Parents, Teachers & Friends

The PTF meets the first Tuesday of the month. Please check the calendar if you are unsure of when the next meeting is. We look forward to seeing you there! We always love to see new faces and we always welcome your ideas.

Purpose of the PTF:

To rally broad community support for the Brooklin School.

To generate funds in support of student extracurricular activities or educational items that will not be funded from the school budget.

Contact information:

PTF PRESIDENT: Allison Watters
VP: Molly Blake
SECRETARY: Brittney Carter
TREASURER: Jillian Tripp

Need to make a funding request?

CLICK HERE to submit your funding request or download a form to print HERE.  If you are printing a form please put it in the PTF mailbox in the office of the Brooklin School and let Allison Watters know that you have done so. If you fill it out online it will go straight to the PTF and you will hear from us soon!  Thank you and we looking forward to hearing about your ideas.

PTF news this week

posted May 17, 2017, 7:29 AM by Molly Blake   [ updated May 17, 2017, 7:35 AM ]

Thank you to Allison Watters, Molly Blake, Jillian Tripp and Jeff and Maribeth Carson for working hard to let the teachers and staff know they are very well appreciated during this year's Teacher Appreciation Week.

This Friday is another round of Dutch Soccer camp in Blue Hill. If you would like your child to participate please download a form here and bring it to the office with a check made out to Dutch Soccer.  The PTF will cover half of the tuition.

June 2nd is the Brooklin School 5k Fun Run. It starts at the school at 12:30 and the kids run or walk down to WoodenBoat and back. We are looking for parents to help pass out water and cheer! If you have a few minutes please come by the school and bring some pom poms. Encouragement really helps them get up those hills!

After the fun run on Friday, June 2nd, we are going to be setting up for the Yard Sale that takes place in the gym on Saturday morning. We are looking for the community to drop off yard sale items after 3:00 on Friday.

On Saturday, June 3rd come and do some shopping at the yard sale and also play some tennis! The PTF is sponsoring a free tennis workshop for EVERYONE!  More details on this workshop are in the works. It will take place at the school on the 3rd from 9:30 to 11:30 with Bob Christie and Val Chamberlain.

On June 9th, PTF is having a Silent Auction and Dance at Central Hall.

This is our biggest fundraising event of the year. It is also super fun. The SoulBenders are playing upstairs and are not to be missed. Downstairs is a fantastic silent auction. Many parents, teachers and local businesses have donated their skills or items to be auctioned. You can take a look at some of the things we have so far here.

Would you like to help up set-up, break down, search for items or donate something? We need everyone's help for this.

If you are wondering where the PTF money goes last couple months of school are a great example:

  • The PTF provided great treats to teachers this week for Teacher's Appreciation Week.

  • Sponsored a clean-up day at the school

  • Provided some funding to the eighth graders who are off on their class trip to Boston this week

  • Provided funding for Kim Ridley and Rebekah Raye's whole school workshop last week

  • Provided funding for Katy Hellman who is here with students working on an art installation now.

  • Paying half tuition for Dutch soccer

  • Organizing and funding a school/community tennis clinic.

  • Funded a refillable snack pantry for after school clubs and sports at the school

  • Funded Pizza party for the students working on the yearbook.

  • Provided some funding for a mobile jewelry workshop to be used with our art teacher, Sarah Doremus

Phhhewww!  That is a lot of stuff and we have an amazing, supportive community and PTF to thank for that but we are ALWAYS looking for a hand so please get in touch.

Dutch Soccer!

posted May 5, 2017, 8:31 AM by Molly Blake   [ updated May 5, 2017, 8:34 AM ]

It is Dutch Soccer Camp time! This year the camp is being held in Blue Hill, but the PTF would still like to sponsor Brooklin students by paying half of the admission. If your child is interested in participating in Dutch Soccer Camp this year, please make your checks out for the half the amount to Dutch Soccer Academy and drop it with your application to Louanne in the office.


posted Mar 20, 2017, 8:31 AM by Molly Blake

Hello everyone,
Here are the minutes from last night’s PTF meeting. There are a few dates to make sure you have on your calendar for this coming spring:

CLEAN UP DAY will be held on SATURDAY, MAY 6TH (with a rain date for Sunday, May 7th). This is an event where we all pitch in for a morning tidying up the school grounds. PTF will provide lunch.

The PTF YARD SALE will take place on SATURDAY, JUNE 3rd. We will be asking for your donations of unneeded treasures as well as your help setting and cleaning up after the event as June approaches.

The SILENT AUCTION and DANCE with local soul band, The Soulbenders will happen on Friday, June 9th at the Central Hall in South Blue Hill. We would love any items of value that we could auction for the event to be donated in the next several months.

Thanks in advance for your help with these events!


Brooklin School PTF Meeting Minutes from March 7, 2017
written by Allison Watters

In attendance: Allison Watters, Robyn Sealander, Jillian Tripp, Julie Wilson, Molly Blake, Halina Nawrot, Maribeth Carson

  • February’s minutes were approved.

  • Funding Request: We received a request from Vicki Hull for a full-day all-school workshop with local artist and author Rebecca Raye and Kim Ridley based on their new book, “The Secret Bay”. The workshop was approved for $1600. Other area volunteers will be brought in to offer expertise as well.

