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Volume 21, Issue 5
In This Issue
Notes From The PTA
Lincoln Walk-A-Thon
Ability Awareness & Tolerance Week
PTA Reflections Art Competition
Spirit Wear on Sale
BCE News
Upcoming Events
Early Dismissal & Conferences - All Grades, 1:30pm 

Early Dismissal & Conferences - Grades 4-5, 1:30pm

Common Core Info Night, 7pm, MPR

Village Host Pizza Night

Ability Awareness & Tolerance Week
Yard Duty

Quick Links


Principal's Note




Dear Lincoln Families:


Are you wondering what the new Common Core Standards are all about? Anyone who wants to know more about them and the SBAC Assessments aligned to them should plan on joining me on Tuesday, September 30th, at 7:00 in the MPR. 


I will give an overview of both the Literacy and Math standards as well as show some examples of the assessments our students will be taking this spring. I will also share with you what both the district and Lincoln are doing to help teachers be prepared to offer our students the best instruction possible.


Our new morning and afternoon recess procedures as well as our lunchroom procedures have been working really well. With the help of our teachers in the morning and our parent volunteers led by Kendra Knight, Hayley Kleinman, and Roz Bracci, recess and lunch are safer and more fun for students. Thank you to all of the volunteers who arrive each day to support our students during this time. We couldn't do it without you.


Ability Awareness and Tolerance Week will be here soon. It is October 6th - 10th. This is a wonderful Burlingame tradition that allows all of us to reflect on how much we have to learn from our differences. Our students will engage in a number of activities during that week so please ask them what they are learning. As part of the week's activities, the movie "Bully" will be shown on Wednesday, 10/8, in the BIS auditorium. This is a very powerful movie. A shortened version of it is being offered for 3rd - 5th grade students and their parents from 6:00-7:00 pm. There are tickets in the Lincoln main office.


We had about 150 drawings submitted by our students for the Walk-a-Thon. The WAT committee is hard at work preparing for the big event. Our kickoff for WAT will be on Friday, September 26th at the Lion Pride assembly. We will announce which students' artwork will adorn this year's WAT t-shirt. I will also offer our students a challenge to increase participation this year. Please join us at the assembly if you can.








Make Our Community One Voice Stronger - - Join the Lincoln PTA!

Don't forget to get your PTA Membership Form in by next Tuesday, September 30, to be entered into a drawing to win the amazing gift basket that was on display at Back to School Night.  Special shout of thanks to Jill Fair for putting together such a lovely basket.  In case you missed seeing it, this gift basket, filled with fabulous Lincoln paraphernalia will be on display in the office until September 30.  


Just click here to join and pay your $15 membership online.  You can also pay by check and drop it off in the office. The drawing for the gift basket will take place at the first PTA meeting -- need not be present to win!


First PTA Meeting

Our first PTA meeting will take place on Friday, October 10, at noon in the library.  The agenda is posted on the bulletin board outside the office.  We have several important issues being discussed and voted on.  If you want your vote to count, please remember to join the PTA before the meeting.  


Yard Duty Needs YOU!

Thank you to all our yard and lunch duty volunteers! We are still seeking one K/1 and one 4/5 Yard Duty Coordinator.  This position doesn't require you to work the yard every day; you only need to coordinate with each classroom to make sure they are staffing the yard on their assigned weeks.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact our VPs of Volunteers, Danielle Kriner ( and Gretchen Kindberg (


Have a great rest of the week!


June Hee and Melinda Saunders

Lincoln PTA Co-Presidents 




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

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


Student donation envelopes will be going home tomorrow, Sept 26th.  Kinder parents, PLEASE promptly return the permission slip that will be stapled to the envelope.  Your permission is required for your Kinder student to participate in the Walk-a-Thon.  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 the Walk-a-Thon at 3pm and parents are to pick up their children at the classroom.  DO NOT take your child home from the field. Thank you for your cooperation.


We encourage parents to come and cheer on the walkers!  Walk-a-Thon funds help 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.


Walk-a-Thon - Art Contest

Thank you to all the Lincoln students who participated in the art contest. Winners will be announced tomorrow morning and posted by the office.  Their art will be featured on the Walk-a-Thon t-shirt that all students will receive and wear on October 17th.  Come to the MPR on Friday to admire the other contest submissions on display.


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 need volunteers for tasks such as: set-up, bringing students from the classroom to the walking course, lap markers, water stations, student supervision, and clean up. 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.



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.


Parents are encouraged to attend two evening 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


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


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

We are BCE!


Did you notice the big banner that unfurled in front of your school on BCE's Annual Campaign Kickoff Day? Check out all the school banners on our Facebook page and like us while you're there. 


This year we granted the district $1,536,000 thanks to the generosity of our school community this past fiscal year. This is the largest grant that BCE Foundation has ever made to the district. Let's do it again this year! 


You can now set up a monthly recurring donation to provide our children with continuous support all year long or make a one-time donation or pledge. If you haven't already, please take a moment to give now.


If you've already given, thank you!


Our annual grant provides flexible resources to help BSD create a rich and inspiring education for all K-8 students. Public funding is not enough, and this community rises to the occasion every year. We are counting on everyone's generosity again this year. Every dollar counts.


Questions? Your BCE Site Director would be happy to talk to you. Contact Cathy Guglielmi at


We are BCE! Together we build better Burlingame schools. 

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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.


Don't miss the 11th annual Burlingame Pet Parade down Broadway on Sept. 27. This Burlingame tradition features hundreds of pet owners and their pets dressed in wild and crazy costumes. Parade participants must report by 9:30am. Parade begins at 10am.


New this year, the Hope Walk allows participants to raise funds to help Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA shelter animals. Click here for more information.

Keep an eye out for the Box Top logo on products that your family consumes every day -- cereal, snacks, paper products, trash bags, etc. The list goes on and on!  Cut out your Box Tops and help earn free money for Lincoln. Those Box Top dollars add up!  See flyer for more info.

Burlingame Youth Baseball (BYBA) 

Ability Awareness "Teach Your Parents"


Youth League Tennis

After-school French

Box Tops Program


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