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4-2-15 First Friday Letter

Dear Parents and Guardians,

April is Autism Awareness Month, and I want to acknowledge our ABA program here at Brown servicing students with autism spectrum disorders. Our program here at Brown began eleven years ago. The Brown ABA program has an extraordinarily talented staff that includes: Inclusion Facilitator, Emily Nordone; with support from nine behavior therapists. The students in the Brown ABA program have continued to exhibit some great skills throughout this school year; including participating in an adaptive physical education class, completing jobs within the school community, producing some beautiful and creative artwork, and working with peers in the Brown Peer Buddies program on a variety of activities.

Report Cards: Earlier this week, you should have received your child’s second term report card. You can also access your child’s second term report card on the Newton Public Schools Parent Portal. If you need assistance, please contact Betsy Lepine at 617-559-6907 in our Student Services Office. Mid-term progress reports for the third term will be going home with students during the week of May 18. Continue reading

Brown/Oak Hill Giving Project 2015: The nominations are in!

Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for the Giving Project!
It is SO inspiring to read about all these amazing organizations and the creative ways they have found to provide life-changing support to children, families and individuals in need in our community and beyond.

Click here to view the nominations, and please take a moment to read through them. Better yet – print them out and read them with your family over the long weekend. You’ll be glad you did.

Selecting five organizations to be featured at the Giving Project Potluck dinner was extremely challenging, but unfortunately there is only time for 5 presentations at the event, so a selection had to be made. Before making their choice, a committee of 5 teachers and 5 students spent more than two highly emotional hours reviewing the submissions, which were presented to them anonymously, with only student grade and level of adult help indicated if applicable. The finalists are: Continue reading

3-27-15 Brown Bear Report

Dear Brown Families,

With spring officially here and the third term underway, summer will be here before we know it.

Our students are in full swing of taking the much anticipated PARCC tests.  If you need additional information regarding PARCC, please click here for more details.

Another successful Faculty Foul-Ups took place last week.  The gym was alive with team spirit!  The MAROON team took home the win!  Much thanks to our team of organizers, Debbi Kim, Michelle Levy and Martha Lawler and all the parent helpers; Christine Breslin, Anabel Cable, Beth Grandi, Jeff Riklin, and Daryl Shepard.  And thank you to the parents who provided donations for the bake sale.  Many hands make light work.  Continue reading

2015 Yearbooks! Have you ordered one for your student yet??

Brown has a spectacular color yearbook each year! Purchase your 2015 one today at www.tinyurl.com/Brownyearbook2015 before they sell out! There are a limited number of yearbooks available and the price goes up as the school year goes on. The yearbook is for ALL Brown students, not just 8th graders. E-mail yearbook advisor Courtney Paull with any questions.

Annual Brown Showcase Concert – Thursday, March 26, 7pm

Please join us tomorrow night in seeing our Brown students perform for families. The concert will feature small groups and solos; everything from a Rock Band to classical piano, violin and cello solos. This is an evening of very fine student music and one not to be missed! The entire Brown community is invited to attend.