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Volume 21, Issue 6
In This Issue
Notes From The PTA
Ability Awareness & Tolerance Week
Lincoln Walk-A-Thon
PTA Reflections Art Competition
Lincoln Site Council
Spirit Wear on Sale
Dad's Club Meeting
BCE News
Parent Ed News
Upcoming Events
10/6 Village Host 
Pizza Night, 5pm

Ability Awareness & Tolerance Week

10/7 @ 6pm
Site Improvement Meeting - Lincoln Library

10/8 @ 3:15pm
Site Council Meeting - Lincoln Library

10/10 @ Noon
PTA Meeting, Room 15
Yard Duty
Quick Links


Principal's Note



Dear Lincoln Families:



Thanks to all of our families for their time and attention during fall conferences. These goal-setting conferences give teachers and families a chance to discuss our students' strengths and set goals to help all students reach their potential. Research shows the importance of goal setting to student motivation and success. Now that conferences are done, we are all settling into our regular schedule and working hard to support our students in achieving these goals.


Director of Facilities, Tim Ryan, has been working with our teachers to identify slip, trip, and fall hazards on the playground. These hazards will be repaired using bond money. Additionally, we have been re-envisioning the set-up of the playground and other common areas of the campus. In order to complete this process, we are seeking your input. Tim and the architects will be leading a parent input meeting on Tuesday, October 7th at 6:00pm in the Lincoln Library. Please join us to hear about this important work and give your input on how to improve Lincoln.


Due to the conflict with the meeting mentioned above, the Math Common Core Night originally scheduled for Tuesday, 10/7, will be rescheduled for later in the year. It was great to see so many parents on Tuesday night for the Common Core overview. Implementation of the new standards this year has led to many exciting changes in our classrooms. I have seen students explaining how they got their answers in math, citing evidence from the text in support of their thinking in English, and engaging in the writing process in Writer's Workshop.


Wednesday, October 8th, is International Walk to School Day. Lincoln is way ahead of the curve as many of our students already walk to school every day. It would be great if we could cut the number of cars in half on Wednesday. Walking your students to school provides the perfect opportunity to talk with them about how walking to school keeps them healthy and helps the environment.





First PTA Meeting

Our first PTA meeting will take place on Friday, October 10, at Noon in Room 15 (The Champion's room). Aside from hearing from our Principal, we have many important issues to vote on during this first meeting. The agenda is posted on the bulletin board outside the office or can be found HERE. All are welcome but, remember, if you want your vote to count, please join the PTA before the meeting.  


Capital Improvement

Over the past couple of years we have heard your feedback on the unsightly, splintered benches around campus. The PTA Executive Board has worked over the Summer and this Fall with our Principal and the school district on a feasible solution. We are excited to share the plan with you! Look for the poster showing the site map and pictures of the proposed benches. The poster will be displayed outside of the office and posted on the website. Please contact us if you have questions.  


WAT is just two weeks away!

The t-shirt is designed, the donation envelopes have gone home, and the participation chart is posted. This is our most important fundraiser of the year. We welcome your participation and hope you come watch your kids and walk yourself with Linc the Lion! It's a fun day to get involved.  Email one of the WAT team members to volunteer on 10/17! Ingrid Gauthier, Kylisa Howard, or  Alex Galanter  


Ability Awareness and Tolerance Week (AATW)

Our Lincoln AATW team has been hard at work coordinating the experience stations for our students taking place Monday 10/6.  Special thanks to Barbara Maley & Cristina Valadez for leading the charge.  Be sure to ask your children what they learned during the hands on workshop. There is still time to volunteer and experience it first-hand! See their message below for details.


Hope your October is off to a great start!

Best- June & Melinda 



Burlingame School District and SEDAC (Special Education District Advisory Committee) are proud to present Ability Awareness & Tolerance Week (AATW), October 6-10. AATW strives to increase students' awareness and understanding of a wide range of physical and mental abilities. Children considered "different" are often targets of teasing and bullying by peers. AATW includes lessons to develop students' acceptance and respect for all people.


Call for Lincoln Parent Volunteers on Oct. 6th

Lincoln will be hosting a number of ability awareness activities on campus, including Experience Stations overseen by parent volunteers in the MPR. Experience Stations expose our children to three different learning challenges: language, nonverbal social cues and fine motor challenges through hands on demonstrations. If you are interested in participating, please volunteer to host a station for 2 hours (or more) between 8:30am-2:45pm. You will be trained before the arrival of your first group. 


Follow this link to sign up on the AATW volunteer sheet. If you have any questions/comments, please contact Barbara Maley or Cristina Valadez at


Parents are encouraged to attend the following events:


1) "Bully" Movie (Free) on Oct. 8th @ BIS Auditorium

"Bully" is a critically acclaimed documentary by award-winning director, Lee Hirsch. It takes an unflinching look at the ways bullying affects the lives of five young teens and their families. Their stories are unforgettable and will leave you thinking about what schools and communities can do to combat a problem that affects over 13 million children a year in America.


The Younger Audiences Version (3rd-5th gr.) will be shown 6-7 pm. The Full Version (6th-8th gr.) will be shown 7-9 pm. Post-movie discussion will be led by a panel of BSD staff.


