Lincoln Lines January 6th, 2019 No. 16

Lincoln Lines January 6th, 2019 No. 16

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear families,

Happy New Year. I hope you all had a great break. This new year is off to a particularly wonderful start for my family as we welcomed our daughter, Celia Jane Denitzio, on Friday night. I’ll be home getting to know Celia this week, but will see you back at Lincoln soon.

Have a great week.


Lincoln School & PTO News

Wednesday, January 9th – Car-Free / Walk-Bike to School Day

A reminder that this Wednesday (generally, but not in this case, the first school-day Wednesday of the month) is Lincoln’s monthly Car-Free / Walk-Bike to School Day where students, teachers, administrators and other members of the school community, who are able, are urged leave the car behind and walk, bike, scoot, etc. to and from school. For those who need to use a car, carpooling is encouraged!

Winter Warmer – Coffee and STEAM – Tuesday January 15th, 8:00-9:00 in the cafeteria

You are invited to learn about Lincoln’s new Mobile Makerspace Resources. Come enjoy some coffee, participate in a creative and collaborative design activity, and see the potential for all students. Sponsored by the Enrichment & Challenge Support (ECS) department, supporting all students through innovation.  Tuesday January 15th, 8:00-9:00 in the Lincoln cafeteria.

Community Announcements

Mothers Out Front: Energy & Money-Saving Solutions Talk

Monday, January 14, 2019, 7-8:30 pm. Come learn about simple solutions to stop wasting money on utility bills and to continue making our homes greener and more sustainable. Energy efficiency is a bridge to a fossil fuel-free future. Join us in protecting our climate for our children, grandchildren, and future generations. United Parish Church, 210 Harvard St., Brookline. 66 bus or C Line, Coolidge Corner.


Worried about climate change? Take action NOW! Switch to Brookline’s 100% green electricity today. For about $10/month you can keep 6,000+ lbs of CO2 out of the atmosphere each year. Sign up at: It’s quick and easy, and some would say it’s the best holiday gift you can give your kids. Questions? Contact Mothers Out Front at

Now Accepting Proposals for the 2019 Brookline Youth Fund

2019 Brookline Youth Fund Request for Proposals (RFP). The Brookline Youth Fund (BYF), the Brookline Community Foundation’s largest donor advised fund, was established in 1999 through the generosity of The Country Club (TCC). Grants are made to ensure equal access to opportunities for all youth in Brookline and to support and enhance the well being of youth and their families.

Please note that we are accepting proposals for the BYF through our online grants management system. Visit our Grants Page to learn more about how to use the online grants management system, including registering for the first time or accessing your existing account.
The submission deadline is Friday, January 18, 2019 and funding decisions will be made by late March.

Inspo:Expo MLK Day (January 21)

If you’re around on MLK Day (January 21), come stop by the 2nd Annual Inspo:Expo, a social action fair. The free event is a fun way to learn ways to make a difference and do hands-on volunteer projects. More info about Inspo:Expo below and at Facebook @inspoexpo.

More than ever, actions count. Looking for a way to make an impact? Join us at the 2nd Annual Inspo:Expo Brookline Action Fair sponsored by the Town of Brookline on MLK Day (12-3pm, 1.21.19) at Kehillath Israel (384 Harvard Street). “Inspo” means “something that serves as inspiration,” such as all the ways Brookline residents strive to make a difference. Learn about over 65 service projects and even do one of several volunteer projects at this free, family-friendly event. For more information, please email Hadassah Margolis, Founder, at Get inspired. Volunteer. Take a stand.

