11/13 Lincoln Log: Book Fair Opens Tuesday

Lincoln Families,

I hope you enjoyed the extra long weekend with your family and were able to capitalize on some quality family time. Last week was a short yet eventful week at Lincoln including our school mascot election, Veterans Day assembly and parent conferences.

Below are some memorable pictures from our Veterans Day Assembly and our Lincoln Eagle voting. It was so wonderful to have so many veterans in attendance at our Assembly. We already look forward to next year’s event!






Thanks to each of you who took the time from your busy schedules to attend our Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences; we had over 95% attendance/participation in our conferences.

Hopefully, your family will have the opportunity to come visit our annual Book Fair this week. See more information below regarding this event.

Finally, I look forward to celebrating our November birthdays on Thursday at Principal Birthday Lunch.

As always, please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can ever to to support you or your family. Have a great week.



Monday, 11/14:

  • Deadline for Bookmark Contest
  • Math Circle during the Lunch Hour
  • Yoga after school

Tuesday, 11/15:

  • Book Fair Staff & Volunteer Shopping  8:00 am – 3:10 pm
  • Book Fair Open to All 3:10 to 5:00 pm
  • Noon Deadline to Pre-Order Fantastic Beasts book
  • Tennis after school – grades 1 & 2

Wednesday, 11/16:  

  • Pack a Waste Free Lunch!
  • Family Reading Night 6:00 to 7:00 pm
  • Book Fair Hours:  8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Thursday, 11/17:

  • Book Fair Hours:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • November Principal Birthday Lunch
  • Tennis after school for Grades 3 & 4

Friday, 11/18:

  • Book Fair Final Hour.5 :  8:00 to 9:30 am
  • Fun Lunch:  PIZZA

cheese pizza

Monday Deadline for Bookmark Contest

Submit your decorated bookmark and you’ll be entered in the contest to win a $5 Off Coupon for the Lincoln Book Fair!   One winner per classroom; coupons will be awarded on Tuesday.


Shop at the Lincoln Book Fair This Week!

Get a head start on your holiday shopping with tax-free prices and support our school library by buying quality books, calendars and other fun gifts at the Lincoln PTO Book Fair.  Your child will visit the book fair on Tuesday, November 15th to make a personal wish list of items for their bookshelves.

Looking for the perfect gift for a Lincoln Staff member?  Peruse the “Apple” bulletin board just outside the Library doors for the “most wanted” books for classroom libraries.  Book Fair staff is happy to gift wrap and deliver to teachers if you like!

Don’t miss our Family Story Time on Wednesday, November 16th from 6:00-7:00PM.  We will have special guest readers from the community.

If you can’t make it to the Fair this year, you may order online at abcfairs.com. Purchases will still benefit the Lincoln PTO.

We are still in need of help with the Fair!  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.  Volunteering during the school day allows for plenty of time to shop!

Connect4Kids Book Shelf:

Connect4Kids is highlighting a collection of SEL books for parents and children at the Book Fair. Please take a moment to peruse their shelf while shopping.

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.


Tuesday, 11/15:

  • 8:00 am to 3:10 pm:  Exclusive shopping for STAFF & VOLUNTEERS

Fair Open for All:

  • Tuesday: 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm (FAMILY STORY HOUR is 6:00-7:00 pm)
  • Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am to 9:30 am

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

Support our PTO with your Pre-Order of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them!

fantastic-beasts-screenplayIs your child a Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling fan? If so, Fantastic Beasts is J.K. Rowling’s screenplay debut and it is a prequel to the Potter series. The movie is being released the same day as the book.

We are accepting orders for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Just $24.99 for a hardcover copy, no tax!

Order on the Web Store now. The book release date is Friday, November 18th. 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 you can pick up your copy in the school office.

All proceeds benefit Lincoln’s PTO and the LLC.

The deadline for pre-orders is Tuesday, November 15th at 12pm.

 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.

 Volunteers Needed for Theater Club


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Our 3rd & 4th Theater Club is VERY popular this year! Carl Bergetz would welcome a volunteer or two to help him out on the first Tuesday of every month. No experience necessary.  The next meeting is Tuesday, December 6, from 3:10-4:30.

Please contact Carl at “cbergetz  AT  gmail.com” if you can lend a hand. Thanks.

We’re Grateful for Your Participation

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Our thanks to all the families who supported the D90 PTOs at last week’s “Dine at Giordano’s and Shop at Alioto’s” fundraising event!

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 your continued PTO support!

Share your photos with the Lincoln Yearbook

See instructions on this document: Yearbook Photo Share

“Share Warmth” Oak Park River Forest Blanket Drive extended to Nov. 18th


Heart works is participating the second annual Oak Park River Forest Community blanket drive. Lincoln girl scout troops and 4th graders enrolled in Heartworks will be making and collecting blankets until November 18th.

Help share warmth this winter.  Donate new or clean, very lightly used blankets and comforters for overnight shelters and transitional housing.  Clean sleeping bags can be donated for Street Outreach. There are many drop off points throughout River Forest and Oak Park, including:

  • Roosevelt Middle School
  • Vanessa Druckman’s House: 546 Lathrop
  • Ridgeland Commons
  • Buzz Cafe