Lincoln Lines May 28th, 2018 No. 35


Lincoln Lines May 28th, 2018 No. 35

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear families,

I hope you all had an enjoyable and restful long weekend.

Shrek, Jr. Opens This Week
This Wednesday is the opening of our spring musical, Shrek, Jr. A limited number of tickets are available at the door. The best way to buy tickets in advance is through

Lincoln Strings Concert Tuesday Night
All orchestra students in grades 4-8 will perform in a concert Tuesday evening at Runkle. The concerts will all be from 7-8pm, but performers should arrive at 6:20pm).

Term 4 Progress Reports Posted Last Week
Fourth quarter progress reports for students in grades 6-8 will post Tuesday in the parent portal. Directions for accessing the parent portal can be found here.

Help Kickstart the Grade 8 Day of Service
Donations needed for Cradles to Crayons
We are still seeking donations to support our Eighth Grade Day of Service, on June 14, 2018, when Lincoln school 8th graders will volunteer at the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory. We don’t want to go empty handed as there are more than 305,000 Massachusetts children, 12 years old and younger, who live in low-income or poverty-stricken households. In any given year, more than 100,000 of them will experience homelessness. Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. They supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.

See below for the list of needed items. Look for the donation box near the school office. Want to help with the Day of Service, contact Shari Churwin,

Cradles to Crayons accepts a wide range of new and gently-used items for children ages
newborn to 12:

Most Needed Items:
Boys Pants 4/5-7/8
Boys Shirts 2T-12
Girls Shirts 2T-12
Twin Blankets
Boys and Girls sweaters

9th School Meeting Information
On May 17th the Select Board, School Committee, and Advisory Committee Ad Hoc Subcommittee held a joint meeting for the presentation of the 9th School Alternative Site Study.

The study was commissioned by Town Meeting in November 2017 to further investigate possible sites for addressing the school district’s historic and ongoing enrollment growth that began in 2005. The presentation from that meeting and information about upcoming meetings related to the 9th School Alternative Site Study can be found here

Spring Concert Dates

Thursday, June 7, 8:15 a.m.
Grade 5 Chorus Concert

Thursday, June 7, 9 a.m.
Grade 6-8 Chorus Concert

Wednesday, June 13, 8:15 a.m.
Grades K and 1 Concert

Thursday, June 14, 8:15 a.m.
Grades 2 and 3 Concert

Friday, June 15, 8:15 a.m.
Grade 4 and 5 Concert


Lincoln School & PTO News

2018 Musical: Shrek Jr!

William H. Lincoln School presents the 2018 Musical: Shrek Jr! Come see everyone’s favorite ogre Shrek and his wisecracking pal Donkey, as they rescue Princess Fiona and save the land from the evil Lord Farquaad! Join us for four nights of fun with all the fairy tale creatures including Pinocchio, Big Bad Wolf, Wicked Witch, Ugly Duckling, and the Three Pigs! (Shrek Jr. is based on the Dreamworks animated film with a PG rating.

The performance dates are:

Wednesday May 30th @ 7pm
Thursday May 31st @ 7pm
Friday June 1st @ 7pm
Saturday June 2nd @ 7pm


Tickets are $10 each and are available online at
Login to myschoolbucks account.
Click student activities, browse all items, and enter your information.
Tickets will be held at will call the night of the show.

A limited number of tickets will be sold in the school lobby the week before the show and at the door the night of the performances (subject to availability).

Questions? Email

See you at the show!

Lincoln Book Fair is back!

Our highly anticipated Book Fair will be held between 6/5 and 6/8 at the library. We will have a wide selection of great reads, so come browse! Soon we will have posters in the hallway that contain further information. Volunteers are needed! Please visit this link to sign up. Your help will be very much appreciated. If you have any question please email

Public Schools of Brookline – Withdrawing your Student

Parents/Guardians of all students withdrawing from the Public Schools of Brookline (PSB) must complete an online withdrawal form​ and report where the student will be next enrolled.
● The form is available at​.
● You must complete one form for each student.
● By completing and signing this form you acknowledge that your student
will be withdrawn from PSB.
● You must complete the withdrawal form in order for PSB to complete a
transcript request.

