5/10 Lincoln Log

Lincoln families,

Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing Lincoln School Moms! I hope you enjoyed a day of love an celebration with family. While I was unable to be in St. Louis with my mom, like many of you we embraced the opportunity celebrate virtually. Hopefully the mounting list of “virtual,” celebrations will instill within each of us a renewed and grateful perspective of togetherness when we finally reach the other side of this mountain.

On behalf of the entire Lincoln School faculty and staff, thank you for the outpouring of Lincoln Love during Staff Appreciation week. All the creative and virtual “thank you’s,” were very much appreciated by everyone at Lincoln.
It’s no secret just how dedicated and passionate our Fine Fine teachers are about their profession. Those efforts have been on full display over the past two months has they have embraced new ways to connect with kids, creatively design lessons and to transform their homes into mini recording studios and movie sets!

We have reached the juncture of the school year where we are fully dedicated to successful completion of this academic year, yet also highly invested in planning for the start of the 2020-21 school year. Over the next few weeks, there will likely be sporadic days where teachers will be working closely with me, attending virtual meetings or even being given time to work in their classroom to prepare for the return of individual student belongings. Therefore, on these days, while teachers will still provide tasks and learning opportunities for students, there will likely be minimal or in some cases no feedback to student work submissions. Teachers and I will provide your families with advance notice of these particular days. We appreciate your support and understanding of the various complexities we face as we prepare for the “virtual” conclusion of the school year.

As you are aware, the current landscape of the world has caused us to re-imagine many of the annual celebratory events that make the end of the school year so special for our students, families, staff and retiring teachers. However, we are in the final stages of planning some noteworthy and creative “Covid 19” ways to celebrate the end of the year. Stay tuned to next week’s Lincoln Log for the unveiling of some exciting plans.

It’s hard to believe that Wednesday, May 13 will mark exactly two months since we all last gathered together at our Fine Fine School. However, as we continue to venture forward into the unknown I am often reminded that our school is much more than the physical address of 511 Park Ave. Lincoln Love and the genuine spirit of our Fine Fine teachers, kids and families, has transcended these uncertain times and in my opinion only strengthened and unified our learning community, resulting in an even Finer Lincoln School!

As always, thank you for your continued support of Lincoln School. I’m always available for your feedback and to assist in anyway I possibly can. Please tell your kids I miss them terribly, but look forward to my daily visits to your home via SeeSaw. Wishing you continued health and wellness.


“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”- Maya Angelou


Monday, May 11:

  • E-Learning

Tuesday, May 12:

  • E-Learning

Wednesday, May 13:

  • E-Learning
  • Waste Free Wednesday

Thursday, May 14:

  • E-Learning

Friday, May 15:


Last Chance to Order Lincoln Yearbooks – order through 5/15!

Yearbooks are now available to order on the PTO Web Store.  The hardcover books are available at a pre-order price of $25/book now through May 15.  Pre-ordered books will still be distributed, but with the cancellation of school we are still determining the details. Save your confirmation email from the PTO Web Store so you can quickly confirm your order when the books are distributed.

Any books that remain after the initial online orders are taken will be available for purchase on a first come first serve basis at the TBD distribution date/location.  Keep in mind that the yearbooks are quite popular, so we highly recommend ordering in advance!

Last Chance to Order SchoolKidz Supply Kits – order by 5/15!

SchoolKidz supply kits are now available to order for the 2020-2021 School Year! The Lincoln PTO sponsors a School Supply Kit process to simplify your life! You can order a school supply kit online and the kit will be delivered to your child’s classroom in August before school starts. Orders are online only and they are accepted only until May 15. The supplier cannot accept late orders. Please remember to buy a kit for NEXT YEAR’s Grade Level.

Order your kits at www.shopttkits.com, Lincoln Account Number: 20838 The DEADLINE for ordering kits is May 15. Don’t Delay!

