Lincoln Elementary School 
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Volume 22, Issue 10
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Yard/Lunchroom Duty
Week of 11/9
Stair & Taddeucci
Quick Links
Principal's Note
Dear Lincoln Families:
Last night was a wonderful evening of theater arts at Lincoln. Thanks to the skillful leadership of Michelle Holdt, Arts Integration Specialist, over 50 parents and students participated in a variety of theater activities. Another group of about 50 parents and students will be attending the same workshop next week on 11/12.

The support of our Arts Integration Specialists has been critical in moving art forward at Lincoln. Thanks to Annalisa Chason and Mrs. Farrell we now have our Art Cart supplies out and ready for teacher use. Our first Lincoln-specific professional development is scheduled for 11/17. Thank you to our amazing teachers for embracing this program and for always looking for ways to support the whole child.

Thanks to PTA we have a new Chromebook cart with 32 shiny new laptops. With the support of the district's new Technology Integration Specialist and former Lincoln teacher, Ashley Sullivan, Lincoln teachers at all grade levels are finding new ways to integrate technology into their instruction. It is exciting to see our students using technology to both deepen their understanding of content and demonstrate that understanding. These new Chromebooks will make classroom implementation easier as well as make state assessment administration easier as well.

Thank you to all of the parents who volunteer to do supervision on the playground and in the lunchroom every day. There are some functions at Lincoln that are crucial to our daily operation and this is one of them. Having parent support for our district supervisors, Kendra Knight and Roz Bracci, ensures that lunch recess and lunchtime are safe and productive times for our students. We are always in need of extra support. Please keep check on when your classroom's assigned weeks are. You are always welcome to volunteer at any time, even when it is not your student's assigned week.

We have reached that time of the year when our Lost & Found is fully stocked. A variety of items of clothing, lunch boxes, and water bottles are sitting in the Lost & Found just outside the kitchen in the MPR. Please stop by to see if anything there belongs to your student. We also have a few more important items that were lost. Two sets of car keys are sitting on Mrs. Pape's desk. There is also a child's bicycle chained to the bike rack near our front gate on Devereux. It has been there for a few weeks now. Please come and claim these items if they are yours.

Next Wednesday, 11/11, is Veteran's Day. We will have no school on that day.


Throw on your pajamas, grab your favorite blanket and bring the family down to Lincoln's Multipurpose Room for everyone's favorite Friday night activity, Dad's Club Movie Night! 
The movie will start at 7pm on Friday, November 13. But, come early and enjoy hot dogs, popcorn and a beverage for only $5, starting at 6pm when the doors open. Plus, every ticket earns you an entry into a raffle. 
Hope to see you there!  

Halloween festivities were a great success thanks to all of our classroom volunteers. We appreciate everyone's cooperation on the school yard; allowing our students to easily maneuver through the parade. Many thanks to the BHS band who made our morning with their beautiful music and to June Hee for coordinating their attendance. 

The Lincoln student directories have arrived!!  Thank you to Alison Pariani and the room parents for checking and double checking the content for the directory.  Please note the directories are one per family and will be distributed to the eldest student in your family over the next few days.

Please make sure to revisit our school calendar on the website. We are constantly adding more events and making minor adjustments as events unfold.  

Garden lessons are ramping up this coming week. If you have time to facilitate a lesson, please sign up or speak to your class garden coordinator. Please remember that the lessons are scripted, making your garden experience fun and easy!! Our kids appreciate your attendance.  

Julie Lythcott-Haims will be speaking at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center next Tuesday at 7pm. Please see below to find more information about her and how to secure tickets.

Remember, no school next Wednesday in honor of Veterans Day.


Melinda & Isabelle

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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.
Experience Throwback Thursday Movie Series! On Thursday, November 19th at dusk, the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department will be showing Elf at Bayside Field!

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 Elf 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.

(Nov. 19)



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