3/6 Lincoln Log

Lincoln families,

I hope you had a wonderful long weekend. Although it’s been a little chilly, the days are getting longer and birds are starting to chirp which can only mean that spring is quickly approaching. The countdown to Spring Break is officially on with only 15 more school days!

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to making our Spring Conferences so successful. The lead to conferences, report card preparation, and conference planning is a taxing time and created long days for the Fine, Fine Teachers here at Lincoln. So please don’t forget to share some Lincoln Love  for all they do for our kids and community. As a reminder, your child’s report card can be accessed by logging into the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

The ongoing conflict in Ukraine is also 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 7 – March 18, we will have collection bins in the Park Lobby where kids may drop any donations. Here is a list of most needed supplies. In the event your family wishes to make a monetary contribution, that can also be done using this link. 

In art class, Ms. Kozbur has been working with our kids as they study Ukrainian artists. Our kids are also creating sunflower art projects (the national flower of Ukraine) to be on display throughout Lincoln.  Additionally, on Friday, March 11 and March 18, we will encourage all kids and staff to wear blue and yellow to show support and solidarity for the Lincoln staff and community members directly impacted by the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. 

Schools across Illinois are again encouraging families, students, and staff to weigh in on their experience at their child’s school by participating in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey tool is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of our school. Teachers, parents, and students across the state will participate in this online and confidential survey, with the results reported on each school’s Illinois School Report Card. Please take a moment to provide your feedback: Illinois5-essentials

Each year, the state of Illinois requires that all public schools conduct an “Erin’s Law” presentation for all students. “Erin’s Law” requires that all public schools in each state implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program. This year, we are excited to again partner with Victor Pacini in presenting this important information to our kids. In the past, Victor has personally visited Lincoln. However, this year he has created virtual presentations that will be shared with our kids between March 7 and March 25. Here you will find a link to his parent video that briefly outlines his presentation. Should you wish to opt your child out of this presentation, please let me know no later than Friday, March 4. 

Finally, this week I look forward to celebrating the March birthdays at our monthly Gaga With Godfrey celebration. 

As always, thank you for your continued support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more we can ever do to support our family and kids.

Have a wonderful week.

CG


Calendar

Monday, 3/7:

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

Wednesday, 3/9:

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

Thursday, 3/10:

  • March Birthday Celebration: GaGa With Godfrey

Friday, 3/11:

  • Chicken 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.


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 Day – Friday, 3/11!

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The third annual International SEL Day is next Friday, March 11, 2022! SEL Day is an opportunity to collectively spread the word about the importance and impact of social emotional learning. Working together, we can raise awareness for SEL, bring on new SEL stakeholders, create artifacts that demonstrate SEL in action, share SEL best practices… and more!


Last year, #SELday raised awareness for SEL with two million people in five hundred schools, districts, and organizations across all 50 U.S. states and 35 countries. This year, with your collaboration, we can reach more than 10 million people and impact the lives of millions of children around the globe.
Here are some easy ways to celebrate #SELday at home!


Spring into Sports

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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 – 3/4/22

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Last call for ordering Hilo books (from the author, Judd Winick’s visit, this past Monday).  They must be ordered Monday, March 7th.  Click here to order!

One School One Book

It’s time for Lincoln’s One School One Book!  Students heard all about how it works this week and I’m super excited to share this book with everyone.  On Thursday, the youngest student in your family came home with a book (with a few exceptions in Ms. Stasys’ class).  If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check their backpack.

Over the next two weeks, the Lincoln community will be reading “The Chocolate Touch”.  The bookmark has the schedule of when to read the chapters.  You want to stay with the schedule because of the trivia questions asked about the chapters read.  We would love to see 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

The benefits of reading together are remarkable.  Studies have shown that reading to / with children helps them to listen better and longer, to build vocabularies, to understand concepts better, and to feel positive about both books and learning.  Plus, it’s just fun!

I hope you enjoy reading and participating in Lincoln’s One School One Book this year.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Brauweiler directly.


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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!


2/27 Lincoln Log

Lincoln Families,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. It is hard to believe that we’ve arrived at the final days of February. While winter weather often sticks around in Chicago into May, there is something encouraging about flipping the calendar to March that signals the beginning of the end of Winter! 

