9/29 Lincoln Log

Hello Lincoln Families,
Happy first week of fall! I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Things have here at Lincoln School-with the highlight, of course, being the author visit on Tuesday!  Thank you to Ms. Brauweiler for organizing this amazing opportunity for our kiddos! The morning started out with a meet and greet with author Karin Yan Glaser followed by an assembly for our third and fourth graders.  We are excited to share that we’ve got another surprise author visit planned for October 10th!
Say “Cheese”-Lincoln School Picture Day will be on Tuesday, October 1. It is always so fun to see the kiddos dressed up with smiles on their faces! Please remember to send in your Picture Day forms or sign-up online!

Halloween is just around the corner! As we gear up for our celebration on October 31, we wanted to share some important information about the day’s festivities.

  • 8:30 AM Kindergarten Character Parade (Park Ave. Playground)
  • 8:45 K-2 Storyteller Assembly in the Auditorium
  • 9:30 3-4 Storyteller Assembly in the Auditorium
  • 12:40 1st-4th Grade Character Parade (Franklin Playground)
  • Afternoon Classroom Parties

It’s hard to believe that Fall Family Conferences are coming up in just over a month! Our fall conferences will take place on Wednesday, November 6 and Thursday, November 7. The official conference sign-up will begin on October 10 at 7am. D90 will be sending an email with information as to how to sign-up for a convenient time for your family in the coming weeks.

Alas, the time has come to say farewell and Happy Retirement to Mr. Danno Mescolotto, our building engineer! For the past 15 years, Mr. Danno has worked tirelessly to create a warm, welcoming, and safe school. He’s literally the person who has made Lincoln run for the past fifteen years. Please join me in thanking him and celebrating his retirement.

Have a wonderful week! Please do not hesitate to reach out to myself or Christine if there is anything we can do to better support your family!

The CG’s

Quote of the Week
Kindness in words creates confidence, Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” ~ Lao Tzu

WASTE FREE Wednesday’s WINNERS From 09.25.19
Ms. Donnelly
Ms. Briggs


Monday, September 30:

  • International Walk to School Week
  • Lincoln News Broadcast – Mr. Cheney’s Room
  • Chef Du Jour – during lunch
  • Hero Boys – 3:15-4:15pm, meet in reading garden
  • Lincoln Newspaper Crew 3:15-4:15pm, STEM lab
  • Fall Yoga – 3:15-4:15pm, auditorium

Tuesday, October 1:

  • International Walk to School Week
  • Theater Club (Auditorium)
  • Fall Tennis (grades 1/2)

Wednesday, October 2:

  • International Walk to School Week
  • Game On Club – Stem Lab
  • Waste Free Wednesday
  • Wednesday Walking Club – 8am, Franklin playground

Thursday, October 3:

  • International Walk to School Week
  • Wonder Readers: Mrs. Mares Classroom
  • Coding Club: Mrs. Mares Classroom
  • Fall Tennis (Grades 3/4)
  • Recorder Club – 3:15-4:15pm, auditorium

Friday, October 4:

  • International Walk to School Week
  • FUN LUNCH – Pizza
  • Wonder Writers: Multi-purpose Room
  • Heartworks Meeting: STEM lab
  • Volleyball Club: gym

Reminder – Picture Day is Tuesday 10/1

Be sure to mark your calendar for Lincoln Picture Day – Tuesday, October 1. Order forms came home with your student last week.

Pictures can also be ordered online at www.ordervgil.com (school code 20077101).

Lincoln Celebrates International Walk to School Week – 9/30-10/4

Image result for walk to school weekThis week, Lincoln joins millions of schools from around the globe to support healthy life habits and lower carbon emissions during International Walk to School Week! Every student who walks to school will receive a special “ribbon” to tie to his or her backpack. Ribbons will be distributed by Mr. Godfrey, Lincoln teachers, and Lincoln Green4Good Kids’ Club members.

