Lincoln Elementary School 
Lincoln Links 
Volume 21, Issue 26
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Yard Duty
Quick Links
Principal's Note



Dear Lincoln Families:



You know spring is really here when conferences are just around the corner. It is hard to believe that it is that time already. K-5 conferences are March 16th - March 20th. Please remember that dismissal is at 1:30pm for all students during this week.  Grades 4 & 5 conferences continue into the next week, with the final day being Wednesday, March 25.  Dismissal for grades 4 & 5 students only will be at 1:30 pm on March 23rd - 25th Please make sure that you arrange to have your student picked up on time. We look forward to discussing your student's progress with you.


The ROAR published its first full edition this week. The ROAR Editors-in-Chief, Editors, and amazing parent facilitators have done a great job. This edition is full of student work on the theme of "Change the World." This edition went home with students this week so take a moment to read it with your student and please encourage them to submit to the next edition.


The 2015-2016 Instructional Calendar is posted on the Lincoln website. I have had a number of inquiries about the later starting date for next year. The district is planning on doing construction over the summer at many of the school sites and needs the extra time to ensure that all projects are finished before students return. Lincoln's playground will be undergoing a significant transformation this summer as part of that work. Please see the Lincoln website for a brief PowerPoint of the planned changes.


Thank you to all of the parents who have come to help out on the playground and in the lunchroom in the last few weeks. Our lunchroom supervisor has been out due to a family emergency and many of you, often with little advance notice, have shown up to help out. We couldn't have a safe and orderly environment during lunch without you. If you have not been able to volunteer yet, please consider it when you have the time.







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!




Thanks to those who have made it out to the last couple of PTA meetings, including last night's meeting. In an effort to reach a variety of parents and staff, we alternate our meetings between day and night time whenever possible. As of late, our major topic of discussion has been around the playground improvements the District is bringing to Lincoln in the near future. If you are a PTA member, meeting minutes are available to you by contacting PTA Board Secretary, Jessica Beebe at If you aren't a member yet, it's not too late to join so you can vote on important issues! Contact membership chair, Jill Fair at


International Night 

Get ready for one of Lincoln Elementary's best community events -- International Night. It will take place on Thursday, March 19 at 6:30pm in the MPR. Come sample a variety of delicious food and experience the many cultural backgrounds of our Lincoln families. This is a free event!


Help at Lunch Time

When is your child's class scheduled to give support at lunch time? You can always find out in the weekly Links! Look at the sidebar on the front page every week for a link to the yard duty Google doc. The schedule is mapped out until the end of the year so you can plan accordingly. Help rally your classmates! Your participation makes the yard safer and the lunch tables cleaner. Thank you to the countless parents who have pitched in to date; especially those who respond to last minute requests. We're in the home stretch- most classes only have one turn left.  



The first full edition of The ROAR was published this week! What a wonderful accomplishment for our student editors and reporters. Special thanks to the Abramson/Lieberman, Rainville/Osumi and Van Voorhis families whose special efforts have kept this wonderful Lincoln tradition going. Visit the Lincoln website to view The ROAR online



Enjoy the rest of the week!


Best, June & Melinda

Lincoln PTA Co-Presidents



Fill-a-Box / Feed-a-Family Opportunity

While the Bay Area is one to the wealthiest places in the country, right here in San Mateo County, 17% of children live in households where access to food is uncertain. 

Next week, March 16-20, Burlingame Public Schools will again be collecting non-perishable food items for our local Burlingame organization, CALL Primrose Center, who provides more than 25,000 bags of groceries annually. Please send donations with your children to school next week and thank you for helping our children to understand the importance of giving. Bins will be located in your child's classroom.

If your family or child's classroom participates in the Fill-a-Box/Feed-a-Family program, Ginger Roehrig has graciously offered to take filled boxes to Call Primrose on your behalf. Please have your boxes dropped off in the Lincoln office no later than 9:45am on Friday, March 20. 

If interested, please see the attached flyers for more information and click here to see a packing list



Parent-Teacher conferences will begin next week, kicking off on Monday, March 16 for all grades. During that week, all students will be dismissed at 1:30pm.


For the week of March 23, conferences will continue for grades 4 and 5. Dismissal will be at 1:30pm for only 4th and 5th graders the week of March 23. 

By now, you should have received a notice from your child's teacher for your assigned date and time for these valuable conferences.


Save the Date!   
Mrs. Prater provides classroom music to the K-3 classes each week. On April 23 (please note the new date), 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.


