Lincoln Elementary School 
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Volume 22, Issue 24
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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

3/16-3/18: Gr 4-5 Conferences, 1:30pm dismissal

3/21-3/25: Gr K-5 Conferences, 1:30pm dismissal

3/23: International Night, 6:30pm, MPR
Yard/Lunchroom Duty
Week of 3/7:

Hall / Chan  
Quick Links
Principal's Note

Dear Lincoln Families:
Thanks to the district and our Visual and Performing Arts Specialist, Annalisa Chason from Arts Ed. Matters, Lincoln will be hosting two Integrated Art Family Nights this spring. Grades K-2 students and one parent are invited to sign up for the visual art night on March 9th from 6:30-8:00 in the MPR. Grades 3-5 students and one parent are invited to sign up for the April 13th visual art night.
These evenings are a special time to have fun with your student(s) making art. No talent necessary. Just a desire to roll your sleeves up and make something. If turnout is anything like it was for the theater arts nights held this winter, you will want to sign up soon. Please look below to find the link to the sign-up page.
Our first full edition of the Roar is about to hit the stands. The Roar team has worked very hard to make this a memorable edition. So many of our students contributed, making this one of the longest editions in recent memory.
This is wonderful for our students to have an outlet to share their interests and their creativity. Thank you to our amazing parents who give so much of their time and expertise to keep the Roar moving forward. Please look for the Roar in your student's backpack.
Unbelievably, Trimester 2 is coming to a close. Teachers will soon be completing report cards to share with you at conferences. Conferences are scheduled immediately after the trimester ends to give parents and teachers a chance to discuss each student's progress toward their goals. This is such a great time of the year, a real chance to celebrate successes and plan next steps for reaching goals.
As always, I am amazed by how hard our students work and how motivated they are to learn and grow. Thank you for partnering with us in creating the circumstances for this growth. By focusing our students on the importance of perseverance in the hard work of learning and willingness to take risks and learn from mistakes, we ensure our students have the habits of mind necessary for a successful future.


International Night is coming up on Wednesday, March 23, 6:30-8 pm 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.

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 18th. Please plan for about 150 bite-size samples. This is a fun, social, free event. See Flyer for details!   


Hello Lincoln Families,
March is here and we are well into the second half of the school year.  Many parents are asking when school will start in August.  The academic calendar for the 2016-17 school year will be voted on and released in the next few weeks.   Please watch for the calendar to be posted on the left side of the Links.
Tonight we will have our monthly PTA meeting in the library at 7 pm.  We always enjoy seeing new faces at our meetings.  Please join us as we welcome our guest speaker and former Lincoln teacher, Ashley Sullivan.  She will discuss the use of technology in the classroom. 
Many thanks to Keith Good and many devoted volunteers who are diligently planning International Night on March 23.  If you are interested in participating and representing your country at a table, please add your name to the spreadsheet here.
Our new picnic tables for the center courtyard are arriving next week. They will provide outdoor lunch and learning space for students. We need a few strong parents to help with assembly on Saturday 3/12 between 8-12; if you can spare a couple of hours, please click here to sign up to help.  
Please join us at Pizza Night next Monday at Village Host.  Enjoy dinner with other Lincoln families, and you might just come home with a raffle prize!  Many thanks to Angie Turri and Sharon Reichow for organizing a fun night for our kids.  We hope to see you there!
Melinda & Isabelle 

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 pm 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!
Please come to our second ELAC (English Language Advisory Committee) meeting of the year.  The meeting is for parents who have children who speak another language.  At the meeting we will discuss the redesignation process, programs and activities at Lincoln School.
The meeting will be, Friday, March 11, at 8:40 am in the staff room.
We hope you can make it!
Mrs. Jaffe and Mrs. Troccoe
Por favor venga a nuestra segunda  reunión de ELAC (Comité Asesor de Inglés) del año.  La reunión es para los padres que tiene niños que hablan otro idioma.  En la reunion vamos a discutir el proceso de redesignar,  las actividades publicás en la Escuela Lincoln.
La reunión será el 11 de marzo, a las  8:40 am en la  sala de los maestros
Es posible traer sus niños contigo.
Espero que puedan venir!
La Senora Jaffe y la Sra Troccoe

Tickets are on sale now for BCE's A Totally Awesome Prom Night, Dinner Dance and Auction!  Click here now and save!  Sorry, no tickets will be sold at the door.

Are you new to the school district this year?  Enter to win (2) tickets to BCE's Dinner Dance and Auction (a $300 Value)!  Winner will be randomly selected on 3/18.  Click here to enter!

Events details:
What:  BCE's biggest fundraiser of the year to help support our schools!  Enjoy dinner, drinks, silent and live auctions and dancing to 80's cover band, Tainted Love!
When:  April 16, 2016, 6 pm - midnight
Where:  Hyatt Regency Hotel, Burlingame
We thank all of our sponsors and are thrilled that for the first time, BCE's Dinner Dance and Auction will have a Title Sponsor.  We welcome Burlingame's family-owned Cre8 A Couch, an affordable, custom luxury furniture solution, to BCE's sponsor family!
We hope you will join us on April 16 to help support our schools!

We are BCE. Together we build better Burlingame Schools.  
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We are looking for any high school or college 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. 
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. The last parent tour is taking place:
5th Grade (and new) Parent Tours
April 13 @ 8:45-10am
BIS Media Center

Timetable Changes
Caltrain will be adjusting its schedule starting April 4, 2016. Caltrain is building additional time into its schedule to address dramatic ridership increases across the system.  This change will enhance customer experience by allowing the system to operate more reliably and effectively.

Additional Bike Car Capacity
Beginning April 4, Caltrain will add a third bike car to its 
five Bombardier trains (newer trains).  Under the new configuration a third bike car will replace one of the regular passenger cars. The addition of the third bike car will provide a significant increase in onboard bicycle capacity.
Caltrain Feedback Survey
Caltrain is launching a "Customer Experience" initiative to focus on enhancements that will improve our passengers' riding experience. Caltrain will look at a host of communication, service, and access improvements, plus additional amenities that can make the train riding experience more enjoyable.  Please click here before March 20 to take a 10-minute survey to rate and identify these priorities.   
If you have questions, please contact our Customer Service team at 1-800-660-4287. 
Burlingame Library Foundation's April 2016 book sale features thousands of gently used books, DVDs and other items. CHILDREN'S BOOKS...COOKBOOKS...HARDBACKS...TRADE PAPERBACKS...TOUR GUIDES...and much more. Most are $2 or less! New stock added daily. Admission is free each day.
Burlingame Main Library, Lane Room, Bellevue entrance
Friday, April 15              12:00 - 4 pm
Saturday, April 16         10:00 - 4 pm
Sunday, April 17            Noon - 4 pm, BOOK BARGAINS BY THE BAG, $6/bag, $10/2 bags*
*We even provide the bags!
Proceeds benefit the Burlingame Public Library. 
Join the Challenge!
Join the CoolCalifornia Challenge and help Burlingame win part of the $150,000 prize money for sustainable projects in our city and schools.
Burlingame is now in third place among the 22 cities competing statewide. You can help just by signing up, as cash prizes are partly determined by the number of members in each city. Then you can earn points by logging your energy efficiency and water reduction efforts, and taking photos of things like energy-efficient appliances, mass transit rides or carpools, and low-flow shower heads.
This city-sponsored contest runs through March 30, 2016. Sign up at If you have questions, contact Jeff Londer at or






Healthy Living Workshop


Parks & Rec Kickball

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