5/5 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Happy May! I hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed the sunshine after the wet gloomy weather last week.

This week is national Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week. It’s been said, “A teacher affects eternity; they can never tell where their influence stops.” At Lincoln, we are so fortunate to have such Fine Fine teachers and staff who arrive here each day with the common goal of making a positive impression on your child’s life and the entire community of River Forest. Please take a moment this week to send a note, email or phone call of appreciation to our teachers. The PTO has a wonderful week planned but there is no such thing as “too much,” appreciation for our teachers and staff!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to come out and celebrate our first Fine Arts Festival. What an amazing night it was! Infinite thanks to Mrs. Kozbur and Mrs. Halter for the countless hours spent preparing our kids and our school for this incredible event for our family! There is already buzz circulating for next year! Thank you for coming and supporting this event.

Registration for the 2019-20 school year is set to open May 8, 2019. 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.

Finally, I look forward to celebrating the May Lincoln birthdays at the May Principal Birthday Lunch on Thursday.

Thanks in advance for taking the time this week to celebrate our teachers and staff. Your continued support of our Fine Fine School is appreciated more than you know. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your family. Have a great week. CG

Quote of the Week: The best teachers show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see!”


***Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week***

***Book Fair Week***

Monday, May 6:

  • PTO Meeting: 8:45am in the conference room
  • Yoga – 3:10-4:15pm, Room 22D

Tuesday, May 7:

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

Wednesday, May 8:

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

Thursday, May 9:

  • Drumming Practice: 7:30am, gym
  • Wonder Readers: 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • May Principal Birthday Lunch
  • Girls on the Run: 3:10-4:30pm, gym

Friday, May 10:

  • Maypole Practice: 7:30am, gym
  • Wonder Writers: 7:30am, multipurpose room
  • Fun Lunch – Pizza

The Library Lowdown – Book Fair this week!

Lincoln will be hosting a Scholastic “Summer Reading” book fair the week of May 6th. This book fair is in conjunction with Mr. Schu’s (Scholastic Ambassador for School Libraries) visit with the second and third graders earlier this year. It will be a smaller book fair that focuses on paperback books for summer reading. The hours of the book fair are as follows (students with spending money can shop during recess):


Mon, May 6 — 11:30 – 12:25 and 3:15 – 4:00
Tue, May 7 — 8:00 – 8:15, 11:30 – 12:25 and 3:15 – 4:00
Wed, May 8– 8:00 – 8:15, 11:30 – 12:25 and 3:15 – 5:00
Thu, May 9 — 8:00 – 8:15, 11:30 – 12:25

Teacher Appreciation – THIS WEEK, volunteers needed!

We will be celebrating our wonderful teachers and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week. Our theme this year is “How Sweet It Is To Be Taught By You.” Below is a schedule of what the PTO has planned for all staff members. We need some volunteers to help us out so please sign up using this link.


  • Monday, May 6th – Coffee/Lemonade Cart and cookies
  • Tuesday, May 7th – Fruit/Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Wednesday, May 8th – Chair Massage
  • Thursday, May 9th – Gift Cards
  • Friday, May 10th – Lunch

Maypole/Drumming practices start this week – last chance to register, TONIGHT!

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This is your last chance for your son or daughter to participate in one of Lincoln School’s Field Day traditions. Our kids have excitedly been watching the “big kids” (aka – 4th graders) over the years entertain and kick off Field Day with Drumming and the Maypole Dance. Now it’s their turn to participate! Field Day is scheduled for the last day of school, June 12th. Your 4th grader can choose to participate in both Maypole Dance and/or Drumming. Register NOW on the PTO Webstore!    Drumming practice is Tuesdays/Thursdays at 7:30am in the gym.  Maypole practice is Wednesdays/Fridays at 7:30am in the gym. REGISTRATION CLOSES TONIGHT at midnight.

Commemorative Video for 4th Graders: Pictures Needed by May 15th
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 15!

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

4th Grade Band and Orchestra News

Monday morning band and orchestra rehearsal is cancelled on May 6.  Monday, May 13 will be the final morning rehearsal of the year.  The Jr. Band will be performing at Roosevelt on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:00pm.  Jr. Orchestra will be performing at Roosevelt on Thursday, May 16 at 7:00 pm. Students will continue to have lessons in school until the end of the year.

Students may still sign up for Summer Music lessons at https://district90.revtrak.net/Summer-Music-Lessons/#/list. Summer lesson schedules will be finalized the week of May 20th.

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.

SchoolKidz Supply Kits – order NO LATER than May 17

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SchoolKidz supply kits are now available to order for the 2019-2020 School Year!   The Lincoln PTO sponsors a School Supply Kit process to simplify your life! You can order a school supply kit online and the kit will be delivered to your child’s classroom in August before school starts. Orders are online only and they are accepted only until May 17. The PTO does not buy extra kits, so if you miss the deadline, you will be unable to order the prepackaged kit. The supplier cannot accept late orders.  Please remember to buy a kit for NEXT YEAR’s Grade Level.

Order your kits at www.shopttkits.com, Lincoln Account Number: 20838  The DEADLINE for ordering kits is May 17.  Don’t Delay!

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.

Send in your Box Tops!

Don’t forget to clip Box Top for Education coupons – each one is worth $.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.