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

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!

5/8 Lincoln Log

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!


5/1 Lincoln Log


Lincoln Families,

Happy May Day. Despite the cool and soggy weather, I hope you enjoyed the weekend. It’s hard to believe we flipped the calendar to the final full month of the school year. 

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This week is one of the most important of the year. It symbolizes the 5 days we take each year to celebrate the Fine Fine Teachers and Staff that make Lincoln such a Fine Fine School. The PTO has planned some very thoughtful recognitions throughout the week. However, I encourage each of you to take the Lincoln School Staff Appreciation Challenge, by taking a few moments sometime this week to send an email, letter, some Lincoln Love or some other small token of appreciation to the best teaching staff around. 
Additionally, Friday, May 6 is Nurses Day.  So please don’t forget to celebrate our very own Ms. Godellas and Ms. Martini. For the past two years they have been our resident “Hero’s” at Lincoln. They are the G.O.A.T. of school nursing teams! Please celebrate them this week as well. 

In the coming days, we will begin working on the creation of class assignments for the upcoming school year. In early April , all K-3 families should have received this Class Placement 2022-23 Letter. If you have feedback, please be sure to send it to me via email on or before Friday, May 3

This week, District 90 will begin administering the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) to students in Grades 3-5. The MAP assessment is a reading and mathematics multiple-choice, adaptive assessment that is taken online.  Adaptive assessments adjust the test questions relative to an individual student’s response.  For each correct answer given, the next question will increase in difficulty. For each incorrect answer given, the following question will decrease in difficulty.  For this reason, the MAP questions will not look the same for all students.  This assessment takes approximately 50 minutes for each of the two content areas that will be administered. Below is the Lincoln Schedule:

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This past weekend the following LIncoln Eagles had their artwork displayed at the annual Cheney Mansion art show. Ella Wendeln, Isla Jacques, Emerson Lewis, Anabel Jacquez, Matilda Murphy and Lily Barnard. Many thanks to Ms. Kozbur for curating this incredible event each year. 

As always, thank you for all of your 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. Don’t forget to celebrate our Fine Fine Staff this week. CG


Calendar

Monday, 5/2:

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

Wednesday, 5/3

  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Thursday, 5/4:

    • Girls on the Run, 3:10 – 4:30, Reading Garden

    Friday, 5/5: Fun Lunch – Pizza


    Teacher Appreciation Week – May 2- 6! 

    Our Teachers are Superheroes!  

    Thank you for filling out the Superhero Worksheets! Please also considering sending a note through the Lincoln Love (insert link) form as well. The PTO has organized the following activities for all staff members this week:

    Monday: VIP Room Service

    Tuesday: Coffee/Bagels from Daly Bagel

    Wednesday: Ice Cream Scoop from Brown Cow and cake slice from Forest Park Bakery

    Thursday: Lunch provided by Mr. Godfrey

    Friday: Gift Cards


    4th Grade Parents: Important End of Year Details

    4th Grade Parents: Important End of Year Details

    T-shirts, Drumming, Maypole, Video…there is so much fun stuff coming up and we need your help! Please see the 4th grade end of year flyer for more information. Also, highlights and key dates are below. Questions? Please email: Lincoln4grade@gmail.com.


    Field Day 
    Please pay the $25 4th activity fee Confirm your 4th grader t-shirt sizes by 5/2

    Maypole and Drumming Activities
    Kids sign up now! Practices start this week! See attached flyer for more details.Parents: Maypole practice helpers are needed! Sign up hereParents: Drumming practice helpers are needed! Sign up here

    4th Grade Commemorative 
    Video
    Upload photos here orEmail photos to Lincoln4grade@gmail.com Please submit all photos by 5/15And please remember, we can only use school-related photos.

    Please review this flyer for more information on the end of year activities for 4th graders.

    Questions? Feel free to contact Missy Heintz and Megan Kinsella
    at lincoln4grade@gmail.com.


