Lincoln Lines May 29th, 2017 No. 37

Lincoln Lines May 29th, 2017 No. 37

Lincoln Happenings!

Friday, June 2nd – First Friday Coffee, Brian & Isabel discuss School Improvement Plan, 8am, cafeteria
June 6th-9th, Book Fair, in the Library
June 7th-9th, School Musical, Singin’ in the Rain, 7pm
Friday, June 9th – End-of-school picnic, 5:30pm-7:00pm

See the full calendar on the PTO website at

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear Families,

I hope you all had an enjoyable three-day weekend.

Thank you to all who were able to attend one of the conversations on Diversity and Inclusion at Lincoln facilitated by Dr. Carlos Hoyt. It was so inspiring to see the large turnout at both the morning and evening events to start this important conversation. If you didn’t have a chance to attend, we still want to hear from you. You can fill out a digital survey here ( Additionally, if you wish to provide feedback or ask questions of Dr. Hoyt or myself, you can e-mail

Conservatory Sign-up Process

Last week students and families in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 received a letter from the town’s music department about the process for signing up for conservatory next year. I again 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

Have a great week


Lincoln School & PTO News

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 this Friday, June 2nd.

Annual Spring Book Fair

Summer is fast approaching. And how does the Library prepare? Our annual book fair will be held next week beginning on Tuesday, June 6 through Friday, June 9, in the Lincoln Library.  Stock up for summer reading while supporting your school!  Contact Mrs. Abner if you have any questions.

We’re still looking for a few more volunteers to help set up and to during the sale. If your schedule allows, please sign up for a shift to make this event a success!

Sign up link:

2017 Lincoln Middle School Musical – Singin’ in the Rain

Come see the 2017 Lincoln Middle School Musical – Singin’ in the Rain! Come tap your feet to that Broadway Rhythm…and don’t forget your umbrella!!! Show dates are Wednesday June 7th, Thursday June 8th, Friday June 9th, and Saturday June 10th – all at 7pm in the Lincoln Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now @ Online sales open until Sunday June 5th. Tickets will also be on sale in the Lincoln lobby before school and after school the week before the performances. Limited availability at the door on the night of the performances. *NOTE: Seating is reserved and assigned for these performances so please order tickets together if planning on attending in a group. If there are any questions please contact Adam Weatherwax,

End of the Year Picnic

It’s hard to believe we are in the home stretch of the school year. Our end-of-the-year picnic is Friday June 9, 5:30-7:00, and we need some volunteers to ensure it’s a success for all!

Sign up here:


On behalf of Mr. Denitzio, and my fellow teachers Mrs. Gammie, Mrs. Trimble, Mrs. Kun and Ms. Munoz, I would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincerest gratitude to you for your generous donations both in cash and in school supplies to help make the Backpacks for Ghana project a huge success. Through the “Change for Ghana” initiative, we were able to raise $560 to purchase e-readers for the students of Beacon Springs School. We also filled approximately 70 backpacks with school supplies such a notebook, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, rulers, glue sticks, crayons and a child sized scissors. Additionally, we filled 5 medium to large sized boxes with classroom/teacher supplies such as chalk, hole punch, scissors, index cards, binders, folders, filler paper, etc and filled about 4 medium to large sized boxes with picture books, decodable books, and story books. We could not have done all this without your support. Your donations and contributions will go a long way to make a difference in the lives of many children in Ghana by equipping them with the basic essential needs/supplies that every child needs to be successful in school. Once again, we say THANK YOU!

The Second Annual Lincoln Read-A-Thon Results Are in….and they are AMAZING!

This year 163 students worked together to read 71,072 minutes and raise $9,173.52 to support their school! The participation of our students increased by over 60% and the minutes read more than doubled. The passion for reading as well as to raise funds which directly support Lincoln that our community displayed is truly inspiring!

Congratulations to the classrooms with the most minutes read: Mrs. Donnelly’s Kindergarten class, Ms. Olsen’s First Grade class, Ms. Munoz’ Second Grade class, Ms. Greenwood’s Third Grade class, Ms. Flynn/Bardin’s Fourth Grade class and Mr. Sherlock’s Fifth Grade class.

Congratulations to our individual winners for minutes read and funds raised to support Lincoln! From our Kindergarten: Alexander Aimonetti, Daniel May, Anoushka DeChatterjee, Cooper Weseman, Fatima Shah and Helen Schwartz. From our First Grade: Roland Plante, Alex Gutierrez, Lillian Beggs, Jackson Boxer, Francie Ames and Maddie Carpenter. From our Second Grade: Leena Bhandari, Abe Linke, Abigail Tsai, Sofie Weingart, Jeneta Anayosah and Nodoka Ito. From our Third Grade: Austin Yang, Bethany Dykstra, Armaan Mehta, Nicholas Guitierrez, Vir Singh Mehta and Joshua Weisner. From our Fourth Grade: Elizabeth Mann, Bonnie Rumerich, Omar Rahman and Jacob Lowe. And from our Fifth Grade: Alex Juster, Tyler Barber, Adaeze Anayosah, Gabriel Spaget and Lily Weingart.

