4/10 Newsletter, Join us 7pm TONIGHT for “FEED Your Kids Wisely”

Fun Lunch for Friday 4/11 is Pizza

Dominos2Many thanks to Domino’s Pizza, 329 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park and our dedicated Fun Lunch Volunteers.


Parent Forum  “FEED Your Kids Wisely”  7:00 pm Tonight

Parents, caregivers and faculty of Lincoln, Willard and Roosevelt School students are all invited to the 4th Parent Forum sponsored by Lincoln PTO’s Connect4Kids:

7:00 pm in the Lincoln Auditorium, please enter through the Franklin doors

Presented by Lara Field, MS, RD, CSP, LDN, owner/founder of FEED KIDS LLC

Kids need guidance when it comes to making smart eating decisions, and as parents we can use a nudge in the right direction as well. Lara Field will enlighten us by revealing the vital tools needed to establish healthy habits that nourish our children and encourage them to develop healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime.

The forum is about 90 minutes including an introduction, presentation, then Q and A. Many attendees enjoy taking time to digest the new information during the Q & A with other parents.

Come join us as we fuel up on ways to FEED our kids wisely, prevent future disease, and keep our families from running on empty.

School Supply Kits–order now instead of shopping this summer!   Order deadline is Friday, April 25th.

Lincoln’s PTO offers the convenience of ordering school supplies in a single kit that is delivered to your child’s classroom in August.  Order forms were sent out in Friday Folders last week, or you can order on the PTO Web Store. Please remember to order for your child’s upcoming grade.

There is a collection box in the office for paper orders (extra blank order forms are in there too).  The deadline for all Web Store and paper orders is 4/25.

5th GRADE SCHOOL SUPPLY KITs  will be available for purchase on the Roosevelt REVTRAK site April 15th – May 2nd.   The website will list the required items and cost.  Parents new to Roosevelt will have to create a new revtrak account, but students’ Lincoln id numbers migrate with them to Roosevelt.  Kits will be ready for pick up the week before school starts.  Cross this off your list and support the Roosevelt PTO!

Earth Week is April 21st through April 25th

Lincoln will be celebrating Earth Week by…

  •  Walking or Biking to and from School
  •  Wearing Green ALL WEEK
  •  Participating in the annual Zero-Waste Lunch Challenge

Parents can help get their kids ready for the Zero-Waste Lunch Challenge by
purchasing re-usable lunch supplies through the Lincoln PTO. If you are
interested in Wrap-n-Mats www.wrapnmat.com or Snack Taxi’s www.snacktaxi.com  or all stainless steel water bottles, contact Vicki Freund at  “vmfreund AT sbcglobal.net“.

Celebrate the end of Earth Week by joining us for the

Lincoln School Silent Auction, Friday 4/25 at 7:30 pm at Skrine Chops in Forest Park

The auction will feature great items for all ages.  Bid to win romantic weekend getaways, sports tickets, kids classes, birthday parties, unique experiences for your children (e.g., lead the Halloween Parade, act as Principal for the Day), and much MORE!  We’ll also have a “Split the Pot” Raffle.‡

lincolnflyer6_FINAL (1)Bidding will begin at 7:30 pm and end promptly at 9:30 pm.  Appetizers, domestic beer, wine, and soda are included from 7:30-9:30 pm.

You won’t want to miss this popular fundraiser.  Join the fun and win fabulous prizes while supporting our PTO.  Tickets are on sale now—click here to order yours today.  $40 per person in advance, $50 per person at the door

You can print the Silent Auction flyer for details.   Hope to see you there!


Bike Safety Workshop for 2nd Graders – 4/29 or 4/30

It’s Spring and time to brush up on bike safety for 2nd graders!

Officer Troy Fields of the River Forest Police Department will be conducting this FREE one-day bike safety workshop. Second Graders must complete the workshop before they are allowed to ride their bikes to school. 

Kids will be outside for the second half of the workshop, so please be prepared for the appropriate weather!   Note: You will be able to register your bike with Officer Fields on the day of workshop.

Go on line and register today! Choose 4/29 OR 4/30.

When: Tuesday, April 29th or Wednesday, April 30th
Time: Right after school until 4:30 p.m.
Place: Meet in the gym (bikes can be brought in the morning & left locked at the bike rack outside the gym)
Bring: Bike with Lock Set and Helmet

Lincoln’s Character Theme for April is CARING

Caring people understand what someone else is feeling (empathy). A caring person will…

* Look at a person’s face and body for clues
* Listen to their words and how they say them
* Think about the other person’s point of view
* Imagine how the other person feels
* Ask, “How can I help?

Would you like to reinforce these lessons at home?  Print out this handy conversation starter!  Word Document: Caring or Caring PDF

Mark your calendar now–Lincoln’s Field Day has moved to Friday, May 30th.

This is also the date for the Lincoln Ice Cream Social and Yearbook distribution.  It’s never too early to sign up to help!  Volunteer Here.

River Forest’s Upcoming Recycling Extravaganza

Saturday, May 3rd, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

River Forest United Methodist Church Parking Lot

(corner of Thatcher and Lake)

Rain or Shine, it’s a Drive-Through Recycling Event

For details and a list of all the items that will be collected click here.

 Green4Good’s Great News

Grn4GdThe Green4Good Committee received word that the grant applications for all three solar installations at D90 schools have been approved by the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation!  We anticipate that sometime late in the summer or early fall, solar panels will be installed at Lincoln, Willard and Roosevelt.  The Green4Good Committee would like to thank our Superintendant, Dr. Ed Condon, and our Director of Finance and Facilities, Anthony Cozzi, for all of their efforts on this project.

If it’s Wednesday, remember two things:  Waste Free Lunches and dinner from Puree’s


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.

 Get Dinner Delivered and Donate to the Lincoln PTO!

Puree FlyerOn Wednesdays Puree’s Pizza & Pasta 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 



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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