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Volume 22, Issue 5
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Yard/Lunchroom Duty
Week of 10/5
Farrell & Loveall
Quick Links
Principal's Note

Dear Lincoln Families:
This past week has been a quiet one at Lincoln as students leave us at 1:30 so teachers can meet with parents. At this point in the year teachers know their students well enough, both academically and socially, to help students and their parents set goals for the new school year.
This is a powerful process for all involved as it gives students meaningful goals against which to measure their progress. This is a powerful motivator for students and also reinforces that it is possible to achieve one's goals through hard work. I look forward to watching our students grow and stretch with the support of their teachers and families.
Our first SEM (Schoolwide Enrichment Model) Day is Friday, October 9th. On that day you will see teachers wearing their "We Are Problem-Solver" t-shirts at Lion Pride Assembly in the morning. Some portion of this day, time to be determined by each grade level, will be spent on the first steps of project based learning.
Our goal is to allow all of our students to benefit from the opportunity to follow their interests while building the 21st century skills I spoke of at Back to School Night. We will build on these activities on the remaining SEM Days this year - Nov. 12, Dec. 16, Jan. 19, Feb. 8, Mar. 18, Apr. 7. If you would like to know more about the Lincoln SEM program, please join us at the PTA meeting tonight, Thursday, 10/1, at 7:00 when Lincoln's SEM Lead, Lori Guidi, will present to parents.
Ability Awareness and Tolerance Week is next week. Lincoln's activities will be held on Thursday, October 8. Our 1st- 4th grade students will be coming to the MPR where they will have access to learning stations. At these stations, students will engage in hands-on learning intended to raise their awareness about and develop their understanding of the lives of individuals with disabilities. Our 5th graders will be helping at these stations. Our kindergarten students will see the "Kids on the Block" puppet show that day as well. Please be sure to ask your student what they learned that day.
Please remember that our 4th & 5th grade students will be dismissed at 1:30 on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday next week as teachers finish up conferences.



Hello, Lincoln. I am your new Resource Specialist, Jane Fry.
I was born in NYC, and raised in Boulder, CO. I have lived in CA for 15+ years. I recently relocated to the Bay Area for this position from Monterey. 
I completed my Special Education Credential while working full-time as a long-term substitute teacher for the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (where I worked for 7 years in total).
Fun tidbit: I know a lot about wildlife!  My favorite animal is the Mountain Gorilla. 

PTA Meeting
We hope to see you at the PTA meeting tonight at 7pm.  Our very own Ms. Guidi will present on the SEM (Schoolwide Enrichment Model).  We will also be voting on PTA initiatives.  The agenda can be found HERE. We will also announce the lucky winner of our PTA membership drawing.  If you haven't had time to join PTA, it's too late for a chance to win a spirit wear item, but it's never too late to join!
While you're on the Lincoln website, check out the latest school calendar.  Dates & times for events sometimes move around and it's the best way to stay up-to-date on all the happenings.  You can even subscribe to the calendar on your mobile device and it will update your calendar automatically!
WAT is just two weeks away
The t-shirt is designed and the donation envelopes have gone home.  This is Lincoln's most important fundraiser of the year.  We welcome your participation and hope you come watch your kids and walk yourself with Linc the Lion! It's a fun day to get involved.  Email Ingrid Gauthier to volunteer on 10/16! 
Ability Awareness and Tolerance Week (AATW)
Our Lincoln AATW team has been hard at work coordinating the experience stations for our students taking place Thursday, 10/8.  Special thanks to Barbara Maley for leading the charge.  Be sure to ask your children what they experienced during the hands-on workshop. There is still time to volunteer and check it out first-hand! Email if you are able to help.  Also, check out the message below on the great opportunities to hear evening AATW speakers next week.
Lastly, a quick note of thanks to the parents who pitched in on picture day to get the kids coiffed and lined up for those portraits that will live on forever.
Happy October!
Melinda & Isabelle

