Lincoln Lines May 19th, 2019 No. 33

Lincoln Lines May 19th, 2019 No. 33

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear families,

I hope this message finds you well and that you had a great weekend.

THIS WEEK: 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 Foundation. Refreshments and babysitting will be available.

Fifth to Sixth Transition Meeting for Families this Wednesday

This Wednesday, May 22 at 8:05 a.m. in the cafeteria we’ll hold a meeting for families of current fifth graders. The meeting will include a presentation from administration about middle school at Lincoln, and then the opportunity to rotate through groups led by our sixth grade teachers about important topics related to middle school and how we support sixth graders in their transition from elementary to middle school.

Eighth Graders Collecting for Brookline Food Pantry

Please see the letter below from our 8th graders.

Dear Lincoln Community,

The Lincoln Class of 2019 are collecting needed items for the Brookline Food Pantry this Spring. We will bring the items to the Food Pantry and help stock shelves on June 14th as part of our Day of Service.

When we brought the Lincoln School donations to the Food Pantry in February we learned that the people who visit the Food Pantry are food insecure. This means they do not have reliable access to regular meals. 30% of the people who go to the Brookline Food Pantry are elderly and 50% are single parents. Over 600 children in Brookline rely on the Food Pantry for their meals.

We also learned that the Brookline Food Pantry requires more than just food, they need toiletries as well! Local families need our help! Please consider donating to support other families that are in need in your community. Every donation helps! You can help by contributing toiletries, personal hygiene items, canned goods or make a donation. The Lincoln 8th Grade wants to help the Brookline Food Pantry by gathering enough donations to help support local Brookline families. You can help the Brookline Food Pantry keep up with the demand!

To help you can donate items listed below.

Bring these items to the labeled boxes around the school or send them with your child:

Personal Care:

  • Lip balm
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Lotion
  • Sunscreen
  • Tooth brush and tooth paste
  • Feminine hygiene products

Food:

  • Canned fruit
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned Beans & Stews
  • Soups
  • Oatmeal/Hot cereals
  • Coffee
  • Tea

Little Mermaid Tickets On Sale

In just a few short weeks the middle school students will be performing the 2019 Lincoln School Musical: Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. Performances are Wednesday June 5th, Thursday June 6th, Friday June 7th, and Saturday June 8th. All performances are at 7pm in the Lincoln Theater.

Tickets are on sale now! They are $10 each and seating is assigned. Tickets can be purchased online at www.myschoolbucks.com or in person on Tuesday’s or Thursday’s outside of the Library. If you are buying tickets in person, you can purchase tickets with cash or checks made out to Lincoln School. For directions on how to purchase tickets on myschoolbucks.com click here: http://bit.ly/MSBMermaid

Limited tickets may be available at the door; however in the past few years tickets have sold out before the day of the performance. Be sure to get your tickets early!! The cast can’t wait to tell this story to you and we hope to see you at the show.

*NOTE: This show will feature the use of flashing lights and strobe effects. If you have any questions about tickets or the show, please email Mr. Weatherwax at Adam_Weatherwax@psbma.org

Term 4 Progress Reports Publish Thursday

Grades for mid-term progress reports in grades 6-8 closed last Wednesday. Progress reports for the fourth quarter will publish on the Parent Portal on Aspen on Thurs., May 23. Information about how to access the parent portal, please can be found here.

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.

-Brian

Lincoln School & PTO News

2019 LINCOLN MUSICAL: Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.

Hello Lincoln!

In just a few short weeks the middle school students will be performing the 2019 Lincoln School Musical: Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. Performances are Wednesday June 5th, Thursday June 6th, Friday June 7th, and Saturday June 8th. All performances are at 7pm in the Lincoln Theater.

Tickets are on sale now! They are $10 each and seating is assigned. Tickets can be purchased online at www.myschoolbucks.com or in person on Tuesday’s or Thursday’s outside of the Library. If you are buying tickets in person, you can purchase tickets with cash or checks made out to Lincoln School.

For directions on how to purchase tickets on myschoolbucks.com click here: http://bit.ly/MSBMermaid

Limited tickets may be available at the door; however in the past few years tickets have sold out before the day of the performance. Be sure to get your tickets early!!

The cast can’t wait to tell this story to you and we hope to see you at the show.

Adam Weatherwax, Beth Greenwood, & Ben Stein.

*NOTE: This show will feature the use of flashing lights and strobe effects. If you have any questions about tickets or the show, please email Mr. Weatherwax at Adam_Weatherwax@psbma.org

Help us save the planet

We are asking parents and families to help us out with our Girl Scout Bronze Award project. We are trying to reduce the amount of plastic used in the school. How can you help? Pack reusable utensils for your kids lunch! If you don’t have a set at home search online for “lunch utensil set” – we found lots of different options!

