Lincoln Elementary School 
Lincoln Links 
Volume 21, Issue 37
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Yard Duty
6/8 - 6/11
Galant & Hall
Quick Links
Principal's Note



Dear Lincoln Families:


It is hard to believe, but this is the final Links for this school year and is my last opportunity before everyone scatters for the summer to thank all of the students, teachers, staff, and families that have helped to make this a wonderful year at Lincoln. A special thank you to the recipients of this year's Founders' Day Awards, Amy Dohemann, Sue & Marc Worrall, Lara & John McDonald, and Marlys Loveall. Over the years, you have generously given your time, passion, and talents without ever looking for a thank you. The Lincoln community is stronger and more vibrant because of your commitment. I would also like to thank Mrs. Rossi, Mr. Glover, and all of the parent volunteers who made Field Day so much fun for our students.  It was a glorious day of games and community building.  


The end of a school year brings changes great and small. Our 5th graders are getting ready to leave us for middle school and some of our amazing families will be leaving too as their last elementary-aged student walks off the stage. Some of our beloved teachers will be leaving us to pursue their dreams as well. Ms. Kerr will be headed to New York City to work on a Master's degree; Ms. Peters will be joining her fiancée in Seattle; Ms. Harris will be returning to work in her hometown district; Ms. Sohn will be moving with her fiancée to Michigan; and Mrs. Nielsen will be pursuing a new challenge. Although these amazing educators are leaving our close knit Lincoln family, their impact on our student, families, and colleagues remains. I know you join me in hoping that all of their dreams are fulfilled.


During the summer, families will be receiving the results of the state testing our 3rd-5th graders have just completed. This testing goes by the acronym CAASPP, California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress. Our students worked really diligently on these computer-based assessments intended to assess their mastery of math and literacy. These are not the multiple-choice tests of old. Students were required to apply their knowledge in novel ways, to explain their thinking, and to solve multi-step problems.


Please remember, as you review your student's scores, that this is the first year that results are being reported to the district and to parents. While our students and their teachers have worked really hard this year, we are not expecting scores from this first assessment to match the scores our students achieved on prior STAR tests. These scores will form the baseline by which we will be measuring student progress to mastery over the next few years. The Lincoln team is looking forward to analyzing the results of this testing so we can continue to improve student learning.


Except for the final day of school, the schedule for next week will be as normal. Students will be dismissed at 2:00 on Tuesday, as usual. Dismissal on the final day of school, Friday, 6/12, will be at noon. Please remember to pay any overdue lunch accounts and return any library books that might be hiding under beds.


The Lincoln team wishes all of our students and their families a wonderfully relaxing and fun-filled summer break. We are all going to refuel over the summer so we are ready for another action-packed school year in the fall.





We need your help! The following committee chair positions are still available for next year:

       Bulletin Boards K-1

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

If you would like more information, please click here for committee chair descriptions. Want to get involved but not sure how? Let us know what interests you and we'll help you find a role!

Please contact Gretchen Kindberg or Daniella Kriner if you are interested!  


It's hard to believe this is the last Links of the 2014-15 school year!  Thank you to our amazing Links editors Gary Rainville, Jennifer Carroll, Katie Storey and Karen Hirschmann. The Links you find in your inbox each week is the result of all of their hard work!

Fantastic Field Day!

Last Friday's Field Day was a blast and wouldn't have been possible without Mrs. Rossi and her team of energetic volunteers.  What a fun Lincoln tradition!

Founders Day TODAY in MPR from 11:50am-1:10pm 

Thank you to Mrs. Kissner and Mrs. Fernekes for once again hosting the Volunteer Luncheon today - your decorations always dazzle and impress us!  Also thank you to the Founders Day Committee for coordinating today's event and congratulations again to our PTA Honorary Service Award Recipients. View the event program and past recipient information

Last PTA Meeting Friday, June 5 at 8:45 a.m., Lincoln Library - NEW TIME!

Tomorrow is our last PTA Meeting of the school year.  We will be reviewing the year end budget, voting on the Playground Capital Improvement project as well as our Year End Allocation of funds.  Hope to see you all there!

End of Year Picnic, Friday June 12

The unofficial Last Day of School picnic will take place at Village Park instead of Ray Park.  The Burlingame Girls Softball League needs to setup for a tournament so Ray Park is unavailable.  Pack a lunch and a blanket and relax with friends while celebrating the start of summer vacation.

We love our volunteers!

As this school year comes to a close, we'd like to take a moment to acknowledge the unsung parents whose efforts make an enriched learning environment possible at Lincoln.  If you've ever spent part (or all) of your day in the library, garden, yard, lunch room or classroom, helped your teacher, planned or volunteered at one of our dozen school events, contributed to the year book, served on the BCE foundation site team, as a parent ROAR advisor, Music Coordinator or Room Parent and more -- we thank ALL of you from the bottom of our hearts!  You are what makes Lincoln extra special.  The extra effort our community puts forth for the benefit of all our children is incredible.

