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Volume 22, Issue 29
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
4/16: BCE Dinner Dance, Hyatt Regency, 6pm
4/18-22: 5th Grade Outdoor Ed Week 
4/22: Dad's Club Movie Night, MPR, 6pm

4/26: K-3 Music Showcase, MPR

4/27: Bingo Night, MPR, 6:30pm

4/30: Daughter-Parent Dance, MPR, 6-8pm 
Yard/Lunchroom Duty
Week of 4/18: 
Griffin / Happich

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Dear Lincoln Families,

The CAASPP (California Assessment of  Student Performance and Progress) test is still ahead for our 3rd-5th grade students. The testing window at Lincoln is May 16-31. 
Students will be testing in their 
classroom with their teacher. They will have unlimited time to complete both the Language Arts & Math sections of the test. 

Our students are well prepared for this assessment. Our teachers have been both creative and rigorous in designing instruction that is based upon the Common Core Standards. Please make sure your student attends school during the test dates unless they are ill. We want all of our students to test with their classmates. The best way for you to help prepare them is to make sure they get a good night's sleep, have a good breakfast, and keep any anxiety low. Our message to our students is that they are ready and that all we want is for them to take it seriously and do their best. Thank you for reinforcing this message with them. 

Outdoor Education is next week. Everyone here is very excited about this amazing trip. Parents of 5th graders, please make sure you review the paperwork you received at the Outdoor Ed. parent night so that your child has everything they will need for a week in the wilderness. Our intrepid 5th grade teachers will be contacting me daily to share how things are going, and I plan on visiting Wednesday morning. I will email families every day to share how students and teachers are doing. Do keep your fingers crossed for good weather. 

This Saturday is the BCE Dinner Dance. I hope you have pulled those prom gowns and tuxes out of the closet and dusted them off for this great event. Many of the important programs at Lincoln are funded by your support of BCE. The generosity of the Lincoln community is a given. Thank you in advance for your support of our VAPA Program, our PE Specialists, our 4th/5th grade instructional aide, our Math Coach, our Technology Integration Specialist, and our Music Program through your contribution to BCE.


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 three 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 children's grades, a brief bio, and why you are interested in Site Council.
Questions? Reach out to any of the current parent Site Council reps: Heather Happ, Ila Kriplani, Laura Medanich, Katie Storey and Linda Weil.

Hello Lincoln families,
Thank you to all who attended the PTA meeting last week. We had a great turnout with our superintendent Dr. Maggie MacIsaac and BSD board member Davina Drabkin. PTA meetings are a great way to keep your finger on the pulse of Lincoln action.  Mark your calendar for the next meeting on May 5 at 7pm. Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us! 

Congratulations to our new PTA Executive board for the 2016-2017 school year! We are pleased to announce the nominees for next year's executive board: 

Co-President: Ingrid Gauthier & Kelly Mulready 
Co-VP Volunteers: Allyson Trevor & Rachel Goodrich 
Co-VP Fundraising: Kellie Kemp & Kerri Einertson 
VP Communications: Open position  - TBD 
Room Parent Coordinator: Mary Kilponen 
Treasurer: Erica Carmel 
Secretary: Anna Algevik 
Auditor: Ajanta Horan 
Parlimentarian: Michele Tatos 
Financial Secretary: Shannon DeLucchi 

Daniella Kriner and Claudia LaChance deserve a huge "thank you" for once again running this year's Used Book Sale. It served as a great way for folks to spring clean and kids (and adults!) to pick up some great books and games for a bargain.

Bon voyage to our 5th graders as they head off to Outdoor Ed next week!

Melinda & Isabelle 
It takes a lot of people like YOU to make Lincoln such a wonderful school for our kids and families! 
As we look forward to the coming school year, there are some volunteer opportunities open for anyone who would like to help make next year an even greater success: 
Art Reflections Contest
Bulletin Board K-1
Holiday Giving Tree
Lobsterfest Committee/Decorations Chair
Lunchroom Volunteer Reminders K-1, 2-3, 4-5
Parent Education Liaison
Photo Day
Pizza Night
Sign Board
Staff Gift Coordinator
Used Book & Game Sale Chairs
Wee Care 
If you would like help with any of the above or need further information before making your choice, please contact Daniella Kriner at or Allyson Trevor at Thank you for your support.

The K-3 Music Showcase is coming soon! Mark your calendars: 
Tuesday, April 26
3rd Grade - 8:30am (arrival by 8:15am)
2nd Grade - 9:30am
1st Grade - 10:35am
Kindergarten - 11:15am
Showcase takes place in the multipurpose room. 
Lincoln Family Bingo Night is coming soon! 

