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8th Grade Parents!

8th Grade Parents!
CLASS PARTY, CANOBIE LAKE, MOVING-ON CEREMONY, YEARBOOK

Important information and dates

Monday, June 17
8th Grade Canobie Lake Park Field Trip – 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Monday, June 17
8th Grade Moving On Class Party –  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Brown Middle School Cafeteria and Gymnasium
DJ, Photobooth, Pizza, Icecream
In past years, over 200 kids join in the fun so tell your kids about it! This is for students only not their parents:)

Tuesday, June 18

“Moving On” Ceremony for 8th-grade students (and their families), 8:15 AM

Newton South High School Field House

Information, permission, payment information for all activities and yearbook purchase to come by the end of May.

8TH-GRADE INFO AND ACTIVITIES

How do the 8th-Graders Celebrate at the end of the school year?

The 8th-grade class will head off to Canobie Lake Park on Monday, June 17. The same evening there is a casual class party in the school gym with a DJ, photo booth and lots of fun.

Is there a PARTY for the kids?

Yes, on the evening of Monday, June 17 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM, there is a super, fun, casual party at the school gym with a DJ, photo booth, pizza, ice cream and lots of fun.  Last year over 200 attended the party, so tell your kids to go!

Is there a Yearbook this year?

YES! Many staff and students led by Mr. Primeau have been working hard this year on an 8th-grade Class Yearbook. It will be available for purchase soon with a bundled year-end activities package. The yearbook will be distributed sometime during the last week of school, exact details forthcoming.

Do I need to order a yearbook in advance?

NO, UNLIKE IN YEARS PAST, THERE WAS NOT A PRE-ORDER DEADLINE FOR THE YEARBOOK. The school switched away from using an outside provider this year, so there was no early deadline to order a book. 

What happens at the Moving On Ceremony?

On Tuesday, June 18, there will be a  Moving On ceremony at 8:15 AM in the Newton South athletic field house. More details will be forthcoming but in general, students arrive that morning at Newton South and are seated alphabetically. The ceremony includes class speakers as well as musical performances. Students are then individually presented with an 8th-grade certificate. Following the ceremony, there is time for mingling and photos. While the timing is not exact, plan for at least an hour and a half to two hours that morning. Students do not need to return to Brown that day unless they are taking a bus home or still need to clean out their locker!

Donate Your Mascara Wands to Appalachian Wildlife

Brown is collecting mascara wands as part of Wands for Wildlife, a program of the Appalachian Wildlife Refuge. Send in used wands with your child. The collection basket is in the main office! Click here for more information about this program. https://www.appalachianwild.org

Brown’s Spring Art Showcase

Monday June 10, 2019 –  4:30PM – 6:00PM  

NOTE DATE CHANGE

Come celebrate the many talented artists at Brown at the Spring Art Showcase on Monday, June 10, 2019, from 4:30-6:00 pm in the Brown Middle School Lobby. The showcase will feature a selection of over 400 inspiring pieces from Term 3 artists across the 6th, 7th and 8th grade. This is an opportunity to support the vibrant art community at BMS and celebrate the incredible creations our students have completed. If you are unable to attend the opening please feel free to come look at the artwork in the school lobby from May 29-June 10. Please contact Ms. Rosen with any questions (rosensh@newton.k12.ma.us)

Brown Book Fair is Coming Soon – Mark Your Calendars!

Monday, June 3 – Thursday, June 6, 2019

This is a great time to stock up on great summer reads as well as your student’s all-grade book for September.  Your students will be visiting the Book Fair during classroom hours with their English classes and can make selections there, but please feel free to visit during any of the hours below.

Book Fair Hours:
MONDAY, June 03: 12:00 -3:30 PM
TUESDAY, June 04: 7:30 AM -3:30 PM, 7:00 PM -9:30 PM
WEDNESDAY, June 05: 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM, 7:00 PM -9:30 PM
THURSDAY, June 06: 7:30 AM -12:00 PM

Sign up to volunteer: Help to sell books in the main lobby during school hours and the concert on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. It’s a great chance to observe kids during class visits, get to know other parents, support teachers, and raise money for Brown PTO.
Click Here to Sign-Up to Work at the Fair! 

Support Brown PTO and your child’s love of reading!  All proceeds from sales directly fund PTO programs that support our kids.

Summer Reading Titles:
6th grade – Because of Mr. Terupt, by Rob Buyea
7th grade – The Benefits of Being an Octopus, by Ann Braden
8th grade – The Pearl, by John Steinbeck
9th grade – The Poet X, by Elizabeth Acevedo

Brown Middle School Team Participates in Boston Aids Walk

Sunday, June 2, 2019


20th Year of Brown MS Participation!
Sunday, June 2, 2019

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION HERE

It’s not too late to register for this year’s AIDS Walk on Sunday, June 2.  Students, family members, and faculty are all welcome to join the Brown Middle School Team.

Help our team reach its goal of $20,000 (in honor of our 20th year doing the AIDS Walk.  Please sign up or consider making a $20 (or more) donation to our team by visiting our fundraising page.

Thank you to everyone who has already signed up to walk or made a donation or attended our Bagel Fundraiser at The Bagel Place on Saturday, May 25.

For more information on this year’s walk, please read the Registration Information and T-shirt Order Form found on the Brown Middle School website.  Students who ordered T-shirts and bandannas should receive them in their Advisories on Thursday, May 30.  We ordered a few extras, so if you’d still like to get one, please complete the t-shirt order form and send it in next week.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Jen Anderson or Elizabeth Messina, our AIDS Walk Team Captains.

June Concerts Info & Signups


Get ready for this year’s final music concerts! Enjoy a night of music followed by snacks and mingling in the cafeteria. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Band and Mostly Brass: Tuesday, June 4, 7:30 PM
Chorus, Orchestra, and Acappella: Wednesday, June 5, 7:30 PM

Our Brown music teachers rely on parent volunteers to make sure the events run smoothly. If your child participates in a music ensemble, please consider helping out! There are many options from chaperoning to post-concert party setup to bringing snacks and drinks!

Sign up for the Band and Mostly Brass concert & party
Sign up for the Orchestra, Chorus, and Acappella concert & party

Music Parent Info
Call times and locations:

All band students: 6:45 PM in room 138
Mostly Brass students: 6:45 PM in room 136
Chorus and Acappella: 6:30 PM in room 138
Orchestra: 6:45 PM in room 134

The Brown concert uniform is as follows

  • A white, formal shirt or blouse (long-sleeved for button down shirts) with a conservative neckline.
  • For collared shirts, students are required to wear a royal blue bow tie, which they can acquire for themselves or purchase from Mr. Bailey-Adams for $5. Students without a collar should wear a royal blue accent (hair-tie, headband, scarf, necklace, etc.)
  • Black formal bottoms (pants, long skirt) with a black belt where appropriate. If a student wishes to wear a full dress, it must be black and white.
  • Black dress shoes with black socks or equivalent where appropriate

Mostly Brass ensemble members should wear black tops instead of white on the night of their concert.

If you have questions, contact your child’s music teacher or Gena Hooper, the Brown music PTO chair.