2/18 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Sometimes a four-day weekend is just what you need in the middle of February. While at times it seems we are crawling through the winter, it is nice to see the sun beginning to linger in the sky a little longer each day.

We are excited to welcome Ms. Gerges back to Lincoln this Friday, February 21. After beginning her adventure of motherhood, she is excited to be back at Lincoln and Willard. I know she is very excited yet anxious to be back and I’m confident you will make her feel welcome on her transition back to school.

Today all D90 teachers gathered for an Institute Day at Roosevelt Middle School that focused on grade level/special area collaboration around Standards Based grading. It was a productive day for our staff and much cherished time working with colleagues from Roosevelt and Willard.

Last week, our 3rd and 4th graders attended an assembly presented by Historical Perspectives, with an actress portraying Harriett Tubman. It was an amazing assembly as the actress narrated and acted out the key moments of this heroine’s life and her significance in our country’s history!

The other highlight of the past week was the annual Kindergarten Valentine concert. While it was our kindergarten kids’ first visit to the Lincoln School stage, it was the final curtain call for the legend we call Mrs. Halter!  The kindergarten show is always a fan favorite! Congratulations kindergarten kids!

If you happen to be in or around the River Forest Public Library in the next few weeks, be sure to check out a variety of Lincoln School student artwork that is on display. Many thanks to Ms. Kozbur for the time put into creating this great display of our kids’ creations.

Finally, don’t forget Spring Conferences are coming up next week. If you haven’t yet done so please be sure to sign up for a conference time with your child’s teachers.

Conference Dates/Times by grade level:

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/

As always, thank you for your continued support of our Fine Fine School. Have a great week. CG


Calendar

Wednesday, February 19:

  • Wednesday Walking Club
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Game On Club – during lunch, STEM lab
  • Roald Dahl Book Club – 3:15-4pm, library
  • Winter Sports (Grades 3/4) – 3:15-4:15pm, gym

Thursday, February 20:

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

Friday, February 21:

  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Fun Lunch – pizza

Girls Volleyball Club – spring session coming soon

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


Tickets Now Available for the Lincoln Auction!

Please join us at 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. It’s a great way to meet new parents (and teachers!), catch up with old friends, or lift your paddle for exciting one-of a kind experiences and items. There will be both a silent and live auction, drinks, appetizers, DJ, dancing and a ton of fun.

Do you have a special skill? A business to promote? A hook-up for a cool experience or tickets?

Please reach out to Stephanie Kendall Kang or Lauren Plungas Perlstein with any questions. All help is greatly appreciated!


Looking for parent volunteers for 4th Grade Field Day activities

Would your son or daughter like to participate in one of Lincoln School’s Field Day traditions? Our kids have excitedly been watching the “big kids” (aka – 4th graders) over the years entertain and kick off Field Day with Drumming and the Maypole Dance. Now it’s their turn to participate! Field Day is 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 Ginger Timchak (gingertimchak@gmail.com) or Devin Howe (devinlhowe78@yahoo.com) if you are interested in leading the 4th graders in this wonderful Lincoln tradition.


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!


Kids Heart Challenge: REGISTER NOW!

Image result for kids heart challengeLincoln Elementary’s KIDS HEART CHALLENGE is up and running! This service-learning program from the American Heart Association (formerly Jump Rope For Heart) teaches your student how to care for their hearts both physically and emotionally and teaches the importance of giving back by raising lifesaving donations to fight the nation’s #1 killer, heart disease!

We encourage you register with your student to take a challenge to stay healthy this year. The three challenges are:

  1. You can register for the Kids Heart Challenge and take the challenge using this link: http://www2.heart.org/goto/lincoln90
  2. During the kick-off we talked with our students about the work the AHA does and challenge students to start living a healthy lifestyle with the help of our friends, the HEART HEROES!
  3. Meet the new Heart Heroes and learn their heart healthy messages here: Kids Heart Challenge – Heart Hero Characters Introduction

ANY student who takes the KIDS HEART CHALLENGE online will earn a FREE wristband to wear proudly!  Once your student collects a donation (optional) they will start earning their own Heart Heroes and a backpack clip for them to hang on! ALL of our Heart Heroes (and the wristband!) will COME TO LIFE and share their heart healthy messages with your student! To bring characters to life you must use the FREE mobile app: Kids Heart Challenge

Here are four easy steps to get your student’s online fundraising page set up and start collecting lifesaving donations:

  1. Go to your school’s fundraising page: http://www2.heart.org/goto/lincoln90
  2. Click on the Sign Up button
  3. Create a username and password and then fill out the registration form to take the challenge
  4. Share your personal fundraising link with friends and family right away.

