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Volume 21, Issue 3
In This Issue
Notes From The PTA
Lincoln Walk-A-Thon
Library Orientation Meeting
PTA Reflections Art Competition
BCE News
BSD Parcel Tax
Book Buddies
Upcoming Events
9/11 Back to School Night - 6:30pm, MPR

9/12 Early dismissal - 1:30pm

9/16 Library Orientation Coffee - 8:30am, Lincoln Library

9/22 - 9/26 Early Dismissal & Conferences- All Grades, 1:30pm 

9/29-10/1 Early Dismissal & Conferences - Grades 4-5, 1:30pm 
Yard Duty

Quick Links


Principal's Note



Dear Lincoln Families:


The entire Lincoln team is looking forward to seeing you at Back to School Night this evening. This will be a great opportunity to meet your student's teacher and hear about the learning experiences your student has every day at Lincoln. You will also have the chance to meet the families of the other students in the class. Your students have already made fast friends with their classmates thanks to the community building of our teachers. Please remember that this is not the time to ask specific questions about your student. Conferences are later in the month and will provide the opportunity to discuss your student in greater depth.


Drop-off and pick-up has gone relatively well so far this year. Please remember that Devereux is one-way during these times. Also remember that it is illegal to leave your car in a white zone.  

In order to assure a safe experience, it is important that you stay in your car and pull up as cars in front of you pull away. Please also check the calendar on the Lincoln website for our schedule each week. Students should be picked up by 3:15pm. It is important that you call the main office if you are going to be delayed.


Our choral music lessons began this week. It was wonderful to hear our students' voices raised in song as I walked around campus. Our band and individual lessons will be starting soon.  

The Lincoln Band has grown again this year. We have a need for instruments for some of our students and would gladly accept donated instruments.


Please remember that Picture Day is Wednesday, September 17th.


I have been visiting classrooms and seen our students engaged in Common Core math lessons. They are learning multiple ways to solve problems, explain their thinking, and work collaboratively to accomplish math tasks. You will be receiving information about how you can access our math program, SWUN Math, online.


I am planning a couple of Common Core Parent Information Nights. The first will provide an overview of both the new standards and assessments. It is a repeat of a presentation given last year. It is scheduled for September 30th from 7:00-8:30pm in the MPR and is for new parents along with anyone who missed last year's presentation. I will also be holding a Common Core Math Parent Information Night on October 7th from 7:30-9:00pm in the MPR.  

I hope you will be able to join me.







Thank you Volunteers!


As we near the end of the third week of school, our volunteers are out in force!   

A BIG shout of thanks to all those who have come to help out during yard and lunchroom duty.  We appreciate you sharing your time with us -- making sure all our kids are safe during their lunch hour. A special thank you to Amy Johnstone who has worked tirelessly for the past several years spearheading our yard duty volunteers.   

It was great to see so many parents show up for the New Family Coffee in the garden last Friday. Thank you to Allyson Trevor and Carman Chan, our Hospitality Chairs, for hosting the event.


Thank you also to Angie Turri and Sharon Reichow, our Pizza Night Chairs.  For those of you that missed Pizza Night this past Monday at Village Host, make sure to stop by at next month's -- it's a great way to relax among other Lincoln families and enjoy a night off cooking!


We Still Need Your Help!
We still have the need for Grade K/1 and Grade 4/5 Yard Duty Coordinators.  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, Daniella Kriner ( and Gretchen Kindberg (


Back to School Night - TONIGHT!  6:30pm in the MPR.


We look forward to seeing you all at Back to School Night tonight!


June Hee and Melinda Saunders

Lincoln PTA Co-Presidents



Please save the date, October 17th from 2-3pm. 

The big event will take place on Ray Park field and all students may participate and receive a special T-shirt to show their Lincoln pride! We encourage parents to come and cheer on the walkers. 


Did you know that the Walk-a-Thon 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, which may be found in detail here:   BSD Community Fundraising Policies 

Student donation envelopes will be going home in a few weeks. 


Walk-a-Thon Art Contest - Deadline is Tomorrow Sept 12! 

We are bringing back our popular theme, Rock-The-Walk, and all students are encouraged to submit original art that relates to music and Lincoln. Please see the attached flyer for contest rules. If you are a winner, your artwork will appear on the T-shirts that EVERY Lincoln Lion will wear during this year's Walk-a-thon! All entries will be displayed on campus for everyone to admire following the contest. We can't wait to see what you come up with! All designs must be turned in by Friday, September 12th.

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


Walk-a-Thon -- Interested in Sponsorship?

