About the PTA

About Us

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.


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. 

 

Membership

PTA: EVERYONE BENEFITS

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.

To join the the Lincoln PTA, please complete the membership form below:

PTA Membership Form 2018-2019


MYSCHOOLANYWHERE ONLINE DIRECTORY - 2018-2019


 

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

2018-2019 PTA MEETING DATES

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.

2018-2019 Lincoln PTA Meeting Dates
Date Time
August 21, 2018 7:00 PM
September 18, 2018 8:30 AM
October 16, 2018 7:00 PM
November 13, 2018 8:30 AM
December - no meeting  
January 22, 2019 7:00 PM
February 19, 2019 8:30 AM
March 19, 2019 7:00 PM
April 16, 2019 8:30 AM
May 7, 2019 7:00 PM

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

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.

Officers

PTA OFFICERS 2018-2019

Officer Name Email
President Michelle Huber michelle.huber@att.net
President-Elect Amy Sutton amysutton29@yahoo.com
Treasurer Jennifer Cello jennifercello@yahoo.com
VP Ways and Means Becky McPhee beckymcphee@gmail.com
2nd VP Ways and Means Jennifer Kramer jenkramer@aim.com
VP Programs Amy Belich amy_ken72@yahoo.com
2nd VP Programs Celia Grebs celiagrebs@gmail.com
Corresponding Secretary Pauline Tuchscherer lincolnpta@lincolnschool-pta.org
Recording Secretary Becky Iacob becpalas@msn.com

Committee Chairs

Room Representatives

Teacher Room Representative
Ms. Brouwer - AM Linda Tomczynski
Ms. Brouwer - PM Dianne Schenkenberg 
Mrs. Engbers - AM Caroline Nero
Mrs. Engbers - PM Kristin Morrow
Mrs. Stecker

Katie Hartley

Ms. Rzewuski Jackie Hagen
Ms. Brook Kim Whitney
Mrs. Larsen Paulina Augustine
Mrs. Barra Sany Azzinaro
Mrs. Gaughan Angelica Lattas
Mrs. Heraty Kristi Phipps
Mrs. McDonough Molly Wangler
Mrs. Fagan Kristy Maiers
Mrs. Dunn Mila Navarro
Mrs. DeGrado Kate Prasse
Mrs. Rizzo Emily Carr
Mrs. Ruckstaetter Stephanie Wargin
Mrs. Casten Gina Fatora
Ms. Traven Angela Deligiannis
Mrs. McNees Jennifer Byrd

Mrs. D'Angelo

Jen Langley
Mrs. O'Rourke Paula Mikulak
Mrs. Greene Katherine Blass