Parent/Caregiver Happy Hour

Please join me and other members of our Brookline parent/caregiver community on Tuesday, January 22 from 5:30-8pm to mix and mingle at Hops N Scotch, Coolidge Corner. I will be selling $5 raffle tickets for an assortment of prizes at the venue to help raise money for #TeamBrookline. I am running the 2019 Boston Marathon with Team Brookline in support of local charities that support and enrich our community, including: Brookline Teen Center, Brookline Education Foundation, Center for Community Mental Health, Library Foundation and Brookline Symphony Orchestra. For more information please visit my page: or email me at

Freelance Troupe performance – Mything Links

“Mything Links,” an original musical, will be performed by the 30 young actors (ages 8 to 12) of the the Driscoll Freelance Troupe on the following dates:
– Heath School, Wednesday January 16th, 4:00pm
– Brookline Senior Living, Friday January 18th, 4:00pm [musical selections]
– Lincoln School, Friday January 23rd, 4:00pm

The Trojan War is over and Odysseus wants to go home with his crew. Unfortunately, the Fates have other plans in mind. While his wife Penelope waits – not so patiently – at home, our hero bounces around the Aegean, finding adventures that Homer would never recognize. Sisyphus and his band ‘The Rolling Rocks’ entertain the wondering crew. Atlas sings them the “World on My Shoulders Blues”, the Cyclops warns all to “stay outta my face” and much more. The musical is a playful and entertaining interweaving of many Greek myths – fun family entertainment and a great teaching tool!

K.I.D.S Camp Fair 2019

Sunday, January 27, 2019 12-2:00pm at the Coolidge Corner School Gym

Steps to Success is hosting our annual event for the Brookline Community: Kids Involved During Summer (K.I.D.S.) Camp Fair, where we showcase the best camps in New England and celebrate the upcoming summer! You will have the chance to sign up and register for summer camps before space runs out. We have camps offering everything from arts and academics to sports, technology, and so much more! There will also be free food and activities involved, so come join the fun!



BMS Speaker Series, in partnership with Brookline Teen Center, presents
Eran Egozy
Guitar Hero and Rock Band Video Game Developer, MIT Professor, & Professional Musician

Thursday, February 7, 2019 | 7:00pm
Brookline Teen Center
40 Aspinwall Ave, Brookline MA 02446

Join Eran Egozy for an engaging and interactive discussion about the intersection of music, technology, and entrepreneurship. Co-founder of Harmonix Music Systems, which developed the popular video games Guitar Hero & Rock Band, professional musician, and professor at MIT, Eran will share his story and his insights on the evolving world of music and technology.

Admission: Free, but registration required.
More information:

Lunar New Year 2019

Please join us for Brookline’s Pan Asian Lunar New Year Celebration to be held on Saturday, February 9th from 1-3pm, at the Brookline High School. Details & how to RSVP about this free event can be found below.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, 1-3pm
Brookline High School, MLK Room & Atrium
115 Greenough Street, Brookline, MA
Free & Open to All; Light Refreshments

Celebrate – Chinese New Year (新年)/Korean Seollal/ Vietnamese Tết
Enjoy – Lion Dancing, Asian food, Music, Crafts, Games, Performances (Chinese Yoyo, Genki Spark Taiko Drumming and more!)
Games – Interactive table games for children and adults

For More Information & to RSVP, please go to:


The 5-week youth etiquette program is specifically developed for each age group: Mind Your Manners (grades 2-4) and Etiquette for Middle Schoolers (grades 5-8). The program covers topics such as improving social and communication skills, projecting confidence, combating shyness, strengthening self-esteem and leadership skills, navigating friendships, resolving conflict, understanding social cues, basic manners, table manners, and much more. The final class takes place at a local restaurant over a four-course meal where the students get to show off their newly perfected skills!

The program starts Saturday, January 26th and ends March 9th. Classes take place at The Etiquette Academy of New England, 1309 Beacon Street, 3rd, Floor, Brookline. For more information and to enroll visit or call 617-608-3920.

Community Classifieds

After School Childcare Needed – We are looking for a great babysitter for our Son who is 10 and in 5th grade at Lincoln starting right away. We need someone to pick him up from school and bring him to after school activities. (Generally 2:30 to 6pm, except Fridays, when it is 1:30 to 6pm) We’d like someone who enjoys playing games and sports with our son and who can help with homework when needed. We do have a wonderful, small mini-labradoodle dog so please consider that when applying.  We are open to a responsible High School student.  If you are interested please email


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