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Volume 21, Issue 11
11/6/14
In This Issue
Measure L Passes
Notes From the PTA
Dad's Club Movie Night
BCE Update
Safe Routes Survey
Flyers
Links Submission Guidelines
Upcoming Events
11/11: Veterans Day - No school

11/12: Site Council Meeting, 3:15pm, Library Conference Rm 

11/14: Dads Club Movie Night, MPR, Doors open 6pm

11/17-11/21: CALL Primrose Food Drive

11/19: PTA Art Reflections Show, Library, 6-7pm

11/19: PTA Meeting, Library, 7pm
Yard Duty
11/10-11/14
Semple/Sohn

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Principal's Note

 

 

Dear Lincoln Families:  

 

It is unbelievable to me that November is here already. The weather has turned cool but Lincoln is heating up. Although our national Election Day is over, Lincoln's Student Council elections are just getting under way.  Our 4th & 5th graders are getting ready for their election cycle to begin. This is a wonderful opportunity to instruct them about the importance of meeting their civic responsibility as informed and engaged voters.

 

In the past, our 3rd graders were a part of this process. Unfortunately, having three lunches now makes that impossible. Our Student Council advisors tried to make this work last year but found that 3rd graders could not be full participants because of the schedule. I will be working with teachers to identify other leadership opportunities for our 3rd graders.

 

Thank you to all of the parents who have come to volunteer during lunchtime, both on the playground and in the MPR. Your support has made this time safer and calmer for our students. The Playground Support team is meeting soon to fine-tune our policies and procedures and to plan a training for our many volunteers so they can better understand the "Lion Way". We will be sending that training information out soon so please stay tuned. I also hope that the great parent support at lunchtime continues because it matters.

 

As I have been visiting classrooms I have seen the Writer's Workshop in full bloom. Thanks to the Columbia Writer's Project training and materials the district provided this summer, our students at every grade level are writing a lot more and practice definitely does make perfect.

 

The entire district is focused on using these common core aligned materials. Across the district, students are focusing on narrative writing to start the year and the quality of our students' writing is amazing as they learn how to add action, dialogue, strong verbs, and descriptive language to their writing. Please ask your student to show you their latest piece.

 

Please remember that there is NO SCHOOL on Tuesday, November 11th, Veterans' Day.

 

Sincerely,

Pat

 

SPOTLIGHT ON: MEASURE L

MEASURE L PASSES!
On Election Day, Burlingame voters strongly supported Measure L, with 76% of voters voting "Yes!"  Measure L will help provide a stable source of local funding to our Burlingame schools for the next 14 years.  

Lincoln thanks Measure L campaign leads, Perry Mizota (former Lincoln parent!) and Linda Wolin for their tireless dedication to our schools and our community.  We also thank the Measure L Lincoln campaign team, Elisa Lee, Tina Clarke Dur and Kimarie Matthews.  Finally, thank you to all the Lincoln parents who phone banked and precinct walked to make this outcome happen. Burlingame has once again proven that it is a community that values education and our students.

 

NOTES FROM THE PTA

LINCOLN DIRECTORIES ARE OUT

Calendar Update

 

It's hard to believe it's already November! Please note that the online PTA Calendar has been updated to add Gold Rush dates. Fourth graders will be traveling to the Gold Country from April 27-29th. Also, please mark your calendars for our 2nd Annual PTA Reflections Art Show later this month, on Wednesday night, November 19th from 6-7 p.m. in the library. Our second PTA meeting of the year will follow right after.

 

Lincoln Directory

 

By now, you all should have received this year's Lincoln Directory. Please note that only one directory is printed per family and is sent home with the oldest sibling. If you didn't find one in your child's backpack, please contact your teacher first and then Mrs. Pape in the Lincoln office. A big thank you to Carolyn Way and her team of worker bees (Alison Pariani, Yoko Kondo and Melinda Saunders) who diligently worked to assemble directory data. Thanks also to all the room parents for double checking their class information.

 

Don't forget that next Tuesday is Veteran's Day and there will be NO SCHOOL. Have a nice weekend!

 

June Hee and Melinda Saunders

Lincoln PTA Co-Presidents

 

mikeandjunehee@gmail.com

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT LINCOLN

DAD'S CLUB MOVIE NIGHT:  NOV. 14TH

Save the Date!  Next Friday, Nov. 14th, is Lincoln's not-to-be-missed Movie Night, 
hosted by the Dad's Club.  
 
Now showing.....Despicable Me 2.  Doors open at 6pm.  Movie starts at 7pm.  Hot dogs, popcorn, candy and drinks will be available for purchase. 
FREE MONEY FOR LINCOLN: SHUTTERFLY 
shutterfly

Thinking about holiday cards?  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:  http://www.shutterfly.com/lincoln.