AND/OR Download the FREE mobile app Kids Heart Challenge and register your student that way.

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

Mr Augustine & Mrs McDermott


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.

2/9 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
It’s hard to believe that last Friday we celebrated the 100 Day of School! This un-official benchmark in the academic year reminds us that the school year is flying by! I hope you enjoyed your weekend.
Last Thursday, Lincoln welcomed over thirty potential new kindergarten families for the next school year to our Kindergarten Information Night. Please help to continue to spread the word that kindergarten is now open for 20-21 registration. Registration packets can be picked up in the Lincoln School office.
As she’s done many times before, last week Ms. Brauweiler, our librarian, coordinated an author visit for our students.  For the first time, our students visited with the author via Skype. Author Shane Burcaw has lived his life with Spinal Muscular Atrophy confined to a wheelchair. His presentation of his writing process and the efforts put into publishing a book were insightful for our kids. However, more powerful than his writing process and life as an author, was his message of showing empathy, kindness, and respect to everyone.  His closing message of challenging our kids to be respectful, kind, and embrace those who might look different than them, was refreshing and hit right to the core of who we strive to be as Lincoln Eagles each day.  The entire school was abuzz after the visit with Mr. Burcaw, so please be sure to talk with your child about this amazing experience and remind them that being kind and respectful are the most important qualities of a Lincoln School Eagle!
On Thursday, I look forward to celebrating all of the February birthdays at Lincoln at Principal Birthday Lunch. Please remind your child they are welcome to join us in the multi-purpose room during lunch to celebrate if they have a February birthday or may have missed a previous birthday lunch.
Finally, on Friday, we are excited to have both our AM and PM Kindergarten classes take the stage for the annual Kindergarten Valentine’s Concert. It’s always one of my favorite Lincoln traditions. Therefore, kindergarten families, please don’t forget that both AM and PM K students should be at school by 8:20am. They will be immediately dismissed following the concert. The concert will be at 10:15am in the auditorium. Please use the Franklin entrance for access to the concert. 
On Valentine’s Day, all first-fourth grade classes will hold their annual Friendship Parties. Please keep in mind that any valentines sent to school should not contain food or candy. Additionally, our Room Families have worked hard to plan memorable experiences for our kids during these parties that are free of any food or candy. Thank you for your support in keeping our kids safe!
As always, please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do for your kids/family.  This Valentine’s Day, I’m most grateful for your kindness and support of our Fine, Fine, School.
Have a great week. CG

Calendar

Monday, February 10:

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

Tuesday, February 11:

  • Books and Building Club (grade 1) – during lunch, library
  • Volleyball – 3:10-4:15pm, gym

Wednesday, February 12:

  • Wednesday Walking Club
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • 3rd and 4th Grade Harriett Tubman Assembly – 12:30pm
  • Game On Club – during lunch, STEM lab
  • Roald Dahl Book Club – 3:15 – 4pm, library
  • Winter Sports (Grades 3/4) – 3:15-4:15pm, gym

Thursday, February 13:

  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • February Principal Birthday Lunch
  • Coding and App Development Club – during lunch, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Books and Building Club (grade 2) – during lunch, library
  • Recorder Club – 3:10-4:15, auditorium

Friday, February 14:

  • Valentine’s Day – Classroom Friendship Parties
  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Kindergarten Valentine’s Concert – 10:15am, auditorium, both AM and PM kindergartners attend in the morning, there is no afternoon session
  • Fun Lunch – burger or grilled cheese
  • Volleyball – 3:10-4:15pm, gym

Monday, February 17 – No School/Presidents’ Day

Tuesday, February 18 – No School/Teacher Institute Day

**Due to Presidents’ Day and Teacher Institute Day, the next Lincoln Log will be published on Tuesday, February 18.***


GREEN4GOOD T-SHIRTS FOR SALE – order through tomorrow, 2/10!

