PRINCIPAL'S CORNER >
On Sunday, May 6th, Pierce School was proudly represented at the annual Walk for Hunger with our "We have Pierce Pride" team of walkers. This group raised a record amount of money for Project Bread. Our students were relentless in their efforts to contribute to this fundraising effort: some of them shovled snow, held bake sales, provided childcare, donated their allowances, and talked to their school mates about the plight of hunger for many families in Massachusetts. We could not be more proud of the dedication and commitment these students displayed for this worthy cause.
A huge thank you to the Pierce community for the incredible support given to our students, Project Bread and the Walk for Hunger. A special thank you for the leadership of 7th grade social studies and English teacher Jamie Yadoff. Under her wing, our 7th & 8th graders, along with some Pierce alumni, raised over $34,000! An unbelieveable accomplishment. We were second in the state behind a large insurance company. Twenty-three students were "Heart and Sole" walkers, raising $500 dollars or more. Two students raised a combined $7,000 dollars! We have future development officers in our midst! Fifty-four students completed the 20-mile walk on Sunday! Congratulations to all who donated, walked, and supported our students in any way.
Congratulations to the Pierce School community and the "We have Pierce Pride" team!
Dr. Pipier Smith-Mumford
PTO CORNER >
PTO NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
The PTO is in need of new leadership for next school year. We need to fill 2-3 Co-Chair positions, and have room on the Leadership Team for increased involvement in fundraising, communications, outreach, budgeting, and volunteerism. Wherever you have an interest, we have a fit! Please email email@example.com if you are interested. ___________________________________________
PTO EVENING MEETING RESCHEDULED
The PTO evening meeting originally scheduled for tomorrow (5/9) has been postponed until Thursday June 6 at 7 pm. The agenda will include reviewing spending priorities for next school year in light of town budget cutbacks, and hopefully reviewing and endorsing next year's new leadership!
FREELANCE TROUPE PRESENTS MUSICAL: MYTHING LINKS
Wednesday, 5/15, 4pm @ Pierce auditorium
Mything Links is a playful and entertaining interweaving of many Greek Myths - a fun musical show for all ages. The Freelance Troupe is an acting troupe for children aged 8-12. Come see some Pierce 6th graders in this production. This show is free and open to the public. Contact Tara Washburn with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
BOOK FAIR: COMING MAY 28 - 30!
We still need books, especially for kids (K-8). Curbside Book Drop tomorrow (5/9), 7:40-8:15am & 2-2:40pm in the drop-off circle.
Volunteer for the Fair! Sign up here:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0B4FABAB2AA31-volunteer. More information about the Fair coming soon from your room parent.
If you're a Pierce or community author and would like to display/donate a book(s), please contact Juliet Eastland at email@example.com.
PROBLEM OF THE WEEK >
POW #16: MONEY PLANT
Due Tuesday, 5/14
Visit the POW page on the school website:
|COMMUNITY CORNER >
TOMORROW: BROOKLINE SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
Thurs. 5/9, 6pm @ Walsh School Committee Rm., 5th Fl., Town Hall, 333 Washington St.
View the complete meeting docket here. Contact Robin Coyne at 617-730-2430 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
TOMORROW: 2ND ANNUAL BROOKLINE HUB YOUTH AWARDS
Thursday, 5/9, 7-9pm @ Coolidge Corner Theater
Free event and all are welcome! Amazing models of initiative, drive, and social awareness. Come be inspired by our amazing Brookline local youth. Let's fill the Coolidge Theatre with our support, admiration and gratitude! Contact Martha with questions at Martha@WeGush.com.
HOW TO BE HAPPY WITHOUT BEING PERFECT with DR. ALICE DOMAR
Tuesday, 5/14, 7pm @ Baker School Auditorium. Tix $15 in advance; $20 at the door.
UNDERSTANDING BROOKLINE: EMERGING TRENDS & CHANGING NEEDS
Wednesday, 5/15, 5:30-8pm @ Brookline Senior Center
The Brookline Community Foundation (BCF) is sponsoring a lively discussion on a first-of-its-kind report from BCF. Brookline in 2013 is a changing community; the strengths and resources of our town continue to make it a highly desirable place to live, but we also have significant questions to address. For more information, please contact Jenny Amory, BCF Executive Director, email@example.com.
HEATH MAYFAIR - RAIN OR SHINE
Saturday, 5/18, 11am-4pm @ Heath School, 100 Eliot St
Come enjoy a full day of fun with your family! Full size batting cage, rock wall, mini golf, mega obstacle courses, photo booth, carnival games, over 30 activities. Contact Lisa with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BROOKLINE BIKES BEACON BICYCLE PARADE
Sunday, 5/19, 1pm @ Amory Park
Meet at Amory Park for this annual community event. Choose from two routes: Five-mile Beacon Street Loop for ages 10+ with reliable bikes and the ability and energy to tackle the long hill through Coolidge Corner at a steady pace. OR, 1.5-3-mile Cottage Farm Loop for younger cyclists and novices. NO TRAINING WHEELS, please. Parade starts at 1 pm! Party in the Park from 12:30 to 3 pm with DJ music, food to buy, and post-parade free ice cream and popsicles. Contact email@example.com with questions.
BAAFN PRESENTATION: ADOPTEE AND MULTIRACIAL STUDENTS
Thursday, 5/23, 7-8:30pm @ Unified Arts Building, 4th Fl, 46 Tappan St.
The Brookline Asian American Family Network (BAAFN) invites you to a presentation on "Asian Americans Speak: Adoptee and Multiracial Students." For information or to RSVP, email BAAFN1@gmail.com
. Check out BAAFN at www.BAAFN.weebly.com/ or
BROOKLINE YOUTH HANDBALL - FREE CLINIC
Saturday, 6/1, 12-3pm @ BHS, 115 Greenough St.
All students in grades 3-7 are welcome to learn one of the world's premier sports - handball - as demonstrated by national team players and international Boston Club members. Go to firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
SAVE THE DATE! AUTISM LAW ENFORCEMENT COALITION COMMUNITY DAY
Saturday, 6/15, 10am - 12pm @ Brookline Fire Department, 962 Hammond St.
The Autism Law Enforcement Coalition will host a community day for members of the Brookline Community diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, or related developmental disabilities, and their friends, families, and caregivers. Emergency responders will answer questions about emergency preparedness for family or friends dealing with these disorders. Families will see equipment and vehicles used in emergencies, and may take home information and supplies to educate loved ones on what to do in a crisis.
The open house is co-sponsored by the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, and is offered through a collaboration between the ALEC Program of the Arc of South Norfolk, Brookline Police Department, Brookline Fire Department, Fallon Ambulance, and the Brookline DPW.
Preregistration is required. For more information contact Sgt. Jennifer Paster, Brookline Police Department at 617-264-6437 or email@example.com.
B-PEN NEWSLETTER PROVIDES "BREAK FREE FROM DEPRESSION" INFO
Last month's B-PEN parent forum, "Adolescent Anxiety and Depression - What Every Parent Needs to Know," featured a persuasive presentation and film by Children's Hospital called "Break Free From Depression," as well as powerful guest speakers and experts. The goal was to help increase understanding and awareness of adolescent anxiety and depression, as well as destigmatize teen mental health issues.
Click here for the full newsletter, or click here for the short form printable info newsletter.
HEBREW IMMERSION PROGRAM
PIERCE FAMILY SEEKING HOME IN PIERCE DISTRICT
Pierce family of four looking for a 2/3 bedroom condo to rent or buy in the Pierce School District before July 1st. Email Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org for any leads or info. Thank you.
phone: (617) 730-2580