Lincoln Elementary School 
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Volume 22, Issue 15
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Yard/Lunchroom Duty
Week of 12/14 
Loveall & Farrell
Quick Links
Principal's Note
Dear Lincoln Families:

As we inch closer to winter break, our students continue to be presented with varied and rich instructional opportunities. Instruction in our Dandylion Garden continues thanks to the support of our Garden Committee, both teachers and families. Our students are learning how to create beauty sustainable during a drought. Our Schoolwide Enrichment Model Days (SEM) continue as well. Although these seven dedicated enrichment days allow the school as a whole to focus on project-based learning together, projects based upon Common Core Standards are commonplace in all of our classrooms throughout the year.
This week our teachers are providing students with opportunities to engage in the Hour of Code activities. The Hour of Code website has many age-appropriate activities for students at every grade level, some using technology and some not. Students, under the watchful eye of their teachers, can choose from the Star Wars, Frozen, and Lightbot coding programs. They can also learn about JavaScript. This is a powerful experience for our students that will help prepare them for the future that awaits them.  You can hear a pin drop in classrooms as students are completely engaged in these activities.
Although it hardly seems possible, we at Lincoln have turned our attention to next school year already. We have scheduled three tours of Lincoln for incoming kindergarten parents. The tours are scheduled for January 13th at 9:00, January 20th at 10:00, and January 28th at 1:15. All tours will begin in the Teachers' Lounge. Please let your neighbors and friends with incoming kinders know about these dates and urge them to join us.

The Lincoln Handbook will be coming home with your student this week. Please look for it in their backpack. Along with the Handbook you will find a separate signature page. We request that you review the Handbook with your student, both of you sign the signature page, and then return the signed page to your student's teacher. We have worked hard to clarify and refine the rules and procedures and we appreciate your partnership in making sure all of our students understand and abide by them.

Finally, a huge thank you to all of the parents who responded to my email 'call for help' at lunchtime. I know I can always count on the Lincoln community to come running when a need has been identified. Both last week and this have been great as parents and grandparents have come to support our students during lunch. Next week is still looking a little thin. Please consider signing up for next week if you have the time.

Holiday Support Staff Donations due Wed, 12/16!
On Donner, on Blitzen, on Mrs. Pape, on Mrs. Rossi...
Our support staff has been very good this year! From our custodianMr. Tao, working hard around our campus, to Mrs. Pape Band-Aiding our little ones each day, they all deserve a token of our appreciation for the holidays.
Please put your donations in the "Support Staff Gifts" envelope in the office. If writing a check, please make it out to Kellie Kemp. Donations will be converted to gift cards. Send questions to 
Thank you and Happy Holidays!

It is lovely to see the generosity of the season come through in so many ways.  We appreciate those who were able to contribute to this week's toy drive, staff gifts and the giving tree.  If you haven't had a chance and would still like to participate, please do so today!  Please contact us if you have questions. 
Also a special shout out to the parents bringing breakfast treats to our teachers and staff tomorrow.  Thank you for brightening their Friday!
Volunteer Hours
Lincoln school would not be the same without all our wonderful parent volunteers. Not only your children, but all of our children benefit from your presence. As a part of our non-profit reporting, Lincoln PTA tracks an estimate of volunteer hours.  Please fill out our volunteer reporting form so your hours are counted too!  Please log any Lincoln volunteer time you do on or off campus.
Membership Cards
Current PTA members have been emailed their official PTA membership cards! You can use these for various perks or to print out and carry in your wallet. Visit for all the fringe benefits of being a PTA member.  Not a member? It's never too late to join!   If you have questions, please contact Gretchen Kindberg at
As 2015 rapidly comes to a close, we hope you enjoy the last week of school before the December break!
Melinda & Isabelle 

