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Abraham Lincoln Elementary School WELCOME TO THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR! On behalf of our PTO (Parent Teacher Organization), we would like to welcome all new and returning students and their families to Lincoln!  Lincoln is a very special place, as many of you know or will soon find out.  We are most fortunate to have a wonderful principal like Mr. Johnson, and an outstanding team of teachers and staff that truly care and support our children in their quest for knowledge. The goal of the Lincoln PTO is to provide each child who attends our school with educational as well as fun opportunities that will enhance their learning experience.  A strong support and communication system between parents and teachers is important in order to give students a good education experience.   The PTO funds programs such as field trips, assemblies, class parties, and many other events and opportunities for students.  In the coming weeks and throughout the year you will have many opportunities to hep and support the Lincoln PTO to raise the necessary funds for student activities.   There are many ways to get involved in your child’s school.  In this packet you will find important information and materials to get you started.  Here are some ways to support the PTO. 1. Every family is encouraged to become a member of the PTO for $10 per family; 2. Available Direct Donation options; 3. Fundraisers, such as Yankee Candle, Sarris Candy and the Apparel Sale; 4. Other 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. 5. The MOST IMPORTANT way to get involved is to VOLUNTEER!  You can sign up as a Committee Chairperson or volunteer to help with a committee.  For more information on volunteering please come to the bimonthly PTO Meetings OR reach out the PTO via email at abrahamlincolnpto@yahoo.comWe encourage you to jump in - the only experience needed is to have a child at Lincoln! (…and Clearance.  More information on that in this packet) Most Excited, Your 2016-2017 PTO Board: Shannon Banks, President Kristen Michaels, Co-Vice President Jen Coates, Co-Vice President Lisa Rectenwald, Treasurer Kasey Elphinstone, Corresponding Secretary Amy Campbell, Recording Secretary
A Peek at the Week! Abraham Lincoln Elementary August 23 1 st  Day of School 24 1 st  PTO meeting 7pm Welcome Back Picnic A big thank you to all those that helped put together an awesome Welcome Back Picnic! PTO Board- you are truly appreciated. Also thank you to all those who attended, we hope you had a great time! Teddy Bear Picnic Thank you to Kristen Michaels for organizing the Teddy Bear Picnic for all the incoming Kindergarten students! A great time was had by all!! Welcome Back Teacher Breakfast Thank you to Kristi Bonacci for organizing such a wonderful breakfast for our teachers on their first day back! First PTO meeting August 24th 7:00pm Please join us at the school to learn more about the PTO, our fundraisers and what exactly it means to our school.  We will also be looking for volunteers to fill all of our open committees.  The list is below, any questions email abrahamlincolnpto@yahoo.com or just come to the meeting!   Staff/ Bus Driver Appreciation Band Night Dinner Date Night Box Tops for Education PTO News Board Nomination Sign Board Family Fun Night Lincoln Day Yearbook Helper Teddy Bear Picnic Elementary Lunch Menu Remember- First grade eats free the first week of school! LINK Holiday Parties It's already time to start thinking about Holiday Parties! Please watch for Party Sign Up forms to come home with your child at the end of this week. Completed Party Forms need to be returned by Wednesday, September 6th. Please contact Sheri Rea 412-335-9740 or sher4444@yahoo.com with questions.   Classroom Liaisons We need some special top secret Santa helpers this school year. Santa helpers will contact their teacher for a "wish list", purchase the items (you will be reimbursed for the purchases), wrap them, and bring to the school so that Santa can distribute to each classroom at the Christmas party. Instructions will be sent in November. The kids have no idea, so please keep this a secret! We need 1 liaison for each classroom. Please look for the sign up sheet at Thursday evening's PTO meeting. We appreciate your help! Please contact Sheri Rea 412-335-9740 or sher4444@yahoo.com with questions. Shop N’ Save S.E.E.D. Program PLEASE READ…We need your help!  Please register your Shop and Save Card ASAP! Lincoln Elementary School participates in the Shop N’ Save “Students Extra Educational Development” (S.E.E.D.) Program by tracking Shop N’ Save purchases throughout the school year to earn a free assembly for our students through either the Carnegie Science Center or the PPG Zoo and Aquarium. We are asking all families to link their PERKS card to Lincoln Elementary School (ID# 241) by visiting the website at http://shopnsavefood.com/SEED and entering their card number to start earning for this year’s free assembly for our students.  Please feel free to pass this information along to other family members or neighbors who would be willing to help our school earn a free assembly as well! Register Your Giant Eagle Advantage Card Have you registered your Giant Eagle Advantage Card with Giant Eagles Apples for Students? If not please take a minute and do so. Every time you shop at Giant Eagle and scan your Advantage Card our school gets points. The points at the end of the year are converted into cash!1. Sign up at Giant Eagle.com/AFTS2. Provide our school # 06093. Register your cardIt's that simple!Each time you use your advantage card through March 18th 2016 your purchases will automatically earn funds to use to obtain our overall educational needs. Abraham Lincoln Elementary is so close to having the entire school involved! Please register your card if you haven't done so. Last year Abraham Lincoln Elementary School received around $900 from Apples for students. Let's make it $1,000.00 this year (or more)!  Register your advantage card!!! Introducing eBoxTops for Education!!! With your help, our school can earn even more points and money! Participation is easy!  Please take a minute to go to boxtops.gianteagle.com and register your Giant Eagle Advantage Card.  Be sure to choose Abraham Lincoln Elementary School on Hamilton Road so our school gets bonus points for all of your special box top purchases.  We are still collecting box tops at school; this program allows us to earn bonus points through the purchase of specific products that change monthly.    Thanks for your help!!! Sungard Home Access Center Login https://bpk-hac.eschoolplus.powerschool.com/HomeAccess/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fHomeAccess Join the Lincoln PTO Membership forms can be found at http://abrahamlincolnpto.org/forms.html  or you can stop by the school office.