1/22 Lincoln Log: Sign Up for Yoga, Tennis, Coding Club, International Fest

Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed our “summer in January” weather on Saturday. 

Please remember when dropping off/picking up your kids on the Park Ave. side, to refrain from using the staff parking lot for idling and pick-up purposes. Only the Franklin and Park drop off/pick up lanes should be used for this purpose. Additionally, please be sure handicap parking spots are always reserved and not blocked so they are readily accessible when needed. 

As was communicated last week, District 90 has embarked upon some groundbreaking work in the content area of mathematics. Through the work of the Math Leadership team and its subcommittee, we’ve begun drafting a vision of math for D90 as well as researching and piloting potential math resources that are aligned to state standards and mathematical practices. Several of our classrooms have or will begin piloting these resources. Classroom teachers will be in communication regarding the piloting of these resources. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if there are questions that I can assist with as well. 

I look forward to seeing many of you and our young scientists at Thursday evening’s 2nd Annual Lincoln School Junior Scientist Expo. Many thanks to the committee of volunteers who’ve made this event possible for our kids. 

Finally, don’t forget to spread the word about our 2017-18. Kindergarten Sneak Peek on Thursday, February 2 @ 7:00pm. More information can be found here: D90 K Information Night Poster

As always, thanks for your continued support of our fine, fine school. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to support your kids or family.

Have a great week. CG


Monday, 1/23:

  • Yoga 3:15-4:15 in the Auditorium
  • Sports Camp 3:15-4:15 in the Gym

Tuesday, 1/24: 

  • 1st-2nd Tennis 3:15-4:15 in the Gym

Wednesday, 1/25:

  • Pack a Waste-Free Lunch
  • Sports Camp 3:15-4:15 in the Gym
  • Chess Club 3:15 – 4:00

Thursday, 1/26:

  • 3rd-4th Tennis 3:15-4:15 in the Gym
  • Jr. Scientist Expo 6:15 – 7:30pm in the Gym

Friday, 1/27:

  • Fun Lunch:  Pizza

cheese pizza

Yoga Starts Tomorrow–Space Still Available–Register Tonight!


Calling all Yogis. Adrienne Smith and Laurie Solberg of Family Flow Yoga will be teaching children’s yoga class for 1st – 4th grade students.

Monday Class dates are as follows:  3:15-4:15 in Auditorium while sports camp is in session:
January 23
January 30
February 6
February 13
Skip February 20
February 27
Skip March 6
March 13

$70 for a 6 week session.  Registration is now open on the PTO webstore.

Questions? Please contact:
Annie Bergin Dwyer

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.

C4K Play For Lot Tennis Starts This Week–Space Still Available–Register Now!


Tennis will be taught by Mirka and Luka Bagos, professional coaches of Play For Lot. The program welcomes children of all skill levels.

1 & 2nd Grade Tennis runs Tuesdays 3:15-4:15 in Gym as follows:
January 24
January 31
February 7
February 14
SKIP 2/21
February 28
SKIP 3/7
March 14

3rd & 4th Grade Tennis runs Thursdays 3:15-4:15 in Gym as follows:
January 26
February 2
February 9
February 16
SKIP 2/23
March 2
SKIP 3/9
March 16

$70 for a 6 week session.  Registration is now open on the PTO webstore.

Tennis meets inside the gym and the students are released on the Franklin-side playground at 4:15. It will be held outside as weather warms up.

Children need to wear gym shoes and comfortable clothes. No racket needed.

Questions? Please contact:
Annie Bergin Dwyer loolatopiafairy@gmail.com

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.

Coding Club for Grades 3-4 Begins 1/30 –Space Available for this Popular Lunch Hour Club!


Mrs. Clasky, joined by librarian assistant Mr. Taylor, will once again be hosting a Coding Club on Mondays during lunch. This is a repeat session of the fall club (repeat exercises not intended for past club members), and is limited to 15 Third and Fourth Grade students.

Meetings are on Mondays during lunch/recess for 10 weeks. Students should bring a nut free lunch to each class.

Meetings are held on school days, January 30, Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 27, March 13, March 20, April 3, April 10, April 17, April 24.

Registration is now open on the PTO webstore. The cost for this club is $3.

International Festival Registration Now Open

Send your child on a journey around the world at Lincoln’s second International Fest!

