Lincoln Lines February 26th, 2017 No. 25

Lincoln Lines February 26th, 2017 No. 25

Lincoln Happenings!

Friday, March 3rd – Lincoln Spirit Day!  Wear your school colors!
Friday, March 3rd – First Friday Coffee, Technology @ Lincoln, 8am, cafeteria
Saturday, March 11 – Lincoln Trivia Night

See the full calendar on the PTO website at

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear families,

I hope that you all had an enjoyable week and were able to take advantage of the incredible weather.

Our 8th grade visit to Brookline High School for a presentation on Elective Choices, which was postponed due to a snow day, will take place this Friday morning.

There are a number of meetings in the next two weeks related to the 9th School and the Brookline High School Expansion that I want to be sure you’re aware of:

This week, the Building Committee on the BHS Expansion project will meet on Wednesday, March 1 at 7:30 in the School Committee Room at Town Hall. The meeting will include a presentation of design alternatives and preliminary cost estimates.

This same topic will be on the agenda the following evening at the school committee meeting. This meeting will also be in the school committee room and begin at 6 p.m.

Next week, a Community Meeting Open House on the 9th Elementary School will be held in the Heath School Cafeteria on March 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The Building Committee on the BHS Expansion will meet again on March 8 to review the design alternatives and cost estimates.

A Community Update meeting will be held the following week on March 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the MLK room at Brookline High School.

Have a great week!


Lincoln School & PTO News


Tomorrow, Monday, February 27th 8 am – 8:45 am Vice Principal’s office in the Main Office
All are welcome! This year’s Science Night theme is «Beyond Boundaries». This year’s event offers many new (rover robot and R2D2) and all-time favorite (planetarium, flying squirrel) STEAM activities. Stay tuned for more program details.

First Friday Coffee – Technology @ Lincoln

Our next First Friday Coffee will be this coming Friday, March 3rd, at 8am in the Lincoln Cafeteria.

The speaker will be be Annmarie Mazzocchi, Lincoln’s Technology Specialist.  She will be talking about the use of technology in the classroom, including our use of Google Apps for Education.

Brookline Talks, “Raising Caring Children and Responsible Citizens”

Brookline talks presents Raising Caring Children and Responsible Citizens with Richard Weissbourd. Tues March 7th, 7 pm at Driscoll School Theater. Dr. Weissbourd, a clinical psychologist, scholar, and policy expert on children and families, will discuss how to raise children who are caring, responsible to their community, and committed to justice. And why doing so is good not merely for our society, but for own kids.

Lincoln Trivia Night

Trivia Night is Back!  Saturday March 11th Lincoln parents, friends, and staff are invited to the Annual Trivia Party. This fun-filled, adults-only event features trivia for everyone! Test your knowledge of: arts, food, geography, history, movies, music, politics, pop-culture, science, sports, TV, and more! All while supporting Lincoln school! Year after year one of our greatest FUNdraisers!  Cash bar. Prizes. Teamwork. Fun!  8 people per table. $25/person, $200/table.
Get together a team of grade-level parents, neighbors, friends, or sign up as an individual. Individuals will be grouped into teams of 8.

Lincoln Community Conversation on Feb 8

Our Community Conversation event on Feb 8 evening was a great get-together. To those that were able to join us, thank you for being there and providing your input!
The theme of our discussion that evening was to brainstorm what events we had/could have that we believe will enhance our Lincoln community and tradition. We were reminiscing all the past Lincoln events that were memorable. We took inventory of the events that happened or will happen within this academic year. We also did some hard thinking of new ideas that we believe we should try in order to achieve our goals. As a result, we concluded a list of a “Past, Present, and Future” school events, which you can see on our PTO website [Lincoln events].
Whether you were able to attend our Conversation on Feb 8 or not, we welcome you to have a look at it. Please feel free to share your thoughts by sending us at email at

Notes from the Lincoln Office

Picking Up Children – Please call the office (617-879-4600) 5 minutes before pick-up arrival so that we can have your child ready for you. Your child must be signed out of school from the

Dropping off items – i.e. forgotten homework, lunches, musical instruments – please bring these items to the office. We will see that they get delivered to the classroom.

Parking – The front circle and the back parking lot are reserved for staff parking only. You may not park in the Handicapped Area without a Handicap Sticker.

Lost and Found – PLEASE LABEL your children’s clothing and lunchboxes, our lost and found collection is growing dramatically with the start of the cold weather.. We will be donating all unclaimed items to charity on February 17, 2017.

Absences/Tardy – Please call the office if your child is going to be absent or tardy.


Eighth Grade Transition Events

Eighth grade families should be aware of several upcoming events supporting families through the transition to High School.

