11/28 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope each of you enjoyed the past several days gathering with friends and family in celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday. I know the Godfreys enjoyed our first Thanksgiving together since 2019. With only fifteen days of school left in 2021, it will be a busy December around Lincoln.

One of the many clubs at Lincoln School is our News Broadcast Club. This club of 4th graders meets weekly and focuses on reporting and broadcasting the news of Lincoln. Facilitated by Mr. Cheney and Ms. Clasky, here is episode one of the 2021-2022 school year. LIFE @ LINCOLN EPISODE 1 

With the holiday season in full swing, many families will be traveling both domestically and abroad. Therefore, here is the current travel guidance that is updated every Tuesday and goes into effect that Friday.  Currently, fully vaccinated individuals do not require quarantine or testing for travel provided they remain asymptomatic.  One is fully vaccinated two weeks after their second vaccination.  Currently, travel to any “yellow” state does not require any testing for unvaccinated individuals provided they remain asymptomatic.  When traveling to an “orange” state, it is recommended that unvaccinated individuals have a PCR test 3-5 days after returning to Illinois.  The student is not required to quarantine while awaiting testing or results provided they are asymptomatic.

For international travel, any unvaccinated traveler is required to have a PCR test 5-7 days after returning to Illinois and must quarantine while awaiting the testing and results.  They cannot return to school until the negative result is on file in the nurse’s office.

As always, thanks 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. Enjoy the first days of December.

Have a great week. CG


Calendar

Tuesday, 11/30

  • Fall Sports (1/2) – 3:15 – 4:15pm, Lincoln Gym

Wednesday, 12/1

  • PTO Meeting, 9:30am via Zoom (details below)
  • Online Book Fair ends!

Thursday, 12/2

  • Fall Sports (3/4) – 3:15 – 4:15pm, Lincoln Gym

Friday, 12/3

  • FUN LUNCH! – Pizza

Online Book Fair – ends 12/1 at midnight!

Shop for the holidays and support the Lincoln Library, author visits, and assemblies. Teacher wish lists and some recommended books from Mrs. Brauweiler are available at abcfairs.com in the blue menu bar.

Support LINCOLN School! Order Books at our Anderson’s Virtual Book Fair. Please see flyer HERE with detailed instructions on how to order before midnight on Wednesday, 12/1! 


Share the Warmth – winter donation drive, now through December 10th!

This winter donation drive will benefit Hephzibah Home and Sarah’s Inn.

We are collecting new mittens and hats in children’s sizes for Hephzibah Home. Gift cards in $25 denominations from Target, Walmart, Jewel and Amazon will benefit the clients of Sarah’s Inn.

Donations can be placed in the bins and lockboxes at the Park and Franklin entrances.

Thank you for sharing the warmth with families in need during the holiday season.


Please join us for our December PTO Meeting!

Our meeting this month will be held at 9:30am on Wednesday, December 1st via zoom. We look forward to seeing you there!

Topic: December PTO Meeting
Time: Dec 1, 2021 09:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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From Nurse Godellas

Due to rates of high transmission of Covid 19 in our community and with the upcoming cold and flu season upon us, we wanted to send out a reminder to families.  Regardless of vaccination status, if your child has a symptom that is also a symptom of Covid-19 (sore throat, headache, fever, cough, vomiting, diarrhea, extreme fatigue) we cannot assume it is just a cold and per health department guidelines, they will require a negative PCR test in order to return to school.  In addition to the negative covid test, the student will also need to be fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medications, free of vomiting and diarrhea for 24 hours without medications, and have an overall improvement of symptoms.

If your child is only experiencing nasal congestion or a runny nose with no other symptoms, under current health department guidelines, no testing is required.

The guidance continues to change rapidly so please do not hesitate to reach out to the nurse, Erin Godellas with questions.  godellase@district90.org


Library Lowdown – Virtual Author Visit on 12/8!

