Lincoln Elementary School 
Lincoln Links 
Volume 22, Issue 35
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
5/27: Teacher Work Day, No School
5/30: Memorial Day,
No School
6/2: Retirement Reception for Ms. Magda, 5:30-6:30pm, Dandylion Garden

6/2: Open House, 6:30-7:30pm
6/3: Field Day, All Grades Out at 1:30pm
6/9: Founder's & Volunteer Luncheon, MPR, 11:50am
Yard/Lunchroom Duty
Week of 5/31: 
Loveall / Glover
Quick Links
Dear Lincoln Families,
The Lincoln Team is excited to share the amazing work they have been doing with your students at Open House next Thursday, June 2nd. I have seen student work going up in every classroom and teachers have been here late into the evening making sure that the important work done this year is showcased for families to see. I love that I get to wander from room to room on that evening and see students showing off their achievements from the year to their families. Our teachers and students work so hard every day and this evening is truly a celebration of that hard work.   

Many of our teachers have been creating Making Learning Visible (MLV) Walls, a technique they learned from our Visual and Performing Arts training with Arts Ed Matters. These walls tell the story of a project or unit that students and teacher undertook together. They give us an opportunity to see the process of learning, not just the final product. Next week teachers will be touring each other's rooms to view these walls and discuss the projects they reflect.

Arts education at Lincoln is expanding as it now is built into students' content area learning. While students still make art for art's sake, they also make art to help them learn science, Social Studies, math, and language arts. These are exciting times for art at Lincoln.

Field Day is next Friday, June 3rd. We are looking for a few good men - and women - to volunteer for this day of fun and games for our students. If you are interested and available, please contact Mrs. Rossi to let her know. This is a wonderful morning of fun for our students, their teachers, and our volunteers.

Our kindergarteners have been practicing diligently for their performance of the "Three Piggy Opera" on Thursday night. This is a labor of love for our teachers as they help students learn performance skills, increase their ability to memorize, and work on storytelling skills. While this opera would have been inconceivable at the beginning of the school year, our students have grown and matured so much that they are rock stars now. Kudos to our kinder teachers and their amazing students.

Just a reminder of the dismissal schedule for the next week. There is no school tomorrow, Friday, 5/27, and Monday, 5/30. Students will be dismissed at 1:30 next Friday, 6/3. Please make sure you make note of these dates. We had about 15 students in the main office after our Early Dismissal last Friday because parents either didn't remember or didn't know.


Please join us for a retirement reception honoring Ms. Magda on June 2 from 5:30-6:30pm in the Dandylion Garden before the evening's Open House event. 
We hope that you and your family can stop by the garden before Open House to wish Ms. Magda well. 

A special thanks to the 5th grade parents and Lincoln alumni that helped participate in BIS night at Lincoln this past Monday night. Our 5th grade students enjoyed pizza and lemonade and received helpful advice from their old Lincoln friends. A special thanks to the BIS and Lincoln parents: Amy Johnstone, Lara MacDonald, and Allyson Trevor who answered questions for parents in the library.
We are approaching the last weeks of school and the calendar is action packed with Open House, Founders Day Luncheon and the Lion Dance. Make sure to peruse the other sections of this issue of the Links for our upcoming events.
Have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend.

Melinda & Isabelle 

The deadline has been extended! As the school year ends, let's give our staff -- including Gail, our librarian, our custodian, and all those who work behind the scenes to make Lincoln great -- a little something to help them kick off summer.

Please put your donations in the "Support Staff Gifts" envelope in the office. If writing a check, make it out to Kellie Kemp to be converted to gift cards. Send questions to

Thanks and have a great last month of school! 
We need 40 enthusiastic parents (or grandparents, aunts, uncles, high school siblings) to supervise events for this year's Field Day, on Friday, June 3. The time frame is 10am to noon. 
Email Patty Rossi as soon as possible at if you are able to join the fun or would like more information! 
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
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
The Burlingame School District receives funding for its Safe Routes to School Program to help create safer walking and biking to school opportunities. To shape our program around our school community's needs, we need your input on how your child gets to/from school and what barriers or concerns you have. 

