Monday, January 28:
Tuesday, January 29:
Wednesday, January 30:
Thursday, January 31:
Friday, February 1:
Please save the date for Lincoln’s International Festival on February 24. Lincoln School will be transformed into countries around the world for one special afternoon! Lincoln students can spend 4 hours traveling to China, India and beyond, dancing, crafting and having fun. Admission will remain $5 per child and will be limited to the first 120 students. Registration is now open on the PTO Webstore!
Trash Talk: We put it in the bins, the trucks pick it up, but WHERE DOES ALL OUR TRASH and RECYCLING and COMPOST GO?? George Strom from the Roy Strom Company will be at our next Green4Good Kids Club meeting to answer these questions and more! Green4Good Kids Club would like to invite ALL 3rd and 4th Graders to join us. And parents, you’re welcome to come, too. Tomorrow, January 28 from 3:15-4:00pm in the Lincoln Auditorium.
During this event, Lou Malnati’s (Oak Park) will donate 20% of total sales to the Lincoln School PTO! This includes dine-in, carry-out, and delivery (within the zone), please see this flyer for details! Please note: the eat and earn promotion MUST be mentioned or shown during time of order for it to be applied!
There will be two opportunities to set up Expo displays: immediately after school on Wednesday January 30th (3:15-3:30) or immediately before school on Thursday January 31st (7:55 – 8:10). Each display will be assigned a hallway location number that will be communicated to parents/guardians of registered Jr. Scientists before the 31st. As a reminder, the area for each display will be approximately the width of the display board, there is no access to electrical outlets and there will be limited area in front of the display for any supporting material.
Please begin spreading the word about our annual Kindergarten Information Night for the 2019-2020 academic year on Wednesday, February 6. See attached for more details.
Students at Lincoln in grades 1-4 are kicking off the KIDS HEART CHALLENGE (formerly Jump Rope for Heart) with the American Heart Association! We are so excited to get the program rolling and teach your student how to care for their hearts– physically and emotionally– while raising lifesaving donations to fight the nation’s #1 killer, heart disease! Join our school’s team now http://www2.heart.org/goto/LincolnElementaryRiverForest
Donation envelopes were sent home with students in grades 1-4. Information on how to participate may be found on the envelope or online. The event days are February 12 &13. All donation envelopes are due on FEBRUARY 12TH or 13th
Our American Heart Association representative joined us at school to talk with our students about the work the AHA does and to challenge our students to start living a healthy lifestyle. With the help of our friends, the HEART HEROES, our school is going to help fight Heart Disease! The event will be in grades 1-4 P.E. classes on February 12th and 13th.
All of our Heart Heroes have a special message they are teaching the students about heart health. Make sure you ask your student what they learned from their new friends!
Need a reminder WHY we do programs like the Kids Heart Challenge? Check Out Finn’s story: Kids Heart Challenge: Meet our Heart Hero Finn
Let’s get started! ANY student who takes the KIDS HEART CHALLENGE online will earn a free glow-in-the-dark wristband to wear proudly! Then, once your student collects $5 or more in donations they will start earning their own Heart Heroes and a backpack clip for them to hang on!
Here are four easy steps to get your student’s online fundraising page set up and start collecting lifesaving donations. Check out this tutorial if you need further assistance: Parent Tutorial for Student Web Page
OR Download the FREE mobile app ‘Kids Heart Challenge’ and register your student that way! Plus, ALL of our Heart Heroes (and the wristband!) will COME TO LIFE and share their heart healthy messages with your student when you use the FREE mobile app.
Thank you for joining us as we challenge each other to keep our heart healthy and raise money for kids with special hearts. For more information, watch this video with your student at home!
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.
Please join us Friday, March 15 from 6:30-9pm at Lake Street Kitchen in Oak Park for Lincoln’s annual school fundraiser and auction to support the Lincoln PTO and celebrate our awesome school, staff and kids. We will have a great selection of craft beers, wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Come early for the open bar from 6:30-8:30pm. Cash bar from 8:30-9pm. There will also be a live and silent auction to benefit our Fine, Fine School. All proceeds from the event will help support PTO funded programs, school enhancements, and various other teacher needs.
Don’t worry – March Madness will be playing on TV! Ticket prices are $60 per person or $100 per couple (purchase by midnight on 3/14/2019). Tickets can be purchased the day of the event or at the door for $75 each. Click HERE to purchase tickets – don’t wait!
*Organized by Connect4Kids, a D90 PTO Committee*
Dr. Georgia Bozeday, Ed.D., Director of Educational Services at Rush NeuroBehavioral Center
Topic: What can parents do to help their children develop Executive Function skills?
Dr. Bozeday will present an overview of current research from neuroscience describing the impact of the 21st Century influences on students today and provide recommendations for parents as they work with children at home on these concerns. Discussion will primarily include strategies for organization and time-management. Information will focus primarily on grades 3rd-12th grade.
Thursday, April 4th
School location and RSVP details to be announced
Encourage your child (and friends!) to make a 3 to 8 minute film about one of 6 sustainability topics: energy, food, transportation, waste, water, or open space/ecosystems. They should show a problem with their topic and then a solution.
Prizes are $100 for grades 3 to 5, $200 for grades 6 to 8, $350 for grades 9 to 11, and up. In addition, the winners will receive a matching grant to donate to a non-profit that supports the theme of their film. All winning films will premiere at the Gene Siskel Center as part of the One Earth Film Festival in March 2019.
For more information and to watch a 1.5 minute video explaining the contest, go here: https://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/contest-details/