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

The Giving Project Potluck Dinner 2018

Thursday, May 3, 6-8pm, Brown Cafeteria
Celebrate the giving season with this fun, family-friendly event to raise awareness and funds for many wonderful and interesting charities supported by our community. Bring a favorite dish and a donation (any amount), and find out how our students, families and faculty are making a difference! You will have a great meal, hear inspiring presentations from the five finalist organizations, and have a chance to vote for your favorites by “donating” pennies. All the funds raised through donations will be divided between the five organizations according to the number of pennies each organization receives.  Bring your family or a friend – or both.  Don’t miss this special middle school event!
Donate Below- Even if you can’t attend, it’s easy to make a difference!

Fundraiser for Child Assault Prevention Program (CAP)

Friday, April 27 

The CAP presentations, financed in part by elementary PTOs, were a critical component of our students’ elementary experience. CAP also relies on additional funds to train presenters and develop materials to deliver to Newton’s elementary students. If you would like to support CAP and pay it forward, please see their invitation below.

Newton FORJ Meeting Focused on METCO

Tuesday, April 24 

We invite all Brown parents to attend this week’s FORJ meeting, Tuesday night at 7:30pm at Angier.  This month’s topic is the METCO program in our schools.  FORJ is honored to have the new METCO CEO, Milagros (Milly) Arbaje-Thomas and Newton METCO Director, Maricel Sheets join us along with parents and alumnae who will share their experiences and vision for METCO.  We have had several Brown parents attend previous meetings and found theme to be beneficial and eye-opening.
If you can attend, RSVP here so that they set up enough seats for all attendees:  To learn more about FORJ, click here: (   To join the newly forming Brown FORJ team, email Maureen Oates at

8th Grade: Moving On Ceremony

Friday, June 22, 8:15am
Newton South Field House

CONFIRMED! The traditional Moving On ceremony is planned by our fantastic school administration and 8th grade faculty. Mr. Jordan confirmed in his April First Friday Letter that the ceremony will be at 8:15am on Friday, June 22 in the Newton South Field House.

Parents and guardians of 8th graders: If you are interested in being on the 8th Grade Committee, please email

While the 8th Grade Moving On ceremony and traditional year-end field trip are not PTO-sponsored activities, parents have in the past organized a party, raised funds for a class gift, and helped the teachers and administrators with some of the ceremony details on an as-needed basis. All of these activities are determined by the energy and volunteer availability of the parents & guardians on the 8th Committee.

Save the Dates! Spring Music Concerts

Spring is coming, and so are the Brown music ensemble spring concerts. This year’s spring concert dates are:

Band & Mostly Brass
Thursday, May 24, 7:30 p.m.

Orchestra, Chorus, & Acappella
Wednesday, May 30, 7:30 p.m.

All in the Brown community are invited to attend. Come support your friends and classmates. Both evenings are wonderful celebrations of the hard work and musicianship of our 6th, 7th and 8th graders.