News and Notes

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Lawrence School ‘s Annual Fundraising Campaign launched last week! 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! Check our progress chart in the lobby: 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 $5 – $50, and as high as $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.

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.

Math League starts this week
The first Math League meeting is Monday, November 7, from 2:30-3:30 in Room 317 (Mrs. Smid’s room).
For more information contact Mrs. Smid or Mrs. McGraw
Click here for more Q&A.

THANK YOU to last week’s donors from KC, KF, 1C, 1F, 1L, 1N, 2SC, 3K, 3W, 4C, 4JW, 4W, 5E, 5G, and 7-4! Do you know someone who deserves a thank-you? E-mail


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.

Free Lacrosse Clinics Sponsored by Brookline Youth Lacrosse! 
Join us on Sunday November 13 at Downes Field for an afternoon of free lacrosse clinics!  No experience OR equipment necessary.  Just come on down, and learn from some pros as to how scoop, throw, catch, and SCORE!
Please contact Dara Kelly, Director Brookline Youth Lacrosse, for more info at

Public Schools of Brookline (PSB) Kindergarten Registration Family Information Sessions
Designed for families who will have children registering for kindergarten in the 2017-2018 school year.  This is an opportunity to learn about the kindergarten registration process:  timeline, forms, questions.  Please feel free to attend the information session most convenient for you:
Tuesday, November 15, 11:​00​am to 12:00pm at the Brookline Public Library, 361 Washington Street in the Hunneman Hall (2nd floor).
Thursday, November 17, 6:30pm-7:30pm at Brookline Town Hall, 333 Washington Street in the School Committee Room (5th floor).
For more information, please contact the PSB Office of Student Affairs at or 617-264-6492.

The Brookline Parent Education Network, in conjunction with Wayside Youth and Family Support Networks, is hosting a Mental Health First Aid Training to teach how to follow an action plan to help a young person that may be experiencing a mental health issue or substance abuse problem.  The training will take place at the Brookline Public Health Department on December 5th and 7th.  For more information or to register for the training, please visit:

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