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Volume 22, Issue 25
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
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

3/28-4/1: Spring Break, No school 

4/4: Lincoln Pizza Night, 5pm, Village Host
Yard/Lunchroom Duty
Week of 3/14:

Farrell / Loveall  
Quick Links
Principal's Note

Dear Lincoln Families:
There has been a strong focus on math this week at Lincoln. All of our teachers participated in district-wide, grade-level professional development offered by SWUN. Teachers met for half a day to prepare for the topics to be covered in trimester 3. In addition, they worked with our SWUN trainer, Stephanie, to better understand the key skills and procedures students need to master before the end of the year to be prepared for next year. 

It is amazing to me how much more comfortable teachers and students alike are with the new instructional strategies required by the Common Core State Standards. I visited a kindergarten classroom this week and it was exciting to hear all of the students using math vocabulary to express their understanding of "more than" and "less than." Common Core explicitly requires students to use academic language in math and content area literacy in their speaking and writing. This really ups their game and our students demonstrate every day that they are up to the challenge. 

Thanks to Integrated Arts Specialist, Annalisa Chason, for a wonderful family evening of making art. It was great to see so many families discussing and making art around the themes of home and family culture. This year's focus on VAPA, with the support of the Integrated Arts Specialists, has enriched our students' experience in the classroom. Students are making and discussing art in a variety of genres in order to better understand their content area subjects and demonstrate their learning of them. 

The intrepid editorial staff of the ROAR went on an amazing field trip last Friday. They had the opportunity to visit the journalism program at Palo Alto High School. They got a tour of the facilities, met with journalism students, and were inspired to consider the opportunities available for them if they pursued journalism. Thanks to the parents who chaperoned and a special thanks to Katie Storey for organizing this amazing experience. 

We have been noticing that a larger number of students are playing on the playground without adult supervision after dismissal. Please remind your student that if you are not there to pick them up at dismissal, they MUST come to the main office to wait. They are not to wait on the playground or in Ray Park for you. It is important that we know at all times where our students are if they are not being supervised by an adult. Thank you in advance for having this important conversation with your student. 


Next week, the Burlingame School District will be hosting its final food drive of the year. We'll be collecting canned and boxed food for Call Primrose, our local food pantry. (See the flyer for a list of food ideas.) All of the food we bring in next week will help families, individuals, and the elderly in our community. 
Please bring your donations to the bins in your classrooms by March 18 to help support those in need in our community. This is our last school outreach for the year, so let's make it a good one!


Hello Parents,
Kudos to the Roar editors in chief, section editors, and countless student reporters and contributors who published a very full edition of our illustrious school newspaper. There was interesting information, thoughtful reporting, and entertaining tidbits throughout. A special thanks to the Storey, Hee, and Kon families for their monumental support in publishing the paper. Great work everyone! 

At our PTA meeting last week, we had the pleasure of hearing from Ashley Sullivan, the District Integrated Technology Specialist. It was enlightening to see examples of technology in use in our Lincoln classrooms. We also heard updates on budget, upcoming events, and capital projects, among other topics. If you missed the meeting but want a full report, minutes are always available to PTA members by emailing a request to If you aren't a PTA member yet, it's not too late to join so you can vote on important issues! Contact membership chair, Gretchen Kindberg, at We hope to see more people at our next meeting on Friday 4/8 at 8:45am. More details to come as the date approaches! 

We also officially elected the PTA Executive Board Nominating Committee: Michele Tatos, Kendra Wehmeyer, Kendra Knight, Kerri Wood Einertson, Ingrid Gauthier, and Gretchen Kindberg. Please contact any of these individuals if you're interested in a board position for next school year. Your time and talents are needed!  

Melinda & Isabelle 

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.

Over 20 countries are signed up so far! If you'd like to sign up to bring an appetizer, dessert, or some tasty bites, please contact Keith Good, at
or sign up HERE, by March 18. Please plan for about 150 bite-size samples. This is a fun, social, free event. See flyer for details!   
It's time to clean out those bookshelves! Lincoln's used book sale is coming up on April 11-13. We're now accepting donations of gently used books for ages 5 and up, games, and puzzles. 

