4/29 PTO Newsletter: Lincoln Auction this Friday at Skrine Chops!

Fun Lunch for Friday, 5/1:  Sub Sandwiches


Our thanks to Subway and our dedicated Fun Lunch Volunteers!

Join us for a fun evening at Skrine Chops this Friday, 5/1, for the Lincoln Silent Auction

Bidding starts at 7:30 and ends promptly at 9:30 pm

Save $10 a ticket by purchasing online in advance on the PTO Web Store.  On line orders end Thursday at midnight!


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

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

 Our Auction offers great items for all ages!

  • Blackhawks, Cubs & White Sox tickets
  • Vacation Getaways (Breckenridge, CO & Lake Geneva!)
  • Golf Outings
  • Sports Memorabilia
  • Local Gym Memberships
  • Landscaping Services
  • Summer Camp and Sports Gift Certificates
  • Kids Classes and Birthday Parties (PD Forensics, Painting, RFCC)

Priceless Items include:

  • Fun Lunch for a Year!
  • Lead the Halloween Parade
  • Principal for a Day
  • Front Row Seating at Your Child’s Concert
  • Bowling with Mrs. Donnelly and Mrs. B!

Come on out of the dugout and hit a home run for Lincoln!

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.

 News for parents of Lincoln 4th Graders!

Get ready for Roosevelt with official Roosevelt Bulldog Emporium Spirit Wear!  The Spring line is available to Lincoln 4th graders!  Order through the Roosevelt PTO Webstore (no ID required) now until Monday, May 4th. Click here to view and order items.  We will deliver items directly to your child’s classroom at Lincoln.  Any questions, email BulldogEmporium@gmail.com

Do you need a 5th Grade School Supply Kit?  

The deadline to order Roosevelt School Supply Kits  is Monday, May 4th. Click here  to order on the Roosevelt PTO Web Store.

Practice for Field Day Maypole starts NEXT WEEK & Drumming starts 5/11!

Maypole:  Wednesday, May 6th  at  7:20 a.m.

Drumming:  Monday,  May  11th  at  3:30 p.m.

Do you want to see your child on the big screen during the 4th Grade Breakfast?

Then get those pictures submitted asap!   Looking for photos from Kindergarten to 4th Grade so we can reminisce about the fun times at our wonderful elementary school.  Have any pics with Mrs. Hyde?  Please include them!

Email photos to:   vmfreund@sbcglobal.net (.jpeg & 300dpi if possible)

DVDs or flash drives can be dropped off in the mailbox at:   747 Franklin.

Your help is greatly appreciated!  -Vickie Freund

Our next PTO meeting is Monday, 5/4, at 8:45 in the Lincoln Conference Room.  All are welcome!


A special note from Laura Maychruk…

As Chair of the Green4Good Committee, I would like to thank all of our committee members for all of their work last week to make Earth Week at Lincoln School special for all of our students:  Vicki Freund, Molly Quinn, Sarah Hick, Sarah Hampson, Beth Chang, and Darla Vollrath.  Plus a big thank you to the 4th Graders of Heartworks!

Also a BIG THANK YOU to all of the parents, grandparents, and caregivers who walked to school with their kids and packed zero waste lunches all week!

We counted 925 zero waste lunches this year compared to 602 last year–a BIG change!
3rd and 4th grade lunch edged out the 1st and 2nd graders by only 15 lunches!
Approximately 330 POUNDS of garbage was spared from our landfills just last week through your efforts last week.
Keep up the good/GREEN work!

It’s Back–the RF Recycling Extravaganza!

This Saturday, May 2nd, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at the River Forest United Methodist Church (on the corner of Lake and Thatcher)

Check out this poster for a complete list of what will be collected.  It’s an amazing amount of stuff–check it out and then go through those closets and the basement!  Drive Thru Recycling, what could be easier?

This event is completely volunteer driven.  Can you lend a hand?  See details and sign up here.  Thank you!

Staff Appreciation Week  5/4 – 5/8

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–turn in the coloring worksheet that came home in Friday folders.

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

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

Lost & Found Alert!

The Lost & Found is teaming with sweatshirts, jackets, and yes, even a few pairs of snow pants!    Please stop by to retrieve your items.

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

fun run clip artAttention 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!

 I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for the Lincoln School Ice Cream Social & Yearbook Distribution


Mark your calendars for Friday, May 29 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for our annual end-of-the-year celebration to be held on the Franklin side of the school.

Sprinkles, whipped cream, chocolate sauce and a cherry will be paired with vanilla or sorbet scoops from everyone’s favorite ice cream parlor, the Brown Cow.  Enjoy your dessert while collecting signatures from friends and teachers in the beloved Lincoln yearbook. 
Scoops will only be $2.25.  
Inclement weather will bring our fun inside to the gym.
To volunteer for this event, please go to SignUp Genius.   For any questions, please contact Jennifer Moore at jenniferandrichmoore@hotmail.com or Katie Moroney at moroneykatie@yahoo.com

Still Need to Order a Yearbook?

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Reserve your copy now!  $25 gets you a 64-page hardcover book full of memories and a souvenir pen.  Order on the PTO Web Store.

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