As mentioned in Dr. Condon’s message to the D90 community earlier today, effective tomorrow, Monday, February 28, D90 will provisionally implement a “mask optional,” policy for all stakeholders at Lincoln for the duration of the school day. This provisional implementation will be revisited by the D90 Board of Education this week and further guidance will follow. However, in the interim, Lincoln is prepared to safely guide our kids and staff into this next phase of the pandemic. For the time being, all other safety mitigations will remain in place including arrival/dismissal procedures, classroom seating configurations, outdoor snack times and lunch seating. At Lincoln, we recognize that many staff and students will still opt to continue wearing masks. Therefore, there will be no special or unnecessary attention paid to the mask choices of anyone at Lincoln. As part of last week’s outdoor “mask optional,” implementation, I visited each classroom and spoke with our kids and staff reiterating that at Lincoln School the personal choices of others are to be respected and everyone is to be treated with kindness. I have no doubt that kindness, acceptance and respect will be on full display as we continue to navigate uncharted territory amid the landscape of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In other safety news, I wanted to highlight a few concerns that have recently impacted the AM drop off procedures:

  • If you are attempting to avoid the car-line and drop your child off on the opposite side of either  Park Ave. or Franklin, it is important for you/your child only cross the street at the intersections where there is a Crossing Guard on duty. Please do not walk or allow your child to cut across the street into oncoming traffic in the car line. Last week alone there were several close calls. It’s worth adding a few extra steps and walking to the Park/Lake or Franklin/Lake intersections than to risk an accident. 
  • Please remain in your car and allow myself or other staff to assist your child in getting out of your vehicle. If you wish to let your own child out of the car, please pull forward and out of the car line to do so. 

Don’t forget this Thursday and Friday will be our Spring Conferences. Our teachers are eager to meet with you and share the progress of your kids. As a reminder, there will be no school on Friday, March 4. If you haven’t yet done so, don’t forget to sign up for a Spring Conference time. Conference Sign-up

Schools across Illinois are again encouraging families, students, and staff to weigh in on their experience at their child’s school by participating in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey tool is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of our school. Teachers, parents, and students across the state will participate in this online and confidential survey, with the results reported on each school’s Illinois School Report Card. Please take a moment to provide your feedback: Illinois5-essentials

Each year the state of Illinois requires that all public schools conduct an “Erin’s Law” presentation for all students. “Erin’s Law” requires that all public schools in each state implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program. This year we are excited to again partner with Victor Pacini in presenting this important information to our kids. In the past, Victor has personally visited Lincoln. However, this year he has created virtual presentations that will be shared with our kids between March 7 and March 25. Here you will find a link to his parent video that briefly outlines his presentation. Victor Pacini Parent Video-Peace of Mind. Should you wish to opt your child out of this presentation, please let me know no later than Friday, March 4. 

Finally, thank you to everyone who took the time to reach out with messages regarding my recent recognition from the Illinois State Board of Education. I am beyond humbled to receive such prestigious recognition. I’ve said it before and will continue to do so…. No principal anywhere is as fortunate as I am. Thank you for supporting me in making Lincoln such a Fine Fine School! 

As always, thank you for your continued support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more I can do to support your kids or your family. Have a wonderful week. Happy March! ~ CG


Calendar

Monday, 2/28

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

Wednesday, 3/2

  • 3rd and 4th Grade Chess Club, 3:15pm in the library
  • Thursday, 2/24

    • Fun Lunch – Pizza
    • 3:40-8:00pm Spring Conferences

    Friday, 2/25

    • 8:30-11:30am Spring Conferences

    Schoolhouse Kitchen + Studio fundraiser through Tuesday, 3/1

    Schoolhouse Kitchen creates fun + delicious BAKING KITS for kids including their popular Unicorn Pop Tarts and Cheddar Fishies Kit that are perfect for our school-aged chefs. Kits include homemade dough, kid-friendly tools, and instructions for a creative baking project at home.

    You can order your kit today! For every kit purchased, LINCOLN PTO will earn $5! See the attached flyer for more details.

    • Orders can be placed online here between now and March 1st.
    • All kits will be available for pick-up on Wednesday, March 2nd from 3-6:30pm @ Schoolhouse Kitchen + Studio (349 Ashland, RF).

    Chicago Wolves Fundraiser! Sunday, March 6, 3pm

    Chicago Wolves – Official Site

    Hey Eagle Hockey Fans! Grab your friends and families for an afternoon of fun, cheering on the Chicago Wolves while they play the Iowa Wild on Sunday March 6th at 3:00pm at the Allstate Arena! Everyone who attends will receive a Chicago Wolves knit hat. There are two sections of tickets and a limited number available, so reserve your seats soon!

