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                                       9.21.2011

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FitFest 2011: Huge success thanks to YOU!

Our Annual FitFest was a great event, symbolic of the nature of this
community. Students, families and staff came out to enjoy each other, the
gorgeous weather, the fantastic fun fitness activities - and to soak up the
good feelings many expressed about the great beginning to the new school
year. To all who came out to participate in our 5th Annual FitFest -
thank you! We had well over 500 people participate this year, which is our biggest
turnout yet.

Enormous thanks goes to our wonderful, superstar, super FitFest parent
organizers and volunteer coordinators: Pam DiPiro, Brendan Downey, Stacey
Downey, Graeme Grant, Meredith Saillant, and Stewart Silvestri. With
over 700 students enrolled at Pierce, and growing, the planning and
implementation of FitFest is more challenging than ever. These
FitFest leaders continue to pull off this school wide event, and it only
gets better.

 

Thank you to the countless parent and teacher volunteers,
community agencies and friends who spent their afternoon making FitFest
such a success. The fact that we had too many volunteers to name says it
all.

Thank you to all the teachers who came to support FitFest. A huge thank
you definitely goes to those teachers who braved the dunk tank: Ben
Conlon, Eowyn Daly, Brian Gallagher, Teri Hauserman, Jamie Lyons, Ralph
Parent, David Vitale-Wolff and vice-principal John Badger! The kids
waited patiently in line to have a chance to throw a few balls that would
send their teacher or vice principal into the water tank! It really was
great fun to watch them all! 

 

Finally, thank you to our PTO co-chairs, Chuck Silverston, Stacey
Downey and Gioia Perugini for their behind-the-scenes effort for this
event.


Pierce families, staff and community members enjoyed an afternoon of
running, jumping, hula hooping, zip lining, dunking and more. We are off
to a really fit start to the 2011-2012 school year! Thank you for joining
us.

Hope to see you next year!

Pipier Smith-Mumford
Principal

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OPEN HOUSE REMINDER:

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21                        THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Grade 6 @ 5:30 pm                                   Grades 7 and 8 Open House @ 5:30 pm  

Grades 4-5 @ 6 pm  

Grades 2-3 @ 6:30 pm  

Grades K-1 @ 7 pm

 

Childcare: 7th and 8th grade volunteers will provide free childcare.

Please email VP John Badger if you need childcare.

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FitFest turns 5!

 

What an amazing fifth anniversary for FitFest. This year we had:

 

* More then 450 participants. (Over 1,600 participants to date.)

* 55 parent volunteers.
* Eight teachers dunked.
* $2600 raised for the PTO.

 

Many thanks to all who came out to participate and volunteer.  A special thanks to the organizations who helped make it a great day:

Benefitness Health Club for Women

Brookline Recreation: Brookline Golf, Brookline Youth Hockey, Brookline Lacrosee (LAX)
CrossFit
Energy Fitness
Get In Shape for Women
KooKoo Cafe
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Directory - Coming Soon!

 

Room parents will be collecting contact information at Open House tonight and during the next week or so. There will also be an opportunity to 'opt out' by Oct. 1 if you do not wish your information to be included in the Directory. Key highlight: We're excluding addresses to protect the privacy of our kids. We appreciate your help in getting this into your hands ASAP. 

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PIERCE PRIDE - PierceWear! GO PIERCE! 
Volunteers needed!

PierceWear will be sold outside the school next Monday, Tuesday, and Friday between 7:45 and 8:30am. If you are interested in volunteering please join us during these times to help sell shirts, sweatshirts, water bottles and more. PierceWear will be sold regularly thought the year 
so please watch for updates on PierceWear-related events. 
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JOIN THE PTO!

  

The PTO recognizes how busy we all are and that many hands make light work. Based on that philosophy we are asking you to volunteer and help where you can. There is always a place for you no matter how much time you have to give and when you have to give it! We are very open to your ideas on how to improve things and how to build teams that can work together to make the work manageable! 

 

Check out www.piercepto.weebly.com for ideas and respond to pierce.pto@gmail.com or stop one of the Co-Chairs if you are interested.

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WE NEED YOU >

 

 

EARN CASH FOR PIERCE SCHOOL through Stop & Shop A+ Rewards  

 

Welcome to the start of a new school year and another year of A+ School Rewards. 

Pierce School is, once again, earning cash through the Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards

Program. But you MUST register your Stop & Shop card and designate Pierce School in order to make it happen! (Even if you registered last year, you must re-register.) Your friends and families can designate Pierce School, too. Each month, the amount of CASH awarded will be updated on the Stop & Shop website.


If you have any questions contact Colleen Muldoon, colleen_muldoon@brookline.k12.ma.us

 

Log on to www.stopandshop.com/aplus to register online- use ID Code 07899. 

                                        OR  

Dial 1-877-275-2758 to register your card over the phone. 

