Lincoln Elementary School 
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Volume 21, Issue 24
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Upcoming Events
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Principal's Note



Dear Lincoln Families:


There is so much happening at Lincoln between now and spring break. All of us on the team came back with our track shoes on ready for the sprint to the break!!! All of us except for Mr. Carney and Ms. Nielsen who both had accidents that have them recuperating at home. Ms. Nielsen broke her wrist and Mr. Carney broke his leg. Both of them had surgery and are at home recovering. We all miss them and hope to see them back as good as new soon.


A special thank you to all of the parents who rallied to cover our double lunch on the Friday before Presidents' Week break. Many parents showed up to help on the playground and during our two lunch periods. This allowed all of our teachers to have a solid hour to have lunch together as a full team. Because of our three lunches, this is a rare occasion. All of us at Lincoln thank the many parents who helped that day for making this celebratory event possible.


Conferences are just around the corner. You will be receiving a form in your student's backpack giving you information about conferences and asking for some information back from you. Please look for this form and return it to your student's teacher as soon as possible. You will receive your student's 2nd trimester report card during your conference. This will give you an opportunity to have a more detailed conversation with your teacher about your student's progress. We look forward to seeing you for this important meeting.


Spring is the time that Ms. Ivy Chan visits all 5th grade classrooms to present the district's puberty education curriculum. Your 5th grade student will be bringing home a permission slip on Monday, 3/2. Please read and sign the slip and send it back to your student's teacher. The district is also holding a Puberty Education Parent Information Night on 3/11 at 6 pm in the library at BIS.


At tonight's PTA meeting, I will be presenting both the new playground remodel plan as well as Lincoln's Art Plan for next year. I hope to see you there. 









Please join tonight's PTA Meeting in the Lincoln Library.  Of interest -- Ms. Magda will be presenting plans for Lincoln's playground remodel, happening this summer.  This project will transform Lincoln's outdoor space.  Come hear all the exciting details first hand.


Also on the agenda is Lincoln's art plan for next year.  See you there!



Good to see everyone back at school!  


February is a short bridge that launches us towards spring and the race to the end of the school year.  As you can see from the growing number of volunteer recruitment messages, it is also a time for planning.  Your participation is essential to make Lincoln a great community.  Undoubtedly it is a busy time for everyone but we hope you will consider sharing your talent to help continue the traditions in our school and around the district.  Although we all tend to say "no" to roles that do not suit us, we hope you can also find room to say "yes" to the ones that do.  Your gift of time & talent is truly appreciated!  


If you are interested in a role on the 2015/16 Lincoln PTA Board please contact Leslie Tong at  

leslieatong@gmail.comCheck out this link to see a list of all our board positions. 


The PTA Council is also seeking candidates.  Email Melinda at to find out more about this district wide organization that has representation from all 6 schools. 


Community Events


Due to a date conflict with the County STEM fair, Science Night has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 8!  And International Night is quickly approaching on 3/19.  It's not too early to express your interest in helping out!  Please email one of the fantastic chair people:


Science Night: Suneil Koliwad; Marie O'Farrell; Amy Lin


International Night: Keith Good

PTA Meeting Thursday, 2/26, 7 pm, Library


We hope to see you at the PTA meeting tonight! The full agenda can be found on the website


Best, June & Melinda

Lincoln PTA Co-Presidents


The Lincoln Dad's Club normally organizes a one-day ski trip to Sugar Bowl with great discounts on lessons, rentals, and lift tickets. We have been waiting, hoping for more snow this year before announcing the trip.  Given the poor conditions for skiing at resorts in Tahoe this year, we have decided not to organize a trip.  

We apologize if anyone has been counting on this as an activity for their children on Friday, March 6th - when Lincoln School is closed. Hopefully the snow conditions will be better next year and we can restart our annual Lincoln Dad's ski trip tradition.


International Night is coming up on Thursday, March 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Multi-Purpose Room. We will be celebrating our diversity by sharing cuisine from around the world. All parents, teachers, and children are welcome to attend.


The following countries have currently signed up: Australia, Belarus, Canada, China, England, Germany, Guatemala, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, US, and Zambia. We are pushing for more representation from Africa and South America!


If you'd like to sign up to bring an appetizer, dessert, or tasty bites from these (or other) countries, please contact Keith Good, at  or at 650-575-2322, by March 6th. We plan for about 150 bite-size samples. This is a fun, social, free event. See flyer for details!

Save the date! 

Mrs. Prater provides classroom music to the K-3 classes each week. On Wednesday, April 29, all K-3 students will be performing in their grade's Spring Music Showcase. Performances will be during school, but the times are still to be determined.

Tuesday morning band rehearsals for all instrumental music students have begun. If you have a 4th or 5th grader in the band program, they should plan on joining Mr. Brown and the band at 7:40am on Tuesdays.

