3/8 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weather and sunshine this weekend. I enjoyed having my parents in town for the weekend. It is hard to believe there are only ten school days until Spring Break. The next two weeks will be very busy around our Fine Fine School. So here are a few highlights of things to come!

I’m looking forward to seeing you on Friday night at the annual Lincoln School Auction. The auction is always one of my favorite nights of the year. It’s always a fun evening and spirited way to celebrate Lincoln. This year’s committee spearheaded by Lauren Perlstein and Stephanie Kang has worked tirelessly to plan a fun and spirited evening to celebrate our school. They’ve worked to incorporate some traditional Lincoln auction favorites as well as some new and fresh elements to this year’s event. It promises to be a fun and memorable evening. Information about tickets can be found in the auction section below.

Hopefully last Wednesday you received an email from Dawne Simmons regarding the upcoming Erin’s Law sessions.  Erin’s Law (House Bill 6193) requires that all Illinois schools implement an age-appropriate sexual assault and abuse awareness prevention curriculum to students.  This year, District 90 has elected to have Linda Conway, Director of I-SEARCH Safety Programs, and Victor Pacini, creator of the Be Seen and Heard program, provide presentations related to Erin’s Law.  Linda Conway will be visiting the AM and PM Lincoln kindergarten classrooms on March 18th.  Victor Pacini will be meeting with grades 1-4 by grade level in our auditorium on March 18th.  Presentations are tailored for each grade to address concepts such as, “the difference between a safe and unsafe touch”, “trusted heroes”, and “using your voice” in a way that is developmentally appropriate for the children in each grade.  The following link will provide more information if you have questions about Victor Pacini or the Be Seen and Heard program:  Victor Pacini’s Website

As you know, talk of the Coronavirus seems to be dominating the news and social media. As during all illnesses, our maintenance staff and our school nurse, Ms. Godellas, work in tandem to proactively prevent the spread of germs and to communicate with families regarding illnesses at Lincoln . The following link provides a document co-created by the National Association of School Nurses and the National Association of School Psychologists with helpful information to use when talking to kids about this topic.  While the document was created for parents, the information translates nicely to the school setting if children have questions.  As always please reach out to the incredible nurse Ms. Godellas or myself if you have any questions.  Talking to Children about Coronavirus

Finally, next week, Lincoln will celebrate our annual Spring Break Spirit Week. Here is a glance ahead to our Spring Break countdown.

Monday. March 16- Mixed up Monday

-Mix up your clothes, wear tacky colors, crazy socks, wear your clothes backwards or crazy hair! 

Tuesday, March 17-  Go Green Tuesday– St. Patrick’s Day

-Wear as much green as possible 

Wednesday, March 18Cozy-up and Read Day

-Wear your favorite pajamas, bring your favorite book and get ready to Drop Everything And Read several times throughout the day!

Thursday, March 19- Wear RED for Lincoln and Hat Day

-Wear your Lincoln spiritwear, red and your favorite or craziest hat! 

Friday, March 20- Vacation Friday

-Celebrate the start of Spring Break by wearing vacation clothing!

As always, thank you for your continued support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more we can do to better support your kids or family. I look forward to seeing you at the auction on Friday. Have a great week. CG and CG


Monday, March 9:

  • PTO meeting – 8:45am, conference room
  • Chef du Jour – during lunch, library
  • Lincoln News Broadcast – during lunch, Mr. Cheney’s classroom
  • Lincoln News Crew – 3:10-4:15, STEM
  • Winter Yoga – 3:15-4:15, library
  • Winter Sports (Grades 1/2) – 3:15-4:15, gym
  • Chess Club – 3:15-4, multipurpose room

Tuesday, March 10:

  • Girls on the Run – 3:15-4:30, gym

Wednesday, March 11:

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

Thursday, March 12:

  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am, Mrs. Mares’ classroom
  • Principal Birthday Lunch
  • Coding and App Development Club – during lunch, Mrs. Clasky’s classroom
  • Recorder Club – 3:10-4:15, auditorium
  • Girls on the Run – 3:15-4:30, gym

Friday, March 13:

  • FUN LUNCH – Burger or grilled cheese
  • Wonder Writers – Multi-Purpose Room
  • Volleyball Club – 3:15-4:15, gym
  • LINCOLN SCHOOL AUCTION – 7pm, Doc Ryan’s

The Lincoln Auction is 5 days away! Tickets prices will increase this week!