    Be on the look out tomorrow for further information and link too register!


    SEL – Report Cards

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    Report card time is coming, so here are some Tips for Parents When Responding to Your Child’s Report Card.  When kids bring home report cards, they may worry about how you’re going to react. And you may not always know the right thing to say. The truth is there isn’t one right thing to say. But it is important to look beyond grades.


    Library Lowdown

    Tomorrow (Monday 2/28), Lincoln will be welcoming Judd Winick virtually to visit with 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders. Judd Winick is the author/illustrator of the popular graphic novel series, Hilo. He’ll be sharing about his writing and answering questions. His books are available for purchase in the link below and will include his autograph. You can purchase a book for your family or for a friend and have it shipped directly.  You can also donate a book to your child’s classroom (mention that in the comments – e.g., this is from Nathan B. to Mr. Godfrey).  If you have any questions about the visit or purchasing the book, please contact Ms. Brauweiler directly. https://www.abcfairs.com/judd-winick-virtual-author-visit-february-28th

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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!(Edit)

    2/22 Lincoln Log

    Lincoln Families,

    I hope your family had a wonderful Presidents’ Day weekend. 

    Many thanks to Damon Ranieri, Shannon Martin, Susan Veazie, Gabriela Gonzalez, Timothy Dietrich, and Shannon Roberts for their leadership and organization of and dedication to the 7th Annual Lincoln School Science Expo. Thanks to their volunteer efforts, this Lincoln tradition was able to live on despite the current Covid-19 mitigations. This year’s virtual event showcased the incredibly creative science experiments of over 40 Lincoln scientists. 

    As shared in a message from Dr. Condon last week, beginning tomorrow Lincoln will be lifting the outdoor/recess mask protocols that we’ve had in place since the Fall of 2020. For the time being indoor masking and all other Covid-19 mitigations will remain in place at Lincoln. 

    If you haven’t yet done so, don’t forget to sign up for a Spring Conference time. Conferences are scheduled for next Thursday and Friday, March 3 and 4. Please see this link  Conference Sign-up

    Schools across Illinois are again encouraging families, students, and staff to weigh in on their experience at their child’s school by participating in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey tool is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of our school. Teachers, parents, and students across the state will participate in this online and confidential survey, with the results reported on each school’s Illinois School Report Card. Please take a moment to provide your feedback: Illinois5-essentials

    Each year the state of Illinois requires that all public schools conduct an “Erin’s Law” presentation for all students. “Erin’s Law” requires that all public schools in each state implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program. This year we are excited to again partner with Victor Pacini in presenting this important information to our kids. In the past, Victor has personally visited Lincoln. However, this year he has created virtual presentations that will be shared with our kids between March 7 and March 25. Here you will find a link to his parent video that briefly outlines his presentation. Victor Pacini Parent Video-Peace of Mind. Should you wish to opt your child out of this presentation, please let me know no later than Friday, March 4. 

    Finally, thanks to Ms. Kozbur, next week again she will be curating Lincoln School art work to be on display at the River Forest Public Library. The artwork of our kids will be on display beginning on March 1.

    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 kids and family. Enjoy the short week. CG


    Calendar

    Wednesday, 2/23

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

    Thursday, 2/24

    • 3rd and 4th Grade Legacy Sports, 3:15pm in the gym
    • 3rd and 4th Grade Chess Club, 3:15pm in the library (snow day make up)

    Friday, 2/25

    • Fun Lunch – Chicken

    Schoolhouse Kitchen + Studio fundraiser through Tuesday, 3/1

    Schoolhouse Kitchen creates fun + delicious BAKING KITS for kids including their popular Unicorn Pop Tarts and Cheddar Fishies Kit that are perfect for our school-aged chefs. Kits include homemade dough, kid-friendly tools, and instructions for a creative baking project at home.

    You can order your kit today! For every kit purchased, LINCOLN PTO will earn $5! See the attached flyer for more details.

    • Orders can be placed online here between now and March 1st.
    • All kits will be available for pick-up on Wednesday, March 2nd from 3-6:30pm @ Schoolhouse Kitchen + Studio (349 Ashland, RF).

    Lincoln Science Expo – Thank you!

    Congratulations to all the participants of the Lincoln 2022 Science Expo! It was so fun to watch everyone on Thursday Night!

    Thank you to the PTO volunteers who volunteered their time and worked hard to make this such a successful event. Without you it wouldn’t have been possible, we appreciate you!


    Girls on the Run

    Girls on the Run inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through the research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the program, girls in 3rd and 4th grade develop skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event!

