4/11 Lincoln log

Lincoln Families,

Last week was a busy one, so I hope you enjoyed the weekend and worked in some time for rest and relaxation.

How wonderful it was to have your kids back at school for “full,” days last week. It was an incredible week in large part to all the time and dedication our teachers put into planning and executing the various logistics to make it as safe, fun and smooth as possible. Special thanks to all the volunteers who spent time supporting our lunch program. It wasn’t a perfect week, but overall it was a resounding success!

With just over forty days until Summer break, we have already started the process of planning for the next school year. Therefore, please see the attached letter regarding class placement for the 2021-22 School year. Please share any input no later than Friday, May 7.

Although school and many other aspects of our lives are beginning to feel a bit more “normal,” it is important to acknowledge that we are still living amidst the global pandemic. Therefore, Lincoln and D90 will continue to comply with the recommendations and guidance of the Cook County Department of Public Health for Covid-19 mitigations and quarantine procedures. Please be sure to direct Covid-19 exposures or testing questions to Ms. Godellas or I. Thank you for your support and partnership in keeping Lincoln a safe place for kids and staff.

As always, please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your kids or your family. Have a wonderful week. CG


Monday, April 12:

Tuesday, April 12:

Wednesday, April 13

Thursday, April 14

  • Green 4 Good – Joey FineRhyme Virtual Assembly K-4

Friday, April 15

Portillo’s – Dine and Earn, 4/15!

Portillo's Restaurant Names New CEO

Bring this flyer to Portillo’s in Forest Park on Thursday, April 15 between 5-8pm and 20% of your order goes to the Lincoln PTO!

1st Annual River Forest Community Bike Exchange – Saturday, 4/17!

In partnership with Green4Good and the Village of River Forest Sustainability Commission!

  • Who: All River Forest Residents
  • What: A community bike exchange/drop off/pick up, bike registration, and bike safety
  • Where: Roosevelt Middle School Playground
  • When: Saturday, April 17 from 10am – 1pm (Follow the Facebook Event for weather-related date changes)
  • Why: To promote sustainability, a positive neighborly community feeling, and to have some outdoor fun.

There are four ways to participate in the 1st Annual RF Community Bike Exchange:

  • Bring a bike or bike accessory that has been outgrown or is no longer in use and drop it off and exchange it for another bike. Yay!
  • Bring a bike or bike accessory that has been outgrown or is no longer in use and drop it off. Thank you so much!
  • Bring yourself and a donation (recommendation of $5-$25 cash or Venmo) and leave with your new-used bike or bike accessory! Another yay!
  • Bring your bike and register it with the Village of RF Police Department and get your license sticker right then and there. Pretty great!

No matter which way you choose to participate, please do choose to wear a mask.

The best way to make this event the most successful is if you can drop off your bike on April 11, 15, or 16 at 730 Lathrop Avenue in advance so that we can have the bikes sorted and organized for the start of the event. When you drop off a bike, we will log it, so that when you arrive at the event we will know that you have already given a donation. Additionally, you can show up with a bike to exchange on the day of the event.

For more details and FAQS: https://fb.me/e/1ik3TPhqA or lindsey.gift.silver@gmail.com.

We now have a short link to the Facebook Event Page: http://bit.ly/RFCBX21

One School One Book

Lincoln School is excited to shortly commence our second year of “One School One Book” reading program. A huge thank you to the Lincoln PTO and their sponsorship of the book fair, as part of the proceeds were used to purchase all the family books.

Participating in a school-wide reading program such as “One School One Book” can help build a community of readers. Families reading together help children listen better and longer, build bigger vocabularies, and develop a positive attitude about books and learning. Reading professionals recommend that families read aloud to children even when they are able to read by themselves. When an entire school reads together, it generates excitement about reading and being part of a fun program.

Fast Facts – :

Week of April 12: Details of “One School One Book” shared with all Lincoln students Clues about the book will be given each day to heighten interest

Friday, April 16th: THE BIG REVEAL! — Students discover together Lincoln School’s selection — Each family receives a copy of the book along with a proposed reading schedule (book to be sent home with youngest child)

April 16 – May 7: Read. Connect. Enjoy.

What else? ★ We strongly encourage each family to read the book aloud together and enjoy the opportunity to talk about the book ★ Families will have two or three days to read one, two or three chapters. ★ Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday , we will ask questions about the book at school ★ Students can submit answers and small prizes will be awarded (selected from the correct answers) ★ BONUS: Submission of a completed bookmark puts the student in a raffle for a family prize ★ Chapters will be recorded for a backup option

We’re excited for year number two! With your help, we can build a community of readers at Lincoln School. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Brauweiler with any questions.

Green4Good @ Home!

ZERO WASTE: Did you know that D90 is a Zero Waste School District? This year, we need your help at home so we can continue our ZERO WASTE efforts!Please help your child pack a ZERO WASTE LUNCH, with these helpful tips.

