6/2 Newsletter: Meet Mr. Godfrey Tues; Free Pizza Lunch Friday

Fun Lunch for Friday 6/5:  Pizza for ALL

Our generous PTO is providing a FREE cheese pizza Fun Lunch for all students on the last day of school!  We are testing a new “mega” slice, so it’s larger than the regular slice that kids are used to seeing.  But there is a 1-slice limit, so please pack extra food for your extra-hungry children!

Many thanks to all our dedicated Fun Lunch Volunteers.  We greatly appreciate you serving our students every week, all year long!

If it’s Tuesday 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm when you’re reading this, head over to the Lincoln Gym to meet Mr. Godfrey, our new principal!

Please help welcome Mr. Godfrey to D90 and the River Forest Community.

4th Grade Breakfast – Friday June 5th at 7:30 am in the Lincoln Gym

Parents and 4th grade students, please join us for a continental breakfast and commemorative photo slide show to celebrate their years at Lincoln.

Students–please wear your 4th Grade Tshirts.

Parents– please RSVP to christysmithdesign AT yahoo.com

We apologize for the inconvenience, but due to limited space, this event is for 4th grade students and parents/guardians only.

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Green 4 Good School Supplies Collection–we need a few volunteers Friday afternoon!

school suppliesThe Green4Good Committee will be collecting used school supplies on the last day of school. The re-usable supplies will be donated to the Maywood Public Elementary School District. Broken Crayons will be donated to SCARCE and re-formed into crayons for children with disabilities; all other unusable supplies will be properly recycled. If you DO NOT want your child’s supplies donated, please email Laura Maychruk prior to June 5th. lmaychruk AT comcast.net.

Volunteers are still needed this Friday, 6/5, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm to help collect, sort and package the supplies.  You can sign up on Sign Up Genius or contact Laura Maychruk at lmaychruk AT comcast.net



Crossing Guard Appreciation

Thank you to all the generous Lincoln School families who contributed to our Crossing Guard Appreciation gift.  We surpassed last year’s numbers, and Kevin and Paulette will each be presented with a considerable Visa gift card this week.  We truly appreciate everyone’s support in this endeavor!

Thank You Fancy
Thank you to everyone who volunteered and made Field Day a HUGE success!!  The kids had so much fun and the day went off smoothly and without any problems.  We are so fortunate to have such a great community with people who care and take time out of their busy schedules to come and help out at the school.  Without all of you, Field Day would not have been as AWESOME as it was!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Hope to see you all volunteering next year!!
Thank you,  Gina Hardy
A special thank you to the all of 4th grade parents who organized, and were at school in the early morning, or late afternoon, and ran the practices for all of our Drummers and Maypole participants. And many thanks to all who supported us during this busy and crazy time. The kids were FANTASTIC on Field Day because of all of you!  
Thank you also to all who are running the 4th Grade Breakfast and Slideshow on Friday morning.  I know you devoted a lot of time and effort into the Breakfast and Slideshow.  
We are so fortunate to have such a great 4th Grade class and parents.  It has been a pleasure working with all of you and I look forward to our years at Roosevelt together!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!!!  Gina Hardy


Children’s Summer Reading Program at the River Forest Public Library

June 1st through July 31st:  Every Hero Has a Story!

Babies through children entering 5th grade who sign up and read will earn new books to take home and other great prizes. Enjoy daily programming for kids of all ages, and weekly story times for babies and toddlers.

The fun officially begins at the Summer Reading Kick Off Party on June 5th from 2:30 to 5:00 pm.

Skip the line! Between June 1-4, visit the library to pre-register for the summer reading program and receive tickets for the Kick Off Party.  Visit the RFPL website for more information.

PTO Volunteers Needed for the 2015-2016 School Year

We are still searching for PTO volunteers for the following positions next year:

Authors & Assemblies – need 1

Fun Lunch – need 1 volunteer to lead a specific lunch menu

Yearbook – need 1 volunteer to Co-Chair this project

Interested in helping out or need more information?  Please contact Tammy Travis at tamara_irwin AT yahoo.com , or you can contact this year’s volunteers via the PTO list in the School Directory.  Thank you!

Green 4 Good Keep on the Lawn Campaign

Do you have a Healthy, non-toxic lawn? Do you want to have one?

The steps are:

  • get a Healthy Lawn Healthy Families Brochure
  • use best practices (know your soil, mow high, water less, avoid chemicals and use organics)
  • take a pledge and hand it in to the Park District at the Depot
  • get a “Keep ON the Lawn” yard sign

We can drop off the brochure; we are also happy to answer questions and if you’re talking to others who are interested we can talk to them, too. Thanks for helping create a safer and healthier community!

For more information contact the River Forest Sustainability Committee at the River Forest Park District or members Sue Crothers Gee suecrothersgee@gmail.com – Katarina Berin akberin@gmail.com – Julie Moller julie@4moller


The PTO would like to thank all of our tireless supporters and volunteers for their efforts to make Lincoln School the special place that it is.  We couldn’t accomplish all that we do without your generous contributions, both monetary, and as important, your hard work!

It was great to see so many of you at the Appreciation Party and at our very special Ice Cream Social last week.  We truly appreciate your presence at these celebrations.  Have a safe and wonderful summer, and we look forward to seeing you back at Lincoln in August.