Lincoln Lines October 1st, 2017 No. 4

Lincoln Lines October 1st, 2017 No. 4

Lincoln Happenings!

Monday, October 2nd – Pizza for Pumpkinfest @ Otto’s
Thursday, October 5th – Parent Mingle, 6pm, Library
Friday, October 6th – Spirit Day!

See the full calendar on the PTO website at

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

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


Monday October 2, from 5-9PM Otto’s in Coolidge Corner will donate a portion of all sales to Lincoln School to sponsor Pumpkinfest!  Dine in, Take Out, Gift Cards too!  Let’s fill Otto’s with Lincoln Families!  See you there!

Wednesday, October 4th – Lincoln Car-Free / Walk-Bike to School Day

Yes, a reminder that this Wednesday, WALK-tober 4th (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 LOHGHGV (Low Occupancy Higher Green House Gas Vehicle, yes, just came up with that / trademark Lincoln Green Team!) behind and walk, bike, scoot, etc. to and from school. For those who need to use a car, carpooling is encouraged! Get your green on and be part of the solution!
SUPER BONUS OFFER, ALSO!: International Walk 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

Community Announcements

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.


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 and B-SAPP (Brookline Substance Abuse Prevention Program) at, and please feel reach to reach out to any of our Prevention/Intervention Team – BHS Rm. 149, phone (Prevention Program Coordinator)


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.

BIG Classes

BIG is offering a Unity coding class for grades 5 and up
BIG welcomes students in grades 5 and up to take their new 6-week after school class where they will learn about Unity, coding, and have the opportunity to apply what they learn to fun projects. Learn more and register at

Brookline Youth Wrestling Clinic

October 21, 20172:00PM 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, 20179:00AM 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: 

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 –

  • 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

Brookline Arts Center is offering several full-day art classes on Columbus Day (Monday, October 9)! Students ages 5-7 can join ArtVentures: Earthworks! to create eco-art and take inspiration from nature. For students ages 8-12 we are offering a Realist’s Studio Intensive where they will learn about perspective, lighting and shadows, and color mixing to create realistic works of art. We also have our popular Jewelry and Metals Intensive for ages 12-17.
For more information and to register, visit

Community Classifieds

Hi, I am a student at Brookline High School, 17 years old, and an experienced babysitter. I went to the Lincoln School, and live about a five minute walk from the Lincoln. I am happy to come meet you and your children. You may reach me at Thank you, Ariane
THE VILLAGE WORKS — a neighborhood coworking space
The Village Works is a new shared workspace in Brookline Village—offering coworking, meeting rooms, events and community connection. Email to schedule a visit or learn more about our flexible memberships and Lincoln parent specials!
202 Washington Street in Brookline Village  |
Private Yoga Therapy for Kids in Brookline
Ana Mares Guia is a Brookline mom and owner of Divya Jyoti Yoga Therapy, located in the heart of Washington Square in Brookline. A yoga teacher for 20 years and yoga therapist for 15, she created “Brilliant Kids,” a program offering weekly 30 minute or one hour individual sessions for children and teenagers. The emphasis of Ana’s work is on emotional self-regulation, development of focus/attention at school, compassionate self-confidence, mindful embodiment, social and sensorial ease, and mental and physical fitness.The private aspect of the sessions allows for crafting the therapeutic benefits to each student’s individual needs and personalities, supporting each kid in finding their own place of calm.
To learn more about Ana Mares Guia
To learn more about Brilliant Kids Program
For parents’ support through yoga therapy: / 617.999.6367


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.

For more information, see my website: or call (617) 735-7277.


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:

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