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Lincoln Families,

I hope you enjoyed the extended weekend with your kids and family.

Many thanks to each of you and your continued vigilance in keeping our kids, staff and community safe. Please remember that if your child exhibits any Covid-19 symptoms it is safest to keep them home from school and to immediately contact Ms. Godellas or Ms. Martini in our school nurses office. As we continue to keep Lincoln as safe as possible amid this latest Covi-19 surge, we will continue to issue each student a surgical type mask upon their arrival at school each day. Students already arriving at school with an appropriate medical grade mask are permitted to continue wearing their mask. 

Last week, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released their revised regulations and guidance documents for quarantine and isolation protocols that result from COVID-19. The revised District 90 protocols based on the official recommendations will go into effect tomorrow Tuesday, January 18, The District’s protocols cover several COVID-related issues, including:

  • Individuals with Positive COVID-19 Test Results
  • Individuals with COVID-19-Like Symptoms
  • Designation as a Close Contact
  • Returning from Quarantine or Isolation

To review the District’s protocols for the new shortened isolation and quarantine guidance, please click here.

Please continue to spread the word about our upcoming “virtual,” Kindergarten Information Night. Any student residing within the D90 attendance area who will turn 5 on or before September 1, 2022 is eligible to begin Kindergarten this fall. To confirm your attendance please email duboist@district90.org  to receive the link to the Zoom meeting. See the attached flier for more information.

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



Tuesday, 1/18

  • 1st and 2nd Grade Legacy Sports, 3:15pm in the gym

Thursday, 1/20

  • 3rd and 4th Grade Legacy Sports, 3:15pm in the gym

Friday, 1/21

  • Chicken Fun Lunch

Friday Fun Lunch Registration Now Open

Friday Fun lunch is offered for children in grades 1-4. Fun lunch registration is now available in the webstore.  The cost for each lunch averages $6.  Regular fun lunch registration has now closedLate registration with an extra $15 fee will be available until January 21.

Fun lunch options for 2022 will be:

  • Week 1: Chicken Tenders (3 pc) OR Garden Salad & Roll OR Grilled Cheese
  • Week 2: Cheese pizza (slice) served with Oreos
  • Week 3: Chicken Tenders (3 pc) OR Garden salad & Roll OR Grilled Cheese
  • Week 4: Cheese Pizza (slice) served with Oreos

Friday, January 28 will be the first day of Spring fun lunch.

For nutrition and allergen questions regarding our Fun lunch program please go to: Buona Beef / Dominos

Fun lunch would not be possible without the help of volunteers, please consider signing up.  It’s a great way to see your child, interact with other parents, and help make one of everyone’s favorite PTO programs possible.

Questions? Please contact Ashley Brice or Cathy O’Neill at LincolnRFPTOfunlunch@gmail.com.

Chess Wizards

The Lincoln PTO is partnering with Chess Wizard to provide our Lincoln Community with classes at cost. No proceeds will go to the Lincoln PTO. All registration will take place directly through Chess Wizards. To register please use the link or QR code found in the flyer.

The 8-week session will cost $136 and will run from 3:15-4:15pm in the Library. Maximum of 14 students.

1st and 2nd: Monday 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21
3rd and 4th: Wednesday 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 3/3, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23

No classes on Monday 2/21 and Wednesday 2/23.

Lincoln Science Expo – register now, closes on Jan 28th!

Calling inquisitive minds and budding scientists! The Lincoln Junior Scientist Expo will be held virtually on Thursday, February 17th and is open to all Lincoln K-4th graders.  Student-created, 2-minute videos will be available for viewing by parents, students and staff online (platform TBD). Sign up now through the PTO Webstore, registration will close on Friday, 1/29 at midnight.

We are also seeking parent volunteers as Zoom Breakout Room video hosts  – please email Lincolnrfptopresident@gmail.com.


Library Lowdown – YOUNG AUTHORS

Young Authors:   Your 1st – 4th student learned about how to participate in the optional Young Authors program.  The deadline is Tuesday, February 15th.  Their submission needs the following:

  • bound together with a front and back cover that is sturdy
  • title page with: title, student name, school, teacher and grade
  • dedication page (behind the title page)
  • “about the author” page (at the end of the story)
  • neatly handwritten or typed (an adult can help with the typing)

We will have a district virtual celebration in March for all of the participants.  Additionally, one student will be the Lincoln representative and attend the Illinois Young Author Conference in May (provided it still takes place).

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Brauweiler directly.

Housing Forward Food Drive

January is Poverty in America Awareness Month.  From January 24-28, Lincoln School will hold a food and Housing Forward drive.  Please see flyer for details.  In addition, here is a book guide with a list of picture books that address poverty and homelessness that you can share with your kids.  Thank you. 

Strengthening Families Program- Begins January 18th!

The next session of the Strengthening Families program will begin on January 18th!  Strengthening Families is a FREE program for residents of Oak Park and River Forest and is offered by the Oak Park Township’s Positive Youth Development (PYD) committee.  The goal of this program is to help families work on the skills needed to effectively communicate with each other and to improve family relationships. They even provide you with dinner so it’s one night you don’t have to cook! For more details about this program and how to register, click on the flyer below.


Here is an MLK activity for an at-home family SEL project this week!

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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 . Please see the attached flier for additional information.