    GOTR will begin on April 4th and meet every Monday and Thursday after school in the gym from 3:10 – 4:30pm until May 25th.   The celebratory 5k run is tentatively scheduled for May 14th, details to come. Please register at Girls on the Run

    Love this program?  Interested in VOLUNTEERING as a coach to help run this amazing program?  If interested in helping out, please reach out to cathleenbuckley@gmail.com


    Kids Heart Challenge – last week!

    Welcome to another year of the Kids Heart Challenge!!!

    What does the Kids Heart Challenge do?

    The Kids Heart Challenge focuses on whole body wellness, helping students improve their own health and better their character while raising life-saving donations for the American Heart Association to help kids facing heart-health issues. 

    ***Please know your child does not need to participate in Kids Heart Challenge and it is only optional.*** 

    The Kids Heart Challenge ends on February 25, 2022.

    Username: lincolnriverforest
    Password: heart
    Linkhttp://www2.heart.org/goto/lincoln90


    SEL

    As we continue to encourage kindness in February, we should also encourage our children to practice a little self-kindness…. thus, here is some information that can help us teach children the value of making mistakes.  Here are some ways to encourage our children to embrace mistakes and avoid negative self-talk.


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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!

    2/13 LIncoln log

    Lincoln Families,

    Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Whether you’re cheering for Los Angeles, Cincinnati or just tuning in for the commercials and halftime show, I hope you enjoy the time gathered with your family or friends for the big game! 

    Happy Valentine’s Day. Tomorrow we are excited for our kids to exchange valentines with their friends. While there will be no Kindergarten Concert or formal classroom parties, our teachers will be sure to infuse some fun valentine activities into the day. Please note that there should be no food or candy attached to valentines. 

    Along those same lines Thursday, February 27 is National Random Acts of Kindness Day. At LIncoln, there is no easier way to spread kindness than to share some   Lincoln Love During these turbulent times our kids continue to look to the adults for reassurance and guidance and while there are no easy answers or solutions, kindness and respect of others remains the constant force that has the power to keep us unified as a school community, so please join me in spreading some Lincoln Love .

    The registration window is now officially open for enrollment of kindergartners for the 22-23 school year. Please visit the District 90 Website for all information related to Kindergarten Registration.

    Believe it or not, spring conferences will take place in less than a month. As referenced in the D90 Weekly Update, the portal to sign up for conferences is officially open and will close on Monday, February 28th at 10pm. For grades PreK-4, please click this link: K-4 Spring Conference Sign Up.

    Although cases of Covid-19 seem to be trending in a positive direction, it is important that we continue to do our part to prevent future outbreaks, so  please remember that regardless of vaccination status, it is essential for families to contact Ms. Godellas of any positive Covid-19 cases within your family or if your child has been identified as a close-contact to someone with Covid-19. Your partnership is paramount in our continued efforts to keep Lincoln School safe and keeping our schools open. Please reach out to Ms. Godellas or myself if you have any questions. 

    Finally, don’t forget that there will be no school on Monday, February 21 and Tuesday, February 22. Classes will resume on Wednesday, February 23.

    As always, thank you for your continued support of Lincoln. Enjoy the Super Bowl, the final week of the Olympics, Valentines Day and the upcoming Presidents Day Weekend. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more we can do to support your kids and family. Have a great week.

    CG


    Calendar

    Monday, 2/14

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

    Tuesday, 2/15

    • 1st and 2nd Grade Legacy Sports, 3:15pm in the gym

    Wednesday, 2/16

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

    Thursday, 2/17

    • 3rd and 4th Grade Legacy Sports, 3:15pm in the gym
    • Science Expo – Virtual – 6:30PM

    Friday, 2/18

    • Fun Lunch – PIZZA

    Dine & Share Fundraiser – Portillo’s on Wednesday, 2/16!


    Lincoln Science Expo – Thursday Night!

    Join us this Thursday from 6:30-7:30pm! Zoom link will be emailed closer to the event.


    Library Lowdown – Young Authors

    Young Authors: Deadline is Tuesday, February 15th for 1st – 4th graders.  In order to be submitted, the story be sturdily bound with a title page, dedication page, and about the author page, and must be neatly handwritten or typed. Please see this link for more information.

    If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Brauweiler directly.


    Girls on the Run

    Girls on the Run inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through the research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the program, girls in 3rd and 4th grade develop skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event!

