News and Notes

This week: No School (Monday), Gr. 5-8 Cross Country Meet (Thursday),

This week’s Principal’s Corner: Fostering A Community of Learners

The Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) will hold a workshop entitled “Basic Rights in Special Education” on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 6:30p.m.-8:30p.m. in the main floor Library at Devotion Elementary School at 345 Harvard Street. Presenter: Elizabeth Bostic of Federation for Children with Special Needs. NO RESERVATIONS OR FEE. SEPAC is an organization of parents/guardians of children with disabilities, from preschool through 12th grade, who meet to learn more about special education in Brookline. More information may be found at SEPAC’s website or contact: brooklinesepac@gmail.com.

Lawrence School Directory is available online to all families. Please contact Robin LeWinter, to be added or removed from the database.

Something to share? If you have an item you’d like considered for inclusion in the Monday Update, please submit information to our PTO email. The weekly deadline is Thursday at 12:00 noon, for the following week.

LOOKING AHEAD

Have you heard of the PTO play?  Ever come watch it and see how much fun everyone is having?  Would you like to be part of that excitement?  Teachers and parents join together to perform an original play written by Lawrence parents. You can act, sing, dance, or work behind the scenes.  We need costume designers and props coordinators.  We need a keyboard player.  Rehearsals start in early January (2 nights/week), and the performances are 3 consecutive nights in mid-March.  If you’re interested in learning more, please email Nancy Gerber at antinancy@rcn.com.

AROUND TOWN

Lincoln’s PUMPKINFEST Festival, Sunday Oct. 18, 12-4pm. Celebrate fall with a fun family festival! Treat your children to a carnival rides or a scare in the Spooky Space. Hedge your bets with the Wheel of Fortune. Test your strength in tug of war. Dunk a teacher or take in a live musical performance. Scoop up a gently used Halloween costume. Gobble baked goods, authentic Japanese & Korean cuisine, and various Food Truck fare. Bid in the silent auction for Red Sox tickets, passes to Disney World, gift certificates to local eateries, ski resorts, summer camps, premier hotels, businesses and more. There are pumpkins and books for sale, face painting, a climbing wall, basketball games, homemade cakewalk, balloon blast, glitter spa, photo booth, and much, much more to enjoy. All Pumpkinfest proceeds directly support the Lincoln School. For more information contact lincolnpumpkinfest@gmail.com

Bountiful Brookline’s National Food Day. On Sunday October 25th from 2-5 p.m Bountiful Brookline will hold a screening of the Food Waste Film “Just Eat It” with a panel discussion to follow. Location: Lincoln Elementary School, 25 Kennard Road, Brookline. For more information email Bountifulbrookline@gmail.com. Tickets are available through www.BountifulBrookline.org

BHS 21st Century Fund Gala-Rama Saturday, November 14. Join us for Brookline High School’s biggest fund raising event of the year and the ONLY school wide party for parents.  Guests will be treated to an evening of fun that includes bowling and billiards, buffet dinner and open bar, plus a silent auction filled with fabulous one-of-a-kind items.  Casual attire.  All proceeds benefit BHS!  Click here ( http://bhs21stcenturyfund.org/event-2015-gala/ ) to buy your ticket today!

90 Second Newbery presents a full length 90-second retelling of a Newbery Award winning book at the Main Library every Tuesday until Nov. 17 (except Oct. 20th) at 4-5:15 pm. Kids will attend sessions to brainstorm, create and produce a stop motion film of a Newbery Award winning children’s book. At the end of the class we’ll screen the film(s) here at the Brookline Public Library and also submit it to the 90-second Newbery festival! http://jameskennedy.com/90-second-newbery/

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Please browse our Volunteer Opportunities list to see how to get involved this year!

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

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