11/11 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you enjoyed the extended weekend! It’s hard to believe this week is the only “full” week of school in November. It looks to be a busy one!

Many thanks for your attendance and participation in our Fall Conferences last week. Our Fine Fine School would not be what is is without your continued partnership.

As you know tomorrow morning is our annual Veterans Day assembly. I look forward seeing many of you and welcoming our veterans to Lincoln. The assembly begins at 9:00 so please plan to enter through the Park entrance beginning at 8:45.
It promises to be memorable morning!

Finally, many thanks to Anne Powers, Sarah Donoho and Julie Fleisch for all their organization and execution of the 2018 Lincoln School Book Fair. Like most events at Lincoln, the book fair is no small task. Many thanks to everyone for making this year’s book fair the most successful in recent memory.

Finally, as you begin to plan for the winter season, please don’t forget to save the date for our annual Winter Concerts scheduled for Friday, December 21.
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Dismissal 2:30

I look forward to celebrating the Lincoln November birthdays at Principal Birthday Lunch on Thursday.

As always, thanks for your continued support of our Fine Fine School. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to better support your kids or your family. Have a great week. CG

Quote of the Week:  ““People will forget what you said or what you did, but not how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou


Monday, November 12:

  • Veteran’s Day Assembly: 9am
  • Fall sports camp (grades 1/2): 3:10-4pm, gym

Tuesday, November 13:

  • Tennis (grades 3/4): 3:10-4pm, gym
  • Hambingo Fundraiser at Hamburger Mary’s – 8PM

Wednesday, November 14:

  • Picture Re-Take Day
  • Lincoln Walking Club: 8am, Franklin playground
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Fall sports camp (grades 3/4): 3:10-4pm, gym

Thursday, November 15:

  • Wonder Readers: 7:30am
  • November Principal Birthday Lunch
  • Tennis – Grades 3/4

Friday, November 16:

  • Wonder Writers: 7:30am
  • 2nd Grade Living History Fair: 8:30am
  • Sliders Fun Lunch

Library Happenings

On behalf of all the students and the Lincoln Library, I would like to give a HUGE thank you to Anne Powers, Sarah Donoho and Julie Fleisch for making the book fair happen. They, along with many, many volunteers, brought a fantastic book fair to life. They also planned and coordinated a wonderful and fun Family Reading Night. Everyone at Lincoln is extremely grateful for all of your hard work on the book fair. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s – Tuesday, 11/13 at 8pm!

Grab your husband/wife or round up all of your friends and join us on Tuesday, November 13th at 8pm for a fun filled evening of bingo with ALL game proceeds benefiting the Lincoln Elementary PTO. Fabulous prizes, full menu, cash bar and lots of Bingo!!


Connect 4 Kids Event – Tuesday 11/13


Starting in November, show your Lincoln school spirit by wearing Lincoln gear on Fridays for a weekly Spirit Wear Challenge. Make sure your Lincoln wardrobe is ready! The classroom with the most students wearing Lincoln gear will be awarded a small prize. Two classrooms will be awarded every Friday, one class from 1st/2nd and one class from 3rd/4th grade.

 Wednesday Walking Club

Thank you to those of who walked on this cold windy Wednesday. In fact we almost doubled our walking distance and walked 49 miles last week.. We are now half-way to getting Mr. Godfrey home for Thanksgiving!

To date, we have collectively walked 151 miles!

Our CHALLENGE is to get Mr. Godfrey go home to St. Louis for Thanksgiving dinner. Do you think we can collectively walk the distance before then? It’s an ambitious goal, but give it your best effort! Bring your siblings, parents, grandparents, teachers. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate.

Wednesday’s 8:00-8:15 on the Franklin side.

Take a look at the map outside the school office to stay see how far you’ve collectively walked. Let’s get Mr. Godfrey home in time for turkey dinner!

Green 4 Good Kids Club – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Calling all 3rd Graders interested in environmental sustainability! We have the club for you: Green4Good Kids!
This club will meet once a month on a Monday after school, 3:15-4:00. Our very first meeting will be Monday, November 19.

With the support of Mrs. Suzuki, Mrs. Moriarty and Lincoln’s Green4Good Committee, we will learn about landfills, recycling, and composting, and how this relates to nature conservation. We will focus on LOCAL waste management and conservation efforts, learning through doing and meeting with local sustainability and conservation leaders. Our 3rd graders will BECOME sustainability and conservation LEADERS, sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm with the Lincoln School Community.

Registration will open Sunday, November 11 and close Sunday, November 18 on the Lincoln PTO Webstore. The club will be capped at 20 third graders, so register right away.

Lincoln event photos wanted

This was a busy week at Lincoln and the yearbook would love any photos you took of the following events:

    • PanK Run Breakfast & 5K
    • Halloween Parade & Classroom Parties
    • Lincoln Walking Club

If you have photos you’d like to share please use this Google drive link.

When uploading photos, we ask that you please follow the folder naming structure so we know which event/classroom to attribute the photos to:

[Event_Name] Photos from [Your_Name]

[Teacher_Name] Photos from [Your_Name]

Girls on the Run Leaders NEEDED!

Whether you are a runner or just love working to inspire young girls, please consider becoming a Girls on the Run leader next spring. Practice is twice a week, leadership can be shared, and the culmination in an inspiring 5K run is well worth it! For more information, please contact Kirstin Bailitz (kristinbailitz@gmail.com).

Geppetto’s discount cards – now available on the webstore!

These cards pay for themselves and it encourages “shopping local” during the busy holiday season. Your $10 card purchase goes directly to the Lincoln PTO and you get 20% off at Geppetto’s Toy Box between November 20 and 27th (the card can be used multiple times within that week). Cards can be purchased online in the Lincoln webstore and will be mailed to you via USPS.

Happy Holiday Shopping!!!!

Country representatives needed for Lincoln International Festival

Lincoln’s Fourth Annual International Festival will take place on Sunday, February 24 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 2/24 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.

Don’t forget to clip Box Tops for Education coupons!

Each one is worth $0.10 for Lincoln Elementary! Box Tops can be found on hundreds of products from brands like these: General Mills, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Ziploc, Kleenex, Hefty.  For a complete list of participating brands click here. There are BoxTop collection boxes available in classrooms and the main office.


Purchase with purpose ~ you shop, Amazon donates

Simply visit http://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4043619 to shop and Amazon will donate a % of eligible purchases back to Lincoln PTO of River Forest District 90. Every item available for purchase on Amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail pages. Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO!  The name to search is “Lincoln Parent-Teacher Organization of River Forest”.

Live Action Film Making Workshop to Prepare for One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest!
Live Action Filmmaking Workshop for Grades 3 to 5 now offered through River Forest Park District

Sunday, December 9, 2018

1 to 4:30 p.m.

(code #2720.2002 with rfparks.com)


One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest – submissions accepted now through 1/31/2019!

Image result for movie imagesEncourage your child (and friends!) to make a 3 to 8 minute film about one of 6 sustainability topics: energy, food, transportation, waste, water, or open space/ecosystems. They should show a problem with their topic and then a solution.

Prizes are $100 for grades 3 to 5, $200 for grades 6 to 8, $350 for grades 9 to 11, and up. In addition, the winners will receive a matching grant to donate to a non-profit that supports the theme of their film. All winning films will premiere at the Gene Siskel Center as part of the One Earth Film Festival in March 2019.

For more information and to watch a 1.5 minute video explaining the contest, go here: https://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/contest-details/