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We’re excited to “visit” with Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr – husband/wife team of the Cookie Chronicles.  They will be zooming into 3rd and 4th grade classrooms to talk about their books and writing.  You’ll have a chance to order their book through Anderson’s (order form will be coming soon). 

4th grade Letters about Literature optional writing contest — Deadline is December 1st – submit to me.  In this competition, students write a letter to an author reflecting on how reading that book affected and/or changed them.  If students have questions, please see me directly. 


SEL

This quote is absolutely true, so in continuation of our National Gratitude Month celebration, please consider the prompts below for journaling or for dinnertime conversation with the family:

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Cradles to Crayons Coat Drive – THANK YOU!

Thank you to the Lincoln community for the many, many coats and other winter items you donated for families in need!

These winter items for adults and kids were delivered to Cradles 2 Crayons, and these Lincoln Eagles helped load your donations into the bins you see behind them.

Thank you for your generosity!


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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. 


11/21 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Happy Thanksgiving. I hope this message finds you well and excited for the opportunity to gather with friends and family this coming week. After missing Thanksgiving 2020, personally, I’m very excited to make the trek to STL to celebrate the holiday with my friends and family in Missouri. 

It is hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us. In many ways the past 20 seemed to have gone by all too slowly and in other ways, it is hard to believe that we are almost two years into the Covid-19 pandemic. Regardless of how time is measured, the experience of the pandemic has provided each of us the opportunity to self-reflect upon and prioritize the most important aspects of our lives. I’m hopeful that for your family, the upcoming holiday season is full of hope, gratitude and love. Sometimes, it’s the simplest act of gratitude that can have the most profound impact, therefore don’t forget to share some Lincoln Love.

Many thanks to all you participated in the D90 Covid Vaccination clinic this past Friday. Over 150 students were in attendance to receive their first vaccine. Special thanks to Ms. Godellas and the other staff members who were in attendance as a support system for our kids. Don’t forget the second vaccination clinic is coming up on Friday, December 10. 

On behalf of the entire Godfrey family, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Thanks for your continued support of Lincoln. Enjoy every moment of the upcoming Thanksgiving break. I look forward to seeing you back at Lincoln for the final countdown of 2021 on Monday, November 29.

Happy Thanksgiving, CG


Calendar

Wednesday, November 24 – Friday, November 26

  • NO SCHOOL

2021 Book Fair is Online

November 19th-December 1st 

Shop for the holidays and support the Lincoln Library, author visits, and assemblies. Teacher wishlists and some recommended books from Mrs. Brauweiler are available at abcfairs.com in the blue menu bar.

Support LINCOLN School!

Order Books at our Anderson’s Virtual  Book Fair.

Please see flyer HERE with detailed instructions on how to order. 


NO Sports Camp on Tuesday Nov 23!


Library Lowdown

All entries for the Book Fair Contest (Who Would Win book characters) are due on Monday, November 22. 

Andrea Beaty books will be delivered on Monday, November 22 to students at school.

Letters About Literature

Fourth graders can participate in an optional writing contest where students can write a letter to an author reflecting on how reading that book affected and/or changed them. Please submit entries to Casey Godfrey by December 1st. If students have questions, please see Casey directly.  

Rev up your Reading Tip #3:

This next week brings days off from school – which means bonus time for reading! Take a trip to the public library to stock up on books for the extra days off. Get that third book in the series. Grab that favorite author’s latest book. Pick up a Monarch or a Bluestem book to finish your list.  Pile up that stack of books for the extra hours and chilly weather (and food coma after Thanksgiving).


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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. 

