Lincoln Lines October 9th, 2017 No. 5

Lincoln Lines October 9th, 2017 No. 5

Lincoln Happenings!

Wednesday, October 11th – Middle School engagement, 7pm, Library
Sunday, October 22nd – Pumpkinfest!  Noon-4pm

See the full calendar on the PTO website at

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear families,

I hope you enjoyed this three-day weekend. We’ve got a short but busy week ahead. And we’re also in our final countdown to Pumpkinfest on Oct. 22. If you’re interested in volunteering or helping out, there was an e-mail blast last week and there will be more information to come. Have a great week.

1st Quarter Progress Reports Publish for grades 6-8

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

An opportunity for Kindergarten families.

The Office of Teaching and Learning is seeking input on the kindergarten progress report. They would like two parents from each school to participate in a forum on Tuesday, October 17 from 8:30-10 a.m. in the School Committee Room at Town Hall. If you are a kindergarten parent and interested in providing feedback, please contact Nadine Ekstrom at


The first Lincoln School Advisory Council meeting of this school year is Tuesday at 3:40 p.m. in my office.

Middle School Family Engagement Committee meets Wednesday

On Oct. 11 at 7:00pm in Lincoln Library all middle school parents/guardians are welcome to join this open meeting to learn more about how we can support the Lincoln community and our middle school students. This committee was established to facilitate: teacher appreciation and classroom support, coordination of volunteers for middle school events, advocacy for issues raised by middle school families, and resources for new families. Please contact Jenny Azzara ( and Cecilia Casagrande ( with questions.

Notes from the Lincoln Office

Picking Up Early – If you’re picking up your student early, please call the office (617-879- 4600) about five minutes before you arrivel so that we can have your child ready for you. Your child must be signed out of school from the office.

Dropping off items – If dropping off items such as forgotten homework, lunches, musical instruments – please bring these items to the office. We will see that they get delivered to the classroom.

Parking – The front circle and the back parking lot are reserved for staff parking only from 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. You may not park in the Handicapped Area without a Handicap Sticker.

Lost and Found – PLEASE LABEL your children’s clothing and lunchboxes. Unlabeled items will be placed in our lost and found outside of the libary.

Absences/Tardies – Please call the office if your child is going to be absent or tardy. As of last fall, automated calls are made to all absent students based on our attendance at 9 a.m.; you will receive a call even if you report your absence to the Lincoln office.

SCHOOL BEGINS PROMPTLY AT 8:00 A.M. Students arriving after 8 a.m. must sign in and get a pass at the tardy desk.


Lincoln School & PTO News

Middle School Family Engagement Committee: Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7:00pm in Lincoln Library

All middle school parents/guardians are welcome to join this open meeting to learn more about how we can support the Lincoln community and our middle school students. This committee was established to facilitate: teacher appreciation and classroom support, coordination of volunteers for middle school events, advocacy for issues raised by middle school families, and resources for new families. Please contact Jenny Azzara ( and Cecilia Casagrande ( with questions.


The Pumpkinfest count down is officially on…only 12 days to go!!   —  Sunday, October 22nd

Thank you to all who have already signed up as volunteers! Have questions on what a volunteer slot requires or how to access the Sign-Up Genius pages?  Just email lincoln and one of our team can walk you through it.  Donations for Costume ShopWheel of FortuneGlitter SpaBook Sale and Puppet Making are needed to make Pumpkinfest 2017 fun for all!  Donation boxes are outside the Main Office.  Keep an eye on the Pumpkinfest display board outside the Library for news, needs and updates!  This annual family event brings the most enjoyment to our community when everyone lends a hand. As always, email with any questions.


This Thursday, October 12, eat at Bertucci’s in West Roxbury, and 15% or more of your bill goes right to the PTO! Remember to bring your flyer, or show this email when you pay! 11AM-9PM!

Community Announcements

School Committee Meeting

The School Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, October 10, 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.


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, Thursday, October 12 in Brookline Village, KooKoo Cafe, 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


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.

Planning for a Changing Brookline – Survey

My name is Francisco Torres, and I am the Economic Development & Long-Term Planner for the Town of Brookline. Our department is working on a study called Planning for a Changing Brookline, where we’re interested in identifying potential sites for commercial development in Brookline. Of course we are being mindful of any impact on our public spaces (i.e., parks, and schools), and that’s exactly why we would like your help in getting people to complete the survey (deadline 10/27) for feedback.
Here is a link to the survey:
Thank you in advance for the help!

Best, Francisco Torres
Economic Development & Long-term Planner, Town of Brookline

THIS FALL at Brookline Adult & Community Education SmartSaturdays

Fall fun. Check out some local fun and enriching classes this Fall offered by Brookline SmartPrograms, children’s classes at Brookline Adult & Community Education. Classes include cooking, science, parkour, lego, signing and art. SmartSaturdays!

Classes meet October 14-December 9, 2017 in the Unified Arts Building at Brookline High School, 46 Tappan Street


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.

Prep A: K-2nd grade, rehearses Tuesdays 3-3:50pm
Prep B: K-2nd grade, rehearses Tuesdays 4-4:50pm
Circle A: 2nd and 3rd grade, rehearses Tuesday 5-6pm
Circle B: 2nd and 3rd grade, rehearses Tuesday 6-7pm
Circle C: 2nd and 3rd grade, rehearses Thursday 3-4pm
Gershwin: 3rd-5th grade, rehearses Thursday 4-6pm
Copland: 5th-8th grade, Monday 4-6pm and Wednesdays 5-7pm
Bernstein: 5th-8th grade, Monday 5-7pm and Wednesdays 5-7pm

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

Kathryn DiMaria, Executive Director

Kalee Burrows, Program Manager

Do You — or Someone You Know — Want to Run the 2018 Boston Marathon?

The Brookline Education Foundation is seeking runners for the 2018 Boston Marathon.  Receive amazing training and camaraderie from Team Brookline and support excellence in the Public Schools of Brookline at the same time!  Contact Team Brookline at for more information today.  The deadline for applications has been extended to October 13.


Saturday, November 4th from 8am-3:30pm
Lincoln School, 19 Kennard Road

For the sixth year running, the Lincoln School transforms into an interactive, family-friendly conference of ideas in action with TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet. See talks from teen activists, young artists, student survivors, and wise advisors that will change the way you think. Explore amazing booths and mingle with inspiring visitors from around the world. And it’s all free! Registration is open now.

Brookline Talks

Our first Brookline Talks speaker of the year is going to be Michelle Cove, Executive Director of MEDIAGIRLS. She will speak at Upper Devotion, 194 Boylston Street on Wednesday, November 15 @ 7-8:30pm, about how parents can empower girls to use social media in positive ways.

Community Classifieds

Condo For Rent

Condo right on Clark Park available to rent beginning Nov 1. First floor unit: 3 bedroom, 1 bath. 1 parking space included, washer and dryer in-unit. Plenty of basement storage, shared back yard. $2600 per month. Email Belize Hamilton if interested (

Leaf peeping, Kayaking, Skiing, Hiking, Swimming…

Looking for a weekend away? Rent our house in Sunapee NH! Less than 2h from Boston. 3 bedrooms. Sleeps up to 11. Perfect for 1-2 families. Email for more info and to book your stay!

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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