Lincoln Lines June 3rd, 2018 No. 36


Lincoln Lines June 3rd, 2018 No. 36

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear families,



Lincoln School & PTO News

Honor your favorite Lincoln teachers/coaches/aides/staff and make a difference!

Drop by our table on this Thursday and Friday (6/8 and 6/9) to make a year-end gift to Brookline Education Foundation to recognize all your favorite Lincoln teachers, coaches, aides and any other adults in your child’s school life. This year the BEF funded over $250,000 in grants and programs, many of which have made a significant impact on Lincoln!

Lincoln Book Fair is here this week!

Our very exciting Book Fair will be happening at the Library between 6/5 and 6/8 in the morning and afternoon. Come check out the selections and you will find so many great reads you’ll like. We look forward to seeing you!

Car-Free / Walk-Bike to School Day

Wednesday, June 6th – A reminder that this Wednesday (the first school-day Wednesday of the month) is Lincoln’s last monthly Car-Free / Walk-Bike to School Day of the school year. Students, teachers, administrators and other members of the school community who are able, are urged to leave the car behind and walk, bike, scoot, etc. to and from school. For those who need to use a car, carpooling is encouraged!

Lincoln Families — Please join us for the annual End of Year Picnic!!!

Wednesday, June 13 th
5:00pm – 7:30pm

Burgers and hotdogs will be sold or bring your own food

Picnic on the field with friends and family to celebrate another great year!!!

If you would like to help with the picnic – sign up at
Questions or to have the link emailed to you: Jamie or 617-943-3346

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will be withdrawn from PSB.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

6/6 Joint Board Public Hearing on 9th School Alternative Site Study

The Select Board, School Committee, and Advisory Committee Ad Hoc Subcommittee on the 9th School Alternative Site Study will be holding a public hearing on the 9th School Alternative Site Study on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the​ Brookline High School Auditorium. ​

HMFH Architects will present an overview of the Final Report on Phase 1 options studied and evaluated. The public will then have the opportunity to provide input on which Phase 1 options should move to the next phase.

School Committee Meeting

The School Committee will be meeting on Thursday, June 7, 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

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.


Is thinking about your adolescent and the summer break stressing you out? While summer’s down time can offer your adolescent a much-needed break from the rigor of school, the change in routine and lack of structure can be a recipe for risky business. From house parties and sleepovers to drug/alcohol experimentation, research shows that young people with unsupervised hours are three times more likely to behave unsafely. B-PEN offers these ideas for keeping adolescents safe this summer while enjoying vacation fun in the sun…


And if you need advice over the summer, don’t hesitate to reach out to Brookline’s Prevention/Intervention team – Mary Minott ( and Kendell Jones (


Do you have a child that loves to sing? Join VOICES Boston children’s chorus for our 2018-2019 season! With singing at its core and training in dance and drama, VOICES Boston changes the lives of children, building confidence, discipline, leadership and a love of music that will last a lifetime.

We have ensembles for singers grades K-8 and rehearse at the William H. Lincoln School in Brookline, MA. VOICES singers perform a wide range of repertoire, from classical to world music, gospel to new music and present an opera every year.

To sign or just learn more about the program, visit or contact:

Kalee Burrows, Program Manager

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

Brookline SmartSummers for Children 2018

Brookline SmartSummers (July 2 – August 24, 2018): Brookline SmartSummers is a summer enrichment program for children ages 5 through 13 at Lincoln and Brookline High School. Open to Brookline residents and non-residents, we offer a wide variety of educational programs that meet from one and two weeks at a time. In addition to having lots of fun, children will learn new skills, make new friends, and spend time inside and outdoors. Programs include: science, computers, arts, puppetry, theater, English, and more.

Community Classifieds

Apartment to rent – Bright 3 bedroom apartment with garage space in Lincoln School district (close to Robinson Park) available starting August 1st. Please contact Julie for additional information (

Looking for parking spot in Lincoln school neighborhood!  If you have a parking spot available immediately or that will become available before August 2018 please email at

Can we help you with your kids this summer?

My name is Justin Grossman, and I’m a 15-year old BHS student, and I’d be happy to offer you some mid-day relief by taking care of your children. Ideally, I’m looking for a position 2-4 days a week, from roughly 11 am – 2 pm. I’d be happy to prepare your kids’ lunches, take them to the park, do crafts, and play sports. I love kids, am responsible, and happy to help with whatever would help you most. If you are interested please contact me at or (617) 306- 0877.

Hi, my name is Sophia Grossman. I’m a 13-year old Lincoln student. This summer I would love to provide some mid-day relief for you by taking care of your kids ideally from hours 11 – 2 am, preferably 2 – 4 days a week. I’d be happy to take your kids to the park, fix lunch, do arts and crafts or play sports. I absolutely love being around kids and would really enjoy taking care of yours! If you are interested contact me at or (617) 378-1672.

Certified Reading Specialist with M. Ed in Reading Education, 15+ years of experience, trained in Phono-Graphix, Lindamood, & O.G. I specialize in creatively remediating students who read at or below a 2nd grade level. Child-friendly lessons incorporate games, toys, and children’s own stories. Age 5 to 7 only. Excellent references. Free initial assessment. $40.00 per hour. Formerly employed by “The Learning Lab @ Lesley.” (617-323-4709)

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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