Lincoln Lines October 14th, 2018 No. 6


Lincoln Lines October 14th, 2018 No. 6

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear families,

I hope you all had a great weekend.

Pumpkinfest is just a week away. If you’re new to Lincoln, I hope you’ll make it out to this amazing event for our community. There will be games, raffles, food, and ride. Other highlights include me taking Pies in the Face at noon and the middle school chorus performing at 3 p.m. I hope to see you there.

Provide Input on Math Curriculum Review

The Public Schools of Brookline is conducting a preK-8 math program review and has contracted with the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE) to support the first phase of the review. For Phase I, CCE is collecting a variety of data and feedback from several groups, including school and district administrators, teachers, parents and students. More information and a link to the survey can be found here.

Evening Math Event 10/25

This year, our math specialists, Hilory Paster and Malia Scott will hold a series of parent-focussed math seminars. The seminars grew out of a Brookline Education Foundation grant funding an intensive training at Stanford University on how to lead mindset and mathematics change. I’m excited to share that the first of these will be on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 103. The topic for this event will be “Understanding our Base 10 Number System.”

Opportunity to Provide Input on Discipline Policy

An updated Discipline Policy is currently before the School Committee’s Policy Subcommittee for review. As part of that process, the district is seeking parent/community input on the policy. More information about how to view the draft policy and provide feedback can be found here


Lincoln School & PTO News



Lincoln’s biggest community event and fundraiser is just around the corner!

Want to get in the spirit with a 2018 Pumpkinfest shirt?  T-shirts are going fast, but will continue to be sold before and after school just inside the main entrance while supplies last!

Have you signed up to help at an activity? There’s still time!  Please see the links below to reserve your spot at your child’s favorite activity.

Balloon Blast
Book Sale
Cake Walk
Carnival Food
Costume Shop
Donut Bite
Face Painting
Field Games
Glitter Spa
Gym Games
Harvest Table
High Striker
Pie in the Face
Pumpkinfest Clean Up
Pumpkinfest – Flexible Help
Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkinfest Set Up — Friday Afternoon
Pumpkinfest Set Up — Sunday Morning
Spooky Space
Ticket Sales
Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune

We have received 50 Wheel of Fortune Baskets, but are still in need of approximately 60 more to keep this favorite event running all day!  For basket ideas check out the Pumpkinfest Facebook page or email Sarah Johnson Weingart at  Baskets will be assembled Wednesday evening and Friday morning.


Help make our raffle even bigger than last year!

Do you have any of the following to donate to our raffle and help us raise money for Lincoln?

Tickets — Red Soxs, Celtics, Revolution, Patriots, Bruins, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Theater or other fun local event?

Vacation Home — ski house or summer cottage that could be used for a night away?

Products or Gift Certificates — do you work for a company who could donate a gift card or product basket?

Service — are you a masseuse, interior designer or Knitter who could donate your time and expertise?
Donation commitments are needed by 7pm Tuesday 10/16 to be included in brochure.  Contact Chantal Boxer at  with questions or ideas.

Lincoln School and Pumpkinfest succeed when we all work together!  The 2018 Pumpkinfest Committee thanks you for your support and participation!

Looking for Party/Activity Hosts

Dear Families,

We are looking for a few more people to host parties or organize an activity that members of the Lincoln community can purchase tickets for during Pumpkinfest. Hosts should decide on a date and event details before Pumpkinfest, so parents can sign up for events and put them in their calendars. Event examples include: a poker night, a holiday cocktail party, instructing a fitness class or giving a cooking lesson. This is a great way to have fun and to raise money for Lincoln School. If you have any questions about how this works or you’re interested in sponsoring an event contact, Olivia Reyelt (parent grade 7) or Jessica Shattuck (parent grade 1)

Librarian’s Note

Last call for gently used books for the Pumpkinfest Book Sale. And don’t forget to stop in: we have a great collection of books at discounted prices for all members of your family.

Deb Abner
School Librarian

Community Announcements

Brookline Thrives Volunteer Opportunities

Brookline Thrives is looking for adult volunteers to help pack bags on Thursday evenings, 7-8:30pm in the Lincoln Multi-Purpose Room. Use the following SignUp Genius link for more information and to sign up.

Brookline Thrives – No Extended Day Bag Pickup

As of Friday, October 19, Brookline Thrives will no longer distribute bags at Extended Day dismissal. Bags can be picked up in the Main Lobby from 7:30-8:15am and 1:30-2:15pm, and any time during the Friday school day in the Office. Caregivers and students can also ask any trusted adult in the building for help getting a bag. If these pick up times and locations do not work for your family, please email or call Kim at 917-734-4695.

