Lincoln Lines January 15th, 2017 No. 18

Lincoln Lines January 15th, 2017 No. 18

Lincoln Happenings

  • Tuesday, 1/16, 8:15-9 a.m. – 2nd & 3rd Grade Concert
  • Wednesday, 1/17, 8:15-9 a.m. – K & 1st Grade Concert

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear Families,

I hope this message finds you well.

Thank you to all who came out for Friday morning’s listening session regarding the 9th School Project. If you were unable to attend and are seeking information about the project, it can be found here. That page is the clearinghouse for all information related to the 9th school project including information about past public meetings, as well as information about future meetings. There will be a townwide listening session on January 23 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Pierce School library.

Progress Reports for Grades 1-5

The first progress report for students in grades 1-5 will post to the parent portal Tuesday at 3p.m. Information about the Parent Portal can be found here. If you have questions about how to access the Parent Portal, please e-mail

Close of Term 2 for Grades 6-8 January 26

Grades close for term 2 for middle school students on January 26. Term 2 report cards will be published to the parent portal on Feb. 6.

Winter Concerts This Week

Second and third graders will perform on Tuesday, Jan. 16, and Kindergarten and first grade students will perform on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Both concerts will take place in the Lincoln School auditorium at 8:15


Lincoln School & PTO News

Understanding our Differences and Similarities – seeking volunteers

Please help: We are looking for several more parents to help run the 4th grade Understanding our Differences and Similarities program THIS Wednesday, January 17th from 8:30-10:30 am, starting in the cafeteria. The UOD&S program teaches children to see the whole person and better understand disabilities. Parents who volunteer will receive training right before the workshop to help supervise small groups participating in hands-on activities. If you’re available, please follow this link for more info and the sign-up:

Please contact if you have any questions. Thank you!

Winter Clothing Collection

Please consider donating your family’s unneeded winter gear to help children in the lower grades who need extra gear for recess.  Snowpants, coats, gloves/mittens, hats, and boots would be greatly appreciated!  Boots are especially needed.

All gear should be clean and in good condition, and should be sized for children in grades K to 5.  Bring your gear to the donation box in the main lobby by Friday, February 2nd.

Thank you!

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!

Community Announcements

School Committee Meeting

The School Committee will be meeting on Thursday, January 18, 2018 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.

MEDIAGIRLS Presents “Fathering In the Screen Age” Panel

Half of all teens admit they’re addicted to their technology devices, and depression among teen girls is on the rise. Dads and male guardians play an enormous role in the well-being of their girls, and we are hosting a “Fathering in the Screen Age” panel to provide concrete strategies to keep dads and daughters close. The panel, presented by Showcase SuperLux in Chestnut Hill, MA, is on Sunday, January 28, 4:00 to 6:00 pm, and includes local celebs with tween or teen daughters: Phil Lipof, local NBC Emmy-winning anchor; Setti Warren, former two-time Mayor of Newton and gubernatorial candidate; Ramiro Torres, morning personality on radio HOT 96.9; Jon Badalament, Head of Programming for The Fatherhood Project; and Matt Cooney; Executive Director of The Brookline Teen Center. MEDIAGIRLS Executive Director Michelle Cove will moderate. Learn more and buy tix at

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

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.

Winter Festival

Vanessa Trien at Clinton Path Preschool Winter Festival (all ages welcome) ~ Saturday, Feb. 3, 3-5 pm @ Latvian Lutheran Church, 58 Irving Street, Brookline: Come to a PJ Dance party with Vanessa Trien & the Jumping Monkeys! Experience “The Great Hugini” Magic Show as well as treats, art activities, and a silent auction. Go to for ticket info. Go to to shop our silent auction, everyone!


​Angry, frustrated about the constant climate change denial and backpedaling form the current federal administration? There is hope: we are a group of mothers working for climate action in Brookline and beyond. Join us for an open discussion about our work and what we can accomplish in our homes, our town and our state: Brookline Mothers Out Front, Wednesday, February 7 at Starbucks (in Putterham Circle, near Baker School), 183 Grove Street, South Brookline, 8am-9am,

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:

Brookline Arts Center’s WINTER CLASSES enrolling now!

The BAC has a full schedule of exciting art classes this winter! Parent-child classes for ages 4 and under are a wonderful way to introduce art to your child, with classes such as Sensory Play and Family Art Stations. Students ages 5-7 activate their imaginations in classes like Art in Motion and Adventures in Clay, while students ages 8-12 learn focused techniques in classes such as Form & Sculpture and Paint Like a Pro. Exciting classes for teens include Jewelry & Metals and Oil Painting.

To view all winter classes and register online, visit

Community Classifieds

House for sale at 15 Clark Ct, Brookline in Lincoln community.
For details see the following link:

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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