Lincoln Elementary School 
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Volume 21, Issue 16
12/11/14
In This Issue
Support Staff Holiday Gift Donation
Message From the PTA
Lincoln's Giving Tree
eShopedia - Free Money for Lincoln
BCE Update
SEDAC Workshop
BHS Winter Wonderland
Burlingame Public Library Events
Elks Lodge Contests
Holiday Food Drive
Flyers
Links Submission Guidelines
Upcoming Events
12/22-1/2: Winter break - No school

1/5: School resumes

1/5: Village Host pizza night, 5-7pm

1/16: PTA meeting, Lincoln library, Noon

1/19: MLK Jr. Day - No school

1/21: Math Night - MPR, 6:30pm
Yard Duty
12/15 - 12/19
Galant / Glover

Quick Links
December Lunch Menu

 



Top
Principal's Note

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Lincoln Families:

 

It seems unbelievable to me, but the kindergarten tours for prospective families are just around the corner. We have selected three dates in January for incoming parents to select from. We will be hosting families on Jan. 13 at 9 am, Jan. 20 at 10 am, and Jan. 28 at 1:15 pm. 

 

Please let any friends and neighbors know about these dates. They are also listed on the Lincoln website. This is an important opportunity for families to hear about what makes Lincoln so special.

 

Congratulations to the newly appointed section editors for the ROAR. This year's editors are Lucy Ballinger - Advice; Miriam Cima - Art; Christiana Carroll - Book Review; Jacob Viduya - Community; Alastair Rao - Food; Ella Guglielmi - Fun & Games; Tammy Mitchell - Pets & Animals; Matthew Brosnan - Sports; Rajiv Koliwad - Technology & Science; and Maeley Nakamura - Travel.

 

Thank you to our amazing Editors-in-Chief, Molly Abramson, Jacqueline Rainville, and Chloe VanVoorhis, for working as a team to review all of the many applications that came pouring in. They scored these applications blind, with names removed, based upon a number of categories. Our first short edition will be out before the winter break. Please be on the lookout for it.

 

The Giving Tree adorns the front window of the main office. Your generosity is a great way to reinforce for our students the joy that can come from thinking of others. By supporting each other, we strengthen our whole community. Thank you to our parents who make this happen every year. 


Sincerely,

Pat

 

 

 

SPOTLIGHT ON: LINCOLN SUPPORT STAFF

HOLIDAY GIFT DONATION FOR SUPPORT STAFF 
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 acknowledge 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, Dec. 15, labeled "Support Staff Gifts." Please donate any amount you wish to help recognize them. If you have any questions, please email suewrrll@yahoo.com.
 
Thanks so much for your generosity. Happy Holidays!
A MESSAGE FROM THE PTA

LINCOLN HOSTS MOBILE LIBRARY

SEDAC Mobile Library

The SEDAC (Special Education District Advisory Council) mobile library is housed at Lincoln for the next month. It offers books on ability differences, bullying, self-esteem and social skills. There are a couple of resources for adults, and many books for students at different age ranges. Check it out in the Lincoln Library!

 

Volunteer Hours

Lincoln school would not be the same without all our wonderful parent volunteers. Whether you are leading a committee, helping in the classroom, library, garden, on the yard, or anywhere in between, we thank you! Not only your children, but all of our children benefit from your presence. As a part of our non-profit reporting, Lincoln PTA tracks an estimate of volunteer hours. Please fill out our volunteer reporting form so your hours are counted, too!
 

As 2014 relentlessly marches on, we hope you enjoy this last week of school before the Winter Break!
 

June Hee and Melinda Saunders

Lincoln PTA Co-Presidents

 

mikeandjunehee@gmail.com 

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT LINCOLN

LINCOLN'S GIVING TREE
Help bring some 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, Dec. 16.

