10/6 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
I hope you had a wonderful weekend. The Godfrey’s enjoyed a nice weekend in St. Louis surprising my dad for his 70th birthday! The celebration was made even better with the return of playoff baseball to St. Louis!

Hold on tight…… October looks to be a busy and exciting month at our Fine Fine School. Walk to School week, Family Math Night, Author visits, Fall Parties and the Pancake Breakfast/5K are just a few of the events to make note of this month!

Many thanks to the Green 4 Good Kids Club and sponsors for their support of Walk to School Week. Despite the roller coaster of temperatures it was SO impressive to see so many kids walking and biking to school last week.

As you know last week Mr. Danno retired as our building engineer. Please join me in congratulating Mr. Quincy on assuming the position as our new Building Engineer. Monday will mark his first official day in this new capacity. Mr.Quincy should be a familiar face to many. He has worked for sixteen years as a member of the night crew here at Lincoln. If you see him around please congratulate him on his new position.

It is hard to believe that Fall Family Conferences are less than a month away (November 6 and 7). This week you will be receiving a communication from D90 alerting you that sign-up for conferences will open on Thursday, October 10.

Our annual Fall Parties and Character Parade are quickly approaching. Please be sure to mark your calendar. Dates and times below.

  • 8:30 AM Kindergarten Character Parade (Park Ave. Playground)
  • 8:45 K-2 Storyteller Assembly in the Auditorium
  • 9:30 3-4 Storyteller Assembly in the Auditorium
  • 12:40 1st-4th Grade Character Parade (Franklin Playground)
  • Afternoon Classroom Parties

Over the past five years our Veterans Day recognition ceremony has continued to grow! This year we are preparing yet another moving celebration to honor the Veterans of our community and families. Therefore please see the attached flier regarding this years assembly scheduled for Monday, November 11 at 9:00 in the Lincoln School Gym. Please see this form for more details.

In planning for this week, don’t forget there will be no school on Wednesday, October 9 in observance of Yom Kippur!

As always, thanks for all of your support of our Fine Fine School. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything Ms. Gerges and I can do to better support your family. Have a great week.

The CG’s

Quote of the Week
Life is an echo. What you send out comes back. What you sow you reap. What you give you get. What you see in others exists in you.

WASTE FREE Wednesday’s WINNERS From 10.2.19

  • Ms. Briggs
  • Mrs. Ponzio
  • Mrs. Donnelly

Spirit Winner: Ms. Tanglao


Monday, October 7:

  • PTO Meeting – 7PM
  • Lincoln News Broadcast – Mr. Cheney’s Room
  • Chef Du Jour – during lunch
  • Hero Boys – 3:15-4:15pm, meet in reading garden
  • Lincoln Newspaper Crew 3:15-4:15pm, STEM lab
  • Fall Yoga – 3:15-4:15pm, multi-purpose room

Tuesday, October 8:

  • Fall Tennis (grades 1/2)

Wednesday, October 9:

  • NO SCHOOL – Yom Kippur

Thursday, October 10:

  • Aaron Reynolds – Author Visit
  • Family Math Night
  • Wonder Readers: Mrs. Mares Classroom
  • Coding Club: Mrs. Mares Classroom
  • Fall Tennis (Grades 3/4)
  • Recorder Club – 3:15-4:15pm, auditorium

Friday, October 11:

  • FUN LUNCH – Pasta/Mac&Cheese
  • Wonder Writers: Multi-purpose Room
  • Volleyball Club: gym

Library Lowdown – Author Visit This Week!

We are so excited to host New York Times best-selling author, Aaron Reynolds, this Thursday, October 10th. He will be meeting with all the grades in the morning and sharing his books and his writing.

Mr. Reynold’s books are available for purchase (and personalization/autographs). Your student received an order form this past week and all forms are due on Monday, October 7th. With Wednesday being a day off and the day before the author visit, it is critical that order forms are turned in by then to ensure you get a signed book. Order form is attached.

Special thanks to the Lincoln PTO and the book fair for supporting his visit. We can’t wait to meet him!

Click on this form to place your order.

Family Math Night – Thursday, Oct. 10th!

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

Come challenge Assistant Principal Gerges to a game of SIM! Go on a math scavenger hunt. Complete a math group craft. Take a guess at the estimation jars and more!

Grades K-4 families welcome!

When: Thursday, October 10 from 6 – 7:30 pm
Where: Lincoln Gym (enter at Franklin door)

Recess Lunch Support Needed 10/16

As you can imagine the school day’s are often so busy that weeks can pass without the opportunity for us to gather as a faculty. Therefore..to remedy that…..Each trimester this school year, the entire Lincoln School staff is planning to come together for lunch to show and acknowledge our appreciation for one another. To do so, we are soliciting volunteers who would be willing to spend time assisting and lunch and recess duty on that day. The first day we need support for is Wednesday. October 16. Please us the Sing-up-Genius link below if you are willing to help. Thanks for considering.


