4/17 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Happy 🌍Earth Week 🌍!

I hope your family enjoyed the long weekend. Whether your family observes Ramadan, Passover or Easter, I hope you enjoyed time with loved ones. The Godfreys enjoyed being together in St. Louis this weekend to celebrate Easter. 

This week Lincoln and the PTO Green4Good Team will celebrate Earth Week. Although it will be a little chilly, hopefully the rain and snow will hold off for our Walk to School festivities. See below for more information regarding Green4Good and Earth Week. 

As we look toward the next school year, one of the many preparations we engage in is the placement of students into classes. Last week, all K-3 families should have received this Class Placement 2022-23 Letter. If you have feedback, please be sure to send it to me via email on or before May 3.  

Beginning tomorrow, we will re-introduce lunch tables for our 1st -4th graders. As part of our Covid-19 safety mitigations, our 1st-4th graders have been seated 6ft apart and on the floor during lunch since our return to school in the Spring of 2021. As we return to “pre-pandemic” lunch, please note that kids will be seated at 3ft distance from each other. Please let me know if you wish for your child to remain at 6ft distance so we can plan accordingly. 

As always, thank you for your continued support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more we can do to support your family. Happy Earth Week. CG


Calendar

All week: Lincoln Celebrates Earth Week!

Monday, 4/18:

  • Yoga, 3:15 – 4:15, Lincoln Gym
  • Girls on the Run, 3:10 – 4:30, Reading Garden
  • Green 4 Good, 3:15 – 4:15

Tuesday, 4/19:

  • Girls on the Run, 3:10 – 4:30, Reading Garden

Wednesday, 4/20:

  • Earth Week spirit day – wear green!

Thursday, 4/21:

  • Fun Lunch

Friday, 4/22: No School – professional development for teachers


Lincoln Yearbooks Are Now on Sale!

Yearbooks are now available to order through the TreeRing website. Hardcover books are available for $37 now through Friday, May 6th. Yearbooks will be distributed in person at the end of the school year. Please click here to order your 2021-2022 Lincoln Yearbook. You will need to create an account if you don’t have one already.

All yearbook orders must be placed with Tree Ring. The PTO will not be selling yearbooks at the end of the school year.  Orders may placed after the deadline, but an additional shipping charge will be added and the book will be shipped to your residence.

Note: A few early orders were placed with a reduced quoted price. You will still get that price honored and all books distributed will be hardcover.  Apologies for the confusion!


CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!

The mission of the PTO is to support and enhance the education of the children at Lincoln School. Fulfilling this mission is not possible without the input, ideas and support from the families at Lincoln. 

Planning for our 2022-2023 school year is starting now!

Whether you are a working or stay-at-home parent, there are many opportunities for active participation in the PTO.  Events take place at school during the week, evenings, and weekends.

Here are some of the committees we are currently looking for individuals to Chair.  If you have any questions concerning what these positions entail, please contact Kelly or Alexis at lincolnrfptopresident@gmail.com

The following committees need Chairs/Co-Chairs:

  • Welcome Back Committee
  • Back to School Picnic
  • Auction Committee
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • 5K
  • Hero Boys
  • Book Fair

(Committee volunteers will be recruited closer to the date of the event by the Chairs/Co-Chairs)

We will be reaching out soon for volunteers to help at the Ice Cream Social and Field Day. Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln PTO!


Lincoln Celebrates Earth Week April 18 – April 21st!

We will be celebrating Earth Week by:

  • Walking or biking to school (look for volunteers handing out backpack strings to kids who do!)
  • Wearing green on Wednesday
  • Participating in the daily Waste Free Lunch Challenges and raffles 

Teacher Appreciation Week Is May 2- 6 

Our Teachers are Superheroes!  

Please have your students use the Superhero forms provided in the Lincoln Folder to write a note of appreciation! If you would like to fill out more, please pick up blank forms in the office. Return forms to the office by Friday April 29th so the PTO can use them to decorate the hallways.


Wednesday Walking Club

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On Wednesday, April 13th we walked 31 miles of our 200 mile goal!!  Weather permitting we will hold Wednesday Walking Club each Wednesday morning through the end of the school year.  Students can walk alone or with their families laps on the Franklin side of the Lincoln School park.  We will tally the laps walked to see if together, we can walk the 200 miles to Lincoln’s home in Springfield, IL.  Students can start walking when they arrive (as early as 8:00 am) through the bell.  

Parents, we will need 2-3 VOLUNTEERS each Wednesday to help with Walking Wednesday.  Please use the SignUp Genius to volunteer.


