Book Fair

Lincoln’s Book Fair is November 13th & 14th.  Our amazing book fair has books for everyone: books that won awards, books that teach you something, books that absorb you in a great story and even books that make you laugh. You can find books for everyone on your holiday list, including yourself.  

Lincoln’s book fair is one of the highlights of the year for the kids.  They love visiting the fair on the first day it is open to write down all of the books they want to read.  It is great to see our young readers excitement over books.


Friday October 25th, 6:00-9:00 PM at Lincoln School

Carnival Broucher

Help with games, food, tickets and more! We are seeking volunteers to work one-hour shifts the night of the Carnival. Names will be collected and positions will be assigned.

Leading up to the event, we need help with:

·       Selling raffle tickets and wristbands before/after school.

·       Transforming teachers’ rooms to be Carnival-ready! 

·       Decorating, decorating, decorating…hallways, MPR & gym.


Adults only, please.

Entrance wristbands and raffle tickets will be available to purchase online from Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 8 a.m. to Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m.  Your wristband and tickets will be available at the Pre-Sale Table, see below for details.
IN PERSON @ PRE-SALE TABLE (Near Hillside Doors):
Wednesday, Oct. 23 - Friday, Oct. 25 at the carnival table locate at the Hillside Doors in the morning (7:50-8:15 am) and afternoon (2:50 -3:15 pm).  Pickup on Friday will be morning only.
All children ages 2 years and up need a wristband to play.  Adults do not need wristbands.  All children must be accompanied by an adult; this is not a “drop off” event.  Everyone is welcome, so bring your siblings, cousins, friends and neighbors, even if they are not Lincoln students!!
Wristbands are $13 Pre-sale or $15 at the door.  Buy yours early to get a discount!!!
More info to come!
Auction and raffle items include:
Ride to school in Fire Truck, Chicago Sporting Events, Local Restaurants and so much more…All proceeds go to the school!

What Is A Buy-In Party?


eScrip and AmazonSmile


Every time you shop Amazon, make sure you are shopping via AmazonSmile.  The AmazonSmile Foundation donates     0.5% of ALL purchases to a charity/school of your choice.  You can still use Prime and any other Amazon functions you already use, just make sure you enter via AmazonSmile first.  This is truly a NO BRAINER!  The donations get sent automatically to Lincoln PTA.  Please start using this function on all Amazon purchases and make sure you choose Lincoln School PTA.


Lincoln has a year round program that earns money for our school.  All you have to do is send in any of the qualifying items with your child, it gets sent in for recycling, and Lincoln School earns cash.  Qualifying items:  ink cartridges, toners, laptops, digital cameras, calculators, cell phones, GPS systems, eReaders, tablets, iPods, MP3 players, PDAs, handheld video games, video game controllers and consoles.  We can now accept all cords and accessories too.  It is easy money for Lincoln and it keeps these items out of landfills.
For more information about the company recyclables are sent to, visit:


escrip online mall logo.jpgShop via the online mall to benefit Lincoln School.  eScrip is a company that helps schools earn money by shopping online, dining out, and recycling small electronics.  In order to start earning, you need to sign up and register credit card information.  (eScrip only asks for the 16 digit credit card number and does not ask for the expiration date or the security code.)  Here are some examples of great companies that participate in this program:  Target (1.2%), Kohls (1.8%), Nike (3.6%), Apple (1.2%) and hundreds more.  You must enter the online mall before shopping at any of these stores, and then the companies will donate a set percentage to Lincoln.


Once have credit cards registered with eScrip, all you have to do is dine out at participating restaurants and you earn 2.5% of your purchase for Lincoln!  Then, if you complete a 2 minute follow up survey, you earn an additional 2.5% for Lincoln.  That is so EASY!!!  Snuggery, OMG! Brunch, Zanzi's, Armand's, Silverado, Roberto's and so many more participate! There are participating restaurants all over the country too, so if you travel for work or go on vacation, you can earn $$ for Lincoln even when you are out of town!

Check here for participating restaurants

Box Tops, Schoola and More


schoola logo.pngIn the last three years, the Lincoln PTA has earned close to $5,000 from Schoola.  Have you heard of Schoola?  You may have not, so if we had more people participating, we would be earning a ton of money for our school.  All you have to do is box up gently used clothing, shoes and accessories, print off a pre-paid shipping label, and either drop at the post office, or to make it even easier, schedule a FREE pick up at  Just choose "returns" when scheduling your pickup.  Schoola resells the clothes online and sends Lincoln School 40% of what they sell our donated clothes for.  This is a very easy way to support Lincoln and it won't cost you anything.  Click below to print a free shipping label.


my coke rewards.pngDon't throw Coke Rewards away!! If you buy Coke products, but don't enter the Coke Rewards for yourself, why not donate them to Lincoln? 

Simply tear off and send in the code or bottle cap from participating Coke products:  Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, PowerAde, Sprite, Dasani, Minute Maid, Fanta, Barq's, Fresca, Mr. Pibb, Mello Yello, Fuze, Seagram's, and Tab.  You can also enter points online and then donate your points to Lincoln. 

Lincoln accumulates points and can "shop" the My Coke Rewards Catalog for items like classroom supplies, athletic equipment, learning aids and more!

Here is a link to the Lincoln donation page:


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Lincoln earns 15% of all your purchases at this Illinois-based online company that strives to provide only the best and safest products for your family.  Please click here.


Lincoln School PTA has partnered with Benefit as a fundraising solution. It is free to members and free to Lincoln School PTA.  Benefit is a free iPhone or Android phone app that can be used to pay for your everyday purchases such as groceries, clothes, home goods, and more. You can pay on site at the store or online. A portion of your purchase, up to 20%, goes directly back to Lincoln School PTA.  Retailers include Lowe's, Amazon, Target, Starbucks, and many more! For instance, buy $300 worth of golf equipment at Callaway online, and $60 goes back to our school!! Download the app and add Lincoln School PTA as your beneficiary to start giving.
Find more information in the app or at Feel free to forward this email to family and friends. The more people who participate, the more funds we will raise.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  Renee Dizillo:


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When you are shopping, look for products with the pink Box Tops on them. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents.  Although that doesn't sound like much, last year Lincoln earned $1,400 from the Box Top program! Cut the Box Top from the product and send it to school with your child. For a list of participating products go to