6/5 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

As the song goes “It’s the final countdown!” 

The last days of a school year always greet us with mixed emotions; excitement for the lazy days of summer and vacations that lie ahead and the feeling of sadness that comes with moving 0n from classes, teachers, friends and yes our 4th graders.  Amid the backdrop of the continued Covid-19 pandemic the Lincoln staff and our kids  persevered through all  hurdles that surfaced. From quarantine, remote learning, masking protocols and countless other challenges Lincoln School thrived. In large part to the passion and dedication of our incredible staff. It wasn’t always perfect or easy, but I couldn’t be more proud of all that we accomplished together this year. So please take a moment in the coming days to celebrate our staff by sending some: Lincoln Love

The heroines of our school again this year are the familiar faces of Nurse Godellas, Nurse Sam and our secretaries Ms. Dubois, Ms. Dwyer and Ms. Powers. Again this year they worked their magic to bring Lincoln to life each day. Combined they make up the finest school office team anywhere! 

Along those same lines the Lincoln School PTO is emerging from the pandemic rejuvenated, more creative and more supportive than ever. All of this in large part to the unflappable leadership of our Co-Presidents Alexis Agema and Kelly Abood. When Alexis signed on as Co-President little did she know that her 2 year PTO presidency would be among the most difficult and challenging ever. As she closes her final year its hard to imagine anyone else leading the PTO for the past two years. Her determination, dedication and passion for supporting our staff and all Lincoln eagles has set the bar high for any predecessor. Thank you Alexis. Next year Becky Williams will join Kelly Abood in living out the incredible legacy of PTO leadership at Lincoln. 

Thanks to the countless volunteer efforts of SO many Lincoln PTO members for their support of Fun Lunch, Yoga, Girls on the Run, Hero Boys, Chess Club, Yearbook, 4th Grade Events and countless more for bringing back to life so many pre-pandemic Lincoln School favorites! Most specifically special recognition to the Lincoln Log team Vanessa Druckman, Sarah Donoho, Lauren Perlstein and Lauren Behan. They are responsible for spending countless hours each week to publish our Lincoln Log each Sunday. 

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the exciting events of the past week. Last week’s Pride Walk and Ice Cream Social brought the first opportunities for our school community to gather together in over two years. The hugs, smiles and laughter that was shared were a welcome sight after the long time that it’s been since we’ve all been together. Thank you to everyone who participated in orchestrating such memorable experiences for our school community.

The Life @ Lincoln broadcast club has released the latest production. Enjoy the incredible updates. 

Finally, here are some final reminders for this week:

 Field Day is scheduled for the last day of school, Friday, June 10. Unlike pre-pandemic field days, this year’s field day and our school picnic will only be open to students, staff, and any field day volunteers. The 4th grade clap-out will take place on the Franklin blacktop at 2:30pm on Friday, June 10 and families are welcome to attend.

All student Report Cards and 3rd/4th Grade MAP reports will be posted on the PowerSchool Parent Portal on Friday, June 10 @ 3:00PM

I assure you there is no prouder school principal anywhere in all the land than me! I love this Fine Fine School, our Fine Fine Kids and Fine Fine Staff. As I sign off for year 7 at Lincoln, I do so humbled by the continued privilege of serving your family. While I’ll likely shed a few tears on Friday, 

Here’s wishing you and your family a safe Summer full of smiles, laughter, fun and friends. Thank you for continued support of Lincoln School. Happy Summer.

CG

***Look for the next Lincoln LOG on Sunday, August 14***

Here are a few dates to keep in mind for the Fall:

Monday, August 15 – New Family Welcome

Monday, August 22- First Day of School and Kindergarten Orientation

Tuesday, August 23- First Day of Kindergarten

Thursday, September 8- Lincoln School Open House


Calendar


Wednesday, 6/8:

  • Walking Club – 8am

Friday, 6/10:

  • NO FUN LUNCH
  • Field Day – open to students, staff and volunteers only
  • 2:30PM – 4th Grade Clap Out on Franklin blacktop – ALL ARE WELCOME

THANK YOU!!!!

Thanks to the generous support of the Lincoln community the Lincoln PTO has pledged $20,000 to update the Lincoln library. 

The PTO has also set aside funds to make upgrades to the small kitchen off the gym.

All updates and construction will take place summer of 2023 due to Lincoln hosting summer school in 2022. 

We wouldn’t be able to provide for our Lincoln students, staff, and community without the support of each and every one of you! Thank you for your continuous support to the Lincoln PTO! 


Ice Cream Social Thank You!

The Lincoln Ice Cream Social was a huge hit! What a wonderful opportunity for the Lincoln
Community to gather together for an evening of fun, scoops of Brown Cow’s ice cream and
yearbook autographs for the children. We want to thank all of the volunteers that helped out
with the ice cream and handing out yearbooks. Also, thanks to your generous cash donation
we are able to provide an end of the year thank you gift to our hard-working crossing guards.


