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Lincoln Families,

Happy February! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. My hope is that our friend the Groundhog doesn’t see his shadow this week and that an early spring is in our future! 

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the Science Expo last week. We had an incredible turnout and participation rate for this year’s virtual event. Special thanks to Damon Raneri, Roshni Richetti, Karrie Dowd and Gabriela Gonzalez, the coordinators and hosts of the 2021 Expo. In the event you missed the event. Below you will find the links to view the various student presentations from the evening. Way to go Lincoln Scientists!

Group 1 Science Expo

Group 2 Science Expo

Group 3 Science Expo

The start of February means we are less than a month away from our Spring conferences. Spring conferences will again be held virtually. Don’t forget to sign up for a time to meet with your child’s teacher using the attached information for Conference Instructions.

Our Winter benchmark assessments will continue in the coming days and weeks. All students in K-4 will participate in AimswebPlus testing in the area of reading and math. All 3rd and 4th grade students will also be administered the NWEA MAP assessment in the area of Reading and Math. Below is the MAP assessment schedule:

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching.  Please know that due to ongoing safety protocols related to Covid-19, we will not be permitting students to exchange valentines with their classmates. However, teachers will autonomously implement creative ways to safely celebrate Valentine’s Day with their students. Thanks for your support and understanding. 

Please continue to spread the word of our annual Kindergarten Orientation and registration on Thursday, February 4 @ 6:30PM. Open registration for any student who will be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2021 begins later this week. Please encourage any friends add neighbors to attend our K- Orientation on Thursday evening. See attached flyer for more information. 

Finally, your continued compliance with the District 90 guidelines for travel and quarantine. Thank you for your partnership in keeping our kids and staff safe. 

As always, thanks so much for your continued support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can ever do to better support your family. Happy February. Have a great week. – CG
Quote of the Week: “History has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” Michelle Obama


Thursday, 2/5:

  • Kindergarten Orientation 6:30PM

Sugarbeet Fundraiser

Pizza! Pizza!

The Lincoln PTO is teaming up with Sugar Beet Schoolhouse in River Forest to host a virtual pizza cooking class for our Lincoln Eagles. 

When: Friday, February 12th
Time:  5:00 pm
Cost:  $30 for a small pizza kit
           $40 for a large pizza kit

It’s easy to register, click on this link https://www.sugarbeetschoolhouse.org/lincoln-elementary-fundraiser
A portion of the proceeds will help support the Lincoln PTO. 
Please see the attached flyer for further details. 

Lincoln Love

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to recognize a staff member, student or volunteer? If so, take a quick moment to share your story using the link below and we will be sure to share some Lincoln Love with your honoree! Thanks for filling someone’s bucket today! Lincoln LOVE

2021-22 Kindergarten Registration

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Do you know of any kids in our area who will turn 5 prior to September 1, 2021? Lincoln will be hosting a Live Virtual Kindergarten Orientation on Thursday, February 4th at 6:30pm. Please see the flier for more information and share broadly!

Kids Heart Challenge

It’s time to sign up for the annual American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge! More details below.

Young Authors – Entries due 2/10

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Lincoln students have the opportunity to become the next Mo Willems or JK Rowling!  Young Authors is open to students in grades 1st – 8th.  Students can write an original piece (cannot be a school assignment) about anything they choose.  Writing pieces need to be bound and turned in to Mrs. Brauweiler by February 10th.  Attached is a flyer with more details. Some open Zoom meetings will be scheduled to check in with students.  We will have some type of school celebration later in the spring to recognize our authors.  Contact Mrs. Brauweiler if you have any questions.

Social Emotional Learning

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.