Congratulations to our Middle School winners in Ms. Gammie, Ms. Conti and Mr. Weatherwax’s homerooms: Alessandra Colagreco-Knight, River Narenvickus, and Theo Stanley.

Thank you to all our incredible students, families, teachers and administrators who worked so hard to make this year’s event a huge success! WAY TO GO LINCOLN SCHOOL!!!


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

Tell us your favorite Lincoln “Traditions” by completing this quick survey!

Over the past few months in PTO Community Conversations, parents have worked together to identify and compile a list of Lincoln Traditions that have happened in the past, currently happen or that we would like to see happen at Lincoln.  These “Traditions” are simply events, activities or experiences at Lincoln that provide a rhythm to the school year and really build community.  By identifying them, we hope to build anticipation and appreciation for the good that happens at Lincoln, as well as building engagement and sustaining support.  If you would like to add your thoughts and ideas to the discussion by indicating your favorite Lincoln traditions, please click on this simple SURVEY.  It should just take 2 minutes or less.  This feedback you share is extremely helpful for the school and parent teams in planning and prioritizing limited time/energy to what we value most as a community.  Thank you!

Direct survey link:

New PTO Directory Coming

Over the summer the Lincoln School PTO will be moving to a new product for managing our online directory.  Current directory details will be migrated, so families will not have to re-enter their information.  However, in Fall we will ask everybody to review their information and display settings.

If you’d like to preview the new directory now, you can visit and use the invite code 19kennard to setup your account.

Community Announcements

School Committee Meeting

The School Committee will be meeting on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the Walsh School Committee Room, 5th Floor, Town Hall.

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

The School Committee will be hosting a gathering that afternoon in recognition of school staff with 30 years of service (5:30 PM in the School Committee Room). All are welcome!.

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

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

*Yard Sale* Saturday, June 10, 2017, 10 am – 1 pm

Front Lawn, St. Paul’s Church, 15 St. Paul Street, Brookline

Clinton Path Preschool is parting with great used toys, puzzles, and many more items $1-$5!! Everything under $20.

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.


From Brookline to Broadway: An Evening With “Hamilton” Cast Member Nik Walker (Brookline High School Class of 2006)

Monday, June 12, 7:00 pmBrookline Teen Center, 40 Aspinwall Ave., Brookline MA 02446

Free but advance tickets required. Tickets available online at or in person at the Brookline Teen Center,

Nik Walker, BHS graduate (2006) and current “Hamilton” cast member, shares stories and insights about life in the arts, followed by an audience Q&A and reception. Co-hosted by Kenny Kozol, K-12 Performing Arts Curriculum Coordinator for the Public Schools of Brookline. Supported by BHS FoPa, the Brookline Teen Center, and the Performing Arts Department of the Public Schools of Brookline.

New Parent Update on “Teens & Parties”

Brookline’s latest community Wellness Summit gathered Brookline Schools staff/administration, parents, students, health experts, police, and community members to explore current trends in risky adolescent behavior and brainstorm strategies. One of the goals was to examine the culture of teen socializing, especially with regard to the pervasive use of alcohol and marijuana. The new “Parent Update on Teens & Parties” sheds light on current trends, strategies and action plans in Brookline, one of which is this new parent tip sheet, “A Basic Guide for Hosting an Alcohol-Free Teen Party.”

Community Classifieds

Clinton Path Preschool SUMMER PROGRAM 2017 for 3-5 year olds

We are a play-based program that incorporates Multiple Intelligences Theory while honoring every child’s needs. Come play with us as we learn and have fun through music, math, nature, language and exploration. Flexible dates from JULY 10-SEPT 1 @ 58 Irving Street in Brookline. Visit

Summer at the Brookline Arts Center!

Get those creative gears turning at the Brookline Arts Center this summer! Our popular ArtVentures program for ages 5-11 features many STEAM-based themes each week. Blast off into space, discover your inner paleontologist, explore the barrier reefs, have an Amazon adventure and more!
Older artists can dive head first into a specific medium by enrolling in one of our many Intensives. Intensives are offered for ages 10-12 and 13-17 and include instruction in pottery and wheelthrowing, jewelry and metals, graphic novels, photography, surrealism, mixed media illustration and more!

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:

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