10/30 Lincoln Log

Lincoln School Families,

Whether you cheer for the south side, north side, or another team, it was hard not to be caught up in the World Series excitement this weekend.

It was great to see so many of you on Saturday at our annual Pancake Breakfast and 5K. Thanks so much for taking the time from your weekend to support our Fine, Fine School. Many thanks to Steve Lefko, Cal Davis, Laura Maychruk and all the other PTO volunteers for all the planning and time put into making this year’s event such a wonderful success.

I look forward to seeing many of you tomorrow for our annual fall celebration and character parade. Students should arrive dressed in their school appropriate costume by 8:20. Below are the specifics of the parade and day.

8:30- Character Parade- Franklin Street Playground/Field (there will be cones lining the parade route; families are asked to stand on the perimeter of the parade route closest to the fences on Park Ave. and Franklin St.)

9:00- Gr. K-2 Storyteller Assembly/3-4 Classroom Parties

10:00- Gr. 3-4 Storyteller Assembly/K-2 Classroom Parties

11:25- Dismissal

***No PM Kindergarten Attendance***

On Wednesday, November 9, Lincoln School will observe Veterans Day. Please be sure to RSVP to me (“godfreyc AT district90.org”) the name of any Veteran you know who would like to attend our Veterans Day assembly. Additionally, please don’t forget to use the attached Veterans Day form to share a photo and brief bio of any veteran you would like to have recognized in our Hall of Honor.

Finally, if you haven’t yet done so, please be sure to sign up for a Parent/Teacher Conference time on November 9 and 10. Please contact our school office if you have having difficulty getting signed up.

As always, thanks for your continued support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do for you or your family. Have a great week.

Go Cubs Go!


Spirit Winners for 10/28:

  • K-2- Mrs. Tanglao
  • 3-4- Mrs. Burns


Sunday, 10/30:  

  • 9:00 pm deadline to pre-order Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down

Monday, 10/31:

  • Character Parade at 8:30 am
  • Storyteller Assemblies and Classroom Parties (see times above)
  • Half-Day – 11:25 Dismissal
  • NO PM Kindergarten
  • NO Yoga today–next class is 11/7

Tuesday, 11/1:

  • Tennis after school – grades 1&2
  • Theater Club after school in the auditorium

Wednesday, 11/2:  

  • Pack a Waste Free Lunch!

Thursday, 11/3:

  • Tennis after school – grades 3&4

Friday, 11/4:

  • FUN LUNCH – chicken tenders/veggie burgers


Last Chance to Support our PTO with your Pre-Order of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down


It’s the book that so many kids have been waiting for!  Until 9:00 pm tonight, 10/30, 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 1st.  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 AT gmail.com) and it can be picked up in the school office. All proceeds benefit Lincoln’s PTO and the LLC.

A Big Thank You to PanK Volunteers and from Heartworks!

Thank you to the many volunteers at yesterday’s breakfast and race, whose efforts helped made the events possible!

And another big thank you from Heartworks to everyone who donated to the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry last week.

Thursday 11/10 –  Shop at Alioto’s and Dine at Giordano’s in support of D90 PTOs!

Alioto’s Gift Shop
1118 Chicago Ave, Oak Park
10 am – 8 pm on 11/10

Get a jump on your holiday list and invite your neighbors and friends. 10% of pre-tax purchases will benefit District 90 PTOs. Shopping local never felt this good! We have your favorite brands (see attached) and will wrap gifts beautifully. Wine tasting & special sales for shoppers that day.

1115 Chicago Ave, Oak Park
Lunch or Dinner on 11/10

Once you’re done shopping, head across the street for lunch or dinner at Giordano’s. Just mention you are with River Forest Schools and Giordano’s will donate 10% of net sales back to D90 PTO’s. ** Promotion is good for dine in or carry out **

Thanks for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO!


Calling all volunteers!  The Lincoln Book Fair needs you! 

The book fair is in the Lincoln Library, Tuesday, November 15th through Friday morning, November 18th.

Please consider donating two 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 11/15, 8:00am to 3:10pm (the Fair official opens at 3:10 that day).

Questions? Contact Theresa Dubois (theresa3dubois  AT  yahoo.com)

Custom Holiday Cards & Stationary Fundraiser


Smitten Boutique is offering a special deal on custom stationary products that also benefits our PTO.  Please see the attachment for details Smitten Boutique Fundraiser.  You can order on line http://www.smittenboutique.com/ or visit the store in the West Loop.   Thank you for or your continued PTO support!

Country Representatives Needed for Lincoln International Festival


Lincoln’s Second Annual International Festival will take place on Sunday, February 12 from 1-4. 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 2/12 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.

Share your photos with the Lincoln Yearbook!


Our yearbook publisher has an app so you can easily share photos of school events right from your mobile device!  See more information about it here:  ImageShare App  Or search for ImageShare by Balfour on iTunes or Google Play. Lincoln School Project Number:  712657.  You do need to create an account to use this app.  You cannot order yearbooks through this app.

We are also happy to receive photos via email or flash drive (we will return the drive), and you can share photos with us via Google Drive or Dropbox.  Email or share:  Monika Block at  “monikatsblock AT gmail.com”    

Please note, we need high resolution photos, so only a few photos can be sent on a single email (the digital file size will exceed email capacity).    Thank you!

Keep Clipping Those Box Tops

box top

Each Box Top is worth $.10 for our school and they can be found on hundreds of products listed here: Box Top Items. Students can bring in clipped Box Tops and drop them in designated collection boxes found in most classrooms or the main office. We love it when parents clip the coupons carefully–that means we don’t have to.  Seriously, all cut outs have to follow the lines before we submit them (!).  Thank you for your support!