Lincoln Lines February 10th, 2019 No. 21

Lincoln Lines February 10th, 2019 No. 21

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear families,

I hope you all had a great weekend. This is our last week before February break, as school will be closed the week of Feb. 18. We’ll return on Feb. 25.

Thank you to everyone who made donations in support of our Food Drive for Brookline Food Pantry organized by our 8th graders. This food drive was in support of our 8th grade class’s service day this past Wednesday. I want to acknowledge the work done by our 8th grade teaching team for organizing this day of service, which brought our 8th graders to four organizations–Cradles to Crayons, Community Servings, the Brookline Food Pantry, and the Brookline Senior Center. This was a great opportunity for our students to demonstrate our core value of Compassion.

High School Renovation Website Launched

Last week the district launched a website with information on the Brookline High School renovation project. The site contains a wealth of information about the project and what it will look like once completed.

For our current 7th and 8th graders, the site has detailed information about the 9th grade transition and how Old Lincoln School will factor into the experience for these two classes. The site will be updated regularly with new information and answers to frequently asked questions. The site can be found here.

In addition to the site, staff from BHS are holding three informational sessions in March for families of current 7th and 8th graders about the 9th grade transition.

March 19 at Pierce School at 6 p.m.
March 20 at Coolidge Corner School at 6:30 pm.
March 211 at Baker School at 7 p.m.

Matriculation Events for Class of 2023

Below are dates for events for current 8th graders and their families about the transition to Brookline High School. All events will take place at Brookline High School.

2/11 Mon. 7pm BHS Curriculum Night for parents
2/27 Wed. 6pm BHS Electives Night for students & parents
3/5 Tues. 7pm Life @ BHS Night
3/11 Mon. 7pm Athletics at Brookline High School Night


Lincoln School & PTO News

Recess Equipment Drive

Recess equipment is running low for our students. In an effort to restock the equipment, the PTO is running a recess equipment drive for new or gently used items including, basketballs, footballs, chalk, frisbees, jump ropes, soccer balls, and any other items that our children enjoy playing with. Starting Monday there will be a collection box outside of the main office. New or gently used…all donations are greatly appreciated!

Brookline Thrives – School Vacation Week

School vacation is the week of Feb. 18-22. Brookline Thrives will distribute regular weekend bags on Friday, Feb. 15. The next bag pickup date will be Friday, March 1. Please remember to return the black drawstring bags to the Bag Return bin in the school lobby.

Brookline Thrives – Change to Bag Packing Day and Location

As of March 6, Brookline Thrives will pack bags on Wednesday evenings in the Community Room at 226 High St. (corner of High and Cypress Streets) from 7:00-8:30pm. This move is essential to program expansion as Brookline Thrives begins operating in more schools. Please use the SignUpGenius to volunteer.

Community Announcements

School Committee Meeting

The School Committee will be meeting on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM in the Walsh School Committee Room, 5th Floor, Town Hall.

The agenda can be found at this link.


This Valentine’s Day, let’s send a love letter to Mother Earth by switching to 100% green electricity. It’s quick, easy, and affordable. For about $10/month you can keep 6,000+ lbs of CO2 out of the atmosphere each year. Visit today! Questions? Contact your local Mothers Out Front mom: for Lincoln: Deane Coady at

Brookline Commission for Women Essay Contest

In celebration of National Women’s History Month, the Brookline Commission for Women (BCW) is currently sponsoring the 27th Annual “A Woman Who Inspires Me” essay contest.

All 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who live in Brookline or attend a public or private school in Brookline are eligible to submit an essay that honors a woman who inspires them.

The essay contest is an important part of chronicling the history of women in Brookline and encourages students to reflect on those who make an impact on their lives. Essay contest winners will be honored at an awards ceremony on Thursday, March 21st at 6:30pm in Hunneman Hall, Brookline Main Library. The ceremony will be held in conjunction with the Commission’s naming of the 2019 Brookline Woman of the Year.

Student essays can be submitted online at:

Essays must be received no later than February 28. Winning essays will be announced on the BCW website and winners will be notified through email on/around March 6.

Please contact BCW Co-Chair, Casey Hatchett, at with any questions.

Learn to Fiddle! Workshop: Sunday, March 10, 2019

Join Tahlia Cott, BMS faculty member & fiddler, and learn your first fiddle tune while exploring basic fiddle technique & style from such music traditions as bluegrass, old time, & Cajun. Open to students of all ages with 1+ years of lesson on violin, viola, cello, or bass.
Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 4:00-5:30pm at Brookline Music School (25 Kennard Road, Brookline).

More information at:

Free Underwater Ocean VR Lab Experience at the 4th Annual Brookline Youth Climate Adaptation Challenge

Saturday, April 6th 11:00am – 2:00pm,  Pierce School Cafeteria

A free VR Lab will be set up at the 4th Annual Brookline Youth Climate Adaptation Challenge for students and adults. Challenge participants are prioritized in the line. Here are the descriptions of the amazing VR experiences being offered by BIG VR Lab:

Ocean Rift – Ocean Rift is the world’s first VR aquatic safari park. Explore a vivid underwater world full of life including dolphins, sharks, turtles, orcas, sea snakes, rays, whales, manatees, sea lions and even dinosaurs! Ocean Rift is divided into 12 unique habitats ranging from coral reefs, ship wrecks and lagoons, to the arctic, the deep and prehistoric seas. Amazing Experience for All Ages!

