logo2 

11.28.2012

TheBridge

WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK 

Please Scroll Down For All School & Community Announcements... 

 ________________________________________   

PRINCIPAL'S CORNER >
 

To view the recent presentation given to Pierce parents by Harvard Psychology Prof. Leah Somerville on adolescent brain development, please visit:

http://www.pierceschoolbrookline.org/6-7-8-corner.html  

  

Pipier Smith-Mumford 

Principal

_________________________________

 
PTO CORNER >PTOCORNER
Stay connected! Visit pierceschoolbrookline.org

 
PLEASE REMEMBER TO DONATE TO THE PIERCE PTO
We have reached the half-way point in the Pierce PTO Annual Appeal. THANK YOU to all 97 families who have generously donated to the PTO. So far, we have raised over $20,000. Donations have ranged from $25 to thousands of dollars and we are grateful for whatever you can give. The Pierce PTO budget is nearly $75,000 and we need each family to donate what they can. Please click here to donate now

 

Questions? Visit www.pierceschoolbrookline.org/pto-fundraising-appeal.html, or contact pierce.pto@gmail.com. Other sources for information are PTO Leadership Team members and room parents. 
________________________________________

PIERCE PTO BUDGET FOR 2013
So where does your donation go? Review the PTO Budget for 2013 here: 
http://www.pierceschoolbrookline.org/pto-budget.html
________________________________________

BROOKLINE SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING 11/29

The School Committee will meet Thursday, 11/29 at 6pm in the James F. Walsh School Committee Room, 5th Floor Town Hall, 333 Washington Street. Review the complete meeting docket here. Questions? Contact Robin Coyne at 617-730-2430 or send email at robin_coyne@brookline.k12.ma.us.
   ________________________________________

HOLIDAY SHOPPING TO BENEFIT THE PIERCE PTO! 

Planning to do holiday shopping online? Then please click on the Amazon banner at the bottom of the Pierce PTO website: http://www.pierceschoolbrookline.org/. Prices will be exactly the same, but up to 8% of the purchase price will go right to the Pierce School PTO. Happy Shopping!

________________________________________ 

 

DIRECTORY UPDATE: PRINTING THE DIRECTORY 

Use the PDF print function in the directory to print out your own copy. Please help us get to 100% participation. Questions or problems? Please email Jennifer Hunt (jhuntmail@gmail.com). Registration instructions are available here. Thank you!

_______________________________________

SCHOOL CORNER >SCHOOLCORNER
 

3-6th GRADE SCHOOL PLAY IS.......WILLY WONKA, JR.

For complete registration, audition, and rehearsal details, please visit:

http://www.pierceschoolbrookline.org/school-plays.html  

5th & 6th Grade auditions Dec. 19-20. Registration required to audition. The 5th-6th Grade cast will be limited to 68 kids, on a first-come, first-served basis when the registration page goes up. Registration for 3rd-4th Grade Chorus, Tech Crew and Set Crew will go up Sunday, 12/16. A link to these registration pages will be sent out the week before. Parent volunteers are needed. Contact Joshua Abrams at jlabrams@me.com.

 ________________________________________

 

MATH LEAGUE UPDATE

The regular Math League season begins the week of Dec. 3rd. Practice will be held from 7:20am-7:50am in the upstairs PSED/Spanish room. All are welcome. Remember to bring a signed permission slip. (Permission slips can be found in the Math Center on the white filing cabinet.) Starting Dec. 12, there will an additional Problem Solving practice session held on Wednesdays from 2:30pm-3:10pm in Mr. Carter's classroom. (Note: No afternoon session on Dec. 5th due to an early release day).

  

For detailed Math League information, please click here. Questions? Contact Tara Washburn at tara_washburn@brookline.k12.ma.us or Ira Heffan at heffan@yahoo.com

________________________________________
 

7-8th GRADE PARENTS: PAINTING PARTY FOR BYE BYE BIRDIE

Friday, 11/30, 5:30pm @ Pierce Auditorium (Pizza Served)

Artistic skills appreciated, but not necessary! The more hands, the better. Whether or not your child is in the play, please help us work on sets & props for the play Bye Bye Birdie, and socialize with your fellow Pierce parents. We will have pizza and music. Please respond so we can plan accordingly. Remember to wear old clothes that can handle paint. Questions? Please contact Blanka (Dania's mom) at belablanka@me.com. To sign up, please click here.

________________________________________

7th & 8th GRADE PLAY NEEDS SET & PROP PIECES FOR BYE BYE BIRDIE

We urgently need Rotary Telephones in various colors - OR just the telephone handsets. Please contact Blanka at belablanka@me.com if you have a phone to lend or if you are interested in helping us find other needed items.   

________________________________________

SPECIALIST'S CORNER >SPECIALCORNER

WHAT'S NEW IN MUSIC 
Music students in grades K through 8th have been busy learning about vocal range, notes, rhythmic solfege, and preparing for the Winter Sing. For detailed reports of current music activities by grade, and for meaningful questions to ask your child about their music class experiences, please click here.
Also, please visit the Music page on the school website:

________________________________________    

PROBLEM OF THE WEEK >POW

 

POW #7: BAR GRAPH  

Please click here for POW #7 - Bar Graph. Answers are due Tuesday, 12/11 at 8am. 

