Lincoln Spirit Wear available to order until Sunday!

Do the kids need new hats or sweatshirts for winter?

Lincoln Beanie     Lincoln Shirt    Screen shot 2013-09-05 at 4.24.00 PM

The Lincoln Web Store is now accepting orders for all our spirit wear, but only until Sunday, Dec. 1st!  All orders will be delivered by Dec. 22nd.

We’ve got long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, 3 different hat styles, cozy knee socks, and more!  Check out the Web Store for pictures of all our offerings and size information.

Spirit Wear will also be available at the Holiday Shop after school Dec. 3 – Dec. 5th, but sizes and styles are limited, so order exactly what you want on-line now!  The next special-order opportunity won’t arrive until February.


District 90 Young Authors’ Conference

Are your kids feeling creative over the long weekend?  First through Eighth Grade students can get a jump start on their Young Authors’ Conference submissions.  See the attachment below for all the specifics.  Lincoln is hosting this event on  January 25th, but submissions are due December 9th.

Young Authors Conf Poster 2014 (1)

~~Poetry~~Short Story~~Graphic Novel~~Illustrated Story~~Essay~~ 


Puree Flyer

It’s Wednesday.  You can order take out or delivery from Puree’s today and 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the Lincoln PTO!

Be sure to mention you’re a Lincoln family!

 

 

 

 


Our next PTO meeting is Monday, December 2nd, at 8:45am.  All are welcome!

Thanksgiving

11/25 Lincoln PTO Newsletter: Young Writers Deadline and More

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Please remember that Monday is our last day of school for the week. No school from Tuesday – Friday. Parent teacher conferences begin tonight and continue throughout the day on Tuesday.

ThanksgivingMay your travels be safe and your turkeys be golden.

See you back in school on Monday, December 2.


The Holiday Shop Needs Your Help!

Lincoln’s Third Annual Holiday Shop will be held  Dec. 3rd through Dec. 5th from 3:10-4:00pm in the gym.   Students can buy presents for friends and family–all gifts are under $10!  Spirit wear and gift cards will also be available for purchase.  Proceeds benefit the PTO.

The holiday shop takes place right when we get back to school and we still have volunteer slots available each night!

Please consider volunteering for an hour after school or more to help make this important fundraiser a success. Click through to Sign Up Genius to register.


Young Authors Blank Page

Calling All Student Authors!

Submissions for Young Authors are due December 9 to your child’s teacher. 

Have fun showing off your talents. Submit an original (not a class assignment), brand new piece of writing including:

  • Poetry
  • Short Story
  • Essay
  • Graphic Novel
  • Illustrated Story

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.


Puree Flyer

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

You’ll definitely want to give yourself a break from your turkey prep the night before Thanksgiving. Remember that all delivery or pick up orders for Puree’s Pizza and Pasta, 1023 Lake Street in Oak Park on Wednesday nights and 10% of your order will be donated to the Lincoln PTO.

Make sure to mention you’re a Lincoln family!


Do you want to announce your school-related event?

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

11/20 Lincoln PTO Newsletter: Storytime Tonight, Pizza Fundraiser and More!

Join Us for Storytime at Lincoln Tonight!

Book Fair imageThere will be story hour tonight from 6:30-7:30.  Our special story tellers will be Officer Fields from the River Forest Police Department, Lincoln Dad Chad Harvey from the Cicero Fire department, Ms. Ellen from the River Forest Library and Lt. Doherty from the River Forest Fire department.

Lincoln Book Fair – All This Week!

Shopping hours are:

  • Wednesday 11/20:        8:00am – 8:00pm   (6:30-7:30pm story hour)
  • Thursday 11/21:            8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Friday 11/22:                 8:00am – 10:00am

apple

Did you know that Lincoln Teachers have book fair wish lists for their classrooms?  Check out the Apple bulletin board outside the Library to find the “apples” with book titles and location numbers where those books can be found.  It’s a wonderful way to show your appreciation!

