3-5 Lincoln PTO Newsletter

Fun Lunch for Friday 3/7:  Pizza


Our thanks to Dominos Pizza, 329 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park and all our dedicated Fun Lunch Volunteers.




Food Drive ends Friday 3/7

Help your kids perform meaningful charitable actions and connect with our community. Your donations support local residents through the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry. Please drop off non-perishable items in Lincoln’s Park Avenue Lobby during school hours every day this week. Thank you for your generosity!

Family Science Night: Friday 3/14

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 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! All are welcome but this is geared towards the upper grades. THIS IS NOT A DROP OFF EVENT!

Tickets are $5 per child or $10 for each family with more than one child. Sign up on the Lincoln PTO Webstore.

We’d love to have your help for this fun event! Please sign up on our Sign Up Genius Volunteer Page.

Contact Steve Lefko with questions: “s_lefko AT hotmail.com”.

Save the date: Silent Auction on 4/25

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You won’t want to miss the 4th annual Silent Auction, one of Lincoln’s most popular fundraisers. Join the fun and win fabulous prizes while supporting our PTO! Click on this Silent Auction flyer for details. Tickets are not available yet, but stay tuned.

We are still collecting items for the auction! If you have an item to donate, such as a weekend getaway to a cottage or hotel, concert tickets, spa services or other one-of-a-kind experiences, please contact Amy Dwyer via email at “amyadwyer AT gmail.com” or 312-961-5055. Thank you!


Order your Lincoln Yearbook

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A 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 for $25.   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 publisher’s website: http://images.balfour.com/ Type in the Project Number:  412657 . No password necessary but 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”.

Kathleen Kurrle Art Fundraiser ends 3/6

Kurrle PaintingDon Meyer, grandfather of Lincoln students, has painted a beautiful oil painting inspired by Kathleen Kurrle. The painting is being sold by silent auction at Blue Max Coffee, 26 Lathrop Avenue, Forest Park.

Please stop by to enter a bid and admire this tribute. 100% of the proceeds of the sale of the painting will go to the Kurrle family.

The silent auction will go on at Blue Max until March 6.

Green4Good News


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!

Get Dinner Delivered and Donate to the Lincoln PTO!

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 




 River Forest Youth Soccer

Register now for spring soccer at www.rfys.org. Grades K-4 play 5 v 5 games on Sunday afternoons beginning April 5th through June 8th. No practices. Only $65 until march 15 when late registration fees apply. Call with questions: Bob Gorman at 630-618-1972.

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