4th Grade Benjamin Franklin Assembly – 2pm
  • Winter Sports Camp – 3:15-4pm, gym

Thursday, 1/25:

  • Tennis grades 1/2 – 3:15-4, gym
Friday, 1/26:
  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multi-purpose room
  • Fun Lunch – Chicken Tenders/Veggie Burgers


​Order Spring Fun Lunch by Midnight Tonight (with late fee)!

Fall Fun Lunch has ended. If your child wants additional fun lunches for 2018, you must register on the PTO Web StorePlace your order (with late fee) by midnight tonight!  Please check with your children to see if their tastes have changed before registering.


Technology Town Hall – Wednesday January 31 at 7pm

Please consider attending a Town Hall Forum on social media use by students. The Forum will be held on Wednesday, January 31 at 7 p.m. in the Roosevelt Middle School Auditorium. The topic is iScreen, You Screen, Wii All Screen: A Family Guide to Media Use.

Drs. Scott Goldstein and Rebecca Unger of Northwestern Children’s Practice will provide information regarding the American Academy of Pediatrics’ guidelines for screen use by youngsters including introducing technology to children, balancing media use with healthy behaviors, benefits and drawbacks of social media, and addressing some of the issues that arise from screen and technology use. They will also provide practical tips for parents to help oversee their children’s screen and technology use. Members of the D90 technology staff will also review pertinent Board of Education policies regarding technology use and how the District uses technology to support classroom instruction. The presentations will provide useful information on monitoring and managing your student’s screen time, while also offering suggestions to help develop sound digital citizenship among students.

This Town Hall Forum will serve as the Committee of the Whole meeting. Please bring your questions, insights, and a friend.​


One District/One Book – Next event is Saturday, 2/3!

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.

Join the Conversation
Please join the discussion about adopting and/or supporting a growth mindset. Several events will expound on the growth mindset approach and its importance to school success. Suggestions and practical tips will also be provided to help participants support growth mindset concepts at work, in relationships and community service, and in the classroom. The session will help you identify your own personal mindset approach and ways to strengthen or transform it.

Saturday, February 3
Roosevelt Middle School
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Please join the discussion during an interactive presentation by Dr. Ann Batenburg of Mindset Works. This presentation will help everyone learn about the benefits of applying the growth mindset concepts to all aspects of their lives. Participants are invited to continue the conversation following Dr. Ann Batenburg’s presentation by joining facilitated breakout sessions afterward.

Mid-February (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.


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.

Valentines Day and Party Info:

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.


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


Lincoln Elementary K-4th Jr. Scientist Expo – Volunteers Needed!

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The Lincoln Elementary K-4th Jr. Scientist Exp will be Thursday, February 8th – please sign up to volunteer through Signup Genius.


Chess Club – Registration is open!

Chess Club begins next week!

Meetings will be held from 3:15-4:15pm in the Lincoln Library on the following Mondays: 1/29, 2/5, 2/26, 3/12, 3/19, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16.

Registration is open NOW!  Maximum of 20 kids.  Kids should bring a nut free snack and a water bottle.  Please contact Derek Flynn (derek.flynn AT gmail.com) with any questions.


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.


Jump Rope For Heart

Students in 1st-4th grade:

Our school is getting ready to kick-off another Jump Rope For Heart for the American Heart Association!  We are so excited to teach your student how to care for their heart.  Our Jump Rope for Heart event will be on February 21st during school.

Our American Heart Association representative will be joining us at school on JANUARY 31 to talk with our students about the work the AHA does and challenge them to start living a healthy lifestyle,   Information and letters  to parents for collecting  donations will go home with the 1st- 4th grade students on Friday February 2. Here’s a quick 15 minute video you can watch at home with your child to learn more about our event this year.


International Festival

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 from January 22 to February 16 and will be limited to the first 120 Lincoln students who RSVP. WE EXPECT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL TO SELL OUT QUICKLY!

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 – Save the date: March 16th!

