4/23 Lincoln Log; Final Week to Order School Supply Kits for 2017-2018

Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a great weekend. I am still away enjoying my weekend in Ft. Lauderdale with many of my favorite people in celebration of year #40. I will be out of the building on Monday and Tuesday of this week, however, district administrators will be available to assist in any way necessary.

Thank you so much for all the nice birthday wishes, cards and treats! I especially enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate this milestone birthday with your kids last Friday.  From all accounts, they really seemed to enjoy all the photos of Mr. Godfrey growing up that were hung randomly around the school!

After celebrating me last week, I hope you don’t forget to take time to celebrate our incredible school secretary, Mrs. Kopriva on Administrative Professionals Day on Wednesday, April 26. Our school truly couldn’t operate without her at the helm. Please take a moment to share your appreciation with her.

Please remember when dropping off and picking up students up on the Park Avenue side that the traffic cones should not be moved. The cones are in place to reduce speed and keep our kids safe. Additionally, please refrain from parking and leaving your vehicle in the coned area.

Last week, we completed our PARCC testing in grades 3 and 4. We will wrap up this week with any make-up testing.

As always, thanks for your support of Lincoln. Please let me know if there is anything I can ever do to help. I will see you on Wednesday.


Monday, 4/24:  

  • Coding Club (grades 2-4) during recess – library
  • Yoga – 3:15-4:15 pm in the Gym

Tuesday, 4/25:

  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:15 – gym

Wednesday, 4/26:

  • Administrative Professionals Day

Thursday, 4/27:

  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:15 – gym

Friday, 4/28:

  • Final Day to Order School Supply Kits for 2017-18
  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am – 8:15am in the multi-purpose room
  • FLIP Concert  2:00 pm Lincoln Auditorium
  • Fun Lunch – PIZZA

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Author, Mark Parisi, Visiting Grades 2-4 on Wednesday, May 3rd

Lincoln School is excited to welcome author and cartoonist, Mark Parisi. He is an award-winning cartoonist (“Off the Mark”) who has written his first children’s book, “Marty Pants”.

He will be visiting with 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders on Wednesday, May 3rd.

His book is available for purchase using the attached form. Mark Parisi Book  For all order forms turned in by Monday, May 1st, your book can be personalized with your child’s name.  All students are receiving an order form this week.

We look forward to hosting author/illustrator, Mark Parisi.  Please contact me if you have any questions.

Mrs. Brauweiler

This is the Final Week to order SchoolKidz Supply Kits for the 2017-2018 School Year!

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The Lincoln PTO sponsors a School Supply Kit process to simplify your life! You can order a school supply kit online and the kit will be delivered to your child’s classroom in August before school starts. Orders are online only and they are only accepted in April. The PTO does not buy extra kits, so if you miss the deadline, you will be unable to order the prepackaged kit. The supplier cannot accept late orders. Please remember to buy a kit for NEXT YEAR’s Grade Level.

Order your kits on the SchoolKidz website:   www.shopttkits.com
Lincoln Account Number: 20838

The DEADLINE for ordering kits is APRIL 28.  Don’t Delay!

Roosevelt Middle School Supply Kits have the SAME DEADLINE:  4/28!

  • Same website:  www.shopttkits.com
  • Roosevelt Account Number:  20848
  • Don’t forget those 5th Grade Kits!


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We greatly appreciate our community members who supported so many programs last week:

  •  G4G, Earth Week volunteers & parental support of initiatives
  • Heartworks and contributors to our Food Drive
  • Connect4Kids and volunteers for PARCC Bonus Recesses

We couldn’t have done it without you!  

Attention parents of FLIP French, Italian and Spanish students!!

This is a reminder for those of you who confirmed your attendance at the upcoming FLIP special assembly on Friday, April 28th at 2 pm in the Lincoln School Auditorium.  We look forward to seeing you then to hear your students perform songs in French, Italian and Spanish.

Please enter the school through the FRANKLIN ENTRANCE  FOR THE PERFORMANCE.  

 If you are unable to attend this event, please email lincolnschoolflip@gmail.com if you would like a video recording emailed to you.

Mark Your Calendar–Tuesday, May 2nd for a

Shop and Share Event: Beauty Counter, Smitten Boutique, Stella & Dot Shop

Please join us for a trifecta shop and share event and browse products from Beauty Counter, Smitten Boutique and Stella & Dot in one place! It’s the perfect time to stock up on school year-end gifts (e.g. – teachers, coaches, graduation), Mother’s Day or just a splurge for yourself! A percentage of all sales will be donated to the Lincoln PTO.

  • Where: 715 Franklin, River Forest
  • When:  8:30 am – 4:30 pm on Tuesday, May 2nd

Please see the attached flyer for more information.  Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO!

Join the 2017/2018 PTO Team!


