5/21 PTO Newsletter, Fun Lunch is THURSDAY this week!

 Fun Lunch for THURSDAY 5/22:  Pasta

Puree Logo - Support PTOOur thanks to Puree’s Pizza & Pasta, 1023 Lake Street, Oak Park, and to our dedicated Fun Lunch volunteers.


For a few more weeks you can order Wednesday’s lunch or dinner from Puree’s and Donate to the Lincoln PTO!

Puree FlyerOn 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 

Friday 5/23  is Early Dismissal at 11:25 am.  There is no school on Monday 5/26 in honor of Memorial Day.  Enjoy the holiday weekend.

This Thursday 5/22:  Let’s Thank Our Crossing Guards

Neither rain nor snow nor sleet nor even a polar vortex can stop our crossing guards!

Let’s thank these dedicated individuals for protecting Lincoln kids every day.

Be on the look out for volunteers with big thank-you cards & manila envelopes before and after school on Thursday 5/22, at both the Park and Franklin doors. Families can sign the cards and contribute to year-end gifts for both of Lincoln’s crossing guards, Paulette and Kevin.

Do you appreciate Kevin directing traffic at Franklin and Lake every morning and afternoon, in addition to getting the kids safely across?  Then don’t forget to drive through the atm before you go through Thursday’s Drop Off and Pick Up lanes…we’ll have volunteers collecting from cars.   Thank you!

The cards and gifts will be presented on Friday morning, May 23rd.  Contact Scott Winsett at “scott.winsett AT gmail.com” if you can help or have any questions. Thank you!

Lincoln Yearbook: On Line Sales End on Tuesday 5/27

Order on-line at the PTO Web Store to make sure you get a copy–there is a limited supply!   Cash sales should be available at the Ice Cream Social, but why not use a credit card and secure a copy today?

Not sure if you already ordered a Yearbook? Go to the PTO Web Store Home, select “My Account,” and then “Order History.” Scroll down to look at your orders…yearbooks went on sale in February 2014.

We still need help on 5/30 for Yearbook and Ice Cream Distribution

Friday, 5/30, is a busy day for our school—Field Day, the Ice Cream Social, and Yearbook Distribution.  If you can lend a hand that evening, it sure will make the lines shorter!  Take a look at the time slots here.  Thank you!

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

Mark your calendars for Friday, May 30th 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 matched with ice cream or sorbet scoops from everyone’s favorite ice cream parlor, The Brown Cow.  Enjoy your dessert while collecting signatures from friends and even teachers in the beloved Lincoln yearbook. Look for the PTO information table to find out how you can help make this and other great events happen next year.

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 questions, please contact Jennifer Moore at “jenniferandrichmoore AT hotmail.com” or Katie Moroney at “moroneykatie AT yahoo.com”   Thank you.

ROOSEVELT Spirit Wear–Sales end Friday 5/23 at Midnight

Attention 4th Graders! Congratulations on upcoming graduation from Lincoln! Roosevelt is ready to provide a great new adventure for you! Be ready by getting your Bulldog wear now…Go Dawgs! Click HERE to see the Roosevelt Bulldog Emporium Spring Line. We will deliver right to your classroom at Lincoln the last week of school. Any questions, please contact Julia Potter (julia.w.potter AT gmail.com).  Go Dawgs!   Deadline to order is this Friday, 5/23 at Midnight.

PTO recruitment flyer trees

How can you make a difference in your child’s community next year?

The Lincoln PTO is looking for volunteers for the 2014/15 school year. We are fortunate to have a history of dedicated parents with diverse talents and interests on the PTO, and we need your ideas and expertise for next year.

Regardless of your schedule, there are rewarding and time flexible PTO opportunities. Whether you can volunteer for a couple of hours or would like to chair a committee, we would love to have your help.  Many parents initially join the PTO when they are new to the community and find that it’s a great way to make lasting friendships while contributing to their children’s school.  Each year we begin with a new executive board and committee members and we promise you’ll have lots of fun as you help make Lincoln an outstanding place for students, teachers and families. We will have a PTO information table at the Ice Cream Social to help answer any questions.

Open PTO Positions for 2014-5:
Co-Vice President of Fundraising – 1
Art Appreciation – 1
Authors & Assemblies – 1
Bike Safety Workshop – 1 2nd Grade parent
FLIP – 1
Book Fair and Lincoln Spiritwear – 2
Picture Day – 1
Pre-Packaged School Supplies – 1
Ice Cream Social – 2
Yearbook – 3
Winter Sports Camp – 1
If you are interested in chairing or participating in a PTO committee, we’d love to have your help.  You can email us at “njselza AT comcast.net”  if you have any questions or want to talk in more detail about where the PTO could best use your time and talents. Nikki Elza & Gina Hardy

Enhance your technology skills…

Are you interested in learning about the WordPress website tool and the email marketing tool, MailChimp?

Volunteer to help with the Lincoln PTO Newsletter & Website for the 2014-2015 school year!

We have 1 volunteer for next year, but are looking for 2 more.  3 folks rotate the weekly newsletter duties–so just once every three weeks you compile the blurbs that are submitted, do some copy and pasting, a little editing, maybe insert some images, and hit the send button.  It’s easy enough to do in the evenings after the kids are in bed.  It would be great if volunteers can also take turns attending the monthly PTO meeting, but it’s not mandatory.  You can also learn to update the PTO Website for upcoming events.  Training and support will be provided.  Interested in learning more?  Contact:  Ann Mills (anncieslica AT msn.com), Lurana Brown (luranajbrown AT yahoo.com) or Vanessa Druckman (vanessadruckman AT gmail.com).

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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