4/22 Lincoln PTO Newsletter

Fun Lunch for Friday 4/24:  Quesadillas

QuesadillaMany Thanks to Señor Jefe on North Ave in River Forest, and our dedicated Fun Lunch Volunteers.  Remind your kids what you ordered – Chicken or Cheese!

Only a Few Days Left to Order School Supply Kits for 2015-2016

school supplies

The Lincoln PTO Web Store is now accepting orders for next year’s school supplies.  As a convenience for parents, the PTO offers complete kits that will be delivered to your child’s classroom in August.  Orders will be accepted on line only, and only until Sunday, April 26.  The PTO prepays for the kits in early May, so there is no chance to place orders at a later date. The Lincoln School website will have updated supply list for those families wishing to purchase their own school supplies. Save yourself a few shopping trips this summer and get exactly what the Lincoln teachers asked for, all in one simple on-line purchase!

Review kit contents, pricing, and place your order on the PTO Web Store.   Please remember to order NEXT YEAR’S grade level.   Deadline to order is Sunday, APRIL 26th. Please save the “Thank you for your order” email from the PTO Web Store; this is your confirmation that your order was accepted.  You can reference your saved email over the summer when you ask yourself “Did I remember to order Lincoln school supply kits?” Note to parents of 4th graders:  The Roosevelt PTO will be selling supply kits on their web store from 4/15-5/2.    Questions?  Please contact Nancy Snyder:  ntdesnyder AT earthlink.net or Ann Mills:  anncieslica AT msn.com

Attention Fourth GradersRoosevelt School Supplies available to preorder now!

school supplies Enjoy your summer a little longer, knowing that you have your fifth grade school supplies ready and waiting.  This is also a chance to support the PTO through your purchase.  Order your prepack school supplies from April 17-May 1 from the Roosevelt PTO revtrak systemhttps://rooseveltpto.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=26 If this is your first child at Roosevelt, you will need to create a user id and password for the webstore.   School supply pickup will be in late August.  Questions?  janewmoore@comcast.net



$40 per person in advance/ $50 at the door

Log on to the PTO Web Store to Purchase

Heavy appetizers, domestic beer, wine & pop included during bidding hours

 Auction will feature great items for all ages!

Blackhawks, Cubs & White Sox tickets

Vacation Getaways

Golf Outings

Sports Memorabilia

Local Gym Memberships

Landscaping Services

Summer Camp and Sports Gift Certificates

Kids Classes and Birthday Parties 

Priceless Items include:

Fun Lunch for a Year

Lead the Halloween Parade

Principal for a Day

Front Row Seating at Your Child’s Concert 

Lincoln PTO thrives on adding value- both big and small- in support of our children’s education and the teachers and staff who are their guides through this journey. Our success is contingent upon your contribution. If you cannot attend but would like to donate, please log on to the PTO web store and look for the donation button.

Sign Up Today for Next Week’s Bike Safety Workshop for 2nd Graders

kids on bikes Spring 2015 is the time to brush up on bike safety for 2nd Graders! This is an informative and fun event for second graders only.  Second grade students must have successfully completed the workshop before they are allowed to ride their bikes to school this Spring. Officer Glenn Czernik of the River Forest Police Department will be conducting this bike safety workshop.  Register for this free event on the Lincoln PTO Web Store and choose just one of the two days to participate. Kids will be outside for the second half of the workshop. So please send students to school in weather-appropriate apparel. Note: You will be able to register your bike with the Village of River Forest on the day of your workshop.

When: Tuesday, April 28th or Wednesday, April 29th

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  

A light snack will be provided. Registration is required, please go to the PTO Web Store .  There is no cost for this workshop.

Attention Fourth Grade Parents!

Get your Slideshow Pics Submitted!