Stan’s Donuts Fundraiser – Saturday 4/30

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Stan’s Donuts is delivering to River Forest on Saturday, 4/30 between 9-11am! Please note, this fundraiser is pre-order only. Check out the variety of options available at half dozen to full dozen that also includes gluten-free and vegan options.

Submit your order now with the pre-order link. Thank you for your continued PTO support!

Also, for this fundraiser, we are also looking for a few volunteers to manage the donut distribution – please sign up here if you can volunteer! Thank you in advance for your support!


Ready to Order School Supplies for Next Year? – Deadline Is 4/29!

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The SchoolKidz website is live and ready for your orders for the 2022-2023 School Year!   The Lincoln PTO sponsors a School Supply Kit program to simplify your life! You can order a school supply kit online and the kit will automatically be delivered to your child’s classroom in August before school starts. Orders are online only and can be accepted only until April 29th (our supplier cannot accept late orders). Please remember to buy a kit for NEXT YEAR’s Grade Level. If you have any questions, please contact Julianne Heinimann.

Order your kits at www.shopttkits.com Lincoln Account Number: 20838  The DEADLINE for ordering kits is April 29th. Order forms will be sent home with your child after Spring Break as a reminder… don’t delay!


SEL

This week’s SEL tip helps give some perspective when parenting our children:


Roosevelt 8th Grade Service Project

Hello D90 families, please consider helping the 8th grade class collect items for their Service Project. Unfortunately, there are so many people out there without a roof over their head or food to eat. The class is collecting items to make care packages for homeless people. Items that are needed-travel size shampoo, travel size soap, travel size hand sanitizer, travel tissues, socks, granola bars and bottles of water. Items may be dropped off in a bin located in the lobby of Willard, Lincoln or Roosevelt. If you are traveling over Spring Break, bring back those hotel toiletries! The 8th graders appreciate your support.


Follow the PTO on Instagram – @Lincoln_Eagles_PTO

Sign Up Now!

Technology Support

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Thank you for emailing powerschool@district90.org or helpdesk@district90.org with your technology questions/issues.  Please remember to include as much information as possible, e.g., Student Name, Teacher Name, School, iPad asset tag number, etc. Screenshots, links, websites and any other information regarding the issue is helpful. For example, my iPad/computer can’t connect to the XXXXX website when I click on this link. 

Additionally, if you have difficulty logging into your child’s special area classes, please be sure to reach out to that particular teacher to assist with any login issues. 

Securely Home is an app that allows parents to have considerable control over their child’s iPad while at home.

Click here for technology resources for your D90 iPad!

4/10 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Despite the winter-like weather, the beginning of the Major League Baseball season is always a nice reminder that spring and summer are right around the corner. Go Cardinals! 

This week, Lincoln will practice our Spring Safety Drills. Throughout the week we will partner with the RFPD and RFFD to practice our fire, earthquake, lockdown, and severe weather safety drills. 

Our 3rd and 4th graders will also complete their final week of  IAR testing.

Below is the schedule we will follow this week:

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As we begin to prepare for the next school year, one of the many preparations we engage in is the placement of students into classes. Last week, all K-3 families should have received this Class Placement 2022-23 Letter. If you have feedback, please be sure to send it to me via email on or before May 3.  

I’m excited to share that on Monday, April 18, we will re-introduce lunch tables for our 1st – 4th graders. As part of our Covid-19 safety mitigations our 1st – 4th graders have been seated 6 feet apart and on the floor during lunch since our return to school in the spring of 2021. As we return to “pre-pandemic” lunch, please note that kids will be seated at a 3 foot distance from each other. Please let me know if you wish for your child to remain at 6 foot distance so we can plan accordingly. 

The Lincoln News Broadcast Club meets weekly during lunch to research, interview, compile, and record Life @ Lincoln. Here is the latest episode of Life@Lincoln. Enjoy!! Our kids worked SO hard on this! 

Finally, don’t forget there will be no school this Friday, April 15 in observance of Good Friday. Chicken Fun Lunch will be held on Thursday this week.

As always, please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can ever do to better support your family.

Have a wonderful week and Happy Easter. CG


Calendar

Monday, 4/11:

  • Yoga, 3:15 – 4:15, Lincoln Gym
  • Girls on the Run, 3:10 – 4:30, Reading Garden

Thursday, 4/14:

  • Fun Lunch – Chicken
  • Gaga With Godfrey – April Birthdays
  • Girls on the Run, 3:10 – 4:30, Reading Garden

Friday, 4/15:

  • No school – Good Friday

Beyond Hunger Service Club – Spring Food Drive Starts this week!

Support our friends and neighbors in need by donating to Lincoln’s Spring Food Drive.

Lincoln is collecting Beyond Hunger’s most needed items, minimizing sorting time and getting food items in the hands of those that need them more quickly. 

