9/17 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,
85 degrees in September, Cubs vs. Cardinals and a near perfect weekend in Chicago…. it doesn’t get much better! I hope you and your family were able to capitalize on this incredible weather over the weekend. Although it was a tough weekend for my STL Cardinals… I still managed to enjoy the weekend by working in an 18 mi marathon training run, some boating and the Sunday Cards/Cubs game!

Thanks so much to everyone who attended our annual Open House last Thursday. It was nice to see so many familiar faces mixed among the many new faces in the crowd. In the event you were unable to attend, feel free to reach out to me for a copy of the presentation. I know classroom teachers will also be happy to share with you any content you may have missed as well.

On Friday, two very large boxes filled to the brim with school supplies left Lincoln en-route to Hairgrove Elementary in Houston. In addition to the school supplies, we will also collected over two thousand dollars in gift-cards and cash to send to our Houston friends to put towards school supplies and any other necessities needed for the successful start of the school year. Thank you for your incredible generosity. Many thanks to our friends at St. Luke’s School for their assistance in delivering our collections to Houston.

The village of River Forest is planning some pavement re-construction that will impact areas adjacent to Lincoln, Roosevelt and Willard Schools in the coming weeks. Weather permitting, this work is scheduled to be completed on the Franklin Ave adjacent to Lincoln on September 27. In coordination with the village, this work will hopefully be completed after student drop-off and before student pickup (between 8:30 and 2:30 PM) Attached are two fliers from the village outlining this project.

Don’t forget this Friday, September 22 will be an 11:25 Early Release for students. D90 staff will spend the afternoon focusing on school improvement and inclusivity and equity. Please be sure to communicate dismissal plans with your child for Friday.

Finally, as always, thanks for your continued support of Lincoln School. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to help your kids or your family. Have a wonderful week. CG

Tuesday 9/19 – Theater Club, 3:15 -4:15 in the auditorium
Tuesday 9/19 – HEROBoys, 3:15-4:15 in the gym
Thursday 9/21 – FUN LUNCH, Subs

Friday 9/22 – Early Dismissal, 11:25am

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Library Author Visit – Justin Roberts!

Lincoln School is excited to welcome Justin Roberts, a local two-time Grammy-nominated musician and picture book author, on Thursday, September 28th. Mr. Roberts has released 12 critically acclaimed recordings for families and has authored two children’s books.

“Hands down the best songwriter in the genre” – USA Today

“One of my personal favorites – After seeing him in concert, I became an instant fan and listen to his music in the car (even without the kids!) — Mrs. Brauweiler

He will be having presentations throughout the day, engaging students through his books and music. Selected students will also have the opportunity to eat lunch with him.

Both books are available for purchase, as well as two CDs. For all order forms returned by Monday, September 25th, your book or CD can be personalized with your child’s name. All students will learn about the visit and receive an order form this coming week.

We look forward to hosting musician and author, Justin Roberts. For more information about him, please visit www.justinrobertsmusic.com.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Brauweiler.

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Sign Up to Volunteer in Your Child’s Classroom!

This year, the Room Parent Coordinators and teachers have decided to have parents sign up for any volunteer opportunities in your child’s classroom with Sign Up Genius instead of at Open House. This should provide all parents a more efficient way to volunteer for parties and activities in your child’s classroom such as holiday parties, field trip chaperones, classroom photographers and more…. please click here to sign up!

If you have any questions, please contact the Room Parent Coordinators,  Debbie Exner, dkexner07@gmail.com, or Nicole Lennie, nicolelennie@yahoo.com

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2nd Grade Coding Club – Coming soon!

Be on the lookout to register for An Introduction to Coding Club for second graders. Session will begin 10/2 and take place at lunch. More details to come!

Calling all Yogis!

Adrienne Smith and Laurie Solberg of Family Flow Yoga will teach a yoga class for 1st – 4th grade students on Mondays in the 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.

When: Mondays 3:15 to 4:15 pm in the Gym, dates are as follows: 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13
Space is limited to 22 students. $80 for 6 classes.
Registration Opens on the PTO Web Store at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Sept. 24th.

Questions? Contact Annie Bergin Dwyer.

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Box Tops – Make a difference for our school!

Don’t forget to clip your Box Top coupons – each one is worth $0.10 for our school!  

Box Tops can be found on hundreds of quality products from brands like: General Mills, Pillsbury®, Ziploc®, Hefty®, Kleenex® and Betty Crocker®. Please visit btfe.com for a complete list of participating brands and products. To submit your coupons, simply cut the Box Top coupons off all packaging and bring them to school. Coupons can be dropped off in a designated classroom collection box or the main office collection box. Thank you for supporting the Lincoln PTO!

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Dine and Share – Save the Date for Nando’s!

SAVE THE DATE for a Dine and Share with Nando’s Peri-Peri in Oak Park!

Thursday, September 28th from 4pm to closing

More details to follow soon!

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Do you shop on Amazon.com?

Use AmazonSmile to make your purchases, and Lincoln Elementary will receive 0.5% of your purchases!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Lincoln Elementary PTO every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. Click here to learn more about AmazonSmile. Click here for instructions on how to sign up. Any questions, please contact Missy Heintz (missyheintz@gmail.com). Thank you for supporting your Lincoln PTO!

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New Girl Scout Daisy Troop – Calling all Kindergarten Girls!

A new Girl Scouts Daisies group is forming for Kindergarten girls. We will be doing various activities and crafts, earn badges, and most importantly, make new friends, create memories and have fun. Our first troop meeting will be during the first week of October. Contact Anna Cook to sign up or for more details/questions you may have about the Daisies at cook.anna@ymail.com. We hope you can join us.