Lincoln Elementary School 
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Volume 22, Issue 31
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
4/30: Sweetheart Dance, MPR, 6-8pm 
5/2: Village Host Pizza Night, 5pm
5/2-6: Teacher Appreciation Week 
5/5: PTA Meeting, Library, 7pm
5/6: Lion Dance, 5pm
5/10: Coffee with Superintendent, Lincoln location TBD, 8:45am
5/18: Spring Concert, 4-5 grades, 6:30-8pm, BIS Auditorium 
Yard/Lunchroom Duty
Week of 5/2: 
Guidi / Moran-Sarre   
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Dear Lincoln Families,

Tuesday was a magical, musical day at Lincoln as our grades K-3 students performed for family and friends at the Spring Showcase. 

The morning started with the 3rd grade performance and our students were clearly performance ready. Their joyful singing and confident performance brought tears to all of our eyes. They set a high water mark I was sure couldn't be matched, but each succeeding grade level did just that. Our students sang in English, Japanese, French, and American Sign Language. They introduced their class in Spanish, Russian, and Italian. It was truly a celebration of music and the varied and rich tapestry that is Lincoln.

This wonderful day would not have been possible without the dedication and generosity of many in the Lincoln family. Thank you to our amazing music teacher, Carol Prater, whose love of music and our students shone through all. Thank you also to our accompanists, Yong Yu, Doy Prater, and Franziska Kionke. Thank you to our amazing music parents, Leslie Tong and Judy Vina, whose dedication to our music program ensures a beautiful and successful showcase each year.

Our kindergarten teachers are getting ready to welcome the families of our incoming kindergarteners at Kindergarten Orientation on Wednesday, May 4, at 6:30 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room at Lincoln. This adult-only event provides an opportunity for parents to learn about Lincoln's kindergarten program and hear from teachers about what parents can do to help prepare their students for the first day of school. The Lincoln Team looks forward to meeting the families of our newest Lions.

The Burlingame Lions' Club Annual Spelling Bee is Tuesday, May 3, at 4 pm at the Burlingame Lions' Club on Burlingame Avenue. We are proud to have Abigail Akers, Cora Haggarty, and Minnoli Raghavan represent Lincoln at the bee. These students finished in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the Lincoln spelling bee. Although we always hope to bring home the trophy, we are proud of our Lions for representing us so well no matter where they place.

I need to share with you that our own beloved Ms. Hall has taken a position at BIS teaching 8th grade Humanities next year. The middle school's gain is certainly our loss. Our only consolation is that she is just up the road and will still be teaching some of our Lions. As you know, Ms. Hall has been at Lincoln for 10 years. Although she is sad to leave her colleagues, our families, and our students, she is ready for a new challenge. Teaching 8th graders certainly fits that bill. I know you all agree that Ms. Hall is definitely up to the challenge. We wish her only the best of luck as she moves forward in her career, but we remind her that she will always be a Lion.


Lincoln's first annual Sweetheart Dance for all current Lincoln girls (K-5th grade) will be this Saturday, April 30, in the MPR. The event is complimentary but you need to register.

We still need volunteers! Help us make this night special. We need help with day-of registration, clean up, and food. Please sign up to volunteer or if you'd like to donate a dessert for the night of the event. You can also contact the event chair, Fabiola Price, at 
Let's make this the most special first dance for our girls!

Hello Lincoln families!

Thanks to Jean Gordon and her number caller, John Sheehan, for masterfully putting together Bingo Night last night. It looked like everyone was having a fun time in the MPR winning lots of prizes and enjoying the festivities. 

Also sharing the spotlight this week was Mrs. Prater and her music coordinators, Leslie Tong and Judy Vina, for the K-3rd music showcase on Tuesday morning. The thoughtfulness put into music selection and room decorations made the event an uplifting and inspiring experience for all of us. Thank you! 

Final preparations are underway for Lincoln's first annual Sweetheart Dance this weekend. We hope everyone has a wonderful time having fun with their Lincoln sweetheart. If you haven't already RSVPed, please do so now.

