11/27 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Welcome Back!

I hope this message finds you well and that your family enjoyed the past few days giving thanks for all the good things in life. For my part, I enjoyed an extended stay in St. Louis visiting with family and friends. It’s always a bit sentimental to leave the Godfreys, but I am excited to be back with the Lincoln family this week. The next four weeks leading into Winter Break promise to be busy, so hopefully the time off last week provided our kids and teachers the rejuvenation needed to make the final push of school in 2016!

Prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, you received a message from D90 regarding the Illinois 5 Essentials Survey. The 5 Essentials Survey will be administered by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. The online confidential survey will be conducted until January 17, 2017. The survey will gather data related to five indicators that have been demonstrated to forecast student outcomes, including better attendance rates and improved achievement scores. These five indicators are:

  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environments
  • Ambitious Instruction

Lincoln needs at least 20% participation by community stakeholders to receive the supplemental parent data the survey can provide us. Thanks for your consideration in providing this important feedback that will help us to continually improve our school. The following link will guide you to the survey:  https://Illinois.5-essentials.org.

Please mark your calendar for our annual 1st grade -4th grade Winter Concerts on Friday, December 16th, and the 2:30pm Early Release on our last day of classes in 2016 on Friday, December 23rd.

  • 1st Grade Concert:  9:45
  • 2nd Grade Concert:  10:30
  • 3rd Grade Concert:  1:00
  • 4th Grade Concert:  1:45

On the evening of December 6th, District 90 will host its first Town Hall Forum on Student Achievement and Assessment.  I encourage you to attend this evening to learn more about how our teachers utilize this important data to make instructional decisions.  The format of the evening will include a presentation of student Achievement and Assessment as well as question/answer/discussion.   The forum will take place at  7:00 in the Roosevelt Middle School Auditorium.

I look forward to seeing your kids back at school tomorrow and hearing all about their Thanksgiving adventures. As always, thanks for your support of our school. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can ever do to help you or your family.

Have a great week.



Monday, 11/28:

  • Math Circle
  • Coding Club
  • Yoga after school

Tuesday, 11/29:

  • Picture Retakes
  • Lunchtime Leaders Pizza Lunch Meeting sponsored by G4G

Wednesday, 11/30:

  • Pack a Waste-Free Lunch

Friday, 12/2:

  • Young Authors Gathering at 7:45 AM
  • Fun Lunch:  Chicken Tenders/Veggie Burgers


Picture Retakes on Tuesday

School Picture Day

If you would like portraits retaken, please send the envelopes with the portrait packages to school with your children on Tuesday, but please keep the class portraits.  If your children did not bring home portraits yet, please check their backpacks on Monday.

Library News – Reading Incentives


Please see the attached flyers regarding important news from our school library and the Monarch and Bluestem Reading incentives. Please contact “brauweilerd AT district90.org” with any questions.

Also don’t forget to check out our library website!

Young Authors Gathering 12/2

There will be another gathering for Young Authors on Friday, December 2, at 7:45 in the Multi Purpose Room.

Bring your writing pieces to work on, share ideas, and get your questions answered.

Can’t attend? No worries. Just keep working or stop and see Mrs. Moriarty any time.

All writing is due by Friday, December 23.

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

Boy holding acting mask Clipart

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.

D90 Town Hall 12/6

District 90 is hosting a Town Hall Forum on Tuesday, December 6, 2017 starting at 7 p.m. at Roosevelt Middle School. The entire District 90 community is invited. The topic of discussion will be the Student Achievement Report and Assessment in District 90. The Forum will include a presentation by Dr. Alison Hawley that will touch on the types and role of assessment in the District. It will also provide information on how to interpret results, how to remain engaged with teachers and schools, and helping students’ social and emotional development. Please bring your questions, insights and a friend! We hope to see you there!

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


D90 School Board Seeking Candidates

The River Forest Community Caucus seeks candidates for the D90 School Board for the April 2017 election. If you’ve considered participating in the school board or know someone who’s talked about it, now is the time to come forward. The County filing deadline is December 19; Caucus interviews will be conducted in January. Contact Calvin Davis, 2016 River Forest Community Caucus Chairperson, at CDavis1052@aol.com