Lincoln Lines June 4th, 2017 No. 38

Lincoln Lines June 4th, 2017 No. 38

Lincoln Happenings!

June 6th-9th – Book Fair, in the Library
June 7th-10th – School Musical, Singin’ in the Rain, 7pm
June 12th – Spring Band Concert, 7pm
June 16th – End-of-Year Picnic, 5:30pm, in the field

See the full calendar on the PTO website at

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear Families,

It’s hard to believe that June is upon us and that just three weeks remain in this school year.

Thank you to all who attended last week’s First Friday Coffee on our School Improvement plan.

On Tuesday, our 7th and 8th graders will hear a presentation from Brookline High School’s Chinese Exchange program.

On Wednesday, is the premiere of the Lincoln production of “Singin’ in the Rain.” The cast and crew have worked incredibly hard since January to be ready for their production, and in addition to Wednesday, will do shows Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening. If past shows are any predictor, I expect tickets to sell out. Tickets will be on sale before and after school this week.

On Thursday, the Lincoln School Council will hold its final meeting of this school year in my office at 3:30.

We want to hear from you as part of our work on Race, Equity, and Inclusion at Lincoln. It’s not too late to provide your feedback by filling out a digital survey here ( Hard copies of the survey are available in the main office. Additionally, if you wish to provide feedback or ask questions of Dr. Hoyt or myself, you can e-mail

Have a great week


Lincoln School & PTO News

Lincoln School Advisory Council

We are pleased to have had 3 outstanding parents apply for the 3 open parent/guardian representative positions on Lincoln’s School Advisory Council (LSAC): Alison Hansel (for a second term), Linda Sprague Martinez and Javier Amador Pena. They will be joining parent rep Jody Calabro (2nd year of 1st term), a community member,teacher representatives and Brian Denitzio in drafting next year’s Lincoln School Improvement plan. They will begin in the 2017-18 school year and each of the new council members has a two year term before seeking re-election. Please read their statements of interest on the PTO website. We’d also like to sincerely thank David Knight for his many years of dedicated service on LSAC, as well as Kate Moschandreas and Cecilia Casagrande for their assistance throughout this past year.

Annual Spring Book Fair

Summer is fast approaching. And how does the Library prepare? Our annual book fair will be held this 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.

Car-Free / Walk-Bike to School Day

A reminder that this Wednesday (the first Wednesday of the month) is Lincoln’s monthly Car-Free / Walk-Bike to School Day where students, teachers, administrators and other members of the school community, who are able, are urged leave the car behind and walk, bike, scoot, etc. to and from school. For those who need to use a car, carpooling is encouraged.

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,

Middle School Transition

Middle school transition meeting for 5th grade Parents and guardians:  Monday June 12th at 8am.  Location TBD.

End of the Year Picnic – RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 16

It’s hard to believe we are in the home stretch of the school year. Our end-of-the-year picnic has been rescheduled to Friday June 16, 5:30-7:00

We could still use a few more volunteers – sign up here:

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

BHS Boys Soccer Meeting

All Interested Rising 9th Graders Encouraged to Attend
June 6th, 3:00pm, MLK Room at BHS
 For more information regarding BHS Boys Soccer, please contact
Kyle Beaulieu-Jones


Come join the Brookline Police Department (and fellow sponsors Brookline Recreation, Brookline’s Office and Commission for Diversity, Inclusion & Community Relations and City on a Hill Church) on Friday, June 9th at Driscoll School Playground & Field (64 Westbourne Terrace) from 4-8pm for Food Truck Friday! Food trucks, family-friendly music & entertainment and fun activities! Food for purchase, entertainment is free!

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.

International Day Of Yoga

Brookline will join yogis from all over the world on Tuesday evening, June 20, 2017, to celebrate the second International Day of Yoga, which also marks the Summer Solstice. Popular local yoga teachers will conduct a free open-air yoga class, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, at Cypress Field, directly across from Brookline High School, 115 Greenough Street. (Rain location is the high school gym across the street). All Brookline residents are invited to participate, no experience necessary. The yoga event is being co- sponsored by Brookline on the Move and the Brookline Departments of Public Health and Recreation.

For further information: Lynne Karsten, 617-730- 2336;

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!

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