Lincoln Lines March 25th, 2017 No. 27

Lincoln Lines March 25th, 2017 No. 27

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear Families,

I hope that you had an enjoyable weekend. We have a short week this week, with school closed on Friday in observance of Good Friday. Next week we’ll begin our MCAS testing and will also have our first early release day for conferences. Third graders will take the reading MCAS on Tuesday, April 3 and Thursday April 5. On Wednesday, all students in grades K-8 will be dismissed at 12:40. All of our MCAS dates are shared below and are viewable on the Lincoln School calendar on our website.

PFLAG Event Rescheduled
Earlier this month, our family forum hosted by Greater Boston PFLAG was cancelled due to snow. We’ve rescheduled the event for Monday, May 7 at 7 p.m. in the Lincoln School Library.

8th Grade Updates
I have a few updates regarding the end of year experience for our 8th graders. I’ve had a number of questions regarding the date of 8th grade graduation. In previous years, the Superintendent has cleared schools to set their graduation dates shortly after the April vacation.  I anticipate that this will be the case this year as well and will set and share that date with the community as soon as I can. We held a planning meeting for the 8th grade trips, specifically the day of service this past Friday. We’ll meeting again at Tuesday, April 10 at 8 a.m. in the cafeteria.

Film Screening on Tuesday
On Tuesday evening, Lincoln is hosting a screening of the documentary “Unrest” in partnership
with TedxBeacon Street. Registration for the event is free and can be done here.

MCAS Dates
Grade 3: April 3 and 5
Grades 4 and 5: April 11 and 12
Grades 6-8: April 24 and 26

Grades 3-5: May 9 and 10
Grades 6-8 May 15 and 16

Grades 5 and 8: May 22 and 23


Lincoln School & PTO News

SCIENCE NIGHT: A free event for the entire family

April 6th, 1869 – John Wesley Hyatt patents the invention of Celluliod
April 6th, 1909 – Robert Peary and Matthew Henson reach the North Pole
April 6th, 1973 – Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft
April 6th, 2018 – Lincoln School Science Night 2018!

Join the Lincoln community on Friday, April 6, 6-8:30, for a fun filled night of engaging STEM activities. This event is free and open to all ages. Pizza will be available for purchase.

Science Night can only happen with your help. If you have time to lend a hand before or during the event, click the link below and select a job. We still have lots of slots to fill!

Maker Space at Lincoln

A Maker Space at Lincoln could soon be a possibility. There is a small committee working with the district and staff to develop a plan for a Maker Space at Lincoln. They are looking for a Lincoln parent to join the committee. If you have worked in Maker Spaces or helped develop them, please email your interest to Mies Boet at

Support Lincoln Parent Running the Boston Marathon

Tasha Feilke, mom to 2nd and 6th graders at Lincoln, is running for the charity group Team Brookline – and is specifically fundraising for the Brookline Teen Center. Please help her meet her fundraising goal with a donation , if you can, by going to the Crowdrise link HERE or to this link: Thanks so much!

Community Announcements

Join TEDxBeaconStreet for a special screening of UNREST – this Tuesday @ Lincoln

Join us on Tuesday, March 27th for a special preview of the Sundance award-winning, Oscar shortlisted documentary from Jen Brea. Unrest follows Jen’s journey from student to patient to advocate, fighting a disease that doctors refused to believe was real.

After the film, Jen and her husband and costar Omar Wasow will be available for questions from our audience!    Registration is FREE!  REGISTER HERE

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET
The Lincoln School, 19 Kennard Road, Brookline, MA  02445
Watch Jen’s talk from the 2016 TED Summit

Chocolate Seder & Open House

Everyone says chocolate is a religious experience…we take it literally! Come after school on Tuesday March 27 to the Ansin Religious School @ Ohabei Shalom’s Chocolate Seder & Open House, and find out why the Ansin Religious School’s skilled educators and innovative programming make it the most fun Jewish afterschool program in town. Anchored on the values of relationship, community and Jewish tradition, ARS instills in each student a commitment to friendship and learning and a lifelong love of Judaism. Join us on March 27 from 3:30 to 5:45 for a delicious take on the traditional Passover Seder and some facetime with Amy Deutsch, ARS Director. Come when you can, leave when you need to. Enjoy a taste of ARS! (Temple Ohabei Shalom is located at 1187 Beacon Street. Email Amy at if you have any questions.)

