11/18 Lincoln Log

Happy Thanksgiving Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a nice weekend and are excited for the short week of school and upcoming holiday break.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for our annual Winter Concerts that will take place on Thursday, December 21:

  • 1st grade – 9:45
  • 2nd grade – 10:30
  • 3rd grade – 1:00
  • 4th grade – 1:45
  • Dismissal – 2:30

As the Godfreys gather to give thanks later this week, please know that the Lincoln family will be high atop my list of blessings. Whether you are staying local or traveling afar, I hope you and your family have a safe and restful week. Enjoy the time with family and loved ones and the opportunity to be grateful for all we have!
Thanks for your continued support of Lincoln. I look forward to seeing you and your kids after the holiday! Happy Thanksgiving. CG

Quote of the Week:
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”– Oprah Winfrey

November 16 Spirit Winners:
Mrs. Bailitz
Mrs. Mares


Monday, November 19:

  • Fall sports camp (grades 1/2): 3:10-4pm, gym
  • Green4Good Kids Club: 3:10-4:10

Tuesday, November 20:

  • Tennis (grades 3/4): 3:10-4pm, gym
  • Theater Club: 3:10 – 4:15

Wednesday, November 21:


Thursday, November 22:


Friday, November 23:


 Wednesday Walking Club On TUESDAY THIS WEEK

We walked another 30 miles this Wednesday bringing us up to 181 miles, the distance from River Forest to Springfield, Illinois! We are very close to getting Mr. Godfrey home to St. Louis for Thanksgiving dinner.
To achieve our goal, Walking Club will meet on Tuesday instead of Wednesday next week. This is the last walking club for the season. So show up and make it count!
Bring your siblings, parents, grandparents, neighbors. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate so we can collectively achieve our walking goal to St. Louis.

Tuesday (11/20) 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!

Young Authors 2019

Calling All Writers in Grades 1-4!!
Please join Mrs. Clasky and Mrs. Moriarty on Friday, November 30, in the multi-purpose room during your recess to find out about the Young Authors contest. If you can’t make it, you can come to Wonder Writers any Friday morning or just ask Mrs. Moriarty for all the details.

See this flyer for more details.


Green 4 Good Kids Club – SPACES STILL AVAILABLE!

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. Other meetings are: November 19
December 17
January 28
February 25
March 18
April 15
May 20

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 is open on the Lincoln PTO Webstore. The club will be capped at 20 third graders, so register right away.

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.


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.

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).

Alioto’s Shop and Share – Dec. 3rd, 4th, and 5th

10am – 7pm. Shop at Alioto’s in Oak Park (1118 Chicago Avenue) and 10% of all pre-tax sales will be donated to the PTOs of Lincoln, Willard, and Roosevelt. See this flyer for more details: D90Shop share

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/