Happy October! I read a meme over the weekend that stated “Congratulations, you’ve made it to Round 10 of 2020!” However you celebrated the first weekend of round 10, I hope you enjoyed it!
The first week of October marks Lincoln’s annual “Walk to School” week. While this week’s observation will look a bit different than in years past, I encourage your family to tune into the Morning Messages to learn more about our Green 4 Good committee as well as Walk to School Week.
As always, thank you for your continued support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to support your kids and family. Have a great week. CG
Monday, 10/5 – Friday, 10/9: International Walk to School Week
Monday, 10/12: NO SCHOOL – COLUMBUS DAY
The next Lincoln Log will be distributed on Monday, 10/12.
In order to show our appreciation to Mr. Godfrey and Mrs. Gerges, students will have the opportunity to write a thank you note or draw a picture for our awesome principals. During supply pick up this week you will receive two sheets of paper titled “We Love Our Principal“. Please have your student write a note or draw a picture in the open box. Please label who your note is for and SIGN your sheet of paper! These notes will then be returned during supply pick up the week of October 12th. The PTO will collect the notes and present to Mr. Godrey and Mrs. Gerges.
Want to take your school involvement to a higher level?
Run for District 90 School Board! If you are considering running for next year’s election (4/2021) or know someone who might be interested, please check out the Caucus website!
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.
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National Walk to School Day is on Wednesday, October 7! Walking and biking are healthy, economical, and environmentally sustainable ways to explore your community! Traditionally, Lincoln school teachers hand out t-shirt ribbons to all the kids who walk and bike to school during this week – they are great for decorating backpacks! This year, we have tied the ribbons to the chain-link fence on the Franklin side of Lincoln School, near the Walk To School Banner and bike racks. Please walk or bike to Lincoln any day this week to claim your ribbon – one ribbon per person per day to make sure there are enough for everyone. We will count to keep track of our walkers and bikers and replenish as needed!
This week, join students from across Illinois in celebrating National Farm to School Month by crunching into locally grown apples at NOON on Thursday, October 8. For more information, visit http://illinoisfarmtoschool.org/great-apple-crunch/ and click The Virtual Crunch! Share pics of your Crunch on social media with the hashtag #greatapplecrunch, #ILapplecrunch.
Here are this week’s SEL resources, courtesy of Ms. Gilmartin and Ms. Payton, our school Social Workers:
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We have upgraded our library management system (LMS) and are very excited to share some of the new features with the students. These new features come in very handy in a remote environment where they are not able to choose books directly from the shelves.
Students now have the capability to “browse” by genre or topic in a very easy fashion. Additionally, they can search directly for titles/authors/subjects or explore main topic areas. Once they find a book they want, they can place the books on hold themselves. This past week, 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders learned about some of the ways to browse/search for books and how to put them on hold. This week in their backpacks, there is an easy-to-use instruction manual on how to do this that they can follow if they forget the process. We will spend more time ensuring that students have a long “want-to-read” list as this is what I will use to give them books for reading at home. I would appreciate your encouragement as well about putting books on hold. While I’m attaching the document here, it will be helpful for your student to keep the hard-copy instructions in a safe and convenient place to refer to in the future.
Normally, there is a two-week checkout period, always with the option to renew. Given the situation, that will be moved to three-weeks. This will limit the overdue email notices to account for quarantining time and twice-monthly backpack pickup.
In regards to returning the books, you have two options:
1 – they can be returned on your backpack pickup day – there will be bins outside near the backpack tables
2 – you can return them to the front of the school between 8:00 – 3:00 – there will be a container by the front door for books
While this is certainly not the ideal, we will work hard to give your child book choice and the opportunity to take library books home.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Brauweiler directly.
Cub Scouts is a year-round program for boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade that provides an opportunity to participate in fun activities like building and racing model cars, field trips, hiking, camping, geotagging, carving pumpkins, games and crafts. Families plan and do organized activities together focused on promoting character, physical fitness, responsible citizenry and leadership development. It’s also a great opportunity to make new friends within the community. Events planned for the next week include outdoor den level rain gutter regattas and a family camping trip to Warren Dunes, Michigan. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up now!