News and Notes

Volunteers needed for Picture Day on Wednesday, October 5 – Help escort students to and from photography sessions, and distribute photos when they arrive. For more information, contact the PTO at

Open House Dates
Open House for Grades 6-8 will be on Tuesday, September 20 at 6:15pm.
Open House for Grades 3-5 will be on Wednesday,September 21 at 6:00pm.

Child care will be provided; no children under 3; Cost is $5 per child ($10 family maximum); Two adults and a team of middle school-age babysitters provide supervision. Please use this service only if you need it. We offer this to help parents who have difficulty arranging child care.

The 4th-8th Grade Homework Center will begin on Monday,September 19th. A team of Lawrence teachers and paraprofessionals staff the Homework Center and assist students with assignments as needed. The center will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:30pm in room 316.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me

PTO Meeting will be held Tuesday September 27th at 8:00am in the library.
Please join Principal Warren Blair and Vice Principal Laura Horst.

Summer Math work and Summer Reading DUE THIS WEEK!
Summer Math work and Summer Reading lists are both due Friday, September 23rd.
Please remind your children to give them to their classroom teachers to be recognized for their wonderful effort.

If you have questions please see your math specialist or the librarian.

A Call for the Arts!
LLCGPlease help the LLCG create collages for Hispanic Heritage Month September 15th to October 15th.

Collages will be posted September 2016.
For more information, please visit us on Facebook or email or


Climate Change Discussion
A place to chat about community efforts to stem the tide of global Climate Change. Come and make a difference! Things are happening in Brookline and Massachusetts. Join the discussion with  Mothers Out Front and others concerned with our children’s future!
Friday September 23rd, Brookline Village, KooKoo Cafe. 8am-9:30am.

Brookline High School SEPAC Meeting
Come meet Wendy Ryder, Special Education Director BHS and Darby Neff-Verre, Guidance Dept. Chair.
Parents with BHS students on IEPs and 504s will have a chance to ask questions and talk about the upcoming year.
Monday, September 26, 2016
MLK Room, main floor
7:00p.m. – 8:30p.m.

MEDIAGIRLS, an eight-week program for 6th and 7th grade girls, will run at the Brookline Teen Center on Tuesday afternoons from 3:15 pm to 4:45 pm starting September 27th. Participants learn to challenge pop-culture messages aimed at girls; engage in thoughtful discussions about current media trends, make new friends in Brookline, and write inspiring content for girls on the MEDIAGIRLS blog and social media. Space is limited to 12, and only a few spots are open. Limited scholarships available. Visit to learn more and register. Facebook:

Brookline SEPAC Monthly Meeting with Student Services Administration/
Welcome to New Deputy Superintendent, Sam Zimmerman
Thursday, September 29, 2016
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Town Hall, School Committee Room, 5th floor
333 Washington Street, Brookline

Tales from the Classroom: Personal Essays Read by the 2016 Margaret Metzger Fellows, Brookline Education Foundation
Friday, September 30, 6-8 PM, Lincoln School Theater, 19 Kennard Road, Brookline

This is a very special evening.  All are welcome!  Light refreshments will be followed by ten-minute readings by:  Jen Breen Rose-Wood, BHS, English, Malcolm Cawthorne, BHS, Social Studies, Teresa Gallo-Toth, Runkle Librarian, Marie Leman, Lawrence, 3rd grade, Greg Porter, Lawrence, Social Studies, Jan Preheim, Lincoln, 5th grade.

Do You — or Someone You Know — Want to Run the 2017 Boston Marathon?
The Brookline Education Foundation is seeking runners for the 2017 Boston Marathon.  Receive amazing training and camaraderie from Team Brookline and support excellence in the Public Schools of Brookline at the same time!  Contact Team Brookline at for more information today.  The deadline for applications is September 30, 2016.

Child Care Forum
The Brookline Commission for Women is hosting a Childcare Forum on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016, 6pm-7:30pm in the Denny Room of the Brookline Health Department Building, 11 Pierce Street. Panelists will speak on the benefits and challenges of various types of daycare options that are available for families with children in the newborn to 5 year age range. Representatives from BEEP, Brookline Health Department, the Brookline Police Department, and others will discuss safety, proper licensing and background checks. There will be a question and answer period following the panel discussion. Questions? Please email and RSVP at  This event is free and open to the public.

REGISTER NOW for Free Showing of Screenagers at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, October 5 @ 7 pm
Did you know that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens? The new film SCREENAGERS uses poignant and unexpectedly funny stories along with surprising insights from experts to reveal how tech time impacts adolescent development. It also offers strategies to help adults empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. B-PEN encourages parents and adolescents (geared for 5th grade and up) to this free screening of the film followed by a moderated discussion including BHS Peer Leaders. Seats are limited, so register soon for your free tickets — click here or go to

(Funding from Brookline Community Foundation and Coolidge Corner Theatre. To see the trailer, read testimonials, and learn more, go to
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