02.04.2015
 
PTO CORNER  
Stay connected! Visit pierceschoolbrookline.org

 

ANNUAL PTO OPEN MEETING - ALL WELCOME

Thurs., 2/5, 6-7pm @ Pierce Cafeteria

Meeting will take place during the Pierce Dance Night (see below). We encourage you to come, as this is a great way to hear what's going on, get involved, and meet new people. Coffee will be provided. Agenda TBA. Please join us! 

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BOOGIE ON DOWN! PIERCE DANCE NIGHT FOR K-5 STUDENTS  

Thurs., 2/5, 5:30-7:30pm

This new event will get kids moving and grooving in the auditorium to great music, to help everyone survive these cold winter nights! Geared toward students in K-5; NOT a drop-off event. Parents can mingle in cafeteria while their children dance in the auditorium. We'll have our great DJ from the spring picnic who always gets everyone moving! Want to volunteer or help plan the night? Contact pierce.pto@gmail.com.

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INTERESTED IN JOINING THE COMMUNICATIONS TEAM?

The Bridge is seeking a new Editor to begin in the spring. Duties include formatting and editing the weekly newsletter, and communicating with the Communications Chair and the PTO re: content. It takes a few hours a week, and it's a great way to contribute to the school. Plus, you get the scoop on what's happening... early! Please contact Communications Chair Nisha Koshy at piercebridge@gmail.com, or Editor Juliet Eastland at callalily1@gmail.com.

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SHOP AMAZON AND BENEFIT PIERCE SCHOOL  
When you shop Amazon through the school website, Pierce PTO receives a percentage of your purchases at no extra cost to you. Remember "Go to School" before you shop online at Amazon! To shop, go to the school website homepage and look for this icon:
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SCHOOL CORNER   
Stay connected! Visit pierceschoolbrookline.org

 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING TOMORROW

Thurs., 2/5, 6:30-8:25pm @ James F. Walsh Committee Room, 5th Floor, Town Hall. Full meeting docket here. This is an open discussion with the Brookline School Committee and the public, with topics TBD by participants. Please contact Robin Coyne with questions at 617-730-2430 or robin_coyne@brookline.k12.ma.us.

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PIERCE 6TH GRADE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT: ANNUAL COLLECTION FOR PINE STREET INN

Now thru Wed., 2/11

Pierce 6th grade students are asking the Pierce community for generous donations to assist them with collection of CEREAL and CHOCOLATE. Pine Street Inn needs 85 lbs. of cereal per day to feed breakfast to all the residents in Single Room Occupancy Housing, residence to nearly 850 men and women in 38 Boston-area buildings (two of which are here in Brookline area). The chocolate is an extra-special treat for residents, especially since Valentine's day is just around the corner. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! 

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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR 2015-2016

Tues., 2/10 & Wed., 2/11, 8-10am @ Pierce Cafeteria

Children must be five years of age on or before August 31, 2015 to be eligible to enter kindergarten in September 2015, no exceptions. Please do not bring your child to school on the registration day. Registration forms available in the elementary school offices and on the Public Schools of Brookline website. For more information, please visit http://www.brookline.k12.ma.us/

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CAN YOU SPARE A FEW HOURS TO HELP WITH KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION? 

Tues., 2/10 or Wed., 2/11, 7:45-10am

This is a quick, fun, and easy volunteer opportunity! Please email molly.zuker@comcast.net with questions, or if you'd like to help.

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STUDENT STRINGS CONCERT RESCHEDULED 

New date: Wed., 2/11, 7pm @ Lawrence School Auditorium

Let's hope there's not another snow day! 

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BOOKS NEEDED 

Are you clearing space in your bookshelves? Consider donating to the Pierce Book Fair - it's not until the spring, but we can collect donations at any point throughout the year. We accept gently used books for all ages (K-adult). There's a donation area under the bulletin board. For larger donations that need more coordination, please email Shoma @ piercebookfair2015@gmail.com

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SPECIALIST'S CORNER 
 
MUSIC

Tra la la! Visit the Music page page on the school website to read more about your warbler.  

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PROBLEM OF THE WEEK 

 

POW #10: 100TH DAY POTATO CHALLENGE!

Due Tues., 2/10

Look for POW #9 on the board this Friday. Visit the POW page on the school website:

 http://www.pierceschoolbrookline.org/problem-of-the-week.html 

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MATHLETES PROBLEM OF THE WEEK #7: 100 WATERMELONS 

Due Tues., 02/10

Our new Mathletes POW celebrates the upcoming 100th day of school! Look for it on the Mathletes bulletin board near the first floor entrance to the library! Copies of the problem will be available in the rack in the front lobby and on the pierce website.  Please put your solutions in the green box by the Mathletes bulletin board. Have fun doing the Math!

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COMMUNITY CORNER

Climate Week is here - check it out! Plus, Hairspray @ BHS... children's clothing drive... sports gear exchange... free dental screenings... Brookline's new sports TV talk show... and more. Visit Community Corner on the right-hand side of the "News & Bridge" page on the school website.  

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CLASSIFIEDS
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PIANO LESSONS

Contact Gloria Jasinski @ 617-566-9704 or email piano566@comcast.net.
Bachelor of Music in Composition from Berklee College of Music, Master of Music in Jazz Studies from New England Conservatory. 30+ years teaching experience. Learn Jazz/Blues/Classical, theory, sightreading. Build a high quality musical foundation with a patient, upbeat, and caring instructor. Beginners especially welcome. Have a positive and successful learning experience. 
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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 July 6-17; Front Porch Players Musical Theater program runs August 3-14. 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 

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STEM SUMMER CAMP OPEN HOUSE

OPEN HOUSE: February 11th (6pm - 8pm) and March 14th (12pm - 3pm)

Please visit www.engagingmath.org/summercamp. Studio of Engaging Math invites kids ages 6-12 for exciting activities! Play board games, build robots, design a computer game, make origami, solve puzzles a, and have a great time! Small groups, engaging instructors, hands-on projects, daily play-ground time and museum field trips. 
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$5 NOON YOGA! TUESDAYS 12PM, THURSDAYS 12:15
$5 drop-in flow yoga for all levels at Beacon Hill Athletic Club in Brookline Village (members free). 
All levels of experience welcomed, mats provided or bring your own. Instructor Cher Duffield is a Pierce mom (Cecilia 4H, Antonia 2Y, Lysander 2R, Juliet pre-K). Contact Cher at 617-784-9900 or cher.duffield@gmail.com or see BHAC web site.
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