About the PTA
- About Us
- Meeting Info, Schedule and Minutes
- Current Budget and Officers
- Committee Chairs
- Room Representatives
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.
Part 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.
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.
The 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.
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.
HOW TO JOIN THE LINCOLN PTA
You can join online via our MemberHub Store. Select the appropriate membership based on your household. You can also make any additional donations to the PTA through MemberHub, then simply check out and pay with a credit card…it’s that easy!! Please contact Michelle Huber with any questions.
To minimize cost and delivery contact, there will not be an option for printed directories this year. An online school and student directory will be provided to PTA members only.
2020-2021 PTA MEETING DATES
All meetings will typically be on the third Tuesday of each month, barring unusual circumstances.
Until further notice, all meetings will be held virtually via Zoom.
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.
|September 2, 2020 Click here for the AGENDA||7:00 PM|
|September 29, 2020||7:00 PM|
|October 20, 2020||7:00 PM|
|November 17, 2020||TBD|
|January 9, 2021||8:30 AM|
|February 16, 2021||7:00 PM|
|March 16, 2021||8:30 AM|
|April 20, 2021||7:00 PM|
|May 18, 2021||8:30 AM|
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.
PTA OFFICERS 2020-2021
|VP Ways and Means||Kate Prasseemail@example.com|
|2nd VP Ways and Means||Megan Melsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|VP Programs||Kristy Maiersemail@example.com|
|2nd VP Programs||Patty Giobbifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Corresponding Secretary||Tanya Chwojkoemail@example.com|
|Recording Secretary||Molly Wanglerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Information for 2020-2021 Room Reps is forthcoming
|Larson - AM||Anna Fergus|
|Larsen - AM||Allison Kearns|