New Lincoln PTO Directory

The Lincoln School PTO is moving to a new product for managing our online directory.  The new system, MySchoolAnywhere, is easier to use and easier to manage, and is already being used by other schools in Brookline.

Since this is the first year that we’re using MySchoolAnywhere, families will receive two different emails.

The first email gives families a temporary password and a link to the MySchoolAnywhere login page.  Using your email and the temporary password, families can login to the MySchoolAnywhere system.  However, the Directory section of MySchoolAnywhere will not be enabled until families confirm their directory information.

The second email is a Data Confirmation email.  This email has a link to a page where families can verify and correct  their directory information, and assign their students to classrooms for the 2017/18 school year.  [The PTO does not have access to classroom assignments.  Families assign students to classrooms during the confirmation process.]

Once families have confirmed their data, they can login and access the directory.

 

What is this directory used for?

This is not an official school district directory, it is a directory of Lincoln families managed by the PTO for the purpose of facilitating communication between families and from the PTO.  The directory is also used for sending Lincoln Lines, the PTO’s weekly email newsletter.

What if I already confirmed my details weeks ago?

Some families previewed our new directory at the end of last year, which gave us valuable feedback and experience as we worked to set this up.  Those families will now have to re-confirm their information for the 2017/18 school year.  Data confirmation will be an annual process.

Do both parents need to confirm their directory data?

Data confirmation only has to be done once per family.  When one parent in the family completes the confirmation process, all parents will then have directory access.  The PTO has sent out emails with confirmation links to the first email address associated with each family.  Later in the summer we will send a reminder to all parent emails for families who have not yet confirmed.

What is “Family Name” in the directory?

The directory has a “Family Name” for each family.  This should be the last name of the children in the family.  The Family Name may be hyphenated (“Johnson-Black”) or multiple words (“Johnson Black”), whatever is most appropriate for each family.

How much information do I need to fill in?

The PTO uses the directory primarily to email news and announcements.  Beyond that, it’s up to you to decide how much information you want to share with other families.  It may be useful to include cell numbers, but not to important to fill in address.

Directory access is restricted to Lincoln families. Whatever information you decide to include will not be publicly available on the internet.

What if my email address changes?

Account resets and password changes are send the email address we have listed for you in the directory.  But in some cases you may no longer have access to the previous email account.  If this happens, send us an email at  LincolnPTODirectory@gmail.com with your old and new email addresses and we’ll correct the directory.

How do families new to Lincoln sign up for the directory?

Families that are new to the Lincoln community can visit the MySchoolAnywhere ‘join’ page and enter their own information into the directory.  Administrators will review and accept the new family entries.

The join page is:  http://join.myschoolanywhere.com and the invite code is: 19kennard

Current Lincoln families should not have to use this join page, since all existing directory data has been migrated.

 

Have any other questions?  Send an email to:  LincolnPTODirectory@gmail.com

 

 

Lincoln End-of-Year Picnic, Monday, June 19th, 5:30-7:00pm

Please join us on Monday, June 19th (the rain date!), for the Lincoln End-of-Year Picnic, beginning at 5:30pm.  Pizza available for purchase or bring your own food. 

Lincoln School Advisory Council Announcement

We are pleased to have had 3 outstanding parents apply for the 3 open parent/guardian representative positions on Lincoln’s School Advisory Council (LSAC): Alison Hansel (for a second term), Linda Sprague Martinez and Javier Amador Pena. They will be joining parent rep Jody Calabro (2nd year of 1st term), a community member,teacher representatives and Brian Denitzio in drafting next year’s Lincoln School Improvement plan. They will begin in the 2017-18 school year and each of the new council members has a two year term before seeking re-election. Please read their statements of interest below. We’d also like to sincerely thank David Knight for his many years of dedicated service on LSAC, as well as Kate Moschandreas and Cecilia Casagrande for their assistance throughout this past year.

Newest LSAC members:

Alison Hansel is a long-time proud Lincoln parent. She has a daughter who is currently in the 4th grade, as well as twin boys who attended Lincoln from kindergarten through 8th grade and are now in the 10th grade at Brookline High. Alison has served as a parent representative on the LSAC for the last two years, where she was able to work with both Andrew Bott and Brian Denitzio to reflect on our school’s priorities and formulate our current school improvement plan. Alison is also a teacher in Brookline. She is a Math Specialist at Pierce School and is able to bring her experience in math education to her work on the council. She is excited to serve for another two years as a parent representative.

Linda Sprague Martinez: I am the parent of two Lincoln students Alex (grade 4) and Sam (grade 1). Our family is part of the METCO program. METCO is a school integration program designed to increase diversity and reduce racial segregation by bringing students from Boston (among other cities) to surrounding communities. As such, we live in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood, which is about 15 minutes from Lincoln by car. Since joining the Lincoln community, I have had the opportunity to serve in a number of volunteer capacities, from face painting at Pumpkinfest to PTO co-chair. I have coordinated the Welcome Back Teacher Luncheons for the past 4 years, and Lincoln Day at Fenway for the past 3 years. When I am not volunteering at Lincoln, I am a professor at the Boston University School of Social Work, where I teach courses in community intervention and analysis; and conduct community based participatory research and youth led participatory action research. I am excited about the opportunity to serve as a member of LSAC and to contribute to efforts designed to strengthen the many assets our school has.

