Lincoln PTO Newsletter – Book Fair, Panera Bread Lincoln Night and More!

Pizza for Friday 11/21 Fun Lunch


Many thanks to Domino’s Pizza and our dedicated Fun Lunch Volunteers.  Remind your kids what you ordered: 1 or 2 slices!

Nov. 19 : Panera Bread Lincoln Night!

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Eat Bread to Raise Dough

Eat bread and raise dough for the Lincoln PTO. Head over for an after school snack, dinner … or both. Enjoy a midweek family dinner or carry out with no dishes to clean. Bring this flyer to the Panera location at 7349 Lake Street in River Forest and Panera Bread will donate a percentage of sales to the Lincoln PTO. Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 6.01.23 PM

Family Book Fair Story Time Tonight!

Back by Popular Demand

We will be hosting a family story time on our late night, Wednesday, November 19th, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Ellen Cutter from the River Forest Public Library will be leading story time along with some surprise readers to share their favorite stories. Please bring your kids and listen to bedtime stories and visit the Book Fair either before or afterwards.

Friday is the Coupon Book Deadline

The Holidays are approaching… Use just a few coupons and save more than the $25 cost of the book! SAVE MONEY at Jewel, Toys“R”Us, Babies“R”Us, Macy’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sears, Loft, Children’s Place, Payless, Michaels, Bed Bath & Beyond + more! 13-14_KSCBLogoColorWe greatly appreciate your participation, either send in a check for $25 to keep the book or kindly return it with your child if you are not interested. Look for your KidStuff Coupon Books to come home with your youngest child. Lincoln School earns 50% or more profit on each book we sell!

Friday 11/21 is the deadline to pay the $25 or return the coupon book.

Lincoln School Book Fair Week!

book fairShopping for Staff and Volunteers:      

Tuesday 11/19          8:00-3:10

Book Fair Hours Open to All:

Tuesday  11/18          3:10pm-5:00 pm

Wednesday 11/19      8:00am-8:00pm (6:30-7:30 story hour)

Thursday     11/20     8:00am-5:00pm

Friday 11/21               8:00am-10:00am

Get a head start on your holiday shopping at tax-free prices and support the Library and PTO by shopping for quality books, calendars and other fun gifts at our Book Fair. Every item you buy helps us in earning credits for new books for the PTO.

VOLUNTEER! We need your help to make the book fair a success and you’ll get to shop before the crowds! Check sign up genius for a shift to fit your schedule.

We will also have staff member wish lists for those of you who may be looking for the perfect holiday gift to show your appreciation. Look for the Apples bulletin board outside the LLC. Each teacher will have an Apple and in it you will find books they have chosen with the table number where the book can be found. It’s a lovely way to add to their classroom collection or to pick a personal holiday gift!

Lincoln Spirit Wear is Here!

Lincoln PJ PantsLincoln Spirit wear is here! It will be on sale during the book fair on Wednesday night (Nov. 19). Stop by to see all the adorable styles available. Guaranteed cool enough to make even older Roosevelt kids want some! Questions? Contact Jackie ( Spirit Wear

Bundle the Kids Up to Keep Them Warm!

It looks like winter has arrived early this year! Please send your children to school dressed and prepared to play outside in the cold. Please have children dress for the weather. They need warm winter coats, scarves, gloves and hats. Grades 1-4 will also need snow pants and winter boots when it snows in order to be able to play in the snow.

Thank you!

Erin Reilly Godellas, R.N., B.S.N. School Nurse, Lincoln Elementary

Save Your Box Tops and Win a Pizza & Cake Party for the Class!

box topAs you gear up for Thanksgiving shopping, baking and entertaining, please save your box tops for Lincoln School! Box tops are each worth 10 cents and add up to hundreds of dollars for Lincoln each year. Just cut them off and send them to school with your child(ren). Starting next week each classroom will have a box top container. The classroom that brings in the most box tops between now and winter break will celebrate in the New Year with a pizza and cake party! Classroom winner will be announced in January. Box tops are on many food items, but they are also on Ziploc, Green Giant, Scott paper and Hanes products. Here is a complete listing of where to find them.




Waste Free Wednesdays Are Back!

Each Wednesday from November 5th through April 22nd we will be celebrating 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 per Waste Free 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!)

Do you have pictures to share with the Lincoln Yearbook?

If you have some great photos of the First Day of School, any PTO events (like the Pancake Breakfast and 5K Run!), or our upcoming Halloween celebrations, you can email them to Cheri Gearhart    “cheri AT”  or  Ann Mills  “anncieslica AT”   Thanks!

Save the Date! Bee Home and Garden Holiday Shopping Event

Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 5.38.43 PMPlease save a spot on your busy December calendar for the Bee Home and Garden Lincoln and Willard shopping event. The evening of December 11. A portion of sales will benefit Lincoln and you will enjoy appetizers, beverages, and a little time to catch up with friends as you shop.

Do you want to announce your school-related event?

Please submit requests to “lincolnPTOcommunications AT” by midnight on Monday for the weekly newsletter.