WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW >
PRINCIPAL'S CORNER >
Dear Pierce families,
All the best for a wonderful, well-deserved vacation week!
Much happiness and good health in the New Year!
|PTO CORNER >
PIERCE GIVES: ALL ABOARD!
Make your tax deductible donation before it's too late! Thanks to everyone who has donated to the campaign already. Four out of 10 families have said "Yes," totaling just over $24,000! Please get on board the Pierce Gives train and get us to $25,000.
PIERCE COOKBOOKS: GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA!
Asian Beef with Haricot Verts and Tomatoes, Chipotle BBQ Turkey Burgers with
Slaw, Ricotta Pancakes, Penne with Kale and White Beans, Masoor Daal, Three Layer
Peppermint Squares, Thick and Chewy Triple-Chocolate Cookies (to name but a few)
...and so can you !
The Pierce Family Cookbook is on sale for $10 per copy. Enjoy over 100 of our community's favorite recipes and support Pierce at the same time. All proceeds go directly to the PTO.
They make great stocking stuffers, Hanukkah gifts as well as teacher, crossing guard and hostess gifts. Buy a copy for each cook in your life! Trust us when we say these recipes are delicious and family friendly.
Delivery guaranteed by the cookbook crew and can be arranged by
SHOP AT AMAZON.COM: DONATE TO PIERCE PTO
As you do your holiday shopping - and shop through the coming year - please consider clicking on the Amazon banner at the bottom of the Pierce PTO website. By doing so, a significant percentage of the money you spend will go to Pierce School. Let your family and friends know about this great opportunity!
THE BRIDGE NEWSLETTER TEAM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
The Bridge is run by a small team of volunteers and would greatly benefit if more parents joined us. If your strengths are in content creation, administration, publishing or editing please contact the PTO at PiercePTO@gmail.com.
SAVE THE DATE:
SKATE NIGHT, Jan. 7, 5:45-7:45 @ LARZ ANDERSON PARK
7th GRADE PARENTS POTLUCK, FRIDAY, Jan. 20
MATH CORNER >
PROBLEM OF THE WEEK #8
Due date Jan. 5.
"How Much Do I Have?"
Ken gets allowance funds every day.
On Monday, the first, he gets 1 cent,
On Tuesday, the second, he gets 2 cents,
On Wednesday, the third, he gets 3 cents,
On Thursday, the fourth, he gets 4 cents and so on.
On what day of the week will Ken have a total of 55 cents?
Hint: Make a Table!
Show your work using numbers, pictures, a table, and/or words.
Remember to include your first and last name, your and class!
SOLUTION FOR POW #7
We had 121 students complete the 7th Pierce Problem of the Week, "Different Outfits". Hats off to 3B for contributing the greatest number of solutions with 23 students completing the challenge. Congratulations to all 121 Pierce mathematicians! Stop by the Problem of the Week bulletin board by the front office, to see the list of names as well as a variety of solutions.
The correct answer to "Different Outfits" is that you have a total of 12 different combinations that could be made from 4 pants and 3 shirts.
MATH LEAGUE CORNER >
Math League is ongoing. Practices will be held every morning in the Spanish/PSED room and on Thursday afternoon.
Mondays: Problem SolvingTuesdays: Bases
COMMUNITY CORNER >
FEET OF CLAY POTTERY STUDIO - NEW CLASSES FOR KIDS
21 Station Street, Brookline Village
Feet of Clay is now offering a Wheelthrowing & Handbuilding class for kids
The winter session will be Wednesdays 4 - 6:30 pm, January 4th-February 15th. Please visit www.feetofclaypottery.com for more information and to register.
BROOKLINE PASSPORT TO HEALTH AND FITNESS 2012
BROOKLINE CLIMATE WEEK 2012: JANUARY 21-29
Put Brookline Climate Week on your calendar and look for more details soon on family and eco-friendly events and displays happening around Brookline. Over 40 events & displays from Larz Anderson Park to Brookline Village, including a Winter Marketplace, Eco Arts installations, Smart Energy workshops, Celebrate Winter events at Larz Anderson Park and more.
For details and updates go to climatechangeactionbrookline.org. Together we can keep making Brookline green!
Brookline Climate Week 2012 is sponsored by Climate Change Action Brookline, Selectmen's Climate Action Committee, Brookline School Committee, Brookline Adult and Community Education, Brookline Department of Public Health and New England Institute of Art.
Brookline High School Gym, Jan. 24, 7-8pm
Did you know that there is a rock-climbing wall right at Brookline High School? Join us in a safe and structured environment where both you and a child can learn to climb. Brookline Adult & Community Education has a Beginning Rock-Climbing for Adults and Children class that meets for 4 Tuesdays, 7 - 8 pm. Begins January 24, Brookline High School Gym, $61 per pair ($51 plus $10 materials fee). Please call 617-730-2700 for more information or visit us online aded.brooklinema.gov/detail.php?id=537448
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM B-PEN AND B-CASA
As we enter the holiday season, some of the hottest gift items for kids of all ages will be electronics, from phones and tablets to e-readers and video games.
If you're giving the gift of electronics, we urge you to include some parental guidelines for responsible use. The constant stream of stimuli that electronic devices offer can draw kids into hours of unproductive and ultimately unhealthy behavior that can lead to focusing and learning challenges.
Talk about basic limits for use and good cyber citizenship. For information, resources and tips, check out the Cybersafety section of www.B-PEN.org. The link to Common Sense Media offers a terrific "Parents Guide to Kids' High-Tech Toys," with invaluable advice on what's out there, how the devices work, and how to help your kids wisely manage all this exciting new technology. And check out B-PEN's new Parent Newsletter on "Cyberspace - The Good, the Bad & the Ugly."
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phone: (617) 730-2580