Lincoln Elementary School 
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Volume 22, Issue 23
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
3/3: PTA Meeting, 7pm, Library

3/7: Lincoln Night, 5pm, Village Host Pizza 

3/7-3/11: Puberty Education, 5th Graders

3/9: Art Workshop, 6:30-8pm, MPR

3/23: International Night, 6:30pm, MPR
Yard/Lunchroom Duty
Week of 2/29: 
Sloan / Morrill
Quick Links
Principal's Note

Dear Lincoln Families:
I hope everyone had a fun week of rest and relaxation during our Presidents' Week break. The Team at Lincoln used last week to recharge our batteries for the busy weeks to come. It seems that the closer we get to the end of the school year, the faster time flies. We have a lot on the calendar for the weeks before Spring Break.

Conferences begin in a few weeks. You should have received a letter from me via your student informing you of our conference schedule and asking for your input on best days for scheduling your conference. This letter is due back to your student's teacher by Wednesday, March 2nd. Please make sure you get it back by the due date so teachers can do their best to schedule your conference at a time convenient for you.

Our 5th graders have a lot coming up as well. Outdoor Education is scheduled for the week of April 18th - April 22nd. It was great to see so many parents at the informational meeting last night. I know that our 5th grade teachers' enthusiasm for this program was contagious. It is both great fun and a great educational experience for our students. Because this is an experience our students long remember, it is important to us that all students who want to attend can. Please contact me directly if you would like information about a scholarship.

Additionally, Puberty Education is scheduled for our 5th graders the week of March 7th - March 11th. We are lucky to have Ms. Ivy Chen coming back. She is an experienced Puberty Ed. educator who has worked with our district for many years. Burlingame School District has scheduled a parent information night so you can meet Ms. Chen and hear more about the program. It is March 2nd at 6:30 in the BIS Library. I hope you will attend. Please return the signed permission slip for your student by the due date, March 3rd.

Our next PTA meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00 in the library. Ashley Sullivan, the Burlingame Technology Integration Specialist, will present the work she has been doing this year, both district-wide and at LIncoln. I know the Lincoln community misses having Mrs. Sullivan full time at Lincoln, but she has really moved technology integration forward in the district this year. Come and hear about the good work she is doing thanks to your donation to BCE.

International Night is coming up. It is scheduled for March 23rd. This is always a wonderful community event where our families share their culture, showing the wonderful diversity that makes Lincoln such a special place. Thank in advance to everyone who works so hard to make this a great evening.


The district art coaches are returning to lead a Visual Arts hands on workshop for students and a parent.
There will be 2 workshops in the Spring. March 9 is for grades K-2 and April 13 is for grades 3-5. Each workshop is 6:30-8:00pm in the MPR at Lincoln. 
Space is limited. If we have more respondents than spaces, a lottery selection process will be used. If you wish to attend, please respond by March 2. You will receive an email by March 6 confirming your spot. Those who were not able to attend in November will have priority for the Spring sessions.
Click here to register for the 3/9 session.
Click here to register for the 4/13 session.
Hope to see you there!

Hello Lincoln Families!

Hang on folks, here comes March with all its requisite madness! Our next PTA meeting is a week from tonight, on March 3 at 7pm in the Lincoln library. Our special guest will be Ashley Sullivan, the District technology integration specialist and former Lincoln 4th grade teacher. She will speak to the use of tech in the classroom. 

We are eagerly anticipating International Night ,taking place on Wednesday, March 23 in the MPR at 6:30pm. This is a community event where families share a taste of their culture.  The planning has begun! If you want to get involved, contact our wonderful chairperson, Keith Good, at

Our new picnic tables are arriving in a few short weeks. They will provide outdoor lunch and learning space for students. But we need a few strong parents to help with assembly. If you can spare a couple of hours, please click here to sign up to help.  

One of the things that makes Lincoln so special is the level of parent engagement. PTA would love to hear from those interested in joining the Lincoln PTA Executive Board. This is the leadership team that maintains school traditions and supports the PTA community building mission.  

