5/20 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Whether you woke up early to watch the Royal Wedding or spent the weekend running your kids around to various weekend events, I hope you enjoyed the days off.

Please disregard last week’s message regarding the times for the many end of the year celebratory events . Below is the accurate information for June 8:

This week, our 4th grade students will complete their MAP testing, see the schedule below:

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, 5/21:

  • Donations due for Ronald McDonald House
  • D90 Board of Education Meeting – 7pm

Tuesday, 5/22:

  • Maypole practice – 7:30-8:10am, gym
  • Drumming practice – 11:30-12pm, reading garden
  • Theater Club – 3:15pm and performance at 5pm, auditorium

Wednesday, 5/23:

  • 4th Grade Lunchtime Leader Luncheon

Thursday, 5/24:

  • Maypole practice – 7:30-8:10am, gym
  • Fun Lunch –  Chicken Tenders

  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:30pm, gym (last meeting of the year!)

Friday, 5/25:

  • Wonder Writers Celebration – 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • 1st Grade Author’s Tea
  • Early Dismissal – 11:25am

Week of May 28:

  • *Memorial Day is Monday, May 28 – No School*
  • Library Books due – May 29

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.

Congrats to Girls on the Run!


Much thanks to Kristin Bailitz and all the coaches, and congratulations to all the girls who participated in the race!

Support Ronald McDonald House with Girls On the Run – donations due tomorrow 5/21!

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!

Wonder Writers Celebration – Friday, May 25 at 7:30am!

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The Lincoln Wonder Writers will be celebrating a year of writing on Friday, May 25, at 7:30am in the Multi-Purpose Room. Please join us for coffee as we share the work of our remarkable writers.

The Library Lowdown – all books due Tuesday, May 29!

As the year comes to a close, please return all library books by Tuesday, May 29th (the Tuesday 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.

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

sundaeFriday, June 1st, 6:00pm to 7:30pm on the Franklin Lawn

Enjoy dessert while collecting signatures from friends and teachers in the beloved Lincoln yearbook.  Our vendor once again is local favorite, Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor. Volunteers will be on hand to serve sundaes complete with (optional) chocolate syrup, whipping cream, sprinkles and a cherry.

Sundaes are $2.50 each and all proceeds benefit the Lincoln PTO.

Ice cream is vanilla and there will be a sorbet option for any with dairy allergies.

See you there!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact co-chairs Jennifer Moore (jenniferandrichmoore@hotmail.com) or Nikki Elza (njselza@comcast.net)

FLIP Survey – please complete by Friday, June 1 at 8pm!

Your input is appreciated for the 2018-19 FLIP schedule!  If your child is interested in registering for the Foreign Language Introductory Program (FLIP) during the next school year, please respond to this survey — the FLIP team will use the results to help with scheduling purposes.
Interested in French, Italian and/or Mandarin Chinese?  Please complete this survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RGBS6MK
Interested in Spanish?  Please complete this survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NHBFXSY
Please respond by 8 pm, June 1, 2018.
A world of thanks to Debbie Exner and Julie Sievert who have served as FLIP Coordinators for the last three years!  Thanks in advance to Alexis Murphy, who will be joining as a FLIP Coordinator for the 2018-19 school year.
If you have questions about FLIP and/or are interested in helping out with this PTO program, please email lincolnschoolflip@gmail.com
Gracias!  Grazie!  Merci!  Xie Xie!

End of Year PTO Volunteer Party!

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

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).

Field Day Information – June 8th

Image result for field dayLincoln Field Day will take place on the last day of school, Friday, June 8, 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.

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

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
  • Pancake 5K committee members
  • Fun Lunch co-chair
  • Authors and Assemblies 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