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Lincoln Families,

I hope you enjoyed yet another long weekend. With only fourteen school days remaining until Spring Break, it will be a busy few weeks around Lincoln.

Many thanks to everyone who took the time to come engage in conversation with our teachers during Spring Conferences. While this is a formal opportunity to connect with teachers, please know ongoing communication is essential and always welcome.

I look forward to celebrating our school with you on Friday, March 15 at our annual Lincoln School Auction. This is always such a fun evening to come together. If you haven’t already done so, please see the information below for tickets.

For the next month, art work by our 1st -4th grade kids will be on display at the River Forest Public Library. Please be sure to stop by and check it out. Under the direction of the incredible Ms. Kozbur, our kids always create such amazing art!

Finally, don’t forget to continue to spread the word about Kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year. Please encourage anyone you know with a kindergarten age child to register as soon as possible.

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

Quote of the Week: “Kindness is the greatest gift you can give a person. Especially when they aren’t expecting it!”

Spirit Winners 2/28/19:  Ms. Neilson and Ms. Klusak


Tuesday, March 5:

  • Theater Club – 3:15-4:15pm, auditorium
  • Committee of the Whole Meeting – 7pm, Roosevelt auditorium

Wednesday, March 6:

  • PTO meeting – 8:45am, conference room
  • Heartworks
  • Waste Free Wednesday

Thursday, March 7:

  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • 2nd grade Tanglao/Jenkins field trip to Fullersburg Woods

Friday, March 8:

  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • 2nd grade Mayer/Rogers field trip to Fullersburg Woods
  • Fun Lunch – pizza

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!

PTO Meeting Reminder

There is a PTO meeting this Wednesday, March 6 at 8:45am in the Lincoln conference room.  All are welcome!


Summer School 2019

It’s time to think about summer school! District 90’s Summer School program will be in session from Monday, June 17th through Friday, July 12th, with no classes on July 4th.Students entering Kindergarten-4th grade will be at Willard Elementary and students entering 5th-8th grade will be at Roosevelt Middle School. Registration IS NOW OPEN and closes on April 18th. Click on the link for the brochure and to register— https://www.district90.org/about/summer-school.

The Library Lowdown – Monarch deadline tomorrow

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.



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

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.


Connect4Kids Speaker Event: April 4 at 6:30 pm Willard Auditorium

Having a tough time getting your family out the door in the morning?  Would you like for your child to be more organized in their daily routines and more responsible for their belongings? Are you struggling to manage your child’s technology time? You’re not alone! Help your child develop Executive Function skills with tips from Dr. Georgia Bozeday, Ed.D, Director of Educational Services at Rush NeuroBehavioral Center.

  • An overview of current research from neuroscience describing the impact of the 21st Century influences on students today
  • Recommendations and strategies for organization and time-management
  • Focuses primarily on grades 3rd-12th grade

  Questions? Contact laura.haussmann@gmail.com or sangs50@gmail.com

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

8th annual One Earth Film Festival – local upcoming events!

This year’s 8th annual One Earth Film Festival returns Mar 1-10 with 70 events around the Chicago region for all ages, including live or video Q&A with 17+ filmmakers.  Local Events include:

February 28, 7pm at Dominican – Living the Change – This film explores solutions to the global crises we face today—solutions any of us can implement—through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way. Sustainability Commission will have a table highlighting work that is being done in the Village.

Saturday, March 2, 11:30am – Young Filmmakers Award Screening and Awards Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago

Saturday, March 2, 7pm – Good Earth Greenhouse – Dreaming of a Vetter World – Farmer Vetter will be at the film to speak. What a great opportunity, right here in our own Village!

Saturday, March 9, 9:15am – Thatcher Pavilion – Earth + Sky Friends (ages 3-8)

Saturday, March 9, 11am – Thatcher Pavilion – Backyard Wilderness (ages 6-13)

Saturday, March 9, 4pm – Thatcher Woods Pavilion, Inventing Tomorrow – If you want something inspiring come to this film with your kids which is about teenage innovators. We have invited Mrs. Daly, Mr. Kadlec and Mrs. Rains to ask students from Roosevelt to share their passions, practices and ideas for sustainability to be a part of the discussion. We are waiting for confirmation.

Sunday, March 10, 11am  -Thatcher Wood Pavilion – Call of the Forest – Note: Guided Forest Walk with Forest Therapist Kim Ruffin at 10am, what a great way to take a walk in the woods.