12-18 PTO Newsletter: Happy Holidays

Alpine Food Shop  Fun Lunch for Thursday, Dec. 19th:  Subs

Don’t forget, Fun Lunch is tomorrow. This week it is Sub Sandwiches from Alpine Food Shop,  7538 West North Avenue, Elmwood Park.  Many thanks to all our Fun Lunch Volunteers and Alpine!

Winter Concert and Classes Schedule:

Friday, December 20 – Winter Concert Times

  • 9:45 a.m. – Gr. 1
  • 10:30  a.m. – Gr. 2
  • 1:00 p.m. – Gr. 3
  • 1:45 p.m. – Gr. 4

Friday, December 20: Early Dismissal (2:30 p.m.) 

Winter Recess:  December 23 – January 3, 2014

Classes Resume: Monday, January 6, 2014

Amazon Logo

Did you know your Amazon orders could contribute to the PTO?

Attention holiday shoppers! School fundraising doesn’t get any easier than this! Raise money for Lincoln by going to this link and clicking on either the search Amazon box or Amazon gift card box. Lincoln Elementary PTO will receive 6% of all money spent at Amazon.com through this special link (4% on electronics). There are no fees and Amazon does not share any of your information. Share the link with family and friends so all our Amazon shopping helps Lincoln school. Purchases made on Amazon kindle or through the Amazon smartphone app will not count toward fundraising. Please use the link on the Lincoln PTO website to ensure that Lincoln gets credit for your purchases. Happy shopping and thanks for fundraising!

Stay Home Wednesday Nights and Order In!

Puree Logo - Support PTOIn this freezing weather, we all need a night off. Why not order dinner tonight? Both take out and delivery orders from Puree’s Pizza and Pasta (1023 Lake Street, Oak Park) on Wednesday nights help the Lincoln PTO. 10% of Wednesday night orders will be donated to the Lincoln PTO. Be sure to mention you’re a Lincoln family.  We’re attaching a menu for your convenience:  Puree’s Menu 

Special Holiday Schedule for Puree’s! Both Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on Wednesdays, so for those 2 weeks the fundraiser will be on TUESDAY. Think of Puree’s if you are ordering take-out on Christmas Eve or pizza on New Year’s Eve!


Green4Good reminders for December:

Waste Free Wednesdays are still happening!  Pack your kids a waste free lunch on Wednesdays, and your child will receive a hand stamp.  Want to see Lincoln in action during the lunch hour?  Volunteer to give out hand stamps on any given Wednesday from 11:25 to 12:25!  Training provided.  Sign up here.

The Village of River Forest is recycling holiday lights!

River Forest has a collection bin to recycle holiday lights from now through Monday, Jan. 7th.  The bin is located on Central Avenue between Park and Franklin…it’s open 24 hours a day!


Connect4Kids Save the Date

Parents and faculty of Lincoln, Willard and Roosevelt school students, please join us for our 3rd Parent Forum sponsored by Lincoln PTO:

“Cultivating Positive Athletic Experiences”

Jim Bloch & Bob Pieper from The Team www.theteamleadership.org

Thursday, January 23rd

7:00 – 8:30 pm in the Lincoln Auditorium (enter on the Franklin side)

All of us one time or another may have gotten way too emotionally involved in our kids’ sports. Perhaps you worry if your child is not interested in playing team athletics, feel concerned with overscheduling or have been appalled by unsportsmanlike conduct being modeled at games by adults. The Team will guide us back to the basics and accentuate the positive impact athletics can have on our developing children.

Jim Bloch, a former athletic director at New Trier High School, and Bob Pieper, Department Chair for Health Education, Physical Education and head Football coach at Glenbrook North High School, are professional speakers/consultants with expertise in athletic and leadership worlds. During their 90-minute talk they will share an important message: a successful journey with the sports experience is predicated on a shared partnership between the child, parent and coaches. You are invited to reflect on the experience you want for your child, get clear about why your choices matter, and be reminded it is about the children. We win some, we lose some…let’s put the joy back in youth sports!

Inquiries please contact: Maureen Spielman, mauspiel@gmail.com, or Annie Dwyer loolatopiafairy@gmail.com



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