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Principal's Newsletter 11/2/2018

Dear SUPER Lincoln Families,
As parent teacher conferences are just a few weeks away, I wanted to send a reminder that we need all families to create a PowerSchool login. If you encounter any problems creating your login, please contact the school office. Conference sign up begins on November 5 and continues through November 9. Conferences will be from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2018, and from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

PTA Annual Fun Lunch is on the way!
On Monday, November 19 the PTA will provide lunch to students. This year the order will come from the D205 Café and the menu will include cheeseburgers, apple slices, cookies, milk, water, and juice. While the menu is peanut free, unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate all allergies. For parents uncomfortable with the Fun Lunch, please send a lunch to school with your child.

2019 Poster, Poetry and Prose Contest
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is pleased to announce the 2019 Poster, Poetry and Prose Contest. This year’s contest theme is: Green Transportation – Keeping the Air Clean for a Healthy Future! This contest is open to all 5th and 6th grade Illinois students. Kindly forward this information to interested educators. Entries are due February 1, 2019. Please see the attached documents or visit the following web site for more information: https://www2.illinois.gov/epa/topics/education/contest/pages/default.aspx.

5v5 Indoor Soccer Tournament Fundraiser
Luke van Heukelum would like you to join him in raising money for Xbox game systems to be enjoyed by children in the Oncology department of Children’s hospital in Chicago. The goal is to raise enough money for 5 portable Xbox kits that will be donated during Christmas 2018. On Wednesday November 21st Luke is hosting a 5v5 indoor soccer tournament. The tournament will be held at the Team Elmhurst Indoor Facility @ 699 Walnut Street, Elmhurst. There will be 3 brackets of 4 teams each:
….. Bracket A: 5th and 6th grade (games will be played between 2 and 4 pm)
….. Bracket B: 7th and 8th grade (games will be played between 4 and 6 pm)
….. Bracket C: 9th and 10th grade (games will be played between 6 and 8 pm)

The donation for this event is $100 per team and 100% of all donations will be used to purchase Xbox kits for the Oncology department of Children’s hospital in Chicago. Please sign up soon as limited spaces are available. Teams can be girls, boys or co-ed. Email Luke at: lukevanheukelum@gmail.com or visit https://www.gofundme.com/team-44.

PTA Reflections Arts Contest
Submissions are due this Monday, November 5th!! Did you know that all Lincoln students who enter a project get to enjoy a donut and bagel breakfast at Lincoln?! ALSO, all Lincoln students who submit an entry will be entered into a raffle to win a free class at Windy City Ninjas! AND, all entries submitted will be featured in a district art show next spring at Judith B Art Gallery in downtown Elmhurst!

This year’s theme is “Heroes Around Me”. The six categories of entry are as follows: visual art, music composition, dance choreography, writing, film production and photography. Contest rules and the entry form are on the Lincoln PTA website under Reflections.

U.C.C.A. Holiday Food Drive Until Nov. 16
All Lincoln students and families are invited to help fill holiday food boxes by bringing donations to school between October 22nd – November 16th, 2018. There also will be collection bins at the Elmhurst Public Library, the YMCA, and park district locations until November 25th.  The donations will then be picked up and moved to the Elmhurst Public Works Garage where it will be sorted and boxed for distribution in December.

2018-19 Illinois Parent Survey
Link to survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/  The survey closes Jan. 18, 2019. The scores we receive from the 5Essentials Survey help determine our Great Schools Rating. Please provide us with your feedback – We aim for success!

Fall Center for Gifted Elmhurst STEM Events
These events are open to all Elmhurst children and are sponsored by the Center for Gifted.
Sandburg STEM flyer: http://www.centerforgifted.org/november2018.pdf
IIT STEM Series:  http://www.centerforgifted.org/IITStemSeries.pdf
Fall program registration link:  
https://thriva.activenetwork.com/Reg4/Form.aspx?IDTD=2807716&RF=11610308

AMAZONSMILE
The Holidays are coming!!??!  
Please make sure you are shopping via AmazonSmile this holiday season and always, because Amazon will donate .5% of all your purchases to Lincoln! Enter https://smile.amazon.com/each time you shop and make sure you choose Lincoln School PTA when you do the initial setup.  All future orders will go to Lincoln, as long as you enter via AmazonSmile.

