Lincoln Elementary School 
Lincoln Links 
Volume 22, Issue 21
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
2/5: BCE Read-a-Thon
Envelopes Due

2/6: SEDAC Workshop, 9:30am-12pm, BSD Office
2/6: LobsterFest, 6pm, Rec Center
2/15-19: Presidents' Week, No school
2/24: Site Council Meeting, 3:15-4:30, Library Conference Room
Yard/Lunchroom Duty
Week of 2/8: 
Moran-Sarre / Guidi
Quick Links
Principal's Note

Dear Lincoln Families:
Lincoln has hosted visits by two of our School Board members recently. It was wonderful to play tour guide as I showed off our beautiful campus. We went into many classrooms and saw our students engaged in exciting and inspiring projects. 

In one 4th grade classroom, students were starting early on the next SEM Day by brainstorming Kindness Projects. In one kindergarten classroom, students were listening to a story and answering inferential comprehension questions. In a 3rd grade classroom, students were working on an animal project by creating a presentation in Google slides. This is just a snapshot of the amazing work going on in Lincoln classrooms every day.
Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered to help with new kindergarten enrollment on Monday. We had 28 new students enroll that morning and, thanks to Gail and our parents, the process was smooth and speedy. Definitely Lincoln putting its best foot forward. All Lincoln families will be receiving a purple form on Friday so you can let us know whether your student(s) will be returning to Lincoln next year. Please fill this form out and have your student return it to their teacher by Tuesday, February 23rd. It is important that we have this information so we can begin to plan for next year.
Sadly, the Read-a-Thon is coming to an end for another year. Our students have done remarkably well. We will be announcing our minutes at this Friday's assembly, but our Lions have topped last year's total. Thank you to Rachel Goodrich and her RAT committee. It was a wonderful week that celebrated our students' love of reading. Join us on Friday morning to celebrate!!!
Lost items have begun to accumulate in the main office. There is an assortment of eyeglasses, keys, and bric-a-brac. We will be disposing of any items that remain after the February break so please stop by the office to see if any of these items are yours.
Hope to see you at Lobsterfest!


Lincoln's annual Lobsterfest, hosted by the Lincoln Dads Club, is this Saturday, Feb. 6, 6-11:30 pm, 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. 
Teacher Experiences
Some of the special teacher auction items include:
  • "Principal for the Day" with Ms. Magda
  • "P.E. Teacher for the Day" with Mrs. Rossi
  • Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University outing with Ms. Menzies
  • Pizza my Heart and Yogurtland outing with Ms. Chan
  • "Teacher for the Day" with Mrs. Glover 
For a complete list of all of the generous auction items donated by Lincoln staff, click here.
Classroom Artwork 
Can't make it to the art preview in the Library today? No problem! Check your classroom Shutterfly website for a peek at the artwork created by your child's class for the silent auction! If you see something you like but can't make it to the Lobsterfest, ask a friend to bid for you! 
"Just-Sign-Up" Auction Items
Flip Flops and Lemon Drops 
Don't miss this ladies night out! Forget your stilettos, come comfy and casual wearing flip flops! We'll sip Lemon Drop martinis and of course some wine. We'll nibble on appetizers and treats - it will be simply divine! Come enjoy an evening of fun! Date: June 4th at 7pm.  
Hut, Hut, Hike! Father/son flag football 
Are you ready for some football? Flag football that is!  Come out for an afternoon of father/son team play. After you and your boys have exerted your energy in the competition, cap off the afternoon with some pizza and drinks. Date: May 1, 2016.
Ladies Bunco Party 
Mom's night out! No experience necessary - we'll teach you how to play! Date: May 20, 2016. Maximum number of attendees: 28.
Lobsterfest General Guidelines
We hope you are looking forward to an evening of good food, good fun, and many ways to raise money for Lincoln! Whether you are hosting a party, signing up for a party, or bidding on one of our auction items, you are making a difference to our school. 
All payments for items won are collected at the event and checks are preferred but credit cards are also accepted. Please note that preference will be given to those in attendance. If you are unable to attend Lobsterfest but would like to bid on an item, please make arrangements for a friend to bid and pay on your behalf at the event. 

Hello Lincoln Families!

This is a big week for our community. The BCE Read-a-thon wrapped up, we were treated to math lessons from our fine teachers, we enrolled the next generation of kindergartners, and we had our monthly pizza night! 