11/7 Lincoln log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you enjoyed the extra hour of sleep this weekend with the turning back of the clocks. It is hard to believe there are only ten more school days before the Thanksgiving holiday.
Although it’s a short school week, it will be a busy one for our teachers and staff as the prepare for the Fall Conferences. This week we are excited for our Fall Conferences. As you know, conferences will be held virtually. You should have received the Zoom link upon registering. Additionally this year, families can access their child’s report card Report Cards beginning on Friday, November 12, by logging into PowerSchool. If you prefer a printed copy of your child’s report card, please let me know and I will be sure that you receive one. Here are the instructions to access your child’s report card on Friday. (SEE ATTACHMENT)
District 90 is excited to partner with Jewel-Osco to host a Pfizer vaccination clinic for children aged 5-11 years. The date for the Vaccination Clinic has been confirmed for Friday, November 19, from 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The follow-up dose will be provided at a follow-up clinic 3 weeks later, on December 10. With this schedule, children participating in this Vaccination Clinic will be considered fully vaccinated by December 25. Please note that this clinic will only serve kids between the ages of 5 and 11 since the vaccine dose is adjusted for younger children. Sign-up information is forthcoming. 

Despite our inability to hold our annual Veterans Day assembly, this week our kids will be creating Veterans Day cards to be delivered to the VA hospital. Additionally, we will be compiling a short video comprised of veteran photos, pictures from Lincoon and a few musical performances by some of the music classes. Hopefully, our annual event to honor veterans will return in 2022.

If a stop by the River Forest Public Library is on your November schedule, please be sure to check out the Lincoln School Art Exhibit featuring selected artwork from 1st-4th grade. Many thanks to the incredible Ms. Kozbur for curating this display. 

Finally, as you prepare for the week, don’t forget due to Fall Conferences, there will be no student attendance on Thursday, November 11 and Friday, November 12. 

As always, please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your kids and family. Thanks for your continued support of Lincoln. Have a wonderful week. 

CG


Calendar

Tuesday, November 9

  • Fall sports Grades 1/2 class
  • Wednesday, November 10:

  • Fun Lunch
  • Conferences 3:40 – 7:00
  • Thursday, November 11:

    • No School

  • Conferences 12:40 – 7:00
  • No Fall Sports Class
  • Friday, November 12:

    • No School

    Gear Up For Winter Collection Drive

    Monday Nov. 8 to Friday Nov. 19Donations can be placed in bins at the Park and Franklin entrances before school. 
    Most Needed Items for Kids and Adults in the Chicagoland area:• Winter coats and warm clothing, newborn to adult medium• Winter boots, toddler size 5 to adult 10• Winter hats, gloves, scarves• Pajamas, 2T to adult medium
    Thank you for supporting families in need!


    2021 Book Fair is On-line

    November 19th-December 1st 
    Shop for the holidays and support the Lincoln Library, author visits, and assemblies. Teacher wishlists and some recommended books from Mrs. Brauweiler are available at abcfairs.com in the blue menu bar. 

    Support LINCOLN School!

    Order Books at our

    Anderson’s Virtual  Book Fair 

    Please see flyer HERE with detailed instructions on how to order. 


    Native American Heritage Month

    The month of November is American Indian and Alaskan Native Heritage Month.  If you are interested in helping to plan events or sharing ideas to help celebrate this month, please reach out to the Belongingness and Inclusion Committee (Megan Keskitalo megankeskitalo@gmail.com and/or Candy Singh candysingh58@yahoo.com). Thank you!For More information on American Indian and Alaskan Native Heritage Month please visit: https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov


    Volunteers Needed for D90 Vaccine Clinic

    The first dose vaccination clinic for children aged 5-11 is confirmed for November 19, with the follow-up dose clinic confirmed for December 10.  The clinics will be held in the Roosevelt gym both days from 3:30-7:30 PM. Please see the Dawne Simmons Weekly Summary email sent Friday, November 5th for more details. 
    D90 has requested the assistance of the districts PTO’s in finding volunteers to help on clinic days. Volunteer responsibilities will include helping to direct families and register children on Friday 11/19 and Friday 12/10. 

    Please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4EAAA723ABF94-volunteers

    Thank you for your support of our D90 community!


    Annual Pumpkin Smash

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the Annual River Forest Pumpkin Smash over the weekend!

    Please check out pictures from the event on Green4Good’s Facebook page. We composted 1,379 pumpkins. Thank you for diverting so much waste from the landfill, and smashing the 2020 count of 805 pumpkins!