Lincoln's makerspace needs your help!
Here's a general list of what Lincoln's makerspace is looking for:  Pipe cleaners, Empty paper towel and toilet paper tubes, Scotch /masking tape, Crayons and markers, Feathers, Beads, Scissors, Fabric, felt, ribbon, Pencils, Rulers, String/yarn, Popsicle sticks, Glue, LEGOS (whatever you can spare), Plastic containers (especially ones with lids). If you have other items that you think the namespace could use, please ask! Mrs. Walton will probably take whatever you have!

MARKERS, CRAYONS, AND SMALL ELECTRONICS RECYCLING AT LINCOLN!
Send in your old markers, crayons, and small electronics for recycling.  Any brand of marker or crayon can be recycled and will now be collected year round at Lincoln.  We also recycle old cell phones, tablets, fitbits, ink cartridges, GPS, iPods, laptops, smart watches, eReaders, video gaming systems, handheld video gaming systems, video game accessories and controllers.  Please send these items in to school with your child. Bins are located near the library. Please contact Renee Dizillo if you have any questions: reneedizillo1@yahoo.com.  

Service Project for Lincoln Students - Ronald McDonald House
Little things can make a difference! Several Lincoln students met over the summer and planned a pop tab collection fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House at Loyola in Maywood.  Each Lincoln classroom has a pop tab collection container decorated by a student.  Throughout the school year, the students will be collecting and weighing the pop tabs to see if they can reach their goal of 20 pounds by Winter Break and 40 pounds by the end of the school year.  One pound of pop tabs is equal to 1,267 tabs. Please join in on the fun. Celebrate your pop tab collections on social media with #rmhccni.  To learn more about collecting pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House, check out this site:  https://rmhccni.org/get-involved/pop-tabs/

UPCOMING DATES
Fri. Nov. 2: Wizards Assembly at 1:30pm
Sat. Nov. 3: Harlem Wizards vs D205 ALL STARS – York High School at 5pm
Sun. Nov. 4: Daylight Savings Time ends – Clocks turn back one hour!
Tues. Nov. 6: Election Day!! Time to Vote!!
Fri. Nov. 9: PTA Math Magician Assembly at 12:30pm in Gym
Tues. Nov. 13: PTA Mtg at 8:30am in MPR
Tues. Nov. 13: Book Fair Set Up at 5pm
Wed. Nov. 14: Book Fair
Thurs. Nov. 15: Book Fair
Parent Teacher Conferences
…  Mon, Nov 19 from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.
…  Tues, Nov 20 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. – NO SCHOOL
Wed. Nov. 21-Fri. Nov. 23: Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL
Wed. Nov. 28: Late Arrival
Wed. Dec. 12: Late Arrival
Wed. Dec. 12: Winter Band Concert
Thurs. Dec. 13: Winter Orchestra Concert
Thurs. Dec. 20: Winter Orchestra Concert at Bryan Middle School
Fri. Dec. 21: Last day before Winter Break
Sat. Dec. 22 thru Sun. Jan. 6: Winter Break – NO SCHOOL
Mon. Jan. 7: Back to School
Wed. Jan. 16: Late Arrival
Thurs. Jan. 17: PTA BMX Rider Assembly in Gym at 8:30am
Mon. Jan. 21: MLK, Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL
Tues. Jan. 22: PTA Mtg at 7pm in MPR
Thurs. Jan. 24: STEAMFest K-2 at 6pm
Thurs. Feb. 7: STEAMFest Gr. 3-5 at 6pm
Feb 9: Foundation Gala

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Sincerely,
Jen B, Principal

Posted by: Patricia Charatin Published:11/2/18
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