February 7th – Curriculum Night, Part One
February 15th – Curriculum Night, Part Two
March 1st – Life at Brookline High School
March 14th – Introduction to Athletics

Full details are found in the Headmaster’s letter:  BHS – Transition Events Letter


Community Announcements

BEF 5th Grade Spelling Bee

DID YOU KNOW that this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Brookline Education Foundation’s Annual 5th-Grade Spelling Bee? Please join us and fifth-grade spellers from each of the eight elementary schools on Sunday, March 12 at 1:00 p.m. in the Brookline High School Auditorium (115 Greenough St.) for this fun community event. Cheer on your friends! Test your own spelling prowess! For more details, please visit our website,


MEDIAGIRLS, an eight-week program for 6th and 7th grade girls, will run at the Brookline Teen Center on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 pm to 5 pm starting March 1st. Participants learn to challenge pop-culture messages aimed at girls; engage in thoughtful discussions about current media trends, make new friends in Brookline, and write inspiring content for girls using social media. Space is limited to 12, so sign up quickly. Visit to learn more and register.

Upcoming Community Meetings on 9th School and BHS

There are two upcoming meetings related to the 9th Elementary School at Baldwin and the BHS Expansion building projects:

Monday, March 6th – Community Meeting Open House for 9th School – 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.. Heath School Cafeteria. Update on progress of Feasibility Phase and input on the Design Alternatives.

Monday, March 13th – Community Update Meeting. for BHS Expansion – 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., BHS MLK Jr. Room. Update on progress of Feasibility Phase and input on Design Alternatives.

The meetings will be using an Open House format because it allows community members to ask questions and have in-depth conversations with Town and School staff, as well as elected officials who are working on the 9th elementary school.

School Committee Meeting

The School Committee will be meeting on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the Walsh School Committee Room, 5th Floor, Town Hall.

The docket includes a Public Hearing on the FY 2017 Budget and School Choice at approximately 7:00 PM. Here is a link to the FY 2018 Preliminary Budget Executive Summary.

The docket for the meeting can be found at this link.

Climate Coffee

Come join us for Coffee to discuss what is going on locally regarding Climate Change. Join Brookline Mothers Out Front in these complicated times to protect our children’s future.
Tuesday March 7th, KooKoo Cafe, Station street Brookline Village, 8-9:30am.

SPEAKING FOR THE TREES. (rescheduled from February 9th)

Climate change andmethane gas leaks from the natural gas distribution system represent an urgent threat to the trees of New England. Dr. Pam Templer will
present the results of her research at BU on current and future effects of rising temperatures on forests in New England. Mr. Oladapo-Johnson will describe the Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s efforts to reduce damage to trees caused by methane leaks. March 14th
, 7 pm. Coolidge Corner Library, 31 Pleasant Street, Brookline. Refreshments will be served.
This talk is presented by Brookline Mothers Out Front.

BIG Offers Early Release Day Workshops

This spring, Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) is offering media arts workshops on Early Release days hat give kids the chance to explore video making, graphic arts, animation, and more! These workshops run from 1:00-3:30 on April 5th, April 11th, April 26th, and May 2nd and are held at BIG which is located at 46 Tappan St, a short walk from Lincoln. To learn more, visit BIG’s website.

Brookline Music Program

Does your child play an instrument that he/she is passionate about?
Does your child want to connect with high school musician-mentors to benefit their music career at Brookline High School?
Does your child want to pick up a brand new instrument and get free lessons?
Does your child want to become an advanced musician in an instrument that they already play?

If any or all of the above is true, sign your child up for the Brookline Music Program! The BMP is a program organized by teens, for teens! The BMP pairs Brookline middle school musicians with high school musicians for FREE and engaging lessons. By signing up for BMP, not only will your child learn and grow musically, he/she will also foster a relationship with a high school mentor who can guide him/her through the BHS music opportunities and high school in general. In addition, he/she will also get an opportunity to meet other passionate musicians throughout Brookline.

Click on the link below to learn more about the BMP and how to register your child to participate:

For any questions or concerns, please contact:
We look forward to hearing from you!

Corner Co-op Nursery School Spring Fun Fair

10am – 2pm, Corner Co-op Nursery School, 1773 Beacon St., Brookline.

Enjoy kids’ games/activities, face painting, silent auction, raffle, delicious food and a live puppet show by CactusHead Puppets. Ages 2-7+. $10 per child or $25 per family of three children
or more 617-738-4631   Check us out on Facebook

Community Classifieds

Seeking house keeping help

Neighbor of the Lincoln school (<1 mile) needs part-time house keeping help (2-4 h/day, 3 days a week). Interested persons please contact 617-669-4465.

Lincoln School Family Seeking Apt for 5 Months

Lincoln School family seeking apartment for family of 5, from April 1st to Aug 31st.
Please contact Suby England at

BE THE PARENT YOU WANT TO BE! March training in the Think:Kids Collaborative Problem Solving parenting approach.

Do you ever feel frustrated with your child? Find yourself shouting often and imposing punishments or rewards in reaction to challenging behavior? Do you wish you had a more effective parenting approach that also helps to build a better relationship between you and your child? Think:Kids Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) approach provides parents with concrete tools to better understand and parent their kids (ages 3-18) in the face of day-to-day challenges – e.g., getting to school, homework, screen time, sibling relationships – and more serious challenges. CPS helps parents to:

  • Foster positive relationships with their child
  • Reduce their child’s challenging behavior
  • Solve problems collaboratively and proactively
  • Build their child’s skills in self-regulation, communication and problem-solving

For more information and to register for the upcoming March CPS training in Brookline, please visit:

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:


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