Do you have old costumes piling up at your house? Help make Halloween a special treat for homeless families in our community! This month we are collecting new and gently used costumes for the homeless children living in transitional housing programs at InnVision Shelter Network (IVSN).  IVSN is dedicated to helping homeless families and individuals regain stable housing and long-term self-sufficiency. 
Costumes for all ages, wigs, props and decorations can be dropped in marked boxes in your classroom starting Monday through Friday, October 16.  Thank you for showing our students the importance of helping others!
Lincoln's 11th Annual Walk-a-Thon is coming soon!
Friday, October 16th from 2-3pm on Ray Park field
It's only two weeks away and the kids are excited!  Student donation envelopes have gone home.  All classes that reach 100% participation will receive a free recess!  If we match last year's participation goal, Ms. Magda will dress up as a clown for a day!
Kinder parents, please promptly return the permission slip that is stapled to the WAT envelope.  Your permission is required for your Kinder student to participate in the Walk-a-Thon.  If you plan to retrieve your child at 2 pm 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!  All the wonderful artwork is now on display in the MPR.  The winning artwork can be seen in the glass case by the office.  Congratulations to this year's winners:
Grand winner:   Kiana Hee, 5th grade                                                   
Kindergarten:    Astrid Gauthier
1st Grade:        Sofia Chow                                                                                
2nd Grade:       Siddharth M. Chibber                                                                                   
3rd Grade:        Ella Wang                                                                                                    
4th Grade:        Ashley Rabara                                                                                             
5th Grade:        Minnoli Raghavan
Their art will be featured on the Walk-a-Thon t-shirt that all students will receive and wear on October 16.
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.  

The 2015-16 BCE Annual Campaign successfully launched last week! We are still reveling in our grant of $1.795 million to BSD while at the same time encouraging all parent donors to pledge in the Fall (and pay later) for the 2015-16 Campaign. 

Please consider volunteering, pledging, and donating. When you pledge now, administrators are provided 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. Consider sponsoring your reader during BCE Read-a-thon, raising your Fund-A-Need paddle at the BCE Dinner Dance, contributing before end-of-year to lock in your tax benefit, setting up a monthly recurring gift online, donating stock, and submitting corporate matching forms.

Your school site director, along with her team, is available to address any questions you may have about the impact of the BCE grant and how BCE works. Get to know our new BCE president, Angela Dubovsky, and our six school site directors over the new few weeks on our blog.

Betsy Rosen (BIS)
Katie Herstein (Lincoln)
Hidur Carlen (McKinley)
Kristen Schwager (Roosevelt)
Delyn Simons (Washington)
Marni Fligel (Franklin)

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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. 
The Peninsula Parent Speaker Series, a volunteer-run partnership between the Burlingame School District PTA Council and the San Mateo Union High School District, is proud to present our first keynote speaker of the year.

Julie Lythcott-Haims
"How to Raise an Adult:  
Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success"
Tuesday, November 10, at 7 pm
San Mateo Performing Arts Center
600 N. Delaware, San Mateo (next to San Mateo High School)

Our featured speaker is already getting a lot of buzz in the area, having recently spoken at Crocker in Hillsborough.  In How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a Stanford freshmen student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success.

Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings--and of special value to parents of teens--this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.

Admission:  $5 per person in advance, $10 at the door.  Advance tickets may be purchased online.

Parents are asked to attend without their children. Spanish and Mandarin interpretation will be available. Julie Lythcott-Haims will be available for book signing after the event.  Her book will also be available for purchase.


Friday, October 16, noon - 5 pm
Saturday, October 17, 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday, October 18, noon - 4 pm

The BIG semi-annual book sale will be at the Burlingame Library, 480 Primrose Rd., Burlingame. Please enter the Lane Room from Bellevue Avenue. All three days are FREE and open to the public.

Select from thousands of genre-sorted near-new books, $1 - $3. New stock added daily. Come early and often to find choice children's books, fiction, tour guides, coffee-table gems, non-fiction, cookbooks, etc. DVDs and other media will also be on sale.
All proceeds benefit the Burlingame Public Library.
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.

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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.

Residents of Burlingame, Hillsborough and Millbrae are invited to the Central County Fire Department's first Safety Fair on Saturday, October 10, from 10 am to 2 pm adjacent to Burlingame High School and Carolan Avenue.
The fair will include demonstrations by the Central County Fire Department (CCFD), the Burlingame Police Department, the Burlingame and Hillsborough Neighborhood Networks, volunteers with Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, HAM radio operators, the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA and the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services (OES).
Admission is free. The Burlingame Lions Club will sell hamburgers, hot dogs and other food.
During the Safety Fair, there will be presentations on a variety of topics, including what to do immediately after an earthquake, how to reunite with your family and communicate with them during a disaster, how to protect your pets, what to include in a disaster kit and how to operate a HAM radio.
It's that time of year again when we honor National Fire Prevention Week during the month of October. This year's theme is "Hear the Beep Where You Sleep"The campaign focuses on the importance of a working smoke alarm in your home.
Posters are due by Tuesday, October 6, at 9 am to your school office.
Please see attached flyer for more details. 

BINGO Night at Burlingame Main Library 








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