9-26 Lincoln PTO Newsletter

Autumn is here! 

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FUN LUNCH for Friday, Sept. 27th is pizza from Domino’s at 329 Chicago Avenue in Oak Park. Thank you to all the Fun Lunch helpers.

 A SPECIAL THANK-YOU to the Lincoln staff and other volunteers at our Movie Night  last week.

 

 

RAFFLE DEADLINE EXTENDED to Sunday, September 29th at midnight.
Would your child like to lead the Halloween parade or be Principal for a Day? How about winning a class pizza party, a Book Fair gift certificate, or 4 tickets to the Pancake Breakfast? The drawing will be held next week—it’s not too late! Check out all the fun fundraising prizes available at the PTO Web Store.

HEARTWORKS is a service club ONLY for 4th graders!  We will hold our first meeting on Monday Sept. 30th, during the 1st half of the lunch period in Ms. Bajo’s room:  23E. Make a difference and be of service to others.

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 “Look at Your Lunch”  sent home everything uneaten from lunch this week. This hopefully gave us all a better appreciation for the amount of trash created.

 WASTE-FREE WEDNESDAYS LUNCH CHALLENGE: Beginning Wednesday, October 2nd, the Green4Good Committee will give out hand stamps to all kids who bring a waste-free lunch. This will be an on-going event each Wednesday up until our BIG Waste-Free Lunch Challenge during Earth Week. For tips on packing a waste-free lunch go to the District 90 website and click on the “Zero-Waste Lunch Tips” flyer.

Green4Good also wants you to know about the 2014 Young Filmmakers Contest.  It is open to students from grade school through college. Students are invited to make a solution based, 3-8 minute film or short 45 second animation to address issues surrounding climate change and sustainability.  For more information: http://greencommunityconnections.org/contest-details/ 

CONNECT4KIDS  SECOND ANNUAL FAMILY NIGHT:

Connect4Kidsfamily Thursday, October 3rd, at  6:00-7:30 PM in the Gym.

Please join Connect4Kids as we build a caring, connected community. Your whole family is invited to participate in raffles, art projects, games, yoga, and more at our fun Family Night!

ART APPRECIATION: Parents—Come to an informational meeting about being an art parent. It is a fun way to be in your child’s classroom a couple of times per year. The meeting will be on Thursday, October 3rd at the River Forest Public Library at  9:15 am. Do not be afraid—you do not need an art background!  Information and supplies are provided.  Come check it out.  Questions? Call Jean at 708-488-0933 or email lunamama6 AT gmail.com.

SCHOOL PICTURE DAY is October 8th.

INTERNATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL WEEK is October 7-11th.
The Green4Good Committee would like to encourage everyone at Lincoln to walk to school that week! It’s fun, it’s healthy, and it helps the Earth.

FAMILY MATH NIGHT is October 17th starting at 6:30pm.

  Join your friends for the Lincoln PTO’s popular Family Math Night.  Have fun playing games and winning prizes using your math skills. Admission is free. 

SCOUTING UPDATES:

The THIRD-GRADE GIRL SCOUT TROOP is still open to new Brownies.  If your girls are not able to attend Tuesday meetings, there is still an opportunity to join our monthly outings, field trips and service opportunities.  We have part 2 of our patch-eligible Food Drive this Saturday, September 28th at 10:00 AM and our big screen outdoor Movie Night on Friday, September 27th at 6:45 PM. For more details and to RSVP, contact Irene Wolinski for the Food Drive at 773-544-9740 and Suzi Schrader for the Movie Night at 312-961-6497.

NEW KINDERGARTEN GIRL SCOUT TROOP: Become a Daisy!
Girl Scouts is an enriching experience that helps girls make friends, learn new skills, and be part of their community. We only need 5 girls to form a troop. Please contact Lurana Brown if you are interested: “luranajbrown AT yahoo.com”.

 Sign Up Now!

The PTO runs on volunteers—can you help?
We need volunteers for Waste-Free Wednesdays, Connect 4 Kids Game Night, School Picture Day, and Family Math Night. Find the event right for you on Sign Up Genius.    

