Lion Community Blog

Welcome to the Lion Community! Here you will see news

regarding our lion pride and how we've worked together as a community!





Dia de los Muertos in Oak Park & River Forest

9/4/2023 10:24 am

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Read-a-thon Success!

9/4/2023 10:24 am

Read-A-Thon Success!

YOU ARE INCREDIBLE!!!! Our students have logged over 190,000 minutes read and raised over our goal of $32,000!!!

 Our gratitude to you all for supporting our amazing school! We are so grateful and thrilled! THANK YOU!


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New Sensory Paths!

9/2/2023 10:17 am

New Sensory Paths Installed!

Over the summer, we installed a brand-new sensory path in our school hallways. The total investment was $3000, or $1500 per floor!


Not only does this make our hallways more fun, but it's already having a positive impact. Teachers are telling us that kids seem more focused and less restless when they use the sensory path to move from one class to another. It's like a mini-brain break for them!

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Girls on the run

5/14/2023 12:03 pm

The Girls on the Run at Lincoln completed the 5k in downtown Chicago this weekend.
We ran along the lakeshore and through beautiful sites in the city. Thirty-one of the students were able to attend and complete the 5k.
We want to thank everyone at Lincoln and the PTO for their support, including the generous contribution from the Lincoln PTO of the bus that got us from Lincoln to Grant Park.

We will finish out our season in the next few weeks focusing on a community service project in addition to continuing our focus on exercise.

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3/17/2023 2:22 pm

Movie Night Fundraisers!

Come one, come all to the Lincoln PTO's movie opening night fundraiser! It was a night filled with fun and excitement for the whole family. We had kids and families dress up in their favorite costumes and as they transported to a magical world on the big screen.


Not only did they enjoy a great movie, but everyone also have the opportunity to contribute to the Lincoln PTO with raffle prizes, costume contests, and more. Amazing prizes while supporting a great cause!


Thank you to everyone who participants and to all the local small businesses who helped sponsor a raffle prize!

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2/20/2023 2:03 pm

Books for Classes!

We believe it's important for children to see themselves represented in the books they read. We made it a priority to purchase books that showcase diversity for each classroom and our library. Each classroom received 5 new books. And our wonderful librarian Ms. Meisinger shared photos of the books that were purchased for each classroom.

Thanks for the generosity of parents and families who contribute to the PTO's mission, our students will have access to books that feature characters from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and identities. These books will not only help our students learn about different perspectives and experiences, but they will also continue to foster empathy and understanding within our Lincoln community!  

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2/15/2023 1:15 pm

Bike Walk Oak Park recently presented at our PTO meeting about the importance of bike and walking safety around Lincoln Elementary. Presenters Rachel Poretsky and Sylvia Schweri shared valuable information about how to keep our children and families safe while walking or biking in our community. 

Their presentation highlighted the benefits of active transportation, while also emphasizing the need for caution and careful planing. 
By promoting safe and sustainable modes of transportation, Bike Walk Oak Park is helping to create a healthier, more vibrant community for us all. 
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2/3/2023 9:04 am

Kuumba Kids

Lincoln’s Kuumba Kids started us off

right! Performers wowed us with drumming, dance, and song. Lincoln’s

chorus sang “We Shall Overcome” by Pete Seeger and Lincoln’s

dancers performed a Mendiani dance, receiving a standing ovation

from the packed house.


The parent side of the PTO is grateful to the teacher/staff side for allowing us to bring in the program and doing all the internal work to make it happen.


Special thank you to Jennifer Frey, Principal Gordon, Ms. Lowry, Ms. Roskopf, Mr. McKinney and Mr. Tangora! We hope to build on this event in celebration of this very special month.

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2/1/2023 12:52 pm

Tacos 76' Dine Out Night

On Wednesday, January 25th the Lincoln Lions partnered with Tacos 76' for a dine out fundraiser event.

We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude for your support in our recent dine out event. Your participation helped make the event a huge success, and we couldn't have done it without you. 

Thank you for your support! We look forward to continuing continue building community for our school and local businesses!

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1/16/2023 2:31 pm

Celebrating National Board Certified Teachers 

Congratulations to all our teachers who have earned their board certification! Your hard work, dedication, and commitment to the profession has paid off. This certification is a testament to your expertise and skill in delivering education to our students. It's a significant accomplishment that recognizes your efforts to continuously improve and expand your knowledge. Keep up the great work, and keep inspiring the next generation of learners!

  • Ms. Decancq
  • Mr. McKinney
  • Señora Jacoby 
  • Ms. Thompson 
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