MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR OPEN HOUSE
Open House is an important event where parents and caregivers meet students' teacher(s) and learn about the curriculum and classroom expectations.
Kindergarten will be Wed., 9/17, 7:30am with family breakfast.
Grades 1-6 will host on the evening of Wed., 9/17 at the following times:
- 5:30pm, Grades 5 and 6
- 6pm, Grades 1 and 2
- 6:30pm, Grades 3 and 4
Grades 7/8 will be on Thurs., 9/18 at 6:30pm.
FITFEST '14 IS HERE!
Save the Date for FitFest '14: Sun., 9/21, 1-3pm @ Pierce playground
Family fun & fitness! Take part in a 1-mile fun run, and enjoy over 12 fitness stations such as the famous Hurdle the Hill, bouncy house, and dunk tank! Tickets and t-shirts will be on sale the week of 9/15. Visit the school website for details.
We need your help! If you are interested in lending a hand to help the team prepare for FitFest, please email Stacey Irwin Downey as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FitFest is always looking for event sponsors to help cover costs. This is a community event (NOT a fundraiser), so sponsorship is key to its success and keeping costs down. Contact Stacey about sponsoring this event.
SUPPORT THE BROOKLINE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION ON 5% DAY
Mon., 9/15: Shop at St. Mary's Whole Foods, 1028 Beacon St. @ St. Mary's T stop!
Whole Foods Market created 5% Days to support local nonprofit organizations. This year, the St. Mary's Whole Foods in Brookline asked its Facebook fans which local nonprofit to support. Of the many suggestions they received, they chose the Brookline Education Foundation! That means on 9/15, the BEF will receive 5% of the store's total pretax sales for the day. Thank you for supporting the BEF!
Brookline Education Foundation: Supporting Excellence in Teaching & Love of Learning in Our Schools
ATTENTION 7TH & 8TH GRADE FAMILIES:
SCHEDULE CHANGE @ BROOKLINE TEEN CENTER
Starting Mon., 9/29, seventh and eighth grade day will switch from Wednesdays to Mondays. Hours will remain the same: 2:30-5pm.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
Thank you to our amazing Summer Gardeners!
Thank you to Julie Bruno, Rachel Silberstein, Carol Jennings, Tamara Bloch, Koen Dreijerink, Heather Rooke, Deb Troderman, Jen Rothstein, and Colleen Muldoon for taking care of the amphitheater gardens over the summer. The gardens look fantastic. Check out the sunflowers!
Thank you, Molly Zuker, and First & Second Day Volunteers!
A special thanks to Molly and her team for all that they did to make the first two days of school so welcoming for the Pierce community.
Thank you PIN# Volunteers!
The following parents helped new and returning students with their PIN numbers during lunch for the first week of school: Theresa Hopp, Jean Sandler, Mary Liz Brenninkmeyer and Cecilia Garcia Caballero. Thanks so much for making lunch run so smoothly!
Thank you to Jen Amigone for organizing the Kindergarten Picnic held over the summer at Pierce Park. Thanks also to Jen Rothstein, Kate Thibault and Deb Troderman for helping to make the event a huge success!