Your student’s temporary record, which is all material other than your official transcript, will be destroyed no later than five years after you withdraw from the school system.

If your student is withdrawing from PSB and plans to return:
● You will be required to complete the enrollment process upon the student’s return to Brookline and before they can attend classes.
● For more information regarding re-enrollment, please see:​.

Office of Student Affairs | (617)-264-6492 |

Public Schools of Brookline – Change of Address

Did you change your address in Brookline? If so, it will need to be updated with the Office of Student Affairs. If you did make a change in your Brookline address, please inform the Office of Student Affairs within five (5) days of occupancy in your new residence so that important information – such as your child’s school assignment, or any new information – can reach you. Please review our Residency FAQs and Current Families FAQs for additional information about Residency requirements.

To update your address, please complete the form below and submit the required documents to the Office of Student Affairs. You will be provided with a list of acceptable documents after you complete this form. The address will not be changed until the Office of Student Affairs receives documented evidence of your residency. Should you have questions about changing your address, or about completing the form below, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at: (617) 264-6492.

Community Announcements

School Committee Meeting

The School Committee will be meeting on Thursday, May 31, 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.

Community Climate Coffee

​Join Brookline Mothers Out Front for a discussion about our efforts to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy in our homes, in Brookline and in Massachusetts, Wednesday, June 6, Allium Market in Coolidge Corner, 1330 Beacon Street, Brookline, 8-9 am, URL:, Facebook:

Brookline High School Boys Soccer Program Meeting

June 6, 2018, 3pm
BHS Room 385 (enter through the main entrance)
All current 8-11th graders interested in playing soccer next fall for BHS should attend.
Players only

The Village Fair

Sunday June 10th, 12-4pm @ Harvard St., Brookline Village
Join us for the fourth annual Village Fair, a street celebration of everything — and everyone — that is wonderful about our community. There’ll be live music, dancing, balloons, face-painting, a clown, games, art, vendors and community organizations, crafts, wellness demonstrations, food, a one-mile road race, and much much more. For questions, email Ben Kelley and don’t forget to like us on Facebook! And if you can, please volunteer to help out!

Run or volunteer in the Viking Village Miler

Get the whole family together to participate in a 1-mile fun run / road race on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 2 PM. All proceeds go towards tuition assistance for Brookline’s Extended Day programs. Volunteers are also needed as race marshals, course guides and more. Before and after the race, stop by the Village Fair to enjoy food, music and free entertainment. Register to run here; or email to volunteer.

BHS Girls Basketball Summer Clinic for girls entering grades 4 – 9

June 27 – 29 at Tappan Gym at BHS

June 27 / 28: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, June 29: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Cost: $200 per player
For registration form, go to
For more information, contact David Cohen @

Calling all soccer players!

Grab a few friends and test yourselves against others of your age and ability at the 10th Annual 3v3 Street Soccer Tournament on June 16th (adults) and June 17th (youth) at Skyline Park in Brookline. Great competition and tournament t-shirts included in registration fee — discount if you register by May 29th. Learn more and sign up at


Since 1949, Mental Health Month has raised awareness and educated the public about the warning signs and realities of mental health issues, which often can develop initially during the teen years. With a new season of “13 Reasons Why” just released on Netflix, putting teen depression front and center, it’s an especially good time to check in with adolescents about any mental health concerns. Helpful resources can be found on B-PEN’s “Teens and Mental Health” page. (

Tee Off at the Library on June 16!

For families and community members of all ages, join us in the afternoon…

Tickets are $3 per person ($5 at the door)
Mini-golf (with loop de loops!)
Wear your best superhero or supervillain outfits
A visit from (and chance to take photos with) your favorite superheroes and supervillains
A green screen photo booth with and the background to put you right in the action
Get your face painted!
Costumes not required but welcome!

Doors open at noon.  The last tee off is at 3 PM.   The time on your ticket indicates the time you should start golfing.    The event will close at 4 PM.

