4/29 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

How is it May already? I hope you had a great weekend. Many thanks for all the birthday wishes last week. Thank you for making me feel forty-ONE-derful!

While early release days (like last Friday) can present logistical challenges for families, please know how important and beneficial this time is for us to meet as a faculty. Friday afternoon was spent discussing, learning and planning ways we can better foster a “Positive Growth Mindset” at Lincoln. It was one of the more inspiring faculty discussions I’ve been a part of. I look forward to continuing to lead this important work at our Fine Fine School!

Planning for 2018-19 is in full swing! If you are interested, don’t forget to read the attached letter and provide any voluntary feedback you feel would be helpful in determining your child’s class placement for the next school year.  Please be sure all feedback is submitted by Friday, May 4. Additionally, don’t forget Kindergarten and 1st -4th grade registration is currently open – please see the attached letter that was emailed to District 90 families last week.

Due to some internal scheduling conflicts, we were unable to conduct our Spring Safety Drills last week. Therefore we will practice these drills this week.

As always, thank you for your continued support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to better support your family. Have a great week. CG


* * * * SPRING SAFETY WEEK! * * * *

Tuesday, 5/1:

  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:30pm, gym
  • Theater Club – 3:10-4:30, auditorium

Thursday, 5/3:

  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:30pm, gym

Friday, 5/4:

  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Fun Lunch – subs

Coming up next week:

  • Monday, 5/7: last PTO meeting of the year
  • Maypole and drumming practice start
  • Teacher Appreciation Week

ATTENTION PARENTS OF 4TH GRADERS –  details for Maypole Dance and Drumming!

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NOTE – PARENT VOLUNTEER NEEDED:  We are in need of a parent volunteer to combine the 4th grade student photos into a commemorative video set to music.  This is a strictly from home, on the computer, project.  It is a fun, heartwarming, laugh-inducing, and rewarding opportunity!  Contact Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amyprestes@gmail.com) for more information or to volunteer.

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, Friday, June 8. Your 4th grader can choose to participate in the Maypole Dance and/or Drumming. Practices will take place in the month leading up to Field Day. We plan to start practice the week of May 8th. Practices for each activity will not overlap, and are listed below. If your son or daughter is interested in participating – please sign up in the PTO WebstoreThe deadline to register for the Maypole Dance and/or Drumming is May 4.

  • Maypole Practices:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30-8:15am in the gym
  • Drumming Practices: Tuesdays and Fridays 11:30-12pm during recess in the reading garden

Sincerely, 4th Grade parents – Amy Dwyer (Maypole Queen) and Gregory McClendon (Drumming King)

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-shirt 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 Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@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 through their years at Lincoln School. So grab a box of tissues and scroll through your old photos. Please begin to gather 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.  Photos can be submitted to the PTO dropbox via this link. Please contact Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) with any questions.

Important information for next year’s 5th grade families – school supplies!

Get your 4th grader ready for 5th grade now — 5th grade, teacher-approved kits from SchoolKidz.  Enter Roosevelt Account Number 20848 in the green box.

Sale site will be open until May 15th.

Prefer back-to-school shopping on your own?? The 5th grade supply list can be found here (see the first page for 5th grade list).

Contact Bridget Thomason with any questions regarding the 5th grade supply list.

Library Lowdown – last call for autographed books by Michelle Schaub

There are still some books by Michelle Schaub, the author who visited Lincoln last week, available.  It is a poetry book called “Fresh-Picked Poetry”.  The children will be familiar with some of the poems she shared.

If you would like a book, please send in a check for $14.00 made out to Lincoln PTO by this Tuesday 5/1.  I will be bringing them to her to personalize any new orders.  Please be sure to include how you want it personalized.

Please contact Mrs. Brauweiler with any questions.

Lincoln yearbooks are now on sale – order deadline is 5/13!

Yearbooks are now available to order on the PTO Web Store.  $30 gets you a hardcover book and a souvenir pen, the deadline for orders is Sunday, May 13.  Books are distributed during the Ice Cream Social on June 1st.

Save your confirmation email from the PTO Web Store so you can quickly confirm your order when “end of the school year” panic sets in!

Join the 2018/2019 PTO team!

There are still PTO positions available for the 2018-2019 school year – please contact Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) if you’d like to get involved.

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. There is a lot you can do for the PTO and for Lincoln School whether you are a working parent or a stay at home parent. Volunteer opportunities are available for events taking place at school during the week or on weekends. And opportunities are available for you to work from the comfort of your own home while younger children nap.  Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO!

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11!


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Be on the lookout for the Teacher Appreciation sheet your child received in their folder last week. Children can fill out the balloon with personal messages of gratitude for their teachers. Please return completed sheets to the office no later than this Friday, May 4th. Additional sheets will be available in the office should your child like to prepare one for additional teachers and staff.

Important messages from your School Nurse

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Please remember during cold and flu season to keep your child home if they are sick. If they have a fever they need to be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication before they can return to school. If they are vomiting and/or have diarrhea, make sure it has been at least 24 hours since the last episode before returning to school. If your child has an excessively runny nose or cannot stop coughing, it may be a good idea to keep them home. This is to protect your child from catching something if their immune system is down, as well as to protect the other students and staff. Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone at Lincoln School healthy.

Attendance reporting

When reporting your child’s absence please be sure to either use the district attendance e-mail or telephone extension:
1) Lincoln School Attendance Line: 708.366.7340
2) Email 24-7 to lincolnattendance@district90.org