2/18 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Sometimes a four-day weekend is just what you need in the middle of February. While at times it seems we are crawling through the winter, it is nice to see the sun beginning to linger in the sky a little longer each day.

We are excited to welcome Ms. Gerges back to Lincoln this Friday, February 21. After beginning her adventure of motherhood, she is excited to be back at Lincoln and Willard. I know she is very excited yet anxious to be back and I’m confident you will make her feel welcome on her transition back to school.

Today all D90 teachers gathered for an Institute Day at Roosevelt Middle School that focused on grade level/special area collaboration around Standards Based grading. It was a productive day for our staff and much cherished time working with colleagues from Roosevelt and Willard.

Last week, our 3rd and 4th graders attended an assembly presented by Historical Perspectives, with an actress portraying Harriett Tubman. It was an amazing assembly as the actress narrated and acted out the key moments of this heroine’s life and her significance in our country’s history!

The other highlight of the past week was the annual Kindergarten Valentine concert. While it was our kindergarten kids’ first visit to the Lincoln School stage, it was the final curtain call for the legend we call Mrs. Halter!  The kindergarten show is always a fan favorite! Congratulations kindergarten kids!

If you happen to be in or around the River Forest Public Library in the next few weeks, be sure to check out a variety of Lincoln School student artwork that is on display. Many thanks to Ms. Kozbur for the time put into creating this great display of our kids’ creations.

Finally, don’t forget Spring Conferences are coming up next week. If you haven’t yet done so please be sure to sign up for a conference time with your child’s teachers.

Conference Dates/Times by grade level:

Thursday, February 27:

  • PreK and Kindergarten:  8:20 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Grades 1–4:  3:40 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Grades 5 – 8:  3:40 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Friday, February 28:

  • PreK and Kindergarten:  8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Grades 1 – 4:  8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Grades 5 – 8:  8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m

To register, you may click on this link: https://www.virtualparagon.com/d90k4/conference/

As always, thank you for your continued support of our Fine Fine School. Have a great week. CG


Wednesday, February 19:

  • Wednesday Walking Club
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Game On Club – during lunch, STEM lab
  • Roald Dahl Book Club – 3:15-4pm, library
  • Winter Sports (Grades 3/4) – 3:15-4:15pm, gym

Thursday, February 20:

  • 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
  • Recorder Club – 3:10-4:15, auditorium

Friday, February 21:

  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Fun Lunch – pizza

Girls Volleyball Club – spring session coming soon

Registration for spring volleyball begins on Sunday, February 23rd at 5pm!

Tickets Now Available for the Lincoln Auction!

Please join us at Lincoln’s biggest fundraiser of the year on Friday, March 13 at 7 pm at Doc Ryan’s. Sign up here https://cbo.io/tickets/d90/tix to register. All proceeds benefit the PTO. It’s a great way to meet new parents (and teachers!), catch up with old friends, or lift your paddle for exciting one-of a kind experiences and items. There will be both a silent and live auction, drinks, appetizers, DJ, dancing and a ton of fun.

Do you have a special skill? A business to promote? A hook-up for a cool experience or tickets?

Please reach out to Stephanie Kendall Kang or Lauren Plungas Perlstein with any questions. All help is greatly appreciated!

Looking for parent volunteers for 4th Grade Field Day activities

Would your son or daughter like to participate in one of Lincoln School’s Field Day traditions? Our kids have excitedly been watching the “big kids” (aka – 4th graders) over the years entertain and kick off Field Day with Drumming and the Maypole Dance. Now it’s their turn to participate! Field Day is scheduled for the last day of school. Your 4th grader can choose to participate in the Maypole Dance and/or Drumming. Registration will occur after spring break. In the meantime, we are in need of parent volunteers to help guide and instruct the students in the Maypole Dance and drumming activities.  Please email Ginger Timchak (gingertimchak@gmail.com) or Devin Howe (devinlhowe78@yahoo.com) if you are interested in leading the 4th graders in this wonderful Lincoln tradition.

Library Lowdown

Rosie Revere Musical: Rosie Revere, Engineer will be presented on Saturday, April 4th at North Central College in Naperville.  The performance is a fun new musical based on Andrea Beaty’s terrific three picture books: Rosie Revere the Engineer, Iggy Peck, Architect, and Ada Twist, Scientist.

Here is the link to NCC’s website for show information.  Both the books and the theatre group come highly recommend by Mrs. Brauweiler!

Kids Heart Challenge: REGISTER NOW!

Image result for kids heart challengeLincoln Elementary’s KIDS HEART CHALLENGE is up and running! 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 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 talked 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

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

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.