9/20 Lincoln Log

Lincoln School Families,

I hope you had a great weekend with your kids. I know I enjoyed having my favorite baseball team here visiting Chicago! It was a fun weekend at Wrigley Field and some great baseball! Go Cardinals!

Last week was very busy here at Lincoln. Safety week  and emergency drills were all well executed by all staff and students. The opportunity to engage in these drills not only prepare our staff and kids for any type of emergency, but also provides us the opportunity to reassess and improve our procedures.

This past Friday, courtesy of our PTO, we also welcomed Imagination Theater to Lincoln. These assemblies held on Friday afternoon focused on the character trait of Respect and also incorporated scenes highlighting our new Buddy Bench which will be appearing on our playground very soon.

Finally, as you may know, Mrs. Cribaro will be retiring from her position at Lincoln School on September 30th.  I know you will all join me in wishing her much relaxation and rejuvenation in her new Indiana home! I hope you will also join me in welcoming our new secretary, Mrs. Maribeth Kopriva, to Lincoln School. She will begin transitioning with Melinda next week.  So while you’re at school, be sure to wish Melinda well, and welcome Maribeth to the Lincoln Family.

I look forward to seeing many of you on Friday night, September 25th, for our second attempt at Lincoln School Family Movie Night.

As always, thanks for your continued support of our school. Please never hesitate to let me know if there is anything I can do to help you or your kids. Have a great week.




Wednesday, 9/23:

  • No School, Staff Development Day
  • Spirit Wear Order Deadline

Thursday, 9/24:

  • Start date for Costume Swap Drop Off

Friday, 9/25:

  • Pizza Fun Lunch
  • 9:15am Connect 4 Kids (C4K) Meeting
  • Theater Club Registration Deadline
  • MOVIE NIGHT!  6:30pm

 Fun Lunch for Friday 9/25:  Pizza!


Our thanks to Domino’s in Oak Park and our dedicated Fun Lunch Volunteers.

Movie Night is This Friday, 9/25!

Big Hero 6

Please join us for this popular Lincoln School Fundraiser.   We will be showing Big Hero 6 out on the Franklin side lawn.  The Movie starts at dusk; the gate opens at 6:30pm.  Rain or Shine!

You can save $4 a ticket by ordering in advance.  The deadline for on-line orders is Noon on Friday 9/25!

Tickets are $6 in advance and $10 at the door; buy yours now on the Web Store.

Your ticket includes Popcorn from Wells Street Popcorn (bring your own bowl) and glow necklaces. We will also be selling nut-free cookies from Buttercream Bakery for $2 each (gluten and dairy-free options available; cookies processed in a facility that also processes tree nuts and peanuts).

This will be a WASTE FREE EVENT!  Please bring your own drinks/water bottles and popcorn bowls  along with your blankets and chairs. We will not be selling hot dogs this year, but people are welcome to bring their own picnic dinner.

Attached is our Lincoln Movie Night flyer.  For more information please contact movie night co-chair Missy D’Alise at “missydalise AT icloud.com”.

We sure could use some help selling tickets, cookies, and scooping popcorn! Please sign up at Sign Up Genius if you can lend a hand!  Thank you.


 Spirit Wear Order Deadline is 9/23

Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 10.07.34 PMShow your Lincoln Spirit on Tshirts and full-zip hooded sweatshirts while raising funds for our school.  The Lincoln PTO gets 20% of the sales proceeds. Spirit Wear Flyer.

Orders are accepted on the vendor web site exclusively, and only until September 23rd.  All orders ship to Lincoln and will be given to your child to bring home.

We’ll be having Spirit Wear days soon–so make sure you have the gear to show your Lincoln Spirit!  The next opportunity to buy the Lincoln Wings Logo spirit wear  will be at the Pancake Breakfast in October.

Please direct any questions to Jackie Holland at “jackie-holland AT sbcglobal.net”.  Thank you for your support!


