The latest announcements from the Principal, PTO, and NPS...

Brown Middle School Student Government

Student Government meets on Wednesday mornings at 7:30am at Brown, in Mr. Lamothe’s room. All students are welcome to participate and, if they choose, to run for office. There will be 5 officers this year: president (must be 7th or 8th grade), vice-president (any grade), secretary (any grade), and PR (any grade, 2 positions available). The Student Government’s mission is to build community and make sure that every student feels welcome! If you have any questions, please email Mr. Lamothe.

Excellence, Enrichment, Exploration = Triple E

Brown offers many after school Triple E sports and activities that your child can participate in!
Fall Sports (season games are already underway):
Football, Soccer, Cross Country
Tripe E Activities:
Homework Club, Indoor Soccer, Cooking, Robotics, Floor Hockey, Field Hockey, Ultimate Frisbee, and more…
If you would like to learn more about these after school activities, or come cheer on your Brown sports team, check out the website of Brown’s PE Department Chair and Triple E Director, Katrina Antonellis: http://brown.newton.k12.ma.us/EEE. Triple E information is constantly updated, so check back regularly! Questions? Please email Katrina Antonellis.

Library Helpers

Volunteers are needed to help in the Brown Library.  Specifically, we are looking for approximately one hour of help each afternoon.  Volunteers shelve books and occasionally help the librarians with special projects.  We ask that volunteers commit to a particular day of the week for the school year.  They can come in weekly or every other week, depending on their schedule.  Training is provided.  Please contact Carole McElduff  for more information.

Help Needed: Box Tops for Brown

Clip Box Tops from your favorite foods—cereal, yogurt, dairy products, and more—and earn money for Brown! Please drop off your Box Tops in the box in the main office by Friday, October 24. Questions? Contact Allison Peter.

Reminder: Flu Clinic at Brown, Friday, November 14

Both the flu shot and the flu nasal spray vaccine will be administered at Brown during the school day on Friday, November 14, at no cost to families. To sign your child up, please download this information packet, complete the forms included, and turn them in to the school nurse, Lucy Boyer, by Wednesday, November 12Click here to download forms in different languages.

Information Night for All Parents, Thursday, October 23, 7-8:15pm in the Brown Library

Please join the school guidance counselors, psychologist, Library teacher and IT specialist at this informational meeting about their important roles in middle school life and involvement with students, parents, teachers, and staff.  This is an opportunity to learn more about how Brown Middle School addresses the social/emotional and developmental needs of your middle school child, and to answer any pressing questions that you may have about the middle school experience. Stay tuned for additional information about this upcoming meeting.

Picture Retake Day, Thursday, October 16

Please bring in the photo packet to be replaced.

No School, Monday, October 13

School will be closed for the Columbus Day holiday.

10-10-14 Brown Bear Report: Letter from the Co-Presidents

Greetings Brown Families:

Autumn is officially upon us.  The leaves have changed and are already falling. The PTO helped kick off fall by coordinating a delicious lunch for our wonderful teachers and staff.  Many thanks go out to all of our community chefs who donated a dish for a spectacular display of culinary treats.  Thanks also go out to Felice Sheff and Nancy Braudis for coordinating all the parts for this wonderful luncheon.

Read on to learn more about the many happenings at Brown! If you have questions, concerns or any ideas for the Brown PTO, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to a great year!

Warm regards,
Molly Owen-Kiritsy and Theresa Fitzpatrick
Brown PTO Co-Presidents
brownpto@brownpto.org
www.brownpto.org

Brown Working Theatre Update

Production is already underway for this year’s musical, “Annie,” but it’s not too late for students to sign up for set and prop construction or stage and light crew! The cast list was posted yesterday, and all cast members are called for a read-through after school today, Friday, October 10. Schedules and scripts will be handed out at the read-through. There is still time to sign up for the set and prop construction crew (please contact Mr. Tordo for forms and information), and to apply for stage crew (please contact Mr. Sheppard for information and click here to download the application form, which must be turned in by the end of next week). Forms are also available from the Music and Theatre bulletin board.