2/6 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a great weekend. With the frigid temperatures, hopefully you were able to cozy up on the couch and cheer on the athletes in the Beijing Winter Games.   It’s definitely one of  my favorite sporting events and so full of inspiration and examples of sportsmanship and perseverance for our kids. 

Thanks so much for all of your support as we rolled out our first official E-Learning day last week. Our Fine Fine Teachers executed a relatively flawless day of learning and our kids did such an incredible job of demonstrating their resilience and engagement. The silver lining of it all is that we don’t have to make up the missed day in June! 

Many thanks to everyone who attended our Kindergarten Information night last Thursday. Please know that the registration window is now officially open for enrollment of kindergartners for the 22-23 school year. Please visit the District 90 Website for all information related to Kindergarten Registration. 

Valentine’s Day is next week – our kids are invited to bring valentines to school on Monday, February 14 to distribute to their friends. While there will be no Kindergarten Concert or formal classroom parties, our teachers will be sure to infuse some fun valentine activities into the day. Please note that there should be no food or candy attached to valentines. 

Believe it or not, spring conferences will take place in less than a month. As referenced in the D90 Weekly Update, the portal to sign up for conferences is officially open and will close on Monday, February 28th at 10pm. For grades PreK-4, please click this link: K-4 Spring Conference Sign Up.

As we continue to navigate through the ever changing landscape of the Covid-19 pandemic, please remember that regardless of vaccination status, it is essential for families to contact Ms. Godellas of any positive Covid-19 cases within your family or if your child has been identified as a close-contact to someone with Covid-19. Your partnership is paramount in our continued efforts to keep Lincoln School safe and keeping our schools open. Please reach out to Ms. Godellas or myself if you have any questions. 

Finally, weather permitting, this Thursday I look forward to celebrating February Birthdays at Gaga for Godfrey. All February birthdays will be invited to attend at 2:30pm on Thursday, February 10.

We are celebrating Kindness Month this February at Lincoln, so don’t forget to take a moment to share some  Lincoln Love and spread some kindness throughout our school community. 

As always, thanks so much for your continued support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more we can do to support your kids and family.

Enjoy the upcoming week and the Olympics. CG


Monday, 2/7

  • 1st and 2nd Grade Chess Club, 3:15pm in the library

Tuesday, 2/8

  • 1st and 2nd Grade Legacy Sports, 3:15pm in the gym

Wednesday, 2/9

  • 3rd and 4th Grade Chess Club, 3:15pm in the library

Thursday, 2/10

  • 3rd and 4th Grade Legacy Sports, 3:15pm in the gym

Friday, 2/11

  • Fun Lunch – chicken/grilled cheese

Girls on the Run

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 the research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the program, girls in 3rd and 4th grade develop 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 on April 4th and meet every Monday and Thursday after school in the gym from 3:10 – 4:30pm until May 25th.   The celebratory 5k run is tentatively scheduled for May 14th, details to come. Please register at Girls on the Run

Love this program?  Interested in VOLUNTEERING as a coach to help run this amazing program?  If interested in helping out, please reach out to cathleenbuckley@gmail.com

Lincoln Science Expo – videos due Monday, 2/7 at 8pm!

All Science Expo videos are due on Monday, February 7th by 8pm. Also, we are seeking parent volunteers as Zoom Breakout Room video hosts  – please email Susan.Veazie@gmail.com.


Fun Lunch Substitutes 2022

Please sign up to be a 2022 Fun Lunch substitute!

Sometimes things come up and our scheduled Fun Lunch servers cannot help on a particular day. We will email you when we are short-handed and see if you can help! Questions, email Lincolnrfptofunlunch@gmail.com 

Please sign up here.

Belongingness and Inclusion Committee

The Lincoln PTO Belongingness and Inclusion Committee is looking for more volunteers.

Belongingness and Inclusion: An inclusive community is fostered when each of us feels both the sense of belongingness and of uniqueness. In other words, when we feel seen, respected, welcomed and valued for our authentic selves.

In conjunction with the Willard PTO and D90, this committee focus’ on providing resources to Lincoln families and supporting the staff to foster belongingness and inclusion in our Lincoln School community. We are currently working on providing materials to the teachers and staff at Lincoln School in preparation for our different heritage and awareness months. Please click this sign-up genius link for more information and to sign-up. We look forward to working with you!

Dine & Share Fundraiser – Portillo’s on Wednesday, 2/16!

Thank You Lincoln Eagles!

Heartworks and the Lincoln Belongingness and Inclusion Committee thank you for your generosity during our January Poverty Awareness Month food and supply drive! We made daily trips to drop off your donations to Beyond Hunger and the community fridges and dropped off a full SUV load of supplies to Housing Forward! Everyone was thrilled to receive your donations and support!

Thank you for your generosity and warmth during the coldest time of the year!

Kids Heart Challenge

Welcome to another year of the Kids Heart Challenge!!!

What does the Kids Heart Challenge do?

The Kids Heart Challenge focuses on whole body wellness, helping students improve their own health and better their character while raising life-saving donations for the American Heart Association to help kids facing heart-health issues. 

***Please know your child does not need to participate in Kids Heart Challenge and it is only optional.*** 

The Kids Heart Challenge ends on February 25, 2022.

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As the pandemic stretches on, we’ve all had to learn new skills to manage the stress: Bouncing back from disappointment, going with the flow when plans change unexpectedly (e.g. snow days and e-learning!), getting comfortable with change and managing uncertainty. But there is an upside: Many of the skills we’ve been forced to practice rely on a key executive function called flexible thinking. Here are some Ways to Help Kids with Flexible Thinking.

Library Lowdown – Young Authors

Young Authors: Deadline is Tuesday, February 15th for 1st – 4th graders.  In order to be submitted, the story be sturdily bound with a title page, dedication page, and about the author page, and must be neatly handwritten or typed. Please see this link for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Brauweiler directly.

Follow the PTO on Instagram@Lincoln_Eagles_PTO

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Technology Support

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Thank you for emailing powerschool@district90.org or helpdesk@district90.org with your technology questions/issues.  Please remember to include as much information as possible, e.g., Student Name, Teacher Name, School, iPad asset tag number, etc. Screenshots, links, websites and any other information regarding the issue is helpful. For example, my iPad/computer can’t connect to the XXXXX website when I click on this link. 

Additionally, if you have difficulty logging into your child’s special area classes, please be sure to reach out to that particular teacher to assist with any login issues. 

Securely Home is an app that allows parents to have considerable control over their child’s iPad while at home.

Click here for technology resources for your D90 iPad!