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Contribute to Brown Annual Fund

As of today, we have over $3,500 to go to reach this year’s PTO Annual Fund Goal of $24,000, or just about 15% left of our target.

Help us reach this goal now so that more of our time can be spent answering questions and meeting one another rather than processing contributions. With only $3,500, we can do it!

We aim for 100% family participation. $50 suggested donation. Any amount helps.

Thank You!!!P.S. You can also cut and paste this link into your browser:

Did you know?
Family contributions make up 65% of the annual PTO Budget. Your generous contributions pay for Creative Arts & Sciences programming, school directory, classroom support, teacher appreciation events, school improvement projects and more…Click here for more info. 

Reminder – Tonight! Back-to-School Night at Brown! Thursday, 9/20 at 6:00 pm

Tonight is Back-to-School Night at Brown Middle School. This is your opportunity to meet your child’s teachers, hear from Principal John Jordan and learn more about life at Brown Middle School.  Please arrive at 6:00 pm to meet other parents, learn about the Brown PTO and to purchase Brown sweatshirts, t-shirts, magnets and other items. Mr. Jordan will make remarks starting at 6:30 pm.

Your child should have brought home a paper copy of their individual schedule that you will follow for Back-to-School Night. Please check in with your child to make sure that you have the information you need for the evening and plan to bring that schedule with you tonight. It’s also a great idea to take a photo of their schedule to have on your mobile phone.

Lastly, school directories will be distributed by the end of September to the students’ home rooms.

See you tonight!

Back to School Night


We look forward to seeing you this evening at Brown MS Back-to-School Night –Thursday, September 20.

I will be providing opening remarks at 6:30PM in the auditorium.

Please confirm with your student that you have the information you need for this evening‘s event.

Thanks for your help with this request.



How can you feel connected to Brown while your students are developing

their own new friendships and becoming more independent in middle school?



Below is a list of committees and roles that are in need of additional volunteers. Click
 or below to sign up. You may indicate specific interests in the comments

section of the sign-up. Email Brown PTO if you would like more details on any of the

committees or positions.

Thank you!

  • Newsletter Editorial Committee (3) – Help with our weekly Brown Bear Report, our e-newsletter. As a part of a rotating team of editors you will review incoming content and stage in MailChimp for review by editorial lead/co-presidents. Training provided. Great off-site volunteer opportunity.
  • Brown Wear Pop- Up Sales (4) – Be a part of BrownWear! Join our PopUp Sales Team for occasional clothing/gear sales at events such as Back-to-School night, parent visiting days, etc. 
  • Back-to-School Night – Thursday, Sept 20, 2018 (2) – Purchase & set up light snacks for the social hour during Back-to-School Night (Arrive at school 5:30pm to set up)  
  • Co-Chair or Chairs of Annual Fall Parent Social (2) – Last year’s all-parent event was a fabulous Sunday Brunch! In prior years, our Fall Social has been a weeknight wine & cheese reception. It is wide open to interpretation! Let us know if you are interested!
  • 6th Grade Parent Social(s) (6) – Plan and coordinate 6th Grade parent evening social(s). Looking for co-chairs and committee members.  
  • Brown Working Theater – 2018-19 School Year (4) – Lead Coordinator and Committee needed to assist Choral and Music Teacher Mr. Bailey-Adams and the faculty with parent communication and organizing parent volunteers for the Brown musical and play.  
  • Book Fair – May 2019 (6) – Cashiers and merchandising help. School day and evening hours available.


  • 8th Grade/Class of 2019 End-of-Year Events Committee – April-June 2019 (6) – 8th Grade Parents. Organize end of year events for 8th grade. 1-Canobie Lake Class Trip, 2-Evening Party at school, 3-Assist with Moving on Ceremony. Need a committee leader.  


  • Music PTO committee volunteers: Concert Party Coordinator (1) – Coordinate orchestra/band/chorus concert parties refreshments and volunteers. Be on-site for food/drink intake and cleanup (or recruit volunteer for task). Pizza Parties Coordinator (1) – Work with music teachers to organize orchestra/band/chorus pizza parties. Order pizzas for delivery to school for appropriate days and times. Purchase and deliver drinks (juice, water), cookies or chips. 

Sign up HERE

Newton Community Education After School Programs at Brown

Newton Community Education is offering the following classes at Brown this fall:

  • Flag Football (Tuesdays, Grades 6-8)
  • 3-D Printing (Tuesdays, Grades 6-8)
  • Game Design with Python (Wednesdays, Grades 6-8) –  NEW THIS FALL!
  • Rock Band (Thursdays, Grades 5-8) – NEW THIS FALL!
  • Fencing: New & Continuing Fencers (Fridays, Grades 1-8)
  • Chess for Middle Schoolers (Fridays, Grades 6-8) –  UPDATED THIS FALL!

CLICK HERE for more information about the classes being offered at Brown this fall.

NCE offers many other weekday afternoon classes like Archery, Flag Football, Babysitting Safety/CPR and more at other nearby Newton Schools, as well as classes for elementary and high schoolers.

Visit the website for a complete listing of kids and adult fall classes.