Image result for green 4 goodIf you and your family would like to show your support for District 90’s commitment to “ensuring a sustainable future for and with our students,” Lincoln’s Green4Good team will be taking t-shirt orders from now through Monday, February 10!  T-shirts are $12 each and will be delivered to your door, well in advance of Lincoln’s Earth Week celebration, April 20-24.  Click here to order.


Lunch/Recess Volunteers Still Needed – this Wednesday 2/12

We are looking for volunteers to help at lunch and recess on February 12 from 11:30-12:30.  Giving teachers this one hour off provides them a much-appreciated opportunity to do team building with other Lincoln staff.  Anyone interested in volunteering can email Ginger Timchak at gingertimchak@gmail.com.  Thank you!


Tickets Now Available for the Lincoln Auction!

Please join us at 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. It’s a great way to meet new parents (and teachers!), catch up with old friends, or lift your paddle for exciting one-of a kind experiences and items. There will be both a silent and live auction, drinks, appetizers, DJ, dancing and a ton of fun.

Do you have a special skill? A business to promote? A hook-up for a cool experience or tickets?

Please reach out to Stephanie Kendall Kang or Lauren Plungas Perlstein with any questions. All help is greatly appreciated!


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!


Kids Heart Challenge: REGISTER NOW!

Image result for kids heart challengeLincoln Elementary’s KIDS HEART CHALLENGE is up and running! This service-learning program from the American Heart Association (formerly Jump Rope For Heart) teaches your student how to care for their hearts both physically and emotionally and teaches the importance of giving back by raising lifesaving donations to fight the nation’s #1 killer, heart disease!

We encourage you register with your student to take a challenge to stay healthy this year. The three challenges are:

  1. You can register for the Kids Heart Challenge and take the challenge using this link: http://www2.heart.org/goto/lincoln90
  2. During the kick-off we talked with our students about the work the AHA does and challenge students to start living a healthy lifestyle with the help of our friends, the HEART HEROES!
  3. Meet the new Heart Heroes and learn their heart healthy messages here: Kids Heart Challenge – Heart Hero Characters Introduction

ANY student who takes the KIDS HEART CHALLENGE online will earn a FREE wristband to wear proudly!  Once your student collects a donation (optional) they will start earning their own Heart Heroes and a backpack clip for them to hang on! ALL of our Heart Heroes (and the wristband!) will COME TO LIFE and share their heart healthy messages with your student! To bring characters to life you must use the FREE mobile app: Kids Heart Challenge

Here are four easy steps to get your student’s online fundraising page set up and start collecting lifesaving donations:

  1. Go to your school’s fundraising page: http://www2.heart.org/goto/lincoln90
  2. Click on the Sign Up button
  3. Create a username and password and then fill out the registration form to take the challenge
  4. Share your personal fundraising link with friends and family right away.

AND/OR Download the FREE mobile app Kids Heart Challenge and register your student that way.

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

Mr Augustine & Mrs McDermott


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.

2/2 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!   Whether you are cheering for San Francisco or Kansas City or are just excited for the commercials, food and J-Lo’s halftime show…..I hope you enjoy the game and that you had a great weekend.

Kudos to Roshni Richetti and the Science Expo team for making this years Expo such a great experience for our kids. The Expo is always one of my favorite events each year. This year’s projects were so creative and it was incredible to see the enthusiasm with which our kids presented their research!

Please continue to spread the word about our upcoming Kindergarten Information Night for 2020-2021. Any prospective or interested families are invited to join Ms. Suzuki, Ms. Bailitz, Ms. Stasys and me on Thursday evening, February 6 at 6:30PM in the Lincoln Auditorium to learn more about Kindergarten in D90. Please see the attached flier for more information.

The 4th Grade broadcast news club is pleased to present the third edition of “Life @ Lincoln.” Congratulations to our kids, Ms. Clasky and Mr. Cheney for their work on this latest edition. Enjoy.  https://vimeo.com/388057595

Finally, don’t forget next Friday’s Kindergarten Valentines Concert as well as our annual Friendship Parties. Remember that on Friday, February 14, both AM and PM students will attend school in the morning. The concert will be at 10:15.

