2/5 Lincoln PTO Newsletter

Please Note that tomorrow’s the Bee Home and Garden Fundraiser Has Been Postponed. Stay tuned for rescheduling info.

Fun Lunch for Friday 2/7:  Pizza

Dominos2Our thanks to Dominos Pizza, 329 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park and all our dedicated Fun Lunch Volunteers.

 

 

Dine at Burger Boss on Tuesday, February 18th

Burger

Treat your family to a delicious meal at Burger Boss and help raise money for Lincoln. The more food sold on the 18th the more Burger Boss will donate to the PTO.  Enjoy a great meal with your family without the work of cooking at home.

Burger Boss, 7512 W. North Ave., Elmwood Park

theburgerboss.com

Amazon Logo

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

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!

It’s Wednesday, Puree’s Pizza or Pasta for dinner tonight?

Puree Flyer

Puree’s Pizza and Pasta, 1023 Lake Street, Oak Park, has generously continued the Wednesday night Lincoln PTO Fundraising offer.  They will donate  10% of take out and delivery orders, as long as you mention Lincoln Elementary, RF. Please see the attached menu and take a break from cooking!  Puree’s Menu 

 

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Box Tops Contest–turn them in by February 21st

For all of you who have been collecting Box Tops, thank you and please keep collecting for our Winter Box Tops Contest!   Check http://www.boxtops4education.com for participating box tops products, coupons and more.  Questions?  Contact Katie Osga: “kjosga AT sbcglobal.net“  or 708.704.1924

CONTEST: January 17th – February 21st

The class that collects the most Box Tops wins a treat!   Put your Box Tops in a plastic baggie or envelope with your teacher’s name and grade.  Place the baggie/envelope in one of the two Box Tops Collection Boxes,  located in the Lincoln Office or near in the Park Avenue lobby.
Please have all Box Tops submitted no later than 2/21 for the contest.

Our school gets cash for every Box Top collected to help buy the things it needs most.  All those Box Tops really add up!  Thank you for participating in this free fundraiser and earning cash for Lincoln School.  Keep on clipping!

 

 

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Green4Good reminders

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.

 

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.

 

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Fun Lunch for Friday 1/31:  Sub Sandwiches

Alpine Food ShopOur thanks to Alpine Food Shop, 7538 W. North Avenue, Elmwood Park, and all our dedicated Fun Lunch Volunteers.

 

 

It’s Wednesday, Puree’s Pizza or Pasta for dinner tonight?

Puree Flyer

Puree’s Pizza and Pasta, 1023 Lake Street, Oak Park, has generously continued the Wednesday night Lincoln PTO Fundraising offer.  They will donate  10% of take out and delivery orders, as long as you mention Lincoln Elementary, RF. Please see the attached menu and take a break from cooking!  Puree’s Menu 

 

 

Mark your calendar for a few February fundraisers…

Thursday, February 6th   7 – 9 pm – TO BE RESCHEDULED 

Parents Night Out at Bee Home and Garden in Oak Park

Shopping has never been so fun… Grab a friend or two and come enjoy wine, appetizers and the beautiful surroundings of Bee Home and Garden gift shop.  Socialize and shop guilt free as a percentage of the purchases made that night will benefit the Lincoln PTO. You can also make a wish list for your Valentine if they would like a little guidance on giving you something you would really like.

Bee Home

Bee Home and Garden, 128 Chicago Ave., Oak Park

 

 

Dine at Burger Boss on Tuesday, February 18th

Burger

Treat your family to a delicious meal at Burger Boss and help raise money for Lincoln. The more food sold on the 18th the more Burger Boss will donate to the PTO.  Enjoy a great meal with your family without the work of cooking at home.

Burger Boss, 7512 W. North Ave., Elmwood Park

theburgerboss.com 

 

box top

Box Tops Contest–turn them in by February 21st

For all of you who have been collecting Box Tops, thank you and please keep collecting for our Winter Box Tops Contest!   Check http://www.boxtops4education.com for participating box tops products, coupons and more.  Questions?  Contact Katie Osga: “kjosga AT sbcglobal.net“  or 708.704.1924

CONTEST: January 17th – February 21st

The class that collects the most Box Tops wins a treat!   Put your Box Tops in a plastic baggie or envelope with your teacher’s name and grade.  Place the baggie/envelope in one of the two Box Tops Collection Boxes,  located in the Lincoln Office or near in the Park Avenue lobby.
Please have all Box Tops submitted no later than 2/21 for the contest.

Our school gets cash for every Box Top collected to help buy the things it needs most.  All those Box Tops really add up!  Thank you for participating in this free fundraiser and earning cash for Lincoln School.  Keep on clipping!

 

River Forest Youth Baseball and Softball Registration

Don’t miss out!! River Forest Youth Baseball and Softball 2014 Season Registration ends February 1st. Sign up now to avoid late fees. Players ages 5 to 14, beginner to experienced, are welcome to sign up. The season runs from late March to June. Pre-season indoor clinics are also available. For more information and to register go to: www.RFYBS.com

 

Amazon Logo

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

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!

