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Volume 22, Issue 20
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
1/23-29: BCE Read-a-thon
2/1: Kindergarten registration, MPR,
2/1: Lincoln Pizza Night, Village Host, 5pm
2/2: Common Core Math Night, Rm. 19, 6:30pm
2/6: SEDAC Workshop, 9:30am-12pm, BSD Office
2/6: LobsterFest, 6pm, Rec Center
2/15-19: Presidents' Week, No school
Yard/Lunchroom Duty
Week of 2/1 
Taddeucci / Stair
Quick Links
Principal's Note

Dear Lincoln Families:
Lincoln held its annual Spelling Bee last Friday. Prior to the school-wide Bee, teachers in grades 3-5 held Bees in their classroom, sending their top finishers to the school Bee. What a wonderful event this always is. Our students take their spelling very seriously and are quite good at it. In order to advance, our spellers were required to spell 'jai alai,' 'nonage,' and, the winning word, 'formicide' among others.
Taking top honors in this year's Spelling Bee were, in 3rd place - Minnoli Raghavan, in 2nd place - Cora Haggarty, and, in 1st place - Abigail Akers. While I am always thrilled with the spelling acumen of our students, I am more proud of the camaraderie and good sportsmanship on display that day.
Thank you to Ms. Kionke who organizes this event for us each year. It takes a lot of work to make the event seem so effortless. Thank you also to Ms. Moran, Mr. Carney, and Ms. Hall for their hard work. Abigail will be representing Lincoln at the Scripps Spelling Bee. Our top three winners will also represent Lincoln later this spring at the Burlingame Lions' Club Spelling Bee. Go Lions!!!
The Read-a-Thon is well under way. I can't look anywhere on campus without seeing students reading. The minutes are really adding up. Please encourage your student to read and log their minutes online at Students can count their minutes through Friday, January 29th. Donation envelopes are due to classroom teachers on Wednesday, February 3rd. Although our students are definitely motivated by the competition, I don't want them to lose sight of how much fun they are having reading so have your student(s) tell you about the books they are reading.
We will have our final Kindergarten Tour today at 1:15. We have had a great turnout of incoming families. Please remind your friends and neighbors to come this afternoon if they haven't already attended a tour. Kindergarten Enrollment for new families is scheduled for Monday, February 1st at 8:30am in the MPR.
Common Core Math Night is in Room 19 on Tuesday, February 2nd, at 6:30pm. I hope you will be able to join us to learn more about the standards through hands-on experience.

Lincoln Readers Are Out of This World!
As of Wednesday, Jan. 27th, Lincoln students have read a total of 84,193 minutes. That's space-tacular! Be sure to check the breezeway display for daily updates.
Have your students continue to read and track daily minutes through Friday. Final updates should be entered online at by this Friday evening.
BCE Read-a-thon envelopes (with or without contributions) are due Wednesday, Feb 3rd. If you misplaced your envelope, you may pick up another one in the school office.
Don't forget about the great prizes: a Five Little Monkeys gift card for the top reader in each class, a class party for the class with the highest participation and the chance to win an iPad mini for each student who returns their envelope with at least one donation!    

Hello Lincoln Families!

It's hard to believe that next Monday is already the 1st of February and kindergarten registration begins for the 2016-17 school year. Last week Ms. Magda sent an email to all current Lincoln families asking if anyone has a kindergarten sibling starting at Lincoln next fall. If you missed the email and have an incoming kindergartener, please email Gail at
Common Core Math Night
Common Core Math Night will take place on February 2nd in Mrs. Glover's classroom in room 19.  Please join several teachers as they show you how they teach common core math to our students.  
Lincoln Readers Rocket Into Reading
Lincoln Lions are doing a great job reading, reading, and more reading for the BCE Read-a-thon! A special shout out to our Lincoln BCE Team. They have been coming early to help out in the library during the morning read-ins.  Don't forget to log your minutes online!
Lobsterfest waitlist
Lincoln's annual Lobsterfest, hosted by the Lincoln Dads Club, is Feb. 6, 6-11:30pm, at the Burlingame Rec Center. Tickets are SOLD OUT. If you have a ticket but cannot use it, please contact Denis Nepveu at There is a waitlist. 
Please join us at Pizza Night next Monday at Village Host. Skip cooking and enjoy dinner with other Lincoln families. We hope to see you there!
Melinda & Isabelle 

The Burlingame School District will begin TK/Kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 school year on February 1, 2016.  
Parents may register their children at their home school between 8:30am-3:30pm on Monday through Friday. The BSD attendance boundaries and home schools can be found on the district website at  
Registration locations are as follows:
  • Franklin School, 2385 Trousdale Drive, 259-3850
  • Hoover School, register at the district office, 1825 Trousdale Drive, 259-3800
  • Lincoln School, 1801 Devereux Drive, 259-3860
  • McKinley School, 701 Paloma Avenue, 259-3870
  • Washington School, 801 Howard Avenue, 259-3880
  • Roosevelt School, 1151 Vancouver Avenue, 259-3890
Children eligible for Kindergarten must turn five years old on or before September 1, 2016.  At the time of registration, parents must present their child's birth certificate, passport or other legal proof of birth date and two proofs of residency within Burlingame, as well as, current immunization records.  These items must be received before a code will be given to complete online registration. 
Parents are urged to register their children as soon as possible for placement at their home school.
Lincoln's annual LobsterFest may be sold out but there is still plenty of opportunity to help make the event awesome. 