    Lincoln Yearbooks Are Now on Sale!

    Yearbooks are now available to order through the TreeRing website. Hardcover books are available for $37 now through Friday, May 6th. Yearbooks will be distributed in person at the end of the school year. Please click here to order your 2021-2022 Lincoln Yearbook. You will need to create an account if you don’t have one already.

    All yearbook orders must be placed with Tree Ring. The PTO will not be selling yearbooks at the end of the school year.  Orders may placed after the deadline, but an additional shipping charge will be added and the book will be shipped to your residence.

    Note: A few early orders were placed with a reduced quoted price. You will still get that price honored and all books distributed will be hardcover.  Apologies for the confusion!


    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
    • Book Fair

    (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!


    Green4Good Fundraiser – Mother’s Day Weekend

    When: Friday-Sunday, May 6-8, 2022

    Place: Good Earth Greenhouse & Café (7900 Madison St., River Forest)

    Spring is here and that means gardens, plants and flowers! With each of your purchases at Good Earth Greenhouse & Café, on May 6-8, 2022, Green4Good will receive either:

    ·      10% of your pre-tax total OR

    ·      $5 of your purchase of a $25 gift card

    So whether you are planting now or giving a gift card to a special someone for future use, we have you covered! Visit and shop as many times as you would like, presenting a copy of this flyer each time to record your purchase. Tell all your friends, too! You can make as many copies of this flyer as you want!


    Waste Free Wednesdays are Here to Stay!

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    Our Earth Week Waste Free lunches and competitions were such a hit, we’ve decided to keep the momentum going. Please sign up here if you’re able to volunteer for an upcoming Wednesday lunch period. 


    Wednesday Walking Club

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    On Wednesday, April 27 we walked another 43 miles – putting us at 111 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 🙂 


    SEL

    With the change in weather and temperatures, Spring Fever has arrived!  Although you may be noticing increased energy, impulsiveness, and restlessness… we can still help the children finish the school year strong.  Here are some tips for surviving Spring Fever.


    Library Lowdown

    We are excited to have a last-minute visit with author Tae Keller.  She is the author of “Jennifer Chan is not alone” and Newbery winner “When you trap a tiger.” She will be visiting with some of the fourth grade students this Monday, May 2nd.  

    All Lincoln students have the opportunity to purchase an autographed book any time from now until one week after the event using the attached form.  The easiest way is to order online ensuring you’ll receive a copy in a timely manner.  Please note that while the form says Willard, it is being used by Lincoln as well.

    We appreciate your support of our author visits and purchasing books helps ensure Anderson’s is able to offer visits to schools.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Brauweiler directly.

    KINDERGARTEN: Additionally, author Sara F. Shacter will be visiting virtually with kindergarten classes this Friday, May 6th to share her secrets about writing and her latest book Just So Willow.

    All Lincoln students can order a book (signed and delivered to school for distribution):

    Send $15 in cash or check (made out to Sara Shacter and in an envelope with the author’s name on the front) no later than the morning of Monday, May 9th. If you want the book personalized to someone, please put a note in with your payment specifying exactly how the book should be personalized.

    Willow is a polar bear who likes things just so. She even irons her underwear and straightens her spaghetti! So when a storm covers her backyard in a clean, smooth blanket of snow, she’s determined to keep it that way—in spite of all her Arctic neighbors sliding, stomping, and creating a lumpy, bumpy mess. Will Willow stick to her precise ways, or will she join in the messy fun?


    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!

    4/24 Lincoln Log

    Lincoln Families,

    I hope you had a lovely weekend. It is hard to believe only six more Mondays remain in this school year. Thank you very much for all the amazing birthday wishes and for helping me celebrate #45. 

    Many thanks to the Lincoln PTO Green4Good team for helping us celebrate an incredible Earth Week. Despite the soggy weather, we made the most of it! Each day last week, we increased the number of bikers/walkers to school as well as the number of waste free lunches. Additionally, the G4G kids club shared daily messages and reminders with all kids about simple ways that we can all practice sustainability.

