News and Notes

Your School is Calling! Will You Answer? Lawrence School ‘s Annual Fundraising Campaign launches today, culminating with the Phonathon on December 5. The Phonathon is the biggest fundraiser of the year and helps provide students with everything from after-school sports to educational software. But it’s about more than money: this year we are seeking 100% parent participation! A tally chart will be in the lobby on November 1, and the first class to reach full participation receives a special prize, plus a classroom visit from Mr. Blair! Bonus: if you give in November, we won’t call you in December!

Average contributions range from $50  — $5 per month!  — to $1,000. But no amount is too small, so please give today. Donate by visiting paypal, or drop off a check in the Main Office.

You can also contribute your time by volunteering for our December Phonathon – visit our page at for more information.

Open House for K-3 Families, Thursday, November 3 at 6:30pm, brought to you by Brookline Education Foundation.
Please join us for this special evening at the home of Rachel and Glen Goldman.  We will welcome Lawrence Principal Warren Blair, Vice Principal Laura Horst, First Grade Teacher Suzanne Currle, 7th and 8th Grade Science Teacher Ryan Keser, and Occupational Therapy Specialist Deborah Caruso, for an informal discussion of current initiatives in the early grades.  Questions and RSVP to Rachel Goldman (, Karen Stern ( or Jennifer Nadelson (

Growing Up Brave
Expert Strategies
for overcoming
fear, stress, and anxiety
Donna Pincus
Monday, November 7th,
7:00-8:30 pm
Upper Devotion School Auditorium, 94 Boylston St.
Donna Pincus
To reserve your FREE tickets,
go to
Sponsored by all nine Brookline PTOs, Brookline Education Foundation, Brookline Community Mental Health Center, and the Public Library of Brookline

THANK YOU to Chris Deister and Jenny Tulipani for leading the Election Nomination Committee; to Feng Zhang for volunteering Chinese translation services; and to Audrey Orozco for arranging a free screening of TROLLS for Lawrence families! Do you know someone who deserves a thank-you? E-mail

A pink scooter was left in the Lawrence Library. Please see Ms. Moriarty for more information.


The BHS Drama Society Presents JULIUS CAESAR by William Shakespeare.
Invitation to all 8th grade Brookline students to attend next week’s production of Julius Caesar at Brookline High School for free. Show times are:
Wednesday, November 2nd @ 3:30pm
Thursday, November 3rd @ 7:30pm
Friday, November 4th @ 7:30pm
Saturday, November 5th @ 8:30pm

$5 for students $10 for adults
*Director notes that the subject matter may not be appropriate for children under the age of 8th grade.

AN IEP for My Child” Workshop: Tuesday, November 1, 7 to 8:30 pm, Pierce Elementary School.
Hosted by SEPAC and the Federation for Children with Special Needs. “An IEP for My Child” explains the Individual Education Program (IEP) document, its development, how to articulate a vision, write measurable annual goals, monitor a child’ progress and understand how the document will support a student. No fee or RSVP required.

See TROLLS for Free On Friday Night! The Lawrence School community is invited to a special free screening of TROLLS on Friday, November 4, at 6:30 pm at the Regal Fenway Theatre. This community event is generously sponsored by parent Audrey Orozco and Sparkling ICE family-friendly beverage. Tickets will go fast – reserve yours today at this link:

“Dancing with the Brookline Stars” to support the Brookline Education Foundation. Saturday, November 5, 4 to 10 pm, Our Lady of the Annunciation, 7 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury. Prominent Brookline “celebrities” have volunteered their time to learn a choreographed dance routine with a professional dancer and dance coaches. This fun evening is the largest annual fundraising event for Brookline Rotary along with partner organizations. To purchase tickets or to support the BEF, please go to and click on “Chuck Silverston — Brookline Education Foundation.”

Corner Co-op Nursery School is celebrating our 45th year with an Open House on Saturday, November 5th, 10 am – 12 noon.
Meet staff and parents. Slideshow and discussion. 1773 Beacon Street, Brookline. For more information call 617-738-4631 or visit online:

ELL Community Resource Fair
Monday, November 7, 2016 from 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm in the Pierce School Auditorium.
Learn about cultural, religious, social, and other resources for ELL families in and around Brookline!
Representatives from various agencies, organizations, and businesses will be available to provide you with important information and answer your questions.​
For more information visit, email: or call: 617-264-6404 or 617-264-6412.

Brookline Talks Speaker Dr. Donna Pincus. Monday, November 7, 7pm. Upper Devotion Auditorium, 194 Boylston St. Creator of the Child Anxiety Network, author of Growing Up Brave and a specialist in child anxiety and its related disorders, Dr. Pincus will talk about child anxiety and give strategies to help children and families cope with stress.

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