11/4 Lincoln PTO Newsletter

Quesadillas for Friday 11/7 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!



School Picture Day MESSAGE TO PARENTS FROM VAN GOGH SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHERS When your photos are delivered, every child photographed will have an envelope.  The no purchase students will have a sample of the image (proof) we took and instructions to order on line or call us to order.  There is a shipping fee and we send it right to their home.  Packing prices are the same choices we offered on the original day.  They cannot order the original photo without paying the shipping fee. The students who will be sent to the camera on Picture Retake Day, Wednesday,  November 12th, as follows:

    1. Those who missed ordering and do not like the sample (proof) photo  – ORDER FORM NEEDED
  • Were absent on photo day and no picture was taken – ORDER FORM NEEDED


  • Are new to your school since photo day – ORDER FORM NEEDED





Order forms will be in the School Office, if needed. The reminder notice  will go home this Friday, November 7th, in the Friday Folders on a gold sheet.

Save Your Box Tops and Win a Pizza & Cake Party for the Class!

box top

As you gear up for Thanksgiving shopping, baking and entertaining, please save your box tops for Lincoln School! Box tops are each worth 10 cents and add up to hundreds of dollars for Lincoln each year. Just cut them off and send them to school with your child(ren). Starting next week each classroom will have a box top container. The classroom that brings in the most box tops between now and winter break will celebrate in the New Year with a pizza and cake party! Classroom winner will be announced in January. Box tops are on many food items, but they are also on Ziploc, Green Giant, Scott paper and Hanes products.

Here is a complete listing of where to find them. http://www.boxtops4education.com/BoxTops/Participating-Products


It’s Time for the Lincoln School Book Fair!

book fair Get a head start on your holiday shopping at tax-free prices and support the Library and PTO by shopping for quality books, calendars and other fun gifts at our Book Fair. Every item you buy helps us in earning credits for new books for the PTO. Your child will visit the Fair on Tuesday November 18th to make a personal wish list to help you learn what they might like for their own bookshelves. There are so many wonderful categories of books including: Monarch and Blue Stem Award books for the State of Illinois, sports, current adventure titles, holiday books, and social-emotional titles. We will also carry a selection of books for adults! We will also have staff member wish lists for those of you who may be looking for the perfect holiday gift to show your appreciation. Look for the Apples bulletin board outside the LLC. Each teacher will have an Apple and in it you will find books they have chosen with the table number where the book can be found. It’s a lovely way to add to their classroom collection or to pick a personal holiday gift!  Back by Popular Demand We will be hosting a family story time on our late night, Wednesday, November 19th, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Ellen Cutter from the River Forest Public Library will be leading story time along with some surprise readers to share their favorite stories. Please bring your kids and listen to bedtime stories and visit the Fair either before or afterwards. Shopping for Staff and Volunteers Tuesday 11/19th 8:00-3:10  2013 Book Fair Hours Open to All: Tuesday                         11/18               3:10pm-5:00 pm Wednesday                  11/19               8:00am-8:00pm (6:30-7:30 story hour) Thursday                       11/20                8:00am-5:00pm Friday                             11/21                8:00am-10:00am



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 our Heartworks Food Drive last week!

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

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.

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