Lincoln Lines June 10th, 2018 No. 37


Lincoln Lines June 10th, 2018 No. 37

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear families,

I hope you enjoyed the gorgeous weather this weekend.

The theme this time of year is finishing one year while planning for the next. This was pretty clearly on display last Thursday when in the morning our 5th grade and middle school chorus performed their Spring Concerts and then later that day we hosted our annual Peek and Practice event for incoming Kindergarten families. This event is a chance for incoming students to spend an hour in our kindergarten classrooms, while their families meet with Barbara Geller and I to learn about the transition to Lincoln.

Opportunity to Participate in Equity and Inclusion Committee at Lincoln

Next year, we will launch a committee of teachers, parents, and school leaders to discuss Lincoln’s vision of Equity and Inclusion and build on the work done to date in these arena by Lincoln staff and families. The work of this committee will be under the umbrella of town-wide efforts being undertaken at each school in the coming year including town-wide parent committee to address issues of Equity and Inclusion in the Public Schools of Brookline.

My goal is to identify a group of parents and staff members to participate in this committee by the end of this school year so that we can hit the ground running in September. This committee will work in three areas: student-to-student interactions; school/teacher-to-student interactions; and school/teacher-to-family interactions. This committee will be tasked with generating ideas for and executing actions in these areas. I expect that this committee would meet at least monthly and that meetings will likely be during the school day.

To learn more about the district’s work in this arena, I encourage you to attend the next town-wide meeting on Monday, June 18, from 6-8 p.m. in room 103 at Town Hall with Superintendent Bott.

If you are interested in participating in the Lincoln-based committee beginning as soon as this summer, please complete this application by Wednesday, June 20.

5th to 6th Transition Meeting Monday

We will hold a meeting for 5th grade families about the transition to middle school. This will be a chance for you to hear about the middle school schedule and hear from the 6th grade team about our middle school program at Lincoln. This meeting will take place in the cafeteria just after arrival.

9th School Meeting, Wednesday Night

On Wednesday night at 7 p.m., there will be a Joint Meeting of the Select Board, School Committee and Advisory Ad Hoc Subcommittee to discuss and evaluate possible 9th school sites with the intent of identifying preferred option(s) to move into Feasibility Design Phase. This will take place in the Select Board Hearing Room on the sixth floor of Town Hall.

8th Grade Day of Service, Thursday

Our 8th graders will participate in a Day of Service this Thursday as part of their end of year experiences at Lincoln. Groups of students along with staff and families will participate in service at sites in Brookline and Boston. Thank you to all who have donated to support our work with Cradles to Crayons. The bins are still in front of the main office if you’d like to donate any final items this week.

Remaining Concert Dates

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

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

You made the Lincoln Book Fair a giant success!

Thank you all for coming to the Book Fair and hope you were able to find a few great reads. For those that pre-ordered because the books were “last copies” we will deliver the books to the homerooms directly. Please contact for any questions and comments. Have a wonderful summer and see you again next year!

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

Joint Meeting of Select Board, School Committee, and Advisory Committee

There will be a Joint Meeting of the Select Board, School Committee, and Advisory Committee Ad Hoc Subcommittee on the 9th School Alternative Site Study on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Select Board Hearing Room, 6th Floor, Town Hall. The agenda will include review of 9th School Alternative Site Study Public Hearing input, discussion of proposed sites, and possible vote to identify a preferred option(s) to move into Phase 2 Feasibility Design.

Additional information on the 9th Elementary School Project, including earlier presentations and meeting summaries, can be found on the School Website:

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.

Japanese Math Academy Now Enrolling for Fall 2018

Open House Saturday, Sept 1 @5pm, Sunday, Sept 2 @5pm, Wednesday, Sept 5 @7pm

Get your children ready for the ever-increasing demands in today’s global economy! Japanese Math Academy is a new after school math enrichment program designed to prepare elementary and middle school students for the rigorous high school curriculum. JMA lays the foundation to support driven students to become tomorrow’s global leaders. The JMA program is founded on proven techniques in teaching problem solving based on Japan’s positive attitude towards mathematical thinking. A long-time Lincoln/BHS parent now brings it to Brookline! Your children will build confidence in math and will soon be happily chatting away about mathematical concepts that are beyond their grade levels. The program is currently offered for grades 1 to 6 and we are now enrolling for fall 2018. Spaces are limited. Visit us at For more information, email, call 857.352.3498 or text 617.784.0726.


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

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

Community Classifieds

2006 Saturn VUE 4 For Sale
Sun roof, CD player, DVD player, power windows, passenger seat heater, nw wheels in July, 117K miles, $3K or B.O.    Contact Nazneen Cooper

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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