06.07.2017
PTO CORNER  
 
PIERCE SPRING PICNIC
Sat., 6/10 4-7:30pm @ Emerson Park
Come celebrate the end of the school year at the spring picnic!! We will have a DJ, ice cream, a food truck, and Pierce hats for purchase. Bring a blanket or chairs and join us for food, dancing, games and to enjoy our wonderful community. Bring the whole family!
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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:
 
Book fair leader: The current leaders of the beloved annual book fair are moving on after this year's fair. If you want to lead or be part of a leadership team, get in touch. Feel free to wait until after the book fair to see what it's all about. 

Fundraising chair: We are looking for someone to lead and coordinate fundraising efforts during the year. The PTO cochairs and the fundraising chair work together on all projects as a team. This is a great way to add new skills and contacts to your resume.
 
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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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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PERFORMANCE BY GEORGE W. RUSSELL, JR. & CO.
Tues., 6/13
The Pierce Arts Council is proud to present a performance by George W. Russell, Jr. & Co. for grades 3-8. The "Clap Your Hands" program features African-American music (spirituals, folk-blues, and gospel), highlighting its profound influence on both musical and political movements throughout our nation's history. The talented ensemble is led by celebrated pianist and Berklee College of Music professor, George Russell, Jr.
 
Thanks to the donations of parents and community members to the Pierce PTO, the Pierce Arts Council brings age-appropriate, high-quality arts performances to the school to complement learning in the classroom and expose students to dance, theater, puppetry, music, storytelling, poetry, and more. These performances provide a creative and fun way for students to engage in and learn about arts, science, history, and literature as well as spark conversation around important issues and ideas.
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LAPS FOR LIFE-PIERCE WALKS/RUNS FOR AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
Fri., 6/9 1:40pm @ the amphitheater to walk over to the reservoir on Rte 9.
Join Ms. Woogmaster and her students in 5W in raising funds for cancer research.
Where:  Brookline Reservoir
What: Students (and parents) will walk from Pierce after school to start their laps and will end back at Pierce by 5:00 pm.
Cost: $5.00 entry fee and pledges for each lap (walking over and back counts as 2 laps).  Donations are accepted until June 12 and checks can be made payable to Pierce School.  If you would like to help out please email Ms. Woogmaster at amy_woogmaster@psbma.org. Parent volunteer are still needed! Sign up here  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4aadaa29a13-laps  or email Jen Barnes at jenhbarnes@gmail.com .
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FALL GRADE 7-8 MUSICAL IS HERE!!
Registration opens Sat., 6/10 8:00am
The Fall Grade 7-8 Musical Will Be "Aladdin!" 
One of Broadway's most popular musicals is coming to Pierce. Rehearsals start in early September and continue until the shows on December 7-9 . Registration opens this coming  Saturday, 6/10 at 8:00am for 50 spots, with 10 spots reserved until 9/ 2 . Please see www.pierceschoolmusical.com f or all of the information!
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EIGHTH GRADE FUNDRAISER
2 VIP Celtics tickets for next season for auction by 8th graders  
8th graders will be saying goodbye to Pierce, but first they will be dedicating one morning of service to pack emergency meal packets for famine relief for communities in need. The goal is to pack 6,000 meals which requires over $1500 in fundraising. The highest bidder will win 2 Celtics tickets plus VIP access AND an NBA goody bag full of great stuff!  Click here to make your bid:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VswSg5mQgymdHlk4yt9ml2voy3mdXwdbAFjBDTor0kc/edit
OR....  
if you are not interested in bidding on the tickets you can still help us by donating to our cause here http://events.stophungernow.org/Pierce2017

Don't wait!  Submit your bid now!  We will send out a daily update with the highest bid and announce the winner  Friday night!  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
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UNDERSTANDING OUR DIFFERENCES & SIMILARITIES  
Parent Volunteers  are needed for 8:00-10:30am the day of each unit. We schedule a training meeting at  7pm  one evening the week of each unit. if you cannot make the training meeting, there is a brief online training video that you may use.
 
Brookline schools have a long tradition of offering an annual parent-run disability & inclusion awareness program, using curriculum provided by Understanding Our Differences in Newton, MA. Every year at Pierce, 4th graders are introduced to four units using interactive materials, small group workshops, engaging guest speakers, & organized group discussion. We do this in collaboration with the 4th grade teachers and with the essential support of parent volunteers, as well as our school and town administrators.  
 
Pierce 2017 UOD dates and topics are:
Thurs., 6/8 -- Physical Challenges/disabilities 
To  volunteer , please follow the link below to a Google document to sign-up: 
No experience necessary! Many, many thanks for helping us to keep this going!! Please e-mail or call Ann with any questions:  annkamensky@gmail.com or (617) 835-9586.  
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MUSIC PERFORMANCE DATES
6/9 8:15am 4th Grade Spring Sing, parents welcome
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RUN A MILE FOR EXTENDED DAY!
Sun., 6/11 2pm @ Harvard and Linden St.
The Village Fair Road Race is a USATF sanctioned one-mile road race with all proceeds going to scholarships for Brookline Extended Day Advisory Council (BEDAC). The course is flat and straight, making it perfect for experienced and novel runners alike. An award ceremony at 3pm will recognize top runners per age group, and kids get a commemorative race t-shirt! Registration is ONLINE ONLY, so don't forget to register today for this fun event at https://racewire.com/register.php?id=7946! If you'd like to volunteer to help at the race or fair, please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4ca4a92aa6fb6-village.
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INTRODUCING THE PIERCE READ-A-THON! 
Leading up to the book fair, engage our reading community in a little healthy competition. The purpose is to get our students excited about reading while also raising important funds for the PTO. Look for the packet in your student's folder this week. 
June 7 - June 11 Collect pledge money from your sponsors!
June 12 - Return Read-a-thon packet.
Individual prizes (gift cards) will be given based on number of pages read and classrooms with the most participation will be rewarded with a class pizza party.
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BOOK FAIR!
Wed., 6/7 2:30-8:00pm @ Pierce auditorium
Last day of the Pierce book fair!!  Tonight is family night with activities and a performance from 6-7pm of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Don't miss this beloved event!  
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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.  

SOLUTION TO PROBLEM OF THE WEEK #3: SINKING SHIP 
13 out of the 15 people can get off the ship before it sinks. 

See the POW board by the front office for solutions.
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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.  

SOLUTION TO MATHLETES PROBLEM OF THE WEEK #3: FENCE ME IN
a) There are 18 possible products.
b) The largest possible area is 81 square units.
c) The minimum number of rectangles needed is 6.  
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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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HOUSE OF COLORS, SUMMER PROGRAM
The House of Colors offers a creative artistic summer program  from  July 24- August 11
Check out our website,  thehouseofcolors.com or call Michelle at  617 365-5625.

ASA HOOPS - SUMMER CAMP
ASA Hoops is celebrating it's 20th year of summer camps in Newton. Summer 2017 will offer camps from 6/26 - 8/24  in and around Newton. Camps are for boys and girls ages 7-15.  For more information, visit http://www.asahoops.com or contact Coachb@asahoops.com.
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