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Volume 22, Issue 27
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
3/21-3/25: Gr K-5 Conferences, 1:30pm dismissal

3/28-4/1: Spring Break, No school 

4/4: Lincoln Pizza Night, 5pm, Village Host

4/5: Parent Meeting with Dr. MacIsaac, 8:45am and 7pm, Lincoln Library

4/5: District Math Bee, 3:15pm, BIS Auditorium

4/6: Science Night, 6:30pm, MPR
Yard/Lunchroom Duty
Week of 4/4: 
Kionke / Galant  
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Dear Lincoln Families,
Thank you to Keith Good and all of the families who made International Night such a rousing success. This is always a wonderful evening of sharing each other's culture through food. It is a special community event that families and students enjoy together and is a key part of the rich fabric that makes the Lincoln community such a vibrant one. I know this event requires a lot of planning and work to make it look so effortless. Thank you to everyone who participated.

Congratulations to the 3rd graders who will be representing Lincoln at the district's Math Bee on April 5th. Each 3rd grade classroom held its own Bee with the top finishers going on to the Lincoln Bee. The following students emerged from that Bee as the top 3rd grade mathematicians at Lincoln - Ryan Lee, Ethan Chen, Penelope Pisarevich, Keli'i Chavinson, and Sophia Mitchell. I am proud of all of our mathematicians and look forward to cheering these students on at the district Math Bee on April 5th from 3:15-5:15pm at the BIS Auditorium.

Once we return from Spring Break we will be settling in for the final push to the end of the year. I hope that conferences this week have given you a good idea of how well your student has done in achieving the goals set at the beginning of the year. I know our teachers worked hard to prepare for these meetings. There is a lot left to accomplish before the end of the year rolls around. Not the least of which is the state testing for our 3rd-5th graders scheduled for May. You will hear more about this as the time draws closer.

A number of our students have taken to playing basketball on the courts in Ray Park before school starts. We are responsible for all students beginning at 8:15 when our supervision begins. While some of the students on the court have parent supervision, many do not. The teacher who has supervision duty does not know which students are supervised and which aren't, so he or she does not know which students to scoop up and move to the playground. In order to ensure the safety of all of our students, we kindly ask that you remind your student(s) of this rule and urge them to follow it. If you are supervising your student at the park, we ask that you walk with them to the fire drill lines at 8:15 so we can be sure all of our students are under our supervision.

Thank you to everyone who has communicated their well wishes to me on my impending retirement. Your kindness, while not the least surprising, means so much to me. I hope you know how much I value all of you. Please know that your expressions of sorrow at my leaving are met in equal measure on my part. Please be assured that Dr. MacIsaac has put a process in place that will ensure your new principal will be a good fit and will continue the great work our teachers and staff are doing. I hope you are able to attend one of the parent meetings she has scheduled for April 5th. One meeting is at 8:45am and the other at 7:00pm, both in the Lincoln Library. This meeting is your opportunity to share what you are looking for in Lincoln's next principal.



We are in great need of volunteers for this year's Science Night! The event takes places in the Lincoln MPR April 6 at 6:30pm. Volunteers will be asked to come early for set up and training. This is a great opportunity to interact with the Lincoln community by leading kids through fun science demonstrations and experiments. You don't need to have a science background - we will provide you with all the information and supplies. We've planned some fun new additions this year, and cannot make it happen without your help!
There will be a meeting tonight, March 24 at 7:30pm in the Lincoln Teacher's Lounge. If you cannot attend the meeting, please contact Katie Herstein at katie.herstein@gmail.comfor more information. 


Hello Lincoln Families-
We have such talented chefs among us!  Thank you to all the parents who represented dozens of countries at International Night.  Not only is it a treat to taste our way around the globe, but also to visit with our wonderfully diverse community! Special thanks to Keith Good for chairing the event once again. 
Our teachers have been working hard preparing for the end of the trimester.  As conference week wraps up, we want to acknowledge our talented educators.  We hope everyone had productive meetings with their teachers.  
In appreciation of the extra work at conference time, PTA volunteers provided a luncheon for our teachers and staff this week. Thanks to the many parents who brought in their homemade goodies. 

After the break, our calendar is packed from April to the end of the year. There is something for everyone!  Be sure to check it out and we hope to see you at Pizza Night on 4/4, Science Night on 4/6, and the PTA meeting on 4/8. Dr. MacIsaac will be our guest speaker at the PTA meeting.  
Have a terrific Spring Break!

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.
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
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!

This event will be complimentary to all attendees but we need volunteers! We need help with décor, publicity, registration, set-up, clean up, and food.

Let's make this the most special first dance for our girls!
Please click here to sign up or contact our Dance Chair Fabiola Price, 
Lincoln thanks you for ALL the BOX TOPS that you have submitted!  
Please keep them coming in by reminding family, friends and neighbors to cut out and collect BOX TOPS. Each one is worth 10 cents! Remember to write your name and room number on the back, return them to the large, pink BOX TOPS box in the office. You may be one of Lincoln's next lucky winners of a gift.

The following are the lucky random winners:
Kailyn Kindberg   Kindergarten/Chan
Chloe Ma    3rd grade/ Room 4
Jayden Ma  4th grade/  Room 16


The online auction for BCE's A Totally Awesome Prom Night, Dinner Dance and Auction is now OPEN!  You don't have to wait until the event on April 16 to bid on totally awesome parties, SF Nutcracker tickets, Giants vs. Dodgers tickets, vacation getaways, VIP seats at the Rose Parade, family activities and MUCH MORE!  So click HERE to start bidding and check back often, as we are adding new items daily!

We are, like, totally sold out. GET ON OUR WAIT LIST while we work with the Hyatt to expand capacity. We will notify you by April 4, as space becomes available.  

Curious to know what BCE's Dinner Dance and Auction is all about?  Volunteer!  
The planning committee is looking for volunteers leading up to, during and after the event.  It's a great way to get involved and meet fellow parents, so please sign up online here.

Got your tickets and want to sit with your friends or fellow school parents?  No problem!  You can email to make requests (provide your school name/grade level or friends' names, or choose a fun 80's song/movie that you can all use to name your table), and our seating committee will make best efforts to accommodate everyone!

Meet Fabiola Price, VP Events

As we get closer to BCE's biggest fundraiser of the year, learn more about Fabiola Price who heads up all events for BCE.

We are BCE. Together we build better Burlingame Schools.  
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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. 

Register today! 
Week Long Camp K-5 
It's time to mark your calendars for an exciting session of Spring Break Camp! Spend the entire week with our awesome Adventure Camp Staff meeting new friends, playing tons of games, creating cool art projects and getting geared up for the summer season. We'll have one cool field trip on Wednesday, March 30. Campers should bring a bag lunch daily and dress for active play (no sandals).
Click Here to register.
Day at a Time Camp
Burlingame Adventure Camps are proud to present Day-At-A-Time registration for Spring Break Camp! This is a great opportunity for parents who may need only partial childcare during the school break. Campers must arrive at camp no later than 10:00am each day and may be picked up as early as 3:00pm. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited, so "Day-Of" registration is not guaranteed! 
Click Here to register.
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 and register online 
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




(April 14)

Healthy Living Workshop



Camp Galileo


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