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10.3.2012

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PTO CORNER >PTOcorner

For the full list of up-to-date news and events please visit our website pierceschoolbrookline.org

 

 

PARENTS! Come Learn About The Enrichment & Challenge Support Program 

Wednesday, October 10, 8:15 - 9:15 am, Pierce Auditorium.  

The Enrichment and Challenge Support (ECS) Program supports classroom teachers, providing challenging curriculum and extension opportunities for students who show a capacity for high levels of academic, intellectual, and creative achievement. Leslie Fagan is a part-time ECS program resource teacher on staff at Pierce. There will be a presentation and time for Q&A. Visit the Public Schools of Brookline's website for more information. You may also contact the ECS parent representative Toby Raybould at tobyraybould@gmail.com.

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JOIN US FOR HARVEST FEST: AN ADULTS-ONLY SOCIAL 

Friday, 10/12, 7-9pm @ Pierce School

Book your babysitters and join us for this free social event with a 

cash bar and light snacks. Come and enjoy a night out and mingle with other Pierce parents and teachers. HarvestFest is sponsored by the PTO and Brookline Education Foundation.  $5 raffle tickets will be available with excellent prizes! For more information on the event please contact  dkm2001@columbia.edu or jennifer.rothstein@comcast.net  

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Have You Heard? 
Over 25 Pierce teachers and administrators are participating in Brookline Education Foundation initiatives this year including:
  • Connecting Inquiry Science & Literacy: Pre-K to Grade 2 educators are combining science inquiry and literacy instruction to support meaningful learning.
  • Spark In Action: This innovative grant weaves increased physical activity into the school day to help improve student comprehension and executive function and reduce behavioral issues.
 How can you learn more?
  • Check out our new website, brooklineeducation.org, for a more complete listing of grants and the names of teachers receiving grants this year.
  • Come to HarvestFest on Friday, October 12th, to meet some of Pierce's teacher grantees.

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ELECTRONIC DIRECTORY UPDATE

Over half of you have already registered with the new Electronic Directory! For an added incentive for those of you who have yet to sign up, the first two classes to reach 100% registration will receive a gift card to the Brookline Booksmith for their classrooms! It's quick and easy and there are detailed instructions available here!

 

PROBLEM OF THE WEEK 
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PROBLEM OF THE WEEK - 2  "Magic Square"

pierceschoolbrookline.org/problem-of-the-week.html 

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PROBLEM OF THE WEEK - 3 "Favorite Numbers"
Solutions are due Wed., Oct. 17th.

Allie, Brad, Fran, and Gus each have a different favorite number. Their favorite numbers are:          10              18                  7                12

 

Use these clues to match the children with their favorite numbers.

         Allie's number is an even number.

         Brad's number is more than Gus's number.

         Fran's number is less than one-half of Allie's number.

 

Show your work using pictures, numbers or symbols.

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MATH CORNER >MATHCORNER

 

Volunteers Needed For 7th & 8th Grade Regional Math Competition

Parent volunteers are needed to coach practice for the Math Counts competition in February. Sessions will be held on Fridays from 7:20am -7:50am or during lunch-time on a rotation schedule. For more info email Ira Heffan heffan@yahoo.com, Ms. Bare tracy_bare@brookline.k12.ma.us or Ms. Galolo dawn_galolo@brookline.k12.ma.us.

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SCHOOL CORNER >SchCorner
 
 
PIERCE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT DISCUSSION
Thursday, 10/4, 6pm @ Pierce, Teachers' Room
Come to the Pierce School Council's first meeting of the year if you are interested in hearing discussion about Pierce's improvement goals for this year. All School Council meetings are open to the public. For more information about the Council's work and membership, go to pierceschoolbrookline.org/school-council.html
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INTERESTED IN SHOW BUSINESS?  
Co-producer and/or assistant producer needed for the 3-6th grade play. 
Preferred: someone with afternoons free to attend rehearsals every once in a while and serve as a liaison to the Director, etc. For more details contact Josh Abrams, jlabrams@me.com, 617.676.8110
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COMMUNITY CORNER >COMMUNITY 
For complete community news please click: pierceschoolbrookline.org/news  

  

 

B-PEN COFFEE AND CONVERSATION BREAKFAST OCT. 25 

"The New Brookline Student Health Survey - What it tells us, and where we should go from here"

10/25, 8 - 10am, Brookline High School, Martin Luther King Room

B-PEN will reveal the new findings of Brookline's latest Student Health Survey during the breakfast. We'll explore some of the latest trends in youth behavior and discuss the ramifications. Students and adults will also brainstorm behavioral "whys" and where we might go from here as a community to keep Brookline kids safe. This breakfast is open to all parents, students and members of the greater Brookline community. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Mary Minott, mminott@brooklinema.gov.

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BROOKLINE BOYS TRAVELING BASKETBALL TRYOUTS 
Meetings: 10/14 & 21, Brookline High School, Shluntz Gym 
4th - 8th Graders, register online at BrooklineRec.com before the tryouts!
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BROOKLINE ROTARY FIRST ANNUAL DAY OF SERVICE ROTARY
Saturday, 10/13   "Do good. Feel good. Lend a hand."
The mission of the day is simply to promote volunteerism 
throughout the Brookline Community and to assist Brookline non-profit 
and community organizations with special one-day, hands-on projectsFor a full listing of volunteer projects, please visit:
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BROOKLINE WARRIORS BASKETBALL YOUTH SKILLS CLINIC
October 10, 17, 24th and 11/7, Brookline High School, Shluntz Gym
The times are 7-8:30 pm. Open to 9- to 14-year-olds.
Questions? Contact Dave Ford at dave_ford@brookline.k12.ma.us or visit www.brooklinehoops.net .
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UNCORKED: "A Sip & Paint 
Studio" 
Washington Square, 667 Washington Street
Come on out and "Uncork your Creative Side" with a little wine and a lot of fun!
First-time painters encouraged! Go home with a painting you will be proud of!
October Dates: 10/7, 10/13, 10/19, 10/27; 
Please visit our web site for more details:   uncorkedwashingtonsquare.com 
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CHILDCARE AVAILABLE
Experience: volunteering at an orphanage in Cape Town, South Africa; volunteering at an orphanage in Lesotho, Southern Africa; au pair in Yorkshire, England, caring for four children under six years old. References and resume upon request. Dominique Sinagra, Dominiques12@aol.com
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Art with Amy after school art classes!
A program for children who love to make art!  Space available in after school classes on Tuesdays and Fridays. Pick up available from Pierce. All classes a short walk from the Pierce.  Paint! Draw! Build! For full listing email solomonamy@yahoo.comartwithamy.com 617-566-2667
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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
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