Lincoln Lines September 30th, 2018 No. 4


Lincoln Lines September 30th, 2018 No. 4

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear families,

I hope this message finds you well. It’s hard to believe that tomorrow is the start of October. It at once feels as if the first day of school was long ago and only yesterday. There’s all around been a great energy in the building. I’ve had the chance to visit many classrooms in these openings weeks, and have observed great work being done by students and staff to build routines and a culture that will support great learning throughout the year.

Truth About Vaping Presentation, Oct. 3, 7 p.m. BHS Auditorium

On Wednesday evening, the Public Schools of Brookline is hosting an event about vaping. This event is free and open to all PSB parents. Parents of middle and high school students are particularly encouraged to attend. Caron Treatment Centers’ Education Alliance will provide an educational presentation on vaping and e‐cigarettes for parents/community members in Brookline. This program is intended for an adult audience.

PTO General Meeting Monday at 8 in the Library

Tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. is the PTO’s October General Meeting. Myself and our Vice Principal Isabel Gunther will be there for coffee and conversation.

Close of Mid-term Grades in 6-8

Mid-term Grades close for middle school students on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Progress reports will publish in the parent portal on Aspen on Oct. 11. If you have questions about accessing the parent portal, please e-mail

No School Monday, Oct. 8.

All schools will be closed on Monday, Oct. 8 in observance of Indigenous People’s Day.

Brookline Thrives Update

The launch of Brookline Thrives, the weekend food program has been a fantastic success so far. In order to help facilitate pick-up for more students and families, we’re encouraging students to either stop by the office or to check-in with their teacher or another adult to get access to bags during the day. There will also be another pick-up location this week in the office.


Lincoln School & PTO News

PTO General Meeting – TOMORROW – MONDAY OCT 1!

Please join us Monday October 1st at 8 a.m. in the library for coffee and conversation with our Principal Brian Denitzio and Vice Principal Isabel Gunther. Meet other parents / caregivers and learn about ways to get involved with the PTO. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Open September 8 – September 30 October 5th


Closing date has been extended to Friday, October 5th!


With October here, Pumpkinfest is 20 days away! Preparations are underway and we need YOU to help make Lincoln’s annual fundraiser a great day! Wheel of Fortune baskets and supplies are needed to make this kid favorite event a success. 110 baskets are needed to keep this event running all day! For any questions or ideas for basket filling, email Sarah at Donations may be left in the large Wheel of Fortune box located outside the Main Office.

Have bookshelves that need cleaning? Our Book Sale is the perfect place to donate! Books may be dropped off in the Library with Ms. Abner.

Do you have a business or talent you’d like to share with our school community? The Pumpkinfest Committee is looking for prizes to be included in our 2018 Raffle. To make a donation please email Danny at

Brookline Thrives – Important Bag Pickup Information

Families/students can now pick up Brookline Thrives bags in TWO locations on Fridays – in the Office and in the Main Lobby. Look for the black and yellow bins. The bin in the Office is accessible at any time during the school day. The bins in the Main Lobby are open from 7:30-8:15am, from 1:30-2:15pm, and at 6:00pm at Extended Day dismissal. If none of these pickup locations or times work for your family, students and caregivers may ask a trusted adult in school for a bag. Questions? Email or leave a note in the basket in the Office.

Community Announcements

10/4 School Committee Meeting (includes Public Hearing on Town Meeting Articles 3 and 4)

The School Committee will be meeting on Thursday, October 4, 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.

Parent Presentation: The Truth about Vaping – 10/3, 7pm at BHS

There will be a presentation on “The Truth about Vaping”, hosted by the Caron Treatment Centers’ Education Alliance on Wednesday, October 3rd at 7:00 p.m. at the Brookline High School auditorium. Parents of middle and high school students are encouraged to attend. Learn about the effects and consequences of vaping and e-cigarettes, and communication strategies to help you children make healthy and thoughtful decisions. More information on the event can be found here:

PARENT PROGRAM: THE TRUTH ABOUT VAPING On October 3 at 7 p.m. in the Brookline High School Auditorium, Public Schools of Brookline presents a free educational program geared for all parents of PSB middle and high school students about e-cigarettes and vaping, which have become a major concern in our schools. Featured speakers will be professionals from Caron Treatment Centers’ Education Alliance. For more info, contact Director of Guidance and Clinical Services Maria Letasz –


On Wednesday morning, October 10, 2018, fewer Brookline students will be jumping out of
private cars at Brookline public schools. To celebrate “Car-Free School Day,” hundreds of children will be
walking, riding their bikes, skateboarding, or taking public transportation to school.  Kids will “Walk, Bike, or Roll” to raise awareness about the impact fuel emissions have on the environment and to encourage physical activity among Brookline families.

Replacing driving to school with walking, biking, or other modes of travel achieves two goals: 1) It
encourages physical activity and 2) It reduces our carbon footprint. According to the Center for Disease
Control, childhood obesity rates in the country have tripled in the last three decades. Biking or walking as
a form of physical activity can help slow this trend and prevent chronic conditions, such as diabetes.
Similarly, when families decide to use other modes of transportation rather than driving a car, they help
reduce the amount of air pollutants emitted by automobiles.

Mothers Out Front: Community Coffee, Wednesday, October 10, 8-10am.

Do you worry about climate change? Find hope through action with us at a community coffee. Stop by anytime between 8 and 10 a.m. to learn more about Mothers Out Front and how to get involved. Athan’s Bakery, 1621 Beacon St., Brookline.

Office of Diversity, Inclusion, & Community Relations POP UP TOWN HALL


Learn more about select Town Departments, upcoming
events and ways to get involved in the community.
contact Caitlin Haynes for more information

Reasonable accommodations available upon request

Team Brookline

Attention All Runners! Have you always wanted to run the Boston Marathon? The Brookline Education Foundation is looking for runners for our team.. 2019 could be the year you run this iconic race and support the BEF at the same time. The BEF funds opportunities for Brookline educators to pursue innovative projects, teaching, and professional development. Visit to apply. The application deadline is October 12.

Brookline Music School Event Announcement: “Parents’ Guide to Practicing” on October 25

The Brookline Music School Speaker Series will present Parents’ Guide to Practicing: Tips & Tricks for Making the Most of Private Music Instruction. The event will take place on October 25, 2018 at 7:00pm at Brookline Music School (25 Kennard Road, Brookline).

Join BMS faculty members Julianne Johnston, Jussi Reijonen, Cynthia Sanger, and BMS parent and Board Member, Andrea Oft, for Parents’ Guide to Practicing, a discussion of tips & tricks for helping your child make the most out of private lesson instruction. The conversation, moderated by BMS Director of Education, Gregory Tolwinski, will focus on at-home lesson preparation and practicing for weekly lessons. The event will take place at Brookline Music School (25 Kennard Road, Brookline, MA). Seating is limited, and prior registration is strongly suggested. Please visit to reserve your seats.


Community Classifieds

Babysitter available weekdays and weekends — High school junior, responsible and loves children is available to pick up your child after school, walk them home and babysit. Does not have last period so can start work at 2pm. Also interested in weekend work. Email Mirabelle at or call her at 617-637-5352.

The House of Colors Art School offers classes in the Studio Arts, Fiber Fun, and Fashion Design.
Join any time.
Or call Michelle at 617 365-5625

Piano Lessons for Young Beginners   Hello Lincoln Community! I’m Liz, UC Berkeley B.A. in music and psychology, with 20 years of classical music training, including 12 years of orchestral/choral studies and 7 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!


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