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


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.



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.

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