 We hope you can join us for our school’s annual fundraiser Hoops & Heels on Friday, March 16th at Lake Street Ktichen!  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!

Library Volunteers Wanted

Do you love books and kids?  Do you have 30 minutes to spare?  If you answered yes, then the Lincoln Library is looking for you!  We have a small but mighty group of volunteers who shelve the books, but would love to have a few more.  Lincoln students read a lot of books and all those books must go back on the shelves!  Best times are right after drop off and at 2:30 before pick up.  If there’s another time you can make it, let’s chat!  Please contact Mrs. Brauweiler (brauweilerd@district90.org) directly to become a Lincoln Library volunteer!​


1/15 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you enjoyed the three day weekend. It was a busy first week back to school at Lincoln, especially for Mrs. Meyers (1st grade) and her husband Eric. On Wednesday, January 10 they welcomed their son Jack Meyers to the world. Mrs. Anderson/Meyers has taught many of your students and is proud to share the newest member of the Lincoln School family with our school community. Congratulations Kendra and Eric!

Prior to the Winter Break several students/classes in third and fourth grade participated in the Google for Education GEG Chicagoland Film Festival. With hundreds of submissions from across the Chicagoland area, we learned last week that one of the films in Mr. Cheney’s 4th grade class was awarded the Grand Prize! In addition, several of the other films submitted by Lincoln students were awarded Honorable Mention status. On February 1, Mr. Cheney’s class has been invited to the Google offices downtown to view this year’s submitted films and present a reflection on their film making experience.  Many thanks to all of our teachers and Mrs. Clasky for supporting our students through the creation of their creative films.

Valentines Day will be here before we know it. Important information regarding Valentines and parties can be found below. Additionally, Kindergarten families, don’t forget to save the date – February 14 @ 10:00am for the Kindergarten Valentine concert. On February 14, both AM and PM classes will attend the AM session.

I look forward to celebrating the first birthdays of 2018 at Thursday’s January Principal Birthday Lunch.

Mrs. Kopriva, our school secretary, will be away from Lincoln for the next few weeks. Mrs. Amy Dwyer and Mrs. Anna Brennan will be covering the office in her absence. They will be happy to help with anything office related.

As always, please let me know if there is anything I can do to support your kids or your family. Thanks for your continued support of our Fine Fine School.  Have a great week. CG


Calendar

Monday, 1/15:

  • MIDNIGHT deadline for Spring Fun Lunch orders; late fees kick in at 12a.m.
  • MIDNIGHT deadline to register for Science Expo

Tuesday, 1/16:

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

Wednesday, 1/17:

  • Winter Sports Camp – 3:15-4pm, gym

Thursday, 1/18:

  • January Principal Birthday Lunch
  • Tennis grades 1/2 – 3:15-4, gym
Friday, 1/19:
  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multi-purpose room
  • Fun Lunch – Pasta (last Fall Fun Lunch)


Kindergarten Sneak Peek

If you or anyone you know will have a Kindergarten student starting at Lincoln, please join us for a Kindergarten Sneak Peek and Registration on Thursday, February 1 at 7:00. in the Lincoln School Auditorium.  See attached flyer.


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.

Valentines Day and Party Info:

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.


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


Order Spring Fun Lunch by Midnight Tonight!

Fall Fun Lunch ends this Friday, 1/19.  If your child wants additional fun lunches for 2018, you must register on the PTO Web StorePlace your order by midnight tonight to avoid late fees!  Please check with your children to see if their tastes have changed before registering.


Lincoln Elementary K-4th Jr. Scientist Expo – Register by Midnight Tonight!

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The Lincoln Elementary K-4th Jr. Scientist Exp will be Thursday, February 8th –  the displays will be available for viewing by students and staff during the day, and for family and friends in the evening from 6:30 – 7:30pm.  Registration is on the PTO Webstore and closes TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT.

Please see the linked flyer for more details!


Chess Club Starting Soon!

Chess Club begins in two weeks!