We would like to give special thanks to the dedicated group of parents who served on the Lincoln PTA Executive Board for the 2014/15 school year.  Jessica Beebe, Rebecca Galler, Paola Lancellotti, Heather Roberts, Gretchen Kindberg, Daniella Kriner, Karen Hirschmann, Sandra Barrolaza, Isabelle Spano, Sharon Reichow, and Jacquie Haggerty.  Give them a high five or a smile of thanks if you see them around campus. This is the group who leads the charge on keeping the many Lincoln traditions intact that build our school community.  We couldn't have asked for a better team!

Have a great summer with your family and friends and we'll see you back rested and ready in September!  For those "graduating" families - we thank you for being part of the Lincoln community and wish you all the best.  You will be missed.


June Hee and Melinda Saunders

Lincoln PTA Co-Presidents


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

Please join Lincoln school in honoring our parent volunteers and the Founders' Day Honorary Service Award Recipients for the 2014-15 school year.

Lincoln School MPR

Today - Thursday, June 4, 2015
11:50 - 1:10 pm

Each year the Lincoln PTA honors outstanding contributions made by our school community to the students of Lincoln Elementary School.  The Founders Day Committee thanks all of you for your nominations.  We are honored to announce this year's recipients of the Lincoln PTA Honorary Service Award:

Marlys Loveall
Amy Dohemann
Sue & Marc Worrall
Lara & John McDonald


All Burlingame band instruments that have been on loan to Gr 4/5 students MUST be returned by June 8 for summer cleaning and repair.  Please bring them to the school office.

Announcing the schedule of summer play dates for incoming kindergarteners! This is an opportunity for incoming kindergarteners and their families to meet and get to know each other prior to the start of the 2015-16 school year. Transfer students and their families are also welcome to meet other new families.  The play dates are as follows:


- Tuesdays at 4pm at Village Park - June 23, July 21, August 11 and 24.

- Saturdays at 10am at Ray Park - July 11, August 1 and August 29.


Please direct any questions to Felynn Haberecht, Lincoln New Family Coordinator, at


Buddy Families Still Needed


Thank you to all of you who have volunteered to be Buddy families to next year's new incoming kindergarten and transfer families!  We are still seeking more current Lincoln families to be a support and liaison for these new 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 or 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


Looking for something your kids can start this summer?  Have them participate in Lincoln's 3rd annual PTA Reflections Art competition.  Students should create an original piece of art based on the 2015-16 theme: "Let your Imagination Fly".  They can compete in six art categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, music competition, photography, and visual arts.  Students may enter in more than one art category.


Entries are due in early Fall 2015.   For more information, contact Kyong Yi at


Thank you to donors who have already 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. Checks must have a June 30 postmark in order to be included in the 2014-2015 annual campaign. Credit card donations made on the BCE website must be processed by 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
Every dollar matters!
Have a wonderful summer and don't forget to...
Mark your calendars for Labor Day, Monday, September 7, for the 4th ANNUAL Burlingame SPIRIT RUN!
Our annual event last year was a big success thanks to nearly 1,500 runners, sponsors and multiple donors. Thanks to your support over the past three years, over $160,000 has been raised to benefit our schools! All proceeds will be used to help the Burlingame School District sustain and enhance an exceptional public education for all K-8 students.  Working together with parents, the school district, and community, BCE provides the district with financial resources to create a rich and inspiring education for our children beyond what is possible with public funds.  BCE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public benefit corporation.

A special thank you to our title sponsor, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (Mills-Peninsula Division) who has graciously agreed to sponsor the event for the FOURTH time in 2015! 
Here's how you can participate:
If you have a connection to a company who may be interested in sponsoring our event, please let us know at
We are currently in need of coordinators to help organize the event.  Many positions offer flexible timing.  Please email and let us know how you're interested in helping. (Award Management, Entertainment, Expo Coordinator, Facilities, Music/Sound, Public Relations, Race Course Coordinator, Raffle/T-shirts, Registration Coordinator, Social Media, Sponsorship Development or Support, Swag Bag, Volunteer Coordinator, Water/Food Coordinator)
Register for the run! Information coming soon--be on the lookout.
This event is OPEN to all! Be sure to tell your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and everyone you meet about our event.  The more participation we get, the more money for our schools!

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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.



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 12th annual Burlingame Pet Parade will be held on Saturday, September 26, at 10am on Broadway. There is no charge to participate. Those who want to march in the parade need to arrive by 9:30am. Every participant receives a souvenir ribbon, and fancy ribbons are awarded for the Best Pet Trick; Most Unusual Pet; Best Dressed Pet; and Most Original Float, Group or Wagon. The Grand Prize winner receives a special prize. In addition, for the first time, the Broadway Merchants Association will award a $500 prize to the school that produces the best float. For more information, visit



The SamTrans 2015 Summer Youth Pass is on sale now. 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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