Please join our efforts to support our local food pantry by donating: 1) Peanut Butter; 2) Jelly; 3) Cheerios Cereal; 4) Canned Mixed Vegetables; 5) Canned Chicken Soup.

Bins for your donations will be at the Park & Franklin entrances all week. Thank you for supporting those in need!

The Heartworks Committee


Wednesday Walking Club

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Weather permitting we will hold Wednesday Walking Club each Wednesday morning through the end of the school year. Students can walk alone or with their families laps on the Franklin side of the Lincoln School park. We will tally the laps walked to see if together, we can walk the 200 miles to Lincoln’s home in Springfield, IL. Students can start walking when they arrive (as early as 8:00 am) through the bell.

Parents, we will need 2-3 VOLUNTEERS each Wednesday to help with Walking Wednesday – please use the SignUp Genius to volunteer!


2nd Annual Bike Exchange – thank you!

It was a great day! Thank you to those who participated in any way, to our incredibly hard-working and passionate volunteers, to Green4Good, D90 schools, and the RF Police Department for supporting us. Thank you to our generous sponsors: ASI, Buzz Cafe and Working Bikes!

2022 Statistics:

  • $1,111 was raised for D90 Green4Good
  • 45 RFPD registrations were completed
  • 150 bikes and ride ons were donated
  • 100 bikes and ride ons went to new homes
  • 50 bikes donated to Working Bikes

See you again in April 2023!


Stan’s Donuts Fundraiser – Saturday 4/30

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Stan’s Donuts is delivering to River Forest on Saturday, 4/30 between 9-11am! Please note, this fundraiser is pre-order only. Check out the variety of options available at half dozen to full dozen that also includes gluten-free and vegan options.

Submit your order now with the pre-order link. Thank you for your continued PTO support!

Also, for this fundraiser, we are also looking for a few volunteers to manage the donut distribution – please sign up here if you can volunteer! Thank you in advance for your support!


Waste Free Wednesdays and Earth Week Celebrations

We had a good time learning about Waste Free Lunches and getting our hands stamped last Wednesday. This Wednesday it’s for real… kids who bring a waste free lunch will receive the Green4Good hand stamp and be counted in a friendly competition among the grades. We are looking for a few more volunteers for each lunch hour during Earth Week, April 18th – 20th.  Please consider volunteering via SignUp Genius. It’s truly a fun way to interact with students!

Busy during school lunchtime?  Here are two other ways you can help Lincoln celebrate Earth Week:

  1. Share a picture or short video with Mr. Godfrey of how your family is following sustainable practices at home – please upload here by April 15th.
  2. Film yourself reading an Earth Week themed book – teachers will access these readings for kids during the school day.  Reach out to Courtney Fohrman (choppenworth@gmail.com) or Alexis Murphy (alexis_murphy@hotmail.com) to express interest.

Ready to Order School Supplies for Next Year? – deadline is 4/29!

The SchoolKidz website is live and ready for your orders for the 2022-2023 School Year!   The Lincoln PTO sponsors a School Supply Kit program to simplify your life! You can order a school supply kit online and the kit will automatically be delivered to your child’s classroom in August before school starts. Orders are online only and can be accepted only until April 29th (our supplier cannot accept late orders). Please remember to buy a kit for NEXT YEAR’s Grade Level. If you have any questions, please contact Julianne Heinimann.

Order your kits at www.shopttkits.com Lincoln Account Number: 20838  The DEADLINE for ordering kits is April 29th. Order forms will be sent home with your child after Spring Break as a reminder… don’t delay!


SEL

Research shows that positive morning routines can improve productivity, decrease stress, improve energy levels, and boost your sense of control. The average person is awake for about 1000 minutes in the day… the first 5 can set the tone for the other 995. 🙂

This week, the people at GoZen.com have something for you to start your own routine with your kiddos of any age.  Click HERE for the printable 21-Day Challenge!

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Roosevelt 8th Grade Service Project

Hello D90 families, please consider helping the 8th grade class collect items for their Service Project. Unfortunately, there are so many people out there without a roof over their head or food to eat. The class is collecting items to make care packages for homeless people. Items that are needed-travel size shampoo, travel size soap, travel size hand sanitizer, travel tissues, socks, granola bars and bottles of water. Items may be dropped off in a bin located in the lobby of Willard, Lincoln or Roosevelt. If you are traveling over Spring Break, bring back those hotel toiletries! The 8th graders appreciate your support.


Follow the PTO on Instagram – @Lincoln_Eagles_PTO

Sign Up Now!