Meetings will be held from 3:15-4:15pm in the Lincoln Library on the following Mondays: 1/29, 2/5, 2/26, 3/12, 3/19, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16.

Registration opens next Sunday, 1/21, at 5pm.  Maximum of 20 kids.  Kids should bring a nut free snack and a water bottle.  Please contact Derek Flynn (derek.flynn AT gmail.com) with any questions.


Girls On the Run

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 12 the week season).

Lottery sign up begins today, January 15,  at GOTR website.

5K Race to be held in Grant Park on Saturday, May 19.

WHERE can I learn more? www.gotrchicago.org

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.


International Festival

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 from January 22 to February 16 and will be limited to the first 120 Lincoln students who RSVP. WE EXPECT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL TO SELL OUT QUICKLY!

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)


News from the Lincoln Library

Mrs. Brauweiler has lunchtime clubs for first and second graders! The club meets during lunch/recess on Tuesdays for 1st graders and Thursdays for 2nd graders.

See the flyers below for more details – sign up now through the WebStore.  Limited to 10 students per grade.

1st grade flyer
2nd grade flyer


Jump Rope For Heart

Students in 1st-4th grade:

Our school is getting ready to kick-off another Jump Rope For Heart for the American Heart Association!  We are so excited to teach your student how to care for their heart.  Our Jump Rope for Heart event will be on February 21st during school.

Our American Heart Association representative will be joining us at school on JANUARY 31 to talk with our students about the work the AHA does and challenge them to start living a healthy lifestyle,   Information and letters  to parents for collecting  donations will go home with the 1st- 4th grade students on Friday February2. Here’s a quick 15 minute video you can watch at home with your child to learn more about our event this year.


Annual Lincoln School Auction – Save the date: March 16th!

The Annual Lincoln School Auction will be at Lake Street Kitchen on Friday, March 16th – see linked flyer, more details to come!


Winter Yoga and Tennis – Registration is now open!

Adrienne Smith and Laurie Solberg of Family Flow Yoga will teach a yoga class for 1st – 4th grade students on Mondays in the multipurpose room. 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.

When: Mondays 3:15 to 4:15 pm in the multipurpose room, dates are as follows: 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/26, 3/12, 3/19
Space is limited to 15 students. $80 for 6 classes.  Registration is now open on the PTO Web Store.

Questions? Contact Annie Bergin Dwyer at “loolatopiafairy AT gmail.com“.

Tennis will be taught by Mirka and Luka Bagos, professional coaches of Play For Lot,  in the gym.  The program welcomes children of all skill levels. Children need to wear gym shoes and comfortable clothes.  No racket needed.

Who & When:  

  • Grades 1&2 meet on THURSDAYS 3:15 to 4:00 pm on the following dates:  1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22
  • Grades 3&4 meet on TUESDAYS 3:15 to 4:00 pm on the following dates:  1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/20, 2/27

Each group is limited to 20 students. The cost is $80 for 6 lessons.  Registration is now open on the PTO Web Store.

Questions?  Contact Annie Bergin Dwyer   “loolatopiafairy AT gmail.com


Library Volunteers Wanted

 

 

Do you love books and kids?  Do you have 30 minutes to spare?  If you answered yes, then the Lincoln Library is looking for you!  We have a small but mighty group of volunteers who shelve the books, but would love to have a few more.  Lincoln students read a lot of books and all those books must go back on the shelves!  Best times are right after drop off and at 2:30 before pick up.  If there’s another time you can make it, let’s chat!  Please contact Mrs. Brauweiler (brauweilerd@district90.org) directly to become a Lincoln Library volunteer!​


One District/One Book – Upcoming Events!

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.

Join the Conversation
Please join the discussion about adopting and/or supporting a growth mindset. Several events will expound on the growth mindset approach and its importance to school success. Suggestions and practical tips will also be provided to help participants support growth mindset concepts at work, in relationships and community service, and in the classroom. e session will help you identify your own personal mindset approach and ways to strengthen or transform it.

