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Volume 22, Issue 26
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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

3/23: LCAP Town Hall Meeting, 7 pm, BIS Library

3/28-4/1: Spring Break, No school 

4/4: Lincoln Pizza Night, 5pm, Village Host
Yard/Lunchroom Duty
Week of 3/21:

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Dear Lincoln Families,
If you have been on campus this week you will have seen the new addition to the center courtyard. The picnic tables have arrived. All of our students are excited about the prospect of outdoor lunch. The adults are pretty happy about it too. We have reviewed outdoor lunch protocols and procedures with all grade levels to prepare them for this momentous occasion.
If the weather holds we will begin outdoor lunch this week. These tables will also be used by our teachers for outdoor classroom space. It will be a great location for multi-classroom collaboration, writers' workshop, and small group work. A huge thank you to PTA for expanding our liveable space through the purchase of these tables and to all of the parents who gave up a Saturday to put them together in the rain.
Representative third graders from every elementary school in the district will be participating in a Math Bee on April 5th from 3:15-5:15 in the BIS Auditorium. Lincoln is in the process of selecting the 3rd graders who will represent us. Each 3rd grade teacher is holding a classroom Math Bee where they test students on Math facts. The top three students from each class will compete against each other this Friday with the top 5 finishers school-wide moving on to the district Bee.
We are very excited to support this new Bee. Our students, and their teachers, have been hard at work teaching and learning the new Common Core math standards, but we don't want to lose sight of the importance of math fact fluency for our students. This competition is a good reminder. I will be sharing the names of the top five finishers with you in next week's LINKS.
Our next SEM (Schoolwide Enrichment Model) Day is this Friday. Some of our students will be engaged in new projects while others will be continuing ongoing projects begun on previous SEM days. These dedicated days this year have provided teachers with the opportunity to engage students in inquiry lessons and hands-on learning around subjects that are relevant and interesting. The engagement of our students on these days has been tremendous. Check the Lincoln Twitter account on Friday for pictures of the work our students are doing.


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!   


Hello Lincoln Families-
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Check out the new center courtyard!!  The new picnic tables arrived last week and we had a wonderful group of Lincoln dads, moms and students help out with assembling and placing the tables on Saturday.  

Many thanks to Chester Rice, Paola Lancellotti, Dimitri Sogas, Marc Quilici, Gerard Manning, Ronan Manning, Jon Herstein, Joe Spano, Steven Saunders, Chris Milks and Bo Parker.  Thanks also to our helpful students Marco Rice, Alison Saunders, Dylan Saunders, Ana Spano, Nicholas Spano, Mia Milks and Kiera Parker.    Jim and Omar from the district facility crew also helped unload tables in the rain last Friday.   Lastly, a special shout out to June Hee and Eva Zei for serving on the table committee.   We look forward to our students enjoying the space for outdoor learning and lunch soon. Next up: Umbrellas!
Next week is International Night, one of Lincoln's favorite community events.  It is wonderful to visit each of the tables and taste the foods that reflect the diverse heritage and culture of the Lincoln community.  
Don't forget that next week early dismissal starts for the entire school. 
Melinda & Isabelle 

School Site Council is comprised of parents, teachers and staff who collaborate to annually update Lincoln's Single Plan for Student Achievement. Site Council is also a tremendous way to stay up-to-date on school initiatives, curriculum, and achievements while also influencing Lincoln's priorities and goals. 
Site Council is currently recruiting 3 new parent members for the 2016-18 school years.  Site Council members are required to attend monthly after-school meetings (usually on Wednesdays) and serve a two-year term.
Interested candidates should email current Site Council Chair, Katie Storey, by Monday, April 18, at  Please include your child(ren)'s grade(s), a brief bio, and why you are interested in Site Council.
Questions?  Feel free to reach out to any of the current parent Site Council reps: Heather Happ, Ila Kriplani, Laura Medanich, Katie Storey and Linda Weil.
This week, the Burlingame School District will be hosting its final food drive of the year. We are 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 this week will help families, individuals, and the elderly in our community. 
Please bring your donations to the bins in your classrooms by tomorrow, 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!

Lincoln's first Annual Parent Daughter Dance will be on Saturday, April 30, 2016 in our very own Multi-Purpose Room! For our inaugural year, our theme will be Candy Land. Our girls will enjoy a night of desserts, dancing, crafting, and photo ops with their special date.  More details to follow, but for now save the date!
We are looking for volunteers! Please click here to sign up or contact our Dance Chair Fabiola Price, 
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

There's still time to get early bird priced tickets to BCE's A Totally Awesome Prom Night, Dinner Dance and Auction on April 16 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Burlingame!  Click here for rad savings, and then dust off that prom dress and skinny tie - or cocktail attire - and get ready to eat, drink, bid on rad auction items and dance to the 80's sounds of Tainted Love!  (Early bird ticket prices are $150 per person and available through March 21st.  After March 21st, tickets are $175 per person.  Tickets are sold online only and available until April 4, or until sold out.  Tickets will not be sold at the door.)
Want to sit with your friends or fellow school parents?  No problem!  
When buying your tickets, be sure to fill in your school name/grade level or friends' names, or even choose a fun 80's song/movie that you can all use to name your table, so our seating committee can make best efforts to accommodate everyone!  You can also email to make requests.
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.  

Interested in Other Volunteer Positions for BCE?
This is the final week to submit your interest to the BCE Nominating Committee for the 2016-17 Board of Directors and Event Chair positions.  Please contact right away! There is more information about available positions here.

We are BCE. Together we build better Burlingame Schools.  
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If you are not attending International Night, consider attending the annual Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Town Hall Meeting.
March 23, 2016
7 pm
BIS Library
Please join Superintendent Dr. Maggie MacIsaac and the BSD admin team in a "Hands-On" conversation about our District's goals, programs and focus for this year.
Come and see the talented students at Burlingame Intermediate School in their production of The Lion King Jr.
March 18, and 19 at 7pm
March 20 at 1pm

Click here for tickets and see the flyer for more information. 
Forget everything you thought you knew about the effects of stress and begin to see it through a different lens. Stanford psychologist and bestselling author Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., delivers a startling message: Stress isn't bad.
In The Upside of Stress, McGonigal highlights new research indicating that stress can, in fact, make us stronger, smarter, and happier-if we learn how to embrace it. McGonigal combines science, stories, and exercises into an engaging and practical presentation that is both entertaining and life-changing.  Whether you are parenting young children or in the midst of navigating the teenage years, you won't want to miss this important evening. 
Wednesday, April 27, at 7 pm
Capuchino High School Theater
1501 Magnolia Ave, San Bruno (1.5 miles north of Burlingame, just off El Camino)
Tickets:  $5 in advance, $10 at the door
Over 900 parents attended our last event! Click on this link to learn more and reserve your spot now:
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 

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. 

Registration for the spring session of after-school classes
and summer camps is open now! There are lots of great classes to choose from. 
Check out the flyer below and register online today! 
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 
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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