 

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 rachelgoodrich@yahoo.com.
FREE MONEY FOR LINCOLN
eShopedia eshopedia
Earn money for Lincoln every time you shop online. Download the eShopper button and click on it inyour browser address bar when you shop at participating online merchants, such as Amazon, Groupon and many more. Go to eshopedia.com/pta/lincolnelementaryMust use Chrome, Firefox, or Safari to download and shop.
THE LATEST FROM BCE

BCE APPLE TOSS CHALLENGE 

Participate in the BCE Apple Toss Challenge today! 
Help celebrate our amazing community and the people who give so much to our schools throughout the year. Catch the Apple by submitting your special photo and personal story to the BCE Interactive Apple. Then Toss the Apple by nominating someone special to do the same. 

Read personal stories like the one below and take the BCE Apple Toss Challenge today!

"Second to my parents, the adults who helped make me who I am were my teachers. Like me, my children are having the special experience of an education that will help shape who they will become, and it happens to be top quality as well. That is why we are here, and that is why we are involved." - Gaird Schlesinger, BSD parent

Please donate or pledge-now-pay-later to BCE's Annual Campaign by Dec. 31. Your financial commitment now is important so that the district can plan the programs made possible by your generous donation. Your donation will be eligible for a 2014 tax deduction! 

We are BCE.  

Together we build better schools.

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WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE DISTRICT

SEDAC NEWS

Free Workshop: Introduction to the IEP Process and Assessment

Are you wondering if your child needs special education services? Are you confused about the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process? Does your child already have an IEP, but you still have questions about it? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may benefit from attending this workshop. 

See flyer for more details.


When: Sat., Jan. 24, 9:30am-12pm

Where: Burlingame School District Office, 1825 Trousdale Dr., Burlingame, CA

RSVP: Florence Wong, SEDAC Chair, BurlingameSEDAC@gmail.com or 415-637-0022.

INSTRUCTIONAL AIDE POSITION OPEN

The Burlingame School District is currently looking to hire instructional aides for the elementary schools. See notice for more details.

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN AND AROUND BURLINGAME

BHS INTERACT CLUB: WINTER WONDERLAND

Burlingame High School's Interact Club presents ... Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland is an event for people of all ages to come and have a good time this winter season! Burlingame High School will be decorated  into a life-size version of the board game Candy Land where YOU will be the game pieces! There is no fee. All that's needed are people ready to have some fun! 

 

When: Saturday, Jan. 17, 12-4pm

Where: Burlingame High School

 
See flyer for more info.   
BURLINGAME PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS 

Puppylocks Puppet Show

The Burlingame Public Library presents special holiday puppet shows called Puppylocks on Saturday, Dec. 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, Dec. 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, Dec. 17, at 7pm. For further information, call the Easton Branch at 650-340-6180.  

SAN MATEO ELKS LODGE YOUTH CONTESTS

Americanism Essay Contest

Each year the Elks Lodge of San Mateo sponsors an essay contest with a theme relating to "Americanism." Students in fifth through eighth grades are eligible to participate by writing an essay of 250 words or less on "What the Pledge of Allegiance Means to Me." Cash prizes will be awarded. 

Find out more in the flyer.

Hoop Shoot Contest

The Elks Lodge is also sponsoring a "National Hoop Shoot Free Throw" contest. Boys and girls ages 8 to 13 are eligible to participate. School winners will compete in a district contest on Jan. 10 at Serra High School. Three boys and girls from various age groups will then earn the chance to compete in the Bay Area District finals.

See flyer for more info.
 

CALL PRIMROSE HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

Donations Needed Next Week

Keep up the great work! Next week, Dec. 15-19, Burlingame Public Schools will once again be collecting non-perishable food items for our local Burlingame organization, CALL Primrose Center.

Please send your donations of canned or dry food items with your children to school. Let's continue to teach our children the importance of helping others during this busy holiday season!

See flyer for more details.

DON'T MISS THESE INFORMATIONAL FLYERS!






 Panther Wrestling Club

 

Youth League Tennis

 






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.