5/14 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our Lincoln School Moms! I hope you enjoyed the perfect weather day and time with your family and kids. Hopefully, you were given the royal treatment today! I enjoyed a weekend in St. Louis celebrating my Mom with the Godfreys!

Over the next two weeks, students in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades will be wrapping up our end-of-the-year assessment cycle when they take the NWEA MAP assessment. D90 administers MAP in the Fall and Spring.  This assessment measures student growth over time and aides in designing and differentiating instruction. The MAP schedule is listed below:

 MAP Testing

Planning for Field Day is always a sobering reminder that Summer is rapidly approaching. Like last year, Lincoln Field Day will be held on the last day of school, June 8. As you begin making your plans for the end of the school year, below is the schedule of the days events. I hope you can join us for the fun.

Lincoln Field Day Schedule, Thursday, June 8

  • 11:25-12:00- Family Picnic, please send or bring a picnic lunch to share with your child.
  • 12:05-12:25- 4th Grade Maypole Dance and Drumming
  • 12:25-2:45-Field Day Activities
  • 3:05- 4th Grade Clap Out (Students will through Franklin Doors)
  • 3:10- Dismissal

Finally, I look forward to celebrating all the May birthdays at next Thursday’s May Principal Birthday Lunch. As a reminder, summer birthdays will be celebrated: 

  • June Birthdays: Thursday, June 1 
  • July Birthdays: Wednesday, June 7

As always, thanks so much for your continued support of Lincoln School. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to support you or your family. Have a great week.



Monday, 5/15:  

  • Yoga is CANCELLED.  Last Yoga class is 5/22
  • 4th Grade Drum Practice during Recess in Reading Garden

Tuesday, 5/16:

  • 7:30 am  4th Grade Maypole Practice on Franklin Playground
  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:15 – gym

Wednesday, 5/17:

  • D90 G4G Planning Meeting, 6-9:00 pm, Lincoln Multipurpose Room (see more info below)

Thursday, 5/18:

  • 7:30 am  4th Grade Maypole Practice on Franklin Playground
  • 4th Grade Drum Practice during Recess in Reading Garden
  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:15 – gym

Friday, 5/19:

  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am – 8:15am in the multi-purpose room
  • Fun Lunch – Sub Sandwiches

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News from the Lincoln Library


We have some David Biedrzycki Autographed books still available after our author visit.  Please see details on the attached list:  Books for sale

If you would like to purchase, please send me an email with the book you would like by Tuesday. We will then coordinate payment.  Thank you, Mrs. Brauweiler


Dear District 90 Families,

I am asking for your help. District 90, along with the Green 4 Good (G4G) Committee, is holding a Planning Meeting on Wednesday, May 17 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in the Lincoln School Multi-Purpose Room. The purpose of this meeting is to identify the future direction of G4G in the District and to ensure that its focus reflects our values and beliefs as it pertains to sustainability. The meeting will be professionally facilitated by Jim Kelly, a local community member with a strong background in organizational development and meeting facilitation.

We would like to have several parents share their perspective about the District’s direction in sustainability as well as insights about how to support the G4G Committee efforts. The meeting will start with a light dinner at 6:00 p.m. followed by the meeting itself from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Anyone interested in participating in this Planning Meeting should RSVP to me (simmonsd@district90.org) by Tuesday, May 16.

Thank you for your help and please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.


Dawne Simmons
Communications and Community Outreach Coordinator

Summer School

Summer School Dates: June 15th-July 14th with no classes on July 4th.

Location: The Elementary Summer School will be at Willard and the Middle School Summer School will be at Roosevelt

Link to brochure and registration: http://www.district90.org/about/summer-school.cfm

Registration ends on May 17th.

Box Tops: Please Submit by the End of May!

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Please submit any box tops you’ve collected by the end of May.  Each box top is worth $0.10 – every penny counts!

 End of Year PTO Volunteer Party!

Calling all Volunteers!

  • Who? Anyone who volunteered this year: room parents, art parents, yearbook, green 4 good, connect4kids, fun lunch, pancake breakfast, etc., etc. 
  • When? Thursday, June 1, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. 
  • Where? 1226 William. 

Please join us for drinks and desserts as we express our gratitude for all of your hard work on behalf of the Lincoln community. Thank you for all you have done to make this year a great one! Questions/RSVP Suzanne D’Agostino (suzanne.dagostino AT gmail.com)

Mark Your Calendar:  June 2nd for the Lincoln Ice Cream Social



I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for the Lincoln School Ice Cream Social & Yearbook Distribution!

Friday, June 2nd, 6:00pm to 7:30pm on the Franklin Lawn

Enjoy dessert while collecting signatures from friends and teachers in the beloved Lincoln yearbook.  Ice Cream Details are forthcoming!

Field Day Information – JUNE 8

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Lincoln Field Day will take place on the last day of school, Thursday, June 8. It’s a fun afternoon that kicks off with a family picnic on the Lincoln playground at 11:30. Parents bring a blanket and a picnic lunch for their family. Although many parents attend, kids sit in class groups and will not feel left out if a parent cannot be there.  Specific spots are mapped out for each classroom on the Franklin Lawn.

The Fourth Grade Maypole and Drumming presentation is immediately after lunch.  Then it’s time for the games! Parents are welcome to stay and help run the games, or can collect their kids at the end of the school day.


Pictures Needed for Commemorative 4th Grade Video

A video will be shown at the 4th grade breakfast on the morning of June 8. The video will contain photos of the 4th graders and their years at Lincoln school. It is important that all those that would like to be included in the video are included in the video, and we need your help to do this. Please send in photos of your child from 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… Please refrain from sending photos from birthday parties, holidays or other religious events.

We have set up a drop box to collect these photos. Click here for the drop box location as well as for instructions on how to upload your pictures. You are free to use the Drop Box website or app, whichever is easiest for you. Please submit all photos by Friday, May 19.

If you are having problems or have questions, please contact Suzanne D’Agostino .

Maypole and Drumming: Practice Starts This Week!

Please click here to register your child. Your child may sign up for one or both.

Practices for Maypole will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays before school at 7:30 am on the Franklin playground. First practice is Tuesday, May 16.

Practices for Drumming will be held during recess on Mondays and Thursdays (please note updateded practice days). First practice is Monday, May 15.

If you have any questions or are having problems registering your child, please email Amy Dwyer.

4th Grade Activity Fee

If you have not yet paid, please click here to do so. The 4th grade activites fee of $25 covers the cost of the tshirts your 4th graders will wear during Field Day and the cost of the breakfast celebration on the last day of school.

If you are unsure whether you have paid, please click here and log in to review your order history on the PTO webstore.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Dwyer or Suzanne D’Agostino.

Roosevelt Spirit Wear

Get ready for fall with some spirit wear for your future Bulldog! Please click here to view the inventory. Your items will be delivered to Lincoln, so please place your order soon!


Lincoln Yearbooks

Lincoln Yearbooks are available for order on the PTO Web Store until May 24th or while supplies last.  Books will be distributed at the Ice Cream Social on June 2nd.