As always, never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your kids and family. Thanks for your support of our Fine Fine School. Have a great week. CG

Waste Free Wednesday Leaders for Wednesday, January 29:

  • 1st – 3 way tie Donnelly, Meyers, Neilson (9)
  • 2nd – Mayer (11)`
  • 3rd – McCole (11)
  • 4th – Bajo (14)

Calendar

Monday, February 3:

  • Lincoln News Broadcast – during lunch, Mr. Cheney’s classroom
  • Chef Du Jour – during lunch, library
  • Lincoln News Crew – 3:15-4:15pm, STEM lab
  • Winter Yoga – 3:15-4:15pm, library
  • Winter Sports (Grades 1/2) – 3:15-4:15pm, gym
  • Chess Club – 3:15-4pm, multipurpose room
  • PTO Meeting – 7pm, library

Tuesday, February 4:

  • Books and Building Club (grade 1) – during lunch, library
  • Theater Club: 3:15-4:15pm, auditorium
  • Volleyball – 3:10-4:15pm, gym

Wednesday, February 5:

  • Wednesday Walking Club
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Game On Club – during lunch, STEM lab
  • Roald Dahl Book Club – 3:15 – 4, library
  • Winter Sports (Grades 3/4) – 3:15-4:15pm, gym

Thursday, February 6:

  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Coding and App Development Club – during lunch, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Books and Building Club (grade 2) – during lunch, library
  • Recorder Club – 3:10-4:15, auditorium
  • Kindergarten Information Night – 6:30pm, auditorium

Friday, February 7:

  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Fun Lunch – chicken tenders or grilled cheese
  • Heartworks – during lunch, STEM lab
  • Volleyball – 3:10-4:15pm, gym

PTO Meeting – 7pm Monday

Join us for the February PTO meeting this Monday evening, 2/3, at 7pm in the Lincoln library.  All are welcome!


Library Lowdown

Virtual Author Visit – Shane Burcaw: We’re very excited that Lincoln will be virtually hosting author, Shane Burcaw, this coming Thursday and Friday, February 6 and 7.  Shane is the author of “Not So Different”, a book nominated for both the Illinois Monarch and Bluestem reading programs. His picture book answers questions about his life living with spinal muscular atrophy.

All 1st – 4th students have listened to his book and this week will have the opportunity to ask their questions directly to Shane via Skype.  We’re very excited to meet Shane and learn more about this life.

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!


Young Authors Deadline Extended

The deadline has been extended until February 7 for turning in your completed writing pieces for the Young Authors Conference. If you need more time after that, please contact Mrs. Moriarty.


Lunch/Recess Volunteers Needed 2/12

We are looking for volunteers to help at lunch and recess on February 12 from 11:30-12:30.  Giving teachers this one hour off provides them a much-appreciated opportunity to do team building with other Lincoln staff.  Anyone interested in volunteering can email Ginger Timchak at gingertimchak@gmail.com.  Thank you!


Tickets Now Available for the Lincoln Auction!

Please join us at 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. It’s a great way to meet new parents (and teachers!), catch up with old friends, or lift your paddle for exciting one-of a kind experiences and items. There will be both a silent and live auction, drinks, appetizers, DJ, dancing and a ton of fun.

Do you have a special skill? A business to promote? A hook-up for a cool experience or tickets?

Please reach out to Stephanie Kendall Kang or Lauren Plungas Perlstein with any questions. All help is greatly appreciated!


GREEN4GOOD T-SHIRTS FOR SALE – order through 2/10!

Image result for green 4 goodIf you and your family would like to show your support for District 90’s commitment to “ensuring a sustainable future for and with our students,” Lincoln’s Green4Good team will be taking t-shirt orders from now through Monday, February 10!  T-shirts are $12 each and will be delivered to your door, well in advance of Lincoln’s Earth Week celebration, April 20-24.  Click here to order.

Kids Heart Challenge: REGISTER NOW!

Image result for kids heart challengeLincoln Elementary’s KIDS HEART CHALLENGE is up and running! This service-learning program from the American Heart Association (formerly Jump Rope For Heart) teaches your student how to care for their hearts both physically and emotionally and teaches the importance of giving back by raising lifesaving donations to fight the nation’s #1 killer, heart disease!

