5/8 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
Happy Mother’s Day to all our Lincoln School Moms. I hope your families spent the day pampering each of you! I know I enjoyed the weekend in St. Louis with my Mom! As we continue to count down the days until summer, there is still much to do in the coming days!

On behalf of all Lincoln Staff, Thank you to our PTO and each of you for all the kind notes, messages and treats this week. I know our staff great appreciated all the kindness showered upon them during Staff Appreciation Week!

This week students in Grades 2,3 and 4 will take the new MAP assessment. Students in District 90 take this assessment in the Fall and Spring in the content areas of Reading and Math. This important instructional assessment provides teachers with rich, individualized data that aids in the creation/planning of differentiated instruction. Below is the MAP testing schedule for this week:

Grade Test Date Time
2nd Math Tuesday, May 10th 12:30
2nd Reading Wednesday, May 11th 8:30
3rd Math Thursday, May 12th 12:30
3rd Reading Friday, May 13th 12:30
4th Math Tuesday, May 10th 9:50
4th Reading Friday, May 13th 9:50

One of the things that makes Lincoln such a Fine Fine School is our Fine Fine PTO! In addition to sponsoring amazing programing and events such as the Science Expo, Movie Night, and International Festival, the PTO also supports our Teacher Wish List items, field trips and countless other aspects of our school. Some of this years various purchases include materials, plants and labor to prepare the Native Garden, the foundation and installation of the C4K Buddy Bench, classroom software, bins to organize and beautify the lost & found, C4K 1st Grade SEL Library, Show Some Respect and Wheel of Wisdom assemblies, 1st/2nd and 3rd/4th grade author visits, classroom supplies such as wipes and paper towels, standing desks, yoga balls and a multitude of other instructional resources. Therefore, PTO is always ready and willing to accept any monetary donation to further support their efforts in enriching the opportunities we provide all Lincoln School Eagles. Please consider contributing through the PTO Webstore.

As always, thanks for your support of our Fine Fine School. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to support you or your family. CG
5/6 Spirit Wear Winners:

1st and 2nd Grade: Mrs. Donnelly

3rd and 4th Grade: Ms. Dumont


Monday, 5/9

  • Tennis for 3rd & 4th
  • Yoga

Tuesday, 5/10

  • Girls on the Run
  • Heartworks Animal Care League Visit

Wednesday, 5/11

  • Tennis for 1st & 2nd

Thursday, 5/12

  • Girls on the Run

Friday, 5/13

  • Lincoln Spirit Day
  • Fun Lunch: PASTA


Important Fun Lunch Date Changes

Please double check your calendar for these Fun Lunch Dates:

This Friday, 5/13:  Pasta

Thursday, June 2nd:   FREE PIZZA lunch for all students!  (moved due to Field Day picnic on Friday, 6/3)

Lincoln Yearbook:  Online Orders End This Thursday, May 12th.

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You can guarantee a copy by ordering on the PTO Web Store by 5/12.

Not sure if you already ordered a book on the web store?  Go to the Web Store Home Page.  Click on “My Account”  then go to “Order History” and then click on the 2016 order dates to get the order details.  Books went on sale in January 2016.

Copies of the book will be available to purchase at the Ice Cream Social on Friday 5/20, subject to availability.   If you don’t pick up your book at the Ice Cream Social, it will be given to your classroom teacher for distribution the following Monday.

Co-chairs for the Lincoln Yearbook for 2016-2017 are still needed!  If we don’t have co-chairs, we won’t publish a book next year.  Please keep the tradition going!  Contact Ann Mills (anncieslica AT msn.com) if you are interested.

Shop & Share at Good Earth Greenhouse: Friday May 13 through Sunday May 15


Getting ready to do some spring planting? Good Earth Greenhouse on Madison Street has generously agreed to donate ten percent of pre-tax sales during the weekend of May 13-15 to the Lincoln PTO.

Just mention the Lincoln Elementary PTO Shop & Share when you make purchases at Good Earth any time May 13, 14 or 15.

Make the world a greener and more beautiful place and Good Earth will share the “green” with the PTO.   Thank you for your supporting a local business and the Lincoln PTO!

Join Lincoln Links: Help Ease the Transition to Lincoln for a New Family

Screen Shot 2016-05-06 at 9.53.29 AMVolunteer to help welcome new families next fall! The new family welcome chairs Peter Chien and Stephanie Rath encourage you to sign up to help deliver welcome signs to new families, serve as greeter for one of the back-to-school welcome events, or serve as a mentor for a new family joining your child’s grade. Your early commitment will help us make sure all the late-August activities run smoothly. Check out all the opportunities and sign up here!

D90 Free Early Childhood Screening on Saturday, May 14th

Early Childhood Screening takes a developmental snapshot of children between the ages of 3 and 5 in the areas of hearing, vision, coordination, speech, cognitive development, and social and emotional skills. See the attachment for details.  Early Childhood Screening 2016

2016-2017 Bike Safety Co-Chair Needed

The PTO offers a big ‘thank you’ to Steve Lefko for coordinating the recent bike safety training. A co-chair is needed for a NEW fall second grade bike safety session to take place at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. Please stay tuned for more information from the district on the policy change, but beginning in fall 2016, second graders will be allowed to ride and leave their bikes at school.

