Lincoln Lines March 19th, 2017 No. 28
Friday, March 24 – PTO Open Board Meeting, 8am, Brookline Music School
Tuesday, March 28 – Lincoln Community Conversation, 8am, cafeteria
Friday, March 31 – Lincoln Science Night 2017, 6pm-8pm
Wednesday, April 5th – K-8 Early Dismissal 12:40pm
Principal Denitzio’s Message
I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend. I’m hopeful that with the first day of spring tomorrow, we see some more spring-like weather in the week ahead.
Thank you so much for the incredible support folks showed for the Change for Ghana Fundraiser last week. It was inspiring to see our second and sixth grade students working together throughout the week collecting and tallying the donations that were collected. Also, a reminder that while the Change for Ghana Fundraiser ended on Friday, our Backpacks for Ghana initiative continues throughout the month.
This is a busy week coming up with our Middle School Declamation Finals this Wednesday at 11:25 in the theater. Also on Wednesday in the theater, the traveling program from the Museum of Science will put on a series of presentations for our 4th graders.
Our Third Annual Science night is less than two weeks away, on March 31. Science Night has been such a wonderful event the last two years and has continued to grow. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at this year’s installment.
Have a great week!
Lincoln School & PTO News
Lincoln Extended Day Fundraiser @ Otto’s Pizza at Coolidge Corner
Let’s celebrate the beginning of spring at Otto’s Pizza, Tomorrow, Monday March 20 with the Lincoln Extended Day community! Or please just stop by to takeout or to buy gift cards for your loved one!
8% of all sales including dine-in, takeout and gift card sales from 5 pm to 9 pm on March 20 (Mon) at Otto’s Pizza at Coolidge Corner (289 Harvard St. Brookline MA 02446) will go towards tuition assistance for families at Lincoln Extended day.
Please also see FB page and share this event with your friends! https://www.facebook.com/events/213757869087165
Also Please feel free to contact Lincoln Extended Day parent, Aki Ito (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any questions!
Lincoln Landscape Committee
Come dream of Spring at the next Lincoln Landscape committee meeting, March 21st, 7-8pm in the library. We’ll be planning our school’s garden programs as well as ways to help Lincoln bloom. All are welcome…”green thumbs” not required!
2017 Lincoln Science Night, March 31st 6pm-8pm
Video Intro: https://youtu.be/hnnGLOsA0yU
It’s impossible to capture all the amazing programs planned for this year’s event. This year more activities are planned for middle schoolers – complex math games with Russian Math, coding 101, programming a car and building a sophisticated lego robot, introduction to 4D periodic table to name a few. Younger students can enjoy meeting a flying squirrel and R2D2 and making their own slime. 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, Build It Yourself, Clay Observatory and amazing Lincoln parents.
Also, we need YOUR help. Please consider signing up for a shift or donate food/water.
Signup at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/
Any questions? Email email@example.com
Understanding Our Differences and Similarities
Ghana Backpack / Coin Drive
Lincoln has developed a relationship with Beacon Springs Christian School in Accra, Ghana, which opened its doors in March 2016. The Lincoln community is working to collect school supplies to help this school thrive. Items being sought for donation are listed below, and will be collected from March 13-March 31. We at Lincoln are determined to spread kindness and caring into our school community, into our community at large, and into our world. Our hope is to raise global awareness while helping a school in need in a country far from us. Ramona Wuabu, Martha Gammie or Lauren Trimble can be contacted if you have questions about this project.
We are in need of the following items:
● Backpacks (for elementary students – K-6)
● Crayons, Colored pencils, Markers
● Glue/Glue Sticks
● Scissors (for elementary students)
● #2 Pencils, Pens, Large Erasers, and Highlighters
● Spiral Notebooks
● Composition Notebooks
● Package of Loose-Leaf Notebook Paper
● Index Cards
● Calculators (for elementary school students)
● Picture books, story books, decodable books
● Teacher supplies (Staplers, staples, Scotch tape, Envelopes, White-out, pens, sticky
notes, chalk etc)
Support all Brookline Schools and Teachers – Raffle tickets on sale (amazing deals)!
The Brookline Education Foundation (“BEF”) is hosting a Trivia Bee on March 31 and the ever-popular Trivia Bee Raffle tickets are on sale!
You don’t need to come to the trivia to win any of the 6 amazing prize packages. Packages include gift cards that will last you a year of date nights at many acclaimed Boston and Brookline restaurants, a treasure trove of store gift cards that are worth more than $1,000, a full weekend feast for 6 at your own home all prepared and cooked by a professional chef… and more!
Raffle tickets are on sale for $25 each or 5 for $100. All raffle tickets sales proceeds will go to the BEF to support its mission and grant programs.
Since 1981, The BEF has raised donations of more than $4 million to support innovative and new approaches to professional development and system wide improvements for all Brookline public schools.
