Lincoln Elementary School 
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Volume 22, Issue 8
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Yard/Lunchroom Duty
Week of 10/26
Gallegos & Semple
Quick Links
Principal's Note
Dear Lincoln Families:

What an amazing day Friday was! The Walk-a-Thon was a huge success. I could feel the excitement build as the day went on, making it really difficult for our students to focus in class. Our 5th graders arrived on the playground first in order to create a bridge to welcome the rest of our Lions. Linc, our teachers, and the 5th graders all greeted our students as they streamed onto the park. Students were so proud to sport this year's t-shirts as they walked their laps. This is such a fun community event that always sets a spirited tone for the year. It was great to be joined by so many families. Thank you to Ingrid Gauthier and the WAT Team for another great event.
I guess embarrassing me is a mighty incentive since our students rose to the challenge of beating last year's WAT participation record. This year 92% of our students participated. I will hold up my end of the bargain by dressing as a clown for the entire day tomorrow, 10/23. If you would like to see this for yourself, you should plan to attend our Friday Lion Pride Assembly where I will be clownishly attired.
Our new Arts Integration Specialists, Michelle Holdt & Annalisa Chason, have continued to support teachers as we undertake to integrate art across the curriculum. Additionally, Michelle will be holding Family Arts Literacy Nights on two evenings in November for Lincoln families. During each evening, she will lead participants in theater activities from 6:30-8:00 in the MPR.
Thanks to Melinda for creating the Google sign-up sheets that I sent you on Wednesday. There is one for the grades K-2 evening, 11/4, and one for the grades 3-5 evening, 11/12. Please don't delay in signing up if you are interested as there is a limit to the number of participants we can accommodate. If you did not receive the links to the sign-up sheets in an email, please look on the Lincoln website for them. The deadline for signing up is Sunday, October 25th.
The Lincoln Book Fair is coming. This year we are pleased to share that our amazing parent coordinators, Robin Edmondson and Fiona Birchall, have contracted with Books, Inc. to provide books for our students. I am happy we have this opportunity to support a brick and mortar bookstore while providing high quality books for sale. Please see the list of Book Fair events in the LINKS. I hope to see you browsing the books next week.
It's hard to believe but Halloween is just around the corner. We will have our annual Halloween parade on Friday, 10/30. I am pleased to announce that the Burlingame High School band has agreed to join us again for our Halloween parade. Students will line up on the playground as usual before the 8:30 bell. They will then follow their teachers back to their classrooms to drop off their backpacks and prepare for the parade. I would ask all parents to stand behind the fire line after you drop your students off before the morning bell. Once students go to class, I will tell you where to stand so you can have a good view for the parade. It should be fun!!!

BOOK FAIR - OCT. 26-30
The Book Fair begins Monday!
Monday, Oct. 26 - Friday, Oct. 30.  Open 15 minutes before school begins until 30 minutes after it ends.
The Lincoln Library
To promote literacy and earn book credit for the Lincoln and classroom libraries  

This year we have decided to part with Scholastic Books and support a California-based and independently-owned company, Books Inc. We think we will have a larger selection of books and a better literary experience overall for teachers and students. Please come and check it out-there will be a lot of gift opportunities for the upcoming holidays!  

Book Fair Itinerary

Monday, October 26th

Donuts with Dad, 7:30-8:30 am -- dads, moms, grandparents, all are invited to join us for coffee and donuts before school on Monday. Plus, be the first to buy books at the Fair.
Wednesday, October 28th

Pajama Night, 6-7:30 pm -- Back by popular demand! Come join us for a fun-filled Book Fair Family Night.   Wear your pajamas, have a cup of cocoa, and listen to Ms. Magda read everyone a book (around 6:30). We hope you can join us!
Friday, October 30th

Last day of Book Fair
Volunteers Needed: 
We are in great need of volunteers! We really can't do the Book Fair without you. Room parents will be sending out a reminder, and we will have a sign up form on the library door; if you are interested in being a Book Fair volunteer, please contact Fiona Birchall at
Book Bucks
will be available again this year. Book Bucks allow you to set up a prepaid spending account for your child so that he or she doesn't have to carry money to school. Book Bucks forms will be available in the office this week or you can find a flyer at the bottom of the Links!  

