1/20 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you enjoyed the three day weekend. The extra day is always a welcome treat. Hopefully your family used the winter weather this weekend as an excuse to hunker down and have a low key weekend at home!

Please continue to spread the word about our upcoming 20-21 Kindergarten Information Night, scheduled for Thursday, February 6 at 6:30pm in the auditorium (flyer attached). This evening is geared toward families interested in learning more about Kindergarten in D90.

D90 is asking parents and guardians to participate in the 5Essential Survey. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will contribute to a better understanding of the conditions of our schools and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will also be kept entirely confidential and will not be connected to you or your child. To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin. This online survey can be accessed from a PC/laptop, smartphone, or tablet. If you have more than one child enrolled in a District 90 school, you may take one survey for each child regardless of the school.

As always, thank you for your continued support of our Fine Fine School! Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to better support your family. Have a great week.

Waste Free Wednesday Leaders: 01.15.20
First grade: Donnelly and Meyers,
Second grade: Mayer
Third grade: McCole
Fourth Grade: Bajo


Monday, January 20:

    NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 21:

  • Books and Building Club (grade 1) – during lunch, library
  • Theater Club – 3:15 – 4:15, Auditorium
  • Volleyball: 3:10-4:15pm, Gym

Wednesday, January 22:

  • Wednesday Walking Club
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Game On Club – during lunch, STEM lab
  • Roald Dahl Book Club – 3:15 – 4, library
  • Winter Sports (Grades 3/4) – 3:15-4:15pm, gym

Thursday, January 23:

  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Coding and App Development Club, lunch, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Books and Building Club (grade 2) – during lunch, library
  • Recorder Club – 3:10-4:15pm, auditorium

Friday, January 24:

  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Fun Lunch – PIZZA
  • Volleyball – 3:10-4:15pm, gym
  • Fun Lunch late registration deadline – midnight!


Spring Fun lunch registration will close for late registrations on 1/24 on the webstoreSpring Fun Lunch begins on 1/31. 

As a reminder, here is the 2019/2020 Fun Lunch menu.  You may choose 1, 2, 3 or all 4 meal options. The cost for each lunch averages $6.

  • Week 1: Extra large slice of cheese pizza
  • Week 2: Pasta Marinara OR Macaroni and Cheese
  • Week 3: Chicken Tenders OR Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  • Week 4: Hamburger OR Cheeseburger OR Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Questions? Please contact Ashley Bryce (ashleyfb92@yahoo.com) or Cathy O’Neill (cathy102976@yahoo.com).

A Very Important Message from your School Nurse

Please remember during cold and flu season to keep your child home if they are sick. If they have a fever they need to be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. If they are vomiting and/or have diarrhea, make sure it has been at least 24 hours since the last episode before returning to school. If your child has an excessively runny nose or cannot stop coughing, it may be a good idea to keep them home. This is to protect your child from catching something if their immune system is down, as well as to protect the other students and staff. Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone at Lincoln School healthy.

If you have any questions at all please contact our school nurse, Erin Godellas at godellase@district90.org or 708-366-7340 x 8034.

Chess Club – registration opens 1/20 at 5pm!

Chess ClubLooking to provide your child with a fun mental challenge? Join the Lincoln Chess Club this winter!

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY – Whether your child is a beginner or already familiar with chess, this centuries old game of strategy represents limitless opportunities to be creative, challenge and learn from others!

The Lincoln Chess Club will meet on the following Mondays from 3:15-4:00pm: 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, and 3/16.

Registration will open on the PTO Webstore Monday, 1/20 at 5pm. The class size will be capped at 20 children. Children should bring a water bottle and a nut free snack.

Kids Heart Challenge: REGISTER NOW!

Lincoln Elementary school is getting ready to kick-off KIDS HEART CHALLENGE! This service-learning program from the American Heart Association (formerly Jump Rope For Heart) teaches your student how to care for their hearts both physically and emotionally and teaches the importance of giving back by raising lifesaving donations to fight the nation’s #1 killer, heart disease!

We kicked off the KIDS HEART CHALLENGE at school today! We encourage you register with your student to take a challenge to stay healthy this year. The three challenges are:

  1. You can register for the Kids Heart Challenge and take the challenge using this link: http://www2.heart.org/goto/lincoln90
  2. During the kick-off we will talk with our students about the work the AHA does and challenge students to start living a healthy lifestyle with the help of our friends, the HEART HEROES!
  3. Meet the new Heart Heroes and learn their heart healthy messages here: Kids Heart Challenge – Heart Hero Characters Introduction

ANY student who takes the KIDS HEART CHALLENGE online will earn a FREE wristband to wear proudly! Once your student collects a donation (optional) they will start earning their own Heart Heroes and a backpack clip for them to hang on! ALL of our Heart Heroes (and the wristband!) will COME TO LIFE and share their heart healthy messages with your student! To bring characters to life you must use the FREE mobile app: Kids Heart Challenge

If that wasn’t exciting enough, we are offering a special incentive to students who start collecting donations early!

Students who collect $150 by Friday 1/24/2020 using their online fundraising page (or the KHC App!) will earn an exclusive Slow-Rising Heart Hero

Here are four easy steps to get your student’s online fundraising page set up and start collecting lifesaving donations:

1.Go to your school’s fundraising page: http://www2.heart.org/goto/lincoln90

2. Click on the Sign Up button
3. Create a username and password and then fill out the registration form to take the challenge
4. Share your personal fundraising link with friends and family right away.

AND/OR Download the FREE mobile app Kids Heart Challenge and register your student that way

Thank you for joining us as we challenge each other to keep our heart healthy and raise money for kids with special hearts.

Mr Augustine & Mrs McDermott

Calling all writers and creative thinkers!

Related imageYoung Authors 2020 is coming soon. See the attached flier for more information. Please feel free to contact Ms. Moriarty with any questions. moriartyp@district90.org.

Mark your calendars for March 13 for Lincoln’s biggest fundraiser of the year!

On March 13, all Lincoln school parents and friends are invited to ‘try their luck’ at Lincoln’s Annual Auction! This year’s event will take place on March 13 from 7 – 10 pm at Doc Ryan’s in Forest Park. We’ll have a silent and live auction chalked with fantastic experiences, items from local vendors, and memorable school activities with Principal Godfrey and our staff. All proceeds go to the PTO and benefit our school. Look for an invitation soon.
Also, we’re always looking for auction items to donate. If you have season tickets to professional or college sports, have a home in Michigan to lend, own a local business and would like to donate services, willing to host a fun party at your home, or offer any experience or items to our auction — Email Lauren Perlstein at lplungas@yahoo.com or Stephanie Kang at stephanie.kendall@gmail.com. All help is greatly appreciated.