Village Fair Road Mile: Race Organizers Wanted

The Village Fair Road mile is entering its 3rd year as part of the Village Fair, an annual street fair on Harvard Street in Brookline Village, taking place on Sunday June 10th. The fair organizers are looking for assistance in organizing the Road Mile—a one mile run raising money for charity. The race organizers will work with the timing company to secure registrations, with the town on logistical aspects, will coordinate sponsors and volunteers, and will help promote the event.

If you are interested please contact Ben Kelley:

Yes for Brookline Override Campaign Seeking Co-Captain

The Yes for Brookline Campaign – –  is looking for a Precinct 5 Co-Captain as well as a Lincoln School lead/point person. Anyone who is interested can contact Bill Reyelt at or (617) 699-7872.

The Secret Lives of Teens and Tweens

Don’t miss “The Secret Lives of Teens and Tweens” talk by Jon Mattleman on Wed. April 4, 2018 in the Pierce School auditorium. To learn more and register, please go here. Mattleman gives a high-energy presentation focused on what teens are really thinking, what they fear, why they do not share more, and how adults can effectively support the teens and tweens in their lives. This presentation covers areas such as depression, suicide, ‘acting out’ behaviors, drug and alcohol use, and more. Participants will leave the workshop with: 1) Strategies they can implement immediately, 2) New ways of understanding and engaging tweens and teens, 3) Confidence, courage, and patience. Sponsored by Brookline Talks, Pierce PTO, Brookline Parent Education Network, National Public Health Week.

Mothers Out Front

Youth in Action, April 7, 1:45-3:15pm. Our high school students are making a positive difference in the fight for a livable climate. They will share their stories of lobbying, setting up composting systems and efforts to decrease plastic bottles. Ideal for middle school students and their families. Pierce School Auditorium, 50 School St.,

“Green” House Fest, April 8, 12-3pm. Tour of homes showing solar panels, heat pumps, electric cars with chargers, on-demand water heaters, rain water saving tanks, home energy monitors and more. Visit for locations and RSVP.

Climate Action Brookline sponsors Climate Week 2018 with Brookline Public Health

Saturday, April 7th through Saturday, April 14th.  Save the dates for Climate Week 2018 and join others for the 8th annual event that brings Brookline together to learn, take action, and make a difference for the future of our community, The theme of this year’s program is “Truth and Consequences.” As the earth warms and we experience floods, droughts, heat waves, fires, fierce storms, and sea level rise it is urgent to know the truth about our changing climate while we still have the ability to influence the consequences. With little leadership nationally, local action has and must continue to be a foundation of change, innovation, resilience, and mitigation.

3rd Annual Brookline Youth Climate Adaptation Challenge

Saturday, April 7, 11 am – 1:30 pm, Pierce School Cafeteria, FREE

Budding (k-12) artists, performers and scientists are invited to participate in the 3rd Annual Brookline Youth Climate Adaptation Challenge! Encourage your youth to participate in this unique environmental science fair that celebrates nature inspired innovation, art and science! New ideas, concepts, theories, poems, plays, dance or art designs are requested – just be super creative, have lots of fun and think BIG!

Categories: Biomimicry, Water (propose a solution addressing water quality, conservation/drought, pollution, wastewater or water bottles) and Art (eco-art display, eco-poetry, eco-themed dance or play (5 minutes))!

Limited Space, register quickly.

For details:

Reception for rising 9th grade parents

Moving up to BHS next year? Please join the Rising 9th/10th Grade Parents Wine & Cheese Reception. Get to know other rising 9th/10th grade parents. Meet current BHS faculty, Headmaster Anthony Meyer and learn about exciting new programs that are coming to BHS thanks to the BHS Innovation Fund. Tuesday, April 10, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at The Vine Ripe Grill/Putterham Golf Course. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Adults only. Free. Register now.

