10/17 Lincoln log

Lincoln Families,

Although fall officially started a month ago, for the first time, this weekend actually felt like fall. Hopefully your family indulged in some fun outdoor activities and took in the beautiful weather. 

As your kids likely shared with you, the big news at Lincoln this week is the restructuring of our recess Covid-19 mitigations. As you might know, since the return to school last April, classes have been cohorted during recess and only permitted to intermingle within their class. However, effective tomorrow, all kids within the same grade level will be permitted to play freely at recess, signaling another small step to “pre-pandemic” life at Lincoln. The eruptions of excitement last week when I told the kids at lunch were incredible. The kids have been informed that masks will still be worn and encouraged to do their best to keep hands, feet and other objects to themselves. 

With the arrival of fall temperatures, also come thoughts of fun seasonal traditions. While Lincoln’s fall festivities have been modified this year, please know that our staff and PTO are working to make it as fun and safe as possible. Therefore, unfortunately, there will be no costumes, fall parties or costume parade at Lincoln on Friday, October 29. However, kids are welcome to send me photos of themselves in their costumes no later than October 27 and I will compile all the photos into a video to share with all Lincoln families. Additionally, our PTO has generously funded the “virtual” return of our annual storyteller. Teachers will also incorporate many fun activities into the day including our class pumpkin decorating event. 

Don’t forget registration for Fall Conferences opens later this week, please be sure to see the information below regarding how to secure your time slot. As referenced last week, to align with D90’s current safety mitigations, all conferences will be held virtually.

As always, thanks for your continued support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more anyone at our school can do to better support your kids and your family. Make it a great week. CG


Monday, October 18:

  • Green4Good Kids Club meeting – 3:15 – 4:15pm

Tuesday, October 19:

  • Boys on the Run – 3:15 – 4:15pm, Franklin playground

Wednesday, October 20:

  • Waste Free Wednesday

Thursday, October 21:

  • Sign-up for Parent/Teacher Conferences opens – 7am

Friday, October 22:

  • Lincoln Spirit Day

Fall Sports Camp – registration now open!

Looking for a way for the kids to run off some energy as the weather gets colder? Back by popular demand: fall sports camp by Legacy Sports. Kids will play games like Battleship, Dodge Ball and Keep Up the Yard, while learning sportsmanship, respect and teamwork.

$85 for 6 sessions. Spaces limited.

Grades 1&2: Tuesdays 3:15-4:15 – 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14
Grades 3&4: Thursdays 3:15-4:15 – 10/28, 11/4, 11/18/12/2, 12/9, 12/16  

NO SESSIONS 11/11 or the week of Thanksgiving The program is run by Legacy Sports and will take place in the gym or on the Franklin playground, weather permitting. Registration is now open on the Webstore

Jimmy’s Place Dine & Share Fundraiser
Wednesday, 10/20!

Please join us on Wednesday, October 20th from 4 – 8pm for a Dine and Share Fundraiser with Jimmy’s Place in Forest Park! Take care of dinner with their famous cavatelli with vodka sauce, delicious pizza, or any of their many other menu options and a portion of all sales will go back to our Lincoln PTO. 

There are two ways to participate! Simply mention the Lincoln PTO fundraiser when you order: 1) Call (708) 771-7476 and pick up your order, or;  2) dine-in at Jimmy’s Place – 7411 W. Madison in Forest Park.   Please note – food delivery services (i.e. Uber Eats, Door Dash, etc.) are not included in the fundraiser. Thank you for your continued Lincoln PTO support!

Principal Appreciation Day

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.

Heartworks Fall Food Drive

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!

Lincoln Yearbook Artwork Contest

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 Monday, October 25.

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES for your cover artwork:

  • Use letter sized (8.5” x 11”) unlined paper.
  • 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.

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

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot
By Jeff Kinney
Coming 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!

SEL – International Pronouns Day

Wednesday October 20 will be International Pronouns Day!  Here is some information for families who are interested in learning more.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

With the arrival of fall comes the time to sign up for Parent/Teacher Conferences! Registration for Parent/Teacher Conferences opens on Thursday, October 21 at 7 a.m. and closes on Friday, November 5 at 10:00 p.m. Families can sign up online for a conference time with teachers by visiting the District’s website.

Conferences will be held via the Zoom conference platform. You will receive the Zoom login information before your scheduled conference time.

Conference DatesConference Times by Grade Level
Wednesday, November 10, 2021PreK and Kindergarten: 8: 40 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.Grades 1 – 4: 3:40 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Grades 5-8: 3:40 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 11, 2021PreK and Kindergarten: 12:40 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Grades 1-4: 12:40 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Grades 5-8: 10 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

To register, please click on the appropriate link below starting on Thursday, October 21 at 7:00 a.m. until Friday, November 5 at 10:00 p.m.:

For grades PreK-4, click this link: https://www.virtualparagon.com/d90k4/conference/

For grades 5-8, click this link: https://www.virtualparagon.com/d90roos/conference/


  • Go to the District 90 webpage at www.district90.org
  • Click on Grades Pre-K-4 Conference Sign-up or Grades 5-8 Conference Sign-up (Look on the lower middle column under Quick Links)
  • Type School’s Master PASSWORD: d90schools (it is case sensitive)
  • Create a NEW User Name
  • Answer all contact information and all account information
  • Click– Create my account
  • WAIT – This may take a few minutes
  • Make reservations
  • Select all of the teachers you wish to see
  • Select your desired time slots
  • Click DONE
  • You will be given a chance to edit your reservations

Please remember to print a copy of your reservations (the system will not allow access to printing after 10:00 p.m. on Friday, November 5). Please recall that there are computers at the River Forest Public Library that can be used to register for Parent/Teacher Conferences, if desired.

District 90 teachers will be looking forward to meeting with our families during conferences and continuing to work together in support of our students!

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.