Lincoln Lines May 12th, 2019 No. 32

Lincoln Lines May 12th, 2019 No. 32

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear families,

I hope all moms had a happy, albeit soggy, Mother’s Day.

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
This past Friday morning was the launch of our Spring art show. Artwork by students remains on display throughout the first floor. Thank you to Ms. Goldstein-Weiss and all of the parent volunteers who helped in hanging and displaying work. Our first floor hallway looks amazing, and it is so wonderful to see our space filled with the creative work of our students.

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

Term 4 Grades Close Wednesday
Grades for mid-term progress reports in grades 6-8 close this Wednesday. Progress reports for the fourth quarter will publish on the Parent Portal on Aspen on Thurs., May 23.

MCAS Dates
MCAS Testing continues this week with our middle school students taking the math test on Monday and Tuesday. After this week all that remains is the Science/Technology test for our 5th and 8th graders.

  • 6-8 Math: Monday 5/13 and Tuesday 5/14
  • 5 and 8 Science/Technology: Monday 5/20 and Tuesday 5/21

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 – Now Friday May 17th

Come join Lincoln families in welcoming in the spring at Lincoln Blooms Gardening Day!  Now rescheduled for our Rain Date of Friday May 17th 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!!


Please return your Reading Logs and Pledges this week to your classroom teacher or Ms. Abner in the Library! Reading minutes and pledges will be totaled next weekend so that winning classes and students can be announced in Lincoln Lines. Thank you to all the students, teachers and parents who joined together to have fun reading and raising funds for our school!

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

5/14 School Committee Meeting (Tuesday)

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

The agenda can be found at this link.

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


Attend a discussion led by experts to help parents and caregivers find truth-positive ways to talk to children of all ages about the very real danger climate change presents to their generation. Tuesday, May 14, 7pm at the Main library at 361 Washington Street.

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:

Open House at the Brookline EKAC Pool

Friday, May 17, 2019: 6-7:30

FREE to Brookline Residents!  Fun with inflatables!  Dunk the Director!  Water Polo ‘demo’  Arts & Crafts

Evelyn Kirrane Aquatics Center 60 Tappan St, Brookline MA 02445

Visit us at for more information


Brookline’s 5-time state championship FLL Robotics team is holding an information session for parents, teachers and children interested to start their own team.

FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology) hosts competitions where student teams compete solving science, engineering, teamwork, and leadership challenges that involve designing, building, and competing with robots.

We hope to add more Brookline FIRST Lego League teams for students grades 4-8, and start a FIRST Tech Challenge team for students grades 7-12, but we need parent coaches to form these teams. Parents, come learn more about how you can help start teams in the fall! Absolutely no technical or robotics experience is required. All you need is enthusiasm for helping enable a unique student experience where students learn real-world problem solving and teamwork skills.

Interested, please attend one of our informational meetings to learn more: Sunday, May 19 from 9:00-10:15 am, or Monday, May 20 from 6:45-8 pm, in the Brookline Teen Center’s Maker Space.

For more information, please contact Heath parent, Adam Rizika (, or watch these videos on FIRST Lego League:, FIRST Tech Challenge:, and changing the world:

Brookline Porchfest 2019!

Brookline’s fourth annual Porchfest will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm with a rain date of Saturday, June 15, 2019.

New this year, the family-friendly Porchfest kicks off with a community gathering including music and food, on the lawn of The Public Library of Brookline – Brookline Village (361 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02445) from 12:00-1:00pm. The kick-off celebration is a great way to begin a day filled with music and friendship.

After the kick-off, spend the afternoon listening to music on porches town-wide. Over 120 bands will be performing between 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Official Map: LINK
Official Site:

Brookline Porchfest is brought to you by Arts Brookline & Brookline Music School.

BEEP PTO annual spring picnic – Saturday, June 15

Please join us to CELEBRATE a great year and say farewell to Vicki Milstein!

SPRING PICNIC – Saturday, June 15th, 11:30am – 1:30pm

Coolidge Corner School Playground  (If it rains, we will move inside to the cafeteria.)

Bring the whole family for a great afternoon!
Don’t forget your water bottle or favorite refreshment.

Please honor Vicki by making a donation to the Lauren Dunne Astley Fund,
which enables low-income children to attend BEEP.

Follow the link & scroll down to select the Lauren Dunne Astley Fund.
Can you help out for an hour at the event? Contact:

Friends of Brookline High School Soccer – Annual 3v3 Soccer Tournament

The Annual 3v3 Soccer Tournament is a fundraising event at Skyline Park for the Brookline High School Soccer Program. Teams compete in small sided soccer games against their peers and grades 1-8 are coached by boys and girls varsity players. This year’s event is Saturday June 22nd (grades 1-8 teams) and Sunday June 23rd (adult and high school teams). Teams registered before June 1 will receive an event t-shirt! For more details and to register:

Brookline SmartSummers for Children – July 1-August 23, 2019

With summer less than two months away(!) we are gearing up for our 30th SmartSummers program, an enrichment program offered by Brookline Adult & Community Education. Open to Brookline residents and non-residents alike, SmartSummers offers a wide variety of summer enrichment program for children ages 5-14 in computers, arts and crafts, languages, outdoor adventures, theater, legos, and Minecraft, basketball and more! We even offer early drop-off and extended day, convenient for working parents. This year, SmartSummers programs run from July 1-August 23, 2019 at Lincoln School and availability is already limited. Sign up today!

For more information or to register, please visit our web site:

Community Classifieds

Piano Lessons Available – Hi there! My name is Jeremy Silver and I am a local musician and piano teacher, born and raised in Concord, Massachusetts and a graduate of Tufts University. Currently I am working with Mr. Weatherwax and Ms. Greenwood here at Lincoln as the music director of The Little Mermaid Jr. It has been such a rewarding experience and a lot of fun getting to know the Brookline community better this year through the show. If you or your child is interested in piano lessons for this coming summer, I am looking to take on new students for the summer session (I am available in the Fall and onward as well, but right now am most focused in filling up summer slots). Please do not hesitate to send me an email or call my cell at 978-944-5310, I love speaking with people and answering any questions you may have, and look forward to hearing from you! You can also check out my website at

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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