Lincoln Lines April 21st, 2019 No. 29

Lincoln Lines April 21st, 2019 No. 29

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear families,

I hope you all had a wonderful April vacation. Due to the off-week, I didn’t have an opportunity to share with you about the Community Event we held the Thursday before the break. That morning, we paused from our regular schedule and matched classes up across grade-levels for some community building work around our value of Curiosity. Students spent time being curious about classmates in another grade. They took turns interviewing each other, getting to know each other’s names, hobbies, favorite foods, and other facts. It was wonderful to travel to rooms throughout the building and see students building connections across grade-levels.

Spring Concert Dates

Below are dates for our spring chorus concerts. All concerts will be in the auditorium and run from approximately 8:05 to 8:45.

May 10 – 6-7-8 Chorus and Grade Chorus
May 13 – Kindergarten and First
May 14 – 2nd and 3rd

MCAS Dates

MCAS Testing resumes this week with our fourth and fifth graders taking the reading test on Tuesday and Thursday. Third graders took the test the week prior to the April break. You’ll note that students in grades 3-8 will take the test in both Reading and Math. Our fifth and eighth grade students will also take the Science and Technology test.

  • 4-5 Reading: Tuesday 4/23 and Thursday 4/25
  • 6-8 Reading: Monday 4/29 and Tuesday 4/30
  • 3-5 Math: Monday 5/6 and Tuesday 5/7
  • 6-8 Math: Monday 5/13 and Tuesday 5/14
  • 5 and 8 Science/Technology: Monday 5/20 and Tuesday 5/21

Conference Early Release K-6 on Wednesday

Students in grades K-6 will dismiss at 12:40 on Wednesday of this week for conferences. There’s one final early release date remaining on Thursday, May 2. Again. Students in grades K-6 will dismiss at 12:40. Seventh and eighth graders will remain until 2:30

Term 3 Report Cards Publish This Week

Third term report cards for students in grades 6-8 will publish in the parent portal on Aspen this Thursday. Information about the Parent Portal can be found here.

Town Considering 15 Names for Coolidge Corner School

The Coolidge Corner School is being renamed through a town-wide process. Students are helping to lead the process, and it’s time for community members to provide more input. Last year, Town Meeting voted to change the name of the Devotion School because it no longer found it acceptable to name a school after a man who held another person in slavery. This year, the schools are leading a process to identify the new name. Community members nominated 119 different names for the school. The Student Nominations Committee reviewed all nominations and, through a deliberative process, has narrowed them down to 15 semifinalists. Now they are looking for input and feedback on the 15 semifinalists. Come to the Naming Night on Thursday April 23 in the MLK Room at Brookline High School from 6 to 7 p.m.. Or to read more about the nominees and provide input please electronically, please visit the Coolidge Corner Renaming website.

Save the Date for the PSB Maker Day

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 11, 12-4pm at the Coolidge Corner School for an afternoon to celebrate innovation and creativity. Bring your imagination to this FREE, fun, family event and discover what is possible at our district makerspaces.

• Experiment with hands-on activities
• Explore an exciting showcase of student work across grades K-8
• Learn about the development of PSB makerspaces

Volunteers are also needed to help make the event run smoothly. Sign up to volunteer at:

We hope to see you there!

Made possible by the Enrichment and Challenge Support program (ECS), in collaboration wåith the Parent Advisory Committee for Innovation (iPAC) and the PSB K-8 PTOs

BHS Expansion Project Begins this Summer

This summer the BHS expansion project will get fully underway as it enters the construction phase. This exciting project will include a new building at the 111 Cypress Street site, a new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) building to replace the building at the corner of Tappan and Greenough Streets, renovations to the 3rd floor of the main building and the Tappan gymnasium, as well as improvements to Cypress Field. Last week, the BHS Building Committee reviewed the latest versions of the site plans, phasing timelines, and site logistics. For a complete update on the project and to review last week’s presentation please visit the BHS Project Website.

