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Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a great weekend. Last week, we officially reached the mid-point of the school year… so as they say…. “it’s all down-hill from here!”

Whether your child is participating or not, I hope to see many of you on Thursday evening for our annual Science Expo. Over the past few years, this event has evolved into an amazing opportunity for our kids to collaborate, explore, and hypothesize as they display and present their creative projects. See you on Thursday from 6:30-7:30pm here at Lincoln.

While it is hard to fathom in January, it is already time to begin preparing for our Spring Conferences. On Tuesday, the Spring Conference window will open for families to begin signing up. Please look for a message from D90 that will outline the sign-up process. Conferences are scheduled for February 27 and 28.

If you haven’t already done so, please take a few moments to complete the Illinois 5 Essentials Survey. This important survey is a element of our annual Illinois School Report Card. We need a total of 20% of our families to participate in this survey…. currently 9% of families have done so. Please consider taking a few moments to provide your feedback. The survey closes February 14, 2020.

Finally, please continue to spread the word about our upcoming Kindergarten Information Night for 2020-2021. Any prospective or interested families are invited to join Ms. Suzuki, Ms. Bailitz, Ms. Stasys and I to learn more about Kindergarten in D90 on Thursday, February 6 at 6:30pm in the Lincoln Auditorium Please see the attached flier for more information.

Finally, please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more we can do to support your family. Thanks for your continued support of Lincoln.

Have a great week. CG

Quote of the Week: “Look with kindness and you will always find wonder.” ― R.J. Palacio

Waste Free Wednesday Leaders: 01.22.20
1st – Donnelly & Meyers
2nd – Mayer
3rd – Ponzio
4th – Bajo


Monday, January 27:

  • Lincoln News Broadcast – during lunch, Mr. Cheney’s classroom
  • Chef Du Jour – during lunch, library
  • Lincoln News Crew – 3:15-4:15pm, STEM lab
  • Winter Yoga – 3:15-4:15pm, auditorium
  • Winter Sports (Grades 1/2) – 3:15-4:15pm, gym
  • Chess Club – 3:15-4pm, multipurpose room
  • Green4Good – 3:15-4:15pm, Ms. Suzuki’s classroom

Tuesday, January 28:

  • Books and Building Club (grade 1) – during lunch, library
  • Theater Club: 3:15-4:15pm, auditorium
  • Volleyball – 3:10-4:15pm, gym
  • 4th grade Chorus and Recorder Concert – 7pm, auditorium

Wednesday, January 29:

  • 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 30:

  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Coding and App Development Club – during lunch, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Books and Building Club (grade 2) – during lunch, library
  • Science Expo – 6:30-7:30pm, Lincoln School

Friday, January 31:

  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Fun Lunch – pasta/mac and cheese
  • Volleyball – 3:10-4:15pm, gym

A Very Important Message from your School Nurse

Image result for nurse image red crossPlease 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.

Kids Heart Challenge: REGISTER NOW!

Image result for kids heart challengeLincoln 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

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.

GREEN4GOOD T-SHIRTS FOR SALE – order through 2/3!

Image result for green 4 goodIf you and your family would like to show your support for District 90’s commitment to “ensuring a sustainable future for and with our students,” Lincoln’s Green4Good team will be taking t-shirt orders from now through Monday, February 3!  T-shirts are $12 each and will be delivered to your door, well in advance of Lincoln’s Earth Week celebration, April 20-24.  Click here for order form.