Lincoln Lines September 17th, 2017 No. 2

Lincoln Lines September 17th, 2017 No. 2

Lincoln Happenings!

Monday, September 18th – Middle School Social Hour, cafeteria

See the full calendar on the PTO website at

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear Families,

I hope this message finds you well and that you had an enjoyable weekend. We had a great first
full week. As I visited classes last week it was wonderful to see the strong routines being built
and the groundwork for a great year being laid.

Below are some important dates and reminders.

School will be closed this Thursday, Sept. 21 in observance of Rosh Hashanah.

Open House events have been scheduled; specific information about these events will come
from grade-level teams, but the dates are below for your reference.

K – 9/28 at 8 a.m.
1 – 9/25 at 8 a.m.
2 – 9/26 at 8 a.m.
3 – 9/29 at 8 a.m.
4 – 10/10 at 8 a.m.
5 – 9/20 at 8 a.m.
6-8 – 9/18 at 6 p.m.


Lincoln School & PTO News

Middle School Family Engagement Committee – SOCIAL HOUR THIS MONDAY 9/18

Following Monday’s Middle School Open House, the Family Engagement Committee will host a Social Hour in the Lincoln Cafeteria. All are welcome! Please come to meet other Middle School caregivers, learn about how to get involved with the Middle School community, and enjoy some light snacks! Contacts: Jenny Azzara (, Cecilia Casagrande (

Back to School Family Picnic

Due to weather conditions the picnic has had to be rescheduled.  The new date for the school picnic is Wednesday September 27.  Bring your own picnic or food available for purchase.  We hope you all can make it!

Save The Dates

Please save the dates for these upcoming PTO sponsored events.

9/27 Back to School Family Picnic (rescheduled!)
10/5 Parent Mingle
10/22 Pumpkinfest
12/22 Family Skate
1/26 Sock Hop
3/17 Trivia Night
4/6 Science Night
4/30 Read-a-Thon Week begins
5/7 Teacher Appreciation Week begins
5/19 Lincoln Blooms
6/13 End of School Family Picnic

(Dates subject to change.  Any updates will be announced in Lincoln Lines)

New Lincoln PTO Directory

Over the summer the Lincoln School PTO has moved to a new product for managing our online directory.

Families that were in our directory last year should have received an email asking them to confirm their family data, and another email with login information.  Please complete this process to keep our data up to date.

Families that are new to the Lincoln community can visit the MySchoolAnywhere ‘join’ page (, fill in our school invite code (19kennard), and enter their own information into the directory.

More details can be found at

Email with any question.


Welcome back to school! This year we return to an old tradition with “Music in the Mornings” which will take place on the first Friday of each month for 20 minutes in the main stairwell area before the opening bell of school.

If you are interested in playing an instrument, singing (alone or as a group), or taking on a creative music experience (playing records etc)  for the students, parents and staff of Lincoln School please reach out so we can schedule you into a convenient time.

We are looking for a wide range of participants. Don’t be shy. Music is powerful and inspiring, please share your skills!

Contact: Jocelyn:

Community Announcements


Each new school year marks developmental milestones and changing social circles that often lead to parents feeling a bit out of the loop. However, some of parents’ best sources of support and guidance are other parents, so it’s important to stay informed, involved, and connected. Consider forming a Parent Network, which can be as simple as inviting a few friends over for coffee and conversation or as structured as an open grade-level parent meeting with an expert speaker on a specific parenting concern. Check out B-PEN’s tips and guidelines on Parent Networks.


​Community Climate Coffee is a chance for mothers who are worried about climate change and what the changes we already see will mean for our children’s future to meet other mothers who are just as worried. Even while we watch devastating weather events rip apart communities, there is hope: we will discuss our work in Brookline and at the state level and present opportunities for you to do something big or small. Come and join the discussion with Brookline Mothers Out Front, Wednesday, ​September 27​
in Coolidge Corner, Peet’s, 8am-9am,

What is renewable energy and how do we get more of it?

A community talk by Eugenia Gibbons, Clean Energy Programs Director, MassEnergy and organized by Mothers Out Front in Brookline, Thursday, October 19, 6:30pm Welcome, 7:00pm Talk, Coolidge Corner Library, 31 Pleasant St., Brookline,

Use Less Energy: from lightbulbs to boilers, your personal guide to using less energy.

