6/4 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Happy Summer!!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed every minute of the summer weather. It’s hard to believe that after over forty Lincoln Logs, we’ve reached the final edition of the school year!

Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate the school year at the annual Ice Cream Social on Friday. I officiated the wedding of some friends in Michigan over the weekend, so unfortunately I was unable to be in attendance on Friday evening. I’m grateful to Mr. Larry Gartski, Roosevelt Middle School principal for representing me and District 90 administration on Friday evening.

A very special thank you the PTO volunteers who made the Ice Cream Social such a wonderful event. Also, many thanks to our yearbook committee for the countless hours of they put into creating such a memorable keepsake for your kids. It was the year of Lincoln School P.R.I.D.E.

Finally, thank you to Amy Dwyer and Suzanne D’Agostino for their leadership of our PTO as Co-Presidents this year. Their efforts and leadership in this all consuming volunteer position, which is the equivalent of a full-time job,  has truly enriched our school community and provided incredible opportunities for our kids. On behalf of our community, staff, parents and kids….Thank You!

What a year it has been at Lincoln. As I reflect on my sophomore year at Lincoln, I do so with immense gratitude and P.R.I.D.E. for all we have accomplished together. I couldn’t be more proud of your kids and all the hard work and learning they put forth this year. Our accomplishments at Lincoln are possible because of  the dedication of our incredible teachers and staff, and the limitless support of our PTO volunteers and our entire school community.

This week will be bittersweet as we bid farewell to two of our favorite Lincoln School icons.  After ten years as part of our community, Mrs. Bruzek “Mrs. B,” and Mrs. Kiep will say farewell to the Lincoln School hallways. They have each left an incredible mark on our school and will be missed more than words can express. Please join me in congratulating Mrs. B on her retirement and wishing Mrs. Kiep all the best as she relocates her family to the Hoosier state!

While endings are usually sad, they often lead to new beginnings.  I am excited to share our teaching line-up for the 2017-18 school year and welcome Ms. LaTonya Gaddis and Ms. Maggie Klusak to the Lincoln family. LaTonya has spent the past five years teaching in CPS and Maggie is currently finishing her student teaching and comes to us with experience as a teaching assistant in Western Springs. They will be a wonderful addition to our school.

 2017-18 Classroom Teachers:

  • K – Mrs. Stasys, Mrs. Suzuki
  • 1st – Mrs. Neilson, Mrs. Donnelly, Mrs. Meyers, Ms. Klusak
  • 2nd – Mrs. Mayer, Mrs. Tanglao, Ms. Jenkins, Ms. Gaddis
  • 3rd – Mrs. Burns, Mrs. Mares, Mrs. Briggs, Mrs. McCole
  • 4th – Mrs. Bajo, Ms. Gattis, Ms. Baiocchi, Mr. Cheney

I look forward to the culmination of the year and celebrating with your kids at Field Day on Thursday! So far the weather looks to be perfect for our annual school celebration. Below is the schedule for the day:

Lincoln Field Day Schedule, Thursday, June 8:

  • 11:00 3rd Grade Recorder Concert
  • 11:25-12:00– Family Picnic, please send or bring a picnic lunch to share with your child.
  • 12:05-12:25– 4th Grade Maypole Dance and Drumming
  • 12:25-2:45-Field Day Activities
  • 3:05– 4th Grade Clap Out (students will exit through Franklin doors)
  • 3:10– Dismissal

*In planning for Field Day, please don’t forget that each student will need to have their own water bottle.

For one last time this year…thank you for your unwavering support of our Fine Fine School! Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to support your family. I wish you and your family a happy and safe summer!

 Signing off for 2016-17



Monday, 6/5:

  • 4th Grade Drum Practice at Recess

Tuesday, 6/6:

  • 7:30 am 4th Grade Maypole Practice

Thursday, 6/6:  Field Day and Final Day

  • 7:30 am 4th Grade Breakfast for Students & Parents, Gym
  • 11:00 am 3rd Grade Recorder Concert
  • 11:25-12:00 Family Picnic, please send or bring a picnic lunch to share with your child.
  • 12:05-12:25  4th Grade Maypole Dance and Drumming
  • 12:25-2:45  Field Day Activities
  • 3:05 pm  4th Grade Clap Out (Franklin Door)
  • 3:10  Final Dismissal

Please remember to send your child to school with a water bottle on Thursday for Field Day Activities.

School Supply Donations


Another end-of-the-year tradition at Lincoln:  The Green4Good Committee collects our gently used school supplies and donates them to the Maywood School District.  If you DO NOT wish for your child’s supplies to be donated, please email Laura Maychruk (lmaychruk AT comcast.net).  Please indicate your child’s name, grade and teacher’s name.  Otherwise all supplies will be collected at the end of classes on either Wednesday, June 7, or Thursday, June 8.  Thank you for your support.

Fourth Grade Breakfast on Thursday


4th Grade Breakfast

A Heartfelt Thank You from the PTO

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Thank you to all of the dedicated volunteers, parents, administrators and staff who have shared their time, ideas and talents with the PTO! Whether it was at fun lunch, in the classroom or at any of our special events, we greatly appreciate all who supported our PTO and its mission of enhancing and enriching the education of our children at Lincoln School. Have a wonderful summer! And we look forward to seeing you again in the fall!

Field Day Information – JUNE 8

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Lincoln Field Day will take place on the last day of school, Thursday, June 8. 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.

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

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The new family welcome chairs, Carla and Matt Heffner, 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!

Box Tops:  Final Call

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Please submit any box tops you’ve collected this week.  Each box top is worth $0.10 – every penny counts!

2017-2018 School Registration

A special reminder from D90 to get all students registered before leaving for summer vacation…

If you have not yet received the email invitation to register, please contact Ribaudoj@district90.org or 708-771-8282.
Residency Requirements: Please upload a copy of the 2016 real estate tax bill (or 2016 Lease) as part of the registration process, or drop off a copy at the District 90 Office.
Pay school fees before June 15th to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount (via District 90 Web Pay, click on “District Store / D90 Fees”).