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Lincoln Families,

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!   Whether you are cheering for San Francisco or Kansas City or are just excited for the commercials, food and J-Lo’s halftime show…..I hope you enjoy the game and that you had a great weekend.

Kudos to Roshni Richetti and the Science Expo team for making this years Expo such a great experience for our kids. The Expo is always one of my favorite events each year. This year’s projects were so creative and it was incredible to see the enthusiasm with which our kids presented their research!

Please continue to spread the word about our upcoming Kindergarten Information Night for 2020-2021. Any prospective or interested families are invited to join Ms. Suzuki, Ms. Bailitz, Ms. Stasys and me on Thursday evening, February 6 at 6:30PM in the Lincoln Auditorium to learn more about Kindergarten in D90. Please see the attached flier for more information.

The 4th Grade broadcast news club is pleased to present the third edition of “Life @ Lincoln.” Congratulations to our kids, Ms. Clasky and Mr. Cheney for their work on this latest edition. Enjoy.  https://vimeo.com/388057595

Finally, don’t forget next Friday’s Kindergarten Valentines Concert as well as our annual Friendship Parties. Remember that on Friday, February 14, both AM and PM students will attend school in the morning. The concert will be at 10:15.

As always, never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your kids and family. Thanks for your support of our Fine Fine School. Have a great week. CG

Waste Free Wednesday Leaders for Wednesday, January 29:

  • 1st – 3 way tie Donnelly, Meyers, Neilson (9)
  • 2nd – Mayer (11)`
  • 3rd – McCole (11)
  • 4th – Bajo (14)


Monday, February 3:

  • Lincoln News Broadcast – during lunch, Mr. Cheney’s classroom
  • Chef Du Jour – during lunch, library
  • Lincoln News Crew – 3:15-4:15pm, STEM lab
  • Winter Yoga – 3:15-4:15pm, library
  • Winter Sports (Grades 1/2) – 3:15-4:15pm, gym
  • Chess Club – 3:15-4pm, multipurpose room
  • PTO Meeting – 7pm, library

Tuesday, February 4:

  • Books and Building Club (grade 1) – during lunch, library
  • Theater Club: 3:15-4:15pm, auditorium
  • Volleyball – 3:10-4:15pm, gym

Wednesday, February 5:

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

Thursday, February 6:

  • 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
  • Kindergarten Information Night – 6:30pm, auditorium

Friday, February 7:

  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Fun Lunch – chicken tenders or grilled cheese
  • Heartworks – during lunch, STEM lab
  • Volleyball – 3:10-4:15pm, gym

PTO Meeting – 7pm Monday

Join us for the February PTO meeting this Monday evening, 2/3, at 7pm in the Lincoln library.  All are welcome!

Library Lowdown

Virtual Author Visit – Shane Burcaw: We’re very excited that Lincoln will be virtually hosting author, Shane Burcaw, this coming Thursday and Friday, February 6 and 7.  Shane is the author of “Not So Different”, a book nominated for both the Illinois Monarch and Bluestem reading programs. His picture book answers questions about his life living with spinal muscular atrophy.

All 1st – 4th students have listened to his book and this week will have the opportunity to ask their questions directly to Shane via Skype.  We’re very excited to meet Shane and learn more about this life.

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!

Young Authors Deadline Extended

The deadline has been extended until February 7 for turning in your completed writing pieces for the Young Authors Conference. If you need more time after that, please contact Mrs. Moriarty.

Lunch/Recess Volunteers Needed 2/12

We are looking for volunteers to help at lunch and recess on February 12 from 11:30-12:30.  Giving teachers this one hour off provides them a much-appreciated opportunity to do team building with other Lincoln staff.  Anyone interested in volunteering can email Ginger Timchak at gingertimchak@gmail.com.  Thank you!

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!

GREEN4GOOD T-SHIRTS FOR SALE – order through 2/10!

Image result for green 4 goodIf you and your family would like to show your support for District 90’s commitment to “ensuring a sustainable future for and with our students,” Lincoln’s Green4Good team will be taking t-shirt orders from now through Monday, February 10!  T-shirts are $12 each and will be delivered to your door, well in advance of Lincoln’s Earth Week celebration, April 20-24.  Click here to order.

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.