12-18 PTO Newsletter: Happy Holidays

Alpine Food Shop  Fun Lunch for Thursday, Dec. 19th:  Subs

Don’t forget, Fun Lunch is tomorrow. This week it is Sub Sandwiches from Alpine Food Shop,  7538 West North Avenue, Elmwood Park.  Many thanks to all our Fun Lunch Volunteers and Alpine!


Winter Concert and Classes Schedule:

Friday, December 20 – Winter Concert Times

  • 9:45 a.m. – Gr. 1
  • 10:30  a.m. – Gr. 2
  • 1:00 p.m. – Gr. 3
  • 1:45 p.m. – Gr. 4

Friday, December 20: Early Dismissal (2:30 p.m.) 

Winter Recess:  December 23 – January 3, 2014

Classes Resume: Monday, January 6, 2014


Amazon Logo

Did you know your Amazon orders could contribute to the PTO?

Attention holiday shoppers! School fundraising doesn’t get any easier than this! Raise money for Lincoln by going to this link and clicking on either the search Amazon box or Amazon gift card box. Lincoln Elementary PTO will receive 6% of all money spent at Amazon.com through this special link (4% on electronics). There are no fees and Amazon does not share any of your information. Share the link with family and friends so all our Amazon shopping helps Lincoln school. Purchases made on Amazon kindle or through the Amazon smartphone app will not count toward fundraising. Please use the link on the Lincoln PTO website to ensure that Lincoln gets credit for your purchases. Happy shopping and thanks for fundraising!


Stay Home Wednesday Nights and Order In!

Puree Logo - Support PTOIn this freezing weather, we all need a night off. Why not order dinner tonight? Both take out and delivery orders from Puree’s Pizza and Pasta (1023 Lake Street, Oak Park) on Wednesday nights help the Lincoln PTO. 10% of Wednesday night orders will be donated to the Lincoln PTO. Be sure to mention you’re a Lincoln family.  We’re attaching a menu for your convenience:  Puree’s Menu 

Special Holiday Schedule for Puree’s! Both Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on Wednesdays, so for those 2 weeks the fundraiser will be on TUESDAY. Think of Puree’s if you are ordering take-out on Christmas Eve or pizza on New Year’s Eve!

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Green4Good reminders for December:

Waste Free Wednesdays are still happening!  Pack your kids a waste free lunch on Wednesdays, and your child will receive a hand stamp.  Want to see Lincoln in action during the lunch hour?  Volunteer to give out hand stamps on any given Wednesday from 11:25 to 12:25!  Training provided.  Sign up here.

The Village of River Forest is recycling holiday lights!

River Forest has a collection bin to recycle holiday lights from now through Monday, Jan. 7th.  The bin is located on Central Avenue between Park and Franklin…it’s open 24 hours a day!

 

Connect4Kids Save the Date

Parents and faculty of Lincoln, Willard and Roosevelt school students, please join us for our 3rd Parent Forum sponsored by Lincoln PTO:

“Cultivating Positive Athletic Experiences”

Jim Bloch & Bob Pieper from The Team www.theteamleadership.org

Thursday, January 23rd

7:00 – 8:30 pm in the Lincoln Auditorium (enter on the Franklin side)

All of us one time or another may have gotten way too emotionally involved in our kids’ sports. Perhaps you worry if your child is not interested in playing team athletics, feel concerned with overscheduling or have been appalled by unsportsmanlike conduct being modeled at games by adults. The Team will guide us back to the basics and accentuate the positive impact athletics can have on our developing children.

Jim Bloch, a former athletic director at New Trier High School, and Bob Pieper, Department Chair for Health Education, Physical Education and head Football coach at Glenbrook North High School, are professional speakers/consultants with expertise in athletic and leadership worlds. During their 90-minute talk they will share an important message: a successful journey with the sports experience is predicated on a shared partnership between the child, parent and coaches. You are invited to reflect on the experience you want for your child, get clear about why your choices matter, and be reminded it is about the children. We win some, we lose some…let’s put the joy back in youth sports!

Inquiries please contact: Maureen Spielman, mauspiel@gmail.com, or Annie Dwyer loolatopiafairy@gmail.com

 

 

Do you want to announce your school-related event?

Please submit requests to “lincolnPTOcommunications AT gmail.com” by midnight on Tuesday for the weekly newsletter.

Winter Sports Camp and Spring Fun Lunch Registration Is Open!

Registration for winter sports camp and spring fun lunch is now open!

