Lincoln Elementary School 
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Volume 21, Issue 13
11/20/14
In This Issue
Winter Concert
Notes From the PTA
Food Drive Final Day
Target - Free Money for Lincoln
BCE Update
Outdoor Ed
SEDAC Lecture Series
CALL Primrose
Flyers
Links Submission Guidelines
Upcoming Events
11/21: CALL Primrose Food Drive
 
11/26-28: Thanksgiving break - No school

12/1: Village Host
Pizza Night, 5pm 
 
12/3: Winter Concert,    4-5 grades, BIS, 7pm
 
12/5: Early dismissal, 1:30pm
Yard Duty
11/24-25
Taddeucci/Abucay

Quick Links

 



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Principal's Note

 

 

Dear Lincoln Families:

 

What a wonderful art show the PTA sponsored. I know that those of you who were able to walk through our art gallery (AKA the library) will agree that our students showed so much initiative in taking on the challenge of the theme of this year's Reflections Art Show. The variety of mediums they chose and the creativity of their vision in applying the theme is so impressive. Thank you so much to the PTA, especially Kyong Yi and Kristin Bergman, for all of their hard work on behalf of our artists.

 

I know you have noticed that our teachers have been out of the classroom for professional development this year. The new Common Core standards are not a simple replacement for our prior standards. They require new instructional techniques and strategies to make sure we are best supporting our students during this transition. That requires our teachers, who are themselves life-long learners, to learn these strategies and to rewrite their curriculum to align with the new standards. To support Lincoln's teachers in doing this, both the district and the site are providing professional development.

 

The district has a SWUN math coach who comes to model lessons for teachers. Since there is only one math coach, I have been getting substitutes so as many of our teachers as possible can observe the coach's one-hour lesson. The district has also released teachers for a half-day this month to look at student writing so they can calibrate their scoring and plan next steps in instruction. I will also be releasing teachers so they can work together to map out math instruction for the rest of the year.

 

I think we can agree that no one can give the same high-level instruction our amazing Lincoln teachers do, but it is important that they have time to align their practice to the new standards if we are to successfully prepare students for the challenges facing them. I promise to be mindful of balancing teachers' need for professional development with students' need for them to be in the classroom.

 

It is hard to believe, but our first trimester is coming to an end. Report cards will be coming home on Tuesday. It has been a busy and exciting first trimester with much that is new, including the standards. Please look for a letter from me accompanying your student's report card. 

 

 

Sincerely,
Pat  

 

SPOTLIGHT ON: WINTER CONCERT

WINTER CONCERT: DEC. 3

4th & 5th Grade Winter Concert, Dec. 3 at 7pm

We're counting down our last rehearsals until the Winter Concert performance on Dec. 3.

On the night of the concert, band members should arrive at BIS at 6:30pm and choir students at 6:40pm. Students will gather in rooms M-1 & M-2 with their teachers.  

The concert will begin at 7pm.

Suggested dress attire for all 4th and 5th graders is white on top and dark bottoms.

If you have any questions, please contact Judy Vina (briansvina@gmail.com) or Leslie Tong (hthua@yahoo.com).  

NOTES FROM THE PTA

MOVIE NIGHT REELS THEM IN

Movie Night A Big Success 

Last week's movie night was a packed house! Thank you to the Lincoln Dads Club and their fearless leaders, John McDonald and Ken Way, for hosting yet another fun-filled community event.


Lincoln Artists Shine

It was great to see such a strong turnout at Lincoln's 2nd annual PTA Reflections Art Show last night. Thank you to our Art Reflection Chairs, Kyong Yi and Kristin Bergman, for organizing the contest and for putting together another wonderful art show to show off all our talented Lincoln artists. Thank you also to our Hospitality Chairs, Carman Chan and Allyson Trevor, for arranging the hot beverages for the art show this morning.

 

November Food Drive

Tomorrow is the last day of the November food drive. If you haven't already, please consider sending a canned or dry food item to school with your child. Every bit counts. Thank you to Ginger Roehrig, our Community Outreach Chair, for coordinating the food drive each month.


Lincoln Directory

Please double check your information in the Lincoln directory, which went home several weeks ago. We are compiling any errors or omissions and will have room parents send out grade-level corrections in the next few weeks.