Pack 6 Cub Scout Meeting Wednesday

Brookline Cub Scout Pack 6 is holding a meeting for our Kindergarten and 1st Grader scouts (Lions and Tigers) 6PM Wednesday October 16 at United Parish of Brookline, 210 Harvard St. ( Families interested in scouting for children in this age group are welcome to attend as well. Come and see what scouts is all about!

In addition to introductions by our Pack leaders and an overview of our upcoming events, there will be games and activities for the scouts and potential new scouts. Please find the meeting by entering United Parish offices door on Marion St. Proceed the second floor.

Pack 6 will also be conducting a hike at Rocky Narrows in Sherborne Massachusetts at 2:30PM on October 21.

For more information and to submit a Scout Interest Form please visit:

Civil Discourse: The Foundation of Civic Engagement

On October 17th, the League of Women Voters of Brookline (LWVB) will hold its opening meeting with Dr. Mary K. Grant, President of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. Entitled Civil Discourse: The Foundation of Civic Engagement, the presentation includes BHS students role playing a debate as senators from different parties with different points of views and interests, addressing a problem and finding a solution. Open to the public – 6th floor of Town Hall, Select Board hearing room. Refreshments at 6:30, program 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Live broadcast by Brookline Interactive Group on Channel 23 (Comcast) or 15 (RCN), as well as streamed live

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.

Transportation YOU Summit

Saturday, October 27, 9:00am – 2:00pm, 10 Park Plaza, 2nd Floor, Boston, Free!

Featuring hands-on workshops to introduce participants to a wide variety of transportation careers, Q&A student panel, and mini-activity tables. Lunch is provided. Sponsored by the Boston Chapter of Advancing Women in Transportation and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

Registration is limited to the first 100 applicants. Sign up at this link:

Old Burying Ground Treasure Hunt

Please join ghosts, witches and goblins for the annual All Hallows’ Eve Treasure Hunt at the Old Burying Ground at the corner of Walnut and Chestnut Streets, Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. At Brookline’s oldest cemetery, you’ll find many past prominent citizens, Revolutionary and Civil War veterans, and a memorial honoring the men, women, and children who were once enslaved and are also buried here. The stories of their lives are woven into Brookline’s storied history. This FREE family event is presented by the Friends of the Old Burying Ground. Costumes are welcome!

Brookline Music School’s Adult Instrument Petting Zoo

Come find your musical instrument match at Brookline Music School’s Adult Instrument Petting Zoo on November 9, 2018 at 7:30pm. Adults ages 21 and up are invited to enjoy light refreshments and try out musical instruments, including guitar, piano, violin, flute, drums, and more, in a casual environment with the guidance of BMS faculty members. The evening will also include time for questions and answers about how to incorporate music lessons in to your busy schedule. The event will take place at Brookline Music School (25 Kennard Road, Brookline, MA).

There is a suggested donation is $20 and advanced registration required by November 2, 2018. Visit for more information and to register.

Brookline Youth Wrestling Clinic – Boys & Girls Welcome – Grades 3-8

Date/Location: Sunday November 4, 2018 – 1PM-2:30PM – BHS Tappan Gym – 66 Tappan Street

Come join the Brookline High School Wrestling Team & Coaches for an introduction to the world’s oldest (and toughest) sport. The sport of wrestling will introduce your child to many important values that they will carry on throughout life. Listen to stories from prior athletes and parents of current wrestlers. Wrestling teaches children confidence, hard work, sacrifice, responsibility and accountability just to name a few. Team wrestlers and coaches will be conducting a FREE clinic and demonstration of this wonderful sport. The children will be put through a short warm-up and fun workout. Then your child will learn some basic wrestling rules and apply easy to learn techniques in a safe and fun environment. Please click on the link to Sign-Up for this event. Dress: T-Shirt, Shorts and wrestling shoes or sneakers. Free T-Shirt for the first 60 kids. Families welcome to watch this community event. For additional information, please contact:

Sign up link –

Brookline “Fall Brawl” Youth Wrestling Tournament – Grades 3-8

Date/Location: Sunday November 11, 2018 – 8:00AM to 4:00PM – BHS Tappan Gym – 66 Tappan Street.

Weigh-ins: 8:00AM to 9:30AM. Brackets will be determined by Madison Weight system. Wrestlers will be checked for skin conditions: Doctors note required if applicable

Registration fee & form: Online $20, On-Site $25 – registration form will be collected the day of the event

Registration: Online:

Community Classifieds

Experienced Math Tutor Required for my 3rd grader to come once a week ideally on a weekend. Must be experienced with the Brookline curriculum! Please contact Jackie 617-583-2540

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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