Sign up to volunteer -- there's a role for everyone! 

LobsterFest, hosted by the Lincoln Dads Club, is Saturday, February 6, from 6-11:30 pm at the Burlingame Rec Center. Contact to be placed on the waitlist.
Each classroom at Lincoln has been working on a collaborative art project to be auctioned off at LobsterFest.  If you are not able to attend LobsterFest or would like to have a preview of this year's art, we invite you to an Art Preview Show on February 4 in the library. 

Feel free to stop by anytime throughout the school day to see all the beautiful artwork!


Let's Rocket into Reading With Books!  
We are nearly at the end of an amazing BCE Read-a-thon week.  Track all minutes ONLINE at
and return your student's envelope by February 3 to enter our 100% participation contest with top prizes like an iPad mini! The top reader in each elementary school class will receive a $5 gift certificate from Five Little Monkeys or Books Inc. (BIS Students don't need to include their raffle tickets when they return their Read-a-thon envelopes. BCE volunteers will fill in their earned number of raffle tickets after envelopes are turned in)

Our students have been having such a fun week embracing reading, tracking their minutes, and buzzing about potential prizes. Here is a glimpse into the world of a third-grader and why BCE and the Read-a-thon is important to her:

Thank you to our sponsors: Leland Tea Co., Legarza Sports Camps, Books Inc., Mathnasium, Adventures in Writing, Burlingamer, United Health Credit Union, Broadway Tennis, Debbie Sharp, Aimee Klarich, The Sentence Center, SF Giants Camp, and Five Little Monkeys for their generous support of the 2016 BCE Read-a-thon.

BCE's A Totally Awesome Prom Night - Auction Item Donations are Due 2/12/16!
The silent and live auctions for BCE's A Totally Awesome Prom Night, Dinner Dance and Auction are really coming together.  A big thank you to those who have provided some incredible items.  The deadline to provide auction items is 2/12/2016, which is fast approaching!  So if you or someone you know has access to totally rad items like autographed sports memorabilia, special wine in your cellar, a vacation home getaway or do you love to host parties?  We would love your help to make our silent and live auctions a huge success!  

HOW, you ask?  Please complete and submit the auction item donation form along with your donation, by 2/12/2016 to your school's BCE site representative or send to:

BCE Dinner Dance and Auction Donations
Attn: Fabiola Price
P.O. Box 117730
Burlingame, CA  94010

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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 Tours
February 24 and April 13 @ 8:45-10am
BIS Media Center
"Introduction to the IEP Process and Assessment" Workshop (FREE)

Are you wondering if your child needs special education services? Are you confused about the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process? Does your child already have an IEP, but you still have questions about it? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may benefit from attending this workshop. 

When: Sat., Feb. 6th, 2016, 9:30am-12:00pm
Where: Burlingame School District Office, 1825 Trousdale Dr., Burlingame, CA
RSVP:  Heather Luftman, SEDAC Chair,
SEDAC Mobile Library
The Mobile Library will rotate among the 5 elementary schools throughout the school year. It contains books about ability differences, social skills, and more. It will be at Washington until Feb. 19th. BSD staff, students, and parents are welcome to check out books. Contact your school's librarian or e-mail for more information.

Want a math challenge?   Signup for Learnstorm by Friday, January 29.  
Maggie MacIsaac, BSD Superintendent challenges YOU! 


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. 
January is Poetry Month at the library and this year's theme is Poems are Cool.  Children in grades K-5 are invited to write an original poem and bring it to the Main Burlingame Library or the Easton Branch by January 31 to receive a free paperback book of poetry.  

The school with the highest per capita participation will receive our big Library Penguin to "live" in their school library.  Questions? Call the Children's Desk at (650) 558-7400, ext. 3. 

Join us for a free "Poetry Café and Cookies" open mike family program at the Main Library on January 31 at 2pm. Children may read their original poems to the audience and share some cookies.
Is a 9+ magnitude earthquake possible on the San Andreas Fault? Could a tsunami strike the Golden Gate Bridge? 
On Saturday, Feb. 6, earthquake expert Tom Brocher will challenge you to figure out which catastrophes shown in the movie "San Andreas" could really happen in the Bay Area, and which are pure Hollywood. 
Brocher, a former Burlingame resident and current research geophysicist with the Earthquake Science Center at the U.S. Geological Survey, also will explain the latest advancements in earthquake early warning technology and will offer tips on surviving an earthquake. 

The "San Andreas: The Movie - Fact or Fiction?" program will take place from 9-10:30am in the Lane Room at the Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

This program is presented by the Burlingame Neighborhood Network, which encourages residents to work cooperatively in neighborhood teams to prepare for disasters. For more information, visit, email, or view the flier below.

(Jan-March 2016)





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