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BOX TOP FOR EDUCATION 

 

There is yet another way to support Pierce School! Collect box tops for education.
Simply clip the box tops at home and bring them to school. Pierce School earns money with every box top you donate. Please drop them in one of the collection boxes around Pierce: 

 

1. In the foyer by the Main Office.
2. In the hall just outside KM.
3. In the area by "The Pit."

Please contact Colleen Muldoon, colleen_muldoon@brookline.k12.ma.us with any questions. 

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SNEAKER DRIVE!

 

The Pierce Physical Education Department is looking for gently-used 

sneakers with either velcro or laces. Please drop off any sneakers you wish to donate to the gym or give them to your child to bring to P.E. class.

Thank you!

Pierce Physical Education Department

Amanda Grindstaff, Michael Miceli, Ralph Parent 

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UPCOMING EVENTS >

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ANYTHING GOES - 7th/8th Grade Play

 

Auditions were Monday and we have such amazing talent.  This is going to be a great show! 

Actors, don't forget!  

 

First rehearsal is on Wednesday, September 28th, from 2:30 - 4pm 

Tech Crew spots are still available. Register today!!

 

For more information, see the PTO website: http://piercepto.weebly.com/news.html

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ECS PARENT COFFEE

Wednesday, September 28, 8:15am @ the Auditorium

 

ECS (Enrichment Challenge Support), was formally known as the "gifted

and talented" program. To learn more, please attend our meeting and hear from Mies Boet-Whitaker, the ECS Coordinator for the Town of Brookline, and Leslie Fagan, "the problem lady."

 

ECS reaches ALL students. 

 

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PROBLEM OF THE WEEK #2

 

COUNTING SHELLS

Solution due by October 6.

 

Jack has a lot of shells. He has more than 40 but less than 60. When he

counts them by twos he has one left over. When he counts them by fives he

has none left over. The number of shells is more than half of 100.

How many shells does Jack have?

 

Show your work using numbers, pictures, a table, and/or words.
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COMMUNITY CORNER 

 

 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING 

 

Thursday, September 22, 6-8pm

@ Town Hall, 333 Washington Street

5th Floor, James F. Walsh School Committee Room

 

 THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND.

 

See docket and more details at:

http://www.brookline.k12.ma.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=60&Itemid=83

http://www.brooklinema.gov/thyme/event_view.php?eid=2978&instance=2011-9-22

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CUB SCOUT SIGN-UP

Thursday, Sept. 22 @ 6:45 pm, Church of Our Saviour, 25 Monmouth Street, Brookline.  

 

If you are looking for safe and wholesome year-round activities for your son,  
Cub Scouting is for you and your family. Cub Scout packs meet monthly and the whole 
family is invited to attend. Between those meetings, smaller groups, called Dens, 
meet weekly. Boys in grades 1-5 should bring a parent to the Pack 6 Brookline sign up.

 

For more information contact Eric Gedstad, egedstad@gmail.com. 

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Vipers Basketball Welcomes 6-8th Graders

 

Brookline Vipers AAU Basketball
All Girls WELCOME!!
6th, 7th, 8th Grade Girls Invited to Participate.
No Experience Necessary!

The Vipers is a team made up of girls interested in learning more about
competitive basketball. We teach basic skills and give girls the
opportunity to attend an AAU sanctioned tournament. It is an eight-week
skills program which ends with an AAU sanctioned tournament.

Starting Date: Sunday, September 25
Practices: Sundays from 5-6:30
Tournament Date: November 12 & 13 UMass Lowell

Contact:
Coach Ali: alida.castillo@gmail.com or 617-947-8834
Coach Ramos: mcramos01@yahoo.com or 617-935-2902  

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CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

PIANO INSTRUCTION - about 1 mile from Pierce.

 

Learn Jazz/Blues/Classical, theory, and sight reading from a Berklee & New England 

Conservatory graduate with 30 years teaching experience. Build a high-quality musical 

foundation with a patient, caring instructor. Beginners welcome. 

Gloria Jasinski, phone: 617-566-9704, email: piano566@comcast.net.

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SITTER NEEDED 3 - 5  WEEKDAY AFTERNOONS (Brookline)

I am looking for someone to walk my 2nd grader home after school and sit with her 
3-5 days per week. We live on Park Street in Brookline.
Please call Mika at 617-510-0267 

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BROOKLINE TUTOR GROUP


Founded by two seniors at BHS, the Brookline Tutor Group looks to provide easy and 

affordable tutoring to a wide range of students in the Brookline community. Catering to 

students of all skill levels, we offer help in the subjects of math, science, and social studies. 

For more information go to www.brooklinetutorgroup.com or contact us

at brooklinetutorgroup@gmail.com

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FALL SPANISH COURSES

 

For children of all ages and experience levels. Our unique course provides the opportunity to start building Spanish skills to prepare for high school AP classes, the AP Spanish Language Test and even the difficult AP Spanish Literature Test, which few students have the ability to take.  

 

We also provide excellent programs for college students and adults.  

 

Space is very limited, so reserve now by calling: 617-277-4323 or 617-794-6554 or emailing info@sccofa.org.

 

Spanish Cultural Center of America

www.scoffa.org

(Run by Runkle School parents)

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