Saturday, February 3
Roosevelt Middle School
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Please join the discussion during an interactive presentation by Dr. Ann Batenburg of Mindset Works. This presentation will help everyone learn about the benefits of applying the growth mindset concepts to all aspects of their lives. Participants are invited to continue the conversation following Dr. Ann Batenburg’s presentation by joining facilitated breakout sessions afterward.

Mid-February (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.

1/7 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
Happy 2018! Whether you enjoyed a relaxing Stay-Cation or traveled the world, I hope the Winter Break afforded you the opportunity to create lifelong memories with friends and family and the chance to unwind, relax and enjoy time with your kids. Although I’m still a bit in denial about returning to work, myself and everyone at Lincoln is excited to welcome your kids back to school tomorrow.
With upcoming events like One Book One District (Mindset), the Science Expo, International Fest, and the Lincoln School Auction (just to name a few) 2018 looks to be a busy one around our community.
As we prepare to kick off part two of the school year, please help keep student safety a top priority by:
For Walkers-Bikers:
-Only cross streets at a cross-walk or intersection
-Look both ways
-Make eye contact with Crossing Guards before crossing
For Drivers
-Obeying School Zone speed limits and one-way street signs
-Coming to a complete stop at all intersections and looking carefully before proceeding.
-Cell phone free
-Students should exit the passenger side when using the car line
-Be patient and alert
Hopefully the arctic blast that took over Chicago during the Winter Break will now give way to warmer temperatures. While it is always our hope to provide our kids the opportunity to have an outdoor recess, sometimes Mother Nature has different plans. To make the determination of “indoor vs. outdoor recess,” we use the Weather Bug station at Roosevelt Middle School. Anytime the wind-chill “real-feel,” temperature is above 10 degrees we will have outdoor AM lineup and recess. You can download the Weather Bug app for iPhone or Android devices. Additionally, to play in the snow students should have snow boots, pants and gloves.On indoor recess days, students choose from a variety of games, drawing, reading and educational video opportunities supported by our Connect 4 Kids committee.
Please join us on Thursday, January 11, to kick off D 90’s One Book One District initiative in the Lincoln School Auditorium from 7:00-8:00, to learn more about Mindset. More information can be found below.
Even though 2018 has just begun, it’s also the time when we begin preparing for the 2018-19 school year. Therefore, if you or anyone you know has an incoming Kindergarten student for the 18-19 school year, please plan to attend our Kindergarten Sneak Peek on Thursday, February 1. Please see the linked flyer for more information regarding this evening.
Transitions back to school, work, etc can always be a struggle, but keep in mind a three day weekend awaits us at the end of this week! As always, please never hesitate to let me know if there is anything I can do to better support your family or your kids. Here’s hoping that 2018 is the best year yet for you and yours. Happy New Year and Welcome Back! CG

Calendar

Monday, 1/8:

  • Winter Sports Camp – 3:15-4pm, gym

Tuesday, 1/9:

  • PTO Meeting – 8:45am, art room
  • Theater Club – 3:15pm, auditorium

Wednesday, 1/10:

  • Winter Sports Camp – 3:15-4pm, gym

Thursday, 1/11:

  • One District/One Book: Keynote Speaker Dr. Ann Batenburg, of Mindset Works – 7pm, Lincoln School
Friday, 1/12:
  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multi-purpose room
  • Fun Lunch – Pizza

***Monday, January 15th – NO SCHOOL***


News from the Lincoln Library

Library Author Visit – Friday, January 12

Lincoln is pleased to host author Steve Sheinkin on Friday, January 12th. He will be meeting with second, third and fourth graders. He will talk with students about his career and his “history” books. He writes about history and has written books for older children (e.g., Bomb). This is his first foray into books for younger children – still about history but with a twist.

If you would like to purchase a book(s), please use the attached order form and return your form and money (check or cash) to the library by Thursday, January 11th. All order forms in by January 11th, will be personalized and autographed by the author. After the due date, books will be available but not personalized.

