Lincoln Lines June 9th, 2019 No. 36

Lincoln Lines June 9th, 2019 No. 36

Principal Denitzio’s Message

Dear families,

I hope you enjoyed this gorgeous weekend.

My weekend began by taking my sons to see “The Little Mermaid” on Friday evening. I want to recognize the entire cast and crew, who put on an amazing show. Year after year, I’m blown away by the performances and also the opportunity to see so many students shine.

I also want to pass along an overdue shoutout from last weekend. Congratulations to Harmony Ellerbee-Alston, Eniyah Petit-Frere, Christina DaRosa, Emma Burke, and Montserrat Pena who completed the “Girls on the Run 5K” on Saturday, June 1.  The run is the culminating event in the 10-week program that also saw the students plan and execute a community service project in support of homeless veterans.

Hiring Update

Jan Preheim will be retiring from Lincoln at the conclusion of this school year. This position will be filled by Constance Fugate. Ms. Fugate holds an undergraduate degree from Suffolk University and completed her Master’s Degree at Wheelock College. For the last five years, she has worked in various capacities at the Ward School in Newton both in the school and in the after-school program. Within the after school program, she has taught kindergarten and also served as the program’s special education coordinator. Her references praised her incredible work ethic, kind manner, and collaborative nature. Our team is thrilled she will be joining us at Lincoln next year. Thank you to fifth grade teachers Corey Clifford and Eileen Ford, math specialist Malia Scott, art teacher Basha Goldsteen-Weiss, and special educator Ida Marusich who served as the interview committee for this position.

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


Coolidge Corner Renaming: Finalists named listening sessions planned

Last May, Brookline Town Meeting voted to change the name of the Edward Devotion School. This important decision launched a community-wide process to identify a new name for the school that better represents Brookline’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. At the School Committee meeting on Wednesday May 29, this process reached an important milestone when our Nominations Committee announced the four finalist names for the school: Ruth Batson; Roland Hayes; Sybil Holmes; and Florida Ruffin Ridley. There are two upcoming sessions for the public to offer input on the finalists to the School Committee. The dates and times are below. More information about the renaming process can be found here.

Evening Listening Session: Thursday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Coolidge Corner School, 345 Harvard Street

Morning Listening Session: Monday, June 17 at 8:15 a.m. in the Cafeteria of the Coolidge Corner School, 345 Harvard Street


Lincoln School & PTO News

Note from the Library

Last week was the annual Bookfair and excited readers of all ages visited and purchased books. Thank you to all the volunteers who made this event possible: Sarah Scott, Bruce Jacobs, Margaret DeBruin, Kathleen Montgomery, Katie Bacon, Jamie Costello, Mollie Dykstra, Emily Case, Xiaofan Wang, Elizabeth Mindreau, Ed Narenkivicius, Nikki Evanston and Belinda Hsu. A special thank you to Sarah Scott for all of her behind the scenes assistance. Profits will be directed to the Lincoln School PTO.
Readathon pizza parties begin this week and grades 1-4 will be treated to storyteller Len Cabral on Thursday. Summer Reading Lists will go home next week. Please look under beds and check bookshelves for library books!

Deb Abner
School Librarian

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

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:


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 Brookline Education Foundation 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. This also makes a great class gift!

The Brookline Clayroom – Creative Arts Mentoring Program (C.A.M.P.)

Our program offers a small, casual and personal environment with just the right amount of structure.
Visit our website ( to download registration form and call the studio to reserve your space. 617-566-7575
Monday – Friday, July 8th – August 30th
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Lunch is provided
Ages 6 – 12

  • Lots of pottery painting
  • Clay building
  • Wheel instruction
  • Slime
  • Bath balm and candle creating
  • Friendship bracelets
  • Piñata making
  • Paper Mache masks
  • Canvas art
  • Traditional card games
  • $90 per day, $450 per week
  • 1 counselor for every 6 campers. Up to 12 campers.
  • Fully insured
  • Air-conditioned

Brookline Music School Meet the Instruments Summer Program

Meet the Instruments (6-9 years) is the perfect hands-on introduction to musical instruments! Students will touch, tap, pluck, and play a variety of instruments with the guidance of BMS faculty members. Call today to secure your place! 617-277-4593 Sessions in July & August. More information and tuition rates can be found at

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

Brookline Police Department Junior Leadership Academy

Join th eBrookline Police for a fun filled week of classroom activities, field trips, and team building exercises.  Attendance for the full week is required and space is limited.  For Rising 7th and 8th grade Brookline students.

August 26th through August 30th at the Brookline Police Department.

For more information contact: Officer Donal Kerrigan, 617-730-2787,

SmartSummers Theater Arts

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

Community Classifieds

Tutoring – Experienced classroom teacher available for summer tutoring in literacy and math, grades k-6. Certified as a reading and math specialist, and in elementary general education. Contact Daniel at for more information.

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.

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