9/15 Lincoln Log

Hello Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a lovely weekend! We survived the first full week of school. Casey and I hope your family and kids are ready for our second full week!

It was so wonderful to meet many of you at Open House last Thursday!  There was such an amazing buzz throughout the entire building as our community came together to celebrate the beginning of the school year.  Casey and I hope that you found your time to be both enjoyable and informative! We are looking forward to a wonderful year ahead! Lincoln truly is a Fine Fine School!

In the coming weeks, students in 3rd and 4th grades will be taking the NWEA MAP Assessment.  MAP is given to all 3rd and 4th grade students in the content areas of Math and Literacy. This assessment provides teachers detailed data that assists teachers in establishing learning targets while aiding in the creation of differentiated instruction for all students. The schedule for our Fall MAP testing is below:

I greatly value our family-school partnership and always have an open door.  Please feel free to reach out to Casey or me if there is anything we can do to support your children and family as we get the year underway.


The Other CG ~ Christine Gerges

Quote of the week:  “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”  ~ Princess Diana


Monday, September 16:

  • Lincoln News Broadcast begins
  • Chef Du Jour
  • Hero Boys – 3:15-4:15, gym
  • Green 4 Good Kids Club – 3:15-4:15, Mrs. Suzuki’s Room
  • Cub Scouts kick-off meeting – 7pm, auditorium

Tuesday, September 17:

  • Theatre Club – 3:15-4:15, auditorium

Wednesday, September 18:

  • Wednesday Walking Club – 8am, Franklin playground
  • Waste Free Wednesday

Thursday, September 19:

  • Recorder Club – 3:15-4:15, auditorium
  • Junior Band/Orchestra instrument tryouts

Friday, September 20:

  • Lincoln Spirit Day
  • Fun Lunch – chicken tenders or grilled cheese
  • Volleyball Club – 3:15-4:15pm, gym

Game On!

Calling all 1st and 2nd graders!  Do you like to play games, engage with classmates, and take a risk?

Then come join GAME ON! We will have fun playing board games and card games, while learning logic, strategy, and good sportsmanship.   We will meet Wednesdays during lunch in the STEM LAB from 11:30-12:25. We will enjoy our (Peanut Free) lunch together, then have fun!  GAME ON starts October 2nd with Mrs. Nichols & Mrs. Clarke.  Registration opens on the PTO webstore on 9/22 (up to 16 players).

Wonder Writers

Do you have a story inside your head just waiting to be told? Is there a poem you can’t stop thinking about? Do you want to work on your skills as an illustrator? Are you counting the days until the Young Authors Celebration? Then mark your calendars and set your alarm clocks for Friday, October 4th, 7:30am in the Multi Purpose Room. All first through fourth graders are invited to join in, unleash your imagination, and discover where your thoughts can take you.   Wonder Writers meets each Friday morning throughout the school year. This year, we are asking families to register their students.  Registration opens on the PTO webstore on 9/22.

Wonder Readers

All third and fourth graders are invited to join! Do you sleep with an open book next to you? Do you wake up in the morning and read a few pages before coming to school? Do you sneak into a quiet spot to have some alone time with a book you just can’t put down? Do you want to talk to other Lincoln Eagles about books? We have a place for that. Come and join Wonder Readers on Thursday, October 3rd, at 7:30am in Mrs. Mares’ classroom. Mrs. Nichols and Mrs. Moriarty will facilitate the discussions and help guide you on this reading journey. Come with a book or two summer and can’t wait to share. Come discover the possibilities reading brings. Wonder Readers meets each Thursday morning throughout the school year. This year, we are asking families to register their students.  Registration opens on the PTO webstore on 9/22.

Fall Tennis

Registration for fall tennis opens on 9/22!!! Tennis will be taught by Mirka and Luka Bagos, professional coaches of Play For Lot, outside on the Franklin-side playground (weather permitting).  If it’s raining, tennis will meet in the gym.

The program welcomes children of all skill levels. Children need to wear gym shoes and comfortable clothes.  No racket needed.

Tuesday/Thursday Dates:

  • 1/2 grades: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5
  • 3/4 grades: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14

Cost:  $80 for 6 weeks, register on the WebStore.  Contact Nikki Elza, njselza@comcast.net, with any questions.

