9/18 Lincoln Log – Coding/Yoga/Tennis/Girl Scouts

Lincoln Families,
Happy Sunday! It’s been the perfect weather weekend, so I’m hopeful you were able to enjoy the outdoors with your family. I had the honor of officiating my friends wedding this weekend, so we were very grateful to Mother Nature for the beautiful weather.
Don’t forget that Friday, September 23 is an 11:25 early release day for students. Please be sure your kids are aware of any adjustments to their normal dismissal routines. Our teachers will spend the afternoon engaged in some D90 School Improvement work, mostly focused on literacy professional development.
This week will also conclude our fall NWEA MAP testing as we wrap up any necessary make-ups. Additionally on Fridaymorning, the River Forest Police Department will be holding two (K-2 and 3-4) annual safety assemblies for our kids. We are always so grateful for our strong partnership with be RFPD and RFFD in our collective commitment to keep our kids safe.
Finally families of 4th graders, be on the look out for your child’s PARCC assessment scores that were mailed late last week. As you may recall, this assessment is administered in the Spring to 3rd-8th graders in D90. There is a letter that accompanies the mailing, but please let me know if you have any questions.
As always, thanks for all you do for our school and the Lincoln community. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is ever anything I can do to support your kids and family! Have a great week.
Spirit Winners 09.16.16
K-2- Ms. Jenkins
3-4- Mrs. Bajo


Monday 9/19:

  • 3rd grade Math Circle meets at Lunch/Recess

Wednesday 9/21: 

  • 4th Grade Band/Orchestra Conferences

Thursday 9/22:

  • Oberweis Fundraiser – Coupon Below!
  • Last Day for PAPER Spirit Wear Orders

cheese pizza

Friday 9/23:

  • EARLY DISMISSAL – 11:25 am for School Improvement.  NO PM Kindergarten

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–Order by Thursday!

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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.  If you misplaced your flyer, download this attachment Spirit Wear – Fall 2016.

PAPER Orders with Checks are accepted until Thursday,  September 22nd in the school office.  Order online at SpiritGearDirect until Sunday, 9/25.  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!

Fall Coding Club Registration Information


Mrs. Clasky, Lincoln’s Technology Specialist, will be leading Coding Club again this year.  Coding Club is for Grades 3 & 4 and will meet on Mondays during the Lunch & Recess period in the LLC (school library). Please remember that lunches eaten in the LLC must be nut-free.

Mondays, 11:25 to 12:25,  from October 3rd  to December 12th, 2016.

Registration will open on the PTO Web Store at 5pm on Sunday, Sept. 25 and is limited to 15 students.  There is a $3 fee for this club. This club will be offered again in the Spring (same curriculum, different students) if you are unable to participate in 2016.

Connect4Kids “Play For Lot Tennis” Registration Information

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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.

Who & When:  

Grades 1 and 2 meet on TUESDAYS 3:15 to 4:15 pm on the following dates:  10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15    ($70 for 6 lessons)

Grades 3 and 4 meet on THURSDAYS  3:15 to 4:15 pm on the following dates:  10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17   ($60 for 5 lessons)

Registration Opens on the PTO Web Store at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Sept. 25th.  Each group is limited to 20 students.

Questions?  Contact Annie Bergin Dwyer   “loolatopiafairy AT gmail.com

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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:  10/3, 10/17, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5

Space is limited to 26 students.  $70 for 6 classes.

Registration Opens on the PTO Web Store at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Sept. 25th.  

Questions?  Contact Annie Bergin Dwyer   “loolatopiafairy AT gmail.com

Heartworks Club for Fourth Graders


Registration is still open for the 4th Grade Service Club:  Heartworks.  Club activities are designed to:

  1. heighten awareness of the needs of others in the Lincoln community, as well as the needs of those around the world.
  2. create an environment where service becomes a natural part of students’ everyday lives.
  3. and provide opportunities for leadership.

Club meetings will be after school on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the multi purpose room.  The first meeting is on October 11th. 

Sign up on the PTO Web Store to experience the magic of this club!

Questions?  Please contact Jean Bacom at “lunamama6 AT gmail.com”


We are seeking a diverse group of River Forest residents who are willing to recruit and interview candidates for the D90 School Board election in April 2017.

Delegates must be residents of River Forest and be able to attend all four of the scheduled meetings (all meetings start at 6:30pm) on:

  • Thursday, October 20, 2016
  • Thursday, November 17, 2016
  • Thursday, January 19, 2017
  • Thursday, January 26, 2017

We welcome your participation in this established community process. Please contact the 2016 Caucus Chair, Cal Davis, for more information at “cdavis1052 AT aol.com”

Please pass along this announcement to neighbors or others in the community who you think might be interested in participating.  Thank you!

District 90 Student Directory

Families are requested to take a moment to verify their contact information in the electronic AtoZ Directory, which is District 90’s online student directory. The AtoZ Directory includes contact information of students’ classroom friends and teachers. Families can update their own information through a secure format that uses a simple password system.

The directory currently contains information that families provided during the online registration process. Verifying the directory data should not take more than 5 minutes. Data verification must be done from a desktop or laptop computer. Chrome or Firefox are the recommended browsers for accessing the directory. The AtoZ Directory can be accessed through theDistrict’s website on the Parent Resources tab or click here. Once on the AtoZ site, you can verify your information or register as a new family.

An important feature of the AtoZ Directory is that families can easily access the directory from cell phones, tablets, and computers by using the School Directory app.

The app is now available in the App Store and Google Play.

1. iPhones or iPads – Click here to find the school directory app in the App Store.

2. Android devices – click here to find the school directory app in Google Play.

3. Enter your username and password to verify your information or register as a first time user.

Voila! You’re in! If you have any problems with the software, you can email info@atozdirectories.com and they will be sure to respond quickly to your concerns.

Join Lincoln Girl Scouts



Girl Scouts develop leadership skills and community awareness through fun, social activities. Please contact one of your grade’s leaders to register with a troop.

4th Grade “Juniors” will meet on 3rd Thursdays starting 9/22 from 3:15-4:15 pm in the Lincoln Multi-Purpose Room. Leaders:

3rd Grade “Brownies” will meet 1st Thursdays starting 10/6 from 3:15-4:30 pm in the Lincoln Multi-Purpose Room. Leaders:

2nd Grade “Brownies” will meet 1st Mondays from 6:15-7:30 pm,  starting on 10/3.   Leaders:

1st Grade “Daisies” will meet 1st Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 pm starting 10/5.  Leaders:

Kindergarten “Daisies”   Are you interested in being part of a new Kindergarten troop?  There will be an info session October 6th at 7:00 pm. Please contact Katie Avalos  “katie_avalos AT hotmail.com