We encourage you register with your student to take a challenge to stay healthy this year. The three challenges are:

  1. You can register for the Kids Heart Challenge and take the challenge using this link: http://www2.heart.org/goto/lincoln90
  2. During the kick-off we talked with our students about the work the AHA does and challenge students to start living a healthy lifestyle with the help of our friends, the HEART HEROES!
  3. Meet the new Heart Heroes and learn their heart healthy messages here: Kids Heart Challenge – Heart Hero Characters Introduction

ANY student who takes the KIDS HEART CHALLENGE online will earn a FREE wristband to wear proudly!  Once your student collects a donation (optional) they will start earning their own Heart Heroes and a backpack clip for them to hang on! ALL of our Heart Heroes (and the wristband!) will COME TO LIFE and share their heart healthy messages with your student! To bring characters to life you must use the FREE mobile app: Kids Heart Challenge

Here are four easy steps to get your student’s online fundraising page set up and start collecting lifesaving donations:

  1. Go to your school’s fundraising page: http://www2.heart.org/goto/lincoln90
  2. Click on the Sign Up button
  3. Create a username and password and then fill out the registration form to take the challenge
  4. Share your personal fundraising link with friends and family right away.

AND/OR Download the FREE mobile app Kids Heart Challenge and register your student that way.

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

Mr Augustine & Mrs McDermott


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.

1/26 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a great weekend. Last week, we officially reached the mid-point of the school year… so as they say…. “it’s all down-hill from here!”

Whether your child is participating or not, I hope to see many of you on Thursday evening for our annual Science Expo. Over the past few years, this event has evolved into an amazing opportunity for our kids to collaborate, explore, and hypothesize as they display and present their creative projects. See you on Thursday from 6:30-7:30pm here at Lincoln.

While it is hard to fathom in January, it is already time to begin preparing for our Spring Conferences. On Tuesday, the Spring Conference window will open for families to begin signing up. Please look for a message from D90 that will outline the sign-up process. Conferences are scheduled for February 27 and 28.

If you haven’t already done so, please take a few moments to complete the Illinois 5 Essentials Survey. This important survey is a element of our annual Illinois School Report Card. We need a total of 20% of our families to participate in this survey…. currently 9% of families have done so. Please consider taking a few moments to provide your feedback. The survey closes February 14, 2020.

Finally, please continue to spread the word about our upcoming Kindergarten Information Night for 2020-2021. Any prospective or interested families are invited to join Ms. Suzuki, Ms. Bailitz, Ms. Stasys and I to learn more about Kindergarten in D90 on Thursday, February 6 at 6:30pm in the Lincoln Auditorium Please see the attached flier for more information.

Finally, please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more we can do to support your family. Thanks for your continued support of Lincoln.

Have a great week. CG

Quote of the Week: “Look with kindness and you will always find wonder.” ― R.J. Palacio

Waste Free Wednesday Leaders: 01.22.20
1st – Donnelly & Meyers
2nd – Mayer
3rd – Ponzio
4th – Bajo


Calendar

Monday, January 27:

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

Tuesday, January 28:

  • Books and Building Club (grade 1) – during lunch, library
  • Theater Club: 3:15-4:15pm, auditorium
  • Volleyball – 3:10-4:15pm, gym
  • 4th grade Chorus and Recorder Concert – 7pm, auditorium

Wednesday, January 29:

  • Wednesday Walking Club
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Game On Club – during lunch, STEM lab
  • Roald Dahl Book Club – 3:15 – 4, library
  • Winter Sports (Grades 3/4) – 3:15-4:15pm, gym

Thursday, January 30:

  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Coding and App Development Club – during lunch, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Books and Building Club (grade 2) – during lunch, library
  • Science Expo – 6:30-7:30pm, Lincoln School

Friday, January 31:

  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Fun Lunch – pasta/mac and cheese
  • Volleyball – 3:10-4:15pm, gym

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.


Kids Heart Challenge: REGISTER NOW!

Image result for kids heart challengeLincoln Elementary school is getting ready to kick-off KIDS HEART CHALLENGE! This service-learning program from the American Heart Association (formerly Jump Rope For Heart) teaches your student how to care for their hearts both physically and emotionally and teaches the importance of giving back by raising lifesaving donations to fight the nation’s #1 killer, heart disease!

