1/9 PTO Newsletter

Fun Lunch for Friday 1/10:   Pizza


Our thanks to Domino’s Pizza, 329 Chicago Ave, Oak Park and our dedicated Fun Lunch Volunteers!

Fun Lunch REGISTRATION for Winter & Spring 2014!

The Fall Registration for Fun Lunch covers lunches through January 17th.  If your child wants to continue to receive Fun Lunch for the remainder of this school year, you must register again on the PTO Web Store.  Fun Lunch is the PTO’s biggest fundraiser, and a hands down favorite for both kids and parents!  Menu’s remain the same: Pasta from Puree’s, Subs from Alpine, Chicken Tenders from FatDuck Grill, and Pizza from the OP Domino’s.  The last day to register is next Friday, January 17th; but  you can do it today!


Winter Sports Camp starts TODAY.  We still have some openings for Tuesday’s Camp!

This is not your ordinary sports camp; this is an hour of fun PE games and a great opportunity for kids to run off energy indoors during the cold weather!   Legacy Sports is coaching this after-school program in the Lincoln Gym, and it’s just one month long.  See the PTO Web Store for all the details.

We still have a few openings for the Tuesday Camp, 3:15-4:15pm.  Any grade can register, so hop to the PTO Web Store now to sign up before it’s full!

Due to the cancellation of school on Tuesday, January 7th, we are trying to add Tuesday, Feb. 4th to the schedule, but must wait for confirmation from Legacy Sports and Lincoln regarding availability of coaches and the gym.  All Tuesday participants will be notified as soon as possible.

IMPORTANT INFO FOR ALL CAMP SESSIONS:  Pick up is at 4:15pm at the FRANKLIN doors.  These doors are locked…the Camp Supervisor will open doors for parents/guardians at 4:15pm.


Connect4Kids Parent Forum on  Thursday, Jan. 23rd

We welcome all parents and faculty of Lincoln, Willard and Roosevelt schools to please join us for the 3rd Parent Forum sponsored by Lincoln PTO:

“Cultivating Positive Athletic Experiences” 

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

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

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 the 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!

The Team will outline the shared responsibility we all have in raising our kids, while encouraging us to provide healthy physical and mental first athletic experiences.  Please click TheTeamFlyer for inquiries & more information.

Bring a friend, invite a coach from the neighborhood; we hope to see you there!


Young Authors’ Conference on Saturday, Jan. 25th

Attention Writers!  Please come to District 90’s Young Authors’ Conference on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 8:30am to 11:30am at Lincoln School.  There will be refreshments, interactive workshops, and award presentations!

This event is for grades 1 through 8.  Registration is $5;  payable on the District Web Store.  Scholarships available upon request.   All information is on the event poster:  Young Authors Conf Poster 2014 (1)


Stay Home Wednesday Nights and Order In!

Puree Logo - Support PTOIn this freezing weather, we all need a night off.  Don’t forget that every Wednesday, take out and delivery orders from Puree’s Pizza and Pasta (1023 Lake Street, Oak Park) help raise money for the Lincoln PTO.  Be sure to mention you’re a Lincoln family!  We’re attaching a menu for your convenience:  Puree’s Menu 

Amazon Logo

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

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!



Green4Good reminders

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 and extension cords. The bin is located on Central Avenue between Park and Franklin…it’s open 24 hours a day!


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