11/5 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

It’s hard to believe that we are already well into the first week of November and only 15 more school days until the Thanksgiving holiday break! I hope you enjoyed the long weekend with your kids.

Thank you for your participation in last week’s Parent/Teacher Conferences. Your participation and support is essential to our partnership and shared investment in your child’s success.

We look forward to celebrating and honoring the military service of our  loved ones at Friday’s Veterans Day Assembly. Attached is the Veteran Hero form that was sent home with students a few weeks ago. Please consider filling it out and attaching a photograph to be displayed in our Hall of Honor. Additionally, please RSVP any Veteran who you might wish to bring to our assembly.

On Tuesday evening, the D90 School Board will host a Town Hall on the topic of Student Achievement in the Roosevelt Middle School Auditorium.  The Forum will start at 7 p.m. Student Achievement and Assessment in District 90 will be the topic of discussion. Dr. Alison Hawley, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, will brief the audience about the role and types of assessment used in the District. Information will be provided on how to interpret assessment results, why the District uses various types of student assessment, and how assessments are used to support classroom instruction. Hosted by Board of Education Ralph Martire and Superintendent Ed Condon, this Town Hall Forum will serve as the normally scheduled Committee of the Whole meeting. Please bring your questions and a friend.

​As always, thanks for your continued support of our Fine Fine School. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to support your kids/family.

Have a wonderful week. CG​


Monday, 11/6:

  • PTO Meeting – 8:45am, Lincoln art room
  • Yoga – 3:15-4:15 in the gym

Tuesday, 11/7:

  • Theater Club – 3:15, Lincoln auditorium
  • Tennis (Grades 3/4) – 3:15, gym/playground
  • D90 Town Hall Forum – 7pm at Roosevelt

Wednesday, 11/8:

  • Waste Free Wednesday

Thursday, 11/9:

  • Tennis (Grades 1/2) – 3:15, gym/playground

Friday, 11/3:

  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Veteran’s Day Ceremony – 9am, Lincoln auditorium
  • No Chorus
  • Fun Lunch – Chicken Fingers/Veggie Burgers

UPCOMING! Book Fair 11/14-11/17

A BIG thank you from Heartworks to everyone who donated to the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry last week!

Ricardo J. Garcia, Volunteer & Pantry Manager of the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry, reported that the school collected 893 pounds of food!  Please let your kids know that their hard work and big hearts helped a lot of people in our community!

 The Lincoln Book Fair is coming! 

Get a head start on your holiday shopping at tax-free prices and support our school library by shopping for quality books, calendars and other fun gifts at the Lincoln PTO Book Fair.
Your child will visit the book fair on Tuesday, November 14th to make a personal wish list to help you learn what they might like for their own bookshelves. There will also be staff wish lists for those who may be looking for the perfect gift to show your appreciation. Look for the “Apples” on the bulletin board outside the LLC.


“Snuggle Up with a Good Book” at FAMILY NIGHT on Wednesday, November 15th. Kids of all ages can come in their pajamas, bring their favorite stuffed animal, listen to teachers read some great books, and participate in crafts and activities. Story and craft times will be at 6:30pm and then again at 7pm. There will be age-appropriate books and activities selected for both younger and older children and they will be divided into two rooms. Bring your children and enjoy some quiet shopping time while they are entertained!


It’s time to show us your thinking cap! The week before the Fair, Sarabella’s Thinking Cap by Judith Schachner will be read to all students. They will also receive a paper bag to decorate and to show us all of their wonderful thoughts. The caps will be judged by an outside party and the winner from each classroom will receive a $4 off coupon to use at the Book Fair!


Tuesday, 11/14: Exclusive shopping for STAFF & VOLUNTEERS 8:30am to 3:10pm


Tuesday, 11/14: 3:10-6pm
Wednesday, 11/15: 8-9am, 11am-1pm, 3-8:30pm (FAMILY STORY HOUR is 6:30-7:30pm)
Thursday, 11/16: 8-9am, 11am-1pm, 3-6pm
Friday, 11/17: 8-10am


Clean out your book shelves and make room for new books by donating gently used books to Andrea’s Angels, a book drive named in memory of a local student who volunteered for children’s literacy programs. Donated books are then given to elementary and middle school classrooms. Bins will be available at the Fair if you would like to participate.


Volunteers are needed to help staff the Book Fair. Please see Sign Up Genius for available time slots.

If you can’t make it to the Fair this year, you may order online at abcfairs.com. Purchases will still benefit the Lincoln PTO.


SAVE THE DATE! – Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s, Tuesday, 11/14 at 8:00pm


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SAVE THE DATE!!!! Tuesday, November 14th at 8:00pm is Lincoln School’s first bingo night at Hamburger Mary’s…and it’s bingo like you have never played before!!! ALL of the bingo proceeds benefit the Lincoln PTO, so mark you calendars and come out for a fun night. Please see attached flyer for more details.

Geppetto’s Discount Cards are now available through 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 Monday, November 20th.  Happy Holiday Shopping!

Registration is OPEN!  Play for Lot Tennis by Connect4Kids

Tennis will be taught by Mirka and Luka Bagos, professional coaches of Play For Lot, outside on the Franklin-side playground (weather permitting).  If it’s raining, tennis will meet in the gym.

The program welcomes children of all skill levels. Children need to wear gym shoes and comfortable clothes.  No racket needed.

Who & When:  

  • Grades 1&2 meet on THURSDAYS 3:15 to 4:00 pm on the following dates:  11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14
  • Grades 3&4 meet on TUESDAYS 3:15 to 4:00 pm on the following dates:  11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12

Each group is limited to 20 students. The cost is $80 for 5 lessons.

Questions?  Contact Annie Bergin Dwyer   “loolatopiafairy AT gmail.com

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/