No Fun Lunch This Friday

There is no fun lunch this friday. Don’t forget to pack a lunch!


Volunteer for Lincoln’s Native Gardens!

Lincoln has several areas of native plantings, including 2 curbside native gardens, the reading garden and the largest is just outside the Kindergarten classrooms. These gardens are part of the West Cook Wild Ones Wildlife Corridor, AND are certified as Wildlife Habitat through the National Wildlife Federation (NWF)

Native gardens serve as habitat for pollinators and other wildlife, provide important environmental services in cleaning our air, soil, and water, can be a didactic resource for teachers and students, and are relatively low maintenance. They DO however require ongoing weeding and occasional rearranging and watering. Whether you have a few hours a month OR want to take the lead, whether you have garden experience OR would just like to learn while meeting other parents, we would LOVE to count you in. Many hands make light work!

Please contact Courtney Fohrman (choppenworth@gmail.com) to express your interest.


School Supplies for Graduating 4th Graders

Please see the attached flyer to order school supplies for your rising Roosevelt 5th grader.


Walking Wednesday

Our last Walking Wednesday is this week! Finish out the year with a walk to school this Wednesday.


SEL

1. Talk about universal values and your family’s values.

2. Keep it simple.

3. Have an ongoing conversation about diversity, difference, and discrimination rather than one “big talk.”

4. Kids love the colors of the flag. Talk to them about the meaning of the colors.

Click here for more information about Pride Month!


Library Lowdown

At this time, we still have 78 outstanding library books.  If your student has any books out, they have received a list to assist in finding and returning them.  Please locate and return all library books by Tuesday.  We appreciate your help with this.

Rev up your Reading #5:

Be sure to participate in the River Forest Public Library’s summer reading program.  Lots of prizes and activities to do.  Help keep your kids reading while having fun!  The kick-off party is Friday, June 10 from 2:30 – 4:30 (but you can sign up at any time).  

From RFPL:  Start the summer off right with our Summer Reading Kick Off Party! Sign up for our summer reading program and you’ll receive a ticket for our Brown Cow Ice Cream Sundae Bar. Festivities will include a live music performance by School of Rock Oak Park, face painting, and lawn games.


Follow the PTO on Instagram – @Lincoln_Eagles_PTO

Sign Up Now!

Technology Support

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

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

Securely Home is an app that allows parents to have considerable control over their child’s iPad while at home.

Click here for technology resources for your D90 iPad!


5/30 LINCOLN LOG

Lincoln Families,

Happy Memorial Day. I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend and time with friends and family. 

As we all continue to grieve and process the tragic events that unfolded in Texas last week, please know that everyone at Lincoln is committed to our most important task each day, which is the safety of your children. Thank you for the outpouring of messages and kind gestures that you’ve shared over the past few days with us.

It’s been over two years since Lincoln has hosted any school community gatherings and this coming week, we have two BIG ones! I hope to see many of you at one or both of the exciting events this week:

Save the Dates!
Wednesday, June 1, 6:00 PM – D90 Inclusivity and Pride Walk

Beginning at Village Hall and culminating on the Franklin Blacktop

Celebratory evening complete with music and the River Forest Ice Cream truck

EVERYONE is welcome

Friday June 3, 6:00-7:30 PM – Lincoln School Ice Cream Social

There will be music, yearbook distribution, and of course Ice Cream

EVERYONE is invited

The return of our annual Field Day is scheduled for the last day of school, Friday, June 10. Unlike pre-pandemic field days, this year’s field day and our school picnic will only be open to students, staff, and any field day volunteers. The 4th grade clap-out will take place on the Franklin blacktop at 2:30pm on Friday, June 10 and families are welcome to attend.

As we prepare for the coming school year, don’t forget to complete your family’s registration. Linked here is the message and instructions that were sent to families last week.

On Wednesday I look forward to celebrating all the June Birthdays at GaGa with Godfrey. We will celebrate July birthdays on Thursday, June 9. August birthdays will be celebrated when we return to school in the Fall. 

As always, thank you for your support of Lincoln and for lifting our teachers and staff up in your thoughts during this emotional time. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more we can do to support your family. Have a great week. CG 


Calendar


Wednesday, 6/1:

  • Walking Club – 8am
  • June Birthdays – Gaga with Godfrey – 2:30pm
  • D90 Inclusion and Pride Walk – 6 pm

Thursday, 6/2:

  • 4th grade Drumming Practice – 11:00am
  • 4th grade Music Performance Franklin Blacktop – 2pm

Friday, 6/3:

  • NO FUN LUNCH
  • 4th grade Music Performance (rain date)
  • Ice Cream Social – 6pm

Ice Cream Social & Yearbook Distribution

Friday, June 3rd from 6-7:30pm

Mark your calendar for Lincoln School’s Annual Ice Cream Social and Yearbook

Distribution!