    Library Lowdown

    Virtual Author Visit – Andrea Beaty – Monday 11/8

    Lincoln School will be participating in a virtual visit with Andrea Beaty.  She is the author of “Rosie Revere, Engineer” picture books and chapter books.  She has others including: Iggy Peck, Architect; Ada Twist, Scientist; and Sofia Valdez, Future Prez.  She’ll be introducing us to her latest character – Aaron Slater, Illustrator (picture book) and Sofia Valdez and the Vanishing Vote (early chapter book)   These latest books are for sale and the order form is attached.  Orders will be placed online and books will be distributed to students at school.  DEADLINE TO ORDER BOOKS IS MONDAY 11/15.

    A huge thank you to Martha Louisa!  Thank you for visiting virtually with Lincoln School and for sharing your story with us.  So fun to have a Lincoln grandparent who is also a published author!  Her book, Adeline in a Gymnastics Jam, can be purchased on Amazon.

    Family Reading Night – Thursday 11/18 – Join Illinois families for the annual Family Reading Night sponsored by the Illinois Secretary of State.  Send Mr. Godfrey a photo of your family reading and your name will be entered into a drawing for a Family Reading Night poster.  Your photo will also be posted on the lobby display. godfreyc@district90.org

    Rev up your Reading Tip #2: Give books for gifts – for any occasion.  As the holidays approach, books are great gifts for everyone in your family.  But books don’t have to just be for major holidays.  Tooth fairy came to your house?  A dollar and a book.  First day of school?  New shoes and a book.  First day of winter? A snowman book.  Cicadas all over the trees? Here’s a book about cicadas! Books are a great way to celebrate anything.    Ms. Brauweiler fun fact:  My boys did in fact get all these books on these occasions.


    SEL – National Gratitude Month!

    November is National Gratitude Month.  Let’s begin the celebration with a 30-day gratitude challenge!


    Follow the PTO on Instagram!

    Follow the Lincoln PTO on Instagram – @Lincoln_Eagles_PTO


    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. 


    10/31 Lincoln Log

    Lincoln Families,

    Happy Halloween. I hope you had a lovely weekend and that your kids have a great time Trick-or-Treating tonight on the streets of River Forest.

    Although it was a different kind of Halloween celebration at Lincoln, our teachers and kids made the most of last week by celebrating a fun spirit week, decorating class pumpkins, and lots of other activities. Below is a link to the Costume video that I created from all the costume photos that were shared with me. Enjoy!!

    Updated Lincoln Halloween Costume Video

    Congratulations to the Lincoln Boys on the Run team who ran their 5K this past Saturday. It was a perfect morning for the race. Many thanks to Corby Marx, Courtland Maddock and Heather Ignoffo for motivating and coaching our boys! Also thanks to all the volunteers who showed up to distribute bagels after the race! 

    In pre-pandemic times, Veterans Day was always one of my favorite celebrations at Lincoln. Inviting our veterans and honoring them at our annual assembly was always a moving and uplifting event. Unfortunately due to Covid-19 mitigations, we will again have to reimagine this event. Therefore, much like we did with the Halloween video, please email me any videos of veterans in your family. We will be sure they are included in our Veterans Day video. Please include the name and branch of service with the pictures. Please send all pictures by Tuesday, November 9th at 5pm.

    Don’t forget that Fall Conferences are next week on November 10 and 11. Conferences will be held virtually this year and, for convenience, report cards will also be available to families by logging into PowerSchool. Look for more information next week.  As a reminder there will be no school on Thursday, November 11 and Friday, November 12. 

    Finally, with the CDC approval of vaccinations for children, D90 is excited to offer a vaccination clinic for anyone interested in having their child vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine. The clinics are tentatively scheduled for November 19 and December 10. Please click here to participate in the questionnaire.

    As always, thanks for your continued support of Lincoln. Thank you for all the love and notes of appreciation last week for Principal Appreciation. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your family or your kids!

