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Volume 21, Issue 18
In This Issue
Math Night
Message From the PTA
LobsterFest News
BCE Update
SEDAC Workshop
Burlingame Public Library Poetry Month
Upcoming Events
1/14: Site Council, Lincoln library, 3:15pm

1/15: BCE Public Board Meeting, 7:30 pm, Vinyl Room

1/16: PTA meeting, Lincoln library, Noon

1/19: MLK Jr. Day - No school

1/20-21: BCE Read-a-Thon Kickoff Shopping Event, 6 pm, Books Inc.

1/20-23:  Coat Drive

1/21: Math Night - MPR, 6:30pm

1/26-2/1: BCE Read-a-Thon

2/7: LobsterFest
Yard Duty
1/12 - 1/16
Harris / Kerr

Quick Links
January Lunch Menu 


Principal's Note



Dear Lincoln Families:


Happy New Year!! I hope all in our Lincoln community had a wonderful winter break. The Lincoln team was so happy to welcome back our students on Monday. Everyone is back in good spirits and looking forward to all of the great learning that will take place during the rest of this school year.


Thanks to the PTA and the district's Director of Facilities and his maintenance crew, all of our old, splintery benches were replaced over the break with beautiful new ones. It was wonderful to arrive back and see that these 'elves' had been busy at work beautifying Lincoln in our absence. Students have already broken in the new benches and will have many years of enjoyment ahead. This project is the first step in the playground revisioning that has been under way since September. I will have the Board approved plans for your viewing within the next few weeks. I know you will be pleased when you see how the yard has been redesigned to maximize student play.


BCE's partnership with the district is a unique one. Thanks to the support of the entire Burlingame community, BCE has been able to help the district fund many important district priorities. You probably already know that BCE either partially or fully funds our Math and Science Specialists, our fully credentialed PE teachers, library services, teacher professional development, and our amazing music program.


Thanks to your contributions to BCE last year, I am pleased to introduce the newest member of the Lincoln team, Simone Figueroa. Ms. Figueroa is one of the highly qualified instructional aides hired by the district thanks to BCE support. Ms. Figueroa began at Lincoln on Wednesday and will be working with our 4th & 5th grade students to support their teachers' instruction and to help facilitate differentiation. Thank you to BCE, which really means all of you, and the district for recognizing the need to provide additional support for student learning in these larger classrooms.


Kindergarten tours are scheduled for this month. Our first tour is January 13th at 9:00, the second is January 20th at 9:00, and the third is January 28th at 1:30. All tours will begin in the Teachers' Lunchroom. Please check in at the main office when you arrive on campus. These tours are very informative for prospective parents. If you know of an incoming family, please share these dates with them. Also let them know that this is an adults' only event.













Can I learn math concepts measuring the height of my classmates? Can a deck of playing cards teach me statistics? Can I use a ruler to estimate the number of objects in a jar?  
The answer to all these questions is YES and you and your kid(s) can have fun exploring math together, as a family, at Lincoln's annual, not-to be missed MATH NIGHT!! Math loving parents, please consider volunteering as a station leader.  To volunteer or for more information, please email Tina Clarke Dur ( 


Happy 2015, Lincoln Lions!  As the afterglow of vacation fades we hope you have happy holiday memories to sustain you.  Ready to jump into January?


Calendars marked, set ready!

Do you have a resolution to get more social in 2015? We have self-help opportunities!  Here are a few events coming up in January.  In fact, it's a great time to sync your calendar with Lincoln's.  The latest version is always available on our website.  You can even subscribe to the Lincoln Electronic Calendar


PTA Meeting- Friday 1/16 at 12pm in the Library Conference Room.  We will have Amy Nichols, Director of Technology, as our guest speaker.  Come hear about the state of technology in the School District.  The rest of the meeting agenda will be posted shortly.


Math Night - Wednesday 1/21 at 6:30pm in the Lincoln MPR.  This is a great family event.  Come play math games & get in touch with your left brain.


BCE Read-a-thon- Week of 1/26 at Lincoln & District wide.  A week to promote literacy while raising funds for our schools.  More details are shown below.