Coding Club – register now!

Mrs. Mares & Mrs. Clasky invite interested 3rd and 4th grade girls and boys to join this semester’s Coding Club.  We will be participating in the Wonder League Robotics Competition. Students will work in teams to design solutions for real world science and technology challenges by programming Dot & Dash robots. They will develop their problem solving and communication skills while also having fun. The club will meet every Thursday in Mrs. Mares’s room – please bring a peanut free lunch. The first session begins Thursday, September 19th; the last session is Thursday, January 16th. Maximum enrollment is 24. Registration is NOW OPEN on the PTO webstore.

Connect4Kids Yoga for grades 1-4 – register now!

Calling all Yogis! Local yoga instructors Angela Corvo (d90 mom and owner) and Marissa Jayne will be teaching children’s yoga class for 1st – 4th grade students.

Classes start Monday, September 23. Cost is $80 for the 6 week session.

Class dates are 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21 and 10/28, and will be from 3:15-4:15pm in the auditorium.

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. Register now on the PTO Webstore!

Please be aware that PTO sponsored events are facilitated by volunteers and instructors solicited by the PTO. D90 personnel are often times are not in attendance or on the school premises. Students will be dismissed on the Franklin side to parents or caregivers. Instructors can not be responsible for students who wish to walk home. Parents must give notification to instructors.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Nikki Elza at njselza@comcast.net

Lincoln News Crew – register now!

The Lincoln News Crew will be open to 4th graders and will meet on Mondays from 3:15 – 4:15. Students will flex their critical thinking skills and take turns being writers, designers and photographers when they create and publish a school newspaper at the end of the semester!

Students will learn how news is produced and explore topics such as:

  • What are different types of news content (features, profiles, editorials) and how do we differentiate between them?
  • How are daily, weekly, and monthly publications different? What does each offer?

Guest speakers and a virtual field trip to the Newseum in Washington, DC are being planned. Club meetings will be starting on 9/23. Register now on the PTO webstore!

Please email Elizabeth Condon (elizabethg.condon@gmail.com) with any questions.

Library Lowdown

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Author Visit – 9/24:   Karina Yan Glaser, author and illustrator from New York City, will be visiting Lincoln School on Tuesday 9/24.  She will be meeting with third and fourth graders to talk about her books and writing. Her three book series – The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street – are available to purchase. The third and fourth graders have received an order form (attached here) if your family would like to purchase a book.  All forms that are turned in before Monday 9/23 will be personalized and autographed.

Please note that anyone is welcome to purchase a book, not just those that will be attending the presentation. Autographed, personalized books can be purchased for non-students as well.

Volunteers Needed:  Please consider spending some time in the library to help shelve books.  I’ve been told it’s a relaxing way to spend an afternoon! Don’t think you have to be here for an hour – any time you have to spare is helpful.  You’d be surprised how many books can be shelved in 20 minutes! If you have some time throughout the day (first thing in the morning or at the end of the day is best), we’d love to have you.  Please contact Mrs. Brauweiler if you are interested in volunteering in the library and helping out our students.

Justin Roberts Concert: Justin Roberts came to Lincoln two years ago and spent the day with us sharing his books and music with us.  He has a new concert program called Be Your Own Band that will get kids started on their own rock journey by learning to make simple homemade instruments out of everyday objects and then incorporating that into a concert of their fun and interactive songs. He and his band will be at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire on September 21st.

Cub Scouts Kickoff – 9/16 at 7:00pm!

Interested in Cub Scouts at Lincoln for your K-4th grader? Come to the kick-off meeting at 7:00 pm Monday, September 16th at Lincoln in the auditorium. At least one parent must be present along with the child. For details please contact Andrew Lennie a_lennie@yahoo.com  *Note this meeting is mandatory for returning and new families.*


1st Grade Daisies

Calling all first grade girls! There is still time to register for Daisy Troop 45928. We will meet the first Thursday of each month at Lincoln School in Room 103 from 6:30-7:30. The First meeting will be Oct. 3rd. Email Diana Jacquez at dloshen@gmail.com or Amy Bowen at amyarmond@yahoo.com with questions. Parent volunteers are welcome to register too.