10/22 PTO Newsletter: Pancake Breakfast and 5K This Saturday!

Domino’s Pizza for Friday 10/24 Fun Lunch


Many Thanks to Domino’s and our dedicated Fun Lunch Volunteers.  Remind your kids what you ordered – one or two slices!

Lincoln’s Pan-K 5K & Breakfast

Maple Syrup on PancakesWe hope you’ll join us for our first ever Lincoln 5K and kids’  .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

5K Run/Walk Begins at 8:00 am

Kids .5K Begins at 8:15am

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 pancake and race volunteers–please lend a hand and cheer on our athletes and breakfast eaters!   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!

Pre-Order your Copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

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Is your child excited about the next installment of the Wimpy Kid series? Please consider ordering their copy through the Lincoln PTO on rev track. The release date is Tuesday, November 4. Anderson Books will deliver all pre-orders to school on that date and books can be picked up in the LLC. All proceeds benefit Lincoln’s PTO and LLC.

Questions? Email Nicole Yungerman at nyungerman AT yahoo.com.

Congrats to the Pancake Breakfast Halloween Art Winners!

They won a free pancake breakfast for their entire family! Kindergarten: Carter Cook (Mrs. Bruzek) 1st Grade: Ishika Mundhra (Mrs. Stasys) 2nd Grade: Maytal Meir (Mrs. Mayer) 3rd Grade: Rowyn Wiedmeyer (Mrs. McCole) 4th Grade: Paul Kitch (Mr. Cheney)

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.

Principal Appreciation Day is Friday!

Principal Appreciation Day is this Friday, October 24. Please remember to thank Mrs. Hyde for her leadership and everything she does for Lincoln School!

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Can you help a new Lincoln Family this year?

We need just two more kindergarten families to volunteer to help welcome new families to the area!

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.

Impact Parent Forum: Parents and Community Together to Reduce Drug and Alcohol Abuse

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Thursday, November 6, 2014


Roosevelt Middle School

Please rsvp at http://tinyurl.com/NOV6rsvp

      • Hear the latest Illinois Youth Survey results and hear what River Forest is doing to make an impact.
    • Meet and talk with other parents to discover ways to create this important dialogue with your children.
    • Explore what we can do as individuals and as a community to support the health and wellness of our youth.

This interactive event will be moderated by Emily Heilman, MA, LCSW, who will facilitate our conversation through thought-provoking and engaging questions. It is designed to help us begin or continue our conversations with our children regarding drugs and alcohol. This event is sponsored by the Roosevelt PTO, IMPA.C.T. and generously sponsored by the River Forest Township.

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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