Lincoln Elementary School 
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Volume 21, Issue 4
In This Issue
Notes From The PTA
BCE News
Spirit Wear on Sale
Lincoln Walk-A-Thon
PTA Reflections Art Competition
Burlingame Pet Parade
Book Buddies
Shutterfly - Free Money for Lincoln
Lincoln Links Submission Guidelines
Upcoming Events
Early Dismissal & Conferences - All Grades, 1:30pm 

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

Common Core Info Night, 7pm, MPR
Yard Duty

Quick Links


Principal's Note


Dear Lincoln Families:

Thank you for the wonderful turnout for Back to School Night. We begin each new school year with such hope and high energy and it was wonderful to see that matched by our families as they assembled together in the multipurpose room and then went on their separate ways to their students' classrooms. As I visited classrooms, I was once again struck by the vibrant and engaged community Lincoln is. The Lincoln team looks forward to partnering with you this year to provide the best educational experience for all Lincoln students.


Parent conferences are the next step along that path. K-5 conferences are scheduled for Sept. 22 - Sept. 26, with dismissal for all students at 1:30pm. For 4th-5th grades only, conferences continue from Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, with dismissal for students in those grades at 1:30pm. You should have already received your conference date and time from your student's teacher. These conferences provide a time for you and your student's teacher to set goals for the upcoming year. It is important that you attend your scheduled conference as your input is crucial to a successful year.


The beginning of the year brings many fun events as well. At last Friday's Pride Assembly, we had the kickoff for the PTA Reflections Art Contest. Last year was our first year participating in this national PTA competition and the artwork submitted by our students was phenomenal. We are hoping for even more students to participate this year. Please check out the information for this event on our website.


The Annual Campaign Kickoff for BCE is this Friday, Sept. 19. BCE, and that means all of you, has done an incredible job of raising much-needed funds for the district. The money BCE raises from families and community members across the district helps support our PE Specialists, our Math and Science Coaches, and Professional Development for teachers, just to name a few things. Please join us at Friday Pride Assembly to kick off this campaign with an unveiling of the "Lincoln Is..." banner donated by BCE.


Finally, the gates and fences are all in. We will begin locking all gates during the school day on Monday, Sept. 22. All gates, except the one between room K and the main office, will be locked once the morning bell rings and will remain locked until 2:45pm. If you need to enter campus during these hours, please enter through the double gates on Devereux next to the main office and proceed to the main office to sign in and get a visitor's badge.





Our teachers are a hard-working bunch. A special thanks to them and Principal Magda for a very informative back-to-school night last week. It's a valuable window into the curriculum and daily lives of our kids.


Want to get another glimpse into your child's natural habitat? Yard and Lunch Duty volunteers are welcomed daily! We are still desperately seeking one K/1 and one 4/5 yard/lunch volunteer coordinator. The job is primarily email based and does not require you to work the yard. Please help!


Sound Tech Needed: Are you a little bit techie, a little bit rock and roll? PTA is seeking a sound technician to assist setting up the sound system for occasional assemblies, concerts and meetings. Some flexibility for school day availability is desired. Grab a friend and volunteer! Contact our VPs of Volunteers, Daniella Kriner ( and Gretchen Kindberg ( for more information on these and other volunteer opportunities.


It's hard to believe this is already our fourth Links for the school year. This weekly newsletter is compiled and edited by our wonderful rotating editing team: Gary Rainville, Katie Storey and Jennifer Carroll. Karen Hirschmann dutifully posts and blasts the final product to the readers. Thank you, Links Editing team!


It was great to see so many eager classroom library volunteers at the orientation meeting on Tuesday. Special thanks to Jessica Beebe and Amy Dohemann for coordinating the troops and to Brandi Fleming, our new librarian. 


Also, a shout of thanks out to the parent volunteers who corralled all the well dressed and coiffed students on picture day yesterday. We have a good-looking school!


This Friday is the kickoff to the BCE Annual Campaign. Lincoln has a long history of supporting BCE with volunteers as well as financial contributions. This work, combined with the efforts of the entire school district, directly benefits all our children. Lincoln PTA looks forward to our continued partnership and collaboration with BCE. Consider how you might contribute!



June Hee and Melinda Saunders

Lincoln PTA Co-Presidents 


2014-15 Campaign Kickoff Dais Friday, Sept. 19.


Did you know tomorrow is BCE's Annual Campaign Kickoff Day? Last week 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. Well done, Burlingame!


Our annual grant provides flexible resources to help BSD create a rich and inspiring education for all kindergarten through 8th grade 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.

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. Please take a moment to
give now at

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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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

Get Ready for Lincoln's 10th Annual Walk-a-Thon!

Please save the date, Oct. 17 from 2-3pm on Ray Park field. This is our biggest community event of the year and all the kids love it! All students will receive a special T-shirt to show their Lincoln pride! We encourage parents to come and cheer on the walkers. 


Walk-a-Thon also generates 35% of the total income the PTA receives each year. 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.


Student donation envelopes will be going home on Sept. 26. 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 from 2-3pm.


Walk-a-Thon - Art Contest!

Thank you to all the Lincoln students who participated in the art contest. We received approximately 150 entries! It was wonderful to see so much Lincoln Lion pride and enthusiasm for Walk-a Thon. Winners will be announced on Sept. 26. Their art will be featured on the Walk-a-Thon t-shirt that all students will receive and wear on Oct. 17. Come to the MPR on the 26th to see ALL the contest submissions on display.


Check out Walk-a-Thon shirts from years past displayed by the Lincoln office!


Walk-a-Thon - We still need more sponsors!

Thank you SO much to those families who have already stepped up. We rely on the generous support of sponsors to cover the cost of the event, and hope that you will consider being one! We need 16 total sponsors at the $250 level to cover the projected $4,000 in Walk-a-Thon expenses. If you would like to donate $250 or more to sponsor the Walk-a-Thon, or have any questions, please contact: Ingrid Gauthier at, Alex Galanter at or Kylisa Haward at


We Need Volunteers!

Parent involvement is a key component in making this a fun, safe, and successful fundraiser, so 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.


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.


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


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.

Sign up for Book Buddies at the Burlingame Public Library!   
This program is a free reading enrichment program that pairs teen volunteers with elementary age readers in grades 1-5. This program is designed for those usually reading below grade level and in need of extra help practicing reading.

Book Buddies is held over the course of six weeks on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:15pm in the Lane Community Room at the Burlingame Public Library. The fall session runs from Wednesday Sept. 24 - Wednesday Oct. 29. 


Applications can be picked up at the Children's Desk or online. Turn in completed applications to the Children's Desk at the Burlingame Main Library at 480 Primrose Road. This program fills up quickly, so sign up soon.  


Questions? Call the Children's Desk at 650-558-7400, ext. 3.

Lincoln has partnered with Shutterfly to offer special discounts and
shutterflysavings to the Lincoln  community. Shutterfly will donate up to 13% back
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