We are hoping to make this world a better place one step at a time. Thank you! Ruby and Fumi, fifth grade girl scouts

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

LEARN HOW TO START YOUR OWN FIRST ROBOTICS TEAM
FROM BROOKLINE’S OWN CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS

Tomorrow – Monday, May 20 from 6:45-8 pm
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 our informational meeting to learn more:  Monday, May 20 from 6:45-8 pm, in the Brookline Teen Center’s Maker Space (40 Aspinwall Ave, Downstairs).

For more information, please contact Heath parent, Adam Rizika (adam.rizika@gmail.com), or watch these videos on FIRST Lego League: http://bit.ly/2vxcZzn, FIRST Tech Challenge: http://bit.ly/2ISH31h, and changing the world: http://bit.ly/2Y08ud2.

LGBTQ Pride Crosswalk

Join the Town of Brookline in celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month on Sunday June 2, 2019 from 12-3pm!

We are inviting the community to help us paint a Pride Crosswalk outside Town Hall on Washington Street at Thayer Street to demonstrate our community’s commitment to supporting equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community. There will be music, light refreshments, and a free raffle! We invite all to stop by and participate!

If you have any questions, please contact Caitlin Starr, CDE at cstarr@brooklinema.gov or 617-730-2345

Race to Benefit Brookline Extended Day

Viking Sports will be hosting the Viking Sports Village Miler as part of the Brookline Village Fair  (http://www.thevillagefair.org/) on Sunday, June 9th. The Viking Sports Village Miler is a 1-mile race planned collaboratively by the Brookline Extended Day Advisory Council, the Town of Brookline, and Viking Sports.

Proceeds from the race will be donated to support after school programming for low-income and at-risk elementary school children in Brookline. Last year we had great turnout with around 250 Participants (adults, kids, strollers, grandparents), and we hope to have an even greater numbers this year! If the hyperlinks above do not work, here are the links to the race & the village fair:

RACE: https://runsignup.com/Race/MA/Brookline/VikingSportsVillageMiler
FAIR: http://www.thevillagefair.org/

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: https://www.brooklineporchfest.org/

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.
http://www.brooklinecommunity.org/give
Can you help out for an hour at the event? Contact: beeppto@gmail.com

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: https://chestnuthillsc.sportngin.com/register/form/563413713

3v3 Youth Basketball Event

My name is Alex Kingsley with Viking Sports. We are a youth sports and recreation company headquartered in Brookline, MA. For the first time ever, we will be hosting a community based 3-on-3 youth basketball tournament for boys and girls in grades 5th-12th on Saturday, June 22, 2019.

The proceeds of this tournament will benefit Steps 2 Success and their wonderful efforts in continuing to improve youths’ lives and helping them prepare for the future. If you would like to learn more about their organization, please visit their website. (http://stepstosuccessbrookline.org/)

Aside from the double-elimination style tournament, there will be a 3-point contest, skills competition, silent auction, concessions, a DJ and some great prizes and giveaways to top finishers. We are extremely excited to be hosting this event. You don’t want to miss out!

You can learn more or sign up at vikingcamps.com/3v3.

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:

https://www.campusce.net/brooklinesmartprograms/course/course.aspx?catId=157

Art with Amy! Summer is almost here!

We are ready for SUMMER!  This summer we have lots of fantastic Summer Fun planned!

Classes run 8:30- 2 and 2-6 daily. We start the week of June 24th and run right through until September 4th.

Sign on by the week. Daily sign ons available some weeks.  Reserve your space today!

Mixed media, Weaving on looms and fiber arts, Doll house week, Cities and Maps, Egyptian studies with a trip to the MFA, Slime Lab, Bookmaking, Printmaking, Sewing, Miniatures, Hands on art history and lots more!

Please feel free to email with any questions. To view the entire summer schedule go to www.artwithamy.com.

Art with Amy is located at
45 Harvard Street in Brookline Village
Check out our classes and workshops at www.artwithamy.com

Brookline Music School Summer Programs 2019

Make music a part of your summer! BMS offers summer classes and programs for all ages, abilities, & interests. Enroll today to take advantage of special Early Bird Discount tuition rates through May 24! A full list of Brookline Music School’s programs, more information, and tuition rates can be found at www.BMSmusic.org/summer.

Community Classifieds

Babysitting – I am a rising (female) sophomore at Brookline High School looking for a babysitting job starting after August 3rd. I have had prior babysitting experience, love spending time with kids, and am CPR certified. I do not own a car, but live next to the train station, making a majority of Brookline houses accessible. If interested, please email me at risacove04@gmail.com.

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 www.jsilvermusic.com

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: david@hansels.net

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
Thanks

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 annlusterappavoo@mac.com and mention this post.

Lincoln School PTO Emails and Social Media:

PTO general email address: whlPTO@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/whlincolnPTO
Twitter: @whlincolnPTO / https://twitter.com/whlincolnPTO
Instagram: @whlincolnPTO / https://instagram.com/whlincolnPTO
Lincoln PTO Website: https://lincolnschoolpto.org
Lincoln School Website: http://www.brookline.k12.ma.us/lincoln
Sign up for the PTO Family Directory to get Lincoln Lines:
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Lincoln Lines submission address: LincolnLinesPTO@gmail.com