Lincoln Lines April 8th, 2018 No. 29

Lincoln Lines April 8th, 2018 No. 29

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear Families,

I hope you had a great weekend. The snow on Friday makes it seem impossible that next week is our April vacation. But that is the case.

First, I want to recognize the organizers of Science Night on Friday evening, for putting together a wonderfully engaging event for the Lincoln community. Thank you for your hard work in making this night a success.

Early Dismissal Tuesday
Students in K-6 will dismiss early on Tuesday, April 10.

MCAS Continues This Week
Our third graders worked incredibly hard last week, taking the Reading MCAS for the first time. Testing continues this Wednesday and Thursday with our fourth and fifth graders will take the Reading test.

Grades for Term 3 Close Friday
The third term for Middle School students closes next Friday, April 13. This is also the last day of school before the April vacation. Term four begins when we return from break on April 23; report cards will publish in the parent portal on Tuesday, May 1.

8th Grade Graduation Date Set
Our graduation ceremony for 8th graders will take place on Thursday, June 21 at 5 p.m.
Information about graduation and tickets will be sent following the April vacation.

Planning Meeting for 8th Grade Trips
There will be a meeting Tuesday, April 10 at 8 a.m. in the cafeteria to continue planning for 8th grade trips, specifically the Day of Service planned for June 14.

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

I hope everyone has a great week and a wonderful April vacation.


Lincoln School & PTO News

Lincoln Landscape Committee Meeting, Monday April 9th, 7-8:15 pm, Library

Calling all Lincoln gardeners and future gardeners! We hope you can join us for a planning, brainstorming and dreaming-about-Spring meeting on Monday, April 9th from 7-8:15pm in the Lincoln School Library. We will be sharing updates around our own Lincoln school garden and planning Lincoln Blooms day happening in 1 1/2 months. All are welcome, no gardening experience necessary, and babysitting provided. Hope to see you there!

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

School Committee Meeting

The School Committee will be meeting on Thursday, April 12, 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.


On April 4, mental health counselor and youth behavior expert Jon Mattleman gave an informative and highly engaging “Brookline Talks” presentation for over 200 parents at Pierce School. He shared insights into what teens and tweens are really thinking, what they fear, why they don’t share more, and how adults can effectively support them. For parents/caregivers who couldn’t attend, B-PEN created a printable resource sheet of helpful links to a wealth of information, which includes links to Mattleman’s recommended materials.


The Underground Railroad, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning novel by Colson Whitehead, is this year’s Brookline Reads selection. Whitehead will be at the High School auditorium, 115 Greenough Street, to discuss his book at 7PM on April 25. Other Brookline Reads programs include a screening of the uplifting documentary Our Mockingbird, introduced by filmmaker Sandra Jaffe, at 7 PM on April 4 at Hunneman Hall in the Brookline Village Library and a walking tour of Underground Railroad sites on April 7 (rain date April 8) led by Suzette Abbott of Hidden Brookline, starting at 2 PM at Town Hall. At 7 PM on April 12 in Hunneman Hall, Judge Nancy Gertner will moderate a conversation on the economic realities of racism. She will be joined by experts in the fields of law, economics, and journalism. Brookline Reads is sponsored by the Trustees of the Brookline Library. All events are free and open to the public.

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.

The Brookline High School Innovation Fund WINE & CHEESE Reception with Headmaster Anthony Meyer and BHS Faculty for Rising 9th/10th Grade Parents

The BHS Innovation Fund cordially invites you to a casual evening to welcome you to the BHS community. We encourage parents of current freshman to come and share their experience at BHS so far with families who will be coming next year.
Throughout the evening you will have an opportunity to get to know other rising 9th/10th grade parents, meet current BHS faculty, and Headmaster Anthony Meyer.
We also hope to share with you a bit more about us and some 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 Course1281 W. Roxbury Pkwy, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
BHS Jazz Band, 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

RSVP by Thursday, April 5.  Register Now

Brookline Youth Wrestling Clinic

Boys & Girls Welcome – Grades 3-8. Saturday April 22, 2018 @ 2PM-3:30PM – BHS Shluntz Gym – 115 Greenough St.

Come join the Brookline High School Wrestling Team & Coaches for an introduction to the world’s oldest (and toughest) sport. The sport of wrestling will introduce your child to many important values that they will carry on throughout life. Listen to stories from prior athletes and parents of current wrestlers. Wrestling teaches children confidence, hard work, sacrifice, responsibility and accountability just to name a few. Team wrestlers and coaches will be conducting a FREE clinic and demonstration of this wonderful sport. The children will be put through a short warm-up and fun workout. Then your child will learn some basic wrestling rules and apply easy to learn techniques in a safe and fun environment. Please click on the link to sign up for this event. Dress: T-Shirt, Shorts and wrestling shoes or sneakers. Free T-Shirt for the first 60 kids. Families welcome to watch this community event. For additional information, please contact:

Sign up link –


Date: MAY 19, 2018 9:00AM to 3:00PM TAPPAN GYM

Weigh-ins: 9:00AM to 10:00AM. Brackets will be determined by Madison Weight system.

· Wrestlers will be checked for skin conditions: Doctors note required if applicable

Registration fee & form: $25 fee and registration form will be collected the day of the event – Cash only

Registration: Online:

Hand in Hand Evening

Join The Brookline Center on April 25 from 7-9 p.m. for Hand in Hand 2018! Enjoy a night out to unwind, catch up with friends, and come together as a community to support women in need. Each year at Hand in Hand, volunteers make care packages to help brighten the days of women throughout Brookline experiencing mental health issues, coping with economic hardship, or facing difficult life circumstances with too little support. Learn more and register here:

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.

Womens Self-Defense/Safety Workshop

Sunday, April 29th 12;30-3:30pm
The InnerSpace
17 Station Street, Brookline Village

Pre-registration required with questions and registration to register

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 

Middle School Mondays

Is your middle schooler interested in dance, chess, science and engineering, bike repair, jazz, or Quiz Bowl? This spring, Brookline High students are running programming at the BTC for middle schoolers on all these topics. It’s a great chance for your middle schooler to build skills and make connections with BHS students doing cool stuff. To learn more visit our Middle School Mondays Programming Page or email George at

Brookline Arts Center’s April Vacation classes!

The BAC has a full schedule of exciting classes this April Vacation! Classes will meet Tuesday through Friday, April 17-20. In ArtVentures: Art of Oceania for ages 5-11, students will set sail to the Pacific Islands and learn about Polynesian mythology, make volcanic creations, paint Gauguin-inspired scenes and more! Students ages 10-17 may enjoy our Pottery & Wheelthrowing Intensive, where they will create their own unique mugs and bowls while learning the fundamentals of handbuilding and wheelthrowing. Students ages 12-17 can take our Jewelry & Metals Intensive to learn metalsmithing techniques and create precious pieces made of copper, nickel and brass.

Registration closes Friday, April 13 at 5:00pm. To view all April Vacation classes and register online, visit

Community Classifieds

Henna by Esmé Distefano-Forti, Former Lincoln Student
Original Henna designs $5-20
Or Flat fee for parties.
Instagram: esme_henna

Personal Trainer – Want to look better and feel stronger without the cost of a gym membership? Call me! I am a Certified Personal Trainer, Motivator and Brookline mom that brings personalized workouts and equipment to your home. I actively coach many parents and friends in the Brookline community and welcome working with you. Check out my website at or give a call 617-335-0608. Let’s do this!

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.


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