Haul out those cowboy boots and hats for the Lion Dance! Mrs. Rossi and our Lincoln Lions have been working on their best line dancing moves to share with us next Friday, May 6. More details are included below. Is this your first rodeo? Click here for more details about the event! 

Spend 5 Minutes and Win a $10 Gift Card - Take the Lincoln PTA Parent Survey!
Lincoln PTA is seeking YOUR feedback in the annual parent survey! If you have a child at the school, we want to hear from you to review our events and share your experience to help shape PTA goals for the 2016-17 school year. Complete the survey by May 8 for a chance to win one of three $10 gift cards! 

See you at pizza night this Monday at Village Host!


Melinda & Isabelle 
Each year the Lincoln PTA honors outstanding contributions made by our school community to the students of Lincoln Elementary School. 

Please take a moment to reflect on who has helped make Lincoln a better place for your child. Your nominee can be a teacher, staff member or parent whose continuous commitment has made a significant impact at Lincoln. Nominations are due by Friday, May 20.

A committee will review the nominations and select this year's PTA Honorary Service Award recipients. To nominate someone, please fill out this form and return it to the school office, or email it to Daniella Kriner at

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
Pizza Night
Sign Board
Staff Gift Coordinator
Used Book & Game Sale Chairs
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.

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.
Do you like to pull weeds?  How about making Lincoln's campus look more beautiful?  Thanks to those who helped at the first yard clean-up day last week.  We would like to have some more campus clean-up days and will need volunteers.  BIS students can earn Block B points or community service hours. 
Please contact Paola Lancellotti if you are interested: 

SVGives Day is coming this Tuesday, May 3. Help win up to $40K in cash prizes for BCE!

SVGives Day is unique event run by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation for local non-profits to inspire fundraising throughout our community. In the past two years, BCE was the No. 1 in donor participation ... and we're ready to do it again!

SVGives is giving out cash prizes every hour throughout the 24-hour event -- and some big "leaderboard" prizes at the end. Donate to BCE on Tuesday May 3 to help our schools win up to $40,000 in cash prizes for Most Dollars Raised and Most Unique Donors.

BCE's grant funds many great programs in our school, but it's not a one-time effort; these wonderful programs must be sustained every year. We are working really hard toward that goal but we are not there yet, and we need you! If you haven't given yet, please consider donating now! If we are able to raise the $1.8M required to continue to support all existing programs, we could help our schools fund new initiatives that have been identified but there are currently no funds to provide a district-wide STEM director, trained lunchtime supervision resources and additional professional development for our teachers.

As you may know, we are currently behind our fundraising goals needed to sustain Burlingame School District programs, and need your help now more than ever! If you haven't given yet, please consider donating now!

Be on the lookout for our email reminders to donate on Tuesday, May 3.

BCE is eligible to win great cash prizes at all hours no matter when you donate during the 24-hour SVGives Day, so do not hesitate to donate any time on Tuesday, May 3!

Prefer to schedule your donation in advance? Look for the SV Gives Day payment widget on the BCE website and donate today!

New Photos Posted of the BCE Totally Awesome Prom
New photos have been posted from the BCE Dinner Dance and Auction Totally Awesome 80's Prom. Thanks to all our parent donors, volunteers, and local businesses who made it a totally rad success! Still need to pick up your auction items? More info here.

Announcing the BCE Board of Directors for 2016-2017 
A heartfelt thank you to the Nominating Committee representing the entire school community during this selection process. Please join us in congratulating the following people in our parent community:
  • President - Angela Dubovsky (Franklin, BIS)
  • President Elect - Sari McConnell (Roosevelt, BIS)
  • Secretary - Michele Harbin (Washington)
  • Treasurer - Lindsay Wilson (Lincoln)
  • VP Business Development - Quynh Trinh (McKinley, Franklin)
  • VP Events - Fabiola Price (Lincoln)
  • VP Marketing - Jennifer Kulin (McKinley)
  • VP Scholars Circle - Kendra Wehmeyer (Lincoln)
  • VP Site Directors - Linda Shaffer (BIS)
  • BIS Site Director - Malinda Pauly
  • Franklin Site Director - Marni Fligel
  • McKinley Site Director - Hildur Carlen
  • Washington Site Director - Margaret Burke
  • Lincoln Site Director - Katie Herstein
  • Roosevelt Site Director - Kristin Flenniken
  • Hoover Site Director - Carolyn Way 
We are BCE. Together we build better Burlingame schools.  
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WamJam - Washington Elementary School's family festival
Saturday, May 7, 11am - 5pm, 801 Howard Ave
Join your Burlingame friends and neighbors at Washington Elementary School's annual spring family festival! 

