09.09.2015
PTO CORNER  
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PTO MEETING/MORNING COFFEE
Fri., 9/11, 8am @ Pierce Cafeteria
Welcome back everyone! Please join us for the first PTO meeting of the year!
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NOW CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS TO HELP US AT FITFEST!
Sun., 9/13, 1-3pm 
FitFest is now less than one week away, and the FitFest team needs volunteers now! Please email Meredith Saillant at dggmls@yahoo.com if you are interested in assisting with this great Pierce tradition. This is a simple volunteer opportunity for busy parents!
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LEAD THE ANNUAL APPEAL
The PTO is looking for a person to lead the Annual Appeal this year, a 4-6 week fall fundraising effort focused on parents and community members. This is the single largest fundraising activity for the calendar year. 100% of funds raised go to support PTO activities, which support teachers and specialists and enrich the education of our children. No fundraising experience needed. Please contact the PTO Leadership Team if you might be interested.
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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., 9/10, 6pm @ James F. Walsh Committee Room, 5th Floor, Town Hall
This is an open discussion with the Brookline School Committee and the public, with topics to be determined by the participants. Please see the full meeting docket hereThe School Committee will also be holding Office Hours prior to the meeting from 5-6pm in the same room. Contact Robin Coyne with questions at 617-730-2430/robin_coyne@brookline.k12.ma.us 
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FITFEST '15 IS THIS SUNDAY!
Sun., 9/131-3pm @ Pierce playground (Rain Date 9/20)
Don't miss out! Tickets and t-shirts on sale before and after school Tuesday-Friday. Tickets $5. T-shirts $10. FitFest is a fun fitness event for the family, including a 1-mile fun run, 14 field events, a dunk tank & a bouncy house. Volunteers for the day still needed. Please email Meredith Saillant at dggmls@yahoo.com
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PIERCE LIBRARY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS! 
Donate an hour of your time each week to keep the Pierce library program strong. 
Pierce librarian Amanda Kretschmar helps K-8 kids develop their literacy and research skills, and needs help with the day-to-day work -- especially shelving! More than 7,000 books were checked out in the first 10 weeks of school last year; we have some BUSY readers in this school!  
There are three options for volunteering during each school week day: 8-9 am, 1:30-2:30 pm 
and flexible times after school, until 8pm.
Please consider signing up for a regular weekly slot through December (or even June!), even if you can't come every single week. Feel free to sign up for more than one session! You will need to fill out a simple CORI form (background check) in the main office if you do not already have one on file.  Please contact Carol Jennings (carol.jennings@gmx.com) with any questions, and click here to sign up.
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WORKSHOP: APPLY FOR ARTS AND CULTURE GRANT TO BENEFIT BROOKLINE 
Wed., 9/16, 6-7:30pm @ Brookline Town Hall, Room 103
The October 15th deadline for Massachusetts Cultural Council/Local Cultural Council grant applications is fast approaching. The Brookline Commission for the Arts is seeking applications from non-profit cultural organizations, artists, schools, and residents to apply for funding to support Brookline arts and cultural activities. This year the MCC has made over $10,000 available to Brookline. Interested parties should attend BCA's informal workshop to answer questions on eligibility, the application process and to talk to our commissioners. Visit brooklinearts.org/grants for grant guidelines and to access the application form. Please let us know you are coming; email brooklinearts@gmail.com or call 617-730-2135 to register. 
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PROBLEM OF THE WEEK 
 
POW #1: LINING UP
Due Fri., 9/18
At School Street Elementary, the students in Ms. Wolfe's 3rd grade line up in a straight line. When the teacher counts the students from the front of the line, Isabelle is #14. When the teacher counts from the back of the line, Isabelle is #8.  How many students are in line altogether? Look for POW #1 on the board this Friday and visit the POW page on the Pierce website.
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MATHLETES PROBLEM OF THE WEEK #1: HAVE A SEAT!
Due Fri., 9/18
Two-thirds of the people in a room are seated in three-fourths of the chairs. The rest of the people are standing. If there are six empty chairs, how many people are in the room?
Copies of the Mathletes Problem of the Week are available in the front lobby and on the Pierce website. Please put solutions in the green Solution box next to the first floor library entrance.
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COMMUNITY CORNER

