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Abraham Lincoln Elementary SchoolWELCOME TO THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR!The PTO would like to welcome all new and returning students and their families to Lincoln! The goal of the Lincoln PTO is to provide each child who attends our school with opportunities that will enhance their learning experience and to support our teachers. We are fortunate to have our wonderful principal, Mr Johnson, and an outstanding team of teachers and staff. A strong, supportive connection between parents and teachers makes Lincoln a very special place where our children can thrive. The PTO funds field trips, assemblies, class parties, and many other events for the students. Throughout the year you will have many opportunities to help the Lincoln PTO to raise the necessary funds for these activities. In this packet you will find important information and materials to get you started. Here are some ways to support the PTO. 1.Become a member of the PTO for $10 per family2.Direct Donation...The PTO will glady accept your direct donation of any amount!3.Check out Sign Up Genius to donate items needed in the classrooms or for upcoming events at https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/4090d4da4ac28a1fc1-ptodonation4.Fundraiser Events, such as Yankee Candle, Sarris Candy and the Apparel Sale;5.Ongoing fundraising opportunities during the year include collecting “Box Tops”, registering your Giant Eagle Advantage Card, Target Red Card, Shop n Save card and Red Robin card. 6.VOLUNTEER! For more information on volunteering please come to the bimonthly PTO Meetings OR reach out the PTO via email at email@example.com. We encourage you to jump in - the only experience needed is to have a child at Lincoln! (…and Clearances. More information on that in this packet) Most Excited,Your 2017-2018 PTO Board:Shannon Banks, Co-PresidentSarah Hewes, Co-PresidentKristen Michaels, Co-Vice PresidentJen Coates, Co-Vice PresidentLisa Rectenwald, TreasurerKasey Elphinstone, Corresponding SecretaryKristi Bonacci, Recording Secretary
A Peek at the Week!Abraham Lincoln Elementary December13-15 Santa ShopCupcakes with SantaCupcakes and Cocoa with Santa was a success! I wanted to say thank you to everyone who attended, and a special thank you to Santa for making an appearance, all the kids who helped with the games, the teachers who decorated stockings- they were a huge hit with the kids and Melissa M. Lisa Z. and Jamie M. for all the help making the party extra special. – Jeannie RingCheck out Mr. Booz’s music blog!Visit the Abraham Lincoln Music Website:sites.google.com/a/bphawks.org/lincolnmusicSanta ShopSanta Shop is coming!!Wednesday Dec13, Thursday Dec 14, and Friday Dec 15th. If you are interested in volunteering your time, please follow the link http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b45a4a62aa5f85-santa1if you need to contact me, please feel free firstname.lastname@example.orgThank you all!!Buffalo Wild Wings Home Team AdvantageDuring the busy holiday season while out shopping or having a meal with friends and family please consider dining at Buffalo Wild Wings. Present the PTO’s Home Team Advantage Card when paying between December 1, 2017, through February 28, 2018, and 10% of the total cost of your check will be donated to the PTO. Please share this card with your friends and family. It can be presented on your mobile device so sharing it is easy.All funds raised by the PTO are used to pay for school assemblies, student parties and events, activities, field trips, supplies for classrooms and so much more throughout the year. PLEASE NOTE that the Abraham Lincoln’s PTO Home Team Advantage Card can only be used at the Buffalo Wild Wings in West Mifflin - 9996 Mountain View Drive. Lincoln LoggersIt's not too early to register your child for the Toyota Kids' Marathon to be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The race fills up quickly, so don't delay! And even if your child can't run the race on May 5th, he/she can still be part of the Lincoln Loggers, the group of students who run/walk during their recess on Fridays beginning in mid February and going through to May. Regardless of what your child is interested in doing, all registrations (race or no race) needs to be done online at the following links:WITH THE RACE:http://www.thepittsburghmarathon.com/kids-marathonWITHOUT THE RACE (JUST EXERCISING AT LUNCH) FREE!https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Pittsburgh/KidsofSTEELCheck out the Lincoln Logger website for more information.If you are interested in helping out with the lunchtime walking/running, please email Mrs. DeGregorio @ email@example.com. No experience necessary!Committee Heads-IF YOU ARE REQUESTING THE USE OF BETHEL PARK FACILITIES…If you are requesting the use of Bethel Park facilities, we encourage you to utilize our new, online Facilities Request Form, which can be accessed at: https://pa19.mlschedules.com/Login.aspx. The system requires 30 days advance notice for ALL requests. Thank you for your compliance.Join the Lincoln PTOMembership forms can be found at http://abrahamlincolnpto.org/forms.html or you can stop by the school office