Lincoln Lines June 18th, 2017 No. 40

Lincoln Lines June 18th, 2017 No. 40

Lincoln Happenings!

June 19th – End-of-Year Picnic, 5:30pm, in the field
June 23rd – Last Day of School!  Noon dismissal

See the full calendar on the PTO website at

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear Families,

It’s hard to believe that this is our last week of school and as such the last Lincoln Lines message of the school year. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my first year as Lincoln’s principal and look forward to working with you in the years ahead. I wish you all a restful summer.

End of Year Picnic Tomorrow

The end of year picnic originally scheduled for Friday has been rescheduled for Monday at 5:30 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:

Early Release on Friday

This Friday–the last day of school–is a noon release for all students K-8. No lunches will be served.

Report Cards/Progress Reports

Term 4 grades close on Friday of this week. Report cards will publish to the parent portal on Monday, June 26. Families will receive an email notifying them when they are posted. Progress reports for grades 1-5 will publish on the portal on Monday, June 26 as well.

Class Lists/Supply Lists

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.


Lincoln School & PTO News

End of the Year Picnic – NOW MONDAY JUNE 19

As you know the picnic has been rescheduled for Mondayevening. We need volunteers for the event! You can sign up here:

Hopefully those of you who signed up to help out on Friday can still on Monday. If you cannot could you please remove your name so we can get an accurate count of volunteers?

​See you Monday!

From the Library

September seems so far away!  What an incredible year of learning it has been for the students at Lincoln and it has been such a pleasure to witness their growth.  My favorite part of my job continues to be the student who finally (!) finds a book that they like!  I am a firm believer that the right book can transform a non-reader into a reader.  I hope that families find the Brookline Summer Reading Lists to be helpful and you can also find them online at  We also have other resources on this weebly site that might be useful.  Remember that you can access our e-books and audio books from home.  Go to the “Library” tab on the website and look on the right underneath the list of schools.  The username and the password are the same:  lincoln.  You can also access the Tumblebooks (e-books and audio books) through the public library site using your library card or the password ‘brooklinek12.”  You can also access the research links on the library page using the password “psbma”.  We do have some required books for grades 5-8 so please contact the classroom teacher or myself if you have any questions.

Thank you once again to all my volunteers who make the Library functional.  Don’t forget to collect BoxTops over the summer as we get ten cents for every coupon and it adds up to more books for the Library.
Have a wonderful summer full of adventures!
Mrs. Abner
School Librarian

Note from the Office



Hi- my daughter, Ava-Lily Zimmet, in seventh grade at Lincoln, is involved in a social justice project advocating for the needs and protection of animals, especially cats and dogs. As part of the project, we are collecting CLEAN linens (towels, sheets, blankets, etc) to donate to a local animal shelter to help care for the animals.
If you have any used but clean and/or new linens you would like to contribute, we would be most grateful.
We can pick them up from you and we will also see if they can be left for us somewhere at Lincoln.

Thanks so very much-

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

Brookline Warriors Youth Volleyball Clinic

Who: Girls and Boys entering 6th -9th grade
Where: Schluntz Gym, Brookline High School
When: August 14 th , 16 th , 21 st , and 23 rd
Time: 6-8:30 pm
Cost: $160 per player

No previous volleyball experience required!

This clinic will focus on learning and improving volleyball skills and fundamentals using individual instruction and game-like play. The program is run by experienced coaches and current BHS volleyball players.

To register, please email Girls Varsity Coach Erin Deneen at


RISING 9th GRADE PARENTS – Looking for a fun way to get involved in the High School next year?   Join the After the Prom Party (ATPP) team and help out with one of the most exciting and anticipated events of the year.  For 27 years, this BHS tradition has kept our kids safe and off the roads on one of the most dangerous nights of the year.  It is also a great way to meet other BHS parents, work with the class deans and get involved at the High School. We are actively looking for parents who may be interested in working with other seasoned veterans and help with the planning and organization of next year’s event.  Our planning committees, include: communications, decorations, food, prizes, fundraising, logistics and volunteer outreach.   To learn more about the ATPP, please visit or contact Joanne Liautaud, 312-961-0388 or   

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

Brookline’s Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site Seeks Volunteers

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site (Olmsted NHS) in Brookline is currently seeking volunteers for its late summer and fall season. The site is specifically looking for people with strong interpersonal skills as well as interest in museums, history, and national parks to help staff the site’s visitor center desk on Monday afternoons, Wednesdays, and Friday mornings, beginning in late August. Additional shifts may become available later in the season.

Interested individuals should email Mark Swartz at and include a recent resume with a short note that specifies schedule availability. Note that the site requests a minimum commitment of one four-hour shift per week for three months. Those who are hired to volunteer will receive an orientation and training. People with additional skills may be matched with other projects, as time and site needs allow. In addition, Olmsted NHS offers periodic field trips and other enrichment experiences for its volunteers.

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.

For Sale: Sun filled 4 BR 3F1H bath fully renovated 2600 sq foot home on a quiet tree lined street near Lincoln school. Easy first floor living, in large two unit house. Feels like a single family. Open kitchen with sliding doors to a lovely deck and a large backyard. Master with en suite bath; Hardwood floors; High ceilings; Central air. 3 parking spaces including 1 garage. $1,595,000. MLS listing 72179696. Contact: Susan Rothstein

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:

Corner Co-op Nursery School – Celebrating our 45th year!

A unique opportunity to participate in your child’s formative years and create an extended family with others.

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, July 8th, 10:00 AM – Noon
Meet staff, children, and parents. 1773 Beacon Street, Brookline
(Corner of Beacon and Dean Rd, entrance on Dean Rd.)

We nurture children’s natural need to learn and grow through a dialogue-centered process. We regard play as an essential medium of learning. Ages 2 years 9 months to 6 years. Flexible schedule options. Devoted staff. Nut-free school. Contact us for more information at 617-738-4631 and visit us online: and check us out
on Facebook.

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

Lincoln School PTO Emails and Social Media:

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