We hope to see you at the Fair!
Your Book Fair Chairs, Fiona Birchall and Robin Edmondson


Lincoln's 11th annual Walk-A-Thon was a huge success!!  Many 5th graders exclaimed it was the "Best Walk-A-Thon Ever."  The PTA extends a special thank you to our hard working coordinators - Ingrid Gauthier, Evelyn Falasco, and Kendra Knight.  The PTA is grateful to all of our dedicated volunteers that helped in every aspect of the event from set up to clean up, orange slicers, tattoo applicators, water distributors, to those motivating our children to hand in envelopes, and all those parent walkers!  Thank you to all who donated and those that made the event special and safe for our children - we are so grateful.  
Book Fair Starts Monday

Robin and Fiona have been working with Books, Inc., to get our annual Book Fair off to a great start.  Beginning Monday, please stop by the library during lunch or recess to browse the book selection.  In addition, the book fair is open 15 minutes before school starts and 30 minutes after school ends.  Please check the calendar above for a list of upcoming book fair events.  
Parent Cooperation

Yesterday we had our second parent awareness day regarding after school traffic and pickup procedures.  Going forward we hope that parents will abide by the policy and cooperate to provide a safe and distraction-free environment for our students.   Please visit the Lincoln website to review the policy.
Tomorrow is the last day to order Spirit Wear.  Order yours now on the Lincoln store
Melinda & Isabelle

Thank you Lincoln community!  Our 11th Annual Walk-a-Thon was a huge success. 
Total Participation: 92% of Lincoln students turned in a donation
Total Donations: $37,723 raised for PTA programs at Lincoln
The students had a blast last Friday and showed amazing school spirit. Thank you to Mrs. Glover, Mr. Carney, Ms. Guidi and their great group of 5th graders for building a "bridge" for all students to walk under as they entered the field. Thank you also to Ms. Magda and the entire staff for helping us promote this important event. Eleven classes had 100% donation participation, and the following classes will receive an extra recess in the weeks to come:  Ms. Griffin, Mrs. Glover, Mrs. Fernekes, Ms. Hall, Ms. Happich, Ms. Taddeucci, Ms. Sarre & Ms. Moran, Ms. Gallegos, Ms. Kionke, Mr. Carney and Ms. Guidi.
A big thank you to all students who turned in a donation -- every donation counted! Congratulations to the following students who raised the most money for their grade level: 
Kindergarten: Logan Klarich
1st Grade: Leo Dalporto
2nd Grade:  Aine O'toole
3rd Grade: Anders Gauthier
4th Grade: Amelie Dalporto
5th Grade: Samantha Storey
Thank you Volunteers!  We could not have done it without you. 
Thank you to Heather Roberts for tracking all donations and helping out the entire day!  Another huge thank you to our set up & clean up crews, who set up banner stands, hung decorations, pulled up stakes, and cleaned the field:  
Mina Cima, Nikki Chung, Priscilla Fong, Melinda Saunders, Isabelle Spano, Laila Louridas, Katie Herstein, Kendra Wehmeyer, Paola Lancelotti and Jen Hayden.
The Walk-a-Thon could not have been possible without the help of volunteers during the event.  From holding limbo sticks to marking laps on kids shirts to powering the DJ stand with pedal power, we thank you for everything you did! 
Heather Happ, Gretchen Kindberg, Christina Habelt, Karen Hirschmann, Kristen Katz, Allyson Trevor, Kylisa Howard, Amy Wolfe, Rachel Goodrich, Jean Gordon, Ila Kriplani, Geraldine Uharriet, Shannon Delucchi, Shari Lewis, Diana Ayllon, Paula Irwin Sachdev, Gustavo Cardenas, Jo Deal, Marie O'toole, Mechele Sheehan, Samantha French, Mary Kilponen, Holly Allen, Jerrald Lamarca, Cathy Guglielmi, Sarah Kingsbury, Mikako Tsutsui, Carolyn Quilici, Monisha Deshpande, Michele Tatos, Coco Jones, Sanchita Shetty, June Hee, Bo Parker, Holli Rafferty, Aimee Klarich, Alma Meza, Hazel Sosa, Leslie Tong, Shuji Igushi, Nina Wang, Sandra Barrolaza, Allyson Morvant, Rob Happ, Shirley Ma, Rusty Hopewell, Jeremy Gordon, Tom Geraghty.
Volunteers, we welcome your feedback and suggestions on how we can further improve the Walk-a-Thon experience in years to come. Please write to Ingrid at

