The latest announcements from the Principal, PTO, and NPS...
As a parent or guardian of a student at our school, we are all members of the PTO. The PTO relies on annual contributions and volunteers to provide our many school support activities including our school directory, educational enrichment programs and community support projects.
Your donations make these services possible. Please consider making your contribution now for the 2019-2020 school year. Click here to donate now.
The bottom line is always important, but your participation matters even more. We strive to have 100% of Brown Middle School families contribute to the Annual Fund. While the suggested donation is $50 per student, we welcome whatever amount is comfortable for your family.
Over 80% of our yearly budget comes from the Annual Fund. If you’ve already contributed this year – thank you! If not, please consider doing so before Thanksgiving Break. This way we can plan our budget more effectively for the remainder of the year.
Ways to Pay:
- Click here to pay online
- Write a check made out to Brown PTO send to school ‘ATTN PTO Treasurer’
- Send cash to school in an envelope marked ‘PTO Treasurer’ (less recommended)
- Check to see if your workplace offers matching gifts!
- Not sure if you’ve paid already? Email the PTO Treasurer.
Calling all parents of 6th Graders!
You’re invited for fun night out with fellow parents on December 3rd from 7-9:00 pm. Please click here for invitation.
Thank you for supporting our first ever CAS AuthorFest. In all, 87 presentations reached just over 6,100 students throughout Newton. Hundreds of students and parents engaged with the 25 participating authors and illustrators at the meet-and-greet session at Zervas.
Online Book Sale extended through November 30
Due to popular demand, Newtonville Books has graciously extended the online portion of the CAS AuthorFest book sale through to the end of November. 20% of proceeds will help offset AuthorFest expenses and be used toward future CAS programming. Click here to access the site.
Many thanks to Newton Schools Foundation and The Village Bank for their generous donations that allowed this event to happen and to you for your continued contributions and support to the Brown PTO!
Registration is still open for Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball at Brown. Click here to learn more about the program. Please note that registration closes on November 29th, 2019 at 7:00pm. Tryouts begin on December 2nd.
Winter Running meets after school on Mondays and Thursdays until 4:15 pm. Winter running is for all grades and begins this Thursday, November 14. Students do not need to register on FamilyID for winter running. Sixth graders must participate in Winter Running if they would like to join Track and Field in the spring. The 6th-grade participation policy is explained here.
After School Activities run every day but Tuesday and there are many to choose from! The current schedule is posted here. All students are encouraged to participate. Most clubs and activities run from 3:05-4:05 and are open to all on a drop-in and sign-in basis.
The Brown Middle School annual gift drive is just around the corner. We provide holiday gifts for families connected to the Brookview House, a shelter in Dorchester. Gifts are purchased by Brown Middle School students and their families, brought to school, wrapped and then transported to the Brookview House for distribution.
Mr. Jordan asks students and their families to consider sponsoring a child or adult affiliated with the Brookview House. Sponsors will receive a gift request card as a guide for what to buy. Gifts should be purchased and brought to Brown by Friday December 13. Students will wrap their gifts in their home base classrooms during the week of December 16. Donations of wrapping paper, ribbons or bows are welcome and should be brought to Ms. Kathy Hunt in the main office before the Thanksgiving break.
If your family is interested in sponsoring someone please have your child contact their home base teacher. The gift drive is a wonderful opportunity for children to get involved in their community and to help make a difference in the lives of people in need. Special thanks are extended to Patricia Barry and Henry Toulmin for organizing this school-wide community event.