Our Annual FitFest was a great event, symbolic of the nature of this community.  Students, families and staff came out to enjoy each other, the great weather, the fantastic, fun fitness activities, and soak up the good feelings many expressed about the beginning of the new school year. To all who came out to participate in our 6th Annual FitFest - Thank you!


Enormous thanks goes to our extraordinary superstar FitFest parent organizers and volunteer coordinators: Pam DiPiro, Brendan Downey, Stacey Downey, Graeme Grant, Pam Di Piro, Meredith Saillant, and Stewart Silvestri.  With over 750 students enrolled at Pierce the planning and implementation of FitFest is even more challenging than ever.  These FitFest leaders continue to pull off this school-wide event, and it only gets better.  


We had well over 500 people participate this year, our biggest turnout yet.  Many new families joined for the first time this year. Several commented that they were so impressed with this school-wide event.   


Thank you to the countless parent and teacher volunteers, community agencies and friends who spent their afternoon making FitFest such a success.  The fact that we had too many volunteers to name says it all.


Thank you to all the teachers who came to support FitFest. A huge thank you to those who braved the dunk tank: Caroline Babbidge, Ben Conlon, Eowyn Daly, Melissa London, Mike Miceli, Colleen Muldoon, Chris Smith, David Vitale-Wolff, Jamie Yadoff and Jenny Yee. The kids waited patiently in line to have a chance to throw a ball that might send a teacher into the dunk tank! It really was great fun to watch them all!


Pierce families, staff and community members enjoyed an afternoon of running, jumping, dancing, zip lining, dunking and more.  We are off to a really fit start to the 2012-2013 school year! Thank you for joining us. And keep the fun going in being fit!


Pipier Smith-Mumford 



New Event: The Harvest Fest!   


We are looking for helpers for our new event, HarvestFest. It's a parent social to be held at Pierce on Friday, October 12, 2012. Pretty low key event with small, short-term volunteer needs in decorations, food, set up.  Book your sitters now!  


For more info please contact hillary_janowski@yahoo.com.


Short-Term Volunteer Need

We are in need of help to make nametags for Open House next week.  This involves some computer work on your own time - easy and time limited.  Please email piercepto@gmail.com


PTO Fun Facts

The PTO recently supported the purchase of three iPod touches that will be used in first- and second-grade classrooms as audio book listening stations and for other purposes. Your contributions to the PTO supported this purchase! Thank you! 



Thank You, Summer Gardeners
Thank you to the following parents/families who split the weeding and watering duties for the Amphitheater over the summer. They were diligent in their duties and kept the gardens looking great! Tiffany Rinne, Pablo Alvarez, Nigel Costolloe, Jeanine Dias, Lisa Solomon, Steven Choen, Elisabeth Ligthart, Diana Luque, Ann Abrams and Mariah Nobrega.


Thank you, FitFest sponsors Catchlight Painting, KokoFit, and Henry Bear's Park.  We also thank event leaders Benefitness Health Club for Women, Energy Fitness and Gymnastics, CrossFit, BoaBom, Brookline Golf, Baseball, Soccer, Lacrosse and Field Hockey.  Thanks to DJ JK for donating his services.  Check out the links on the Pierce website!







The Pierce Math Problem of the Week is back! This is a fun math challenge open to all students.  Stop by the bulletin board on the ramp (by the front office) to see the problem and directions.  Paper copies are available on the magazine rack, outside the front office. 

Take note: Solutions are now due on Wednesdays by 8 am.





After the Red Sox game, the nine players congratulated one another with a high five!  How many high fives were exchanged if each player "high-fived" every player exactly one time?


Be sure to show your work using numbers, a table, a model, and/or words. Don't forget to include your full name and class. 




 Volunteers Needed For 7th & 8th Grade Regional Math Competition


The first meeting will be held this Friday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 am in Ms. Bare's classroom.  


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 heffan@yahoo.com, Ms. Bare tracy_bare@brookline.k12.ma.us or Ms. Galolo dawn_galolo@brookline.k12.ma.us.



Registration for after-school enrichment classes begins this Friday, 9/14. Please visit http://www.psedbrookline.org/pierce-enrichment/ for class information and registration details.
For complete community news please click: pierceschoolbrookline.org/news  




Make new friends. Have fun. Explore new places and ideas. Join us in celebrating 100 years of Girl Scout history!  Get involved today at hergirlscouts.org.  


Join Us Today For Our First Cub Scouts Pack Recruitment Meeting


Today, Wed. 9/12, 6:30-7:30 pm at the Brookline Public Library, 361 Washington Street, Hunneman Hall. This will also be a recruitment meeting, so forward this email to friends and invite them to attend.  Be prepared to share your favorite scouting activities! For more info contact Matt Amory 917.771.4157   pack6brookline.org 

Thursday, 9/13,  6:00pm @ Town Hall 
James F. Walsh School Committee Room, 5th floor 
Statutory notice of this meeting has been filed with the town clerk. 
Docket for this meeting can be found at www.brookline.k12.ma.us. 
The public is invited to attend.

Kids and Parents: Join an Old-Time/Celtic/Bluegrass/Traditional

Fiddle Music Ensemble in Brookline

Learn, practice and perform a collection of tunes as part of a multi-generational music program. There will be six sessions. The ensemble is directed by a fiddle/cello team of professional musicians/instructors. Fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, and cello players of all levels. Starts in early October. For more information, contact Pierce School parents: Rob Guillemin (rob.guillemin@gmail.com) or Kate Risse (katherine.risse@tufts.edu).


Bountiful Brookline Garden Workshop   

Sat. Sept. 29, 1-3:30,  

A discussion of indoor gardening tips to get us through the winter. This is a perfect workshop for all gardeners, young and old, new and seasoned! Register at brooklinerec.com  


Brookline Middle School Football Wants You!

BMS Football seeking 6th, 7th and 8th graders for Tackle Football. No experience necessary. Focus will be on player development, while being competitive. Registration forms at the BHS Athletic office. Head Coach Derron Golden (617) 953-3370; derron.golden@gmail.com 




GRAND OPENING of The Etiquette Academy of New England!   

Saturday, 9/15, from 1-4pm @ 39 Harvard Street, Brookline Village

Stop by for games, a raffle and refreshments!!!  Programs and classes include: manners, social skills, study skills, teen talk, and leadership. Classes for kids, teens and adults. Find class descriptions at etiquetteacademy.org


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


Start building skills that will prepare students for high school AP classes, the AP Spanish Language Test, and the AP Spanish Literature Test. Become bilingual with a deep understanding of culture and appreciation for the great wealth of Ibero-American literature. Excellent programs for college students, adults, and business applications. Space is very limited, so reserve now by calling: 617-277-4323/617-794-6554 or info@sccofa.org.



Driver Needed!  

Responsible adult needed to drive a child from the Pierce School to the Conservatory Lab School in Brighton each morning. The time commitment would be an hour every morning and include walking her into school. A car seat will be provided and the price is negotiable. For more info contact Steven Rae, Pierce School art teacher, 617-676-5215, Steven_Rae@Brookline.k12.ma.us

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