    GOTR will begin on April 4th and meet every Monday and Thursday after school in the gym from 3:10 – 4:30pm until May 25th.   The celebratory 5k run is tentatively scheduled for May 14th, details to come. Please register at Girls on the Run

    Love this program?  Interested in VOLUNTEERING as a coach to help run this amazing program?  If interested in helping out, please reach out to cathleenbuckley@gmail.com


    Fun Lunch Substitutes 2022

    Please sign up to be a 2022 Fun Lunch substitute!

    Sometimes things come up and our scheduled Fun Lunch servers cannot help on a particular day. We will email you when we are short-handed and see if you can help! Questions, email Lincolnrfptofunlunch@gmail.com 

    Please sign up here.


    Belongingness and Inclusion Committee

    The Lincoln PTO Belongingness and Inclusion Committee is looking for more volunteers.

    Belongingness and Inclusion: An inclusive community is fostered when each of us feels both the sense of belongingness and of uniqueness. In other words, when we feel seen, respected, welcomed and valued for our authentic selves.

    In conjunction with the Willard PTO and D90, this committee focus’ on providing resources to Lincoln families and supporting the staff to foster belongingness and inclusion in our Lincoln School community. We are currently working on providing materials to the teachers and staff at Lincoln School in preparation for our different heritage and awareness months. Please click this sign-up genius link for more information and to sign-up. We look forward to working with you!


    Kids Heart Challenge

    Welcome to another year of the Kids Heart Challenge!!!

    What does the Kids Heart Challenge do?

    The Kids Heart Challenge focuses on whole body wellness, helping students improve their own health and better their character while raising life-saving donations for the American Heart Association to help kids facing heart-health issues. 

    ***Please know your child does not need to participate in Kids Heart Challenge and it is only optional.*** 

    The Kids Heart Challenge ends on February 25, 2022.

    Username: lincolnriverforest
    Password: heart
    Linkhttp://www2.heart.org/goto/lincoln90


    SEL

    All are invited to join the Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) first annual coloring contest! Beginning on February 1st, 2022 and ending on Random Acts of Kindness Day 2022, completed RAK Day Coloring Sheets will be collected. On RAK Day (February 17th, 2022), five random entries will be selected to receive a RAK Day poster, lapel pin, a 2022 Kindness Calendar, along with a Make Kindness the Norm sweatshirt, water bottle, and baseball hat (valued at over $100). That’s not all! Every person who enters the contest has the option to receive a free RAK Day 2022 sticker in the mail. Join in and help us #MakeKindnessTheNorm!
    The coloring sheet and rules are available here. They are dedicated to making this contest as inclusive as possible—all ages are allowed to enter and there are no restrictions on your creative genius! If you prefer to design your own coloring sheet, they welcome those submissions, too.  Happy RAK Day!


    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!


    2/6 Lincoln Log

    Lincoln Families,

    I hope you had a great weekend. With the frigid temperatures, hopefully you were able to cozy up on the couch and cheer on the athletes in the Beijing Winter Games.   It’s definitely one of  my favorite sporting events and so full of inspiration and examples of sportsmanship and perseverance for our kids. 

    Thanks so much for all of your support as we rolled out our first official E-Learning day last week. Our Fine Fine Teachers executed a relatively flawless day of learning and our kids did such an incredible job of demonstrating their resilience and engagement. The silver lining of it all is that we don’t have to make up the missed day in June! 

    Many thanks to everyone who attended our Kindergarten Information night last Thursday. Please know that the registration window is now officially open for enrollment of kindergartners for the 22-23 school year. Please visit the District 90 Website for all information related to Kindergarten Registration. 

    Valentine’s Day is next week – our kids are invited to bring valentines to school on Monday, February 14 to distribute to their friends. While there will be no Kindergarten Concert or formal classroom parties, our teachers will be sure to infuse some fun valentine activities into the day. Please note that there should be no food or candy attached to valentines. 

    Believe it or not, spring conferences will take place in less than a month. As referenced in the D90 Weekly Update, the portal to sign up for conferences is officially open and will close on Monday, February 28th at 10pm. For grades PreK-4, please click this link: K-4 Spring Conference Sign Up.

    As we continue to navigate through the ever changing landscape of the Covid-19 pandemic, please remember that regardless of vaccination status, it is essential for families to contact Ms. Godellas of any positive Covid-19 cases within your family or if your child has been identified as a close-contact to someone with Covid-19. Your partnership is paramount in our continued efforts to keep Lincoln School safe and keeping our schools open. Please reach out to Ms. Godellas or myself if you have any questions. 

