10/15 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a good weekend. It’s hard not to be caught up in the energy the Cubs playoff run has brought to town! In addition to watching the exciting games, I enjoyed a low-key, restful weekend in anticipation of running the Marine Corps Marathon this coming Sunday. Here is a glance ahead into what looks to be another busy week at Lincoln.

As part of our partnership with the River Forest Police Department, Officer Glen Czernik, Mrs. Kim Wojack and Ms. Linda Conway will present safety curriculum assemblies to all classes on Wednesday, October 18. Linked below are overviews of the K-2, 3rd and 4th grade topics. Additionally, next week we will  practice bus safety, fire, lockdown, earthquake and severe weather emergency drills.

K-2 Safety First

3rd Grade Safety First Challenge

4th Grade Safety First Challenge

3-4th Grade Risky Business

Our annual Fall Parties are less than two weeks away. Don’t forget to return the attached form indicating your preference for where your child will change into their costume for our Fall Parties on Tuesday, October 31. Feel free to either return this as an e-mail attachment to me or print it off and return.

I am looking forward to celebrating our October birthdays on Thursday at Principal Birthday Lunch.

If you’ve not yet signed up for a Parent Teacher Conference time, you may use this link to do so.

Finally, mark your calendar for Friday, November 10 @ 9:00 and our 2017 Veterans Day Assembly. Please encourage any family/friends who are veterans to attend. More information about Veterans Day will be forthcoming.

As always, please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to better support your kids/family. Thanks for your continued support of our Fine Fine School!
Go Cubs Go!


Monday, 10/16

  • K-4 Bus Safety
  • Yoga – 3:15-4:15 in the gym

Tuesday, 10/17:

  • HEROBoys – 3:15-4:15 in the gym
  • Theater Club -3:15-4:15 in the auditorium

Wednesday, 10/18:

  • RFPD Safety Assemblies
  • Waste Free Wednesday

Thursday, 10/19:

  • 1st Grade Field Trip- Morton Arboretum
  • Principal Birthday Lunch

Friday, 10/20:

  • Wonder Writers – 7:30-8:15am in the multi-purpose room
  • 2nd Grade Living History – 8:30am
  • Fun Lunch – Subs

  • 4th Grade Heartworks – 3:15 to 4:30pm in the multi-purpose room

Upcoming: Fall Food Drive 10/23-10/27

Lincoln Elementary Pan-K Run/Walk and Breakfast – Volunteers Needed!

Join in the 4th Annual running of the Lincoln Pan-K 5K Run/Walk. 2017 Pan-K Flyer  This fun-filled family event will take place throughout the beautiful streets of River Forest.  Your race registration includes a ‘Lincoln Rocks’ Water bottle, a medal for finishers, refreshments along the course and of course, a pancake breakfast at the finish line.  Everyone is invited to the pancake breakfast where you’ll see familiar faces, make new friends and enjoy a great breakfast of pancakes, sausage, fruit and juice or coffee.

Run, walk or just eat, it’s a super community event sponsored by the Lincoln Elementary PTO.

When: Saturday October 28th

  • Run/Walk report to registration desk at 7:30
  • Breakfast served 8:00-10:30

Where: Run/Walkers report to Franklin side of Lincoln Elementary. Pancake eaters report to the Lincoln gymnasium.

Why:  Why not?


  • Kids Half K: $12
  • Youth 5K: $15
  • Adults 5K: $20
  • Breakfast-Only: $5

Please register and buy tickets in advance at Lincoln Webstore before it closes Friday Oct 27th at noon.  Same-day race registration will increase $5.  Breakfast tickets can be purchased the morning of the event for $5.

We need volunteers!!! Join kitchen staff for a shift or help keep runners safe, on course, hydrated and energized. Just go to Signup Genius to sign up.

This is a nut-free menu. Menu items and ingredients have been made with equipment used to prepared food containing milk, eggs and tree nuts. Ingredient lists and labels will be provided.

