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10.10.2012

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WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW
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For the full list of up-to-date news and events please visit our website pierceschoolbrookline.org

 

 

 

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. Raffle tickets are $5. Prizes include: Celtics tickets, gift certificates to great local restaurants and businesses, and free gym memberships! For more information on the event please contact  dkm2001@columbia.edu or jennifer.rothstein@comcast.net  

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FRIENDLY REMINDER
The Pit is not an area for children to be picked up or dropped off in the mornings or afternoons. It's starting to become a "hang out" for children and adults and we need to keep the area clear. The noise is a distraction to teachers and students in the surrounding classrooms.

Thank you for your cooperation!
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PTO Fund Fact
Did you know that the Artwork for Education cards raise nearly $1,000 for the PTO? Thank you Pierce artists!
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8th GRADE PARENTS' POTLUCK

Friday, 10/19, 7pm - 9:15pm @ 403 Washington St. #6 

Attention 8th grade parents! Attend a fun potluck dinner on Friday, 10/19, at 7pm at the home of Eileen and Serge Regis (Becca's parents), 403 Washington St. #6. The evening will include a discussion of concerns on the minds of 8th grade parents! Please RSVP, and submit any questions/topics in advance, to Eka Mareneli (Nana's mother).  

 

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

7:00 - 7:45   p.m.   Potluck and chatting

7:45 - 8:30   p.m.   Discussion

8:30- 9:15 p.m.   Dessert   

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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!

If you need help signing up, volunteers will be in the cafeteria on Friday 10/12 at 8:00 am to assist you! 

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LOOKING TO VOLUNTEER, BUT HAVE ONLY A FEW MINUTES TO SPARE?

The PTO is looking for a person(s) to update the PTO Bulletin Board in the front entry of the school each month. For details email Hillary Janowski.

 

  

 

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

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

 
We had 112 students submit solutions for the second Problem of the Week.  The correct answer was that the Magic Square had sums of 15 in all columns and rows. Stop by the Problem of the Week bulletin board to see the possible solutions as well as some examples of "unmagic" squares.  

  

Congratulations to all Pierce mathematicians! We'd like to recognize 1W and 2Y for their excellent participation.
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PROBLEM OF THE WEEK - 3  "Favorite Numbers"
Solutions due Wednesday, 10/17 at 8am

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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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, Ms. Bare, or Ms. Galolo.

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SPECIALISTSCORNERSPECIALISTS' CORNER

 

 

Beginning next week, the Bridge will provide updates on what's happening in Specialists' areas: Spanish, art, music and physical education. Our goal is to promote opportunities for families to engage children about the various topics they might be working on in those areas. Next week's update will be music. Stay "tuned!" 

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THE 7TH AND 8TH GRADER'S SPIRIT WEEK 
Monday, 10/15 - Friday, 10/19
8th Graders have voted on the following themes for the week:
Mon.  - Color Day (7th - Red; 8th - Blue; Faculty - Purple)
Tues.  - PJ Day
Wed.  - Favorite TV/Movie Character Day
Thurs. - Fancy/Formal Day
Fri.     - Pierce Pride Day
We're looking forward to a fun week of celebrating Pierce! 
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MOCK PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, 11/5

Pierce School will hold a Mock Presidential Election on Monday, 11/5. We hope to instill a sense of the democratic process, the importance of voting and some of the rights and responsibilities of being a U.S. citizen. Results will be announced at the end of the day and later in the Bridge. In preparation for the national event, many teachers are discussing the election in the classroom.
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COMMUNITY CORNER >COMMUNITY 
For complete community news please click: pierceschoolbrookline.org/news  

  

 

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PATHWAYS TO PROSPERITY: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the 21st Century -- An evening with William Symonds

Tuesday, 10/16, 7pm @ BHS Auditorium

   

Presented by the BHS Department of Career and Technology Education and the BHS PTO. Contact Beth Harris for more information.

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SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
Thursday, 10/11, 6pm @ Town Hall, James F. Walsh School Committee Rm, 5th fl.
Statutory notice of this meeting has been filed with the town clerk. Docket for this meeting can be found at brookline.k12.ma.us. The public is invited to attend.
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BROOKLINE ASIAN AMERICAN FAMILY NETWORK (BAAFN) OPEN HOUSE Sunday, 10/14, 2-4pm @ home of Ben Chang (School Committee) & Amber Chan, 342 Tappan St.
For information or to RSVP, email chichiwu@hotmail.com  Check out BAAFN at brooklineasianamericanfamilynet.weebly.com/ or facebook.com/groups/142676459170646/ 

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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"

Thursday, 10/25, 8-10am @ Brookline High School, Martin Luther King Rm

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Mary Minott.

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BROOKLINE BOYS TRAVELING BASKETBALL TRYOUTS 
Meetings: Sunday, 10/14 & Sunday, 10/21 @ BHS, Shluntz Gym 
4th - 8th Graders, register online at BrooklineRec.com before the tryouts!
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ROTARYBROOKLINE ROTARY FIRST ANNUAL DAY OF SERVICE 
Saturday, 10/13   "Do good. Feel good. Lend a hand."
For a full listing of volunteer projects, please visit:
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8TH ANNUAL DRESS FOR SUCCESS CLOTHING DRIVE

Friday, 11/2 & Saturday, 11/3

The Brookline Commission for Women will hold its 8th Annual Dress for Success Winter Coat & Clothing Drive on Friday, Nov 2nd (from 11am-7pm) and Saturday, Nov 3rd (from 8am-11am) at the Brookline Public Safety Headquarters, Community Room, 350 Washington Street, Brookline.

Questions? Please contact BCW@brooklinema.gov  

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BROOKLINE WARRIORS BASKETBALL YOUTH SKILLS CLINIC
Wednesdays: 10/17, 10/24 & 11/7 @ BHS, 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: 10/13, 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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