9/9 Lincoln PTO Newsletter

Quesadilla for Friday 9/12 Fun Lunch


Many Thanks to Senor Jefe in Elmwood Park and our dedicated Fun Lunch Volunteers.  Remind your kids what you ordered–Cheese or Chicken & Cheese!

Movie Night Is This Friday, 9/12, at 6:30pm

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Please join us for our first family event.  We will be showing Rio 2 on the Lincoln field (or in the Gym if it rains).   Tickets are $5 per person in advance on the Web Store or $6 at the Franklin gate.  Children 3 and under are FREE.

Ticket includes:  Popcorn, Lemonade, Movie and Fun with friends!

Hot Dogs, Candy and Glow Sticks available for purchase

We sure could use some help at this event–grab a friend and pick a time slot on Sign Up Genius.  Thank you for your support!


You must register for the entire duration, September through December. Registration is limited to 20 students, 3rd & 4th grade only, so register today on the PTO Web Store.  There is a $15 fee to cover book costs.

Don’t forget Open House is this Thursday evening, 9/11 beginning at 7:00pm….see detailed schedule below

7:00 p.m.-AM Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd grades go to the classrooms       for the teachers’ presentations.

7:00 p.m.-PM Kindergarten, 3rd, 4th grades go to the auditorium to hear the District presentation

7:30 p.m.-Everyone in the auditorium for a brief introduction of all teachers and a PTO meeting

8:00 p.m.-AM Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd grades go to the auditorium for the District presentation

8:00 p.m.-PM Kindergarten, 3rd, 4th grades go to the classrooms for the teachers’ presentations

While we love seeing students attend our school activities, Lincoln’s Open House evening is designed for parents only.  There will be a significant amount of new information shared by teachers and the district.


Interested in Girl Scouts?

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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”).

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.

 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 Laura Maychruk 708-205-7044 laura.maychruk AT comcast.net

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