11/6 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

In the famous words of Harry Carry, “Holy Cow!” What an incredible week it has been for our city! Like each of you, I’ve honestly never seen anything quite like the celebrations and unity that have engulfed Chicago since becoming World Champions. During Fun Lunch on Friday we live streamed the Cubs celebration parade for the kids to watch. Below is picture from Fun Lunch Parade Watch. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed wearing my blue and flying the W in support of the Cubs, but I’m officially ready to be back in a color that is more appropriate for my style: Red!
fullsizerender-6To honor Election Day and our democracy, on Tuesday our kids will head to the Lincoln School voting booth to cast their ballots for the name of our new Lincoln School eagle mascot. We’ve created voting books, an electronic ballot, and “I’ve Voted,” stickers so that our kids have a ‘realistic’ voting experience! The final names on our ballot are Penny, Ethel, Eddie, and Abe! We will announce the results of our election during Wednesday’s Veterans Day Assembly.

As mentioned, Wednesday we will hold our Veterans Day Assembly at 10:00. Please be sure to RSVP to me the name of any Veteran that you would like to invite. godfreyc@district90.org. Additionally, here is a link to the Veteran Recognition form, in the event you would like to have a Veteran honored in our Hall of Honor! In addition to the assembly, all students will also be making cards for veterans that will be delivered to the VA Hospital and be given to Veterans on the breakfast tray on Friday!

Finally, don’t forget our parent/teacher conferences are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday evening. Our teachers look forward to sharing this time with you. Please contact your child’s teacher or the school office if you have any questions.

I will be out of town on Monday and Tuesday, but please feel free to reach out via e-mail if there is anything I can help with. Thanks for your support of our school!



Monday, 11/7:

  • 8:45AM – PTO Meeting
  • Yoga afterschool

Tuesday, 11/8:

  • Tennis after school – grades 1&2

Wednesday, 11/9:  

  • Veterans’ Day Assembly
  • Pack a Waste Free Lunch!
  • PM Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, 11/10:

  • NO SCHOOL – Parent Teacher Conferences

Friday, 11/11:

  • NO SCHOOL – Veterans’ Day


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.

Thursday 11/10 –  Shop at Alioto’s and Dine at Giordano’s in support of D90 PTOs!

Alioto’s Gift Shop
1118 Chicago Ave, Oak Park
10 am – 8 pm on 11/10

Get a jump on your holiday list and invite your neighbors and friends. 10% of pre-tax purchases will benefit District 90 PTOs. Shopping local never felt this good! We have your favorite brands (see attached) and will wrap gifts beautifully. Wine tasting & special sales for shoppers that day.

1115 Chicago Ave, Oak Park
Lunch or Dinner on 11/10

Once you’re done shopping, head across the street for lunch or dinner at Giordano’s. Just mention you are with River Forest Schools and Giordano’s will donate 10% of net sales back to D90 PTO’s. ** Promotion is good for dine in or carry out **


Thanks for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO!


The Lincoln Book Fair Is Coming!

The book fair is in the Lincoln Library, Tuesday, November 15th through Friday morning, November 18th.

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 15 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.

We will be hosting a family story time on Wednesday, November 16 from 6:00-7:00PM. We will have readers from the community.

The book mark decorating contest is back and better than ever! The week before the Fair, all students will receive a black and white book mark to decorate. The best one from each classroom will receive a $5 off coupon to use at the Book Fair! 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.


Tuesday, 11/15: Exclusive shopping for STAFF & VOLUNTEERS 8:00am to 3:10pm


Tuesday, 11/15: 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Wednesday, 11/16: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm (FAMILY STORY HOUR is 6:00-7:00 pm)
Thursday, 11/17: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday, 11/18: 8:00 am to 9:30 am

Please consider donating two hours of your time to this important PTO fundraiser.  You can see the full schedule of opportunities on Sign Up Genius.

Do your shopping while volunteering during school hours!

Questions? Contact Theresa Dubois (theresa3dubois  AT  yahoo.com)

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 PanK Race and Breakfast photos with the Lincoln Yearbook!

People running in the autumn race

Did you get some great photos at last weekend’s .5K Race or Breakfast?   The Lincoln Yearbook would love to see them!  We are happy to receive photos via email or flash drive (we will return the drive), or you can share photos with us via Google Drive or Dropbox.  Email or share with:  Monika Block at  “monikatsblock AT gmail.com”    Please note, we need high resolution photos, so only a few photos can be sent on a single email (the digital file size will exceed email capacity).    Thank you!

Our yearbook publisher has an app so you can easily share photos of school events right from your mobile device!  See more information about it here:  ImageShare App  Or search for ImageShare by Balfour on iTunes or Google Play. Lincoln School Project Number:  712657.  You do need to create an account to use this app.  You cannot order yearbooks through this app.

Help Lead the Theater Club

3rd & 4th Theater Club has been VERY popular this year! Carl Bergetz would welcome a volunteer to help him out on the first Tuesday of every month. The next meeting is Tuesday, December 6, from 3:10-4:30.

Interested? Please contact Carl at cbergetz@gmail.com

Support our PTO with your Pre-Order of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them!

fantastic-beasts-screenplayIs your child a Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling fan? If so, Fantastic Beasts is J.K. Rowling’s screenplay debut and it is a prequel to the Potter series. The movie is being released the same day as the book.

We are accepting orders for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Just $24.99 for a hardcover copy, no tax!

Order on the Web Store now. The book release date is Friday, November 18th. Anderson Books will deliver all pre-orders on that date and books will be distributed to your child’s classroom.

If the book is a surprise, email Anne Powers akpowers5@gmail.com and it can be picked up in the school office.

All proceeds benefit Lincoln’s PTO and the LLC.

The deadline for pre-orders is Tuesday, November 15th at 12pm.

Keep Clipping Those Box Tops

box top

Each Box Top is worth $.10 for our school and they can be found on hundreds of products listed here: Box Top Items. Students can bring in clipped Box Tops and drop them in designated collection boxes found in most classrooms or the main office. We love it when parents clip the coupons carefully–that means we don’t have to.  Seriously, all cut outs have to follow the lines before we submit them (!).  Thank you for your support!

Share the Warmth Oak Park River Forest Blanket Drive

screen-shot-2016-11-05-at-2-00-47-pmHeart works is participating the second annual Oak Park River Forest Community blanket drive. Lincoln girl scout troops and 4th graders enrolled in Heartworks will be making and collecting blankets between November 1 – 12. There are many drop off points throughout River Forest and Oak Park, including:

  • Roosevelt Middle School
  • Vanessa Druckman’s House: 546 Lathrop
  • Ridgeland Commons
  • Buzz Cafe