Lincoln Elementary School 
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Volume 21, Issue 15
In This Issue
Lincoln's Giving Tree
Notes From the PTA
Support Staff Holiday Gift Donation
Target - Free Money for Lincoln
BCE Update
English Language Advisory Committee
Burlingame Public Library Events
Links Submission Guidelines
Upcoming Events
12/5: Early dismissal, 1:30pm

12/9: English Language Advisory Committee, 8:45am, Library Conference Room

12/10: Site Council
Mtg., 3:15pm, Library Conference Room  

12/10: Winter Crafts, 3:30pm, Burlingame Main Library Lane Room
Yard Duty
12/8 - 12/12
Chan / Fernekes

Quick Links
December Lunch Menu


Principal's Note








Dear Lincoln Families:


Our 4th & 5th grade students did a great job of kicking off the holiday season last evening. They brought light and joy to all of us with their incredibly polished performances.  The apparent ease of these performances belied the hard work students, teachers, and music parents put in to this amazing evening of music and song. Congratulations to our students for their hard work and diligent practice.


Thank you to their teachers, Ari Brown and Carol Prater, for developing our students' musical abilities through patient instruction. Thank you to their accompanists, Yongyu Gao, Patty Rossi, and Doy Prater, for modeling the benefits of lifelong music learning. Thank you also to our Music Coordinators, Leslie Tong and Judy Vina, for making sure that this is a wonderful experience for the entire Lincoln community. Finally, thank you to BCE and the Liechti Foundation for their continued support of our music program. 


The Lincoln website has a new addition. We have added a 'Common Core Corner' in the bottom left-hand corner of the home page. I will use this link on the website to share Common Core implementation news and make available resources that might be of interest to you. Right now there is one video that clearly explains the benefits of the shifts in math instruction brought by Common Core. There is another that explains the shifts in literacy instruction. Please check the Common Core Corner periodically for updates.


It is time for the Giving Tree once again. This is a wonderful opportunity to share with our students the joy and deep satisfaction that can come from helping others in need. Please check out the tree in the main office and join with your students in sharing the spirit of the season.


Please remember that tomorrow, Friday, 12/5, is a minimum day. All students will be dismissed at 1:30pm.








Help bring some holiday cheer to a family in need this holiday season. Lincoln's Giving Tree, located in front of the office, has tree decorations with desired gifts cards that a family in the Lincoln community needs this holiday season. Please choose a gift card you wish to purchase, remove the tree decoration, purchase the gift card and return it to the school office, along with the tree decoration. Dollar amount is at your discretion. Any donation is appreciated.
Please deliver all gift cards by Tuesday, December 16th.


Thank you so much for your participation in helping bring joy to our Lincoln community. 
Happy Holidays!  

Questions? Contact Rachel Goodrich at 650-344-3067 or 



Lincoln Musicians Sing Their Hearts Out 

A BIG THANKS to Judy Vina and Leslie Tong, for the many hours they spent leading up to the 4th and 5th grade Winter Concert last night. Our 136 member band and our 4th and 5th grade choir were amazing! We'd also like to thank the many volunteers, who came out on Monday morning to decorate the BIS Auditorium -  transforming it into a winter wonderland. And one more shout of thanks to all the parents who came out on such short notice to drive the kids back to Lincoln after Wednesday morning's rehearsal!


Give to the Giving Tree

The Lincoln Giving Tree is back  - thank you Rachel Goodrich for setting it up this year. Please stop by the office before Dec 16th to check out which gift card you would like to purchase to help out a family in need.  


Yard Duty

Even though wet weather is upon us, we still need to have volunteers filling our Yard and Lunch Duty openings. Please be sure your classroom staffs these shifts. Even if it's not your classroom's turn, feel free to signup -- your help is always appreciated!


Staff Holiday Gifts

In addition to our wonderful teachers, Lincoln also has an incredible staff which supports our kids - teaching PE and music, helping with speech and reading or even just offering a kind smile or needed bandaid. If you'd like to join others to show your appreciation to these hard working souls, please place any amount you feel appropriate in the envelope in the office marked "Staff Gifts."  


