Lincoln Lines March 19th, 2017 No. 28

Lincoln Lines March 19th, 2017 No. 28

Lincoln Happenings!

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

See the full calendar on the PTO website at

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear families,

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!
Also Please feel free to contact Lincoln Extended Day parent, Aki Ito ( 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:

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: 

Any questions? Email

Understanding Our Differences and Similarities

Seeking parent to be Lincoln Liaison for Brookline’s Understanding Our Differences and Similarities Program (UOD&S) put on for our 4th graders this Spring.  Each school year all 4th grade students participate in four separate workshops, which are taught by parent/guardian volunteers.  The topics include Spectrum of Sight, Deafness/Spectrum of Hearing, Physical Disabilities and Intellectual Differences.  Each workshop includes an introduction with slides, hands on activities/discussion and concludes with a talk with an amazing guest speaker!
The parent liaison would work with the town’s coordinator to help lead the four workshops (2 hours each) and train other parents to lead activities,  No previous experience required — all materials, lesson plans, training (plus a “personal assistant” town coordinator), are provided.  It’s a very rewarding way to be directly involved in your child’s classroom.  If you’re interested or have any questions please contact  Elizabeth Myska ( or Sandra Wesemann (  Thanks!

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:
● E-Readers
● Backpacks (for elementary students – K-6)
● Crayons, Colored pencils, Markers
● Glue/Glue Sticks
● Scissors (for elementary students)
● #2 Pencils, Pens, Large Erasers, and Highlighters
● Folders
● Spiral Notebooks
● Composition Notebooks
● Package of Loose-Leaf Notebook Paper
● Rulers
● 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

Community Announcements

League of Women Voters of Brookline presentation

“Closed or Open Doors?  The Problem of Transparency and Accountability in Politics”

a talk by James D’Angelo, a Researcher at the Kennedy School Harvard University
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   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

Gear Collection

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

Gear Distribution

Take home the above used sports gear with an optional cash donation!

Saturday, April 1, 2017 10:00AM – 2:00PM Pierce School Cafeteria

Visit 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 for details and events throughout the week. Climate Week is a production of Climate Action Brookline in collaboration with individual and community partners.

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

This spring, Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) is offering media arts workshops on Early Release days that 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.

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

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 ( For tickets and more information, please visit or call 617-232-5485.


Community Classifieds

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: or call (617) 735-7277

OPEN HOUSE: Studio of Engaging Math & STEAM summer program!

Sunday, March 26th, 11am to 2:00pm
320 Washington street, suite 301, Brighton MA 02135

Come learn about our math classes & STEAM summer program. Play games, solve puzzles, and win prizes!
Studio of Engaging Math is a K-8 after-school math program. Our small groups and expert teacher provide an ideal environment for developing critical thinking and advanced problem-solving skills. 
STEAM is a summer program in July and August for children ages 6 – 12. Broaden your child’s exposure to science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). The fun and intimate, hands-on activities of the classes strive to excite and inspire participants about STEAM, creating enthusiasm that will spill over to schoolwork and school choices in future years. Classes include introduction to programming, building and modeling, arts and crafts, logic puzzles and board games. 

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 if you know of any openings. We appreciate any help you can provide!

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

Lin Learning Center Open Houses

Lin Learning Center is open for 2017 to 2018 school year enrollment starting March 1st. Lin Learning Center provides afterschool STEM education for K to 6th grades. Through our hands on project based learning activities, your child will learn to ask question, gather information, evaluate evidence, think critically, problem solve and acquire math and science literacy.
Lin Learning Center will be opening the center for people to visit on March 14th and 16th, 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Visit the center as it is and learn more about us.
For more information, visit our website or contact Kay Lin at 617-383-9848 or


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