03.22.2017
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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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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OPEN MIC NIGHT!!
Thurs., 3/23 6-8pm @ Pierce auditorium; free pizza 5:30-6pm
Pierce Kids! Come cheer on your friends and schoolmates as they perform for you at this first-ever free Pierce Open Mic Night. There's singing, dancing, magic and more! Admission is free but will be limited once the auditorium reaches full capacity. Any questions, please email pierce.pto@gmail.com.
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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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*NEW*PIERCE ARTS COUNCIL PRESENTS ETH-NOH-TEC: ASIA FANTASIA
Thurs., 3/23 8:30am @ Pierce Auditorium 
Our K, 1st and 2nd graders will have a real treat this week! Master storyteller Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo of Eth-Noh-Tec delights students with folk tales and myths from Korea, Japan, China, Tibet, Afghanistan, and other Asian cultures. His engaging performances take you on an adventure of the imagination, weaving a variety of traditional tales with music, movement, and wild facial gestures to bring the characters and places to life. 
 
Brought to you by donations from parents and community members to the Pierce PTO!
The Pierce Arts Council brings age-appropriate, high-quality arts performances to the school to complement learning in the classroom and expose students to dance, theater, puppetry, music, storytelling, poetry, and more. These performances provide a creative and fun way for students to engage in and learn about arts, science, history, and literature as well as spark conversation around important issues and ideas.
 
Next Pierce Arts Council Performance
05/05: New England Gilbert & Sullivan Society (Pirates of Penzance) for Grades 2-4.
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PIERCE SCHOOL'S DESTINATION IMAGINATION COMPETITIVE SCIENCE TEAM!
Sat., 3/25 
Four Pierce School 3rd Graders--Aspen, Emily, Alexa and Zanna--will compete in the MA Destination Imagination Science Tournament. Their project focuses on both cryptic and steganographic codes and addresses the issues of puppy mills. They have worked for months on developing an 8-minute play, as required, to present their scientific solutions. Good Luck and Have Fun!
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BROOKLINE SEPAC EVENT: AN EVENING WITH STUDENT SERVICES DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT, SAM ZIMMERMAN
Mon., 3/27, 7-8:30pm @  MLK Meeting Room
No reservations required, 8th grade parents welcome and light refreshments will be served! For Brookline High School Parents and Guardians of Students with IEP's and 504's, this is an opportunity to hear about what's going on in Special Education at BHS, future plans and to ask questions.
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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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SPECIALISTS' CORNER 
 
To learn about what Pierce students are doing in PE, click here.

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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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OPEN HOUSE: STUDIO OF ENGAGING MATH & STEAM SUMMER PROGRAM!
Sun., 3/26 11am-2pm @ 320 Washington St., Suite 301, Brighton MA 02135
Come learn about our math classes & STEAM summer program. Play games, solve puzzles, and win prizes! 
Studio of Engaging Math is a K-8 after-school math program. Our small groups and expert teacher provide an ideal environment for developing critical thinking and advanced problem-solving skills. 
STEAM is a summer program in July and August for children ages 6 - 12. Broaden your child's exposure to science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). The fun and intimate, hands-on activities of the classes strive to excite and inspire participants about STEAM, creating enthusiasm that will spill over to schoolwork and school choices in future years. 
Classes include introduction to programming, building and modeling, arts and crafts, logic puzzles and board games.
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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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