9/5 Lincoln Log – TODAY is the Fun Lunch LATE Order Deadline

Lincoln Families,

Happy Labor Day! I hope you enjoyed the near perfect weather this weekend and that you were able to enjoy the extra day with your kids. Other than my 18-mile marathon training run on Saturday, my weekend was relatively low key!

It was so great to see so many Lincoln families at last Thursday’s Back to School Picnic. As always, there was such a positive energy filtering through our community during this wonderful event. Many thanks to all the PTO volunteers who worked to make the evening so memorable.

Additionally, last week’s Safety Drills were very successful in establishing our kids’ awareness to these procedures. We will practice each of these drills throughout the school year and twice per-trimester.

Don’t forget about our annual Open House on Thursday, September 8 at 6:30. Attendance at Open House is typically very high; therefore, if possible, we encourage this evening to be an adult-only event. Our teachers and I look forward to sharing with you the curricular goals and expectations for the coming year. Please note the schedule for Open House:

  • 6:30-6:55- K-2 Families Classroom Presentations
  • 7:00-7:25 – Casey/PTO – All Families in Auditorium
    Including vote to approve PTO budget for 2016/2017 school year
  • 7:30-7:55- 3rd-4th Families Classroom Presentations

Over the next two weeks students in Grades 2, 3 and 4 will take the NWEA MAP assessment. Students in District 90 take this assessment in the Fall and Spring in the content areas of Reading and Math.  This important instructional assessment provides teachers with rich, individualized data that aids in the creation/planning of differentiated instruction. Below is the MAP testing schedule for grades 2-4:

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In addition to the core curriculum, each week your children participate in Art, Music, PE, STEM, and Library classes. In an effort to keep you more informed about what your children are learning in those classes, each week the Lincoln Log will highlight the skills and concepts being taught in the various special classes.

Finally, thank you for your continued support of our Fine, Fine School. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is ever anything I can do to support you or your family. Have a great week. CG


Monday 9/5:

  • NO SCHOOL – Labor Day
  • Midnight deadline for Fun Lunch Orders

Tuesday 9/6:

  • Theater Club after school in the auditorium (first Tuesday of every month)

Thursday 9/8: 

  • OPEN HOUSE at 6:30 PM
  • MAP testing – 3rd grade reading

Friday 9/9:

  • Movie Night! Zootopia 6:30 PM
  • MAP testing – 4th grade math
  • 4th grade Band/Orchestra registration forms due
  • FUN LUNCH: Chicken Tenders/Veggie Burgers.  Please remind your child what was ordered: chicken tenders or veggie burger.


Don’t Miss the Deadline!  Fun Lunch Late Orders End at MIDNIGHT TONIGHT

If your child wants a catered lunch on Fridays, you need to place an order on the PTO Web Store.  You can order all 4 menu items, or just the meals your child prefers.  See details on the Web Store.

Late orders have a late fee – either $5 on each item ordered or $15 if you choose the all 4 option.   No orders will be accepted after midnight tonight.

You will need your students’ District 90 ID numbers to order on the Web Store. These 5-digit numbers are included on D90 registration emails and payment confirmation emails. Teacher names and a credit card are also required for ordering.

Friday is Movie Night!

Movie night will take place this Friday, September 9th. We will be showing Zootopia out on the Franklin side lawn at 6:30.


Tickets are $4 in advance and $5 at the door and are available on the Web Store.

Popcorn from Wells Street Popcorn (popcorn ingredient list) and glow sticks will be included with the price of admission, and brownies from Flur Bakery and cookies from Nut Phree will be available for purchase (baked goods ingredient lists to be provided prior to the event).

We hope this will be a waste free event, so please bring your own water bottles and popcorn bowls along with your blankets and chairs. You are welcome to bring your own picnic dinner.

For more information, please see the attached Zootopia Movie Night Flyer or contact movie night co-chairs Krista Lambe at “Kristalambe AT gmail.com” and Missy D’Alise at “missydalise AT icloud.com”.

We need volunteers to make this popular night a success! Please sign up on Signup Genius if you are available to help out!

Our rain date is Friday 9/16.

4th Grade Instrumental Music

Beginning Band and Orchestra registration is now open to all 4th grade students.  For more information and to register, please see attached Registration Letter Beginner Music.  There will be an informational meeting for parents and students on Tuesday, September 13 at 7:00 PM in the Roosevelt Auditorium.  Interested students should return the registration form to their classroom teacher or school office by Friday, September 9.

PE Update

Students in kindergarten participate in Physical Education once a week.  Students in grades 1-4 have physical education every day.

Mrs. Soppet and Mrs. Paneque are the P.E. teachers at Lincoln. Please remind your kids to wear athletic shoes during P.E.  

Our focus in Physical Education during the month of September will be throwing and catching, fitness skills and fitness games.  Depending on the weather, some of the activities will take place outside. Please reach out to either of us if you ever have any questions. We look forwarding to working with your children this year. 

– Mrs. Soppet and Mrs. Paneque

Lincoln Spirit Wear Available!

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You should have seen a flyer in last week’s Friday Folders for Lincoln Spirit Wear; or you can download this attachment Spirit Wear – Fall 2016. 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.

Orders are accepted until September 23rd.  Order online or via check which can be dropped off with your order form in the school office. 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!

Lincoln Library – Looking for Volunteers

Mrs. Brauweiler is looking for some parent volunteers to help out in the library.  Parents would help shelve books so they can be ready for checkout quicker.

The following times are available for volunteering:

  • 8:30 – 9:00 – Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • 2:40 – 3:10 – Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays

You will be able to sign up for a time that is convenient for you generally on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis.

Once we have our list of volunteers, we will have a library orientation to show how the library works.  Shelving requires attention to detail and a love of organization!

If you are interested in helping out the library and Lincoln School, please contact Mrs. Brauweiler at brauweilerd@district90.org.  Please list the days and times you could be available.

Upcoming Events:

  • 9/12-9/15 – MAP testing
  • 9/12 – PTO meeting
  • 9/12 – FLIP classes begin
  • 9/13 – 4th grade band/orchestra informational meeting at 7pm in Roosevelt auditorium

We Have the Right Volunteer Opportunity for You!

Whether you work full time or from home, we have volunteer opportunities to fit your life and schedule. Our PTO Sign Up Genius volunteer page has openings. Take a look to to see how you can best contribute your time to your child’s school.  We need room parents, fun lunch volunteers, book fair helpers, pancake flippers, and even silent auction sales experts. Volunteer for a one day commitment, or regularly throughout the year. You can work from home, in the classroom, or in the evening.  We’d love your help!

Please contact Amy Dwyer  (“amyadwyer AT gmail.com”) or Suzanne D’Agostino (“suzanne.dagostino AT gmail.com”) for more information.  Thank you.

Welcome back from the River Forest Public Library

As children head back to school, the Library and its resources can be a key component to a successful school year. The Library offers books, multimedia, digital tools, and programming for children and their families all for free with a library card. It’s also a fun location to spend time at after school and on the weekends.

For your child’s safety, children age 9 or younger must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver age 12 or older while at the Library. Check out our website for a full calendar of children’s programs. We hope to see you at the Library this school year!