Lincoln Elementary School 
Lincoln Links 
Volume 21, Issue 8
In This Issue
Notes From The PTA
Book Fair
PTA Reflections Art Competition
BCE News
Ability Awareness & Tolerance Week
Parent Education News
Upcoming Events
10/17 - Walk-a-Thon, 2-3pm, Ray Park Field

10/20-10/24 - Food Drive

10/22-10/31 - Book Fair, Library

10/24 - Donuts with Dad, 7:30-8:30am, Library

10/29 - BSD Common Core Math Info Night, 6:30 pm, Franklin MPR

10/31 - Halloween Parade, 8:45 am
Yard Duty

Quick Links


Principal's Note






October 16, 2014


Dear Lincoln Families:


The Lincoln team met for a day of professional learning this past Monday. While your student was at home with you, we focused on how best to identify both students who need extra support and those who would benefit from enrichment.  As a team, we are implementing Response to Instruction & Intervention, a program intended to improve the learning for all students.  It was great to have the opportunity to meet as a full team and to discuss how to ensure all students learn at high levels.


As you may have heard, the enterovirus has become a concern for health care professionals across the country. While there have been no cases here in Burlingame, the district is taking a proactive approach to educating staff and parents about the symptoms and precautions that can be taken. Please see the letter from our district nurse, Diana Ayllon, in this week's Links.


Tomorrow from 2-3 pm is our Walk-a-Thon.  Our students have been anxiously awaiting this fun event. I hope you will join us if you can to watch our students rock out to music as they circle the track in support of their school. Although this is one of the PTA's fundraising events, for our students it is an opportunity to show school spirit and be together as a full community.


The GATE Parent Night for parents of 4th & 5th grade GATE students across the district is tonight in the Lincoln MPR at 7:00pm. I hope you will be able to join the district's GATE Coordinator, Becky Adair, along with the Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services, Dennis Hills, to hear about this year's program.










Walk-a-Thon is tomorrow!

2pm at Ray Park Field

Get ready for our biggest event of the year! Tomorrow at 2 pm our students will be rocking the walk and showing Lincoln Lion Pride!  Students will receive their eagerly anticipated t-shirts on Friday morning.  Please send your child to school with a water bottle.


Great news!  We are almost there

Final results are not in yet, but the latest figures show a whopping 88% participation rate!  Ms. Stair's class is first to win a free recess. Participation is what matters most.  We are so close to our goal of 92% school wide.  Please check your child's backpack.  It's not too late.


Stay tuned for final results.



Calling All Volunteers

Thank you in advance for your time. If you volunteered to help distribute t-shirts to your class, please meet in the MPR at 1:15 pm sharp.  If you volunteered for a station during the event, please come to Ray Park field at 1:30 pm to await further instructions.  If you have any questions or can't remember what you signed up for, please contact the Walk-a-Thon co-chairs: Ingrid

Gauthier ( ), Alex Galanter ( and Kylisa Howard (





PTA Meeting Recap

We had a great turnout at our first PTA meeting last Friday.  Among the many things discussed, we passed our annual budget and voted to fund the replacement of benches at Lincoln.  If you missed the meeting, PTA members may request the full minutes from our secretary, Jessica Beebe

at Who won the Amazing Lincoln Spirit Basket, you ask? Sheri Lewis, come on down!  Just for paying for her membership by 9/30 she is the lucky winner of many Lincoln goodies.  It is too late to win a cool prize, but it's never too late to join the PTA



We hope to see you all walking with your children & Linc the lion at the 10th annual Walk-A-Thon! WAT is a great fall event that gets our community moving while raising funds to support our school.  If it's your first or your last, we hope you come enjoy the festive hour on the field.  Please see the WAT info section for important last minute details about the event.


