10/14 PTO Newsletter

Subway Subs for Friday 10/17 Fun Lunch


SubwayturkeyMany Thanks to Subway and our dedicated Fun Lunch Volunteers.  Remind your kids what you ordered – Turkey or Cheese!

Art Appreciation Volunteer Meeting Tonight!

art imageBecome an art appreciation volunteer. It’s a fun way to be with your child in the classroom AND meet other parents   You don’t need a background in art.  Commitment is only a few times throughout the year, and art lesson plans and materials are provided!

Please contact Jean Bacom at 708-488-0933 or email lunamama6 AT gmail.com.

Tuesday Oct. 14th there is a 7:00pm  informational meeting at 559 Franklin. Please come to learn more about our excellent program.

Math Night 2

Family Math Night = Thursday, October 16

When:  6:30 – 8:00 pm

Where:  Lincoln Gym (enter at Franklin door)

Families are invited to a FREE evening of hands-on math activities + fun!

Volunteers are needed to help with set up + clean up.

Please see the Sign Up Genius volunteer page.

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Can you help a new Lincoln Family this year?

The PTO’s Lincoln Links committee is looking for established families to partner with new families and give them the scoop about our special events, things they shouldn’t miss (like PTO Newsletters, winter concerts & school supply orders), and answer any questions they have throughout their first year. The goal is to pair families with students in the same grades…details are on Sign Up Genius.  Please sign up here to give our new families a warm welcome! Contact Karen Goldberg at “kgoldberg AT strategex.com” for more information.

Burger Boss Day – Tuesday, October 21st

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The PTO is having a Burger Boss Day! COME SUPPORT YOUR SCHOOL

  • When: Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
  • Time: From 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM

Come out and enjoy some burgers, fresh-cut fries, and shakes with your family and friends! BURGER BOSS will donate 15% of net sales back to LINCOLN ELEMENTARY! Students, parents and faculty – mark your calendars!


Lincoln’s Pan-K 5K & Breakfast

Maple Syrup on PancakesWe hope you’ll join us for our first ever Lincoln 5K and then join us for our annual pancake breakfast. Tickets are available for both events separately although they take place at Lincoln at the same time. fun run clip artWhen: Saturday, October 25th

Run/Walk Begins at 8:00 am

Breakfast Served 8:00 – 10:30 am

Race registration $12 Kids, $35 Adults. Price includes Breakfast and a tee shirt. Start/Finish at Lincoln.

Buy pancake breakfast tickets in advance for $3.50, or at the door for $4.00 per person. Breakfast is served in the gymnasium and includes pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee.

This is a Lincoln PTO Fundraiser! Buy Tickets Here.   Sign Up to Volunteer Here.

We need lots of race volunteers–please lend a hand and cheer on our athletes!   Fourth Grade Students can also volunteer to manage the games at the breakfast, or to hand out water on the race course.  Hope to see you there!

Shopping for Groceries ?

Our Fall Food Drive is coming soon…October 20 -24th.   Please remember our neighbors in need by contributing to the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry.  Trader Joe bags have been sent home and more are available in the office.

The Character Theme for October is RESPONSIBILITY!

Being responsible means that we do the right thing even when no one is looking.  We do the right thing just because it is right and not because we will get credit or praise for doing it.   If you see your child making a choice that does not appear responsible (e.g. leaving garbage around, saying something irritating to a person, interrupting others, etc.), a good way to begin the discussion is, “What if everybody did that?”  This discussion will help our child continue to develop the perspective-taking skills that we reinforce every day at Lincoln.

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