This is a short turnaround time so please return your order form as soon as possible to ensure your personalized, autographed copy.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Brauweiler in the library directly.​

Books and Building Club – Registration opens this Wednesday, January 10th at 5pm!

Mrs. Brauweiler has lunchtime clubs for first and second graders! The club meets during lunch/recess on Tuesdays for 1st graders and Thursdays for 2nd graders.

See the flyers below for more details – sign up through the WebStore opens this Wednesday, January 10th at 5pm! Limited to 10 students per grade.

1st grade flyer
2nd grade flyer


A Very Important Message from your School Nurse

Image result for nurse 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 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.

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


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


Spring Fun Lunch Registration is OPEN!

Fall Fun Lunch ends on January 19th.  If your child wants additional fun lunches for 2018, you must register on the PTO Web Store.  Please check with your children to see if their tastes have changed before registering!


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

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The Lincoln Elementary K-4th Jr. Scientist Exp will be Thursday, February 8th –  the displays will be available for viewing by students and staff during the day, and for family and friends in the evening from 6:30 – 7:30pm.  Registration is on the PTO Webstore and closes on Wednesday, January 10th.

Please see the linked flyer for more details!


Chess Club – Coming Soon

Chess Club will begin in late January.  Specifics and registration information will be published in the Log later this month.


Annual Lincoln School Auction – Save the date: March 16th!

The Annual Lincoln School Auction will be at Lake Street Kitchen on Friday, March 16th – see linked flyer, more details to come!


Winter Yoga and Tennis – Registration is now open!

Adrienne Smith and Laurie Solberg of Family Flow Yoga will teach a yoga class for 1st – 4th grade students on Mondays in the multipurpose room. 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.

When: Mondays 3:15 to 4:15 pm in the multipurpose room, dates are as follows: 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/26, 3/12, 3/19
Space is limited to 15 students. $80 for 6 classes.  Registration is now open on the PTO Web Store.

Questions? Contact Annie Bergin Dwyer at “loolatopiafairy AT gmail.com“.

Tennis will be taught by Mirka and Luka Bagos, professional coaches of Play For Lot,  in the gym.  The program welcomes children of all skill levels. Children need to wear gym shoes and comfortable clothes.  No racket needed.

Who & When:  

  • Grades 1&2 meet on THURSDAYS 3:15 to 4:00 pm on the following dates:  1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22
  • Grades 3&4 meet on TUESDAYS 3:15 to 4:00 pm on the following dates:  1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/20, 2/27

Each group is limited to 20 students. The cost is $80 for 6 lessons.  Registration is now open on the PTO Web Store.

Questions?  Contact Annie Bergin Dwyer   “loolatopiafairy AT gmail.com


Recess/Lunch Support

We are currently in search of support during lunch/recess. If you or anyone you know might be interested in helping and also make a little extra money, please contact Mr. Godfrey for more information.


Library Volunteers Wanted

Do you love books and kids?  Do you have 30 minutes to spare?  If you answered yes, then the Lincoln Library is looking for you!  We have a small but mighty group of volunteers who shelve the books, but would love to have a few more.  Lincoln students read a lot of books and all those books must go back on the shelves!  Best times are right after drop off and at 2:30 before pick up.  If there’s another time you can make it, let’s chat!  Please contact Mrs. Brauweiler (brauweilerd@district90.org) directly to become a Lincoln Library volunteer!​


One District/One Book – Upcoming Events!

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.

Join the Conversation
Please join the discussion about adopting and/or supporting a growth mindset. Several events will expound on the growth mindset approach and its importance to school success. Suggestions and practical tips will also be provided to help participants support growth mindset concepts at work, in relationships and community service, and in the classroom. The first event will be held at Lincoln School:

Thursday, January 11
Lincoln School
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Please plan to attend a keynote address with Dr. Ann Batenburg, of Mindset Works. You’ll be able to learn the about benefits of a growth mindset for adults and children as well as hear practical tips that can support students in adopting adopt a growth mindset. The session will help you identify your own personal mindset approach and ways to strengthen or transform it.

