Lincoln Lines November 5th, 2017 No. 9

Lincoln Lines November 5th, 2017 No. 9

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear families,

I hope you all had a restful weekend and enjoyed the extra hour.

This is a short week for students, but a full week for staff. This Friday, November 10, there is no school for students. All staff will participate in a district-wide professional development day at Brookline High School.

You’ll recall that last year on Election Day all Brookline schools staff came together at the high school to hear a keynote from Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum.  During this year’s professional development day, staff will hear a morning keynote from Jamie Almanzan, entitled “Using Listening to Interrupt Implicit Bias.” That will be followed by breakout sessions and then an afternoon address from Professor Phil Lee, entitled “A Critical Race Theory Analysis of Educational Inequality in America.”

On Thursday, November 9, Term 1 closes for our middle school students. Report cards will be
published to the family portal on Tuesday, November 21.

On Thursday evening, Lincoln staff member Natalie Allen is organizing a fundraiser for Puerto Rico and the Caribbean to support areas affected by multiple hurricanes this fall. For more information about tickets or to donate to this cause, please visit:

Next week begins our fall season of early release days for conferences. Homework Centers are closed and other after school activities will not take place on any early release date.

Grades K-6 will be released at 12:40 on Tuesday, November 14.

Grades K-8 will be released at 12:40 on Wednesday, November 29.

Grades K-8 will be released at 12:40 on Tuesday, December 5.

Grades K-12 will be released at 12:40 on Wednesday, December 13.

Have a great week.


Lincoln School & PTO News

We need your support!

Do you know that with your generous donations to the PTO last year, the PTO was able to provide for lots of enrichment programs across K-8, such as Raz-Kids, Learning A-Z, BrainPop, Morphology workbook, Poetry journals, Math Station/Differentiation support, the 8th grade’s trip, etc.?

As the new school year begins we will need your generous support once again. No donation is too small, and there are so many easy ways to donate, for example:

  • Press the “Donate” button on the right of this homepage to donate via PayPal or with credit cards
  • Send us donations with the white envelopes that have gone home with your kids

And don’t forget… your work place may double your donations by matching!

Notes from the Lincoln Office

Picking Up Children – Please call the office (617-879- 4600) 5 minutes before pick-up arrival so
that we can have your child ready for you. Your child must be signed out of school from the

Dropping off items – i.e. 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. You may
not park in the Handicapped Area without a Handicap Sticker.

Lost and FoundPLEASE LABEL your children’s clothing and lunchboxes, our lost and found
collection grows dramatically with the start of the cold weather.. We will be donating all
unclaimed items to charity on November 22,2017.

Absences/Tardy – Please call the office if your child is going to be absent or tardy.


Community Announcements

11/6 School Com. Public Hearing on Article 4 and BHS Ed. Plan and Space Summary

The School Committee will be holding a public hearing on Monday, November 6, 2017, at 7:00 PM in the Walsh School Committee Room, 5th Floor, Town Hall, 333 Washington Street, Brookline.

Members of the public are invited to comment on the following:
1) Town Meeting Warrant Article 4. Authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire real property at 111 Cypress Street by purchase or eminent domain, and appropriate funds for such purpose. (Selectmen)
2) Proposed Brookline High School Expansion Project Space Summary
3) Proposed Brookline High School Education Plan
Speakers will have 3-5 minutes, depending on the number of speakers.
The text of Article 4 and the proposed Brookline High School Expansion Space Summary and Education Plan can be found at the PSB Website.
Interested members of the public are encouraged to attend, and will have an opportunity for a Q&A with the architects and educational leaders.

 School Committee Meeting

The School Committee will be meeting on Thursday, November 9, 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.

Come see a great BHS show:

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.

Use Less Energy: Protect our children’s future from climate change

Learn form other Brookline families who dramatically dropped their use of fossil fuels at home, with Daria Mark, Renewables and Energy Efficiency Task Force, Mothers Out Front in Massachusetts, November 7, 6:30pm Welcome, 7:00pm Talk, Coolidge Corner Library, 31 Pleasant St., Brookline,

Economic Development Open House: 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.


​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, Tuesday, November 14 in Washington Square, Cafe Fixe, 8am-9am,

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 Winter Farmers’ Market

Opening day is Sunday, November 19th!
11am – 3pm @ The Coolidge Corner Arcade (318 Harvard Street)

Eat fresh and local 4 seasons a year! The Brookline Winter Farmers’ Market offers local produce, meat, and goods from hard workers and farmers across New England. We offer a wide array of products such as: vegetables from Silverbrook Farm, farm raised meat from Stillman’s, baked goods, cupcakes, knife sharpening, fresh pasta, local honey, and much more! Visit for more information. See you on Sundays!

Basketball Players – reminder to sign up for the Girls & Boys Recreational leagues!

Basketball season is right around the corner! There is still time to sign up your child(ren) for one of the great hoop programs offered by the Brookline Recreation Department: the Joel Noe Recreation league is for Boy & Girls grades 3rd through 8th , the new Rec Plus program, and the Kindergarten – 2nd grade clinics at the Soule Center.

Your children will learn the basics in a non-competitive, fun league. No tryouts are required.

Visit the Brookline Rec website to register:

Community Classifieds

Babysitting: Former Lincoln student Soeren, now 10th grader in BHS, will be happy to provide babysitting services to Lincoln parents during the holiday season.  He is very good with younger kids ( he has a younger brother Nielsen). He can cook, play,  teach woodwork, oil paintings, Spanish and French if kids prefer.  Soeren’s contact info; text 650-307-0160 ( mom’s) and  email:


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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