 

See all the ways to earn Lincoln free money.
THE LATEST FROM BCE

BCE FUNDS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

Learn more about how BCE helps fund teacher professional development-
a must read! You can read the BCE blog article HERE:

Corporate Matching--Last year, BCE raised nearly $160,000 through corporate matching programs.  That's over 10% of our total grant to BSD.  Corporate matching is the easiest way to make your donation to Burlingame students go even further. 

Hundreds of Bay Area companies have matching programs.  Find out if your family's employer matches.  Some companies have year-end deadlines -- so please submit your forms before December 31st. Not sure? Check to see if your family's employer is one of the many generous organizations that will match your donation:  List of Employers Who Match Donations

We are BCE--Together we build better Burlingame schools.

Like "BCE: It Takes a Town" on Facebook to be a part of our amazing school community.  
 
Interested in volunteering for BCE? Visit www.bcefoundation.org/volunteers/ for more information.  
 
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WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE DISTRICT

OUTDOOR EDUCATION WEEK 
 
We are looking for any high school siblings who would like to be a cabin leader for our Outdoor Education. From Nov. 3-7, the 5th graders from Franklin Elementary School will be going to Jones Gulch. 
 
If you have a student who would like to participate, please contact Joann Salinas at the Burlingame School District Office at jsalinas@bsd.k12.ca.us. Or call 650-259-3807 with any questions.

Arrangements will be made with the student's high school and the counselor. Transportation and meals will be provided. Students will just need to pack up a bag for a week of fun outdoor education activities. 
WALK TO SCHOOL
Want your kids to do better in school? Have them walk there! 
 
A new study on walking or rolling to school confirms the well-established concept that exercise improves students' abilities to concentrate on their academic work. This article references other studies that support exercise, such as walking or biking to school, and its impact on physical and academic health of our students. Sending your kids to school on their feet or bike is not a burden, but a boost! 
SAFE ROUTES - PARENT SURVEY
The Burlingame School District has a County-funded Safe Routes to School program that provides resources encouraging our schools to provide safe walking/rolling opportunities for our students. Information on our program can be found at http://www.bsd.k12.ca.us/SafeRoutes.
 
Every year data is collected from parents on how their children get to/from school and their safety concerns. The data is collected anonymously and is very useful in determining our Safe Routes program's priorities. Please take 10 minutes to fill in the online survey
 

Surveys in other languages and paper copies can be found on our Safe Routes webpage: 

http://www.bsd.k12.ca.us/SafeRoutes 


Please direct questions to our Wellness Coordinator, Rusty Hopewell, at rhopewell@bsd.k12.ca.us.
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN AND AROUND BURLINGAME

THE NUTCRACKER COMES TO BURLINGAME PUBLIC LIBRARY

Join us at the Burlingame Public Library for A Special Reading of 

The Nutcracker. Meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and her friends from the  

Candy Kingdom followed by selected dances from The Nutcracker.

 

The performance takes place at 2pm on Sunday, November 16th

in the Children's Room at the Main Burlingame Library, 480 Primrose  

Road.  For more information, call the Children's Desk at  

(650) 558-7400, ext. 3.  No tickets required.


SERVING THE COMMUNITY - PARKS AND REC COMMISSION
Burlingame Parks and Recreation is looking for interested people to serve on its Parks and Recreation Commission. Applicants need to be a U.S. citizen, live in the City of Burlingame and be able to attend commission meetings. Commission meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7pm. This is a three-year, appointed term. The Parks and Recreation Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council, City Manager, and Parks and Recreation Director in providing general oversight, input, and direction for the city's recreation programs and park facilities. In addition, the commission is asked to weigh in on department budget requests, park planning and projects, contracted operations such as with the Burlingame Golf Center, contracts with the local school districts, as well as evaluating city recreation classes, special events, and programs.

 

If you are interested, please attend a commission meeting and fill out the application at 

If you have questions regarding this position, please contact Margaret Glomstad at 650-558-7307 or mglomstad@burlingame.org 


DON'T MISS THESE INFORMATIONAL FLYERS!




Burlingame Soccer Club try-outs

 

YMCA Youth Volleyball
 
 
 



Holiday Tea at the Burlingame Public Library




LINCOLN LINKS SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
  • E-mail Links submissions to burlingamelinks@gmail.com (For flyers, see below.)
  • Send as Word or text files: Links editors may not be able to open other formats.
  • Submissions are due no later than noon on Tuesday for each Thursday's Links.
  • Send weekly reminders for entries that need to be published multiple weeks.
  • Keep flyers to one page whenever possible, printable on 8-1/2 x 11 paper.
  • Links editors may edit for length, clarity, spelling and grammar.
  • Approval for flyers not specific to Lincoln Elementary is acquired through the Educational Services Department of the District Office.