Technology Support

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Thank you for emailing powerschool@district90.org or helpdesk@district90.org with your technology questions/issues.  Please remember to include as much information as possible, e.g., Student Name, Teacher Name, School, iPad asset tag number, etc. Screenshots, links, websites and any other information regarding the issue is helpful. For example, my iPad/computer can’t connect to the XXXXX website when I click on this link. 

Additionally, if you have difficulty logging into your child’s special area classes, please be sure to reach out to that particular teacher to assist with any login issues. 

Securely Home is an app that allows parents to have considerable control over their child’s iPad while at home.

Click here for technology resources for your D90 iPad!


4/3 Lincoln log

Lincoln Families,

Welcome Back to School! Whatever your Spring Break plans were, I’m hopeful that your family enjoyed the time away from School. I enjoyed a visit home to St. Louis to visit family and then a little staycation here in Chicago. Like me, I’m hopeful that your family is rejuvenated and excited for the final 48 days of the school year. 

Many thanks to everyone who took time to send me a note, text or letter in recognition of the recent award I received from the Illinois State Board of Education. On the Friday before break, the staff and kids had quite the celebration. As always, I’m humbled by your kindness and support. I’m honored to be counted among the many reasons that make Lincoln a Fine Fine School. 

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Beginning this week our 3rd and 4th graders will IAR. The Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR), is a federally required standardized assessment.  The assessment is intended to offer insights into how students are growing academically relative to the Illinois Learning Standards in mathematics and English language arts, and also how our students perform compared to their peers across the state.  W Below is the testing schedule we will follow at Lincoln. 

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To assist with crowd control, since our return to school during the Pandemic, all kids have been asked to enter Lincoln through their assigned entrance on either Franklin or Park Ave. Beginning tomorrow, (April 4) all 1st -4th grade students may enter or exit Lincoln through the entry of their choice. Additionally, the playgrounds will be open before and after school. As a reminder students can begin arriving at Lincoln at 8:05 each morning. Please note, there is no staff supervision prior to 8:05. In the afternoon in addition to the 3:10 dismissal bell, there will also be a 3:25 bell. At this time, any unsupervised kids will be sent home. 
Please don’t forget that Kindergarten registration is now open for the Fall of 2022. Additionally, if you know of any families that will have 1st-4th graders for the coming year and are considering attending Lincoln, please inform them that they can also register at this time. Open Enrollment for current D90 students will begin later this Spring. 

Finally, believe it or not, it is time to begin preparing for the next school year. Therefore, tomorrow all (K-3) Lincoln families will receive an email from me regarding the class placement process for the 22-23 school year. 4th grade families will be receiving information from Roosevelt later this Spring. 

As always, thank you for your continued support of Lincoln. I’m so excited to welcome your kids back to school tomorrow. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more we can do to support your family. Have a wonderful week.  All my best. CG


Calendar

Monday, 4/4:

  • Yoga, 3:15 – 4:15, Lincoln Gym
  • Girls on the Run, 3:10 – 4:30, Reading Garden

Thursday, 4/7:

  • Girls on the Run, 3:10 – 4:30, Reading Garden

Friday, 4/8:

  • Fun Lunch – Pizza

Yoga Registration

Local Yoga instructor Marissa Jayne will be teaching children’s yoga class for 1st – 4th grade students in the Lincoln School 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. Yoga will be starting Monday 4/4, running from 3:15 – 4:15pm. The cost is $80 for a 6 week session. Sign up today on the PTO webstore!

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ginger Timchak.


PTO Meeting, April 6

Please join us for our April PTO Meeting!

Our meeting this month will be held at 9:30am on Wednesday, April 6th via zoom. We look forward to seeing you there!

Lincoln Elementary School PTO is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Lincoln PTO April Meeting
Time: Apr 6, 2022 09:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85294287815?pwd=Tk82bWxvQ3daOXhIWlY1ZHg5ZDI2dz09

Meeting ID: 852 9428 7815
Passcode: 166788


Wednesday Walking Club

Wednesday Walking Club starts this Wednesday, April 6.  Each Wednesday through the end of the school year, students can walk laps alone or with their families on the Franklin side of the Lincoln School park.  We will tally all the laps walked to see we completed our goal of 200 miles – the distance to Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield, IL. Students can start walking when they arrive (as early as 8:00 am) through the bell.  

Parents, we will need 2-3 VOLUNTEERS each Wednesday to help with Walking Wednesday.  Please use the SignUp Genius to volunteer.

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2nd Annual River Forest Community Bike Exchange, April 9

Please join us Saturday, April 9 from 10 am – 1 pm in the Roosevelt School parking lot for the River Forest Community Bike Exchange, held in partnership with D90 Green4Good and the Village of River Forest Sustainability Commission.