Javier Amador-Pena. My son has been at Lincoln since kindergarten and is about to finish 3rd grade. As my son advances in grades, I get more informed, interested and involved with the school and its community. At this point, I want to go beyond that by submitting my candidacy for the LSAC position available. I’d like to bring another set of hands, experience (I’m a designer with a vast experience in marketing and advertising) and perspective (diversity, cultural, organizer) to work in cooperation with the rest of the LSAC to make Lincoln be an even better place for the benefit of our children, our community and this great nation. Thanks.

Diversity and Inclusion discussion facilitated by Dr. Carlos Hoyt on May 24 – please join us!

Dr. Carlos Hoyt will facilitate our Diversity and Inclusion discussion on May 24. To accommodate your schedules, there will be 2 sessions available. One at 8am and another one at 6pm (both at the library).  Dr. Hoyt will lead this discussions to help us to be open to share our visions and introduce a family survey that will be launched.  The results will help shape what we can do to make Lincoln a supportive and inclusive place for all students and families.
Every voice matters! We look forward to seeing you at either session on May 24.

Kumamoto Earthquake Benefit Concert, This Friday, May 26, 6:30-7:30pm @ Lincoln Auditorium

Kumamoto Earthquake Benefit Concert

This Friday, May 26, 6:30-7:30pm @ Lincoln Auditorium
Bake Sale and Rice Ball Sale before the concert. Tickets will be on sale at Lincoln school the mornings of May 22-26 and after school of May 24 & 26 as well as on the night of the concert. Donations accepted during this week.

A series of major earthquakes struck Kumamoto, Japan in April, 2016. Many lives were lost in disaster. About 3,000 others were injured and 45,000 people still cannot return to their homes. Lincoln student Yulia was born there. Her family and several Lincoln Japanese families are holding the benefit concert for Kumamoto Earthquake relief. All the money raised will help children with disabilities in Kumamoto who lost their self-reliance support facilities due to the earthquakes. We thank you in advance for your kind support.
Email kumamoto526@yahoo.co.jp with any questions.

Lincoln Blooms Gardening Day, May 13th, 2-4pm

Lincoln Blooms

Come help Lincoln Bloom!

We’ll be planting a “Snacking Garden”, preparing our Pumpkin Patch, painting rocks for the butterfly garden, and planting flowers all around the school!  

All are welcome

No previous gardening experience needed!

Gardening Day

Saturday May 13th

2-4pm

Raindate May 20th

Providence Bruins Community Event 5/14/17

PTO Sponsored Lincoln Community Event:

$10 Discounted Tickets to the Providence Bruins Playoff Hockey game against the Hershey Bears

3:05 pm Game at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence on Sunday, May 14th.

Children will receive a P-Bruins baseball hat, popcorn and drink.

If interested, please complete the attached flyer (order form) and place flyer, along with a check made out to Lincoln School PTO, in the basket in the office by 9:00 am on Tuesday , May 9th.

Order Form

Brookline Talks “Nurturing Sexually Healthy Children & Teens in Today’s World”, Deborah Roffman, Thurs April 6th at 7 pm

Brookline talks presents Nurturing Sexually Healthy Children & Teens in Today’s World with Deborah Roffman on Thurs April 6th at 7 pm in the Runkle School Multi-Purpose Room. 

Deborah Roffman – a master teacher, author and consultant to schools, parents & children – will discuss five universal needs of  children and teens as they grow toward sexual maturity, and the five corresponding roles for adults. For free registration, go to brooklinetalks.eventbrite.com

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Lincoln Science Night – This Friday, March 31, 6pm

2017 Lincoln Science Night, This Friday, March 31st 6pm-8pm

 
Here’s the full PDF 2017 Lincoln Science Night program. All sorts of fun and educational activities are planned for kids and adults of all ages. If you havent already, check out this cool video, too.
 
 
This event is sponsored by the Lincoln School PTO and is made possible by generous support from Boston Univ, Northeastern Univ, MIT, Biogen, Russian School of Math, Sylvan Learning, Brookline High School, Clay Observatory, BioChron and amazing Lincoln parents. 
 
Also, we still need volunteers for set up help before the event. Sign up here:  https://tinyurl.com/sciencenightvolunteer
 
Any questions? Email whlsciencenight@gmail.com

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Brookline Talks: Dr. Richard Weissbourd, “Raising Caring Children and Responsible Citizens”, March 7th, 7pm, Driscoll School Theatre

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Register at EventBrite.com

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