5/8 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Lincoln School Moms! I hope you enjoyed a wonderful day with your family. After the past few weeks, which have felt more like February, it’s exciting to see some actual spring-like weather in the forecast for the coming week. 

On behalf of the entire Lincoln School faculty and staff, thank you for all the love and gestures of appreciation shared with the Fine Fine teaching staff here at Lincoln last week during Staff Appreciation Week. Special thanks to the Lincoln PTO hospitality team for going above and beyond in celebrating our school. 

With only 24 days of school remaining, we’ve been busy working to plan the return of some of our annual end of the school year events. On Friday, June 3, we are excited to announce the return of the Lincoln School Ice Cream Social. 

Our annual 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. Please see the information below if you are interested in a volunteer position at Field Day. 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, please be on the lookout for a message this week further outlining the many exciting plans for your kid’s final days as a Lincoln Eagle! 

The Lincoln School Belongingness and Inclusivity team has been hard at work creating and providing various resources to support instruction focused on the various heritage and awareness months. In addition to the helpful AAPI resource guide last week, Lincoln received a donation of books in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Month from  the One Book One World AAPI Book Drive.

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Looking ahead to the short month of June, 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. Look for more information to come. Also, please know that this committee is always looking for more volunteers to help support this important work. 

Finally, this Thursday, May 12 at 2:30pm, I am looking forward to celebrating all the May birthdays at Gaga with Godfrey. If your child missed a previous month’s celebration, they are welcome to join us on Thursday. 
As always, please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can ever do to better support your family. Soak in all the fun and excitement of these final days of school. Thanks as always for your kindness and support of our Fine Fine School.

Have a great week – CG


Monday, 5/9:

  • Yoga, 3:15 – 4:15, Lincoln Gym
  • Girls on the Run, 3:10 – 4:30, Reading Garden

Tuesday: 5/10:

  • 7:30am – 4th grade Maypole Practice

Wednesday, 5/11

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

Thursday, 5/12:

  • 2:30pm – Gaga with Godfrey – May Birthdays
  • Girls on the Run, 3:10 – 4:30, Reading Garden

Friday, 5/13: 

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

Volunteer Opportunities: Ice Cream Social and Field Day!

Ice Cream Social: Please consider volunteering for Yearbook Distribution and our Ice Cream Social on Friday June 3rd from 6:00 – 7:30pm. Sign up HERE!

Field Day: Lincoln Field Day is BACK! Please consider volunteering to help with one of the 16 stations for Lincoln Field Day on Friday, June 10th from 12 – 2pm. Sign up HERE!

Further information about your station will be given the day of the event. Each slot is for an hour commitment, please only sign-up for 1 slot at this time in order to allow for higher participation.

*Please note there will be no visitors allowed to attend Field Day outside of those who are volunteering. 

Thank you for your continuous support of our Lincoln PTO! 

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.


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 lincolnrfptopresident@gmail.com.

The following committees need Chairs/Co-Chairs:

  • Auction Committee
  • Yearbook
  • Back to School Picnic
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • 5K
  • Hero Boys
  • 2nd Grade Bike Safety Workshop
  • Art Appreciation

(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!

PTO Minutes from May Meeting

Please click HERE for May’s PTO minutes.  You can find past meeting minutes on the Lincoln PTO Website at:  https://lincoln.district90pto.org

The next PTO meeting will be September 7, at 9:30am.   

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!

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.


Follow the PTO on Instagram – @Lincoln_Eagles_PTO

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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!