The Lincoln PTO is partnering with The Brown Cow to provide chocolate and vanilla ice
cream along with an allergy friendly sorbet for $4 a scoop. Students will also have the
opportunity to pick up their yearbooks and collect signatures from friends and teachers.
What a great way for the Lincoln community to come together to celebrate another
amazing school year! The fun will take place on the Lincoln lawn on the Franklin side of
the school.


Calling For PTO Volunteers

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***Auction Committee – Do you enjoy planning parties including LIVE and silent auctions? This committee works to cultivate a fun night out for the parents of our Lincoln community while also raising money for our school.  We’re looking for a few parents to Chair this committee.  Date TBD and is flexible***

***Pancake Breakfast  – We’re looking for a few DAD’s and MOM’s to help chair this fun Lincoln Event.  It’s been a few years since we’ve hosted this event but we can help you get in touch with former chairs to provide you with information in the planning process.  Scheduled date is Saturday, October 29th, 2022***

Listed above are some of the committees we are currently looking for individuals to Chair.  If you have any questions concerning what these positions entail or would like to join a specific committee, please contact Kelly or Alexis at lincolnrfptopresident@gmail.com

Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO!

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PTO Volunteer Appreciation Party

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PTO VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION PARTY

Tuesday, May 31st from 6-9pm

Please RSVP using this link – http://evite.me/7pCjNcJyaY


Volunteer for Lincoln’s Native Gardens!

Lincoln has several areas of native plantings, including 2 curbside native gardens, the reading garden and the largest is just outside the Kindergarten classrooms. These gardens are part of the West Cook Wild Ones Wildlife Corridor, AND are certified as Wildlife Habitat through the National Wildlife Federation (NWF)

Native gardens serve as habitat for pollinators and other wildlife, provide important environmental services in cleaning our air, soil, and water, can be a didactic resource for teachers and students, and are relatively low maintenance. They DO however require ongoing weeding and occasional rearranging and watering. Whether you have a few hours a month OR want to take the lead, whether you have garden experience OR would just like to learn while meeting other parents, we would LOVE to count you in. Many hands make light work!

Please contact Courtney Fohrman (choppenworth@gmail.com) to express your interest.


D90 Inclusion & Pride Walk – 6/1 at 6pm!

Join us June 1st at 6:00 pm at Village Hall as we raise the Pride flag, then walk together around the Lincoln Elementary block a few times, ending on the Franklin Playground with music and the ice cream truck!  Wear your rainbows, bring your family and show your support!

We can use some parent volunteers for the event! Contact Megan Keskitalo megankeskitalo@gmail.com to volunteer. Sponsored by the Lincoln PTO Belongingness and Inclusion Committee, Willard PTO Belongingness Committee & Roosevelt PTO Committee for Inclusion and Belonging.


School Supplies for Graduating 4th Graders

Please see the attached flyer to order school supplies for your rising Roosevelt 5th grader.


Waste Free Wednesdays

Sign up here to volunteer for an upcoming Wednesday lunch period. 


SEL

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During and after a traumatic experience, our brains may be “hijacked” by fear, anxiety, or anger. Doing a nonverbal activity such as coloring or a jigsaw puzzle together can help us reconnect with others and get “unstuck.” Print and color this page together, and as you color together, help children write the names of people they and their family can count on. 


Library Lowdown

At this time, we still have 214 outstanding library books.  If your student has any books out, they have received a list to assist in finding and returning them.  Please locate and return all library books by Tuesday.  We appreciate your help with this.

Rev up your Reading #5:

Be sure to participate in the River Forest Public Library’s summer reading program.  Lots of prizes and activities to do.  Help keep your kids reading while having fun!  The kick-off party is Friday, June 10 from 2:30 – 4:30 (but you can sign up at any time).  

From RFPL:  Start the summer off right with our Summer Reading Kick Off Party! Sign up for our summer reading program and you’ll receive a ticket for our Brown Cow Ice Cream Sundae Bar. Festivities will include a live music performance by School of Rock Oak Park, face painting, and lawn games.


Follow the PTO on Instagram – @Lincoln_Eagles_PTO

Sign Up Now!

Technology Support

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

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

Securely Home is an app that allows parents to have considerable control over their child’s iPad while at home.

Click here for technology resources for your D90 iPad!


5/22 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. 

