Saturday, August 22, 2015

Welcome, from the PTO Executive Board

The Lindeneau Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) would like to welcome you to Lindeneau Elementary School and extend a whole-hearted “welcome back” to all returning families! We hope you all had a relaxing, fun filled summer!

The Lindeneau PTO is a volunteer organization comprised of the parents, teachers, and administrators of Lindeneau Elementary School who are committed to the successful education of our children. Together, we work very hard to provide activities and resources that will create an enjoyable and exciting school year for the parents, teachers and students.

Throughout the school year, the PTO hosts a variety of events, including the upcoming Ice Cream Social, Boogie Bash, and Breakfast with Santa; and we sponsor a number of fundraisers, including the KidStuff coupon book and Kastle Kreations sales. The money raised is put towards providing materials and resources to enhance the educational experiences of the students. Busses for field trips, educational assemblies, and the PBSIS program are just a few of the costs that are absorbed by the PTO.

For the PTO to be effective and truly representative of the school, it is essential to have involvement from as many parents as possible. Whether you have 30 minutes or a couple of hours, your ideas, your time, and your talents are truly needed. Everything the PTO does is based on volunteers, so please consider getting involved and making a difference.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Christy Yascko, President
Kelli Dima, Vice President
Dave Stryker, Treasurer
Jeniffer Montalvo, Co-Corresponding Secretary
Dina O’Brien, Co-Corresponding Secretary
Jennifer Westdyke, Recording Secretary

1.    How often are the PTO meetings?
The PTO holds general meetings once a month to discuss events, plan fundraisers, and share ideas. This is an excellent opportunity for parents to find out what is going on in the school. The meetings are held in the gymnasium and children are always welcome to attend!
2.    Do I have to attend every meeting in order to be involved in the PTO?
No. Although we value your input and would love for you to attend the meetings, we understand that our schedule might not work for you. We appreciate your willingness to help out, so we so provide others ways to get involved. Check out our website for opportunities to get involved. Or, provide us with your contact information (on the membership form) and we can email you when help is needed.
3.    Do I have to be available during the day?
No. Most of the executive board and parent volunteers work during the day, making it impossible to be available in the schools. Again, there are a number of ways that you can be an asset to our organization that will fit easily into your schedule.
4.    If I volunteer for one event, will I be made to feel that I have to volunteer for everything?
Absolutely not. The PTO is grateful for any help you can provide, we know you have busy schedules too.
5.    If I choose to be part of the PTO, do I have to participate in every fundraiser?
No. You can choose to participate in whatever fundraisers appeal to you and your family.
6.    How do I go about joining the PTO and what is the cost?
You can join by simply filling out the PTO membership form and returning it to your child’s teacher. If you don’t have the form, a PTO table will be set up during Back to School Night or download it from our website. Feel free to drop by to complete the form at that point. The cost is $5 per person and $8 per family.
7.    What is the benefit of joining and volunteering for the PTO?
Volunteering provides you the opportunity to interact with your children and their peers, get to know and become friendly with other parents, and accomplish things that truly make a difference.  You will also have voting privileges on PTO matters.

8.    How will I be informed of PTO events, news and information?
Attend PTO meetings, look for flyers to be sent home with students, or the easiest way is to sign up to receive emails.  Just enter your email address in the subscribe section of our website and follow the simple instructions.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Popsicles at the Playground

Please join us for Popsicles at the Playground!

When: Thursday, August 27, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
(Rain date: Friday, August 28, 2014 @ 6:30 PM)

Where: The Playground at Lindeneau School

What: A chance for new and returning students to meet friends, both new and old, have a popsicle and play on the playground.  Parents can meet the Principal, the PTO board, and get to know other Lindeneau families.

Who: All 2015-16 Lindeneau students welcome

Questions? Call 732-395-7501 or email

We hope to see you there!

Outback Steakhouse Dine Out Night

Wednesday, August 19th, Lindeneau PTO will be hosting a fundraiser night at Outback Steakhouse. You can help us raise money by enjoying a delicious meal at Outback Steakhouse.  Just present this flyer to the wait staff to notify them that you are participating in our school's fundraiser night and our school will receive a percentage of your total bill.

The fundraiser begins at 11AM and ends at 10PM. So plan a visit to Outback Steakhouse for lunch or dinner at 481 US Highway 1 Edison NJ, have a family night out and support your school!

Download / Print the flyer here.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Friendly's Dine Out Night
Wednesday, July 29th, Lindeneau PTO will be hosting a fundraiser night at Friendly's Restaurant. You can help us raise money by enjoying a delicious Friendly's meal or even some ice cream.  Just give the cashier the coupon on this flyer and notify them that you are participating in our school's fundraiser night. 

The fundraiser begins at 4PM and ends at 9PM. So plan a visit to Friendly's at 550 Middlesex Avenue Metuchen, NJ, have a family night out and support your school!

Download / Print the flyer here.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

US Map Painting Project

Thank you to all of our volunteers who braved the high temperatures today to complete the US map painting project in Lindeneau's recess area.  The large US map now joins to other activities and games that were painted last summer.  See the results in the pictures below.
Lindeneau recess area painting project