Virtual Virtual Reality – Virtual Virtual Reality is a narrative-driven comedy-adventure game about VR and AI. In a future where AI has transformed society, can humans still find purpose? Find out with Activitude, a service that lets humans aid AI clients in increasingly curious ways. Use virtual VR headsets to explore over 50 unique virtual virtual realities, going deeper into the inner workings of Activitude as the story unfolds.

For more information:


Something new, exciting, fast, and fabulous? Why not give lacrosse a shot? Learn the sport in a relaxed atmosphere with great coaches, and an even better group of girls. We aim to not only teach the sport, but create a sense of confidence, empowerment, bonding, and friendship as we work on improving skills, fitness, and more. Retired lax player-or just interested in becoming involved? Come join our awesome team of coaches, administrators, and managers. No experience necessary. Trust me. Questions, comments, or concerns? Contact Dara Kelly, or Wendy Sheridan Ames Co-Directors Brookline Girls Youth Lax, at:,

Brookline SmatVacations Programs – February 19-22

Calling all parents! Did you realize that February is here which means that February school vacation is right around the corner? Looking for activities for your child during the week (February 19-22)? Well, we have got lots of fun and educational activities planned! Whether your child likes cooking, arts, theater, science, or sports, SmartVacations has a little something for everyone. For more information or to register, please visit our web site: or call 617.730.2700 x0.

5th-Grade Spelling Bee

Calling all 5th Graders! It’s time to sign up for the BEF’s 22nd Annual 5th-Grade Spelling Bee, The Bee will be held on Sunday, March 10 at the BHS Auditorium from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Participation is free.

Registration is first-come, first-served, and spaces will fill quickly.

Register your child by calling the BEF office at (617) 232-3846, or by completing the online form here:

It’s Jump Up and Down Excitement with Structured Learning!

Brookline Little League Baseball registration is now open.

Register by January 31 and receive a generous $25 discount on hat is already Brookline’s best bargain for youth sports. Just click on this link. Registration is easy and simple at:.

For children Kindergarten through 3rd grade, Little League offers 3 different opportunities to learn the game based on your player’s age, each focusing on structured station-based learning and exciting games. Benefits include lot of fun, camaraderie, skill building, sportsmanship, fitness and teamwork, all learned with school-based friends. See this link for more details on our K-3 program:

Join 600+ other Brookline Little League families who are proud to say that our Little League team for 12 year olds won the Massachusetts state championship last year and our Brookline High School varsity team won its Carey division championship. It all starts in Little League’s K-3 program.

Spend School Vacation Week with BLO!

Join us at the Boston Public Library branches for an introduction to Rossini’s comedic opera The Barber of Seville! FREE and open to the public. Ideal for the next generation of opera lovers, ages 6-12. Check our calendar for one near you! Did you know? The same program is introduced in all of our Partner Schools this month in the form of Artist Classroom Visits so that we will reach about 2,000 youth! Follow us at #ArtsEdBLO.

Brookline Arts Center’s WINTER CLASSES AND VACATION PROGRAMS enrolling now!

The BAC has a full schedule of exciting art classes for kids planned for the winter session. Sign up for classes in drawing, painting, pottery and wheelthrowing, comic book art, and much more!
We also have inspiring vacation day programs on February Vacation Week, February 19-22, including our ever popular ArtVentures programs and intensives. Learn more and sign up today on our website.

Brookline Music School Summer Programs 2019

Make music a part of your summer! BMS offers summer classes and programs for all ages, abilities, & interests. A full list of Brookline Music School’s programs, more information, and tuition rates can be found at

Community Classifieds

Rental condo on walnut st – 279 Walnut st. Available on 2/15/2019. It is a 4 bedroom 2.5 bath unit located on 3rd and 4th floor, deck, backyard, private parking. Rare opportunity. High quality.  Contact Aaron Adler, 617-839-8523

Weekly strength camp – Join other Lincoln parents for a weekly strength camp at First XV Performance or come work with us in semi-private. First XV Performance is a pocket-sized personal training company on Cypress Street, owned by Jarrod Dyke. Jarrod is the high school rugby team coach and has over 7 years experience as a personal trainer and strength coach. He focuses on helping people move better and be happier in their bodies. Stop by 250 Cypress Street to talk with Jarrod about your goals (Mon 6a-10a, Tue 6a-11a, Thus 8a-10:30a, Fri 6a-9a) or email him ( and mention Lincoln Lines for a free strength camp.

Massage in the Point – Lincoln parent, Ann Appavoo, is happy to offer therapeutic massage in our neighborhood! Ann has been practicing massage since 2000. She is licensed in Massachusetts and New York and is certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. She draws from a variety of styles including deep tissue, Swedish and energy work, to offer unique, intuitive sessions tailored to her clients’ needs. For more information and appointments, contact her at

The House of Colors is offering a NEW Art Class for Middle School Students,6th-8th grade : Laid Back Friday’s for Middle Schoolers: wind down the week making all kinds of art projects. Learn new techniques & hang out in our “Art Lounge”.  Starts Jan 25th but join anytime!  Now running a running a February vacation workshop!  Or call Michelle 617 365-5625

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