Lincoln Elementary School 
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Volume 21, Issue 34
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Yard Duty
5/18 - 5/22
Taddeucci & Abucay
Quick Links
Principal's Note



Dear Lincoln Families:


It's not just spring that is in the air, but music as well. Our spring concert is finally here. I know that our 4th & 5th grade students and their teachers, Mr. Brown and Mrs. Prater, have been working really hard to prepare a magical evening for all of us.


I hope that you will be able to join us at BIS on Wednesday, May 20th. Please make sure your band student arrives at 6:30pm; choir students please arrive at 6:40pm. The concert will start at 7:00pm. This evening promises to be an amazing celebration of music as well as all our students have learned in music these past years at Lincoln.


On Friday night, I was once again reminded of the vibrancy and warmth of our Lincoln community. The Lion Dance is such a quintessentially Lincoln event as our families come to cheer on their own student and stay to show appreciation for all of our students. From the beginning of the event until the end, the playground was filled with laughter and chatter as our families visited.


Thank you SO much to everyone who made the evening possible - Mrs. Rossi, Mrs. Falasco, Mr. Matthews, Mr. Dur, Mr. Alvarez, and the Dad's Club. I was so inspired by our parents dancing to the Electric Slide that I am going to begin practicing for next year myself.


Our kindergarteners have been working hard to perfect their performance of The Three Piggy Opera. Ms. Chan and Ms. Taddeucci's students will perform on Thursday evening while Ms. Gallant and Mrs. Happich's students will perform on Friday evening. The students are excited to show off their operatic skills for their families and friends. This is yet another example of the Lincoln Team's dedication to arts education. Brava to our wonderful kindergarten teachers!!


The time is drawing near for this school year to end. Another year has just flown by. As we wrap up this year, we are already planning for next. The district team has been at Lincoln a number of times recently to make sure they are prepared to begin the playground renovation. We are also lucky that the school will be repainted this summer. I am not sure about you, but I am excited at the prospect of getting rid of the salmon color on our handrails! Please go to the Lincoln website to see the plans for the playground remodel. The Lincoln Team is looking forward to revising our recess rules and procedures to support our students' transition to this new design.








We have a meaty agenda for tonight's PTA meeting at 7pm in the Lincoln Library.  Please come by if these topics interest you.  

  • Hear from District Science Coach, Brennan Brockbank
  • Pat Magda will give Lincoln updates including info on the District GATE program
  • Hear about proposed Capital Improvements to the MPR & Center Courtyard
  • Discussion of PTA donation to BCE
  • Survey Results 


Lion Dance Yee Ha's!

We hope you all had a great time electric sliding on the blacktop Friday night at Lincoln's largest community event.  The weather was perfect and so was the dancing; bravo to our K-5th graders!  Mrs. Patty Rossi has again done a great job sharing this slice of physical education with not only our students but also inspiring teachers, parents and Lincoln alumni to get foot loose.  


Bringing this event to the entire community only takes place through volunteer power! A huge thanks to the team of folks who organized the event & BBQ:  

Evelyn Falasco & Steve Matthews- and their set-up & cleanup crew; Ken Way & John McDonald- and the amazing Dad's Club BBQ team; Emily Brady & Katie Herstein; and their rootbeer float helpers; resident MC Phil Dur; and the smooth musical stylings of Brian Alvarez.


More Performances!

We are looking forward to seeing our 4th and 5th graders perform choral and band music at their concert next week. They've all been working hard with Mr. Brown, Mrs. Prater, and Mr. Prater to close out their year with a symphonic bang!  Parents, be sure to check out the details on logistics below.


PTA Meeting tonight

We hope to see you at the meeting tonight!  As you can see from the Spotlight above, it's a packed agenda and we plan to start promptly at 7pm in the Lincoln Library!  


Have a great weekend!  



June Hee and Melinda Saunders

Lincoln PTA Co-Presidents




4th & 5th Grade Spring Concert - "LEGENDS"

May 20 at 7:00pm at BIS


The Spring Concert is fast approaching and we are counting down our last rehearsals until the performance on May 20.  


On the night of the concert, band members should arrive at BIS at 6:30 and choir students at 6:40. Students will gather in rooms M-1 & M-2 with their teachers.  The concert will begin at 7pm.


Suggested dress attire for all 4th and 5th graders is white on top and dark on bottom.  


We look forward to sharing the musical talents of our Lincoln students with you at this year's Spring Concert!


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

Order a Lincoln Yearbook today!

Yearbooks are available by advance sale only. This is the first and only time yearbook sales are being offered, 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 with questions.