WASTE SORTING: You can divert waste from landfills by waste sorting at home!  Every home in River Forest can RECYCLE, making sure that all recycled containers are CLEAN and DRY.  This video shows you how!  River Forest families can also COMPOST – contact the Village of River Forest to sign up!  

REDUCING FOOD WASTE: Did you know that 40% of all food produced in the United States is never eaten, while 1 out of 6 children in America is food insecure? Check out this At-Home Food Waste Activity from Seven Generations Ahead.  It’s full of helpful tips for reducing food waste and composting at home, including backyard composting and vermicomposting.
Need motivation?  Watch this video about the Life of a Strawberry.  Or see your favorite celebrities in The Compost Story video.  You can stream the full movie, Kiss the Ground, on Netflix or Vimeo.

TAKE ACTION: Feeling inspired to TAKE ACTION to address food waste and hunger in our own community?  Add 5 items to your grocery list in the coming weeks, and support Beyond Hunger on behalf of Lincoln School in the Can Do Community Challenge Food and Fund Drive!

VRF EARTH DAY FLIPGRID! – submit by 4/22

To celebrate Earth Day this year, the Village of River Forest wants to showcase our residents’ waste reduction efforts!

Before Thursday, April 22, upload a short video to our River Forest Earth Day Flipgrid that shows one thing you do to reduce waste in your daily life.  The Flipgrid will be posted publicly on the Village of River Forest’s website along with associated social media accounts.  Thank you for taking the time to share your awesome strategies with fellow River Forest residents!

Here is the flipgrid join code!

Participation in this project is subject to Flipgrid’s Terms of Service (https://legal.flipgrid.com/). Participants consent to the Village of River Forest using and publishing the content uploaded to Flipgrid. Participants grant the Village of River Forest a non-exclusive license to access, copy, use and publish the content uploaded to Flipgrid, including on the Village’s website and social media accounts.
Questions? Please contact Lauren Behan, lsbehan@gmail.com.

Asian American Heritage Month

The month of May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. If you are interested in helping to plan any events or have ideas on how we could celebrate this month with our fine fine school, please reach out to Jahee Hong Yi and/or Candy Singh. Also, as part of the celebration, we are looking for book suggestions that are relevant to Asian American Pacific Islanders that we can provide to the school to help them expand on their already diverse book selection. If you have any suggestions, please let us know. The more help or input you can offer, the more successful we will be in celebrating the heritage of many of our fine fine students. Thank you!

C4K and Green for Good Outdoor Challenge!

Hey Lincoln Eagles – let’s get outside!

Connect 4 Kids and Green 4 Good have teamed up to create an outdoor challenge for you! Can you try to get outside for 20 minutes each day? Then you can do this challenge! Here are the benefits! You can walk, jump, skate, bike, play, read, garden, have a picnic, hike, draw with chalk, and the list goes on! Just get outside! Each day that you get outside for 20 mins, track your progress on the fun coloring pages that will be sent home during the week of April 6.

When? April 12th – May 31st. Questions? Contact the Connect4Kids Chairs: Laura Haussmann and Sangeetha Madhavan or Green 4 Good Chair Alexis Murphy.

Digital Well-being Talk – 4/20 at 7pm!

Join us for a talk about Digital Well-being, Tuesday 4/20 at 7pm via zoom! Renowned speaker Devorah Heitner will discuss:

  • screen addiction, setting controls
  • how to help kids with the transition back to longer school days
  • how can parents understand kids’ use of TV, social media, You Tube, Tik Tok, texting, and gaming during this time
  • how can parents model healthy habits and boundaries with tech
  • help for parents concerned about kids getting sucked into conspiracy theories, memes that promote hate, navigating the news
  • help for students stuck in a homework hole
  • More info about Zoom will be forthcoming but mark your calendars!

Lincoln Love

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Click the link below to celebrate A Lincoln staff member, student or volunteer by sharing some Lincoln Love! Lincoln Love “Shout Out” Form 

Social Emotional Learning

“At District 90 we are actively building a more inclusive world for our students with disabilities and we would like to share a judgement-free note about some information on disabilities and how to talk to your children about them.

  • Not all disabilities are visible
  • If you talk publicly about the “bad” kid in your child’s class, parents of students with disabilities notice.
  • If you post about your social values on Facebook and leave out the disabled, parents of students with disabilities notice.
  • If you avoid teaching your children about disabilities,  parents of students with disabilities notice.

Here’s what you can do instead:

  • Avoid making fun of the guy with the weird social skills at work or school functions. If you need to, address it politely and directly.
  • Contact your child’s teacher about concerns regarding other students. Your child deserves to feel safe at school; other children with behavioral disorders deserve privacy at the minimum.
  • If you value tolerance and equity for some groups of marginalized people, please include the disabled.
  • Use the word disabled with your child. It’s not a bad word. Teach them that there are visible and invisible disabilities.

You may not know what to say. That’s okay. Just start with talking about the children on the coloring sheet and let your child lead.

Avoiding the discussion just increases the stigma about disability. So if you want a more tolerant world, please join us in this conversation.

A Proclamation from the White House on World Autism Awareness Day “

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.