Lincoln Lines December 3rd, 2017 No. 13

Lincoln Lines December 3rd, 2017 No. 13

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear families,

I hope you had a restful weekend.

Early​ ​Release​ ​Day​ ​on​ ​Tues.​ ​Dec.​ ​5

This Tuesday is an early release day for conferences. All students will be released at 12:40.
Homework centers are closed. Our final Early Release Day of this conference season is next
Wednesday, Dec. 13.

Grade​ ​8​ ​Parent​ ​Meeting

We’ll hold a morning and an evening information session on the transition from Lincoln to
Brookline High for 8th grade families. The morning will be at 8 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 15 in the
Lincoln School Library. The evening session will be Monday, Dec. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the
community room at the High St. Development located at 224 High St. Please attend whichever
event works best with your schedule. If there are particular questions you’d like to see
addressed during the session please e-mail me at

Seeking​ ​ECS​ ​PAC​ ​Rep​ ​for​ ​Lincoln

The Enrichment & Challenge Support Parent Advisory Committee for Innovation (iPAC) is
seeking an additional representative for Lincoln School.

The ECS iPAC has 2 parent representatives from each K-8 school plus other district leaders.
Meetings take place 4 times during the year, rotating locations through different schools.

This year, the remaining meetings are on the following Tuesdays, 8:15 – 10:00 am.
● January 9 @ Pierce
● March 6 @ Heath
● May 8 location TBD

This document describes the mission of the ECS iPAC in greater detail.

ECS is for all​ ​students​, and continues to focus on innovative teaching and learning
experiences such as STEAM integration, design thinking, and makerspaces. For examples of
ECS work in action, please visit our website and follow us on
Twitter @ecsbrookline.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact
Matthew Rosenthal, ECS Coordinator

Have a great week


Lincoln School & PTO News

Every dollar counts!

Your participation is the only way that our kids will continue to receive many of the learning support and classroom materials they have been benefiting. Please give! No donation is too small. Press this link, or the “Donate” button on the right of our PTO website to donate via PayPal or with any major credit card.  And don’t forget… your work place may double your donations by matching!

Wednesday, December 6th – Car-Free / Walk-Bike to School Day

A reminder that this Wednesday (the first school-day Wednesday 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 car behind and walk, bike, scoot, etc. to and from school. For those who need to use a car, carpooling is encouraged!

Community Announcements

School Committee Meeting

The School Committee will be meeting on Thursday, December 7, 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.

Cookies for Charity

If you would like to order cookies for the holidays please consider visiting
Its runs by three Lincoln students who will be busy filling orders with fresh homemade cookies. All the proceeds will go to charity. Cookies can be picked up Lincoln school.

Ice Cream for Charity

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.

“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.

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:

NEW! Puppet Lab After School Program starts in January

Do you love making things the world has never seen? Discovering the hidden qualities of materials? Taking things apart to see how they work? Then we want YOU for Puppet Lab!

Puppet Lab is a new after school program for kids age 8-11 with a focus on the materials, engineering, and design side of puppetry arts. Each week we’ll tackle creative challenges in a fun, hands-on, and supportive environment that encourages experimentation. We’ll bravely go beyond simple craft projects to learn advanced tools, techniques, and topics in 3D design. Kids will learn by doing, gain confidence in their abilities, and discover new strategies for solving interdisciplinary problems.

Wednesdays from 3:30 – 5:30 pm.
Open for drop off / pick up 3:00 – 3:30 and 5:30 – 6:00 pm.
Session 1: January 10 – March 21 (no class Feb 21)
Session 2: March 28 – June 6 (no class April 18)
Cost: $400 / 10-week session ($375 Members)

Learn more and register at

Questions? Contact Artistic Director Roxie Myhrum at


Join Steps to Success in our annual Kids Involved During Summer (K.I.D.S.) Camp Fair where we showcase the best camps in New England and celebrate the upcoming summer! You will have the chance to sign up and register for summer camps before space runs out. We have camps offering everything from arts and academics to sports, technology, and so much more!
Summer is Just Around the Corner!
Free food and Activities!

Community Classifieds

Overnight Camp Open House

I am hosting an open house for my beloved summer overnight camp, The North Country Camps, on Saturday, December 9th at 3 pm. I spent my childhood summers there, and now my children do too. If you have a child who loves the woods and is interested in outdoor activities like hiking, climbing, canoeing, kayaking and exploring, come learn more about this special camp, located in the Northern Adirondacks of upstate New York. Email me if interested: If you can’t make it, but still want to learn more, you can also email the directors: Kate Green or Doug Furman

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

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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