5/15 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Hopefully you had a wonderful weekend.

Congratulations to the Lincoln School Girls on the Run team and coaches on their completion of their 5K. For the past few months they have been meeting and training twice weekly after school. Congratulations to our girls and many thanks to the dedicated coaches who got them across the finish line.

With only 19 days of school remaining, we’ve been busy working to plan the return of some of our annual end of the school year events. We are excited to announce the return of the Lincoln School Ice Cream Social on Friday, June 3. ALL Lincoln families are welcome to attend. There will be ice cream, yearbook distribution and music. 

Field Day is scheduled for the last day of school, Friday, June 10. Unlike pre-pandemic field days, this year, field day and our school picnic will only be open to students, staff and any field day volunteers. The 4th grade clap-out will take place on the Franklin blacktop at 2:30pm on Friday, June 10 and families are welcome to attend.

4th grade families, here is a link to a letter further outlining the many exciting plans for your kid’s final days as a Lincoln Eagle! Be on the lookout for more information later this week. 4th Grade Information

Finally, save the date…..Wednesday, June 1 @ 6PM!  The Lincoln Belongingness and Inclusivity Committee is excited to host our first ever Pride walk. To kick off Pride month, we will be raising the Pride flag at River Forest Village Hall followed by a few laps around the blocks adjacent to Lincoln. Many thanks to the dedicated work of this committee for their support of our continued work of making Lincoln a more inclusive community. 

As we prepare for the coming school year, don’t forget to complete your family’s registration. Attached is the message and instructions that were sent to families last week. 2022-2023 Registration

As always, thank you for your continued 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. CG


Monday, 5/16:

  • Yoga – 3:15 – 4:15pm, Lincoln Gym

Tuesday: 5/17:

  • 4th grade Maypole Practice – 7:30am
  • C4K event – 7pm, Willard Library

Wednesday, 5/18:

  • Walking Wednesday – 8:05am
  • 4th grade Drumming Practice – 11:00am
  • Waste Free Wednesday

Friday, 5/20: 

  • 4th grade Maypole Practice – 7:30am
  • Drumming Practice – 11:00am
  • Fun Lunch – Pizza

4th Grade Parents: Important End of Year Details

Drumming & Maypole: Practices Happening Now 

Drumming: All practices are at Lincoln during recess from 11:00-11:30 am on Wednesdays and Fridays. Parents, if you are interested in helping at with Drumming practice, please sign up here

Maypole: All practices are at Lincoln (either gym or field) from 7:30-8:00 am on Tuesdays and Fridays. Parents, if you are interested in helping at the Maypole practices, please sign up here

Questions? Please email Anne McDonnell at annekmcdonnell@gmail.com.

4th Grade Video: Pictures Needed by Sunday, 5/15

Parents, we need your pics! Photos can be uploaded to a Google Photos album here and/or emailed to lincoln4grade@gmail.com.  Please include the child’s name, grade / teacher at the time pic was taken. (Example: Child’s name, 1st grade / Klusak field trip). Please note, we cannot use pictures from non-school events, no matter how cute. Questions? Email Missy Heintz & Megan Kinsella at lincoln4grade@gmail.com.

Please Don’t Forget to Pay the 4th Grade Activities Fee
Click here to pay your $25 4th Grade Activity Fee. This fee goes toward 4th grade t-shirts and other end of year surprises. Questions? Please email Anne McDonnell at annekmcdonnell@gmail.com.

School Supplies for Graduating 4th Graders

Please see the attached flyer to order school supplies for your rising Roosevelt 5th grader.


  • Auction Committee 
  • 2nd Grade Bike Safety Workshop
  • Pancake Breakfast 
  • 5K
  • Hero Boys                                                              
  • Yearbook
  • Art Appreciation                                                      
  • Authors and Assemblies

Listed above are some of the committees we are currently looking for individuals to Chair or volunteer their support. If you have any questions concerning what these positions entail or would like to join a specific committee, please contact Kelly or Alexis at lincolnrfptopresident@gmail.com Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO! 

Wednesday Walking Club

On Wednesday, May 11 we walked another 29 miles – putting us at 140 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.

C4K Event – May 17th at Willard Library

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 hello@maureenspielman.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!

D90 Inclusion & Pride Walk

Join us June 1st at 6:00 pm at Village Hall as we raise the Pride flag, then walk together around the Lincoln Elementary block a few times, ending on the Franklin Playground with music and the ice cream truck!  Wear your rainbows, bring your family and show your support!

We can use some parent volunteers for the event! Contact Megan Keskitalo megankeskitalo@gmail.com to volunteer. Sponsored by the Lincoln PTO Belongingness and Inclusion Committee, Willard PTO Belongingness Committee & Roosevelt PTO Committee for Inclusion and Belonging.

Waste Free Wednesdays

Sign up here to volunteer for an upcoming Wednesday lunch period. 


May is National Mental Health Awareness Month.  Mental health disorders are present in every community, and this campaign says “It’s okay to not be okay!”  Click here for additional mental health resources.

Library Lowdown

LIBRARY BOOKS DUE MAY 27TH. Thank you for assisting your students in returning all books by this date.

AUTHOR VISIT. Author and Lincoln parent, Adam Kessel, will be virtually visiting with students on Thursday, May 19th.  He’ll discuss his book, the writing process and take everyone on a virtual tour of the Lincoln gardens.  

His book, Tales of the Plant Guardians, is for sale and retails for $24.99.  Books can be purchased online through the Book Table at booktable.net. You can have the book delivered to your house or pick up at the store. The book will arrive in about a week.

Take a rhythmic journey through riddles and rhymes to the secret world of the plants in your backyard. Your questions are finally answered by the keepers of their secrets. Readers learn both the good and the not-so-good secret powers of common weeds in this backyard adventure book. A fairy guardian will guide you to meet the plants in their magical world. You will meet the cute Dandelion as you rhyme your way through its edible uses or learn to be wary of Bittersweet Nightshade with its toxic berries. Tales of the Plant Guardians: Backyard Adventures will create a world of wonder in your own backyard while introducing botany to your children.

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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. 

Securely Home is an app that allows parents to have considerable control over their child’s iPad while at home.

Click here for technology resources for your D90 iPad!