5/19 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
I hope you had a great weekend. The sense of summer break is definitely in the air. However, these final seventeen days will be busy and full of excitement and learning.
While we are still winding down this school year, we are also heavily invested in the planning for the fall.  Registration is now officially open for the 2019-20 school year.  Please don’t forget to officially register your kids for the coming year.  Additionally, please encourage any new families that might be starting Kindergarten or 1st grade to please register ASAP!   As it stands today, our projections for grade level sections are as follows:
Kindergarten: 3 Sections 2 AM 1PM (Suzuki, Stasys)
1st Grade: 3 Sections (DonnellyNeilson, Meyers)
2nd Grade: 5 Sections (Jenkins, Klusak, Mayer, Rogers, Tanglao)
3rd Grade: 4 Sections (Briggs, Burns, Mares, McCole)
4th Grade: 4 Sections (BaiocchiBajo, Cheney, Gattis)

There is still time to participate in the Inclusiveness Advisory Board’s 2019 Inclusiveness Perception Survey. Please take about 5-7 minutes to share your experiences and perspectives about the degree to which District 90 fosters an environment of inclusion for students, staff, and families. The survey results will be exceptionally valuable as District 90 works to improve how we meet the needs of all stakeholders, particularly our students. The online survey is anonymous and confidential. To take the survey, please click on this link: Parent/Family Survey. The survey closes on May 20, 2019.

Please be sure to save the date for all of our annual last day of school festivities:

Finally, don’t forget Friday, May 24 is an 11:25am dismissal for students. Please be sure your kids are aware of their dismissal plans for this early release day. There will be NO PM Kindergarten on Friday, May 24. 
As always, thank you for your continued support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to support your family. Have a great week and enjoy the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. CG
Quote of the Week: “Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside.”


Monday, May 20:

  • Green 4 Good – 3:10-4:15pm, Mrs. Sukuzi’s classroom

Tuesday, May 21:

  • Drumming Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • 4th Grade Field Trip to Greatworks
  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:30pm, gym
  • Theater Club – 3:10 – 5pm, auditorium
  • Theater Club Performance – 5pm, auditorium
  • Eat and Earn/Burger Moovement – 11am – 9:30pm

Wednesday, May 22:

  • Maypole Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • Walking Club – 8am, Franklin playground
  • Waste Free Wednesday

Thursday, May 23:

  • Drumming Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • 1st Grade Field Trip Morton Arboretum
  • Fun Lunch – Chicken Tenders
  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:30pm, gym

Friday, May 24:

  • Maypole Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Early Dismissal – 11:25am, AM kindergarten attendance, NO PM attendance

***The next Lincoln Log will be published on Monday, May 27***

Last chance! – commemorative video for 4th graders: pictures needed by May 27, deadline extended!

A video will be shown at the 4th grade breakfast on the morning of the last day of school, June 12th. 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 a google drive via https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Br8wAPodrOwDK0IUThraRsnGsFNttUMu?usp=sharing or emailed to Lincoln4thgradeclass@gmail.com. We want to ensure that everyone is included so in the body of the email please include child’s name, grade / teacher at the time pic was taken. We cannot use pictures from non-school events, no matter how cute. New families to fourth grade – there’s still time to take pics!  Example: Zoo field trip, 1st grade. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PICTURES IS MAY 27!

Feel free to contact Debby Bade and Krista Lambe at Lincoln4thgradeclass@gmail.com with any questions.

Burger Moovement dine & earn event – 5/21 from 11am – 9:30pm!

Please join us for the last dine & earn event of the year! Take care of lunch or dinner for the family and Lincoln PTO will receive 15% of all sales!  Please visit Burger Moovement on Tuesday, May 21st between 11am and 9:30pm to participate. Simply drop your receipt in the dedicated Lincoln PTO box for your meal to be counted towards the fundraiser. See flyer for further details. Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO.

Ice Cream Social & Yearbook Distribution – Friday, May 31  6:00 – 7:30pm

Mark your calendar for Lincoln School’s Annual Ice Cream Social and Yearbook Distribution!  Families enjoy Brown Cow ice cream sundaes and students collect signatures in their beloved yearbooks from friends and teachers while the whole Lincoln community comes together to celebrate another amazing school year. This is truly a favorite end-of-the-year event not to be missed. The fun will take place on the Lincoln lawn on the Franklin side of the school. (In the event of inclement weather, we will gather in the gym). Sundaes are $3. See you there!

We are still looking for a few volunteers for this event – sign up here.

Wonder Readers/Wonder Writers – final meetings!

Image result for book and pen imageWonder Readers will have its final meeting on Thursday, May 30, at 7:30am in Mrs. Mares classroom. Our last guest reader of the year will be there to share a favorite book.

Wonder Writers will have its final session on Friday, May 31, at 7:30am in the Multipurpose Room. Writers are invited to bring their parents as we share stories, poems, and works on nonfiction.

Image result for library booksPlease don’t forget, ALL library books are due no later than Tuesday, May 28.

Image result for tech bulletinMay Parent Tech Bulletin – click here!

Field Day – 6/12, volunteers needed!

Image result for field dayLincoln Field Day will take place on the last day of school, Wednesday, June 12, starting at 11:00amIt’s a fun afternoon that kicks off with a family picnic on the Lincoln playground. 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. If you are available to volunteer, please check out sign up genius.

Here is the schedule:

  • 11-11:35am: Family picnic, 1st-4th, Franklin playground
  • 11:35-12:00pm: 4th grade maypole and drumming performance
  • 12-2pm: Field Day, 1st-4th
  • 2:25pm: 4th grade clap-out, Franklin entrance
  • 2:30pm: Dismissal

Crossing Guard Donations – volunteers needed!

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Our school community started a wonderful tradition a few years ago.  We collect for end-of-the-year monetary gifts for our hard-working and friendly crossing guards. Parents will be collecting before and after school the week of May 28th. There will also be a donation jar at the Ice Cream Social. Every donation is appreciated.  We need a few volunteers to collect donations.  Please check out the sign up genius. Thank you!

Roosevelt School Supply Pre-Pack Sale – order by May 24!

Be ready for next year before the summer! Teacher-approved kits from SchoolKidz available for purchase NOW! Go to www.shopttkits.com  Enter account number 20848 in the red box.  Sale site will be open until May 24th.  Please note that RMS PTO will not be running a “school store” this year.  Questions? Contact Bridget Thomason at bmthomason@sbcglobal.net.

2019-20 registration – don’t delay!

Registration for the 2019-20 school year is now open. In order to improve our online registration process, District 90 is now partnering with the Ecollect/Accela School Adaptive Data Management System. Ecollect is a data collection system that resides within PowerSchool, which is the District’s student information management system. All District 90 registration forms are now embedded within the Ecollect system and will be accessible to you via the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Once you open your PowerSchool Parent Portal, all of the required registration forms will be available on the left-hand navigation bar.

Don’t have a PowerSchool account? No problem! We have created two documents to help – these documents can be found on our website on our registration page, and they will also be sent to you in a separate email from the district.

Send in your Box Tops!

Don’t forget to clip Box Top for Education coupons – each one is worth $0.10 for Lincoln Elementary! Box Tops can be found on hundreds of products from brands like these: General Mills, Pillsbury(r), Betty Crocker(r), Ziploc(r), Kleenex(r), Hefty(r).

For a complete list of participating brands click here. There are Box Top collection boxes available in classrooms and the main office.