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Lincoln Families,

Happy 2022! I hope that your family enjoyed the winter break and that your 2022 is off to a wonderful start.  After a week in Key West, FL and another week in St. Louis, I’m feeling recharged and excited to welcome our kids back to Lincoln tomorrow. Below you’ll find a “Happy 2022” photo of the Godfreys.

As shared in the District 90 email message earlier this week, the District is aware of the recently recommended changes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the length of time that asymptomatic individuals should isolate when they have tested positive with COVID-19. Both the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) have indicated that they support these changes from the CDC.  However, District 90 is awaiting clarification about several key elements before implementing the changes. Please be assured that the District will communicate the forthcoming revisions to our District 90 COVID-19 protocols regarding isolation and quarantine as soon as possible.

No school anywhere is more fortunate than Lincoln when it comes to having the best and most dedicated school nurse. The past two weeks have hardly been a break for our very own Ms. Godellas. For the duration of the winter break, she daily took hours from her family time to be in communication with staff and families regarding Covid-19 contact tracing and questions. Therefore, if you haven’t already done so, please be sure to share some Lincoln Love with the very best in school nursing. 

As if on cue to usher in the month of January, the snowfall over the weekend is a reminder to be sure your kids come to school dressed for winter in Chicago. We make every attempt to get our kids outdoors for snacks and recess. Whenever the windchill/real feel is 10 degrees or above we will hold outdoor snacks and recess. Please be sure your kids come to school with snow boots, hats, gloves and a winter coat. 

As we kick off 2022 at Lincoln, here is the second edition of our student broadcast club production Life @ Lincoln.

Finally, believe it or not, it is already time to begin thinking about the 2022-2023 school year. To kick off our preparations, we are excited to host our annual Kindergarten Information Night on Thursday, February 3. Due to current Covid-19 mitigations, this event will be held virtually. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Again, welcome back to Lincoln and Happy 2022. As always, please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your family or your kids. Wishing you and your family good health and all the best in 2022. May grace and kindness continue to fill our school community for the next 365 days.  Thanks for all your support of Lincoln. CG


Wednesday, 1/5

  • PTO Meeting – 9:30am via zoom

Friday, 1/7

  • Fun Lunch – Hot Dogs

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 will close on January 14.  Late 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

January PTO Meeting

Please join us for our January PTO Meeting!

Our meeting this month will be held at 9:30am on Wednesday, January 5th via zoom (click here to join). We look forward to seeing you there!

Meeting ID: 876 8683 1488
Passcode: 316138

Lou Malnati’s Dine & Share

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Next Tuesday, January 11th, Lou Malnati’s will donate 20% of total sales to the Lincoln PTO (20% based on pre-tax purchase, excluding alcohol) from every order received from Dine-In, Carryout or Delivery! Make sure to mention the fundraiser during your phone order.

Place: Lou Malnati’s Oak Park (1038 Lake Street)
Time: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Phone orders: (708) 358-0800
Online and app orders: use code FUNDLES22

See the attached flyer for more information. Please contact Nikki Kehm at nikki.kehm@gmail.com with any questions.

D90 Covid-19 Safety

District 90 has been committed to two primary goals since the start of the school year. These goals are prioritizing the safety and well-being of all members of our school community and providing high-quality in-person learning experiences for our students. With the continued rise in local, regional, and national COVID-19 case counts, it is as important as ever that our school community remain dedicated to our proven safety protocols. Please assist us with the following efforts so that we can continue to successfully implement our safe, in-person instructional program in the new year. The efforts are:

  • Please strongly consider obtaining COVID-19 vaccines for unvaccinated individuals who are eligible and medically qualified for vaccination and booster shots for qualified vaccinated individuals. Please see the letter linked here about this topic.
  • Please monitor students closely for COVID-19 symptoms before sending students to school. Please click here for a list of established symptoms.
  • Please secure COVID-19 testing after travel for unvaccinated individuals or individuals who have traveled internationally before returning to school. Please click here to view the travel guidance from the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH).
  • Please upload evidence of student vaccination to PowerSchool to assist the Nursing Team with efficient contact tracing procedures. Please click here for upload instructions.
  • Please refer to the document linked here if your family is currently dealing with a COVID-19 diagnosis or quarantine and needs information about the next steps, including informing the school nurse or Infection Control Officer.

Please be assured that District 90 will continue to adhere to the essential safety mitigations that have proven effective in limiting the spread of COVID-19 in our schools. These safety protocols include:

  • Mask-wearing guidelines
  • Social distancing requirements
  • Hand washing regimens
  • Contact tracing thoroughness
  • Limiting exposure time between members of the school community, as appropriate

Additional efforts will also remain in place, such as,

  • Providing vaccination opportunities with community partners
  • Offering confidential COVID-19 screening testing for middle school students
  • Maintaining our partnership with the Rush Infection Prevention Team
  • Ensuring an excellent remote learning model for diagnosed or quarantined students.

We are also currently reviewing our screening testing program to ensure that it remains responsive to changing needs as COVID-19 conditions and circumstances evolve, with more information forthcoming in early January.

D90- Student Attendance

As noted in the Weekly Update sent by Dawne Simmons, schools in D90 will send letters to families regarding their students’ attendance records beginning in January.  The first letters will be sent to families whose child has missed ten or more school days this year. Subsequently, letters will be sent upon every fifth future absence. Letters will not be sent to families whose children have been participating in remote learning.  They are considered “present” as they participate online.  We recognize that children miss school for various reasons, especially now during the pandemic.  Our goal is to partner with families to monitor children’s attendance and keep them in school when they are healthy.  School attendance is a strong predictor of student success, and our Lincoln team is here to help your child be successful in all areas! 

Library Lowdown

The “Winter Break Reading Bingo” card is due by this Friday. The students received their bingo card on the last day (this was an optional fun activity to do over winter break).

Please return all library books this week to the library.  Feel free to bring a few back each day this week so the backpack isn’t bulging on Monday!

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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.