12/11 Lincoln PTO Newsletter: Contribute to the PTO While Holiday Shopping!


Fun Lunch for Friday, Dec. 13th:  Pasta

Thank you to all our Fun Lunch Volunteers and Puree’s Pizza and Pasta, 1023 Lake Street, Oak Park.

A Few Calendar Reminders

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

Whole Foods gift cardHoliday Gift Card Orders Due Monday, December 16

Why not support your kids and do your shopping at the same time? Order gift cards today! Use them to shop for gifts or to give as gifts! You receive the full value of the gift card and the Lincoln PTO gets a percentage of the sale. And new this year, Whole Foods gift cards are available! Order either online at the PTO Webstore, or via the form in last Friday’s folder. Orders must be placed online or handed into the office by Monday, December 16. Gift cards will be delivered on the last day of school, Friday, December 20. Questions? Contact Catherine Smith at cs AT catherineconsulting.com

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.   


Let’s Decorate the Heartworks Mitten Tree!

hats and mittensLincoln’s Fourth Grade Service Club, Heartworks, is collecting new children’s hats, gloves, scarves and mittens to donate to Hephzibah Children’s Association, which serves families and children in our area.  Please hang your donations on the tree in the school lobby by December 13th.  Thank you for your generosity.

Book Drive Thank You

The Girl Scouts Book Drive collected 322 books for Bernie’s Book Bank. Thank you so much for your donations and support!

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!


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