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

Coronavirus Resources:

Newton HHS: As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, it’s important to have up-do-date information from trusted sources. The Newton Department of Health and Human Services is maintaining a useful COVID-19 website with a Coronavirus Q & A, as well as links to the latest local, state and CDC news and recommendations. Check this site regularly, as it will have the most current updates and alerts for our schools and our community.

NPS Support Hotline for Families: The Newton Public Schools, in collaboration with Newton Health and Human Services, is providing a support hotline for families with children enrolled in our schools. This service is staffed by Newton Public Schools counselors and is designed to support families experiencing food scarcity, housing scarcity, domestic or substance abuse, and other mental health struggles exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The phone number, 617-559-6021, is answered live M-F from 8 am – 3 pm and is equipped with voicemail.

Also check out the Brown Helping Brown page if you need assistance (all communications are private and confidential) or would like to offer to help.

PTO Community Meeting Follow-Up

Thank you to all who attended last Monday’s Brown PTO community meeting. Please stay tuned this week for follow-up information regarding next year’s volunteer opportunities later this week. 

8th Grade Moving On Packages Have Been Delivered!

Many thanks to all the parent volunteers who delivered Moving On Packages to our 8th graders over the past few days. Families should have received a lawn sign, 8th-grade yearbook, and Newton South Spirit item at their homes. If any 8th grader did not receive this package or was missing any portion of the delivery, please email us! We would also like to thank Mr. Primeau for putting the yearbook together again this year, despite the limited time and resources he had without access to the school building.  Click here if you still need to make a payment or would like to make a donation towards the 8th Grade Moving On packages.  All the best to our rising Freshman!

Mr. Jordan’s Ice Cream Party

Mr. Jordan was very surprised to be greeted online by more than 120 members of the Brown community on Wednesday evening. Thank you to all who logged onto the Zoom to wish him well in retirement. Mr. Jordan was treated to a surprise ice-cream delivery, a fun-facts quiz and a slideshow. And before the end of the month, he’ll receive the tribute photobook we’ve put together thanks to all your contributions. Thank you! 

Parents of Students on IEPs or 504s

Kim Gallaugher is the new and former SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) liaison for Brown Middle School. If any current parents of students receiving special education services would be willing to join her for a Zoom meeting for incoming families, please contact her – She would especially appreciate hearing from parents whose kids are in SPARK, STRIDE or FOCUS but anyone willing to share information and advice for new parents is welcome to join in! For more information about visit the website – thank you!

2020 Newton SEPAC Special Educator Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Newton SEPAC Special Educator Awards. Although the ceremony will be held virtually this year, it is still a great opportunity to thank all the special educators in your student’s life! The SEPAC Special Educator Awards are presented to Newton faculty and staff members who have done exceptional work with students receiving special education services. Parents, guardians, and students may nominate any NPS staff member who they believe has gone above and beyond in their work with special education students (i.e.: special ed staff, general ed staff, principals, aides, BT’s, administrative staff, custodians, crossing guards, etc). All nominations must be received by June 17, 2020. Click HERE to submit your nomination today!