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Volume 22, Issue 36
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Upcoming Events
6/2: Retirement Reception for Ms. Magda, 5:30-6:30 pm, Dandylion Garden

6/2: Open House, 6:30-7:30 pm
6/3: Field Day, All Grades Out at 1:30 pm
6/6: Village Host Pizza Night, 5-7 pm
6/9: Founders & Volunteer Luncheon, 11:50 am, MPR
6/10: PTA Meeting, 8:45 am, Room 15
Yard/Lunchroom Duty
Week of 6/6: 
Farrell / Fernekes
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Dear Lincoln Families,
Open House is finally here! As the Lincoln team toured each other's classrooms to view the Making Learning Visible Walls yesterday, we all got a sneak peek at the student work up in every room in preparation for tonight. You will all be impressed by the depth and breadth of the work our students did this year. We are all so lucky to have this amazing team of teachers whose passion for our students and skill at teaching makes magic happen every day.
Field Day is tomorrow and Mrs. Rossi and her many helpers are busily preparing for it. This day is such a hit with our students. They love the many activities and having fun with their friends. Our incredible volunteers create a fun and safe event for our students every year. Please remember that Friday is an early dismissal day. Students will be dismissed at 1:30pm.
Our annual Founders' Day Luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, 6/9, from 11:50am-1:10pm. This is our opportunity to thank the many volunteers who give so generously of their time and talents. PTA and Lincoln have a wonderful luncheon planned. It is a great time to visit with friends and fete our amazing volunteers so please join us.
We have a number of important events scheduled for Friday, 6/10. Our final PTA meeting starts at 8:45am in room 15.  Please join us to wrap up a wonderful year of community building activities. We will also finally hold our Lion Dance on Friday evening. I know we have all been waiting impatiently since we had to postpone this event. Please pull on your cowboy boots, tie your bandana around your neck, don your Stetson, and join us for an evening of line dancing you won't soon forget.
Thank you to all of the parents who so quickly responded to my call for lunchtime support. Lunch is a much more pleasant experience when we have enough volunteers. Outdoor lunch has been a wonderful addition. Our students have responded well to being able to sit at the new picnic tables with their friends in the shade of the trees. If you volunteer you will enjoy that experience more as well.
Just a few reminders - please remember to check your student's lunch account to make sure it is up to date. Also, please return to our library any Lincoln library books your student may have brought home.


award-header.gif Please join Lincoln school in honoring our parent volunteers and the Founders Day Honorary Service Award Recipients for the 2015-16 school year. The luncheon will be held on Thursday, June 9, from 11:50 am - 1:10 pm, in the Multipurpose Room. If you plan to attend the luncheon, please RSVP by Thursday, June 2, to Mrs. Pape at

Each year the Lincoln PTA honors outstanding contributions made by our school community to the students of Lincoln Elementary School. The Founders Day Committee thanks all of you for your nominations. We are honored to announce this year's recipients of the Lincoln PTA Honorary Service Award: 
                                               Karen Hirschmann 
                                               Paola Lancellotti 
                                               Judy Vina
                                               Tom Geraghty
                                               Katie Storey
                                               Kirsten Hall
                                               Pat Magda 

Hello Lincoln parents,
It's a big night tonight! Bring your family by the garden to bid our dear Principal Magda well in her retirement.  The reception is from 5:30-6:30pm.  Please stop by for a visit.  We will make a toast at 6 pm followed by celebratory dessert.  The hard work of our students and teachers will be on display starting at 6:30pm at Open House.   
We hope you can join us for the volunteer appreciation luncheon next Thursday, 6/9, where we will also be honoring our Founders Day award recipients.  See more information in the Spotlight and be sure to RSVP to if you can make it.
It's the final countdown! Only two more weeks of school until summertime, with still plenty of great activities: 
  • Thanks in advance to Mrs. Rossi and all the parent volunteers for what is sure to be another fun Field Day tomorrow morning.
  • Our last PTA meeting of the year is next Friday, 6/10, at 8:45 am in room 15.  Our library aide, Brandy Fleming, will stop by with some summer reading suggestions for the kids.  We will also be voting on our draft budget for 2016/17 and end-of-year budget allocations. 
  • The last Village Host pizza night before summer is on Monday, 6/6, from 5-7 pm.
  • The highly anticipated Lion Dance is also back in sight on the evening of 6/10.  
  • Jumping ahead to the last day of school on 6/17, please note that the field at Ray Park will be closed off due to a softball tournament and the Village Park playground is under construction.  Please keep this in mind if you plan to pack a last day of school picnic lunch for the noon dismissal.
Remember, it's early dismissal tomorrow at 1:30pm!
Melinda & Isabelle 

