5/27 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
Happy Memorial Day! I hope your family enjoyed the weekend!

I’m looking forward to celebrating the school year with everyone this Friday evening, May 31 at the annual Lincoln School Ice Cream Social! Afterward join me across the street at Keystone Park where I’ll be supporting River Forest Girls Softball in a pie-eating contest.

Don’t forget Field Day will be held on the last day of school, Wednesday, June 12. here is the schedule for the day:

Finally, I am excited to celebrate the Lincoln Summer birthdays at the upcoming Principal Birthday lunches:

  • Thursday, May 30- June Birthdays
  • Tuesday, June 4- July Birthdays
    **August Birthdays will be celebrated when we return to school in the Fall.

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to support your family. Have a wonderful week. I’m hopeful you’ll all be cheering for St. Louis in the Stanley Cup Finals!

– CG


Monday, May 27:

  • Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, May 28:

  • Drumming Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:30pm, gym

Wednesday, May 29:

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

Thursday, May 30:

  • Drumming Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • Wonder Readers – 7:30am – LAST MEETING
  • June Principal Birthday Lunch
  • Girls on the Run – 3:10-4:30pm, gym

Friday, May 31:

  • Maypole Practice – 7:30am, gym
  • Wonder Writers – 7:30am – LAST MEETING
  • Walking Club – 8am, Franklin playground
  • Fun Lunch – Pizza
  • Ice Cream Social, 6-7:30PM

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.

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

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.

Walking Club – next WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY

As we have had to miss walking club a few times due to rain, we are doubling up for the next few weeks. Our goal is to get Ms.Kopriva to her Wisconsin home. We have walked 150 miles so far, getting us closer to our distance of 300 miles !

To achieve our goal, Walking Club will meet on Wednesday and Friday. Bring your siblings, parents, grandparents, neighbors. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate so we can collectively achieve our walking goal to Wisconsin.

Wed and Friday 8:00-8:15 on the Franklin side.

Walking club is cancelled if it is raining or the fields are too wet to walk.
Please contact Sangeetha (Sangs50@gmail.com) if you can volunteer any one of these days. Your help is much appreciated.

Burger Moovement dine & earn event – 6/4 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 June 4 between 11am and 9:30pm to participate. See details in this flyer. Simply drop your receipt in the dedicated Lincoln PTO box for your meal to be counted towards the fundraiser. Please note that this is a reschedule from 5/21 due to technical difficulties. Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO.

End of Year PTO Volunteer Appreciation 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 6, from 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Where? Urban Pioneer Group, 7504 Madison Street, Forest Park
Please join us for drinks and snacks 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 Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com).

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. You will not want to miss our final guest teacher of the year!

Wonder Writers will gather together and share writing for a last time on Friday, May 31, at 7:30am in the Multipurpose Room. Writers and illustrators are invited to bring their parents as we share stories, poems, and works on nonfiction.

Library Lowdown

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As the year winds down, please return all library books by Tuesday, May 28th (the Tuesday after Memorial Day). If you are unable to locate a book, please contact Mrs. Brauweiler for next steps. We appreciate your assistance in helping your student return their books.

A HUGE thank you to all of the library volunteers who tirelessly shelve the books so they are always ready for the next student to read. You were a small but mighty team of 5. You shelved over 30,000 books this year! We could not do all of the library programs we do if we did not have your help in the library. Thank you so much to Stacy Austin, Kathryn Jandeska, Jeannine Steiner, Sara Yu, and Anne Ganschow.

Thank you as well to Anne Powers and Sarah Donoho and the rest of the book fair volunteers for all your work on the book fairs. Your help is truly appreciated.

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 Just 15 Minutes Before or After School!

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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!

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.

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

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.