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OUR PTO 2017-2018

 PTO meetings are open to all parents. We will meet at school on the first or second Wednesday of every month from 5:30-7:00pm. Please mark these dates on your calendar and come join us!

2017-2018 PTO Meetings: 

September 6
October 4
November 1
December 6
January 3
February 7
March 7
April 4
May 2
BASD Lincoln Elementary PTO

 OUR PURPOSE

 The purpose of the Lincoln Elementary School PTO is to promote the welfare of our children and youth in the home, school and community. We bring the home and school into closer relation so parents and teachers can cooperate intelligently in the education of our children and youth. There are many ways to serve the Lincoln community, How will you help?

 HOW TO GET INVOLVED FOR THE 2017-2018 YEAR

Complete the volunteer survey below.
Attend our Open House on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 6pm.
Attend our PTO Family Night and Information sessions on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 6pm.
Get the state-required Child Abuse Clearances (see below or ask us how).
Watch for upcoming family events.
Attend our monthly PTO meetings.

 A FEW WAYS TO VOLUNTEER

Chaperones– Monitor student behavior for safety, and assist PTO executive board,
as needed, with students and families.  **Clearances are required for this position.
Set up/Clean up Crew– Aid in setting up and decorating prior to an event, and tear down after the event.
Cooking/Baking– bake or provide store bought baked goods for a school event.
Dinner Night Committees– The committee contacts local restaurants to schedule dinner night fundraisers.
Additionally, greeters are also needed to welcome families for those nights.
Spirit Wear Sales– Be a contact person for our Spirit Wear Supplier.  Distribute flyers and orders.

 COMPLETE OUR VOLUNTEER SURVEY

Please share a little information about yourself and how
you’d like to help so we can find the best opportunities for you!
Name:*
Child/Children's Name/s:
E-mail:*
Home Phone:
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Work Phone:
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When is the best time to contact you:
Primary Volunteer Interest?*
What other volunteer positions are you interested in?*
Type the characters you see here:

* Indicates required fields

 CLEARANCE INFORMATION

Clearance Requirements for Volunteers

Clearances are required for all volunteers working with children. All Volunteers are required to have complete clearance documents on file before they may volunteer for any activities requiring direct contact with students. Please note that some clearances take up to six weeks to complete so the sooner you get started, the sooner you will be cleared to participate in school events. Clearances are good for five years.
Here are quick links for applying and obtaining clearances. It is strongly recommended that you make a copy of all clearance documents for your records.
The two forms needed for anyone who has lived in Pennsylvania for the last ten years:
1. PA State Police Clearance- https://epatch.state.pa.us
2. Child Abuse History Clearance- https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home
If you have not lived in Pennsylvania continuously for the past ten years:
1. The federal criminal history (FBI fingerprints) submitted through the Pennsylvania State Police- https://pacogentid.3m.com/index.htm

 TITLE I PARTICIPANT

  As a Title I participant, Lincoln Elementary School receives federal funding for staffing and resources that are intended to improve the academic achievement of our students and provide meaningful parent involvement activities.
Throughout the school year, there will be many opportunities for you to become involved.  We welcome your feedback and input as we update our school-wide plan, school/home compact, parent involvement plan, and parent survey.  All of these Title I documents are updated annually with the ultimate goal of increasing student achievement and parent involvement.  These documents will be reviewed and discussed at our PTO Family Night on September 27, 2017.
As we proceed through the school year, you will have the opportunity to meet with your child’s teachers during parent/teacher conferences to discuss academic content standards, state and local assessments, and progress monitoring.  If you have any questions throughout the school year, please feel free to contact your child’s teachers or me.  We will assist in any way we can.

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