 

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Green4Good reminders

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.

 

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.

 

Attention 3rd & 4th grade: Boom Writing Club starts tomorrow

 

 

Boomwriter GuyBOOM Writer

3rd & 4th Grade Writing Club

3:15 – 4:15pm in the Computer Lab

Wednesdays: 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4

Mrs. Clasky is hosting an End of the Year BoomWriter Club. It’s free to register and students sign up for each Wednesday separately, but space is limited! It starts tomorrow so sign up now at the PTO Web Store. Questions? Contact Mrs. Clasky at “Claskya AT district90.org”. 

How it works:

  1. It begins with a story start.
  2. Kids write their version of Chapter 2. Kids take the story where they like. The only limits: imagination and a word count.  At the same time, other BoomWriters will be writing their own version of what happens next.
  3. Submit entry. When done (and before the deadline), kids submit their entry for review. If it’s accepted, they get points and BoomDollars. They’ll use BoomDollars to purchase accessories for their Boomer avatar.
  4. Vote! Vote! Vote! All BoomWriters vote on the entry they think is the best. Of course they can’t vote for their own entry, and they won’t know whose entry it is they’re voting for.
  5. Did they win? If so, then their entry becomes the official Chapter 2 of the book. If not, don’t worry because there will be many more chances for them to win.
  6. Read, write, then vote! REPEAT!  The competitions continue until the book is finished.
  7. Then, *Boom!* participants are published authors of a collaborative book!

Check out BoomWriter for more details.

 

1/23 Parent Forum: “Cultivating Positive Athletic Experiences”

Parents and faculty of Lincoln, Willard and Roosevelt school students, please join Connect4Kids for our third 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)

Sports are a big part of many of our children’s lives.  Perhaps you worry if your child is not interested in playing team athletics, feel concerned with over scheduling or have witnessed 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 joy back in youth sports.

Athletics can build camaraderie, release stress, cultivate resilience, encourage leadership and grow self esteem without having underlying pressure to win and score. An assist is just as good as the goal, trying your best and working together matters as well. The Team will outline the shared responsibility we all have in raising our kids, while encouraging us to provide healthy physical and mental first athletic experiences.

Bring a friend, invite a coach from the neighborhood; hope to see you there.

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

 

1/16 Lincoln PTO Newsletter

FatDuck

Fun Lunch for Friday 1/17:   Chicken Tenders

Our thanks to FatDuck Grill, 7218 West Madison, Forest Park and our dedicated Fun Lunch Volunteers!

Fun Lunch REGISTRATION for Winter & Spring 2014!

The Fall Registration for Fun Lunch covers lunches through January 17th.  If your child wants to continue to receive Fun Lunch for the remainder of this school year, you must register again on the PTO Web Store.  Fun Lunch is the PTO’s biggest fundraiser, and a hands down favorite for both kids and parents!  Menus remain the same: Pasta from Puree’s, Subs from Alpine, Chicken Tenders from FatDuck Grill, and Pizza from the OP Domino’s.  The last day to register is next Friday, January 17th; but  you can do it today!

Young Authors’ Conference

Young Authors Blank PageWe are very excited for the D90 Young Authors’ Conference on Saturday, January 25 from 8:30-11:30 AM at Lincoln School!

The husband and wife author/illustrator team, Tad and France Mitchell, will give a presentation about the writing process and their delightful book Where is the Sears Tower? There will be interactive writing workshops, book signings and awards! A Continental breakfast will be served.

Your child does not need to have submitted a writing piece to attend and enjoy this spectacular event! (Please note that this is not a drop-off event.) The cost is $5.00 per child. Please sign up in advance on Revtrak or at the door.

Connect4Kids Parent Forum on Thursday, Jan. 23rd

We welcome all parents and faculty of Lincoln, Willard and Roosevelt schools to please join us for the 3rd Parent Forum sponsored by Lincoln PTO:

“Cultivating Positive Athletic Experiences” 

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

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

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 the 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!

The Team will outline the shared responsibility we all have in raising our kids, while encouraging us to provide healthy physical and mental first athletic experiences.  Please click TheTeamFlyer for inquiries & more information.

Bring a friend, invite a coach from the neighborhood; we hope to see you there!

Stay Home Wednesday Nights and Order In!

Puree Logo - Support PTOIn this freezing weather, we all need a night off.  Don’t forget that every Wednesday, take out and delivery orders from Puree’s Pizza and Pasta (1023 Lake Street, Oak Park) help raise money for the Lincoln PTO.  Be sure to mention you’re a Lincoln family!  We’re attaching a menu for your convenience:  Puree’s Menu 

River Forest Youth Baseball and Softball Registration

Don’t Miss Out!! River Forest Youth Baseball and Softball 2014 Season Registration Ends February 1st. Sign up now to avoid late fees. Players ages 5 to 14, beginner to experienced, are welcome to sign up. The season runs from late March to June. Preseason indoor clinics are also available. For more information and to register go to: www.RFYBS.com


Amazon Logo

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

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!

 

 Grn4Gd

Green4Good reminders

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 and extension cords. 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.