Last Day of School and Graduation Date Set

The last day of school is set for June 21, when students will dismiss at 12 p.m. The night before will be graduation for our 8th graders at 5 p.m. in the Lincoln School auditorium.


Lincoln School & PTO News

TRIVIA NIGHT AT LINCOLN – This Friday, April 26th – 7-10pm

Hosted by Teamwork Trivia, DJ Mr. Ed

Test your wit! Try your luck!  Join the fun and support Lincoln!

  • $25/ticket or $200/table
  • Make your own team and theme
  • Up to 8 people per table
  • Beer, wine, soft drinks and pizza sale
  • 21+ only, no BYOB

Sign Up sheets in the office, or download here


Walk to Raise Money for Brookline Thrives

Join Brookline Thrives for a family-fun 3-mile walk in Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger on Sunday, May 5. Brookline Thrives is part of the Brookline Food Pantry team. To walk or donate, go to Brookline Food Pantry Team page ( General donations to Project Bread will not raise funds for Brookline Thrives or the Food Pantry.

Join in the fun of packing Thrives bags!

Brookline Thrives needs help packing the weekend bags for students. It’s a great social opportunity while doing something good. Bag packing occurs every Wednesday evening from 7-8:30pm in the Community Room at 226 High St (corner of Cypress and Chestnut streets, follow the purple Family Learning Center signs). To sign up: Adults only, please.

Community Announcements

ODICR April Pop Up Town Hall Event

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations will be holding a Pop Up Town Hall Event on Tuesday, April 23rd from 5-7pm at the Cypress Playground. The Office has been hosting these Pop Up Town Halls in order to increase our presence within the community and to provide helpful information and resources from various Town Departments and community groups. Our Office has also been working on a Civic Engagement initiative to increase the diversity of thought on our decision making groups as well as through community participation.

For this Pop Up we would like to focus on the upcoming May elections; we will provide attendees with polling place information, absentee ballots, the Annual Town Election Ballot information, as well as other Office resources and information on upcoming programs and initiatives.

We have also invited all candidates running for Select Board, Trustees of the Public Library, School Committee, Housing Authority, and Constable to join us. We would like to give community members and candidates an opportunity to gather for an informal evening of meet and greats. We plan on having music, snacks, and a free raffle!  We are looking forward to a fun evening! Feel free to stop by!


Due to low enrollment at this very busy time of year, the Planned Parenthood presentation “Let’s Be Honest: Communication in Families that Keeps Kids Healthy,” scheduled for April 25 at Pierce School is being postponed. We are looking to reschedule this for the Fall. In the meantime, Brookline Parent Education Network’s newly redesigned and updated website,, offers a variety of resources for talking with teens about healthy sexuality on its “Healthy Relationships” page:

Brookline Center – Hand in Hand 2019

Join The Brookline Center for Hand in Hand 2019! Enjoy a night of service with a social twist to brighten days and make hard times easier for women in need. Hand in Hand attendees will assemble care packages that are delivered by Brookline Center clinicians to clients the week before Mother’s Day. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will also be served before care package assembly begins.

Hand in Hand will take place April 25 from 7-9 PM at the Brookline Teen Center. Visit to learn more and register.


Looking for Porches!

Brookline Porchfest 2019 is looking for porches, and applications close next week (April 26th)! If you know someone in Brookline who would be a good porch host, please let them know how to sign-up (our website), and that the deadline is fast approaching. We have plenty of great bands to offer.