Saturday, February 3
Roosevelt Middle School
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Please join the discussion during an interactive presentation by Dr. Ann Batenburg of Mindset Works. This presentation will help everyone learn about the benefits of applying the growth mindset concepts to all aspects of their lives. Participants are invited to continue the conversation following Dr. Ann Batenburg’s presentation by joining facilitated breakout sessions afterward.

Mid-February (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.


River Forest Police Department Bracelet Program

12/17 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you enjoyed the weekend.

It’s hard to believe this is the final Lincoln Log of 2017.  This unofficial mid-point of the school year provides us the opportunity to reflect, refine and plan for the start of a new calendar year.

I look forward to welcoming our 1st-4th grade families to Lincoln next Thursday for our annual Winter Concerts. I can think of no better way to celebrate the first half of the school year than with the power of song!

Winter Concerts: Thursday, December 21

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

To minimize classroom interruptions, all families attending the Winter Concerts should plan to enter through the Franklin Street Entrance.  Families attending classroom “Winter Parties” should enter through the Park Ave. Entrance.

​Additionally, don’t forget next Friday, December 22 will be a 2:30 PM Early Dismissal for students. Please be sure your child is aware of their plans.

Whether your family is traveling the world or enjoying a “stay-cation” here in Chicago, I wish you and your loved ones a magical holiday and prosperous 2018. As has been the case for the past few years, the Lincoln Family remains high upon the list of blessings in the Godfrey house.

I look forward to seeing you around Lincoln this week. Many thanks for your continued support of our Fine Fine School. Happy Holidays! CG

* * * * * Look for the next Lincoln LOG on Sunday, January 7, 2018 * * * * *


Calendar

Monday, 12/18:

  • Board of Education meeting – 7pm at Roosevelt

Tuesday, 12/19:

  • Theater Club – 3:15, auditorium

Thursday, 12/21:

  • Winter Concerts – grades 1-4 (see schedule in Mr. Godfrey’s message above)
Friday, 12/22:
  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multi-purpose room
  • Fun Lunch – Subs

  • EARLY DISMISSAL – 2:30

* * * * * HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  School resumes Monday, January 8, 2018 * * * * *


A Very Important Message 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.

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


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


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

Image result for science expo
The Lincoln Elementary K-4th Jr. Scientist Exp will be Thursday, February 8th –  the displays will be available for viewing by students and staff during the day, and for family and friends in the evening from 6:30 – 7:30pm.  Registration closes on Wednesday, January 10th.

Please see the linked flyer for more details!


Winter Sports Camp – Registration Now Open!

Looking for a way for the kids to run off some energy during the cold weather? Back by popular demand: winter sports camp by Legacy Sports. Kids will play games like Battleship, Dodge Ball and Keep Up the Yard, while learning sportsmanship, respect and teamwork.

$70. Spaces limited.

The sports camp is open to all grades after school on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Mondays:
1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/19, 2/26
Wednesdays:
1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14

The program is run by Legacy Sports and will take place in the gym. Registration now open (as of 5pm today) on the PTO webstore.


Spring Math Circle – Registration Now Open


The Lincoln 4th Grade Math Circle is now open for spring semester registration. Registration closes on Saturday, December 23rd. Math Circles bring students together with mathematically sophisticated leaders in an informal setting to work on challenging problems or interesting topics in mathematics. Meets on Mondays during lunch/recess. There will be eight sessions – the first meeting will be on January 22nd and the last session will be on April 9th.

Spring Math Circle Registration now open on the PTO Webstore.  $25 fee. 4th grade only, limited to 28 students.

Any questions, please email Maryanne Woo.

 

Young Authors Conference – Submission Deadline is This Friday!