    Have a great week. CG


    Calendar

    Tuesday, November 2:

    • Fall Sports (Grades 1/2) – 3:15 – 4:15pm, Lincoln Gym

    Wednesday, November 3:

    • PTO Meeting – 9:30am, Zoom information below
    • Waste Free Wednesday
    • Chipotle Dine & Share – 4 – 8pm, more information below

    Thursday, November 4:

    • Fall Sports (Grades 3/4) – 3:15 – 4:15pm, Lincoln Gym

    Friday, November 5:

    • FUN LUNCH

    Chipotle Dine & Share Fundraiser
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    Don’t feel like cooking? Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a dine and share Chipotle fundraiser. 33% of all sales will go back to our Lincoln PTO! Come in to the Chipotle at 1128 Lake Street in Oak Park on Wednesday, November 3rd between 4:00 to 8:00pm. 

    How to order:

    • Dine-in: Bring in this flyer, show it on your phone or tell the cashier you’re supporting our fundraiser.
    • Pick up: Order online at Chipotle.com for pick up – be sure to enter promo code: B7JG88J for your order to qualify!

    Thank you for your continued PTO support!!


    Please join us for our November PTO Meeting – Wednesday, 11/3 at 9:30am!

    Our meeting this month will be held at 9:30am on Wednesday, November 3rd via zoom. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Lincoln Elementary School PTO is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: November PTO Meeting
    Time: Nov 3, 2021 09:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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    Annual Pumpkin Smash – this Saturday, 11/6!

    Don’t Trash It, Smash It!  Keep pumpkins out of the landfill by participating in the Annual River Forest Pumpkin Smash, Saturday, 11/6, 9am-noon at Roosevelt Middle School on the Jackson side.

    Last year, we composted 805 pumpkins (8,260 pounds). Let’s smash that record in 2021! Please encourage friends, family, and neighbors to compost instead of trashing, and kindly wear your mask and observe social distancing when dropping off pumpkins.


    Library Lowdown

    Always so exciting when we get to meet authors – plus, you can handle some holiday shopping right here!

    Virtual Author Visit – Martha Louise (Lincoln grandparent) – Wednesday 11/3

    We will be having a virtual author visit with Martha Louise, grandparent of two Lincoln students on November 3rd.  Attached is a book order form with a special price of $10 for Lincoln students. For an autographed book, please return by tomorrow (11/1).  We’re excited to meet a Lincoln grandparent who is also a published author!

    Virtual Author Visit – Andrea Beaty – Monday 11/8

    Lincoln School will be participating in a virtual visit with Andrea Beaty.  She is the author of “Rosie Revere, Engineer” picture books and chapter books.  She has others including: Iggy Peck, Architect; Ada Twist, Scientist; and Sofia Valdez, Future Prez.  She’ll be introducing us to her latest character – Aaron Slater, Illustrator (picture book) and Sofia Valdez and the Vanishing Vote (early chapter book)   These latest books are for sale and the order form is attached.  Orders will be placed online and books will be distributed to students at school.  DEADLINE TO ORDER BOOKS IS MONDAY 11/15.


    SEL – National Gratitude Month!

    November is National Gratitude Month.  Let’s begin the celebration with a 30-day gratitude challenge!


    Follow the PTO on Instagram!

    Follow the Lincoln PTO on Instagram – @Lincoln_Eagles_PTO


    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. 


    10/24 Lincoln Log

    Lincoln Families,

    I hope you enjoyed the weekend. It’s hard to believe we’ve already reached the end of October. With the days getting shorter and the temperatures getting cooler in Chicago we know that “Winter is coming!” 

    As mentioned in the emergency message I shared with Lincoln families late last week, I couldn’t be prouder of how our kids and teachers so calmly responded to the “lockdown” events that unfolded throughout the day last Friday. Thanks to our incredible partnership with the River Forest Police Department and well rehearsed safety protocols our kids and staff were kept safe and the day continued as seamlessly as possible. Please be sure to send some Lincoln Love  to our staff to recognize all they do to keep our kids safe. 

