Lincoln Elementary School 
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Volume 21, Issue 7
In This Issue
Notes From The PTA
Lincoln Spirit Wear
Book Fair
PTA Reflections Art Competition
eShopedia - Free Money for Lincoln
BCE News
Ability Awareness & Tolerance Week
Parent Education News
Once On This Island
Links Submission Guidelines
Upcoming Events
10/10 - PTA meeting, noon, Library

10/10 - Teach Your Parents Night, 
7-9pm, Franklin gym

10/13 - Professional Day, No School

10/17 - Walk-a-Thon, 2-3pm, Ray Park

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

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

Quick Links


Principal's Note




Dear Lincoln Families:


This week is Ability Awareness and Tolerance Week. With the help of our parents, the district has provided a number of opportunities that allow our students to learn about and from the differences which sadly so often divide us. 


This focus on understanding and celebrating difference fits perfectly with the work our teachers do every day using Responsive Classroom. It was great to see our students engaging in hands-on learning at each Experience Station. 


Our kindergarten students got to see a puppet show where one of the characters is in a wheel chair. They were then encouraged to ask questions. Many other students got to meet a Guide Dog for the Blind and learn about what it does to support his blind owner. I hope your students have shared what they learned with you.


Our Walk-a-Thon is fast approaching. The 2014 t-shirt will be unveiled at the Pride Assembly at 8:30 am on Oct. 17. This is a wonderful event where students get to play together, walking the oval on Ray Park to some exciting music. Please consider joining your student for at least a part of the walk on Oct. 17 from 2-3 pm. Remember to send a hat and put on sunblock in case the weather is as hot as last weekend.


Lincoln's School Site Council, a committee consisting of teachers, staff, and parents, met on Wednesday for the first time this new school year. This really important committee's charge is to review student achievement data in order to give input on school goals for the year. 
This committee also gives input on the use of the School Improvement Plan budget. The chair of this committee is Karen Hirschmann. Please check the Lincoln website for the list of members as well as each month's agenda and minutes. You are welcome to attend our monthly meetings.







Don't wait! Walk-a-Thon envelopes are due Friday!

The Lincoln Walk-a-Thon is coming up and students are getting excited to Rock the Walk! We can still beat last year's impressive participation, but we have a long way to go. We need your help. Please be as generous as you can! The Walk-a-Thon is Lincoln's biggest fundraiser.

Do you have out-of-town family and friends? They can donate easily online at

Will your child's class be the first to reach 100% participation? All classes reaching 100% enjoy an extra recess. The Sullivan Squad is currently in the lead with 23%.

Reach our 92% school-wide participation goal and Pat Magda will take the ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE.

We are currently at 10%. Let's do this!

Kinder parents, please turn in the permission slip to your child's teacher.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Ingrid Gauthier at, Alex Galanter at or Kylisa Howard at

We Need More Volunteers!
We need parents to make this a fun, safe, and successful fundraiser. Please contact Ingrid Gauthier at if you are available to help the day of the event, Oct. 17. 


Come to our First PTA Meeting - Friday, Oct. 10, 12 pm, Room 15


Please join us tomorrow for our first PTA meeting of the school year. Come hear from Principal Magda, learn about the new benches being proposed, take a peek at the budget and get the scoop on many more newsworthy topics! 


We will be voting on several important issues; please see the agenda which is posted on the bulletin board outside the teacher workroom as well as online on the website. If you want your vote to count, please remember to join the PTA before the meeting! PTA members may review the budget prior to the meeting by contacting PTA Treasurer Rebecca Galler at


Also, for those of you who remembered to get in your PTA membership last week, we will be holding the drawing to win the amazing Lincoln gift basket that was on display at Back to School Night.


Thank you to our AATW Volunteers!


Tomorrow is the last day of Ability Awareness and Tolerance Week, and we'd like to thank all of our volunteers who came out on Monday to help run the Experience Stations. If you haven't already, be sure to ask your kids all about it. A big shout of thanks to our AATW coordinators, Barbara Maley and Cristina Valadez.


Enjoy the long weekend and don't forget to turn in your Walk-a-Thon envelopes and Spirit Wear orders by tomorrow!


June Hee and Melinda Saunders

Lincoln PTA Co-Presidents 

The order deadline for Lincoln spirit wear is Friday, Oct. 10. Go to our PTA webstore and order your Lincoln t-shirts and sweatshirts online now.
Questions? Contact Mechele at or Isabelle at

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. The room parents will be sending out a reminder, and we'll have a sign-up form on the library door. If you are interested in being a Book Fair volunteer, please 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

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Presented by Burlingame School District and the Special Education District Advisory Committee (SEDAC), Ability Awareness & Tolerance Week is wrapping up on Oct. 10 with the following event. Parents are encouraged to attend.


"Teach Your Parents Night" on Oct. 10, 7-9 pm, at Franklin gym


Special Guest Speakers

Students participating in this event are eligible to win one of several Books Inc. gift cards! See flyer for more details.


Direct any questions to

"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.




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.



After-school French 




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