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

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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

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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.

Lincoln Book Fair: News You Need to Read

We are still looking for help with the Book Fair next week!  Our greatest need is for volunteers in the 3pm – 5pm time slots on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Please consider donating two hours of your time to this important PTO fundraiser.  You can see the full schedule of opportunities on Sign Up Genius.

Shopping hours are:

  • Tuesday 11/19:              3:10pm – 5:00pm
  • 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

Did you know that volunteers get to shop early?  Lincoln Staff and Book Fair Volunteers get first pick of all the wonderful offerings….Tuesday 8:00am to 3:10.

Don’t forget, Family Story Time is next Wednesday night at 6:30pm!

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

 

Girl 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!

Nov. 14th Lincoln PTO Newsletter

Fun Lunch

Alpine Food Shop  This Friday’s Fun Lunch is Sub Sandwiches from Alpine Food Shop,  7538 West North Avenue, Elmwood Park.  Many thanks to all our  Fun Lunch Volunteers and Alpine!

 

Lincoln Book Fair

Book Fair image

The Lincoln Book Fair is next week in the Lincoln School Library.  

Shopping hours are:

  • Tuesday 11/19:              3:10pm – 5:00pm
  • 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

We still need volunteers!  Please consider helping the PTO…we also have time slots for Monday’s set-up, and Friday’s take down.  Please see the full schedule schedule of opportunities on Sign Up Genius.  Did you know that volunteers get to shop early?  Lincoln Staff and Book Fair Volunteers get first pick off all the wonderful offerings….Tuesday 8:00am to 3:10.

Wednesday night is a special Family Story Time featuring Miss Ellen from the River Forest Library and some surprise guest readers!  Join us for bedtime stories, 6:30 to 7:30pm, and holiday shopping before and after.  Remember to check out the book selections for adults too!

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”

 

 KidStuff Coupon Books

coupon book

The Holidays are approaching….

The PTO has a new fundraiser that helps you save money at Jewel Osco, ToysRUs, Macy’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Eddie Baauer, Sears, Ulta, Five Below, Skechers and many more!

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!

Each Lincoln student received one book.  We apologize for multiple books sent to the same home.  Please return $25 payment by check in the envelope provided to your child’s teacher.  If you do not wish to keep the book, please have your child return it to his teacher as soon as possible.

Deadline for payment is Friday, November 22nd.

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!


Did you know?

Did you know The PTO sponsored the master story teller, Beth Horner, on Halloween.  She delighted the Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grades with  “Why the Dog Hates the Cat” and “The Terrible Nung Guama.” 3rd & 4th grades listened to “Soldier Jack” and “The Mischievous Girl & The Hideous Creature.”  If you didn’t already hear about it, ask your child about Ms. Horner’s hilarious stories and stretching, too!  Thanks, PTO!


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

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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.