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MLK Day Celebration

Martin Luther King Celebration:  Newton’s 49th Annual Community Celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held on Monday, January 16, 9:30 a.m. at Temple Beth Avodah, 45 Puddingstone Lane, Newton Centre, MA 02459. Among the featured speakers will be Newton’s Mayor Setti Warren and Newton Public Schools Superintendent Dr. David Fleishman. The celebration will include musical performances by the All-City Treble Singers and Newton North’s Jubilee Singers, as well as, original essays read by students from Brown M.S., Oak Hill M.S., and Newton South H.S.  School will not be in session on January 16.

Fiddler on the Roof Costumes Wishlist

Do you have an old cap or hat lurking in the back of the closet? A blouse or a shawl you never wear? BWT’s Fiddler on the Roof costume team can use your cast-offs! If you have any of the following items that you would be willing to donate to the production, please contact Thank you! We need sizes from youth small to adult medium.

  • Fisherman’s style caps
  • Black hats
  • Girls’/womens’ combat boots or lace up ankle boots, flat heel
  • Boy’s black or brown lace-up shoes (not sneakers)
  • Shawls
  • Long sleeved high- or round-neck blouses or peasant/bohemian shirts
  • Vests (all kinds)
  • Full long or ankle-length skirts

Calling All Artists! Submit a Design for Fiddler on the Roof! Deadline: January 20

If you would like your artwork to be considered for the t-shirt, poster and/or playbill cover for Brown Working Theatre’s upcoming production of Fiddler on the Roof, please submit a design to Ms. Rosen in the Art Room by Friday, January 20. Design a simple, bold, eye-catching drawing with black ink on white paper. ALL designs must clearly show the following text: “Fiddler on the Roof” and “2017.” The playbill cover and poster will be in portait orientation.

Earn Money for Brown While Grocery Shopping

If you are a Stop & Shop or PeaPod Customer please go to call 1-888-448-4642 and help automatically earn cash for Brown each time you shop.  We only have 5 families at Brown registered in this program. Please help us double that number this month. PeaPod customers especially, we need you!!!

Enter the first 3 letters of your last name and the 13 digit number on the back of your Stop & Shop card.  Enter #40130 in the “School 1” box.  Shop as usual through March 17 and earn cash for Brown.  If you have registered in past years, you do not need to re-register your card.  Click here for more details.

Superintendent’s Winter Weather Memo

In early December, Superintendent Fleishman sent an email via Skyward to parents and guardians in the district reviewing in detail the winter weather and school closing policy. A copy of that memo is available on the NPS homepage ( if you would like to review it.

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