    The final week of October looks to be a busy one at the Fine Fine School. In conjunction with our Fall Food Drive to support Beyond Hunger, we are also celebrating Fall Spirit Week at Lincoln:

    Monday- Hat Day (Wear your favorite hat or headgear to School)

    Tuesday- Rainbow Day (Each grade level wears a special color)

    K- Yellow

    1- Blue

    2- Red

    3- Purple

    4-Green

    Wednesday- D.E.A.R. and Comfy Clothes Day (Wear Pajamas or your favorite comfy clothes. Kids will Drop. Everything. And. Read. throughout the day.

    Thursday: Team Spirit or Lincoln Spirit Day (Support your favorite sports team or wear your Lincoln Spirit Wear)

    Friday: Black and Orange Day (Wear as much black and orange as you can)

    As a reminder, there will be no costumes or character parade on Friday, October 29. However, please know that the day will still be filled with some Fall fun activities. Thanks to the PTO for welcoming back the Lincoln School Storyteller, she will be presenting virtual stories to the kids on Friday. In addition to classroom activities and class pumpkin decorating, it will be a fun week at Lincoln. 

    In the absence of our annual Character Parade, please be sure to send in a picture of your child in their Halloween costume. I’ll be compiling a video to share with kids and families later in the week. Please be sure to email me any photos by Wednesday, October 27 afternoon at 5:00 PM. godfreyc@district90.org

    Finally don’t forget Fall Conferences are quickly approaching on November 10 and 11. As a reminder, due to D90’s current Covid-19 mitigations, all conferences will be held virtually this year. 

    As always, thank you for your constant support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can ever do to better support your kids and family. Enjoy these final days of October.

    All my best, CG


    Calendar

    Fall Food Drive and Spirit Week

    Monday, October 25:

    • Hat Day
    • Beyond Hunger Food Drive (runs through Oct 29)
    • Yoga 3:15 – 4:15pm

    Tuesday, October 26:

    • Rainbow Day
    • HERO Boys: 3:15 – 4:15pm

    Wednesday, October 27:

    • Comfy Clothes Day
    • Waste Free Wednesday

    Thursday, Oct 28

  • Team Spirit Day
  • Friday, October 29:

    • Orange and Black Day
    • FUN LUNCH
    • Principal Appreciation Day

    Daly Bagel Fundraiser, Order by Oct 28

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    While we aren’t able to have a Pancake breakfast this year, you can still pick-up a great breakfast! This week you can preorder bagels for pick up Saturday morning  from everyone’s favorite neighborhood spot! Choose from either 1/2 or full dozen of assorted bagels with an option to add spreads. Order for yourself, neighbors, friends and family! 
    Please follow this link to place your order NO LATER THEN MIDNIGHT ON THURSDAY: 
    http://Thedalybagel.square.site/lincolnrffundraiser

    Drive thru pick-up will be at Lincoln in the Park parking lot from 8:30-10:00am on October 30th. Please enter at entrance near Lake Street and exit towards school entrance. The Daly Bagel will be donating a percentage of proceeds from this event back to the Lincoln PTO. 
    Thank you for your continuous support to the Lincoln PTO and our school community! 


    Heartworks Fall Food Drive

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    The Lincoln community supports those in need each year by hosting a food drive for our local food pantry, Beyond Hunger. 

    We are collecting donations of the most needed food items: 

    • Peanut Butter
    • Jelly
    • Boxed Cereal
    • Canned Chicken Soup
    • Canned Corn
    • Spaghetti Pasta
    • Bagged White Rice
    • Dry Black Beans
    • Dry Pinto Beans

    Please send donations to school with your child during the week of October 25th. We will be collecting food donations at the Park and Franklin entrances each morning from 10/25-10/29.

    To learn more about Beyond Hunger, please visit www.gobeyondhunger.org. Thank you for your support!


    Principal Appreciation Day, Return Worksheets by 10/28

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    Principal Appreciation Day is Friday, October 29th!

