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


If your email changes during the school year,
please notify the PTO and Newton Public Schools.

To send your email change to the PTO, fill out THIS ONLINE FORM.

Notify the Brown office and NPS via your ASPEN account
(new Student Management System). 


One-and-done volunteer opportunities to help when you can

Faculty & Student Foul-Ups – 2 people
Monday, March 19, 11:00am-1:30pm
Record students’ guesses during lunch
Sign up HERE

Faculty & Student Foul-Ups – 10 people
Thursday, March 22, 2:30pm – 4:15pm 
Counting baskets & managing the bake sale
Sign up HERE


The Giving Project 2018

We are delighted to announce that this spring, the Giving Project is back!

Inspired by Brown English teacher Becky Cohen, the Giving Project is a very special community event that brings families from Brown and Oak Hill together over a delicious meal while raising awareness and funds for some of the many charities supported by our students and faculty.

Students and faculty are invited to nominate a favorite non-profit organization, along with a brief summary of why they support it.  Nominations are due Monday April 9.  The nominations are then shared with both the Brown and Oak Hill communities, and 5 charities are selected to be showcased at our fundraising community potluck dinner on Thursday, May 3. The funds raised at the dinner are then shared among the 5 charities. We can’t wait to hear about the charity or cause that inspires you! Stay tuned for more details.

Navigating the Cyber World: Parent Presentation

Tuesday, March 27

Now in its third year at Brown, this informative Parent Workshop is sponsored by Brown Middle School and the Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, Inc. – the outreach division of the Middlesex DA’s Office. It will take place on Tuesday, March 27 from 6:45-8:00pm in the Brown Auditorium.

Geared for parents, this workshop reviews the challenges that may arise through use of the Internet, social media and smart phones. It is important for parents to be aware of the popular apps, social media sites and programs used by youth online. This workshop explains the issues and possible consequences from cyber bullying, sexting and revealing identifying information to strangers.

Even if you attended the workshop last year, you’ll learn something new this year, as the online environment for teens and the latest apps are constantly changing.

For more info, check out the slides from last year’s presentation in the QUICKLINKS section at the bottom of this newsletter (and in every issue of the Brown Bear Report). We will update it after this year’s presentation with the latest info.

Brown Showcase Concert

Thursday, March 22

The Brown Music Showcase Concert, Thursday, March 22 at 7:00pm in the Brown Auditorium, is a great chance for students to perform music that they’ve been working on outside of Brown. Come for an evening of music and to support your friends and classmates who will be performing.

Questions? Please contact Ms. Trimpey