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
For the 2021-22 school year, families with students at Edison or Hawthorne should join the Lincoln PTA here. The membership fee is used to maintain our status with the IL PTA and pay administrative expenses, while the activity fees will be given to Edison and Hawthorne respectively to help fund events, clubs, etc. for students at those schools. You will receive access to the Edison and/or Hawthorne DirectorySpot.
Families with 5th Grade students at Bryan Middle School should join the Bryan PTA here.
Please contact Dianne Schenkenberg with questions concerning membership.
2021-2022 PTA MEETING DATES
There will be no Lincoln only PTA meetings this year. Families should attend PTA meetings at their host school (Edison, Hawthorne, or Bryan). Lincoln PTA meetings will resume next August of 2022.
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
|President/ Edison Liaison||Jennifer Kramerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Co-President Elect/ Hawthorne Liaison||Kate Prasseemail@example.com|
|Co-President Elect/ Hawthorne Liaison||Kristy Maiersfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bryan 5th Grade Liaison||Amy Suttonemail@example.com|
|Bryan 5th Grade Liaison||Meghan Scarsellafirstname.lastname@example.org|
Attached here is an organizational chart with the Lincoln PTA Executive Officers voted in for the 2022-23 school year.