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Volume 22, Issue 18
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
1/11-1/15: Socks & Coat Drive

1/18: MLK Jr. Day, No school

1/19: BCE Read-a-thon Kick Off at Books, Inc., 6 pm
1/20: Math Night, 6-7:30pm, MPR

1/23-29: BCE Read-a-thon

1/27: BIS Parent Orienation, 6:30-8 pm, BIS Auditorium
Yard/Lunchroom Duty
Week of 1/19 
Semple / Gallegos
Quick Links
Principal's Note

Dear Lincoln Families:
On Tuesday night I had the opportunity to share Lincoln's Site Plan with the Board of Trustees. This plan was developed with the support of parents and teachers on School Site Council. I am always proud to have the opportunity to highlight the amazing work being done at Lincoln every day and this was no exception. The purpose of this site plan is to set goals and define action steps that will allow us to continually improve student learning for all students at Lincoln. While the education available at Lincoln is strong there is always room for improvement. As Vince Lombardi said, "Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence."
The plan has three main goals for improvement. The first two are academic goals, one in math and one in literacy. The third goal focuses on School Culture and Social-Emotional Learning. I will be sharing these goals and action steps at the next PTA meeting on March 3rd and will be posting them on the Lincoln website.
I also was able to share the wonderful work being done at Lincoln during our first of three kindergarten tours. It was great to look out at the excited and nervous faces of our incoming families. We have two more tours scheduled. The next tour is Friday, January 22nd, at 10 am and the final tour is Thursday, January 28th, at 1:15 pm. Please remind your friends and neighbors to attend. Kindergarten enrollment is right around the corner as well. It will start bright and early on Monday, February 1st, in the MPR.
Lincoln's Student Council has begun creating weekly "news" programs to be shown in each classroom. These programs bring students announcements about school events, weather reports, and student-made videos of happenings at school. They are lively and interesting and will help to keep our students connected and informed. Thank you to our Student Council and to Mrs. Farrell for their hard work.
Thank to the leadership of Student Council and Mrs. Glover, we are also collecting socks and gently used coats for families who would otherwise do without. As the temperatures dip and the rains continue, it is heartwarming to see our students think about the needs of others less fortunate. Please donate to this worthy cause.
There will be no school on Monday, January 18th, in celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Our students are learning about Dr. King's impact on the country and will celebrate his achievements at a students-only assembly on January 20th. Thank you to our teachers for teaching our students the value of caring and working to make this a better world.

Get Ready to Rocket into Reading with Star Wars...

The BCE Read-a-thon is almost here!
Read-a-thon materials are going home with students this week. From Jan 23-29, students will read as much as they can and record their daily minutes online. New this year! Minutes will be recorded online at
Have your student ask family, friends and neighbors to support their participation with a donation. There are great prizes, including the chance to win an iPad Mini and a Five Little Monkeys gift card.
And don't forget to attend the Read-a-thon kick-off shopping event at Books Inc. on Tuesday, Jan 19, at 6 pm. Principal Magda will be there to read a book! 
Get ready to start reading on Saturday, January 23!

Hello Lincoln Families!
Thank you to all who attended the first PTA meeting of 2016!   We had a great turn out to hear Rosemarie Troccoe, our guest speaker, discuss RTI and early literacy.  Thank you Rosemarie!    
Socks, Underwear & Coat Drive

The clothing drive ends this Friday, January 15th.  If you have time, please pick-up some new socks and underwear for donation.  These items are needed the most. All donations go to InnVision Shelter Network for distribution to their shelters and homes along the Peninsula.
LobsterFest is three weeks away!

LobsterFest is sold out, but you still have the opportunity to get in on the fun. We are looking for volunteers to help out in the clearing room and help with decorations.  Please sign up here.  Please note that in order to have dinner, you will need a ticket.  We are looking forward to the big night! 
Math Night, Wednesday, January 20, 6-7:30 pm  

Math Night is coming up next week.  It's a fun, free community event for kids of all ages.  Kids enjoy visiting math stations set up throughout the MPR.  If you are interested in leading a station, please check out the Math Night information below in this edition of the Links.
Enjoy the MLK holiday on Monday!  
Melinda & Isabelle 

Lincoln Math Night is next Wednesday, January 20, 6-7:30 pm in the MPR.