Presentation of effective ways to reduce your electricity and heating energy use led by Daria Mark, Renewables and Energy Efficiency Task Force, Mothers Out Front in Massachusetts, Tuesday, November 7, 6:30pm Welcome, 7:00pm Talk, Main Library, 361 Washington St., Brookline,

Brookline Hoop

Basketballs players!!!!  It’s time to register for the Brookline Recreation and Travel leagues.

  • The Joel Noe Recreation league is for Boy & Girls grades 3rd through 8th .  Learn the basics is a non-competitive, fun league.  No tryouts are required.
  • The Travel league is for grades 4th through 8th for Boys and 4th/5th through 8th grade for Girls. This is a highly competitive league, where boys and girls tryout for a spot on their grade specific team.
  • Tryout dates for the Travel Team are 9/25, 9/26, 9/28 and 10/2, 10/3, and 10/5. For more information go to
  • Season lasts from early-November through February

Kids who play hoop are extra cool and sporty… and they have a lot of fun.   It’s true.  To register for the either league, visit the Brookline Recreation website or Facebook page.


Do you have a child that loves to sing? Join VOICES Boston children’s chorus for our 2017-2018 season! With singing at its core and training in dance and drama, VOICES Boston changes the lives of children, building confidence, discipline, leadership and a love of music that will last a lifetime.

We have ensembles for singers grades K-8 and rehearse at the William H Lincoln School in Brookline, MA. VOICES singers perform a wide range of repertoire, from classical to world music, gospel to new music and present an opera every year.

Throughout its history, VOICES Boston has collaborated with internationally known ensembles including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston University Opera Institute, Boston Baroque, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras and Boston Early Music Festival.

To sign up or just learn more about the program, visit or contact:

Kathryn DiMaria, Executive Director

Kalee Burrows, Program Manager


Calling all young thespians! Come join the fun! The Freelance Players is now enrolling for the fall session, which starts up this coming week. The Freelance Players Troupe produces an original musical each season, with full sets, costumes and a live pit band! Students acquire skills in acting, singing, and dance, working with our theater professionals. Freelance’s ensemble approach fosters trust, imagination and self-confidence in our young actors.

The Freelance Players Troupe is for older students, 7th grade and up and rehearses on Wednesdays, 4:00-6:30pm at the Driscoll School in Brookline. The Players mount large-scale musical productions, with shows at the Park School (Brookline) in December and April. Tuition for all Troupes $525. More information at

The Golden Chickpea After School Program

Are your families looking for high quality, reliable After School care in a safe and enriching environment?
The Golden Chickpea After School Program is now Open for enrollment.
G.C.A.P, provides pick-up from Lincoln daily outdoor recreation, art & crafts, games, and more!
Plus, special guest instructors in art, music, comic book making and foreign languages.
For Brookline K-5 students. Monday- Friday until 6:00pm.
Schedule a tour to Learn more.
(857) 210-9122  /

Brookline Arts Center’s FALL CLASSES enrolling now!

The BAC has a full schedule of exciting art classes this fall! Parent-child classes for ages 4 and under are a wonderful way to introduce art to your child, with classes such as Sensory Play and Family Art Stations. Students ages 5-7 activate their imaginations in classes like Art in Motion and Adventures in Clay, while students ages 8-12 learn focused techniques in classes such as Draw Like a Pro, Mixed Media Illustration and Form & Sculpture. Exciting classes for teens include Intro to PhotographyJewelry & Metals and Oil Painting.

Learn more about our classes at our Fall Open House on Saturday, September 16 from 1:00-3:00pm. Inspiration awaits!  To view all fall classes and register online, visit

Community Classifieds

The House of Colors is offering exciting classes for Kids & Teens in The Studio Arts, Fashion Design, and NEW Fiber Arts!
Check out our website,
Michelle 617 365-5625

PIANO LESSONS: Gloria Jasinski
Bachelor of Music in Composition from Berklee College of Music, Master of Music in Jazz Studies from New England Conservatory. 30+ years teaching experience. Learn Jazz/Blues/Classical, theory, sightreading. Build a high quality musical foundation with a patient, upbeat, and caring instructor. Beginners especially welcome. Have a positive and successful learning experience. Phone: 617.566.9704, email:

Lincoln School PTO Emails and Social Media:

Lincoln Lines email address:
PTO email address:
Twitter: @whlincolnpto /
Lincoln PTO Website:
Lincoln School Website: up for the new Directory to get Lincoln Lines:, invite code 19kennard