Lincoln Elementary School 
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Volume 21, Issue 17
12/18/14
In This Issue
Holiday Food Drive
Message From PTA
Holiday Giving Tree
eScrip - Free Money for Lincoln
BCE Update
SEDAC Workshop
Winter Enrichment Program
BHS Winter Wonderland
Library Puppet Show
Elks Lodge Contests
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

1/14: Site Council Mtg.,
3:15pm, Library Conference Room 
 
1/16: PTA meeting, Lincoln library, Noon
 
1/19: MLK Jr. Day - No school
 
1/21: Math Night - MPR, 6:30pm
Yard Duty
1/5 - 1/9
Hall / Happich

Quick Links
December Lunch Menu

 



Top
Principal's Note

 

 

 

Dear Lincoln Families:

 

 

The next time you hear from me it will be 2015! The new year is the perfect time to both look back to review the past and look forward to anticipate the future. As I look back I am amazed at how far we have all come this year. We began the school year with implementation of the Common Core Standards as our guiding principle. Teachers had attended two trainings and had revised their lessons to build in the increased rigor the standards require. 

 

As I visit classrooms, I see students working collaboratively to learn from and with each other. I hear them using the academic vocabulary of math and language arts. They are learning multiple strategies for solving real-life math problems and explaining their thinking. All of this represents best practice in implementing the Common Core.

 

In looking forward, the Lincoln team acknowledges that there is still far to go. The skills and habits-of-mind students are developing must become a way of learning that permeates their day. We are committed to deepening our practice so we can deepen students' learning. Teachers will be spending time reviewing student work to guide their instruction for the rest of the year.

 

Of course it is not just students' intellectual growth we are concerned about, but their social growth as well. I have seen our students perform so many acts of kindness for each other, from helping a classmate who has a small cut to the office for a band-aid, to singing holiday songs at a nursing home. Our teachers work hard to create caring communities in their classrooms and to develop students' abilities to solve problems and be empathetic and I see the results of this hard work in our students every day.

 

There is so much for the Lincoln community to be proud of as we greet the new year. Have a warm and joyful winter break spent with family and friends. We look forward to advancing into the future together with you when we return.

 

 

See you in 2015!!
Pat
 

 

 

SPOTLIGHT ON: HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

CALL PRIMROSE HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE ENDS TOMORROW 

Friday is the last day of the holiday food drive to benefit 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 holidays a bit brighter for those in need. This is our LAST food drive until March. Save coats and raingear for the January drive!  

 

Thank you and happy holidays!


See flyer for more details.

A MESSAGE FROM THE PTA

THANK YOU TEACHERS, STAFF, AND VOLUNTEERS

In our last message of the year, the PTA would like to thank all the people who make Lincoln the special school it is for ALL our kids.


Ms.  Magda, thank you for being our fearless leader -- we couldn't ask for a more dedicated principal! 

Thank you teachers and staff -- for all you do every day of the year to educate and support our kids. 

And thank you to all our volunteers who have spent countless hours working the yard and lunch room, copying papers, driving on field trips, tending the garden, checking out books, working the Book Fair, coordinating Pizza Night, Giving Tree, Staff Gifts, Winter Concert, WAT, class parties and much, much more!
 
Have a wonderful and relaxing holiday break and we will see you in 2015!

 

June Hee and Melinda Saunders

Lincoln PTA Co-Presidents

 

mikeandjunehee@gmail.com 

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT LINCOLN

LINCOLN HOLIDAY GIVING TREE
Thank you for giving so generously to this year's Giving Tree. Your support of our community helps ensure that all families enjoy a special holiday season. 

Thank you and happy holidays!
FREE MONEY FOR LINCOLN
eScrip
Register all of your credit, debit and grocery cards at eScrip. Be sure to add "Lincoln School PTA" as your designated beneficiary group with the Group ID #136559057.
THE LATEST FROM BCE

BCE 2014 ANNUAL CAMPAIGN 

This is the last chance to donate or pledge-now-pay-later to BCE's Annual Campaign in 2014.
Do it now -- it will be one of the most powerful things you do all year to support excellent public education in Burlingame for every child, including your own. It's easy: donate, pledge-now-pay-later (by June 2015) or fast-forward your new year's resolutions and set up monthly recurring support for BCE on your credit card. Your donation will be eligible for a 2014 tax deduction.

Corporate matching makes your donation work even harder for our children. Many employers who will match your generous BCE donations have Dec. 31 deadlines, so please act now and submit your matching paperwork to your employer today. Click to see if you or your spouse's employer offers matching gifts.

Participate in the BCE Apple Toss Challenge! 
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. Take the BCE Apple Toss Challenge today!

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

WINTER ENRICHMENT WITH PARKS & REC

Burlingame Parks & Rec Winter Enrichment 2015

The Burlingame Elementary Enrichment Program has consistently provided a variety of classes for students at all five of the Burlingame elementary schools. Classes are held at the school sites after school; children may attend classes at schools in which they do not attend during the regular
school day.

C
hildren who take after-school programs over the course of their lifetime consistently improve test scores in school, have better than average social skills, and tend to participate less in mischievous activities. After-school enrichment programs have a proven benefit for your children, your family, and the community.


Thank you for supporting the Burlingame Elementary Enrichment Program! Space is limited, register before classes fill. 

See flyer for more info.  

 

Volunteers Needed - Coach for Girls on the Run (Grades 3-5) at Lincoln this spring!
Warm-up your spirit fingers, lace up your sneakers and inspire a group of girls to be strong and healthy. Teams of 3 volunteers will be trained as coaches to facilitate our easy-to-follow curriculum with groups of 16 girls over the course of 10 weeks. (no experience required - Girls on the Run provides full training and support). Amidst the conversation, laughter, hugs and energy awards, you will witness transformational change in the girls - and don't be surprised if you realize that you are positively changing as well! Ready to make a difference and encourage girls to realize their full potential? The first step is signing up. Ready, Set, Coach!  

 

Questions? Contact Natalie Stack, Girls on the Run Program Director, at nstack@gotrbayarea.org or 415-863-8942. Lincoln needs three coaches for our team this spring: practice will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:10-4:30pm, from February 23 through May 11.

 

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.   
LIBRARY PUPPET SHOW

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, where you can also find further information, at 650-558-7400, ext 3. 

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. 

Submission deadline is Jan. 9. 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.

Results are due Jan. 7. See flyer for more info. 

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.