We kicked off the KIDS HEART CHALLENGE at school today! We encourage you register with your student to take a challenge to stay healthy this year. The three challenges are:

  1. You can register for the Kids Heart Challenge and take the challenge using this link: http://www2.heart.org/goto/lincoln90
  2. During the kick-off we will talk with our students about the work the AHA does and challenge students to start living a healthy lifestyle with the help of our friends, the HEART HEROES!
  3. Meet the new Heart Heroes and learn their heart healthy messages here: Kids Heart Challenge – Heart Hero Characters Introduction

ANY student who takes the KIDS HEART CHALLENGE online will earn a FREE wristband to wear proudly! Once your student collects a donation (optional) they will start earning their own Heart Heroes and a backpack clip for them to hang on! ALL of our Heart Heroes (and the wristband!) will COME TO LIFE and share their heart healthy messages with your student! To bring characters to life you must use the FREE mobile app: Kids Heart Challenge

If that wasn’t exciting enough, we are offering a special incentive to students who start collecting donations early!

Students who collect $150 by Friday 1/24/2020 using their online fundraising page (or the KHC App!) will earn an exclusive Slow-Rising Heart Hero

Here are four easy steps to get your student’s online fundraising page set up and start collecting lifesaving donations:

1.Go to your school’s fundraising page: http://www2.heart.org/goto/lincoln90

2. Click on the Sign Up button
3. Create a username and password and then fill out the registration form to take the challenge
4. Share your personal fundraising link with friends and family right away.

AND/OR Download the FREE mobile app Kids Heart Challenge and register your student that way

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

Mr Augustine & Mrs McDermott


Mark your calendars for March 13 for Lincoln’s biggest fundraiser of the year!

On March 13, all Lincoln school parents and friends are invited to ‘try their luck’ at Lincoln’s Annual Auction! This year’s event will take place on March 13 from 7 – 10 pm at Doc Ryan’s in Forest Park. We’ll have a silent and live auction chalked with fantastic experiences, items from local vendors, and memorable school activities with Principal Godfrey and our staff. All proceeds go to the PTO and benefit our school. Look for an invitation soon.

Also, we’re always looking for auction items to donate. If you have season tickets to professional or college sports, have a home in Michigan to lend, own a local business and would like to donate services, willing to host a fun party at your home, or offer any experience or items to our auction — Email Lauren Perlstein at lplungas@yahoo.com or Stephanie Kang at stephanie.kendall@gmail.com. All help is greatly appreciated.


GREEN4GOOD T-SHIRTS FOR SALE – order through 2/3!

Image result for green 4 goodIf you and your family would like to show your support for District 90’s commitment to “ensuring a sustainable future for and with our students,” Lincoln’s Green4Good team will be taking t-shirt orders from now through Monday, February 3!  T-shirts are $12 each and will be delivered to your door, well in advance of Lincoln’s Earth Week celebration, April 20-24.  Click here for order form.

1/20 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you enjoyed the three day weekend. The extra day is always a welcome treat. Hopefully your family used the winter weather this weekend as an excuse to hunker down and have a low key weekend at home!

Please continue to spread the word about our upcoming 20-21 Kindergarten Information Night, scheduled for Thursday, February 6 at 6:30pm in the auditorium (flyer attached). This evening is geared toward families interested in learning more about Kindergarten in D90.

D90 is asking parents and guardians to participate in the 5Essential Survey. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will contribute to a better understanding of the conditions of our schools and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will also be kept entirely confidential and will not be connected to you or your child. To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin. This online survey can be accessed from a PC/laptop, smartphone, or tablet. If you have more than one child enrolled in a District 90 school, you may take one survey for each child regardless of the school.

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

Waste Free Wednesday Leaders: 01.15.20
First grade: Donnelly and Meyers,
Second grade: Mayer
Third grade: McCole
Fourth Grade: Bajo


Calendar

Monday, January 20:

    NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 21:

  • Books and Building Club (grade 1) – during lunch, library
  • Theater Club – 3:15 – 4:15, Auditorium
  • Volleyball: 3:10-4:15pm, Gym

Wednesday, January 22:

  • Wednesday Walking Club
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Game On Club – during lunch, STEM lab
  • Roald Dahl Book Club – 3:15 – 4, library
  • Winter Sports (Grades 3/4) – 3:15-4:15pm, gym

Thursday, January 23:

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

Friday, January 24:

  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Fun Lunch – PIZZA
  • Volleyball – 3:10-4:15pm, gym
  • Fun Lunch late registration deadline – midnight!

Spring Fun Lunch – REGISTRATION ENDS THIS WEEK!