PTA Reflections

There are many artists among us. Encourage your student to submit their work to the 2nd annual Lincoln Art Reflections competition by 10/21. Last year we had submissions in all the categories from music composition to photography.  It is a proud moment for the kids to see their work displayed in the art show.  This year's show is 11/19 at 6pm & 11/20 at 8am in the Library.


Book Fair

The library will be transformed into our very own book store starting next week.  If you have 20 minutes to spare, consider volunteering for a shift in the store.  There's something special about seeing hordes of kids excited about purchasing books.  Lincoln receives a percentage of the sales.  Books make excellent gifts! See below for more details.


Best- June & Melinda



The Book Fair promotes literacy at our school and earns money for the Lincoln PTA and classroom libraries. Last year we raised $10,287.43 to purchase books for our classrooms and library! We also received a bonus of over $800 because we raised more money than the previous year! Help us meet that goal again by buying books and holiday gifts from the fair. 

This year the Book Fair will be held from Friday, Oct. 24 through Friday, Oct. 31 in the Lincoln Library. Our hours will be 15 minutes before school begins and 30 minutes after it ends.  

Book Fair Itinerary

  • Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 22 & 23. Book Fair Preview Days: Students have a chance to preview the Book Fair with their classes during school.
  • Friday, Oct. 24. First day of Book Fair kicks off with Donuts with Dad from 7:30-8:30 am - dads, moms, grandparents -- all are invited to join us for coffee and donuts before school on Friday. Plus, be the first to buy books at the Fair.
  • Saturday, Oct. 25. Family Day at the Book Fair. Join us from 11 am-1 pm.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 29. Pajama Night is back by popular demand! Come join us for a fun-filled Book Fair Family Night from 6:30-8 pm. Wear your pajamas, have a cup of cocoa, and listen to Ms. Magda read everyone a book (around 6:45). We hope you can join us!
  • Friday, Oct. 31. Last day of Book Fair - closes after lunch. Happy Halloween!

We are in great need of volunteers!   

We really can't do the Book Fair without you. If you are interested in being a Book Fair volunteer, please click here to sign up or contact Fiona Birchall at


Book Bucks will be available again this year. 

Book Bucks allow you to set up a prepaid spending account for your child so that he or she doesn't have to carry money to school. Download and print Book Bucks forms or pick one up in the office this week. 


We hope to see you at the Fair,

Your Book Fair Chairs

Fiona Birchall and Robin Edmondson


Entries for the PTA Reflections Art competition are now being accepted. Look for the pink submission box in the office. 


All entries must be accompanied with an entry form. Tape or paper clip entry form to the back of the artwork. Student name should also appear on the back of the artwork. Please refer to both general and specific art category guidelines before submitting. 


All entries are due Tuesday, Oct. 21. For details, contact Kyong Yi at


General rules and entry form:

General Participation Rules

Entry Form 


Specific rules for each art category:

Dance Choreography

Film Production


Music Composition


Visual Arts


"While we reside in an area of much prosperity, 17% of children in San Mateo County live in households in which there is limited or uncertain access to adequate food."  -- Call Primrose Center


Next week, October 20-24th, Burlingame Public Schools will be holding the first of our monthly community outreach drives.


We will be collecting non-perishable food items for our local Burlingame organization, CALL Primrose Center.  Please give what you can by sending donations of canned or dry food items with your children to school, and help our students continue to learn the importance of helping their community.  Bins will be available in your classroom as well as in the front office.

Earn money for Lincoln next time you hit Office Depot for printer toner, paper, poster board or other office/school supplies.  Just mention Lincoln at check-out and a portion of your purchase will be donated to Lincoln.  
See all the ways to earn Lincoln free money.


Mail-in ballots are coming for this November's upcoming election. There are important issues that impact the Burlingame School District's funding.



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Please mark your calendars and plan to join the Burlingame School District Superintendent, Dr. Maggie MacIsaac, Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services, Dennis Hills, and the Elementary School Principals, to learn more about how Common Core Math instruction is engaging and preparing our students for middle school and beyond.


