12/10 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
I hope you had a great weekend. As we make the final push towards the winter break, things are exceptionally busy here at Lincoln. Here is a glance at some things to keep in mind as we march onward towards the break.

District 90 is pleased to announce the launch of our updated website, which will be available on Monday, December 11. The revised site will keep the URL, www.district90.org. Please take a moment to review the updated website on Monday. Our intention is that it remains an important source of information for visitors. Please note: To continue receiving calendar information on your devices, once the website launches it will be necessary for you to re-subscribe to the District calendar. Additional information with directions on how to re-subscribe will be forthcoming.

With the official start of winter only about a week away, our mild fall has definitely given way to much more seasonal temperatures. Winter weather in Chicago always complicates our daily recess procedures. We make every attempt to provide our kids the opportunity to be outside during recess time; however, oftentimes winter weather elements keep us indoors. Whenever the “wind-chill” is below 10 degrees F, we implement our indoor recess plan. We utilize the Weather Bug station housed at Roosevelt Middle School as our source when making this decision. If you wish to download the free Weather Bug Smart Phone App, it can be found in both the Apple and Android app stores. On outdoor recess days, students who have snow pants, boots, gloves etc. are allowed to play in the snow.

We are excited to welcome you to our annual Winter Concerts next Thursday, December 21. When arriving please be sure to enter through the Franklin St. entrance. Here again is the schedule for our performances:
Thursday, December 21

Finally, I am looking forward to celebrating December Principal Birthday Lunch on Thursday, December 14.

As always, thank you for your continued support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to support your child or your family. Have a great week. CG


All week: Heartworks MITTEN TREE –  ends 12/15!

Tuesday, 12/12:

  • Tennis (Grades 3/4) – 3:15, gym/playground
  • Theater Club – 3:15, auditorium

Thursday, 12/14:

  • Principal Birthday Lunch
  • Tennis (Grades 1/2) – 3:15, gym/playground
Friday, 12/15:
  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multi-purpose room
  • Chicken Fingers/Veggie Burgers Fun Lunch

A Very Important Message from your School Nurse

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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 before they can return to school. 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.

Attendance Reporting

When reporting your child’s absence please be sure to either use the district attendance e-mail or telephone extension:
1) Lincoln School Attendance Line: 708.366.7340
2) Email 24-7 to lincolnattendance@district90.org

Lincoln Elementary K-4th Jr. Scientist Expo – Registration opens today!

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The Lincoln Elementary K-4th Jr. Scientist Exp will be Thursday, February 8th –  the displays will be available for viewing by students and staff during the day, and for family and friends in the evening from 6:30 – 7:30pm.  Registration opens today and closes on Wednesday, January 10th.

Please see the linked flyer for more details!

Recess/Lunch Support

We are currently in search of support during lunch/recess. If you or anyone you know might be interested in helping and also make a little extra money, please contact Mr. Godfrey for more information.

Please Donate to the Heartworks Mitten Tree

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Heartworks is sponsoring an annual holiday tradition at Lincoln: our Mitten Tree, which will benefit Housing Forward (formerly PADS).

Lincoln families can donate NEW adult-sized mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves for the homeless clients utilizing Housing Forward’s overnight shelter.

Students can hang their donations on the Tree in the Park Avenue lobby between December 5th and December 15th.

Spring Math Circle Registration NOW OPEN

The Lincoln 4th Grade Math Circle is open for spring semester registration on Sunday, December 10th at 5pm. Registration closes on Saturday, December 23rd. Math Circles bring students together with mathematically sophisticated leaders in an informal setting to work on challenging problems or interesting topics in mathematics. Meets on Mondays during lunch/recess. There will be eight sessions – the first meeting will be on January 22nd and the last session will be on April 9th.

Spring Math Circle Registration now open on the PTO Webstore.  $25 fee. 4th grade only, limited to 28 students.

Any questions, please email Maryanne Woo.


Mark Your Calendars – 12/12 Dine & Earn at Burger MOOVment

Please join us for a dine and earn event at Burger MOOVment on Tuesday, December 12th, from 11:00AM-9:30PM. Come out and support our school while enjoying some burgers, fresh-cut fries, and shakes with your family and friends! Burger MOOVment (7512 N. North Ave.) will donate 15% of net sales back to Lincoln Elementary PTO. Please see the attached flyer for details. Thank you again for your continued Lincoln PTO support!

 Library Volunteers Wanted

Do you love books and kids?  Do you have 30 minutes to spare?  If you answered yes, then the Lincoln Library is looking for you!  We have a small but mighty group of volunteers who shelve the books, but would love to have a few more.  Lincoln students read a lot of books and all those books must go back on the shelves!  Best times are right after drop off and at 2:30 before pick up.  If there’s another time you can make it, let’s chat!  Please contact Mrs. Brauweiler (brauweilerd@district90.org) directly to become a Lincoln Library volunteer!​

Young Authors Conference

​The D90 Annual Young Authors Conference is scheduled for February 24, 2018. See the attached flyer for more information.  Any student interested is encouraged to participate. Please contact Mrs. Moriarty with any questions moriartyp@district90.org.

Spring Fun Lunch Registration Opens 1/1/18

Fall Fun Lunch ends in early January.  If your child wants additional fun lunches for 2018, you must register on the PTO Web Store beginning on January 1st.  More information coming soon.  Please check with your children to see if their tastes have changed before registering!

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