10/28 Lincoln PTO Newsletter

Fun Lunch for THURSDAY 10/30:  Pasta


Many Thanks to Puree’s Pizza & Pasta in Oak Park,  and our dedicated Fun Lunch Volunteers.  Remind your kids what you ordered – Red Sauce or Plain!

 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 a copy through the Lincoln PTO on our Web Store. The release date is Tuesday, November 4. Anderson Books will deliver all pre-orders to our school on that date and books can be picked up in the Lincoln Library. All proceeds benefit Lincoln’s PTO and our school library. Questions? Email Nicole Yungerman at nyungerman AT yahoo.com.


Our next PTO Meeting is Monday, 11/3 at 8:45am in the Lincoln Conference Room.

All are welcome–please join us!




Waste Free Wednesdays Start Nov. 5th

Waste Free Wednesdays are back! Each Wednesday from November 5th through April 22nd we will be celebrating waste free lunches with a hand stamp, culminating in a Waste Free Challenge during Earth Week.  This is a fun way to participate in one of your child’s favorite activities!  We are looking for 2-3 volunteers per Waste Free Wednesday from 11:15 – noon.  Please consider volunteering for a quick 45 minute time slot via SignUp Genius!  (scroll way to the bottom for G4G, thanks!)

Thank You for Supporting the Pancake Breakfast & 5K Race

The PTO would like to thank all the families who came out last Saturday to support our Pancake Breakfast and 5K Fundraiser.  We especially thank all of our generous volunteers, including Lincoln staff members, and our Co-Chairs who worked so hard to organize this event:  Calvin Davis and Steve Lefko.


 Thank You for Supporting our Heartworks Food Drive last week!

We appreciate your generous contributions to The Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry.  Thank You!


The Lincoln School Halloween Parade is this Friday on the Franklin playground; it starts around 8:30am.

Halloween is a HALF DAY for students!

Dismissal is at 11:25am.

River Forest Trick-or-Treat Hours are 3:00 to 7:00 pm

Do you have pictures to share with the Lincoln Yearbook?

If you have some great photos of the First Day of School, any PTO events (like the Pancake Breakfast and 5K Run!), or our upcoming Halloween celebrations, you can email them to Cheri Gearhart    “cheri AT gearhart.com”  or  Ann Mills  “anncieslica AT msn.com”   Thanks!

River Forest Needs YOU!

Please Consider Running for the District 90 School Board

The District 90 Board of Education election is in April, 2015.

Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, must have resided in River Forest (District 90 School District) for at least one year and must be a registered voter.

Candidate filing dates are December 15 – December 22, 2014.

Please see this section of The Cook County Clerk  website for more school board election information.

The 2014 District 90 Community Caucus interviews will be conducted in November (currently planned for Tuesday, November 11 or Tuesday, November 18).   We welcome your participation as a candidate in this established community process.  Please contact us with your interest.

2014 Caucus Co-Chairs

Judy Deogracias 773-793-3449     “judy.deogracias AT mac.com”

Laura Maychruk 708-205-7044   “lmaychruk AT comcast.net”

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

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 11.29.10 PM“Guiding our Kids Through the Middle School Years and Beyond” Thursday, November 6, 2014 7-8:30PM 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.

Do you want to announce your school-related event?

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