Lincoln Lines May 21th, 2017 No. 36

Lincoln Lines May 21th, 2017 No. 36

Lincoln Happenings!

Wednesday, May 24th – Diversity and Inclusion Kick-Off Meetings (8am & 6:00pm), Library
Friday, May 26th – PTO Open Board Meeting, 8am, Cafeteria
Friday, May 26th – Kumamoto Earthquake Benefit Concert, 6:30pm, Lincoln Auditorium
Monday, May 29th – Memorial Day, No School
Friday, June 2nd – First Friday Coffee, Brian & Isabel discuss School Improvement Plan, 8am, cafeteria

See the full calendar on the PTO website at

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear Families,

After last week’s heatwave, I hope you enjoyed this weekend’s beautiful weather.

Lincoln Listens Events Wednesday

On Wednesday at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the Lincoln School library, Dr. Carlos Hoyt will facilitate two community events around Race, Equity, and Inclusion at Lincoln. Parents/guardians should select the time that is best for them. Pizza and babysitting will be provided at the evening event. I’m looking forward to these thought provoking conversations.

If you’re interested, Dr. Hoyt’s bio can be found here.  He is a Professor of Social Work at Wheelock College and has significant experience in the area of diversity and community engagement.

Conservatory Sign-up Process

This week, students and families in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 will receive a letter from the town’s music department about the process for signing up for conservatory next year. I want to highlight one important change in the process this year, which is that students will sign-up for classes in school. In previous years, students in grades 3 and 4 signed up at home or by submitting a form to their homeroom teacher. This year, all conservatory sign-ups will be done in school. Current 5th, 6th, and 7th graders will make their conservatory selections during the week of May 30. Current 3rd graders will attend fourth grade conservatory class on Thursday, June 1 to watch a demonstration of the instrumental options that are available to them as fourth graders. Third and fourth grade students will make their conservatory selections in school during the week of June 5. If you have any questions about this process, please contact Kenny Kozol, K-12 performing arts coordinator at

Staffing Updates

Eileen Ford joined us this year as a fourth grade classroom teacher. During this year, Ms. Ford has built strong relationships with students, colleagues, and families. I’m thrilled that she will continue as part of our team next year and maintain those relationships as a fifth grade classroom teacher.

Alejandra Munoz joined the Lincoln staff this year, teaching second grade during Ms. Gomes’ one-year leave. I’m thrilled that Ms. Munoz will continue on with us as our 6th and 7th grade Science teacher, filling the role that Sarah Rund will leave behind at the end of the year. In this role, Ms. Munoz will build on her experience prior to Lincoln as the 3-5 STEM specialist with the Manchester, CT public schools.

Have a great week


Lincoln School & PTO News

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
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 with any questions.

PTO Board for 2017/2018 school year

We are happy to announce that Wendy Ames, Julie Lacy and Holly Reil will be Co-Presidents of the PTO next year.  Sarah Johnson-Weingart and Sara Scott will be joining on as board members at-large.  We are grateful that Kathryn McHugh, Stuart Marquis and Belinda Hsu will be continuing on as treasurer and board members at-large, respectively.  The 2017/2018 PTO board was voted in at the last PTO Community Conversation on 5/17.  We are still looking for a secretary, a co-treasurer and one more board member at-large.  Please contact the PTO at

Open Parent Positions on the Lincoln School Advisory Council (LSAC).

Would you like to participate more directly in helping to identify Lincoln School goals and assist in creating the annual school improvement plan? Run for a seat on the Lincoln School Advisory Council! LSAC parent members commit to monthly meetings with the principal and faculty representatives and serve a two-year term. There are 3 parent seats vacant for the upcoming term. To run, please contact the PTO at and provide your name, the grade(s) of your child(ren) and a brief statement about your background and your interest in serving on the Lincoln School Advisory Council that will be used on the ballot. Please submit your name and information for the ballot by Friday, June 2nd.


Please notify the Lincoln School office as soon as possible, if your children will not be attending Lincoln School next year.

*** 8th Grade Families ***

PLEASE turn in Order Forms for 8th Grade yearbooks no later than this Monday, May 22nd.

We are placing the orders for yearbooks next week and need all order forms to be turned in to the Main Office by Monday. Any questions please e-mail:

Community Announcements

2017 Driscoll School Spring Fair

Fun for all ages! Come join us on Wednesday, May 24th from 4-8pm as the Driscoll School grounds are transformed into the beloved annual Spring Fair.  Enjoy Amusement Rides, Petting Zoo, Touch a Truck, Face Painting, Henna, Food and MUCH more.