To learn more about BEF or if you are interested in buying the raffle tickets (even just one), please contact Belinda Hsu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
League of Women Voters of Brookline presentation
“Closed or Open Doors? The Problem of Transparency and Accountability in Politics”
Wednesday, March 22 Brookline Town Hall 333 Washington Street Room 103
6:30 p.m. refreshments
7:00 p.m. talk followed by questions
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Brookline
Corner Co-op Nursery School Spring Fun Fair – Saturday, March 25th
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
www.cornercoop.org Check us out on Facebook
Brookline Mothers Out Front – Upcoming Meetings
Wednesday March 29, 7-9pm Activism in Massachusetts Cities and Towns- Methane Gas LEAKS Dr. Nathan Phillips, Professor, Earth and Environment, Boston University; Audrey Shulman, Founder of HEET. With 300 unprepared Methane leaks, Brookline is the second leakiest town in the Commonwealth. Gas pipeline leaks are mobilizing active citizens at the town level across the Commonwealth. Hear about what is being done to identify and mitigate the worst gas leaks.All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon St., Brookline
Saturday April 1 2:30-4:40 Youth in Action- Advocating For Their Future Young people have been advocating for climate change action and getting standing ovations all over the country! A short video of work from many corners of the United States will be followed by a lively discussion with a panel of local youth activists who describe their path to activism and current work. The discussion will include Audience participation and will end with concrete suggestions for taking action today! Suggested audience ages: 8-25 and UP! Pierce School Auditorium
PLAY IT FORWARD – Sports Gear Exchange
Drop off your gently used sports gear March 7th-28th at:
Heath and Lawrence School Monday-Friday 7:30-8:00am & 2:30-3:00pm
Kirrane Aquatics Center M-F 12-8pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 11am-3pm
We are ONLY accepting: Basketballs & Soccer Balls, Cleats & Shinguards, Skis & Snowboards, Softball & Baseball Gloves, Lacrosse sticks, Hockey & Field Hockey Sticks, and Tennis Racquets
All donations are tax deductible. The seventh annual Climate Week 2017 is a collaborative production of Climate Action Brookline and community partners. For details and a complete Climate Action Week schedule visit www.brooklineclimateweek.org
Take home the above used sports gear with an optional cash donation!
Saturday, April 1, 2017 10:00AM – 2:00PM Pierce School Cafeteria
Visit brooklinerec.com or call 617.730.2069 for more information.
Climate Week Brookline 2017: Building the Climate Movement
Mon. March 27-Sun. April 2
Climate Week 2017 offers forward thinking climate education for personal, community, state and national actions,. All events are free and open to all from Brookline and around the state.
Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2 events include Inclusive opportunities for youth and families.
Saturday Events: Green Routes Bike Tour; Youth Climate Adaptation Challenge, An Art and Science Fair, 3R Depot, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle; Youth in Action: Advocating for their Future, where youth activists share their experiences.
Sunday Events: Two nature walks along the Muddy River and Hoar Sanctuary
www.climateweek2017.org for details and events throughout the week. Climate Week is a production of Climate Action Brookline in collaboration with individual and community partners. www.climateactionbrookline.org
Brookline Teen Center Middle School Mondays
Has your middle school student been to the Brookline Teen Center for Middle School Mondays? We’ve got a bunch of new programming coming up this spring, including yoga, parkour, aerial silks, cookie making, and gardening. Check out our middle school programming page for a complete list.
BIG Offers Early Release Day Workshops
SmartVacations April 2017
Offered by Brookline SmartVacations for students ages 5-12. From April 18-21, choose a vacation filled with arts and crafts, gym time, computer skills, and theater games. Visit http://ow.ly/d25C309W3b6
Triveni School of Dance presents “Devi”
Fri., 4/7 8pm; Sat., 4/8 3pm @ BU Dance Theater, 915 Commonwealth Ave.
Neena Gulati and the Triveni Ensemble will present a spellbinding performance that showcases three Indian classical dance styles, set to both modern and traditional music. “Devi” fuses percussive footwork, sensual movement, and nuanced storytelling. All proceeds will go to Pratham, an organization committed to improving children’s education in India (prathamusa.org). For tickets and more information, please visit www.trivenidance.org or call 617-232-5485.
Writing and Organizational Coach for grades 8-12
Having recently relocated to Brookline, I’m delighted to introduce my well-seasoned writing and organizational services to this community. I work one-on-one with students on essays, research writing, and creative writing. I also help those struggling with homework organization and task management.
I’m passionately devoted to a diverse range of students—some challenged by mild or moderate disabilities, others struggling with writing assignments and deadlines, and still others seeking additional stimulation and special writing projects. I collaborate with teachers, guidance counselors, and parents to foster a supportive community around each student.
Prior to our recent move to Brookline, I worked mainly in the Lexington area, serving students attending Lexington High School, BB&N, Belmont Hill School, Belmont High School, and Dana Hall School. My holistic approach has helped many students triumph over both difficult work and difficult feelings about the work.
A special note for 8th grade families:
Many middle school students struggle with the academic transition to high school. During this vulnerable time, I reinforce students’ self-esteem while improving their writing and organizational skills.
I’m available for both school year and summer sessions.
For more information, see my website: BuchbinderWriting.com or call (617) 735-7277
OPEN HOUSE: Studio of Engaging Math & STEAM summer program!
320 Washington street, suite 301, Brighton MA 02135
Home near Lincoln School?
Family moving from Austria into the area looking for housing to rent in the Lincoln School district, beginning in May/June 2 – 3 bedroom ideal. Please contact email@example.com
Calling all tiny chefs!
New Spring schedule for Kids in the Kitchen! The kitchen can be a colorful place where food comes to life through sight, smell, touch, and of course taste. We invite young chefs (ages 4-9) to join in as we explore the many colors of seasonal cooking. We keep it simple, engaging and interactive. Kids will explore seasonal recipes that involve basic techniques appropriate to their developing skill level all while learning to develop a healthy relationship with food. We have just a couple more slots available! More information here https://docs.google.com/document/d/120opiA6BdjO1NyMj78Znthch1d-XR-PjO7mPn6ALOko/edit?usp=sharing
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