5/23 Lincoln log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you enjoyed this “summer like,” weekend. 

As we wrap up the month of May, many thanks are owed to Candy Singh and Jahee Hong Yi for all of their efforts and advocacy for assisting in  Lincoln’s first observance of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Candy and Jahee collaborated to create a resource guide that aided our staff in highlighting Asian culture throughout the Month of May. Thanks to their help Asian fun facts, music culture was included in my daily Morning Messages to kids. Additionally, last week we had a school wide author visit with Natasha Yim. It was a wonderful month, thanks to their dedication to this project. 

Fourth grade families, it’s hard to believe that your kids are entering their final thirteen days at Lincoln. Please be sure to read the message I sent to all 4th grade families last week outlining the many 4th grade events that are taking place over the next few weeks. In the event you didn’t receive that email, here is the message.

This week we will be celebrating the Lincoln School Instructional Aide Support Staff. These incredible “behind the scenes,” individuals literally make our Fine Fine School run. They are always found working a recess or lunch shift, making copies, running errands and supporting our teachers and kids. Please take a moment this week to share some LINCOLN LOVE  with these Fine Fine individuals:

Ms. JoAnn Clark

Mr. Richard Taylor

Ms. Leigh Miles

Ms. Monique Forte

Ms. Tess Vanek

Ms. Jennifer Medland

Ms. Maggie English

Finally, don’t forget there is no school on Friday, May, 28 or Monday, May 31. 

As always, thanks for your continued support of Lincoln. Please reach out if there is ever anything more I can do to support your family. Have a wonderful week. CG


Friday 5/28

  • Deadline to return all library books

Returning Books

Please return all library books by Friday, May 28th.  We appreciate your help with this!

4th Grade Parents: Order 5th Grade School Supplies Now!

Get ready to send them to Roosevelt in the fall! Teacher-approved kits from SchoolKidz available for purchase, starting Monday, May 10th.

www.shopttkits.com . Enter account number 20848 in the red box. Sale site will be open from 5/10/21-6/18/21.

All SchoolKidz supply boxes will be mailed to your home. Expect them to arrive sometime in July. You will be notified via email by SchoolKidz when your student’s kit has shipped. Supplies will come in plain cardboard boxes – no “carry handles.”

See attached for more information.

Volunteer for Lincoln’s Native Gardens!

Lincoln has several areas of native plantings, including 2 curbside native gardens (Franklin and Park) and the garden outside the Kindergarten classrooms. These gardens are part of the West Cook Wild Ones Wildlife Corridor, AND are certified as Wildlife Habitat through the National Wildlife Federation (NWF)

Native gardens serve as habitat for pollinators and other wildlife, provide important environmental services in cleaning our air, soil, and water, can be a didactic resource for teachers and students, and are relatively low maintenance. They DO however require ongoing weeding and occasional rearranging and watering. Whether you have a few hours a month OR want to take the lead, whether you have garden experience OR would just like to learn while meeting other parents, we would LOVE to count you in. Many hands make light work!

Please contact Amy Hansmann (amy@hansmann.org) or Alexis Murphy (alexis_murphy@hotmail.com) to express interest by May 31.

D90 School Registration

River Forest D90

River Forest Public Schools registration for the 2021-22 school year opens Friday, April 30.  All the District 90 registration forms are online and can be found within the PowerSchool parent portal.  A link to the PowerSchool parent portal can be found under the Quick Links section of your student’s school’s website.

You will need a PowerSchool Parent Portal account to access the registration forms. A complete guide for how to complete these forms can be found in our How to Register Your Student document. All pertinent student registration documents can be found on the District 90 Student Registration page, and are there to assist you with this process.

These documents include New Account instructions, Adding a Student to an Existing Account, and if you already have an account, but have forgotten your password please refer to the Forgot Password? document.

Please fill out your registration forms as soon as possible as this information is helpful in addressing staffing needs for next school year.

Please complete the online registration forms by Wednesday, June 30.  On July 1, the PowerSchool Parent Portal will be closed to prepare for the 2021-22 school year.  The PowerSchool Parent Portal will reopen on Monday, August 2.

**Please note that registration fees are still paid through RevTrak web store. RevTrak will be available throughout the summer. Please go to our District 90 web store to pay all registration fees for your student(s).  An early bird discount is available from April 30 through June 14.*

Lincoln Love

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Please have your child(ren) fill out a Lincoln Love Note for their awesome teachers and staff members. Parents can fill these out too! These notes will be distributed to the staff during Teacher Appreciation Week.  Lincoln Love “Shout Out” Form 

Social Emotional Learning

This week’s SEL message is a great exercise to promote happiness within families.  The video link gives instructions for a 60 second Laughter Yoga challenge.  The graphic is the visual aide for families to use if they would like to continue practicing laughter yoga together.

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.