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Read-A-Thon At Lincoln!

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Welcome Parents, Students, and Friends to our Read-a-thon!

This year, we are excited to announce that we will hold a 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. It is the PERFECT segue into our GROWTH MINDSET WEEK! The main focus of the Read-a-thon is for everyone to know we are committed to improving reading skills and growing our fantastic elastic brains: turning “I can’t” into “I’ll try”.

Our Read-a-thon will start Monday, October 11th, 2021.

We encourage you to activate your reader’s account today by clicking on and following the simple instructions. (search by teacher or by code you received from your teacher)

We understand that, as parents, you have high expectations for the quality of your child’s education but also have limited time. That’s why we chose to hold a Read-a-thon. You will find this to be the easiest fundraiser possible. By simply activating your reader’s personal page and using the promotional tools found there, friends and family anywhere in the world can show their support for your reader by making a donation to your Read-a-thon.

But wait, there’s more! 

The Top 3 Readers and the Top 3 Earners at Lincoln will win a prize!

Top 3 Readers

  • First Place: a 2-hour activity pass for you and a friend at Sky Zone Joliet
  • Second Place: a Pizza party for you and your family delivered by Jynx the Lynx
  • Third Place: Two games of bowling at Plainfield Lanes

Top 3 Earners

  • First Place: a 2-hour activity pass for you and a friend at Sky Zone Joliet
  • Second Place: a Pizza party for you and your family delivered by Jynx the Lynx
  • Third Place: Two games of bowling at Plainfield Lanes

Financially, we are attempting to raise $10,000 in funds that will go towards: LincolnGrows enhancements for our outdoor classroom (including additional seating), D.E.I. initiatives that will support our physically, mentally, and emotionally diverse Lincoln Community*, events supporting our core value weeks, and school supplies requested to support staff and students alike.

Your involvement in the Read-a-thon will help your child develop a lasting love of reading. Help us encourage our children to expand what they think is possible during Growth Mindset Week as we expand their brains through reading! We hope each one of you will activate your child’s personal page the day your child brings home their paperwork.

-The Lincoln PTA

*Curious about some of the characteristics at Lincoln? You can check out our Illinois Report Card!

Register Today!

The Lincoln PTA Registration for the 2021-22 school year is open now!

PTA Membership DOESN’T obligate you to volunteer or attend meetings. Your membership fee helps to support the administrative aspects of the Lincoln PTA, as well as finances some free PTA activities for all Lincoln Families and Staff throughout the year. If you’re interested in volunteering, please make sure to check out our volunteering opportunities after you register.

Being a Lincoln PTA member also includes some awesome benefits! You will receive Lincoln PTA Emails, keeping you in-the-know on all of our Lincoln PTA happenings. PTA Members can vote during our General PTA Meetings, so YOU get to help decide the direction of the Lincoln PTA. Have an idea for a great event or an initiative that would benefit Lincoln? Members also have the opportunity to chair an event or a committee of their choosing.

But wait, there’s more! Membership also gives you access to National PTA resources: grants, magazines, discounts, and special offers that are only available for paid PTA members. For more information on National PTA Benefits: click here.

This year: we have 4 registration options to choose from:

  • Faculty, $8: one vote at our general PTA meetings for our Lincoln Faculty Members
  • Individual, $8: one vote at our general PTA meetings
  • Family, $12: votes for up to 2 individuals in the same household at our general PTA meetings
  • Lynx, $25: votes for up to 2 individuals in the same household at our general PTA meetings. This membership also sponsors a grade-level shirt for one of our students whose families receive public aid* (17.4% of our population) and provides additional financial support to the PTA.

Don’t forget: after you have completed your registration process, check out some of our volunteer opportunities for the 2021-22 fiscal year. Remember: “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart” —Elizabeth Andrew

*Disclaimer: you will not receive a this shirt. This shirt will be gifted to a low-income student on your behalf. Thank you for your benevolence in supporting Lincoln School Spirit for all students! Keep an eye out for our grade-level shirt sale coming in August!

School Supply Boxes

Looking for an easy way to get back-to-school supplies that doesn’t include going to multiple stores, scouring the aisles for hours on end to get all the correct supplies?

Well, you’re in luck! The Lincoln PTA has made it easy for you to order your pre-filled back-to-school supplies for your child.

Simply go to our school toolbox, and select the box for your student based on grade level and last name. The box ships directly to you, and with every box ordered, Lincoln earns money AND you help support an incredible organization called Feed My Starving Children. It’s a win/win!

Lincoln PTA Planner Proposal

Hi Lincoln Community!

The time has come to start setting up the schedule for PTA happenings at Lincoln for next year! Over the next few weeks, our newly elected PTA board will be setting the budget for next year and WE WANT YOUR INPUT! The Lincoln PTA is committed to supporting Lincoln’s Core Values of Grit, Growth Mindset, Curiosity, Collaboration, and Empathy.

Things are beginning to open up again, but, due to COVID, this year will still look very different than years past. Odds are that we will still not be able to have our large-scale events like Fall Fest, but even though things will look different, we are hoping to be able to follow along in the very successful vein of the QuaranTEAM Quest, STEM Week, Read-a-Thon, and the Hi-Jynx Scavenger hunt with things that will bring us together to the best of our ability.

If there is a fundraiser, event, or initiative that you have an idea for, enjoyed in the past, or maybe you are a new family joining us from Walkers Grove or Eagle Pointe… we would love to get your ideas for things you would like to see occur at Lincoln.

Below is our PTA planner. If you are interested in proposing something… the below planner may help you to get organized to provide the most details about your event.

If you would like to propose something, please submit your ideas to no later than May 31st, 2021 to be considered for money allocated for next year’s budget.

We are also looking for chairs for the following committees. If you would like to volunteer (or chair) one of these committees, again, please email us at

  • CAPE (District PTO) Representative
  • Spiritwear/Class Color Shirts
  • Lincoln Loves Plainfield/No-Cook Nights
  • Yearbook
  • Fifth Grade Farewell
  • Staff Appreciation
  • LincolnGrows
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Thank you for your help and we look forward to safely seeing you all soon!

Help Wallin Oaks PTA!

Hi Lincoln Community!

As a lot of you know, a significant portion of our student population is heading to the new school, Wallin Oaks, and we want to set them off on the right foot! The Lincoln is supporting the new school in a few different ways:

In order to establish the new support organization over at Wallin Oaks, Lincoln will be hosting a t-shirt fundraiser through Makery Studios in Plainfield. The shirts have been designed to bridge the gap between the Lincoln Lynx and the Wallin Oaks K-9’s: we are the #redhouse. If you would like to order a t-shirt for yourself or your kiddo, please Click Here. T-shirts will be available for order from now until May 31st, 2021. Pickup will be at Makery Studios.

If cool spiritwear isn’t your thing but you would still like to support the new PTA at Wallin, you can simply donate to the new organization by Clicking Here. Once the new organization has an established bank account, ALL FUNDS from this donation link will go to the new Wallin Oaks PTA.

Mrs. Olson is collecting gently used books for their new Media Center. We are asking for donations of gently used hardbound and paperback books appropriate for elementary school students. Students can bring the gently used books to school with them, and there will also be a drop-off bin outside of Lincoln. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Olson at

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