It feels like January has been a long month! Whether you played outside in the snow or stayed in to watch playoff football, I hope you had a nice relaxing weekend and were given the opportunity to unplug and enjoy some time with your family.
As you may know, this year the Lincoln PTO welcomed a new committee whose efforts focus on belongingness and inclusivity within our school community. The group, composed of parents and teachers, engages in discussions about diversity, equity, belongingness and inclusivity with the Lincoln community. One of their missions during their inaugural year has been the creation of user-friendly resource guides full of websites, activities, books and other resources to share with our kids, all focused on belongingness and inclusion. As we prepare to celebrate Black History Month, we are both grateful and excited to share the resources they’ve complied with our kids. This year they’ve already created similar guides to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Native American Heritage Month and Poverty Awareness Month. This group is always looking to expand to include more voices – please let me know if you are interested.
Believe it or not, spring conferences will take place in less than a month. As referenced in the January 28 – D90 Weekly Update, the portal to sign up for conferences will open on February 4 and close on Monday, February 28th at 10pm. To sign up, please click on the appropriate link below until Monday, February 28 at 10:00 p.m. For grades PreK-4, click this link: K-4 Spring Conference Sign Up
It’s not too late to spread the word about our Kindergarten Information Night. On Thursday evening, February 3 we will hold this year’s virtual event. Any child residing within the D90 attendance area who will turn 5 prior to September 1, 2022 is eligible to register for kindergarten. Please see the attached flyer for details.
As the long, cold and unpredictable Chicago winter continues, please don’t forget about the newly adopted District 90 E-Learning Plan. In the past, school days missed due to inclement weather or other conditions were made up at the end of each school year. Implementing this e-learning plan will enable learning to continue even if situations require the physical closure of school. In the event an e-learning day is necessary, all teaching and learning will occur virtually and no snow days will need to be made up at the end of the year. Please reach out if you have any questions.
Finally, as we continue to navigate through the ever changing landscape of the Covid-19 pandemic, please remember that regardless of vaccination status, it is essential for families to contact Ms. Godellas of any positive Covid-19 cases within your family or if your child has been identified as a close-contact to someone with Covid-19. Your partnership is paramount in our continued efforts to keep Lincoln School safe and keeping our schools open. Please reach out to Ms. Godellas or myself if you have any questions.
As always, thank you for your ongoing support of Lincoln School. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more we can do to better support your kids and family. Have a wonderful week and stay warm. CG
Our meeting this month will be held at 9:30am on Wednesday, February 2nd via zoom. We look forward to seeing you there!
Meeting ID: 840 6799 5550
Please sign up to be a 2022 Fun Lunch substitute!
Sometimes things come up and our scheduled Fun Lunch servers cannot help on a particular day. We will email you when we are short-handed and see if you can help! Questions, email Lincolnrfptofunlunch@gmail.com
Please sign up here.
Girls on the Run inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through the research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the program, girls in 3rd and 4th grade develop skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event!
GOTR will begin on April 4th and meet every Monday and Thursday after school in the gym from 3:10-4:30 until May 25th. The celebratory 5k run is tentatively scheduled for May14th, details to come. If interested, please register Girls on the Run registration.
Love this program? Interested in VOLUNTEERING as a coach to help run this amazing program? If interested in helping out, please reach out to email@example.com
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Welcome to another year of the Kids Heart Challenge!!!
What does the Kids Heart Challenge do?
The Kids Heart Challenge focuses on whole body wellness, helping students improve their own health and better their character while raising life-saving donations for the American Heart Association to help kids facing heart-health issues.
***Please know your child does not need to participate in Kids Heart Challenge and it is only optional.***
Kickoff is January 31 and the end date February 25, 2022
It’s almost February, so here are some great books families may enjoy as we begin our celebration of Black History Month. The celebration goes beyond just reading some stories, and PBS also offers these elementary-appropriate family activities you can do to celebrate with your family at home too!
Join the Lincoln School February Kindness Challenge:
Young Authors: Deadline is Tuesday, February 15th for 1st – 4th graders. In order to be submitted, the story be sturdily bound with a title page, dedication page, and about the author page, and must be neatly handwritten or typed. Please see this link for more information.
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Brauweiler directly.
Follow the Lincoln PTO on Instagram – @Lincoln_Eagles_PTO
Thank you for emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.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.