Lincoln Lines May 5th, 2019 No. 31

Lincoln Lines May 5th, 2019 No. 31

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear families,

I hope you were able to enjoy a bit of a rainy weekend; it’s wreaking havoc on spring sports schedules, but I’m hopeful it’ll be good for gardens. On Friday afternoon, I stopped by Allandale Farm to pick up the bag of compost I bought from our 7th graders and on Saturday afternoon spread it in my garden beds before planting some vegetables. I’ve got high hopes for my tomatoes this year thanks to the mix of ample rain and Lincoln compost.

Parents as Partners Math Seminar, May 23 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The fourth and final installment in our Parents as Partners Math Series will take place on Thursday, May 23 fro 6:30-8:30 p.m. The event is hosted by Lincoln Math Specialists Hilory Paster and Malia Scott. The previous three events have been incredibly well attended, with participants sharing that these sessions are full of engaging mathematics, informational dialogue and adult collaborative problem-solving. This work is supported by our PTO and a grant from the Brookline Education. Refreshments and babysitting will be available.

Art Show Kicks off Friday
This Friday morning is our Spring art show. Artwork by students will be on display throughout the first floor. The show coincides with the start of our spring concerts, which kick-off on Friday with performances by our 5th grade chorus and the middle school chorus.

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 5th Grade Chorus
May 13 – 2nd and 3rd
May 14 – Kinder and 1st grade
May 31 – 4th and 5th Music (8:15-9:00)

Town Election Tuesday
This Tuesday is the Townwide Election Day and voting will be held in the multi-purpose room. Voting typically has the most impact during our arrival, so please keep this in mind during drop-off on Tuesday morning.

MCAS Dates
MCAS Testing continues this week with our third through fifth graders taking the math test on Monday and Tuesday. All remaining testing dates are below.

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

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.


Lincoln School & PTO News

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

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

Jewish Afterschool Open House

The Ansin Religious School at Temple Ohabei Shalom (1187 Beacon Street, accessible on the C Line) is accepting applications for kids in grades K-7 for next year. The program meets on Tuesday afternoons from 3:15-5:45 and includes skilled educators and innovative programming, making it the most fun Jewish afterschool program in town. Anchored in the values of building relationships, community and Jewish tradition, ARS instills in each student a commitment to friendship, inclusivity, and a lifelong love of Judaism.

Want to learn more? Bring your kids after school on Tuesday May 7 to the Ansin Religious School @ Ohabei Shalom’s Mitzvah Day & Open House.  Come when you can, leave when you need to. Enjoy a taste of ARS!

Email Director Amy at if you have any questions, or click here for more details.

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 Asian American Pacific Islander 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

Portobello Road shopping benefit for the Brookline Food Pantry

Thursday, May 9, 6:30-9pm
Portobello Road in The Street, Chestnut Hill is a proud supporter of the Brookline Food Pantry. On Thursday, May 9 from 6:30-9pm, enjoy wine and light snacks along with a 10% discount. Portobello Road will donate at least 10% of sales to the Brookline Food Pantry. Perfect timing for Mother’s Day gifts.

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

Family Volunteer Opportunity with the Brookline Food Panty

When: Saturday, May 11, 3-7pm and Monday, May 13, 12-5pm
Where: St. Paul’s Church, 15 St. Paul St., Brookline
The Brookline Food Pantry needs help sorting and organizing the tons of donations from the annual US Postal Food Drive. Children are welcome with parent supervision. Please email if interested, noting the time of day you can help.

Upcoming fundraisers in support of the Brookline School Staff Children’s Center (BSSCC)

Many Brookline teachers and administrators have had, currently have, or plan to have children attend the Brookline School Staff Children’s Center (BSSCC). Unfortunately, the Baldwin School where the center is located is no longer available to us after next school year, and we are working on a capital campaign as we undertake a large-scale renovation for our future location. Here are some upcoming events where we are fundraising. Attached are flyers for Otto’s, trivia night and the Art Auction.

Monday May 13th – Otto Pizza. Harvard St. in Coolidge Corner. 5-9pm. 8% of all dine-in, take-out, and gift cards benefit BSSCC
Saturday June 1st – Flat Top Johnny’s in Cambridge. 6-9pm. Trivia and raffles.
Saturday June 15th – Art Auction at the Democracy Center 45 Mt. Auburn St. in Cambridge. 9:30am – 1:00pm

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.


On May 16 at 7 p.m. in the Heath School Auditorium, the Brookline Department of Public Health is sponsoring a special free community presentation called “The Marijuana Road Show: Products and Paraphernalia.” BHS Peer Leaders will share an original 10 minute video followed by a show-and tell presentation of popular products and devices. The event, funded in part by the Brookline Community Foundation and CHNA 18, also will include a student panel moderated by Mary Minott, LICSW, offering an opportunity for community members to ask questions. Attendance is free, but registration requested:

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

Mother’s Day Massage Special – Treat the moms in your life (or yourself!) to therapeutic massage. Purchase a single massage or a package by May 31st. and receive a 10% discount. Contact Ann Appavoo at and mention this post.

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