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

What:  Join us as we honor and award the Brookline High School Student Essay Winners for their essays on “What does it mean to be Asian American in Brookline?”  We will also see an excerpt of the acclaimed new PBS documentary, “The Chinese Exclusion Act,” with a discussion from Andrew Leong, Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department, and Asian American and Latino Studies at UMass Boston.

When:  Wednesday, May 24th at 6pm

Where:  Brookline School Committee Room, Town Hall, 5th Floor, 333 Washington Street, Brookline

Refreshments will be served.

Co-sponsored by the Brookline Asian American Family Network (BAAFN), Brookline Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations, the Jennifer A. Lynch Committee Against Domestic Violence, & the Chinese Historical Society of New England.

For more information:

​C​ontact Chris Chanyasulkit at


PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY, The Pride of Brookline, 100TH Birthday!!


*DJ – 1960’s Jukebox Classics

*Poodle Skirt Hula Hoop Troupe

*Costume & Hairdo Competition (Guys & Gals)

*Iconic Vintage Cocktails

 *Retro American Food – Stillman’s Farm Bratwursts in a Blanket, Swedish Meatballs with Black Truffled Cheese, Pineapple Upside-down Cake      

Monday/Memorial Day May 29th, 7PM – 10PM

Where: Brookline High School, Schluntz Gym 115 Greenough St

Tickets: Grown-ups: $40 (includes $10 food tickets), Students: $25 , Buy tickets on-line (save $2 per ticket), or, buy at the door.

Suggested Attire: 50s & 60s style attire (Think: big skirts, cuffed Chinos, Grease & Happy Days)

Official Outfitter: Recollective Vintage 508 Park Drive Boston

Proceeds: Benefit JFK100 Celebrations & National Park Service JFK Birthplace

BHS Boys Soccer Meeting

All Interested Rising 9th Graders Encouraged to Attend
June 6th
MLK Room at BHS
For more information regarding BHS Boys Soccer, please contact
Kyle Beaulieu-Jones

Puppet Showplace Theater Gala

Puppet Showplace Theater’s annual Gala “An Evening of Enchantment” is coming up Wednesday June 7, 6-9pm. This is a family-friendly event – children under the age of 12 attend for free – and in addition to being a fundraiser is also a truly fun event for all ages, with innovative performances, food and drink, a fabulous setting, and a silent auction that includes items sure to entice you. This year we are especially honoring our long-time Artist in Residence Brad Shur, and our Gala emcee is award-winning Boston playright Melinda Lopez. More information and ticket purchases at

Brookline Porchfest 2017

Saturday, June 10th 12-6pm
Brookline’s 2nd Annual Porchfest is coming up soon! On Saturday, June 10th from noon until 6pm (rain date: June 17), porches across the town will be sharing music with their neighborhood.

Featuring over 80 local performers!
This is year’s schedule is full of amazing and talented performers. Visit our Google Map to find out more information about the participating bands (including website, audio & video links).

Spread the word!
Don’t be shy about your love of Brookline Porchfest 2017. Tell your friends, share this email, talk about us on Facebook. If you are interested in doing some flyering for the festival email

Village Fair Road Race – Supporting Extended Day Programs

The Village Fair Road Race is a USATF sanctioned one-mile road race planned collaboratively by the Brookline Extended Day Advisory Council and the Town of Brookline. The race will take place on June 11th, 2017 at 2pm as part of The Village Fair, a large street festival in Brookline Village. Proceeds will be donated to support afterschool programming  (BEDAC) for low-income and at-risk elementary school children in Brookline. Come run a mile with us on a fun-filled day to support our community!  There are many ways to be involved:

RUN: Whether you are a seasoned racer, new to running, or just like to test yourself on the roads every now and then, The Village Fair Road Race has something for everyone. The course is flat and fast with minimal turns, promising speedy times for those who want to see how fast they can run a mile.

VOLUNTEER: Not a runner but still want to help out? We are looking for course monitors, medical personnel, and folks to help with set-up and clean-up. Sign up on the volunteer page

( ) or write to us and we’ll get in touch.

DONATE: Reach out to family and friends to sponsor your child’s run or make a donation to fund another child’s run. Keep track of the donations with our downloadable sponsorship form, available on our website, then turn them in on race day.