Kindergarten Virtual Author Visit

On Thursday, May 14, we are excited to welcome author, Sara Schacter to Lincoln School virtually. She was scheduled to visit with the kindergarten students on April 3. She has graciously offered to still meet with us through Zoom. Sara is a relative of Ryan in Ms. Stasys’ morning class.

She will meet with the morning kindergarten students at 9:00 – 9:20. The afternoon kindergarten students are invited to meet with her at 9:30 – 9:50.

Sara will introduce herself, read her book “Just So Willow“ aloud, talk about writing and answer questions. Students will have an opportunity to send any questions ahead of time to me through a Seesaw activity on Wednesday 5/13.

If you are interested in purchasing her book, please let me know. I am gathering details on how to purchase. Additionally, if you purchase the book, the author will send a signed bookplate to put in the book and some polar bear goodies.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Brauweiler directly.

May 18 is the Deadline for Fun Lunch Refunds

When it became official that we were not going to go back to school this year, the D90 PTOs got to work to figure out the logistics of Fun Lunch.  There were 10 fun lunches left in the 2019/2020 school year and we have decided upon the following options for parents that purchased Fun Lunch for their students.

Option 1: Click here for a refund for these lunches.  https://lincolnpto.revtrak.net/fun-lunch-grades-1-4/#/v/fun-lunch-refunds

Option 2: Do nothing and your unused Fun Lunch payment will be a donation to the Lincoln PTO.  We will be giving a portion of the unused Fun Lunch money to the Hephzibah Home in Oak Park.  They currently have 25 children sheltered in place and are in need of support.

As we all know, this is an unprecedented time and we are all trying to figure things out day by day.  If you are asking for a refund, please be patient with us as it has to be done individually and will take some time.

If we don’t hear from you by May 18th, we will assume you are donating your payment to the PTO/Hephzibah Home. Thank you for your support of the Lincoln PTO and if you have any questions, please contact Ginger Timchak at gingertimchak@gmail.com

May’s PTO meeting – moved to 5/26!

May’s PTO meeting has been moved to May 26th at 9:00 AM.  This will be a virtual meeting and a Zoom link will be available in the Lincoln Log that will go out on Monday, May 25th.  We look forward to seeing everyone and discussing end of the year business as well as planning for next year.  All are welcome to join.

Attention 4th grade families – Last Call for Pictures!

Commemorative video for 4th graders: pictures needed by Monday, May 18!

It is a tradition at Lincoln School to assemble a video collage of photos for the graduating 4th graders commemorating their years at Lincoln, grades K through 4. The video will contain pictures of the 4th graders through their years at Lincoln School. So grab a box of tissues and scroll through your old photos. We suggest photos from school events, school concerts, class parties, field trips, PTO events, PTO Clubs, back to school pictures, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, pictures with good Lincoln buddies, etc. Please refrain from sending photos from birthday parties, holidays or religious events. (We cannot use photos from non-school related events, as cute as they may be.)

Photos can be emailed to Lincoln4thgradeclass@gmail.comDEADLINE TO SUBMIT PICTURES IS MONDAY, MAY 18!!

Feel free to contact Adrian Dinu and Debbie Kellogg at Lincoln4thgradeclass@gmail.com or Amy Dwyer at amyadwyer@gmail.com with any questions.

** The video is typically shown at the 4th grade breakfast on the last day of school. Unfortunately, as we all know, the breakfast gathering is not possible this year. We plan to work with Mr. Godfrey and the District 90 technology team on a way to share this video privately and securely. If you do not want your child included in this video, please let Mr. Godfrey know.

SchoolKidz supply kits for incoming 5th graders! – order by 6/21!

Brick By Brick. Name brand school supplies at an average of 50 ...Get ready to (finally!) send them back to school in the fall! Teacher-approved kits from SchoolKidz available for purchase, starting Friday, May 1st.

Enter account number 20848 in the green box.
Sale site will be open from 5/1/20 to 6/21/20.

All SchoolKidz supply boxes will be mailed to your home the week of August 16th (before the first day of school on 8/26/20). Supplies will come in plain cardboard boxes – no “carry handles.”

Here is the 5th grade supply list for reference!