DO YOU WANT TO ANNOUNCE YOUR EVENT? 
Please submit requests to “lincolnPTOcommunications@gmail.com” by midnight on Tuesday for the weekly Thursday newsletter.

 

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The Lincoln Open House is tonight at 7PM! Grades 1-2 and AM Kindergarten begin in the auditorium while grades 3-4 and PM Kindergarten begin in their classroom.

Alpine Food ShopFUN LUNCH for Friday, Sept. 20th is subs from Alpine, 7538 W North Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707.

 

NEW FIRST GRADE DAISY TROOP:

Is your first grader interested in becoming a Girl Scout? A new troop is forming for 1st grade girls to begin in October. Informational meeting for interested parents on Tuesday, September 24 at 7:30PM at the River Forest Library. Please email VanessaDruckman@gmail.com for more info.

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LINCOLN MOVIE NIGHT – Friday, Sept. 20th at 6:30pm
Families are invited to a big-screen showing of “Wreck It Ralph” under the stars. Buy your tickets now at the PTO Web Store and save $1 per ticket (on line ticket sales end 9/20 at Noon)!  Concessions start at 6:30pm, the movie starts at dusk.  A $5 ticket includes the  movie, popcorn and lemonade.  $2 hot dogs and concession treats are also available for purchase.  See flyer for details.   Bring chairs or a blanket and join us for this favorite “start of the school year” fundraising event!

Sign Up Now!
Can you help us with ticket or concessions sales, or clean-up?  Please sign up for a 1.5 hour time slot on Sign Up Genius.   We really appreciate it!

While you’re buying your movie tickets, add some $1 RAFFLE TICKETS to your shopping cart – on sale online!  Would your child like to lead the Halloween Parade? How about winning front row seats to the Winter Concert? Check out all the fun fundraising prizes available at the PTO Web Store.

SPIRIT WEAR: “We’ve got spirit, yes we do! We’ve got spirit, how about you?
Screen shot 2013-09-05 at 4.24.00 PMPrepare for the weather change with our cozy vintage sweatshirts or toasty winter hats. Want to keep it simple? Check out some of our funster knee socks or colored shoe laces. Join classmates in letting your Lincoln Eagle Flag fly high on Fridays by sporting your school colors!

Please order your back-to-school spirit wear by September 22nd at the PTO Web Store. Purchases will be distributed by early October.

 

FIRST HEARTWORKS MEETING on Monday, Sept 30th during lunch

Attention 4th graders!  Come find out about Heartworks.  It is a service club ONLY for 4th graders!  We will meet on Monday September 30th, during the 1st half of the lunch period in Ms. Bajo’s room:  23E.   Make a difference and be of service to others.  Check it out!

 

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“Look at Your Lunch”  Sept. 24th-26th

In an effort to shed some light on the mystery of how much our kids are and are not eating during lunch, for the next 3 days Lincoln students will bring home all uneaten food, recyclables and trash in their lunch boxes.  Parents will be amazed at how much food gets thrown out each day!

“Look at Your Lunch” will help each family pack a “just-right” size lunch in the future, and hopefully give us all a better appreciation for the amount of trash created in each lunch.

For future lunches, we can all try to:

  • Pack only what our children can eat during their lunch period
  • Buy in bulk and use re-usable containers
  • Cut back on convenience and individual packaging that creates a lot of unnecessary waste

WASTE-FREE WEDNESDAYS LUNCH CHALLENGE – Beginning Wednesday, October 2!!

The Green4Good Committee will begin giving out hand stamps to all kids who bring a waste-free lunch. This will be an on-going event each Wednesday up until our BIG Waste-Free Lunch Challenge during Earth Week. For tips on packing a waste-free lunch go to the District 90 website and click on the “Zero-Waste Lunch Tips” flyer.

CONNECT4KIDS  SECOND ANNUAL FAMILY NIGHT

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Thursday, October 3rd, at  6:00-7:30 PM in the
Lincoln School Gymnasium (Please enter on the Franklin side)

Please join us as we build a community of caring and foster deeper connections with our children, our school and the community. Your whole family is invited to participate in: tempting raffles, art projects, engaging games, invigorating yoga, and more!

