4/7 PTO Newsletter – Lots of NEW information this week!

Fun Lunch for Friday, April 10th:  Pizza


Many thanks to Domino’s in Oak Park and our dedicated fun lunch volunteers!

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.

Save the Date for the Lincoln School Auction– Friday, May 1st !

Screen Shot 2015-03-17 at 1.24.30 PMPlease save the date for our PTO’s Biggest Fundraising Event of the year.   We are off to a good start, but we need your help with additional donations. If you have anything to donate, or know of someone who may, please let us know!  No item is too big and no item is too small. Auction ideas could be:

  • vacation getaways
  • overnight stays at hotels or resorts
  • signed sports memorabilia
  • tickets to professional sporting events
  • tickets to music or theater events
  • golf outings
  • local gym memberships
  • landscaping services
  • summer camp and sports gift certificates
  • private shopping experiences
  • salon gift certificates

Please contact Amy Dwyer (amyadwyer AT gmail.com) with any questions or ideas.  Thank you!

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

Roosevelt Readiness

District 90 offers a “Roosevelt Readiness” class to help students prepare for fifth grade at Roosevelt Middle School. Classes specifically focus on organizational skills, approaches to success, fostering beneficial friendships with teachers and students, and learning about clubs and other extracurricular activities. Registration for Roosevelt Readiness opens on Tuesday, April 7 and closes Friday, April 17.  

Classes are offered at 3:30 – 4:30, Mon & Wed. or Tues. & Thurs., for 3 weeks, beginning April 20th.  Please click here to register on the D90 web store.

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!)


Get your Limited Edition Tie Dye Lincoln T-Shirts…new for 2015!

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

An Invitation from  IMP.A.C.T.

The Roosevelt PTO and IMP.A.C.T. (Parents and Community Together to reduce youth alcohol and drug use) is hosting it’s Spring Parent Cafe and we’d love to see you there!

Join us for a guided discussion about the positive influence we can have in our children’s lives. Melissa Ford, an experience parenting coach, will moderate this important and engaging discussion.

When:  Tuesday, April 14th, 7 – 9 pm
Where:  Roosevelt, Multi-Purpose Room (enter through door #8 off of Lathrop main parking lot)
Who:  Anyone interested in sharing insights or learning from other parents about how we can talk to our children about youth alcohol and drug use.

School Supply Kits for 2015-2016

school supplies

Parents, keep your eyes peeled for future emails and a single Friday Folder flyer about School Supply Kits for next school year.  Teachers have finalized the kit contents and we’ll have lists ready shortly.  This year all kit orders for grades 1 through 4 will be on-line only through the PTO web store.  Orders are placed in April for delivery to your child’s classroom in August.  We’ll be sure to let you know multiple times before the order deadline!

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

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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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