10/18 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families, 

I hope this message finds you well and enjoying the close of this fall weekend. I think it safe to say that fall has officially arrived. Hopefully, your family took the extra day this weekend to indulge in some safe seasonal activities. For my part, I hosted a group of friends over the weekend for pumpkin carving and chili dinner Covid-19 style!

After 221 days without students, the hallways of Lincoln are eager to come back to life as we begin welcoming back your kids to our Fine, Fine School this week. We’ve been waiting for this day since Covid-19 closed our doors on March 13!! While the school will look and feel a bit different, I’m confident that the excitement of our kids and staff will overshadow many of our new safety protocols and procedures!

On Wednesday, October 21, we are excited to welcome our youngest learners to Lincoln for the very first time. Followed by our 1st and 2nd grade students on Monday, October 26 and our 3rd and 4th graders on Thursday, October 29.

Here is a Welcome Back to Lincoln 2.0 Video Message starring some of our very own Lincoln School Eagles. Mr Godfrey’s Welcome Back to Lincoln Video Message #2 

To address questions you may have regarding our return to Lincoln, please click here to review Lincoln’s Guide to Blended Learning. As outlined in this document, an essential part of our return to school safety protocols includes daily self certification of all students. Please see the attached link for instructions on how to self-certify your child/children.

As if our teachers weren’t busy enough preparing for the return of our kids to school, they are also gearing up for our annual Fall Conferences. Below is a schedule for Fall Conferences. This year, all conferences will take place via Zoom.  Please look for a D90 communication this week outlining the sign-up procedure for families. 

Wednesday, November 11: K – 8:40 – 7:00, 1st – 4th- 3:40 – 7:00
Thursday, November 12: K – 4 – 12:40 – 7:00

The annual Fall Parties and Character Parade are a seasonal favorite for Lincoln staff, kids, and families. However, this year we will be taking a hiatus from these annual traditions. On Friday, October 30, classroom teachers will embed some fun themed activities into your child’s learning day. However, please note that to honor the safety of all, there will be no costumes or Fall Parties at Lincoln this season. 

This Thursday, October 22, I look forward to celebrating our October Birthdays at October Principal Birthday Lunch. Below are the Zoom Links and times for this week’s celebrations:

12:00 K-2nd Grade- K-2 October Principal Birthday Lunch

12:30 3rd-4th Grade-3rd -4th October Principal Birthday Lunch

It promises to be a busy and exciting week at Lincoln as we put the finishing touches on our return plans for our kids. However, please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your family during this ever changing times. Thank you for your continued support of our Fine Fine School!

Be well ~  CG


Wednesday, 10/21:

  • Kindergarten – first day of blended learning
  • Waste Free Wednesday

Thursday, 10/22:

  • October Principal Birthday Lunch K-2nd 12:00; 3rd-4th 12:30

Monday, 10/26:

  • 1st and 2nd Grade – first day of blended learning

Thursday, 10/29:

  • 3rd and 4th Grade – first day of blended learning

Lincoln Spirit Wear is here!

Lincoln spirit wear orders are in! All orders will be delivered to your child’s classroom. If you ordered spirit wear from our online store you will receive your order in one of two ways. 

In-person learners: your child will receive their order when they return to school. Remote learners: your child will receive their order in their bag at the next remote pick-up.

Please direct any questions to Jennifer Nelson (jennifernelson77@gmail.com). Thank you for your continued support to the Lincoln PTO!

Social Emotional Learning Resources

Here are this week’s SEL resources courtesy of Ms. Gilmartin and Ms. Payton:


D90 Caucus – deadline 10/23

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For anyone considering running for School Board, the deadline to fill out application to participate in the Caucus is Friday. 10/23. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to Caucus at d90caucus@gmail.com or check out our website.

Last year’s 2019-2020 yearbook for sale!

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We have some of last year’s 2019-2020 yearbooks left, they are for sale in the webstore. The books are available on a first come first serve basis for $30/each. Purchase your 2019-2020 yearbook in the webstore.

If you have any questions please contact lincolnyearbookpto@gmail.com

Green4Good at Home


This week, through October 25th, watch 10 powerful environmental films from the comfort of your own sofa. The 2020 theme of the Oak Park based One Earth Fall Mini Film Fest is “The Power of We” and they’re featuring films about improving the health of our communities while protecting our beautiful planet. Check out the schedule and reserve tickets online. All are free with an optional donation. 

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 this 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.