2/25 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a great weekend. Welcome to another four day week of school!  How is it that in just a few days it will be March?

Congratulations to all our students who participated in our annual Young Authors Conference over the weekend.  Having read many of this year’s  submissions, I was completely blown away by the hard work, time and creativity each student put into their piece. Many thanks to Mrs. Moriarty for her passionate commitment to this project and the development of our students as writers.

It was also wonderful to see so many Eagles at our annual International Festival this weekend. I have loved watching this event evolve into what it has become. It provides our kids such a unique opportunity to learn about the different cultures of the world. What a great way to end the Olympics! Many thanks to Katie Iammartino, Vanessa Druckman and their army of volunteers for their unwavering commitment to this project.

The Lincoln teachers and I are excited to welcome you to our Spring Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday and Friday this week. It’s not too late to sign up for a time.

I look forward to seeing you later this week. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to support you or your kids. Have a great week. CG


Monday, 2/26:

  • Yoga – 3:14-4:15, auditorium
  • Sports Camp – 3:15-4, gym (last session)
  • Chess Club – 3:15-4:15, LLC

Tuesday, 2/27:

  • Tennis grades 3/4 – 3:15-4pm, gym (last session)
  • Jump Rope for Heart envelops due

Wednesday, 2/28:

  • 4th Grade Math Circle – lunch/recess

Thursday, 3/1:

  • Parent/teacher conferences
Friday, 3/2: NO SCHOOL – Parent teacher/conferences

Monday, 3/5: NO SCHOOL – Pulaski Day

Annual Lincoln School Auction – March 16th – tickets on sale NOW!

Tickets are ON SALE now for the Hoops and Heels Lincoln Auction. Enjoy premium wines, craft beers and great food while you bid on exciting items, watch March Madness and hang out with our awesome Lincoln Family. Tickets are $60 for an individual ticket or $100 for a pair. All proceeds go to the Lincoln PTO.

Click HERE to buy tickets and sign up for online bidding.

Lincoln yearbooks are now on sale!

Yearbooks are now available to order on the PTO Web Store.  Reserve a copy for your student(s) before April 1st and you’ll save $5.  $25 gets you a hardcover book and a souvenir pen.  Books are distributed during the Ice Cream Social on June 1st.

Save your confirmation email from the PTO Web Store so you can quickly confirm your order when “end of the school year” panic sets in!

Do you have some precious photos of Lincoln students at school events?

Share some of your best school photos with the Lincoln Yearbook!  We’d love to see your PTO event, playground or classroom photos.  We are also interested in Girl Scout, Boy Scout, and holiday concerts.  Please email lincolnyearbookpto@gmail.com or use our Yearbook Google Drive.

Please note, we can only use high-resolution photos, so please select a large file size and know that only 3-5 photos will fit on a single email.  We don’t mind receiving multiple emails!  Thank you!

Girls On the Run – registration closes this Wednesday!

Fitness, Empowerment, & Fun? Join Girls on the Run!

Girls on the Run is a non-profit, after-school program for 3rd and 4th grade girls that uses the power of running to educate girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. The program combines training for a 5k event with interactive lessons that encourage positive physical and social-emotional development.

WHEN do we meet?
 Twice a week after school for 75 – 90 minutes with your team. The program will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Lincoln School starting in March through May and is led by trained, volunteer coaches.  (Cost will be $205/girl for the 12 week season).

Sign up is open through this Wednesday, 2/28! Go to gotrchicago.org to sign up and learn more.  5K Race to be held in Grant Park on Saturday, May 19.

Volunteer as a coach for Girls on the Run!  You don’t need to be a runner or have previous coaching experience – just the passion to change the lives of young girls.

Contact Kristin Bailitz at kristinbailitz@gmail.com if interested.

Connect4Kids event – 3/14

Connect4Kids is a PTO affiliated organization that focuses on supporting and enhancing the social and emotional learning of the District 90 community.

Smart Love Family Services Presents: Helping You and Your Child Effectively Cope With Traumatic Events

Wednesday, March 14th, 7:00 Willard Elementary School Auditorium

How do we help children digest all that they see around them–including the pain of traumatic events such as mass school shootings—on the news, the internet, social media and even in their own communities? Mental health professionals from Smart Love Family Services, a not for profit counseling agency in Oak Park, will answer this question utilizing Smart Love’s years of experience and expertise working with parents and children. The presenters will share information from a child development perspective—that is, guidelines on what and how much to share based on a child’s developmental stage.  See the attached c4k flyer for more information.

Jump Rope for Heart – thank you!

Thank you to all of our students who participated in jumping rope last week to promote being heart healthy.  Thank you also to our students and parents who participated in our Jump Rope for Heart fundraising event.  Please turn in your donation envelopes/reports no later than Tuesday, February 27.  Thank you gifts (aside from the key instant gifts) that the students earned by collecting donations will be handed out in about a month.

Thank you for staying active and eating healthy! Every single dollar you raised will help kids and families build healthier lives. I’m so proud of our school  community for making such a big difference! Thank you for being a Heart Hero!


Join in 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 currently scheduled for the last day of school, Thursday, June 6. Your 4th grader can choose to participate in the Maypole Dance and/or Drumming. We are in need of parent volunteers to help guide and instruct the students in the drumming activity.  Please email Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) if you are interested in leading the 4th graders in this Lincoln Tradition.

Please Don’t Forget to Pay 4th Grade Activities Fee

Please click here to pay your $25 4th Grade Activity Fee.This money goes toward the t-shirt that your 4th grader will wear during Field Day and the cost of the 4th grade breakfast celebration on the last day of school.  If you are unsure if you have already paid, please click here and log in to review your order history on the PTO webstore.

Any questions? Contact Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com).

Commemorative Video for 4th Graders: Pictures Needed

A video will be shown at the 4th grade breakfast on the morning of June 6. The video will contain pictures of the 4th graders through their years at Lincoln School. So grab a box of tissues and scroll through your old photos. Please begin to gather a variety of photos of your child commemorating all of their years at Lincoln, grades K through 4. We suggest photos from school events, school concerts, class parties, field trips, PTO events, back to school pictures, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, other clubs, youth sports teams, pictures with good Lincoln buddies, etc.  We will set up a method for collecting those photos in the coming weeks.

Important messages from your School Nurse

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Please 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 before they can return to school. 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.

Attendance reporting

When reporting your child’s absence please be sure to either use the district attendance e-mail or telephone extension:
1) Lincoln School Attendance Line: 708.366.7340
2) Email 24-7 to lincolnattendance@district90.org