Lincoln Lines October 23rd, 2017 No. 7

Lincoln Lines October 23rd, 2017 No. 7

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear families,

I want to start with a big thank you and congratulations to everyone who played a part in pulling off an enormously fun and successful Pumpkinfest on Sunday. The day itself is a big enough undertaking, but there’s a ton of thought, energy, and planning that go on for months before Pumpkinfest. Today’s fantastic community event was the culmination of that work.

On Wednesday Oct. 25, there is a meeting of the Building Committee for the Brookline High School Expansion. This meeting will take place from 8-9:30 p.m. in the School Committee Room on the fifth floor of Town Hall. The agenda will include a: Design update, including Educational Plan and Space Summary goals; Status of MBTA outreach; Overview of traffic/parking analysis; Status of 111 Cypress Acquisition.

Lincoln paraprofessional Natalie Allen is helping to organize a fundraiser at the Brookline Teen Center for Puerto Rico and other islands devastated by hurricanes last month. The event is Thursday, Nov. 9 at the Brookline Teen Center. For more information including how to purchase tickets or make a donation, please visit:

If you have question or suggestions, please contact

Have a great week


Lincoln School & PTO News

Community Announcements

Brookline and Newton Child Assault Prevention (CAP) Programs Seeking Volunteers

Do you have 2 mornings a month? Join our dynamic team of trained CAP volunteer prevention specialists committed to teaching children in the Brookline and Newton elementary schools the skills they need to stay safe if faced with situations including verbal, physical or sexual assault. We are now accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year. The next 3 session training is October 29th, November 5th and December 3rd.

19 Continuing Education Credits available for MSWs. For more information or an application, please visit our website at or email Gail Sommer at


Lincoln parent and MIT professor, Kieran Setiya, will be talking about his new book, Midlife: A Philosophical Guide at the Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street in Coolidge Corner, at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, October 24. “Drawing on celebrated thinkers like Aristotle, Schopenhauer, John Stuart Mill, Virginia Woolf and Simone de Beauvoir, as well as Setiya’s own experience, Midlife offers philosophical wisdom and practical advice for overcoming the trials of middle age.”

Brookline SEPAC Speaker

Brookline SEPAC is hosting Mass General’s Lurie Center for Autism Director of Clinical Psychology and Training, Dr. Lisa Nowinski.

Dr. Nowinski will we speaking on “Using Neuropsychological Evaluations to Monitor your Child’s Progress and Need for Support.”

Wednesday, October 25 th from 6:30-8:30 at the Runkle School Library.

All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

School Committee Meeting

The School Committee will be meeting on Thursday, October 26, 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.

Inspo:Expo Brookline Action Fair

More than ever, actions count. Join Inspo:Expo Brookline Action Fair on Sunday, October 29, from 1-4pm. Kehillath Israel (384 Harvard St.), is generously hosting this FREE, family-friendly event.

Meet over 50 of your Brookline neighbors and fellow activists, learn about their social action projects, and take part in fun, hands-on activities for both kids and adults, including projects led by Girls’ Leap, Amy Weiss Design, and Connect Africa Foundation.

Get inspired. Volunteer. Take a stand. For more information, please email


Three days of enlightening connections. 250 million views in five years. Leaders and innovators sharing powerful new insights. Transforming an elementary school into a high-tech, civic hub. All free and open to all. Be the first to see this year’s ideas in action!

FREE registration now open.

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!

Whatever Happened to Recess?

Join parents, educators and other members of our community for Peter Gray’s presentation, “Play Deficit Disorder: A National Crisis and How to Solve it Locally,” to be followed by a panel discussion about how best to balance play and learning in the school day.

Wednesday, November 1st, 6–8 p.m.
Hunneman Hall, Brookline Library, Main Branch
Light supper at 6 p.m., program at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Peter Gray teaches at Boston College and is the author of Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life.

You can RSVP here.

Come see two great BHS shows:

Shakespeare’s “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 3:30 pm
Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 2-4, 7:30 pm
Roberts/Dubbs Auditorium
TICKETS available at
Brookline 7th & 8th graders are FREE
This Shakespearean comedy, staged in 1960’s Italy, explores what happens when two best friends fall in love with the same women — Can they still be “gentlemen”?

Camerata & Orchestra Concert
Thursday, Nov. 9, 7:30 pm
Roberts/Dubbs Auditorium
TICKETS available at
Brookline K through 8 graders are FREE
Our first musical performance of the year features the BHS string orchestra, advanced orchestra ensemble, and Camerata, our auditioned choir. Michael Driscoll and Jorge Soto direct.

A Vision for Brookline’s Commercial Areas

Come and share your thoughts on the future of Brookline’s commercial villages!

Please save the date for our Open House on Wednesday, November 8th from 7pm-9pm at Brookline Town Hall (333 Washington Street) in the 1st floor meetings rooms.

Link to RSVP:

Veteran’s Day Classes at Brookline Arts Center

Brookline Arts Center is offering several full-day art classes on Veteran’s Day (Observed Friday, November 10)! Students ages 5-7 can join ArtVentures: Build It to take on the role of artist-engineer as we envision and design sculptural, architectural artworks. For students ages 8-12 we are offering a Mixed Media Illustration Intensive where they will taking collage to a whole new level using experimental techniques such as transfers, textured mediums, stencils and more. We also have our popular Jewelry and Metals Intensive for ages 12-17.

For more information and to register, visit

EVENING Executive Function Skills Seminar

Monday, Nov. 13, 6:30-8:30pm, Lincoln School, Brookline. Is your child forgetful? Impulsive? Disorganized? Easily distracted? Discover innovative, practical strategies to better understand and build your child’s executive function skills, including the role and order of working memory; situation awareness/intelligence; and improving cognitive flexibility and time management. For more information and to register: Capacity limited to 14 people.

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.

Brookline Teen Center

The Brookline Teen Center is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students on Mondays from 2:30-7:00PM. In addition, we run programming for middle schoolers throughout the week, including aerial silks, archery, parkour, 3D printing, young makers, and quiz bowl. Students must be a member of the BTC to attend Middle School Mondays or other BTC programming. For more information visit the BTC website at


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!

Community Classifieds

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, November 4th 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.

Executive Function Skills Seminar, Friday, Oct. 27, 10am-12pm, Brookline Teen Center. Is your child forgetful? Impulsive? Disorganized? Easily distracted? Discover innovative, practical strategies to better understand and build your child’s executive function skills, including the role and order of working memory; situation awareness/intelligence; and improving cognitive flexibility and time management. For more information and to register:


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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