A BIG thank you to those who have offered sponsorship support so far!  

This fundraiser relies on the generous support of sponsors to cover the cost of the event, and we hope that you will consider being one! We need 16 total sponsors at the $250 level to cover the projected $4000 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 the Walk-a-Thon a fun, safe, and successful fundraiser, so please come join the fun and help at the event! 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.



Who: Parent Volunteers
When: Tuesday, September 16 from 8:30-9:30am
Where: Lincoln Library


We would like to invite all those interested in helping out in the library this year to a library orientation coffee this Tuesday, Sept 16th from 8:30-9:30am in the Lincoln library. You will learn or re-learn the library procedures, including checking books in and out on the computer using our library system, accessing "book lookers" lists and shelving books (very important!).


Come by and meet our new librarian Brandy Fleming and enjoy some coffee and treats.  
All are welcome, hope to see you there.  Any questions contact:
Amy Dohemann at or Jessica Beebe at


Thank you to Ava and Troy Metkus for adopting "You're Out" in honor of Mrs. Sarre and Mrs. Moran.


Adopt-a-Book is a year round fundraiser for the Lincoln PTA. For $20 you can adopt a book to be added to Lincoln's library and honor family members, friends, teachers, or anyone at Lincoln. A nameplate will be placed in the book with your child's name and the name of your honoree, plus your child will be the first to check out the book. 


To find books to adopt in the library, look on the shelf to your right as you enter. First pick a book you and your child want to adopt, then fill out the Adopt-a-Book envelope. Enclose cash or a check made out to "Lincoln PTA," and give the book to the librarian, Brandy Fleming. Library hours are Monday and Friday 8:30am-3pm and on Tuesday 8:30am-2pm.


Following is a list of books ready for adoption... What Ever After Dream on, Fairest of All, If the Shoe Fits, Sink or Swim, Topps League Story, The 823rd Hit, Steal that Ball, Zip it, Guardians of Gal Hoole- The Capture, Guys Read: The Sports Page, Basher Books: Technology, Biology, The Periodic Table, Extreme Physics, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Human Body, I'm a Frog, I'm Bored, No Peas, Origami Dinosaurs, The 100 Year Starship, Book of Animal Poetry, Won Ton, Meet Samantha, The Beetle Book, The Year Comes Round, Sleep like a Tiger, In a Glass Grimmly, Museum of Thieves.


If you have questions or want help with the adoption please contact Paola Lancellotti at




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, October 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 November 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



Did you know that Burlingame Community Education Foundation (BCE) presented a big check for $1,536,000 to Superintendent Maggie MacIsaac at the joint Burlingame School District/BCE meeting this past Tuesday?  


This grant represents the incredible support of our donors during the 2013-2014 fiscal year and will make a tremendous impact on the educational experience of our children this school year.  


Thank you for your generosity...We are BCE! Together we build better Burlingame schools.


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The Burlingame School District is considering placing a measure on the November 2014 ballot to renew its existing $256 parcel tax funding -- without increase -- before it expires.


Please read the information sheet. We invite your questions or comments. Please contact Superintendent Maggie MacIsaac at or 650-259-3805. 


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 6 weeks on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:15pm in the Lane Community Room at the Burlingame Public Library. The fall session runs from Wednesday September 24th - Wednesday October 29th. Applications can be picked up at the Children's Desk. Applications are also available 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.



Don't miss the 11th annual Burlingame Pet Parade down Broadway on September 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.




Safe Routes to school begin with us all!  Please remember that CA law requires that all youth under the age of 18 wear a helmet with a clipped chin strap while riding upon any non-motorized wheeled vehicle (e.g., bike, scooter, and skateboards). If you need help purchasing a helmet for your child, please contact District Wellness Coordinator Rusty Hopewell at who has access to youth helmets for free or at a reduced price.


Information can be found on creating a safer transportation climate around our schools at the BSD Safe Routes to School web page, including how to properly fit your child's helmet.


This year's Safe Routes to School program will focus on walking school buses, student valet programs, and the annual Bike Warrior Challenge. 




Did you know that your purchases at Amazon can help give money back to Lincoln Elementary School? It's easy! 


Shop at Amazon using our special link and up to 8% of your purchases will be sent to Lincoln. Simply click on the Amazon link below, sign into your own personal Amazon account (if you are not already signed in) and shop as you normally would. If you do not already have an Amazon account, you will need to create one. Then bookmark this link so you don't forget!

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Mid-Autumn Festival (Chinese)

Coastside Warriors Tryouts

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