And this Saturday we look forward to the Dads Club Lobsterfest and PTA silent auction.  These events are all made possible not only by the hard work of dozens of volunteers but also by all our families that engage and participate.  Thank you, one and all!

Whether or not you are attending Lobsterfest this weekend, please stop by the library today for a preview of the amazing collaborative class art work.

Have a fun and safe Super Bowl weekend!

Melinda & Isabelle 

The Force is with Lincoln Readers!
Lincoln students read a total of 167,640 minutes during this year's BCE Read-a-thon. That's over 116 days exploring the galaxy!
Make sure your students have turned in their BCE Read-a-thon envelopes with their collected contributions. Tomorrow, Friday, Feb 5, is the last day to do so. 
And don't forget about the great prizes. Winners will be announced on Friday, Feb 12!
  • A Five Little Monkeys gift card for the top reader in each class.
  • A class party for the class with the highest participation (measured by number of envelopes returned).
  • The chance to win an iPad mini for each student who returns his/her envelope with at least one donation!  
We are very pleased to announce that Lincoln has three students moving on to the State Competition for the 2016 PTA Art Reflections. Those students are:
  • Mika Haggarty for her photo A World Without Needles
  • Henry Hirschmann for his film Mindscape: A Journey Through My Imagination 
  • Samantha Storey for her dance piece Finding Your Voice.  
Congratulations and good luck at state!
Thank you!
Kristin and Kyong
Lincoln has raised an impressive $305.40 in BOX TOPS so far this school year. That's a lot of 10-cent pink BOX TOPS!  Thank you for your support and please remind family, friends and neighbors to cut out and collect BOX TOPS and turn them into the office. Remember to write your name and room number on the back to be one of the lucky winners of a prize!

BCE Read-a-thon
It was an incredible week watching our students Rocket Into Reading! Thank you for your participation. Tomorrow is the last day to turn in envelopes and donations can still be made online. Remember, all donations are tax deductible and will be counted as part of your annual contribution to BCE.
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.
Nominating Committee
The BCE nominating committee has just been approved by the Board of Directors, and are tasked with seeking out the finest volunteer candidates to fill open Board of Director positions and key advisory board positions for the 2016-2017 year. Our community is filled with top-notch parent volunteer talent and we hope you will consider joining either the BCE Board of Directors or the Advisory Board.  Each year, our dedicated volunteers well up with pride to serve an organization whose sole focus is dedicated to helping fund a top-notch education for our children.
Come be part of the excitement!  To join our team, email Nominating Committee Chair Michele Harbin at, visit for more information, or contact the following Nominating Committee members whose service we greatly appreciate!
BCE Nominating Committee Members 2016
Chair: Michele Harbin
Franklin: Marni Fligel
Hoover: Terese Piazza Fuss
Lincoln: Carolyn & Ken Way
Lincoln: Cristina Valadez
McKinley: Richard Moran
Roosevelt: Euni Kwon
Washington: Erica Rishel
BIS: Cathy Guglielmi
BCE President: Angela Dubovsky
We are BCE. Together we build better Burlingame Schools.  
Not receiving BCE emails? Subscribe hereLike us on Facebook 
Come and get the information that you have been looking for to ready your 5th graders to become incoming 6th graders. There are two parent tours 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.

Free Environmental Programs on Timely Topics Offered in Burlingame
The Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame (CEC) is inviting the public to seven events this year focused on current environmental issues, beginning on February 17 with a program about the enormous problem of food waste.
All programs are free and suitable for children of all ages. They will be held from 7-8:45 pm in the Lane Community Room in the Burlingame Public Library at 480 Primrose Road. Anyone who doesn't drive alone to these programs will be eligible for a free prize.
You can download a flyer with details of other CEC programs here: For more information about CEC, visit or email
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. 
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)





  • E-mail Links submissions to (For flyers, see below.)
  • Send as Word or text files: Links editors may not be able to open other formats.
  • Submissions are due no later than noon on Tuesday for each Thursday's Links.
  • Send weekly reminders for entries that need to be published multiple weeks.
  • Keep flyers to one page whenever possible, printable on 8-1/2 x 11 paper.
  • Links editors may edit for length, clarity, spelling and grammar.
  • Approval for flyers not specific to Lincoln Elementary is acquired through the Educational Services Department of the District Office.
This newsletter brought to you by: