2-19 Lincoln PTO Newsletter

Fun Lunch for Friday 2/21 is Pasta.

Puree Logo - Support PTOMany thanks to Puree’s Pizza and Pasta, 1023 Lake Street, Oak Park and our dedicated Fun Lunch Volunteers.

Speaking of Puree’s, who wants to wait until Friday?

Puree FlyerIt’s Wednesday, which means Puree’s will donate 10% of sales to the Lincoln PTO for take out and delivery orders, as long as you mention our school.  Please see the attached menu and take a break from cooking!  Puree’s Menu 



box top

Get your Box Tops in by this Friday, 2/21

Our Winter Box Tops Contest is coming to an end.  Get them into a plastic bag or envelope, write your grade and teacher name on it, and drop it in the box located near the Park Avenue lobby.   The class that collects the most box tops will win a treat!

Our school gets cash for every Box Top collected to help buy the things it needs most.  All those Box Tops really add up!  Thank you for participating in this free fundraiser and earning cash for Lincoln School.  Keep on clipping!

Check http://www.boxtops4education.com for participating products, coupons and more.  Questions?  Contact Katie Osga: “kjosga AT sbcglobal.net” or 708.704.1924

Order Gift Cards by Monday & raise money for our School!

Whole Foods gift card

Did you catch the gift card order form in last week’s Friday Folder?  Those are just some of the many gift cards available to purchase.  Did you know Whole Foods donates 4% and Jewel 5%?  Starbucks donates 8% and Classic Cinemas a whopping 10%!  You know you patronize these businesses, so why not raise money for Lincoln while you spend?  See the full offering of gift cards on the the PTO Web Store.    Thank you for participating!

Orders are due by Monday morning, 2/24, either on line or via a check & order form turned into the school office.  Delivery will be in next Friday’s 2/28 Friday Folders (if under $200) or arranged through email.

Questions?  Please contact Catherine Smith at  630-373-9324 or email:

“cs AT catherineconsulting.com”

Don’t forget to order your Lincoln Yearbook.

Library 016A year’s worth of Lincoln memories all tied up in a hardbound edition, plus a cool pen for autographs!  

Order now at the PTO Web Store to make sure you get a copy before the price increases: $20 each now; the price increases to $25 on March 3rd.


Please remember to save your receipt or save the “Thanks for Your Order” email from the PTO Web Store.  It’s an easy way to confirm you have a book to pick up at the Ice Cream Social at the end of May.

Do you have photos to share with the Lincoln Yearbook?

You can upload JPEG images directly to the publishers website: http://images.balfour.com/

-Type in the Project Number:  412657
-No password necessary
-You do need to leave your name, email, phone number, and accept the terms.
-Filling in the “people” and “event” fields  is optional.

We’re completing the book in March, so don’t wait too long to share. Questions?  Please contact  Ann Mills at: “anncieslica AT msn. com”.

King Cakes at Roosevelt on Mardi Gras, March 4th!


Enjoy a delicious traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras dessert—a jumbo cinnamon sweet roll ring decorated with purple, green & gold icing, adorned with beads and a little King Cake baby.

Order deadline is March 1st at noon (pre-orders only). Cakes are $14 each on the Roosevelt PTO Web Store.  Napkins and server included; serves 10-16. For more information please contact Tania Wilson: 708-366-6303 or “rdw1100 AT sbcglobal.net”.

The King Cakes are from Reuter’s Bakery on Grand Ave, Chicago. King Cake is a nut-free item, but Reuter’s is not a nut-free bakery. 

Save the date:  Friday, March 14th

Lincoln’s Family Science Night

science night


 6:30-8:00pm in the Lincoln Gymnasium

Explore your senses and how that brain of yours processes all that incoming information…with and without your permission!   More details coming soon. Contact Steve Lefko with questions: “s_lefko AT hotmail.com”.

Green4Good News

 Electronics Recycling in River Forest this Saturday, 2/22

9am – 1pm  in the west Thatcher parking lot (west side of the 400 block of Thatcher Avenue across from the Metra train station).

Scroll down on the Village Web Site for details on what items are collected at this quarterly event.


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.

More ways to earn…your Amazon orders can support the PTO & Lincoln School, but only through this link

Amazon Logo

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!

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