9/17 Lincoln PTO Newsletter

Subs for Friday 9/19 Fun Lunch


Many Thanks to our dedicated Fun Lunch Volunteers.


Chess Club meets TODAY (Wednesday) after school in gym!



There are still openings!

CALLING all 3rd and 4th graders!

Love to write?   Join our BoomWriter club.  Win prizes and create your own personal book!

BoomWriter meets Mondays after school in the computer lab.

Registration is limited to 20 students, so sign up today!  This club is for 3rd & 4th grade students only.  Register today on the PTO Web Store. There is a $15 fee to cover book costs.

Please Save the date for a special  CONNECT4KIDS  Parent Forum on Thursday, Oct. 2nd

“A Parent’s Guide to Empowering Children to Manage Social Conflict”

Parents and faculty of Lincoln, Willard and Roosevelt school students, please join us for our fifth Parent Forum sponsored by the Lincoln PTO.

When: Thursday, October 2nd, at 7:00- 8:30 p.m.

Where: Lincoln School Auditorium (Please enter on the Franklin side)

Who: Carrie Goldman is the award-winning author of Bulllied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear (Harper Collins, August 2012).

Carrie’s expertise has been featured on NPR, MSNBC, CNN Headline News, BBC, Fox, ABC Radio, cnn.com, HLN, WGN TV and WGN Radio, HuffPost Live, and more. Goldman received her B.S. from Northwestern University and her M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management.  She lives in Illinois with her husband and three young daughters.

Please join us as we build a community of caring and foster deeper connections with our children, school and community. Carrie will share ways parents can:

  • Teach kids how to act as empowered allies instead of as passive bystanders
  • Teach how to discern between normal social conflict and true bullying
  •  Teach kids how to develop their own solutions for social conflict & when to ask adults for help

Bring a friend…we hope to see you there.  Inquiries please contact: Rebekah Kiefer at “rebekah.kiefer AT yahoo.com” or Sarah Hampson at “sarahhampson2001 AT yahoo.com

Yearbook Cover Art Contest

This year the teachers and students will be voting for their favorite yearbook cover, so get out your art supplies and get creative!

Book Title:  Where Eagles Soar


  • Use letter sized (8.5” x 11”) unlined paper.
  • Image MUST BE VERTICAL and 2-dimensional.
  • Include vivid images – bright and bold colors look best!
  • Use the title (Where Eagles Soar) in your artwork
  • Write your name on the back with pencil
  • Check your spelling and punctuation

Deadline to submit artwork in the Office:  Friday, October 3rd

Please note that submitted artwork will not be returned.

Questions?  Contact Ann Mills at “anncieslica AT msn.com”

Interested in Girl Scouts?

girl scouts

Scouts is a great way for your daughter to make new friends and learn leadership skills! It’s not just cookies, crafts, and camping—it’s also about courage, confidence, and character. Our contemporary curriculum supports STEM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), the arts, ecological awareness, social action and more. Troops meet by grade at Lincoln but we do occasional school-wide activities too. Registration starts now for the 2014-15 school year. Please contact your grade-level leaders for more information!

 4th Grade Juniors: Meets the FIRST Monday of the month in room 11 at Lincoln from 6 pm – 7:15. Except in September we will be meeting on September 8 due to the Labor Day holiday. Contact Irene Wolinski (“irenewolinski AT yahoo.com”) or Suzi Schrader (“suzischrader AT yahoo.com”).

3rd Grade Brownies: Meet in the evening once a month on the 3rd Mondays. Contact Katie Moroney (“moroneykatie AT yahoo.com”) or Lurana Brown (“luranajbrown AT yahoo.com”).

2nd Grade Brownies: Meet one Thursday a month after school. Contact Vanessa Druckman for more information (vanessadruckman AT gmail.com).

1st Grade Daisies: Meet once a month right after school on Thursdays. Contact Lurana Brown (“luranajbrown AT yahoo.com”).

Kindergarten Daisies: Your daughter’s troop starts with you! You only need 5 girls and 2 adults to form a new troop. The troop stays together as they move up in school. As soon as we have enough interest, we can hold an informational meeting for kindergarten. Training and resources are available—contact Lurana for information and support (“luranajbrown AT yahoo.com”).

 Wanted: D90 Caucus Delegates

We are seeking a diverse group of River Forest residents who are willing to recruit and interview candidates for the D90 school board election in March 2015. Delegates must be residents of River Forest and be able to attend all scheduled meetings during October and November 2014. These dates are as follows: Tuesday, October 14 Tuesday, October 28 Tuesday, November 11 Tuesday, November 18 We welcome your participation in this established community process. Please contact us with your interest.

2014 Caucus Co-Chairs: Judy Deogracias 773-793-3449 “judy.deogracias AT mac.com” or Laura Maychruk 708-205-7044 “laura.maychruk AT comcast.net”

 We Have the Right Volunteer Opportunity for You!


446px-Uncle_Sam_(pointing_finger)Whether you work full time or from home, we have volunteer opportunities to fit your life and schedule. Come take a look on our Sign Up Genius volunteer page to see how you can best contribute your time to your child’s school. We need room parents, fun lunch volunteers, book fair helpers, pancake flippers, and even silent auction sales experts. Volunteer for a one day commitment, or regularly throughout the year. You can work from home, in the classroom, or in the evening. Take a look – we’d love your help.

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