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PTO EVENING MEETING

Jan. 25, 7 pm, Pierce Cafeteria

 

Curious about the structure of the PTO leadership?  Want to hear about proposed changes to the PTO structure and by-laws? Wondering what the co-chairs do? We will also discuss volunteer opportunities.  Find out what works for you!  Come and join us.

 

AGENDA:

1. Review current by-laws and proposed changes

2. Discuss organization structure - discuss proposed alternatives

3. Review volunteer needs

4. Open comment

 

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K-3 EVENT: JOIN US FOR MARCH MADNESS PLANNING  

 

We are looking for parent volunteers to help out with March Madness.  March Madness is a series of events in the evenings of March 6, 7 and 8 for K-3.  We need help on those evenings, as well as some prep and promotional work. March Madness is a 2nd Grade volunteer event, however, all parents are welcome.  If you are able to volunteer or want to learn more, please contact Bobby Zuker at rzuker@chestnuthillrealty.com

 

Also, look for more exciting information in the coming weeks about March Madness, including Pierce's first ever March Math Madness. 
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BASEBALL COACHES NEEDED FOR SPRING 

 

Batter Up! Brookline Youth Baseball's Instructional League is looking for one or more enthusiastic first grade moms or dads at the Pierce School to coach, help coach, or help with the organization of a youth baseball team this spring.  

 

Introducing first graders to the game of baseball is a truly rewarding experience that involves only a modest commitment of time. No prior coaching experience is required -- just bring your enthusiasm for baseball and we will provide support and training. Please contact James Wyner at instructional@brooklineyouthbaseball.com for more information.   

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 SAVE the DATE: TRIVIA NIGHT@PIERCE - MARCH 30 7PM
 
A fun night out for adults and a fundraiser for the PTO!  $25 per person. Teams compete @ trivia - details to follow.

  

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7th GRADE PARENTS POTLUCK, FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 6:45pm

 

Where: 403 Washington St. #6 (home of Eileen and Serge Regis, otherwise known as Becca's parents)

 

Time for the 7th grade parents to have some fun! Let's get together for a potluck dinner.

 

Topic: Parents Choice. At some point during the night, we'll break for a short discussion about questions/concerns on   the minds of 7th grade parents! Feel free to submit your questions/topics   in advance.

 

Please bring a dish to share (appetizers, salads, entrees,   desserts)

6:45 - 7:45   p.m.   Potluck and chatting

7:45 - 8:30   p.m.   Discussion

8:30- 9:15 p.m.   Dessert

Please RSVP to Eka Maraneli (otherwise known as Nana's mom) at eka@bu.edu

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TWO IMPORTANT TOWN-WIDE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT EVENTS:

 

METCO Merits More presentation @ School Committee Meeting

Thursday, 1/19 7pm @ Town Hall, 5th floor   

The History and Status of METCO 

For more information check out www.piercepto.weebly.com 

or download the full report from the Pioneer Institute.

 

Buffer Zone Special Committee  

Open Forums 1/26 and 2/9 @ 7pm

 

Brookline Public School Special Subcommittee on Buffer Zones have two open forum meetings coming up.   This subcommittee is reviewing the buffer zones to determine if changes need to be made in the future.  It's important to note that Pierce is a buffer to five other Brookline schools, so the decisions may affect the Pierce community in the future.
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VarietyShow 
7th & 8th Grade Variety Show!
Thursday, Jan. 26
Pierce Auditorium, 7pm

Come support our middle school students as they share their talents on this night of entertainment!

Admission is $3. Additional donations are welcome.
All proceeds will go toward replacing broken guitars for our 7th/8th grade general music classes. 
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MATH CORNER > POW

 

PROBLEM OF THE WEEK #10: FIFTEEN CARDS

Due Feb. 2

 

I have fifteen cards numbered 1 - 15. (no duplicates). 

I put down seven of them on the table in the row. 

 

POW10 

 

The numbers on the first two cards add to 15.

The numbers on the second and third cards add to 20.

The numbers on the third and fourth cards add to 23.

The numbers on the fourth and fifth cards add to 16.

Then numbers on the fifth and sixth cards add to 18.

The numbers on the sixth and seventh cards add to 21. 

Write numbers in the cards above. 

Hint:  Try Guess & Check strategy. 

Be sure to include your full name and class! 

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Mathchange 

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE FOR MATH GAMES

 

Math Games Afternoon for Grades 1 and 2 will be held Wed., February 1,

from 4-5:30 pm in the Pierce auditorium. 

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MATH LEAGUE CORNER >MathLeague

 

Good Luck to the Math Team at its 1st Math Meet today at Devotion!
 
Math League is back and ongoing. Practices will be held every morning in the Spanish/PSED room and on Thursday afternoon. Math League Thursday afternoons (2:25-3:00) topic: Problem Solving in the room next to 6G.

