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Volume 21, Issue 35
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Yard Duty
5/26 - 5/29
Alderete & Carney
Quick Links
Principal's Note



Dear Lincoln Families:



Please join us for Open House, an evening celebration of all that our students have learned and created this year. 

Our students and their teachers can't wait for you to see the amazing work they have accomplished in math, writing, science, and social studies. Even with all of the hard work of teaching and learning required by the shift to Common Core, there was still time to develop the creative talents of our students. You will see amazing works of visual art and technology-based projects. We look forward to welcoming you on Wednesday, May 27, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Our Spring Concert was a night to remember. Our 4th & 5th graders, led by their incredible teachers Mr. Ari Brown, Mrs. Carol Prater, and Mr. Doy Prater, created a magical musical evening. It was wonderful to look out at the proud faces of families and friends as our students gave their final performance of the year. It was with both sadness and great pride that we applauded our 5th grade musicians for the final time.


This has been another wonderful year of music with both the Winter and Spring Concerts as well as the Musical Showcase. Thank you to all who have made our music program possible. Thank you to the District in partnership with BCE for their continued support of music education. Thank you to Pam Scott and BIS for allowing us to use their auditorium. Thank you to Lincoln's music coordinators, Judy Vina and Leslie Tong. Thank you to our accompanist, Yongyu Gao. Thank you to June Hee for her wonderful programs.


I would be remiss if I didn't thank our kindergarten teachers as well. They worked so hard to prepare their students to perform the "Three Piggy Opera" last week for family and friends. Our students were so poised and professional as they stood on the stage. This was a wonderful evening for all. I am hoping this becomes a new Lincoln tradition.


Congratulations to the winners of the H. Jay Burns Award for this year, Kimberly Rosales and Perry Mizota. Although they both have moved on, Lincoln is proud to claim them as our own. Please join the District in honoring their commitment to volunteer work at the May 26 Board of Trustees meeting to be held in the Multi-Purpose Room at Franklin at 7 p.m.


Please remember that we have two early dismissal days coming up. Students will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m.on Friday, May 22, and Friday, May 29. The 29th is also Field Day. Please volunteer for this fun event if you are able.







As we end another successful, wonderful school year, let's not only say thanks to our teachers, but also to the support staff who keep the school running smoothly mostly behind the scenes. 

There is an envelope in the office titled "Support Staff Gifts." Whatever you donate will be greatly appreciated. All donations will be picked up Monday, June 8, and divided for gift cards. Cash is preferred. Thanks!  

If you have any questions, please contact Sue Worrall at


What an amazing Spring Concert last night! Thank you to Mr. Brown, Mrs. Prater and Mr. Prater for their commitment to our children's musical education. The kids played and sang their hearts out!

A great big thanks to Judy Vina and Leslie Tong, our  music coordinators. They work tirelessly supporting the teachers and kids all year long and do it with smiles on their faces.
Lincoln grads share their advice ...
Last Tuesday night, Lincoln grads returned to their alma mater to share their secrets to surviving middle school. Thanks to Sue Worrall, our BIS liaison, for setting it up and thank you to all our alums for taking time out of their schedules to help our fifth graders out.
Last call for yearbook orders!
Today is the last day to order your yearbooks. Please click here to order! Thank you to Jean Gordon, our yearbook editor, for taking on this role yet again this year.

Don't forget the kids get out at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow and there is no school on Monday, May 25.

Enjoy your long weekend!



June Hee and Melinda Saunders

Lincoln PTA Co-Presidents



This week we have been 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. (See flyer for specific needs).

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



The last day of library is 5/22. ALL BOOKS ARE DUE BACK THE WEEK OF 5/25. Students with books still out at Noon on 5/29 will have a notice sent home.

If your child has lost a book this year, please pay the $15 replacement fee.  The Lincoln library has lost $750 in books JUST THIS YEAR.  If you are not sure whether your child has lost a book, please ask our librarian, Ms. Fleming.
We need your help! The following committee chair positions are still available for next year:

       Box Tops
       Bulletin Boards K-1

       Bulletin Boards 2-3
       Disaster Preparedness
       Garden Coordinator
       LobsterFest Decorations
       Lunchroom Volunteer Coordinator 4-5
       Sign Board
       Sound Tech
       Staff Gift Coordinator

Please contact Gretchen Kindberg or Daniella Kriner if you are interested!  
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)! 
Go to to register all of your credit, debit and grocery cards. Be sure to add "Lincoln School PTA" as your designated beneficiary group with the Group ID #136559057.

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


Thank you to all donors who have contributed to our annual campaign.
Time is running out for anyone who has not yet made their annual donation to BCE to help fund the district for the 2015-2016 school year. Please make your donation NOW so that there is enough time to process it by the end of the fiscal year, June 30

If you need to verify if you have made your annual contribution or the amount of your contribution to date, please ask your BCE site director or email BCE at info@bcefoundation.orgEvery dollar matters!
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Please join us in recognizing the recipients of the H. Jay Burns AwardKimberly Rosales and Perry Mizota!

Tuesday, May 26, at 7 p.m.
Franklin Elementary School, MPR

The H. Jay Burns Award recognizes exceptional volunteer service. Each year the Burlingame School District Board of Trustees grants the award to acknowledge citizens for their voluntary service to education. This award commemorates the dedication of a trustee who served the district for 24 years.
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.




A NEW, FREE Special Event: Throwback Thursdays Movie Series

Coming to a park near you ... Due to the popularity of the Summer Movies in the Park series, the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department is expanding the event. 

On select Thursdays, starting this fall, we will be showing movies on our beautiful 30-foot inflatable screen. (A BIG thanks to the Burlingame Mothers Club for the donation!) 

Our plan is to make this series a road show; the movies will be shown at various parks around Burlingame. The current Summer Movies series will still be family friendly. However, if you need a good date night, or an evening out with friends, the Throwback Thursdays series will be your chance to have a fun night out in Burlingame enjoying some classic movies.   

To play movies that Burlingame wants to see, we hope you will take 2 minutes to fill out our survey! We are open for suggestions as well! Survey deadline is Wednesday, May 27.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you!

This year's Summer Reading Club theme (for those entering grades 1-5) is Read to the Rhythm.  

You can pick up a summer reading log at the Burlingame Public Library Children's Desk or Easton Branch Library starting May 26. Read 6 books. Write or draw something about each book in the log. 

Return the completed log between June 15 and August 15 to receive a free paperback book, a Round Table pizza coupon, a Benihana coupon, a raffle ticket for the elementary grand prize giraffe, a raffle ticket for a chance to win San Francisco Giants tickets, and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a $1,000 college scholarship. (The $1,000 college scholarship is provided by The Burlingame Lions Club).

There are also reading programs for younger children, teens and adults - something for every member of the family! For more details, check our website:

Join us Saturday, June 6, from 1-3 pm for a Summer Reading Kick-off Celebration on the front porch of the Main Library. We'll have Steel Drum music, refreshments, face painting, and a balloon artist. This is a great opportunity to pick up Summer Reading materials for your family!

Join us Monday, June 8, from 6:30-7:30 pm for a Summer Reading Kick-off Celebration

on the front porch of the Easton Branch Library. This event will feature live music with singing by Victoria and Manuel, as well as refreshments, face painting, and a balloon artist.


For more information, call the Children's Desk at 650-558-7400, ext. 3. 


The SamTrans 2015 Summer Youth Pass goes on sale today. 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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