There are four ways to participate:

1. Bring a bike or bike accessory and drop it off and exchange it for another bike.

2. Bring a bike or bike accessory to donate it to the event.

3. Bring yourself and a donation (recommendation of $5-$40 cash or Venmo) and ride away with your new-used bike or bike accessory.

4. Bring your bike and register it with the Village of RF Police Department and get your license sticker right then and there.

Please try and drop off your bike and/or bike accessory between April 3rd-7th at 730 Lathrop Ave. If you can not, you can show up with a bike to exchange on the day of the event.

Further details and to RSVP: https://fb.me/e/2dii6AWYY


Waste Free Wednesdays and Earth Week Celebrations

After Spring Break Waste Free Wednesdays will be making a comeback getting students ready for our Earth Week Waste Free Challenge! During Waste Free Wednesdays, we celebrate lunches containing only compostable, reusable, and recyclable items with hand stamps and friendly competitions between classes. We are looking for a few more volunteers for each lunch hour on April 6th and 13th as well as during Earth Week, April 18th – 20th.  Please consider volunteering via SignUp Genius. It’s truly a fun way to interact with students!

Busy during school lunchtime?  Here are two other ways you can help Lincoln celebrate Earth Week:

  1. Share a picture or short video with Mr. Godfrey of how your family is following sustainable practices at home – please upload here by April 15
  2. Film yourself reading an Earth Week themed book – teachers will access these readings for kids during the school day.  Reach out to Courtney Fohrman (choppenworth@gmail.com) or Alexis Murphy (alexis_murphy@hotmail.com) to express interest.

Ready to Order School Supplies for Next Year? – deadline is 4/29!

The SchoolKidz website is live and ready for your orders for the 2022-2023 School Year!   The Lincoln PTO sponsors a School Supply Kit program to simplify your life! You can order a school supply kit online and the kit will automatically be delivered to your child’s classroom in August before school starts. Orders are online only and can be accepted only until April 29th (our supplier cannot accept late orders). Please remember to buy a kit for NEXT YEAR’s Grade Level. If you have any questions, please contact Julianne Heinimann.

Order your kits at www.shopttkits.com Lincoln Account Number: 20838  The DEADLINE for ordering kits is April 29th. Order forms will be sent home with your child after Spring Break as a reminder… don’t delay!


Spring into Sports

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Many thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Kids Heart Challenge. Lincoln raised $9,808.70 this year! Thank you so much. 

Don’t forget about our Spring into Sports. It is that time of the year where I’m looking for pictures of your child or children doing activities, whether it’s sports related or anything that involves movement. I will be displaying them in the gym on the bulletin board. Please know that this is optional. You can send pictures to my email – augustinej@district90.org.  Thank you!! ~ Mr. A


Follow the PTO on Instagram – @Lincoln_Eagles_PTO

Sign Up Now!

Technology Support

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Thank you for emailing powerschool@district90.org or helpdesk@district90.org with your technology questions/issues.  Please remember to include as much information as possible, e.g., Student Name, Teacher Name, School, iPad asset tag number, etc. Screenshots, links, websites and any other information regarding the issue is helpful. For example, my iPad/computer can’t connect to the XXXXX website when I click on this link. 

Additionally, if you have difficulty logging into your child’s special area classes, please be sure to reach out to that particular teacher to assist with any login issues. 

Securely Home is an app that allows parents to have considerable control over their child’s iPad while at home.

Click here for technology resources for your D90 iPad!

3/20 Lincoln log

Lincoln Families,

Happy first day of Spring! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Hopefully you enjoyed some of the incredible March Madness basketball games. It’s hard to believe that only five school days stand between us and the kickoff of Spring Break 2022. Whether you are traveling near, far or just enjoying a “staycation.” Enjoy the time away. Regardless of your plans, these  embedded breaks from school are good for the mind, body and soul! Upon the return to school on April 4 there will only be 48 days of school!!!!

To countdown the final days until Spring Break, next week we will celebrate  our annual Spring Break Spirit Week. Here is an outline for the week:

Spring Break Spirit Week

Monday-Mixed Up Monday – Wear mixed matched clothes/outfits

Tuesday- Sports Team Day – Support your favorite Sports Team by wearing your favorite team shirt/outfit

Wednesday- Messy Hair/Hat Day – Come to school with your messiest hair or your favorite hat

Thursday- Comfy Clothes/Stuffy Day – Wear your favorite comfy pajamas or cozy outfit and bring your favorite stuffy to school.

Friday- Vacation Friday – Wear your favorite vacation shirt or outfit and sunglasses.

Many thanks to everyone for the generous outpouring of support during our donation collections for Ukraine. Hundreds and hundreds of items were donated and will now be boxed up and shipped to support our friends on the other side of the world. The kindness and generosity of the Lincoln family never ceases to amaze me.