Lincoln presents its annual family Math Night, a Lincoln tradition where kids and families can have some fun with counting, geometry, measuring and all things mathematical!  We'll take over the MPR with stations and high-energy activities involving math!  Perennial favorites like calculating the volume of jelly beans in a jar, graphing a normal distribution of student heights, and dice games will be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.  Snacks and water too! 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:   We are still in need of volunteers to man a table or otherwise guide kids through fun math games and activities.  You need only show up at 5:45 pm and be prepared to do some math! Do you have a kid at BIS who needs Block B points?  Volunteering at Lincoln Math Night is a fun and easy way to gain some points and do some crazy math activities with younger kids.   If you or your BIS student wants to join the party, please email Tina Clarke Dur at

Lincoln's Annual LobsterFest, hosted by the Lincoln Dad's Club, is Saturday, February 6, from 6-11:30 pm at the Burlingame Rec Center. 
Tickets are SOLD OUT, so please contact to be placed on the waitlist.  
Want to help make the event more awesome? The Dad's Club needs volunteers, please signup here!
January Socks, Underwear & Coat Drive - This Week!
Do you want to help children and adults in our community with the most basic of needs?  This week, Burlingame Public Schools are collecting new socks and underwear in all sizes for men, women, and children. We will also take warm gently used coats and raingear.  Please bring donations to your child's classroom drop-off by tomorrow, Friday, January 15.  All donations will go to InnVision Shelter Network and distributed to their shelters and homes along the Peninsula. Thank you for all of your wonderful support!

Get ready to Rocket into Reading with books!  

The BCE Read-a-thon begins on January 23.  The BCE Read-a-thon is a week-long fundraiser that promotes literacy, inspires excitement about reading, and increases awareness about BCE. Students seek sponsorships to benefit BCE and compete for classroom and individual prizes for the most minutes read!  Be on the lookout for your students BCE Read-a-thon envelope and get ready to help your student to track all minutes read outside of class.

Mark your calendar!  

Join us on Tuesday, January 19, and Wednesday, January 20, from 6-8 pm at Books Inc., 1375 Burlingame Avenue, for refreshments, friends and shopping in support of BCE.  Stock up on some new books - Books, Inc. will donate 20% of all sales each night to support BCE.  
BCE's A Totally Awesome Prom Night

Look for Auction Item Donation details in your child's backpack!  This week, your child will be sent home with details for donating auction items for the BCE Dinner Dance and Auction.  We would love your help to make our silent and live auctions at this totally rad evening a huge success!  All proceeds from the BCE Dinner Dance auctions help Burlingame School District sustain and enhance exceptional public education for all Burlingame TK-8 students.  
For more details and auction item donation forms, please click here. We thank you for your generous support!
You are invited to the public BCE Board Meeting

On Thursday, January 21, from 7-8:30 pm at the Peninsula Museum of Art (1777 California Drive), Superintendent Dr. MacIsaac will be moderating a panel of our district's specialists including the district math coach, integrated technology specialist, visual and performing arts, and library services. This event is a great way to get more in-depth knowledge of all the resources available to our children. 

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Dear Hoover School Parents/Guardians, 

The long awaited opening of Hoover Elementary School is drawing near!  

We are very excited about the opening of the school in fall of 2016. Last Spring, during the Town Hall Meetings, we discussed the attendance area and how the new boundaries may affect families. All parents in the Hoover student attendance area received a letter in November welcoming them to the new Hoover School. Along with this letter was a Hoover Confirmation Form. All Hoover families were asked to complete the form so the District can confirm space at Hoover for next year. 

The next step in the process is to create the list of Hoover attendees based on the information sent to the District. For those families attending Hoover School next year, mark your calendars for a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 20, 2016. 

If you have any questions regarding this form or Hoover Elementary, please feel free to contact my office at 650-259-3805

Dr. Maggie MacIsaac
BSD Superintendent

Come and get the information that you have been looking for to ready your 5th graders to become incoming 6th graders. There are two information sessions taking place:
5th Grade (and new) Parent Orientation
January 27 @ 6:30-8pm
BIS Auditorium
5th Grade (and new) Parent Tours
February 24 and April 13 @ 8:45-10am
BIS Media Center

Join us at the Burlingame Public Library for a special event for all ages -- Love Your Library -- on Friday, February 5, from 6-7:30 pm.  This special event celebrates libraries and books and features a beautifully decorated library to match the festivities of the evening.  The event will feature a jazz band with dancing, tasty treats, crafts, a Wheel of Fortune prize wheel, face painting, a photo booth, and more.  For more information, call the Children's Desk at (650) 558-7400, ext. 3. 

Socks & Coat Drive
(Week of Jan 11)

(Jan-March 2016)







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