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.
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, EVEN AT-A-DISTANCE! 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.
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!
Eric Smith said that “When kids grow up not seeing themselves in books, they grow up feeling like they don’t matter.” Instead of teachers having to pay out-of-pocket to add variety to their classroom libraries, this fundraiser is helping teachers supplement their classroom libraries with more diverse books! If we exceed our fundraising goal for books, the money raised by this fundraiser will also go towards enhancing PTA initiatives that will better reflect our physically, mentally, and emotionally diverse Lincoln Community. Curious about some of the characteristics at Lincoln? You can check out our Illinois Report Card!
Your involvement in the Read-a-thon will help your child develop a lasting love of reading. We hope each one of you will activate your child’s personal page the day your child brings home their paperwork.
Things are beginning to open up again, and there is a CHANCE we may be able to have an in-person event towards the end of the year, HOWEVER; we need to propose an event in writing to the district prior to the event.
Upcoming PSD 202 School Board Meetings: March 22nd, April 12th, April 26th, May 10th.
Below is our event or initiative planner. If you are interested in proposing a plan, the below planner may help you to get organized to provide the most details about your event.
Thanks for your help and we look forward to safely seeing you all soon!
WE NEED YOU! If you or someone you know might be interested in stepping up for a board position on the Lincoln PTA, we want to hear from you! Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page or click here.
REQUIREMENTS: all nominees must be a current PTA member in good standing. For more information on each role, check out the current by-laws located here.
We have a few different photo opportunities for the first day/first week of school!
-Front of school by the marquee
-Front of school in our “photo booth”
-A “Virtual Frame” on facebook
We also welcome any front porch photos, first zoom interaction with teacher photos, any other photos you’d like to submit! Please e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them in a comment below! #lincolnproud