________________________________________    
COMMUNITY CORNER >COMMUNITYCORNER 

 

DECEMBER PERFORMANCES AT BROOKLINE HIGH SCHOOL 

Enjoy fabulous performances at BHS this December, including a Winter Concert that's free to elementary students! Other performances include an Improvised Music Festival with the BHS Jazz Band, and the freshman class play You Can't Take It With You. For complete details, please click here.  

__________________________________________


BROOKLINE WINTER FARMER'S MARKET

Eat local and fresh all year! Winter Farmer's Market is open Sundays, from noon to 5pm at The Arcade Building, 318 Harvard St. in Coolidge Corner. "Like" us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrooklineWinterFarmersMarket 

__________________________________________


B-PEN NEEDS PARENT FEEDBACK

B-PEN (Brookline Parent Education Network) has made a concerted effort to keep parents informed, involved and connected through our newsletters, parent networks, presentations and website. BPEN is conducting a short survey to evaluate its effectiveness. Go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/B-PEN by December 12.

__________________________________________


WANT TO RUN THE BOSTON MARATHON FOR BROOKLINE SCHOOLS?

 

The Brookline Education Foundation (BEF) has five official Boston Marathon numbers to give away by December 5th. Each chosen runner must commit to raising at least $5,000 for the BEF. In exchange, each runner will receive veteran coaching, personalized training, weekly group runs on the course and marathon glory! Runners will also receive fundraising support and the opportunity to rally support for the BEF, which will use the funds for programs that support innovation and excellence in Brookline public schools.

 

Register by 12/5. Information and application are at www.TeamBrookline.org. Please list Brookline Education Foundation as the group for whom you would like to run! Questions? Call 617-232-3846 or email Brookline_Education_Foundation@Brookline.k12.ma.us. 

__________________________________________
PB&J DANCE CLASSES FOR KIDS  

Peanut Butter & Jelly Dance Company winter session classes for kids ages 3-5 began 11/27. Classes held at the Church of Our Saviour, Monmouth and Carl�ton Streets. New students may enroll through Friday, 12/14. Scholarships available.  For times and details please visit www.pbjdanceco.org or email info@pbjdanceco.org.

__________________________________________

IS EDUCATION FOR DEMOCRACY AT RISK?

Monday, 12/3, 6:30-8pm @ Brookline Public Library Main Branch

Sponsored by Citizens for Public Schools http://www.citizensforpublicschools.org.
__________________________________________   
BROOKLINE HIGH CAMERATA: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS 
Presented by Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline. To purchase tickets visit http://www.metropolitanchorale.org/concerts.htm.
__________________________________________  

WINTER WONDERLAND: DECEMBER 2012  

Plan ahead with Brookline SmartVacations December break activities for students age 5-12! Arts & crafts, cooking & baking, computer & theater games, and more. 12/26, 12/27 & 12/28, 9am-4pm. Activities meet in the Unified Arts Building at BHS. For more info and to register, please call BA&CE/SmartVacations at 617-730-2700, ext 0.

__________________________________________

BROOKLINE ARTS CENTER: CLASSES FOR CHILDREN & ADULTS 

The Brookline Arts Center offers art classes for children and adults in a variety of mediums. Registration is open for Fall-extended classes, which start in November and continue through December. For more information check out www.brooklineartscenter.com, or call 617-566-5715.

__________________________________________

CLASSIFIEDS >CLASSIFIEDS     

MYOPIA (NEARSIGHTEDNESS) CONTROL
Is your child's nearsightedness getting worse each year? Do you know there are ways to prevent myopia progression? The earlier (younger) you start, the better chance for success. Make an appointment today. For more information, please visit us at
www.optimumvisioncare.com, or call 617-903-3538 or email info@optimumvisioncare.com.  
________________________________________
NEED AN ILLUSTRATOR WHO WILL GET YOUR COMPANY NOTICED? 
Local artist Line Olsson creates illustrations that complement your marketing and advertising designs. Whether it's an illustration for a poster or flyer or a drawing for an article or book, Line will make the art work for you. Line is skilled with ink and pencils, watercolors, acrylics, block print, mixed media techniques, and digital media. Her clients include The Boston Globe, DGVE Law, and the Etiquette Academy of New England. View Line's work at www.lineolsson.com, or contact her at 617-816-8747 or line.olsson@gmail.com.
________________________________________
KOLTUN BALLET ACADEMY 

Pre-professional ballet training in an inspirational environment for young people ages 6-19. We aim to provide students with a rich knowledge of classical technique and the ability to adapt to all styles and techniques of dance. We offer a hands-on approach, individual attention, and dedication to our students. For more information, please visit us at www.KoltunBalletAcademy.com or call 617-901-3792.

________________________________________
 
PIANO INSTRUCTION
Berklee & New England Conservatory graduate with 30+ years teaching experience. Beginners welcome. Build a high-quality musical foundation with a patient, caring teacher. Gloria Jasinski, phone: 617-566-9704, email: piano566@comcast.net
________________________________________
Quick Links...
Join Our Mailing List
Contact Information

phone: (617) 730-2580