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Volume 21, Issue 30
4/16/15
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Dear Lincoln Families:

 

 

Our 3rd-5th grade students will soon be taking the CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress). These computer-based assessments will test our students' progress toward mastering the new Common Core State Standards. Please click here for the letter the state created for districts to send to parents informing them about these assessments. 


 
The state has given us a wide window for administering the assessments, April 13th-June 5th. Our 3rd & 4th graders will be taking the assessment during the first two weeks of May, 5/4 - 5/14. Our 5th graders will begin the week of April 27th and finish by May 14th. Please help your student(s) to prepare for the assessments by making sure they get a good night's sleep and a good breakfast during this time.

 

This year is the final year of PTA-funded art at Lincoln.  Lincoln thanks Mrs. LaRussa for her work with our students. In order to ensure a rich arts program in the coming years, the district formed the VAPA (Visual and Performing Arts) Committee. Our first meeting was a full-day meeting on the Friday before spring break.

 

We were lucky to be represented by Lincoln teacher, Ms. Hall, as well as Lincoln parents, Maureen Murphy and Beth Smith. It was a wonderful day of reviewing the strengths of our current program and planning for coming years. We are working on developing an integrated arts program using the new national arts standards. I look forward to bringing more information to you as it becomes available.

 

I recently met with the 4th grade team to discuss the sustainability of the Gold Rush trip. It has become an increasing liability to have parents drive students over such a long distance. It also seems unfeasible to send 20+ students on a bus with a teacher for a 4-5 hour trip on windy mountain roads. All of the planning involved and time away from home and family also has become an increasing burden on our teachers. After a thorough discussion, it was decided that the trip will be discontinued after this year.  This was not an easy decision to reach because we know our students will be disappointed, but it was an unavoidable one. Thank you for understanding.

 

The K-3 Music Showcase is Thursday, April 23rd. We will be showcasing one grade level at a time during each concert. Please be prepared to leave the MPR after your student's performance to ensure there is enough room for all parents attending the next Showcase. Below is the performance schedule:

 

Gr. 3:               8:45-9:15

Gr. 2:               9:40-10:10

Gr. 1:              10:30-11:00

Kinder:            11:10-11:40

 

See you for a morning filled with music. 

 

 

Sincerely,

Pat

  

SPOTLIGHT ON: K-3 SPRING MUSIC SHOWCASE

K-3 SPRING MUSIC SHOWCASE   
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 (briansvina@gmail.com) or Leslie Tong (hthua@yahoo.com).
A MESSAGE FROM THE PTA

PTA NEWS


Good to see so many people at our PTA meeting last week.  It is a great way to keep your finger on the pulse of Lincoln action.  Meeting minutes are available to our members by emailing PTA secretary, Jessica Beebe at jess.beebe@yahoo.com.  PTA meetings alternate between day and evening.  Mark your calendar for the next meeting on 5/14 at 7pm.


Survey Says?

Last week we rolled out the annual PTA survey to help set goals for the 2015/16 school year.  We're off to a great start- over 50 people have responded to date; help us get to our goal of 150! If you fill it out by 4/24 you have an opportunity to be entered into a drawing for one of four $10 gift cards.  More importantly, your participation will inform where the PTA's strengths and room for growth are.  The survey can be accessed by clicking here.
 

A huge thanks to Daniella Kriner and Claudia LaChance for once again running this year's Used Book Sale.  It served as a great way for folks to spring clean and kids (and adults!) to pick up some great books, games and DVDs for a steal.


Bon Voyage to our 5th graders as they head off to Outdoor Ed next week!


 

June Hee and Melinda Saunders

Lincoln PTA Co-Presidents

 

mikeandjunehee@gmail.com 

saundersmelinda@gmail.com

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT LINCOLN

DAD'S CLUB MOVIE NIGHT - THE LEGO MOVIE

Spring Movie Night is only two weeks away... Friday, April 24. 

