PRINCIPAL'S CORNER >
What makes you tic? 6th-8th Grade Assembly with Marc Elliot,
Today our sixth through eighth grade students listened to Marc Elliot and
his inspiring presentation about tolerance. Marc has Tourette Syndrome
and another medical condition which impacts his daily life similar to
Chron's disease. Marc captivated our students with his stories of growing
up with these daily challenges.
His stories were moving and funny. Our students were mesmerized and
touched by his presentation. His overall message was this: we do not know
the challenges and struggles that another person faces so if someone looks
different, behaves differently or seems somehow different than ourselves,
we need to remember we can not possibly know their story or their struggle
so we should not make assumptions about them. We should show extreme
kindness, and live and let live.
Below is a link to a brief overview of Marc's presentation as he has
performed all over the country with his inspirational story:
Thank you Pierce PTO for sponsoring this assembly through our Brookline
Arts Council program!
|NURSE'S CORNER >
- medication procedures at school - short term and long term daily medications requirements of parent/guardian consent and physician's orders outlined, field trip protocols, epipens and inhaler protocols also detailed
- scoliosis screening coming up in the next few weeks for grades 5-9
- additional details at: brookline.k12.ma.us. Go to School Committee. Click on policy and refer to Support Services E.2b. Medication Administration Policy
PTO CORNER >
GRADES K-3, JOIN US FOR FUN FITNESS DURING THE WEEK
Snacks * Raffle * Parent Activities
Fight the winter blues at this PTO-sponsored event.
Tuesday, Mar. 6 - Silly Soccer - Pierce Gym, 6:00-7:30pm
Wednesday, Mar. 7 - Movement: Yoga & Dance - Pierce Gym, 6:00-7:00 pm
Thursday, Mar. 8 - Anything Goes: Gym games & more - Pierce Gym, 6:00-7:00 pm
Parent volunteers still needed. This is a 2nd Grade volunteerism by grade event.___________________________________________________
COME TO PIERCE'S FIRST EVER MATH CHALLENGE EVENT!
Grades 4-6 - Wednesday, March 7 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Parent volunteers still needed!
For raffle donations and info contact Hollie Triconi at firstname.lastname@example.org ___________________________________________________
DR. LUPINI, Superintendent of Brookline Public Schools PRESENTS @ PIERCE!
Friday, March 9, 8am @ Pierce Auditorium
Why? Dr. Lupini visits each school annually to discuss relevant district issues with the parent community, such as budget. This is a good opportunity to hear more about Brookline public schools and Pierce overall.
Coffee will be provided. Please feel free to bring a light snack to share.
IMPORTANT SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING, TOMORROW MARCH 1
Presentation about an important issue regarding building improvements and the use of private capital campaign that may have an impact for future school improvement projects. Open to the public, see below for details.
SPELLERS AND SPONSORS URGENTLY NEEDED!
ANNUAL BROOKLINE EDUCATION FOUNDATION SPELLING BEE CHALLENGE: SUNDAY, MARCH 11
Each spring, the Brookline Education Foundation Adult Spelling Bee brings our diverse community together for a wonderful fundraising event.
Businesses, PTOs, neighborhood and community groups, town and public safety organizations all sponsor teams of three spellers. Distinguished judges, pronouncers, and prizes contributed by local businesses, as well as a diabolical selection of words, all contribute to the festivities.
Competition is intense to win the coveted Bee Trophy, as well as the prize for the best costume.
We need spellers to join the Pierce team sponsored by the Pierce PTO - or sponsor your own team with some friends. We need you!
Contact Cherie Gaehde email@example.com or BrooklineFoundation.org
FIRST ANNUAL PIERCE TRIVIA NIGHT - Test Your Smarts!
Friday, March 30, 7 p.m. @Pierce School
Join us for a night of games, prizes, community and fun! Trivia and treasures - play
trivia, bid on teacher treasures auction items or just come by to have a good time.
$25 per person in advance; $30 pp at the door.
We'll build teams or you can register with your own team of 6.
Price includes pizza & light snacks.
MATH CORNER >
It's time for the Problem of the Week! We had 118 students complete the
11th Pierce Problem of the Week, "Farmer Brown". Hats off to 3B for
contributing the greatest number of solutions with 19 students completing
the challenge. Congratulations to all 118 Pierce mathematicians! Stop
by the Problem of the Week bulletin board by the front office, to see the
list of names as well as a variety of solutions.
