Lincoln Lines January 8th, 2017 No. 19

Lincoln Lines January 8th, 2017 No. 19

Lincoln Happenings!

Friday, January 13th – 4th Grade Breakfast Share, 7:45am in the classrooms
Friday, January 13th – Lincoln Community Conversation, 8am, Library
Friday, January 13th – 6th/7th/8th Field Trip to view Hidden Figures
Monday, January 16th – No School, Martin Luther King Day
Tuesday, January 17th – Winter Concert K-1st, 8:15, Theater
Wednesday, January 18th – Winter Concert 2nd-3rd, 8:15, Theater
Thursday, January 19th – Winter Concert, 5th-8th, 8:15am, Theater
Friday, January 27th (new date) – Movie Night: Finding Dori, 6:30pm, Theater

See the full calendar on the PTO website at

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear families,

I hope this message finds you well and that you enjoyed this weekend’s snow.

We’ve got a busy week ahead before the three-day weekend for Martin Luther King Day. We’ll hold rehearsals this week for next week’s concerts and have a breakfast share in the 4th grade on Friday morning. Also on Friday, our entire middle school will travel to view the film “Hidden Figures.” To enhance the experience of seeing the film, the middle school team has planned activities for students before and after seeing the movie.

I also want to highlight two important community meetings this week. The Community Kickoff meeting for the 9th school is tomorrow evening (Jan. 9) at 7 p.m. in the Brookline High School auditorium. This meeting was originally planned for the Heath School Auditorium. In addition, there will be a meeting on Thursday, January 12 at 7 p.m. in the Blackbox Theater at Brookline High school to provide an update about the expansion of Brookline High School.

Have a great week


Lincoln School & PTO News

Lincoln Community Conversation

In lieu of the January First Friday Coffee, the PTO is organizing an open conversation among parents and caregivers.  Friday January 13th from 8-9 am, the Library will be reserved for a discussion around initiatives for 2017, including promoting an inclusive and open community environment.  As the New Year begins, our hope is to come together as a unified team of parents and caregivers working to inspire the academic growth and social success of our children.  To best reach this goal we hope to draw on the rich diversity of our community.  We need ideas, thoughts, concerns and successes from ALL!



The Freelance Troupe will perform the original musical “Monopoly” on Friday January 20th at 4:00 pm in the Lincoln theater. Lincoln students Mimi Aspi, Ruthie Sandler and Alina Samarasan are in the cast of 30. The performance is free and all are welcomed when accompanied by an adult.

Spring enrollment is now open for both the Freelance Troupe (ages 8-12) and the Freelance Players (ages 12-16). Both programs rehearse at the Driscoll School. To learn more visit

Monopoly: The Parker Brothers, intoxicated with the economic success of their newest game, decide to hold a promotional stunt for all the world to see. They offer three young people from different backgrounds the opportunity to circle the Monopoly board and choose a property. Escorted by the Banker the young players meet many people, from the street-wise youths of Baltic Avenue to the socialites of Boardwalk. With a lighthearted spirit and a tuneful score, this play looks at some of the issues surrounding socio-economic difference and the decisions young people face in choosing their goals.


Lincoln Movie Night: Finding Dory

Friday, January 27th from 6:30-8:30pm (new date)
Proceeds raised support the 8th grade trip. Feel free to drop of off school-age children or stay and watch the movie together! Tickets are $10 and include movie ticket, popcorn, and water. Pizza to be sold separately starting at 6:30pm. Questions? Please contact Kerry Brown ( or Georgia Smith (


Middle School Parent Social

Middle school parents and guardians: Please save-the-date for a fun social event – light dinner, drinks and activities at the Brookline Teen Center! Information regarding online ticket sales coming soon… Proceeds benefit the eighth grade trip.
Sunday, January 29th
Brookline Teen Center, 40 Aspinwall Avenue
$25 in advance ($30 at the door)
Questions? Please contact Georgia Smith ( or Kerry Brown (



Community Announcements

Brookline SEPAC Presents: Transition Planning from School to Adult Life – Using Your Child’s IEP to Create Success

The workshop will address the transition planning and services required for youth with disabilities ages 14-22. The training will focus on both the transition special education services which prepare youth for employment, independent living and further education. The guest speaker, Johanne Pino @ Mass Advocates for Children will discuss mechanisms to plan for services students may require when they exit special education as well as transition to the adult human service system. The presentation is intended for parents that have children with disabilities and professionals working with students. There will be a question and answer period.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Driscoll Elementary School
The Amy Neale Library, Main Entrance
64 Westbourne Terrace, Brookline 02446
No reservations required. Light refreshments served


Important Update: January 9 Community Meeting On 9th Elementary School Moved To BHS Auditorium

The Building Committee for the 9th Elementary School at Baldwin will have a Public Kickoff Meeting for the Feasibility Study Phase of the project on January 9th from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Building Committee, the School Department, and Jonathan Levi Architects will provide a complete update on the timeline, process, and objectives of the Feasibility Study phase. The meeting will include public comment. Community members are also invited to ask questions and share their ideas on the project. Please note that this meeting has been moved to the Brookline High School Auditorium to accommodate likely high participation and to respond to concerns about overcrowding raised by community members at the January 4th 9th school meeting.

