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4.4.2012

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  • WEDNESDAY, 4/4 - EARLY DISMISSAL @ 12:30
  • BULLY BUSTERS BAKE SALE 4/5 2:30-3:30 @ Cafeteria 
  • THURSDAY, 4/5 ANNUAL CLEAT EXCHANGE @ TAPPAN GYM 
  • FRIDAY, 4/6 - NO SCHOOL
  • PRINCIPAL'S FORUM 4/11: DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY USE IN CLASSROOMS 
  • PIERCE BOOK FAIR - 5/29-31
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PRINCIPAL'S CORNER >

 

 DROP OFF AND PICKUP REMINDER

 

As the spring weather brings sunny days and warmer temperatures, we find the need to send this friendly reminder about drop off and pick up times and places. Please help us protect teaching and learning time by adhering to these guidelines and sharing this information with caregivers.   

 

Thank you!

 

Friendly reminder:

 

There is no entry into the Historical Building before school until 7:50 am and no dismissal until 2:15 pm.  If families/caregivers are here before these times, we ask that you wait in the cafeteria in the main building or outside of the Historical Building.

 

Supervision in the cafeteria begins at 7:30 am. Adults should depart promptly after drop-off in the morning to reduce congestion and distraction. When picking up, please wait outside until 2:15 pm.  Once you are in the hallway, please respect the teaching & learning time. School is in session until 2:20 pm.

 

Grades 1 and 2 in the main building are dismissed to the cafeteria for pick up.

 

If there is a need to get something to your child (message, snack, lunch, etc.), you must deliver it to the Main Office and it will be taken care of. Entry into the classrooms when faculty is not there is strictly prohibited.

 

These precautions are for our school's safety.

 

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Principal Pipier Smith-Mumford

 

PTO CORNER >

 

 

TRIVIA NIGHT A BIG SUCCESS!

It's no April Fool's Joke--Trivia Night was a huge success! Thanks to all the parents, teachers and administrators who came out to have fun and enjoy our wonderful Pierce community spirit. The evening raised over $10,000 to support PTO programs and events. A special thanks to all the teachers, specialists and administrators who donated their time for Teacher Treasures. They are truly treasured by our students and parents. A last shout out to the fifth grade parent leaders who helped make the event such a success. TeamworkTrivia.com hosted the trivia and a special thanks to Dante's Pizzeria and Coolidge Corner Wine and Spirits for helping sponsor the food and beverages. 

  

PRINCIPAL'S FORUM: HOW PIERCE STUDENTS USE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

Wednesday, April 11, 7:00- 8:15pm @ Pierce School Library (Open to all grades)

  

What digital technologies are my children using in their classrooms now?

What kinds of work do they create using these technologies?

How do Pierce teachers use digital technology to help my children learn?

  

The upcoming Principal's Forum can help answer these questions. At the Forum we will:

- Hear about the curriculum resources available on the Pierce PTO website.

- Look at student work produced with digital technologies in Pierce classrooms across the grade levels.

- Share ideas about where Pierce should go next with its use of instructional technology.

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PIERCE READS! 4TH-8TH GRADE BOOK DISCUSSIONS

Thursday, 4/26, 7pm @ Pierce Library

 

It's time again for our annual Pierce Reads event at the library! Every year, fourth through eighth grade students, parents and guardians, and Pierce staff get together for a fun night of book discussion.  

 

This year, the fourth grade is reading Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli, the fifth and sixth grades are reading The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis, and the seventh and eighth grades are reading New Boy by Julian Houston.  

 

We are looking for volunteers to bring snacks on 4/26. An invitation and participation slip should have come home with your child, and we ask that they be returned as soon as possible so we know how many people we will have participating. If you have questions, contact Amanda Kretschmar at 617-730-2586. We look forward to talking about books with you!  

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 BookFair2012

 

THE 3RD ANNUAL USED BOOK FAIR - MAY 29-31


SPRING CLEANING? Remember the Fair! Book collection begins after April
Break. Look for collection bins near the office in the Main Building and in the
Historic Building.

Questions? Contact Carin Aquiline caquiline@mindspring.com or 

Jessica Roland jessroland@gmail.com 

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SHOP AMAZON.COM FOR PIERCE! Looking for an easy way to help support the Pierce PTO?  Shop Amazon! Go to pierceschoolbrookline.org and hit the link to Amazon. Pierce PTO will receive between 6-8% of your total order.   

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STUDENT'S CORNER >

  StudentsCorner 

 
BULLY BUSTERS HOST A BAKE SALE!!!
Thursday, April 5, 2:30-3:30 @ Pierce cafeteria

  

Bully Busters, a group of 6th graders who meet regularly to tackle innovative ways to reduce bullying at Pierce, will be selling baked treats for $1 apiece on April 5 to raise money for our special project.  Money we raise will be used to fund prizes to motivate fifth grade students to participate in our anti-bullying poster contest.   
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GIRL SCOUT COOKE SALE THIS THURSDAY AFTER SCHOOL

 
Girl Scout Troup 85358 (all Pierce scouts from grades 1-3) will be holding a cookie sale on Thursday, April 5, from 2:20-2:50 pm in the Pierce cafeteria. Come get all of your favorites including Thin Mints, Caramel Delites, Peanut Butter Patties, Shout Outs and more. Cookies are $4 a box. Support your local Brownies and stock up on your favorite cookies!
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MATH CORNER > MathCorner

 

 

PROBLEM OF THE WEEK #14  - Meet Me in the Middle

pierceschoolbrookline.org/problem-of-the-week  

Due 4/15

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MATH LEAGUE CORNER > MathCorner

 

 

Post-season Math League practices and meets!  

