2/19 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
I hope you enjoyed the long weekend with your family.  Although it is a short three-day school week, it looks to be a busy one.
I look forward to celebrating all the February birthdays during Principal Birthday Lunch on Thursday.
If you haven’t yet done so, please be sure to sign up for a Spring Conference time slot. Conferences are on February 28 and March 1. The following link can be used to sign up. virtualparagon.com/d90k4/conference/
The fun at Lincoln continues into the upcoming weekend with our annual Young Authors conference on Saturday and International Fest on Sunday. More information about both of these events can be found below.
Finally, please continue to spread the word about kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 academic year. Registration packets can be picked up in the Lincoln School office.
As always please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to better support your family. Enjoy the short week. CG
Quote of the Week “Kindness is the highest form of intelligence.” ~ Wayne Teasdale


Wednesday, February 20:

  • Waste Free Wednesday

Thursday, February 21:

  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • February Principal Birthday Lunch

Friday, February 22:

  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Lincoln Spirit Day
  • Fun Lunch – chicken tenders/veggie burgers

Saturday, February 23:

  • Young Authors Conference

Sunday, February 24:

  • International Festival – 1-4pm, Lincoln School (enter on Franklin side)

Lincoln PTO Auction – Friday 3/15 – tickets on sale now!

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!

The Library Lowdown

Monarch and Bluestem Challenges:

If your child is participating in these challenges, the deadline for turning in signed reading logs is Tuesday, March 5th. Please read the attached information for K-2 students reading Monarch books.


Poets with Passion:

Second, third and fourth graders can write poetry to turn in for submission to the National Poetry Project.  All poetry is due by February 27th.  During recess this past Monday, students could come to the library and write – 61 students showed up to be creative!

Young Authors Conference this Saturday, 2/23!

Please send in your R.S.V.P. for the celebration on Saturday, February 23. You can also email Mrs. Moriarty at moriartyp@district90.org and let her know how many family members will be attending.

PE Shoe Drive

Dear Lincoln Families,

My name is Jonathan Augustine and I am the new PE teacher here at Lincoln. I have great idea that can help every student excel during their PE time.

What?  A school wide athletic shoe drive!

WhyDuring PE it is mandatory for students to wear  proper athletic shoes. This means no showing of the toes, only closed toe athletic shoes. During the winter and spring months students wear boots or sandals to school, often times forgetting their athletic shoes for PE and unable to participate.  I want PE to be fun and engaging for everyone, even those who happen to forget their athletic shoes.

Therefore, if you have any gently used athletic style shoes that perhaps your kids have grown out of or no longer wear, please send them in. A variety of sizes that will fit K-4 students would be appreciated.

I will have disinfectant spray each time a student wears a pair of shoes.

If you have any questions feel free to email me at augustinej@district90.org.

Thank you for helping the Lincoln students!!!  Mr. A

Lincoln Technology Bulletin

Please follow this link to view Lincoln’s February Technology Bulletin.





Chipotle Eat & Earn – Tuesday, 2/26

Please join us for a Chipotle (1128 W. Lake St, OP) fundraiser on Tuesday, February 26th from 4-8pmBring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or simply mention the event to the cashier and 33% of sales will be donated to Lincoln PTO! Please note, online sales are not included in this event. Thank you for your continued Lincoln PTO support!

Lincoln event photos wanted

The yearbook committee would love any photos you took of the following events:

  • Halloween Parade
  • Veteran’s Day Assembly
  • Winter & Valentines Concerts
If you have photos you’d like to share please use this Google drive link.  When uploading photos, we ask that you please follow the folder naming structure so we know which event/classroom to attribute the photos to:  [Event_Name] Photos from [Your_Name] [Teacher_Name] Photos from [Your_Name] and Please send the photos in the largest size you have so that we can maximize print capability. The print deadline is approaching quickly so please send what you have by February 18.

Looking for parent volunteers for 4th Grade Field Day activities

Image result for field dayWould 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 Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) or Ginger Timchak (gingertimchak@gmail.com) if you are interested in leading the 4th graders in this wonderful Lincoln tradition.

Save the date: District 90 speaker event – Thursday, 4/4 at 6:30pm, Willard

Image result for connect4kids*Organized by Connect4Kids, a D90 PTO Committee* 
Topic:  What can parents do to help their children develop Executive Function skills?
Dr. Georgia Bozeday, Ed.D.,  Director of Educational Services at Rush NeuroBehavioral Center – 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 from 6:30-8:00 pm at Willard Elementary Auditorium.

EARTH WEEK (April 22-26) call for volunteers!