I hope you and your family enjoyed this gorgeous late Summer weekend.
Due to D90’s current Covid-19 mitigations, we were unable to welcome you as we normally would to our Open House event. However, I hope you found the creative presentations shared by our teachers and staff to be informative in understanding the journey that lies ahead this school year. Please never hesitate to reach out to myself or your child’s teacher with any questions we might assist with.
Within the next few weeks we will begin our Fall benchmark assessments. Students at Lincoln are administered various assessments for Math and Reading. The data from these assessments allows teachers to individualize and align instruction to meet students at their instructional levels. Below is a link to the D90 Assessment Plan for 2021-2022. District 90 Assessment Plan 2021-2022
Don’t forget in observance of Yom Kippur, there will be no student or staff attendance on Thursday, September 16.
As always, thanks for your continued support of Lincoln School. Please never hesitate to reach out.
Wednesday, September 15:
Thursday, September 16:
Friday, September 17:
Lincoln Boys on the Run needs you!
Lincoln Boys on the Run is looking for Parent volunteers to run with the 3rd/4th grade boys on Tuesdays from 315-415pm starting this Tuesday 9/14. Please contact Corby Marx at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and to sign-up.
Local Yoga instructor Marissa Jayne will be teaching children’s yoga class for 1st – 4th grade students in the Lincoln School gym! The program will provide children with an opportunity to foster greater self-awareness and improve their concentration and self-confidence. The team will introduce the children to the fundamentals of yoga and incorporate social-emotional themes. Yoga will be starting Monday 9/20, running from 3:15 – 4:15pm. The cost is $80 for a 6 week session. Sign up today on the PTO webstore!
If you have any questions, please reach out to Ginger Timchak.
Lincoln News Broadcasting Club covers school news and produces a monthly video that is shared with the Lincoln community. If you are a 4th grader interested in journalism and working with video, this may be a good club for you! Lincoln News Broadcasting club will meet in Mr. Cheney’s room during recess on Tuesdays starting on 9/21. Please sign-up for this in the PTO Webstore. Registration will close Sunday, 9/19 with a 20 student max.
Green4Good Kids is a club open to 3rd graders interested in learning more about sustainability and environmental stewardship in our community and school. Students will participate in a variety of hands-on activities to learn about and promote environmental sustainability within Lincoln school, D90, and the River Forest community, as well as foster a lifelong connection to the natural world. We hope to spend much of our time outside in the Lincoln gardens this year
If your 3rd grader would like to be a Green4Good Kid, registration is now open on the PTO Webstore! Starting 9/20 meetings are at school from 3:15-4:15pm. We will meet one Monday a month – dates are listed in the PTO Webstore. Max of 20 students. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Kara Orlando.
Don’t forget to show your Lincoln School spirit with t-shirts, car magnets, sweatshirts, pj pants and more while raising funds for our school. This is brought to you by the Lincoln PTO and the PTO receives a percentage of sale proceeds.
REMINDER: The store will close tonight, 9/12, at Midnight with items purchased to be delivered the first week in October.
Please direct any questions to Jenny Nelson (email@example.com). Thank you for your continued support!
Did you know that there are over 40 species of native plants right here at Lincoln? Are you interested in sustainability, gardening, biodiversity, pollinators, and wildlife? If yes, please join our Native Garden Volunteers Friday, 9/17 at 3:30pm on the Park Side of Lincoln School. Our goal is to increase the value of our thriving native gardens as an asset to the Lincoln school community – any and all ideas welcome!
As we solemnly mark the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001. Here is the link to a great resource fordiscussing this tragedy with a new generation of kids. A New Generation of Kid
Cub Scout Pack 67 continues to meet in person and outdoors. All families with boys and girls K – 5 are welcome to join us for another year of camping, hiking, outdoor cooking, building, service, Pinewood Derby, and more! Kickoff night 9/13, 6pm, at Keystone Park East. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be aware that District 90 will soon be requiring all Parent Volunteers (people in the school for longer than 15 min) to provide proof of vaccination status in order to volunteer in the school. This safety protocol aligns with Governor Pritzker’s recent announcement requiring all public school employees to have proof of vaccination or be tested weekly for COVID-19. More details forthcoming. All volunteers signed-up to work Fun Lunch, HERO Boys, Principal Birthday Celebration, G4G and Yoga will soon be receiving communications from Mr. Godfrey with instructions on how to register.
This Wednesday 9/15 is International Dot Day. Dot Day is based on the book The Dot by Peter Reynolds. It is a global celebration of creativity, courage, and collaboration.
All students will hear the story during Art class next week in addition to other dot projects.
We encourage everyone to wear dots on Wednesday in honor of Dot Day. If you don’t have dot clothing, one idea is to take an old t-shirt and decorate it with dots.
Students have been doing a great job checking out and returning books. Please note that books can be returned any day, they do not have to wait until their library day. Additionally, today will start weekly emails that are system-generated if there are any overdue books. If your child is not ready to return a book, just have them let us know and we’ll renew it for them.
Parents, here is a quick video for students to watch if they have questions about how to keep their iPad up to date with the most recent iOS operating system. Any questions, please email Annmarie Clasky, Instructional Technology Specialist, email@example.com. Thank you!
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Thank you for emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with your technology questions/issues. Please remember to include as much information as possible, e.g., Student Name, Teacher Name, School, iPad asset tag number, etc. Screenshots, links, websites and any other information regarding the issue is helpful. For example, my iPad/computer can’t connect to the XXXXX website when I click on this link.
Additionally, if you have difficulty logging into your child’s special area classes, please be sure to reach out to that particular teacher to assist with any login issues.