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Volume 22, Issue 11
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Yard/Lunchroom Duty
Week of 11/16
Guidi & Moran/Sarre
Quick Links
Principal's Note
Dear Lincoln Families,
Lincoln's second SEM (Schoolwide Enrichment Model) Day is today. Our teachers at each grade level have worked hard to create authentic learning experiences for all of our students. 

Here is a 'tasting' of some of the projects your student may be experiencing today: kinder students will be doing a pumpkin inquiry lesson; 2nd grade students will be identifying a problem at school and deciding upon a solution; 4th grade students will be building motors as part of a study of electricity and magnetism. Please ask your student what wonderful project they worked on today.
We will have two great evenings of art in the next week. Tonight, Michelle Holdt, Director of Arts Ed Matters, will be holding her second Integrated Arts Family Night at Lincoln. Last week's evening was a huge success. I look forward to seeing all of the families that signed up for this fun evening of theater arts activities. Please wear comfortable clothes and meet us in the MPR at 6:30.
Next Thursday, 11/18, we will have the PTA-sponsored Art Reflection Art Show in the library just before the PTA meeting. This year we had over 70 submissions, many of them from students who have not submitted in the past. There are a wide array of genres represented, demonstrating the amazing talent and creativity of our students. The show begins at 6:00 in the library with the PTA meeting directly afterwards. We are lucky to have Michelle available to speak at the PTA meeting that follows the Art Show. I hope to see you there.
Picture Make-Up Day is Wednesday, 11/18. If you would like your student's picture to be retaken, please have your student return her/his picture package to the photographer that day. Any student who is new since our original picture day or who was absent that day will have his/her picture taken as well.
Our wonderful Dad's Club is sponsoring another fun movie night at Lincoln. Tomorrow, Friday, 11/13, the movie Inside Out will be shown in the MPR. Doors open at 6:00 with the movie starting at 7:00. Please see the flyer in this week's LINKS. These are always magical nights for our students, like a giant drive-in movie. This shared experience brings our students closer together. Thanks to the Dads' Club for organizing this great event.


Wednesday, November 18, 6-7 pm & Thursday, November 19, 8-8:30 am 
Lincoln Library
Please join us in celebrating this year's achievement in art!  Our talented student artists will be displaying and curating their entries. Come Wednesday night, prior to the PTA meeting, for a sneak peek at all the wonderful entries in the Reflections program.  If you can't make this, come early Thursday morning.  Everyone is welcome!

Engage and have fun

Opportunities for parent engagement abound!  The Burlingame PTA Council sponsored a fantastic parent education speaker event this past Tuesday.  Julie Lythcott-Haims spoke on "How to Raise an Adult."  Tonight, registered Lincoln families look forward to the 2nd theater arts workshop by integrated arts specialist, Michelle Holdt.  Friday night our Dads' Club will be hosting Movie Night in the MPR.  The movie is free and there is food for sale.  See the announcement below for more details.  But wait, there's more!        
Art Show & PTA Meeting November 18th

November is Art Month at Lincoln.  This is Lincoln's 3rd year participating in the Art Reflections program and it was another record turnout.  There were submissions in every category!  We hope to see you at the evening or morning art show along with the student artists.     
Come for the art and stay for the PTA meeting. The PTA meeting will start at 7 pm in the library. In addition to the PTA updates and a word from Principal Magda, our guest speaker will be Michelle Holdt.  We want to thank Michelle and her cohorts for providing professional development for our teachers and educating parents on the new Integrated Arts curriculum.    
Lastly, if your school portrait needs a "do-over," remember picture re-takes are 11/18. 
We hope you enjoyed the midweek holiday.  We thank all the Veterans in our community for their service.
Melinda & Isabelle

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 7 pm this Friday, November 13. But, come early and enjoy hot dogs, popcorn and a beverage for only $5, starting at 6 pm when the doors open. Plus, every ticket earns you entry into a raffle. 
Hope to see you there!  
Please join the Room 10 third graders and support their effort to raise money for our local Ronald McDonald House in Palo Alto.  They have chosen this charity because of its outstanding mission: 

The Ronald McDonald House at Stanford creates a home-away-from-home and supportive community for families of children with life-threatening illnesses receiving specialized treatment at local hospitals.

A donation box will be in the school office November 16-20 and all money raised will be personally delivered by the students on Friday afternoon, November 20.  Thanks for helping others during this holiday season!
Please come to our first ELAC (English Language Advisory Committee) meeting of the year.  The meeting is for parents who have children who speak another language.  At the meeting you will learn about our ELD (English Language Development) program, CELDT (California English Language Development Test) and programs and activities at Lincoln School.
The meeting will be Friday, November 20, at 8:45 am in the library conference room.

We hope you can make it!
Mrs. Jaffe and Mrs. Troccoe

Por favor venga a nuestra primera reunión de ELAC (Comité Asesor de Inglés) del año.  La reunión es para los padres que tiened niños que hablan otro idioma.  En la reunion usted aprenderá acerca de nuestro programa, ELD (Desarrollo del Idioma Inglés), CELDT (Examen de Desarrollo del Idioma Inglés) y los programas y activdades de la escuela Lincoln La reunión será el 20 de noviembre,viernes , a las 8:45 a.m. en la sala de conferencia.
Espero que puedan venir!
La Senora Jaffe y la Sra Troccoe


We continue our "Meet the Site Directors" series by introducing Lincoln's very own Katie Herstein. Please click here to get to know Katie and other BCE board members.

Interested in making a big impact on the BCE fundraising campaign in a short period of time? Consider becoming this year's Live Auction Chair at the BCE Dinner Dance & Auction held in the spring. The live auction generates the most excitement of the evening, and you will have an opportunity to work with our dynamic auctioneer.

What does the Live Auction Chair do?

* Manage all aspects of the live auction before and during the event. 

* Work with the auctioneer and BCE leadership to develop ideas for a live auction slate.

* Solicit items from businesses (with the help of the business solicitation team, district families,       and the BCE Board of Directors). 

* Write exciting descriptions and use enticing photos to create a live auction slide show for the         event.  If you are interested in becoming the Live Auction Chair or assisting this team, please let     us know at It won't happen without you!

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Donations Needed Next Week
Due to rapidly increasing rents and grocery costs, roughly 35% of San Mateo County School children qualify for the National School Lunch Program -- grocery assistance is greatly needed in our community.
Next week, November 16-20, Burlingame Public Schools will be collecting non-perishable food items for Call Primrose, our local grocery assistance organization.
Show thanks this holiday season by giving what you can! Please send your donations of canned or dry food items with your children to school before Friday, November 20.  For more information see the attached flyer or visit to learn about more ways you can help. Thank you!

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)



BYBA Spring Registration 
(Last day Nov. 18)




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