Porch Applications:

Porch WITH Band LINK

Bands & Volunteers are welcome too!    Applications:

Band WITH Porch LINK
Volunteer Application LINK

More information can be found at or


MEDIAGIRLS’ 2019 fundraiser – April 28th

Don’t miss MEDIAGIRLS’ 2019 fundraiser “Get Strong Inside and Out” on April 28th from 3-5pm at the Brookline Teen Center. Many are saying “strong” is the new “beautiful” and we agree. At this event, girls and women of any age will get to experience martial-arts infused yoga, meet young women using social media to spread positivity, and learn moves that convey confidence. Price: $50/person until 3/31 and after March 31st the price goes up to $60/person. Proceeds go towards bringing programming to more girls in under served communities in Boston. Tickets are limited so reserve now! For tickets and more event information please go to: For more information on MEDIAGIRLS go to

The ADA & Fair Housing Event – Monday, April 29, 2019

Brookline’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Community Relations would like to invite you to join us in celebration of Fair Housing Month! Kathy Gips from the New England ADA Center will lead a talk on The ADA & Fair Housing: What are your rights?

  • Learn how the ADA interacts with Fair Housing Law
  • How to request reasonable accommodations & what happens next
  • Where to go to get assistance

When: Monday, April 29, 2019, from 3 PM – 4:30 PM
Where: Coolidge Corner Library Community Meeting Room

Please contact Sarah E. Kaplan, Brookline’s ADA Coordinator to request reasonable accommodations at or 617.730.2329.


Want to reduce your carbon emissions and protect the climate for your kids? Come to Green House Fest! On May 5th, between 1pm and 3pm, you can tour Brookline homes and talk with homeowners who use heat pumps for heating and cooling, induction stoves for cooking, electric cars, solar panels, urban food gardens, composting, and other features that remove oil and gas from daily use. Find the map at Sponsored by the Brookline chapter of Mothers Out Front.

Asian Pacific Heritage Exhibit

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month! As a way to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month the Brookline Main Library will be hosting an Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations exhibit of residents’ meaningful items to help raise awareness and highlight the Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage beginning on May 6, 2019. The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations is seeking any individual or family that is willing to lend an item that is meaningful to your heritage to be displayed through the month of May, in either the Brookline Main Library exhibit or in Town Hall. We ask to be allowed to hold on to your item from early April until the end of June; to allow us enough time to install the exhibit and take it down and return to you. If you would be interested in lending an item to our Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage exhibit, please contact Lauren Delp at or Caitlin Starr in the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations at or at 617-730-2345.

Yes for Brookline announcement

Dear Lincoln School community,  as you may know, after a decade of effort, we have a town-wide solution to Brookline’s schools overcrowding problem. Plans are well underway for new and expanded schools at Driscoll and Baldwin with a Pierce renovation coming soon. This is exciting news!  You can learn more at

On May 7th Brookline voters have the opportunity to vote YES to fund the Driscoll and Baldwin school projects.  The top three things you can do today to say YES are:

1) Mark your calendar and make a plan to VOTE YES on Tuesday, MAY 7th between 7am and 8pm.

2) DONATE to the ‘YES’ campaign so we can buy lawn signs, postcards, and other voter education materials. Any amount — $40, $50, $100, or more — makes a difference.

3) VOLUNTEER to take a lawn sign, work the polls, or endorse the YES effort.

Please do your part today — and on MAY 7th — to bring these important and exciting school projects across the finish line.  Please join me in supporting the YES campaign.  Together we can make this happen!

Sarah Jay,  Yes For Brookline liaison for Lincoln School / 617.448.3693

Bill Reyelt,  Yes for Brookline Precinct 5 Captain / 617.699.7872

Calling All Stressed Out Parents!

Join Brookline Adult & Community Education, a program of the Public Schools of Brookline, for a “calming” lecture addressing our everyday stressors, including technology overload, work demands, as well as emotions. We’ll discuss clinical research in this field as well as mindfulness techniques to relieve anxiety and bring more peace and calm to your stressful day.

This panel discussion, on Wednesday, May 8, 6:30-8:30pm will take place at the Lawrence School (27 Francis Street) and will include Liz Gorman, Program Leader for the Mindfulness Initiative at BHS and Paul Harris who is on the Wellness Committee with the Public Schools of Brookline.

For more information or to register, visit our website.  We hope to see you there!

Save the Date for the PSB Maker Day

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 11, 12-4pm at the Coolidge Corner School for an afternoon to celebrate innovation and creativity. Bring your imagination to this fun, family event and discover what is possible at our district makerspaces.

