10/29 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
Happy Sunday! I hope you had a great weekend and were able to partake in some of the fall festivities around town. It looks to be a very busy week for our teachers at Lincoln – below is a look at the week ahead!
Many thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday to support our annual 5k run and Pancake Breakfast. It is always one of my favorite events of the year and such a wonderful community builder for our school. Special thanks to Cal Davis, Steve Lefko, Amy Dwyer, Lea Theiss and their committee for all the time and dedication put into planning such a great event. Here are a few pictures from the day:
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On Tuesday we will celebrate our Fall Parties and Character Parade. Please don’t forget to return the acknowledgement form indicating if your child will be changing into their costume at school or at home. Students changing at home will be released at the 11:30 lunch bell and should return to school by 12:20. When leaving and returning all students should use the Park Ave. entrance.
Oct. 31 Timeline:
9:00: K-2 Storyteller Assembly
10:00-3-4 Storyteller Assembly
11:30-12:20:Lunch/Recess (students changing into costumes at home should enter/exit on the Park Ave. Entrance
12:20Students who changed into costume at home return-via Park Ave. Entrance
12:40: K-4 Character Parade on the Franklin Playground.
** AM K students will parade through the school during the AM session 
In addition to the October 31 festivities, we look forward to welcoming you to our Fall Parent Teacher Conferences on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Below is the schedule.

Wednesday, Nov. 1

Kindergarten Conferences

8:30 AM-7:00 PM

Wednesday, Nov 1

1st-4th Grade Conferences

3:40 PM-7:00 PM

Thursday, Nov 2

K-4- Team Meetings

No Student Attendance


Thursday, Nov. 2

K-4- Conferences

12:40 PM-7:00 PM

Friday, Nov 3

No Student Attendance

No School

Finally, don’t forget to invite any Veterans from your family/friends network to our annual Veterans Day Assembly on Friday, November 10 @9:00. Veteran HERO forms were sent home with students last week. Please consider returning to to school with a photograph and information about a veteran who’s connected to your family.
As always, thanks for your continued support of Lincoln. I look forward to seeing you around school this week. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to help you or your kids. Have a great week. CG


Monday, 10/30:

  • Yoga – 3:15-4:15 in the gym
  • Cub Scout Bake Sale – 7pm, Lincoln Gym

Tuesday, 10/31:

  • Full Day of School – Halloween Parade and Class Parties!
  • Character Parade – 12:40pm, Franklin Playground

Wednesday, 11/1:

  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Fun Lunch – Pasta

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences – 8:30am-7:00pm, Kindergarten
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences – 3:40-7:00pm, 1st-4th

Thursday, 11/2:

  • No School
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences – 12:40-7:00pm, Kindergarten-4th

Friday, 11/3:

  • No School

BIG THANKS to the organizers and volunteers of the Pan-K Run/Walk and Breakfast!

Calling all volunteers!  The Lincoln Book Fair needs you! 

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The book fair is in the Lincoln Library, Tuesday 11/14 to Friday morning 11/17.

Please consider donating a few hours of your time to this important PTO fundraiser.  You can see the full schedule of opportunities on Sign Up Genius.

Do your shopping while volunteering during school hours!

Did you know that volunteers get to shop early?  Lincoln Staff and Book Fair Volunteers get first pick of all the wonderful offerings…Tuesday 8:00am to 3:10pm.

Questions? Contact Anne Powers akpowers5@gmail.com

Cub Scout Cake Bake

Monday October 30, 7:00 PM, Lincoln School Gym

Please join us as Pack 67 Scouts show off their cake decorating skills in our annual fundraising event.  Scouts, bake a cake and compete to win prizes! Friends and family members, support Pack 67 and take home a delightful homemade cake! Prizes will be awarded in several categories, including: Best Scouting, Best Sports, Best Camping, Best Halloween, and Funniest. All cakes will be available for sale in a silent auction during the event.

Stick around to watch the scout whose cake earns the highest bid smash a pie in Mr. Godfrey’s face!​

SAVE THE DATE! – Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s, Tuesday, 11/14 at 8:00pm


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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.

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.

Registration is OPEN!  Play for Lot Tennis by Connect4Kids

Tennis will be taught by Mirka and Luka Bagos, professional coaches of Play For Lot, outside on the Franklin-side playground (weather permitting).  If it’s raining, tennis will meet in the gym.

The program welcomes children of all skill levels. Children need to wear gym shoes and comfortable clothes.  No racket needed.

Who & When:  

  • Grades 1&2 meet on THURSDAYS 3:15 to 4:00 pm on the following dates:  11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14
  • Grades 3&4 meet on TUESDAYS 3:15 to 4:00 pm on the following dates:  11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12

Each group is limited to 20 students. The cost is $80 for 5 lessons.

Questions?  Contact Annie Bergin Dwyer   “loolatopiafairy AT gmail.com

Country Representatives Needed for Lincoln International Festival

Lincoln’s Third Annual International Festival will take place on Sunday, February 25 from 1-4 pm. Are you from another country or do you have a special connection to another country? We would love to have you share this country with the students of Lincoln School! Students will travel through Lincoln on 2/25 and experience the wider world through crafts, dance, and other hands on activities. Help us make this day a success by sharing your passion for another country.

If interested, please fill out this Google form.

One Earth Young Filmmakers Workshops and Contest!

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  1. Filmmaking Workshops taught by professionals for grades 3 to 8 in early December (Sundays, Dec. 3 and 10) at the River Forest Depot.  More details are at this link: http://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/workshops/ Sponsored by Green Community Connections and One Earth Film Festival, a local non-profit.
  2. Young Filmmakers Contest. Deadline is January 14, 2018. Kids are asked to make a 3 to 8 minute film (or minimum 45-second animation) about one of 6 sustainability topics: energy, food, transportation, waste, water, or open space and ecosystems. They should present a problem with their topic and also a solution(s). Prizes are $75 at the elementary level and $100 at the middle school level. Plus the winners get a matching gift to donate to the sustainability organization of their choice, and a world premiere of their film at the One Earth Film Festival in March 2018.  More details here: http://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/contest-details/