LobsterFest - Saturday 2/7 at the Burlingame Rec Center.  Book your babysitter now and get your tickets before they sell out! The PTA will also hold its annual Silent Auction at the event.  See below for more details from our dashing Dad's club.


While you're adding dates to your calendar, why not see when your class is on yard duty in 2015.  If everyone signs up for a shift, we'd be in great shape.  Remember, you don't have to wait for your class turn to get in on the fun.  Help is usually needed and greatly appreciated!  



Have you noticed anything a little different around campus?  Our students have already been enjoying the new benches that were installed during the break.   This project was made possible by your support of the Lincoln PTA past and present.  Special thanks to Danny Chan and his crew at the Burlingame School District Maintenance Department for working hard over the break to install the 26 new benches for us at Lincoln. 


Hope your year is off to a great start!



Best- June & Melinda



Lincoln's Annual LobsterFest, hosted by the Lincoln Dad's Club, is February 7, 6-11:30 pm, at the Burlingame Rec Center.  Tickets are now available online or by returning a form with payment to the office.  This not-to-be-missed event sells out every year.  Buy your ticket today.


Time to clean out the coat closet....
Lincoln's annual Coat Drive is quickly approaching on 1/20-1/23.

Lincoln will be collecting coats for InnVision Shelter Network. Rain gear is particularly needed, specificaly boots, raincoats, umbrellas, ponchos, however, any clean and gently used coats/outerwear are greatly appreciated.


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 or 415-863-8942. Lincoln needs three coaches for our team this spring. Practice will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:10-4:30 pm, from February 23 through May 11. 


To sign up your child for Girls on the Run, visit the Parks and Recreation web site.

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BCE is nominating YOU to participate in the BCE Apple Toss Challenge. Share your family's story about our wonderful Burlingame schools here. Read some amazing stories by visiting the BCE Interactive Apple now. 


Mark your calendar!

  • Thursday, January 15th, BCE Public Board Meeting with Advisory Board volunteers. Everyone is welcome-please join us! Q&A with special guests District Math Coach, Susan Anderson, and Dr. Maggie MacIsaac, Superintendent, 7:30-8:30 pm at The Vinyl Room, 221 Park Road, Burlingame. View agenda here
  • January 20th-21st, Read-a-Thon kickoff shopping event at Books Inc., 6-8 pm with 20% of sales donated to BCE. Books Inc. is located at 1375 Burlingame Ave.
  • January 26th-February 1st, BCE Read-a-Thon 
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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, or 415-637-0022.


Calling all Lincoln Scientists and Engineers!


The Burlingame School District STEM Fair will be February 9th, 2015.  Interested 4th and 5th
grade students can find more information
here.  Students should register here.


Questions for our Lincoln STEM Fair Rep?  Contact Amy Johnstone at: Questions for the District Science Coach?  Contact Brennan Brockbank at:  


Is your child an incoming 6th grader at BIS? The Kennedy family has been maintaining the planters outside the BIS Media Center for the past 3 years, but our children are graduating this year. We are looking for an incoming BIS family that would be interested in looking after the plots starting in June 2015.


The current plants are fairly drought resistant, and the time commitment is limited. When it's not raining (!), the plants need intermittent watering, and a hose is on site. Occasionally, plants need to be replaced. This has been a great project for our kids and earns them points toward the "Block B" service program at BIS. If interested, please contact .  



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.   

January is Poetry Month at the library and this year's theme is Poetry Roundup. Children in grades K-5 are invited to write an original poem and bring it to the Main Burlingame Library or the Easton Branch between Jan. 2nd and 31st to receive a free paperback book of poetry.  The school with the highest per capita participation will receive our big Library Horse to "live" in their school library.  Questions? Call the Children's Desk at (650) 558-7400, ext. 3.


Join us for a free "Poetry Café and Cookies" open mike family program at the Main Library on Sunday, January 25, at 2 pm.   Children may read their original poems to the audience and share some cookies. Space is limited and sign up is required.  Sign up here.

LobsterFest Flyer

BCE Read-A-Thon

Burlingame Public Library Poetry Month


 Panther Wrestling Club


Youth League Tennis


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