Lincoln Lines April 28th, 2019 No. 30

Lincoln Lines April 28th, 2019 No. 30

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear families,

I hope you all had a great weekend. I enjoyed seeing many families and students at the Red Sox game on Sunday. The Sox’s spring swoon continued, but we stayed mostly dry and then kids got to run the bases after the game. Thank you to the organizers of this event; my sons and I had a great time.

Compost Fundraiser
You’ve read in this space and elsewhere about the Composting Project, spearheaded by our 7th graders. After months of composting their trash, it’s
time to reap the benefits. You can buy a voucher for a bag of Black Earth compost for $10, redeem it at Allandale Farm at 259 Allandale Rd. Chestnut Hill

$5 from every sale will stay at Lincoln to support further composting efforts. Vouchers will be on sale (cash only) in the front lobby before and after school next week, April 29 – May 3.

Conference Early Release K-6 on Thursday
The final early release day of this conference season is thiss Thursday, May 2. Again. Students in grades K-6 will dismiss at 12:40. Seventh and eighth graders will remain until 2:30

MCAS Dates
MCAS Testing continues this week with our middle schoolers taking the reading test on Monday and Tuesday. 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.

  • 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

Town Considering 15 Names for Coolidge Corner School:Deadline for submitting Feedback on Monday
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. You can read more about the nominees and provide input please electronically, please visit the Coolidge Corner Renaming website.  Posters about all the nominees are also hung on the wall between our gym and cafeteria.

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

Let’s Move Together!

Lincoln School will join the town-wide effort to celebrate the Massachusetts Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. While we understand that driving to school is a necessity for some families, we hope that those who can will leave their car behind this Wednesday and walk, bike or roll to school with friends and family.

8th Grade Yearbook Update

The yearbook committee is working hard every Tuesday and Thursday to put the yearbook together. We have taken all the individual photos but are still in need of:

  • A baby photo of your 8th grader
  • Candid photos from Lincoln events over the years- field trips, plays, picnics, etc.

Please send photos to by May 2, 2019.   (Hard copy photos should be labeled and dropped off in Mrs. Zobel’s room. The photos will be scanned and returned.)

Yearbooks are $30 each. The Yearbook Committee is dedicated to making sure every student who wants a yearbook will get one regardless of financial circumstances. Please email Jamie at if you need assistance in purchasing the yearbook. Order forms will be sent via email to all 8th grade families this week or you may purchase online at and search for Lincoln yearbook. The deadline to order yearbooks is Friday, May 10, 2019.

Librarian Notes

Did you know that this week (April 29-May 5) is Screen-free week? This is a wonderful opportunity to explore alternatives to anything screen related and our annual Lincoln School Readathon promotes the fun of reading. We encourage students to log reading minutes and contributions are voluntary but not necessary. Homerooms with the largest number of minutes will be awarded a pizza party in the Library. Forms should be returned to homeroom teachers or to Mrs. Abner in the Library. We will be keeping a tally of reading minutes and watch the numbers grow. Questions? Email

Compost Sales

Buy your compost through Lincoln and support our students!
Did you know Lincoln students have been composting their food waste all year? Now it’s time to reap the benefits. Buy a voucher for a bag of Black Earth compost for $10, redeem it at Allandale Farm and $5 will stay at Lincoln to support further composting efforts.
Vouchers will be on sale in the front lobby before and after school next week, April 29 – May 3

Lincoln Blooms Gardening Day

Come join Lincoln families in welcoming in the spring at Lincoln Blooms Gardening Day! Friday May 10th from 4:30-7:00pm*. Drop by and help plant flowers, seeds, and a snacking garden to make Lincoln even more beautiful. No previous gardening experience needed. Bring along some food to share for a potluck together at the end. Hope to see you there!! *Rain-date the following week on Friday May 17th.

Help Raise $$ for Brookline Thrives

For the first time, non-profits can co-fundraise with Project Bread in the Walk for Hunger. For every $1 donated to the Brookline Food Pantry team, $0.60 will be given to the Food Pantry and Brookline Thrives. Please consider walking or making a donation. Click here to join/donate.

Return Brookline Thrives Bags

Please remind your students to return the black drawstring bags to school every week. Bags should be put in the Brookline Thrives Bag Return bins. Returning bags helps us save money!

Community Announcements

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!

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month!

What: Invitation to Celebrate !!!
When: Wednesday, May 8th from 6pm – 8pm
Where: The Brookline Teen Center, 40 Aspinwall Avenue, Brookline 02446
Featuring: Winners and Participants of the 2019 Asian American Student Essay Contest
Guest Speaker: Daniel Koh, newly elected Selectman of the Town of Andover, Partner at Hq0, former Congressional Candidate, former Chief of Staff of the City of Boston

The invitation is attached below. Come join us as we celebrate our young writers as they read their award-winning essays. Meet and be inspired by our Keynote Speaker, Daniel Koh.

The event is free and all are welcome. We will be serving the best Stoked* pizza and cake. PLEASE RSVP at:

Vaping Presentation for Parents

Brookline Police Department Information Session for Parents of 6th-8th Grade Students
Thursday May 9th 2019, 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM,  Brookline Public Library- Main Branch

10% of Massachusetts middle school students have tried vapes/ e-cigarettes at least once. 3%
report currently using them. In addition, the legalization of marijuana leaves many of our
youth with the impression that it is safe for them to use.

Learn more about what these products are, why they are harmful, what our officers have
seen here, with our youth in Brookline, and how to protect our kids from this latest trend.
Brookline High School’s Lisa Gilbert-Smith, Dean of Students for class of 2019 and 2021, will also
be discussing policies and consequences surrounding vaping and drug use by Brookline
High School Students.

To register, email

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.

SmartSummers Theater Arts and Theater Arts Jr.

Be a summer star! Join the Brookline SmartSummers Theater Arts and Theater Arts Jr. Program at the Lincoln School in Brookline, Summer 2019!  Join us for 1-6 weeks, starting July 8!

Programming is available for students ages 5-13. Students can join us for a full day of theater and work on an original musical production. All students take developmentally appropriate classes in acting, music, dance, and art. Time for snack, lunch, and indoor/outdoor free time is also provided. Our two week sessions culminate in an original musical production.

For more information, visit us on Facebook at Brookline SmartSummers Theater Arts Program or on twitter at or , or email with any questions. You can register by calling Brookline Adult & Community Education at 617-730-2700 or at We are excited to offer your child a fun, educational experience in the arts and hope to see you soon!!

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.

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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