03.01.2017
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)
Works closely with PTO and develops and executes a strategy for open, consistent and accurate communication between the school and the Pierce community by publishing The Bridge (the Pierce weekly newsletter) and Principal's Corner.  For additional information, contact  piercebridge@gmail.com.
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Bridge Editor (1 position available)
The PTO seeks a volunteer to edit the weekly newsletter. Work closely with the Communications Chair and other PTO members to ensure that the Bridge is complete, on time, and error-free! Editing the Bridge is a wonderful way to stay informed about school and Brookline community events. Interested? 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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SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
Thurs., 3/2 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. The docket includes a Public Hearing on the FY 2017 Budget and School Choice at approximately 7:00pm. The FY 2018 Preliminary Budget Executive Summary can be found here. The docket for the meeting
can be found here
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TICKETS FOR ANNIE
Beginning Mon., 3/13 @ outside main office   
Tickets for Annie will be on sale before and after school outside the main office. We will also sell prior to each show outside the cafeteria. Questions? Please email  jennifer.gangadharan@gmail.com  or  katrinagreenman@gmail.com.
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SIGN UP NOW! FREE OPEN MIC NIGHT & PERFORMANCES
Thurs., 3/23 6-8pm @ Pierce auditorium; free pizza 5:30-6pm
Pierce Kids!  Show us your best song, dance, comedy, juggling, magic or any G rated fun!! To Perform at Open Mic, sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4eaaa62da3f58-pierce . Any questions, please email  pierce.pto@gmail.com
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PIERCE CODERS' CLUB 
7:20-7:55am @ Pierce Computer Lab
Pierce Coders' Club will meet again this spring, from the first week of April through the third week of May. It is open to all students in 3rd through 6th grades who are interested in programming. We have prepared a range of coding activities, from elementary graphics and maze-solving to text processing, and have some interesting new challenges for returning coders too. We're considering Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays as possible days. This spring, we are hoping to include everyone who is interested; but space is limited, and we will need more coaching help. Coaches typically come in on the same morning as their kid(s) and support them and two or three others at nearby workstations. To sign up and/or to volunteer, please contact Will Provost,  provost@tiac.net.
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PIERCE SPRING BOOK FAIR
Believe it or not, the Pierce spring book fair is around the corner. 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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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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SPECIALISTS' CORNER 

The eighth grade has completed their Kaleidoscope Name Design paintings. You will find them hanging through out the school. Follow the art department on Twitter at PierceArt@piereart_news for all the latest images of what is happening in the art rooms.
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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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T AKE A LESSON, JOIN A BAND, ROCK THE STAGE!
InHome Jams offers modern rock/pop based music lessons, bands, and seasonal camps for kids ages 5-17. Call today to schedule a free jam-meeting with your child(ren) at our music studio. www.inhomejams.com / 857.234.1935.  
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BIG PICTURE ART HOUSE
Big picture Art House offers Photo and Movie Making classes for 6th-9th graders.  Students are provided with professional DSLR cameras and receive one-on-one attention from 20 year veteran photographer (also a Pierce School alum), Jennifer Connelly. Class meets and ends close to Brookline in JP, right off the Jway. Big Picture runs a full schedule of summer classes starting June 26th and ending August 18th. We also have 3 day photo workshops over February and April Vacations. Contact 781-696-1138,  Bigpicturearthouse@gmail.com  to get information or go on the emailing list. Visit us at  http://www.bigpicturearthouse.com  for more details, or see us on  facebook at bigpicturearthouse .   
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BABYSITTER AVAILABLE
Mature, fun and caring Pierce graduate and BHS Junior available for babysitting (evenings and weekends). Experienced, with several neighborhood references available. Please feel free to contact me at  mayajhertz@gmail.com . Thank you!
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PART TIME HOUSE KEEPING NEEDED (诚邀半职管家):
Neighbor of the Pierce School (1.5 mile) needs part-time house keeper (2-4 h/day, 3 days a week). Interested persons please contact  617-669-4465 .
诚邀有车会开车管家做家务,半职。每周不少于两个工作日, 下午最好。邻居最佳。有意请电: 617-669-4465 .
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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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