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Weekly Blast

Important Dates

  • 9/1     9th-Grade Student Orientation
  • 9/2     First Day of School
  • 9/6     No School - Labor Day
  • 9/7     No School - Rosh Hashanah
  • 9/16   No School - Yom Kippur
  • 9/24   SEPAC Meeting
  • 9/25   College Essay Workshop
  • 9/30   BHS Back to School Night

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Welcome from your PTO Co-Presidents,

Hello and welcome to this year's first PTO Blast--the weekly e-newsletter bringing you insights from Mr. Meyer and information and announcements to help you navigate Brookline High School. The PTO has a two-fold purpose: to facilitate smooth communication between home and school, and to raise funds to support BHS educators. In addition to the weekly Blast (which is generally sent on Sunday), you will hear periodically from your class representatives and from the PTO co-presidents. If you have questions, concerns, or want to become more actively involved with PTO, please reach out to us (copresidents.bhs.pto@gmail.com) or your class representatives (see below). We look forward to building a strong, supportive community this year among students, parents, and BHS staff!

Happy first days of school and our best wishes,

Jamie, Jennie, and Carin
2021-22 BHS PTO Co-Presidents

LINKS TO ANTHONY MEYERS RECENT COMMUNICATIONS:  student opening days.21-22.pdf  &  BHS Schedule 21.22.1a.pdf

This Week at BHS

FRESHMAN WELCOME LUNCH TOMORROW!

Volunteers are still needed for setup and cleanup for the Class of 2025 Welcome Lunch tomorrow, Wednesday Sept. 1st. Formerly known as the Freshman BBQ, coordinator Cher Duffield and her team have planned a wonderful welcome lunch. If you'd like to help, please just come to the BHS Quad either just before 11am for set up or just after 1pm for clean up - particularly if you're the parent of a 10th-12th grader! Thank you!


COLLEGE ESSAY WORKSHOP 

For the last 18 years, the PTO has sponsored a free College Essay Workshop to help seniors start, polish, or finish up their college essays. This event is invaluable to students who want feedback from BHS staff and parent volunteers. You will hear more about the need for volunteers in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, parents of seniors should Save the Date: Sunday, September 25.

BHS TEACHER AMAZON WISHLIST 

Last chance to participate! Thank you so much to everyone who has purchased items for our BHS educators!  Value of items purchased so far is almost $4,000!! There are a few items left on the list and a few days left to purchase them - please click here if you'd like to make one last contribution to the classrooms and work spaces of BHS teachers, counselors, coaches and staff! 

BHS Upcoming / Ongoing

BACK TO SCHOOL HEALTH AND SAFETY OVERVIEW 

The Public Schools of Brookline have adopted the following health and safety protocols to minimize in-school transmission of COVID-19. Please review the guidelines here.
 

FALL ROWING CLUB

Friends of Brookline Rowing, First Ever Freshman / New Rower Fall Season
For the first time, Friends of Brookline Rowing will be offering a fall season for new rowers.  Fall rowing is a club sport independently supported by Friends of Brookline Rowing.  Selected athletes will have the opportunity to learn the sport, develop their skills, and get an early start on training for the spring, high school rowing season. 
Try-outs will be held at Brookline High School across from the front steps on Monday, September 13th, after school from 3:30PM until 5:30PM. 

Please fill out this interest form: 
Fall Rowing Interest Form

The form will add you to the tryout roster and allow us to provide you with more information as the day gets closer. No experience is needed. Please wear athletic clothes and running shoes.  Bring water and have a mask. If you have any questions contact either of the novice coaches, Philip Kenney (philipkenney42@gmail.com) (boys team) or Chelsea Foster (chelseapfoster@gmail.com) (girls team) with questions. 

GUIDANCE UPDATES

For this week's guidance updates and information go here.  Student interim progress reports can be viewed on the Aspen Portal.
 

PTO CLASS REPRESENTATIVES

If you have questions, your class PTO Representatives are here to help! 

Class of 2022
Facebook Group: Brookline HS Class of 2022 Parents
2022reps.bhspto@gmail.com
Gioia Perugini
Jennie Roffman
Zahida Taher

Class of 2023
Facebook Group: Brookline HS Class of 2023 Parents
2023reps.bhspto@gmail.com
Nilda Drinkwater
Elsje Eisenhauer
Makeeba McCreary

Class of 2024
Facebook Group:Brookline HS Class of 2024 Parents
ptoclassreps2024@gmail.com
Jenn Marckres
Maggie Sawada
Susie Ma

Class of 2025
Facebook Group: Brookline HS Class of 2025 Parents
2025reps.bhs.pto@gmail.com
Ivey Bueno
Suzan Chin
Inna Gerzon
Elizabeth Lowe

Community

SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

Next school committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 9th at 6:00pm
 

BROOKLINE PORCHFEST 2021

Brookline's sixth annual Porchfest will be held on Saturday, September, 18, 2021 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm with a rain date of Sunday, September 19, 2021. Official Schedule and list of bands/locations can be found at brooklineporchfest.org.
 

BROOKLINE TEEN CENTER

Save the date for BTC's Block Party, Friday, October 1st, 3 -7pm.  For the month of September, the BTC will be open from 2:30pm-6:30pm on Thursdays and Fridays starting 9/10. Masks are required for all persons in the building.

SEPAC (Special Education Parents Advisory Council) Meeting

SEPAC will be holding its first meeting of the 2021-22 school year for parents on Friday, September, 24th at 8:30 - 10:00am.  Format (virtual, in person, or a combination) will be determined closer to the date. Join the SEPAC mailing list to stay informed on activities for special education families.

BROOKLINE PUBLIC LIBRARY
This Fall, the Brookline Library branches have established new capacity limits in the Children’s, Tween, and Teen Rooms at Brookline Village, and the Children’s Room at Coolidge Corner, will be enforced as of September 1, 2021. This will impact the number of students allowed in these spaces during after-school hours. Please review the Letter from the Library Director for further information.

Sports and Extracurricular Events
Find more info on Fall sports tryouts and schedules are 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.

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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: bhsweeklyblast@bhs-pto.org

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