The Lincoln School News Broadcast Club has been hard at work and just completed their 3rd broadcast. This group of 4th graders, under the guidance of Mrs. Clasky and Mr. Cheney forfeit their recess a few times each week to come together to research, interview, record and edit the Life@Lincoln news. Here is the link to the March broadcast of  Life@Lincoln

Each spring, District 90 students take the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR), a federally required standardized assessment.  The assessment is intended to offer insights into how students are growing academically relative to the Illinois Learning Standards in mathematics and English language arts, and also how our students perform compared to their peers across the state.  When we return from Spring Break, our 3rd and 4th graders will take the Illinois Assessment for Readiness. Below is the testing schedule we will follow at Lincoln.

As always, thank you for your continued support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more we can do to support your family. Wishing everyone a safe, fun and relaxing Spring Break. CG

*** The next Lincoln Log will be distributed on Sunday, April 3***


Calendar

SPRING BREAK SPIRIT WEEK

Monday, 3/21:

  • Mixed Up Monday
  • 1st and 2nd Chess Club, 3:15pm in the library
  • Green4Good Kids Club

Tuesday, 3/22:

  • Team Sports Day

Wednesday, 3/23:

  • Messy Hair/Hat Day
  • 3rd and 4th Chess Club, 3:15pm in the library

Thursday, 3/24:

  • Comfy Clothes/Pajama Day

Friday, 3/25:

  • Vacation Outfits
  • Fun Lunch – Chicken

Spring Break – March 28 – April 1

School Resumes on Monday, April 4


Yoga Registration

Local Yoga instructor Marissa Jayne will be teaching children’s yoga class for 1st – 4th grade students in the Lincoln School 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. Yoga will be starting Monday 4/4, running from 3:15 – 4:15pm. The cost is $80 for a 6 week session. Sign up today on the PTO webstore!

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ginger Timchak.


Q-BBQ Dine & Share Fundraiser!

Tuesday, March 22nd from 11am-8pm

Please join us on Tuesday, March 22nd for a Dine and Share Fundraiser with Q-BBQ in Oak Park. 

There are two ways to participate. Simply mention the Lincoln School fundraiser at the time or your order, or in the notes if you order on-line.

1 – Online orders through the delivery service of your choice (Grubhub, Ubereats, Doordash or Chownow)

2 – Dine-in or carry-out – 124 N Marion Street, Oak Park


Wednesday Walking Club

Wednesday Walking Club is returning after Spring Break! Be on the look out in next week’s Lincoln Log for more information.


Ready to Order School Supplies for Next Year? – deadline is 4/29!

The SchoolKidz website is live and ready for your orders for the 2022-2023 School Year!   The Lincoln PTO sponsors a School Supply Kit program to simplify your life! You can order a school supply kit online and the kit will automatically be delivered to your child’s classroom in August before school starts. Orders are online only and can be accepted only until April 29th (our supplier cannot accept late orders). Please remember to buy a kit for NEXT YEAR’s Grade Level. If you have any questions, please contact Julianne Heinimann.

Order your kits at www.shopttkits.com Lincoln Account Number: 20838  The DEADLINE for ordering kits is April 29th. Order forms will be sent home with your child after Spring Break as a reminder… don’t delay!


Waste Free Wednesdays

After Spring Break Waste Free Wednesdays will be making a comeback getting students ready for our Earth Week Waste Free Challenge! During Waste Free Wednesdays, we celebrate lunches containing only compostable, reusable, and recyclable items with hand stamps and friendly competitions between classes. We are looking for volunteers for each lunch hour on April 6th and 13th as well as during Earth Week, April 18th – 20th.  Please consider volunteering via SignUp Genius. It’s truly a fun way to interact with students!


SEL – FAMILY EMOTIONAL SAFETY PLAN

Do not teach your children never to be angry; teach them how to be angry.
– Lyman Abbott

Every single one of us will be overcome with anger, fear or anxiety at some point. If you never knew you had a temper, your children will introduce it to you. And those moments of intensity are our true tests of character. How will we react when our brains are in fight or flight mode? Without thought or planning, we risk lashing out at our loved ones and not only disrupting our routine but also our foundation of trust. And we have to live with the guilt and regret that comes with it. But what if we simply planned for those moments and discussed how we were going to cool down with our families? We could have the chance to bring our best selves to most testing times in life.  Click here for more information to help you create an emotional safety plan.


