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GOING, GOING... ONE AUCTION ITEM LEFT!

We have one item left from the auction Saturday night: act fast and it can be yours!  One week at Beaver Camp: Daytrippers Program. $740 value. Open to kids going into 4th - 7th grade. See http://bcdcamp.org/podium/default.aspx?t=109719 for details.

Contact pierce.pto@gmail.com if you are interested in buying this item to support the Pierce PTO. Include the dollar amount you are willing to pay.

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PIERCE BOOK FAIR NEXT WEEK!
Tues., 5/27 - Thurs. 5/29
 We need your help! Please volunteer or donate books...
- Volunteer! Help with
set up on Thurs., 5/22 and Fri., 5/23. Help also needed the week of the fair. Please sign up here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0B4FABAB2AA31-2014

- Donate books! Donate just one book appropriate for the grade below each of your children at Pierce, and we'll have a successful fair. Donation bin near main office. Thanks to all who have donated books already! Questions? Please contact Carin Aquiline at caquiline@mindspring.com.  

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CELEBRATE READING WITH "PIERCE READS"

Thurs. 5/29, 7pm

It's not too late to sign up! "Pierce Reads" is a book discussion evening for students in grades 4-8 and their families. We look forward to a most enjoyable evening! We'll meet in small groups for informal discussions of this year's selected titles: 

 

Grade 4 - The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Grades 5 & 6 - Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate

Grades 7 & 8 - Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt

 

To participate and to receive the book, please fill out this form: http://www.pierceschoolbrookline.org/pierce-reads-2014.html and return it to your child's homeroom or ELA teacher. Contact the Library at 617-730-2586 with questions.

 

We need your help to make "Pierce Reads" a success. There are many volunteer opportunities for this beloved tradition. Contact Jenn Gangadharan at jennifer.gangadharan@gmail.com.

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PTO OPEN MEETING

Tentatively scheduled for Thurs., 6/5, 8am @ Pierce Cafeteria 

Agenda coming soon. All welcome! 

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READY FOR SUMMER? REMEMBER TO SHOP AMAZON THRU SCHOOL WEBSITE

Shopping on Amazon.com for summer necessities? Remember to go to the Pierce school website first http://www.pierceschoolbrookline.org/, and look for this logo:


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By simply clicking this logo on the Pierce school homepage, our school will receive a percentage of your Amazon purchases at no extra charge to you. Remember to use it every time you visit Amazon.com!

 

Since September 2013, the Pierce School has received over $1,700 through this Amazon/Pierce program! Thank you Pierce families! 

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EXTREME MAKEOVER, PIERCE EDITION - SAVE THE DATE!

Sat., 6/21, 8:30am-2:30pm - Volunteers Needed for Blocks of Time

Save the date for first ever Pierce Extreme Makeover! Pierce staff, parents, and older students will come together to beautify and clean up designated school classrooms and common spaces. Help build community and cultivate stewardship & pride in our building!

 

Planning Meeting TOMORROW!
Thurs., 5/22, 7pm @ Cafeteria

This planning meeting/community forum will feature a slideshow to highlight areas that need our TLC. Please plan to attend; your ideas will help make the Pierce Extreme Makeover a success!

Interested? Please contact Beth Collins at Elizabeth_Collins@brookline.k12.ma.us, Annemarie Stewart at Annemarie_Stewart@brookline.k12.ma.us, or the Pierce PTO at pierce.pto@gmail.com.

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JOIN BROOKLINE'S WELLNESS COMMITTEE

The Public Schools of Brookline's Wellness Committee needs you! The committee will begin its eighth year in the fall, and would like a representative from every Brookline K-8 school. The committee meets formally four times a year, Wednesday mornings 8:30-9:30am. Comprising parents, teachers, health professionals, town and school administrators, and community members, this lively, engaged committee examines and supports a variety of programs addressing student health, with initiatives in areas of nutrition, fitness/recreation, mental health, chemical health, teen dating violence, and climate change awareness. Contact Kate Donnelly, kate_donnelly@brookline.k12.ma.us.
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SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING TOMORROW 

Thurs., 5/22, 6pm @ Walsh School Committee Rm, 5th Floor, Town Hall 

The agenda includes a Subcommittee Reports from the Override Study Committee. All are welcome. Click here to see the meeting docket. Please contact Robin Coyne with questions at 617-730-2430 or robin_coyne@brookline.k12.ma.us.
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SAVE THE DATE: ANNUAL PIERCE PICNIC    
Tues., 6/10, 5:30pm (rain date 6/11, 5:30pm) @ Pierce Park
Bring a blanket and have a picnic to celebrate another great school year. Bring your own food or purchase food at the picnic. Contact Nora O'Farrell at noraofarrell3@gmail.com or Tamisha Atkins at tamisha31@msn.com 
with questions. To volunteer, please sign up here:
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SAVE THE DATE: SIXTH GRADE PLAY, OLYMPIA!

Thurs. 6/12, 10am & 3pm (bake sale 2:30); Fri. 6/13, 12:30pm 

The 6th Grade Drama Program presents: OLYMPIA! The History of the Olympic Games starring the class of 6M! Final bake sale of the year just before Thursday's 3pm performance. Sign ups TBA soon.

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MUSICAL PERFORMANCES IN JUNE: PARENTS WELCOME!

Pierce Auditorium 

Come support your little warbler at his or her SPRING SING!   