Registration Link

Sign up now for CRWA’s Annual Charles River Cleanup!

Let’s volunteer for Earth Day! Please join Lincoln families for the Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup on Saturday, April 28, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Jamaica Pond. This event brings together over 3,000 volunteers each year to pick up litter, remove invasive species and assist with park maintenance. Let’s give back to our community while enjoying the beauty and wildlife of our environment with Lincoln friends. All ages are welcome! Please register: here. For more information: You can also email jessica Mols or with any questions.

Opera Camp: How to Create an Opera

July 30 – August 3, 2018 | 9:30am – 4:30pm

VOICES Boston and Boston Lyric Opera are offering Opera Camp to singers entering 3rd-6th grade in the 2018-2019 school year.

Learn the process of creating an opera and try each step along the way! In the spirit of Boston Lyric Opera’s commitment to new works and BLO Education’s use of the Music! Words! Opera! curriculum, we want to hear youth voices. Through this hands-on opera day camp, facilitated and coached by experienced educators, youth will create an original opera “pitch” to present to BLO staff, including a sample of original music, story, libretto, staging and design concepts. Join us as we cultivate the next generation of opera!

Cost: $600 per student. $100 deposit to register
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2018
Register by following this link:

For more information, contact Kalee at

Brookline Arts Center’s SPRING CLASSES enrolling now!

The BAC has a full schedule of exciting classes this spring! Parent-child classes for ages 4 and under are a wonderful way to engage your child in the arts with classes such as Art with Music and Movement and Sensory Play. Students ages 5-7 can explore the world in the safety of the classroom in classes like Art and Culture and Adventures in Clay, while students ages 8-12 learn focused techniques in classes such as Draw Like A Pro and Mixed Media Illustration.

To view all spring classes and register online, visit

Early Release Day Activities at BIG
Are you looking for activities for your kids on the upcoming Early Release days this spring? BIG is offering fun media workshops for kids ages 8 and up that include trailer making, 360 video activities, stop motion, and more! You can learn more and sign them up at 

Community Classifieds

Maker Café Kickoff Coffee Party at The Makery
Monday, March 26, 9:00am to 12:00pm
2 Sewall Avenue in Coolidge Corner
RSVP requested. FREE!
The Makery @ Coolidge Corner, a new makerspace, workshop, creative workspace, and design lab welcomes the community to the Maker Café Kickoff Coffee Party on Monday, March 26, 9am to 12pm. The Makery introduces the Maker Café as a place to meet or work during the day in a comfortable environment. Enjoy coffee and treats, and make yourself at home. We will have creative projects available or a place to put your feet up, read a book, hang out or get productive. (The Maker Café runs weekdays, 9am-2pm for a fee of $10-$15 and includes coffee and treats.)

Making Time Lounge at The Makery
Wednesday, March 28, 7pm-9pm
2 Sewall Avenue in Coolidge Corner
RSVP. Cost: $20 non-member; $18 member
Kick back, relax, create and make time for friends and for yourself. Reserve a space for your group, unwind with a sparkling drink or a cup of warm tea and enjoy snacks and small bites. Make time to work together on a unique creative project or just soak in the creative vibe together. (This program will take place a few evenings each month.)

Looking for apartment rental in the Lincoln school zone.  I’m a parent of a fourth and seventh grader and we are looking for a 2-3 BR apt in the neighborhood, starting anytime between now and July 1. Please reach me at or 510-541-1852 with any leads.

Do you ever feel frustrated with your child/teenager? Find yourself shouting and imposing consequences in reaction to challenging behavior? Imagine having a simple framework that guides you in every parenting challenge and brings out the best in both you and your child. The Collaborative Problem Solving approach helps parents relate better to their kids, reduce challenging behavior, and build their kids’ skills in self-regulation, flexibility and problem-solving. Morning and evening workshops in Brookline start March 27. For more information and to register, see Private individual/couples coaching also available.

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