The 10th annual Lincoln Auction is this Friday, March 13 at 7 pm at Doc Ryan’s. If you are interesting in attending Lincoln’s biggest fundraiser of the year, please purchase your tickets NOW since prices will increase Thursday. Sign up here: https://cbo.io/tickets/d90/tix to register. There will be both a silent and live auction, drinks, appetizers, DJ, dancing and a ton of fun.

Early bidding opens on Wednesday and you’ll get a sneak peek at some of our top prizes like principal for a day, priceless classroom artwork, summer camps and classes, and an exclusive, intimate concert with a top-notch band.

Please reach out to Stephanie Kendall Kang,  Lauren Plungas Perlstein, or Kathryn Schmahl with any questions. See you on Friday!

PTO Meeting Tomorrow Morning

Join us for the March PTO meeting tomorrow (Monday) morning at 8:45 in the Lincoln conference room. All are welcome!

Connect4Kids Local Yoga 


Calling all Yogis! Local Yoga instructors Angela Corvo (d90 Mom and Owner) and Marissa Jayne will be teaching children’s yoga class for 1st – 4th grade students.

Classes start Monday, April 6th, it is $80 for the 6 week session.

Class dates are 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, and will be from 3:15-4:15pm in the LLC.

The program will provide children with an opportunity to foster greater self-awareness and improve their concentration and self-confidence. The team will introduce the children to the fundamentals of yoga and incorporate social-emotional themes. Registration is now open on the PTO Webstore!

Please be aware that PTO sponsored events are facilitated by volunteers and instructors solicited by the PTO. D90 personnel are often times are not in attendance or on the school premises. Students will be dismissed on the Franklin side to parents or caregivers. Instructors can not be responsible for students who wish to walk home. Parents must give notification to instructors.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Nikki Elza at njselza@comcast.net.

Connect4Kids – upcoming programming

“Vaping and Teens” – What Parent Need to Know Today

Parent Enrichment Evening:

  • Tuesday, March 10th
  • 7-8:30 pm
  • Roosevelt Middle School Auditorium
  • Questions? Contact Ashby Mims, ashby.mims@gmail.com


Screenagers is a documentary that dives into tech’s impact on kids + challenges of parenting in a digital world.  Viewing for Parents and Students (10 years and older):

  • Thursday, April 2nd
  • 7-9:00 pm, film followed by guided group discussion for parents and students
  • Roosevelt Middle School Auditorium
  • Organized by: Connect4Kids, Positive Youth Development and the Oak Park River Forest Township
  • Questions? Contact Elizabeth Stoker, ebucherstoker@yahoo.com
  • *The Next Chapter, the recent follow up documentary to Screenagers will be shown at OPRF on Tuesday, April 21st

Join the 2020-21 PTO Team!!!

The mission of the PTO is to support and enhance the education of the children at Lincoln School. But without input, ideas and support from the families at Lincoln, fulfilling this mission is not possible. As we begin to plan for the 2020-21 school year, we invite parents to join us from 7:30-9:30 pm on Thursday, April 23 at 541 Keystone Ave. (Ginger Timchak’s House), to share ideas and show support for activities and events organized by the PTO.

There is a lot you can do for the PTO and for Lincoln School whether you are a working parent or a stay at home parent. Volunteer opportunities are available for events taking place at school during the week or on weekends. And opportunities are available for you to work from the comfort of your own home while younger children nap.

Spread the word and bring a friend – thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO!  Please click here to view the list of positions available for the 2020-21 school year.

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.