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Lincoln Families,

Happy Memorial Day!  I hope you enjoyed the gorgeous weekend and the unofficial start to summer surrounded by close friends and family.

As we officially enter the “home-stretch” of the school year, there is still much to do before we close up shop for the summer.

I look forward to celebrating Principal Birthday Lunch with our June and July birthday kids in the coming days.

  • May 31 – June Birthdays
  • June 5 – July Birthdays

August birthdays will celebrate Principal Birthday Lunch when we return to school in the fall.

  • August 30 – August Birthdays

Friday evening we will celebrate one of my favorite PTO events of the year, the Ice Cream Social! I look forward to coming together as a school community to celebrate the many accomplishments of this year. I look forward to seeing you there!

The Lincoln lost/found is over flowing with many nice coats, hats, gloves and other misc. items. Please remind your kids to check it out for anything they might be missing. Lost and found items will be on display one last time during the Ice Cream Social on Friday, June 1 prior to being donated to charity.

Finally, in case you’ve forgotten, Friday, June 8 is the final day of school. Below is the schedule we will follow:

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your kids or your family. Thanks for your continued support of Lincoln. Have a great week. CG


Tuesday, 5/29:

  • NO maypole practice
  • Drumming practice – 11:30-12pm, reading garden
  • Library books due!

Thursday, 5/31:

  • Maypole practice – 7:30-8:10am, gym
  • Principal Birthday Lunch – June birthdays

Friday, 6/1:

  • FREE PIZZA FUN LUNCH – last fun lunch of the year

  • Drumming practice – 11:30-12pm, reading garden
  • Ice Cream Social and yearbook distribution – 6-7:30pm, Franklin lawn


Last chance to submit photos for 4th grade commemorative video!

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 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 by this Wednesday, May 30.  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 Drop Box website or app, whichever is easiest for you.  Please submit all photos ASAP!

Please contact Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) with any questions.

Theater Club – A Big Thank You!

Many thanks to Carl Bergetz for running Lincoln’s Theater Club this spring!  Here’s a photo from the group’s performance was this past Tuesday:


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

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

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!





Friday, 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 flavors will be vanilla and superhero, 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)

Crossing Guard Donations at the Ice Cream Social

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 on Wednesday and Thursday on Park and Franklin. And there will also be a donation jar at the Ice Cream Social on Friday. Every donation is appreciated.  Thank you!

School Supplies Donations

Another end-of-the-year tradition at Lincoln:  The Green4Good Committee collects our gently used school supplies and donates them to the Maywood School District.  If you DO NOT wish for your child’s supplies to be donated, please email Laura Maychruk (lmaychruk AT comcast.net).  Please indicate your child’s name, grade and teacher’s name.  Otherwise all supplies will be collected at the end of classes on either Thursday, June 7 or Friday, June 8.  Thank you for your support.

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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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 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

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Lincoln 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

Box Tops: Please Submit by the End of May!

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


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:

  • 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