PLEASE VOLUNTEER

We need your help with Movie Night, Raffle Ticket Sales and Family Game Night.  Please see event listings for the details on Sign Up Genius.

And don’t forget our PTO Activity Fee, listed under “Donate to the Lincoln PTO”  on the Web Store. Your dues not only go towards funding PTO events and activities, they also contribute to school items such as technology upgrades, new playground equipment, assemblies, teacher wish list items and so much more…Thank you!

 

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Be sure to scroll down and read about our upcoming events:  Movie Night and Connect4Kids Family Night!

FUN LUNCH for Friday, Sept. 13th is pasta from Puree’s Pizza & Pasta, 1023 Lake Street in Oak Park. PureeLogo

 

 

BACKGAMMON & CHESS CLUB – first meeting is next Wednesday!
Sept. 18th, 3:10 – 4pm in the Lincoln Gym, snack will be provided

LINCOLN OPEN HOUSE -Thursday, Sept. 19th at 7pm.

LINCOLN MOVIE NIGHT – Friday, Sept. 20th at 6:30pm
Families are invited to a big-screen showing of “Wreck It Ralph” under the stars. Buy your tickets now at the PTO Web Store and save $1 per ticket (on line ticket sales end 9/20 at Noon)!  Concessions start at 6:30pm, the movie starts at dusk.  A $5 ticket includes the  movie, popcorn and lemonade.  $2 hot dogs and concession treats are also available for purchase.  See flyer for details.   Bring chairs or a blanket and join us for this favorite “start of the school year” fundraising event!

Can you help us with ticket or concessions sales, or clean-up?  Please sign up for a 1.5 hour time slot on Sign Up Genius.   We really appreciate it!

While you’re buying your movie tickets, add some $1 RAFFLE TICKETS to your shopping cart – on sale online!  Would your child like to lead the Halloween Parade? How about winning front row seats to the Winter Concert? Check out all the fun fundraising prizes available at the PTO Web Store.  And don’t forget our PTO Activity Fee, listed under “Donate to the Lincoln PTO”  on the Web Store. Your dues not only go towards funding PTO events and activities, they also contribute to school items such as technology upgrades, new playground equipment, assemblies, teacher wish list items and so much more…Thank you!

 

SPIRIT WEAR: “We’ve got LincolSpiriWeayes we do, we’ve got LincolSpiriWear, —do you?”

Screen shot 2013-09-05 at 4.24.00 PMPrepare for the weather change with our cozy vintage sweatshirts or toasty winter hats. Want to keep it simple? Check out some of our funster knee socks or colored shoe laces. Join classmates in letting your Lincoln Eagle Flag fly high on Fridays by sporting your school colors!

Please order your back-to-school spirit wear by September 22nd at the PTO Web Store. Purchases will be distributed by early October.

 

CONNECT4KIDS  SECOND ANNUAL FAMILY NIGHT

Connect4Kidsfamily

Thursday, October 3rd, at  6:00-7:30 PM in the
Lincoln School Gymnasium (Please enter on the Franklin side)

Please join us as we build a community of caring and foster deeper connections with our children, our school and the community. Your whole family is invited to participate in: tempting raffles, art projects, engaging games, invigorating yoga, and more!

PLEASE VOLUNTEER

We need your help with Movie Night, Raffle Ticket Sales and Family Game Night.  Please see event listings for the details on Sign Up Genius.

 

September is for Spirit Wear & Scouting (this week!)

SPIRIT WEAR: “We’ve got LincolSpiriWeayes we do, we’ve got LincolSpiriWear, —do you?”

Screen shot 2013-09-05 at 4.24.00 PMPrepare for the weather change with our cozy vintage sweatshirts or toasty winter hats. Want to keep it simple? Check out some of our funster knee socks or colored shoe laces. Join classmates in letting your Lincoln Eagle Flag fly high on Fridays by sporting your school colors!

Please order your back-to-school spirit wear by September 22nd at the PTO Web Store. Purchases will be distributed by early October.