Spring into Sports

Best 100+ Sports Pictures | Download Free Images on Unsplash

Is it that time of the year where I’m looking for pictures of your child or children doing activities, whether it’s sports related or anything that involves movement. I will be displaying them in the gym on the bulletin board. Please know that this is optional. You can send pictures to my email – augustinej@district90.org.  Thank you!! ~ Mr. A


Library Lowdown

Students really enjoyed the visit with Dan Santat on Wednesday.  There is still time to order his latest book (for an autographed copy)  “The Aquanaut”.  The deadline for ordering books is Wednesday 3/23.

One School One Book: I hope you enjoyed The Chocolate Touch with your family.  Thanks for sending in your photos of you reading the book. Please turn in your bookmarks tomorrow (Monday) for a chance at a family prize. If you stop into River Forest Chocolates, be sure to say thanks for offering up the delicious treat to go along with our book.

Rosie Revere, The Musical is playing in Naperville on April 9th.  Theatreworks USA does a fantastic job of taking picture books to the stage.  This is a great way to help connect kids with books in a fun, engaging musical.


Young Authors

Young Authors: If your student wrote a story for Young Authors, you will be receiving an invitation shortly (from Ms. Brauweiler) to attend the virtual celebration. Please be sure to mark it on your calendar – March 24 at 7:00. Please note the date listed in last week’s log was incorrect.


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Technology Support

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Thank you for emailing powerschool@district90.org or helpdesk@district90.org with your technology questions/issues.  Please remember to include as much information as possible, e.g., Student Name, Teacher Name, School, iPad asset tag number, etc. Screenshots, links, websites and any other information regarding the issue is helpful. For example, my iPad/computer can’t connect to the XXXXX website when I click on this link. 

Additionally, if you have difficulty logging into your child’s special area classes, please be sure to reach out to that particular teacher to assist with any login issues. 

Securely Home is an app that allows parents to have considerable control over their child’s iPad while at home.

Click here for technology resources for your D90 iPad!

3/13 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

Despite the frigid temperatures on Saturday, I hope you had a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day weekend! 🍀 

After being out of school for the past week battling pneumonia, I’m excited to ease my way back into work this week. I’m happy to see your kids and be back in the saddle. Thanks for all the nice notes and messages. I’m not quite back to 100%, but well on my way! Many thanks to Ms. Gerges, Ms. Dubois, Ms. Godellas, Ms. Powers and Ms. Dwyer for keeping the ship called Lincoln afloat while I was away. 

The escalating conflict in Ukraine is having a personal impact on many of our staff and Lincoln families with Ukrainian heritage. Therefore, to support our Ukrainian friends both here and abroad, we invite your family to consider participating in our Lincoln School collection drive. Between March 7th and March 18th, we will have collection bins in the Park Lobby where kids may drop the following items for refugee children:

  • Kids/baby clothing (all ages) – new with tags
  • Diapers – unopened packages
  • Dry baby formula – new/sealed
  • Dry, ready-to-eat foods (oatmeal, granola bars, dried fruit, etc.) – unopened packages
  • Children’s books – new condition
  • Stuffed animals – new with tags

In the event your family wishes to make a monetary contribution, that can also be done using this link. Additionally, we are encouraging anyone who wishes to do so to wear blue/yellow this coming Friday, March 18th. The sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine – below are just a few of the incredible sunflower art pieces created by our Lincoln artists on display throughout our school.

To help usher in Spring Break (March 21-25th), next week we will celebrate our annual Spring Break Spirit Week. Be on the lookout this week for more information about the fun we have planned for the final days before Spring Break.

Finally, this Thursday, March 17th, I look forward to making up the March Birthdays – Gaga with Godfrey celebration that was postponed last week due to my absence. 

As always, thank you for your continued support of our Fine Fine School. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more we can do to support your kids and family. I’m looking forward to being back. Have a great week. CG


Calendar

Monday, 3/14:

  • 1st and 2nd Chess Club, 3:15pm in the library

Tuesday, 3/15:

  • Trivia Night – 6pm

Wednesday, 3/16:

  • 3rd and 4th Chess Club, 3:15pm in the library

Thursday, 3/17:

  • St. Patrick’s Day – Wear Green
  • March Birthdays – Gaga with Godfrey Celebration

Friday, 3/18:

  • Fun Lunch
  • Wear Blue and Yellow – Ukraine Spirit Day

Trivia Night! – Tuesday, 3/15 at 6pm!

Calling all trivia buffs! 

Please join us for Lincoln’s 2nd annual Family Trivia Night!  Lincoln families are invited to participate in a fun evening of virtual family friendly trivia. This event will be held in user friendly Kahoot/Zoom platforms. Advanced registration is required ($30 per household) and a portion of the proceeds will help support the Lincoln PTO. 

You can register HERE in the Lincoln PTO Webstore. For those who have registered a link will be sent prior to the event.


