Lincoln Lines October 1st, 2017 No. 4
Monday, October 2nd – Pizza for Pumpkinfest @ Otto’s
Thursday, October 5th – Parent Mingle, 6pm, Library
Friday, October 6th – Spirit Day!
Principal Denitzio’s Message
Dear Lincoln Families,
I hope you all had a pleasant weekend. Below are a few updates on events at Lincoln as well as
a note about an important meeting involving the site of the 9th school. Have a great week.
Midterms Close this Week
Hard as it is to believe, we are nearly at the midterm point for the first quarter in grades 6-8.
Midterms closes on Tuesday, October 3 and progress reports will publish in the parent portal on
Oct. 12. Information about the Parent Portal can be found here. If you have questions about
how to access the Parent Portal, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter Chorus Concert Dates Set
I’m excited to share with you Winter Chorus Concert dates. All concerts will be held in the
Lincoln auditorium from 8:15-9 a.m. Our fifth grade chorus and our middle school chorus will
kick-off our Winter Concert season on Thursday, Jan. 11 2018/ The following week, second and
third graders will perform on Tuesday, Jan. 16, and Kindergarten and first grade students will
perform on Wednesday, Jan. 17. These are always great events and I’m already looking
forward to them.
Meeting on 9th School Monday Night
On Monday, October 3 at 6 p.m. there will be a joint meeting of the Board of Selectmen and the
School Committee in the Brookline High School Auditorium. The agenda is to include a
presentation from Jonathan Levi Architects on alternative siting for the 9th School. Public
comment will not be taken at this meeting, but will be heard at a public hearing on October 16.
Details regarding that meeting will be available here.
Lincoln School & PTO News
With October here, the Pumkpinfest countdown is officially on! This annual fun-filled community event will be held on October 22, 12-4pm. Pumpkinfest 2017 will feature new events such as Pie in the Face and a Roaming Raffle as well as many of the annual favorites like Field and Gym Games, Carnival Rides, Costume Shop, Glitter Spa and more! Of course, there will also be plenty of tasty snacking options with Carnival Snacks, International Foods, and the Harvest Table!
VOLUNTEERS and DONATIONS are what it takes to make this event a success for our community! Please watch for flyers, donation bins, and Sign Up Genius Links coming soon. If you would like to volunteer for a specific event, have fun ideas, or any questions please email Lincolnpumpkinfest@gmail.com
PIZZA FOR PUMPKINFEST
Wednesday, October 4th – Lincoln Car-Free / Walk-Bike to School Day
Lincoln Parent Mingle
Thursday, Oct 5th 6-8pm in the Library
Please come engage with other Lincoln parents/caregivers and meet our Principal Brian Denitzio and Vice Principal Isabel Gunther. Sparkling water, wine, and light snacks will be served.
Please note: This is an adults only event.
Brought to you by the PTO
10/3 Joint Meeting of the Selectmen and School Committee
There will be a Joint Meeting of the Board of Selectmen and School Committee on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the Brookline High School Auditorium. The agenda will include a presentation by Jonathan Levi Architects on alternatives for siting a 9th Elementary School. The Boards will not be taking public input or comments at this meeting, but will do so at a public hearing on October 16, 2017.
BROOKLINE PARENTING RESOURCES
Questions about typical pre-teen behavior? Concerns about setting limits, healthy relationships, possible marijuana and alcohol use? Although parenting doesn’t come with a manual, we do have resources in Brookline that can help. Check out B-PEN (Brookline Parent Education Network) at www.B-PEN.org) and B-SAPP (Brookline Substance Abuse Prevention Program) at www.B-SAPP.org, and please feel reach to reach out to any of our Prevention/Intervention Team – BHS Rm. 149, phone 617.713.5155, Mary_Minott@psbma.org (Prevention Program Coordinator)
BEF TALES FROM THE CLASSROOM
Please join us for TALES FROM THE CLASSROOM: Personal Essays Read by the 2017 Margaret Metzger Fellows
Friday, October 13, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., at the Lincoln School Theater, 19 Kennard Road
The 2017 BEF Margaret Metzger Fellows will read from their essays on the experience of teaching in the Public Schools of Brookline. This year’s fellows include Lincoln’s own Lisa Ziegler-Chamblee as well as Liz Exton (Lawrence), Jeremy Ward (Lawrence), Jennifer Laib (Driscoll), Dominique Gonyer (BHS), and Amy Morrissey (BHS). Snacks and conversation to follow the program.
Brookline Youth Wrestling Clinic
October 21, 2017 – 2:00PM to 3:30PM – Schluntz Gym – Brookline High School
Come join the Brookline High School wrestling team and coaches for a FREE clinic and fun intro to the great sport of wrestling and a FREE Warrior Wrestling t-shirt.
Boys and Girls – Grades 3 – 8
Brookline Youth Wrestling Fall Tournament
October 28, 2017 – 9:00AM to 3:00PM – Tappan Gym – Brookline High School
Weigh-ins: 9:00AM to 10:00AM. Brackets will be determined by Madison Weight system. Wrestlers will be checked for skin conditions: Doctors note required if applicable
Wrestling Start Time: 10:30AM
Registration: Online: https://tinyurl.com/y9yqrya5
Registration fee & form: $20 fee and registration form will be collected the day of the event – Cash only
For More Info: Brookline Grapplers Booster Club – Contact: Steve Albanese – email@example.com
- All proceeds from the tournament will go to support the BHS Warrior Wrestling Team.
The tournament is organized by the Brookline Grapplers Booster Club. – Thank you for your support and participation!
Columbus Day Classes at Brookline Arts Center
Writing & Organizational Coach for grades 8-12
Having recently relocated to Brookline, I’m introducing my well-seasoned writing and organizational services to this community. I work one-on-one with students on essays, research writing, and creative writing. I also help those struggling with homework organization and task management.
I’m passionately devoted to a diverse range of students—some challenged by mild or moderate disabilities, some struggling with writing assignments and deadlines, and some seeking the stimulation of special writing projects. I collaborate with teachers, counselors, and parents to foster a supportive community around each student.
Prior to our move, I worked mainly in the Lexington area, serving students attending Lexington High School, BB&N, Belmont Hill School, Belmont High School, and Dana Hall School. My holistic approach has helped many students triumph over difficult work and all that it brings in its wake.
A special note for 8th grade families:
Many middle school students struggle with the academic and emotional transition to high school. During this vulnerable time, I support students’ self-esteem while developing their writing and organizational skills for larger challenges ahead.
I’m available for both school year and summer sessions.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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