  • Soup/Chowder/Chili Challenge: the event went well and brought in $75. There seemed to be as many people (if not more) than last year but not as much soup. Next year we plan to not charge people who brought a soup, get more small tasting bowls, make a large soup in case there isn’t enough food, and bring more ladles. The ballot system worked well. We also plan on not having the event the weekend after school break because of a conflict with GSA basketball playoffs. We will also remember to advertise at Parker Ridge next year and have Louanne text parents a reminder the day of the event.

  • Treasurer’s Report: Jillian gave a report and that led to a discussion of how money moves from the PTF to the school. It was suggested that the PTF should reach out to the teachers to let them know how much money we have that we want them to spend on projects. We want them to think BIG and think outside the box when asking for funding. Maybe the PTF could make a presentation with lunch at a teacher workshop day?

  • Dutch Soccer Interlude/Sports Discussion: There was a discussion as to how we could best tailor our sports program to our school’s population in the future. In the short term there will likely be both track and little league offered this coming spring.

  • Clean Up Day was scheduled for Saturday, May 6th with a rain date for Sunday, May 7th.

  • Val Chamberlain, the grandparent of a Brooklin School preschooler would like to offer a tennis clinic for one day this spring. The PTF would like to encourage him to perhaps hold a weekend-long event or even a week-long tennis camp in the summer. Allison will invite him to attend a future meeting.

  • Yard Sale: Robyn Sealander and Brittney Carter will head up this year’s sale which will take place on Saturday, June 3rd. They were reminded to make sure and be picky about what they accept on drop off day and to find someone to take everything when the sale has concluded.

  • Silent Auction and Dance: The Central Hall in South Blue Hill has been secured and the band, the Soulbenders have been booked for the event which will take place on Friday, June 9th. Molly will begin organizing for donations to the auction.
  • 5K Fun Run: The PTF would like to continue the tradition of this event even though the teacher who usually organized the event is no longer at the school. Jillian and Molly will look at the route and Molly will talk to Healthy Peninsula about donating expertise and/or sponsorship. We tentatively scheduled the event for Friday, June 2nd.

  • Lego Club: Sharon Thoner and Brittney Carter are starting up Lego Club for younger students at the school this spring.

  • Summer Fundraising at ERR (Eggemoggin Reach Regatta): tabled until next meeting

  • Agenda Items for Tuesday, April 4th meeting: 5K Fun Run, Clean Up Day, Silent Auction, Tennis Clinic update, Fall Fundraising Run (perhaps during the “tall ships weekend”).

Soup Chili Chowder Challenge

posted Feb 17, 2017, 3:12 PM by Benjamin Moss   [ updated Feb 17, 2017, 3:20 PM ]

Please make sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming PTF fundraiser Soup Chili Chowder Challenge taking place on Saturday, March 4th beginning at 5:30 in the school gym.

If you are so inclined whip up a tasty pot of your favorite soup, nourishing chowder or spicy chili and try to win one of three grand prizes.

We would also love to have any PTF members who are able to bring some side bread products (bread, bagels, breadsticks, cornbread - the sky’s the limit). We could also use some extension cords if you have a couple. Just make sure to label them with your name so we make sure to get them back to you.

Please let your friends and neighbors know about this event. It’s a great way to bring people into the school community and get together in this quiet and sometimes isolating time of year.

PTF Meeting

posted Feb 6, 2017, 11:10 AM by Benjamin Moss   [ updated Feb 7, 2017, 6:23 AM ]

There will be a PTF meeting on Wednesday, February 8th at the school library at 6:30 in the evening. There was a request for babysitters from a PTF parent and we have lined up two middle schoolers to hang out with your kids during the meeting so feel free to bring them along if it’s helpful.

WINTER Movie Night on Friday Night!!! 5:00pm

posted Dec 7, 2016, 5:48 AM by Molly Blake

Pies By Guys was a huge success!

posted Nov 22, 2016, 6:39 AM by Molly Blake

Thank you to everyone that helped bake the delicious, 73 pies for the fundraiser. The guys had more help than ever before and the results are tasty!  

Pies by Guys!

posted Nov 3, 2016, 5:31 PM by Benjamin Moss

The Brooklin School PTF is sponsoring its annual Thanksgiving pie sale. We are calling to ask if you would like to purchase a pie or 2. The pies and crusts will be home-made by our “Pies by Guys” crew, headed up by Eric Blake. Pies will be baked on Saturday, Nov., 19th and will be ready to be picked up at the school on Sun., Nov. 20th,  from 11am to 1pm.  The cost for each pie is $13 for pumpkin and $16 for apple, to be paid at the time of pickup. Apple pies can be ordered fully assembled, but unbaked.  (Baked pies , both apple and pumpkin, also freeze well for a later date.)

The choices are pumpkin and apple.
In case of questions here are the ingredients for both pies: The Apple pie is a modified version of Brooke Dojny’s published recipe.

Apple Pie ingredients    
Brown sugar
Lemon juice

Crumb Topping ingredients
Brown sugar
Cheddar Cheese

Pumpkin Pie
1 tbs. cornstarch
½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. ginger
½ tsp. nutmeg
½ tsp salt (scant)
12 oz. evaporated milk
1 cup sugar
1/8 cup molasses
2 eggs beaten
15 oz. pumpkin"""

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