Lincoln Elementary School 
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Volume 22, Issue 4
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Yard/Lunchroom Duty
Week of 9/28
Hall & Chan   
Quick Links
Principal's Note

Dear Lincoln Families:                                                               

Conferences begin on Monday. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet with your student's teacher to discuss her/his progress so far and to discuss goals for him/her for the year. Our teachers have finished up their beginning of the year assessments and gotten to know your student during the first few weeks of school, so these conversations should be meaningful.

Teachers spend a great deal of time and attention preparing for conferences. In addition to helping to support our students, these conferences are a great way to strengthen the home to school connection. Please make sure you check your scheduled time so that you arrive on time in order to get the most out of the conference.

Remember that dismissal for all K-5 students will be at 1:30pm from Monday, September 28th - Friday, October 2nd. Additionally, 4th & 5th grade students will be dismissed at 1:30pm from Monday, October 5th - Wednesday, October 7th. Please make sure you pick your student up on time during conferences.

Picture Day is Wednesday, September 30th. It is important that your student have her/his picture taken even if you are not planning on purchasing the package, as we use those pictures for safety reasons. The pictures taken that day allow us to have a current picture on file in case of emergencies. Plus, it is always great to see our students smiling brightly for the camera.

Last week, at our Friday Lincoln Pride Assembly, we announced the theme for this year's PTA Reflections Art Program, "Let Your Imagination Fly". Last year this art competition was a great success at Lincoln. Students from grades K-5 proudly shared their submissions at an art show in the Lincoln library. We had submissions in all of the categories - visual art, music composition, film production, literature, photography, and dance choreography.

It was wonderful to see our students challenging themselves to create in genres that are new to them. This spirit of creativity and risk taking is what Lincoln is all about. Please check out the information about this competition in the Links and urge your student to get creative. The deadline for submitting art, inspired by the theme, is October 21st.


I'm Leslie Sloan and I'm thrilled to be teaching second grade. 

My educational journey began in the North Bay where I grew up. I moved to the South Bay for college. I received my BA in Liberal Studies and MA in Education at San Jose State University. After graduating, I stayed in the South Bay where I taught transitional kindergarten, first grade, and fifth grade. My journey has led me up the Peninsula to Burlingame where I am delighted to share my passion for teaching and learning at Lincoln.

Outside school, I enjoy hiking, riding my bicycle, walking my dog, and touring San Mateo county. I also love to dance. My favorite styles are tap and line dancing. 

Thank you for welcoming me to the community. I look forward to a fabulous year! Please stop by to say hello!

Ms. Sloan

Hello Lincoln Parents!

We are now well into our 4th week of school and I hope that your morning and after school routines are established. Between new practice schedules, rehearsals, and acclimating to new homework expectations, September is a month of transition. We hope your family is able to balance the new schedule well. 
Thank you to Jessica Beebe and her new partner in crime, Robin Edmundson, for putting together a great library orientation meeting last Friday. It was promising to see new library volunteers learning how to shelve and check out books properly. We are also happy to welcome Brandi Fleming back to Lincoln as our librarian.

A BIG shout of thanks to all those who have come to help out during yard and lunchroom duty. We appreciate you sharing your time with us, making sure that all of our kids are safe during their lunch hour. Thank you also to Allyson Trevor, our Hospitality Chair, for hosting two back to school coffee events this year. Allyson is behind the scenes, supplying refreshments for our guests. Your efforts do not go unnoticed and are much appreciated! 

Our next PTA meeting is coming up on Thursday, October 1st at 7pm in the school library. Our guest speaker, Lori Guidi, will be speaking about the new School Wide Enrichment Model. We will also be voting on capital projects for this school year. Please check out the PTA bulletin board outside the office for more information. 

Do not forget, picture day is coming up next week, on Wednesday, September 30th! 
Melinda & Isabelle

Melinda Saunders, PTA President
Isabelle Spano, PTA Executive Vice President

The Lincoln Family Directory will be sent to the printer soon, but it is not too late to verify your information!

Please review the contact list posted on your child(ren)'s class Shutterfly site. If you would like to update any of your family's contact information, please send these changes by Monday, September 28 to your child's Room Parent or to Alison Pariani at

Lincoln's 11
th Annual Walk-a-Thon is coming soon!
October 16th from 2-3pm on Ray Park field
Student donation envelopes will be going home Friday, September 25th.  Kinder parents, please promptly return the permission slip that will be stapled to the envelope.  Your permission is required for your Kinder student to participate in the Walk-a-Thon from 2-3pm on October 16th.  If you plan to retrieve your child at 2pm and leave campus directly, please indicate that on the permission slip. The safety of our children is our top priority.
ALL students will return to their classrooms at the conclusion of Walk-a-Thon at 3pm and parents are to pick up their children at the classrooms only.  Please DO NOT take your child home from the field. Thank you for your cooperation. We encourage parents to come and cheer on the walkers!  The Walk-a-Thon helps to provide our students with field trips, garden programs, art enrichment, interesting assemblies, classroom supplies, playground equipment and much, much, more!
All Lincoln fundraising follows the Burlingame School District fundraising guidelines, which may be found in detail here: BSD Community Fundraising Policies 
Walk-a-Thon - Art Contest!
Thank you to all the Lincoln students who participated in the art contest. Winners will be announced Friday and posted by the office.  Their art will be featured on the Walk-a-Thon t-shirt that all students will receive and wear on October 16th.  All submissions will be displayed at school.
We Still Need Volunteers!
Parent involvement is a key component in making this a fun, safe, and successful fundraiser, so please come join the fun and help at the Walk-A-Thon! 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.
Thank you to our Sponsors!!
Their generous support covers the cost of the event and is key to a successful and fun Walk-a-Thon.  Thank you to the following:  the Goodrich Family, the Chavinson Family, the Falasco family, the Riley-Gebhart Family, the Leung Family, Dave & Marie O'Toole, the Gauthier Family, the Sogas Family, the McGuire Family, the Phonsombat Family, the Gordon Family, the Roberts Family, the Storey Family, the Spano Family, the Quilici Family, the Way Family, RCW Construction & Design, Jeffrey's Hamburgers, Big Red, and the Sachdev Family.

