Happy May Day. Despite the cool and soggy weather, I hope you enjoyed the weekend. It’s hard to believe we flipped the calendar to the final full month of the school year.
This week is one of the most important of the year. It symbolizes the 5 days we take each year to celebrate the Fine Fine Teachers and Staff that make Lincoln such a Fine Fine School. The PTO has planned some very thoughtful recognitions throughout the week. However, I encourage each of you to take the Lincoln School Staff Appreciation Challenge, by taking a few moments sometime this week to send an email, letter, some Lincoln Love or some other small token of appreciation to the best teaching staff around.
Additionally, Friday, May 6 is Nurses Day. So please don’t forget to celebrate our very own Ms. Godellas and Ms. Martini. For the past two years they have been our resident “Hero’s” at Lincoln. They are the G.O.A.T. of school nursing teams! Please celebrate them this week as well.
In the coming days, we will begin working on the creation of class assignments for the upcoming school year. In early April , all K-3 families should have received this Class Placement 2022-23 Letter. If you have feedback, please be sure to send it to me via email on or before Friday, May 3.
This week, District 90 will begin administering the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) to students in Grades 3-5. The MAP assessment is a reading and mathematics multiple-choice, adaptive assessment that is taken online. Adaptive assessments adjust the test questions relative to an individual student’s response. For each correct answer given, the next question will increase in difficulty. For each incorrect answer given, the following question will decrease in difficulty. For this reason, the MAP questions will not look the same for all students. This assessment takes approximately 50 minutes for each of the two content areas that will be administered. Below is the Lincoln Schedule:
This past weekend the following LIncoln Eagles had their artwork displayed at the annual Cheney Mansion art show. Ella Wendeln, Isla Jacques, Emerson Lewis, Anabel Jacquez, Matilda Murphy and Lily Barnard. Many thanks to Ms. Kozbur for curating this incredible event each year.
As always, thank you for all of your support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more we can do to support your kids and family. Have a great week. Don’t forget to celebrate our Fine Fine Staff this week. CG
Friday, 5/5: Fun Lunch – Pizza
Our Teachers are Superheroes!
Thank you for filling out the Superhero Worksheets! Please also considering sending a note through the Lincoln Love (insert link) form as well. The PTO has organized the following activities for all staff members this week:
Monday: VIP Room Service
Tuesday: Coffee/Bagels from Daly Bagel
Wednesday: Ice Cream Scoop from Brown Cow and cake slice from Forest Park Bakery
Thursday: Lunch provided by Mr. Godfrey
Friday: Gift Cards
4th Grade Parents: Important End of Year Details
T-shirts, Drumming, Maypole, Video…there is so much fun stuff coming up and we need your help! Please see the 4th grade end of year flyer for more information. Also, highlights and key dates are below. Questions? Please email: Lincoln4grade@gmail.com.
|Please pay the $25 4th activity fee Confirm your 4th grader t-shirt sizes by 5/2|
Maypole and Drumming Activities
|Kids sign up now! Practices start this week! See attached flyer for more details.Parents: Maypole practice helpers are needed! Sign up hereParents: Drumming practice helpers are needed! Sign up here|
4th Grade Commemorative
|Upload photos here orEmail photos to Lincoln4grade@gmail.com Please submit all photos by 5/15And please remember, we can only use school-related photos.|
Please review this flyer for more information on the end of year activities for 4th graders.
Questions? Feel free to contact Missy Heintz and Megan Kinsella
Yearbooks are now available to order through the TreeRing website. Hardcover books are available for $37 now through Friday, May 6th. Yearbooks will be distributed in person at the end of the school year. Please click here to order your 2021-2022 Lincoln Yearbook. You will need to create an account if you don’t have one already.
All yearbook orders must be placed with Tree Ring. The PTO will not be selling yearbooks at the end of the school year. Orders may placed after the deadline, but an additional shipping charge will be added and the book will be shipped to your residence.
Note: A few early orders were placed with a reduced quoted price. You will still get that price honored and all books distributed will be hardcover. Apologies for the confusion!
The mission of the PTO is to support and enhance the education of the children at Lincoln School. Fulfilling this mission is not possible without the input, ideas and support from the families at Lincoln.
