4/23 Lincoln PTO Newsletter

Fun Lunch for Friday 4/25:  Pasta

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Our thanks to Oak Park’s Puree’s Pizza and Pasta, and to all our dedicated Fun Lunch Volunteers.


It’s Earth Week!

April 21st through April 25th

Celebrate with Lincoln by…

  •  Walking or Biking to and from School (look for Green4Good volunteers handing out backpack strings to kids who do!)
  •  Wearing Green ALL WEEK
  •  Participating in the annual Zero-Waste Lunch Challenge: kids with waste-free lunches get hand stamps every day; the 1st & 2nd graders are tallied against the 3rd & 4th graders with the winning lunch period announced on Friday!   

Parents can purchase 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“.


Lincoln School Silent Auction

Friday 4/25 at 7:30 pm

lincolnflyer6_FINAL (1)You won’t want to miss this popular fundraiser.  Join the fun and win fabulous prizes while supporting our PTO.  Featured items include:

  • Weekend getaways in Michigan & Wisconsin
  • Downtown excursions and overnight stays at the The Palmer House Hilton, Hotel Intercontinental, and High Tea at The Drake
  • Unique Lincoln experiences: Front Row Seats at Concerts and Movie Nights, Lead the Halloween Parade, Act as Principal for the Day, and  1 Year of Fun Lunch
  • And much more!

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. $40 per person in advance, $50 per person at the door You can print the Silent Auction flyer for details.   Tickets are on sale now—click here to order yours today. Hope to see you there!


2nd Grader Bike Safety Workshop 4/29 & 4/30

Registration deadline is 4/27

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

Officer Glenn Czernik 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 Czernik on the day of the workshop.

Go online and register your second grader today! Choose 4/29 OR 4/30.

Parents, please go online and register to volunteer for either day of this event.

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


School Supply Kits On Sale

Order deadline is 4/25

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

PTO superman

It’s a bird, it’s a plane!


The week of May 5th – May 9th we are celebrating our favorite super heroes…our teachers and staff!  Every day the PTO will provide Lincoln staff members with new tokens of our appreciation.  But, the very best thanks comes from each of YOU and your children!  Please remember to take a moment to express your gratitude to our teachers and staff for all their hard work, professionalism and dedication.  Your child’s Friday Folder will contain a thank you that can be filled out and returned to the office by Friday, May 2.

4th Grade Parents!

Send in your pics for the 4th Grade Slideshow

It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is around the corner and that we’ll soon be saying goodbye to our fourth graders. We’re hard at work on the 4th grade slide show, so please dig in your archives and find your favorite pictures of your child’s time at Lincoln.

Pictures can be emailed to “Lincoln4thGradeSlideshow AT gmail.com”

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

River Forest’s Upcoming Recycling Extravaganza

Saturday, May 3rd, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm at the 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.

Lincoln’s Field Day is Coming Soon!

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.

 Green4Good’s Great News


The 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 Flyer

On 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

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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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