​The D90 Annual Young Authors Conference is scheduled for February 24, 2018. See the attached flyer for more information.  Any student interested is encouraged to participate. Submissions are due to Mrs. Moriarty this Friday, 12/22.  Please contact Mrs. Moriarty with any questions moriartyp@district90.org.


Thank You from Heartworks!

A very big thank you from Heartworks to all who donated to this year’s Mitten Tree!


 Chess Club – Coming Soon

Chess Club will begin in late January.  Specifics and registration information will be published in the Log after the holidays.


Winter Yoga and Tennis – Coming Soon

Adrienne Smith and Laurie Solberg of Family Flow Yoga will teach a yoga class for 1st – 4th grade students on Mondays in the auditorium. 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.

When: Mondays 3:15 to 4:15 pm in the gym, dates are as follows: 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/19, 2/26, 3/12
Space is limited to 22 students. $80 for 6 classes.  Registration will open on January 7th on the PTO Web Store.

Questions? Contact Annie Bergin Dwyer at “loolatopiafairy AT gmail.com”.

Tennis will be taught by Mirka and Luka Bagos, professional coaches of Play For Lot,  in the gym.

The program welcomes children of all skill levels. Children need to wear gym shoes and comfortable clothes.  No racket needed.

Who & When:  

  • Grades 1&2 meet on THURSDAYS 3:15 to 4:00 pm on the following dates:  1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22
  • Grades 3&4 meet on TUESDAYS 3:15 to 4:00 pm on the following dates:  1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/20, 2/27

Each group is limited to 20 students. The cost is $80 for 6 lessons.  Registration will open on January 7th on the PTO Web Store.

Questions?  Contact Annie Bergin Dwyer   “loolatopiafairy AT gmail.com


Recess/Lunch Support

We are currently in search of support during lunch/recess. If you or anyone you know might be interested in helping and also make a little extra money, please contact Mr. Godfrey for more information.


Library Volunteers Wanted

Do you love books and kids?  Do you have 30 minutes to spare?  If you answered yes, then the Lincoln Library is looking for you!  We have a small but mighty group of volunteers who shelve the books, but would love to have a few more.  Lincoln students read a lot of books and all those books must go back on the shelves!  Best times are right after drop off and at 2:30 before pick up.  If there’s another time you can make it, let’s chat!  Please contact Mrs. Brauweiler (brauweilerd@district90.org) directly to become a Lincoln Library volunteer!​


Spring Fun Lunch Registration Opens 1/1/18

Fall Fun Lunch ends in early January.  If your child wants additional fun lunches for 2018, you must register on the PTO Web Store beginning on January 1st.  More information coming soon.  Please check with your children to see if their tastes have changed before registering!


River Forest Police Department Bracelet Program

12/10 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
I hope you had a great weekend. As we make the final push towards the winter break, things are exceptionally busy here at Lincoln. Here is a glance at some things to keep in mind as we march onward towards the break.

District 90 is pleased to announce the launch of our updated website, which will be available on Monday, December 11. The revised site will keep the URL, www.district90.org. Please take a moment to review the updated website on Monday. Our intention is that it remains an important source of information for visitors. Please note: To continue receiving calendar information on your devices, once the website launches it will be necessary for you to re-subscribe to the District calendar. Additional information with directions on how to re-subscribe will be forthcoming.

With the official start of winter only about a week away, our mild fall has definitely given way to much more seasonal temperatures. Winter weather in Chicago always complicates our daily recess procedures. We make every attempt to provide our kids the opportunity to be outside during recess time; however, oftentimes winter weather elements keep us indoors. Whenever the “wind-chill” is below 10 degrees F, we implement our indoor recess plan. We utilize the Weather Bug station housed at Roosevelt Middle School as our source when making this decision. If you wish to download the free Weather Bug Smart Phone App, it can be found in both the Apple and Android app stores. On outdoor recess days, students who have snow pants, boots, gloves etc. are allowed to play in the snow.