Contact Michelle Tatos at
 to learn about the available opportunities. We need you!  
Melinda & Isabelle 


Ashley Sullivan, the Burlingame Technology Integration Specialist, will present the work she has been doing this year, both district-wide and at Lincoln, to integrate technology into our classrooms. Please come hear Ashley talk about how she has moved technology integration forward in the district this year and plans for the future.


Wednesday, March 3 @ 7pm in the Lincoln Library.

International Night is coming up on Wednesday, March 23, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Multi-Purpose Room. We will be celebrating our diversity by sharing cuisine from around the world. All parents, teachers, and children are welcome to attend.
The following countries have currently signed up: Australia, Canada, Malaysia, England, Germany, India, Japan, Philippines, Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, Mexico, Russia, and Greece.
If you'd like to sign up to bring an appetizer, dessert, or tasty bites from these (or other) countries, please contact Keith Good, at
or at 650-575-2322, by March 11th. We plan for about 150 bite-size samples. This is a fun, social, free event. See Flyer for details!   
Keep Clipping those Box Tops!  
Clip BoxTops from participating products and drop them off in the office. Write your child's name and room number on the back of each BoxTop. Those Box Tops really do add up to helpful funds for Lincoln.  

Click here for more information.


Tickets on sale now! 
BCE's A Totally Awesome Prom Night Dinner Dance and Auction
Saturday, April 16 from 6pm - Midnight at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Burlingame

Join us for this
totally awesome evening of dinner, drinks, silent and live auctions and dancing  to 80's cover band, Tainted Love.  Early bird tickets sold February 23 - March 21. Click here to buy tickets now and SAVE!  
Are you new to Burlingame School District - a parent of kindergarteners, upcoming kindergarteners or new to our school community?  
The Burlingame Community for Education Foundation (BCE) can't wait to meet you!  Watch for an invitation from your BCE school site team to attend a special event where you can mingle with other parents new to the district, and learn more about BCE's biggest fundraiser of the year, the Dinner Dance and Auction, in support of all TK - 8 Burlingame public schools.
BCE's Dinner Dance and Auction planning committee is looking for volunteers leading up to, during and after the event.  This is a great chance to meet and collaborate with a dynamic group of fellow parents and philanthropic members of the community to help support Burlingame School District.  There are many ways to help, including decoration and auction set-up, registration, wine bar, etc.  You can sign up and see a full list of volunteer opportunities online here.  

Nominating Committee
The BCE nominating committee 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.  Whether you work outside or inside the home, whether you are a mom or a dad, BCE provides opportunities to use your skills and talents to help fund an excellent education for all our children. Come be part of the excitement!  To join our team, email Nominating Committee Chair Michele Harbin at or 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
Hoover/ Lincoln/BIS: Carolyn & Ken Way
Lincoln: Cristina Valadez
McKinley: Richard Moran
Roosevelt: Amanda Rogowski
Washington: Erica Rishel
BIS: Cathy Guglielmi
BCE President: Angela Dubovsky
We are BCE. Together we build better Burlingame Schools.  
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Come and see the talented students at Burlingame Intermediate School in their production of The Lion King Jr. at BIS.
March 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7pm
March 20 at 1pm
Burlingame High School presents their spring theatre performance of Mystery Weekend. Chills are guaranteed in this hairpin, curvy, twisty play. 
March 11 and 12 at 7:30pm
March 13 at 2pm
All shows are at the BHS Theatre.
Click here to purchase tickets now. $15 for general admission and $10 for seniors, students and children.
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
April 13 @ 8:45-10am
BIS Media Center

We are looking for any high school siblings who would like to be Cabin Leaders for our Outdoor Education Program. We have the following schools going to Jones Gulch. If you have any student who would like to be a cabin leader for any of these dates, please let us know.
Lincoln Elementary School - April 18 - April 22, 2016 
McKinley Elementary School - April 25 - April 29, 2016
Roosevelt Elementary School - April 11 - April 15, 2016 
Washington Elementary School - March 14 - March 18, 2016 

Your high school student will need to contact their Counselor at their school site of their interest to be become a Cabin Leader. Transportation and meals will be provided. They will just need to pack up a bag for a week of fun Outdoor Education activities!

Please contact Joann Salinas at the Burlingame School District Office at or call 650-259-3807 with any questions. 

(Jan-March 2016)





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