Planning for our 2022-2023 school year is starting now!
Whether you are a working or stay-at-home parent, there are many opportunities for active participation in the PTO. Events take place at school during the week, evenings, and weekends.
Here are some of the committees we are currently looking for individuals to Chair. If you have any questions concerning what these positions entail, please contact Kelly or Alexis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following committees need Chairs/Co-Chairs:
(Committee volunteers will be recruited closer to the date of the event by the Chairs/Co-Chairs)
We will be reaching out soon for volunteers to help at the Ice Cream Social and Field Day. Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO!
When: Friday-Sunday, May 6-8, 2022
Place: Good Earth Greenhouse & Café (7900 Madison St., River Forest)
Spring is here and that means gardens, plants and flowers! With each of your purchases at Good Earth Greenhouse & Café, on May 6-8, 2022, Green4Good will receive either:
· 10% of your pre-tax total OR
· $5 of your purchase of a $25 gift card
So whether you are planting now or giving a gift card to a special someone for future use, we have you covered! Visit and shop as many times as you would like, presenting a copy of this flyer each time to record your purchase. Tell all your friends, too! You can make as many copies of this flyer as you want!
Our Earth Week Waste Free lunches and competitions were such a hit, we’ve decided to keep the momentum going. Please sign up here if you’re able to volunteer for an upcoming Wednesday lunch period.
On Wednesday, April 27 we walked another 43 miles – putting us at 111 miles of our 200 mile goal!! Weather permitting we will hold Wednesday Walking Club each Wednesday morning through the end of the school year. Students can walk alone or with their families laps on the Franklin side of the Lincoln School park. We will tally the laps walked to see if together, we can walk the 200 miles to Lincoln’s home in Springfield, IL. Students can start walking when they arrive (as early as 8:00 am) through the bell.
Parents, we will need 2-3 VOLUNTEERS each Wednesday to help with Walking Wednesday. Please use the SignUp Genius to volunteer.
Join us Tuesday, May 17th at 7pm in the Willard Library to discuss Conscious Parenting in a book talk facilitated by Maureen Spielman, Conscious Parenting & Life Coach. Maureen will guide us in the foundational principles of Dr. Shefali Tsaary’s groundbreaking book based on learning how your own childhood is related to what shows up in your parenting style and creating conscious connections with your kids! This book talk will be interactive and engaging! Check out www.maureenspielman.com or e-mail email@example.com if you have any questions.
The Book Table in Oak Park has multiple copies to buy. (And please join us even if you don’t get a chance to read it 🙂
With the change in weather and temperatures, Spring Fever has arrived! Although you may be noticing increased energy, impulsiveness, and restlessness… we can still help the children finish the school year strong. Here are some tips for surviving Spring Fever.
We are excited to have a last-minute visit with author Tae Keller. She is the author of “Jennifer Chan is not alone” and Newbery winner “When you trap a tiger.” She will be visiting with some of the fourth grade students this Monday, May 2nd.
All Lincoln students have the opportunity to purchase an autographed book any time from now until one week after the event using the attached form. The easiest way is to order online ensuring you’ll receive a copy in a timely manner. Please note that while the form says Willard, it is being used by Lincoln as well.
We appreciate your support of our author visits and purchasing books helps ensure Anderson’s is able to offer visits to schools. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Brauweiler directly.
KINDERGARTEN: Additionally, author Sara F. Shacter will be visiting virtually with kindergarten classes this Friday, May 6th to share her secrets about writing and her latest book Just So Willow.
All Lincoln students can order a book (signed and delivered to school for distribution):
Send $15 in cash or check (made out to Sara Shacter and in an envelope with the author’s name on the front) no later than the morning of Monday, May 9th. If you want the book personalized to someone, please put a note in with your payment specifying exactly how the book should be personalized.
Willow is a polar bear who likes things just so. She even irons her underwear and straightens her spaghetti! So when a storm covers her backyard in a clean, smooth blanket of snow, she’s determined to keep it that way—in spite of all her Arctic neighbors sliding, stomping, and creating a lumpy, bumpy mess. Will Willow stick to her precise ways, or will she join in the messy fun?
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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.
Securely Home is an app that allows parents to have considerable control over their child’s iPad while at home.