    In order to show our appreciation to Mr. Godfrey and Mrs. Gerges, students will have the opportunity to write a thank you note for our awesome principals. Your student will bring home two worksheets in their Friday Lincoln folder. In the box, please either write a note or draw a picture for each of our principals. Don’t forget to sign your name! Please return the notes to the office by October 28th.  The PTO will collect all the notes and present to Mr. Godfrey and Mrs. Gerges.


    Lincoln Yearbook Artwork Contest, Due Monday, Oct 25

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    Break out the art supplies and get creative; your artwork could be on the cover of the Lincoln Yearbook! This year’s theme is board games with a title of:  Lincoln Eagles, It’s Your Move!

    Submissions can be turned in to the office until tomorrow, Monday, October 25.

    IMPORTANT GUIDELINES for your cover artwork:

    • Image MUST BE VERTICAL and 2-dimensional.
    • Include vivid images – bright and bold colors look best!
    • Be sure to use the title (Lincoln Eagles, It’s Your Move!) in your artwork!
    • Write your name on the back in pencil.
    • Check your spelling and punctuation!
    • Please note that submitted artwork will not be returned.

    Chipotle Dine & Share Fundraiser
    11/03!

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    Don’t feel like cooking? Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a dine and share Chipotle fundraiser. 33% of all sales will go back to our Lincoln PTO! Come in to the Chipotle at 1128 Lake Street in Oak Park on Wednesday, November 3rd between 4:00 to 8:00pm. 
    How to order:

    • Dine-in: Bring in this flyer, show it on your phone or tell the cashier you’re supporting our fundraiser.
    • Pick up: Order online at Chipotle.com for pick up – be sure to enter promo code: B7JG88J for your order to qualify!

    Thank you for your continued PTO support!!


    Annual River Forest Pumpkin Smash, Nov 6

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    Don’t Trash It, Smash It!  Keep pumpkins out of the landfill by participating in the Annual River Forest Pumpkin Smash, Saturday, November 6, 9am-noon at Roosevelt Middle School on the Jackson side. Last year, we composted 805 pumpkins (8,260 pounds). Let’s smash that record in 2021! Please encourage friends, family, and neighbors to compost instead of trashing, and kindly wear your mask and observe social distancing when dropping off pumpkins.


    Pre-Order Now: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot
    By Jeff Kinney
    $14.99
    October 26, 2021
    Pre-Order your copy TODAY!

    Enter Lincoln at check out and proceeds will benefit our school library. Select “School Pick Up” and the book will be delivered to your child’s classroom. Place your order by October 24th and this new release will be delivered on October 26th.

    To pre-order online, click here: www.abcfairs.com

    If ordering other books, please place the pre-order separately from any other books ordered.

    Thank you so much!


    Library Lowdown

    We will be having an author visit with Maria Louise, grandparent of two Lincoln students, the first week of November (final date to be determined).  Her letter describing her book (which is for sale for only $10) is attached.  If you purchase by the deadline, she’ll be able to personalize your child’s book.  

    We have two additional upcoming virtual author visits.  Please watch for forthcoming information about when they will be visiting and the option to purchase their books.

    Letters about Literature – This week fourth graders learned about an optional writing contest called Letters About Literature.  The Illinois State Librarian invites students to enter this statewide writing competition where they write a letter to an author reflecting on how reading that book affected and/or changed them.  This is completely optional.  If students have questions, please see me directly.  Deadline is December 1st for all letters to be submitted to me. 

    An overdue email is now sent out automatically on Sundays for any overdue library books.  Please use this list as a resource to return library books.  Remember that students can return books at any time, they don’t need to wait until library day.

    Virtual Author visit through Anderson’s:  Jarrett Lerner – Monday 11/1 at 5:00 

    https://www.andersonsbookshop.com/event/meet-author-jarrett-lerner


    SEL – National Bullying Prevention Month

    October is National Bullying Prevention Month.  Here are some tips for families who want to talk with their children about bullying.

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    Follow the Lincoln PTO on Instagram – @Lincoln_Eagles_PTO


    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.