1/9 PTO Newsletter

Fun Lunch for Friday 1/10:   Pizza

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Our thanks to Domino’s Pizza, 329 Chicago Ave, Oak 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!  Menu’s 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!

 

Winter Sports Camp starts TODAY.  We still have some openings for Tuesday’s Camp!

This is not your ordinary sports camp; this is an hour of fun PE games and a great opportunity for kids to run off energy indoors during the cold weather!   Legacy Sports is coaching this after-school program in the Lincoln Gym, and it’s just one month long.  See the PTO Web Store for all the details.

We still have a few openings for the Tuesday Camp, 3:15-4:15pm.  Any grade can register, so hop to the PTO Web Store now to sign up before it’s full!

Due to the cancellation of school on Tuesday, January 7th, we are trying to add Tuesday, Feb. 4th to the schedule, but must wait for confirmation from Legacy Sports and Lincoln regarding availability of coaches and the gym.  All Tuesday participants will be notified as soon as possible.

IMPORTANT INFO FOR ALL CAMP SESSIONS:  Pick up is at 4:15pm at the FRANKLIN doors.  These doors are locked…the Camp Supervisor will open doors for parents/guardians at 4:15pm.

 

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!

 

Young Authors’ Conference on Saturday, Jan. 25th

Attention Writers!  Please come to District 90’s Young Authors’ Conference on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 8:30am to 11:30am at Lincoln School.  There will be refreshments, interactive workshops, and award presentations!

This event is for grades 1 through 8.  Registration is $5;  payable on the District Web Store.  Scholarships available upon request.   All information is on the event poster:  Young Authors Conf Poster 2014 (1)

 

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 


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!

 

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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.

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.

 

Tuesday Sports Camp now open for ALL grades

Indoor fun after school on Tuesdays!

Last year’s popular Winter Sports Camp is back!  Legacy Sports is running a winter after-school program in the Lincoln Gym.  Kids play all sorts of fun PE games and burn off some energy indoors during the cold weather.  We have some available spots for the Tuesday Camp, and we have opened them up to any grade level, so register now before the opportunity is gone!

Due to the cancellation of school on Tuesday, January 7th, the Tuesday Camp will begin in January 14th.  We are looking into the possibility of adding Tuesday, Feb. 4th to the schedule, but must wait for confirmation from Legacy Sports and Lincoln regarding availability of coaches and the gym.  All Tuesday participants will be notified as soon as possible.

All Grades,  K-4 will meet from 3:15 to 4:15 on Tuesdays from 1/14 – 1/28.

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

IMPORTANT INFO FOR ALL CAMP SESSIONS:  Pick up is at 4:15pm at the FRANKLIN doors.  These doors are locked…the Camp Supervisor will open doors for parents/guardians at 4:15pm.

Students need to wear gym shoes and comfortable clothes.  Registration is limited to 25 children per camp.  The cost is $45 per camp for the month.  Sign up on the PTO Web Store.

 

FUN LUNCH Registration is open!

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.

January Sports Camp starts Tuesday, spots still available!

Don’t get left out in the cold! We still have openings in our after school winter sports camps.

This program is run by Legacy Sports in the Lincoln Gym after school,  just for the month of January.  Kids play all sorts of fun PE games….everyone raved about it last year, and our open spots won’t last long, so register now!

Registration closes on Monday, January 6.   First and Second Grades are allowed to register for both days if there are spots available.  

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

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

Students need to wear gym shoes and comfortable clothes.  Registration is limited to 25 children per camp.  The cost is $45 per camp for the month.  Sign up on the PTO Web Store.

 

FUN LUNCH Registration is open!

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.

 

Our next PTO Meeting is Monday, January 6th at 8:45am in the Lincoln Conference Room.  All are Welcome!

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!

 Grn4Gd

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.