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Lincoln Families,

I’m hopeful this message finds you well and that your family enjoyed a relaxing and rejuvenating spring break. Whether you traveled afar or enjoyed a staycation, I hope you enjoyed this past week with your kids. 
Please remember that if your family traveled to a state that is designated “orange” on the  Cook County Department of Public Health Travel Guidance, it will be necessary for you to present a negative Covid-19 test, or adhere to the ten day quarantine prior to participation in in-person learning. Please provide any test results or direct any questions to myself or Ms. Godellas.

It’s hard to believe that after a full year of school variations, we are excited to usher in a modified version of full day-blended learning. If you haven’t already done so, please be sure to read Lincoln’s Guide to Full Day Blended Learning. This guide should address many of the questions you have.

Here are few key points:

1st-4th: Arrival/Dismissal:

  • Arrival Bell Rings: 8:15
  • Tardy Bell Rings: 8:20
  • Student Instruction: 8:20-3:10
  • Dismissal: 3:10

**Students will be dismissed from the same door they arrive at each morning.**

AM Kindergarten

  • Arrival Bell: 8:15 am
  • Student Instruction: 8:20-11:05 am
  • Dismissal: 11:05

 PM Kindergarten

  • Arrival Bell: 12:25 pm
  • Student Instruction: 12:30-3:10
  • Dismissal: 3:10

Lunch/Snacks:All lunches and snacks must be “Nut Free.”

Covid Self Certification:

Without exception all students and staff will be required to wear a face mask at all times while on the Lincoln School campus, with the exception of lunch. Please note that neck gaiters are not recognized by D90 as an acceptable face covering. All families will be required to daily self-certify that each of their children are free of Covid-19 symptoms via PowerSchool each morning. Additionally, each family will be given stickers to place on your child’s outermost layer of clothing each day. These stickers will serve as a visual representation to Lincoln staff that children have been self-certified at home prior to arriving at school.

Remote Learners:

Due to the many logistics and transition times that occur within a full day of school, students who will be learning remotely should expect an increase in the amount of asynchronous and off camera time. Teachers and staff will do their best include remote learners to the greatest extent possible. However, some activities and experiences are not able to be replicated.

Remote Learning Access:

Please note that remote learning is only available for students whose absence is related to Covid-19 or families that have opted to remain remote for the duration of the school year. Thank you for your continued support and grace as we navigate the many logistical challenges that full day school will present. It will likely not be perfect on day one, but with a collective spirit and support, we will safely and responsibly make the most of the duration of this school year.  As always, thanks for your continued support of our Fine Fine School. I look forward to seeing your kids back at school on Tuesday, April 6.

All my best, CG


Monday, April 5:

  • No School

Tuesday, April 6:

  • Full Day Blended Learning Begins: 8:20-3:10

Lincoln Pierce Author Visit – Link to Purchase Book

On the Friday before spring break, the author of the Big Nate series, Lincoln Peirce, visited virtually with 3rd and 4th graders. He talked about being an author and his new book “Max and the Midknights Book 2: Battle of the Bodkins”.  All families have the opportunity to purchase a book (either book 1 or book 2 of the series) which will include a signed bookplate.  Please use this link to order directly from Anderson’s.  You can have your book shipped directly to you (for a fee) or shipped to Lincoln where they will be distributed. Deadline is Friday, April 9th.  Please contact Mrs. Brauweiler if you have any questions.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Click here for #SELDayBingo!

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.