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TONIGHT: ANNUAL PIERCE PICNIC
Wed., 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 email@example.com
or Tamisha Atkins at firstname.lastname@example.org
with questions.To volunteer, please sign up here:
EXTREME MAKEOVER, PIERCE EDITION
Sat., 6/21, 8:30am-2:30pm - Volunteers Needed for Blocks of Time
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!
We have had a lot of interest from parents and teachers; however, at this point we only have 15 people officially signed up. If you want to help clean and beautify Pierce, sign up! Donate a few hours of your time and help refresh Pierce before we leave for the summer.
We will focus on common school spaces, not individual classroom areas. Priority cleanup efforts will include but not be limited to: removing stuck tape, outdated signs, and old art; low and high dusting; cleaning/degreasing the ramp (in preparation for priming and painting); and cleaning/decluttering the conference room, Pit area, and Historical Building. We'll also focus on the Bridge, the Lost & Found, and the hallways/front foyer. Please realize that while there are many areas that need focus, this is only one day!
Sign up here for a slot: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/904054DAAA723A46-extreme/17951815. For questions, please contact Elizabeth_Collins@brookline.k12.ma.us, Annemarie_Stewart@brookline.k12.ma.us, or email@example.com.
SCRUB-A-DUB, DUB: WANT TO CONTRIBUTE TO OUR COMMUNITY CLEANUP EFFORT?
Purchase Something On Our Amazon Wish List!
Whether you're able to attend or not, this a great way to contribute to Extreme Makeover. Supplies can be dropped off in bins inside the front entrance of the Main Building, or you can have them shipped directly to Pierce School, 50 School St. Brookline 02446, attn: Pierce PTO. Sign up here, and thank you! http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/17X36CODXYFAF/ref=topnav_lists_1
JOIN THE PIERCE PTO LEADERSHIP TEAM
The Pierce PTO is seeking a new Fundraising Chair. Responsibilities include the Fall Annual Appeal, the Spring Fundraiser, and other smaller events to raise the approximately $75,000 annual PTO budget. This is a modest commitment - and no fundraising experience necessary! The current Fundraising Chair will be available to advise the new Chair with the Fall 2014 Annual Appeal as needed. If you would like more information about this role, or are interested in volunteering, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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!
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 email@example.com.
FINAL BRIDGE OF THE YEAR COMING OUT NEXT WEEK, 6/18
Get those last words in soon (or you'll have to wait until September)!
Stay connected! Visit pierceschoolbrookline.org
TONIGHT: BROOKLINE HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS OPEN HOUSE
Wed., 6/11, 6-7:30pm @ Schluntz Gymnasium, BHS
Will your 8th-grader be attending BHS next fall? This drop-in event is intended for families interested in learning more about the athletic opportunities for BHS students. Coaches from various sports will be available to answer any questions you may have about their program.
FINAL MUSICAL PERFORMANCES: PARENTS WELCOME!
Come support your little warbler at his or her SPRING SING:
- TONIGHT: 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.
TOMORROW: 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.
PIERCE SCHOOL COUNCIL ELECTION
Voting Deadline Mon. 6/16, 9am
Three candidates are running for the one open parent seat on the 2014-2015 Pierce School Council: you'll find their information here, along with a link to vote. Paper ballots are also available next to the PTO mailboxes.
Feel free to contact Jennie Roffman, current School Council co-chair, with any questions. Thank you!
PIERCE 2014 BOOK FAIR A RUNAWAY BESTSELLER!
Special thanks to the families who donated books; Carin Aquiline, Jennifer Hecht, and Daria Cohen for lead organizing roles; Julie Bruno, Deirdre Buckley, Maria Arado, and John Murphy for special volunteer roles; Jamie Bakum for the wonderful poster design; the many parents who helped set up, staff, and break down the fair; the sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade volunteers at the fair; the Rinne family for performing at Activity Night; Jackie McCarthy and Billy Harris; and Brookline Booksmith for partnering with us to supply new books, and for donating a percentage of sales to the PTO. We couldn't have done it without you! Happy Reading!