These final 14 days of school look to be exceptionally busy ones.  Amid the hustle and bustle of these final busy days, please don’t forget to take a moment to spread some Lincoln Love by taking the opportunity to celebrate our incredible teachers and staff who have done so much this year to make this school year so memorable for our kids and community. With the pandemic as our backdrop, it hasn’t been an easy journey for our teachers and staff, but I couldn’t be prouder of them, so please take some time to drop a note or token of appreciation for all their dedication to making Lincoln such a FINE FINE SCHOOL! 

If you’ve been by Lincoln over the past few days, you have undoubtedly noticed that our school has been wrapped in orange! Thanks to the time, dedication, and passion of a few Lincoln families, their vision of spreading color and joy has come to life as we celebrate the end of an incredible school year. These families cut, measured and sewed the orange fabric that is on the perimeter of our school. “For the Moment,” inspired by the fabric art that was on display in Central Park in NY, these families have now brought smiles and cheer to our school community. 

Don’t forget that this Friday, May 27 is an 11:30am early dismissal from school. There will only be AM Kindergarten on Friday. 

Please note the Final Fun Lunch of the year will be held on Thursday, May 26. This is free pizza for everyone! Please note there will be NO FUN LUNCH on Friday, June 3 or Friday, June 10. 

Save the Dates!
Wednesday, June 1, 6:00 PM – D90 Inclusivity and Pride Walk

Beginning at Village Hall and culminating on the Franklin Blacktop

Celebratory evening complete with music and the River Forest Ice Cream truck

EVERYONE is welcome

Friday June 3, 6:00-7:30 PM – Lincoln School Ice Cream Social

There will be music, yearbook distribution, and of course Ice Cream

EVERYONE is invited

The return of our annual Field Day is scheduled for the last day of school, Friday, June 10. Unlike pre-pandemic field days, this year’s field day and our school picnic will only be open to students, staff, and any field day volunteers. The 4th grade clap-out will take place on the Franklin blacktop at 2:30pm on Friday, June 10 and families are welcome to attend.

4th grade families, here is a link to a letter further outlining the many exciting plans for your kid’s final days as a Lincoln Eagle! Be on the lookout for more information later this week.

As we prepare for the coming school year, don’t forget to complete your family’s registration. Linked here is the message and instructions that were sent to families last week.

Finally, don’t forget, there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. 

As always, thank you for your continued support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more we can do to support your kids and family.

Have a great week. CG

*** The next Lincoln LOG will be distributed on Monday, May 30***


Calendar

Monday, 5/23:

  • 4th grade Maypole Practice – 7:30am
  • 4th grade Drumming Practice – 11:00am
  • GOTR Fundraiser, 3 – 4pm
  • 4th Grade Band and Orchestra Concert, 7:00pm, Lincoln gym

Tuesday, 5/24:

  • 4th grade Maypole Practice – 7:30am
  • 4th grade Drumming Practice – 11:00am

Wednesday, 5/25:

  • 4th grade Maypole Practice – 7:30am
  • Walking Wednesday, 8:05am
  • 4th grade Drumming Practice – 11:00am
  • Waste Free Wednesday

Thursday, 5/26: 

  • FINAL FUN LUNCH – FREE PIZZA FOR ALL
  • 4th Grade Music Performance, 2pm

Friday, 5/27:

  • Early Dismissal, 11:30am
  • No PM Kindergarten

Free Pizza Fun Lunch for All from the PTO! – Thursday, 5/26!

🍕🍕Lincoln’s LAST Fun Lunch is Thursday, May 26th, 2022🍕🍕

🍕 🍕 There will be FREE Domino’s Pizza Fun Lunch for all from the Lincoln PTO 🍕🍕

Please be sure to send in a lunch for your child on June 3 and 10.


GOTR Fundraiser – 5/23 from 3 – 4pm!

Who: All Lincoln families are invited to a fundraiser for Veterinarians Without Borders to benefit the refugee animals of Ukraine!

When: Monday, May 23, from 3 – 4pm
Where: Tables located at both Park and Franklin exits from school
What: Lemonade, Oreos, Rice Crispy Treats, fruit snacks, and popsicles
How much: every item $1 each! (all proceeds will be donated to Veterinarians Without Borders emergency appeal for Ukraine Animal Crisis)

Why? The Lincoln Girls on the Run team chooses a different charity to support every year. This year they learned that more than 100,000 dogs, cats and other pets in Ukraine are in urgent need of food, water, medicine, and veterinary help. Please join the Girls on the Run in their mission to help support this need!

Please consider sending your child to school with money or bringing a few dollars when you come for pick up on Monday afternoon. Thank you!


4th Grade Parents: Important End of Year Details

Drumming & Maypole: Practices Happening Now 

Drumming: All practices are at Lincoln during recess from 11:00-11:30 am on Wednesdays and Fridays. Parents, if you are interested in helping at with Drumming practice, please sign up here

Maypole: All practices are at Lincoln (either gym or field) from 7:30-8:00 am on Tuesdays and Fridays. Parents, if you are interested in helping at the Maypole practices, please sign up here

Questions? Please email Anne McDonnell at annekmcdonnell@gmail.com.

