12/15 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  As we enter the final five school days of 2019, I can’t decide who’s more excited for the break… the kids, teachers or principal!

As we prepare to flip the calendar to a new year and decade, we are presented with the opportunity to reflect upon the past year and optimistically look towards all the adventures to come in the next!

When I reflect upon 2019 at Lincoln School, a few things stand out to be most grateful for. First, and most importantly, our Fine Fine Kids. Every day, I am inspired by the character of our kids, their perseverance in school work, and the amazing spirit they add to the halls of Lincoln. Secondly, our school wouldn’t be what it is without all the incredible people who make Lincoln School run. From Ms. Kopriva, Ms. Godellas, Mr. Quincy and crew, teacher assistants and teachers, some of the best in the business arrive here each day to give their all for the betterment of this community. Finally, please never underestimate the role each of you play in supporting our Fine Fine School. The old saying “it takes a village” couldn’t apply more to the operation of our school. 2019 was another banner year for our Fine Fine School and I look forward to the adventures we will all share in 2020!

I look forward to seeing many of you this Friday, December 20 for our annual winter concerts. Please be sure to use the Franklin Entrance when arriving for the concerts.
1st – 9:45am
2nd – 10:30am
3rd – 1:00pm
4th – 1:45pm

*Also, please don’t forget dismissal will be at 2:30pm on Friday, December 20.*

Wednesday, December 18 will be the final day for Ms. Paulette, our crossing-guard at Park and Lake.  I’m sure she’d appreciate a quick smile, wave or any well wishes you have for her retirement.

Whether you are staying local or traveling near or far, I wish you and your family a safe and memorable holiday season full of wonderful new memories. And I hope during this holiday season, you too count Lincoln School and this Fine Fine Community among your many blessings.

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to better support your kids or your family. Happy Holidays from the Lincoln School family to each of yours.

See you in 2020! CG

Waste Free Lunch Leaders: 12.11.19: 1st grade – Donnelly; 2nd – Berg; 3rd – Ponzio & McCole tie; 4th – Bajo
Spirit Wear Winners 12.13.19: Ms. Tanglao and Ms. McCole

***Look for the next Lincoln Log on Sunday, January 5, 2020***


Monday, December 16:

  • Lincoln News Broadcast – during lunch, Mr. Cheney’s classroom
  • Chef Du Jour – during lunch, library
  • Lincoln Newspaper Crew – 3:15 – 4:15pm, STEM lab
  • Fall Sports (grades 1/2) – 3:15-4:15pm, gym
  • Green 4 Good – 3:15-4:15pm, Ms. Suzuki’s classroom
  • Board of Education Meeting – 7pm, Roosevelt LLC

Tuesday, December 17:

  • Books and Building Club (grade 1) – during lunch, library
  • Theater Club: after school, auditorium

Wednesday, December 18:

  • Wednesday Walking Club
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Game On Club – during lunch, STEM lab
  • Fall Sports (grades 3/4) – 3:15-4:15, gym

Thursday, December 19:

  • Lincoln School Pajama Day for EVERYONE
  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Coding Club – during lunch, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Books and Building Club (grade 2) – during lunch, library

Friday, December 20:

  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • *Winter Concerts*
    • 1st – 9:45am
    • 2nd – 10:30am
    • 3rd – 1:00pm
    • 4th – 1:45pm
  • Fun Lunch – Mac/Cheese and Pasta
  • Early Dismissal – 2:30pm

Lincoln Science Expo – register now, closes on 12/20!

Calling inquisitive minds and budding scientists! The Lincoln Junior Scientist Expo will be on Thursday, January 30.  Student-created displays will be available for viewing by students and staff during the school day, and for family and friends that evening from 6:30-7:30pm. Registration on the PTO Web Store is now open and closes on Friday, 12/20 – the Expo is open to all Lincoln K-4th graders. We are also still seeking parent volunteers – please sign up on the PTO Volunteer Site.

Lincoln School’s Girls on the Run – registration now open!

Girls on the Run inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd and 4th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.

GOTR will begin in March and meet every Tuesday and Thursday after school in the gym from 3:10-4:30.  The program will run until the celebratory 5k race!

