4/2 Lincoln PTO Newsletter: April events

Welcome back from Spring Break!

April’s events include our annual Silent Auction, a Connect 4 Kids Parent Forum, a Bike Safety workshop for Second Graders, School Supplies Kits for Sale, and Earth Week.


Fun Lunch for Friday 4/4:

Subs from Alpine

Alpine Food Shop Many thanks to Alpine’s, 7538 W. North Avenue, Elmwood Park and our dedicated Fun Lunch Volunteers.


4/10: Connect 4Kids Forum

Parents and faculty of Lincoln, Willard and Roosevelt School students, please join us for our 4th Parent Forum sponsored by Lincoln PTO:

“FEED Your Kids Wisely”

Thursday, April 10

7:00 PM

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.


4/21-4/25: Earth Week is Coming!

Lincoln will be celebrating by…

. Walking or Biking to School during Earth Week

. 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“.


4/25: Lincoln Silent Auction

Tickets On Sale Now!


lincolnflyer6_FINAL (1) 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 now on sale—click here to get yours today. 


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 online 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


Order School Supply Kits for Next School Year

Parents, please keep an eye out for the School Supply Kits order forms in this week’s Friday Folders.  Place your order as soon as you see that form so you don’t miss the deadline!  You will be ordering supplies for your child’s upcoming grade (for example, current 2nd graders will order 3rd grade supplies). There is a collection box in the Lincoln Office for paper orders, or order on the PTO Web Store. The deadline for all Web Store and paper orders is Friday April 25th.


Coming Soon: Recycling Extravaganza

May 3rd, 8am-1pm

River Forest United Methodist Church Parking Lot

(corner of Thatcher and Lake)

Rain or Shine, Drive-through Recycling Day

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


Still need to order a Lincoln Yearbook?

Get your 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.


Grn4Gd          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.


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 


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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