4th Grade Video: Pictures Needed by Sunday, 5/15

Parents, we need your pics! Photos can be uploaded to a Google Photos album here and/or emailed to lincoln4grade@gmail.com.  Please include the child’s name, grade / teacher at the time pic was taken. (Example: Child’s name, 1st grade / Klusak field trip). Please note, we cannot use pictures from non-school events, no matter how cute. Questions? Email Missy Heintz & Megan Kinsella at lincoln4grade@gmail.com.

Please Don’t Forget to Pay the 4th Grade Activities Fee
Click here to pay your $25 4th Grade Activity Fee. This fee goes toward 4th grade t-shirts and other end of year surprises. Questions? Please email Anne McDonnell at annekmcdonnell@gmail.com.


School Supplies for Graduating 4th Graders

Please see the attached flyer to order school supplies for your rising Roosevelt 5th grader.


PTO VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION PARTY!

Tuesday, 5/31, please RSVP with this link!


CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!

Listed below are some of the committees we are currently looking for individuals to Chair. If you have any questions concerning what these positions entail or would like to join a specific committee, please contact Kelly or Alexis at lincolnrfptopresident@gmail.com.

Auction Committee – Do you enjoy planning parties including LIVE and silent auctions? This committee works to cultivate a fun night out for the parents of our Lincoln community while also raising money for our school. We’re looking for a few parents to Chair this committee. Date TBD and is flexible

Pancake Breakfast – We’re looking for a few DAD’s and MOM’s to help chair this fun Lincoln Event. It’s been a few years since we’ve hosted this event but we can help you get in touch with former chairs to provide you with information in the planning process. Scheduled date is Saturday, October 29th, 2022

2nd Grade Bike Safety Workshop – Afterschool workshops scheduled Aug. 31/Sept. 1, 2022. This PTO parent is here to help out as the RF Police teach the second grade students about bike safety.

Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO!


D90 Inclusion & Pride Walk – 6/1 at 6pm!

Join us June 1st at 6:00 pm at Village Hall as we raise the Pride flag, then walk together around the Lincoln Elementary block a few times, ending on the Franklin Playground with music and the ice cream truck!  Wear your rainbows, bring your family and show your support!

We can use some parent volunteers for the event! Contact Megan Keskitalo megankeskitalo@gmail.com to volunteer. Sponsored by the Lincoln PTO Belongingness and Inclusion Committee, Willard PTO Belongingness Committee & Roosevelt PTO Committee for Inclusion and Belonging.


Waste Free Wednesdays

Sign up here to volunteer for an upcoming Wednesday lunch period. 


SEL

As we continue to observe Mental Health Month in May, here is some information on a public health concern known as Parental Burnout. The pandemic saw a great increase in parental burnout, and we need to be mindful of the warning signs especially as we head into the summer months when our children may need even more from us.


Library Lowdown

LIBRARY BOOKS DUE THIS FRIDAY, 5/27. Thank you for assisting your students in returning all books by this date.

AUTHOR VISIT: A huge thank you to author and Lincoln parent, Adam Kessel, who spent Thursday afternoon with us – sharing his book and giving a virtual tour of plants at Lincoln.

His book, Tales of the Plant Guardians, is for sale and can be purchased online through Amazon or the Book Table at booktable.net. You can have the book delivered to your house or pick up at the store.

Take a rhythmic journey through riddles and rhymes to the secret world of the plants in your backyard. Your questions are finally answered by the keepers of their secrets. Readers learn both the good and the not-so-good secret powers of common weeds in this backyard adventure book. A fairy guardian will guide you to meet the plants in their magical world. You will meet the cute Dandelion as you rhyme your way through its edible uses or learn to be wary of Bittersweet Nightshade with its toxic berries. Tales of the Plant Guardians: Backyard Adventures will create a world of wonder in your own backyard while introducing botany to your children.


Follow the PTO on Instagram – @Lincoln_Eagles_PTO

Sign Up Now!

Technology Support

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

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

Securely Home is an app that allows parents to have considerable control over their child’s iPad while at home.

Click here for technology resources for your D90 iPad!


5/15 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Hopefully you had a wonderful weekend.

Congratulations to the Lincoln School Girls on the Run team and coaches on their completion of their 5K. For the past few months they have been meeting and training twice weekly after school. Congratulations to our girls and many thanks to the dedicated coaches who got them across the finish line.

With only 19 days of school remaining, we’ve been busy working to plan the return of some of our annual end of the school year events. We are excited to announce the return of the Lincoln School Ice Cream Social on Friday, June 3. ALL Lincoln families are welcome to attend. There will be ice cream, yearbook distribution and music. 