Join your classmates for a fun-filled night of Bingo - Lincoln style! There will be plenty of bingo prizes, prize drawings, and fun treats to help you track those B-I-N-G's and O's! 

Bingo fun will be in the Lincoln multipurpose room on Wednesday, April 27. First call at 6:30! 

Each person will receive two Bingo cards and five prize drawing tickets. 
Lincoln's first Annual Parent Daughter Dance will be on Saturday, April 30, from 6-8pm in the multipurpose 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.  

This event will be complimentary to all attendees but you need to register! Please click here to register all girls who will attend from your family. 

We need volunteers! Help us make this night special. We need help with décor, publicity, day-of registration, set up, clean up, and food. Please click here to sign up or contact our Dance Chair, Fabiola Price, at

If you'd like to donate a dessert for the night of the event, please contact Shannon Delucchi at

Let's make this the most special first dance for our girls!
Time to dust off your boots and hats ... the Lion Dance is coming Friday, May 6! 

BBQ starts at 5pm. $5 gets you a burger, chips and drink. Dancing starts at 6pm on the blacktop. 

We need volunteers to help with crowd control and clean up. If you can help out, please email Evelyn Falasco at

Lincoln yearbooks are available by advance sale only. This is the only time yearbook sales will be offered, so make sure you order one today! 

Each 5th grader will receive one complimentary yearbook as a gift from the PTA. Students in K-4 can purchase a yearbook for $15 each. 

Order online or drop off the order form and payment in the school office. Please make checks payable to "Lincoln PTA." Orders are due by May 20. Yearbooks will be distributed on the last week of school. 

Contact Jean Gordon at with questions.

BCE Dinner Dance and Auction is just days away! Tickets may be sold out, BUT you can still VOLUNTEER and experience the event first hand! It's a great way to be a part of the evening. Volunteers can participate in the silent auction, will have dinner provided and be able to stay and dance the night away with 80's cover band, Tainted Love! Sign up HERE!
Roles we are looking to fill include: 
  • Set up (auction / décor / ballroom) 
  • Mobile bidding support 
  • Auction spotters 
  • Photographers 
  • Click HERE for more detailed job descriptions and sign up! 
The BCE Dinner Dance's Online Auction is closed but if you are the lucky recipient of some totally sweeeeeet items, and are headed to the Prom on the 16th, you can pick up your items in the clearing room between 9pm and midnight that evening. We hope you are getting excited to bid on MORE items in the silent and live auctions at prom! 
If you are not attending the BCE Dinner Dance and Auction, but have won Online Auction items, you can pick them up at the Burlingame School District office - 1825 Trousdale, Burlingame, CA - on the following days: 
  • Tuesday, April 19, 5pm-7pm
  • Friday, April 22, 9am-11:30am
  • Monday, April 25, 3pm-5pm
  • Friday, April 29, 1pm-3pm
First-time to BCE Dinner Dance and Auction? Get ready for this upscale evening and click
HERE for more tips to make your BCE Dinner Dance and Auction experience TOTALLY AWESOME! 
Thank you to our generous 2015-2016 BCE Dinner Dance and Auction Sponsors! 
Cre8 a Couch, Putnam Subaru, QuesGen Systems, Inc, Big Red Softball Team, Climatec, Elm Advisors, LLC, Junk King, McGuire Real Estate, Backstrom McCarley Berry & Co., LLC, Compass-USA/Chartwell's, Dannis Woliver Kelley, Judy Meuschke of Alain Pinel Realtors, San Francisco Federal Credit Union, Sausal Corporation, Alain Pinel Realtors, Burlingame, Alten Construction Inc., Boston Private Bank and Trust, Burlingame Education Association, Councilmember Emily Beach, Dreiling Terrones Architecture, Inc., The Garland Company, TRG Architects, Beals Martin, Inc, and Safeway, Inc. 
Funded by BCE: Technology Specialist
Items purchased at the BCE Dinner Dance and Auction help to fund important roles such as the district technology specialist. Learn more about the person who fills this role, Ashley Sullivan, and how she helps our students.
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:
Do you know someone whose work for children in our district reaches beyond your individual award-header.gif school to the wider community? Someone who has served in many capacities over a number of years? 

The Burlingame School District Board of Trustees is now seeking nominations for the H. Jay Burns Award, which recognizes exceptional volunteer service to district children, and commemorates H. Jay Burns, a trustee who served for 24 years. 

Submit your nominee by May 9. Please click here for more information on submitting a nomination.
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
McKinley Elementary School - April 25 - April 29

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 and register online 

Champions Summer 



(April 14)

Skyhawks Sports Summer Camp



Sweetheart Dance

Grocery Store Tour 
(April 19)

Foster Family Fair
Spanish flyer
(April 30)

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