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Lincoln Families,

I hope you kept safe and warm during the blast of winter over the weekend.  Hopefully, your first full week of 2020 was a good one.

Please continue to spread the word about our upcoming 20-21 Kindergarten Information Night, scheduled for Thursday, February 6 at 6:30pm in the auditorium (flyer attached). This evening is geared toward families interested in learning more about Kindergarten in D90.

D90 is asking parents and guardians to participate in the 5Essential Survey. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will contribute to a better understanding of the conditions of our schools and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will also be kept entirely confidential and will not be connected to you or your child. To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin. This online survey can be accessed from a PC/laptop, smartphone, or tablet. If you have more than one child enrolled in a District 90 school, you may take one survey for each child regardless of the school.

I look forward to celebrating the first Principal Birthday Lunch of 2020 on Thursday.

Finally, don’t forget there will be no school on Monday January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Therefore, the next Lincoln Log will be published on Monday, January 20.

As always, please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to better support your family.

Have a great week. CG

Waste Free Wednesday Leaders – 01.08.2020

1st – Donnelly
2nd – Mayer
3rd – McCole
4th – Gattis


Monday, January 13:

  • Lincoln News Broadcast – during lunch, Mr. Cheney’s classroom
  • Chef Du Jour – during lunch, library
  • Lincoln News Crew – 3:15-4:15pm, STEM lab
  • Winter Yoga – 3:15-4:15pm, multipurpose room
  • Winter Sports (Grades 1/2) – 3:15-4:15pm, gym

Tuesday, January 14:

  • Books and Building Club (grade 1) – during lunch, library
  • Volleyball: 3:10-4:15pm, gym

Wednesday, January 15:

  • Wednesday Walking Club
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Game On Club – during lunch, STEM lab
  • Roald Dahl Book Club – during lunch, library
  • Winter Sports (Grades 3/4) – 3:15-4:15pm, gym

Thursday, January 16:

  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Principal Birthday Lunch
  • Books and Building Club (grade 2) – during lunch, library
  • Recorder Club – 3:10-4:15pm, auditorium

Friday, January 17:

  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Fun Lunch – burgers/grilled cheese
  • Volleyball – 3:10-4:15pm, gym
  • Fun Lunch registration deadline – midnight!

Spring Fun Lunch – registration NOW OPEN!

Spring Fun lunch registration is NOW OPEN on the webstoreFall Fun Lunch orders go through 1/24 and Spring Fun Lunch begins on 1/31. 

Spring Fun Lunch registration closes on 1/17 at midnight – after 1/17, a late fee applies.  Registration closes on 1/24 at midnight.  

As a reminder, here is the 2019/2020 Fun Lunch menu.  You may choose 1, 2, 3 or all 4 meal options. The cost for each lunch averages $6.

  • Week 1: Extra large slice of cheese pizza
  • Week 2: Pasta Marinara OR Macaroni and Cheese
  • Week 3: Chicken Tenders OR Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  • Week 4: Hamburger OR Cheeseburger OR Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Questions? Please contact Ashley Bryce (ashleyfb92@yahoo.com) or Cathy O’Neill (cathy102976@yahoo.com).

3rd & 4th Grade Coding Club & App Development – registration open!

image.pngWe will explore coding with a variety of apps including Hopscotch, Swift Playgrounds, and Blockly for Dash Robots. Students will also have a chance to develop their own prototype for an app in Keynote. Wednesdays during lunch with Mrs. Mares & Mrs. Clasky — please bring your iPad and a peanut free lunch.

Open to all 3rd/4th graders – even if they participated in the fall!  First session will begin 1/23. Maximum 20 students.  Register on the PTO webstore!

Chess Club – registration opens 1/19 at 5pm!

Chess ClubLooking to provide your child with a fun mental challenge? Join the Lincoln Chess Club this winter!

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY – Whether your child is a beginner or already familiar with chess, this centuries old game of strategy represents limitless opportunities to be creative, challenge and learn from others!

The Lincoln Chess Club will meet on the following Mondays from 3:15-4:00pm: 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, and 3/16.

Registration will open on the PTO Webstore Sunday, 1/19 at 5pm. The class size will be capped at 20 children. Children should bring a water bottle and a nut free snack.

Connect4Kids Local Yoga for Grades 1-4 – spots still available!

Calling all Yogis! Local Yoga instructors Angela Corvo (d90 Mom and Owner) and Marissa Jayne will be teaching children’s yoga class for 1st – 4th grade students.

Classes start Monday, January 13th, it is $80 for the 6 week session.

Class dates are 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, and 3/9, and will be from 3:15-4:15pm in the Multipurpose Room.

The program will provide children with an opportunity to foster greater self-awareness and improve their concentration and self-confidence. The team will introduce the children to the fundamentals of yoga and incorporate social-emotional themes. Registration is now open on the PTO Webstore!

Please be aware that PTO sponsored events are facilitated by volunteers and instructors solicited by the PTO. D90 personnel are often times are not in attendance or on the school premises. Students will be dismissed on the Franklin side to parents or caregivers. Instructors can not be responsible for students who wish to walk home. Parents must give notification to instructors.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Nikki Elza at njselza@comcast.net

4th Grade Roald Dahl Book Club – spots still available!

Come join Mrs. Brauweiler and have some fun with Roald Dahl books. His books are quirky, funny and sometimes just weird! The club will work like this: read one book each week, come together to talk about it, and then do a fun activity. On the seventh week, the club will culminate in a showing of a Roald Dahl movie. Please email Mrs. Brauweiler directly to sign up.

Details: Wednesdays: 3:15 – 4:00pm, January 8 – February 26. It’s ok if you missed January 8th.

Open to fourth graders/10 Student Max. Books will be supplied by Mrs. Brauweiler.

Calling all writers and creative thinkers!

Related imageYoung Authors 2020 is coming soon. See the attached flier for more information. Please feel free to contact Ms. Moriarty with any questions. moriartyp@district90.org.

Lincoln School’s Girls on the Run – register now!

Girls on the Run inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd and 4th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.

GOTR will begin in March and meet every Tuesday and Thursday after school in the gym from 3:10-4:30pm.  The program will run until the celebratory 5k race!

If interested, please visit the website: www.gotrchicago.org and register by February 14.  Any questions, please contact Julie Fleisch (julie.fleisch@outlook.com)

Kindergarten Daisy Troop

Calling all Kindergarten Girls!  A new Girl Scout Daisy troop is forming for Kindergarten girls.  We will be earning badges, doing various activities and crafts and most importantly making new friends, creating memories and having fun.  An information meeting will be held Thursday, January 16th at 3:15 pm in room 112. Please contact Anna Cook to sign up, volunteer or for more details/questions you may have about the Girl Scouts at cook.anna@ymail.com. We hope you can join us.

OPRFHS – BOE to speak at the next RF Village Board Meeting

The next Village of River Forest Board meeting is being held at Village Hall at 7 pm on Monday, January 13th.  A member from the OPRF High School Board of Education is scheduled to speak about the strategic direction of our High School.  The agenda can be found here.