If interested, please visit the website: www.gotrchicago.org and register by February 14.  Any questions, please contact Julie Fleisch (julie.fleisch@outlook.com)

Winter Tennis – no longer offered

Unfortunately, tennis will not be offered this winter. Please disregard last weekend’s description. We apologize for any inconvenience and we hope to offer it again next year.

Winter Sports – registration is now open!

Looking for a way for the kids to run off some energy during the cold weather? Back by popular demand: winter sports camp by Legacy Sports. Kids will play games like Battleship, Dodge Ball and Keep Up the Yard, while learning sportsmanship, respect and teamwork.  The program is run by Legacy Sports and will take place in the gym. Registration is now open on the PTO Webstore!

$80. Spaces limited.  The sports camp is open to 1st/2nd grades on MONDAYS and 3rd/4th on WEDNESDAYS

Mondays: 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/9.  Wednesdays: 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19

**All students will be dismissed on the Franklin side to parents or caregivers. Instructors cannot be responsible for students who wish to walk home – parents must give notification to instructors.**  If you have any questions, please contact chair, Nikki Elza at njselza@comcast.net

Connect4Kids Local Yoga for Grades 1-4 – registration is now open!

Calling all Yogis! Local Yoga instructors Angela Corvo (d90 Mom and Owner) and Marissa Jayne will be teaching children’s yoga class for 1st – 4th grade students.

Classes start Monday, January 13th, it is $80 for the 6 week session.

Class dates are 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, and 3/9, and will be from 3:15-4:15pm in the Multipurpose Room.

The program will provide children with an opportunity to foster greater self-awareness and improve their concentration and self-confidence. The team will introduce the children to the fundamentals of yoga and incorporate social-emotional themes. Registration is now open on the PTO Webstore!

Please be aware that PTO sponsored events are facilitated by volunteers and instructors solicited by the PTO. D90 personnel are often times are not in attendance or on the school premises. Students will be dismissed on the Franklin side to parents or caregivers. Instructors can not be responsible for students who wish to walk home. Parents must give notification to instructors.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Nikki Elza at njselza@comcast.net

Volleyball Club – Winter Session registration is now open!

We are excited to be offering a NEW sports program for 3rd and 4th grade girls this school year. The Lincoln Eagles Volleyball Club will meet one time per week on Friday’s from 3:15-4:15pm. The girls will learn basic volleyball skills (serving, passing, setting and hitting). The max per session is 15 to ensure a lot of opportunity to scrimmage with limited substitutions.  Registration is now open on the PTO Webstore!

The curriculum will have a very strong focus on teamwork, sportsmanship and developing sound leadership skills on and off the court. The Volleyball Club will be coached by Ann Bath. Ann is a D90 parent, Girls on the Run Coach, RFYBS Coach and very passionate about the positive impact that team sports can have on kids. And, She LOVES volleyball and still plays to this day.

Attire: Kneepads (not provided), comfortable clothing and gym shoes
Details: $80 per session, SESSION 3 DATES – 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14. Maximum number of participants: 18

*No refunds on missed classes.*

Library Lowdown! – new club and more!


4th Grade Roald Dahl Book Club – register now on the PTO webstore!

Come join Mrs. Brauweiler and have some fun with Roald Dahl books.  His books are quirky, funny and sometimes just weird! The club will work like this:  read one book each week, come together to talk about it, and then do a fun activity. On the seventh week, the club will culminate in a showing of a Roald Dahl movie.  Register now on the PTO webstore!

Details: Wednesdays: 3:15 – 4:00pm, January 8 – February 26 (Jan 8th mtg is short – picking up books)

Open to fourth graders/10 Student Max.  Books will be supplied by Mrs. Brauweiler.

Don’t forget about the Monarch and Bluestem books!

Winter break is a great time to catch up on some reading – especially the Monarch and Bluestem books. Students have until March 1st to finish the list and turn in their log. Lost your sheet? It’s attached! Your child has listened to some of the books in the library – feel free to mark these off your list.

K – We don’t eat our classmates, The Rabbit listened, Alfie, Her Right Foot
1st – Perfectly Norman, The Truth about Bears, Her Right foot
2nd – Crown, Little Red Fort, Malala’s Pencil, Her Right Foot

Please contact Mrs. Brauweiler with any questions.

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.