Feb
12

Driscoll T-Shirts and Hoodies

Please find an email below regarding an 8th grade fundraiser that also supports Driscoll School spirit!
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Dear Driscoll Families,
Driscoll t-shirts and hoodies are back!  The 8th grade is selling Driscoll gear as a way to raise funds for the 8th grade graduation, 8th grade class play as well as their class gift to Driscoll.  Please help us meet our fundraising goals while showing your support of Driscoll School!
Please follow this link to view the shirts that are for sale:
This is an online fundraiser and you can pay directly online and have your order shipped to your house.  All size charts, colors and styles are described on the website. Please email Kelley Cabral at kcabralkjc@gmail.com with any questions.
Thank you for your support of Driscoll School and the 8th grade!
Best,
Kelley Cabral
8th grade room parent

Feb
12

Chinese New Year @ Driscoll 2/14

Dear Driscoll Families:

I am excited to share that the Driscoll School will hold its annual Chinese New Year celebration on February 14, 2018. Chinese New Year is the first day of the New Year on the Chinese calendar. It is also known as Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival.

Two 45-minute assemblies will be held for our Pre-K through 8th grade students and faculty next Wednesday. Students learning Mandarin have been preparing in their classes for this event and will sing songs, perform dances, and watch student made videos in honor of Chinese culture and language. The assemblies will also include a spectacular lion dance, which should be a treat for all in attendance.

Below is the program for each performance:

8:30am Show (Pre-K, 1, 2, 4, 6, 8)

Opening Remarks

Grade 8 Dance

Grade 1 Song: Three Bears

Grade 2 Song: Mr. Wang has a Farm

Grade 4 Video: What is your favorite subject?

Grade 6 Song: Where are my friends?

Grade 8 Song Tian mi mi

Grade 8 Music Video: Never Gonna Give You Up

Closing & Lion dance

9:30am Show (K, 3, 5, 7, 8)

Opening Remarks

Lion Dance

Grade K Song: Happy New year

Grade 3 Video: What do you do on Saturday?

Grade 5 Song: If you’re happy, clap your hands

Grade 7 Song: Sorry my Chinese is not good

Grade 8 Dance

Grade 8 Song: Tian mi mi

Grade 8 Music Video: Never Gonna Give You Up

Closing

Thank you in advance for your support of this longstanding Driscoll tradition, and especially to our PTO, Mandarin teachers, grade 8 students and parent volunteers for their leadership and organization of this special event.

Sincerely,

Dr. Sujan S. Talukdar

Interim Principal

Jan
06

9th School Update and Listening Session at Driscoll School

Dear Driscoll School Community,

As you might know, the Town of Brookline is currently conducting a 9th School Alternative Site Study, which will involve a comprehensive study of several potential siting locations for a 9th school. This study will reexamine locations previously studied as well as include additional locations, including the possibility of identifying multiple sites and/or combining sites to address Brookline’s enrollment driven need for additional classroom capacity.

Driscoll School is one of several Brookline Schools to be included in this study as a potential multiple site solution. HMFH Architects have been contracted to assist with the evaluation of all sites under consideration. One very important aspect of this study will be to involve and solicit ideas and valuable input from the School Communities being studied. For this reason, we invite you to attend a Driscoll School “Listening Session” scheduled for Wednesday, January 17th from 8:10 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. in the Driscoll School Library.

We will begin the Listening Session with a brief summary concerning the purpose and scope of this 9th School Alternative Site Study but then quickly invite all in attendance to share their ideas, concerns and suggestions on how the Driscoll School location or other locations could prove to be the total or partial solution to Brookline’s growing  classroom capacity problem.

Pip Lewis, principal architect for HMFH will join me and other Town officials at this meeting. We look forward to listening to your ideas and engaging everyone in beneficial dialog that may help us shape recommended solutions to this challenging issue. To help you follow our progress, please use the website link (https://www.brookline.k12.ma.us/school9).

YOUR INVOLVEMENT IN THE PROCESS IS IMPORTANT TO US!

Sincerely,

Joe Connelly
9th School Alternative Site Study Project Manager

Jan
05

PTO Coffee with School Committee

Dear Driscoll Families,

Please join the PTO for a coffee with School Committee members on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 8:00 – 9:00 am in the Amy Neale Library at Driscoll School.

School Committee members will give a quick overview of what’s happening in the district from the School Committee’s point of view, and their priorities for the year – what’s happening in various subcommittees, etc.

They also want to hear the same from us – what is the PTO up to and what’s “front of mind” in our school community.

We’ll go through those quickly and get right to comments and questions, and have a dialogue about how to best meet the needs of our kids and our community.

We hope you can join us. Coffee and muffins will be provided.

Warmly,

The Driscoll PTO

Dec
17

Book Fair Thanks!

From the Amy Neale Library

We had an amazing Book Fair Week!  We didn’t meet our goal of $16k…we exceeded it!  We sold $18k – a new record!  This means over $4k in support for the library.  This money will go for books, materials, furniture, and programs in the library.  Watch future bulletins for updates.  Thank you, Driscoll families, for your incredible support!

This year’s book fair featured our first ever evening event.  A big thank you to Dr. Talukdar for being our guest reader for story time.  She was fabulous, and the turnout far exceeded our expectations.  Another first this year was the Driscoll Loves Books initiative, which put book fair books in the hands of students who may not have been able to purchase a book.  This program was made possible by the Family Giving Campaign.

And finally, a huge thank to all our amazing volunteers (parents, grandparents, children) who staffed the book fair this week and our incredible book fair committee: Victor Kusmin, Nadine Abu-Jawdeh, Claudia Olivetti and chair Meg Brackley.  They spent countless hours preparing for the book fair, then pretty much lived in the library during it.  Thank you!!

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