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Lincoln Sci-Jynx S.T.E.M. Showcase!

Hello Lincoln Families,

Our PTA is coordinating a STEM Showcase this year in lieu of a traditional science fair and the other related activities we have done in the past.  Below are links to the registration for the STEM Showcase and a template that can be followed.  Participation is entirely optional, and it is open to all students.  The gist is that projects or experiments can be done by students/families at home and will be Showcased at school – essentially a virtual science fair.  We will also be doing a few school based activities during the first week of May directly related to the STEM Showcase and STEM activities.

Over the past handful of years we have had our students participate in a number of activities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) largely because of the problem solving expectations that come with these disciplines.  Putting our students in positions where they have to apply skills, think critically, collaborate and solve problems is a very natural extension of what we work on throughout the learning day, and it is in that vein that we are coordinating this STEM Showcase.

All of the information and links can also be found in your student’s Google Classroom: Lincoln Elementary.

Casey Hartman

Lincoln Elementary School


STEM Showcase Registration Link

You can submit your project for the STEM Showcase via 2 methods (or both!):

-A Google Slides Presentation

-Upload a video (less than 3 minutes) to the Lincoln Elementary Google Classroom

Fifth Grade Farewell Fundraiser


Fifth Graders are selling Little Caesars Pizza (and Cookie) kits to fund their Fifth Grade Farewell!

Contact your favorite Fifth Grader to see how you can grab these delicious and fun-to-make pizzas.

If you’re a fifth grade family and you would like to register to sell pizza kits for the Farewell, Click Here. The highest seller earns a $25 gift card to Amazon.

Don’t know a fifth grader but love pizza and want to support their end-of-year celebration? Click Here to get some pizza.

If you’d love to help fund the Fifth Grade Farewell but aren’t interested in pizza? You can also donate directly to this event via a Fifth Grade Farewell donation.

Please email with any questions and thank you for supporting our fifth grade students!

Winter Sowing Experiment

Grab some potting MIX (not potting soil) and save your milk cartons… IL Extension is donating seed packs to experiment with winter sowing!

If you want to reserve a free pack, shout out in the comments!

For more info on winter sowing, you can check out this awesome how-to video by our master gardener partner Nancy at IL Extension:

Fill our yearbook

Hi Parents!

We need your help to FILL OUR YEARBOOK this year! So each week we will have a new photo theme. Take a photo of your kid(s) that fits the theme, and upload it to our community photo site for consideration in the yearbook.
The great news – you can upload ANY TIME for any of the themes! So don’t feel stressed if you forget a week. Do it at your own pace. Just do a few. Or, upload new photos each week.

To upload: go to Find our school and create a log in. Once on the site, click the BLUE “upload photos” button on the left. Choose your photos to upload. Then in the field “Choose an upload folder” – look for your child’s teacher’s name, followed by the appropriate descriptor (example – WITT REMOTE RECESS or WITT CHALK TALK).  Then follow the prompts to finish your upload!

If you have a photo with more than one child in it with different teachers, just look for the generic folder header for that category (example – REMOTE RECESS, or CHALK WALK).

We’ll put out weekly reminders for the photo themes – but here’s the full list through the end of this year:

SEPTEMBER 21 – REMOTE RECESS (photos of outside fun/exercise)

(photos of chalk art/chalk messages)

OCTOBER 5 – STUFFIE SELFIES (selfie of you and your favorite stuffed animal(s))

OCTOBER 12 – “MY SPACE” (photo of you in your remote learning space)

OCTOBER 19 – PET PROJECTS (photo of you and your pet)

OCTOBER 26 – COSTUMES CAPTURED (photo of you in your Halloween costume)

NOVEMBER 2 – SHOW YOUR SPIRIT (photo of you in Lincoln or class spirit wear)

NOVEMBER 9 – REMOTE READING (photo of you reading at home)

NOVEMBER 16 HOME COOK (photo of you cooking/baking in the kitchen)

NOVEMBER 23 – GIVING THANKS (take a photo with someone or something that you are thankful for)

NOVEMBER 30 – PAJAMA PLAYTIME (photo of you in your favorite PJs)

DECEMBER 2 – MUSICAL ME (photo of you making music at home)

DECEMBER 14 – HOLIDAY BEST (photo of you in your holiday best or a festive outfit)

There are also teacher-specific and general folders for the following categories – if you have any photos from these events you’d still like to upload.


There’s also a ZOOM ROOM category for each teacher for any great shots of your Zoom sessions or even screen captures of the class you may have grabbed.

Any questions? Reach out to .

Thanks for your help!

Kim Pirc
Yearbook Coordinator

Patriot day

Patriot Day looks a little different this year, but we are no less thankful to our first responders.

Feel free to show your support by posting pictures/videos of how your family is thanking first responders this year. (As always… if you’re not comfortable posting, please email them to so they can be included in the yearbook!)

Below are some sample coloring pages if you’d like to print those out and have your kids color them today!