For adults 21 and older, join us in the evening…

Online, tickets are $5 or $15 (including alcohol). After June 15, tickets will only be available at the door for $10 or $20 (including alcohol.)
Mini-golf (with loop de loops!)
Wear your best superhero or supervillain outfits
A visit from (and chance to take photos with) your favorite superheroes and supervillains
A green screen photo booth with and the background to put you right in the action
Trivia challenges!
Raffle prizes!
Henna designs (back by popular demand)
Costumes not required but welcome!
Catered delectables for all tastes
Beer will be provided by outstanding local purveyors. Superhero themed She-Hulk Sangria and Hulk Smash Punch will also be served.

The evening event is limited to golfers 21+ — if you’re not 21 or older, please get your tickets for golf in the afternoon for all ages!   Doors open at 6 pm.   The last tee off is at 8 pm.   The event closes at 9 PM.

Brookline Summer School 2018

July 2 – August 3. Monday-Friday. No School July 4

Classes: 8:30-11am and 11am-1:30pm

Tuitions vary by class.


Online Registration:

BHS Summer School offers many review and enrichment courses that are available to rising 6th-9th graders, as well as credit-earning electives for rising 9th graders! Courses are offered to all Brookline students and non-residents. Take a class with a friend from another school!

Here are some of the courses available:

BHS Transition: One Up

**One-Up is a week-long intensive program with the purpose of helping students to gain a better understanding of the culture of Brookline High School and to help smooth the transition from 8th grade to freshman year. The course will consist of a mixture of class discussions, activities, and role-playing that will familiarize students with BHS culture. Students learn the geography of BHS through tours and scavenger hunts. Students will review their class schedules and become familiar with the academic and social support that BHS offers. A fun, informative week for all!**

Enrichment/Review classes: Reading, Writing, Math, and Science, Geometry Honors Preview

ELL classes: Beginner and Intermediate

Elective Classes: World Cuisine, Digital Arts/Computer Design, Photography, Drawing, Art Studio, World of Money, Spanish Independent Study, and Life-Time Activities.

**Rising 9th graders CAN take electives for BHS credit which will count toward their graduation requirements (excluding Life-Time Activities)**

Summer Art Classes and Workshops

Art with Amy is offering art classes and workshops throughout the summer. 8:30-2 and 2-5 options. Weaving on floor looms class with Saori Worcester, art field trips and lots of great painting, drawing and building! Beginning June 27 and running through August. Sign ons by the week or day welcome! Located in heart of Brookline Village at 45 Harvard St.

For details visit

Summer Vacation Program at Village Dance Studio

The Village Dance Studio is open during the summer and offers Full Day Vacation Program from June 25 to September 5, 2018. The program runs from 8 am to 6 pm, Mon-Fri, and includes, on a daily basis, 2 dance classes of different styles (hip-hop, tumbling, ballet, jazz, musical theater), free swim (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays), arts and crafts, playgrounds and more. Save $100 / week if you register by May 25 at

Opera Camp: How to Create an Opera

July 30 – August 3, 2018 | 9:30am – 4:30pm
The Boston Conservatory at Berklee

VOICES Boston and Boston Lyric Opera are offering Opera Camp to singers entering 3rd-8th grade in the 2018-2019 school year.

Learn to create your own musical and try each step along the way! Write your own lyrics and songs. Create sets, costumes, and props. Rehearse and perform your world premiere. Play theater games, act, sing, draw, design and more!

Cost: $500 currently enrolled VOICES Boston Student
$600 non-VOICES Boston Student
$100 deposit to register

Registration Deadline: May 31, 2018

For more information, contact Kalee at

Community Classifieds

CLINTON PATH PRESCHOOL SUMMER & FALL OPENINGS!  Looking for a nearby PRESCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAM for your 3-5 year olds? Flexible schedule! *INTIMATE, NURTURING, SAFE Summer Magic* happens here! SPECIAL NEWS: While usually fully enrolled off the waitlist, we have OPEN SPACES THIS FALL 2018! Go to – watch our video, learn more about our programs and apply to join us.


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