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From Principal John Jordan: Opening of School September 2016

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We hope that you are enjoying a restful summer break and would like to share some important information regarding the upcoming academic year. The beginning of a new school year is filled with excitement and perhaps some jitters. This letter is intended to provide information and answer some of the questions that you or your child may have about the opening of school.

Information about student placement will be available via the Secure Parent Portal at the end of this week. We will be sending directions about accessing your child’s home base classroom and team assignment in Skyward.

Please note that Tuesday September 6, 2016 will be the first day of school for the 2016-2017 school year.  On Tuesday September 6, (Day 1) the students will follow a special schedule.  All students should report to their home base promptly at 8:30 a.m.  Dismissal will be at 2:15 p.m.  On Wednesday, September 7 students will begin their regular yearlong schedule. The Brown calendar and school schedule for the upcoming school year are available on the school website, so that you may note the daily schedule rotation, as well as, six-day cycle.

We are eager to help all of our students, both new and returning, at all grade levels, to feel comfortable.  During the first few days of school, students will participate in team building activities designed to help students become familiar with the school building, schedule, daily routines, their teachers, and each other.   During the first week of school, your child will need only a pencil or pen and $3.60 if the student wishes to buy lunch in the cafeteria.  On the first day of school, every student will receive a Brown Assignment Notebook. Continue reading

Did your family receive a Brown Directory confirmation email?

Dear Brown families,

You should have received an email on Monday, August 15, from our Directory team, asking you to confirm your contact details for the 2016-17 Brown Directory. The message was sent to the primary email address for each Brown family and it was sent from within our directory software, from the address

If the primary contact email in your family did not receive the confirmation email, please check your spam folders or contact so that we can send you a second confirmation email.  Continue reading

Summer Notices and Reminders

Dear Brown families,

We hope you are enjoying your summer vacation! Here are a few  notices and reminders as we approach the start of the new school year:

Help needed for school supply kit organization and distribution – Wednesday, August 31, 9:30-10:30am and Thursday, September 1, 9-10am
We are looking for students and parent volunteers to help organize kits by grade on August 31, and distribute kits on September 1. If you and/or your student can lend a hand, please email Theresa Fitzpatrick and meet us in the Brown Cafeteria at 9:30am on Wednesday, or 9am on Thursday. Team up with friends and use it as an opportunity to reconnect before school starts!

Open House for 6th graders and new families – Thursday, September 1, 9-10am
All 6th graders and new students are invited to visit the school, see their classrooms and meet their teachers.  Continue reading

2016 Registration for Fall Varsity Sports – Reminder and Important Dates

Dear Brown Middle School Families,

We are excited to share some helpful information about registering for our fall season middle school athletic programs. Registering on FamilyID is the only way to sign up for a fall sport. The fall programs include boys and girls soccer, cross country & football.

Requirements for participation on our athletic teams: DEADLINE IS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2016

  1. Registration must be completed on FamilyID before September 9, 2016
  2. Physical on file by September 9, 2016 with the school nurse Lucy Boyer

The new on-line system for families to register children in middle school athletics is called FamilyIDContinue reading

Summer Information

We hope everyone is having a wonderful summer, and look forward to welcoming our returning and incoming Brown families in September! In the meantime, if you have any questions, and can’t find the answer on this website, please email

Please look out for an email with summer updates in mid-August, as well as an email asking you to confirm your directory information in preparation for the new school year. If you don’t receive these emails, please email to make sure you are on our mailing list.

Enjoy the rest of the vacation!
Best regards,

Anabel Cable and Liz Hiser
PTO co-Presidents