The correct answer to "Farmer Brown" is that he has 9 chickens on his farm.
PROBLEM OF THE WEEK #12 'MARCH MADNESS' - DUE 3/8/12
When submitting your solution, remember to write both your first and
last name on your solution as well as your class.
MATH LEAGUE CORNER >
Congratulations to all of the students on the Pierce Math League team! In
Thursday, Feb. 16th meet, the Pierce team won a first place trophy in the
category of Operations. Overall, Pierce placed second out of the nine Brookline schools that were competing.
Stop by the Pit to see the trophy this week, before it goes on display in Pierce's display cabinet.
And a special congratulations to the following four students who received
Henry 6G in Patterns and Operations
Rohan 6L in Bases and Operations
Brian 6S in Bases
Liam 6F in Geometry
The last Math League practice will be on Tuesday March 6th, as the regular
Math League season ends with the meet on Tuesday, March 6th.
Math League practices will be held every morning in the Spanish/PSED room and on Thursday afternoon. Math League Thursday afternoons (2:25-3:00) topic: Problem Solving in the room next to 6G.
Mondays: Problem Solving
| |COMMUNITY CORNER >
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING Thursday, 3/1, 6pm @ Town Hall
James F. Walsh School Committee Room, 5th floor - Open to public
Docket for this meeting can be found at www.brookline.k12.ma.us.
SPECIAL EDUCATION AT BHS: A COMPREHENSIVE AGENDA
Thursday, March 8th 7-9 PM in the MLK Room, Brookline High School.
BATTER UP! BROOKLINE YOUTH BASEBALL THIS SPRING
Registration is Now Open!
Tryouts: March 10 & 11, 1-4 pm @ BU's Athletic Enhancement Center
Click here: Brookline Youth Baseball
Ross W. Greene, Ph.D. presents "Working with Challenging Behaviors in Children and Adolescents" - FREE EVENT, hosted by SEPAC, brooklinesepac.org
Tuesday, Mar. 13, 7pm @ Driscoll School Theater, 64 Westbourne Terrace
THE STUDIOS AT BENEFITNESS - Now Open!
HOT YOGA | BALLET BARRE | TRX | SPIN | PILATES REFORMER
$39 One Month Unlimited Classes (TRX, Hot Yoga and Ballet Barre)
Offering all-women and co-ed classes. Limited time only! Take advantage of this special offer while it lasts.
For details or to purchase visit studiosatbenefitness.com or call 617-232-7440.
STAGE SOUP ANNOUNCES DATES FOR 2012 SUMMER CAMPS!
Announcing a fun and exciting theater camp right in the neighborhood: Stage Soup! Led by Pierce parent (and director of several Pierce plays) Ryan Bailey, this camp is a great place for your child to have fun, be creative, and develop theater skills this summer! Students will play drama games, study acting, play outside every day, and put on a show on the final day of camp. The location is Inner Space Annex on Station Street in Brookline Village. Stage Soup camp is a ton of fun. Kids will have fun, make new friends, develop confidence and express themselves. Dates are August 6-17 for ages 12-18 and August 20-31 for ages 7-12. For more info or to register, please email: Ryan@Stagesoup.com or call 781-654-5218.
FEET OF CLAY POTTERY STUDIO - NEW CLASSES FOR KIDS
21 Station Street, Brookline Village
Feet of Clay is now offering a Wheelthrowing & Handbuilding class for kids ages 10-14. The spring session will be Thursdays 3:30-6:00 pm, March 8th -May 10th. No class on April 19 and April 26. Registration begins February 20. Private lessons also available. Please visit feetofclaypottery.com for more information and to register.
PIANO INSTRUCTION - about 1 mile from Pierce
Learn Jazz/Blues/Classical, theory, sightreading from a Berklee & New England Conservatory graduate with over 30 years teaching experience. Build a high quality musical foundation with a patient, upbeat, and caring instructor. Beginners welcome. Gloria Jasinski, phone: 617.566.9704, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ULTIMATE GRIND - PROFESSIONAL GROUP FITNESS
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