The subject matter is intense and potentially upsetting, therefore it is strongly recommended that students attend with a parent or guardian. Admission is free, but due to limited seating, students and parents must have a ticket to attend. Tickets are now available at the Front Office of each school. For more information about the movie, go to


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

Special Guest Speakers: Stephanie Hammond, Special Olympics Athlete ( and Emma Fitzgerald, Special Olympics Schools Partnership Program Manager ( 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


Lincoln's 10th Annual Walk-a-Thon is coming soon!

October 17th from 2-3pm on Ray Park field


We hope your child is getting excited for Walk-a-Thon and is collecting donations from family and friends. Please check your child's backpack if you haven't seen the Walk-a-Thon envelope. They went home last Friday.  Walk-a-Thon is our biggest community event and largest PTA fundraiser!


Classes with 100% participation receive a FREE RECESS  


Meet our 92% participation goal and Pat Magda will take the ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE


Kinder parents, PLEASE promptly return the permission slip that was stapled to the envelope. Your permission is required for your Kinder student to participate in the Walk-a-Thon from 2-3pm on October 17th. If you plan to retrieve your child at 2pm and leave campus directly, please indicate that on the permission slip. The safety of our children is our top priority. 

ALL students will return to their classrooms at the conclusion of Walk-a-Thon at 3pm. Parents should pick up their children at the classrooms only.  DO NOT take your child home from the field. Thank you for your cooperation.


We encourage parents to come and cheer on the walkers! The Walk-a-Thon helps to provide our students with field trips, garden programs, art enrichment, interesting assemblies, classroom supplies, playground equipment and much, much, more! All Lincoln fundraising follows the Burlingame School District fundraising guidelines, which may be found in detail here: 


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


We Need Volunteers

Parent involvement is a key component in making this a fun, safe, and successful fundraiser. Please come join the fun and help at the Walk-A-Thon. We've got a role for everyone, and no experience is necessary. Please contact Ingrid Gauthier at if you are available to help the day of the event.


Thank You Sponsors!

Thank you to our sponsors!  Their generous support covers the cost of the event and is key to a successful and fun Walk-a-Thon.  Thank you to the following: The Eligator Family, The Toy Family, Wehmeyer Design, The Gauthier Family, The Galanter Family, The Howard Family, The Chavinson Family, The Guglielmi Family, The Quilici Family, The Storey Family, The Spano Family, The Goodrich Family, The Kitamura Family, The Sachdev Family and The Roberts Family. 



Are your kids ready to unleash their creative talents? Invite them to participate in Lincoln's second annual PTA Reflections Art Competition. 


Each year, Reflections challenges students to create art that supports a specific theme. Students are recognized for bringing that theme to life through dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Students interested in participating in the 2014-2015 competition will use this year's "The world would be a better place if..." theme as inspiration for their artwork. Each entry must be the original work of one student. Please refer to both general and specific art category rules for additional guidelines.


PTA Art Reflections
PTA Art Reflections


Entries are due Tuesday, Oct. 21. All entries must be accompanied with an entry form (see below). All entries will be displayed at the Reflections Art show which will take place Nov. 19. Winners will move on to compete at the district level and then possibly advance to state and national levels. For details, contact Kyong Yi at





General Participation Rules

Entry Form 

Specific Category Rules:

Dance Choreography 

Film Production


Music Composition


Visual Arts


The Lincoln School Site Council is a group consisting of our principal, 3 teachers, 1 other school staff member, and 5 parents who meet to discuss, make recommendations, and give input on the development, implementation and evaluation of the school site plan. 


Our first meeting of the year will be on October 8th at 3:15pm in the Library Conference Room.  For the Agenda and more information on School Site Council, please visit our website . 


Lincoln Spirit Wear for Sale! Lincoln Spirit Wear for Sale!


Lincoln gear is now for sale online. Go to our PTA webstore and order your Lincoln t-shirts and sweatshirts. Order deadline is Oct. 10. All orders must be placed online. 
Questions? Contact Mechele at or Isabelle at

The Lincoln Dad's Club meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 15 at 8:30pm. 

This meeting is to prepare for the Movie Night scheduled for Friday, November 14. 


All Lincoln dads are welcome to join us out on the back patio at Beehan's on Broadway. 


Have you checked out BCE's blog lately? We have been busy interviewing our amazing School Site Directors. Click Here to read their 

personal stories! 


NOW is the best time to give to BCE, and there are so many ways to do it:
Donate: dollar counts.
Questions? Your BCE Lincoln Site Director, Cathy Guglielmi, would be happy to talk to you. Cathy can be reached at

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Save The Date - Wednesday, November 5th, 7:00 p.m.


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

San Mateo Performing Arts Center  

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, from LCSW, will help us to understand the powerful draw of new media/technology during childhood/adolescence, and how to help our children make good choices in the light of current research about technology and brain development.  Click for more information and a link to purchase $5 tickets.


Enroll in Target's Take Charge of Education program. Designate Lincoln School 
(ID #29994) to receive donations of up to 1% of your purchases whenever you shop 
using your RedCard. Call 800-316-6142 or go to  to apply.

Chili Cook-Off

Burlingame Youth Baseball (BYBA) 

Ability Awareness "Teach Your Parents"


Youth League Tennis

After-school French

Box Tops Program


BHS Fall Musical 


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