Help bring some holiday cheer to a family in need this holiday season.  
Lincoln's Giving Tree, located in the front of the office, has tree decorations with desired gifts cards that a family in the Lincoln community needs this holiday season. 
Please stop by to choose an ornament, purchase the gift card and return it to the school office. Any dollar amount is appreciated.
Please deliver all gift cards by Tuesday, December 15th.
Thank you so much for your participation in helping bring joy to our Lincoln community.  
Happy Holidays!
Questions? Contact Rachel Goodrich at 650-344-3067 or
This week, Burlingame Public Schools are collecting unwrapped toys and gifts for children ages 12 & under.  Food donations are welcome as well, all will go to CALL Primrose.  Toys will be distributed to families within our community. Please give if you can and bring your unwrapped toys to the marked bins at school by Friday morning at drop-off. Thank you for your continued support in showing our children the importance of giving. Happy Holidays!
If you, or someone you know is need of grocery assistance, contact Call Primrose at 650-342-CALL or

Check your mailbox for the 2014-2015 BCE Annual Report honoring our parent and community donors for raising the $1.795 million grant we are spending on our children this year.  Learn more about the impact you make with your donation.
Get to know Sari McConnell, the BCE Vice President of Marketing, and why "We are BCE" are three of her favorite words. 

Congratulations to all the student performers for providing our community with wonderful music concerts!  Music curriculum is funded by BCE, and when you attend a performance you can see your BCE dollars at work. Read more about the music program and see the schedule for upcoming performances on our blog
Make the most of your donation!  Many employers who will match your generous BCE donations have December 31 deadlines, so please act now and submit your matching paperwork to your employer today. Click here to see if you or your spouse's employer offers matching gifts.
Nothing is more local or powerful than a philanthropic gift that supports excellent public education in Burlingame for every child, including your own. Please donate or pledge-now-pay-later to BCE's Annual Campaign by December 31st.  Your donation will be eligible for a 2015 tax deduction.  Plus, corporate matching programs count all giving made from Jan-Dec 2015 so be sure to factor in the entire calendar year into your corporate matching request.

Save the date!  On April 16, 2016, you are invited to A
Totally Awesome Prom Night, BCE's annual Dinner Dance and Auction!  Mark your calendar for an unforgettable evening of dinner, drinks, totally rad auctions and dancing to the 80's sounds of musical guest, Tainted Love!  Tickets on sale February 23 at

Planning is well underway for BCE's
A Totally Awesome Prom Night and we would love your help to make our silent and live auctions a huge success!  If you or someone you know has access to totally rad auction items, we would love to hear from you!  Whether it be autographed sports memorabilia, hosting a themed party or a vacation home getaway, we would love to know!  All proceeds from the auctions help the Burlingame School District sustain and enhance exceptional public education for all Burlingame TK-8 students.  For more details and auction item donation forms, please visit
Please see attached flyers for more specific information about the event and call for auction donations.
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For Provisional Appointment to the BSD Board of Trustees
POSTED: December 8, 2015
The Burlingame School District Board of Trustees has a vacancy due to the resignation of Mr. Gregory Land effective December 3, 2015. The Burlingame School District Board of Trustees is announcing its provisional appointee of Mr. Doug Luftman as of December 7, 2015. Unless a petition calling for a special election, containing a sufficient number of signatures, is filed in the office of the County Superintendent of Schools within 30 days of the date of the provisional appointment, it shall become an effective appointment.

Public Notice, Education Code 5092
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Winter Crafts at the Burlingame Public Library
Come to Winter Crafts on Thursday, December 10, from 3:30-5 pm in the Lane Community Room. No sign-ups needed, just drop in and have fun making winter craft projects.  
Easton Branch Library Special Music Program
Join us at the Easton Branch Library, 1800 Easton Drive, for a special music presentation by the Mercy High School Girls Chorus.  The special music performance is on Wednesday, December 16 at 7 pm. 
Winter Reading Program for all ages at the Burlingame Public Library
Keep reading over your winter break and enter raffles for a chance to win fabulous prizes.  Raffle prizes include gift cards to Peet's Coffee, Books, Inc., and Five Little Monkeys, Visa gift cards and movie passes.    Pick up a Winter Reading log starting December 14, 2015 and finish 15 days of reading by January 10, 2016. Mark a snowflake for each day you read and you get a raffle ticket for each five days of reading. The program is open to all ages - children, teens, and adults!  One log per reader.  

(Ends Dec. 13)

(Jan-Mar 2016)

(Dec. 7-11)

Elves Workshop - Parents Night Out 
(Dec. 21)




(Winter Break)
BYBA Registration (until Jan. 8)

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