10/2 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Happy October! I hope you had a great weekend. I know I was closely glued to my TV all weekend relaxing in preparation for the Chicago Marathon next week and anxiously watching baseball in hopes that the Cardinals will somehow make the baseball playoffs!

Last Thursday we held our September P.R.I.D.E. assembly. During the assembly a group of teachers read the book entitled “One” by Kathryn Otoshi, we introduced all new students to Lincoln, celebrated September birthdays, and our 4th graders performed a song for the school that they have been working on. However, the highlight of the assembly was the unveiling of our new Lincoln School mascot. See the picture below. The  atmosphere was electric when I introduced our new eagle mascot to the students and staff! Many thanks to our PTO for their support of adding this element of school P.R.I.D.E. to our school. Our students will spend the next few weeks submitting potential names for our new eagle. While each of us will head to the polls to elect a president on Nov. 8, our students at Lincoln will cast ballots to determine the official name of our new school mascot.


It is hard to believe that parent teacher conferences are quickly approaching. Conferences are scheduled for November 9 and 10. The conference sign-up message and specific times will be sent from D90 on Oct. 10 and remain open until Nov. 4.

As always, please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can ever do to help you or your family. Thanks for your continued support of Lincoln. Have a great week. Go Cardinals!


Spirit Winners for 9/30:

  • K-2: Ms. Jenkins
  • 3-4: Ms. Baiocchi


Monday, 10/3:

  • Yoga is CANCELLED.
  • Art Appreciation Volunteer Meeting  7:00pm at the River Forest Public Library

Tuesday, 10/4:

  • Theater Club after School

Wednesday, 10/5:

  • 3rd Grade Field Trip to the Chicago Botanic Garden
  • G4G’s “Waste Free Wednesday” (details below)

Thursday, 10/6:

  • Daisy Informational Meeting at 7:00pm

Friday 10/7:

  • FUN LUNCH – Chicken Tenders / Veggie Burgers


A message from our Social Worker


First through Fourth Grade students who have experienced a significant loss or a rough transition are invited to join this peer support program which is starting later this month.  Please see the attachment for more information and a permission slip.  Rainbows Letter

 A few more spots open for Yoga & Tennis…


Check the PTO Web Store for all the details and to grab one of the last openings.

Yoga:  Grades 1-4;  Mondays after school.  $70 for 6 classes

  • Our apologies; Yoga was supposed to start on Monday 10/3, but it has been cancelled.  Yoga will start on 10/17 with remaining schedule as shown on Web Store.  The make-up date will be communicated to participants. 


  • Grades 1 & 2:  Tuesdays after school starting 10/11.  $70 for 6 classes
  • Grades 3 & 4:  Thursdays after school starting 10/13  $60 for 5 classes


Art Appreciation Volunteer Meeting; Monday at 7:00 pm at the RF Public Library


Become an Art Appreciation Volunteer! It’s a fun way to be with your child in the classroom AND meet other parents   You don’t need a background in art.  Commitment is only a few times throughout the year, and art lesson plans and materials are provided!

We’re having an Informational Meeting on Monday, 10/3 at the River Forest Public Library from 7:00 to 8:45 pm.

Please join us to learn more about this excellent program!

Questions?  Please contact Jean Bacom at 708-488-0933 or email “lunamama6 AT gmail.com

 Green4Good News


International Walk to School Day is October 5th

Lincoln School will celebrate by encouraging all students to walk or bike to school that day!  If you are having trouble figuring out how your child can participate, The Green4Good Committee has organized walking school buses!  You can drop your child between 7:45am-7:55am, at any of the following corners and they will be escorted by an adult to school:

  • Washington and Keystone
  • Washington and Ashland
  • Chicago and Franklin
  • Thatcher and Oak

Walking School Bus

“Waste Free Wednesdays” begin October 5th

Each Wednesday volunteers will give out hand stamps to kids who bring a Waste-Free Lunch.  This is a lunch that does not produce any landfill-bound waste.

Throughout District 90, students are encouraged to bring lunches that include as many items as possible that can be eaten, reused, recycled, or composted and as few items as possible that must be thrown away.  You can help your child pack his or her waste-free lunch by including only what your student can eat, using reusable containers or bags, or buying non-perishable foods in bulk.  See tips below!

“Look At Your Lunch” week will be October 17th-20th

In an effort to shed some light on the mystery of how much our kids are and are not eating during lunch, Lincoln students will bring home all uneaten food, recyclables and trash in their lunch boxes.  Parents would be amazed at how much food gets thrown out each day! “Look at Your Lunch” will help each family pack a “just-right” size lunch in the future, and hopefully give us all a better appreciation for the amount of trash created in each lunch.

Waste-Free Lunch Tips:


  • Reusable containers, foil or wax paper
  • Whole fruits without packaging.
  • Drinks in containers that can be reused, such as a thermos, or recycled such as a can.
  • Snacks purchased in bulk & brought in reusable containers.
  • Reusable ice packs.

Don’t Include:

  • Individually wrapped snacks
  • Plastic baggies that are not reusable
  • Disposable forks and spoons
  • Straws

2016-2017 Yearbook Cover Contest


Break out the art supplies and get creative; your artwork could be on the cover of the Lincoln Yearbook!   The title for this year’s yearbook is:  Lincoln Pride: Spirit of the Eagle.  How do we show our school spirit?  What does the PRIDE pledge mean to you?

Submissions can be turned in to the office until Friday, October 14th.

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES for your cover artwork:

  • Use letter sized (8.5” x 11”) unlined paper.
  • Image MUST BE VERTICAL and 2-dimensional.
  • Include vivid images – bright and bold colors look best!
  • Be sure to use the title (Lincoln Pride: Spirit of the Eagle) in your artwork!
  • Write your name on the back in pencil.
  • Check your spelling and punctuation!

Please note that submitted artwork will not be returned.

Family Math Night, Thursday 10/13


6:00 – 7:30 pm in the Lincoln Gym

Please enter through the Franklin doors.

Don’t feel divided — please join us for a fun evening of hands-on problem solving activities with family + friends!

Sign Up to Volunteer Here.  Thank you!

 Kindergarten Daisies daisies

Is your daughter interested in joining a new Daisy Troop? 

Come to an Informational Meeting to learn the details

Thursday, October 6th at 7 pm  in the Multipurpose Room

Can’t make it?   Feel free to email Katie Avalos at “katie_avalos AT hotmail.com”

For Girl Scout information for Grades 1-4, please open this attachment:  lincoln-girl-scouts

D90 Caucus Delegates Wanted

Information can be found in this document: D90 Caucus Delegates