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. 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.  
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 important to our school. The PTA meeting dates 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!

Everyone who joins the Lincoln PTA and pays before September 30 will be entered into a drawing for a free Spirit Wear item of your choice (up to $25 value)! The winner will be announced at the next PTA meeting. Click here to join today! If you would rather pay by check (payable to Lincoln PTA), there is a basket in the office. Money will be collected each day after pick up.
If you have questions, please contact Gretchen Kindberg at
Earning cash for Lincoln with Box Tops is easy! Each one is worth 10 cents for Lincoln and you can find them on hundreds of products.

Since Lincoln began collecting Box Tops, we've raised $7,750 -- that's a lot of dimes over the years!

Box Tops come in various sizes, so be on the lookout for them. Write your child's name and classroom number on the back of each one. Then turn them in to the main office, where a large pink Box Tops collection box is. Your child could be the lucky monthly winner of a special prize!

Check out this flyer for more info. If you have any questions please email Mechele Sheehan 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 Android or the App Store for iPhone.  

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

The 2015-16 BCE Annual Campaign is launched! 
The good news is that we just granted BSD $1.795 million. The bad news is that we are starting all over again at ZERO. Thankfully, our kids can count on your generous support year after year.

Hopefully you saw BCE information come home with your child last week. And you can always donate, pledge, and volunteer via  
This year, we are encouraging all parent donors to pledge in the Fall (and pay later). This provides administrators with vital time to make the best plan for these resources for the following school year. You can then fulfill your pledge any time during the year that feels best for you. 

Need some ideas?  Sponsor your reader during BCE Read-a-thon, raise your Fund-A-Need paddle at the BCE Dinner Dance, contribute before end-of-year to lock in your tax benefit, set up a monthly recurring gift online, donate stock, and submit corporate matching forms. 

We are BCE. Together we build better Burlingame Schools.  

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Ability Awareness & Tolerance Week Special Speaker
Who: Dr. Alette Coble-Temple, Ms. Wheelchair America 2016
Where: BIS Auditorium (1715 Quesada Way, Burlingame)
When: Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 7:00pm
Cost: FREE; Open to everyone; No ticket required
Ms. Wheelchair America 2016, Dr. Alette Coble-Temple
Dr. Coble-Temple has fought the odds throughout her life. At birth, due to oxygen deprivation, she was given a 10% chance of survival and developed cerebral palsy. She uses a wheelchair and has a significant speech impediment. Despite being misdiagnosed with intellectual disability at the age of 5, she successfully advocated for inclusion in her local elementary school. She went on to earn a masters degree in sports psychology and a doctorate in clinical psychology. She is a licensed psychologist and full professor at JFK University. She has been an advocate for the disability community for many years, which influenced her platform for the Ms. Wheelchair America contest: PRIDE - Parental Rights Includes Disability Equality. 
Come meet and hear from this amazing individual. She inspires with her words and her example.
Ability Awareness Night
Where: Roosevelt Elementary School (1151 Vancouver Ave., Burlingame)
When: Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Who can attend: All school district students, parents, and staff
Cost: FREE; no ticket required
Event Info
Come participate in the final event of Ability Awareness & Tolerance Week. Students who participate in Learning Stations can enter to win a Books Inc. gift card. Meet and hear from our guest speaker, State Senator Jerry Hill. Sen. Hill will talk about the significance of the 25th Anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 
See flyer in Attachment. 

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
Legos at the Burlingame Public Library
Come to the Burlingame Public Library for Legos - a Lego building extravaganza the first Thursday of each month in the Lane Community Room. The next session is Thursday, October 1 from 3:30-5pm. For further information, call the Children's Desk at 650-558-7400, ext 3. The Library is located at 480 Primrose Road in Burlingame.

BINGO at the Burlingame Public Library
Come to the Burlingame Public Library for a special October Bingo program. Have fun playing Bingo with your whole family and win a free book! October Bingo is in the Lane Community Room on Tuesday, October 6 from 7-8pm. For further information, call the Children's Desk at 650-558-7400, ext 3The Library is located at 480 Primrose Road in Burlingame.

Do you want to know what's happening at the Burlingame Public Library? 
Sign up for Library Aware newsletters to get the latest news on events and new books at the library. 
Questions? Call the Children's Desk at 650-558-7400, ext. 3.

Join SMCOE on Saturday, October 10 for our second annual Fun Run and Walk along the Bay Trail in Redwood City! You have a choice of running the mile, the 5K, or both. Stay after the race for a raffle and refreshments!

This year, proceeds will benefit our Community Schools Program, which serves over 400 at-risk youth in San Mateo County. But you don't need to be affiliated with SMC schools to participate! Invite your friends, and help us raise money for this great cause.

8:30 AM - check in begins
9:30 AM - 1 Mile
10:00 AM- 5K
11:00 AM - Awards
11:15 AM - Free kids run
12:00 PM - Event ends

Check-in and parking are at 101 Twin Dolphin Road, Redwood City, CA. Post-race activities and the kids race will take place at this location.

Special note: The race start/finish is approximately 1/3 mile away from check-in. You may walk or drive to the start/finish area. Please give yourself at least 10 minutes to get to the start.

If you have questions or need additional information, 
please contact Sue Wieser at or 650-802-5381.


BINGO Night at Burlingame Main Library 








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