Lincoln Lines November 26th, 2017 No. 12

Lincoln Lines November 26th, 2017 No. 12

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear Families,

I hope this message finds you well. And I very much hope that you had the opportunity to rest
and recharge over our long Thanksgiving weekend. I am looking forward to seeing students
again tomorrow and embarking on this busy stretch between now and our Winter Break.

Early​ ​Dismissal​ ​Dates

In each of the next three weeks, there is one early dismissal day when all students will dismiss
at 12:40. The early dismissal dates are: Wednesday, Nov. 29; Tuesday, Dec. 5; and
Wednesday, Dec. 13. Again, all students will dismiss at 12:40. Homework centers will not be
opened those days.

Winter​ ​Chorus​ ​Concert​ ​Dates​ ​Set

I’m reposting here our Winter Chorus Concert dates. All concerts will be held in the Lincoln
auditorium from 8:15-9 a.m. Our fifth grade chorus and our middle school chorus will kick-off our
Winter Concert season on Thursday, Jan. 11 2018. The following week, second and third
graders will perform on Tuesday, Jan. 16, and Kindergarten and first grade students will perform
on Wednesday, Jan. 17. These are always great events and I’m looking forward to them.


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

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.

School Committee Meeting

The School Committee will be meeting on Thursday, November 30, 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.

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.

PSB Policy under Review-Updated Draft of Proposed Wellness Policy

The Brookline School Committee, through its Subcommittee on Policy Review, regularly reviews and, when necessary, revises or creates written policies governing the Public Schools of Brookline (PSB). In an effort to improve public feedback on policy revisions, the proposed draft of any policy under review is posted on the Public Schools website when it is approved for a First Reading by the full School Committee.

The Brookline School Committee currently has ​one policy under review and welcomes your feedback:

1) Proposed PSB ​Wellness Policy (November 2017 update)

Additional information and​ a copy of the proposed policy can be found on the School Website.

Registration for the 21st season of Math Kangaroo is now open.

On Thursday, March 15, 2017 the Russian School of Math (RSM) will host Math Kangaroo – an international Math competition for students in Grades 1-12.

The format of the competition:

  • 75-minute Multiple Choice Test
  • 24 Questions for students in grades 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • 30 Questions for students in grades 5 and up
  • Level of participation is the student’s school grade level
  • Recognition and gifts for each and every participant at the test time
  • Those who achieve top results will be invited to the awards ceremony to receive prizes.

RSM-Brookline will host the competition at the following times:

  • March 16 @ 3:30 PM
  • March 16 @ 5:30 PM

Registration is open until December 15th, 2017.

For more information and to register please visit

“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:

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

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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