Lincoln Elementary School
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Every person who joins the Lincoln PTA automatically becomes a member of both the Illinois PTA and the National PTA. 

When you get involved in PTA, the child who benefits the most is your own.  Becoming an Officer or a Committee Chairperson in the PTA is an exciting leadership decision.

Why should you lead the Lincoln PTA?  Because…

  ♦  PTA is the number one voice for parent involvement.

  ♦ Children succeed when families, schools, and communities work together.  PTA helps develop those relationships through resources, programs, and advocacy.

  ♦ You’re not alone. PTA is a network of trained and passionate volunteers just like you, ready to assist you when you need help.

  ♦ You are part of a powerful voice for all children, working with like-minded people around the country and the world to improve the education and well-being of our youth.

  ♦ PTA makes a big difference by influencing the decisions of legislators and other organizational leaders—and PTA works with parents locally to ensure proper funding, leadership, and instruction for all schools and school districts.

  ♦ You can be a role model to your children and your community!

About Lincoln PTA

Lincoln PTA

We are an all volunteer service organization that unites home, school and community on behalf of the students that attend our school.  The PTA at Lincoln has nine Officers and over thirty committees that collectively are responsible for building a sense of community amongst Lincoln families and students and supporting the curriculum goals of the school and district  Membership in the Lincoln PTA entitles you to a weekly email communication highlighting upcoming events at Lincoln, a student directory, the right to vote on PTA business and the opportunity to serve as a committee chair or officer.  


When you join Lincoln PTA, you are also becoming a member of the Illinois PTA and the National PTA.  In addition, the Lincoln PTA has representatives at the District 205 PTA Council and District 205 REACH PTA Council.  The role of all these organizations is reviewed below.  

Overview of the PTA Organizations


The National PTA comprises more than 5 million parents and other concerned adults devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools.  PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. 


PTA Blue logo - Not Lincoln.jpgPart of the PTA’s mission is to speak on behalf of all children and youth before governmental bodies and other organizations. These advocacy and lobbying measures include mobilizing individuals, local and state units to work with the National PTA in molding specific government programs, policies, and priorities.


The National PTA is a nonpartisan group that works with members of all political parties to enact change. The PTA Takes Action website offers an excellent overview of the PTA’s advocacy efforts.  There are also options on their site to sign up to receive information updates in your e-mail to keep you current on Federal Policies and PTA Resolutions.



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The Illinois PTA was founded on May 30, 1900, and has since worked diligently to support public schools and to ensure that all children and youth have equal opportunities and access to a quality education.  They are a state-wide volunteer organization dedicated solely to the welfare of children and youth in the home, school, and community.  The Illinois PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is guided by an approved set of bylaws.






The District 205 PTA Council provides an opportunity for the exchange of ideas and information between representatives from all District 205 schools, and ensures that all representatives are updated regularly on important National and Illinois PTA issues. 



The District 205 PTA Council is also active in our community. They sponsor an annual community forum with the District 205 Board of Education, organize an annual open house of summer camps available for children, and hold an annual fundraiser to raise funds for scholarships for York High School graduating Seniors. 



In addition to our PTA President, Lincoln has two to three additional representatives at the Council level.  The Scholarship representative  works with other district volunteers to review Scholarship applications from York students and help select the recipients of Scholarship funds; while the Summer Open House representative helps execute the annual open house. 




REACH1.jpgThe REACH PTA Council is a sub-group of the District 205 PTA Council.  REACH PTA is a parent group dedicated to supporting gifted and talented programs in District 205 and encouraging higher level educational opportunities for all District 205 students.  Our board consists of one or two representatives from each elementary and middle school.