8/7 Lincoln Log – Important PTO News

It’s almost time……

The Lincoln PTO Web Store will be open for business on Thursday, August 18th at 7:00 am.  Sign Up Genius will open at the same time.

Web Store items include:

  • Fun Lunch  (Grades 1 -4)
  • FLIP (Grades 1-4, Foreign Language Introductory Program)
  • 2nd Grade Bike Safety (choose 8/30 or 8/31)
  • Theater Club (Grades 3 &4, after school the first Tuesday of every month, beginning 9/6)
  • 4th Grade Fee
  • 4th Grade Heartworks Club
  • 4th Grade Lunchtime Leaders
  • 4th Grade Eagle Eyes
  • 2nd Grade Harmonica

You will need your students’ District 90 ID numbers to order on the Web Store. These 5-digit numbers are included on D90 registration emails and payment confirmation emails.

SignUp Genius items include:

  • “One-Time” and “Ongoing” PTO volunteer roles such as Room Parent, Fun Lunch Volunteer, Class Photographer, Movie Night volunteer, etc.


Earbuds Required for All Students This Year

Attention ALL parents…

The ONLY students who will receive earbuds in the SchoolKidz Kits are the SECOND GRADE students.  All other kits will NOT have earbuds and parents will need to purchase and send them in with their students.

Sorry for the inconvenience, but the earbud requirement was added to the School Supply List after the kits were arranged with SchoolKidz.  The second grade teachers have had the earbud requirement for many years; it’s new for all other grades.   Remember that your Amazon Smile orders benefit our PTO; we’re listed as “Lincoln Parent-Teacher Organization of River Forest.”

If you did not order the School Supply Kits for your students back in April from the Schoolkidz website, then you will need to purchase classroom supplies.  The above link will take you to the Lincoln list on the D90 website.



  • August 13:  Saturday Summer Reading Club Meeting at the River Forest Library at 10am  (see RSVP request and details below)
  • August 16: Class Assignment Mailing
  • August 18:  PTO Web Store & SignUp Genius opens at 7am
  • August 22: New Family Welcome Meeting (New Families to Lincoln)
  • August 25: First Day of School (Full Day)
  • August 25: Back To School Coffee
  • August 26:  Fun Lunch Begins (Free Pizza for all students)
  • August 28:  New Family Park Play Date (Sunday)
  • August 29:  PTO Meeting
  • September 1: Back to School Family Picnic
  • September 8: Open House

Details for the above events will be available soon.  Stay tuned to your emails from the Lincoln PTO.


Lincoln Summer Reading Club – August Meeting

When:  Saturday, August 13 at 10:00 am

Where:  River Forest Public Library

This club meeting is open to Lincoln students who will be entering 2nd-4th grades this fall.  Students should be ready to talk about the most recent summer book they finished (or will finish by that date), including a discussion about:

(1) A summary of the book;
(2) What scene or most exciting part they liked best;
(3) What character they liked best and why;
(4) What lesson(s) they drew from the book; and
(5) How they can apply that lesson to their lives.

If you plan on attending, please reply to the following email address and let us know who will be participating and which book your student plans to discuss at the meeting: cbergetz@gmail.com    Hope to see you there!


Below are pictures of our Blue Ribbon School Plaque and Native Garden since they didn’t come through on many cell phones in Mr. Godfrey’s email last week.

Lincoln Blue Ribbon

Lincoln Native Garden

Lincoln Landscaping