12/2 Lincoln PTO Newsletter

Pasta for Friday 12/5 Fun Lunch


Many Thanks to Puree’s Pizza & Pasta in Oak Park,  and our dedicated Fun Lunch Volunteers.  Remind your kids what you ordered – Red Sauce or Plain!

Lincoln Elementary School – Heartworks Club 2014 MITTEN TREE PROJECT hats and mittens

Benefiting the Hephzibah Children’s Association December 1st – 12th. Please drop off donations on the Mitten Tree in the Park Lobby.  Please identify donation for specific age group.

39 pairs for 4-5 year olds in Head Start

10 pairs for waterproof/ski-type gloves for 6-8 year olds in the Hephzibah Home

10 pairs for waterproof/ski-type gloves for 9-10 year olds in the Hephzibah Home

6 pairs for waterproof/ski-type gloves for 12-13 year olds in the Hephzibah Home

60 pairs for foster families – any size/type

Total need:  125 pairs of gloves/mittens

District 90 Young Authors Celebration! Young Authors Blank Page

Only one week left to have your child apply for the D90 Young Authors Celebration! The deadline to apply is Monday, December 8th. Submissions should be given to teachers along with a $5 application fee.

Entries do not have to be typed but should be legible, and they may be any reasonable length. Students may submit in partners (no more than two). Please remember that all entries should be non-violent and appropriate for school. Each submission should include:  a sturdy cover, title page, dedication page, and “About the Author” page. Remember to attach $5 in cash to your writing submission.

The celebration of young authors will take place on January 31 at 9am in the Lincoln Auditorium.

Lincoln & Willard Parents’ Night

Holiday Shopping Event, December 11

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Lincoln & Willard Parents’ Night

Holiday Shopping Event

Thursday, December 11th


Bee Home & Garden Oak Park, Illinois

114-116 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park 

Shop local and support your school in the beautiful new Bee Home and Garden space. Enjoy wine and appetizers as you shop, catch up with friends and tick down your holiday shopping list.

Bring a friend and drop in for the festivities. We hope to see you there!

Please Pay for your Coupon Savings Book

The Holidays are approaching… Use just a few coupons and save more than the $25 cost of the book! SAVE MONEY at Jewel, Toys“R”Us, Babies“R”Us, Macy’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sears, Loft, Children’s Place, Payless, Michaels, Bed Bath & Beyond + more!

13-14_KSCBLogoColorWe greatly appreciate your participation, either send in a check for $25 to keep the book or kindly return it with your child if you are not interested. Look for your KidStuff Coupon Books to come home with your youngest child. Lincoln School earns 50% or more profit on each book we sell!

Lincoln Spirit Wear is Here!

Lincoln PJ PantsLincoln Spirit wear is here! Stop by to see all the adorable styles available. Guaranteed cool enough to make even older Roosevelt kids want some! Questions? Contact Jackie (jackie-holland@sbcglobal.net).Lincoln Spirit Wear

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




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!)

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!

Do you want to announce your school-related event?

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