Lincoln Lines November 19th, 2017 No. 11

Lincoln Lines November 19th, 2017 No. 11

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear families,

I hope this message finds you well, and you all enjoyed a great weekend.

I had the pleasure on Friday of joining our first and second graders for their Thanksgiving Feast.  Students and teachers in these grades work and prepare for weeks for this event. It’s a wonderful tradition and community celebration.

We have a short week this week with the Thanksgiving break just three school days away. We’ll have full days on Monday and Tuesday, and then all students will dismiss at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 22. No lunches will be served that day and homework centers and other after school activities will not run. Extended Day, however, is open.

One reminder for the week after we return from break: Wednesday, Nov. 29 is a 12:40 dismissal
for grades K-8 for teacher conferences.

Report cards publish to the parent portal on Tuesday. Information about accessing the Parent
Portal can be found here.

In my message last week, I announced that we are currently accepting applications for 7th and
8th graders to train as peer leaders in the Anti-Defamation League’s World of Difference
Program. Applications close this Tuesday, Nov. 21. If you have any questions, about this
program or would like application information, please e-mail me directly.

I wish you all a restful Thanksgiving break.


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 this link, or the “Donate” button on the right of our PTO website to donate via PayPal or with any major credit card
  • 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

Ice Cream for Charity – homemade by (Lincoln) kids!
Support Lincoln student entrepreneurs who have launched Ice Cream for Charity, selling delicious homemade ice cream to support several nonprofits, including Brookline’s own teen center!
Order online at and arrange for local delivery or pick-up at the Brookline Teen Center.

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!

First Light Festival, Thursday November 30th, 5-8 pm

The First Light Festival is Brookline’s annual winter festival, showcasing the talents of local artists, musicians and performers at businesses and other venues throughout town. There will be family-friendly performances and activities, free toy giveaways, food samples and more. Festival-goers can come out for an evening of free entertainment and to get a head start on their holiday shopping at one of Brookline’s many shops.

Visit for a map and schedule of events.

“An Evening with Stephen Kinzer”

What do Jimmy Kimmel and Mark Twain have in common? In addition to being very funny men, both challenged a leading politician on some of the most pressing issues of their day. In his new book, The True Flag, award-winning foreign correspondent Stephen Kinzer reveals how Mark Twain tried to thwart Theodore Roosevelt’s push for the American invasion of Cuba and the Philippines-and how the Spanish-American war became the first chapter in our long, complicated history of international intervention. In his upcoming talk at the Brookline Public Library, Kinzer will take us back to Twain’s and Roosevelt’s time to show us how the power of the press and “fake news” shaped our past as it does the present. Please come to Hunneman Hall at the Library, 361 Washington Street, on Monday Dec. 4 at 7 PM for “An Evening with Stephen Kinzer.” Our community bookstore, Brookline Booksmith, will be on hand to sell books. The event, sponsored by the Trustees of the Brookline Library, is free and open to the public.

Shop and wrap to support Puppet Showplace!

This holiday season, Puppet Showplace Theater will run gift wrapping stations at local stores in exchange for donations – a long-running tradition which generates funds for field trip subsidies, new works and more.  Please come by  Henry Bear’s Park on Dec 2 and Dec 22 to do your holiday shopping and get your gifts wrapped.  Better yet, consider joining us and helping to wrap gifts!  This is a kid-friendly volunteer opportunity – dates and details here.

SmartPrograms Winter Wonderland

Brookline SmartPrograms at BHS: Winter Wonderland, for ages 5-12, is around the corner. From Dec 26-29 we’ve planned days of arts and crafts projects, computer and theater games, and more. Students ages 10 and up can also register for Archery. In early December, be a Lego City Builder.

December Art Classes & Workshops at the BAC!

Try out a class at the BAC by registering for one of our December classes! These classes meet 2-3 times beginning the week of November 27. Two highlights are Adventures in Clay for ages 5-7 and Characters & Comics for ages 8-12. Parents aren’t left out though – we’ve got December adult classes as well! View all December Classes here:
Have fun in a one day workshop with a holiday theme! Travel the globe exploring holiday arts of other cultures in our Parent+Child Workshop: Holidays Around the World (Ages 4+) on Sunday, December 3 from 1:00-3:00pm. Kids will get crafty and try exciting new materials in Craft Gifts (ages 5-7) on Tuesday, December 12 from 3:30-5:30pm. Older students will make unique cards and ornaments while learning a few tricks of the crafting trade in Artisan Crafts (ages 8-12) on Sunday, December 10 from 12:30-2:30pm or on Tuesday, December 12 from 3:30-5:30pm. View all children’s workshops here:


The 8-week youth etiquette program is specifically developed for each age group: Mind Your Manners (grades 2-4), Etiquette for Middle Schoolers (grades 5-8), and Etiquette for Young Adults (grades 9-12). The program covers topics such as improving social and communication skills, projecting confidence, combating shyness, strengthening self-esteem and leadership skills, navigating friendships, resolving conflict, understanding social cues, basic manners, table manners, and much more. The final class takes place at a local restaurant over a four-course meal where the students get to show off their newly perfected skills! The fee for the program ranges from $449 to $499.

Saturdays, 1/27 – 3/24
at The Etiquette Academy of New England
1309 Beacon Street, 3rd Floor
Brookline, MA 02446

For more information and to enroll visit or call 617-608-3920.


Community Classifieds

Winter sublet (Dec. 12Feb. 5): 2 bedroom apartment 1 bath, 1000 square feet, on Edwin Street, facing Clark playground. $600 a week (if less than 3 weeks). $1800 a month. All utilities included. Furnished with taste, eat-in kitchen, washer dryer on site. Parking included. Photos on request. Call 617 938 8190 or email
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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