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Weekly Blast

Important Dates

  • 10/15  Teacher & Staff Appreciation Breakfast
  • 11/01  No School - Prof. Development Day
  • 11/11  No School - Veterans Day

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We invite you to run for BHS School Council, a state-mandated board that advises and assists the Head of School in developing a School Improvement Plan. School Council members  stay abreast of BHS happenings and help improve school policy. Council membership includes administrators, teachers, parents, students, and community representatives.

This year, the BHS Council will focus on three issues: 1) Graduation Requirements; 2) Student Support and Administrative Structure; 3) Delivering Equity Content. The group meets monthly from 7:30-8:30am. 

Each year, two BHS parents are elected for a 2-year term (for a total of 4 parent representatives on the Council.) If you are interested in becoming a BHS School Council parent representative, please prepare a short statement (no more than 150 words) addressing your interest in the position and what you will bring to the School Council. Please submit your statement and email any questions to by Tuesday, Oct 12, at 5pm. 

Candidate statements along with a link to vote will be emailed to the BHS parent community on Wed, Oct. 13. Parents may vote for two candidates until Sunday Oct. 17th, at 8pm.

Thank you,
Jennie, Jamie and Carin
PTO Co- Presidents

This Week at BHS


Despite the ongoing complexities of contract negotiations at BHS, the important work of educating and supporting our students continues at 115 Greenough and OLS. As part of the PTO's work to support home/school partnerships, we are organizing breakfast for BHS teachers, staff, and administrators to be served on 10/15, the day after IPRs (interim progress reports) are released. Please sign up to help bring items for the breakfast or help with logistics. There will be quick 'drop and go' arrangements for that morning.


The PTO’s financial support touches all aspects of life at BHS – all academic departments, guidance, health services, college preparation, athletics, clubs and intramural sports, community celebrations...from the Freshman Barbecue to the College Essay Writing Workshop, from student leadership conferences to Poetry Fest and Race Reels. We rely on donations from BHS families like yours to support the learning and programming that help make BHS such a special school. Please donate online NOW to the BHS PTO annual appeal (or send a check to: BHS PTO, 115 Greenough Street, Brookline, 02445.) Thanks in advance for your support!


The class of 2025 will have a PTO meeting on Tuesday, October 12th, at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom.  A collaboration with B-PEN (Brookline Parent Education Network), the meeting will give us a chance to talk together about some of the special challenges we are navigating with our teens this year and share strategies for managing these unique times.  If you have topics you'd like to see included, email For the meeting link and passcodes, please refer to the Oct. 7th email from your class reps.


The BHS Library would like your gently-used test prep books (SAT, TOEFL, ACT, AP, etc.). The Library will make them available to the next-in-line test takers. Have your student drop the test prep books in the donation box in the BHS Library. Thanks!

BHS Upcoming / Ongoing

B-PEN ( Brookline Parent Education Network) 

Returning to school amidst this year’s unsettled climate can put quite a strain on family life as everyone juggles needs and expectations. B-PEN (Brookline Parent Education Network, an outreach organization of Brookline Public Health and BHS) wants to help. While each child’s school is your best choice for academic issues, B-PEN can help with developmental and wellness needs. We want to know your top concerns -- what expert advice, resources, tips, and presentations might make your life a little easier? Please let us know via And follow us on Facebook for the latest news and info on parenting concerns, from common developmental milestones to substance use.


The next SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council)  meeting will be held on Sunday, October 17 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM via Zoom. Agenda and link to join will be posted on our website at and on the Town Wide Calendar. The meeting will include a presentation by Engaging Minds titled "Back to School Post-COVID; Executive Functioning Strategies for Successful Students" and will include tips on how to write Executive Functioning goals for IEPs.


BHS Winter Sports registration is now open at this link.  Practices and tryouts for winter sports begin on Monday, November 29th.  A reminder to athletes and families that physicals must be within 13 months current and the best method for expediting athlete clearance is to upload a copy of the physical exam form in the "Participant Information" section of the FamilyID registration.  Payment will not be due until rosters are settled.  There is no online payment option at this time.


Check out the new 2021/22 calendar of performances and be an active supporter of performing arts at BHS. Placing a business sponsorship or a student shout-out in our Program Books funds Friends of Performing Arts' (FoPA) rolling grants for performing arts opportunities and needs throughout the year. Please contact for more information. Our first shows are just around the corner. View the full calendar and learn more at Thanks!



This Friday evening October 15th the Brookline Education Foundation (BEF) will host six Brookline educators (including BHS teachers, Zac Broken Rope and  Alisa Conner) reading their personal essays about the craft of teaching. The event is the culmination of the 2021 Metzger Fellows program (learn more about Margaret Metzger and the program HERE). In-person attendance is limited but you can stream the event live! Friday evening beginning at 5pm, at this link


League of Women Voters of Brookline will present '300 Years of Brookline: Farmland to Urban Suburb' on  Wednesday, October 20th, at 7:00 pm. Open Meeting ONLINE
In this presentation, Ken Liss, President of the Brookline Historical Society and longtime Brookline historian and preservationist Greer Hardwicke will offer a broad view of 300+ years of the town’s government and how the past can inform and guide us as we discuss and determine new directions in the years ahead. Contact Ernie Frey at to register, with Opening Meeting in the subject line.  The event will be recorded and available online at the Brookline Interactive Group.


Weekly Moderna COVID Vaccine Clinic - Thursdays - Brookline Health Dept
Thursdays, 1 - 4pm (also available by appointment)

Brookline now has *weekly* Moderna COVID vaccine clinics on Thursdays, 1pm - 4pm at 11 Pierce St! Whether you still need that second shot, or still need your first shot, or aren't quite sure about getting it, this is your chance. You can also request an appointment for another day or time if you aren't free on Thursday afternoons! To schedule an appointment, call Public Health Nurse Elizabeth Bennett at 617-730-2320. 

Free Flu Shot Clinic - Sunday the 24th at Brookline High School, 9am - 3pm
Please register in advance here or by calling 617-730-2641. Note: you may be able to receive your flu shot earlier through your primary care provider or a local pharmacy (CVS and Walgreens offer free flu shots with more insurance).



Brookline Thrives, a free weekend food program for students, resumed on Friday, September 17. Thrives is available to any family who may benefit from additional food options over the weekend. There are no financial qualifications. Register your student to receive Thrives bags at school on Fridays or pick up bags in person on Fridays from 5-6pm at 226 High Street, Community Room, or 55R Egmont Street, Community Room. Go to for details, to register, or to get involved. 

Sports and Extracurricular Events
Find more info on Fall sports schedules  HERE.
Find more info on the Performing Arts at BHS HERE.

Support BHS

The Brookline High School Parent Teacher Organization is committed to supporting important communications between school and home. It sponsors a variety of events each year designed to show support of the school and to keep parents informed about how to help their children make the most of the BHS experience.


Quick Links

BHS PTO | BHS Website | The Sagamore | Donate to the PTO
B-PEN | Amazon Charity | Athletics Twitter | FoPA | BHS Playbook

All notices are subject to the approval of the BHS PTO. The deadline for submission is Friday of each week. Submissions may be edited due to space constraints. Only BHS and community events will be listed. No classified ads are offered at this time. Please send your submissions to:

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