Lincoln Elementary School 
Lincoln Links 
Volume 22, Issue 32
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
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

5/20: Early Dismissal-
All Grades Out at 1:30pm 
5/25: School Site Council Meeting, Library Conference Room, 3:15-4:30pm
Yard/Lunchroom Duty
Week of 5/9: 
Morrill / Sloan

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Dear Lincoln Families,
The end of the school year is always action packed and this year is no exception. This Friday is the Lion Dance!! If you have been before, you know what a joyful evening it is. If you have not, you are in for a treat. My heart sings every year to watch all of our students line dance together. They have practiced so hard and become so good. This year will be especially poignant as it will be the final event for Lincoln's Lion Dance Queen, Mrs. Rossi. She works so hard every year preparing our students for this wonderful community event. I hope you will join our students and staff in this celebration of dance, the Lincoln community, and Mrs. Rossi.
Next week brings Dr. MacIsaac to our campus. She will be hosting a Coffee with the Superintendent event for grades K-3 parents on Tuesday, May 10th at 8:45. If the weather is good, we will meet in the garden. If not, we will meet in room 15. When you arrive, please look for signs directing you. This will be a great time, especially for our new families, to meet our superintendent and hear about the district and plans for its future. As always, we are excited to have Dr. MacIsaac at Lincoln. Please join us to hear from Dr. MacIsaac, meet other Lincoln families, and have that second cup of coffee.
Another successful Bingo Night is in the books. What a fun night for all of our families. Community events like this one are what make Lincoln so special as we come together across classrooms and grade levels to enjoy our students and each other. Thanks to Jean Gordon and her crew for another wonderful event.
Saturday was the first annual Sweetheart Dance for all Lincoln girls and their special someone. Those who attended know what a wonderful evening it was. Thanks to the hard work of MANY parents the MPR was transformed into a three dimensional Candy Land. It was a magical venue. The music was great as was evidenced by the full dance floor all night long. Our 5th grade students manned the craft tables to help our younger Lions and the photo station was very popular as well. This event is off to a great start with approximately 300 attending. I hope this successful start will inspire parents to volunteer to continue this event next year as well as add a fun event for our boys.
I want to end this letter where everything at Lincoln begins - in the classroom. This is Teacher Appreciation Week. We can all agree that our teachers at Lincoln are extraordinary. They are creative, hard-working, collaborative, and inspiring. There is no proper compensation for what they do, individually and as a team, for our students every day. With your help and support, they make miracles. Thank you to Kendra Wehmeyer and her committee for the wonderful events they have planned for this week to show our appreciation for our teachers. When you are at Lincoln this week, take a moment to thank a teacher.


LION DANCE--Update: Postponed until 6/10
Time to dust off your boots and hats ... the Lion Dance is coming!
TOMORROW NIGHT, 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 sign up here or email Evelyn Falasco at

Last Saturday was a special night for our daughters and their parents at the First Annual Sweetheart Dance.  We want to give special thanks to the AMAZING volunteers who made it possible:
  • Ingrid Gauthier and her team of decorating pros for totally transforming the MPR into Candyland.  
  • Shannon Delucchi and the dozens of parents who prepared food for the event 
  • Carolyn Quilici and her photo crew for taking adorable portraits all night 
  • All the broom wielding parents who helped clean up at the end 
  • The 5th grade girl scout troop for planning and running the craft stations and creating the dance theme 
  • Fabiola Price, event planner extraordinaire, for managing it all beautifully  
  • All the attendees who enjoyed the beautiful Burlingame evening and participated in our inaugural event
This was an idea that came from the membership.  We would love to add a Lincoln Son/Parent event and are looking for individuals to take it on for 2016/17.  If there is an event you would like to run with, we welcome your input via our Parent Survey! The survey only takes 5 minutes to complete and will help shape PTA goals for next year. Complete it by this Sunday, May 8, for a chance to win a gift card.  
The campus is a little more beautiful due to the efforts of Paola Lancellotti and helpers.  We appreciate the time they took on Saturday to weed around the blacktop and refresh some of the planting areas.
Have your kids been spontaneously breaking into dance?  Then they are ready for Friday night! We hope to see you all at the Lion Dance.  It takes many hands to bring these wonderful community events possible.  Please sign up to pitch in!  You'll still have plenty of time to enjoy the festivities.
If you are curious about the planned future of Lincoln Facilities, please join us tonight at 7pm in the Library for our May PTA meeting.  Our own Principal Magda will give an update of the Master Facilities Plan complete with a first draft of drawings!
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.

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. 
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.
Seeking current Lincoln families to be a support and liaison for incoming kindergarten and transfer families. As a Buddy family, you will reach out to the new Lincoln family over the summer and help with the transition in August. You need not be here for the whole summer to participate in the program.
Last year, most communications were done via email and some families also arranged informal get-togethers or park play dates prior to the start of school. We have lots of new families coming to Lincoln and having someone reach out to them and serve as a resource to answer any questions and provide information about Lincoln can be a big help. This is also a fun opportunity if you have a kinder sibling joining in the fall and want to meet other incoming kinders. If you are interested, please contact Melissa McGuire and Alison Pariani at

SVGives Day
Thank you to the Burlingame community for your donations to BCE on SVGives Day! Your participation was even more important than ever this year as we went into SVGives Day behind in our fundraising goal. All of your generous donations help us get even closer to continuing to fund the wonderful programs that are currently provided. We are hoping to raise enough money to fund new initiatives that have been identified: a district-wide STEM Director, trained lunchtime supervision resources and additional professional development for our teachers.
We didn't have final results by this newsletter deadline so you'll have to visit to see how we did! It was a great night for BCE and our schools. Thanks to everyone for your generous support!

Music Showcases
There are many wonderful music showcases that are taking place across the district right now. These amazing performances are thanks in large part to the generosity of our BCE parent donor community and all of the PTA parent volunteers. We are all so proud to support the budding musicians and artists in our schools. Enjoy the show!

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 
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.  

The 2016 SamTrans Summer Youth Pass goes on sale May 21, 2016.  The pass costs only $40 and is good for unlimited travel for kids 18 years and younger from June 1 through August 31, a significant savings compared to purchasing a Monthly Youth Pass for each summer month.
The Summer Youth Pass allows kids and teens to be independent with safe and affordable transportation to fun summer destinations.  Details about this year's Summer Youth Pass program are online at  Also, for the first time, the pass will be sold online starting May 21.
If you have any questions, please call 650-508-6292 or e-mail . 
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



 EFBA French Classes

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