9/3 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Happy Labor Day! I hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed the extra day. It seems the school year “unofficially” falls into a more natural routine with the passing of Labor Day. Therefore, I look forward to seeing your kids tomorrow for our eighth day of school.

Many thanks to everyone who attended our annual Back to School Picnic last Thursday! It was a beautiful evening and a wonderful way to celebrate our the beginning of a new year at our Fine Fine School! Many thanks to Lauren and Brian Behan and their committee of volunteers who made it such a memorable evening.

For over a year the D90 Allergy Committee, comprised of school nurses, parents, community members and district administration, has been meeting and collaborating to create a list of food and snack items to be utilized for classroom snacks, parties and school events.  Attached is the list of items approved by the committee and D90 administration. Please reach out to me or Nurse Godellas if you have any questions.

Please don’t forget to mark your calendar for our annual Lincoln School Open House and a few other important September dates:

Open House – Thursday, September 13
6:30-6:55 – K-2 Teacher Presentations in Classrooms
7:00-7:25 – Casey Presentation/PTO Meeting in Auditorium
7:30-7:55 – 3rd/4th Teacher Presentations in Classrooms
No School – Yom Kippur – Wednesday, September 19
11:25 Early Release – Friday, September 28

As always thanks for your continued support of our Fine Fine School! Please reach out if there is ever anything I can do to better support your family. Have a great week. CG

Quote of the Week:  “Failure is an important part of your growth and resilience. Don’t be afraid to fail.” ~ Michelle Obama


Monday, September 3:

  • Fun Lunch deadline – NO ORDERS after MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!

Tuesday, September 4:

  • 4th grade assembly – Band and Orchestra instrument try-out
  • Theater Club – 3:10-4:30, auditorium
  • Band/Orchestra informational meeting for 4th grade parents and students – 7pm, Roosevelt auditorium
  • Board of Education Town Hall – “Safety” – 7pm, Lincoln auditorium

Wednesday, September 5:

  • Heartworks meeting during lunch – STEM lab

Thursday, September 6:

  • AimsWeb Benchmark Assessments

Friday, September 7:

  • Fun Lunch – Pasta

FINAL deadline for Fall Fun Lunch is MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!

Fun Lunch The final deadline deadline to order Fall Fun Lunch (with late fee) is MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, 9/3. All orders must be placed on the Lincoln PTO webstore.

The PTO serves 4 different rotating meals on Fridays (or the occasional Thursday if there is no school on Friday). Order all 4, or just the menus you want. See all menu choices and prices on the Lincoln PTO webstore. Fun Lunch in the PTO’s biggest fundraiser – take a break from packing lunches once a week!

Also, we are still looking for volunteers to serve pasta and chicken tender/veggie burger Fun Lunches.  Please sign up now – the signup genius page can be accessed from the PTO website or the Webstore.  Contact Julie Brown (peanutbrown12@comcast.net) with any questions.

Other activities to sign up for:

  • PTO Activity Fee – The Lincoln PTO thrives on adding value in support of our children’s education and the teachers and staff who are their guides through this journey. Our success is contingent upon your contribution. Please help support our efforts with this $25 donation, available on the PTO Web Store. Your funds help provide classroom supplies and technology, support student clubs, field trips and special family events, and so much more.
  • 2nd Grade Harmonica – The PTO sponsors harmonica lessons for all second grade students during the school day. We pay for the teacher and ask parents to pay for the harmonica. Please add this $12 fee to your shopping basket on the PTO Web Store.
  • 4th Grade Activities Fee – The PTO sponsors and organizes a breakfast and T-shirt for 4th graders. This $25 fee covers the costs. Please add this fee to your shopping basket on the PTO Web Store.
  • 4th Grade Heartworks Service Club – Heartworks is a community service group for 4th graders that will engage in activities 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; and 3) provide opportunities for leadership. Generally, Heartworks will meet once per month including a few after school outside field trips.  If you have any questions please feel free to email Katie Avalos (katie_avalos@hotmail.com) or Anna Cook (cook.anna@ymail.com).

Join Band and Orchestra!

Fourth graders are invited to learn a band or orchestra instrument this year in school. There will be an informational meeting for parents and students on Tuesday, Sept. 4 in the Roosevelt auditorium at 7:00 PM. We will present important information regarding the band and orchestra program. Representatives from Austin Music and PING! will also give details on acquiring an instrument. Finally, you will be able to sign up for a conference time on Wednesday, Sept 12 where your new musician will be able to make their instrument choice and you will be able to arrange for instrument rental.

