12/5 Lincoln log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a nice weekend. December is in full swing at Lincoln and with only 10 days of school left, the Winter Break will be here before we know it.

As you plan for the coming week, remember that Friday, December 10 will be an 11:30 dismissal for all students. The afternoon will be dedicated to a Staff Institute Day. Please note there will be no AM Kindergarten on Friday, December 10. The PM Kindergarten will attend in the morning.

Don’t forget about D90’s second vaccination clinic coming up on Friday, December 10. Families who participated in the November 19 vaccination clinic, please note: second dose appointments are not needed. You are automatically signed up for the same time on Friday, December 10, for the second dose. Because the last vaccination clinic was so efficient, Jewel-Osco has asked that students who are registered for a vaccination appointment time between 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., please try to come between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. instead. Please bring your student’s vaccination card for updating. It would also be very helpful if students who are preparing for the second dose of the vaccine wear a short sleeve shirt/top on December 10. Doing so will make it easier and quicker to receive the injection.

D90 is asking that students who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 upload their proof of vaccination to PowerSchool.

Finally, I’m excited to celebrate all the December birthdays at Lincoln on Wednesday during our monthly “GaGa with Godfrey,” celebration. In addition to December birthday’s if your child missed their birthday month they are also welcome to join. 

As always, thank you for your continued support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more we can do to support your kids and family. Have a wonderful week. CG

Have a great week. CG


ALL WEEK: Winter Mitten Drive and Gift Card Collection

Tuesday, 12/7

  • Fall Sports (1/2) – 3:15 – 4:15pm, Lincoln Gym

Wednesday, 12/8

  • December Principal Birthday Celebration “GaGa With Godfrey.”

Thursday, 12/9

  • Fall Sports (3/4) – 3:15 – 4:15pm, Lincoln Gym
  • Fun Lunch

Friday, 12/10

  • Early Dismissal: 11:30
  • No AM Kindergarten. PM class attends in the AM

All Day Dine and Share on 12/8: Scratch Kitchen on Lake & Lathrop House Cafe 

Grab coffee, breakfast, and dinner with the Scratch Restaurant Group and you’ll be automatically giving back to the Lincoln PTO! Dine-in or pick up your food at the below locations and times. Simply mention Lincoln Elementary at the time of order to qualify. Thank you for your continued support!
Lathrop House Cafe from 9a-11a26 Lathrop Ave., Forest Park(708) 689-8249
Scratch Kitchen on Lake from 5-8p 733 Lake Street, Oak Park(708) 434-5643

Share the Warmth – winter donation drive, now through December 10th!

This winter donation drive will benefit Hephzibah Home and Sarah’s Inn.

We are collecting new mittens and hats in children’s sizes for Hephzibah Home. Gift cards in $25 denominations from Target, Walmart, Jewel and Amazon will benefit the clients of Sarah’s Inn.

Donations can be placed in the bins and lockboxes at the Park and Franklin entrances.

Thank you for sharing the warmth with families in need during the holiday season.

“Gray Area”- Virtual Screening and Discussion, December 14th, 7-8pm

Kelley Kitley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 20 years of experience and the author of “MY self: An Autobiography of Survival”.  Her book delves into her personal story of alcohol addiction and anxiety.  The virtual screening of her book adaptation, “Gray Area”, will be presented followed by a Q&A session.  Kelley is an Oak Parker, with and mother of four.  This virtual screening and discussion is made possible through the Communities Talk Initiative and provided by the Oak Park and River Forest Townships Positive Youth Development Committee, The Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township, and River Forest Township. 
This event is free but registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link.  For more information about this event, see attached flyer.

From Nurse Godellas

With the coming Winter Break and time off from school, some families may consider traveling outside the area or visiting friends and family in other locales. The CDC has indicated that traveling can raise the transmission risk of COVID-19, depending on circumstances. 

Fully vaccinated individuals should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days after domestic travel and do not require quarantine or testing, provided they remain asymptomatic.  At the time of this writing, according to the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH), unvaccinated school-aged children do NOT have to quarantine after returning home from domestic travel. They should continue to attend school in person. However, they should get tested 3-5 days after returning from their trip and should be monitored for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days.

As long as individuals remain covid symptom-free, traveling to any state designated “yellow” does not require testing for unvaccinated individuals. When traveling to an “orange” state, the CCDPH recommends that all unvaccinated individuals or individuals who are not fully vaccinated have a PCR test 3-5 days after returning to Illinois. Students are not required to quarantine while awaiting testing or results, provided they are asymptomatic. For international travel, any unvaccinated D90 student is required to have a PCR test 3-5 days after returning to Illinois and must quarantine while awaiting the testing and results. Unvaccinated students or students who are not fully vaccinated may not return to school until the negative result is provided to the school nurse. Families can review CCDPH’s information about its travel guidance in the link below.

Please note: These travel requirements are changing frequently, especially with the recent appearance of the omicron variant of the coronavirus. Please check the CCDPH’s travel advisory page for the latest information at this link: covid-19-travel-guidance.

If your child is only experiencing nasal congestion or a runny nose with no other symptoms, under current health department guidelines, no testing is required.

The guidance continues to change rapidly so please do not hesitate to reach out to the nurse, Erin Godellas with questions.  godellase@district90.org

Library Lowdown – Virtual Author Visit on 12/8!

Virtual Author Visit – December 8th – We’re excited to “visit” with Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr – husband/wife team of “The Cookie Chronicles”.  They will be zooming into 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade classrooms to talk about their books and writing.  Order form is attached with a description of the books. You can also order a signed copy through the link below. Deadline for ordering a book is Wednesday, December 15th.


Click here  (https://robbiandmatthew.com/busload-of-books/ ) to read about how their family plans to spend the next school year on the ultimate road trip – visiting Title 1 schools in all fifty states, giving presentations on creativity and collaboration, and handing out 25,000 free  books to students and teacher who otherwise wouldn’t have access to them.

Rev up your Reading Tip #3: Will you be traveling over winter break?  Maybe across the country? Maybe across town?  Do you want to take books with you but are afraid you might lose them?  Worried that the snacks and drinks might spill on them in the car? A great solution to that is to buy cheap books to take with you – so if they do get lost (or damaged), it’s not so bad!  Books at places like Goodwill are quite plentiful and inexpensive (and often in pretty good condition). This is a great way to travel with books and not worry about losing your personal books (or library books :). 

Mrs. Brauweiler Fun Fact: While library books would go on vacation with us (and still do), so did a basket of Goodwill books.  Some came back and some didn’t.


Cradles to Crayons Coat Drive – THANK YOU!

Thank you to the Lincoln community for the many, many coats and other winter items you donated for families in need!

These winter items for adults and kids were delivered to Cradles 2 Crayons, and these Lincoln Eagles helped load your donations into the bins you see behind them.

Thank you for your generosity!

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Technology Support

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Thank you for emailing powerschool@district90.org or helpdesk@district90.org with your technology questions/issues.  Please remember to include as much information as possible, e.g., Student Name, Teacher Name, School, iPad asset tag number, etc. Screenshots, links, websites and any other information regarding the issue is helpful. For example, my iPad/computer can’t connect to the XXXXX website when I click on this link. 

Additionally, if you have difficulty logging into your child’s special area classes, please be sure to reach out to that particular teacher to assist with any login issues.