FatDuckFUN LUNCH SIGN UP IS HERE!

Now that your kids have had the semester to try the various Friday fun lunches, here is the link to register for spring fun lunch. Once again, we’ll be offering Domino’s Pizza, Fat Duck chicken tenders, Puree’s Pasta, and Alpine subs. Hopefully you can convince them to opt for all four options, and give yourself a break every Friday for the rest of the year.

The deadline to register for fun lunch is January 17.

WINTER SPORTS CAMP

Grab a spot for your child in our popular winter sports camp! Registration closes on January 6. Register on the webstore today.

Grades K-2 will meet after school from 3:15 to 4:15 on Tuesdays from 1/7 – 1/28.

Grades 1-4 will meet after school from 3:15 to 4:15 on Thursdays from 1/9 – 1/30.

Registration for each session will close out at 25 children. The cost of the month of winter sports camp is $45.

12/11 Lincoln PTO Newsletter: Contribute to the PTO While Holiday Shopping!

PureeLogo

Fun Lunch for Friday, Dec. 13th:  Pasta

Thank you to all our Fun Lunch Volunteers and Puree’s Pizza and Pasta, 1023 Lake Street, Oak Park.


A Few Calendar Reminders

Friday, December 20 – Winter Concert Times

  • 9:45 a.m. – Gr. 1
  • 10:30  a.m. – Gr. 2
  • 1:00 p.m. – Gr. 3
  • 1:45 p.m. – Gr. 4

Friday, December 20 – Early Dismissal (2:30 p.m.) Winter Recess – December 23 – January 3, 2014

Classes Resume Monday, January 6, 2014


Whole Foods gift cardHoliday Gift Card Orders Due Monday, December 16

Why not support your kids and do your shopping at the same time? Order gift cards today! Use them to shop for gifts or to give as gifts! You receive the full value of the gift card and the Lincoln PTO gets a percentage of the sale. And new this year, Whole Foods gift cards are available! Order either online at the PTO Webstore, or via the form in last Friday’s folder. Orders must be placed online or handed into the office by Monday, December 16. Gift cards will be delivered on the last day of school, Friday, December 20. Questions? Contact Catherine Smith at cs AT catherineconsulting.com


Amazon Logo

Did you know your Amazon orders could contribute to the PTO?

Attention holiday shoppers! School fundraising doesn’t get any easier than this! Raise money for Lincoln by going to this link and clicking on either the search Amazon box or Amazon gift card box. Lincoln Elementary PTO will receive 6% of all money spent at Amazon.com through this special link (4% on electronics). There are no fees and Amazon does not share any of your information. Share the link with family and friends so all our Amazon shopping helps Lincoln school. Purchases made on Amazon kindle or through the Amazon smartphone app will not count toward fundraising. Please use the link on the Lincoln PTO website to ensure that Lincoln gets credit for your purchases. Happy shopping and thanks for fundraising!


Stay Home Wednesday Nights and Order In!

Puree Logo - Support PTOIn this freezing weather, we all need a night off. Why not order dinner tonight? Both take out and delivery orders from Puree’s Pizza and Pasta (1023 Lake Street, Oak Park) on Wednesday nights help the Lincoln PTO. 10% of Wednesday night orders will be donated to the Lincoln PTO. Be sure to mention you’re a Lincoln family.   

 


Let’s Decorate the Heartworks Mitten Tree!

hats and mittensLincoln’s Fourth Grade Service Club, Heartworks, is collecting new children’s hats, gloves, scarves and mittens to donate to Hephzibah Children’s Association, which serves families and children in our area.  Please hang your donations on the tree in the school lobby by December 13th.  Thank you for your generosity.


Book Drive Thank You

The Girl Scouts Book Drive collected 322 books for Bernie’s Book Bank. Thank you so much for your donations and support!


Green4Good reminders for December:

Waste Free Wednesdays are still happening!  Pack your kids a waste free lunch on Wednesdays, and your child will receive a hand stamp.  Want to see Lincoln in action during the lunch hour?  Volunteer to give out hand stamps on any given Wednesday from 11:25 to 12:25!  Training provided.  Sign up here.

The Village of River Forest is recycling holiday lights!

River Forest has a collection bin to recycle holiday lights from now through Monday, Jan. 7th.  The bin is located on Central Avenue between Park and Franklin…it’s open 24 hours a day!

 

Do you want to announce your school-related event?

