10/31 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Happy Halloween. I hope you had a lovely weekend and that your kids have a great time Trick-or-Treating tonight on the streets of River Forest.

Although it was a different kind of Halloween celebration at Lincoln, our teachers and kids made the most of last week by celebrating a fun spirit week, decorating class pumpkins, and lots of other activities. Below is a link to the Costume video that I created from all the costume photos that were shared with me. Enjoy!!

Updated Lincoln Halloween Costume Video

Congratulations to the Lincoln Boys on the Run team who ran their 5K this past Saturday. It was a perfect morning for the race. Many thanks to Corby Marx, Courtland Maddock and Heather Ignoffo for motivating and coaching our boys! Also thanks to all the volunteers who showed up to distribute bagels after the race! 

In pre-pandemic times, Veterans Day was always one of my favorite celebrations at Lincoln. Inviting our veterans and honoring them at our annual assembly was always a moving and uplifting event. Unfortunately due to Covid-19 mitigations, we will again have to reimagine this event. Therefore, much like we did with the Halloween video, please email me any videos of veterans in your family. We will be sure they are included in our Veterans Day video. Please include the name and branch of service with the pictures. Please send all pictures by Tuesday, November 9th at 5pm.

Don’t forget that Fall Conferences are next week on November 10 and 11. Conferences will be held virtually this year and, for convenience, report cards will also be available to families by logging into PowerSchool. Look for more information next week.  As a reminder there will be no school on Thursday, November 11 and Friday, November 12. 

Finally, with the CDC approval of vaccinations for children, D90 is excited to offer a vaccination clinic for anyone interested in having their child vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine. The clinics are tentatively scheduled for November 19 and December 10. Please click here to participate in the questionnaire.

As always, thanks for your continued support of Lincoln. Thank you for all the love and notes of appreciation last week for Principal Appreciation. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your family or your kids!

Have a great week. CG


Tuesday, November 2:

  • Fall Sports (Grades 1/2) – 3:15 – 4:15pm, Lincoln Gym

Wednesday, November 3:

  • PTO Meeting – 9:30am, Zoom information below
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Chipotle Dine & Share – 4 – 8pm, more information below

Thursday, November 4:

  • Fall Sports (Grades 3/4) – 3:15 – 4:15pm, Lincoln Gym

Friday, November 5:


Chipotle Dine & Share Fundraiser

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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!!

Please join us for our November PTO Meeting – Wednesday, 11/3 at 9:30am!

Our meeting this month will be held at 9:30am on Wednesday, November 3rd via zoom. We look forward to seeing you there!

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

Topic: November PTO Meeting
Time: Nov 3, 2021 09:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Annual Pumpkin Smash – this Saturday, 11/6!

Don’t Trash It, Smash It!  Keep pumpkins out of the landfill by participating in the Annual River Forest Pumpkin Smash, Saturday, 11/6, 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.

Library Lowdown

Always so exciting when we get to meet authors – plus, you can handle some holiday shopping right here!

Virtual Author Visit – Martha Louise (Lincoln grandparent) – Wednesday 11/3

We will be having a virtual author visit with Martha Louise, grandparent of two Lincoln students on November 3rd.  Attached is a book order form with a special price of $10 for Lincoln students. For an autographed book, please return by tomorrow (11/1).  We’re excited to meet a Lincoln grandparent who is also a published author!

Virtual Author Visit – Andrea Beaty – Monday 11/8

Lincoln School will be participating in a virtual visit with Andrea Beaty.  She is the author of “Rosie Revere, Engineer” picture books and chapter books.  She has others including: Iggy Peck, Architect; Ada Twist, Scientist; and Sofia Valdez, Future Prez.  She’ll be introducing us to her latest character – Aaron Slater, Illustrator (picture book) and Sofia Valdez and the Vanishing Vote (early chapter book)   These latest books are for sale and the order form is attached.  Orders will be placed online and books will be distributed to students at school.  DEADLINE TO ORDER BOOKS IS MONDAY 11/15.

SEL – National Gratitude Month!

November is National Gratitude Month.  Let’s begin the celebration with a 30-day gratitude challenge!

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.