Lincoln Lions support their school!
Thank You to our Sponsors!
Your generous support covered the cost of the Walk-a-Thon.  Thank you to 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.
With much gratitude,
The Walk-a-Thon team
(Ingrid Gauthier, Evelyn Falasco, and Kendra Knight)
Calling all Garden Helpers!
Come and join us for an orientation and training session with Ms. Happich. You will find out the plan for this year and learn about the class lessons. The garden lessons wouldn't be possible for your child's class without your help. Thank you for volunteering your time to make this possible! 
Orientation & Training for Garden
Date/Time:       October 28, 3:15-4:15 pm
Location:          Room 6
Please RSVP here  or just show up! 
Please email with questions.
Our first submission of BOX TOPS was terrific! 950 Box Tops x $.10 = $95.00   THANK YOU for taking the time to look for and save BOX TOPS; it's that easy to make $$$ for Lincoln!
Have your child write their name & room number on the back of each BOX TOP to be eligible for the BOX TOP prize drawing to win a gift certificate!
First submission winner is Cameron Garrett, 4th Grader in Room 16!  Congratulations Cameron.
There is a large pink BOX TOPS box in the office where you can turn in your submissions.  Please contact Mechele Sheehan with any questions -

The 2015-2016 BCE Annual Campaign is going strong! Thank you to those of you who have already pledged or donated. Pledging now what you intend to donate helps administrators efficiently plan for the following year. Every single donation is greatly appreciated and goes directly to programs that enhance our children's learning. Pledge or donate here.
Every school site has a BCE site director. Site Directors are here to help you understand how the BCE Grant works. This week, we continue the BCE blog series by profiling Betsy Rosen, the site director for BIS.
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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, Nov. 10, at 7pm
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 Middle School in Hillsborough. In How to Raise an Adult, 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. Lythcott-Haims will be available for book signing after the event. Her book will also be available for purchase.
SEDAC Lecture Series: Dyslexia
Debra Ashburn, BSD school psychologist, will discuss the latest research, information and interventions with regard to dyslexia. BSD's Director of Student Services, Heather Logan, will answer questions about how the school district addresses the needs of students with dyslexia. Date and Time: Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, 4:00-5:30pm. Location: McCarthy Center for Children and Families (1764 Marco Polo Way, Burlingame). All parents welcome to attend. Free childcare provided by BSD staff. Direct any questions to
The BIS PTA recently kicked off its annual magazine drive and you are invited to participate.  Funds raised enhance the curriculum of all BIS students by providing classroom grants for needed materials such as educational apps, art supplies and robotics kits.  The extensive offerings for children make great holiday gifts for family and friends.  You can even renew existing subscriptions.  Simply go to our BIS portal and start shopping today! Contact BIS parent, Amy Johnstone (, with questions.  (BIS School Code is 665760)  

October 23 is the final day to register for Elementary Basketball through the Burlingame Recreation Department. Registration closes at 5 pm. You can register by phone, online or in person. If a school has multiple teams per grade, an evaluation will be held to split the teams evenly on November 2.  Regular practices will take place the week of November 9.  For more information, contact (650) 558-7308 or click here.
Experience Throwback Thursday Movie Series! This Thursday, October 22nd at dusk, the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department will be showing Ghostbusters at Cuernavaca Park! (off Hunt Dr. and Alcazar Dr. in Burlingame).

This event is brought to you in partnership with our Platinum Sponsor Gold Medal Martial Arts. The Parks & Recreation Department will be showing movies on our 30-foot inflatable screen. If you are looking for a good date night or an evening out with friends, the Throwback Thursdays series is your chance to have a fun night out in Burlingame, enjoying some classic movies. Families are welcome, but please keep in mind Ghostbusters is rated PG. Snacks and drinks (including wine and beer) will be available for purchase. For more information contact the Burlingame Recreation Department at (650) 558-7308.


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