  • Who:  Lincoln Students, grades K to 4
  • When:   Sunday, February 12, 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm
  • Where:  Lincoln School
  • Volunteers Needed:  Sign up here!

In one afternoon, your child will travel through ten countries, hosted by Lincoln parents and teachers from around the world, doing locally themed, hands-on projects and activities at each itinerary stop.

The cost of this amazing experience is $5 per child. All travelers will receive a personalized passport and duty free bag.

World snacks and drinks will be available for sale in the International Food Court (the gym).  Parents and siblings are welcome to wait for their Lincoln Travelers alongside a hands-on international exhibit in the gym.

Due to space and logistics constraints, this event is limited to 120 Lincoln Students.  PTO Web Store registration will open at 5 pm on January 22 and will be limited to the first 120 Lincoln students to register.  Registration will close on February 3.

WE EXPECT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL TO SELL OUT QUICKLY!  In the event that registration is full, please consider the Wait List option and you will be contacted if space opens up.

Questions?  Contact Vanessa Druckman (vanessadruckman at gmail.com) or Katie Iammartino (katie_strauss at hotmail.com).

Join Us for the Jr. Scientist Expo This Thursday–We are also in need of Volunteers!


Lincoln’s Junior Scientists will be ready with their exhibits this Thursday evening in the Gym, so please come out to see their cool experiments!

Expo details can be found here: Jr. Scientist Expo 2017.  Contact Steve Lefko (s_lefko AT hotmail.com) with questions.

We need volunteers to make this event a success!  Please sign up at the Lincoln Volunteer SUG site.

Connect4Kids 2017 Book Talk  on Thursday Feb. 16th at 7:00pm

Unselfie Book

We invite Lincoln, Willard and Roosevelt parents to our second Connect4Kids Parent Book Talk on February 16, at 7 p.m. in the Lincoln Multi-Purpose Room. 

The talk will be moderated by Dr. Cara Lanza Hurley. Dr. Hurley is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with nearly a decade of specialized training and expertise. It will be her second time joining us as facilitator. She will lead an intimate post-discussion encouraging us to reflect on insights and process details pertaining to the book. 

The title we will dive into is:  Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World By Michele Borba.

Did you know teens today are 40 percent less empathetic than they were thirty years ago?

UnSelfie is a blueprint for parents and educators who want kids to shift their focus from I, me, and mine…to we, us, and ours. Michele Borba tells us that being empathetic can strengthen problem-solving skills, self regulation, and even improve academic scores. The author also believes empathy is a trait that can be taught and nurtured.

Dr. Borba offers a framework for parenting that yields the results we hope for: successful, happy kids who also are kind, moral, courageous, and resilient. 

We hope to see you at our talk, please join us whether or not you read the book. It should be an enlightening discussion either way. 

Connect4Kids Indoor Recess Donations

As previously announced, Casey, the teachers, and C4K team are shaking things up during indoor lunch recess.  The children are trying a new format of rotating stations during inclement weather. Options at indoor lunch recess may include movement, enrichment videos, art, creative building, board games or puzzles.

Thank you for your generous donations thus far of games and other great items!  We are still in need of blocks such as Lincoln Logs as well as art supplies like crayons colored pencils and markers (no paints, please).

Please deliver them to the office.  Thanks in advance for your generosity.

Fitness, Empowerment, & Fun.
Join Girls on the Run!

Girls on Run

Girls on the Run is a non-profit, after-school program for 3rd and 4th grade girls that uses the power of running to educate girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. The program combines training for a 5k event with interactive lessons that encourage positive physical and social-emotional development.

WHEN do we meet?

Twice a week after school for 75- 90 minutes with your team. The program will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Lincoln School starting in March through May and is led by trained, volunteer coaches.  (Cost will be $175 for 12 week season).  5K Race to be held in Grant Park on Saturday, May 20.

Lottery sign up is open now on the GOTR website.

WHERE can I learn more? www.gotrchicago.org

Volunteer as a coach for Girls on the Run!
You don’t need to be a runner or have previous coaching experience – just the passion to change the lives of young girls.
Contact Kristin Bailitz at kristinbailitz AT gmail.com if interested.

Jeans & Gems  –  Friday, March 10th 


Jump Rope for Heart at Lincoln is on February 15th

Jump rope save the date

Share your photos with the Lincoln Yearbook

See instructions on this document: Yearbook Photo Share