Lincoln Lines June 2nd, 2019 No. 35

Lincoln Lines June 2nd, 2019 No. 35

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear families,

I hope that you all had a great weekend. It’s hard to believe that this week brings the start of June and our final few weeks of the 2018-19 school year.

Ms. Jennings will return to Lincoln this Tuesday after recovering from knee surgery in April. I want to thank Tracey Legendre for filling in these last two months. She kept the office running smoothly and I wish her well going forward. Her last day at Lincoln will be this Tuesday.

Book Fair

The Lincoln Book fair is this week. They are still seeking volunteers to help out. If you’re interested in doing so, you can sign up here. The sale will run June 4-7 in the Library and all proceeds benefit the Lincoln PTO.

The hours are below:

June 4:7:30 to 8:30; 2:30 to 4
June 5:7:30 to 8:30; 2:30 to 3:30; 6-8 p.m.
June 6: 7:30 to 8:30; 2:30 to 3:30
June 7: 7:30 to 9:00

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


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


Lincoln School & PTO News

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

Little Mermaid Ticket Sales Update:  Get your tickets before the show is all sold out!  Wednesday and Friday sold out!  Very limited tickets remaining for Saturday show.  Plenty of availability for Thursday. Tickets can be purchased in the lobby at dismissal or on

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!

** If you are in need of a free donated set, we will have a table to give them out at the Wednesday during 4/5 lunch period (while supplies last)

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

The Lincoln Book Fair is coming June 4-7

The Book Fair returns to Lincoln on June 4! Hundreds of titles for all readers from pre-school through adult will be available with a portion of proceeds benefitting Lincoln PTO. The Book Fair runs before and after school Tuesday through Thursday and before school Friday morning, with extended evening hours on Wednesday June 5 from 6-8 PM to coincide with the Middle School Spring Musical.

Volunteers are needed to make the Book Fair successful. Please consider signing up for one or more time slots at

Even if you can’t volunteer, we hope you’ll stop by to peruse the selection and pick up a new book or two (or ten) while supporting Lincoln PTO.


Wednesday, June 5th – Lincoln Car-Free / Walk-Bike to School Day

A reminder that this Wednesday (generally the first school-day Wednesday of the month) is Lincoln’s monthly Car-Free / Walk-Bike to School Day where students, teachers, administrators and other members of the school community, who are able, are urged leave the car behind and walk, bike, roll, scoot, etc. to and from school. For those who need to use a car, carpooling is encouraged!

Brookline Thrives Family Survey

Please take a few minutes to help Brookline Thrives by completing our Family Satisfaction Survey. This survey is for ALL school families. Your answers will help us grow and improve the program. Paper copies were sent home with your student, or you can pick up copies in Hebrew, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian and Spanish in the school office. You may also complete the survey online: . Surveys due by June 7.

Last Brookline Thrives Friday is June 14

The last Friday bag distribution for this school year is June 14. Bags will not be distributed on the last day of school, June 21. Brookline Thrives will be back next school year! Look for information in your school forms, sent home with students in September.

Return Your Thrives Bags

Have a collection of those black drawstring bags? Please return all Brookline Thrives bags to the bag return bins at school before June 21.

Community Announcements

6/6 School Committee Meeting (includes 30-Year Staff Recognition and Public Hearing on Coolidge Corner School Renaming Finalist Names)

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

The docket for the meeting can be found at this link.

Brookline Porchfest 2019!

One week from today (Saturday, June 8) we will be celebrating music on porches all throughout Brookline. We have 120 bands across 81 porches. Plan your day right by viewing our interactive Google MAP, as well as our Band site.

Kick Off Event – New this year, Brookline Porchfest starts on the front lawn of the Public Library of Brookline (361 Washington St.) with music and food from 12:00 to 1:00pm.

Blue Bikes –  Get around town on Lyft Blue Bike! On Saturday, June 8, the Lyft Blue Bike single trip fare is just $1.00! Here’s how:

  1. Download the Blue Bikes app
  2. Select the “Single Trip” pass option
  3. Enter the code “PORCHFEST” before checkout to apply the discount

Official Map: LINK
Official Site:

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

The Village Fair

Sunday 6/9 12-4pm @ Harvard St., Brookline Village
Join us for the fourth annual Village Fair, a street celebration of everything — and everyone — that is wonderful about our community. There’ll be live music, dancing, balloons, face-painting, a clown, games, art, vendors and community organizations, crafts, wellness demonstrations, food, a one-mile road race, and much much more. For questions, email Ben Kelley ( and don’t forget to like us on Facebook (!

