11/7 Lincoln log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you enjoyed the extra hour of sleep this weekend with the turning back of the clocks. It is hard to believe there are only ten more school days before the Thanksgiving holiday.
Although it’s a short school week, it will be a busy one for our teachers and staff as the prepare for the Fall Conferences. This week we are excited for our Fall Conferences. As you know, conferences will be held virtually. You should have received the Zoom link upon registering. Additionally this year, families can access their child’s report card Report Cards beginning on Friday, November 12, by logging into PowerSchool. If you prefer a printed copy of your child’s report card, please let me know and I will be sure that you receive one. Here are the instructions to access your child’s report card on Friday. (SEE ATTACHMENT)
District 90 is excited to partner with Jewel-Osco to host a Pfizer vaccination clinic for children aged 5-11 years. The date for the Vaccination Clinic has been confirmed for Friday, November 19, from 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The follow-up dose will be provided at a follow-up clinic 3 weeks later, on December 10. With this schedule, children participating in this Vaccination Clinic will be considered fully vaccinated by December 25. Please note that this clinic will only serve kids between the ages of 5 and 11 since the vaccine dose is adjusted for younger children. Sign-up information is forthcoming. 

Despite our inability to hold our annual Veterans Day assembly, this week our kids will be creating Veterans Day cards to be delivered to the VA hospital. Additionally, we will be compiling a short video comprised of veteran photos, pictures from Lincoon and a few musical performances by some of the music classes. Hopefully, our annual event to honor veterans will return in 2022.

If a stop by the River Forest Public Library is on your November schedule, please be sure to check out the Lincoln School Art Exhibit featuring selected artwork from 1st-4th grade. Many thanks to the incredible Ms. Kozbur for curating this display. 

Finally, as you prepare for the week, don’t forget due to Fall Conferences, there will be no student attendance on Thursday, November 11 and Friday, November 12. 

As always, please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your kids and family. Thanks for your continued support of Lincoln. Have a wonderful week. 



Tuesday, November 9

  • Fall sports Grades 1/2 class
  • Wednesday, November 10:

  • Fun Lunch
  • Conferences 3:40 – 7:00
  • Thursday, November 11:

    • No School

  • Conferences 12:40 – 7:00
  • No Fall Sports Class
  • Friday, November 12:

    • No School

    Gear Up For Winter Collection Drive

    Monday Nov. 8 to Friday Nov. 19Donations can be placed in bins at the Park and Franklin entrances before school. 
    Most Needed Items for Kids and Adults in the Chicagoland area:• Winter coats and warm clothing, newborn to adult medium• Winter boots, toddler size 5 to adult 10• Winter hats, gloves, scarves• Pajamas, 2T to adult medium
    Thank you for supporting families in need!

    2021 Book Fair is On-line

    November 19th-December 1st 
    Shop for the holidays and support the Lincoln Library, author visits, and assemblies. Teacher wishlists and some recommended books from Mrs. Brauweiler are available at abcfairs.com in the blue menu bar. 

    Support LINCOLN School!

    Order Books at our

    Anderson’s Virtual  Book Fair 

    Please see flyer HERE with detailed instructions on how to order. 

    Native American Heritage Month

    The month of November is American Indian and Alaskan Native Heritage Month.  If you are interested in helping to plan events or sharing ideas to help celebrate this month, please reach out to the Belongingness and Inclusion Committee (Megan Keskitalo megankeskitalo@gmail.com and/or Candy Singh candysingh58@yahoo.com). Thank you!For More information on American Indian and Alaskan Native Heritage Month please visit: https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov

    Volunteers Needed for D90 Vaccine Clinic

    The first dose vaccination clinic for children aged 5-11 is confirmed for November 19, with the follow-up dose clinic confirmed for December 10.  The clinics will be held in the Roosevelt gym both days from 3:30-7:30 PM. Please see the Dawne Simmons Weekly Summary email sent Friday, November 5th for more details. 
    D90 has requested the assistance of the districts PTO’s in finding volunteers to help on clinic days. Volunteer responsibilities will include helping to direct families and register children on Friday 11/19 and Friday 12/10. 

    Please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4EAAA723ABF94-volunteers

    Thank you for your support of our D90 community!

    Annual Pumpkin Smash

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the Annual River Forest Pumpkin Smash over the weekend!

    Please check out pictures from the event on Green4Good’s Facebook page. We composted 1,379 pumpkins. Thank you for diverting so much waste from the landfill, and smashing the 2020 count of 805 pumpkins!

    Library Lowdown

    Virtual Author Visit – Andrea Beaty – Monday 11/8

    Lincoln School will be participating in a virtual visit with Andrea Beaty.  She is the author of “Rosie Revere, Engineer” picture books and chapter books.  She has others including: Iggy Peck, Architect; Ada Twist, Scientist; and Sofia Valdez, Future Prez.  She’ll be introducing us to her latest character – Aaron Slater, Illustrator (picture book) and Sofia Valdez and the Vanishing Vote (early chapter book)   These latest books are for sale and the order form is attached.  Orders will be placed online and books will be distributed to students at school.  DEADLINE TO ORDER BOOKS IS MONDAY 11/15.

    A huge thank you to Martha Louisa!  Thank you for visiting virtually with Lincoln School and for sharing your story with us.  So fun to have a Lincoln grandparent who is also a published author!  Her book, Adeline in a Gymnastics Jam, can be purchased on Amazon.

    Family Reading Night – Thursday 11/18 – Join Illinois families for the annual Family Reading Night sponsored by the Illinois Secretary of State.  Send Mr. Godfrey a photo of your family reading and your name will be entered into a drawing for a Family Reading Night poster.  Your photo will also be posted on the lobby display. godfreyc@district90.org

    Rev up your Reading Tip #2: Give books for gifts – for any occasion.  As the holidays approach, books are great gifts for everyone in your family.  But books don’t have to just be for major holidays.  Tooth fairy came to your house?  A dollar and a book.  First day of school?  New shoes and a book.  First day of winter? A snowman book.  Cicadas all over the trees? Here’s a book about cicadas! Books are a great way to celebrate anything.    Ms. Brauweiler fun fact:  My boys did in fact get all these books on these occasions.

    SEL – National Gratitude Month!

    November is National Gratitude Month.  Let’s begin the celebration with a 30-day gratitude challenge!

    Follow the PTO on Instagram!

    Follow the Lincoln PTO on Instagram – @Lincoln_Eagles_PTO

    Technology Support

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    Thank you for emailing powerschool@district90.org or helpdesk@district90.org with your technology questions/issues.  Please remember to include as much information as possible, e.g., Student Name, Teacher Name, School, iPad asset tag number, etc. Screenshots, links, websites and any other information regarding the issue is helpful. For example, my iPad/computer can’t connect to the XXXXX website when I click on this link. 

    Additionally, if you have difficulty logging into your child’s special area classes, please be sure to reach out to that particular teacher to assist with any login issues.