Field Day is scheduled for the last day of school, Friday, June 10. Unlike pre-pandemic field days, this year, field day and our school picnic will only be open to students, staff and any field day volunteers. The 4th grade clap-out will take place on the Franklin blacktop at 2:30pm on Friday, June 10 and families are welcome to attend.

4th grade families, here is a link to a letter further outlining the many exciting plans for your kid’s final days as a Lincoln Eagle! Be on the lookout for more information later this week. 4th Grade Information

Finally, save the date…..Wednesday, June 1 @ 6PM!  The Lincoln Belongingness and Inclusivity Committee is excited to host our first ever Pride walk. To kick off Pride month, we will be raising the Pride flag at River Forest Village Hall followed by a few laps around the blocks adjacent to Lincoln. Many thanks to the dedicated work of this committee for their support of our continued work of making Lincoln a more inclusive community. 

As we prepare for the coming school year, don’t forget to complete your family’s registration. Attached is the message and instructions that were sent to families last week. 2022-2023 Registration

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


Calendar

Monday, 5/16:

  • Yoga – 3:15 – 4:15pm, Lincoln Gym

Tuesday: 5/17:

  • 4th grade Maypole Practice – 7:30am
  • C4K event – 7pm, Willard Library

Wednesday, 5/18:

  • Walking Wednesday – 8:05am
  • 4th grade Drumming Practice – 11:00am
  • Waste Free Wednesday

Friday, 5/20: 

  • 4th grade Maypole Practice – 7:30am
  • Drumming Practice – 11:00am
  • Fun Lunch – Pizza

4th Grade Parents: Important End of Year Details

Drumming & Maypole: Practices Happening Now 

Drumming: All practices are at Lincoln during recess from 11:00-11:30 am on Wednesdays and Fridays. Parents, if you are interested in helping at with Drumming practice, please sign up here

Maypole: All practices are at Lincoln (either gym or field) from 7:30-8:00 am on Tuesdays and Fridays. Parents, if you are interested in helping at the Maypole practices, please sign up here

Questions? Please email Anne McDonnell at annekmcdonnell@gmail.com.

4th Grade Video: Pictures Needed by Sunday, 5/15

Parents, we need your pics! Photos can be uploaded to a Google Photos album here and/or emailed to lincoln4grade@gmail.com.  Please include the child’s name, grade / teacher at the time pic was taken. (Example: Child’s name, 1st grade / Klusak field trip). Please note, we cannot use pictures from non-school events, no matter how cute. Questions? Email Missy Heintz & Megan Kinsella at lincoln4grade@gmail.com.

Please Don’t Forget to Pay the 4th Grade Activities Fee
Click here to pay your $25 4th Grade Activity Fee. This fee goes toward 4th grade t-shirts and other end of year surprises. Questions? Please email Anne McDonnell at annekmcdonnell@gmail.com.


School Supplies for Graduating 4th Graders

Please see the attached flyer to order school supplies for your rising Roosevelt 5th grader.


CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!

  • Auction Committee 
  • 2nd Grade Bike Safety Workshop
  • Pancake Breakfast 
  • 5K
  • Hero Boys                                                              
  • Yearbook
  • Art Appreciation                                                      
  • Authors and Assemblies

Listed above are some of the committees we are currently looking for individuals to Chair or volunteer their support. If you have any questions concerning what these positions entail or would like to join a specific committee, please contact Kelly or Alexis at lincolnrfptopresident@gmail.com Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO! 


Wednesday Walking Club

On Wednesday, May 11 we walked another 29 miles – putting us at 140 miles of our 200 mile goal!!  Weather permitting we will hold Wednesday Walking Club each Wednesday morning through the end of the school year.  Students can walk alone or with their families laps on the Franklin side of the Lincoln School park.  We will tally the laps walked to see if together, we can walk the 200 miles to Lincoln’s home in Springfield, IL.  Students can start walking when they arrive (as early as 8:00 am) through the bell.  

Parents, we will need 2-3 VOLUNTEERS each Wednesday to help with Walking Wednesday.  Please use the SignUp Genius to volunteer.


C4K Event – May 17th at Willard Library

Join us Tuesday, May 17th at 7pm in the Willard Library to discuss Conscious Parenting in a book talk facilitated by Maureen Spielman, Conscious Parenting & Life Coach. Maureen will guide us in the foundational principles of Dr. Shefali Tsaary’s groundbreaking book based on learning how your own childhood is related to what shows up in your parenting style and creating conscious connections with your kids! This book talk will be interactive and engaging! Check out www.maureenspielman.com or e-mail hello@maureenspielman.com if you have any questions. 