 

Finally, we'd like to take a moment to thank you for taking the time to read the Links. We always welcome feedback, so if there are things you'd like to see covered, please let us know.


June Hee and Melinda Saunders

Lincoln PTA Co-Presidents

 

mikeandjunehee@gmail.com

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT LINCOLN

FINAL DAY OF FOOD DRIVE 
Last Day of November Food Drive

Nov. 21 is the last day of this month's food drive. Burlingame School District is collecting non-perishable food items for our local Burlingame organization, CALL Primrose Center. 

Please give what you can by sending donations of canned or dry food items with your children to school, and help to make the upcoming holidays a bit brighter for those in need. Thank you!
EARLY LINKS NEXT WEEK
With the Thanksgiving break around the corner, a brief Links will be issued early next week. If you have something you'd like added to the newsletter, please submit it Sunday, Nov. 23, at 5pm. See submission guidelines below. 
FREE MONEY FOR LINCOLN: TARGET
To earn free money for Lincoln, 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 Target.com to apply.
THE LATEST FROM BCE

BCE PUBLIC MEETING AND MELT RE-OPENING FUNDRAISER  

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend the BCE public meeting on Thursday November 20 at 7:30pm at the Burlingame School District board room at 1825 Trousdale Drive.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about BCE and how it impacts your children's educational experience. 

The Melt in Burlingame is re-opening on Friday, November 21st.  They are re-opening with a new, expanded menu (including a new kid's menu).
The Melt will be donating 100% of the revenue
collected on opening day to BCE.  Hours are 11:00am- 6:00pm, 1401 Burlingame Avenue.
 
Happy Thanksgiving! We are grateful to live in a community that values excellent public education for our children. We give thanks to our parent community whose efforts and contributions make a positive impact on every K-8 student across the district. Together we build better Burlingame Schools-We are BCE.

 

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WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE DISTRICT

OUTDOOR EDUCATION WEEK
Do you know a high school student who would like to be a cabin leader?

We're looking for any high school siblings who would like to be a cabin leader for our Outdoor Education Program for the Burlingame School District. From Dec. 1-5, the 5th graders from McKinley 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 with any questions. You must also have the student contact their counselor at their high school to let them know that they are interested in being a cabin leader.

Arrangements will be made with the student's high school and counselor. Transportation and meals will be provided. They will just need to pack up a bag for a week of fun outdoor education activities.
SEDAC LECTURE SERIES: RTI, IEPs & 504s
SEDAC Lecture Series: RTI, IEP's, & 504's - Definitions and Differences

Having trouble understanding what Response To Intervention (RTI), Individualized Education Plans (IEP's), and 504's are and how they are different from each other? You're not the only one. Please join Heather Logan, BSD's Interim Director of Special Education, and district RTI Specialists for a presentation and discussion about these programs and how students qualify for them.

Date and Time: Wednesday, Dec. 3, 4-5:30 pm 
Location: McCarthy Center for Children and Families (1764 Marco Polo Way, Burlingame) 
All parents welcome to attend. Free childcare provided by BSD staff.

Direct any questions to BurlingameSEDAC@gmail.com
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN AND AROUND BURLINGAME

CALL PRIMROSE OFFERS HELP 
Free food for low-income families and individuals through CALL Primrose

Are you hungry or in need of food for yourself or your family? CALL Primrose can help. For over 30 years, CALL Primrose has been providing grocery assistance to low-income individuals and families from San Bruno through San Carlos. Our services are free and available to all regardless of race or religion. Anyone in need of grocery assistance is welcome! For help, contact CALL Primrose at 650-342-2255 or visit callprimrose.org and click on the tab "Get Groceries".

Comida gratis para las familias y los individuos de ingresos bajos a través de CALL Primrose

¿Tiene usted hambre o necesitando el alimento para su familia? Puedes llamar CALL Primrose para ayuda. Por más de 30 años, CALL Primrose ha estado proporcionando ayuda para alimentos para los individuos y las familias con ingresos bajos de San Bruno a San Carlos. Los servicios están libres y disponibles para todos sin importar la raza o la religión. ¡Cualquiera persona que necesita ayuda de la tienda de comestibles se da la bienvenida! Pongase en contacto con CALL Primrose: 650-342-2255 o visite este sitio web: callprimrose.org.
DON'T MISS THESE INFORMATIONAL FLYERS!




 Panther Wrestling Club

 

 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.