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Abraham Lincoln Elementary SchoolWELCOME 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We 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, PresidentKristen Michaels, Co-Vice PresidentJen Coates, Co-Vice PresidentLisa Rectenwald, TreasurerKasey Elphinstone, Corresponding SecretaryAmy Campbell, Recording Secretary
To all our volunteers...THANK YOU! All of the things the PTO does, from the Kindergarten Teddy Bear Picnic to the End of the Year 4th Grade Party (and EVERYTHING in between) are made possible because of YOU. Abraham Lincoln is a wonderful school because we have great kids, fabulous teachers and staff and generous parents like you. Your donations and efforts are truly appreciated. We had a great year! Next year can be even better...See you in the Fall!