Pumpkinfest 2016


Pumpkinfest is only two weeks away and needs everyones participation in this amazing festival for our children and community!  Donations are needed for Wheel of Fortune, Costume Shop, Glitter Spa, Puppet Showplace, Books Sale and of course, Cake Walk and Harvest Table!  Boxes are outside Main Office for donations.  Volunteer opportunities are still available.  Not sure how best to participate? Email lincolnpumpkinfest@gmail.com to find out how you can help in our schools biggest event!


Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Lincoln-Pumpkinfest-1483950648576678

Website:  http://www.lincolnpumpkinfest.com

First Friday Coffee

Coffee CupThis year’s first First Friday Coffee is October 7 @ 8-9am.  

New location – October’s First Friday Coffee will be held at the Brookline Music School – the yellow building directly across the circle from the main Lincoln School entrance.

Come get to know Principal Brian Denitzio and Vice Principal Isabel Gunther.  They will be introducing themselves and sharing their vision for the year, and answering your questions.

If there are any topics you would like them to cover in the presentation, please email topics to niela.rahman@comcast.net

Lincoln parents and guardians are encouraged to attend our informative meetings held the first Friday of every month during the school year, from 8:00-9:00am, in the Lincoln school library.

A different topic is presented each month during which Lincoln families ask questions and share ideas and feedback. The presentations are typically given by the Brookline School District administrators, and Lincoln principal, teachers, or specialists.

If you have suggestions for new topics or have questions, ideas, or other feedback, please contact your PTO Co-Chairs at whlpto@gmail.com

First Friday Coffee Poster


Car Free School Day

screen-shot-2016-10-03-at-3-37-28-pmBrookline families join with 4 million students in 44 countries for International Car Free School Day, this Wednesday, October 5

Walk your child to school, Bike / Rollerblade / Skate (Helmet Required!), Ride the School Bus or T

Meet the crossing guards, greet your neighbors; Talk with your child(ren) about street safety and the health benefits of not driving. Car-Free School Day is good for children and families, it’s good for the environment. Help build a community where neighborhoods are full of people, not cars.

Sponsored by: Public Schools of Brookline and the School Green Teams; Brookline Departments of Public Health and Recreation; Climate Action Brookline; Selectmen’s Climate Action Committee

For further information contact Lynne Karsten, lkarsten@brooklinema.gov (617) 730-2336

Enrichment and Challenge Support Parent Coffee



Wednesday, October 19

8:05 a.m. to 9:00 am in the Lincoln school Cafeteria

What is ECS ?   How can it benefit your child ?   How can parents engage ?  Come and learn about the answers to these questions and more at the parent coffee hosted by Matthew Rosenthal, town-wide ECS program coordinator, and Mies Boet, Lincoln’s ECS teacher

Questions? Please contact Lincolnl’s ECS Parent Representative Xiaofang Li  at  xal8@msn.com

or reach Lincoln’s ECS teacher  Mies Boet at mies_boet@psbma.org

Follow ECS at Web: http://ecsbrookline.weebly.com

Smile Amazon! Link your Amazon account to Lincoln PTO


Link your Smile.Amazon.com to Lincoln PTO and all your purchases on Smile.Amazon.com will generate donations to Lincoln PTO.

To do the linking:

  1. Log on to Smile.Amazon.com with your regular Amazon.com account log-on information. Go to the “Your Account”drop-down menu on the top right. Choose “Your Account”.
  2. On this “Your Account” page you will see “Settings” in the middle of the page. Choose “Change your charity”.
  3. In the bottom “pick your own charitable organization” box you type and search William H Lincoln School PTO.
  4. Once you see the search result William H Lincoln School PTO of Brookline MA, press the “Select” button and you’ll be all set!

IMPORTANT – you must purchase on Smile.Amazon.com (not Amazon.com) to make this work!

Shop at Stop and Shop to raise money for PTO!

stop-and-shopRegister your Stop and Shop card on this page.  Make sure you choose Brookline, MA and then William H Lincoln School.  Once you complete your registration you’re all set!  Stop and Stop will then donate proceeds to us according to your purchases.

Silent Auction Committee

The silent auction accounts for almost 20% of the PTO’s annual budget – it’s a very important fundraiser for Lincoln School. This year, it’s being run differently – not in conjunction with Pumpkinfest, but rather sometime in January/February. It’s a great way to support the school and make community connections at the same time. If you are interested in joining and/or chairing the committee, please reach out to Holly Reil (hollycreil@gmail.com) with any questions.

Helpful Hints for New Families

Welcome to Lincoln school community!  We are happy you’re here and look forward to working with you in creating the best possible school and community for our children to thrive.  We want to make your transition as easy as possible, so down below you will find some good information to know and a list of Lincoln families who would love to help you if you have any additional questions. We invite you to bring your energy, your culture, and your talents and add to all the wonderful things that Lincoln school has to offer your family.

Warm regards,

Betsy Lowe & Sandra Wesemann

Annual Appeal

We need your support!

Do you know that with your generous donations to the PTO last year, the PTO was able to provide for lots of enrichment programs across K-8, such as Raz-Kids, Learning A-Z, BrainPop, Morphology workbook, Poetry journals, Math Station/Differentiation support, the 8th grade’s trip, etc.?

As the new school year begins we will need your generous support once again. No donation is too small, and there are so many easy ways to donate, for example:

  • Press the “Donate” button on the right of this homepage to donate via PayPal or with credit cards
  • Send us donations with the white envelopes that have gone home with your kids
  • Drop by our table near the library over the week of September 12 to donate. We take cash, checks and credit cards

And don’t forget… your work place may double your donations by matching!