10/11 Lincoln Log: Important Halloween Information

Lincoln School Families,

I hope you are enjoying the long weekend with your family. I know I’m looking forward to an extra day off after running the Chicago Marathon today!  I also enjoyed having my family in town for the race, a visit, and to watch some exciting Cubs vs. Cardinals playoff baseball!

Believe it or not, parent-teacher conferences are quickly approaching.  Please click this link Nov. Conferences for sign up information for this all-important opportunity to engage in dialogue with your child’s teacher. 

As referenced in last week’s Lincoln Log, our K-4 students recently participated in a safety assembly presented by the River Forest Police Department.  See the attached linksSafety Info Grades K-2 and Safety Info Grades 3-4, for an overview of the presentations. I strongly encourage you to review this safety information with your child. 

Finally, thanks for your continued support of our school. Please never hesitate to let me know if there is anything I can do to help you or your kids. Have a great week. 

 Go Cardinals!


Important Fall Party Information

Please click this link Fall Party & Costume Info for an important message from Mr. Godfrey about Fall Parties and the Book Character Costume Parade.


News from Mrs. Payton about the Rainbows Program

Rainbows consists of peer-support groups for children who have experienced a significant loss. This loss may involve a separation, divorce, death, or other difficult transition. The group is open to all Lincoln students, and it gives the children an opportunity to work through their feelings and come to an increased acceptance of the life-changes they are experiencing.  Please click this link Rainbows Program for more information and a permission slip.


Monday, 10/12:  No School, Columbus Day

Thursday, 10/15:

  • Great American Shakeout-National Earthquake Drill
  • Family Math Night!  6:00 to 7:30pm in the Gym


  • Deadline for Early Bird Pricing for Lincoln’s PanK  Half K & 5K Run Tickets–order them on line this week!
  • Fun Lunch is Alpine Sub Sandwiches
  • Screen Shot 2015-09-11 at 4.39.13 PMOur thanks to Alpine on North Avenue and all our dedicated Fun Lunch volunteers!  Please remind your child what you ordered–turkey or cheese and regular bread or soft bread!

Future Events

Week of 10/19 through 10/23:  Foodbucks Drive for OPRF Food Pantry

Thursday, 10/22 at 5:00pm:  Blue Ribbon School Celebration

Friday, 10/23:  Deadline for Yearbook Cover Contest

Thursday, 10/29:  Pasta Fun Lunch  (moved from Friday to Thursday)

Friday, 10/30:  Halloween Costume Parade at 12:40pm around the Franklin Blacktop

Saturday, Oct. 31:  Pancake Breakfast and Half K / 5K Run


Join Us for Family Math Night this Thursday, 10/15Pumpkin-Pie

This is a free event filled with fun hands-on math activities.

All grades are welcome!

When: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Where: Lincoln Gym (enter at the Franklin door)

We could use some volunteers for Set-up (5:30-6 pm) and Clean-up (7:20-7:50 pm).  Please see Sign Up Genius or contact Katie Ianmartino “katie_strauss AT hotmail.com” if you can lend a hand.  Thank you!


The Lincoln Yearbook Cover Artwork Contest has started

Cover Contest

“Lincoln Wears A Blue Ribbon”  is this year’s book title.  Get your ideas down on paper!  See all the contest guidelines here Yearbook Cover Contest.

Turn in your entry to the Lincoln office on or before Friday, 10/23.

All contest entries are featured in our Cover Gallery near the back of the yearbook.  The top 5 winners grace the front & back covers!


This Year’s Fall Food Drive is Approaching!

But there’s no need to lug in a bag of groceries.  This Fall we’re running a “Foodbucks” drive to support the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry.

Save your small bills and change, and together we can make a difference to fight hunger in our community.

The week of October 19th to the 23rd, pack your donation in your students’ lunch boxes, and they can contribute!  The Lunchtime Leaders and Heartworks will be collecting the donations during lunch.

Did you know–your dollar is worth more at the Food Pantry…ten times more!  Working with their hunger relief partners, the Food Pantry can purchase food at a dramatic discount. A typical food allotment (pictured) costs $126.83 at a retail grocery store. But the Pantry was able to provide this food to their clients for just $12.89.

questions? e-mail Christine Khaledan “chrissy_conroy AT yahoo.com”  Thank you for your generous support!

Lincoln’s Pan-K 5K & Breakfast Fundraiser
Maple Syrup on Pancakes

When:  Saturday,  October 31st

Half K and 5K Check-in:   7:30 a.m.

Run/Walk Begins:   8:00 a.m.  (Half K takes off first)

Breakfast Served:   8:00 – 10:30 a.m.

You don’t have to run in order to enjoy a delicious breakfast!  Pancake “breakfast-only” tickets are $5 online at the PTO Web Store or at the door. Breakfast is served in the gymnasium and includes pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee.  Click here for menu Allergy Information.   Ordering tickets in advance helps us plan our food purchases.

Early Bird Pricing for Race tickets ends this Friday, 10/16–don’t delay!  Race tickets will be available until Run time, but the prices below will increase.  

  • Kids Half K /Dash = $12
  • Youth (under 18) 5K Run/Walk = $15 
  • Adult 5K Run/Walk = $25
  • Race Registration includes Pancake Breakfast and a tee shirt. Start/Finish at Lincoln.

Buy  Tickets Here.

Sign Up to Volunteer Here.  We need lots of race volunteers–please lend a hand and cheer on our athletes!   Fourth Grade Students (and Middle School students!) can volunteer to manage the games at the breakfast, or to hand out water on the race course.  Hope to see you there!

For more information, please contact Steve Lefko “s_lefko AT hotmail.com” (breakfast) or Cal Davis  “cdavis1052 AT aol.com” (half K / 5K)


International Walk to School Day was a HUGE hit!

Walking School Bus
Green4Good counted 150 walkers that day and each of them enjoyed getting stamped with a fun boot-print stamp!   Congratulations Lincoln!!


One Earth Film Contest

Young Filmmakers Contest

The contest is open to Grades 3 through College, with recognition in each category: elementary, middle school, high school and college.

Create a 3-8 minute film or a shorter animation on a specific topic related to climate change or sustainability.  See the attachment One Earth Film Contest  for details or click here for the One Earth Website.


International Festival

International Fest

On Sunday, February 7, Lincoln School will be hosting our first International Festival where children will interactively learn about the many countries represented in our student body.

We’ve only just begun planning the event and are looking for international families to participate. Whether you are from another country, or simply passionate about another country, let us know!

Please fill out this form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Fofu7bMD0I2ADcxgeY4AoLrFdBOhsygvpLMkfcPrGvo/viewform?usp=send_form) or email Vanessa Druckman “vanessadruckman AT gmail.com”


Support our PTO with your pre-order of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School

DiaryofaWimpyKidOldSchoolIt’s the book that so many kids have been waiting for!  We are accepting orders for the latest book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Just $13.95 for a hardcover copy, no tax!  Order on the Web Store now. The book release date is Tuesday, November 3rd.  Anderson Books will deliver all pre-orders on that date and books can be picked up in the LLC (the Lincoln School Library). All proceeds benefit Lincoln’s PTO and the LLC. Questions? Email Suzanne D’Agostino “suzanne.dagostino AT gmail.com” The deadline for pre-orders is FRIDAY, Oct. 30th at 2pm.