Mondays: Problem Solving

Tuesdays: Bases
Wednesdays: Geometery
Thursdays: Operations
Fridays: Patterns

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PSED CORNER >PSEDcharity


The Pierce School Extended Day (PSED), as part of our Community Service
Projects, collects food for the Brookline Emergency Food Pantry at the St.
Paul's Church. This is an ongoing project and food can be left in the Food
Pantry Box in front of the Pierce School Main Office at anytime.

The Food Pantry is in need of:
*Jams and jellies
*Meals in a can  (canned pasta, stew, soup, etc.)
*Tuna Fish
*Canned Fruit
*Instant Coffee 
*Mayonnaise (medium size preferred) 
*Packets of powdered milk 
*Shelf-stable milk (Parmalat, Bordens)
*Personal care items  (shampoo, body lotion, deodorant, etc.) 
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STUDENT'S CORNER >Sofia

 

PIERCE STUDENT TO PLAY TOTO IN WIZARD OF OZ PLAY

WHEELOCK FAMILY THEATRE, JAN. 27 @ 7:30PM

 

Come and support Sofia, second grade 2-H Pierce student who was selected to play Toto in the Wheelock Family Theatre's production of Wizard of Oz.

 

In early October of last year, Sofia participated in The Wheelock Family Theatre's casting call and auditioned for a particular role in front of an audience of producers and casting directors.  Not too long after the audition, she received the exciting news that she was selected to play... Toto!

 

Sofia will be playing alongside young Broadway actor Katherine Doherty, who is playing Dorothy. Sofia has already begun an intense schedule of rehearsals and is excited for her opening night on January 27th, 7:30pm. To check the full schedule please visit: www.wheelockfamilytheatre.org/current-season.aspx.

 

For more information contact Eldin Villafane, 617.922.7621, elvmedia@gmail.com 

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CITY SINGERS TO PERFORM WITH DAN ZANES AT SOMERVILLE THEATRE

Sunday, Feb. 5  @  3pm

Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Sq. Somerville, 02144

Reserved seating $25 (includes Somerville Theatre $1.00 restoration fee)

  

Come and support Kate (3B) and Sophia (3G), who sing with the Boston City Singers. The City Singers will perform a few songs with the talented Grammy-award-winning Dan Zanes & Friends at the Somerville Theatre during the 3pm show.  

 
For more info about Dan Zanes & Friends visit 
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BTC CLIMATE WEEK 2012 - JAN. 28,  

12-4PM  @ 40 Aspinwall Av. Brookline

 

The Brookline Teen Center is excited to be participating in Climate Week 2012.  

The BTC will offer tours of the raw garage space at 40 Aspinwall Ave. We will highlight our plans for making the Center as green as possible, as we pursue LEED certification. More info at BrooklineTeenCenter.org.

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SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING  
Thursday, 1/19,  6pm @ Town Hall
James F. Walsh School Committee Room, 5th floor
Statutory notice of this meeting has been filed with the town clerk.
Docket for this meeting can be found at www.brookline.k12.ma.us.
The public is invited to attend.

 

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SEPAC TO DISCUSS ESY SUMMER PROGRAMMING

Friday, Jan. 20 from 8:30-9:30am @ Town Hall, James Walsh School Committee Room, 5th floor.  

SEPAC's monthly meeting features a presentation on ESY Summer Programming and Recreation 2012. Your voice is important!  Get informed, ask questions, raise concerns.
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TEAM BROOKLINE OPEN TO GREATER BOSTON RUNNERS 

 

Dreamed of running the 2012 Boston Marathon? Join Team Brookline!

Team members will receive:

  • An official marathon bib number
  • Personalized training with a coached team along the marathon course
  • Nutrition and fitness guidance
  • Fundraising support

Apply online: www.brooklinecenter.org/marathon or call 617-277-8107.

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BROOKLINE CLIMATE WEEK 2012: JANUARY 21-29

 

Put Brookline Climate Week on your calendar and look for more details soon on family and eco-friendly events and displays happening around Brookline. Over 40 events & displays from Larz Anderson Park to Brookline Village, including a Winter Marketplace, Eco Arts installations, Smart Energy workshops, Celebrate Winter events at Larz Anderson Park and more.   

 

For details and updates go to climatechangeactionbrookline.org. Together we can keep making Brookline green!

 

Brookline Climate Week 2012 is sponsored by Climate Change Action Brookline, Selectmen's Climate Action Committee, Brookline School Committee, Brookline Adult and Community Education, Brookline Department of Public Health and New England Institute of Art.   
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ROCK CLIMBING 

Brookline High School Gym, Jan. 24, 7-8pm

  

Did you know that there is a rock-climbing wall right at Brookline High School? Join us in a safe and structured environment where both you and a child can learn to climb. Brookline Adult & Community Education has a Beginning Rock-Climbing for Adults and Children class that meets for 4 Tuesdays, 7 - 8 pm. Begins January 24, Brookline High School Gym, $61 per pair ($51 plus $10 materials fee). Please call 617-730-2700 for more information or visit us online aded.brooklinema.gov/detail.php?id=537448 

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HOW TO RUN FOR LOCAL OFFICE WORKSHOP
Monday, January 23, 2012, 7:00 - 9:00 P.M.
Brookline Town Hall, Room 103, 333 Washington St.  

