4/25 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a good weekend. It’s hard to believe that we’ve entered the final week of April! Thank you for all the thoughtful birthday messages and gestures. I haven’t had a weekend birthday in many years, so it was wonderful to celebrate with friends.

Thank you to Alexis Murphy, Lindsey Silver, Courtney Fohrman and the Green 4 Good Team for a wonderful observation of Earth Week last week. Despite the spotty weather last week, we had tons of families walk or bike to school. Don’t forget the food drive will remain active until Friday, April 30. 

Next week we will celebrate Teacher/ Staff Appreciation Week at Lincoln. I can think of no year where school personnel deserved more appreciation than they do in 2021. As you know our Fine Fine staff at Lincoln have reinvented themselves and their teaching perpetually over the course of this school year. While the PTO will celebrate our staff each day next week, please don’t forget to send some LINCOLN LOVE and take some time to recognize our Fine Fine staff next week. 

As we enter the homestretch of this school year, it is time to begin thinking about the next.  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. 

Beginning this week our 3rd and 4th graders will participate in the Illinois Assessment of Readiness. Here is a link to her letter Dr. Hawley shared previously about this year’s assessments.  Below you will find the Lincoln assessment schedule, beginning Monday, April 26:

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There are still spots available for support during lunch and recess at Lincoln Please reach out to me if you  are available to assist in the supervision of our kids and the sanitizing of our lunch trays. 

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.



Food Drive!
IAR Testing


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We are collecting donations for ONE MORE WEEK. Please place your donations of: 

Dried Beans
Canned Fruit
Cooking Oil

in outside collection bins, morning drop-off only.  (Indoor bin near office for remote learners and PM Kindergarten).

OR, make a tax deductible donation here or scan QR code on bins. 

For every $1 donated, Beyond Hunger provides three meals.  If a group of local schools can raise $100,000, a local charitable institution has pledged $25,000!


T-Shirt sizes & payment needed by Friday, May 7th

It is tradition for each graduating 4th grader to receive a special t-shirt to commemorate their days at Lincoln. At this time, please CLICK HERE to log onto the PTO Web Store to pay a $12 fee and select the t-shirt size for your student.

Commemorative slideshow video for 4th graders

Pictures needed by Monday, May 10!

Attention 4th grade parents, it is a tradition at Lincoln School to assemble a digital slideshow video for the graduating 4th graders commemorating their years at Lincoln, grades K-4.  The slideshow will contain photos of the 4th grade students throughout their years at Lincoln School.

Please share photos of your student from school events, school concerts, class parties, field trips, PTO events, PTO Clubs, back to school, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, pictures with good Lincoln buddies at school, etc.  Please refrain from sending photos of birthday parties, holidays, or religious events (we cannot use photos from non-school related events, as cute as they may be.)

Two ways to share:

Google Drive Upload: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1A0xbu6_HdKmZmV-Hfcpx_wJT3p5Bz8Ky?usp=sharing
Email: lincoln4thgradeclass@gmail.com

Please include the child’s name either in the name of the photo or as part of your email.

Lincoln Flip Books are now on sale!

Flip Books are now available to order through the TreeRing website. Due to the unusual circumstances of this school year, Flip Books are being offered instead of a traditional yearbook. The softcover books are available for $20 now through May 7th. Flip Books will be distributed in person at the end of the school year. Please click here to order your 2020-2021 Lincoln Flip Book. Please see attached flyer for further instruction.

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!

Saturday, May 8th: Fundraiser with Stan’s Donuts!

Surprise your kids with some delicious donuts from Stan’s or buy Mom an entire dozen for Mother’s Day and raise money for our school at the same time!  It’s super easy (actually, it’s a little confusing – but worth it – so just follow the detailed steps below) and you’ll be enjoying before you know it:

  1. Scan the QR code on the attached flyer or go to the FaceBook event listing here (on the FB listing – under the Details section, you have to click on the SEE MORE and you will see a link to place your order)
  2. Click on “Click Here to Set” next to the “Order Pickup Time” prompt
  3. Click on “Pickup” under the Pickup or Delivery area
  4. Under “Food Pickup Time”, first select Saturday, May 8th (IMPORTANT – this is the ONLY day that donuts will be dropped off at Lincoln for pickup)
  5. For the time, select any 15 minute window between 9:00 – 11:00am (we won’t hold you to this exact time, we’ll be there for all two hours)
  6. Order your donuts (donuts are only available in the dozen and half dozen options shown)
  7. Go to your cart and checkout
  8. Come see us Saturday, May 8th from 9:00am – 11:00am – there will be a car drive thru setup in the parking lot on Park for easy pickup!


G4G Earth Week Thank You!

We had a great Earth Week at Lincoln! Thank you to families for supporting and encouraging your children’s participation from home!  Thank you to Mr. Godfrey for supporting and encouraging the kids at school!  

Volunteers gave away a total of 765 t-shirt strings to kids who biked or walked to school.  Assuming an average distance from home to school of 1/2 mile, the walking and biking kids saved their families $230 in gasoline and lowered greenhouse gas emissions (C02) by 1480 lbs. Use this calculator to see the impact we can all make when we walk and bike!

A BIG THANK YOU goes to all of the volunteers who made this possible by handing out t-shirt strings before school: Kelly Abood, Brian and Lauren Behan, Kesha Burch, Gina Cue, Sarah Donoho, Laura Hausman, Sangeetha Madhavan, and Tatiana Snigurski. 

The Lincoln Green 4 Good Team
Courtney Fohrman, Alexis Murphy, and Lindsey Silver   

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.

One School One Book

We hope you’re enjoying reading Bob with your family.  Feel free to send in a picture of your family reading together and it will be shared on the morning announcements.

One School One Book – link to Mrs. Brauweiler’s read-aloud

Lincoln Love

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Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3rd to 7th! Please have your child(ren) fill out a Lincoln Love Note for their awesome teachers and staff members. Parents can fill these out too! These notes will be distributed to the staff during Teacher Appreciation Week.  Lincoln Love “Shout Out” Form 

Social Emotional Learning

In honor of Earth Day:

10 Native American Teachings to Live By

  • 1) The Earth is our Mother, care for her.
  • 2) Honor your ancestors through your actions.
  • 3) Open your heart and soul.
  • 4) All life is sacred; treat all beings with respect.
  • 5) Take from the Earth what is needed and nothing more.
  • 6) Put the good of all before your own interests.
  • 7) Give constant thanks for each new day.
  • 8) Speak the truth; but only of good in others.
  • 9) Follow the rhythms of nature; rise and retire with the sun.
  • 10) Enjoy life’s journey, but leave no tracks.

They seem so simple right? But somehow these core concepts are easy to forget or take for granted when life gets challenging.

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.