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Weekly Blast

Important Dates

  • 10/5 - No School, Yom Kippur
  • 10/6 - Back to School Night, 6:30pm
  • 10/7 - Teacher Appreciation Breakfast
  • 10/10 - No School, Indigenous Peoples Day

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Dear BHS Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers,

We hope everyone's school year has begun well, and that the students and parent/guardians are all starting to get into a groove. The PTO had our first monthly meeting, and it feels great to be working together, meeting in person, and digging into the work of supporting families, students, and educators in and around Brookline High School.

We'd like to highlight two important upcoming events, which are both excellent examples of some of the truly impactful things we can do as a PTO because parents like you have donated a little time or some money or (our favorite) both!

1) Teacher Appreciation Breakfast - The PTO sponsors and organizes a breakfast each year to thank teachers on the morning following Back To School Night (BTSN is Oct 6th and the Breakfast is the 7th). Please sign up to either volunteer or drop off a breakfast item! Click HERE for the 115 Greenough building/grades 10-12 or click HERE for the 22 Tappan building/grade 9.

2) Senior Essay Writing Workshop - On Sunday, Oct 2 parent volunteers are needed to help staff this exciting event - below you'll find information on how to sign up your senior to participate as well as how to help out. We particularly encourage parents of freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to volunteer! It's a fun and very rewarding way to engage with the BHS community.

We're very grateful to belong to a school community that can support events such as these and so many more - without your openness to donating time, items, and funds, these events and so many others just wouldn't be possible.  Thank you and have a great week!

-Jennie and Carin, PTO co-presidents

This Week at BHS


Registration for The Senior College Essay Writing Workshop is still LIVE! Registration will close at 12:00 p.m. on September 30th. We will have limited space for walk-ins, but pre-registering is preferred. The workshop will take place on Sunday, October 2, 2022, at BHS from 9:00 am –12:30 pm.

This is a traditional BHS event open to BHS seniors at every stage of their college essay process. Students will have the chance to work with BHS teachers and parent/guardians volunteers to move from ideas, to outlines, editing, and finished essays for their college applications. Please note that only seniors may participate.  Please use the link below to register:

We also need parents/guardians --who have children in all grades --to come join the crew. Parents/guardians may register using the same link (above). If you have any questions, please contact Liz Stillman ( or Beth Jones (


BHS Librarians have published the Library Hours for this year. Monday 8:00am-4:00pm, Tuesday 8:00am-3:00pm, Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm, Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm, and Friday 8:00am-3:00pm.


Brookline High School's student-run, nonprofit newspaper, The Sagamore, is planning to produce regularly-printed paper issues for the 2022-2023 school year. Subscriptions allow issues of the paper to be widely available to the entire student body, faculty members and parents. Subscriptions of $30 would be greatly appreciated and would ensure that each issue arrives at your doorstep with the latest community news. You can subscribe HERE. Thank you!


Race Reels is BHS’ monthly documentary film series curated to educate and spark conversation around the difficult topics of race and other marginalized communities. All BHS students are welcomed and encouraged to attend. This series is sponsored by the BEU and the PTO.   CLICK HERE for all the dates for this school year.



BHS Upcoming / Ongoing


The PTO will be serving breakfast to the teachers the morning following Back To School Night to thank them for their time the previous evening. Please sign up to either volunteer or drop off a breakfast item! Click HERE for the 115 Greenough building/grades 10-12 or click HERE for the 22 Tappan building/grade 9.

B-PEN (Brookline Parent Education Network)- MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

These days, mental health is a challenging concern, and suicide is an especially tough topic. But September is Suicide Prevention Month, and it offers a good opportunity to open the discussion in your family. PBS’s “Facing Suicide” offers a good launchpad, and NAMI offers terrific resources.  If you have any particular concerns, B-PEN urges you to contact your guidance counselor or BHS social worker Abby Dean (

FOPA (Friends of Performing Arts) - JOIN US!

We are delighted to welcome you to the first meeting of the Friends of Performing Arts at Brookline High School on Tuesday, October 11 at 7:00pm at BHS (location TBD).
Greet fellow parents and caregivers, hear about this season’s full calendar of performances, and learn about ways that you can help out and be a part of the fun! Future meetings will continue to be on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm.

For more information about FoPA at Brookline High, or to volunteer, please contact Florrie Ives at, or visit our website HERE.



 Brookline Adult Education is offering a SAT College Prep course this fall on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8pm at BHS. For more information or to register, please visit Brookline Adult Education's website or call 617-730-2700.


 Apply to run the 127th Boston Marathon on April 17, 2023, with Team Brookline! Applications are due October 15th. 

The Brookline Education Foundation is still seeking individuals to run to support Brookline teacher professional development. If you are interested and want to learn more about Team Brookline, please email for more information. You can also find more info on the Team Brookline website.


On October 12, the Trustees of the Public Library of Brookline will host “An Evening with Ben Mezrich: Exploring the Mind of a Literary Rock Star." Cambridge-based Mezrich, a lively and provocative author, scriptwriter, and adventurer, in conversation with the multi-talented Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling writer of acclaimed mystery novels and Emmy-winning investigative reporter for Boston’s 7News. The event will be held at the new BHS theater at 22 Tappan Street. Please visit for more info.



Save the Date for the Fund's annual GALA-RAMA, on Thursday 11/3/22 from 7-10pm at the Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co. in Boston (Fenway). Festivities will include: Open bar, fun food, ping-pong, billiards, shuffleboard, auction, and more. Help the Innovation Fund raise funds to invest in new academic programs at BHS and celebrate with BHS Faculty.


Meet, Mingle, and Discover More about BHS 
The BHS Innovation Fund invites you to the 9th Grade Parent Wine & Cheese Social.  Thursday, September 29, 5:30-7:30pm at the Hemlock Grill/Robert T. Lynch Municipal Golf Course, 1281 West Roxbury Parkway in Chestnut Hill. Meet Head of School Anthony Meyer and faculty members, mingle with Innovation Fund volunteers and fellow parents, and learn about the Fund's critical work and how you can get involved.  Beer/Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served at this free event.  Register today! Space is limited.


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

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