  • 4th Grade Instrumental Concert, Mon. 6/2, 8:30am (3rd-grade classes invited to attend)
  • 5-8th Chorus & Band w/ K-8 Art Exhibit, Tues. 6/3, 6-7:30pm
  • 1st Grade Spring Sing, Fri. 6/6, 8:15am
  • 4th Grade Spring Sing, Mon. 6/9, 8:15am
  • 2nd Grade Spring Sing, Wed. 6/11, 8:15am
  • 3rd Grade Spring Sing, Fri. 6/13, 8:15am 

Parents invited! Please contact Anne_Sheridan@brookline.k12.ma.us with questions.

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PIERCE TEACHER NANCY SPRINGER HONORED

Congratulations to the 2014 Caverly Award Recipients! The Brookline Education Foundation is proud to honor the following outstanding exemplars of Excellence in Teaching: 4th-grade teacher Nancy Springer of Pierce School, and English teacher Abby Erdmann in BHS's School Within a School.

 

NOW IT IS YOUR CHANCE TO HONOR A TEACHER! Chances are that an outstanding teacher has inspired your child - even your whole family - in some way this year. As the school year closes, consider saying "thank you" by making a donation to the BEF in honor of that special someone. It makes a great class gift, too! Your donation directly supports professional development projects for all Brookline educators, enabling them to grow in their profession and bring new experiences back into their classrooms to enrich your child's learning. Let that special teacher, administrator, or coach know how important s/he is to you and your child! Visit www.brooklineeducation.org/honor.

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HONK FOR LINDA!
Linda, the lovely crossing guard at Harvard and School Streets, will be retiring this Friday after 41 (!) years of keeping our kids safe. Tell her thanks!
SPECIALISTS' CORNER >

Visit the Spanish page on the school website to see what your estudiante is learning!
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PROBLEM OF THE WEEK >

 

POW #17: PIERCE BOOK FAIR  

Due on Tues., 6/3
Visit the POW page on the school website:

SOLUTION FOR POW #16: HOW MANY TRIANGLES?   

There could be 35 triangles formed in a regular pentagon.
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COMMUNITY CORNER

"Conjunction Junction, what's your function?" Artbarn performers present the revival of the year: Schoolhouse Rock, on stage! Also, Kesher Newton after-school program, and former Pierce family seeking housing. See Community Corner for details! 

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STAGE SOUP SUMMER THEATER CAMP FOR KIDS 8-13

Looking for a fun summer program for your creative art- and drama-loving kid? Limited space available at Stage Soup's summer theater camp in Brookline Village. The camp is run by Ryan Bailey - actress, Pierce mom, and director of many past Pierce plays. Program runs weekdays from August 18-29. This year, we'll put on our first musical, Peter Pan! Campers will act, sing, make the sets and props, play drama games, and enjoy sunny Emerson Park every day. Please contact 781-654-5218 or Ryan@stagesoup.com.
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BOSTON PATIO PLAYHOUSE SUMMER OPERA & MUSICAL THEATER PROGRAMS

Boston Patio Playhouse announces summer programs in Coolidge Corner! Backyard Opera (Musical Theater & Opera Program) runs from July 7-18; Front Porch Players Musical Theater program runs from August 18-29. In both programs, students participate in acting, dance, voice, and backstage classes while working on a personalized final performance in which everyone is a soloist! For more information or to register, visit www.bostonpatioplayhouse.com or contact Stephanie at 617-383-7522 or stephanie@bostonpatioplayhouse.com.
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STOP THE SUMMER READING SLIDE AT READING IS AMAZING!

Reading is Amazing is a Brookline Village reading tutoring and enrichment service supporting students from Pre-K through fifth grade. Currently providing reading support to a Pierce School student. Full-time Reading Teacher with extensive experience in literacy/reading. Website www.literacycoach.net; e-mail harriet@literacycoach.net; phone 617-734-6718 

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IMPROVE ATTENTION, MEMORY & REASONING - FREE ASSESSMENT

Brain Excel provides individual training to improve attention, memory, and reasoning for students ages 5 to 18. Students meet three times per week, and perform up to 10 different activities designed to amplify their learning and improve academic performance. To learn more, try our free game-based attention, memory and logical reasoning assessment, including a free 10-minute consultation review with one of our certified trainers: http://profilemyskills.com/brainexcel/user-account.php. Contact us at info@brnxl.com, 781-530-6677 or www.brnxl.com.

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ENGINEERING AND LOGIC SUMMER CAMP 
Studio of Engaging Math invites kids ages 6-12 for exciting activities this summer! From engineering challenges, science experiments, and strategy games to origami and 3D modeling, there's something for every camper. Small groups (up to 8 students), museum field trips, and hands-on projects. www.engagingmath.org/summercamp, 617-975-0268.

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INNOVATIVE & FUN SUMMER PROGRAM FOR KIDS  

Summer Days at ReadWrite! This innovative program combines reading and writing with summer fun. Kids will finish school summer reading and writing work, and get a leg up on next school year with ReadWrite classes. Fun, creativity, and outdoor activities complete the perfect summer day. Register for one week or more. Give your child a memorable, educational summer. Contact CHUNGDAHM ReadWrite to learn more! Grades 3-8. www.BostonReadWrite.com or 857-404-0170 | info@BostonReadWrite.com.

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