06.14.2017
PTO CORNER  

PTO OFFICER NEWS
We thank Hisako Yoshida for her two years of service as PTO co-chair. She has worked tirelessly on behalf of our children, teachers, and staff, always with a smile! If you see her, thank her! Cher Duffield and Marianna Yang will continue in their second year as co-chairs. We are delighted to announce an additional co-chair for next year, Hilary Elkins! Mariah Nobrega will continue as PTO treasurer. In addition, Phil Schroeder will join the PTO as an officer responsible for the 3-6th and 7-8th grade plays. 

BOOK FAIR THANK YOU!! 
Our beloved Book Fair was again a great success. It would not have happened without many, many hours spent by leaders Joan Mahon and Shoma Dhar. In addition, the following people were indispensable: Maria Arado, Isabelle Desbiens, Aaron Hoffman and Tom Mahon. Other volunteers included: Neslin Ergan, Shana Birnbaum, Gretchen Heefner, Nathalie Lavene-Faust, Sherry Sawyer, Barbara Kamholz, Karen Lurie, Sigal Dagiely, Cyril Benes, Jen Amigone,Toby Raybould, Veronique Corrdin, Huijuan Zhou , Nitzel Palacios, Ana Otero, Katrina Driscoll, Caroline Pierce, Catalina Escalante-Roseto, Jane Ebert, Susan Park, Molly Zucker, Danielle Rabina, Rachel Siblerstein, Jane Buchbinder, Lila Hoffman, Abby Desbiens, Cynthia Saadat, Odile Peroni, Victoria Nixon and Hilary Short.

You can see that we need an army to run the book fair. WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW LEADERS for next year!! PLEASE step forward, Joan and Shoma will coach you! 

GOLDEN SHOES THANK YOU!
Don't you love the Golden Shoes? Jeff Walker, Meredith Saillant, and Joan Mahon ran this one! Again many hours to the delight and benefit of our kids! 

READ-A-THON THANK YOU! 
One super volunteer designed and ran the First Annual Read-A-Thon herself! Thank you Caroline Pierce for getting our kids to read and making it fun!  
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ORGANIZE AN END-OF-YEAR SCHOOL PICNIC!!
With the school year coming to a close soon, we encourage room parents and families to organize end-of-year class or grade gatherings in local parks. It's fun, easy, and builds community!
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OPEN POSITIONS: PIERCE PTO! 
Pierce School needs your support! The PTO leadership team has wonderful opportunities for parents and grandparents for 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 picnic leaders (fall and spring)
Plan and execute the fall and spring school-wide picnics with a team of volunteers and PTO leadership. This entails finding a date, space, music, food, activities and advertising, with co-chairs helping all the way! It's fun!
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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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THANK YOU TO VOLUNTEERS-FRIDAY FIT CLUB!
For 8 weeks 20-30 kids in grades 1-4 have been meeting in the gym for 40 minutes of fun, games and exercise! Utilizing the BOKS for Kids fitness program, several volunteers helped run the activities each week to give the kids some extra activity before they start their day. We want to give a BIG thank you to Tim Rowell, Frank Perry,  Brett Vankoski, Becky  Vierira, Karen Laurie, Jen Oslund, and Katherine Barnett. Stay active and keep your eyes out for another Fit Club in 2018!
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SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
Thurs., 6/15 6pm @ James F. Walsh Committee Room, 5th Floor, Town Hall
This is an open discussion between the Brookline School Committee and the public, with topics to be determined by participants. Questions? Contact Robin Coyne ( 617-730-2430robin_coyne@psbma.org). 
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CELEBRATING NANCY SPRINGER
Mon., 6/19 7:30-8:10am @ Pierce Auditorium 
Please join parents, faculty, students and staff for a breakfast celebration of Nancy Springer's retirement. All are welcome, including former 4S students and parents.
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LEMONADE FOR LOVE
Wed., 6/21 2:30pm @ Kindergarten playground 
Send your kids to school with $1.  Lemonade for Love will host a lemonade stand at the Kindergarten playground immediately after school ends. $1 for an ice-cold glass of pink/yellow/mango or berry flavored lemonade to benefit the Brookline Food Pantry and Yellow Rose Animal Rescue.
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PROBLEM OF THE WEEK 
 
PROBLEM OF THE WEEK #4: PIZZA PARTY
Due Thurs., 06/15
You have seven mini pizzas to share equally with three friends.  How much pizza will each person get?  Show your work using pictures, numbers or symbols.  Visit the  POW page   on the Pierce website.  
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MATHLETES PROBLEM OF THE WEEK #4: GOODY GOODY GUMDROPS
Due Thurs., 06/15
On the last day of school, Jamal's class is building shapes with gumdrops and toothpicks. Jamal wants to make his shapes so that no toothpick has the same colored gumdrop at both ends. This means that any two corners that are connected must have different colored gumdrops.  
a)        What is the fewest number of gumdrop colors that Jamal can use to make a triangle? a square? a pentagon? a hexagon?
b)       As Jamal continues to add more sides, how many more colors will he need each time? Is there a pattern?
c)         Jamal decides he wants to make some 3-D shapes. He builds a triangular pyramid, a square pyramid, and a cube using the same rule as before.  Which shape needed the fewest colors? Which one needed the most?  Why?
 
Solutions & Explanations:   (Solve one or solve them all. Attach more paper if you need to!).   Copies of the Mathletes Problem of the Week are available in the front lobby and on the Pierce website.  
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COMMUNITY CORNER 
There's lots going on this week! For a list of community events, please click here.
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