The mission of the PTO is to support and enhance the education of the children at Lincoln School. But without input, ideas and support from the families at Lincoln, fulfilling this mission is not possible. Volunteer opportunities are available for working and stay at home parents; for events during the week and on weekends; and for you to work on from your home.  Please click here to view the list of positions available for the 2017-18 school year.

Wonder Writers Meet on Friday Mornings

Mrs. Moriarty & staff will facilitate creative writing opportunities for our students in grades 1 through 4.   No RSVP is needed; enter through Park doors.

Wonder Writers



Order SchoolKidz School Supply Kits for your 5th Grader!

The order deadline is Friday, April 28. 

Note that you can purchase all Middle School grade kits from the vendor’s website.

  • Go to www.shopttkits.com
  • Roosevelt’s account number is 20848.
  • Choose your incoming grade level and follow instructions to complete your order.  Note that the 5th grade pack will include a binder, geometry template and atlas. 

School Supply Pick up for Roosevelt Students who pre-purchased kits will be the week before school starts (date TBA).

Questions – Please contact Vickie Freund (“vmfreund” AT sbcglobal.net) or Dee Dee Carr (“dwn1878” AT gmail.com).


Join in 4th Grade Field Day Activities

Would your son or daughter like to participate in one of Lincoln School’s Field Day traditions? Our kids have excitedly been watching the “big kids” (aka – 4th graders) over the years entertain and kick off Field Day with Drumming and the Maypole Dance. Now it’s their turn to participate! Field Day is currently scheduled for the last day of school, Thursday, June 8. Your 4th grader can choose to participate in the Maypole Dance and/or Drumming. Practices will take place the 3 weeks leading up to Field Day. We hope to start practice the week of May 15th. Practice days/times will be announced soon, but they will most likely take place before school and during recess. Practices for each activity will not overlap. If your son or daughter is interested in participating – please Click Here for the sign up sheet. We will follow up with you when practice times have been confirmed. If you are experiencing issues w/ the sign up sheet, please email Amy Dwyer at “amyadwyer” AT gmail.com. The deadline to register for the Maypole Dance and/or Drumming is May 10.

Sincerely, 4th Grade parents – Jean Bacom (Drumming Queen), Nikki Elza (Maypole Queen)

Please Don’t Forget to Pay 4th Grade Activities Fee

Please click here to pay your $25 4th Grade Activity Fee.This money goes toward the t-shirts that your 4th grader will wear during Field Day and the cost of the 4th grade breakfast celebration on the last day of school.

If you are unsure if you have already paid, please click here and log in to review your order history on the PTO webstore.

Any questions? Contact Amy Dwyer (“amyadwyer” AT gmail.com) or Suzanne D’Agostino (“suzanne.dagostino” AT gmail.com).

Commemorative Video for 4th Graders: Pictures Needed

A video will be shown at the 4th grade breakfast on the morning of June 8. The video will contain pictures of the 4th graders and their years at Lincoln School. So grab a box of tissues and scroll through your old photos. Please send a variety of photos of your child commemorating all of their years at Lincoln, grades K through 4. We suggest photos from school events, school concerts, class parties, field trips, PTO events, back to school pictures, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, other clubs, youth sports teams, pictures with good Lincoln buddies, etc.  Please refrain from sending photos from birthday parties, holidays or religious events.

We have set up a drop box to collect these photos. Please click here for the drop box location as well as for instructions on how to upload your pictures. You are free to use the Drop Box website or app, whichever is easier for you.  The deadline for submitting photos is Friday May 19.

If you are having problems or have questions, please contact Suzanne D’Agostino (“suzanne.dagostino” AT gmail.com).

Lincoln Yearbooks

Lincoln Yearbooks are available for order on the PTO Web Store until May 24th or while supplies last.  Books will be distributed at the Ice Cream Social on June 2nd.

D90 /D97/D200 Town Hall Forum on Educational Equity

You’re invited to attend a Tri-District Town Hall Forum with representatives from River Forest School District 90, Oak Park School District 97, and Oak Park River Forest High School District 200. The Forum will be held on Monday, May 1 at Roosevelt Middle School, 7560 Oak Avenue, starting at 7 p.m. The topic for the Tri-District Town Hall Forum is Educational Equity in Districts 90, 97, and 200.

Creating inclusive school communities and educational equity often raise significant questions for families and students. How do equity and inclusiveness play into student achievement disparities? How are school districts designing inclusive school communities for students, families, and staff and faculties? What school district policies and practices are helping to create a nurturing and inclusive environment for students? What are the three school districts doing, collaboratively and individually, to promote educational equity for all students? Superintendents Dr. Ed Condon, District 90; Dr. Carol Kelly, District 97; and Dr. Joylynn Pruitt-Adams, District 200, will facilitate a conversation with the community on educational equity and inclusiveness efforts in the three school districts. There will be ample opportunity for questions and answers from the audience.

Please bring your questions, insights, and a friend. We hope to see you there!