Your student can join fellow Lincoln Eagles on Walking School Buses. Parent volunteers will lead Walking School Buses daily from the these corners, following the noted paths to school:

  • Thatcher and Oak (departing at 7:45, and walking East on Oak to Park Avenue)
  • Ashland and Oak (departing at 7:45, and walking West on Oak to Franklin Avenue)
  • Williams and Oak (departing at 7:45, and walking West on Oak to Franklin Avenue)
  • Keystone and Washington (departing at 7:45, and walking North on Keystone to Lake Street)
  • Washington and Park (departing at 7:45, and walking North on Park to Hawthorne to Franklin)
  • Washington and Ashland (departing at 7:45, and walking North on Ashland to Hawthorne to Franklin)

Questions? Contact Renee Sichlau (rsichlau@hotmail.com or 708-926-4948) or Alexis Murphy (alexis_murphy@hotmail.com, 314-882-0606)

Room Family Meeting

All Room Family volunteers should plan to attend one of the informational meetings on Tuesday, October 1: 9 AM in Room 112 or 7 PM in the multi-purpose room. We look forward to seeing you there! Questions contact Katie Bevan at kabevan@gmail.com

Game On! – registration open now!

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 – registration open now!

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 – registration open now!

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 open now!

Registration for fall tennis is still open!!! Many spots are still available. Tennis will be taught by Mirka and Luka Bagos, professional coaches of Play For Lot, outside on the Franklin-side playground (weather permitting) after school from 3:15 – 4:15.  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.

Book Fair is Coming…Volunteers Needed!

The book fair will be in the Lincoln library Monday, 11/4 through Thursday, 11/7.

Please consider donating a few hours of your time to this important PTO fundraiser. All of the money raised at the Book Fair goes back to the library to expand the book collection and to bring authors and illustrators to the school to talk to our students. We need help with set up, sales, Family Night, and take down. You can see the full schedule of opportunities on Sign Up Genius. Do your shopping while volunteering during school hours! Younger siblings are welcome to tag along while you volunteer.

Questions? Contact Anne Powers akpowers5@gmail.com or Sarah Donoho donohosarah@gmail.com.

Family Math Night – Thursday, Oct. 10th!

This is a free event filled with fun hands-on math activities.

Come challenge Assistant Principal Gerges to a game of SIM! Go on a math scavenger hunt. Complete a math group craft. Take a guess at the estimation jars and more!

Grades K-4 families welcome!

When: Thursday, October 10 from 6 – 7:30 pm
Where: Lincoln Gym (enter at Franklin door)

Chipotle Fundraiser on 10/16

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Lincoln PTO. Come in to Chipotle at 1128 Lake Street FRNT A in Oak Park on Wednesday, October 16 between 5PM and 9PM. Bring in the flyer linked below, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the Lincoln PTO.

Link to flyer

Lincoln Elementary Pan-K Run/Walk and Breakfast

Join in the 6th Annual running of the Lincoln Pan-K 5K Run/Walk. This fun-filled family event will take place throughout the beautiful streets of River Forest. Your race registration includes a medal for finishers, refreshments along the course, and of course, a pancake breakfast at the finish line. Everyone is invited to the pancake breakfast where you’ll see familiar faces, make new friends and enjoy a great breakfast of pancakes and sausage.

Run, walk or just eat, it’s a super community event sponsored by the Lincoln Elementary PTO.

When: Saturday, October 26th, 2019
Run/Walk participants report to registration desk on the Franklin Ave side of the school at 7:30am
Kids Half K race starts at 8:00am on the Park Ave side of the school
5K race starts at 8:15am on the Franklin Ave side of the school
Breakfast served 8:00am – 10:30am

Where: Run/Walkers report to Franklin side of Lincoln Elementary. Pancake eaters report to the Lincoln gymnasium.

Why: Because pancakes are good of course.

Kids Half K: $12
Youth 5K: $15
Adults 5K: $20
Breakfast-Only: $5

Please register and buy tickets in advance at Lincoln Web-Store before it closes Friday Oct 25th at noon. Same-day race registration will increase $5. Breakfast tickets can be purchased the morning of the event for $5.

We need volunteers!!! Join kitchen staff for a shift or help keep runners safe, on course, hydrated and energized. Just go to Signup Genius via the volunteer tab on the WebStore or PTO Website.

* This is a nut-free menu. Ingredient lists and labels will be provided.


The start and finish line is on Franklin at the playground as usual. The runners will START North on Franklin and then turn East on Oak. They will head to Jackson and then turn South for 1 block until they reach Quick turning East. They will run East on Quick until they reach Bonnie Brae and turn North. They will run 1 block and return back to Oak turning West. They will then turn North on Monroe until they reach Thomas and turn West. The runners will continue on Thomas until turning South on Keystone. The course continues back to Oak where they will turn East. They will meet the home stretch when then reach Franklin and turn South to the FINISH LINE.

Questions? Contact Anthony Kramer at akramer@americandooranddock.com or Cal Davis at cdavis1052@aol.com for more information.