4/10 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Despite the winter-like weather, the beginning of the Major League Baseball season is always a nice reminder that spring and summer are right around the corner. Go Cardinals! 

This week, Lincoln will practice our Spring Safety Drills. Throughout the week we will partner with the RFPD and RFFD to practice our fire, earthquake, lockdown, and severe weather safety drills. 

Our 3rd and 4th graders will also complete their final week of  IAR testing.

Below is the schedule we will follow this week:

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As we begin to prepare for the next school year, one of the many preparations we engage in is the placement of students into classes. Last week, all K-3 families should have received this Class Placement 2022-23 Letter. If you have feedback, please be sure to send it to me via email on or before May 3.  

I’m excited to share that on Monday, April 18, we will re-introduce lunch tables for our 1st – 4th graders. As part of our Covid-19 safety mitigations our 1st – 4th graders have been seated 6 feet apart and on the floor during lunch since our return to school in the spring of 2021. As we return to “pre-pandemic” lunch, please note that kids will be seated at a 3 foot distance from each other. Please let me know if you wish for your child to remain at 6 foot distance so we can plan accordingly. 

The Lincoln News Broadcast Club meets weekly during lunch to research, interview, compile, and record Life @ Lincoln. Here is the latest episode of Life@Lincoln. Enjoy!! Our kids worked SO hard on this! 

Finally, don’t forget there will be no school this Friday, April 15 in observance of Good Friday. Chicken Fun Lunch will be held on Thursday this week.

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

Have a wonderful week and Happy Easter. CG


Monday, 4/11:

  • Yoga, 3:15 – 4:15, Lincoln Gym
  • Girls on the Run, 3:10 – 4:30, Reading Garden

Thursday, 4/14:

  • Fun Lunch – Chicken
  • Gaga With Godfrey – April Birthdays
  • Girls on the Run, 3:10 – 4:30, Reading Garden

Friday, 4/15:

  • No school – Good Friday

Beyond Hunger Service Club – Spring Food Drive Starts this week!

Support our friends and neighbors in need by donating to Lincoln’s Spring Food Drive.

Lincoln is collecting Beyond Hunger’s most needed items, minimizing sorting time and getting food items in the hands of those that need them more quickly. 

Please join our efforts to support our local food pantry by donating: 1) Peanut Butter; 2) Jelly; 3) Cheerios Cereal; 4) Canned Mixed Vegetables; 5) Canned Chicken Soup.

Bins for your donations will be at the Park & Franklin entrances all week. Thank you for supporting those in need!

The Heartworks Committee

Wednesday Walking Club

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Weather permitting we will hold Wednesday Walking Club each Wednesday morning through the end of the school year. Students can walk alone or with their families laps on the Franklin side of the Lincoln School park. We will tally the laps walked to see if together, we can walk the 200 miles to Lincoln’s home in Springfield, IL. Students can start walking when they arrive (as early as 8:00 am) through the bell.

Parents, we will need 2-3 VOLUNTEERS each Wednesday to help with Walking Wednesday – please use the SignUp Genius to volunteer!

2nd Annual Bike Exchange – thank you!

It was a great day! Thank you to those who participated in any way, to our incredibly hard-working and passionate volunteers, to Green4Good, D90 schools, and the RF Police Department for supporting us. Thank you to our generous sponsors: ASI, Buzz Cafe and Working Bikes!

2022 Statistics:

  • $1,111 was raised for D90 Green4Good
  • 45 RFPD registrations were completed
  • 150 bikes and ride ons were donated
  • 100 bikes and ride ons went to new homes
  • 50 bikes donated to Working Bikes

See you again in April 2023!

Stan’s Donuts Fundraiser – Saturday 4/30

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Stan’s Donuts is delivering to River Forest on Saturday, 4/30 between 9-11am! Please note, this fundraiser is pre-order only. Check out the variety of options available at half dozen to full dozen that also includes gluten-free and vegan options.

Submit your order now with the pre-order link. Thank you for your continued PTO support!

Also, for this fundraiser, we are also looking for a few volunteers to manage the donut distribution – please sign up here if you can volunteer! Thank you in advance for your support!

Waste Free Wednesdays and Earth Week Celebrations

We had a good time learning about Waste Free Lunches and getting our hands stamped last Wednesday. This Wednesday it’s for real… kids who bring a waste free lunch will receive the Green4Good hand stamp and be counted in a friendly competition among the grades. We are looking for a few more volunteers for each lunch hour during Earth Week, April 18th – 20th.  Please consider volunteering via SignUp Genius. It’s truly a fun way to interact with students!

Busy during school lunchtime?  Here are two other ways you can help Lincoln celebrate Earth Week:

  1. Share a picture or short video with Mr. Godfrey of how your family is following sustainable practices at home – please upload here by April 15th.
  2. Film yourself reading an Earth Week themed book – teachers will access these readings for kids during the school day.  Reach out to Courtney Fohrman (choppenworth@gmail.com) or Alexis Murphy (alexis_murphy@hotmail.com) to express interest.

Ready to Order School Supplies for Next Year? – deadline is 4/29!

The SchoolKidz website is live and ready for your orders for the 2022-2023 School Year!   The Lincoln PTO sponsors a School Supply Kit program to simplify your life! You can order a school supply kit online and the kit will automatically be delivered to your child’s classroom in August before school starts. Orders are online only and can be accepted only until April 29th (our supplier cannot accept late orders). Please remember to buy a kit for NEXT YEAR’s Grade Level. If you have any questions, please contact Julianne Heinimann.

Order your kits at www.shopttkits.com Lincoln Account Number: 20838  The DEADLINE for ordering kits is April 29th. Order forms will be sent home with your child after Spring Break as a reminder… don’t delay!


Research shows that positive morning routines can improve productivity, decrease stress, improve energy levels, and boost your sense of control. The average person is awake for about 1000 minutes in the day… the first 5 can set the tone for the other 995. 🙂

This week, the people at GoZen.com have something for you to start your own routine with your kiddos of any age.  Click HERE for the printable 21-Day Challenge!


Roosevelt 8th Grade Service Project

Hello D90 families, please consider helping the 8th grade class collect items for their Service Project. Unfortunately, there are so many people out there without a roof over their head or food to eat. The class is collecting items to make care packages for homeless people. Items that are needed-travel size shampoo, travel size soap, travel size hand sanitizer, travel tissues, socks, granola bars and bottles of water. Items may be dropped off in a bin located in the lobby of Willard, Lincoln or Roosevelt. If you are traveling over Spring Break, bring back those hotel toiletries! The 8th graders appreciate your support.

Follow the PTO on Instagram – @Lincoln_Eagles_PTO

Sign Up Now!

Technology Support

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Thank you for emailing powerschool@district90.org or helpdesk@district90.org with your technology questions/issues.  Please remember to include as much information as possible, e.g., Student Name, Teacher Name, School, iPad asset tag number, etc. Screenshots, links, websites and any other information regarding the issue is helpful. For example, my iPad/computer can’t connect to the XXXXX website when I click on this link. 

Additionally, if you have difficulty logging into your child’s special area classes, please be sure to reach out to that particular teacher to assist with any login issues. 

Securely Home is an app that allows parents to have considerable control over their child’s iPad while at home.

Click here for technology resources for your D90 iPad!