I hope you had a wonderful weekend.
These final 14 days of school look to be exceptionally busy ones. Amid the hustle and bustle of these final busy days, please don’t forget to take a moment to spread some Lincoln Love by taking the opportunity to celebrate our incredible teachers and staff who have done so much this year to make this school year so memorable for our kids and community. With the pandemic as our backdrop, it hasn’t been an easy journey for our teachers and staff, but I couldn’t be prouder of them, so please take some time to drop a note or token of appreciation for all their dedication to making Lincoln such a FINE FINE SCHOOL!
If you’ve been by Lincoln over the past few days, you have undoubtedly noticed that our school has been wrapped in orange! Thanks to the time, dedication, and passion of a few Lincoln families, their vision of spreading color and joy has come to life as we celebrate the end of an incredible school year. These families cut, measured and sewed the orange fabric that is on the perimeter of our school. “For the Moment,” inspired by the fabric art that was on display in Central Park in NY, these families have now brought smiles and cheer to our school community.
Don’t forget that this Friday, May 27 is an 11:30am early dismissal from school. There will only be AM Kindergarten on Friday.
Please note the Final Fun Lunch of the year will be held on Thursday, May 26. This is free pizza for everyone! Please note there will be NO FUN LUNCH on Friday, June 3 or Friday, June 10.
Save the Dates!
Wednesday, June 1, 6:00 PM – D90 Inclusivity and Pride Walk
Beginning at Village Hall and culminating on the Franklin Blacktop
Celebratory evening complete with music and the River Forest Ice Cream truck
EVERYONE is welcome
Friday June 3, 6:00-7:30 PM – Lincoln School Ice Cream Social
There will be music, yearbook distribution, and of course Ice Cream
EVERYONE is invited
The return of our annual Field Day is scheduled for the last day of school, Friday, June 10. Unlike pre-pandemic field days, this year’s 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.
As we prepare for the coming school year, don’t forget to complete your family’s registration. Linked here is the message and instructions that were sent to families last week.
Finally, don’t forget, there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.
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
*** The next Lincoln LOG will be distributed on Monday, May 30***
Lincoln’s LAST Fun Lunch is Thursday, May 26th, 2022
There will be FREE Domino’s Pizza Fun Lunch for all from the Lincoln PTO
Please be sure to send in a lunch for your child on June 3 and 10.
Who: All Lincoln families are invited to a fundraiser for Veterinarians Without Borders to benefit the refugee animals of Ukraine!
When: Monday, May 23, from 3 – 4pm
Where: Tables located at both Park and Franklin exits from school
What: Lemonade, Oreos, Rice Crispy Treats, fruit snacks, and popsicles
How much: every item $1 each! (all proceeds will be donated to Veterinarians Without Borders emergency appeal for Ukraine Animal Crisis)
Why? The Lincoln Girls on the Run team chooses a different charity to support every year. This year they learned that more than 100,000 dogs, cats and other pets in Ukraine are in urgent need of food, water, medicine, and veterinary help. Please join the Girls on the Run in their mission to help support this need!
Please consider sending your child to school with money or bringing a few dollars when you come for pick up on Monday afternoon. Thank you!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Please see the attached flyer to order school supplies for your rising Roosevelt 5th grader.
Tuesday, 5/31, please RSVP with this link!
Listed below are some of the committees we are currently looking for individuals to Chair. If you have any questions concerning what these positions entail or would like to join a specific committee, please contact Kelly or Alexis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auction Committee – Do you enjoy planning parties including LIVE and silent auctions? This committee works to cultivate a fun night out for the parents of our Lincoln community while also raising money for our school. We’re looking for a few parents to Chair this committee. Date TBD and is flexible
Pancake Breakfast – We’re looking for a few DAD’s and MOM’s to help chair this fun Lincoln Event. It’s been a few years since we’ve hosted this event but we can help you get in touch with former chairs to provide you with information in the planning process. Scheduled date is Saturday, October 29th, 2022
2nd Grade Bike Safety Workshop – Afterschool workshops scheduled Aug. 31/Sept. 1, 2022. This PTO parent is here to help out as the RF Police teach the second grade students about bike safety.
Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO!
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 email@example.com to volunteer. Sponsored by the Lincoln PTO Belongingness and Inclusion Committee, Willard PTO Belongingness Committee & Roosevelt PTO Committee for Inclusion and Belonging.
Sign up here to volunteer for an upcoming Wednesday lunch period.
As we continue to observe Mental Health Month in May, here is some information on a public health concern known as Parental Burnout. The pandemic saw a great increase in parental burnout, and we need to be mindful of the warning signs especially as we head into the summer months when our children may need even more from us.
LIBRARY BOOKS DUE THIS FRIDAY, 5/27. Thank you for assisting your students in returning all books by this date.
AUTHOR VISIT: A huge thank you to author and Lincoln parent, Adam Kessel, who spent Thursday afternoon with us – sharing his book and giving a virtual tour of plants at Lincoln.
His book, Tales of the Plant Guardians, is for sale and can be purchased online through Amazon or the Book Table at booktable.net. You can have the book delivered to your house or pick up at the store.
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.
Thank you for emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 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.