5/13 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
Happy Mother’s Day! I hope all of our amazing Lincoln School moms enjoyed their special day!
On behalf of the entire Lincoln School staff, thank you for making Teacher Appreciation Week such a great celebration for our fine fine teachers and staff!
This week we will continue our Spring benchmarking assessments. Below is a copy of the NWEA MAP schedule we will follow for the coming days:

It is hard to believe, but it’s time to start marking your calendars for a few of our exciting annual end of the year celebrations. I look forward to celebrating this incredible school year with each of you at these upcoming events:

Friday, June 1 @ 6:00PM – Lincoln School Ice Cream Social

Friday, June 8 – Last Day of School

  • 7:30AM – 4th Grade Breakfast
  • 11:00AM – 3rd Grade Recorder Concert
  • 11:30AM -1st- 4th Grade Family Picnic
  • 12:00PM – 4th grade Maypole and Drumming
  • 12:30-2:24PM – Field Day Activities
  • 3:05PM – 4th Grade Clap-Out (Franklin Exit)
  • 3:10PM – Dismissal

Finally, District 90 is seeking your participation in the Education for the Future survey. Created by California State University, the survey is designed to help school districts assess student, family, and staff perceptions about the functioning of schools as well as their processes and practices. Your insights will help the District understand the conditions in District 90 schools and guide ongoing improvement efforts. All of the surveys are anonymous and confidential.

As always, thank you so much for your continued support of our Fine Fine School. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your kids and your family. Have a great week. CG


Monday, 5/14:

  • 3rd grade MAP testing (math) – 10am

Tuesday, 5/15:

  • Maypole practice – 7:30-8:10am, gym
  • Drumming practice – 11:30-12pm, reading garden
  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:30pm, gym
  • Theater Club – 3:15-4:15, auditorium

Thursday, 5/17:

  • Maypole practice – 7:30-8:10am, gym
  • Principal Birthday Lunch
  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:30pm, gym

Friday, 5/18:

  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • 3rd grade MAP testing (reading) – 10am
  • Drumming practice – 11:30-12pm, reading garden
  • Fun Lunch –  Pasta

ATTENTION PARENTS OF 4TH GRADERS – activity fee and commemorative video!

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Please Don’t Forget to Pay 4th Grade Activities Fee

Please click here to pay your $25 4th Grade Activity Fee.This money goes toward the t-shirt that your 4th grader will wear during Field Day and the cost of the 4th grade breakfast celebration on the last day of school.  If you are unsure if you have already paid, please click here and log in to review your order history on the PTO webstore.

Any questions? Contact Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com).

Commemorative Video for 4th Graders: Pictures Needed

A video will be shown at the 4th grade breakfast on the morning of June 8. 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. Please begin to gather a variety of photos of your child commemorating all of their years at Lincoln, grades K through 4. We suggest photos from school events, school concerts, class parties, field trips, PTO events, back to school pictures, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, other clubs, youth sports teams, pictures with good Lincoln buddies, etc.  Photos can be submitted to the PTO dropbox via this link. Please contact Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) with any questions.

Lincoln yearbooks are now on sale – order deadline is MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!

Yearbooks are available to order on the PTO Web Store UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.  $30 gets you a hardcover book and a souvenir pen.  If you miss the deadline, there will be a limited supply of books available for purchase when the books arrive. Books are distributed during the Ice Cream Social on June 1st.  Save your confirmation email from the PTO Web Store so you can quickly confirm your order when “end of the school year” panic sets in!

Support Ronald McDonald House with Girls On the Run!

Lincoln third and fourth grade girls who participate in Girls on the Run perform a community impact project every year.  This year, our marvelous group of girls has decided to help the children and families at the Ronald McDonald House by making goodie bags.  We could use some help from the Lincoln community to collect specific items:

*paper napkins
*paper plates
*plastic silverware
*gallon size Ziplock bags
*individual bottles of hand soap
*travel-sized toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, bar soap

Boxes will be placed in the Lincoln main lobby for collection of any donations.  Please have your donations delivered to school by Monday May 21.

Thanks in advance for your support and generosity!

Important information for next year’s 5th grade families – school supplies!

Get your 4th grader ready for 5th grade now — 5th grade, teacher-approved kits from SchoolKidz.  Enter Roosevelt Account Number 20848 in the green box.

Sale site will be open until this Tuesday, May 15th.

Prefer back-to-school shopping on your own?? The 5th grade supply list can be found here (see the first page for 5th grade list).

Contact Bridget Thomason with any questions regarding the 5th grade supply list.

The Library Lowdown

As the year comes to a close, please return all library books by Monday, May 29th (the Monday after Memorial Day).

If you cannot find a book, please send in payment for the amount of the book (located on the Friday overdue book email).  If you find the book after submitting payment, I will happily return your money. We would definitely prefer to have the book!

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

Thank you for all your help in returning all books (or payment) by May 29th. We really appreciate it.

Join the 2018/2019 PTO team!

There are still PTO positions available for the 2018-2019 school year – please contact Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) if you’d like to get involved.  Areas where help is needed:

  • Math Night coordinators
  • Yearbook committee members
  • Picture Day Coordinator
  • Principal Birthday Lunch co-chair
  • Fun Lunch co-chair

The mission of the PTO is to support and enhance the education of the children at Lincoln School. But without input, ideas and support from the families at Lincoln, fulfilling this mission is not possible. There is a lot you can do for the PTO and for Lincoln School whether you are a working parent or a stay at home parent. Volunteer opportunities are available for events taking place at school during the week or on weekends. And opportunities are available for you to work from the comfort of your own home while younger children nap.  Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO!

Important messages from your School Nurse

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Please remember during cold and flu season to keep your child home if they are sick. If they have a fever they need to be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication before they can return to school. If they are vomiting and/or have diarrhea, make sure it has been at least 24 hours since the last episode before returning to school. If your child has an excessively runny nose or cannot stop coughing, it may be a good idea to keep them home. This is to protect your child from catching something if their immune system is down, as well as to protect the other students and staff. Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone at Lincoln School healthy.

Attendance reporting

When reporting your child’s absence please be sure to either use the district attendance e-mail or telephone extension:
1) Lincoln School Attendance Line: 708.366.7340
2) Email 24-7 to lincolnattendance@district90.org