A Pierce teacher is preparing to teach a science unit and is wondering if anyone has any old discardable CDs available. If so, please send them to the school, attn: Sandra Sicard, Educational Technology Specialist (firstname.lastname@example.org)
. Thank you!
ANY GARDENERS OUT THERE?
Every summer, we need several families to sign up to water the plants (and weed if you're so inclined) in the amphitheater. This requires coming by the school and watering the plants about three times a week, depending on the heat. Interested? Please sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1poSD6xyGvO1f2shu_wDMdg5eSWQnh4Se7UXN5vJV0c4/edit#gid=0. Thanks!
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 IS YOUR CHANCE TO HONOR A TEACHER! Chances are an outstanding teacher has inspired your child - or your whole family - 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.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INCOMING KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS & THEIR PARENTS...
Incoming Kindergarten Picnic: Tues. 8/12, 6-7:30pm @ Kindergarten Playground
Bring dinner if you'd like; Pierce will provide the popsicles! Rain date Thurs. 8/14.
Preschool Information Form
Please be sure to take the pre-school information form to your child's current teacher for them to complete. The teacher will send the form directly back to Guidance Counselor Gayle Van Hatten.
If your child has Special Education needs and/or an IEP, it is necessary to contact Gayle at 617-730-2487 as soon as possible to make arrangements for next year. If there is other important information you feel the guidance counselor should be aware of, please notify Gayle to discuss your concerns.
PROBLEM OF THE WEEK
Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Problem of the Week this year: we had over 1,200 submissions!! A special recognition goes to the 30 students who completed 100% of the problems all year long. Their names are on the POW bulletin board.
Super job Owen Bergstein, Devin Chin, Dynasia Evans-Goode,Tyler Ford, Sasha Harwin, Bella Mendoza, Elias Troderman, Ari Tsafrir, Lucy Zuker, William McDondld, Hyewon Suh, Jay Sweitzer-Shalit, Rowan Boyd, Graham Horowitz, Ella Sussman, Eleanor Bergstein, Flip Dreijerink, Julia Janowski, Ben Kuo, Charlotte Smith, Talia Thompson, Madeline Moor, James Redding, Gabriella Thomas-Arbaje, Maximo Silverman, Andrew Janowski, Elias Waisburd, Rhys Boyd, and Paresh Hertz for submitting all 17 POWs!!!!
Problem of the Week may be over, but it's time to think about next year. Ms. Washburn is looking for suggestions for next year's Problems of the Week. If you'd like to write your own POW please put it in the red "Suggestions Box," by the POW bulletin board and Ms. Washburn will consider it for next year.
SPECIALIST'S CORNER >
Tra la la... what a melodious year it's been. Check here for updates on your budding musician!
COMMUNITY CORNER >
Girl Power! Check out MediaGirls summer program... Also: fly to Never Never Land with Artbarn's Peter Pan
... Brookline Youth Outdoors Club... kids' summer classes at Brookline Arts Center and Brookline Adult & Community Education... moving sales, host families, and more. See Community Corner
GET IN SHAPE FOR WOMEN IN BROOKLINE
July Special for New Clients - 6 weeks for $279 (that's 50% off)!
See what other Brookline moms have discovered - Small Group Personal Training with the first complete training program for women. Start this trial package anytime in July for 6 weeks, 3 training sessions/week. Each session comprises 30 minutes strength training, 25 minutes cardio, and nutrition coaching for a complete program that will produce the results you want. Visit either location to seize this opportunity and get ready for the new you! Brookline Village: 218 Washington St. 617-775-7562. Coolidge Corner: 1379 Beacon St. 617-487-5415.