It’s almost time for your little eagle to fly over to middle school (sniff, sniff), but before that happens, let’s embarrass them! During the 4th grade breakfast, we will watch a video montage of your child’s years at Lincoln. Please submit any school photos from Kindergarten-4th Grade so we can reminisce about the fun times at our wonderful elementary school. Photos can be emailed to vmfreund@sbcglobal.net (.jpeg & 300dpi if possible) I’m also happy to accept DVDs, flash drives, floppy discs, reel to reels- whatever it takes to get your little one’s face on the big screen. Feel free to drop off hardware in the mailbox at: 747 Franklin

Your help is greatly appreciated!  -Vickie Freund

Fourth Grade Activity Fee

If you haven’t already, please go to the Lincoln PTO Web Store to pay your child’s $20 4th Grade Activity Fee.  This fee helps cover the costs of:  exclusive 4th grade Field Day T-shirts, a commemorative Lincoln Memories photo DVD, and the 4th Grade Breakfast. These are exciting times for the 4th Graders so please keep reading the newsletters weekly for upcoming event info. Maypole and Drumming takes place at Field Day – please ask your children what they would like to participate in this year. Sign ups will be out soon. Practices will start in late April and May. Looking forward to a fun end of the year with everyone!!!! Questions, please contact Gina Hardy at 708-363-6071 (call/text) or at gfrioli@hotmail.com

Earth Week

Lincoln Celebrates Earth Week April 20 – April 24th !   Festivities include:

Walk to School all Week!  Take advantage of the glorious spring weather and walk to school.  T-shirt strings will be handed out to walkers Monday through Friday at the Park and Franklin entrances. Wear Green all Week! Waste Free Lunch Challenge!  Raffle tickets for each waste free lunch will be distributed during the week and on Friday we will find out which grade is the Waste Free winner! Each Wednesday through April 22nd we celebrate waste free lunches with a hand stamp, culminating in a Waste Free Challenge during Earth Week.  This is a fun way to participate in one of your child’s favorite activities!   We are looking for 2-3 volunteers every Wednesday from 11:15 – noon.  Please consider volunteering for a quick 45 minute time slot via SignUp Genius!  (scroll way to the bottom for G4G, thanks!)



Order Deadline for Spirit Wear is Friday!

Friday’s are Show your Spirit days! Wear your LINCOLN wear! And get some short sleeved shirts to celebrate SPRING!Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 10.07.34 PMCheck Friday folders for order information. There is a Special Limited Edition Tie dye shirt in red or blue – make sure to get one today!  Please email Jackie Holland for questions and order information:  jackie-holland AT sbcglobal.net

Staff Appreciation Week!

Lights! Camera! Action!…It’s time to tune in for STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK!! The week of May 4th – May 8th we will be acknowledging the leading ladies and leading men of Lincoln, our teachers and staff, with a Hollywood themed celebration. Every day the PTO will award Lincoln staff members with tokens of our appreciation for all they do to help our children’s lights shine bright. However, the greatest accolades given are from YOU and your children! Please remember to take a moment to express your gratitude to our teachers and staff for the outstanding role they have played in your child’s life. Your Friday Folder will contain a coloring worksheet.

Please have your child draw a picture or write special note of thanks and return it to the office by Friday, May 1st.

Let’s make Lincoln staff feel like the stars they are!

Save the Date:  Field Day, Thurs. May 28th

fun run clip art Attention Parents, if you’re scheduling vacation days at work, you won’t want to miss this opportunity! Volunteers are needed to help coordinate a day of fun activities for 1st-4th grade students.  Responsibilities include running games, handing out water or Popsicles, running around, and most importantly, seeing your kids have a BLAST!!  This is a favorite spring event and starts with a family picnic lunch on the Lincoln field, so why not stay for the whole afternoon? Fourth Graders do a special Maypole and Drumming presentation immediately after lunch.  The day is loads of fun for all!  Field Day will be held on Thursday, May 28th.  Please sign up to volunteer on Sign Up Genius.   Contact Gina Hardy at gfrioli@hotmail.com with any questions.  Thanks!

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