Spring Fun lunch registration will close for late registrations on 1/24 on the webstoreSpring Fun Lunch begins on 1/31. 

As a reminder, here is the 2019/2020 Fun Lunch menu.  You may choose 1, 2, 3 or all 4 meal options. The cost for each lunch averages $6.

  • Week 1: Extra large slice of cheese pizza
  • Week 2: Pasta Marinara OR Macaroni and Cheese
  • Week 3: Chicken Tenders OR Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  • Week 4: Hamburger OR Cheeseburger OR Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Questions? Please contact Ashley Bryce (ashleyfb92@yahoo.com) or Cathy O’Neill (cathy102976@yahoo.com).


A Very Important Message from your School Nurse

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. 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.


Chess Club – registration opens 1/20 at 5pm!

Chess ClubLooking to provide your child with a fun mental challenge? Join the Lincoln Chess Club this winter!

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY – Whether your child is a beginner or already familiar with chess, this centuries old game of strategy represents limitless opportunities to be creative, challenge and learn from others!

The Lincoln Chess Club will meet on the following Mondays from 3:15-4:00pm: 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, and 3/16.

Registration will open on the PTO Webstore Monday, 1/20 at 5pm. The class size will be capped at 20 children. Children should bring a water bottle and a nut free snack.


Kids Heart Challenge: REGISTER NOW!

Lincoln Elementary school is getting ready to kick-off KIDS HEART CHALLENGE! This service-learning program from the American Heart Association (formerly Jump Rope For Heart) teaches your student how to care for their hearts both physically and emotionally and teaches the importance of giving back by raising lifesaving donations to fight the nation’s #1 killer, heart disease!

We kicked off the KIDS HEART CHALLENGE at school today! We encourage you register with your student to take a challenge to stay healthy this year. The three challenges are:

  1. You can register for the Kids Heart Challenge and take the challenge using this link: http://www2.heart.org/goto/lincoln90
  2. During the kick-off we will talk with our students about the work the AHA does and challenge students to start living a healthy lifestyle with the help of our friends, the HEART HEROES!
  3. Meet the new Heart Heroes and learn their heart healthy messages here: Kids Heart Challenge – Heart Hero Characters Introduction

ANY student who takes the KIDS HEART CHALLENGE online will earn a FREE wristband to wear proudly! Once your student collects a donation (optional) they will start earning their own Heart Heroes and a backpack clip for them to hang on! ALL of our Heart Heroes (and the wristband!) will COME TO LIFE and share their heart healthy messages with your student! To bring characters to life you must use the FREE mobile app: Kids Heart Challenge

If that wasn’t exciting enough, we are offering a special incentive to students who start collecting donations early!

Students who collect $150 by Friday 1/24/2020 using their online fundraising page (or the KHC App!) will earn an exclusive Slow-Rising Heart Hero

Here are four easy steps to get your student’s online fundraising page set up and start collecting lifesaving donations:

1.Go to your school’s fundraising page: http://www2.heart.org/goto/lincoln90

2. Click on the Sign Up button
3. Create a username and password and then fill out the registration form to take the challenge
4. Share your personal fundraising link with friends and family right away.

AND/OR Download the FREE mobile app Kids Heart Challenge and register your student that way

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

Mr Augustine & Mrs McDermott


Calling all writers and creative thinkers!

Related imageYoung Authors 2020 is coming soon. See the attached flier for more information. Please feel free to contact Ms. Moriarty with any questions. moriartyp@district90.org.

Mark your calendars for March 13 for Lincoln’s biggest fundraiser of the year!

On March 13, all Lincoln school parents and friends are invited to ‘try their luck’ at Lincoln’s Annual Auction! This year’s event will take place on March 13 from 7 – 10 pm at Doc Ryan’s in Forest Park. We’ll have a silent and live auction chalked with fantastic experiences, items from local vendors, and memorable school activities with Principal Godfrey and our staff. All proceeds go to the PTO and benefit our school. Look for an invitation soon.
Also, we’re always looking for auction items to donate. If you have season tickets to professional or college sports, have a home in Michigan to lend, own a local business and would like to donate services, willing to host a fun party at your home, or offer any experience or items to our auction — Email Lauren Perlstein at lplungas@yahoo.com or Stephanie Kang at stephanie.kendall@gmail.com. All help is greatly appreciated.