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. 
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
Congratulations and thank you to the following Lincoln parents who will serve as your representatives on the 2016-2017 School Site Council:
                                                  Julia Correll
                                                  Cathy Guglielmi
                                                  Ajanta Horan
                                                  Nina Wang
                                                  Linda Weil (Chair)
In addition, thank you to our teacher and staff representatives who will continue to serve next year:  Mrs. Fernekes, Mrs. Glover, Ms. Happich, and Mrs. Pape.  Finally, thank you to Ms. Magda for her leadership  and guidance and welcome to Ms. Guidi who will help guide Lincoln's Site Council next year.  
School Site Council is comprised of parents, teachers and staff who collaborate to annually update Lincoln's Single Plan for Student Achievement and influence Lincoln's priorities and goals. 
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 to all donors who have generously contributed to the 2015-2016 BCE Annual Campaign. 
Time is running out for anyone who has not yet made their annual donation to BCE.  Dollars raised this year directly impact all BSD students next school year. Every dollar matters!

Please make your donation NOW so that BCE volunteers have time to process it before school is out.   All donations made by check or credit card will be accepted as long as they are postmarked and processed by June 30th, but do your fellow parent volunteers a favor and submit it before the last day of school.  

If you'd like to verify if you have made your annual contribution or the amount of your contribution to date, please ask your BCE site director or email BCE at  

We are BCE. Together we build better Burlingame schools.  
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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
5:30 pm - Ribbon Cutting
5:30-6 pm - Open for Tour
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.
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.

Harry Potter Birthday Celebration at the Burlingame Public Library
Please join us for a magical afternoon celebrating Harry Potter's Birthday on the front porch and in the Lane Community Room of the Burlingame Public Library on Sunday, July 31, from 1 3/4pm (1:45pm) - 4pm. 

Costumes are encouraged as you join in the fun of eating birthday treats, playing Harry Potter Bingo and answering trivia questions for prizes, making crafts, and having your fortune read by Madam Trelawney!
Books, Inc. will also be there to sell copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which will be released that day... "I solemnly swear I am up to no good..." See you there!
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.
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 flyers below and register online 
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
Free Environmental Programs Offered This Summer
The Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame invites you to three programs this summer that delve into the sustainable food movement, the sharing economy and composting. All of the programs will be held from 7-8:30 pm in the Lane Room at the Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road.
Admission is free, and door prizes will be given out, including extras for those who don't drive alone to these events. Here's the program lineup:
Wednesday, June 15 - "Edible City." This 55-minute, fast-paced film introduces a diverse cast of Bay Area locals who are challenging the U.S. model of food production based on cheap fossil fuel energy by supporting food grown close to where it's consumed.  You can watch a preview of the movie here.
Thursday, July 14 - "The Sharing Economy." More people are realizing that sharing saves time and money, helps the environment and creates lasting friendships. Neal Gorenflo, founder of Shareable, will explain the two sides of the sharing economy.
Wednesday, August 17 - "Composting 101." Experts from the San Mateo County Office of Sustainability will demonstrate how easy it is to begin using your leaves, yard trimmings and food scraps to produce compost.
The Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame (CEC) is a nonprofit organization that provides tools to help Burlingame residents live more sustainably. For more information about CEC, visit or email

Champions Summer 

Lion Dance (June 10)


Skyhawks Sports Summer Camp



 5K Color Run
(June 12)

EFBA French Classes

Summer Sports Camps

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