Happy Labor Day Lincoln Families,
I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend with family and friends and that the extra day provided you the opportunity to reset and recharge after a busy first few days of school.
Please remember that if your family traveled over the weekend to one of the 48 states currently indicated “orange” on the Cook County Travel Advisory list, it is required that your unvaccinated Lincoln Eagle be administered a PCR Covid-19 test at a testing center or medical facility upon return to Cook County. For any situation where this scenario is applicable, the student will remain out of school until Ms. Godellas has received confirmation of the negative PCR Covid-19 test. This guidance is updated regularly, so please be sure to always view the Cook County Travel Advisory website for the most up to date information.
Many thanks to all the Fun Lunch volunteers who joined us last week for our first Fun Lunch since March 2020. It was so nice to bring back this weekly tradition for our kids. Fun Lunch would not be possible without the leadership of Ashley Brice, Cathy O’Neil, and their army of Fun Lunch volunteers!
Please look for communication from your child’s teacher – this Thursday, September 9 will be our virtual “Open House.” Unfortunately, due to current Covid-19 mitigations, we are unable to congregate as a school community for this fun and informational evening. Therefore, the Lincoln teachers have created virtual presentations that will provide you an overview of what to expect of your child’s year at Lincoln. Look for these links in an email on Thursday evening. Please feel free to reach out with any questions you might have after viewing these presentations.
Finally, one of the things that makes Lincoln such a Fine, Fine School is our intentional efforts that focus on celebrating kindness and inclusivity. Therefore, please feel free to spread some Lincoln School Love to a student, staff member, or community member: Lincoln Love “Shout Out” Form
As always, please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your kids and family and thanks for your continued support of Lincoln.
Make it a wonderful week. CG
Thursday, September 9:
Friday, September 10:
Friday Fun Lunch registration (grades 1-4) is now available on the PTO webstore. You may choose 1, 2, 3 or all 4 meal options. The cost for each lunch averages $7. This year, all meals will be individually boxed and labeled for each child. Late registration with an extra $15 fee will be available until midnight TONIGHT (9/6)!
Fun lunch options for 2021/2022 will be:
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.
This fall, the Lincoln PTO will be hosting the Boys on the Run for 3rd & 4th grade boys. This is a completely Lincoln parent volunteer club with all proceeds benefiting the Lincoln PTO. Throughout the 7-week club, boys will learn the skills needed to complete in a 5k (3.2 miles) held at the end of October.
Boys on the Run will be held every Tuesday from 3:15pm – 4:15pm starting on 9/14, continuing for 7 weeks. Cost for the program is $70 and includes a tshirt! Registration is open on the PTO Webstore, maximum of 20 participants.
Historically, Lincoln has historically participated in HERO Boys for 3rd & 4th grade boys in the fall. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we are unable to host the program this year. We hope to bring it back next year.
*At this time, we plan to continue offering Girls on the Run for 3rd & 4th grade girls in the Spring.*
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.
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.
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.
A flyer will be sent home in your child’s first Friday folder on 8/27. The store will close on 9/12 with items purchased to be delivered the first week in October.
Lincoln’s 2nd grade Brownies Troop will be resuming meetings soon! Please contact co-leaders Heidi Schmid Whiting (email@example.com) and Andi Coloff (firstname.lastname@example.org) if your child is interested in joining our troop. We will be doing exciting activities, earning badges, and most importantly, making new friends and having fun.
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 email@example.com.
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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.