03.08.2017
PTO CORNER  
 
OPEN POSITIONS: PIERCE PTO! 
Pierce School needs your support! The PTO leadership team has wonderful opportunities for parents to be involved in the 2017-2018 school year. Being part of the PTO is a rewarding way to connect with and enrich our school community. Open positions include:

Pierce Communications Chair (1 position available)
The PTO seeks a volunteer who will works closely with PTO and develops and executes a strategy for open, consistent and accurate communication between the school and the Pierce community by publishing The Bridge (the Pierce weekly newsletter) and Principal's Corner.  For additional information, contact  piercebridge@gmail.com.
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Bridge Editor (1 position available)
The PTO seeks a volunteer to edit the weekly newsletter. Work closely with the Communications Chair and other PTO members to ensure that the Bridge is complete, on time, and error-free! Editing the Bridge is a wonderful way to stay informed about school and Brookline community events. Interested? Contact piercebridge@gmail.com. 
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SHOP AMAZON AND BENEFIT PIERCE SCHOOL
Want to find a way to make your shopping contribute to the school? When you shop at Amazon through the school website, the Pierce PTO receives a percentage of your purchases at no extra cost to you. Each time you shop at Amazon, remember to go to the Pierce homepage first, and click on the icon below: 

 
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SCHOOL CORNER   
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BROOKLINE SCHOOL COMMITTEE REVIEWS IMPORTANT POLICIES
Bullying Prevention Policy and Policy Against Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Retaliation
As part of it's regular review of school policies, the Brookline School Committee is revising two of the district's most important ones- our Bullying Prevention Policy and our Policy Against Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Retaliation. The School Committee members need your help in crafting these policies. They are hoping to get a wide range  of input from parents and guardians as they finalize these policies over the next two weeks. If you are interested in commenting on either one of these proposed policies, you can read them at http://www.brookline.k12.ma.us//site/Default.aspx?PageID=971 and email School Committee Member Lisa Jackson with questions, comments, and input at  lisa_jackson@psbma.org . Please comment by 3/15.
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TICKETS FOR ANNIE
Beginning Mon., 3/13 @ outside main office   
Tickets for Annie will be on sale before and after school outside the main office. We will also sell prior to each show outside the cafeteria. Questions? Please email  jennifer.gangadharan@gmail.com  or  katrinagreenman@gmail.com.
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ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT FOR OPEN MIC NIGHT!!
Thurs., 3/23 6-8pm @ Pierce auditorium; free pizza 5:30-6pm
Pierce Kids!  Come cheer on your friends and schoolmates as they perform for you at this first-ever free Pierce Open Mic Night. To perform, sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4eaaa62da3f58-pierce. Any questions, please email pierce.pto@gmail.com.
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BROOKLINE SEPAC EVENT: AN EVENING WITH STUDENT SERVICES DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT, SAM ZIMMERMAN
Mon., 3/27, 7-8:30pm @  MLK Meeting Room
No reservations required, 8th grade parents welcome and light refreshments will be served! For Brookline High School Parents and Guardians of Students with IEP's and 504's, this is an opportunity to hear about what's going on in Special Education at BHS, future plans and to ask questions.
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PIERCE SPRING BOOK FAIR
Believe it or not, the Pierce spring book fair is around the corner. Drop off books outside the Pierce main office. Thanks for all your book fair donations thus far. Please do keep them coming. If you have donations (or have neighbors who have donations) but are unable to bring them in to school for some reason, please email dhar11235@gmail.com to arrange a pick up.
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2ND ANNUAL BROOKLINE YOUTH CLIMATE ADAPTATION CHALLENGE 
Sat., 4/1 11am-2pm @ Pierce School Cafeteria
Budding (K-12) artists, performers and scientists are invited to participate in the 2nd Annual Brookline Youth Climate Adaptation Challenge! Encourage your youth to participate in this unique environmental fair that celebrates nature inspired innovation, art and science! New ideas, concepts, theories, poems, plays, dance or art designs are requested - just be super creative, have lots of fun and think BIG! Categories: Biomimicry, Water (propose a solution addressing water quality, conservation/drought, pollution, wastewater or water bottles) and Art (eco-art display, eco-poetry, eco-themed dance or a 5-minute play)! Limited Space, FREE...register quickly. For details, contact  CrystalJohnsonISES@gmail.com.
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SPECIALISTS' CORNER 

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COMMUNITY CORNER 
For a list of community events, please click here.
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CLASSIFIEDS
Want to see your ad here? Send an email to  piercebridge@gmail.com.
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LIN LEARNING CENTER is now open for 2017-2018 school year enrollment  
We offer afterschool STEM education for K to 6th grades
We are also opening our center on  March 14th and 16th  from  5-5:30 pm  for parents and students to see as it is. Please come and visit the center and learn what we do to foster students to be a critical thinker, enthusiastic problem solver, and creative builder.
For more information, please visit our website,  LinLearningCenter.com or contact Kay Lin at  617-383-9848 .
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T AKE A LESSON, JOIN A BAND, ROCK THE STAGE!
InHome Jams offers modern rock/pop based music lessons, bands, and seasonal camps for kids ages 5-17. Call today to schedule a free jam-meeting with your child(ren) at our music studio. www.inhomejams.com / 857-234-1935.  
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WRITING AND ORGANIZATIONAL COACH FOR GRADES 8-12
We just relocated to Brookline, so I'm introducing my writing and organizational coaching services. I work 1:1 with students on essays, research writing, and creative writing. I also help those struggling with homework organization and task management. My thoughtful support builds self-esteem while improving skills. 
For more information see my website:  BuchbinderWriting.com  or call  617-735-7277 .
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BIG PICTURE ART HOUSE
Big picture Art House offers Photo and Movie Making classes for 6th-9th graders.  Students are provided with professional DSLR cameras and receive one-on-one attention from 20 year veteran photographer (also a Pierce School alum), Jennifer Connelly. Class meets and ends close to Brookline in JP, right off the Jway. Big Picture runs a full schedule of summer classes starting June 26th and ending August 18th. We also have 3 day photo workshops over February and April Vacations. Contact 781-696-1138,  Bigpicturearthouse@gmail.com  to get information or to get on the emailing list. Visit us at  http://www.bigpicturearthouse.com  for more details, or see us on  facebook at bigpicturearthouse .   
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BABYSITTER AVAILABLE
Mature, fun and caring Pierce graduate and BHS Junior available for babysitting (evenings and weekends). Experienced, with several neighborhood references available. Please feel free to contact me at  mayajhertz@gmail.com . Thank you!
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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 30+ years teaching experience. Build a high quality musical foundation with a patient, upbeat, and caring instructor. Beginners especially welcome. Have a positive and successful learning experience. Gloria Jasinski, phone:  617.566.9704 , email:  piano566@comcast.net.

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