10/7 PTO Newsletter

Quesadillas for Thursday 10/9 Fun Lunch


Many Thanks to Senor Jefe in Elmwood Park and our dedicated Fun Lunch Volunteers.  Remind your kids what you ordered–Cheese or Chicken & Cheese!

Our Fun Lunch is on Thursday this week!  There is no school Friday & Monday–enjoy the long weekend!

Bike or Ride

Don’t forget–it’s International Walk to School Week all this week!  Join adults and children around the world to celebrate the benefits of walking and biking.

  • Gather your neighbors and friends and enjoy the first days of Fall.
  • Teach safe pedestrian skills to children
  • Appreciate the walk-ability of our community
  • Reduce traffic congestion and pollution

Hope to see you all on the sidewalk!


Become 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.

Next 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

When: 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.

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!

 Wanted: D90 Caucus Delegates

We are seeking a diverse group of River Forest residents who are willing to recruit and interview candidates for the D90 school board election in March 2015. Delegates must be residents of River Forest and be able to attend all scheduled meetings during October and November 2014. These dates are as follows: Tuesday, October 14 Tuesday, October 28 Tuesday, November 11 Tuesday, November 18 We welcome your participation 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” or Laura Maychruk 708-205-7044 “laura.maychruk AT comcast.net”

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.  The Trader Joe bags will be sent home next week.

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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