Help the second graders brush up on their bike safety rules by assisting the River Forest Police Department in organizing two bike safety sessions tentatively scheduled for after school on Tuesday, August 30, and Wednesday, August 31. Please email Amy Dwyer (amyadwyer@gmail.com) or Tammy Travis (tamara_irwin@yahoo.com) for more information.

Ice Cream Social, Yearbook Distribution and PTO Spring General Meeting


Friday, May 20  6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Join the Lincoln School community for its last and loved end-of-the-year event at the annual Ice Cream Social and Yearbook Distribution on Friday, May 20th from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Families can enjoy a Brown Cow ice cream sundae – complete with whipped cream, sprinkles, chocolate sauce and a cherry for $2.50 – while students walk about the Franklin Avenue grounds gathering signatures of friends and teachers.

In the event of inclement weather, please gather in the gym.

Get the party started by helping the PTO take care of some important business: approval of our [2016-17 Executive Board Slate]. The PTO’s Spring General Membership Meeting will take place on the Franklin playground at 6:00 p.m. as we kick off the Ice Cream Social.

The Lincoln PTO’s Spring General Membership Meeting will be held at the Ice Cream Social on Friday, May 20th. Click here LINCOLNPTOSLATE2016-17 to see the current proposed slate.

For more information, contact Jennifer Moore jenniferandrichmoore@hotmail.com or Katie Moroney moroneykatie@yahoo.com.

End of Year PTO Volunteer Party!

Calling all Volunteers!

Who? Anyone who volunteered this year: room parents, art parents, yearbook, green 4 good, connect4kids, etc., etc. 

When? Thursday, May 26 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Where? 738 Clinton Place  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 Tammy Travis tamara_irwin@yahoo.com

Field Day Information – JUNE 3

fun run clip artThis year the Lincoln Field Day will take place on the last day of school. It’s a fun afternoon that kicks off with a family picnic on the Lincoln playground at 11:25. 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.

4th Grade Corner – Information for the Roosevelt Class of 2020

News about ordering School Supply Kits for Roosevelt’s incoming 5th Graders is COMING SOON

Save yourself a few shopping trips this summer and get exactly what the Roosevelt teachers asked for, all in one simple on-line purchase! An announcement will be going out shortly when you can officially purchase the Supply Kits online for incoming 5th graders. Once the link goes live for ordering, orders will be accepted online only, and only until Thursday, 5/26. Stay tuned! Please note that orders for the incoming 5th graders is not to be confused with any orders previously placed for Lincoln or Willard students.

Questions? Please contact Vickie Freund: vmfreund@sbcglobal.net

Thank YOU!

Screen Shot 2016-03-13 at 2.57.38 PMA very special thank you to the Social, Community and Hospitality team for all of their work for staff appreciation week. Karen Goldberg, Bekah Kiefer, Anne Gall and Ginger Timchak

And another thank you goes to Michelle Elfvin, Janice Moskoff and the other volunteers who ran Lincoln’s first ever Children’s Clothing Resale, generating a valuable donation for the PTO while helping us all empty our homes for spring cleaning!
4th Graders – Maypole and/or Drumming – Participants wanted! Join the FUN!

Drumming - PicWould your son or daughter like 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! They can choose to participate in the Maypole Dance and/or Drumming. Practices will tentatively take place the 3 weeks leading up to Field Day (scheduled for Friday, June 3rd). We hope to start practice the week of May 16th. Practice days/times are TBA (we are shooting for a range of practices before school, at lunch, and after school). We all know that schedules these days are busy, especially during the spring months leading up to the end of the school year.

If your son or daughter is interested in participating – please Click Here for the sign up sheet (and we’ll be in touch re: practices, etc.). If you are experiencing issues w/ the sign up sheet please email Dee Dee Carr at “dwn1878 AT gmail.com”.

Sincerely, 4th Grade parents – Lurana Brown (Drumming Queen), Amy Tomaso (Maypole Queen), Dee Dee Carr (assistant to the Queens)

Please Don’t Forget to Pay 4th Grade Activities Fee

Not sure you paid your fee? Go to the Web Store and log in to view your account history.

Please click here to pay your $20 4th Grade Activity Fee. This money goes toward the t-shirts that your 4th grader will wear during Field Day, the commemorative DVD of the kids’ time at Lincoln that all children receive, and the cost of the 4th grade breakfast celebration on the last day of school.

(Note: this fee takes the place of separate t-shirt and dvd fees that were collected in the past).

Any questions? Contact Tammy Travis (tamara_irwin AT yahoo.com).

Commemorative DVD for 4th Graders: Pictures Needed

Please send pictures of your 4th grader’s Lincoln years to Jenn Meyer (jmeyer AT ajenda.com).

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