About the PTA

About Us


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.  

2018 Bylaws  2018 Standing Rules


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.

1246559497405.pngThe 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. 




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

Why should you join the Lincoln PTA?  Because…

  • PTA is the number one voice for parent involvement at schools.  It offers a platform for you to bring your ideas to the school.  Children succeed when families, schools, and communities work together.  PTA helps develop those relationships through resources, programs, and advocacy.
  • More than 30 years of research shows that children do better when their parents are involved both at home and at school. 
  • You can be a role model to your children and your community
  • You can hone your skills! Whether it's offering your expertise in your field, or learning a new skill, you have the opportunity to try new things in a supportive and productive environment.
  • With your membership, you will get weekly emails and have the opportunity to attend meetings.  You will be in the know about everything that is happening at the school.

You can make these outcomes a reality for your child and your school by being involved in PTA. 

Everyone benefits from your involvement.

THERE are two ways to Join the Lincoln PTA !!

1. You can join online via our new MemberHub Store. Select the appropriate membership based on your household (make sure you choose the 2019/2020 school year).  You can also order an additional printed directory (every membership includes one printed directory already along with access to the online directory) and make any additional donations.  Then check out and pay with a credit card…it’s that easy!!

2.  We still offer the old school way as well! Simply fill out the paper form linked bellow and drop it off along with your check or cash at 578 S. Parkside. 
Membership Form 2019-2020



We are excited to announce the ‘MySchoolAnywhere’ online directory has been updated for the 2018-2019 school year and is available to all PTA members!  The email that explains how to access the Online Directory should have arrived in your inbox last week.  Once logged in, you will be able to confirm and/or modify your family’s contact information.  You will have until 9/10 to make changes to the online directory before the data is printed for the paper directory.   The printed directory will be distributed late September. 
You can access the all school directory from your smartphone or tablet via the MySchoolAnywhere application.  The app is available at the Apple Store or Google Play.  You will also be able to use the online directory from your desktop by logging in with your credentials at the https://www.myschoolanywhere.com website.
*The directory is available to all families at this time in order to confirm/update family information before the paper directory is printed.  However, once the update period is over only PTA members will retain access.  If you haven’t already joined the Lincoln PTA please do so soon so you can get access!! 
If you have any questions about the directory, please email lincolnonlinedirectory@gmail.com.

Click the button below to log in:


Meeting Schedule and Minutes


All meetings will be held at Lincoln on the third Tuesday of each month in the MPR.  

The purpose of the monthly PTA meetings is to conduct the business of the organization, including hearing reports from Committee Chairs and the Principal of Lincoln School.  New business will also be presented for a vote as needed.  Sometimes a guest speaker will be invited to present on a topic to members.  

Members will receive notice of upcoming PTA meetings in their weekly communications email.

2019-2020 Lincoln PTA Meeting Dates
Date Time
August 20, 2019  7:00 PM
September 17, 2019  8:30 AM
October 15, 2019 7:00 PM
November 19, 2019 8:30 AM
December - no meeting  
January 21, 2020  7:00 PM
February 18, 2020  8:30 AM
March 17, 2020  7:00 PM
April 21, 2020 8:30 AM
May 19, 2020  7:00 PM


PTA meetings are a great way to be among the first to know what is going on in our school and in the PTA.  In addition to all the great PTA information that you will learn in one of our meetings, you get the added benefit of networking with other like-minded PTA parents that you might not otherwise get to know.

Think about it....

Be informed!!  You could be among the first to know about upcoming events and programs for your children.

Affect the future!!  You can provide valuable input about the direction of the Lincoln PTA.

Meet some great people!!  You can network with other Lincoln parents, teachers and administrators.

Share the enthusiasm!!  Kids love it when their parents are involved at school.



May 2019 Minutes 

August 2019 Minutes



PTA OFFICERS 2018-2019

Officer Name Email
President Amy Sutton amysutton29@yahoo.com
President-Elect Amy Belich   amy.belich72@gmail.com
Treasurer Kristina Phipps kristina_j_phipps@yahoo.com
VP Ways and Means Jennifer Kramer jenrkramer2@aim.com
2nd VP Ways and Means Kate Prasse kateprasse@icloud.com
VP Programs Celia Grebs celiagrebs@gmail.com
2nd VP Programs Kristy Maiers kristy.maiers@gmail.com
Corresponding Secretary Tanya Chwojko  tanyachwojko@gmail.com
Recording Secretary Becky Iacob becpalas@msn.com

Committee Chairs

Room Representatives

Teacher Room Representative
Larson - AM Emily O'Brien
Larsen - AM Lindsay Samuelson
Larsen-PM Melissa Wittmer
Dunn Rachel Gabuzda

Kalina Giannakapoulos

Rzewuski Ashley Ochse
Stecker Whitney Curcio
Engbers Allison Corwin
Gaughan Ashley Galiart
Heraty Katie Dziedzic
McDonough Morgan Gwillim
Barra Tanda Papadopoulos
Charnevsky Angelica Lattas
DeGrado\Zielke Tanya Chwojko
Greene Becky Iacob
Casten Kelley Boza
Rizzo Amy Belich
Schultz (Traven) Nerissa Hudson
D'Angelo  Nicoletta Naples
McNees Julia Markos


Anna Fergus
Ruckstaetter Stephanie Nurczyk