Greetings Brown Families:
A warm welcome to our new families and welcome back to our returning ones! There is already a hint of a cool fall breeze in the air, but the PTO is just heating up to get ready for the upcoming school year. There are a few KEY DATES to be aware of as we finish out September and head into October, please be sure to mark your calendars today. To keep you updated, here are a few recaps while you were all vacationing over the summer:
- Bulk Supply Program: Thank you to all the families that participated this year. We continue to improve the program to make it easier and more cost effective for families be a part of it. Of those families that participated, they saved an average of 43% on their student’s school supplies. Thank you to all the teachers that worked with the PTO to come up with a grade-wide supply list which helped streamline the ordering process.
- Best of Brown: There are many ways that the PTO can help improve our students’ experience in Middle School. Making minor improvements to the space at Brown is just one of those ways that we as a PTO community can help. New this year is the “Best of Brown,” a way for the PTO to direct funds to a specific project. This year, we are focusing on improving the outdoor ‘patio’ space near the cafeteria. Parts of the Bulk Supply Program’s proceeds are being directed to this project. We are happy to report that we have $4,645 in our “Best of Brown” fund to dedicate to improving that space for our students and faculty. If you would like to get involved in the project, please email us at email@example.com
For helping organize and distributing the Bulk Supplies, a big thank you goes out to Louisa Barnes, Christopher Fitzpatrick, Rebecca Harder, Abby Matthews, and their parents, as well as Danielle Hatem. Many hands made light work and it was appreciated.
Anabel Cable for working tirelessly over the summer to pull together our Brown Directory to help keep us all connected.
Tina Scioletti and Robin Healey, both part of our e-communications team. Helping us get out blasts and updating our website are key to helping to keep our parent community in the know.
We have much more to share with you in upcoming newsletters!
If you have questions, concerns or ideas for the Brown PTO, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome your feedback and support and look forward to a great school year!
SUPPORT BROWN THROUGH YOUR PTO!
Each year, the Brown PTO works with our principal, John Jordan, to identify areas in need of improvement throughout our school. Over the past years, we have upgraded our computer lab, added reading spaces and books to our library, and renovated community spaces. We also fund the Creative Arts and Science programs, and sponsor the PAC Run, Faculty Foul-Ups, as well as provide subsidies for field trips and school fees. All these improvements and activities enrich our school and create a fuller learning experience for our students.
We ask each family to make a tax-deductible contribution of $50 to ensure we can continue to address the needs of our school. We understand the economy makes it difficult for some to contribute, so we kindly ask you to give as much as you are able.
Every family that contributes to the PTO, regardless of dollar amount, will receive a school directory at the Back-to-School Night on September 23. Please click here to make a donation.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Brown Back to School Night*
Brown Cafeteria :
Tuesday, September 23
6-7pm, Parent Welcome
6:45pm, Principal John Jordan Welcome /Updates
7-8:45pm, Program begins (head to your student’s classes)
Parent Visit (Brown Middle School in session:**)
Each morning between 8:45 and 10am
Tuesday, September 30, Grade 7
Wednesday, October 1, Grade 6
Friday, October 3, Grade 8
**Please note that you are welcome to visit on any of the three dates. We have identified grade levels for mornings that students are in their “team” classes. It is strongly suggested that you check with your child about their schedule for the day you intend to visit. We hope you will be able to join us for this observational opportunity. Parents are observers in the classroom. If you have questions for the teacher, please take them offline so as to not disrupt the class in session.
Get Ready for the Musical!
The Brown Working Theater group will be holding auditions for this year’s musical (which will be announced to students today!) on Monday, September 29, Tuesday, September 30, Tuesday, October 2, and Wednesday, October 3, from 3-5pm in the Auditorium. Additional information will be forthcoming shortly, including great opportunities for students who are interested in trying their hand at different aspects of stagecraft. Parents are encouraged to become involved as well! Click here to find out more about playing your own role in this great production.
Keep connected with what is happening in and around Brown by
- Brown PTO website, www.brownpto.org.
- Daily Announcements
- Click here to register for your Brown Directory and support your school.
You can also update your Brown Directory information, if you have not already: email@example.com.
Back-to-School Parent-Teacher Night
Tuesday, Sep 30, 8:45-10am
Grade 7 Parent Visit
Wednesday, Oct 1, 8:45-10am
Grade 6 Parent Visit
Friday, Oct 3, 8:45-10am
Grade 8 Parent Visit