Lincoln Lines June 11th, 2017 No. 39

Lincoln Lines June 11th, 2017 No. 39

Lincoln Happenings!

June 12th – Middle School Transition Meeting, 8am, Cafeteria
June 12th – Spring Band Concert, 7pm
June 16th – End-of-Year Picnic, 5:30pm, in the field
June 23rd – Last Day of School!

See the full calendar on the PTO website at

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear Families,

I want to start by recognizing the entire cast and crew of this year’s spring musical, “Singin’ in the Rain.” I had the chance to see the Thursday performance and was blown away by the performances, the sets, and the flawless execution of so many technical aspects of the production.

I was also so glad I had the opportunity to attend Friday morning’s 4th grade poetry slam. The poetry they shared was personal and raw. But students also worked cooperatively with their classmates to put together an exciting presentation for families and staff.

Update on Class Lists for 2017-18

Throughout the months of May and June, grade-level teams at Lincoln have met multiple times to generate class lists for the 2017-18 school year. I want to underscore the thought and effort that has gone into creating classes for next year that are well-balanced and allow all students an opportunity to be successful academically and socially. These lists are very nearly finalized and your student’s class assignment for next year will be provided in early July along with a list of supplies needed for the start of school in September.

Middle School Transition Meeting Monday at 8 a.m. in the Cafeteria

The 6th grade team and Lincoln administration will introduce themselves and discuss the changes and challenges that come with the transition from 5th to 6th grade. For those unable to attend, slides from the presentation will be shared via Blackboard Connect.

Our year-end events continue, with our End of Year picnic this Friday from 5:30-7 p.m.

At the picnic, you’ll have the chance to fill out our Lincoln Listens Survey. If you haven’t done so already, there will be paper copies of the survey available, as well as laptops set up for folks to complete the online version.

If you’d like to fill out the survey prior to the picnic, it is linked here:


Lincoln School & PTO News

Middle School Transition

Middle school transition meeting for 5th grade Parents and guardians:  Monday June 12th at 8am in the Cafeteria.

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:

Librarian Reminders

The Library has been even busier than normal the past few weeks. Last week was the Bookfair and many families selected titles to enjoy. Thank you to the many volunteers who ran the Bookfair.

We have also been celebrating the ReadThon! KD, 1O-S, 4F-C and 5S had celebratory pizza parties. Look for photos on the lobby screen. A few more classes will celebrate this week. Thank you to our volunteers who have been making pizza runs.

Please do your sweep around the house and car for Lincoln School library books. All books are due by this Friday, June 16th.

Summer reading packets will be going home next week. Grades 5 and up have required reading books.

Thanks for reading this!
Deb Abner

Note from the Office


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 15, 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.

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;

Wellness Policy

The newly revised Wellness Policy for Brookline is finally close to completion. This policy sets the town standards in the schools for food, health, physical and emotional wellness. First read will be around the beginning of September, after which it will be posted online for public comment at . Lincoln school representatives are Margaret DeBruin, Diana Sarmarasan, Sarah Price and Katie Bacon. Questions can be sent to Margaret DeBruin at

Community Classifieds


My name is Javier Amador-Pena and I live in Brookline and have been here for 11 years. I have a personal relationship with coffee farmers in Colombia, South America. I’m importing green beans directly from those farmers and roasting them in Hopedale, MA. I sell roasted coffee here in Brookline to a variety of clients. I’m interested in selling directly to Brookline residents who are interested in great coffee while supporting a good cause–5% of the profit goes directly to supporting the coffee growers whom I deal with. If this is something that interests you, feel free to check my website ( and/or contact me directly at for home delivery within the Boston area.

Maestro Musicians Academy

The Maestro Musicians Academy is announcing the grand opening of its new location at the Latvian Church of Brookline on 58 Irving Street. The Academy serves ages 4-104 and specializes in teaching all instruments in both private and group instruction. We care deeply about the unique parent-teacher-student relationship that establishes the foundation for success in our lessons and offer a free trial lesson for anyone seriously considering us. For more information, please contact Daniel at 857-756-5230 or Find out more about The Maestro Musicians Academy at Give the gift of music lessons to your child – Enroll today for the summer or fall!

Brookline Tutors

Hello! We are two students from Brookline High School who created Brookline Tutors, a program to connect high school students with children all across Brookline who need tutoring. At Brookline Tutors, we offer year round, quality tutoring for grades 1-12 by high school students at Brookline High School. These carefully selected, high performing tutors will help your child learn multiple subjects, and can teach directly to the Brookline Public Schools curriculum. In addition, our tutors can help your children acclimate to the high school! With our easy online platform you can book singular appointments with flexible hours or package deals of 5 and 10 hours.

You can use our online platform to book appointments where you can see individual schedules of the tutors; skipping the phone tag! You can also see the profiles and contact information of the tutors and know more about them. Additionally, through our booking page you can add details about your child’s learning style and requests for the tutoring session. Our tutors offer math, science, history, English to all grade levels, and we have also added music and a few foreign languages! Please contact if you have any questions, comments, or concerns! Please take a look,  Our website is:

Art with Amy Summer classes and workshops!

Summer is fast approaching! If your kids are out of school the week of June 19th- 23rd Milo will be in the studio with me working with kids on all sorts of cool painting, drawing and building projects!

In July and August we have 9-2 days and 2:30-5:30 workshops.

9-2 are classic summer Art with Amy days. Expect tie dye in the park, large canvas painting, working with clay and creating junk sculptures of all sorts.

2:30-5:30 is our visiting artist workshops. Printmaking, terrarium making, sewing and more. See for full list of workshops.

We have TWO SPACES left for our weaving/fiber arts week with Mihoko from Saori Worcester. This one is M-F 9-2 the week of July 17th.

Please feel free to email with any questions and to sign on.

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

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