9/20 Lincoln log

Lincoln Families,

Wow, what a beautiful weekend it was! Hopefully, you enjoyed the final weekend of summer. I enjoyed some much needed R&R and took in the beautiful weekend downtown spending lots of time outdoors!
As we kick off week four of remote learning, we do so using the lessons and reflections of the past fourteen days to propel us forward. Each day presents us with a new opportunity to learn, reflect and refine this new way of teaching and learning. Much like you at home, we are making adjustments each day too. I’m hopeful that the day will soon arrive when we can welcome your kids back to Lincoln in some capacity.
In the meantime, please continue to reinforce with your kids the Lincoln School Remote Learning Advice:

Each year, D90 students are administered benchmark assessments in the area of Reading and Writing. Although it will look a bit different this year, in the coming days and weeks Lincoln teachers and staff will begin administering these assessments to our kids virtually. Each student in 1st-4th grade will be administered the Fountas and Pinnell Reading assessment as well as the Math inventory assessment. Our Kindergarten students will be administered the Kindergarten screening assessment. The data gathered from these assessments will provide teachers with insightful information that will guide lesson planning and differentiation of instruction. To accomplish this task virtually, grade levels will be assigning students asynchronous learning activities on their particular assessment day. On these days, students will be provided a personalized schedule to meet with their classroom teachers or a member of the Lincoln assessment team for assessment. In addition to their asynchronous learning activities, students will also attend their scheduled special area classes for that particular day. Below are the assessment days for each grade level at Lincoln. 

Lincoln Assessment Schedule:
Kindergarten: Tuesday, September 22
First Grade: Friday, September 18
Second Grade: Monday, September 21
Third Grade: Thursday, September 24
Fourth Grade: Wednesday, September 23

As always, thank you for your support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your child or family. Have a great week.  CG

Quote of the Week: “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” ~Charles Swindoll


Monday, 9/21:

  • 2nd Grade Assessment Day

Tuesday, 9/22:

  • Kindergarten Assessment Day

Wednesday, 9/23:

  • 4th Grade Assessment Day

Thursday, 9/24:

  • 3rd Grade Assessment Day

Friday, 9/25:

  • Early Dismissal (12PM)
  • AM Kindergarten Attendance. No PM Kindergarten Attendance.

Monday, 9/28:

  • No School – Yom Kippur

Last year’s 2019-2020 yearbook for sale!

We have some of last year’s 2019-2020 yearbooks left, they are for sale in the webstore. The books are available on a first come first serve basis for $30/each. Purchase your 2019-2020 yearbook in the webstore.

If you have any questions please contact lincolnyearbookpto@gmail.com

Green4Good at Home

This week from Green4Good at Home, we want to remind everyone about a fun and educational activity that will get you outside enjoying the first official days of fall.  Get to know the trees on your block, and enter for a chance to win three months of curbside composting!  The details can be found here and the deadline to participate and submit entries is September 30th.  Grab a measuring tape and sidewalk chalk and have fun!

Social emotional wellness

Here are this week’s SEL resources, courtesy of Ms. Gilmartin and Ms. Payton, our school Social Workers:

Play at Home Playbook

Teaching Kids How to Deal with Conflict

Please contact them at any time with any questions or support they might provide to your family: gilmartinb@district90.org  or   paytons@district90.org

Technology support

Thank you for emailing powerschool@district90.org or helpdesk@district90.org 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 this 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. 

Thank you! 

The Library Lowdown

Your students learned about two reading challenges this week – the Monarch Award for K-2 and the Bluestem Award for 3-4.  They should have received a reading log in their backpack this week.

Please find attached the two reading logs for future reference.

Bluestem Blast Reading Log

Monarch Reading Log

Please contact Ms. Brauweiler if you have any questions.

Wanted D90 Caucus Delegates!

We are seeking a group of River Forest residents who are willing to participate as delegates to nominate and endorse qualified candidates for the April 2021 D90 school board election.

Delegates must be residents of River Forest and able to attend all scheduled zoom meetings below:

Thursday, October 8 7-8PM

Thursday, October 15 7-8PM

Thursday, November 5 7-9PM

Thursday, November 15 7-8PM

*additional meetings to be added as needed.

We welcome your participation in this established community process! Know someone in the community who also might be interested? Encourage them to reach out! We hope to finalize delegate member participation no later than Friday, September 25.

You can reach us here: D90caucus@gmail.com

Thank you!

Co-chairs: Maggie Clancy and Beth Vlerick