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:
Tuesday, May 7:
Wednesday, May 8:
Thursday, May 9:
Friday, May 10:
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
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.
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/
Feel free to contact Debby Bade and Krista Lambe at Lincoln4thgradeclass@gmail.
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.