Lincoln Elementary School 
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Volume 21, Issue 2
In This Issue
Notes From The PTA
Dads' Club Meeting
PTA Art Reflections Contest
Lincoln Walk-A-Thon
BCE News
BSD Parcel Tax
Safe Routes to School
Upcoming Events
9/5 Kinder/New family coffee - 8:30 am, Garden

9/8 Village Host Pizza Night - 5-7 pm

9/10 Dads' Club meeting - 8 pm, Behan's

9/11 Back to School Night - 6:30 pm, MPR

9/12 Early dismissal - 1:30 pm

9/17 Photo Day

9/19 BCE Annual Campaign kick-off

Yard Duty
9/8-9/12 Veteran volunteers

Quick Links


Principal's Note


Dear Lincoln Families:


We hope you had a wonderful family-filled Labor Day Weekend. Thank you to the Dad's Club for flipping countless mouth-watering pancakes for our students and their families. Sharing good food and conversation is the best way to build community. 


I am sure that many of our Lincoln families ran off their pancakes at Monday's BCE Spirit Run. Both Lincoln PTA and BCE have done so much to support our Lions. What a wonderful partnership!!


I am pleased to announce that we have a new addition to the Lincoln Team. Mr. Stephen Boyd will soon be joining us as our new Resource teacher. He comes to us highly recommended and we are looking forward to having him meet our students and join our team. Thank you to Mrs. Antonio for her dedication to our students and I know you join me in wishing her well.


Back to School Night is scheduled for September 11. Please join us in the MPR at 6:30. Teachers have already begun preparing for your arrival. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet your student's teacher and hear from him/her what the expectations are at that grade level as well as what learning experiences await your student. Remember that Friday, September 12, is a minimum day. Students will be dismissed at 1:30. Please be sure to pick your student up promptly.


The social emotional growth of our students is an important part of our mission.  As you may know, our teachers are out on the playground for morning recess every day this year. While two key goals of recess are for our students to get exercise and have fun, this is also an opportunity for them to learn how to socialize with their peers and how to resolve conflicts. Supervision by our teachers ensures that recess is seen as an integrated part of the school day that is governed by rules of fair play. The Lincoln Team met this summer to develop our goals for recess as well as the rules. We are hoping for a safe and fun time for all.


We do still need parent volunteers for the playground and lunchroom though. Please be on the lookout for information from Amy Johnstone to sign up. Lunchtime duty is a wonderful opportunity to see our students in a different light. You will be there to support our district paid playground and lunchroom aides and to make sure our students have a safe and fun time. Thank you for all you do to make Lincoln the best school it can be.





It was great to see so many familiar and new faces at this year's annual Pancake Breakfast brought to us by our terrific Lincoln Dad's Club! Thanks to the dads who worked hard mixing, flipping and serving up a delicious hot breakfast complete with chocolate chips.  


2014-2015 PTA Executive Board:

We would like to acknowledge and introduce this year's PTA Executive Board members. Each serve an important role in leading the PTA at Lincoln and we thank them for their valuable contributions.


Vice Presidents of Fundraising: Paola Lancellotti & Heather Roberts

Vice Presidents of Volunteers: Gretchen Kindberg & Daniella Kriner

Vice President of Communications: Karen Hirschmann

Treasurer: Rebecca Galler

Secretary: Jessica Beebe

Auditor: Jacqueline Haggarty

Parliamentarian: Isabelle Spano

Room Parent Coordinator: Sandra Barrolaza

Financial Secretary: Sharon Reichow


Kindergarten/New Family Coffee:

If you have a Kindergartener or are new to Lincoln, please join us for the New Family coffee in the Dandylion Garden this Friday, September 5, right after morning assembly.  Come enjoy a morning treat, meet Principal Magda and hear from PTA and BCE representatives.


MPR Volunteer Signup:

There's no time like the present to check out the many volunteer roles to support your class and our school.  Visit the MPR or sign up online.


PTA Membership:

Now is the time to join Lincoln's PTA!  The PTA is a great way to meet people and to find out what is going on at our school and in our school community.  All people who become paid PTA members by September 11 will be entered to win a Spirit Basket.  Membership forms are in the office or sign up on the Lincoln website.  For more information, check out this video.  Contact Membership Chair Jill Fair,, with any questions.  Join today!



June & Melinda

Lincoln PTA Co-Presidents



Last weekend's Pancake Breakfast was a great start to the school year!  Thank you to all of the families who attended and to all the Dad's who helped make it a success.


