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PTO CORNER >
TEAMWORK TRIVIA NIGHT THIS SATURDAY
Saturday, 4/27, 7-11pm @ Pierce Cafeteria
Is your team lined up for Teamwork Trivia Night? Advance tickets are $25, and are available on the PTO website until Friday 4/26 at noon; after that, tix are $30 at the door. The night will include several rounds of Teamwork Trivia (see http://www.teamworktrivia.com). We will also have fabulous Pierce Treasures for auction, including:
- "Principal for the Day" with Dr. Smith-Mumford
- Last Day of School Countdown with Billy
- Behind-the-Scenes Tours of the List Visual Arts Center & Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
- French Lessons
- Pinball Machine Making
- Fabulous Outings with Pierce Teachers
- Red Sox Tickets, Dinners, and Other Local Treasures
This event is not to be missed, and is a major source of support for PTO activities and events! Register today at www.pierceschoolbrookline.org. Questions? Contact Michele Mendoza at email@example.com.
RE-POSTED: NEW PIERCE AUDITORIUM ON ITS WAY!
The Pierce auditorium project will begin at the close of this school year. We are very excited and look forward to a newly renovated auditorium, slated for substantial completion by 10/1. The town has awarded the contract for the work to Contractors' Network of East Providence, RI.
The ongoing collaborative work with the architecture firm, Kaestle Boos Associates; the town's construction site manager, Tony Guigli; Deputy Superintendent for Business and Finance, Peter Rowe; school committee member Rebecca Stone; and members of the Pierce Building Task Force (most specifically, parents Philip Kramer and Peter Sacks, along with music teacher Anne Sheridan) has been invaluable to the process. Though this project has been delayed for various reasons, we are thrilled to see the necessary steps unfold as the project moves forward.
Thanks to the town for its financial support of this much needed improvement. Also, thanks to all those named above and countless others who have weighed in on what we have determined to be a vital multi-purpose space for our programming of teaching and learning experiences and theater performances.
|SCHOOL CORNER >
TOMORROW: PIERCE READS
Thursday, 4/25, 7pm
Please contact our librarian Amanda Kretschmar at Amanda_Kretschmar@brookline.k12.ma.us if you can help in any way before, during, or after this event. Thank you!
SPECIALIST'S CORNER >
We have completed our gymnastics unit in physical education!
K-2 began the unit with low/high beams and tumbling (forward rolls, backward rolls, and log rolls).
3-5 began with low/high beams, tumbling (rolls, cartwheels, handstands), and rings.
6-8 began with low/high beams, tumbling (front handsprings, back handsprings), rings, and vaulting box.
By the end of the unit...
K-2 had mastered all above activities, plus assisted cartwheels, uneven parallel bars, lightweight training (1-3 lbs. dumbbells), rings, and vertical rope.
3-5 had mastered all above activities, plus uneven parallel bars, lightweight training (5-8 lbs. dumbbells), rings, vaulting box, and vertical rope.
6-8 had mastered all above activities, plus uneven parallel bars, medium-heavier weighted training routines (5-12 lbs. dumbbells), weight-lifting bench, rings and vaulting box, boxing station, and vertical rope.
Next up: the track & field unit!
PROBLEM OF THE WEEK >
POW #15: HOW MANY EGGS?
Answers due Tuesday, 4/30
There are fewer than 6 dozen eggs in a basket. If I count them 2 at a time, there will be one left over. If I count them 3 at a time, there are none left over. If I count them 4, 5 or 6 at a time, there are 3 left over. How many eggs are there? Show work using pictures, numbers or symbols. Visit the POW page on the school website:
CORRECTION FOR POW #14: WILLY WONKA
An error was made in the solution for Willy Wonka. The correct answer is that Violet could buy more candy bars in the movie "Willy Wonka" with a 2-inch stack of nickels, because the candy bars in the movie only cost 5 cents. (Explanation: A 1-inch stack of dimes is about 19 dimes, which can buy 19 candy bars in the book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. A 2-inch stack of nickels is about 26 nickels, which buys 26 candy bars in the movie, "Willy Wonka.")
|COMMUNITY CORNER >
THANK YOU PIERCE!
Cradles to Crayons wants to thank the Pierce School for donating to the community-wide collection in Brookline. As a result of the collection, we were able to provide many children across Massachusetts with the essentials they need to thrive - at home, school, and play. We are moved on a daily basis by the people who bring our mission to life and make our work possible. To the Brookline community, and especially the Pierce School children who generously shared their clothes and shoes with other children, we thank you for your support!
TOMORROW: THE TOWN AND TEAM BROOKLINE INVITE YOU TO
Thursday, 4/25, 7:30pm @ Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard Street
Please join us to offer condolences to the four families who lost loved ones and to the injured victims; and to thank all the people who participated in many ways, helping victims or runners who were lost and confused, and, especially, all of our public safety and medical responders and others who saved lives. This is short notice, but we believe it is very important to the healing process.
