Greetings Brown Families:
While Mother Nature is keeping busy with snowy and chilly winter weather, the PTO is busy generating some heat.
Plans are in motion for the Annual Parents’ Winter Social to be held this year on Thursday, February 6, from 6-9 pm. This is a fun, low key evening where you can meet and socialize with other Brown parents while enjoying beer, wine and appetizers. Principal John Jordan will be present to greet parents and answer any questions you may have about middle school life. The event is held at the Waban Library Center. Admission is $10/person in advance or $15/person at the door. Please click here to RSVP. Please contact Martha Lawler if you would be willing to provide an appetizer or dessert. We hope you will join us!
Brown held its annual Geography Bee last week, and we are happy to share the results of this great community event. The school champion is Kiran Maypole and the runner-up is Jordan Carey. Kiran will take the test to qualify for the Massachusetts State Championship.
The following students were the individual team winners:
Orange: Katherine Wagner
Yellow: Anshul Sukhlecha
Red: Lanie McLeod
Green: Kiran Maypole
Blue: Jordan Carey
Teal: Rafi Dinh
Indigo: Aidan Hitchens
Violet: John Regan
Maroon: Matthew Huller
Congratulations to ALL the winners! Thank you to the teachers, Sam McGraw and Richard Allsbrook (co-Chairs of the Social Studies Department) for coordinating this wonderful event.
Have you ever noticed the somewhat “drab” cement patio right outside of the cafeteria? After lunch, kids love to migrate out there to socialize, but there aren’t any benches or tables. We’re seeking the talents of a landscape architect within our midst that could help us plan and create a much more inviting space for our students. If this is your area of expertise, or if you would like to be a part of this discussion as we embark on this project, please let us know.
Theresa Fitzpatrick and Molly Owen-Kiritsy
Brown PTO Co-Presidents
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, February 5. If you would like to help, please click here to sign up to contribute something to show our thanks to our teachers for all they do!
Early Release Day on Wednesday, February 5. All middle school students will be dismissed at 11:30 am for system-wide professional development workshops for teachers and staff. Lunch will be served at school before dismissal.
“The Sound of Music” on Thursday, March 6, and Friday, March 7, 7:30 pm in the auditorium.
We hope you can join us for this very special production! The cast, crew and production team are hard at work putting a spectacular show together for you. Tickets will go on sale shortly, and will be available through the school office. If you’d like to show your support, how about placing a salutation or an ad in the program? If you’re crafty, maybe you’d like to help with costumes? Click here to find out how you can help and be a patron of the arts at Brown!
Calling All 8th Grade Parents
It seems like just yesterday our 8th graders arrived at Brown, and yet we are now gearing up for their graduation from middle school! It is a tradition at Brown to have a graduation ceremony (date TBD) and a ‘party’ for the students on a day before the graduation (date TBD). The PTO is looking for a parent (or two) to help coordinate the 8th grade party (which takes place at Brown). Please let Molly or Theresa know if you are interested. firstname.lastname@example.org
Teen Summer Program Expo
Newton South High School is again hosting the annual Teen Summer Program Expo on Monday, February 3, from 5:30 pm to 8 pm, in the cafeteria. Admission is free. If your teenager needs an enriching and rewarding summer experience, don’t miss this great opportunity to meet personally with directors of more than 80 of the best summer programs in both the U.S. and abroad. For more information contact email@example.com, or call 617-244-3316. Snow date will be Tuesday, February 4.
DID YOU KNOW?
When your student is going to be out of school, it is important that you report the absence to the office before 8:30 am. Please call 617-559-6980 each day your child is absent from school. If the school does not hear from you, they will call you. If a student is absent, upon return the student must bring a note from home signed by a parent or guardian, giving the reason for absence.
Student Lateness to School:
Students arriving after 8:30 am will be marked tardy by their first period teacher and given the appropriate consequences. If they arrive later than 8:30 am they should report directly to the office for a pass. Repeated lateness will result in detention and parents will be notified.