Lincoln Lines June 24th, 2018 No. 39


Lincoln Lines June 24th, 2018 No. 39

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear families,

It’s hard to believe that our school year is nearly complete. Below are a few updates as we wrap up the year and look ahead to 2018-19. Thank you for a great year. I wish you all a restful summer.

Early Release on Tuesday

This Tuesday–the last day of school–is a noon release for all students K-8. No lunches will be served.

Report Cards/Progress Reports

Term 4 grades close on Monday of this week. Report cards will publish to the parent portal on Thursday, June 28. Families will receive an email notifying them when they are posted. Progress reports for grades 1-5 will publish on the portal on Thursday, June 28 as well.

Class Lists / Supply Lists

Throughout the months of May and June, grade-level teams at Lincoln have met multiple times to generate class lists for the 2018-19 school year. I want to underscore the thought and effort that has gone into creating classes for next year that are well-balanced and allow all students an opportunity to be successful academically and socially. These lists are very nearly finalized and your student’s class assignment for next year will be provided in early July along with a list of supplies needed for the start of school in September.


Lincoln School & PTO News

Note from the Librarian

Attention Lincoln Families! Where are you reading this summer? Are you going to be near or far? Beach or park? Mountaintop or glacier? Please take a picture of your family or family member reading and send it to Ms. O’Donnell or Mrs. Abner so we can create Our Around the World Reading Bulletin Board!

Thank you in advance!
Send your pictures to Ms. O’Donnell (
or Mrs.Abner (
Happy Reading!

2018 Pumpkinfest planning is underway!

Interested in the inner workings of Lincoln’s biggest fundraiser? The 2018 Pumpkinfest Committee is looking for fresh ideas and energy. Join our fun and dynamic group to make 2018 Pumpkinfest the best Pumpkinfest ever!

Our specific needs include graphic design and external fundraising (third party sponsorship & donations).

Looking to get involved in a more general way? That’s great! Join the Pumpkinfest Committee to exchange ideas and help with all the behind-the-scenes planning that goes into creating the magic of this Lincoln tradition.

Contact the Pumpkinfest Committee by email at or reach out in person to Sarah Johnson Weingart, Sara Scott or Chantal Boxer.

Community Announcements

2018 Superintendent of Schools Evaluation

To help inform its annual evaluation of the Superintendent, the School Committee invites Brookline community members, staff, and families to share comments and reflections on the Superintendent’s performance. We encourage thoughtful, candid responses, all of which will be kept confidential and will be shared with the public and full School Committee in aggregated summary form only. Your feedback is a very valuable component of our review process, and we appreciate your taking the time to respond.

To provide feedback through an online survey please click here.

Please respond to this survey only once. Completed surveys are due no later than June 30th, 2018.

If you have any questions, please direct them to:

David Pollak, School Committee Chairman
Brookline School Committee
Attn: Superintendent Evaluation

Thank you for your continued support of our public schools.

Middle School Mondays

Rising 6th grade students are able to attend the Brookline Teen Center on Mondays beginning on July 9th. You can learn more about Middle School offerings at the Brookline Teen Center on our Middle School Mondays page:

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

Piano Lessons for Kids

Hello Lincoln Community! I’m Liz, UC Berkeley B.A. in auditory sciences and music with 20 years of classical music training, 12 years of instrumental/vocal studies and performance in concert orchestras/bands, chamber ensembles, and choirs, and 6 years of music instruction experience.  I’m excited to work with more young pianists and help all students build lifelong music skills! My lessons are supportive and creative environments with focuses on piano technique, sight-reading, and music theory.

All of my lessons take place in your home – there’s no need to travel, I’ll come to you! Scheduling is flexible, and payment is per lesson.  I’ve also worked with several music classes throughout Brookline Public Schools, and am currently working with two families at the Lincoln School. I would be happy to provide references!

Please feel free to email me at or call me at (949) 502-1919 – thank you!

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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