This workshop will provide prospective candidates for town-wide and town meeting member offices with the resources and tools they need to run an effective campaign.
Panelists will describe the duties and responsibilities of each office on the ballot for the spring 2012 Town Election.  Also, panelists will discuss campaign strategies and requirements to run for local office in Brookline.
Be a part of Brookline's democracy!  Run for local office in 2012.
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 summercampfair
BROOKLINE'S 2012 SUMMER OPPORTUNITY FAIR
Sunday, Jan. 29, 12-3pm
Tappan St. Gym, Brookline High School

 

Over 80 day camps and overnight camps.
Sports and outdoor adventure programs. 
Music, art, dance & computer focused camps. 
Academic enrichment programs. 
Summer internship programs for teens.

 

For questions or more info contact Mishka Makuch at 617 879 4638 or 
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ASPINWALL HILL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING

The Brookline Center, 41 Garrison Rd. 

Sunday, Jan. 29, 3-5 p.m., 

 

In addition to our business meeting with election of officers and sharing of ideas and information, we will also enjoy a wine-tasting presentation by Vinodivino of Washington Square.  AHNA membership is required.   Membership is extended to residents of the Aspinwall Hill neighborhood (bordered by Beacon, Washington and Greenough Streets, the D-line tracks and Regent Circle) who have paid dues of $5/person or $10/family, and dues may be paid at the meeting. Come join your neighbors!

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15th ANNUAL BROOKLINE LIBRARY WINTER GALA & AUCTION COMING SOON!

Sunday, Feb. 12, 7-10pm

Main Library, 361 Washington St.  

Tickets $100 per person

 

Dine, dance, bid on fabulous items and meet local authors while supporting our treasured libraries.  To buy tickets, preview auction items or bid online visit  www.brooklinelibrary.org. Tickets are also available at the Main Library. For more info contact Jennie Roffman, Library Gala Committee (and Pierce school parent) @ 617-566-6876. 

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CLASSIFIEDS >

 

 


PIANO INSTRUCTION - about 1 mile from Pierce
Learn Jazz/Blues/Classical, theory, sightreading from a Berklee & New England Conservatory graduate with over 30 years teaching experience. Build a high quality musical foundation with a patient, upbeat, and caring instructor. Beginners welcome. Gloria Jasinski, phone: 617.566.9704, email: piano566@comcast.net
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FEET OF CLAY POTTERY STUDIO - NEW CLASSES FOR KIDS 

21 Station Street, Brookline Village

 

Feet of Clay is now offering a Wheelthrowing & Handbuilding class for kids 

ages 9-14. 

 

The winter session will be 
January 4th-February 15th on
 Wednesdays 4 - 6:30 pm.  
Please visit www.feetofclaypottery.com for more information and to register.
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START THE NEW YEAR OFF RIGHT WITH DanceFIT STUDIO

DanceFIT's award winning children's dance program has open enrollment  right now for our ballet classes for dancers ages 3-10 and our NEW zumbatomic™ class for ages 4-9.  Our high rated adult fitness program runs year round with fun & effective fitness classes geared for all levels.  Some of our popular classes include: BalletFIT™, Zumba�, Cardio KickFIT, Arms and Abs, Music Video Dance, Love your Legs and MORE! Join today at dancefitstudio.com
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ULTIMATE GRIND - PROFESSIONAL GROUP FITNESS

Want to do your exercising right after drop-off?
Want to exercise with other Brookline moms?
Want personalized fitness training?
UG's Personalized Group Fitness program could be perfect for you!
Easy Parking, Right next to Whole Foods
For more information call 781-588-4757 or visit www.ultimategrind.com
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Read in 2012 at:
"Reading is Amazing!" a Brookline Village reading tutoring service supporting
students from Kindergarten through grade five.

Services offered:
. Remedial reading support for emerging readers in phonemic awareness,
phonics, fluency, vocabulary and reading comprehension
. Reading enrichment
. Homework help
. Personal book shopping for your child

I am a veteran Literacy Specialist with over 23 years experience as a
Reading/Literacy Specialist, Reading/Literacy Coach and Reading Recovery
Teacher within MA public schools.
I also volunteer in Ms. Buchman's first grade classroom.

Credentials: Master's Degree in Education from Lesley University with a
specialization in Reading. Certifications: Reading and Reading Recovery

Please contact:
Harriet Yoffee
Website: www.literacycoach.net
e-mail: harriet@literacycoach.net
Phone: 617 734 6718

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