SCOUTS: Back-to-school means back-to-troop too!
Lincoln is lucky to have school-based Scouting groups who are welcoming new members.

NEW! Tuesday, 9/10: Intro meeting for 3rd-grade girls
Girl Scouts Brownie Troop #40083 for third-graders welcomes previous and new members to an informational and registration meeting. Join us in Room 27/Dumont from 6:00-7:00pm to learn more about our plans for the 2013-2014 year! See flyer for details.

Monday, 9/9: Intro meeting for 2nd-grade girls
Girl Scouts Brownie Troop #40744 for second-graders is holding an informational and registration meeting in Room 5/Mayer from 6:30-7:30pm. See flyer for details.

A new Girl Scouts Daisy Troop for 1st-grade girls is also starting soon! Contact Vanessa Druckman (vanessadruckman AT gmail.com/708-689-0878) if you are interested.

Monday 9/9: Intro meeting for 1st-through-5th-grade boys
Calling all Cub Scouts! 
Pack 67 of southern River Forest will hold an informational meeting on Monday in the Lincoln School Auditorium from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. See flyer for details.

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Welcome back from Labor Day weekend!

FUN LUNCH for Friday, Sept. 6th is chicken tenders from Fatduck Grill, 7218 Madison in Forest Park.

CIAO! NI HAO! BONJOUR! HOLA!
Lincoln’s Foreign Language I ntroductory Program (FLIP) is a great way to learn a new language in a fun and stimulating environment! Children in the program acquire listening skills and develop the basis for conversation. They are also exposed to the cultures of the countries in which their chosen language is spoken.  FLIP is designed to introduce the fundamentals of foreign language and culture learning to kids before they are required to choose a modern language as a core element of their education at Roosevelt Middle School.

Many FLIP classes are filling up and some are already full.  DON’T MISS OUT – sign up on the PTO Web Store today!  Registration ends Friday, 9/6; classes start 9/10.

RAFFLE TICKETS – On sale online!
Would your child like to lead the Halloween Parade? How about winning front row seats to the Winter Concert? Check out all the fun fundraising prizes available at the PTO Web Store. The drawing will be Monday, 9/23.

LINCOLN OPEN HOUSE -Thursday, Sept. 19th at 7pm.

LINCOLN MOVIE NIGHT – Friday, Sept. 20th Rain or Shine!
Families are invited to a big-screen showing of “Wreck It Ralph”. Buy your tickets now at the PTO Web Store. See flyer for details.

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
Whether you’re a working parent or you stay at home, there are many opportunities for you to volunteer at Lincoln School. You can be a class parent,  assist with Fun Lunch once a month on Friday, or make pancakes for our annual pancake breakfast, just to list a few opportunities. Sign ups are open starting today using the Lincoln Sign Up Genius Page. Come take a look to find the right volunteer opportunity to fit your schedule.

SCOUT NEWSSeptember recruitment!
Interested in learning about the Cub Scouts? Pack 67 of southern River Forest will be holding an informational meeting on Monday, Sept 9 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm in the Lincoln School auditorium for any 1st through 5th grade boys and their parents interested in learning about the Cub Scouts. There is no obligation to attending the meeting. We will cover the basics of Pack 67, answer all of your questions, and provide some fun for the boys. Click on this link for your own event flyer.

Girl Scouts Brownie Troop #40744 for 2nd grade girls is hosting an informational meeting 9/9 from 6:30-7:30 in Room 5/Mayer. We will meet regularly on Monday evenings and welcome new members! Contact Lurana Brown (luranajbrown AT yahoo.com/630-310-1501) or Katie Moroney (moroneykatie AT yahoo.com/708-771-2667).

Stay tuned for the date of an informational Girl Scout meeting for 1st grade girls or contact Vanessa Druckman (vanessadruckman AT gmail.com/708-689-0878)

LEMONAID – Don’t miss River Forest’s friendliest fundraiser!
The 12th annual 9/11 LemonAid fundraiser is next Wednesday, 9/11 from 3-7pm on the 700 block of Bonnie Brae. See here for details!