3/5 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
Happy Monday! I hope you enjoyed another extended weekend. It’s hard to believe there are only fourteen school days until Spring Break. It looks to be a relatively light week at Lincoln this week.

On behalf of our fine fine teachers, thank you so much to everyone who took the time to attend Parent/Teacher Conferences last week. The opportunity to connect and celebrate your child’s progress is always a highlight of the school year.

I hope to see you on Wednesday morning at 8:45am for our March PTO meeting.

Additionally, don’t forget to save the date for “Hoops and Heels,” the annual Lincoln School Auction on Friday, March 16. See more information below. I look forward to seeing you there.

As always, please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to better support your child or your family.

Enjoy the week and thank you for your continued support of Lincoln. CG


Tuesday, 3/6:

  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4pm, gym
  • Theater Club – 3:10-4:30pm, auditorium
  • Committee of the Whole Meeting – 7pm, Roosevelt

Wednesday, 3/7:

  • PTO Meeting – 8:45am, multipurpose room

Thursday, 3/8:

  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4pm, gym
Friday, 3/9:
  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Fun Lunch – Pizza

Annual Lincoln School Auction – March 16th, 6:30pm – 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.

Library News!

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We are wrapping up our Monarch and Bluestem reading! The original deadline is being extended two weeks to Thursday, March 15 due to some long waits for the books. If your child has just a few left, please be sure to use the River Forest Public Library as well to ensure meeting the deadline.

If your child has read all 20 Monarch titles or all 20 Bluestem books, please turn the signed reading log into the library by March 15th.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Brauweiler directly. Happy Reading!

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!

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.


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