BHS Fall Cheer Teem Try-Outs

The BHS Fall Cheer team will be holding tryouts for this upcoming fall on June 14th-15th in Tappan Gym #2 from 4-6pm. We will have a special Conflict Tryout on Monday June 12th 3:30-5:30pm in Tappan Gym #2 for Lincoln School 8th graders and any others that have a conflict with the regular tryout dates. There will be a post-tryout Parents Meeting on Thursday June 15th from 6:30-7:30pm. To be cleared to tryout, your student must be registered on FamilyID and submit a recent copy of a physical to the BHS Athletics Dept. No experience is necessary to tryout, and all incoming 9th graders are invited to try out for our co-ed team! Email with questions or for more information. Welcome to BHS, and Go Warriors!

Tee Off at the Library

Tee Off at the Library is back! Brookline Library’s Brookline Village branch will be transformed into a mini-golf course on Saturday, June 17th! Families and community members of all ages are invited to an afternoon of mini-golf, snacks, refreshments, and a visit to the Star Wars Museum. Doors open at 12:00pm, and the last tee off is at 4:00pm.
  • Tickets are $3 per person ($5 at the door)
  • Mini-golf (with loop de loops!)
  • Join the Rebel Alliance (or the Empire) and wear your best Star Wars costumes
  • A visit from, and chance to take photos with, your favorite heroes and villains from the Star Wars universe
  • A chance to visit our very own Star Wars museum
  • Test your knowledge with a Star Wars trivia challenge
  • A green screen photo booth with Star Wars props and the background to put you right in the action
  • Get your face painted
  • Sign up here:

Community Classifieds

For Rent

Sunny two plus bedroom, 1 bath apartment in a two-family home in the Lincoln school district on a quiet side street. Large, fenced in, shared yard. Available to rent July 1st. Contact

Brookline Summer School 2017

July 5-August 4, Classes: 8:30-11am and 11am-1:30pm, Tuitions vary by class.
Online Registration:

BHS Summer School offers many review and enrichment courses that are available to rising 6th-9th graders, as well as credit earning electives for rising 9th graders! Courses are offered to all Brookline students and non residents. Take a class with a friend from another school!

Here are some of the courses available:

BHS Transition: One Up

**One-Up is a week-long intensive program with the purpose of helping students to gain a better understanding of the culture of Brookline High School and to help smooth the transition from 8th grade to freshman year. The course will consist of a mixture of class discussions, activities, and role-playing that will familiarize students with BHS culture. Students learn the geography of BHS through tours and scavenger hunts. Students will review their class schedules and become familiar with the academic and social support that BHS offers. A fun, informative week for all!**

Enrichment/Review classes: Reading, Writing, Math, and Science, Geometry Honors Preview

ELL classes: Beginner and Intermediate

Elective Classes: World Cuisine, Digital Arts/Computer Design, Photography, Drawing, Art Studio, World of Money, Spanish Independent Study, and Life-Time Activities.

**Rising 9th graders CAN take electives for BHS credit which will count toward their graduation requirements (excluding Life-Time Activities)**

Brookline SmartSummers (June 29 – August 25, 2017)

Brookline SmartSummers is a summer enrichment program for children ages 5 through 13. Open to Brookline residents and non-residents, we offer a wide variety of educational programs that meet from one and two weeks at a time. In addition to having lots of fun, children will learn new skills, make new friends, and spend time inside and outdoors. Programs include: science, computers, arts, puppetry, theater, and more.

SmartSummers website:

Summer Basketball Camp: Newton

ASA Hoops is celebrating it’s 20th year offering camps in Newton and surrounding communities.  Our camps are for boys and girls ages 7-16 and offer a positive environment in which to improves ones skills.  Camps are offered from 6/26 to 8/24 and can be found at:  For questions please contact:

Art with Amy

It’s Summer Studio 2017! M-F 9-2 + extended workshops 2:30-5:30

For kids who get out of school earlier in June we just added an early summer week!

June 19th- 23rd Milo will be in the studio fresh from his City Year experience at the Curley School in JP. We’re planning all sorts of fun art projects. If you are out of school we hope you’ll join us! This is sign on by the day or the week.

July 10-14th, 17th-21st, 24th-28th
August 7th-11th, 14th- 18th, 21st-25th

As always we have a super full summer planned including canvas painting, clay, building junk sculptures, creating tie dye, sewing and making lemonade :D.

Also, our visiting artist afternoon workshops are back this summer! From 2:30 – 5:30 each day, these afternoons can be added as an extended day to the 9-2 schedule or as a stand alone. Terrariums, printmaking, zine making, sewing projects and lots more! The full list is now up on the calendar on

All weeks except for our weaving week is sign on by the day or week. For details please feel free to email.


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