And finally, don't forget this Friday is early dismissal day - all students get out at 1:30pm. 

June Hee and Melinda Saunders

Lincoln PTA Co-Presidents 


Ho, Ho, Ho! 
As you well know, our support staff at Lincoln is everywhere every day. From our secretary, Gail Pape, to Patty Rossi and our custodians. These are the quiet worker bees that keep our school humming beautifully. Please help us remember all that our Support Staff does for our kids at Lincoln this holiday season. 

There is an envelope in the office from now until Monday, December 15 labeled "Support Staff Gifts." Please donate any amount you wish to help recognize them. If you have any questions, please email me at
Thanks so much for your generosity. Happy Holidays!
The Lincoln Site Council will be meeting on Wednesday, December 10 at 3:15pm in the Library Conference Room. For more information and to view the Agenda, please visit our website. 
Are you working on your holiday shopping?  shutterflyPlease check out our "free money" program. Places like Amazon and Shutterfly, among many others, give back to Lincoln PTA if you shop through our portal. Check out the Free Money section of our website to find out more!
Thank you for your support of collecting BoxTops for Education coupons and turning them into the pink box in the school office.
Lincoln has already collected 1,200 box tops coupons so far this school year!

Congratulations to: Ashley Botelho  (Mrs. Glover''s class) for being the 
September random boxtops drawing winner and Ryan Kindberg (Ms. Peter's class) for being the October random boxtops drawing winner! They each earned $10.00 gift cards to Books Inc. on Burlingame Avenue.
Mrs. Glover's, Ms. Kionke's, and Ms. Peters' classes are in the lead for the most boxtops turned in by a classroom! Congratulations to all of you for your collecting and keep up the good work!

BoxTops coupons can be turned into the bright pink collection box in the school office at anytime. Remember to put your child's name and classroom number on the back so they can be eligible for prizes. Happy Collecting!


It's not too late to celebrate local generosity in Burlingame, even though #GivingTuesday may be behind us. Nothing is more local or powerful than a gift that supports excellent public education in Burlingame for every child, including your own.   


Inspired by this day of giving, please donate or pledge-now-pay-later to BCE's
Annual Campaign by December 31st. Your financial commitment now is important so that our school district can plan and staff educational programs made possible by your generous donation. 


#GivingTuesday is also a celebration of the generosity of the parents, teachers, and administrators who give so much to our schools throughout the year. Help us honor you and our amazing community: participate in the  BCE Apple Toss Challenge today. Click here to help make Burlingame history! 


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Together we build better schools. 


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Please come to our first ELAC (English Language Advisory Committee) meeting of the year. The meeting is for parents who  have children who speak another language. At the meeting you will learn about the CELDT (California English Language Development Test), the ELD program at Lincoln school and activities and programs at Lincoln school. 
The meeting will be Tuesday, December 9 at 8:45am in the conference room inside the library. 
We hope you can make it! 
Mrs. Jaffe and Mrs. Troccoe 


Winter Crafts

Join us for Winter Crafts on Wednesday, December 10 from 3:30-5pm in the Lane Community Room at the Burlingame Main Library, 480 Primrose Road.  This is a drop-in craft program and no signup is required.  

Questions? Call the Children's Desk at 650-558-7400, ext 3.


Puppylocks Puppet Show

The Burlingame Public Library presents special holiday puppet shows called Puppylocks on Saturday, December 20 at the Main Burlingame Library, 480 Primrose Road. There are two show times to choose from - 11am and 1pm. Tickets are required and may be picked up at the Children's Desk starting Saturday, December 13. 

For further information, call the Children's Desk at 650-558-7400, ext 3.


Holiday Sing-along

The Easton Branch Library presents a holiday sing along featuring the duo, Your Song My Song, in front of the fireplace at the Easton Branch Library, 1800 Easton Drive. The sing along takes place on Wednesday, December 17 at 7pm.  

For further information, call the Easton Branch at 650-340-6180.  

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 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:

 Panther Wrestling Club


 Holiday Tea at the Burlingame Public Library

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