Lincoln Elementary School 
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Volume 22, Issue 2
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Yard/Lunchroom Duty
Week of 9/14
Menzies & Carney
Quick Links
Principal's Note
Dear Lincoln Families:                                                              
It has been a great opening of school.
I want to thank everyone for their cooperation and participation these past two weeks. I am continually reminded that it takes a village. All of our students and staff benefit from the passionate engagement of our families.
As I visit classrooms, I see all of our teachers building their classroom communities by working with students to establish classroom procedures and routines. I am also thrilled to see teachers encouraging our students to work hard, persevere in solving problems, and learn from their mistakes. It certainly didn't take long for our students and teachers to settle into the new year.
September is a busy month with many activities.  Back to School Night is Wednesday, September 16th, at 6:30. I am planning a brief presentation to share our focus for this year. I hope you will join me in the MPR at 6:30 promptly. Conferences start the week of September 28th. Please look for the information from your student's teacher about the date and time of your conference. Finally, Picture Day is Wednesday, September 30th.
Drop-off and Pick-up have been relatively smooth these past two weeks. It is great to see so many families walking to school each morning. The multiple pick-up times have certainly made for a smooth pick-up each afternoon. I have still noticed a few drivers leaving their cars in the white rollover zone on Devereux. Please DO NOT leave your car in this zone.
Please make sure you share all Lincoln drop-off and pick-up procedures with anyone picking up your student. If you did not receive my email at the beginning of school with this information, please contact Mrs. Pape and we will send it home with your student.
I look forward to seeing you all at Back to School Night.


My name is Samantha Gallegos and I'm so happy to be a part of Lincoln School!  This is my fifth year teaching and I am loving it.  I taught for four years in Antioch and then took some time to be with my two daughters before returning to teaching this year.  In my time off, I earned my masters in education, subbed, and did private tutoring for students in San Mateo. When I am not teaching or with my own children, I love to go to the movies, go out to dinner with friends and relax.  Thank you all for being so welcoming to me.

Hello Lincoln Parents!
Thank you to all who attended the first PTA meeting of the year last Friday. We hope you found Lincoln 101 both informative and interesting.  PTA meetings are monthly, alternating day and evening; new faces are always welcome. Our next meeting will be on October 1st at 7pm in the library.   Speaking of PTA, now is the time join!! The PTA is a great way to meet people and get the inside scoop on the ongoings at Lincoln.  Please go to the Lincoln website to find out more and to join.  
Thanks to the Dad's Club who brought us our annual Pancake Breakfast last Saturday. It was great to see new Lincoln families! The terrific dads helped set up, served a delicious breakfast, and cleaned up. Sharing good food is a great way to build community and we appreciate your attendance.
All of our great events and traditions are made possible by the participation of all of you!  Please see below for more information on how to get involved.
 2015-2016 PTA Executive Board:
We would like to acknowledge and introduce this year's PTA Executive Board members. Each serve an important role in leading the PTA at Lincoln and we thank them for their valuable contributions.  Check out the Lincoln website for email contact information.
Vice Presidents of Fundraising: Heather Roberts & Kendra Wehmeyer
Vice Presidents of Volunteers:  Daniella Kriner & Allyson Trevor
Vice President of Communications: Karen Hirschmann
Treasurer:  Erica Carmel
Secretary: Kelly Mulready
Auditor: Jacqueline Haggarty
Parliamentarian: Michele Tatos
Room Parent Coordinator: Sandra Barrolaza
Financial Secretary: Nina Wang
Best, Melinda & Isabelle
Melinda Saunders, PTA President  
Isabelle Spano, Executive VP

