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OUR PTO 2018-2019
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!
2018-2019 PTO Meetings:
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?
There are many ways to serve the Lincoln Community!
What do you enjoy doing?
What talents can you share?
HOW TO GET INVOLVED FOR THE 2018-2019 YEAR
Complete the volunteer survey below.
Attend our Open House on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 @ 6pm.
Attend our PTO Family Night and Information sessions on Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 6pm.
Get the state-required Child Abuse Clearances (see below or ask us how).
Watch for upcoming family events.
Attend our monthly PTO meetings or our NEW parent coffeetalk w/PTO mornings.
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!
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. Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check (Act 34)
The Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check must be under one-year-old and can be done either online or by mail. The online
results are available almost immediately, while if you choose to mail the form, it could take up to 8 weeks for the results to be
returned to you. To complete the process online, go to https://epatch.state.pa.us and click on “Submit a New Record Check”
and follow the instructions. A credit card is required for the processing fee of $22.00, unless you are a volunteer, in which
case the fee is waived. At the end of the process, you will need to print the Certification Form. If you choose the mail-in
process, you must submit the completed form with a money order for $8.00 payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
and the results will be mailed to your home.
2. Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151)
The Child Abuse History Clearance must be under one-year-old and can be completed either online or by mail. Requests for
clearance statements (now called “certifications”) may be made online at https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS at a cost of
$8.00. If you are a volunteer, this fee is waived. To complete the process by mail, the mail-in form must be completed and
mailed with a money order for $8.00 made payable to the Department of Public Welfare
(http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/ucmprd/groups/webcontent/documents/form/s_001762.pdf). Check the box marked “Volunteers”
as the reason for the request. Do not send cash or a personal check. If done by mail, this clearance takes approximately 5 –
10 weeks, and the results are mailed to your home.
If you have not lived in Pennsylvania continuously for the past ten years:
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.
BASD Proud Parents is strictly pro-public education. They are an independent group with no affiliations to the BASD school board or any political parties. Their goals are to help parents stay informed about educational policy discussions and to facilitate ways for any of us who would like the chance to have our voices heard, to get more involved in those policy conversations.