Lincoln Elementary School 
Lincoln Links 
Volume 21, Issue 29
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Yard Duty
Quick Links
Principal's Note


Dear Lincoln Families:



It is great to see our students back after Spring Break. They look energized
and ready for the next few months. I hope all of our families had a wonderful week of family, friends, and fun. 

The end of the school year always brings many fun activities. Please read the LINKS and check our calendar on the Lincoln website for upcoming events. 

As you have read here in the LINKS, the district is looking for community input on its LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). This is the plan that articulates the actions both planned and taken to support student achievement in Burlingame schools. Community input is a vital part of the process of ensuring that the district's vision for student achievement is inclusive and comprehensive. 


Please join us for the LCAP Community Meeting tonight, 4/9, from 7-8 pm in the BIS Auditorium. District and site administration will be there to explain the plan and answer your questions. 


Thank you to the hard-working parents who organized and set up the Lincoln Family Science Night last night. It was wonderful for our accomplished Lincoln scientists to have the chance to engage in the scientific method. 


Through the district's STEM Fair and last night's parent-run event, we are sending the message that science is both fun and important. Events like this one bring the community together to celebrate academic endeavor and send a message to our students that inquiry and experimentation are keys to success.








Just a few days left to buy your Dinner Dance ticket!
The LAST day to BUY your ticket is Sunday, April 12 at midnight.
Tickets won't be sold at the door. This event sold out last year!

Saturday, April 18, 6 pm-midnight
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Burlingame 

Unsure of what to wear for this special event? Click here for some tips on attire.

Don't want to cook, but love a good party? Gather some friends and buy one or many of our legendary Burlingame parties! Bid on summer camps, vacation destinations, parties, family activities and MUCH MORE! 
Click HERE to bid in the Online Auction. Check back often, new items are added daily.
You can win big, so buy your Golden Paddle tickets! Purchase Golden Paddle drawing tickets and win $2,500 credit towards Silent or Live Auction winnings.

Last chance to have your kids sell their tickets for the BCE Dinner Dance and Auction prize drawing! Please have your child turn in all sold or unsold tickets in the enclosed envelope labeled with your child's name and school. Tickets and money should be turned in to the school's front office Prize Drawing box by April 17Top sellers can win a GoPro Camera, GoKart Racer Gift Certificate and Laser Quest Gift Certificate!

If you'd like to help with the Dinner Dance and Auction, there are many opportunities to do so! We need help before and during the event. Click here to see what's available and sign up today! 

For questions, please contact volunteer coordinator Amy Mishra at

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PTA Meeting this FRIDAY at noon!

Please join us tomorrow at noon in the library for our April PTA Meeting. Among other agenda items, we'll vote in next year's executive board, answer any Gold Rush questions, and hear from the District's Wellness Coordinator. 

Slate for 2015-2016 Lincoln PTA Executive Board  

President: Melinda Saunders 
Executive VP: Isabelle Spano 
Co-VP Volunteers: Daniella Kriner & Allyson Trevor 
Co-VP Fundraising: Heather Roberts & Kendra Wehmeyer 
VP Communications: Karen Hirschmann  
Room Parent Coordinator: Sandra Barrolaza 
Treasurer: Erica Carmel 
Secretary: Kelly Mulready 
Auditor: Jacquie Cooke Haggarty 
Parliamentarian: Michele Tatos 

Financial Secretary: Shannon Robinson

Thank you Science Night Volunteers!

A great big roar of thanks to all our wonderful and engaging Science Night volunteers. Without you all, last night's action packed evening would not have been possible. A special thank you to our three super parents chairing the event, Suneil Koliwad, Amy Lin and Marie O'Farrell, and for continuing this fun and educational Lincoln tradition!

Used Book Sale Next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
For the price of 15 minutes of parking in downtown Burlingame, your kids can pick up a great book! That's right, for 25 cents they might bring home Junie B. Jones, Harry Potter or I Spy. So, crack open those piggy banks and check your pockets for spare change. Games, DVDs and grownup books are a dollar or less. Be sure to come early - the books fly pretty fast out of those boxes.

