9-19 Lincoln Elementary PTO Newsletter

The Lincoln Open House is tonight at 7PM! Grades 1-2 and AM Kindergarten begin in the auditorium while grades 3-4 and PM Kindergarten begin in their classroom.

Alpine Food ShopFUN LUNCH for Friday, Sept. 20th is subs from Alpine, 7538 W North Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707.



Is your first grader interested in becoming a Girl Scout? A new troop is forming for 1st grade girls to begin in October. Informational meeting for interested parents on Tuesday, September 24 at 7:30PM at the River Forest Library. Please email VanessaDruckman@gmail.com for more info.



LINCOLN MOVIE NIGHT – Friday, Sept. 20th at 6:30pm
Families are invited to a big-screen showing of “Wreck It Ralph” under the stars. Buy your tickets now at the PTO Web Store and save $1 per ticket (on line ticket sales end 9/20 at Noon)!  Concessions start at 6:30pm, the movie starts at dusk.  A $5 ticket includes the  movie, popcorn and lemonade.  $2 hot dogs and concession treats are also available for purchase.  See flyer for details.   Bring chairs or a blanket and join us for this favorite “start of the school year” fundraising event!

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Can you help us with ticket or concessions sales, or clean-up?  Please sign up for a 1.5 hour time slot on Sign Up Genius.   We really appreciate it!

While you’re buying your movie tickets, add some $1 RAFFLE TICKETS to your shopping cart – on sale online!  Would your child like to lead the Halloween Parade? How about winning front row seats to the Winter Concert? Check out all the fun fundraising prizes available at the PTO Web Store.

SPIRIT WEAR: “We’ve got spirit, yes we do! We’ve got spirit, how about you?
Screen shot 2013-09-05 at 4.24.00 PMPrepare for the weather change with our cozy vintage sweatshirts or toasty winter hats. Want to keep it simple? Check out some of our funster knee socks or colored shoe laces. Join classmates in letting your Lincoln Eagle Flag fly high on Fridays by sporting your school colors!

Please order your back-to-school spirit wear by September 22nd at the PTO Web Store. Purchases will be distributed by early October.


FIRST HEARTWORKS MEETING on Monday, Sept 30th during lunch

Attention 4th graders!  Come find out about Heartworks.  It is a service club ONLY for 4th graders!  We will meet on Monday September 30th, during the 1st half of the lunch period in Ms. Bajo’s room:  23E.   Make a difference and be of service to others.  Check it out!


Grn4GdGreen 4 Good Initiatives:

“Look at Your Lunch”  Sept. 24th-26th

In an effort to shed some light on the mystery of how much our kids are and are not eating during lunch, for the next 3 days Lincoln students will bring home all uneaten food, recyclables and trash in their lunch boxes.  Parents will be amazed at how much food gets thrown out each day!

“Look at Your Lunch” will help each family pack a “just-right” size lunch in the future, and hopefully give us all a better appreciation for the amount of trash created in each lunch.

For future lunches, we can all try to:

  • Pack only what our children can eat during their lunch period
  • Buy in bulk and use re-usable containers
  • Cut back on convenience and individual packaging that creates a lot of unnecessary waste

WASTE-FREE WEDNESDAYS LUNCH CHALLENGE – Beginning Wednesday, October 2!!

The Green4Good Committee will begin giving out hand stamps to all kids who bring a waste-free lunch. This will be an on-going event each Wednesday up until our BIG Waste-Free Lunch Challenge during Earth Week. For tips on packing a waste-free lunch go to the District 90 website and click on the “Zero-Waste Lunch Tips” flyer.



Thursday, October 3rd, at  6:00-7:30 PM in the
Lincoln School Gymnasium (Please enter on the Franklin side)

Please join us as we build a community of caring and foster deeper connections with our children, our school and the community. Your whole family is invited to participate in: tempting raffles, art projects, engaging games, invigorating yoga, and more!


We need your help with Movie Night, Raffle Ticket Sales and Family Game Night.  Please see event listings for the details on Sign Up Genius.

And don’t forget our PTO Activity Fee, listed under “Donate to the Lincoln PTO”  on the Web Store. Your dues not only go towards funding PTO events and activities, they also contribute to school items such as technology upgrades, new playground equipment, assemblies, teacher wish list items and so much more…Thank you!