ORANGETHEORY FITNESS OPENING FIRST NEW ENGLAND LOCATION IN BRIGHTON (2 MILES FROM BROOKLINE VILLAGE)
Orangetheory Fitness is a science-based, challenging, high-energy interval workout in a small-group personal training atmosphere. Structured workouts take participants through all five heart-rate zones via three phases: treadmill interval training, indoor machine rowing, and fast-paced resistance training emphasizing body-weight exercises. The goal: Be in the green zone (71-83% of your max heart rate) for 20-30 minutes, and in the orange zone (71-83%) for 12-20 minutes. This Orange Zone stimulates the "post-exercise oxygen consumption" effect, where you keep burning extra calories long after your workout. You'll wear a heart-rate monitor, and will be emailed your results after class. We're selling Founder's Memberships at discounted rates before we open. Call today to learn more: 617-208-8378.
EXPERIENCED BABYSITTER AVAILABLE
Warm, responsible and reliable babysitter available part-time for children over age 5 for summer activities. I have my own car, am a non-smoker, and live near St. Mary's Street. References available from Pierce & Lawrence School parents and others. Please contact Kathy at 617-262-0657 or email@example.com.
THE PLACE 2B
The Place 2B at 2 Brookline Place has recently opened for Birthday parties and classes, and will soon open for Saturday in-store creative studio experiences. You can visit us at www.ThePlace2B.us for more details. We are offering $50 off all Party Reservation Fees booked during the months of May and June. Parties can occur anytime before September. For more details, visit us online or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOMS RUN STRONG
A fitness resource in Brookline dedicated to helping athletic moms maximize their training and stay injury-free. Physician, personal trainer, and Brookline mom Rebecca Breslow offers customized strength and conditioning programs tailored for busy moms who want to perform well in their chosen sport. Whether you are a runner, a triathlete, or a participant in team sports, Moms Run Strong has an individualized training program for you - no gym membership or athletic equipment required. For more information: www.momsrunstrong.com or email@example.com.
ARE YOUR KIDS NEARSIGHTED, TOO?
Are your children nearsighted and getting worse each year? Do glasses or contact lenses get in the way with what they want to do? We now have a new and safe treatment for school age children to effectively prevent myopia (nearsightedness) from progressing. Your kids can see clearly during the day without any glasses or contacts. Consult with our experienced doctor to determine if your child is a good candidate for this treatment. For more information, please visit us at www.optimumvisioncare.com, or call 617-903-3538. What you do today will help your children's vision in the future.
THE ETIQUETTE ACADEMY OF NEW ENGLAND
Enrollment is open for Mind Your Manners (Grades 2-4), Peer Pressure and Beyond (Grades 5-8), and Social Skills for the Real World (Grades 9-12)! We'll cover manners, posture, social skills, overcoming shyness, strengthening leadership skills, navigating friendships, resolving conflict, and more. For more information, call 617-608-3920 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also: three immediate, part-time positions open for qualified youth program teachers, grades 1-12. Our programs are specifically developed for each age group and are taught in a fun and interactive way. Now in our second year, our curriculum is offered in after-school programs throughout Greater Boston. For full position descriptions, please visit www.TheEtiquetteAcademy.org.
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 email@example.com; phone 617-734-6718.
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.
BENEFITNESS HEALTH CLUB FOR WOMEN
** Discounted rate for Pierce moms, teachers, and staff! **
- Only $59 per month
- FREE Personal Training Session when you join!
For more information, please visit benefitnesshealthclub.com or call 617-232-7440. 62 Harvard Street (rear), Brookline MA 02445
KOLTUN BALLET ACADEMY
Pre-professional ballet training in an inspirational environment for young people ages 6-19. We aim to provide students with a rich knowledge of classical technique, and the ability to adapt to all styles and techniques of dance. We offer a hands-on approach, individual attention, and dedication to our students. For more information, please visit www.KoltunBalletAcademy.com or call 617-901-3792.
USED SANDBOX IN GREAT CONDITION
Needs fresh sand. View the model online (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Frame-It-All-Two-Inch-Series-7-ft-x-8-ft-x-5-5-in-Composite-Hexagon-Sandbox-Kit-300001231/100588416, where it retails new at Home Depot for $149.99). $15 or best offer. Call the Moolman household at 617-232-8536 if interested.
phone: (617) 730-2580