  • Experiment with hands-on activities
  • Explore an exciting showcase of student work across grades K-8
  • Learn about the development of PSB makerspaces

Volunteers are also needed to help make the event run smoothly. Sign up to volunteer at:

We hope to see you there!

Made possible by the Enrichment and Challenge Support program (ECS), in collaboration with the Parent Advisory Committee for Innovation (iPAC) and the PSB K-8 PTOs

Hebrew School Meet & Greet

Temple Sinai, a progressive Reform congregation located in Coolidge Corner, offers a welcoming and joyful environment for families to explore Judaism together. Students of all ages are invited to reflect, learn, and make friends by participating in an inclusive community that values diversity, social justice, and lifelong learning. To learn more, and to meet the Rabbi and Director, come to a Meet and Greet at a member’s Brookline home on Tuesday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. To RSVP, contact Heidi Smith Hyde, Director of Education, at Come check out our website at


From The Da Vinci Code to his latest blockbuster, Origin, Dan Brown is one of the most celebrated writers of our time. On Wednesday, May 15, he will visit Brookline High School to talk about his career, his novels, and his love of libraries.

The Trustees of the Public Library of Brookline are pleased to sponsor An Evening with Dan Brown, which is free and open to the public. Brown will speak in Brookline High School’s Auditorium, at 115 Greenough Street, at 7:30 PM. Doors will open at 7 PM; seating is limited. Signed copies of Brown’s latest book, Origin, will be available for purchase courtesy of the Brookline Booksmith.

Lin Learning Center – Open For New Enrollment, 2019 to 2020 School Year.

Lin Learning Center provides a comprehensive after school care and STEM enrichment program from K to 5th grade.  Bus transportation provided from Lawrence to the center, located in Brookline Village near Pierce school. Visit our website,
Contact: Kay Lin at or 617-383-9848

Join Our Team At Lin Learning Center

Lin Learning Center is a comprehensive after school care that provides enriching STEM program for K to 5th grade. We are looking for a mom who can be our site coordinator. We offer flexible hours and children are welcome to stay for free.
Contact: Kay Lin at or 617-383-9848 for detail of job description and qualification.

Summer Programs at Brookline Music School!

Make music a part of your summer! BMS offers summer classes and programs for all ages, abilities, & interests, including a new Piano Workshop for students ages 10-18! A full list of Brookline Music School’s programs, more information, and tuition rates can be found at


The 5-day 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 fee for the program ranges from $350 to $375.

Level One will begin on Monday, July 8th and end Friday, July 12th. Level Two will begin on Monday, July 15th and end on Friday, July 19th. 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

Apartment Wanted – Mom to Lincoln student and Brookline teacher looking for stable 2+ bedroom renting situation. Lincoln district preferred. Apartment needed before 7/1/2019. Please each out to with any leads.   Thank you so much!

Looking for a place for my parents to stay from May 30th to June 10th – Parents are coming
from Germany to see their Lincoln-alumni grandsons graduate from BHS. Looking for a
room or apartment for them to stay in. Phone: 617-879-3275, email:

Greetings, We are a current Lincoln Family looking to rent a single family home or an apartment for the upcoming school year. We are looking for 3 BR 1.5 Baths in the area around Lincoln up into So Bro.
If you have or know of anything available please contact me directly at JAO921@MSN.COM

Neuropsychological Evaluations – I am a clinical neuropsychologist and have a practice in Brighton. I love evaluating kiddos and we see children for comprehensive neuropsychological and academic evaluations, focusing on developmental, educational and behavioral concerns such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and Executive Function Disorders. I evaluate children who have medical conditions such as traumatic brain injuries, seizures, etc. We meet with parents, gather information from the teachers and of course evaluate the children. If there are parents who are interested, I am happy to answer questions that they may have. I can be contacted directly at 781 346 3000 or to learn more about the evaluation process.

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

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