10/3 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Fortunately, it wasn’t the washout that many meteorologists predicted, so I’m hopeful you were able to take advantage of the seasonal climate change and spend some time outdoors with family and friends. Look for me in my St. Louis Cardinals attire on Wednesday for the baseball playoffs! 🙂 

it will be a busy week around the Fine Fine School. Picture Day is my favorite days of the school year – don’t forget it’s this Tuesday, October 5! Students will briefly remove their mask during individual pictures. Due to spacing, masks will be worn for the class photo. In the event your child is unable to be at Lincoln on Tuesday, no worries. Our make-up day will be Wednesday, November 17.

This week also marks Green 4 Good and Connect 4 Kids annual recognition of Walk/Bike to School Week. We encourage as many kids as possible to walk or bike to school. Green 4 Good Kids Club members, staff, and volunteers will be stationed at the various entry points to Lincoln distributing Walk to School backpack ties! 

As you are aware, the parkways and sidewalks adjacent to Lincoln become very crowded with kids and adults during the morning drop off and afternoon pick up times. Therefore, please consider not entering the perimeter of Lincoln with pets during this time. As of late, we’ve encountered a few instances of dogs startling kids and other passersby. Therefore, to the extent possible, please take this into consideration when walking your child to school with pets.

Due to D90’s current Covid-19 mitigations, 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. Teachers will incorporate many fun activities into the day and make it a fun time for our kids.

Additionally, the PTO has generously worked to coordinate the “virtual” return of the annual Lincoln School Storyteller. 

I’m excited to celebrate all the October birthdays on Thursday, October 7 at “Gaga with Godfrey.” All October birthdays will be permitted to leave class at 2:30pm and convene at the Gaga Pit for a fun birthday celebration.

It’s hard to believe that in a little over a month it will be time for our Fall Parent/Teacher conferences – November 10 and 11. Based on many factors, including safety mitigations and our current protocol of limiting visitors to schools, D90 will host the November Parent Teacher Conferences virtually over Zoom. Please be on the lookout for communication from the district regarding sign-up.

Finally, as always, please know that my door is always open for any concerns you may have. I strongly encourage you to reach out directly to myself, Ms. Gerges, or any Lincoln staff member if you ever have questions, concerns or simply need clarity regarding anything related to Lincoln We strive to make consistent communication a top priority. The education and wellbeing of your kids at Lincoln is a partnership and we are always ready and willing to invest whatever time and resources are necessary to support our kids and families.

Thanks for your continued support of Lincoln. Enjoy this first week of October and best of luck to all the members of our community lacing up to run the Chicago Marathon next Sunday.

Have a wonderful week. ~ Go Cardinals!~ CG

***** Don’t forget there will be no school on Monday, October 11. The next Lincoln Log will be distributed on Monday, October 11 @ 5:00PM*****


*International Walk/Bike to School Week!*

Monday, October 4:

  • Yoga – 3:15 – 4:15pm, Gym

Tuesday, October 5:

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

Wednesday, October 6:

  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • PTO Meeting (via Zoom) – 7pm

Thursday, October 7:

  • October Birthdays – Gaga with Godfrey!

Friday, October 8:

  • FUN LUNCH – Hamburger/Cheeseburger/Grilled Cheese
  • Lincoln Spirit Day

Monday, October 11:

  • No School!

Picture Day – Tuesday, 10/5!

Picture day is almost here – Tuesday, October 5th, 2021!

Make sure to place your orders online either BEFORE or the DAY OF picture day so that you receive your picture package. 

Remember, don’t wear green!

October PTO Meeting – Wednesday, 10/6 at 7pm!

Our meeting this month will be held at 7pm on Wednesday, October 6th via zoom. We look forward to seeing you there!

Lincoln Elementary School PTO is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Lincoln PTO October Meeting
Time: Oct 6, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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International Walk and Bike to School Week Starts Tomorrow!

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The forecast looks fantastic! Join kids from around the globe by walking or biking to school each day this week. Green4Good Kids Club members, teachers, and parent volunteers will be on the corners passing out special backpack ribbons each morning.

Every student who walks or bikes to school will receive a special “ribbon” to tie to his or her backpack.

Volunteer with the Lincoln PTO Belongingness and Inclusion Committee!

Belongingness and Inclusion: An inclusive community is fostered when each of us feels both the sense of belongingness and of uniqueness. In other words, when we feel seen, respected, welcomed and valued for our authentic selves. 

In conjunction with the Willard PTO and D90, this committee focus’ on providing resources to Lincoln families and supporting the staff to foster belongingness and inclusion in our Lincoln School community.  We are currently working on providing materials to the teachers and staff at Lincoln School in preparation for our different heritage and awareness months. Please click the sign-up genius link for more information and to sign-up. We look forward to working with you! 

Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. We are looking for help sharing book ideas, fun facts, and specific Hispanic traditions to help celebrate with our fine fine school. Please reach out Candy Singh (candysingh58@yahoo.com) or Megan Keskitalo (megankeskitalo@gmail.com) with ideas and suggestions. Thank you! 

For more information on this month can be found at https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/about/ 

A to Z Directory Update

During the summer registration process, families were asked if they wanted family directory information to be included in the AtoZ Directory, which is an online directory app supported by the District on behalf of our PTOs. Families that chose to be included in the directory recently received a message that generated some confusion. The message informed parents/guardians about the directory’s new software infrastructure, Membership Toolkit, and offered additional modules, such as PTA memberships, directories, volunteer sign-ups, and more.

While these additional modules have always been available to the District, they have never been activated. Only the AtoZ Directory and associated “list” modules have been activated and are available for use by D90 families. That situation continues to be the case.

However, families who wish to participate will need to sign up for a new account with the AtoZ Membership Toolkit under the new software infrastructure. Linked here is the AtoZ memo with step-by-step directions for signing up for the directory. Even families who already have an AtoZ Directory account will need to re-register in order to continue using the directory. For questions and assistance, please click this link: support@d90.zendesk.com

The Fall Strengthening Families Program is HERE!!

The Strengthening Families program is a FREE program offered by the Oak Park Township’s Positive Youth Development (PYD) committee and helps families work on the skills needed to effectively communicate with each other and to improve family relationships. They even provide you with dinner so it’s one night you don’t have to cook! The fall session begins on October 5th, so reserve your spot now!

For more information about the program or other programs supported by the Oak Park Township’s Positive Youth Development Committee, click on the link below.

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.