Lincoln Elementary School 
Lincoln Links 
Volume 22, Issue 1
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Yard/Lunchroom Duty
9/8 - 9/11
Sarre/Moran & Guidi
Quick Links
Principal's Note

Dear Lincoln Families:
The first few days of the new school year have certainly flown by. It was great to welcome all of our students and their families back to Lincoln on Tuesday morning. 
As many of you have seen, Lincoln has a new face. Our students are already enjoying the remodeled playground. It was great fun to see them run the track. They have been very patient with us as we develop rules for some of the newer features like the ball wall. Our teachers have been proactive in planning how to acclimate their students to the changes. There is still a little work to be done, but please stop by after school to see our new and greatly improved campus.
Our teachers kicked off the year with a two-day professional development provided by the district on the week before school started. This professional development was presented by Arts Integration Specialist, Michelle Heard, and her team. Teachers not only learned about how to integrate all of the arts into their curriculum, but also made and practiced art themselves. It was a wonderfully renewing and inspiring two days. Michelle and her team will be providing follow up coaching during the school year. I am excited to see what our creative teachers will do with their students this year.
The Lincoln Team is thrilled to welcome our many new teachers. They all attended the arts professional development and our Lincoln Team retreat. By now, they are 'old hands' at Lincoln. The new teachers bring great enthusiasm, a wealth of new ideas, and a commitment to all of our students. Please introduce yourselves to them when you are on campus next.
Lunch is served! Yesterday was our first day of lunchtime recess and lunch for our 1st - 5th graders. Lunchtime brings a great need for parent volunteers on the playground and in the lunchroom. We are thrilled to welcome back Kendra Knight as our Head Yard Duty during lunch and Roz Bracci as our Head Lunchroom Duty. Your commitment is only one hour on any day you are available. I thank you in advance for your invaluable contribution to Lincoln.
Remember that there is no school on Monday, September 7th. BCE will kick off the new year with their annual Spirit Run and our Dad's Club will have their pancake breakfast. Please look for details below in this issue of Links. 
I look forward to welcoming our new families in the garden at the Kinder/New Family Coffee on Friday, 9/11 at 8:35am.


Our Dad's Club has been working hard getting ready for the annual
Back to School Pancake Breakfast.  

We hope to see you there this Saturday, 9/5 at 8:30-11:30am in the MPR.
$5 per person. 

Welcome back, Lincoln families! 
We hope you had a great summer and are ready to jump back into the school year. We don't waste any time at Lincoln, the machine is already churning getting us connected and engaged with our terrific community. 
We started in well caffeinated fashion with our back to school coffee on Tuesday. Just like our kids in class, our parents were meeting up with old friends and making new ones as well. 
Thank you summer helpers!
The parents at Lincoln are a special bunch. We wanted to thank the dozens of you who spent time this summer and first week of school getting things ready to kick off the year by: 
 Welcoming back the parents of our students at the Back to School Coffee
 Stuffing envelopes with Back to School letters
 Feeding our teachers and staff a delicious "Welcome Back to School" luncheon
 Getting ready for the 11th annual Lincoln Walk-A-Thon
 Organizing fun-filled summer Kinder/New Family playdates for our new Lincoln families
 Building PTA membership 
 Implementing a new online store interface
 And keeping our communications fire burning via constant contact, web updates and this very first Newsletter of the year
This is the epitome of Lincoln PTA's mission- Building community and connecting families for the benefit of all our children. Thank you!
It takes everyone's help to keep Lincoln a special place. Be sure to check out the many volunteer opportunities posted in the MPR and on the website. If you need help finding the right opportunity, contact the VP's of volunteers- Daniella Kriner and Allyson Trevor
First PTA Meeting
Whether it's your first or 50th PTA meeting, please join us on Friday, 9/4 at 8:45am in the Library. In addition to hearing the latest happenings from Principal Magda and passing our budget, we will also be providing an overview of PTA, Site Council and BCE. Find out how the magic happens.  
Enjoy the fun filled weekend!
Best, Melinda & Isabelle
Melinda Saunders, PTA President, 
Isabelle Spano, Executive VP, 

Stay tuned... each week, the Links will feature a teacher profile to help get to know the amazing educators we have working with our children each day. The first profile will be in next week's Links!

The way you access school menus is changing, and we are sure you will love it!

Burlingame School District, in partnership with Chartwells K12, is now using Nutrislice to publish the school menus to a new interactive website and a free smartphone app! Now you can access your menus anywhere, anytime! 