There will be rides and games including laser tag, bungee jump, and Spider Mountain. Enjoy arts and crafts, face painting, glitter tattoos and a live DJ. Local food trucks Canasta Kitchen, Whisk on Wheels, Cluck It Up and Cookies n' Cream will be there for food and refreshments.
Is your daughter interested in making friends and having fun while building character, confidence and courage? If yes, then you should think about having your daughter join Girl Scouts.

Parents and caregivers of kindergarten to 3rd grade girls can find out how to join Girl Scouts and help form a troop at your school at the following informational meeting: 

Tuesday, May 10, 7-8:30 pm
Lincoln Elementary School Library

Troops are forming for next school year. This meeting is for families of all the Burlingame schools. 
Child care will be provided.

For more info, please contact Kavita Nandra at 
Are you new to BSD? Have you not had a chance to get involved? Would you like to learn about our school district?
Please join Dr. MacIsaac for a relaxed, informational conversation at Lincoln on May 10, at 8:45 am. Join us! Please see the attached flyer for more details. 
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.
Would you like to have an exciting, fun-filled time at BIS?  We need your help!  Please sign up to be an official or judge at the BIS Schoolympics.  The events will be held from June 7-15 and will run approximately 1:15-3 pm. The events in which we need parent assistance will take place on June 8-14.
If you are available to sign up for more than one day, AWESOME!  The more the merrier.  If you would like to sign-up at BIS in person, please deliver your information to Tatiana and Debbie at BIS, or you can give your information to your school site secretary.  They will be happy to add you to our list.  

Homeowners coping with water restrictions can learn at a free seminar how to convert conventional irrigation systems so that they use far less water:
"Water-Wise Irrigation and Landscaping" 
Thursday, April 28, 7 pm 
Lane Room, Burlingame Main Public Library
This free program features Julie Montanari, a master gardener who will explain how to change a spray irrigation system into one with matched precipitation rotators and drip irrigation that will save water and money and require little maintenance. She also will offer tips on selecting water-wise plants and will cover the basics of rain water storage and gray water. 

Sigalle Michael, sustainability coordinator for Burlingame, will explain how homeowners can obtain free sprinkler heads that use up to 30 percent less water than conventional ones through a new program.
Free refreshments will be served. All attendees will be invited to participate in a free raffle. Those who walk, bike, use public transportation or share a ride to the program will be eligible for an additional drawing.
A flyer listing all CEC program is available hereTo learn more about the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame, click here.  
Star Wars Bingo at Burlingame Public Library 
Join us at the Burlingame Public Library for Star Wars Bingo Night on Tuesday, May 3, from 7-8 pm in the Lane Community Room. Play bingo and win book prizes, including a selection of Star Wars books! For more information, call the Children's Desk at 650-558-7400, ext. 3, and check out the flyer.

Free Comic Book Day at Burlingame Public Library
The Burlingame Public Library presents Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 7. Pick up your free comic book (for all ages) and enjoy the Free Comics Book Day Photo Booth and participate in the gigantic comic strip. Also, we host Kids' Superhero Crafts in the Lane Community Room from 10:30 am-noon. For more information, call the Children's Desk at 650-558-7400, ext. 3, and check out the flyer. 
Fall After-School Enrichment Classes
Have questions about after-school offerings? Suggestions for classes your child would enjoy next year? The Burlingame Parks & Rec Dept. is planning the fall lineup and welcomes parent input. Contact Lincoln parent Alex Galanter at

And don't forget, 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 

Coffee with the Superintendent
(May 10)

Lion Dance (May 6)
(May 2-8)

Skyhawks Sports Summer Camp


 Bocce Tournament
(April 29 deadline)

EFBA French Classes

Foster Family Fair
Spanish flyer
(April 30)

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