03.29.2017
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 to work closely with the PTO to develop and execute a strategy for open, consistent and accurate communication between the school and the Pierce community, which includes publishing The Bridge (the Pierce weekly newsletter) and Principal's Corner.  For additional information, 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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FIRST ANNUAL PIERCE OPEN MIC NIGHT/TALENT SHOW A HUGE HIT!
THANK YOU to the amazing and brave Pierce performers whose light shone brightly to a packed auditorium:  Zoe G., Antonia D., Abby W. & Abby M., Yuhan C. & Tianyi L., Rehan A., Theo S., Lillian K., Hannah F., Mateo P-O., Eden T. & Sera G., Morgan G., Derek M., Nate F., Leo H., Charlotte S., Ishan S., Eamon B., Jasper M., Chase R., Isabella J., and Roxi Y.  
 
THANK YOU to all who helped make the show a great success!  PTO chairs Cher Duffield, Marianna Yang, and Hisako Yoshida for their support and pizza; Deb Troderman and Jeff Walker for organizing the event; Josh Troderman for being the amazing emcee for the night; Phil Schroeder for audio visual production and overseeing the  tech crew: Shabar Peterson-Davis, Griffin Schroeder, Jamie Leslie, Jenna Roseto and Joe Moolman.  
THANK YOU to all who came and cheered on the brave and beautiful performances!  
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THE PRODUCERS OF "ANNIE" WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU!
The producers of "Annie" would like to thank the many members of the Pierce community who volunteered time and work to make the play a success. Far too numerous to mention, these people supervised children, managed costume changes, built and broke down the set, sold tickets/baked goods/concessions, scooped ice cream, delivered pizza and completed many other tasks. Furthermore, we thank students, parents, family, friends, teachers and staff for coming in large numbers to watch the performers and crew members do fantastic work - and for buying cookies while you were here! Every contribution is significant and makes this a unique and remarkable experience for our kids. Bravo!
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PLEASE DONATE YOUR ITEMS AND SERVICES TO THE PIERCE AUCTION
The Pierce spring party and auction will be on the night of Sat., 5/13. Pierce families help to make this a success by donating to the auction. We invite you to donate and to be creative. In the past families have donated: sports and concert tickets; interior design services; coaching and lessons; art work; vacation home time; restaurant gift certificates and much more. Please contact Cher Duffield ( Cher.duffield@gmail.com) with your donation ideas or questions. 
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*NEW* SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
Thurs., 3/30 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. Please see the full meeting docket here http://www.brooklinema.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=3169&month=3&year=2017&day=30&calType=0 . Questions?  Contact Robin Coyne ( 617-730-2430 robin_coyne@psbma.org ).
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ORDER YOUR 2016-2017 PIERCE SCHOOL YEARBOOK!  
The process of ordering a school yearbook for your child is quick and easy with online ordering!  Simply follow these steps:
1.  Go to www.coffeepond.com 
2. Click on the "Place an Order" button
3. Select "Yearbooks"
4. Type in this password: yearbook2017
5. Complete the online order form to purchase yearbook for $25 with a credit card
6. Orders must be placed by: 4/21/2017
 
If you have any questions, please email Emily Follett at: emily_follett@psbma.org 
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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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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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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
For those children (4th to 8th grades) who love to eat and make many different types of food, In Home Cooking Fun will be a perfect class this Summer.  In Home Cooking Fun is a week long class starting  June 26th to July 28th The class consists of:
1. Snack, lunch and dessert making daily
2. Outdoor activities and games 
3. Recipe Challenge
Please contact InHomeCookingFun@gmail.com  or 617-383-9848.
 
TUTORING WITH A TWIST: MAKING SUMMER LEARNING FUN & ENGAGING
Students entering Grade 1, 2 & 3: Tutoring With A Twist uses a fun, child-centered approach to integrate art, math, literacy, science, and social studies learning while exploring our local community!  Curriculum created by Lauren Kelly &  Tanya  Paris, certified Brookline teachers. Student to teacher ratio of 4:1.  Art, Science, Math, and Social Studies connections provided through exciting local field trips to Natick Community Organic Farm, Corey Hill Park, D. Blakely Hoar Sanctuary, Boston Swan Boats, The Transportation Museum, and more!  Want to know more? Visit  http://tutoringwithatwist.weebly.com. Space is limited. Sign up today! 
MIND YOUR MANNERS 
Mind your manners is an 8-week etiquette program for grades 2-4 covering topics such as improving social and communication skills, projecting confidence, combating shyness, strengthening self-esteem and leadership skills, navigating friendships, resolving conflict, understanding social cues, basic manners, table manners, inspiring a positive attitude and much more! The program will take place beginning Monday, April 24th and will end on June 19th. The class takes place from 4:30pm to 5:30pm in Coolidge Corner. The fee is $449. To enroll visit  theetiquetteacademy.org .
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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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