The first Lincoln Dads' Club meeting will be held Wednesday, September 10, at 8 pm at Behan's on Broadway Ave. Help us plan the coming year 
of fundraising and fun!

We encourage all Dads to attend and check it out, including the Dads new to Lincoln.

For more information about the Dads' Club, contact John McDonald at

or Ken Way 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






On Wednesday, 4th and 5th graders attended an assembly to learn more about Lincoln's band program.  A pink informational letter and registration form should have gone home with each student.  The band teachers would like to have the forms returned by Friday, Sept 5.  Thank you!



Get Ready for the Lincoln Walk-A-Thon! 

Lincoln's biggest community event of the year


Please save the date, Friday, October 17, and plan on having a rockin' good time! 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.


Walk-a-Thon -- Interested in Sponsorship?

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 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


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


Walk-A-Thon -- Art Contest!

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. If you are a contest 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 12.



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.


View the informational flyer. View the art contest flyer.




Thank you to everyone who came out and participated and supported our third annual Burlingame Spirit Run. A special thank you to our generous sponsors: PALO ALTO MEDICAL FOUNDATION MILLS PENINSULA DIVISION, BURLINGAMER, THE ROTARY CLUB OF BURLINGAME, DOJO USA and PENINSULA HEALTH CARE DISTRICT. Proceeds from the run will benefit Burlingame Community for Education Foundation (BCE).

Special thanks also to Lincoln's own Amy Lennane and Sarah Cheyette who once again made it all happen.  


Click here for complete race results.  Congratulations to the following Lincoln athletes who placed in their individual divisions:

10K -- Samantha Palacio (3rd), Jacquie Cooke Haggarty (2nd)

5K -- Lawrence Viola (1st), Avah Reichow (1st), Mike Haggarty (2nd), Lila Edmondson (3rd), Cora Haggarty (2nd)



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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. 




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 9:30 am.  Parade begins at 10 am.


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. 



Applications for youth Clipper cards can be submitted via mail or brought to the SamTrans office at 1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos. For more information please call 1-800-660-4287 or visit 

Passive fundraising is a great way to help earn money for Lincoln. It's quick and easy! We have a number of passive fundraising opportunities to help us reach our budget goal this year. By using the special links below every time you shop online, you can help earn free money for the Lincoln PTA!

Lincoln has partnered with Shutterfly to offer special discounts and savings to the Lincoln community. Shutterfly will donate up to 13% back to Lincoln every time you make a purchase using this link

Earn money for Lincoln every time you shop online. Download the eShopper button and click on it in your browser address bar when you shop at participating online merchants, such as Amazon, Groupon and many more. Go to Must use Chrome, Firefox, or Safari to download and shop.

Go to to register all of your credit, debit and grocery cards. Be sure to add "Lincoln School PTA" as your designated beneficiary group with the Group ID #136559057.

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! Click here to shop at

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.
Please pick up a SHARES card in the school office and shop at Luckys or Savemart stores.
No need to join a club, just swipe card before making a purchase and Lincoln school will earn points and then receive a check based on the amount of points entered.
BoxTops for Education
Clip BoxTops from participating products and drop them off in the office. Write your child's name and room number on the back of each BoxTop. Check out for more information.

Office Depot
Mention Lincoln Elementary when checking out, and a portion of your purchase goes to our school!





When you use an eScrip-registered card at one of the participating merchants (partial list noted below), Lincoln automatically receives a percentage of your purchase amount (approximately 1-4%).  There is no need to present a card or record an ID number at the time of purchase.

You can register up to 3 schools and several cards.

It's safe and private! Electronic Scrip Incorporated (ESI) has made a firm commitment to protect all customer information provided. ESI will not license, sell, exchange or distribute any personally identifying information about eScrip participants to any third parties not directly involved with the eScrip program. ESI will use information relating to your registered card transactions for the limited purposes of processing rebates to your designated organization and providing cumulative reports to your organization. No purchase details are given to ESI for the eScrip program.  Only the total Lincoln rebate contribution per month per supporter is provided.

Participating eScrip Merchants (Partial List):

Food 4 Less
Lunardi's Markets
Mollie Stone's

Big O Tires
Ducky's Car Wash

Le Boulanger
Round Table Pizza


Macy's and Macy'
Peninsula Beauty Supply
Sierra Trading Post

OnLine Merchants



BSD Parcel Tax Renewal
My School BucksBurlingame Rec Fall Enrichment
CalFresh Program (Spanish)Mid-Autumn Festival (Chinese)Coastside Warriors Tryouts

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