Halloween Costume Swap

Halloween SWAP BEFORE YOU SHOP…please pass the word!

Before you buy new this year, find your kids’ perfect costume from the closets of your friends and neighbors.

FIRST:  Drop off your clean, exchange-worthy costume. Get a Swap Ticket for a new-to-you costume.

  • WHEN:  September 24 through September 29th
  • WHERE:  130 Keystone Avenue, River Forest

Place costumes in bin by front door & take one ticket per costume.

NEXT:  Bring your Ticket to the Costume Swap

  • WHEN:  Date & Time to be announced shortly
  • WHERE:  Willard School, River Forest

Feel free to Drop but not Swap.   All leftover costumes will be donated to a local charity after the swapping is done.  Our thanks to Green4Good for organizing this event!  Halloween Costume Swap Flyer 2015 Grn4Gd


Connect4Kids Meeting Friday at 9:15am

Please join us on September 25th at 9:15am  if you are interested in learning more about Connect4Kids!

Connect4Kids is a PTO sponsored parent group committed to advancing the principles and values of social and emotional learning (SEL) for student-teacher success in the Lincoln School community and beyond.

For the address of the meeting, and more information, please email Maureen Spielman at “mauspiel AT gmail.com” or Annie Dwyer at “loolatopiafairy AT gmail.com”


Sign Up for Theater Club by Friday 9/25

This PTO Sponsored Club is open to all 3rd and 4th Graders.

Theater club meets in the auditorium after school for 1 hour on the first Thursday of the month.  See more information on PTO Web Store (link below).

Sign up now !   The first meeting is October 1st from 3:10pm to 4:10pm.

Contact Kristen Collins “kristencollins9 AT yahoo.com”  for more information.


4th Grade – Lunchtime Leaders Information and Revised Calendar for Sept. & Oct.  

We are thrilled that there has been such an overwhelming response this year to be a Lunchtime Leader!  This is a wonderful opportunity for the 4th graders to be role models for the 1st and 2nd graders during lunch.  Mr. Godfrey held orientation with the Lunchtime Leaders (see LunchtimeLeaderChecklist) this past Monday and the “Leaders” officially started Wednesday, September 16th.

PLEASE NOTE that we made a few revisions to the September and October calendar that went home last week. The revised calendars will be posted in the 4th grade classrooms.   Please see this LunchLeaderLetter for the cover letter about Lunchtime Leaders that went home last week. Most of the 4th grade Lunchtime Leaders were given 2 opportunities to volunteer in this calendar period. Those that were only assigned 1 volunteer slot will be first up in November.  It will all even out!

Please reach out to Lunchtime Leader Co-Chairs, Annie  Dwyer  “loolatopiafairy AT gmail.com”  or Dee Dee Carr  “dwn1878 AT gmail.com”  with any questions. Please also send an email to Dee Dee Carr (email address above) to be included in the Lunchtime Leaders group email list.  Those on the group email will be sent the revised September and October calendar along with subsequent months when they are put together. Thanks!


Support our PTO with your pre-order of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School


It’s the book that so many kids have been waiting for!  We are accepting orders for the latest book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

Just $13.95 for a hardcover copy, no tax!  Order on the Web Store now.

The book release date is Tuesday, November 3rd.  Anderson Books will deliver all pre-orders on that date and books can be picked up in the LLC (the Lincoln School Library).

All proceeds benefit Lincoln’s PTO and the LLC.

Questions? Email Suzanne D’Agostino “suzanne.dagostino AT gmail.com”

The deadline for pre-orders is FRIDAY, Oct. 30th at 2pm.


Looking Ahead…

Tuesday, 9/29:

  • Last Day for Costume Swap Drop Off

Monday, 10/5:

  • Lincoln PTO Meeting at 7:00 PM

Tuesday, 10/6:

  • Picture Day

Monday, 10/12:

  • No School–Columbus Day

Thursday, 10/15:

  • Family Math Night 6:30pm