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11/7/2022 11:33 pm

Building Community at Lincoln

On Thursday, December 8th, Lincoln staff and families are invited to a community dinner.  After dinner, parents/guardians and staff will participate in integrated circles led by trained facilitators. Circles are used to strengthen relationships, foster feelings of connectedness, open lines of communication, and build common understanding. Childcare will be provided during circle work. This is the first of three Lincoln circle events with the goal of developing community agreements by the last session.  This event if free but we ask that you register.

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11/7/2022 10:49 pm

Teacher Conferences 


The first in-person (and virtual) Teacher Conferences took place this past October at Lincoln. 


The Teacher Appreciation committee dedicated $1,000 to a catered luncheon for family/teacher conferences.


Staff enjoyed a sandwich spread from Starship served in the teacher's lounge on Thursday 10/27. The teachers were so thankful to enjoy this catered lunch and many came down after long conferences and were still able grab from a wide selection.


Special thanks to Ms. Lowry and Mr. C for their support with setup!

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11/7/2022 8:31 pm

Thank you to the Lincoln community for a successful Fall Book Fair!

While we're still calculating our final numbers, we're estimating approximately $15,000 in sales. The PTO will receive up to 40% back in books for our school!

We'll be working with Ms. Meisinger to develop a wish list of books, with a focus on getting social justice titles for our classrooms.

Sending a HUGE thank you to Ms. Meisinger and all the volunteers who gave their time to make this fair a success.

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11/7/2022 8:16 pm

Give For Good

Calling all Lincoln Lions! The PTO needs your help collecting various items for our teachers! The items listed below must be in new or gently used condition.

Please drop off donations in the bin outside the main entry of the school or contact Beky at to arrange pick up / drop off. All donations must be received by Friday, December 16th.

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11/7/2022 2:07 pm

Giving Tuesday Fundraiser

November 29th is Giving Tuesday, which provides a great opportunity to give back to the Lincoln School community through a donation to the Lincoln PTO.

We are raising funds this year to help our teachers procure much needed materials and supplies for their classrooms. We’ve set a goal for Giving Tuesday of raising $5,000.

We already have secured a matching donation of up to $1,000, giving us a great chance to make a huge impact for our teachers, their classrooms and our students.

The Lincoln Elementary PTO is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Click here to donate and make a difference for your Lincoln School community.

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11/2/2022 7:46 pm

Our annual Read-A-Thon fundraiser was a success! Together we raised over $27,000 for Lincoln!!

Our Read-a-thon program is designed to bring students together with family and friends to encourage reading and to build literacy skills all while raising money for Lincoln School!

Thank you to everyone who supported with logging minutes and making donations. Special thank you to Ms. Roskopf and PTO Fundraising VP Brian Goodman for all their hard work

This is what our Lincoln Community is all about!

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10/26/2022 10:24 am

A message from Señora Jacoby: "Our community in Oak Park is celebrating several Dia de los Muertos events around our neighborhood that will take place this weekend and next week to celebrate Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead).
Our school is participating in this year 's Community Ofrenda “Día de Muertos”. We are very excited to be part of this cultural event. The community ofrendas will be on display starting this coming Sunday, October 30 to November 5.
Our Lincoln ofrenda will be on display for our community starting on November 2nd. If you would like to walk around the community and enjoy the other ofrendas with your families, here is the link to the map. 
There are also other fun activities related to this event this coming weekend (see the photos below). You are welcome to share this information with your families and friends. 
Thank you very much for your continuing support!"
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10/14/2022 9:51 am

Lincoln Elementary Fall Bookfair: October 24-28, 2022 (Volunteer opportunity included!)
Support our school and encourage the love of reading with Lincoln's Fall Book Fair! During the week of October 24th-28th, students will have the chance to browse the book fair and create wish lists during their regularly scheduled classroom library time. Families can shop in-person during parent-teacher conferences (Wednesday 10/26 through Friday 10/28). Every purchase supports our school PTO!

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10/6/2022 6:06 pm


It's time for Lincoln’s annual Read-a-thon fundraiser. Our Read-a-thon is a program that brings students together with family and friends to encourage reading and to build literacy skills all while raising money for Lincoln School!

The main focus of the Read-a-thon is for everyone to know we are committed to improving reading skills. To that end, the Read-a-thon promises to be a fun, exciting journey for all participants as they begin a personal Reading Adventure that challenges each reader to complete 10 reading sessions over our 2-week event.

Our Read-a-thon will start on October 11 and run through October 24.

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10/1/2022 11:43 pm

Kickin' Off The School Year

And we are off!  Thank you to Rob Hart and Delilah Jenkins for planning our Back to School picnic and providing us with a fun-filled community event!  The pizza was delicious, chalk art inspired, and Lincoln the Lion was a hit. 

Also in September: Teacher appreciation chairs Angela Montagna-Holmes and Lindsay Bremer dropped some goodies in the teachers’ lounge to start the year and are busy planning the teacher appreciation luncheon held during conferences.

Katie Bernhard tackled the overgrown courtyard around the pond, removing a summer’s worth of weeds. Katie is working to make the space more functional for students and teachers.

Jennifer Gnolfo and a team of volunteers kicked off the Let Me Run program with nearly thirty 4th and 5th grade boys who are training for a 5k.

And, the PTO held our first meeting of the year, hearing from Principal Gordon about the School Improvement Plan and writing thank you notes to staff.  We added $100 gift cards to the fifty-six notes and delivered them to staff members tp use on classroom/materials expenses. October promises to be just as busy!  Thanks to everyone making good things happen!

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