9/11 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Hopefully your family had a great weekend. It’s always a sign that fall is quickly approaching when football returns to occupy most Sunday afternoons! I hope you enjoyed a Sunday Funday cheering on the Bears or whatever team you support.

Thanks so much for your attendance, participation and feedback at our Open House this past week. Roughly 90% of our families were in attendance. As I shared in my presentation, your support is what makes our school such a “fine, fine” place.  As educators we always tend to feel that the school year “unofficially” begins when Open House is in the rear view mirror.

Many thanks to our PTO who provided coolers and ice stations for our students and staff during last week’s heat-wave. Due to the less than ideal conditions the heat created last week, we postponed NWEA MAP testing for grades 2-4. Below is the updated schedule we will follow this week.


I’m in an out of town wedding next weekend, so unfortunately will have to miss our annual Family Movie Night. I encourage you and your family to attend this fun event. So far the forecast for Friday looks perfect.

Finally, don’t forget that Wednesday is the September Principal Birthday Lunch. I look forward to celebrating with our September birthdays.

As always, please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to support your family. Thanks for your support of our school. Have a great week.  CG


Monday 9/12:

  • MAP testing – 3rd and 4th grade
  • FLIP classes begin
  • NOTE – 9/12 PTO meeting CANCELLED – next meeting will be on 10/10 at 7pm

Tuesday 9/13:

  • MAP testing – 3rd and 4th grade
  • 4th grade band/orchestra informational meeting at 7pm in Roosevelt auditorium

Wednesday 9/14: 

  • MAP testing – 2nd grade
  • Principal Birthday Lunch

Thursday 9/15:

  • MAP testing – 2nd grade

Friday 9/16:

  • Movie Night! Zootopia 6:30 PM
  • FUN LUNCH – Subs

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FLIP Has a Few Openings

FLIP classes start tomorrow.  Space is still available in two classes:

  • Intro-Chinese (Monday Lunch)
  • Intro-Italian (Thursday Lunch)

Online registration has closed, but interested families can email “lincolnschoolflip AT gmail.com”.

4th Grade Instrumental Music – Informational Meeting

The informational meeting for all 4th grade students and parents interested in joining band or orchestra will be held on Tuesday, September 13 in the Roosevelt auditorium at 7:00 PM. An overview of the instrumental music program and information regarding instrument rental will be presented. You will be able to make an appointment for the September 21 parent/teacher/student conferences at the meeting. For more information, please see attached Registration Letter Beginner Music.

Friday is Movie Night!

Movie night will take place this Friday, September 16th. We will be showing Zootopia out on the Franklin side lawn at 6:30.


Tickets are $4 in advance and $5 at the door and are available on the Web Store.

Popcorn from Wells Street Popcorn (popcorn ingredient list) and glow sticks will be included with the price of admission, and cookies (cookie-ingredient-list) from Nut Phree and brownies from Flur Bakery will be available for purchase (brownie ingredient list to be provided prior to the event).

We hope this will be a waste free event, so please bring your own water bottles and popcorn bowls along with your blankets and chairs. You are welcome to bring your own picnic dinner.

For more information, please see the attached Zootopia Movie Night Flyer or contact movie night co-chairs Krista Lambe at “Kristalambe AT gmail.com” and Missy D’Alise at “missydalise AT icloud.com”.

We need volunteers to make this popular night a success! Please sign up on Signup Genius if you are available to help out!

PTO Fundraiser at Oberweis Ice Cream & Dairy Store – Thursday, 9/22


On Thursday, 9/22 – print out and bring the attached Oberweis coupon and enjoy a sweet treat at the Oak Park Oberweis Ice Cream & Dairy Store (124 N. Oak Park Ave). Up to 30% of all sales will be donated to the Lincoln PTO.

Ice cream, shakes, smoothies, frost bites and coffee are just some of the selections on the Oberweis menu. Come in for an after dinner dessert or a mid-day treat since the fundraiser is open all day on the 22nd.

Please contact Kesha Apaza (“rkapaza AT gmail.com”) or Missy Heintz (“missyheintz AT gmail.com”) with any questions.

Thank you for supporting the Lincoln PTO. Enjoy!!

Lincoln Spirit Wear Available!

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You should have seen a flyer in your child’s Friday Folder a few weeks ago for Lincoln Spirit Wear; or you can download this attachment Spirit Wear – Fall 2016. Show your Lincoln Spirit on Tshirts, hooded sweatshirts, shorts and backpacks while raising funds for our school.  The Lincoln PTO gets 20% of the sales proceeds.

Orders are accepted until September 23rd.  Order online or via check which can be dropped off with your order form in the school office. All orders ship to Lincoln and will be given to your child to bring home.  Please direct any questions to Jackie Holland at “jackie-holland ATsbcglobal.net“.  Thank you for your support!

Lincoln Library – Looking for Volunteers

Mrs. Brauweiler is looking for some parent volunteers to help out in the library.  Parents would help shelve books so they can be ready for checkout quicker.

The following times are available for volunteering:

  • 8:30 – 9:00 – Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • 2:40 – 3:10 – Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays

You will be able to sign up for a time that is convenient for you generally on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis.

Once we have our list of volunteers, we will have a library orientation to show how the library works.  Shelving requires attention to detail and a love of organization!

If you are interested in helping out the library and Lincoln School, please contact Mrs. Brauweiler at brauweilerd@district90.org.  Please list the days and times you could be available.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday 9/21:  4th grade instrumental music – final instrument selection at Roosevelt

Thursday 9/22: Oberweis PTO fundraiser

Friday 9/23: EARLY DISMISSAL – 11:25 am

We Have the Right Volunteer Opportunity for You!

Whether you work full time or from home, we have volunteer opportunities to fit your life and schedule.  Our PTO Sign Up Genius volunteer page has openings. Take a look to to see how you can best contribute your time to your child’s school.  We need room parents, fun lunch volunteers, book fair helpers, pancake flippers, and even silent auction sales experts. Volunteer for a one day commitment, or regularly throughout the year. You can work from home, in the classroom, or in the evening.  We’d love your help!

And please note that you can be involved with the PTO without attending PTO meetings – we welcome new ideas and feedback at any time, not just during our meetings!

Please contact Amy Dwyer  (“amyadwyer AT gmail.com”) or Suzanne D’Agostino (“suzanne.dagostino AT gmail.com”) for more information.  Thank you.