 

Cub Scouts kick-offs, nursery school open houses, after-school Jewish education...Read all about it in Community Corner

 

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CLASSIFIEDS
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ART WITH AMY!
Summer Art in the heart of Brookline Village. Morning and afternoon programs. Explore painting, drawing and building. New afternoon workshops in a variety of media including sewing, pinhole camera and sculpture, clay and drawing. All school-age children welcome. Teens encouraged for afternoon workshops. Email solomonamy@yahoo.com or call 617-435-9768
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PIANO LESSONS: GLORIA JASINSKI 
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. 

DRUM SET LESSONS!
Want to learn how to play the drums? With 8 years of teaching experience and degrees from Berklee and New England Conservatory, I can help you get there. All levels, all styles. Lessons are tailored to your needs. Lessons are available in my home (Fenway) or yours. Ages 9 and above. Please call Dor Herskovits at 617-842-4733 or email dorshkovits@yahoo.com.
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KIDS YOGA FALL SESSION STARTS SEPTEMBER 15th - AT COOLIDGE CORNER YOGA
Let your child reap the benefits of yoga including: increased strength and flexibility, balance and stability, enhanced coordination skills, increased concentration and focus, stress management tools, and compassion and connection to themselves, others, and the world! 
Check the after-school schedule for children's classes at www.coolidgeyoga.com/kids-yoga. E-mail with questions at info@coolidgeyoga.com or call at 617-879-0861.
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COMIC BOOK ART AT THE GOLDEN CHICKPEA CENTER
In this class we will be drawing comics and learning to use new art skills and tools. if your child loves superheroes, cool aliens, awesome robots, cute animals, funny faces, beautiful princesses and awesome adventures, then this is the perfect class! Total sessions: 10. 
Instructor:Eli Portman. 
Ideal for Grades 1-5. Join us Tuesday, September 15th From 5 - 6 pm. 
The Golden Chickpea Center 224 Washington Street,  857-210-9122  Brookline Village
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JAVASCRIPT CLASS
This introduction to JavaScript class, for 7th and 8th graders, will meet on eight consecutive Mondays, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, beginning October 19, at the Brookline Teen Center. Topics covered include: variables, data types, loops, conditionals and functions. Students will also learn the basics of HTML as needed to support their JavaScript programming. Previous programming experience is not necessary. To register please visit the JrCode website www.jrcode.com, select the Registration drop down menu and click on Brookline - then click Register. For more information, please contact Sharon at sharonjason@jrcode.com
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WANT TO PLAY BLUEGRASS AND OLD-TIME TRADITIONAL MUSIC? JOIN THE MUDDY RIVER RAMBLERS
A group of Brookline families, in its seventh season. Learn to play traditional bluegrass and roots music in fun and fast-paced "jam sessions," run by professional musicians. We learn by ear and play as an ensemble, often with singing and harmonizing.  Featured instruments include violins (fiddles), cellos, guitars, banjos, mandolins, and ukuleles. Start date: September 27.  
For more info. contact Kate Risse (katherine.risse@tufts.edu) or Rob Guillemin (rob.guillemin@gmail.com) or visit our website at: www.sites.google.com/site/familyfolkjam/home  
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LIN LEARNING CENTER, NEW AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM IN TOWN
Lin Learning Center is now open for enrollments. We are located on 25 Holden Street, Korean Church in Brookline village and provide after school care and enrichment to students of age 7 to 11 years olds. We follow Brookline public school schedule and keep students until 6 pm. Please visit our website LinLearningCenter.com and contact Kay Lin at kaypark1@gmail.com or 617-383-9848 for more informations.
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FREELANCE PLAYERS NOW ENROLLING! 
QUALITY MUSICAL THEATER IN BROOKLINE SINCE 1974
The Freelance Players produce original musicals and is now enrolling for the fall season. Freelance Troupe: Students 3rd-6th grade, rehearsals on Fridays at Driscoll. Freelance Players: 7th grade & up, rehearses on Weds. at Driscoll, performances at Park. www.freelanceplayers.org. Call 617-274-6065.


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