Summer Camp Donation Drive - Next Week


Summer is approaching and all children deserve the chance to participate in fun and enriching experiences during their time off from school.


Next week, May 18-22nd, we will be collecting Summer Camp items to support InnVision Shelter Network's Summer Adventure Camps for homeless children.  These camps exist only on the support of private donations from the community.  Items such as sports equipment, art supplies, swimsuits, sunscreen etc. are needed. (Please see the flyer for specific needs).


Donations can be sent to school with your children next week.  Thank you for helping our children to understand the importance of giving!


Seeking current Lincoln families to be a support and liaison for incoming kindergarten and transfer families. 
As a Buddy family, you will reach out to the new Lincoln family over the summer and help with the transition in September. You need not be here for the whole summer to participate in the program. Most communications are done via email, although some families do choose to arrange informal get-togethers, such as park play dates, prior to the start of school.

We have lots of new families coming to Lincoln in the fall, and having someone reach out to them and serve as a resource to answer questions and provide information about Lincoln is a big help. This is also a fun opportunity if you have a kinder sibling joining in the fall and want to meet other incoming kinders.

If you are interested, please contact Felynn Haberecht at
Lincoln's lost & found is overflowing! There are jackets, sweatshirts, pants, belts, hats, lunch containers, lunch boxes, lunch bags, water bottles, eyeglasses, sunglasses, socks, and much more! Some of these items have names on them like "Sogas" (a water bottle) and "Way" (lunch container)! Everything left in the lost & found will be donated and/or thrown away at the end of the school year, so please go through the rack and bins in the back room of the MPR to see if anything belongs to your child(ren)! 
Earn money for Lincoln every time you shop online. Download the eShopper button and click on it inyour browser address bar when you shop at participating online merchants, such as Amazon, Groupon and many more. Go to use Chrome, Firefox, or Safari to download and shop.

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



Thank you for making BCE #1 - WE DID IT!


THANKS to the tremendous outpouring of support on Silicon Valley Gives Day, BCE Foundation was the #1 fundraiser for the second year in a row. We led the way and raised a record-breaking $212,860 dollars for our students and schools. We also finished the day #1 in the number of individual donors, which earned additional dollars in matching prizes.

Thank you everyone who participated in SVGives Day on Tuesday by making your BCE donation. To see results go to


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Mark your calendar for Friday, May 15, from 5-8 pm for Spring Fling! 
This is BIS' annual "fun-raiser" designed to bring BIS families together with the community and raise funds for much-needed BIS student programs and technology. 
Join us this year for fun games and prizes, delicious food from local food trucks, displays of student work from the Genius Olympiad, and our new Parents-Only Zone! 

For all of our 5th grade families - please see attached flyer about special incentives just for you!

BSD Town Hall Meeting on Hoover Elementary 

BSD parents, neighbors, and community members are invited to engage in a conversation about the Hoover Elementary School Student Attendance Areas.  

The District philosophy of neighborhood schools will be the main focus for providing the student attendance areas. The goal is to capture the number of students needed to fill Hoover to capacity while still maintaining the neighborhood school concept and to help relieve the growing population at Franklin school. 

Monday, May 18, 2015 
7-8 p.m. 
Franklin Elementary MPR 
2385 Trousdale Drive 

Presented by: 
Superintendent, Dr. Maggie MacIsaac 
Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, Ms. Gaby Hellier 
Director of Facilities, Mr. Tim Ryan 
The SEDAC Mobile Library is now at Roosevelt (library circulation desk) until the end of the school year. It contains books about bullying, ability differences, social skills, and more. BSD staff, students, and parents are welcome to check out books.

Contact for content information.



Burlingame residents are invited to test their recycling skills during the
first Zero Waste Challenge at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20. 
Presented by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame (CEC) and sponsored by Recology, this friendly competition and learning exercise will determine who recycles the most items correctly.

Professional emcee Jeff Tateosian will add to the fun with game show bells and whistles. This is a fun, no-pressure game open to participants of all ages. Families and school groups are welcome. The winning team will receive a trophy and everyone will take home a Recology tote bag.


The Zero Waste Challenge is free and open to the public. It will take place in the Lane Room at the Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame. To reserve a spot, email by Monday, May 18. More details are available on the CEC website here.


Tips about recycling are available on the Recology website


Other environmental programs offered by CEC this year are a showing of the film "Fed Up" on June 17, a program on drought-tolerant landscaping on July 22 and a screen of the documentary "Chasing Ice" on August 19. All programs are free and will begin at 7 p.m. in the Lane Room at the Burlingame Public Library. A flyer with details is available here.



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









Circus on Stage Gymnastics Camp 









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