2015 BCE Read-a-thon was an incredible success - another record-breaking event! 

Congratulations and thanks to our children for reading an amazing 733,000 minutes in just one week, and for helping raise nearly $130,000 for our schools. That's about a 40% growth in fundraising over last year and an over 20% increase in minutes read.  We appreciate every donor who sponsored a student to read, and  our fantastic BCE Read-a-thon volunteers who made it all possible listed here.  
What celebrity will you dress as? You are invited to the
"BCE Goes to Hollywood" Annual Dinner Dance and Auction  Buy your ticket early and save! 
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 6pm-Midnight
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Burlingame
Last day to purchase tickets online is April 12. Tickets will not be sold at the door. 
Special Room Rate at The Hyatt!
The Hyatt is offering a special rate of $159 per room  (+tax) for BCE Dinner Dance and Auction attendees wanting to stay on the night of the event on April 18. Rooms are limited, book by March 28. Click here to book a room now! 
BCE is hosting a Party for New and Kindergarten Families!  
Join us on Tuesday, March 24 from 7-9pm at the Vinyl Room (221 Park Ave. in Burlingame) for an adult-only wine and cheese event. Mingle with other parents new to the district and get a chance to win two tickets to the "BCE Goes to Hollywood" Dinner Dance and Auction on April 18 ($300 value, must be present to win.) All attendees get a special discount code for 10% off Dinner Dance tickets. Please contact Darci Rosenblum at, if you have questions.

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Join us for BSD Local Control Accountability Plan Meeting 

BSD parent and community members are invited to engage in a conversation and planning for the update of the District's Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - Burlingame Intermediate School - Auditorium. 

Please see the attached flyer for more details or visit the District's website.


Please come and enjoy the latest production from the Burlingame Intermediate School - Peter Pan. All seats will be reserved and are priced from $10-$13.  Click here to buy tickets in advance. A very limited supply will be sold at the BIS Box Office through Friday. 
Show dates and times are as follows... 
Friday, March 13 @ 7pm
Saturday, March 14 @ 7pm
Friday, March 20 @ 7pm
Saturday, March 21 @ 7pm
Sunday, March 22 @ 1pm



Lecture Series: IEP Workshop (The Early Years)

SELPA Coordinator, Karen Breslow, will present a workshop focused on what parents can expect when their 3-year-old child transitions from Early Childhood Education to Special Education Programs. Topics will include: 1) timeline for these referrals, 2) referral, assessment, and placement under Part B of the IDEIA, 3) least restrictive environment, and 4) meeting desired outcomes for your child and family. Free childcare provided by BSD staff.
Open to all parents. RSVP required.

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 4:00-5:30pm.

Location: McCarthy Center (1764 Marco Polo Way, Burlingame).

RSVP: Florence Wong, SEDAC Chair ( or 415-637-0022)


SEDAC Mobile Library will be at McKinley from March 11th to April 29th. It contains books about ability differences, social skills, and more. BSD staff, students, and parents are welcome to check out books. Contact McKinley's Library Aide, Annielaurie Shepard ( for location and content information.



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.



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 Burlingame Public Library Children's Room is now open regular hours.  


Please join us for St. Patrick's Day Crafts on Tuesday, March 17 from 4-5:30pm in the Lane Community Room. No sign up is required. 


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



Make your Summer. Join the Camps Voted the Bay Area's Best!

Moderate to Significant Financial Assistance Available!


Camp Edmo for Pre-K-entering 4th grade, ignites curiosity in kids through hands-on, museum-designed activities. NEW Makers and Tech Programs for all ages, plus Arts & Science, Nature and Recreation too. With 10 different camp sessions to choose from, campers can experience something new all summer.  Every week includes Costume Day, Wacky Wednesday, Family Friday and The Vibe Game. Thanks to college-graduate Camp Directors and the "Vibe" program, campers build curiosity and 21st Century life skills! 


Camp EdTech teaches kid entering 5th - 8th grade how to create apps, circuitry, video games, digital films, photographs, and animations. Eight cutting-edge sessions for all skill levels. Taught by industry pros and designed by Edventure More in partnership with the Children's Creativity Museum. Every week includes camper challenges, outdoor recreation, life skills building and end-of-the-week movie premiers and gallery showings.


At Camp Edmo and Camp EdTech we believe that all children should have access to quality Summer Camp programs which is why we set aside 20% of our camp weeks for financial aid families. To find out if you're eligible for our Sliding Scale Financial Aid Program or to enroll in camp, visit  or or all 415.282.MORE (6673).



Camp Edmo 
Camp EdTech








BCE Dinner Dance  

and Auction 




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