Get Ready for the Lincoln Walk-A-Thon! 
Please save the date, Friday, October 16, for the greatest stroll on earth! The big event will take place on Ray Park field from 2-3 pm.  All students may participate and receive a special t-shirt to show their Lincoln pride! We encourage parents to come and cheer on the walkers. 
Did you know that the Walk-A-Thon generates 35% of the total income the PTA receives each year? The Walk-A-Thon helps to provide our students with field trips, art supplies, interesting assemblies, classroom grants, library materials, playground equipment and much, much more! All Lincoln fundraising follows the Burlingame School District fundraising guidelines.
Walk-a-Thon -- Interested in Sponsorship?
This fundraiser relies on the generous support of sponsors to cover the cost of the event, and we hope that you will consider being one! We need 18 sponsors at the $250 level to cover the projected $4,500 in Walk-A-Thon expenses. 
If you would like to donate $250 or more to sponsor the Walk-A-Thon, or have any questions, please contact: Ingrid Gauthier at , Evelyn Falasco at, or Kendra Knight at
Walk-A-Thon -- Art Contest!
Step right up for this year's art contest!  All students are encouraged to submit original art that relates to the circus theme and Lincoln. If you are a contest winner, your artwork will appear on the t-shirts that EVERY Lincoln Lion will wear during this year's Walk-A-Thon! 
All entries will be displayed in the MPR for everyone to admire following the contest. We can't wait to see what you come up with!  All designs must be turned into the office by this Monday, September 14. See flyer below for details. 
We need volunteers for tasks such as: set-up, bringing students from the classroom to the walking course, lap markers, water stations, student supervision and clean up. We've got a role for everyone, and no experience is necessary! Please contact Ingrid Gauthier at  if you are available to help the day of the event.
Seeking TWO more head Volleyball coaches and ONE more head Flag Football coach for Lincoln. If you can help out, please contact Nicole Rath (see below) as soon as possible. 
Volleyball and Flag Football are combined 4th & 5th teams. Male or Female coaches, no preference. 
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
The Lincoln Cub Scout Pack 57 will be having a Signup and Orientation meeting on Tuesday, September 22, from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Lincoln MPR.  Please bring checks made out to "Pack 57" for $75/child participating.
Interested in learning more about Cub Scouts at Lincoln?  Cub Scouts is a program for boys who are in 1st-5th grade.  The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Service projects, ceremonies, games, and other activities guide boys through the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement. Through positive group interaction and parental guidance, boys also learn honesty, bravery, and respect. 
Family involvement is an essential part of Cub Scouting, and parents are encouraged to play an active role in the program. Come see what it is all about.
Email Chester Rice at for more information.
Are your kids ready to unleash their creative talents?  Invite them to participate in Lincoln's third annual PTA Reflections Art competition.  Each year, Reflections challenges students to create art that supports a specific theme.  Students are recognized for bringing that theme to life through dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. 
Students interested in participating in the 2015-2016 competition will use this year's "Let Your Imagination Fly ..." theme as inspiration for their artwork.  Each entry must be the original work of one student.  Please refer to both general and specific art category rules for additional guidelines.
Entries are due Wednesday, October 21, 2015.  All entries must be accompanied with an entry form (see below).  All entries will be displayed at the Reflections Art show on November 18.  Winners from each art category will move on to compete at the district level and then possibly advance to state and national levels.  For details, contact Kyong Yi at
Visual Arts 
To view last year's artwork, click here. To view an informational video, click here.  
All our great events and traditions are made possible by the participation of all of you! Please stop by the MPR and check out the various volunteer opportunities here at Lincoln!  There are many committees that could use help throughout the year, as well as classroom signups that are still in need of Room Parents, Garden and Library Volunteers!  Any and all help you can provide is much appreciated and helps to build the amazing community that is Lincoln! 
The signup sheets will be up until Back to School Night next Wednesday.  Can't make it to the MPR? Click here to sign up online.  If you have any questions, please contact Allyson Trevor and Daniella Kriner at
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

Congratulations to all those who participated in the fourth annual BCE Spirit Run on Labor Day! What a great turnout! Many thanks to the volunteers who made it happen.
Big Check Presentation
On Tuesday, BCE Foundation presented the record-breaking check
in the amount of $1.795 million to Burlingame School District. This grant represents the incredible support of our donors during the 2014-2015 fiscal year and will help fund teacher salaries to keep class sizes low, math and science enrichment, physical education, music, drama, library services, a technology specialist, an integrated art program and teacher professional development. Thank you for your generosity...We are BCE!
Dear Friends,
Welcome back to school!  This is an exciting time of year for our community as we reunite after a summer full of family, friends, and fun.  I had an amazing summer with my family, but the enthusiasm of a fresh start and a new adventure is contagious.  A renewed focus on home, school, and community serves to remind me of our shared values and how they unite us into the amazing tight-knit community we are.   
Our excellent Burlingame schools are proof of our shared value placed on public education.  We are fortunate to have an established, mature education foundation to serve as a vehicle for us to act collectively.  This is Burlingame Community for Education Foundation's 35th anniversary, and I am honored to be serving as BCE's new volunteer president.
Special thanks to our talented team of 200+ volunteers who dedicate so much time to keep our foundation running strong. 
Please click here to read more from Angela.

We are BCE. Together we build better Burlingame Schools.  
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The Bike Warrior Challenge and Rodeo is here again - 
September 23, 3:30-6:00 PM, Roosevelt Elementary. Register your students for this bike skills training event designed to improve riding skills and teach traffic safety awareness. This is a free event for all BSD students, but you need to register to reserve your spot. More information click here. 

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 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. 
Burlingame Pet Parade Invites 'Best School Float' Entries
It's time to begin thinking about what you and your pet will wear in the 12th annual Burlingame Pet Parade on Saturday, Sept. 26, on Broadway in Burlingame, which will feature Kasper the Duck (wearing a tuxedo) as Grand Marshal. Those who wish to march in the parade must report by 9:30 a.m. to the parking lot at Broadway and Chula Vista. This family friendly event offers free entertainment and art projects for children. There is no charge to participate and every participant receives a souvenir ribbon.
This year, for the first time, public and private schools for grades K through 12 throughout San Mateo County are invited to compete in a "Best School Float" contest. The winning school will receive $500 from the Burlingame Merchants Association. Judges also will select the Best Pet Trick; Most Unusual Pet; Best Dressed Pet; and Most Original Float, Group or Wagon (non-school category). Judging takes place immediately after the parade at Broadway and Paloma. Complete rules and more information are available at





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