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Volume 22, Issue 33
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Upcoming Events
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 5/16: 
Chan / Hall
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Dear Lincoln Families,
Our final musical event of the year is next Wednesday, May 18th, at 6:30 in the BIS Auditorium. Our 4th & 5th graders have been working hard under the guidance of their expert teachers to prepare for this event. The Spring Concert is always an uplifting evening of instrumental and choral music, a night to celebrate our students' skill as well as the rich music education our district provides. It is also a bittersweet night as our 5th graders take the stage for the last time as Lions. I hope you will be able to join us

Thank you to all of the planners for Lion Dance. They were all systems go for last Friday and had to adjust at the last minute once we realized rain was in the forecast. I hope everyone has the new date, June 10th, circled on your calendar. Although it is unfortunate we had to postpone, having this quintessentially Lincoln event rescheduled for the Friday before the end of the school year will be a great way to wish each other well as we dance off into summer.

You received an email from me a few days ago with a request that you take a few minutes out of your hectic schedule to take a short survey about the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) program. Your input is important to the VAPA Committee as we begin to plan for Year Two of the district's VAPA plan. In case you have not already responded to the survey, here is the link again. 

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) testing will begin at Lincoln on Monday, May 16th. This assessment will be administered to 3rd-5th graders over the course of the next two weeks. There are two sections of the assessment - English Language Arts and Math. Both sections have two separate tests. One test is selected response where a student needs to select the correct answer(s) from a list of possible answers. The other is a performance task where students will be required to apply what they have learned to a real world situation by completing a multi-step problem. Our students have been well prepared for this assessment by their teachers.

Please make sure that your student comes to school during the testing window if at all possible. Also make sure she/he gets a good night's sleep and has a healthy breakfast. Our message to students is to stay calm and do their best work. Be aware that your student may be a little more tired each evening as they will be required to concentrate in a sustained way when testing.



The Graduating Class of 2016 thanks the Lincoln Community for six wonderful years! To show their appreciation, the 5th grade class will be selling popsicles on May 17 after school to raise money for a gift to the school. 
Popsicles will be sold for $1. Please support us and visit our popsicle stand! Nutritional Information for Popsicles.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Lion dance was postponed. The new date is June 10th on the Lincoln blacktop. The event will wrap up the school year. We are grateful to all of you for your patience and flexibility.   
Congratulations to Samantha French! Her name, along with two others were picked at random from the folks who completed the 2015/16 PTA Survey. If you haven't had a chance to respond, we still want to hear from you! Click here to complete the survey by 5/15 to be included in the 2nd chance drawing for one more gift card.  
We are looking forward to seeing our 4th and 5th graders perform choral and band music at their concert next week. They've all been working hard with Mr. Simon and Mrs. Prater to close out their year with a symphonic bang!  
This weekend we have a break in the action packed PTA May calendar, we know there are some scout trips planned, for those of you attending we hope you have a great weekend camping.

Melinda & Isabelle 

The final rehearsal for band and choir students is on May 18 at BIS, located at 1715 Quesada Way (between Davis Dr and Trousdale Dr).  
Band members should be dropped off at BIS on Wednesday morning at 7:40am.  Students who are only performing in the choir will walk from Lincoln to BIS with their teacher after regular morning drop off. All students will walk back to Lincoln with their teacher. Students may leave their labeled instruments at BIS until the concert that evening. 
On the night of the concert, band members should arrive at BIS at 6:30pm and choir members should arrive at 6:45pm. Students will gather with their teachers in rooms M-1 & M-2, located behind the auditorium. Suggested dress for the concert is white or dark on top and dark on the bottom.   
See you on May 18!
If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Tong ( or Judy Vina (
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
Thank you all for your flexibility in rescheduling our annual Lincoln Lion Dance. 

Time to dust off your boots and hats ... the Lion Dance is coming! Friday, June 10! 
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
Please come to our last ELAC (English Language Advisory Committee) meeting of the year.  The meeting is for the parents of children who speak another language.
At the meeting you will learn about the different languages spoken at Lincoln School, free websites that will help improve your child's reading ability and summer opportunities for your child.
The meeting will be on May 23rd, at 8:45am in the teacher's lounge
I hope you can make it!
Mrs. Jaffe and Mrs. Troccoe
Por favor venga a nuestra última reunion de  ELAC (Comite Asesor del Idioma Inglés) del año.  La reunion es para que los padres del los niños que hablan otro idioma.
En la reunion que usted aprenderá acerca de las diferentes lenguas que se hablan en la escuela Lincoln, programas libre de la computadora pueden ayudar su nino/a con lectura y oportunidades de verano para su hijo.
La reunion será por el 23 de mayo, a las 8:45 a.m. en la sala de los maestros.
¡Esperamos que usted puede hacerlo!
La señora Jaffe y  senora Troccoe
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

Spots Still Available for Totally Awesome BCE Auction Parties!
Didn't get a chance to buy into a BCE Dinner Dance and Auction party? Now is your chance! There are three totally awesome parties that still have spots available:
  • Studio 54 Party - October 8, 7:00 p.m.
  • MTV: Music Like You've Never Seen Before Party - October 15, 7:00 p.m.
  • Cooking Party by CuisineStyle - January 2017, date/time to be announced soon
Click here to buy now!

Haven't Donated Yet? There's Still Time!
Thank you BCE donors for your generous support of our schools this year. If you have not yet made your annual donation to the BCE grant, please do so before school is out.  Your donation is the best way to financially support your child's education next year so that they continue to get the inspiring educational experience they deserve.  DONATE NOW.

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!

Join Trina Turk and BCE for a Morning of Shopping
Enjoy coffee and breakfast bites while shopping the latest summer collections. And 15% of the event sales will benefit BCE! Friday, May 13 8:30-11am, Trina Turk Burlingame, 1223 Burlingame Avenue.

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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.  

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time-friction she knew all too well. 

In SCREENAGERS, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids' development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

Please join us for a showing of this powerful film. Parents are encouraged to attend with your students, 5th grade and up.

June 2 @ 6:30pm
BIS Media Center

Tickets: Adults $10, Students (5th Grade and up only please) - FREE
Click here to purchase tickets.

*** All proceeds from the movie will be used to enhance the BIS Digital Citizenship curriculum.

Summer is approaching and all children deserve the chance to participate in fun and enriching experiences during their time off from school.
Next week, May 16th-20th, we will be collecting Summer Camp items to support LifeMove's Summer Adventure Camps for homeless children. These camps exist only on the support of private donations from the community. Items such as swimsuits (Boys & Girls, grades K-8), beach towels, flip-flops and water bottles are needed. New and gently used items accepted. Water bottles must be new only.

Donations can be sent to school with your children next week. 

Thank you for helping our students understand the importance of giving! 
Happy Summer! 

Get your tickets now to see Disney's The Little Mermaid, presented by Bay Area eTc!  
Shows are at Canada College Theatre on May 13, 14 and 15
Several BIS students are performing in this fun, family production.  Tickets may be purchased online at or at the door.
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 

Lion Dance (June 10)
(May 2-8)

Skyhawks Sports Summer Camp


Canada College Theatre

 5K Color Run
(June 12)

EFBA French Classes


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