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

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Our Parent Social earlier today was a great success! Thank you to Julia Harmatzand Michael Meyer for opening their home for our first-ever all-parent pot luck brunch. The food brought by all the families was delicious and there was even some dancing (who knew we’d have a DJ!?). It was a fantastic innovation to hold this annual event for brunch and on a weekend: credit is due to the entire Parent Social team, which also includes Deb AllaireKelly Fattman and Julie Mandel. Thank you to them, to Mr. Jordan, and to all the parents and guardians who came out for brunch, to see old friends and to make new ones.

Important Dates for Girls & Boys Varsity Basketball

Wednesday, November 29 @ 7:00pm – Registration on FamilyID closes.

Wednesday, November 29 – Physical must be up to date and on file with the school nurse.
Friday, December 1  @ 3:05pm – Tryouts begin.

Questions? Contact Ms. Antonellis, PE Department Chair/After School & Athletic Program Director at katrina_antonellis@newton.k12.ma.us

Holiday Gift Drive @ Brown

Every year, the Brown community holds a holiday gift drive for families served by the Brookview House, a shelter in Dorchester. All 9 teams at Brown are assigned Brookview clients to sponsor. Participating students and their families purchase gifts from wish lists. The items are brought to school, wrapped and then transported to the Brookview House for distribution.

Please discuss with your Brown student whether your family would like to sponsor a child or adult affiliated with the Brookview House this year. If you would like to sign up, have your student(s) contact their Home Base teacher. 

If your family volunteers to sponsor an individual, you will receive a gift request card that will include the person’s age, gender, favorite color, clothing size and gift requests. Sponsors are NOT obligated to purchase any or all of the gifts in the request card.  Some requests are for expensive items so it is important for you to use your own judgment when purchasing gifts.  Please feel free to purchase items that are within a reasonable price range for you.  Substitutions are fine as long as they are appropriate for the age/gender of the person for whom the gift is intended.

Sponsoring families should send their gifts in to Brown according to the deadline set for their student’s team (sometime between December 1-8).  Students will wrap their gifts in “home base” during the week of December 4-8 and all of the gifts will be loaded on to the truck to go to Brookview House on Monday, December 11.

***If you would like to donate wrapping paper, ribbons or bows, please drop them off with Ms. Kathy Hunt in the main office before the Thanksgiving break.  Gift cards to CVS, Walgreens, Target, Stop & Shop and other vendors that we can pass on to Brookview clients are also greatly appreciated.

BROWN GIFT DRIVE

Last year’s Brookview House truck outside of Brown. These are a fraction of the generous gifts our community provided in 2016. Thank you in advance for your participation this year.

For more information about Brookview House and its mission to lift mothers and their children out of homelessness, visit them at brookviewhouse.org

Highlands After School Program Has Openings

The short winter days are upon us and if you’re looking for after-school activities for your child … the Highlands After-School Program has openings!

The program is just for middle school kids attending Brown, Day and Oak Hill. We meet in Newton Highlands and have daily use of the Hyde Gym and a wide range of activities including homework time, games and field trips. Transportation is provided daily. It’s not too late to sign up, with both regular monthly enrollment and day passes are available.

For more information or to arrange a visit please, contact Rochelle Acker at 617.999.4617 or visit our website: highlandsafterschool.org

Box Tops For Brown: Holiday Edition

The holidays are coming, and we know what that means…
More opportunities to save BOX TOPS!
Please remember to clip and save your box tops as you are preparing to entertain or attend holiday parties, etc..

Questions?  Contact mariabrosen@gmail.com