11/19 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.

Please accept my continued gratitude for the condolences for the passing of my grandfather. Your kindness means so much to our family. I will be in St. Louis on Monday and Tuesday of this week for his services, funeral and burial. Mr. Davis will be available to assist in my absence.

Many thanks to Ann Powers, Theresa Dubois and all the Book Fair volunteers who gave of their time and talents to make this year’s Book Fair and Family Reading Night such a success for our school.

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

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


Monday, 11/20:

  • NO yoga
  • District 90 School Board meeting – 7pm at Roosevelt LLC

Tuesday, 11/21:

  • Last day of school before Thanksgiving break – regular dismissal
  • Theater Club – 3:15 in auditorium
  • NO tennis or Fun Lunch this week

Wednesday – Friday: NO SCHOOL – Happy Thanksgiving!

A Big Thank You!

Many thanks to our Book Fair chairs, Teresa Dubois and Anne Powers, for another very successful Book Fair.  Thank you to all our parent and teacher volunteers as well!

Also, our Hambingo event had a good turnout and was a great fundraiser!  Thank you to fundraising chairs Ginger Timchak, Missy Heintz and Kesha Birch.

River Forest Police Department Bracelet Program


Geppetto’s Discount Cards are available through Monday on the Lincoln webstore!

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These cards pay for themselves and it encourages “shopping local” during the busy holiday season. Your $5 card purchase goes directly to the Lincoln PTO and you get 20% off at Geppetto’s Toy Box between November 21 and 28th (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 – last day to purchase is tomorrow, Monday, November 20th.  Happy Holiday Shopping!

Country Representatives Needed for Lincoln International Festival

Lincoln’s Third Annual International Festival will take place on Sunday, February 25 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 2/25 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.

One Earth Young Filmmakers Workshops and Contest!

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  1. Filmmaking Workshops taught by professionals for grades 3 to 8 in early December (Sundays, Dec. 3 and 10) at the River Forest Depot.  More details are at this link: http://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/workshops/ Sponsored by Green Community Connections and One Earth Film Festival, a local non-profit.
  2. Young Filmmakers Contest. Deadline is January 14, 2018. Kids are asked to make a 3 to 8 minute film (or minimum 45-second animation) about one of 6 sustainability topics: energy, food, transportation, waste, water, or open space and ecosystems. They should present a problem with their topic and also a solution(s). Prizes are $75 at the elementary level and $100 at the middle school level. Plus the winners get a matching gift to donate to the sustainability organization of their choice, and a world premiere of their film at the One Earth Film Festival in March 2018.  More details here: http://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/contest-details/