11/26 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
Welcome back to school! I hope you and your family enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday and the time away from work and school.  The Godfreys enjoyed the holiday and the opportunity to gather and celebrate the life of my late Grandfather. After a great trip to St. Louis, I am very excited to welcome your kids back to Lincoln tomorrow.
The next 20 days promise to be very busy. Therefore, please be sure to pay close attention to classroom updates and newsletters.
Don’t forget to mark your calendar for our upcoming annual Winter Concerts: This year’s performances will take place on Thursday, December 21:
  • 1st-9:45
  • 2nd-10:30
  • 3rd-1:00
  • 4th-1:45
As we begin to settle into the wintry weather, please be sure to remain patient and cautious when navigating the drop off and pick up car lines. When walking to school, please remind your kids to use the crosswalks. Also, please remember to keep any pets on the sidewalks and off the Park and Franklin playground.
As always, please let me know if there is anything I can do to support you and your family. Have a wonderful week. Welcome Back. CG


Tuesday, 11/28

  • 4th Grade Field Trip  “Wonder,” Lake Street Theatre – 8:45am
  • Tennis (Grades 3/4) – 3:15, gym/playground

Thursday, 11/30

  • Tennis (Grades 1/2) – 3:15, gym/playground
Friday, 12/1
  • 7:30 Wonder Writers
  • Pizza Fun Lunch

UPCOMING: Week of December 4th – MITTEN TREE

Please Donate to the Heartworks Mitten Tree

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Heartworks is sponsoring an annual holiday tradition at Lincoln: our Mitten Tree, which will benefit Housing Forward (formerly PADS).

Lincoln families can donate NEW adult-sized mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves for the homeless clients utilizing Housing Forward’s overnight shelter.

Students can hang their donations on the Tree in the Park Avenue lobby between December 5th and December 15th.

River Forest Police Department Bracelet Program

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/