    Here is a picture from last week:

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    This Tuesday, we will celebrate the one and only Ms. Dubois. Lincoln will celebrate Administrative Assistants/Secretaries Day on Tuesday, April 26. I often refer to Ms. Dubois as the “real” principal of our school! She literally does it all and keeps Lincoln organized, safe, and most importantly a fun place for kids. Please take some time this week to share some infamous Lincoln Love with Ms. Dubois. You can search high and low and never find a school secretary that is more fun, caring, loving and committed! Thank you Ms. Dubois! 

    As we begin to prepare for the next school year, one of the many preparations we engage in, is the placement of students into classes. Last week, all K-3 families should have received this Class Placement 2022-23 Letter. If you have feedback, please be sure to send it to me via email on or before May 3.  

    As always, thanks so much for your continued support of Lincoln School. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more we can do to support your family.

    Enjoy these final days of April. CG


    Calendar

    Monday, 4/25:

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

    Thursday, 4/28:

    • Girls on the Run, 3:10 – 4:30, Reading Garden

    Friday, 4/29: Fun Lunch – Chicken


    School Supply Order Deadline – this Friday, 4/29!

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    Don’t forget to order your 2022-2023 SchoolKidz supply kits!  Save yourself the trouble of hunting for school supplies AND support the Lincoln PTO! Order a school supply kit online and it will automatically be delivered to your child’s classroom before school starts. Orders are online only and they can only be accepted until April 29th. The supplier cannot accept late orders.  Please remember to buy a kit for NEXT YEAR’s Grade Level. If you have any questions, please contact Julianne Heinimann.

    Order your kits at www.shopttkits.com Lincoln Account Number: 20838


    Stan’s Donuts Fundraiser – this Saturday 4/30!

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    Stan’s Donuts is delivering to River Forest on Saturday, 4/30 between 9-11am – place your order by Wednesday, 4/27 at 5pm!

    Please note, this fundraiser is pre-order only – click on this link to review the variety of options available (half dozen to full dozen that also includes gluten-free and vegan options) and place your order!

    A few volunteers are needed to manage the donut distribution – please sign up here if you can volunteer! Thank you in advance for your support!


    Teacher Appreciation Week – May 2- 6! 

    Our Teachers are Superheroes!  

    Please have your students use the Superhero forms provided in the Lincoln Folder to write a note of appreciation! If you would like to fill out more, please pick up blank forms in the office. Return forms to the office by Friday, April 29th so the PTO can use them to decorate the hallways.


    Attention Families of 4th Graders! – information on end of year activities

    Please review this flyer for more information on the end of year activities for 4th graders.

    Questions? Feel free to contact Missy Heintz and Megan Kinsella
    at lincoln4grade@gmail.com.


    Lincoln Yearbooks Are Now on Sale!

    Yearbooks are now available to order through the TreeRing website. Hardcover books are available for $37 now through Friday, May 6th. Yearbooks will be distributed in person at the end of the school year. Please click here to order your 2021-2022 Lincoln Yearbook. You will need to create an account if you don’t have one already.

    All yearbook orders must be placed with Tree Ring. The PTO will not be selling yearbooks at the end of the school year.  Orders may placed after the deadline, but an additional shipping charge will be added and the book will be shipped to your residence.

    Note: A few early orders were placed with a reduced quoted price. You will still get that price honored and all books distributed will be hardcover.  Apologies for the confusion!


    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
    • Back to School Picnic
    • Pancake Breakfast
    • 5K
    • Hero Boys
    • Book Fair

    (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!


    Wednesday Walking Club

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    On Wednesday, April 20th, we walked another 37 miles – putting us at 68 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.


    Green4Good Fundraiser – Mother’s Day Weekend!

