PRINCIPAL'S CORNER >
Dear Pierce families,
As we embark on the Thanksgiving holiday and begin the holiday season, please take some time to reflect with your child(ren) on the many wonderful and positive educational experiences they have had thus far this year.
I continue to be thankful for the commitment and tireless efforts of the teachers and staff who work so hard to provide your children with rich and fun-filled leaning opportuinities.
I am also thankful for the strong and ever growing school-home partnership that symbolizes our best intentions to work together as one respectful community of caring adults.
Thank you for sending your children to Pierce!
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...ASK WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR THE PTO!
Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the Pierce PTO today!
Thank you to the families who have already contributed...we have raised almost 1/3 of our goal and have about 20% of families who have already contributed...a great start toward our goal of 50% participation!
All our children benefit from the work of the Pierce PTO. Funds raised reimburse teachers and specialists for needed supplies and technology; the money also pays for in-school arts assemblies, helps offset the cost of field trips, and so much more!
The PTO is scheduled to spend approximately $75,000 this school year, or approximately $100 per student. Please be as generous as you can, and know that donations of all sizes help us reach our goal.
Questions? Visit www.pierceschoolbrookline.org/pto-fundraising-appeal.html, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Other sources for information are Leadership Team members and Room Parents.
PIERCE PTO BUDGET FOR 2013
So where does your donation go? Check out these charts to see how the PTO collects revenue, and where the funds are spent:
PTO MEETING - NEW DATE
Tuesday, 11/27, 7pm @ Pierce Cafeteria
Join us for a PTO Evening Meeting to approve the PTO's annual budget and learn about plans for 2013 leadership and outreach. The budget has been posted on the PTO website for review in advance of the meeting. Contact email@example.com with questions.
HOLIDAY SHOPPING TO BENEFIT THE PIERCE PTO!
ELECTRONIC DIRECTORY UPDATE
Thanks to all who have entered their data. After Thanksgiving, we'll print a few copies for sale, or you may use the pdf print function in the Directory to print it yourself. Please help us get to 100%. For problems, please email Jennifer Hunt (firstname.lastname@example.org). Registration instructions are available here. Thank you!
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7th & 8th GRADE PARENTS: PAINTING PARTY FOR BYE BYE BIRDIE
Friday, 11/30, 5:30pm @ Pierce Auditorium (Pizza Served)
Artistic skills appreciated, but not necessary! The more hands, the better. We will work on sets & props for the play Bye, Bye Birdie. Whether or not your child is in the play, please come and socialize with your fellow Pierce parents. We will have pizza and music. Please respond so we can plan accordingly. Remember to wear old clothes that can handle paint. Questions? Please contact Blanka (Dania's mom) at email@example.com. Sign up by clicking here
7th & 8th GRADE PLAY NEEDS SET & PROP PIECES FOR BYE BYE BIRDIE
We urgently need Rotary Telephones, in various colors, OR just the handsets. Please contact Blanka at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a phone to lend, or you are interested in helping us find other needed items.
PIERCE SCHOOL PLAY STILL NEEDS LIGHTING DESIGNER/TECHNICIAN
We need one creative and technically savvy adult to oversee lighting production for Bye Bye Birdie. We already have three competent high schoolers on board! Show dates are 12/13 through 12/15. Please contact Deborah Dowd at email@example.com if you're able to help.
PROBLEM OF THE WEEK >
POW #6: UNICEF COLLECTION
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PB&J DANCE CLASSES FOR KIDS
Peanut Butter & Jelly Dance Company winter session classes for kids ages 3-5 begin Tuesday, 11/27. Classes held at the Church of Our Saviour, Monmouth and Carl�ton Streets. New students may enroll through Friday, 12/14. Scholarships available. For times and details please visit www.pbjdanceco.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"IS EDUCATION FOR DEMOCRACY AT RISK?"
Monday, 12/3, 6:30-8pm @ Brookline Public Library Main Branch
How do we stop the privatization of our public schools and empower parents, teachers, and communities to afford all students the opportunity to learn? Sponsored by Citizens for Public Schools. For information and registration, visit http://www.citizensforpublicschools.org
FEATURING BROOKLINE HIGH CAMERATA
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Presented by Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline. To purchase tickets visit http://www.metropolitanchorale.org/concerts.htm.
WINTER WONDERLAND: DECEMBER 2012
Plan ahead with Brookline SmartVacations December break activities for students age 5-12! Arts & crafts, cooking & baking, computer & theater games, and more. 12/26, 12/27 & 12/28, 9am-4pm. Activities meet in the Unified Arts Building at BHS. For more info and to register, please call BA&CE/SmartVacations at 617-730-2700, ext 0.
MAGNUS AND JENNER: A TROLL ON A MISSION
Pierce parent Kim Girard (Kate, 4L) announces the publication of Magnus and Jenner. This chapter book for early middle-graders tells the story of a New England bridge troll on a mission: to find his only living brother, Radley. Trouble is, Radley lives a thousand miles away in the belly of a pirate ship in Orlando, Florida. The book is available at the Brookline Booksmith, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com.
BROOKLINE ARTS CENTER: CLASSES FOR CHILDREN & ADULTS
The Brookline Arts Center offers art classes for children and adults in a variety of mediums. Registration is open for Fall-extended classes, which start in November and continue through December. For more information check out www.brooklineartscenter.com, or call 617-566-5715.
Let local artist Line Olsson create illustrations that complement your marketing and advertising designs. Whether it's an illustration for a poster or flyer or a drawing for an article or book, Line will make the art work for you. Line is skilled with ink and pencils, watercolors, acrylics, block print, mixed media techniques, and digital media. Her clients include The Boston Globe, DGVE Law, and the Etiquette Academy of New England. View Line's work at www.lineolsson.com
NEED TO GET NOTICED IN PRINT OR ONLINE?
, or contact her at 617-816-8747 or email@example.com
NOW ENROLLING: ACCENT MODIFICATION CLASSES FOR BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS
The Etiquette Academy of New England, 39 Harvard St. Brookline
The Etiquette Academy is proud to offer new classes for accent modification taught by Marjorie Feinstein-Whittaker, M.S., CCC-SLP, corporate communication trainer and licensed Speech and Language Pathologist. For more details on this or other classes, visit EtiquetteAcademy.org
, or call 617-608-3920.
KOLTUN BALLET ACADEMY
Pre-professional ballet training in an inspirational environment for young people ages 6-19. We aim to provide students with a rich knowledge of classical technique and the ability to adapt to all styles and techniques of dance. We offer a hands-on approach, individual attention, and dedication to our students. For more information, please visit us at www.KoltunBalletAcademy.com or call 617-901-3792.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org