International Walk to School Week SUCCESS!

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THANKS TO ALL OF YOU who left your cars at home and walked or biked to Lincoln last week! We had a record number of walkers, despite the wild weather that went from heat, to rain, to autumn chill.

The events of last week would not have been possible without the help of so many very special volunteers who led our Walking School Buses and passed out hundreds of ribbons.

Walking School Bus Drivers: Katie Avalos, Kristin Bailitz, Susie Bedell, Paola Caicedo, Katie Cook, Courtney Fohrman, Carla Heffner, Nadine Horwitz, Devin Howe, Lindsay Rask, Roshni Ricchetti, Cindy Rubin, Carolyn Sherman, Adam Smith and Bart Snigurski.

Green4Good Kids Club helpers: Mimi A, Sireen A, Carolina C, Manuel C, Max F, Ryan M, and Juliet S.

The Incredible Lincoln Teachers and Principal: Mr. Godrey, Mrs. Briggs, Mr. Cheney, Mrs. Dubois, Mrs. Mayer, Mrs. Mares, Mrs. McCole, Mrs. Moriarty, Mrs. Neilson, Mrs. Stasys, Mrs. Suzuki, and Mrs. Ponzio.

Our sincere thanks to you all!

Alexis Murphy and Renee Sichlau
Lincoln Green4Good Co-Chairs

Book Fair is Coming…Volunteers Needed!

The book fair will be in the Lincoln library Monday, 11/4 through Thursday, 11/7.

Please consider donating a few hours of your time to this important PTO fundraiser. All of the money raised at the Book Fair goes back to the library to expand the book collection and to bring authors and illustrators to the school to talk to our students. We need help with set up, sales, Family Night, and take down. You can see the full schedule of opportunities on Sign Up Genius. Do your shopping while volunteering during school hours! Younger siblings are welcome to tag along while you volunteer.

Questions? Contact Anne Powers akpowers5@gmail.com or Sarah Donoho donohosarah@gmail.com.

Chipotle Fundraiser on 10/16

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Lincoln PTO. Come in to Chipotle at 1128 Lake Street FRNT A in Oak Park on Wednesday, October 16 between 5PM and 9PM. Bring in the flyer linked below, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the Lincoln PTO.

Link to flyer

Lincoln Elementary Pan-K Run/Walk and Breakfast

Join in the 6th Annual running of the Lincoln Pan-K 5K Run/Walk. This fun-filled family event will take place throughout the beautiful streets of River Forest. Your race registration includes 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 and sausage.

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

When: Saturday, October 26th, 2019
Run/Walk participants report to registration desk on the Franklin Ave side of the school at 7:30am
Kids Half K race starts at 8:00am on the Park Ave side of the school
5K race starts at 8:15am on the Franklin Ave side of the school
Breakfast served 8:00am – 10:30am

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

Why: Because pancakes are good of course.

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

Please register and buy tickets in advance at Lincoln Web-Store before it closes Friday Oct 25th 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 via the volunteer tab on the WebStore or PTO Website.

* This is a nut-free menu. Ingredient lists and labels will be provided.


The start and finish line is on Franklin at the playground as usual. The runners will START North on Franklin and then turn East on Oak. They will head to Jackson and then turn South for 1 block until they reach Quick turning East. They will run East on Quick until they reach Bonnie Brae and turn North. They will run 1 block and return back to Oak turning West. They will then turn North on Monroe until they reach Thomas and turn West. The runners will continue on Thomas until turning South on Keystone. The course continues back to Oak where they will turn East. They will meet the home stretch when then reach Franklin and turn South to the FINISH LINE.

Questions? Contact Anthony Kramer at akramer@americandooranddock.com or Cal Davis at cdavis1052@aol.com for more information.

Volleyball Club Season 2

Registration for the second session of the Lincoln Volleyball Club opens on 10/13. The Lincoln Eagles Volleyball Club will meet one time per week on Friday’s from 3:15-4:15pm. The girls will learn basic volleyball skills (serving, passing, setting and hitting). The max per session is 15 to ensure a lot of opportunity to scrimmage with limited substitutions.

The curriculum will have a very strong focus on teamwork, sportsmanship and developing sound leadership skills on and off the court. The Volleyball Club will be coached by Ann Bath. Ann is a D90 parent, Girls on the Run Coach, RFYBS Coach and very passionate about the positive impact that team sports can have on kids. And, She LOVES volleyball and still plays to this day.

Attire: Kneepads (not provided), comfortable clothing and gym shoes
Fee: $80 per session
Max: 15
Session 2 Dates: 10/25, 11/1, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6, 12/13