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Due to COVID, Fall Fest has to look different this year. Instead of our traditional large fundraiser, we are offering a scaled-back FREE Trunk-or-Treat event open to Lincoln Families on Friday, October 15th from 6pm-8pm. Please pre-register your family online to make sure we have enough treat bags for your children.

This event will include:

  • Trunk-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt
  • Fahrner the Fortune Teller
  • DJ
  • Food Trucks
  • …and more!

Come in a costume and dance the night away with your friends! Hit up the trunks, buy some food, grab some pics: you do you!

We need families to decorate your trunks at trunk-or-treat and display your car: prizes will go out to the winning trunks!

This event can’t happen without you! Sign up to volunteer for an hour and then enjoy the rest of the event with your family!

Due to COVID, we need to change the traditional Trunk-or-Treat to a Trunk-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt! How it works: 

  • We will provide a scavenger hunt list to every child who enters the event at the Check-in Tables. CHILDREN WILL REDEEM THIS LIST FOR A TREAT BAG so please do not lose this sheet!
  • Head to the Trunk-or-Treat right after Check-in. We will be staggering entry into the trunks in order to reduce congestion in that area.
  • Enter the Trunk or Treat Line at trunk number 1 and start your hunt!
  • In order to minimize contact, no candy will be given out at the individual trunks, but families will need to visually find at least 9 costumed Jynxes in the trunks!
  • At the end of the hunt, children will turn in their scavenger hunt lists to the volunteers and they will receive their bag of treats*.
  • After the hunt, feel free to walk around the event with your family (enjoy the DJ, Food Trucks, and Fahr-nar the Fortune Teller)

*Pre-registration for this event is strongly encouraged. Treat bags will be pre-assembled due to COVID, and we have no way of knowing how many siblings who will be joining your Lincoln student WITHOUT your registration. Treat bags will have candy in them, unless you opt for a treat-only option for your child in your registration. If you have any allergies, food sensitivities or religious restrictions, please specify this in your pre-registration.

Organizing a large event like this requires a lot of organization, money, and time behind-the-scenes, and we really appreciate your collaboration and pre-registration in this effort for us to safely get together with our Lincoln families! We are so excited to SEE YOU!

**This is not a drop-off event. All children need to be accompanied by an adult.**

We will be accepting bagged candy donations, just send the candy with your student to school. The classroom that collects the most candy before 10/8 earns an in-class dance party with JYNX THE LYNX!

Unable to volunteer but still want to support this event? You can provide a monetary donation here before 10/8.

We will be adhering to current IDPH COVID guidelines for outdoor sporting events.

Currently, masks do not need to be worn for outdoor activities.

Please bring your own water.

Lincoln’s GRIT Games

Welcome to Lincoln’s Grit Games! A chance for your family (or your Pod) to compete in a contest designed to stretch your physical and mental skills to develop GRIT. This free event occurs on September 16th and is open to all Lincoln Families. The Grit Games DO require pre-registration, just select the time that works best for you before September 15th!

SHOW US YOUR GRIT and Register now!

Do you have what it takes to persevere?

In order to make the Grit Games a reality… we need help from volunteers like you! Register to run the race with your family or friends, and then sign up to volunteer for a shift! It’s a win/win!

How it works: 

  • Select your preferred time slot and register your team with the total amount of players participating in the game.
  • The Grit Games will be completely outdoors, and is good for kids & adults of all ages (it will involve mental and physical challenges. If you have younger kiddos, they may need adult help with reading/problem solving)
  • All teams must have between 2-10* participants. Your team can include whoever you’re comfortable being with in a close proximity and sharing tools.
    • You can sign up as a family and select the number of people participating on the registration page.
    • OR, combine multiple families and/or friends and select the number of people participating on the registration page.
  • Please show up 5 minutes prior to the time of your registration slot. Due to COVID, we will not be able to accommodate teams that do not show up on time
  • The Grit Games should take around 20 minutes to complete.

We will be adhering to current IDPH COVID guidelines for outdoor sporting events. Currently, masks do not need to be worn for outdoor activities.

  • Please bring your own water.
  • Please wear athletic clothes (Grade-Level Shirts) that you can get dirty and/or wet.

*10 is not a “hard” cap… feel free to add more children to your team; however, stations are geared towards groups of 4-6 players, so may be easier or harder with more students participating.


And just like that, we’re back!

Do you have a new Kindergartener at Lincoln?

Join us for the Kindergarten Treasure Hunt* on Friday, August 13th at 9am! This is where you will meet your child’s teacher, drop off school supplies, and get your child comfortable with the Lincoln Building. Clubs (like the girl scouts) will be set-up in the multipurpose room if you would like more information.

Don’t forget to head out to the LincolnGrows outdoor classroom (in the back of the building) for a picture in our photo booth or with our mascot: Jynx the Lynx! PTA information will also be available, as well as an opportunity to register for the PTA to earn some prizes!

Our Back-To-School Social looks a little different this year*. Our event will be on Tuesday, August 17th, and we will be staggering the schedule based on your student’s Last Name.

  • A-L will be from 11:30AM-12:30PM
  • M-Z will be from 12:30PM-1:30PM

Remember to bring your school supplies, and check with the teacher to see if there is anything you can help with. Clubs will be set-up in the multipurpose room if you would like more information.

PTA information, including grade-level shirt info, and drawings will be available in the outdoor classroom. For Tuesday only, The WonderBus and Hazel Marie’s will be set up in the outdoor classroom selling ice cream and cookies and giving a portion of the proceeds to Lincoln! Cash Only!

*As new normal protocols continue in all Illinois schools, please make sure both you and your child are wearing a mask in the building.

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