Lincoln Lines January 7th, 2017 No. 17

Lincoln Lines January 7th, 2017 No. 17

Lincoln Happenings

  • Thursday, 1/11, 8:15-9 a.m. – 5th & Middle School Choral Concert
  • Friday, 1/12, 8am – 9th School forum, library

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear Families,

I hope you stayed warm during our snow days and this extra chilly weekend. We had a great two days last week, and I’m hopeful we can get back into our routine with a full week this week. Given the recent snowfall, please make sure that students have appropriate outerwear for outdoor recess. As a rule of thumb, as long as it is over 20 degrees, we will have outdoor recess. When the temperature is flirting right around the 20 degree mark, we will use any wind/overcast conditions to make the call as to whether recess will be outside or indoors. Our goal will be to keep recess outdoors as much as possible throughout the winter.

Listening​ ​Session​ ​on​ ​9th​ ​School​ ​Alternate​ ​Site​ ​Study

You received a message last week from Joe Connelly regarding a public forum this Friday for the Lincoln community about the ongoing 9th school alternate site study. I want to highlight this event as it will be an opportunity for the Lincoln community to weigh-in on this process. This meeting will take place this Friday at 8:10 a.m. in the Lincoln School library.

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

Our fifth grade chorus and our middle school chorus will kick-off our Winter Concert season on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. I’m reposting here our Winter Chorus Concert dates. All concerts will be held in the Lincoln auditorium from 8:15-9 a.m. 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.

Tutoring​ ​Opportunity

Dear Families,

We are proud to announce a partnership with Brookline High School that matches math tutors with current Lincoln Middle School Students. This program is offered to ALL students in grades 6-8 and is completely FREE of charge. Whether your child wants help with homework, a review of skills, math/logic games, or extra math challenge, this program this program offers them a chance to work on math with a current BHS student in a mentor capacity. All tutors must apply for the job and are approved by a BHS committee and by Lincoln Faculty Advisor and math teacher Adam Weatherwax.

How it works:
1) Fill out the form at
2) Wait to be contacted by your child’s individually matched tutor
3) Arrange tutoring time/location with tutor

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Adam Weatherwax:


Lincoln School & PTO News

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Community Announcements


According to the latest statistics from Brookline’s Student Health Survey, depression and anxiety among Brookline adolescents have never been higher. Alcohol and marijuana are playing a big part in the ways teens are trying to cope, and current attitudes and perceptions are contributing to the problem. Brookline’s recent Wellness Summit illuminated some of the survey’s most pertinent statistics, and a speaker from “Minding Your Mind” shared his personal story. Brainstorming sessions with student Peer Leaders, parents, teachers, PSBMA staff, community leaders and youth serving experts strategized what role we as a community can play in shifting the current culture. Read B-PEN’S new Parent Update here…

Lunar New Year 2018

Please join us for Brookline’s Pan Asian Lunar New Year Celebration to be held on Saturday, February 3rd from 1-3pm, at the Brookline High School. Details & how to RSVP about this free event can be found below.

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, 1-3pm, Brookline High School, MLK Room & Atrium, 115 Greenough Street, Brookline, MA

Free & Open to All; Light Refreshments

Celebrate – Chinese New Year (新年)/Korean Seollal (설날)/ Vietnamese Tết

Enjoy – Lion Dancing, Asian food, Music, Crafts, Games, Performances (Chinese Yoyo, Genki Spark Taiko Drumming and more!)

Games – Interactive table games for children and adults

Enjoy – Lion Dancing, Asian food, Music, Crafts, Games, Performances (Chinese Yoyo, Genki Spark Taiko Drumming and more!)

Games – Interactive table games for children and adults

For More Information & to RSVP –

Contact for more information.

Sponsored by –

The Brookline Asian American Family Network, the Brookline Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations, the Brookline High School Asian Pacific American Club, Chobee Hoy Associates Real Estate, the Brookline Community Foundation, & the Brookline Health Department.

Spend MLK Day at the Brookline Arts Center!

Register for full day art classes on Monday, January 15. In ArtVentures: Heroes and Legends for ages 5-7, students will be inspired by heroes both real and fantastical as they come to life through drawing, sculpture and puppets. Student ages 8-12 can try our Cartooning and Comics Intensive, where they will experiment with different illustration techniques and create their own story from the ground up. Students ages 12-17 can take our Jewelry and Metals Intensive and gain hands on knowledge of jewelry making and metalsmithing techniques including soldering, piercing, etching and embellishing in copper, nickel and brass. Registration closes January 12.

Learn more and register online:

February Vacation Children’s Program

SmartVacations February 2018: offered by Brookline SmartVacations for students ages 5-12. From February 20-23, choose a vacation filled with classes in arts and crafts, gym time, computer skills, theater games, and more. Visit:

Community Classifieds

The Village Dance Studio – REGISTRATION is Open
The Village Dance Studio, located at 62 Harvard Street in Brookline, is now open for registration for classes and full day vacation programs beginning on January 15, 2018. The studio offers a variety of classes for both kids and adults as well as full day vacation programs, birthday parties and more.To register visit or e-mail us at


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