Please submit requests to “lincolnPTOcommunications AT gmail.com” by midnight on Tuesday for the weekly newsletter.

12/4 PTO Newsletter: Holiday Shop, Puree’s, Young Authors

Last Call for the Lincoln Holiday Shop!

penguin in snowglobeOur Third Annual Holiday Shop is open this Wednesday and Thursday after school:

3:10 – 4:00pm  in the Gym

Students can buy presents for friends and family–all gifts are under $10!  Lincoln Spirit Wear  is also available for purchase.  Please stop by to check out our unique gifts for that special someone!   Proceeds benefit the PTO.


Don’t forget about our Wednesday Night Puree’s Pizza and Pasta Fundraiser!

Puree FlyerGive yourself a break on Wednesdays during this busy month!  When you order take out or delivery from Puree’s Pizza and Pasta (1023 Lake Street, Oak Park) on Wednesday nights, 10% of your order will be donated to the Lincoln PTO.

Be sure to mention you’re a Lincoln family.   We’re attaching a Puree’s Menu for your convenience!  Puree’s Menu

 


Fun Lunch for Friday, Dec. 6th:  Chicken Tenders

FatDuckThank you to all our Fun Lunch Volunteers and FatDuck Grill, 7218 West Madison, Forest Park.

 


Calling All Student Authors!

Young Authors Blank PageSubmissions for Young Authors are due on Monday, December 9th to your child’s teacher. 

Have fun showing off your talents. Students in Grades 1 through 8 can submit an original (not a class assignment), brand new piece of writing including: poetry, short story, graphic novel, illustrated story, or essay.

Each submission should include a sturdy cover, title page, dedication page, and “about the author” page. 

You may also register for the Young Authors Conference through the District Web Store. The Conference will take place at Lincoln School from 8:30 to 11:30 on Saturday, January 25, 2014.

Registration is $5. Event fee includes refreshments and interactive workshops. Scholarships available upon request.    All information is on the event poster:  Young Authors Conf Poster 2014 (1)


Let’s Decorate the Heartworks Mitten Tree!

hats and mittensLincoln’s Fourth Grade Service Club, Heartworks, is collecting new children’s hats, gloves, scarves and mittens to donate to Hephzibah Children’s Association, which serves families and children in our area.  Please hang your donations on the tree in the school lobby by December 13th.  Thank you for your generosity.


Thank You to all our volunteers and supporters!

The PTO would like to thank all our organizers and volunteers who helped with the Book Fair and Coupon Books.  We also thank Lincoln teachers and staff for letting us take over the library for a week, and for keeping track of coupon books and payments!  Lastly, many, many thanks to all our generous patrons who help raise funds for Lincoln School.  Thank you for supporting Lincoln and our students!


Green4Good reminders for December:

Waste Free Wednesdays are still happening!  Pack your kids a waste free lunch on Wednesdays, and your child will receive a hand stamp.  Want to see Lincoln in action during the lunch hour?  Volunteer to give out hand stamps on any given Wednesday from 11:25 to 12:25!  Training provided.  Sign up here.

The Village of River Forest is recycling holiday lights!

River Forest has a collection bin to recycle holiday lights from now through Monday, Jan. 7th.  The bin is located on Central Avenue between Park and Franklin…it’s open 24 hours a day!

 

Do you want to announce your school-related event?

Please submit requests to “lincolnPTOcommunications AT gmail.com” by midnight on Tuesday for the weekly newsletter.

Our Holiday Shop starts Tuesday & The Mitten Tree is up!

Lincoln’s Holiday Shop is open Tuesday through Thursday, this week only!

Lincoln’s Third Annual Holiday Shop Fundraiser is this week after school:

Tuesday, Dec. 3rd  through  Thursday,  Dec. 5th

3:10 -4:00pm  in the Gym

Students can buy presents for friends and family–all gifts are under $10!  Lincoln Spirit Wear  will also be available for purchase.  Please stop by to check out our unique gifts for that special someone!   Proceeds benefit the PTO.

We could still use a few hands to help out in our busy shop!  Can you lend yours for an hour?  Register on Sign Up Genius, or come to the gym by 3pm.  Thank you for your help and patronage!  


 Let’s Decorate the Heartworks Mitten Tree!

Lincoln’s Fourth Grade Service Club, Heartworks, is collecting new children’s hats, gloves, scarves and mittens to donate to Hephzibah Children’s Association, which serves families and children in our area.  Please hang your donations on the tree in the school lobby by December 13th.  Thank you for your generosity.