Q-BBQ Dine & Share Fundraiser!

Tuesday, March 22nd from 11am-8pm

Please join us on Tuesday, March 22nd for a Dine and Share Fundraiser with Q-BBQ in Oak Park. 

There are two ways to participate. Simply mention the Lincoln School fundraiser at the time or your order, or in the notes if you order on-line.

1 – Online orders through the delivery service of your choice (Grubhub, Ubereats, Doordash or Chownow)

2 – Dine-in or carry-out – 124 N Marion Street, Oak Park


Ready to Order School Supplies for Next Year? – deadline is 4/29!

The SchoolKidz website is live and ready for your orders for the 2022-2023 School Year!   The Lincoln PTO sponsors a School Supply Kit program to simplify your life! You can order a school supply kit online and the kit will automatically be delivered to your child’s classroom in August before school starts. Orders are online only and can be accepted only until April 29th (our supplier cannot accept late orders). Please remember to buy a kit for NEXT YEAR’s Grade Level. If you have any questions, please contact Julianne Heinimann.

Order your kits at www.shopttkits.com Lincoln Account Number: 20838  The DEADLINE for ordering kits is April 29th. Order forms will be sent home with your child after Spring Break as a reminder… don’t delay!


Waste Free Wednesdays

After Spring Break Waste Free Wednesdays will be making a comeback getting students ready for our Earth Week Waste Free Challenge! During Waste Free Wednesdays, we celebrate lunches containing only compostable, reusable, and recyclable items with hand stamps and friendly competitions between classes. We are looking for volunteers for each lunch hour on April 6th and 13th as well as during Earth Week, April 18th – 20th.  Please consider volunteering via SignUp Genius. It’s truly a fun way to interact with students!


SEL

“What is happening in Ukraine can be frightening for both children and adults. Ignoring or avoiding the topic can lead to children feeling lost, alone and scared, which can affect their health and well-being. It is essential to have open and honest conversations with children to help them process what is happening.” — Ane Lemche, Save the Children

Here are a couple of great resources to help families process the current events with children:

Verywellmind.com – How to Talk to Your Kids About Ukraine

Collaboration for Early Childhood – How to Talk to Your Child about the News


Spring into Sports

Best 100+ Sports Pictures | Download Free Images on Unsplash

Is it that time of the year where I’m looking for pictures of your child or children doing activities, whether it’s sports related or anything that involves movement. I will be displaying them in the gym on the bulletin board. Please know that this is optional. You can send pictures to my email – augustinej@district90.org.  Thank you!! ~ Mr. A


Library Lowdown

Hilo Books: If you ordered Hilo books, they will be distributed tomorrow.

Virtual Author Visit: Author/Illustrator Dan Santat will be visiting virtually with 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades on Wednesday, March 16th.  His latest book, a graphic novel called The Aquanaut, is available for sale here and will be autographed if purchased by March 23rd. Flyer attached.

One School One Book: I hope you’re enjoying The Chocolate Touch.  This will be the last week of reading.  Feel free to send me a photo of your family reading – you can send it directly to brauweilerd@district90.org.  After reading, turn in your bookmark by Tuesday, March 23, and be entered into a raffle for a family prize.  Chapter recordings can be found on the library website:  http://d90lincolnlibrary.weebly.com/one-school-one-book.html

Young Authors: If your student wrote a story for Young Authors, you will be receiving an invitation shortly (from Ms. Brauweiler) to attend the virtual celebration. Please be sure to mark it on your calendar – March 23 at 7:00.


Roosevelt 8th Grade Service Project

Hello D90 families, please consider helping the 8th grade class collect items for their Service Project. Unfortunately, there are so many people out there without a roof over their head or food to eat. The class is collecting items to make care packages for homeless people. Items that are needed-travel size shampoo, travel size soap, travel size hand sanitizer, travel tissues, socks, granola bars and bottles of water. Items may be dropped off in a bin located in the lobby of Willard, Lincoln or Roosevelt. If you are traveling over Spring Break, bring back those hotel toiletries! The 8th graders appreciate your support.


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Technology Support

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Thank you for emailing powerschool@district90.org or helpdesk@district90.org with your technology questions/issues.  Please remember to include as much information as possible, e.g., Student Name, Teacher Name, School, iPad asset tag number, etc. Screenshots, links, websites and any other information regarding the issue is helpful. For example, my iPad/computer can’t connect to the XXXXX website when I click on this link. 

Additionally, if you have difficulty logging into your child’s special area classes, please be sure to reach out to that particular teacher to assist with any login issues. 

Securely Home is an app that allows parents to have considerable control over their child’s iPad while at home.

Click here for technology resources for your D90 iPad!