4/18 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families

Happy Earth Week!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend weekend. After nine “full” days of school, we seem to be hitting a stride and finding our way through full day school during the pandemic. Thanks to the resilience of our kids and staff, things are Fine Fine Fine at Lincoln!  Capitalizing on the momentum we’ve gained in the past few weeks, this too will be a busy and exciting week at Lincoln as we come together as a community to celebrate Earth week and as we kick off “One School One Book!”

There is no way our modified lunch program could function without the incredible volunteers that have given their time to assist in the supervision of our kids and the sanitizing of our lunch trays. If you are interested in helping, please reach out to me for more details.

While it still seems that we are in the process of getting this current school year up and running, believe it or not, it is also time to be planning for the fall. Therefore, please be sure to review the attached Class Placement Letter. If you choose to offer any input, please do so no later than Friday, May 7. 

Last Friday, our Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Alison Hawley, shared a message with all D90 families regarding the upcoming required Illinois state student assessments. Here is a link to her letter.  Below you will find the Lincoln assessment schedule, beginning Monday, April 26:

On Wednesday, we will celebrate the incredible woman who holds it all together at Lincoln School. Our very own School Secretary, Ms. Theresa Dubois. In the midst of a global pandemic, Ms. Dubois accepted the challenge of becoming our new school secretary. Since last summer, she has run our school with class, grace, humor, and lots of smiles. Please be sure to celebrate her on Wednesday, April 21 for Administrative Assistant Day.

Don’t forget, Friday, April 23 is a Teacher Institute Day, where our staff will continue their work on Standards Based Grading. Therefore, there is NO STUDENT ATTENDANCE FRIDAY, APRIL 23. 

As always, thank you for your continued support of our Fine Fine School. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your family.

Make it a great week. CG


*Earth Week, Walk To School and Food Drive!*

Tuesday, April 20:

  • Digital Well-being Talk, 7pm

Wednesday, April 21:

  • Picture Retake Day
  • Young Authors Celebration, 6:00pm
  • Administrative Assistant Day – Celebrate Ms. Dubois!

Thursday, April 22:

  • Earth Day

Friday, April 23:

  • No School – Staff Institute Day

Celebrate EARTH DAY at Lincoln!

WALK OR BIKE TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY – Collect a t-shirt ribbon each morning that you walk or bike to school, and color in a square on your C4K G4G Outdoor Challenge!!  Volunteers with ribbons will be stationed at the four corners of school.  Remote learners – untie your ribbon from the Franklin side fence near our banner!
FIRST WASTE FREE WEDNESDAY OF 2021 – Please help your child pack a WASTE FREE LUNCH, with these helpful tips.



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?  Learn more about the CAN DO Challenge here, and watch Pantry Manager Ricardo Garcia explain the Can Do Challenge, hunger in our community, and how the pantry serves people during a pandemic.

FUND DRIVE: APRIL 1-30  – Visit https://www.classy.org/team/351934 to donate to Beyond Hunger on behalf of Lincoln School!

FOOD DRIVE: APRIL 19-30 – We are collecting only 5 HARD-TO-STOCK AND NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMSRice, Dried Beans, Canned Fruit, Cooking Oil, and Jelly

Too heavy to bring during Walk to School week?  Spread it out and send an item or two each day. Collection bins near COVID-19 screening area outside school.  Remote learners – drop off in bin by office during supply pick up. 

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.

SchoolKidz Supply Kits – Order NO LATER than May 14!

SchoolKidz supply kits are now available to order for the 2021-2022 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 they are accepted only until May 14th. The 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 Heiniman.

Order your kits at www.shopttkits.com – Lincoln Account Number: 20838. Don’t delay!

Retake Picture Day is Wednesday, 4/21!

If a picture package was purchased and you are unhappy with your photo, please bring the package to the camera on retake day and we will print the original order with a new image. Please be aware that the retake photo REPLACES the original image.

If you were absent on picture day please visit our website at www.ordervgil.com and click on before picture day. Enter code 20077102 to place an order.

If you forgot to place an order please visit our website at www.ordervgil.com and click on after picture day. Enter your child’s ticket code. If you need assistance, please call customer service at 847-382-2282.

One School One Book

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

Lincoln School is excited to read “Bob” as our One School One Book this year.  It’s a terrific story and we hope you enjoy it too.

Tomorrow (Monday) will be our first trivia question – there will be three questions a week with an opportunity to win a small prize.

Keep track of the chapters you read on the bookmark and turn that in for a chance at a family prize.

While we strongly encourage each family to read the book aloud together and enjoy the opportunity to talk and connect about the book, chapters have been recorded for your convenience.  However, it’s a lot of Mrs. Brauweiler so you might want to save that as a last option!

One School One Book

Thank you for instilling a love of reading with your children as we enjoy Lincoln’s One School One Book together.  Happy Reading!

PIMA Fundraiser – One Lake Brewing!

PIMA has partnered with local brewpub One Lake Brewing for a dine and share fundraiser event starting on Wednesday, April 21th and running through Sunday, April 25th.  Order takeout, delivery or dine on the rooftop and OLB will give back 10% on all food, beer, wine or cocktail kit orders. Weekly Specials are also being offered. Please make sure to mention “PIMA”  when placing your order.

Click here for more details! – Thank you for your continued support of PIMA and the student musicians.

 2020-2021 Flip Book!

We are happy to announce that this year we will be offering a 2020-2021 Flip Book! This condensed “yearbook” allows us to provide school pictures and snapshots of our year in review. More information to come next week.

1st Annual RF Community Bike Exchange – Thank you!

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The 1st Annual River Forest Community Bike Exchange was held at the Roosevelt Middle School playground on Saturday, April 17th and was a GREAT SUCCESS!  More than 150 bikes, ride-ons, and accessories were donated and more than 85 participants went home with a new bike and even more with other accessories or smaller ride-ons! 40+ registered their bikes with the RFPD!  64 leftover bikes plus accessories were picked up and donated to Working Bikes and $825 will be donated to Seven Generations Ahead’s “It’s Our Future” program.  Endless thanks to the volunteers, the Village of River Forest and the Police Department, to everyone who donated a bike and participated in any way, D90 Green4Good, and the VRF Sustainability Commission, and to all of you for your support of a new community event! 

We’ll be back in 2022!

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

You’re invited to participate in a webinar about Digital Wellbeing that will be facilitated by the local area author and speaker Devorah Heitner. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, April 20, from 7 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. as a Zoom webinar. This special event will be hosted by the Roosevelt PTO and District 90 and is opened to the public. There will be ample opportunities for audience questions.

To reserve your space on this webinar, please click this link: https://district90-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JylYOqnbTjicIR0gm2Atxw
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

This webinar provides an opportunity for families to receive answers to common questions such as:

  • Are you having trouble understanding your child’s use of social media, texting, and gaming?
  • Would you like to know more about moderating your family’s technology habits after nearly a year of remote, technology-based schooling?
  • As a parent, how do you model healthy tech habits and boundaries?
  • How can you help your children with screen addiction, conspiracy theories or memes that promote hate, or navigating the news

Ms. Heitner will address these and other technology questions. Inquiries from audience members will also be addressed during the webinar.

Devorah Heitner is the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and the founder of Raising Digital Natives. According to her website, her mission is to cultivate a culture of empathy and social-emotional literacy. Dr. Heitner has a Ph.D. in Media/Technology & Society from Northwestern University.  

Please join us for this informative session.

Thank you for your ongoing support of our students, families, faculty, and staff. 

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

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.