Lincoln Elementary School 
Lincoln Links 
Volume 21, Issue 1
In This Issue
Notes From The PTA
Dads' Club Meeting
PTA Art Reflections Contest
Lincoln Walk-A-Thon
BCE News/Spirit Run
BSD Parcel Tax
Sam Trans Youth Card
Lincoln Links Submission Guidelines
Upcoming Events
8/30 Dads' Club Pancake Breakfast - 8:30 am, MPR

9/1 BCE Spirit Run 

9/5 Kinder/New family coffee - 8:30 am, Garden

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

9/19 BCE Annual Campaign kick-off

Yard Duty
9/2-5 Veteran volunteers

Quick Links


Principal's Note

Dear Lincoln Families:


The first day of school was such a joy for all of us at Lincoln. It was wonderful to see the excited faces of our students as they arrived in the morning. Their excitement and hopes for a great year are infectious.  


There are so many amazing benefits to doing this job. One is that at the beginning of each school year we are reminded of our own childhoods and the anticipation that a new school year brought. Please know that this wonder and pure joy is never far from our hearts, even as we prepare our academic lessons.


Strong communication between school and home is very important to us at Lincoln. That has been made easier this year due to a new Lincoln website. It is chock full of important and interesting information so please check it regularly at  


Thanks to Karen Hirschmann and Steve Lamont for the herculean effort this summer in designing the look and uploading the content. Also keep up with Lincoln news by following our Twitter account @lincolnbsd


The next two weeks bring beginning of the year assessments and varied release times for our students. Please check the calendar on our website to make sure you know when your student will be dismissed from class each day. Our drop-off and pick-up procedures are basically the same this year.  


Please discuss with your student whether you will be picking them up on Devereux or Balboa, so there is no confusion. If you are picking up on Devereux, please remember that the full length of the school is a white loading zone. That means that you cannot leave your car. You must remain in your car while you wait for your students. Please pull forward as space opens up. 


As we embark on this first full year of Common Core instruction, please remember that the attendance of your student is very important. There is much to learn and not a day to waste. If your student is ill, please make sure to call Mrs. Pape and clear your student's absence.  


I am planning a number of Common Core information nights for parents this fall. The first CCSS information night will provide a reprise of the presentation I did last spring for anyone who was not able to attend. It will be an overview of the math and literacy standards and a peek into the new assessments. It is scheduled for September 30 at 7 pm in the MPR. More to come about our SWUN math and writing nights.






Welcome Back to School Everyone!

We hope you all survived the first day of school and were able to relax a bit at the Back to School Coffee -- taking some time to catch up with old friends and possibly meeting some new ones, too.


For those of you returning to Lincoln, you know we are a school filled with amazing volunteers who work tirelessly throughout the school year. But did you know our volunteers even give their time during the summer? We counted up the numbers, and over 35 volunteers generously gave some of their precious summer time to Lincoln!


By the Numbers ...

A big thank you to these volunteers, with whose help we were able to:


Welcome back the parents of our 500-plus students at the Back to School Coffee

Stuff 320 envelopes with Back to School letters

Feed our 30 teachers and staff a delicious "Welcome Back to School" luncheon

Distribute classroom supplies to our 21 classrooms

Get ready for the 10th Lincoln Walk-A-Thon

Organize 6 fun-filled summer Kinder/New Family playdates for our new Lincoln families

And have 1 awesome new Lincoln website at


As you can see, it takes many dedicated volunteers to run our school! Please consider how you might help out this year. Any time you can give is greatly appreciated and makes a difference in the lives of our kids. Stop by the MPR and check out the many volunteer opportunities or visit our website to signup online.


Hope to see you all at the Dads' Club Pancake Breakfast this Saturday, August 30 from 8:30-11:30 am in the Lincoln MPR!


Have a wonderful weekend,


June Hee and Melinda Saunders

Lincoln PTA Co-Presidents 


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? Then they should participate in Lincoln's 2nd annual PTA Reflections Art competition. Students should create an original piece of art based on the 2014-2015 theme: "The world will be a better place if...".  


Participants can compete in six art categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.


Entries are due late October. More info to come soon! Contact Kyong Yi at with questions.



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!


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.



The BCE Foundation welcomes you back to school. 

Go to to read a special message from BCE Foundation President Emily Beach, and to learn more about the amazing grant we are giving to the district this year.   


Lace up your sneakers! Burlingame hosts the third annual community-wide Spirit Run taking place on Labor Day, Monday, September 1. Runners and walkers of all ages are encouraged to participate! Proceeds from the run will benefit Burlingame Community for Education Foundation (BCE). The Spirit Run begins at 8 am and the start and finish lines are positioned at Burlingame Intermediate School (BIS), located at 1715 Quesada Way. A Wellness Expo featuring Spirit Run lead sponsor Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Mills Peninsula Division along with other health, nutrition, and fitness vendors will be on hand immediately following the race. 


The fee for adults 14 and over is $40, children ages 5-13 pay $30, and those under 4 are free.  Starting August 28, runners can register at A Runner's Mind, 1199 Howard Avenue, Burlingame, through August 31. A Runner's Mind will host a shopping event to promote the Spirit Run, with a 10% discount to shoppers, plus 10% of the sale going to BCE. The event will take place on Saturday, August 23 from 10 am-2 pm.


On race day, registration will still be available from 6:45-7:45 am. You can learn more about the race course and our sponsors at or visit our Facebook page, Be sure to "like" us to receive race updates and reminders. 


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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. 



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 


Dads' Club Pancake Breakfast - 8/30BSD Parcel Tax Renewal
My School BucksBurlingame Rec Fall Enrichment
CalFresh Program (Spanish)Mid-Autumn Festival (Chinese)

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