Questions? Contact “Jackie-holland AT sbcglobal.net”


Puree Flyer

Wednesday Night Puree Pizza and Pasta Fundraiser

Why not give yourself a break and skip making dinner tonight? Order or pick up diner from Puree’s Pizza and Pasta, 1023 Lake Street in Oak Park on Wednesday nights and 10% of your order will be donated to the Lincoln PTO. Make sure to mention you’re a Lincoln family!


Fun Lunch

Dominos2This Friday’s Fun Lunch is Pizza from Domino’s Pizza, 329 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park. Many thanks to all our Fun Lunch Volunteers and Domino’s!


 KidStuff Coupon Books

coupon book Deadline for payment of the holiday coupon books is this Friday, November 22. Please make checks payable to Lincoln PTO and hand them in to your teachers.

Each coupon book costs $25.   Use just a few coupons and you will save more than the $25 cost of the book!  Check the book’s index for a quick look at all the savings opportunities.  These books also make great gifts!

If you do not wish to keep the book, please have your child return it to his teacher as soon as possible. Lincoln School earns 50% or more profit on each book we sell.  Thank you for your participation!


girl scoutsGirl Scouts Book Drive  

Need to clear space on the bookshelves?  Pass on your old books to other kids!  The Lincoln Girl Scouts are hosting a Book Drive to benefit local children during the PTO Book Fair.

Lincoln’s four Girl Scouts troops—from grades K, 1, 2, and 3—are collecting books in partnership with Bernie’s Book Bank. This local organization facilitates the collection, processing, and redistribution of NEW and GENTLY USED children’s books to significantly increase book ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers, and school-age children throughout Chicago land. Visit Bernie’s Book Bank (http://www.berniesbookbank.org/) for more information.

Look for our collection box in the Lincoln School lobby from Monday, November 18 through Friday November 22.  Looking for more ways to support our PTO and local children?  Please consider buying copies of your child’s favorite stories to donate to our Book Drive.  Books truly are gifts that keep on giving, and they will make a difference in a local child’s life.  Thank you!


Mark your calendars, the Holiday Shop is coming!

Lincoln’s Third Annual  Holiday Shop will be held  Dec. 3rd through Dec. 5th from 3:10-4:00pm in the gym.   Students can buy presents for friends and family–all gifts are under $10!  Spirit wear and gift cards will also be available for purchase.  Proceeds benefit the PTO.


GREEN4GOOD

Grn4Gd

Every Wednesday is Waste Free Wednesday!  Green4Good Volunteers will give out hand stamps to all kids who bring a waste-free lunch.

Would you like an opportunity to volunteer for one hour and see your child during a regular school day?  We need volunteers to come in on Wednesdays during the lunch hour (11:25-12:25) to give out hand stamps. Training will be provided!  Please Click here to sign up.  Lincoln School and the Earth appreciate it!  Thank you.


Do you want to announce your event?

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

Coupon Book Deadline is Friday!

coupon book

By now you should have found your copy of the KidStuff coupon book in your child’s backpack.  This is a reminder to send in your check for $25 to pay for the book or to return it to your child’s teacher. The deadline for payment is this Friday.

Just in time for holiday shopping, each book includes valuable coupons for many local retailers (Jewel, Ulta, Men’s Warehouse, ToysRUs), and fun places to go (mini golf, movie theaters, Legoland).

Lincoln School earns 50% or more profit on each book we sell.  Use just a few coupons and you will save more than the $25 cost of the book.  Thank you for your participation!

 

The Lincoln Yearbook is seeking student artwork!

Calling all student artists!

The Lincoln Yearbook would love to include your artwork in this year’s book.  We will use as many pieces as possible on the book’s cover, and will include the rest inside!  Artwork should relate to this year’s book title:

Where Will Your Dreams Take You?

Use 8.5 x 11 inch paper with no lines.  Image can be vertical or horizontal, but not 3D.  Bright and bold colors look best, while handwriting may be difficult to read as most images will be printed smaller than the original artwork.

Turn in artwork to the school office.  Deadline is Friday, November 22nd.