Although these days it is hard to decipher between a weekday and a weekend, I hope you enjoyed the past few days. Seeing the sun today was a game changer!
In my 43 trips around the sun, I’ve never received a birthday gift as genuine, sincere and emotional as the Oscar-worthy video compiled by the Lincoln families and sent to me on Friday. Just reading all the “Happy Birthday” messages the kids shared on SeeSaw last Friday was more than enough to make my day…. then later in the afternoon, I received the link to the video that catapulted my quarantine birthday into one of the best I’ve ever had! The creative, unique and heartfelt thought that went into each message left me torn between laughter and tears. While thank you seems so insufficient…. please know how genuinely thankful and moved I am by this gesture. It’s been on constant replay in my home and will definitely be a “go to” whenever my spirits need lifting for years to come! Click here to watch.
As we gear up for week 6 of e-learning, please know how incredibly grateful the entire Lincoln staff and I remain for all of your support and kindness as we continue to learn new and effective ways to refine our craft to meet these unprecedented circumstances. Please reach out with anything we can do to be more accommodating to your kids and family.
There have been many questions, ideas and suggestions floated regarding the annual end of the school year Lincoln School traditions. While the Maypole, Drumming, Field Day, Clap-Out and other Lincoln favorites will unfortunately look a bit different this year, please know there is an army of individuals and love working tirelessly behind the scenes on creative and “social distancing” ways to celebrate the accomplishments of our kids and teachers this year. Stay tuned for forthcoming information.
While it is hard to imagine, planning for the 20-21 academic year is continuing to unfold. Therefore, please see the attached letter I sent to all families on Monday, March 30. Please be sure to submit any voluntary input by Friday, March 1.
Finally, the following was shared with me by a friend and I thought of it as a good reflection for us all this week….
“Everyone is applauding everyone but our children. These little heros have stayed indoors more than they’ve ever done in their lives. Their whole worlds have literally been turned upside down. All these rules they’ve never known. A life they couldn’t have imagined. All the things they love like sports, being with friends, going to school, or just being kids have all been taken away from them. Adults talking about others being unwell and a barrage of uncertain news. Our poor children’s minds must be racing. Yet, every day they get up and carry on despite all that’s going on. So here’s to our little heroes: today, tomorrow, forever.”
As always, please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do for your family. Thanks for your continued support of the finest school in the land. Have a great week. Wishing your family continued health and wellness.
Be Well. CG
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When it became official that we were not going to go back to school this year, the D90 PTO’s got to work to figure out the logistics of Fun Lunch. There were 10 fun lunches left in the 2019/2020 school year and we have decided upon the following options for parents that purchased Fun Lunch for their students.
Option 1: Click here for a refund for these lunches. https://lincolnpto.revtrak.net/fun-lunch-grades-1-4/#/v/fun-lunch-refunds
Option 2: Do nothing and your unused Fun Lunch payment will be a donation to the Lincoln PTO. We will be giving a portion of the unused Fun Lunch money to the Hepzibah Home in Oak Park. They currently have 25 children sheltered in place and are in need of support.
As we all know, this is an unprecedented time and we are all trying to figure things out day by day. If you are asking for a refund, please be patient with us as it has to be done individually and will take some time.
If we don’t hear from you by May 18th, we will assume you are donating your payment to the PTO/Hepzibah Home. Thank you for your support of the Lincoln PTO and if you have any questions, please contact Ginger Timchak at email@example.com
T-Shirt sizes needed by Monday, May 4!
It is tradition for each graduating 4th grader to receive a special t-shirt to commemorate their days at Lincoln. While they will sadly not be able to wear them on field day this year, special plans are in the works to still celebrate your student… so stay tuned!! At this time, please click here to log onto the PTO Web Store to select the t-shirt size for your student. Part of your 4th grade activities fee pays for this t-shirt. If you have not paid the $25 fee and would still like to, please click here. Any funds collected that exceed the cost of our planned activities will be used toward a gift to Lincoln School on behalf of the class of 2020.
Commemorative video for 4th graders: pictures needed by Monday, May 18!
It is a tradition at Lincoln School to assemble a video collage of photos for the graduating 4th graders commemorating their years at Lincoln, grades K through 4. 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. We suggest photos from school events, school concerts, class parties, field trips, PTO events, PTO Clubs, back to school pictures, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, pictures with good Lincoln buddies, etc. Please refrain from sending photos from birthday parties, holidays or religious events. (We cannot use photos from non-school related events, as cute as they may be.)
Photos can be emailed to Lincoln4thgradeclass@gmail.com. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PICTURES IS MONDAY, MAY 18!!
Feel free to contact Adrian Dinu and Debbie Kellogg at Lincoln4thgradeclass@gmail.com or Amy Dwyer at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
** The video is typically shown at the 4th grade breakfast on the last day of school. Unfortunately, as we all know, the breakfast gathering is not possible this year. We plan to work with Mr. Godfrey and the District 90 technology team on a way to share this video privately and securely. If you do not want your child included in this video, please let Mr. Godfrey know.
Greetings Lincoln Eagles!
I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy. Please remember staying healthy involves eating right, getting enough sleep, and protecting yourself from germs. I miss you and your families like crazy and look forward to seeing you all again soon. I am sending healthy vibes to everyone.
Stay healthy AND safe-
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Yearbooks are now available to order on the PTO Web Store. The hardcover books are available at a pre-order price of $25/book now through May 15. Pre-ordered books will still be distributed, but with the cancellation of school we are still determining the details. Save your confirmation email from the PTO Web Store so you can quickly confirm your order when the books are distributed.
Any books that remain after the initial online orders are taken will be available for purchase on a first come first serve basis at the TBD distribution date/location. Keep in mind that the yearbooks are quite popular, so we highly recommend ordering in advance!
SchoolKidz supply kits are now available to order for the 2020-2021 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 15. 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 15. Don’t Delay!