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Another Successful Faculty Foul-Ups in the Books

March Madness came to Brown once again at Thursday’s Faculty Foul-Ups. Students, teachers and staff representing all 9 of our grade-based school teams suited up after school in the gym to shoot as many baskets as possible in 5 minutes. Semi-finalists Coral (6th), Teal (7th) and Violet (8th) squared off with Teal and Coral moving on to the finals where Teal prevailed thanks to great teamwork, plus shooting and rebounding strategy.

Students could also participate by predicting how many baskets their favorite team would shoot, with the closest guess for each color team winning a JP Licks gift certificate. Thanks to Ms. Antonellis, parent coordinator Debbi Kim and all the Bake Sale and Basketball volunteers for another great year mixing fun and community on the Brown hardcourt.

The Calculus Project

Contributions generously matched by Donor in March!

More than 35 Brown students enrolled since 2013!

The Newton Schools Foundation is honored for the second consecutive year to have a very generous donor who will match up to $25,000 in contributions from the community to the Calculus Project during the month of March. 

The Calculus Project has been transformational for Newton students. Since its launch, enrollment growth in high-level math among traditionally underrepresented groups is significant: Hispanic student enrollment has increased 70%. African-American student enrollment has tripled. Low-income student enrollment has increased nine-fold. 

Your support this year will deepen and extend the Calculus Project’s reach. Currently serving 109 students in grades 7-10 from all Newton secondary schools, the program will welcome a new cohort of 30 incoming 7th graders this summer (about 7 from Brown). If we successfully complete the match challenge, the resulting funds will support nearly half of the students in the program for the coming year—including the entire new 7th grade cohort. 

Double your impact and donate today! 

Planning Meeting for Blue Zone Video PSA – Recruiting a Brown representative

Friday, March 31, 10am, Panera Bread in Newton Centre

Oak Hill PTO President and Memorial-Spaulding parent Matthew Miller is convening a meeting to generate ideas for producing a video Public Service Announcement about school Blue Zone safety throughout Newton. Brown PTO is looking for a community member to attend this meeting along with our Safe Routes to School Rep to give input about some of the Blue Zone issues and problems that are particular to Brown (i.e., the traffic circle and driveway). Please contact us if you’d like to attend this meeting or otherwise participate in producing the video.

Music Showcase Concert

Thursday, March 30, 7 to 8:30pm

Come support our amazing musicians! Instrumentalists and vocalists from all grades perform as soloists or in small groups. Organized by Ms. Wadsworth, this concert provides an opportunity for students to share their individual music talents with the Brown community. Let’s give them a great audience this year! We hope to see you there. Questions? Please contact music@brownpto.org.

Reminder: Register for Brown Spring Varsity Sports

Deadline Thursday, March 30, 12 noon

Please read the letter included here from the athletics office for complete information about registration and the requirement for an up-to-date physical on file with the school nurse. Everything must be completed by Thursday, March 30 at noon.