"Post-season" Math League practice will be held every Thursday until May 31 from 7:20-7:55pm in the PSED/Spanish space (next to the gym).  

 

Sessions will include problems from all five topics (bases, geometry, operations,
patterns and problem solving) and are open to any interested 4th, 5th or
6th grader. Questions? Please contact Brendan Downey at downeysb@verizon.net 

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 COMMUNITY CORNER >Community  
For complete community news please click: pierceschoolbrookline.org/news  

 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL CONCUSSION BASELINE SCREENING PROGRAM

Thursday, 4/5, 6:30-8 pm @ Brookline High School


The town is holding a FREE concussion screening program session using ImPACT software to assess our middle-school athletes.  

 

This is open to all Brookline children ages 11 years old to high school and aims to service the children who are old enough to take the test but are still too young to qualify through the high school screening program.  The baseline testing can be used to monitor their recovery and help guide the return-to-play decision in the event that they sustain a concussion.   

  

Sign up at Brookline Recreation brooklinerec.com> register online > click the browse activities icon and perform a keyword search for "concussion." 
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BROOKLINE RECREATION - ANNUAL CLEAT EXCHANGE

Thursday, 4/5, 6:30pm @ Tappan Gym, 66 Tappan Street in Brookline.

Swap out old cleats that don't fit anymore for a used pair for free or purchase a pair for just $5!

Cleats are not limited to soccer cleats. All cleats are accepted! Questions? Call Elizabeth @ 617.730.2082
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National Public Health Week Celebration in Brookline Presents 

Rabies Clinic. A chance to bring your dog or cat to be vaccinated against rabies. All pets must be brought on a leash or in a cage by a person at least 14 years old.

Fee:$10. Saturday, April 7, 9-12noon. Town Hall, 333 Washington St.
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Brookline SmartSummers! Summer enrichment programs for children 5-13.

Registration form at www.brooklineadulted.org 
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SEPAC presents: Superintendent Lupini, an open forum focusing on special education in the Brookline schools
Tuesday, 4/10, 6pm @ Edward Devotion Elementary School , 345 Harvard Street, 2nd floor Auditorium. Visit www.brooklinesepac.org 
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Driscoll's annual Arts Equinox presents Dr. Moses Goldberg, conversation and presentation "Why our children need the arts." Thursday, 4/12, 7 pm @ Driscoll School theater. For questions email Ruth Hilton steveandruthie@yahoo.com
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The Baker School PTO 1st Annual Spring Spree & Fun Run Fundraiser, Sunday, 4/29 from 2pm @ the Baker School Field. Visit bakerspring spree.org. 

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CLASSIFIEDS >


IRON & GRIT POWERED BY CROSSFIT BOSTON  
Teen CrossFit Training for Boys & Girls in 6th, 7th, 8th Grade

Join CrossFit Boston coaches for a free 2-week introductory program.  Our elements barbell program was designed specifically for this age group to teach young teens the basics of weightlifting. It is safe, fun and new skills will be introduced throughout the program. Free Intro Class: 3/23 and 3/30, 3:15-4:15 @ 114 Western Avenue in Allston. Come try our 2-week program for free.  If you like it, meet us every Friday on Western Avenue in Allston! Email Coach Thompson for more information or to hold your spot: neal@crossfitboston.com or call 617.935.2902.
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ART WITH AMY SPRING AND SUMMER FUN!
A program for children who love to make art!  Space available in after school classes as well as summer weeks. All classes a short walk from the Pierce. Pick up after school available. Paint! Draw! Build! 
For full listing email solomonamy@yahoo.com or call 617-566-2667
Visit http://www.artwithamy.com for news on art classes for kids and museum field trips!
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STAGE SOUP ANNOUNCES DATES FOR 2012 SUMMER CAMPS!
Announcing a fun and exciting theater camp right in the neighborhood: Stage Soup! Led by Pierce parent (and director of several Pierce plays) Ryan Bailey, this camp is a great place for your child to have fun, be creative, and develop theater skills this summer!  Students will play drama games, study acting, play outside every day, and put on a show on the final day of camp.  The location is Inner Space Annex on Station Street in Brookline Village.  Stage Soup camp is a ton of fun.  Kids will have fun, make new friends, develop confidence and express themselves.  Dates are August 6-17 for ages 12-18 and August 20-31 for ages 7-12. For more info or to register, please email: Ryan@Stagesoup.com or call 781-654-5218.
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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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MIT SUMMER FENCING CAMP 2012 - presented by Cambridge Fencing Center

 

All Weapons: July 23-27 (Session 1); July 30 - August 3 (Session 2)

Beginner Saber: August 6-10

 

For more information visit our website:www.cambridgefencingcenter.com

or contact Ms. Lee Shin: leeshin@cambridgefencingcenter.com or 617.694.9149 
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