Members of Brookline Clergy will speak. The Brookline High School Camerata will sing. Chief O'Leary will tell us how our Brookline police officers were involved in the events beginning Monday and ending Friday night. Further program details are in development._______________________________________
CANCELED: BROOKLINE SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
The School Committee will still honor outgoing School Committee member Henry Warren on Thursday, 4/25, 5:45pm to 6:30pm in the James F. Walsh School Committee Room, Town Hall. All are welcome. However, the 4/25, 6:30pm meeting of the School Committee has been canceled so that members of the Committee and public may attend the Marathon Bombing Memorial and Recognition Ceremony (Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard Street, 7:30 PM).
Contact Robin Coyne at 617-730-2430 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
BROOKLINE COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER OFFERS SUPPORT FOLLOWING MARATHON BOMBING
As we struggle to comprehend this attack and its effects on our lives, Brookline Community Mental Health Center has mobilized to offer support for coping.
Members of the Brookline community - adults, children, residents, and employees - who would like additional support can talk with or arrange to meet with Brookline Center staff by calling 617-277-8107.
Additional information on coping, seeking help, and resources for taking care of yourself and family members during this time can be found at http://www.brooklinecenter.org.
BROOKLINE ARTISTS' OPEN STUDIOS
Saturday, 4/27 & Sunday, 4/28, noon-6pm
This weekend, a number of local artists - including some Pierce parents - will be showing their work around town. Come support our creative community! See http://www.brooklineartists.com/index.cfm
for a list of participating artists and their locations.
PATH AND SIDEWALK CLEAN-UP
Sunday, 4/28, 2pm: all routes lead to the Fireplace!
_______________________________________ Please join the Friends of the Paths and Park on Aspinwall Hill for our annual Earth Day/Olmsted Birthday clean-up. We'll start at Schick Park at 2pm, and fan out to work our way along our paths and sidewalks, meeting up again for tasty refreshments at the Fireplace Restaurant in Washington Square. Bring your own gloves. Please rsvp to email@example.com (but feel free to come if you haven't rsvp'd). This event is co-sponsored by the Aspinwall Hill Neighborhood Association and the Fireplace Restaurant.
OPEN HOUSE AT THE JEWISH CULTURAL SUNDAY SCHOOL
Thursday, 5/2, 6pm Pizza Dinner & 6:30pm Presentation @ 1762 Beacon Street, Brookline
The Jewish Cultural Sunday School engages children grades K-7 in an exploration of Jewish identity rooted in Jewish culture and traditions of social justice. Website: circleboston.org (click "Sunday School"). Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-566-6281.
BROOKLINE SOCCER CLUB BOYS' & GIRLS' TRYOUTS & PRE-REG. FOR FALL 2013
(...plus an additional required second tryout for Boys U9 & U10 only on Sunday, 5/19).
NEW - This year, pre-registration is required for all players. Please visit
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
SAVE THE DATE: 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. Invitation to follow. For more information, please contact Jenny Amory, BCF Executive Director, email@example.com. _______________________________________
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
IN-HOME PRESCHOOL (BROOKLINE VILLAGE)
Pierce parent and certified early childhood teacher opened local preschool in home in the fall of 2011 for children 2.9 years and up. A few children are moving on to Pierce next year so there are several openings for the school year 2013-2014. Please contact Kimberly directly at 617- 955-6653 or visit the website for details at www.brooklineprekare.com.
HOUSE/APT TO RENT, HOUSESIT OR EXCHANGE SOUGHT, JULY-AUG 2013
Family of three, longtime friends of Pierce family, seeks house/apartment to rent, housesit or exchange for apartment in Mexico City's stylish Condesa neighborhood amidst caf�s, restaurants, theaters and parks and a short distance from museums and the historic downtown area. Will be in the Boston area from July 6th thru August 17th, 2013 (dates negotiable). Roger teaches anthropology at Mexico City's Universidad Iberoamericana, Cristina teaches Arabic dance, and Matt is 10 years old. Willing to take care of plants and most pets. Preference for something in or near Brookline. Write to email@example.com.
THAILAND SUMMER FAMILY IMMERSION PROGRAM
NEW! ART WITH AMY - LOFT SPACE IN BENEFITNESS BUILDING NEXT TO PIERCE
Lots of painting, drawing, building and more throughout April vacation, half days, after school and summer. This is also a *great* space for birthday parties! Pick up is available at the school. For more info check out www.artwithamy.com or call 617-566-2667.
RENTAL HOME SOUGHT IN PIERCE OR DEVOTION DISTRICT
Family from Pisa, Italy with two seventh-grade children whose parents will be teaching at Boston University fall semester, 2013, is looking for a home to rent in the Pierce or Devotion School District from late summer to the end of December. Email Alessandra at firstname.lastname@example.org
with questions or if you know of a place. Thanks.
phone: (617) 730-2580