Click here to see Lincoln's monthly lunch menu on the Burlingame District website. If you prefer to use the smartphone app, download School Lunch by Nutrislice from Google Play for Androids or the App Store for iPhones. 

Using the Website
1. Select the grade level of your school. 
2. Select the school menu you wish to view.
3. Once within the site, you will see the menu is interactive. If you hover over a food, you will be able to see an image and description. 

Using the App
1. Select your state, followed by your school district.
2. Select the grade level, school and then the school menu you wish to view.
3. Once within the menu, you will be defaulted to the current day. You can select a food to find its description. 

Questions: Contact Food Service Director Erika Reavis at
Hello, Lincoln families! Believe it or not, the first week of school is upon us! As the new PTA membership chair, I'd like to encourage ALL of our Lincoln families to join PTA and be integral and active members of our community. 
If you have never been a member of the Lincoln PTA, it's a great way to be involved in the school and the decision-making process for many of the things you see happening at Lincoln. If you're an active member of PTA, you know that PTA is more than just being able to say you're a member!
Did you know there are statewide benefits of being a PTA member? Exciting membership benefits like discounted tickets to the Cal Academy of Sciences, Legoland, and even Enterprise Rent a car! Check out this website for all of the member perks:
This year, we're excited to announce that digital membership cards are being implemented! You can save the image of your personalized e-card to your smartphone or tablet and carry it with you, just like you would a traditional paper card. I will be submitting our request for digital cards October 1st, so be sure to join before then!
All Lincoln families are welcome at the PTA meetings, but joining PTA is only $15 per family and earns you the right to vote on issues at our meetings. Click here to join today! If you would rather pay by check, there is a basket in the office. Money will be collected each day after pick up.

The PTA Calendar can be found on the Lincoln website. And this year, attending PTA meetings will be easier than ever as we're offering morning meetings as well as evenings!
Join today! If you have questions, please email me at
Enjoy the first week of school!
Gretchen Kindberg, PTA Membership Chair, parent of Ryan (3rd) and Kailyn (Kinder)

Are your kids ready to unleash their creative talents? Then they should participate 
in Lincoln's 3rd annual PTA Reflections program. All students are welcome to create an original piece of art based on the 2015-2016 theme: 
"Let Your Imagination Fly." Participants can compete in six art categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.
To view last year's artwork, click here

Entries are due October 21. More information to come.

Contact Kyong Yi at with questions.

The 4th Annual Burlingame Spirit Run is LABOR DAY, Monday, September 7! The 5K & 10K start time is at 8:00am in front of BIS. 

Our annual event last year was a big success thanks to nearly 1,500 runners, sponsors and multiple donors. All proceeds will be used to help the Burlingame School District sustain and enhance an exceptional public education for all K-8 students. 

If you still need to register, stop by A Runner's Mind at 1111 Howard Ave, Burlingame through Sunday, or register on race day at Franklin Field at Quesada & Trousdale Avenues.

For those who have pre-registered, Packet pickup is Saturday and Sunday, Noon-3pm at A Runner's Mind.

We are also in great need of volunteers. Please visit Race Day Volunteers and consider helping for a couple of hours-- grab a friend and do it together--it'll be fun!

For more information and details, please visit the BCE webpage.

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!

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!

We are BCE. Together we build better Burlingame Schools.  
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Seeking TWO more Volleyball coaches and ONE more head Flag Football coach for Lincoln. 

Volleyball and Flag Football are combined 4th & 5th teams. Male or Female coaches, no preference. 

There will be a coaches meeting on Wednesday, September 9.

For more information on coaching and for an application, please reach out to Nicole J. Rath, Recreation Coordinator at City of Burlingame, Parks & Recreation at 650-558-7308 or

Author Event at the Burlingame Public Library
Join us at the Burlingame Public Library for a special author visit featuring Daniel James Brown.  Mr. Brown will be talking about his young reader edition of the New York Times bestseller, The Boys in the Boat. The event takes place on Wednesday, September 9th in the Children's Room. Books, Inc. will be selling copies of the book and there will be an author book signing.  
Legos at the Burlingame Public Library
Join us for a Legos building event at the Burlingame Public Library on the first Thursday of each month. The next Lego building day is Thursday, September 3rd from 3:30-5:00pm (new time) in the Lane Community Room. 
Special Spanish Story time at the Burlingame Public Library
The Burlingame Public Library presents Spanish Story time every third Saturday of the month. Join us on Saturday, September 19th for the next Spanish Story time in the Children's Room.  
For more information on all of these events, call the Children's Desk at 650-558-7400, ext. 3. 
Or, see the information flyers below. 
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








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