When:  Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Time:  6:30 pm

Location:  Franklin Multi-Purpose Room, 2385 Trousdale Ave.


You may have heard on the news about an increase in the number of cases of severe respiratory illnesses associated with the Enterovirus D68 (EV D-68) in several states throughout the country.  Currently, there have been confirmed cases in several counties in the Bay Area.  To date, there have not been any confirmed cases in San Mateo County. 


Burlingame School District is taking preventable measures as well as educating our staff and students.  Please click here to read a letter from District Nurse Diana Ayllon and learn more about what you can do to help prevent the spread of EV D-68. 


The generally accepted definition of bullying is aggressive behavior that must have three components: intent to harm, repetition, and a power imbalance between the bully and the target or victim.  There are four types of bullying: verbal (teasing, name calling), social/relational (rumors, leaving someone out on purpose), physical (hitting, tripping) and cyber bullying (any of the mentioned behaviors using digital technologies).  


The Burlingame School District takes this topic very seriously and believes in a proactive approach.  With the completion of another successful Ability Awareness and Tolerance Week, we realize how important it is to carry on the vital message that our students should continue to develop their empathy and tolerance of others.  


It is of high priority that your child receives not only an amazing academic education but also one that promotes "the whole child." It is our job to make sure the students of Burlingame feel safe, empowered and successful.  This includes developing their social and emotional skills.  


The District has implemented multiple evidence-based programs including Responsive Classroom and Tribes, which emphasize social and emotional learning (SEL) by creating a community within the classroom.  The newest program that has been introduced is called Second Step.  Second Step is a classroom-based social skills curriculum that focuses on developing skills for learning, empathy, emotion management and problem solving.  These programs have been proven to reduce negative behaviors and emotional distress as well as improve attitudes, behaviors and academic performance.  If you would like more information on social and emotional learning, you can refer to the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (  


"The Connected Adolescent: A Roadmap to Parenting in the Digital Age"

San Mateo Performing Arts Center, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 7 pm  

Presented by ParenTeen Quest and the Burlingame School District PTA Council 


Technology is pervasive in the lives of students and families. It is here to stay, and it is going to play a central role in our children's futures.


Jason Brand, a licensed clinical social worker, will help you to understand the powerful draw of new media/technology during childhood/adolescence, and how to help your children make good choices in the light of current research about technology and brain development. 


For more information or to purchase advanced tickets, see the flyer.



The City of Burlingame is interested in your perceptions of the Broadway Business District. Please take a few minutes to complete the city survey.



Don't miss McKinley Elementary's annual Harvest Festival Friday, Oct. 24 (6-10 pm) and Saturday, Oct. 25 (4:30-9:30 pm).  Games, music and frights await you, including the legendary Haunted Mansion.  Admission is free and costumes are encouraged.



Come see a performance of Once On This Island, Oct. 23-26


San Mateo High School's award-winning performing arts program is pleased to present Once On This Island. A modern adaptation of the fairy tale "The Little Mermaid" with a distinctly Caribbean flavor, Once On This Island tells the story of Ti Moune, a beautiful peasant girl, whose love for a wealthy boy draws the attention of the gods themselves. Ti Moune battles the forces of nature and class prejudice to claim her heart's desire in order to prove that love is more powerful than death itself.


With a tuneful score from the creators of Ragtime and Seussical, Once On This Island will enchant every member of the family.


ONCE ON THIS ISLAND will run from Oct. 23-Oct. 26, one weekend only. Performances are on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm. All shows are presented in the San Mateo Performing Arts Center at 600 North Delaware in San Mateo.


We hope to see you at the show! We also appreciate your help in letting others know about our productions. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for students with ID same night general admission seating. A 20 percent discount is available for groups of 10 or more. 


Additional information and online ticketing are available at You can also contact us at or 650-558-2375 for additional information.


Burlingame Soccer Club try-outs


YMCA Youth Volleyball


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