Kindergarten Registration 2018/2019

2018/19 Kindergarten Registration is almost here!
Join the Public Schools of Brookline for a Family Information Session about Kindergarten registration.

International Walk to School Day, Wednesday

Brookline students join 4 million students in over 40 countries to celebrate International Walk to School Day!
This Wednesday, October 4, 2017
  • Walk to school
  • Bike, skateboard or roller blade
  • Take the school bus or ride the “T”
  • Help build neighborhood community full of people, not cars

Sponsored by: Public Schools of Brookline and the School Green Teams; Brookline Departments of Public Health and Recreation; Climate Action Brookline; Selectmen’s Climate Action Committee

 

For further information contact Lynne Karsten, lkarsten@brooklinema.gov (617)730-2336.

 

Lincoln Parent Mingle

Thursday, Oct 5th 6-8pm in the Library

Please come engage with other Lincoln parents/caregivers and meet our Principal Brian Denitzio and Vice Principal Isabel Gunther.  Sparkling water, wine, and light snacks will be served.

Please note:  This is an adults only event.

Brought to you by the PTO

New Family Breakfast – 9/12, 8am

Are you new to Lincoln School?

Join us at the New Family Breakfast!

Tuesday, September 12th, 8:00am at Lincoln School

Kindergarten Popsicle Playdates – 8/24 & 8/30, 4pm

Incoming Kindergarteners – please join us for our Popsicle Playdates!

  • Thursday, August 24th — 4:00pm Lincoln playground
  • Wednesday, August 30th — 4:00pm Lincoln playground

 

Join us in the Lincoln School playground to meet other Kindergarten families, and to share some yummy popsicles!

New Lincoln PTO Directory

The Lincoln School PTO has moved 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.

Families who were already entered in the previous directory last year will have received 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.  If you need these two emails re-sent to you, let us know at  LincolnPTODirectory@gmail.com

New Family Instructions

If your family is new to Lincoln, or if your family was not in our directory last year, you can add yourself to our new directory with a few simple steps.

Just visit the MySchoolAnywhere ‘join’ page, fill in our school’s invite code, and then enter your own family information into the directory.   Be sure to include students’ current classroom assignments.

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

On a weekly basis the PTO will review and accept new family entries, after which you can login and use the directory.

Directory FAQs

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.

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.

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.  In some cases 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, so it’s important to enter an email address.  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 so important to fill in a home 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.