Please drop them off on Daniella Kriner's doorstep at 1541 Bernal. We'll sell all kids' books for $0.25 each, games and puzzles for $0.50 each, and adult books for $1 each. All proceeds will benefit the PTA. 

Questions? Contact Daniella Kriner at or Claudia Lachance at

Like, for sure, you totally need to get your tickets HERE to BCE's A Totally Awesome Prom Night, Dinner Dance and Auction on April 16 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Burlingame! So dust off that prom dress and skinny tie -- or cocktail attire -- and get ready to eat, drink, and bid on rad auction items, and then dance the night away! (Early bird ticket prices available through March 21. Last day to purchase tickets online is April 4. Tickets will not be sold at the door.) 

Are you new to the school district this year? Enter to win two tickets to BCE's Dinner Dance and Auction -- a $300 value! Winner will be randomly selected on March 18. Click HERE to enter! 

Volunteers wanted! 
The Dinner Dance and Auction planning committee is looking for volunteers leading up to, during, and after the event. There are many ways to help, so please sign up and see a full list of volunteer opportunities online here. We hope to see you at BCE's biggest fundraiser of the year in support of our schools! Thank you to our Title Sponsor, Cre8 A Couch, and Principal Sponsors, Putnam Subaru and QuesGen Systems, Inc. 
We are BCE. Together we build better Burlingame Schools.  
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Registration for the spring session of after-school classes and summer camps opens Wednesday, March 16. 

Check out the flyer and register online 
Come and see the talented students at Burlingame Intermediate School in their production of The Lion King Jr.
March 11, 12, 18, and 19 at 7pm
March 20 at 1pm

Click here for tickets and see the flyer for more information. 
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.
In response to overwhelming public protest, a federal judge has decided records of 10 million California students won't be released to attorneys in a special-education lawsuit. Judge Kimberly Mueller ruled that the huge database will remain solely with the California Department of Education, which must respond to queries from attorneys seeking evidence that the state has failed to ensure an adequate education for special-needs children. Please see article in the San Jose Mercury News for more info.
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
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. 

cute-tree.gif Free Program Offers Tips on Greening Your Commute 
Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions by Bay Area households and is a major contributor to climate change. Traffic congestion is making commutes longer and less sustainable. 
The Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame is inviting the public to a program on Thursday, March 24, called "Cut That Carbon," which will explain how to reduce your transportation "carbon footprint" and save time and money. Representatives from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, San Mateo County's and Active Transportation programs, and Proterra, a Burlingame-based electric bus company, will describe how new technology, incentives, and rebates are helping people get out of their cars and enjoy healthier commuting options. 
"Cut That Carbon" will take place from 7-8:45 pm in the Lane Room at the Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road. The program is free and open to the public. Door prizes will be given out, including extras for those who don't drive alone to this event. 
The Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame (CEC) is a nonprofit organization that provides tools to help Burlingame residents live more sustainably. You can download a flyer with details of other CEC programs at For more information about CEC, visit or email 
Foundation Luncheon
Please join the Burlingame Library Foundation at its 10th annual luncheon featuring Bay Area authors Jan Ellison, Lori Ostlund, and David Talbot. Boutique shopping starts at 10am. The luncheon is from 12:30-2:30pm on Saturday, May 7, at the Green Hills Country Club. For ticket information visit:

Used Book Sale
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 ... TRAVEL GUIDES ... and much more. Most are $2 or less! New stock added daily. Admission is free.
Burlingame Main Library, Lane Room, Bellevue entrance
Friday, April 15             12-4 pm
Saturday, April 16         10 am-4 pm
Sunday, April 17           12-4 pm, BOOK BARGAINS BY THE BAG, $6/bag, $10/2 bags*
* We even provide the bags!
Proceeds benefit the Burlingame Public Library. 
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. 
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.
Sign up at If you have questions, contact Jeff Londer at or





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