The Book Table in Oak Park has multiple copies to buy.  And please join us even if you don’t get a chance to read it!


D90 Inclusion & Pride Walk

Join us June 1st at 6:00 pm at Village Hall as we raise the Pride flag, then walk together around the Lincoln Elementary block a few times, ending on the Franklin Playground with music and the ice cream truck!  Wear your rainbows, bring your family and show your support!

We can use some parent volunteers for the event! Contact Megan Keskitalo megankeskitalo@gmail.com to volunteer. Sponsored by the Lincoln PTO Belongingness and Inclusion Committee, Willard PTO Belongingness Committee & Roosevelt PTO Committee for Inclusion and Belonging.


Waste Free Wednesdays

Sign up here to volunteer for an upcoming Wednesday lunch period. 


SEL

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month.  Mental health disorders are present in every community, and this campaign says “It’s okay to not be okay!”  Click here for additional mental health resources.


Library Lowdown

LIBRARY BOOKS DUE MAY 27TH. Thank you for assisting your students in returning all books by this date.

AUTHOR VISIT. Author and Lincoln parent, Adam Kessel, will be virtually visiting with students on Thursday, May 19th.  He’ll discuss his book, the writing process and take everyone on a virtual tour of the Lincoln gardens.  

His book, Tales of the Plant Guardians, is for sale and retails for $24.99.  Books can be purchased online through the Book Table at booktable.net. You can have the book delivered to your house or pick up at the store. The book will arrive in about a week.

Take a rhythmic journey through riddles and rhymes to the secret world of the plants in your backyard. Your questions are finally answered by the keepers of their secrets. Readers learn both the good and the not-so-good secret powers of common weeds in this backyard adventure book. A fairy guardian will guide you to meet the plants in their magical world. You will meet the cute Dandelion as you rhyme your way through its edible uses or learn to be wary of Bittersweet Nightshade with its toxic berries. Tales of the Plant Guardians: Backyard Adventures will create a world of wonder in your own backyard while introducing botany to your children.


Follow the PTO on Instagram – @Lincoln_Eagles_PTO

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Technology Support

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

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

Securely Home is an app that allows parents to have considerable control over their child’s iPad while at home.

Click here for technology resources for your D90 iPad!

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Lincoln Families,

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Lincoln School Moms! I hope you enjoyed a wonderful day with your family. After the past few weeks, which have felt more like February, it’s exciting to see some actual spring-like weather in the forecast for the coming week. 

On behalf of the entire Lincoln School faculty and staff, thank you for all the love and gestures of appreciation shared with the Fine Fine teaching staff here at Lincoln last week during Staff Appreciation Week. Special thanks to the Lincoln PTO hospitality team for going above and beyond in celebrating our school. 

With only 24 days of school remaining, we’ve been busy working to plan the return of some of our annual end of the school year events. On Friday, June 3, we are excited to announce the return of the Lincoln School Ice Cream Social. 

Our annual Field Day is scheduled for the last day of school, Friday, June 10. Unlike pre-pandemic field days, this year, field day and our school picnic will only be open to students, staff and any field day volunteers. Please see the information below if you are interested in a volunteer position at Field Day. The 4th grade clap-out will take place on the Franklin blacktop at 2:30pm on Friday, June 10 and families are welcome to attend.

4th grade families, please be on the lookout for a message this week further outlining the many exciting plans for your kid’s final days as a Lincoln Eagle! 

The Lincoln School Belongingness and Inclusivity team has been hard at work creating and providing various resources to support instruction focused on the various heritage and awareness months. In addition to the helpful AAPI resource guide last week, Lincoln received a donation of books in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Month from  the One Book One World AAPI Book Drive.

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Looking ahead to the short month of June, the Lincoln Belongingness and Inclusivity Committee is excited to host our first ever Pride walk. To kick off Pride month, we will be raising the Pride flag at River Forest Village Hall followed by a few laps around the blocks adjacent to Lincoln. Many thanks to the dedicated work of this committee for their support of our continued work of making Lincoln a more inclusive community. Look for more information to come. Also, please know that this committee is always looking for more volunteers to help support this important work. 

Finally, this Thursday, May 12 at 2:30pm, I am looking forward to celebrating all the May birthdays at Gaga with Godfrey. If your child missed a previous month’s celebration, they are welcome to join us on Thursday. 
As always, please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can ever do to better support your family. Soak in all the fun and excitement of these final days of school. Thanks as always for your kindness and support of our Fine Fine School.

