2/23 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the balmy weather and especially the sunshine! Unfortunately, the forecast for the coming week doesn’t look quite as pleasant, however the silver lining is that Spring Break is less than a month away!

I look forward to seeing you at Spring Conferences this week. The conference schedule is outlined below.:

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/

D90 is asking that you consider providing your feedback to the DRAFT 2020-25 Strategic Plan. To provide your observations, please participate in this brief survey by clicking this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z7YMCZH

The purpose of this survey is to gather stakeholder feedback on the tentative Strategic Plan that is currently being developed. Your feedback will help to refine the language and provide guidance on the Draft 2020-25 Strategic Plan. The survey will close at noon on Friday, February 28.

Don’t forget – there is no student attendance on Friday, February 28 and Monday, March 2 for conferences and the observance of Casimir Pulaski Day.

As always, thanks for your support of our Fine Fine School. I look forwarding to seeing you later this week at conferences.

Have a wonderful week. CG


Monday, February 24:

  • Lincoln News Broadcast – during lunch, Mr. Cheney’s classroom
  • Chef Du Jour – during lunch, library
  • Lincoln News Crew – 3:10 – 4:15pm, STEM
  • Winter Yoga – 3:15 – 4:15pm, library
  • Winter Sports (Grades 1/2) – 3:15  -4:15pm, gym
  • Chess Club – 3:15 – 4pm, multipurpose room
  • Green4Good Club – 3:15 – 4:15pm, Mrs. Suzuki’s classroom

Tuesday, February 25:

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

Wednesday, February 26:

  • Wednesday Walking Club
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Game On Club – during lunch, STEM lab

Thursday, February 27:

  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • FUN LUNCH – pasta/mac n cheese
  • Coding and App Development Club – during lunch, Mrs. Clasky’s classroom
  • Books and Building Club (grade 2) – during lunch, library
  • Recorder Club – 3:10-4:15pm, auditorium
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences – evening

Friday, February 28:

  • NO SCHOOL – Parent/Teacher Conferences

Monday, March 2:

  • NO SCHOOL – Pulaski Day

*The next Lincoln Log will publish on Monday, March 2.*

Girls Volleyball Club – registration now open for spring session!

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

Lincoln Auction, Friday, March 13 – tickets selling fast!

Want your child to be the principal or librarian for a day? A night out with Mr. Godfrey? Want an amazing experience with Lincoln parents or prizes from local vendors? Come to 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. There will be both a silent and live auction, drinks, appetizers, DJ, dancing and a ton of fun.

Looking for parent volunteers for 4th Grade Field Day activities

Image result for maypole imagesWould 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 Dwyer (amyadwyer@gmail.com) or Gina Hardy (gfrioli@hotmail.com) if you are interested in leading the 4th graders in this wonderful Lincoln tradition.

Potential new PTO committee – gardening!

Image result for garden images clipartInterested in gardening? Have a green thumb? Value Lincoln’s native garden and green spaces? Please let Amy Hansmann, Alexis Murphy or Renee Sichlau know as soon as possible! We are gauging interest in forming a new PTO Garden Committee to help support stewardship of Lincoln’s native gardens as well as future gardening initiatives at Lincoln.

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!

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.

Strengthening Families Program – program begins 2/25

Roosevelt PTO’s Positive Youth Development (PYD)/Parent Enrichment Committee is working with the Oak Park Township’s PYD committee to help promote their Strengthening Families Program. This program helps families work on the skills needed to effectively communicate with each other and to improve family relationships. It is a free program to residents of River Forest and Oak Park. The next session begins in the evening on Tuesday, February 25th.

Please see the attached flyer for more details about the program and registration information.

Questions? Please contact Megan Hunkele at mewoodward@hotmail.com