10/24 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you enjoyed the weekend. It’s hard to believe we’ve already reached the end of October. With the days getting shorter and the temperatures getting cooler in Chicago we know that “Winter is coming!” 

As mentioned in the emergency message I shared with Lincoln families late last week, I couldn’t be prouder of how our kids and teachers so calmly responded to the “lockdown” events that unfolded throughout the day last Friday. Thanks to our incredible partnership with the River Forest Police Department and well rehearsed safety protocols our kids and staff were kept safe and the day continued as seamlessly as possible. Please be sure to send some Lincoln Love  to our staff to recognize all they do to keep our kids safe. 

The final week of October looks to be a busy one at the Fine Fine School. In conjunction with our Fall Food Drive to support Beyond Hunger, we are also celebrating Fall Spirit Week at Lincoln:

Monday- Hat Day (Wear your favorite hat or headgear to School)

Tuesday- Rainbow Day (Each grade level wears a special color)

K- Yellow

1- Blue

2- Red

3- Purple


Wednesday- D.E.A.R. and Comfy Clothes Day (Wear Pajamas or your favorite comfy clothes. Kids will Drop. Everything. And. Read. throughout the day.

Thursday: Team Spirit or Lincoln Spirit Day (Support your favorite sports team or wear your Lincoln Spirit Wear)

Friday: Black and Orange Day (Wear as much black and orange as you can)

As a reminder, there will be no costumes or character parade on Friday, October 29. However, please know that the day will still be filled with some Fall fun activities. Thanks to the PTO for welcoming back the Lincoln School Storyteller, she will be presenting virtual stories to the kids on Friday. In addition to classroom activities and class pumpkin decorating, it will be a fun week at Lincoln. 

In the absence of our annual Character Parade, please be sure to send in a picture of your child in their Halloween costume. I’ll be compiling a video to share with kids and families later in the week. Please be sure to email me any photos by Wednesday, October 27 afternoon at 5:00 PM. godfreyc@district90.org

Finally don’t forget Fall Conferences are quickly approaching on November 10 and 11. As a reminder, due to D90’s current Covid-19 mitigations, all conferences will be held virtually this year. 

As always, thank you for your constant support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can ever do to better support your kids and family. Enjoy these final days of October.

All my best, CG


Fall Food Drive and Spirit Week

Monday, October 25:

  • Hat Day
  • Beyond Hunger Food Drive (runs through Oct 29)
  • Yoga 3:15 – 4:15pm

Tuesday, October 26:

  • Rainbow Day
  • HERO Boys: 3:15 – 4:15pm

Wednesday, October 27:

  • Comfy Clothes Day
  • Waste Free Wednesday

Thursday, Oct 28

  • Team Spirit Day
  • Friday, October 29:

    • Orange and Black Day
    • Principal Appreciation Day

    Daly Bagel Fundraiser, Order by Oct 28


    While we aren’t able to have a Pancake breakfast this year, you can still pick-up a great breakfast! This week you can preorder bagels for pick up Saturday morning  from everyone’s favorite neighborhood spot! Choose from either 1/2 or full dozen of assorted bagels with an option to add spreads. Order for yourself, neighbors, friends and family! 
    Please follow this link to place your order NO LATER THEN MIDNIGHT ON THURSDAY: 

    Drive thru pick-up will be at Lincoln in the Park parking lot from 8:30-10:00am on October 30th. Please enter at entrance near Lake Street and exit towards school entrance. The Daly Bagel will be donating a percentage of proceeds from this event back to the Lincoln PTO. 
    Thank you for your continuous support to the Lincoln PTO and our school community! 

    Heartworks Fall Food Drive

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    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!

    Principal Appreciation Day, Return Worksheets by 10/28

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    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.

    Lincoln Yearbook Artwork Contest, Due Monday, Oct 25

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    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 tomorrow, Monday, October 25.

    IMPORTANT GUIDELINES for your cover artwork:

    • 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.

    Chipotle Dine & Share Fundraiser


    Don’t feel like cooking? Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a dine and share Chipotle fundraiser. 33% of all sales will go back to our Lincoln PTO! Come in to the Chipotle at 1128 Lake Street in Oak Park on Wednesday, November 3rd between 4:00 to 8:00pm. 
    How to order:

    • Dine-in: Bring in this flyer, show it on your phone or tell the cashier you’re supporting our fundraiser.
    • Pick up: Order online at Chipotle.com for pick up – be sure to enter promo code: B7JG88J for your order to qualify!

    Thank you for your continued PTO support!!

    Annual River Forest Pumpkin Smash, Nov 6


    Don’t Trash It, Smash It!  Keep pumpkins out of the landfill by participating in the Annual River Forest Pumpkin Smash, Saturday, November 6, 9am-noon at Roosevelt Middle School on the Jackson side. Last year, we composted 805 pumpkins (8,260 pounds). Let’s smash that record in 2021! Please encourage friends, family, and neighbors to compost instead of trashing, and kindly wear your mask and observe social distancing when dropping off pumpkins.

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

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

    Library Lowdown

    We will be having an author visit with Maria Louise, grandparent of two Lincoln students, the first week of November (final date to be determined).  Her letter describing her book (which is for sale for only $10) is attached.  If you purchase by the deadline, she’ll be able to personalize your child’s book.  

    We have two additional upcoming virtual author visits.  Please watch for forthcoming information about when they will be visiting and the option to purchase their books.

    Letters about Literature – This week fourth graders learned about an optional writing contest called Letters About Literature.  The Illinois State Librarian invites students to enter this statewide writing competition where they write a letter to an author reflecting on how reading that book affected and/or changed them.  This is completely optional.  If students have questions, please see me directly.  Deadline is December 1st for all letters to be submitted to me. 

    An overdue email is now sent out automatically on Sundays for any overdue library books.  Please use this list as a resource to return library books.  Remember that students can return books at any time, they don’t need to wait until library day.

    Virtual Author visit through Anderson’s:  Jarrett Lerner – Monday 11/1 at 5:00 


    SEL – National Bullying Prevention Month

    October is National Bullying Prevention Month.  Here are some tips for families who want to talk with their children about bullying.


    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.