Course information:

  • The 5K course starts at the Franklin playground, runs north on Franklin to east on Oak, then north on Monroe, to west on Thomas, to south on Keystone, to east on Oak to south on Park.  The finish line is at Park and Lake.
  • The Half K is a fun-filled short kids race that will take place on the block immediately surrounding Lincoln, prior to the start of the 5K.

Questions? Contact Steve Lefko or Cal Davis for more information.

Heartworks Annual Food Drive – Starts 10/23!

Heartworks is having their annual Food drive 10/23 thru 10/27. All items will be donated to the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry. We are providing bags to each Lincoln family and are asking for non-perishable, unopened and un-expired food donations.  Bags will go home with your child on Monday, 10/23.

Support our PTO with your Pre-Order of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway

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It’s the 12th book in the beloved Diary of a Wimpy Kid series!  We are accepting orders for this latest book by Jeff Kinney. Just $13.95 for a hardcover copy, no tax!  Order on the Web Store now. The book release date is Tuesday, November 7th.  Anderson Books will deliver all pre-orders on that date and books will be distributed to your child’s classroom. If the book is a surprise, email Anne Powers akpowers5@gmail.com and it can be picked up in the school office. All proceeds benefit Lincoln’s PTO and the LLC.

The deadline for pre-orders is Monday, October 30th at 7pm.

Dine and Share – Lou Malnati’s on Wednesday, 10/25!

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Check off lunch or dinner plans on Wednesday, October 25 and help raise money for the Lincoln PTO at the same time! Lou Malnati’s in Oak Park will give 20% of all pre-tax sales on dine-in, carry out and delivery orders (online orders are excluded) from 11a – 11p on the 25th! See attached flyer for more details. Simply print and bring in the flyer or mention the Lincoln Elementary fundraiser at the time of order! Thank you again for your continued PTO support!

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SAVE THE DATE!!!! Tuesday, November 14th at 8:00pm is Lincoln School’s first bingo night at Hamburger Mary’s…and it’s bingo like you have never played before!!! ALL of the bingo proceeds benefit the Lincoln PTO, so mark you calendars and come out for a fun night. Please see attached flyer for more details.

Books​ ​and​ ​Building​ ​Club – Registration NOW OPEN!

Mrs. Brauweiler has new lunchtime clubs for first and second graders!  The club meets during lunch/recess on Tuesdays for 1st graders and Thursdays for 2nd graders.

See the flyers below for more details – sign up through the WebStore is NOW OPEN!  Limited to 15 students per grade.

Art Appreciation Volunteers Needed!

Calling all Lincoln parents!  We still need Art Appreciation volunteers!!  Great opportunity to get into your child’s classroom.  Not a huge commitment but a really fun way to help the kids learn about art!

Please go to Sign Up Genius today.

Any questions?  Please contact Elizabeth Roginski (Elizabethroginski AT gmail.com).

One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest

Creative students who love planet earth will want to participate in the One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest to win prizes, a matching gift, and a film premiere at Chicago’s One Earth Film Festival in March 2018.

Link to high resolution video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/nsYJE4PjNe4

Link to our contest details page which hosts the YouTube video: http://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/contest-details/

Box Tops – Make a difference for our school!

Don’t forget to clip your Box Tops! Take a look at how much we can earn if everyone saved box top coupons each month.

Need a place to help keep track of your coupons? Print out a collection sheet here.

Please submit all Box Tops to your child’s classroom or feed our new Lincoln Box Top Monster in the office. Thank you for your continued PTO support!

Do you shop on Amazon.com?

Use AmazonSmile to make your purchases, and Lincoln Elementary will receive 0.5% of your purchases!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Lincoln Elementary PTO every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.

Click here to learn more about AmazonSmile. Click here for instructions on how to sign upAny questions, please contact Missy Heintz (missyheintz AT gmail.com). Thank you for supporting your Lincoln PTO!