In addition to the meeting on September 4, students will attend an introductory assembly and have the opportunity to try the instrument(s) they are most interested in.

The recruiting process concludes with the above mentioned parent/student/teacher conference on September 12, also at Roosevelt School.

Interested 4th grade parents can begin the registration process by filling out the information at this link: bit.ly/BandOrchReg18

We look forward to seeing you at the parent meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at Roosevelt where we will present complete information on the band and orchestra program.

Mr. Hufnus and Mr. Acevedo

Lincoln School’s Foreign Language Introductory Program (FLIP) 

Registration for Lincoln School’s Foreign Language Introductory Program (FLIP) is available on the Webstore!  FLIP instruction begins the week of September 10.  Classes run for 28 weeks and tuition is $175.  Questions?  Please email lincolnschoolflip@gmail.com.

The schedule for 2018-19 is as follows:


Lincoln spirit wear available!

Show your Lincoln spirit with t-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts and more while raising funds for our school. The Lincoln PTO gets a percentage of the sale proceeds.

Be on the look out for a flyer coming home in this weeks Friday folder or order online here. All orders ship to Lincoln and will be given to your child to bring home.

Please direct any questions to Jennifer Nelson (jennifernelson77@gmail.com). Thank you for your support! 

The Library Lowdown

Author Visit – We are excited to announce we have an author visiting Lincoln School on Friday, September 14th. Award-winning author, illustrator and international speaker/teacher Linda Ragsdale will be spending the day with our students. Her work in peace education has led her around the world, empowering over 37,000 students to see and speak with a new voice, and an expanded capability of choice.

Book order forms were sent home in Friday folders. A copy is also attached here.  Please return orders with cash or checks by Wednesday, September 12th for a personalized, autographed copy.

For additional information about Ms. Ragsdale: http://thepeacedragon.com

If you have any questions regarding the visit or her books, please contact Mrs. Brauweiler (brauweilerd@district90.org) directly.

Volunteers Needed – Do you love books? Do you love to organize? If yes, please consider becoming a Lincoln Library volunteer. Over 25,000 books were checked out last year. Of course, what goes out, must come back! Volunteers are extremely vital to the library. They help to get the books back on the shelves quickly so they can be checked out by new students, as well as leave the library staff with valuable time to create great programs.

The timing is flexible – either at beginning of the day (walk your kids to school and stay for a bit) or at the end of the day (come early and get a good parking spot). Most volunteers come in weekly – but we are very flexible with schedules!

If you’d like more information, please email Ms. Brauweiler (brauweilerd@district90.org) directly – she’d love to talk with you!

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, earning badges, and most importantly, making new friends, creating memories and having fun. Contact Diana Oshen Jacquez to sign up or for more details/questions you may have about the Daisies at (dloshen@gmail.com). We are also looking for a parent to participate as a troop co-leader. We hope you can join us.

Join Cub Scouts at Lincoln!

Is your K-4 child interested in Cub Scouts? Pack 67 at Lincoln does camping, fishing, hiking, and more! Come to Pack 67’s kick-off meeting Monday September 10th at 7pm in the auditorium. This meeting is mandatory for both returning and new Cub Scouts and at least one parent/adult partner. For questions, reach out to Mary Anne Zeh at mary.anne.zeh@gmail.com or Andrew Lennie at a_lennie@yahoo.com.

We Need Your Help!

Co-chair for Book Fair needed! This year’s book fair is November 5-8th but we will start planning in the next few weeks. Responsibilities are shared and include coordinating fair times with school personnel, marketing the fair, reading to classes, planning Family Night, coordinating volunteers, and set up and take down of the fair. It’s a fun way to be involved during the school day and get a sneak peak at the latest children’s books. The students love the Book Fair and their excitement is contagious! Please contact Anne Powers (akpowers5@gmail.com) or Amy Prestes (amy.prestes@gmail.com) with questions or interest.

Fun Lunch volunteers needed!  We are still looking for volunteers to serve pasta and chicken tender/veggie burger Fun Lunches.  Please sign up now – the signup genius page can be accessed from the PTO website or the Webstore.  Contact Julie Brown (peanutbrown12@comcast.net) with any questions.

More volunteer opportunities: There are many different ways to volunteer at Lincoln! You can sign up for one time volunteer slots at events like the pancake breakfast or for recurring volunteer slots like fun lunch. Some volunteer opportunities can be done at home while others take place at school or in the classroom.

The sign up genius page for 2018-2019 Volunteer registration is open and can be accessed from the PTO website or the Webstore. Even if you can only commit to an hour a month, your help will be very appreciated. We thank you in advance!