    Finally, weather permitting, this Thursday I look forward to celebrating February Birthdays at Gaga for Godfrey. All February birthdays will be invited to attend at 2:30pm on Thursday, February 10.

    We are celebrating Kindness Month this February at Lincoln, so don’t forget to take a moment to share some  Lincoln Love and spread some kindness throughout our school community. 

    As always, thanks so much for your continued support of Lincoln. Please never hesitate to reach out if there is anything more we can do to support your kids and family.

    Enjoy the upcoming week and the Olympics. CG


    Calendar

    Monday, 2/7

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

    Tuesday, 2/8

    • 1st and 2nd Grade Legacy Sports, 3:15pm in the gym

    Wednesday, 2/9

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

    Thursday, 2/10

    • 3rd and 4th Grade Legacy Sports, 3:15pm in the gym

    Friday, 2/11

    • Fun Lunch – chicken/grilled cheese

    Girls on the Run

    Girls on the Run inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through the research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the program, girls in 3rd and 4th grade develop skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event!

    GOTR will begin on April 4th and meet every Monday and Thursday after school in the gym from 3:10 – 4:30pm until May 25th.   The celebratory 5k run is tentatively scheduled for May 14th, details to come. Please register at Girls on the Run

    Love this program?  Interested in VOLUNTEERING as a coach to help run this amazing program?  If interested in helping out, please reach out to cathleenbuckley@gmail.com


    Lincoln Science Expo – videos due Monday, 2/7 at 8pm!

    All Science Expo videos are due on Monday, February 7th by 8pm. Also, we are seeking parent volunteers as Zoom Breakout Room video hosts  – please email Susan.Veazie@gmail.com.

    LINK TO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    Fun Lunch Substitutes 2022

    Please sign up to be a 2022 Fun Lunch substitute!

    Sometimes things come up and our scheduled Fun Lunch servers cannot help on a particular day. We will email you when we are short-handed and see if you can help! Questions, email Lincolnrfptofunlunch@gmail.com 

    Please sign up here.


    Belongingness and Inclusion Committee

    The Lincoln PTO Belongingness and Inclusion Committee is looking for more volunteers.

    Belongingness and Inclusion: An inclusive community is fostered when each of us feels both the sense of belongingness and of uniqueness. In other words, when we feel seen, respected, welcomed and valued for our authentic selves.

    In conjunction with the Willard PTO and D90, this committee focus’ on providing resources to Lincoln families and supporting the staff to foster belongingness and inclusion in our Lincoln School community. We are currently working on providing materials to the teachers and staff at Lincoln School in preparation for our different heritage and awareness months. Please click this sign-up genius link for more information and to sign-up. We look forward to working with you!


    Dine & Share Fundraiser – Portillo’s on Wednesday, 2/16!


    Thank You Lincoln Eagles!

    Heartworks and the Lincoln Belongingness and Inclusion Committee thank you for your generosity during our January Poverty Awareness Month food and supply drive! We made daily trips to drop off your donations to Beyond Hunger and the community fridges and dropped off a full SUV load of supplies to Housing Forward! Everyone was thrilled to receive your donations and support!

    Thank you for your generosity and warmth during the coldest time of the year!


    Kids Heart Challenge

    Welcome to another year of the Kids Heart Challenge!!!

    What does the Kids Heart Challenge do?

    The Kids Heart Challenge focuses on whole body wellness, helping students improve their own health and better their character while raising life-saving donations for the American Heart Association to help kids facing heart-health issues. 

    ***Please know your child does not need to participate in Kids Heart Challenge and it is only optional.*** 

    The Kids Heart Challenge ends on February 25, 2022.

    Username: lincolnriverforest
    Password: heart
    Linkhttp://www2.heart.org/goto/lincoln90


    SEL

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    As the pandemic stretches on, we’ve all had to learn new skills to manage the stress: Bouncing back from disappointment, going with the flow when plans change unexpectedly (e.g. snow days and e-learning!), getting comfortable with change and managing uncertainty. But there is an upside: Many of the skills we’ve been forced to practice rely on a key executive function called flexible thinking. Here are some Ways to Help Kids with Flexible Thinking.


    Library Lowdown – Young Authors

    Young Authors: Deadline is Tuesday, February 15th for 1st – 4th graders.  In order to be submitted, the story be sturdily bound with a title page, dedication page, and about the author page, and must be neatly handwritten or typed. Please see this link for more information.

    If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Brauweiler directly.


    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!