    When: Friday – Sunday, May 6-8, 2022

    Place: Good Earth Greenhouse & Café (7900 Madison St., River Forest)

    Spring is here and that means gardens, plants, and flowers! With each of your purchases at Good Earth Greenhouse & Café on May 6-8, 2022, Green4Good will receive either:

    ·      10% of your pre-tax total OR

    ·      $5 of your purchase of a $25 gift card

    So whether you are planting now or giving a gift card to a special someone for future use, we have you covered! Present a copy of this flyer each time to record your purchase – visit as many times as you wish over Mother’s Day Weekend!

    Tell all your friends, too – you can make as many copies of this flyer as you want!


    SEL

    April is National Stress Awareness Month. While stress may be unavoidable, there are many ways we can all learn to manage stress effectively. One great strategy for managing stress is to keeping a positive attitude! To that end, here are some tips for managing Negative Self Talk.


    Library Lowdown

    Thursday, April 28, is Poem in your Pocket Day. This is a day where everyone keeps a short poem in their pocket and throughout the day shares it with others. While this is optional, we encourage your child to participate as it’s a lot of fun sharing poems with each other. We recommend short poems (and cut around the poem so as not to have a big piece of paper folded many times). They can be an original poem or one copied from a book or printed from a computer. Here’s a short poem to get you started: We hope that you will bring a poem, created or printed all from your home.

    Rev up your Reading Tip #4:

    Now that the weather is getting better, you will probably head out to do more activities. Before you head out on these adventures, read some books that pertain to that trip. Going to the zoo? Read a fun story about going to the zoo or a fact book about elephants. Heading to the arboretum? Grab a book about trees. Driving to the aquarium? Read some fun stories about fish. Spending the day in Chicago? Read about Chicago history. Going on a short trip? Read about where you’re going. It’s a great way to get kids excited about where they are going and a great connection to the book when you’re there. Additionally, those places often have unique books in the gift shop that you don’t find anywhere else.


    Waste Free Wednesdays are here to stay!

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    Each day of last week, more and more students brought a waste free lunch, ending the week with about 75% participation! Our Earth Week Waste Free lunches and competitions were such a hit, we’ve decided to keep the momentum going. Please sign up here if you’re able to volunteer for an upcoming Wednesday lunch period.


    Earth Week Success!

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    Last week Lincoln celebrated Earth Week by giving backpack ribbons to students who walked or biked to school; waste free lunch competitions and raffles; parent book readings; and the 3rd Grade Sustainability Club helped with Mr. Godfrey’s morning announcements. Check out Green4Good’s Facebook page to see pictures from the week and check out the Carbon Impact Calculator (created by a Lincoln alum) to see how your family made a difference by walking or biking to school. It was an amazing and fun week, and also a big effort by many. We are incredibly grateful to our community and the teacher, student and parent volunteers who are helping teach this generation of kiddos about respecting our home planet.

    A BIG THANK YOU to: 
    Mrs. Bailitz, Mr. Cheney, Mrs. Dubois, Mrs. Gerges, Mr. Godfrey, Mrs. McCole, Mrs. Neilson, Mrs. Orlando, Mrs. Stasys, Mrs. Suzuki

    Maeve Behan, Cora Cosky, Charlie Crosby, Molly Hayley, James Kyrias-Gann, Xavier LaPenna, Mia Murphy,   
    Elena Slavicek

    Liz Bartolucci, Elli Cosky, Claudia Farciert, Courtney Fohrman, Brett Gentile, Kimmy Graves, Emily Hampson,
    Nikki Kehm, Anthony LaPenna, Jill LaPenna, Yuanqing Li, David McCarthy, Alexis Murphy, Brad Palmer, Carey Palmer, Lillian Shaker, Lindsey Silver, Bob Slavicek, Jess Slavicek, Tatiana Snigurski, Susan Veazie, Amy Wood, Nura Yanaki


    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!