12/4 Lincoln PTO Newsletter

Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a great weekend. It’s hard to believe there are only 15 school days remaining in 2016!

As winter begins to embrace us, more and more families are utilizing the car drop off/pick up lanes. To better designate these areas, enforce safety expectations and expedite the drop off/pick up process we’ve ordered some new signage and street cones that will hopefully create a safer and more efficient drop off/pick up experience for our students and families.This signage should appear sometime in the coming days However, for your part, please remember:

  • Drop off/pick up zones on both Park and Franklin are NO PARKING areas
  • Students should only exit vehicles from the passenger side
  • Pull forward in the line and do not pass other cars in the line creating a third lane of traffic
  • Obey posted speed limit laws
  • No Cell-Phones permitted
  • Exercise patience and safety first
  • All walking students should only cross any street where a cross-walk is indicated

We will continue to partner with the River Forest police department to address any future student safety concerns.

I hope to see many of you at this week’s Town Hall Forum hosted by District 90! The Forum will be held on Tuesday, December 6 in the Roosevelt Middle School Auditorium, and will start at 7 p.m. The topic for the Forum is the Student Achievement Report and Standardized Assessment in District 90.

If you haven’t yet done so, please consider taking a few minutes to participate in the Illinois 4 Essentials survey. Your feedback will continue to help guide our efforts to continually improve our school.

Finally, If you haven’t yet saved the date, Friday, December 16 will be our annual Winter Concert for 1st-4th Grade.

1st Grade – 9:45
2nd Grade – 10:30
3rd Grade – 1:00
4th Grade – 1:45

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can to to assist you or your family. Thanks for your support of our school. Have a great week. CG

Spirit Wear Friday, Dec. 2:
1st-2nd- Ms. Jenkins
3rd-4th- Mrs. Bajo


Monday, 12/5:

  • PTO Meeting 8:45am
  • Coding Club
  • Yoga after school

Tuesday, 12/6:

  • Theater Club Meeting – 3:10 – 4:30
  • D90 Town Hall Forum – 7PM – Roosevelt

Wednesday, 12/7:

  • Pack a Waste-Free Lunch

Friday, 12/9:

  • Fun Lunch:  SubsScreen Shot 2015-09-11 at 4.39.13 PM

Please Donate to the Heartworks Mitten Tree

mitten tree 2015Heartworks is sponsoring an annual holiday tradition at Lincoln: our Mitten Tree, which benefits the Hephzibah Children’s Association.

Lincoln families can donate NEW mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves for children ages 4-13 under care at Hephzibah. Hephzibah is a group home located in Oak Park that provides long-term support for traumatized children.

Students can hang their donations on the Tree in the Park Ave. Lobby between December 5th and December 16th.

D90 Town Hall 12/6

District 90 is hosting a Town Hall Forum on Tuesday, December 6, 2017 starting at 7 p.m. at Roosevelt Middle School. The entire District 90 community is invited. The topic of discussion will be the Student Achievement Report and Assessment in District 90. The Forum will include a presentation by Dr. Alison Hawley that will touch on the types and role of assessment in the District. It will also provide information on how to interpret results, how to remain engaged with teachers and schools, and helping students’ social and emotional development. Please bring your questions, insights and a friend! We hope to see you there!

Jr. Scientist Expo Registration is Now Open!

screen-shot-2016-12-02-at-5-04-47-pmAre you mad about science? Does the word “experiment” make you bubble over? If this raises your temperature, then the Lincoln Junior Scientist Expo is for you! Groups of 1, 2 or 3 scientists can share a science project, completed at home, with friends and family. All will be recognized for their efforts and be eligible for prize drawings during the expo – including a grand prize!

To participate in the Jr. Scientist Expo, teams will need to register by 12/23 at the PTO Webstore. If registering as a group, you must enter the names of all team members.

For more information, please see our flyer: lincoln-elementary-jr-scientist-expo-2017.

Lincoln Chicago Wolves Event – 1/22

wolvesCheer on the Chicago Wolves hockey team vs. the Milwaukee Admirals this January 22nd at 3p. Each ticket purchased will receive a free Chicago Wolves hat! Tickets may be purchased by mail, phone or fax and a portion of all ticket sales will go back our PTO. Please see the attached flyer (linocln-school-jan-22-2) for more details. Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO!

Spring Math Circle Registration Opens 12/11

The Lincoln Math Circle is opening up for Spring Semester registration.
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.
Spring Math Circle Registration opens on 12/11 at 5 pm at the PTO Webstore.
$25 fee
3rd grade only, limited to 28 students, first come first serve.

10 weeks:
Jan 9, 23, 30
Feb 6, 13, 27
March 13, 20
April 3, 10

Math Circle Volunteer Needed

Volunteer Needed!
We are looking for a volunteer to assist Katie Iammartino with the Lincoln Math Circle Groups for the Spring Semester. This is a very limited but impactful commitment: 1 hour (11:30 to 12:30) for 10 Mondays. No math expertise needed – just enthusiasm to work with some bright and eager third graders. Please contact Katie at katie_strauss@hotmail.com if you are able to assist. Thanks!

Winter Sports Camp Registration Opens 12/11

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.

$70. Spaces limited.

The sports camp will be begin on Mondays for grades 3-4 and Wednesdays for grades 1-2. Actual Dates:

Grades 3-4 (Mondays):
1/9, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27
Grades 1-2 (Wednesdays):
1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15

The program is run by Legacy Sports and will take place in the gym. Registration opens 12/11 on the PTO webstore.

Chess Club Registration Also Opens 12/11

Open to all students. All abilities. $25
After school. 3:15-4pm
1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1

Only 3 Weeks Until the Young Authors Deadline

Young Authors Blank PageJust a gentle reminder that the Young Authors Contest entry deadline is 12/23. Still plenty of time to get your child started in this wonderful event.
Any questions? Stop and see Mrs. Moriarty at any time.

Custom Holiday Cards & Stationary Fundraiser

Smitten Boutique is offering a special deal on custom stationary products that also benefits our PTO.  Please see the attachment for details Smitten Boutique Fundraiser.  You can order on line http://www.smittenboutique.com/ or visit the store in the West Loop.   Thank you for your continued PTO support!

Share your photos with the Lincoln Yearbook

See instructions on this document: Yearbook Photo Share

D90 School Board Seeking Candidates

The River Forest Community Caucus seeks candidates for the D90 School Board for the April 2017 election. If you’ve considered participating in the school board or know someone who’s talked about it, now is the time to come forward. The County filing deadline is December 19; Caucus interviews will be conducted in January. Contact Calvin Davis, 2016 River Forest Community Caucus Chairperson, at CDavis1052@aol.com

Grn4GdHalloween Costume Collection

Before you put away your Halloween costumes for the year, consider taking part in the Willard Halloween costume exchange. Drop off your gently used costumes at 919 Monroe or 1430 Jackson and pick up a coupon to use for a costume exchange before Halloween next year. Questions? Email erinellen17@yahoo.com.

Broken Holiday Lights Collection

Broken Holiday Lights will be collected again this year by the Village of River Forest. A dumpster will be located near the Village Hall Parking lot. Collection begins Dec.15 and runs through January 19th.