Spend 5 Minutes and Win a $10 Gift Card - Take the Lincoln PTA Parent Survey!
Lincoln PTA wants to hear from YOU to evaluate this year's activities and to help shape goals for next year. We want to hear from everyone and your responses will be kept confidential. The survey takes approximately 5 minutes to complete. After completing the survey, you will have the opportunity to be entered into a drawing for one of four $10 gift cards! You must complete the survey by April 24 to be entered into the drawing. To take the survey now, click here.   

Good luck!


June Hee and Melinda Saunders

Lincoln PTA Co-Presidents



The Lincoln Used Book Sale is a favorite annual tradition, this year happening April 13-15. All proceeds benefit the Lincoln PTA.


We're still accepting donations of gently used books (for ages 5-99), games and puzzles (with all the pieces), and DVDs. Please drop your donations on Daniella Kriner's front porch at 1541 Bernal. Thank you!!


Questions? Email Daniella Kriner,, or Claudia LaChance,

Please plan to attend the spring music showcase, "Keep America Singing!", on April 23 in the Lincoln Multi-Purpose Room. Performance times are as follows:

3rd grade: 8:45-9:15 am
2nd grade: 9:40-10:10 am
1st grade: 10:30-11 am
Kindergarten: 11:10-11:40 am

Suggested dress attire is solid colored tops, neat bottoms or spring dresses. Please avoid bright neon colors or tops with bold graphics.

We look forward to seeing you on April 23

If you have any questions please contact Judy Vina ( or Leslie Tong (

Clip Box Tops for Education coupons from participating products 

and drop them off in the office. Write your child's name and room number on the back of each Box Top. 


Check out for more information.


Find out all the ways to earn free money for Lincoln.


BIS is seeking an incoming family to maintain the planters outside the BIS Media Center, starting in June. The current plants are fairly drought resistant, so the time commitment is limited. The plants need intermittent watering, and a hose is on site. Occasionally, plants need to be replaced. 

This is a great project to keep BIS beautiful and will earn your child points toward the "Block B" service program at BIS. If interested, please contact Lisa Winston,  
Join us for BSD Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Meeting  

BSD parent and community members are invited to engage in a conversation and planning for the update of the District's LCAP.

Thursday, April 9, at 7pm in the Burlingame Intermediate School Auditorium. For more information, visit the district's website or view the flyer in English or Spanish.  
Please come to our second English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) meeting of the year. The meeting is for parents who have children who speak another language. At the meeting we will discuss the redesignation process, library services at the public library and programs and activities at Lincoln School. 

The meeting will be Friday, April 10, at 8:40 am in the conference room in the library.

We hope you can make it!

Mrs. Jaffe and Mrs. Troccoe


Por favor venga a nuestra segunda reunión de Comité Asesor de Estudiantes de Inglés (ELAC) del año. La reunión es para los padres que tiene niños que hablan otro idioma. En la reunion vamos a discutir el proceso de redesignar, los servicios bibliotecarios en la biblioteca y las actividades publicás en la Escuela Lincoln. 

La reunión será el 10 de abril, a las 8:40 am en la biblioteca. Es posible traer sus niños contigo.

Espero que puedan venir!

La Senora Jaffe y la Sra Troccoe  

SEDAC Mobile Library will be at McKinley through April 29. 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.


BSD is looking for any high school siblings who would like to be a cabin leader for our Outdoor Education Program. The following schools are going to Jones Gulch at the dates listed below.


Lincoln Elementary School - April 20-24

Washington Elementary School - April 27-May 1


If you have a student who would like to participate as a cabin leader, please contact Joann Salinas at the Burlingame School District Office at or call 650-259-3807 with any questions.

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


Join us for a special author event at the Burlingame Public Library. Meet author Geoff Rodkey on Thursday, April 16, at 4 pm in the Children's Room. Rodkey will be talking about his new series, "The Tapper Twins Go To War (With Each Other)." 


Books, Inc. will be selling copies of his books at the event. Questions? Call the Children's Desk at 650-558-7400, ext. 3. 


The SamTrans 2015 Summer Youth Pass goes on sale May 21. The pass costs only $40 and is good for unlimited travel for kids 17 years and younger from June 1 through Aug. 31, a significant savings compared to purchasing a Monthly Youth Pass for each summer month. 


The Summer Youth Pass allows kids and teens to be independent with safe and affordable transportation to fun summer destinations. Details about this year's pass program are online at











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