We are excited to welcome you to our annual Winter Concerts next Thursday, December 21. When arriving please be sure to enter through the Franklin St. entrance. Here again is the schedule for our performances:
Thursday, December 21
1-9:45
2-10:30
3-1:00
4-1:45

Finally, I am looking forward to celebrating December Principal Birthday Lunch on Thursday, December 14.

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


Calendar

All week: Heartworks MITTEN TREE –  ends 12/15!

Tuesday, 12/12:

  • Tennis (Grades 3/4) – 3:15, gym/playground
  • Theater Club – 3:15, auditorium

Thursday, 12/14:

  • Principal Birthday Lunch
  • Tennis (Grades 1/2) – 3:15, gym/playground
Friday, 12/15:
  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multi-purpose room
  • Chicken Fingers/Veggie Burgers Fun Lunch


A Very Important Message 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.

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


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


Lincoln Elementary K-4th Jr. Scientist Expo – Registration opens today!

Image result for science expo
The Lincoln Elementary K-4th Jr. Scientist Exp will be Thursday, February 8th –  the displays will be available for viewing by students and staff during the day, and for family and friends in the evening from 6:30 – 7:30pm.  Registration opens today and closes on Wednesday, January 10th.

Please see the linked flyer for more details!


Recess/Lunch Support

We are currently in search of support during lunch/recess. If you or anyone you know might be interested in helping and also make a little extra money, please contact Mr. Godfrey for more information.


Please Donate to the Heartworks Mitten Tree

mitten tree 2015

Heartworks is sponsoring an annual holiday tradition at Lincoln: our Mitten Tree, which will benefit Housing Forward (formerly PADS).

Lincoln families can donate NEW adult-sized mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves for the homeless clients utilizing Housing Forward’s overnight shelter.

Students can hang their donations on the Tree in the Park Avenue lobby between December 5th and December 15th.


Spring Math Circle Registration NOW OPEN


The Lincoln 4th Grade Math Circle is open for spring semester registration on Sunday, December 10th at 5pm. Registration closes on Saturday, December 23rd. Math Circles bring students together with mathematically sophisticated leaders in an informal setting to work on challenging problems or interesting topics in mathematics. Meets on Mondays during lunch/recess. There will be eight sessions – the first meeting will be on January 22nd and the last session will be on April 9th.

Spring Math Circle Registration now open on the PTO Webstore.  $25 fee. 4th grade only, limited to 28 students.

Any questions, please email Maryanne Woo.

 

Mark Your Calendars – 12/12 Dine & Earn at Burger MOOVment

Please join us for a dine and earn event at Burger MOOVment on Tuesday, December 12th, from 11:00AM-9:30PM. Come out and support our school while enjoying some burgers, fresh-cut fries, and shakes with your family and friends! Burger MOOVment (7512 N. North Ave.) will donate 15% of net sales back to Lincoln Elementary PTO. Please see the attached flyer for details. Thank you again for your continued Lincoln PTO support!


 Library Volunteers Wanted

Do you love books and kids?  Do you have 30 minutes to spare?  If you answered yes, then the Lincoln Library is looking for you!  We have a small but mighty group of volunteers who shelve the books, but would love to have a few more.  Lincoln students read a lot of books and all those books must go back on the shelves!  Best times are right after drop off and at 2:30 before pick up.  If there’s another time you can make it, let’s chat!  Please contact Mrs. Brauweiler (brauweilerd@district90.org) directly to become a Lincoln Library volunteer!​


Young Authors Conference

​The D90 Annual Young Authors Conference is scheduled for February 24, 2018. See the attached flyer for more information.  Any student interested is encouraged to participate. Please contact Mrs. Moriarty with any questions moriartyp@district90.org.


Spring Fun Lunch Registration Opens 1/1/18

Fall Fun Lunch ends in early January.  If your child wants additional fun lunches for 2018, you must register on the PTO Web Store beginning on January 1st.  More information coming soon.  Please check with your children to see if their tastes have changed before registering!


River Forest Police Department Bracelet Program