For more information about the 9th Elementary School at Baldwin project, please go the Public Schools of Brookline website at

BHS Expansion Project Continues with Community Meeting on January 12

Brookline High School will host a Community Meeting to update the public about the Brookline High School Expansion Project on January 12th from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This meeting will summarize work to date on the BHS expansion vision and educational planning. BHS and School Department administrators and HMFH Architects will provide an update on the process to date, and the overview, timeline and objectives for the Feasibility Phase that began in December 2016. Community members will have a chance to ask questions and share their ideas on the project. Future meetings in February and March will focus on issues being addressed by the newly launched BHS Building Committee, such as land use, building use, traffic, parking, and other capital planning items. The meeting will be held in the Black Box Theater at Brookline High School, Greenough St. in Brookline. For more information about the BHS Expansion, please go to

Upcoming Building Committee Meetings

The 9th Elementary School project and the BHS Expansion are being led by separate Building Committees made up of elected officials, community members, parents, and town staff. Scheduled meetings are listed below. All meetings are open to the public.

Building Committee for the 9th School at Baldwin
Meetings scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. All meetings held at Town Hall in Room 103.

  • January 10, 2017
  • January 24, 2017
  • February 14, 2017
  • February 28, 2017

Building Committee for Brookline High School Expansion

  • January 11, 2017 in the School Committee Meeting Room, 5th floor of Town Hall. 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Additional meetings will be scheduled at the January 11 meeting of the Building Committee


Community Climate Coffee

Join the discussion regarding climate change and our Brookline community. Learn about Community Choice Aggregation. Get involved, or just catch up! Join with Mothers Out Front and others concerned with our childrens future.
Friday January 13th, Brookline Village, KooKoo Cafe. 8am-9:30am.




Community Classifieds


Space is available in our Winter Term Music Play class for birth to age 3, Fridays at 11:30am, which begins January 13, 2017.

In Music Play classes, students are exposed to a playful and rich musical environment that nurtures their music development needs with singing, chanting, moving, creating, and listening. Props such as scarves, balls, egg shakers, and hoops are utilized to help children engage with music and movement. These classes are designed for active participation of both adult and child. Please come ready to sing, move, and have fun!

Discover the Music in You at Brookline Music School! Term II begins January 31, 2017, offering private music instruction, group classes, ensembles, dance, and more! Call (617) 277-4593 to register today!

Creative Dance (3-4y) – Saturdays or Sundays, 9-9:45am or 10-10:45am
These classes will allow children to gain awareness of music, rhythms, and movement through activities designed to develop coordination, strength and artistry. Students will be encouraged to explore their self-expression with the use of imagery and props in a controlled environment. These classes are also an ideal first experience of structured learning for dance and sport.
‘Mommy & Me’ Movement (~2-3y) – Fridays 10:30-11:15am
A class for children accompanied by a parent/caregiver, to expand toddler’s natural creativity, love of music, movement and expressiveness. Toddlers feel the music, using their bodies to express emotion and to explore how their bodies can move. The class’ music and movement provide a mix of structured activity and pure fun to keep your child engaged and moving along with you to the beat of the music.
TBBS also offers ballet classes for youth and adults of all levels, as well as Ballet Barre and Conditioning. For more information and to register for classes, please visit the website at or contact TBBS at info@brooklineballet or 617.879.9988.

PIANO LESSONS: Gloria Jasinski
Bachelor of Music in Composition from Berklee College of Music, Master of Music in Jazz Studies from New England Conservatory. 30+ years teaching experience. Learn Jazz/Blues/Classical, theory, sightreading. Build a high quality musical foundation with a patient, upbeat, and caring instructor. Beginners especially welcome. Have a positive and successful learning experience. Phone: 617.566.9704, email:

Corner Co-op Nursery School – Celebrating our 45th year! A unique
opportunity to participate in your child’s formative years and create
an extended family with others.

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, January 28th 10 am to 12 noon, and Thursday,
February 16th, 7 pm to 9 pm
Meet staff and parents. Slideshow and discussion.
1773 Beacon Street, Brookline (Corner of Beacon and Dean Rd, entrance
on Dean Rd.)

We nurture children’s natural need to learn and grow through a
dialogue-centered process. We regard play as an essential medium of
learning. Ages 2 years 9 months to 6 years. Flexible schedule options.
Devoted staff. Nut-free school. Contact us for more information at
617-738-4631 and visit us online: and check us out
on Facebook.

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