Run or volunteer in the Viking Village Miler – Race to Benefit Brookline Extended Day

Viking Sports will be hosting the Viking Sports Village Miler as part of the Brookline Village Fair  ( 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:


Pride Parade in Brookline

Runkle School’s Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) is hosting a 3rd Annual Kids’ Pride Parade!

Monday June 10th at 5pm. Starting at Runkel School (50 Druce Street) and walk to Coolidge Corner. Students in grade 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All are welcome. Happy Pride!

Open houses for K-12 Brookline students interested in FIRST robotics competitions

Brookline youth robotics team members will be demonstrating robots and explaining the FIRST robotics and leadership competitions at the Brookline Teen Center’s Maker Space! Teams compete solving science, engineering, teamwork, and leadership challenges that involve designing, building, and competing with robots. New teams are forming in Brookline. Interested in learning more? Have your child attend a session and fill out this survey:

Rising grade 6-12 students: Monday, June 10 from 4-6 PM
Rising grade K-5 students and parents: Saturday, June 15 from 9-10 AM

Also, watch these videos on FIRST Lego League (grades 4-8):, FIRST Tech Challenge (grades 7-12):, and FIRST Lego League Jr (grades K-3):


The Public Library of Brookline is pleased to announce the eighth annual Tee Off at the Library—this year with a renaissance-faire theme! On Saturday, June 15, visit the Brookline Village Library for a day of mini-golf, refreshments, dragons, and quests. There will be two sessions of Tee Off at the Library: an all-ages event from noon-4 PM and an adult (21+) event from 6-9 PM. Tickets for Tee Off at the Library are available at

In addition to mini-golf, the all-ages session of Tee Off will feature face painting, archery (with suction-cup arrows), cosplayers and reenactors, crafts, a siege the castle smash wall, a green screen photo booth, and a Fire Swamp obstacle course. Admission for the all-ages afternoon event is $3 in advance, $5 at the door.

The adult (21+) session of Tee Off will include henna, archery (with suction-cup arrows), cosplayers and reenactors, a siege the castle smash wall, a green screen photo booth, and a raffle. Catered refreshments will be provided, and beverages from local purveyors will be available. Advance tickets for the evening event are $5, or $15 including drinks. Tickets at the door are $10, or $20 including drinks.

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:

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. (

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


WANT TO GET AN INSIDE WINDOW INTO WHAT HAPPENS AT BHS? Meet other great parents? Support the incredible teaching and learning at BHS? Then consider joining the board of the BHS PTO. While ALL families are members of the PTO at BHS, there is a volunteer board where interested parents can get involved in the school, liaise with other parent groups, help raise funds to support teachers and learn about school and community issues that impact BHS. For the next school year we are looking for 3 parent representatives for the freshman (!!) class of 2023; Fundraising/Communications co-chairs; PTO weekly e-newsletter co-editors; Special Events co-chairs and a co-President. Interested? For more information, please reach out to and check out the BHS PTO website ( This is a terrific opportunity to get involved.

“Marijuana Road Show: Products and Paraphernalia” Follow-Up

With marijuana now legal for 21+, BHS Prevention/Intervention Team’s community awareness/education forum examined the culture of illicit marijuana use among teens, showing the variety and strength of marijuana-infused products on the market. BHS Peer Leaders opened with an original 10-minute video ( and offered additional insight on teen use. Click here for “The Bottom Line” ( follow-up and “Why Not Pot? Ten Talking Points for Discussing Marijuana with Our Kids.” (

Now is the time to Honor A Teacher!

Make a gift to the BEF in honor of a teacher, coach, specialist, administrator, aide — any adult who has impacted your child’s school life this year. We will let them know you have acknowledged them in this meaningful and much appreciated way. Donating is easy. Visit for details.

Summer @ Japanese Math Academy for Grades 1-6

Ready for next year? Whether you are behind or want a head start, we have your back!
JMA will help you hone your current skills and transition to next grade. All class sizes are up to 5 students divided.
3 week programs
Session 1 Jun 24th – Just 12th
Session 2 July 15th – August 2nd
Middle School Boot Camp for rising 6th grade
Booster Pack Programs for rising grades 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
Grades 1 & 2: 60 minute classes/2 times per week
Grades 3 & 4: 90 minute classes/2 times per week
Grades 5 & 6: 90 minutes classes/3 times per week
Contact or 617.784.0726

Community Classifieds

Summer Help – I’m looking for someone (a high school student) to pick up my son from the camp bus at Brookline Village around 4:30/4:50 and bring him home by Clark park. I’ll be home by 6pm. I’m looking for the weeks of June 24 and July 1, or any days these two weeks (urgent); potentially some days throughout the summer. Please email Dorota at Thank you!

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

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.

Lincoln School PTO Emails and Social Media:

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