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Brown Bear Report 9-25-16

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Parent Visiting Days
Monday, September 26 (Grade 7)
Tuesday, September 27 (Grade 6)
Wednesday, September 28 (Grade 8)

Brown parents and guardians are invited to tour the school while it is in session and sit in on a class between 8:45 and 10am on these days. If you can’t make your designated “grade day” you are welcome to visit on one of the other days.

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon – Items Still Needed!
Thursday, September 29
We still need more items for our first teacher appreciation luncheon on Thursday, September 29. We will be serving a fabulous Italian Feast and ask that families contribute additional items to round out the event. Please click here to sign up, and help us welcome our wonderful faculty and staff back to school! We will be at school at 8am on Thursday, September 29 to accept items from students upon arrival at school. Items may also be dropped off between 8 and 11am in the School Office. Coffee drop-offs should happen between 11:15am and 11:30am. Thank you in advance for all of your time and generosity.
Felice Scheff and Nancy Braudis Continue reading

Donate to the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon Today!

If you met our wonderful faculty and staff at Back-to-School Night last night, you know how much they appreciate our support. Three times a year we come together as a community to serve them lunch to thank them for all they do.

This year’s first Teacher Appreciation Luncheon is next Thursday, September 29. We will be serving a fabulous Italian Feast and ask that families contribute additional items to round out the event.

Please click here to sign up!

We will be at school at 8am on Thursday, September 29 to accept items from students upon arrival at school. Items may also be dropped off between 8 and 11am in the School Office.

Coffee drop-offs should happen between 11:15am and 11:30am.

Thank you in advance for all of your time and generosity.

Felice Scheff and Nancy Braudis
Teacher Appreciation co-Chairs

Brown Bear Report 9-18-16

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Top 10 Things to Remember about Back-to-School Night at Brown

#10.  Back-to-School Night is this Wednesday, September 21, at 6pm (NOT 6:30pm as previously listed on the school website).
#9. The night is for parents and guardians only; students do not attend.
#8. You get to meet your student’s teachers, follow an abbreviated daily schedule to visit their classrooms, and learn about expectations, curriculum and school priorities for the year.
#7. More people come to Back-to-School Night than to any other event at Brown all year, so parking can be a challenge. Allow plenty of time to park and walk up to the school.
#6. It’s the night that the paper edition of our school directory is distributed to families who have contributed PTO dues (suggested $50/family but any amount gratefully accepted).
#5. Avoid longer lines and wait time by paying your dues before midnight on Tuesday, September 20. Then, at Back-to-School Night, go straight to the pre-paid tables in the lobby to pick up your directory.
#4. You can pay your dues now by clicking here. If you can’t remember whether you’ve paid already, email the PTO Treasurer by Tuesday. Thank you!!
#3. Pro tip: take a picture of the schedule your students bring home tomorrow and keep it in your phone. Duplicate copies will only be available in each student’s advisory room, not from the main office this year. Look out for more details on this process coming from Mr. Jordan soon.
#2. Wear comfortable shoes.
#1. It’s fun, informative and a great chance for our community to come together.

See you on Wednesday at 6pm! Continue reading

Brown Bear Report 9-11-16

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Brown PTO Online Directory Is Now Live!
Thank you to everyone who confirmed their contact details for the school directory. You should have received an email this morning providing you with a password to access the online directory, where you can look up contact details for students, families and faculty, create lists of favorites for carpooling, and download pdfs of listings by grade and team. Printed copies of the directory will be available for pickup at Back-to-School Night on Wednesday, September 21, for families who have paid PTO dues. Any questions, please contact directory@brownpto.org.

School Pictures
Monday, September 12
Tomorrow is School Picture Day! On Friday, your student should have brought home an order form. Please fill out the form and send it in with your child tomorrow. If payment is a hardship for your family, please fill out the form and contact Principal John Jordan in confidence to request a scholarship from the PTO.

Music at Brown Parent Information Meeting
Thursday, September 15, 3:15pm
Is your child interested in signing up for one of Brown’s many elective music ensembles? Parents and guardians are invited to meet with the music teachers on Thursday after school in the Music Room at Brown. Find out more about Music at Brown, goals for the year, and how you can become involved and help support this great program. If you cannot make the meeting, but would like to know more, please click hereContinue reading

First Week of School: Important Notices

Dear Brown Families,

We hope your students are having a great first week at Brown! Here are some important first week announcements to welcome you back and keep you in the loop.

Fall Athletics 2016 Key Dates

7th and 8th Graders

  • Registration must be completed on FamilyID
  • Deadline for registration is Friday, September 9 @ 12pm
  • Up-to-date physical must be on file with the nurse by Friday, September 9 @ 1pm
  • Boys and Girls Soccer: Tryouts will begin on Friday, September 9
  • Football and Cross Country will begin on Monday, September12 @ 3:05pm

6th Grade Cross Country Enrichment Running Program

  • Registration must be completed on FamilyID
  • Deadline for registration is Friday, September 16 @ 12pm
  • Up-to-date physical must be on file with the nurse by Friday, September 16 @ 1pm
  • Orientation for 6th Grade Cross Country Enrichment Running Program will be on Monday, September 19 @ 3:05pm in the gym

Step-by-step registration instructions and general information about fall sports at Brown are here. Continue reading