We are always in need of blank recordable CDs. If you have extras at home or would like to donate a pack, please contact Leslie Tong at or send them in to school to be given to Mrs. Prater.

Shop at Amazon using our special link and up to 8% of your purchases will be sent to Lincoln. Simply click on the Amazon link below, sign into your own personal Amazon account (if you are not already signed in) and shop as you normally would. If you do not already have an Amazon account, you will need to create one. Then bookmark this link so you don't forget!   Click here to shop at



Dinner Dance auction item donations are now due! Please deliver all items to your school's BCE Site Director, Cathy Guglielmi, or contact for pick-up.  Please also complete and submit the auction donation form along with your donation. Download the form.


Thank you to everyone for your generous support of our auction that benefits 100% of our Burlingame School District students. We look forward to seeing you all when "BCE Goes to Hollywood" on April 18th at the Hyatt Burlingame. 


New Parent Night


Are you new to the Burlingame School District- parent of kindergarteners, upcoming kindergarteners or new to our school community? 


BCE can't wait to meet you! Join us Tuesday, March 24th, from 7-9 pm at The Vinyl Room* to mingle with other parents new to the district. Come learn more about BCE's biggest fundraiser of the year, the April 18th BCE Dinner Dance and Auction, and enter a drawing to win two tickets ($300 value). Must be present to win. Adults only, please. Attendees get a special discount code for 10% off Dinner Dance tickets.


*Vinyl Room is located at 221 Park Avenue in Burlingame.  


Please contact Darci Rosenblum,, if you have questions.


Join the 2015-16 Board


BCE is now recruiting volunteers for the 2015-16 school year!  


Our call for candidates continues. If you are interested in volunteering your time in a meaningful way to help Burlingame schools, please think about joining our dynamic team.  Whether you work outside or inside the home, whether you are a mom or a dad, BCE provides opportunities to use your skills and talents to benefit all district students. 


Visit the volunteer page on our website for detailed information about open positions and/or to fill out our Volunteer Inquiry Form or email the Nominating Committee at


We are BCE. Together we build better schools.
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As you may know, California is experiencing a measles outbreak and as of 2/10/15, San Mateo County has had three confirmed cases, all of which have been adults. There have been no confirmed cases here at Burlingame School District. If your child has not been vaccinated for the measles and is eligible for vaccination, it is urgent and highly recommended that you contact your healthcare provider and have your son or daughter vaccinated.


There are some populations that are unable to be vaccinated against the measles and therefore having others who can be vaccinated helps protects individuals that are unable to receive the vaccine. These individuals that are unable to be vaccinated may include, but are not limited, to very young infants and children (less than 5 months old), immunocompromised children or adults such as those with leukemia, cancer, HIV infection, and pregnant women. Please visit the links provided below for more information regarding measles and the MMR vaccine.
Burlingame School District continues to monitor updates from both the San Mateo County Health System and the California Department of Public Health. If you need financial assistance in obtaining vaccines, please contact me or visit the link provided below for a list of clinics that offer free or low-cost health exams and vaccines.



Diana Ayllon, RN
District Nurse, Burlingame School District

(650) 296-3994, 


(Read the Spanish version of this letter.)


San Mateo County System Vaccine Clinics (Click under Immunization and Health Exam Clinics for a list of local vaccine clinics).

Measles information:

MMR (Measles Mumps and Rubella) Vaccine Information: Keep in mind, if your child is behind on the MMR vaccine and has recently been vaccinated, dose #2 may be given as soon as 28 days after dose #1. Consult with your health care provider for more information.



Are you concerned that your child may be struggling with anxiety? Is anxiety affecting your 

child's ability to concentrate and focus? Learn what anxiety is and what you can do to help
your child develop skills to successfully manage it. 

Presenters: BSD School Psychology Interns, Joelle Aud and Brittany Rezowalli. 
Date: Wednesday, March 4, 4-5:30pm
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 

BSD is looking for any High School siblings who would like to be a Cabin Leader for our Outdoor Education Program.  We have the following schools going to Jones Gulch.  If you have any student who would like to be a cabin leader for any of these dates, please let us know.


Lincoln Elementary School - April 20-24

Washington Elementary School - April 27 - May 1


If you have a student who would like to participate, please contact Joann Salinas at the Burlingame School District Office at  or call 650.259.3807 for any questions.



Arrangements will be made with the student's High School and the counselor.  Transportation and Meals will be provided. They will just need to pack up a bag for a week of fun outdoor education activities. 


The cold days tend to bring people indoors, which becomes a great breeding ground for microbes to multiply and communicable diseases to spread. After all, that is their calling in life. It is our job to prevent the spread of these sneaky little microbes. The flu season has been upon us and illnesses are on the rise.  

Click here for information on influenza, differences between cold and flu, how flu spreads, as well as suggestions on how to protect you and your family and to learn what we are doing as a district.  










BCE Dinner Dance and Auction 




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