Have a great week – CG


Calendar

Monday, 5/9:

  • Yoga, 3:15 – 4:15, Lincoln Gym
  • Girls on the Run, 3:10 – 4:30, Reading Garden

Tuesday: 5/10:

  • 7:30am – 4th grade Maypole Practice

Wednesday, 5/11

  • 8:05am – Walking Wednesday
  • 11:00am – 4th grade Drumming Practice
  • Waste Free Wednesday

Thursday, 5/12:

  • 2:30pm – Gaga with Godfrey – May Birthdays
  • Girls on the Run, 3:10 – 4:30, Reading Garden

Friday, 5/13: 

  • 7:30am – 4th grade Maypole Practice
  • 11:00am: Drumming Practice
  • Fun Lunch – Chicken

Volunteer Opportunities: Ice Cream Social and Field Day!

Ice Cream Social: Please consider volunteering for Yearbook Distribution and our Ice Cream Social on Friday June 3rd from 6:00 – 7:30pm. Sign up HERE!

Field Day: Lincoln Field Day is BACK! Please consider volunteering to help with one of the 16 stations for Lincoln Field Day on Friday, June 10th from 12 – 2pm. Sign up HERE!

Further information about your station will be given the day of the event. Each slot is for an hour commitment, please only sign-up for 1 slot at this time in order to allow for higher participation.

*Please note there will be no visitors allowed to attend Field Day outside of those who are volunteering. 

Thank you for your continuous support of our Lincoln PTO! 


4th Grade Parents: Important End of Year Details

Drumming & Maypole: Practices Happening Now 

  • Drumming: All practices are at Lincoln during recess from 11:00-11:30 am on Wednesdays and Fridays. Parents, if you are interested in helping at with drumming practice, please sign up here
  • Maypole: All practices are at Lincoln (either gym or field) from 7:30-8:00 am on Tuesdays and Fridays. Parents, if you are interested in helping at the Maypole practices, please sign up here
  • Questions? Please email Anne McDonnell at annekmcdonnell@gmail.com.

4th Grade Video: Pictures Needed by Sunday, 5/15

Parents, we need your pics! Photos can be uploaded to a Google Photos album here and/or emailed to lincoln4grade@gmail.com.  Please include the child’s name, grade / teacher at the time pic was taken. (Example: Child’s name, 1st grade / Klusak field trip). Please note, we cannot use pictures from non-school events, no matter how cute. Questions? Email Missy Heintz & Megan Kinsella at lincoln4grade@gmail.com.

Please Don’t Forget to Pay the 4th Grade Activities Fee
Click here to pay your $25 4th Grade Activity Fee. This fee goes toward 4th grade t-shirts and other end of year surprises. Questions? Please email Anne McDonnell at annekmcdonnell@gmail.com.


CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!

The mission of the PTO is to support and enhance the education of the children at Lincoln School. Fulfilling this mission is not possible without the input, ideas and support from the families at Lincoln. 

Planning for our 2022-2023 school year is starting now!

Whether you are a working or stay-at-home parent, there are many opportunities for active participation in the PTO.  Events take place at school during the week, evenings, and weekends.

Here are some of the committees we are currently looking for individuals to Chair.  If you have any questions concerning what these positions entail, please contact Kelly or Alexis at lincolnrfptopresident@gmail.com.

The following committees need Chairs/Co-Chairs:

  • Auction Committee
  • Yearbook
  • Back to School Picnic
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • 5K
  • Hero Boys
  • 2nd Grade Bike Safety Workshop
  • Art Appreciation

(Committee volunteers will be recruited closer to the date of the event by the Chairs/Co-Chairs)

We will be reaching out soon for volunteers to help at the Ice Cream Social and Field Day. 

Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO!


PTO Minutes from May Meeting

Please click HERE for May’s PTO minutes.  You can find past meeting minutes on the Lincoln PTO Website at:  https://lincoln.district90pto.org

The next PTO meeting will be September 7, at 9:30am.   



C4K event – May 17th at Willard Library

Join us Tuesday, May 17th at 7pm in the Willard Library to discuss Conscious Parenting in a book talk facilitated by Maureen Spielman, Conscious Parenting & Life Coach. Maureen will guide us in the foundational principles of Dr. Shefali Tsaary’s groundbreaking book based on learning how your own childhood is related to what shows up in your parenting style and creating conscious connections with your kids! This book talk will be interactive and engaging! Check out www.maureenspielman.com or e-mail hello@maureenspielman.com if you have any questions. 

The Book Table in Oak Park has multiple copies to buy.  And please join us even if you don’t get a chance to read it!


Waste Free Wednesdays – sign up here to volunteer for an upcoming Wednesday lunch period. 


SEL

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month.  Mental health disorders are present in every community, and this campaign says “It’s okay to not be okay!”  Click here for additional mental health resources.

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Follow the PTO on Instagram – @Lincoln_Eagles_PTO

Sign Up Now!

Technology Support

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

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

Securely Home is an app that allows parents to have considerable control over their child’s iPad while at home.

Click here for technology resources for your D90 iPad!