12/8 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a great weekend. It is hard to believe only ten school days remain in 2019!

As of December 1, elementary families in D90 now have the ability to begin keeping track of their child’s attendance via PowerSchool. Attached are the instructions for accessing and logging into PowerSchool to monitor this data. (Link to instructions)

Please don’t forget to mark your calendar for the annual Lincoln School Winter Concert on Friday, December 20.
Grade 1- 9:45
Grade 2- 10:30
Grade 3- 1:00
Grade 4- 1:45
Dismissal at 2:30pm on Friday December 20.

Winter Break- December 23 – January 3
School will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.

Friday, December 20 will be the final day that Ms. Paulette will serve as the crossing guard at (Park and Lake). She will be turning in her stop sign for the quiet mornings and afternoons of retirement. If you think of it, please take a moment to jot her a quick note or just tell her thank you for her years of service and dedication to keeping our kids safe.

I look forward to celebrating the final Principal Birthday Lunch of 2019 with all the December birthdays this Thursday, December 12.

As always, thank you for your continued support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your family. Have a great week. CG

Spirit Winner 12.06.19Ms. Meyers 1st Grade

Waste Free Wednesday Leaders 12.04.19
1st – Donnelly and Meyers
2nd – Mayer, Rogers, Tanglao
3rd – McCole
4th – Gattis


Monday, December 9:

  • Heartworks Mitten Tree
  • 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) – 3:15-4:15, gym

Tuesday, December 10:

  • Heartworks Mitten Tree
  • Books and Building Club (grade 1) – during lunch, library
  • Theater Club: after school, Auditorium

Wednesday, December 11:

  • Heartworks Mitten Tree
  • Wednesday Walking Club
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Game On Club – during lunch, STEM lab
  • Fall Sports (grades 3/4) – 3:15-4:15, gym
  • D90 Strategic Plan Listening Event @ Roosevelt – 6:30PM

Thursday, December 12:

  • Heartworks Mitten Tree
  • Principal Birthday Lunch
  • Wonder Readers – Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Coding Club – during lunch, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Books and Building Club (grade 2) – during lunch, library
  • Recorder Club – 3:15-4:15, auditorium

Friday, December 13:

  • Heartworks Mitten Tree
  • Wonder Writers – multipurpose room
  • Fun Lunch – pizza
  • Volleyball Club – 3:15-4:15, gym

Heartworks Mitten Tree – 12/2 – 12/13!

Heartworks Service Club is sponsoring the Mitten Tree – an annual holiday tradition at Lincoln School.

Lincoln families can donate NEW mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves for children ages 4-13, all of which will be donated to the Hephzibah Children’s Association in Oak Park.

Students can hang their donations on the Mitten Tree in the Park Avenue lobby between December 2nd and December 13th.

Thank you for contributing to this organization!

Lincoln Science Expo – register now!

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 opens tonight, Sunday 12/1, 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 – Registration opens next Sunday, 12/15!

Tennis will be taught by Mirka and Luka Bagos, professional coaches of Play For Lot, outside on the Franklin-side playground (weather permitting). If it’s too cold, tennis will meet in the gym. Registration opens 12/15 at 5pm on the PTO Webstore!

The program welcomes children of all skill levels. Children need to wear gym shoes and comfortable clothes. No racket needed.

Who & When:
Grades 1 and 2 meet on TUESDAYS 3:15 to 4:15 pm on the following dates: 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25 ($80 for 6 lessons)
Grades 3 and 4 meet on THURSDAYS 3:15 to 4:15 pm on the following dates: 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20 ($80 for 6 lessons)

**All 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 contact chair, Nikki Elza at njselza@comcast.net

Winter Sports Registration Opens Sunday 12/15

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.

$80. Spaces limited.

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

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

The program is run by Legacy Sports and will take place in the gym. Registration will open on the PTO Webstore next Sunday 12/15!!!

**All 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 contact chair, Nikki Elza at njselza@comcast.net

Connect4Kids Local Yoga for Grades 1-4 – registration opens 12/15!

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 opens Sunday, December 15th at 5pm 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 opens 12/15!

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 opens on Sunday, 12/15 at 5pm 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
Fee: $80 per session

SESSION 3 DATES – 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14

Max: 18

*No refunds on missed classes