 
Put it on the calendar, grab the family and head over to the Multipurpose Room for The Lego Movie.
 
 
Admission is free! As in the past, $5 gets you a hot dog, popcorn, drink and raffle ticket. Raffles and prizes will keep the fun alive. 
 
Doors open at 6pm, the movie will start at 7pm.

 

FAMILY BINGO NIGHT

It's time for Lincoln Family Bingo Night!  Join your classmates for a fun-filled night of Bingo - Lincoln style! There will be plenty of bingo prizes, prize drawings, and fun treats to help you track those B-I-N-G's and O's!   

 

Bingo fun will be in the Lincoln Multi-purpose room on Wednesday, April 29. First call at 6:30

 

Each person will receive two Bingo cards and 5 prize drawing tickets.

 

LINCOLN YEARBOOKS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
Order a Lincoln Yearbook today!
Yearbooks are available for advance sale only. This is the first and only time yearbook sales are being offered. They were not available for sale earlier in the year, so make sure you order one today!
 
Click here to order online or drop off the form and payment in the school office. Please make checks payable to Lincoln PTA.
 
Orders are due by May 20. Yearbooks will be distributed on the last week of school.
 
Contact Jean Gordon at jeanjgordon@gmail.com with questions.

 

FREE MONEY FOR LINCOLN: AMAZON  

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 Amazon link so you don't forget!

 

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

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE DISTRICT

BCE DINNER DANCE AND AUCTION
Thank you to everyone who has participated in the BCE Online Auction 
and who bought their tickets to the Dinner Dance and Auction.  
 
We look forward to seeing you this Saturday when BCE Goes to Hollywood! Don't forget to check out the program delivered to your doorsteps to view the exciting silent and live auction packages being offered at the event! 

Student Prize Drawing ends this Friday, April 17.
Please have your child turn-in all sold tickets in an envelope labeled with your child's name and school to your school's front office Prize Drawing box by tomorrow. Top sellers can win a GoPro Camera, GoKart Racer Gift Certificate and Laser Quest Gift Certificate! 

It's not too late! If you'd like to help with the Dinner Dance and Auction
on Saturday, April 18, 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 DDA Volunteer Coordinator, Amy Mishra, amymishra@gmail.com

We are BCE. Together we build better Burlingame Schools.  

All proceeds from this BCE event help the Burlingame School District sustain and enhance exceptional public education for all Burlingame K-8 students. Burlingame Community for Education Foundation (BCE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public benefit corporation.
 
AWARD NOMINATIONS FOR EXCEPTIONAL VOLUNTEER SERVICE
Burlingame School District is seeking nominations for the H. Jay Burns Award by May 13, 2015. 
 
The H. Jay Burns Award recognizes exceptional volunteer service to District children and commemorates H. Jay Burns, a trustee who served for 24 years.
 
Do you know someone whose work for children in our District reaches beyond your individual school and community? Someone who has served in many capacities over a number of years?  You can nominate this wonderful friend of the District for the H. Jay Burns Award, given annually by the District Board of Trustees. Please click here to see the flyer for more information and how to nominate someone. 
 
BIS VOLUNTEER NEEDED
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, lisa1001@pacbell.net.  
SEDAC NEWS

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 (ashepard@bsd.k12.ca.us) for location and content information.

CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL SIBLINGS - OUTDOOR ED NEEDS CABIN LEADERS

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 jsalinas@bsd.k12.ca.us 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. 
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN AND AROUND BURLINGAME

BURLINGAME LIBRARY SPECIAL EVENT

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. 

SAMTRANS SUMMER YOUTH PASS

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 www.samtrans.com/syp.

DON'T MISS THESE INFORMATIONAL FLYERS!

 


  
 



         

 

 

 

Skyhawks  

  

 

Nutrition Nuggets

English / Spanish 

 

 

 

SamTrans Art Exhibit 

 

 





 

  







 







 

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