Please take a few moments to complete the very short anonymous Spring 2016 parent transportation survey for each child enrolled in the Burlingame School District. This survey link is specific to Lincoln, so if you have children in other BSD schools, please look for that school's specific link in a separate e-mail from that school. Thank you for your participation in helping us improve our Safe Routes to School program.

Lincoln parent transportation survey link. Survey open through June 15.

Thank you, BCE donors, for your generosity this year!  We are grateful for the value you place in strong public schools and making the investment in your child's education for the coming year a priority.  

If you haven't made your annual donation to BCE, please donate NOW.  Dollars raised by the end of this school year directly impact your children for next school year. Invest in your child's education.  Every dollar matters! We are still focused on sustaining our currently funded programs and we are not there yet. Please Donate here.

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It's time to celebrate the opening of the New Classroom Building at BIS. The Burlingame School District Board of Trustees using the bond proceeds from Measure D engaged Hamilton Aitken Architects to design, and Sausal Corporation to construct this new building. This 21st century educational facility will open for staff and students on time for the 2016/2017 school year, and will be completed under budget. 
Thursday, June 9, 2016
5:30pm - Ribbon Cutting
5:30-6pm - Open for Tour
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.  

Burlingame Public Library Summer Reading 2016
The Burlingame Public Library invites you to join the summer reading challenge - Read, Learn and Explore - this summer.  You can pick up a reading log at the Burlingame Public Library Children's Desk or Easton Branch Library starting May 26th. You will receive a free book when you "sign up" this year! Read for 15 minutes for at least 30 days during the summer and complete six activities to finish the program.  Return the completed log by August 31st to receive a free paperback book, a Round Table pizza coupon, a Benihana coupon, a raffle ticket for a chance to win San Francisco Giants tickets, and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a $1,000 college scholarship.
There are also reading programs for younger children, teens and adults - something for every member of the family!  Click here to see our website for more details.

Summer Reading Kick-off Celebration @ Main Library
Join us Saturday, June 11th from 1-3pm for a Summer Reading Kick-off Celebration on the front port of the Main Library. We'll have music, refreshments, face painting, and a balloon artist. This is a great opportunity to pick up Summer Reading materials for your family!
Summer Reading Kick-off Celebration @ Easton Branch Library
Join us Monday, June 13th from 6-7:30pm for a Summer Reading Kick-off Celebration on the front porch of the Easton Branch Library. This event features live music as well as refreshments, face painting and a balloon artist.

For more information, call the Children's Desk at 650-558-7400, ext 3.

Doing some spring cleaning? Or making room on the shelves for your new summer reading books? 
Consider donating those old books to the Burlingame Library Foundation

The Library Foundation accepts books of all types (except encyclopedias) including novels, non-fiction, and reference books, both hard & soft back. They also accept donations of media including DVD's, CD's and tapes. The Burlingame Library Foundation raises more than half of its revenue from the sale of used books & media, and these funds pay for the summer programs that your family may have come to enjoy and love over the years. 

Donations can be brought to the main library circulation desk any day the library is open

For more information please contact Sidney Poland at 650-558-7404.

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.

Come join the fun at the 13th annual Ryan Phua Memorial Kids' Ride, Sunday, June 26. 

Part of the 30th Annual Burlingame Criterium, the ride is the largest kids' bike ride in the U.S. Each year, close to 600 children 12 and under (including 250 four and under) pedal to the finish with thunderous applause. Feeling proud of their "win," each child happily receives a medal, popsicle and goody bag. 

Ryan's Ride is a labor of love to memorialize Ryan, who died to Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood in July 2003 at 2 years old. Ryan and his twin brother Matthew were born after their father battled and survived cancer.

While the event is free, child participants raise pledges for the Ryan Phua Memorial Fund, established through the LIVESTRONG Foundation to fund cancer-related programs in the Bay Area. Close to $700,000 has been raised so far. There will be free entertainment for the whole family after the ride. Top fundraisers receive gift certificates to a local toy store or a brand new bike. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the Burlingame Community for Education (BCE) Foundation.

For more information: See the event flyer
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 HERE 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)


Skyhawks Sports Summer Camp



 5K Color Run
(June 12)

EFBA French Classes

Public Library 
Summer Reading

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