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Last Chance to Support THE GIVING PROJECT 2018

Even if you weren’t able to come to The Giving Project pot luck dinner and presentations last week, please consider making a donation online.

All funds collected will be shared between the 4 great local non-profits listed below, helping them to continue the outstanding work they are doing in our community.Thank you to everyone who helped to make the Brown/Oak Hill Giving Project such a success!  Through your generosity and support, we have already raised over $1,200 to be divided among our four finalist organizations!!

All of these charities have a deep connection to a student, teacher or family in the Brown or Oak Hill community and you may learn more here:  (

828 Boston  (

Baby Basics  (

Newton Wellesley Weston Committee for Community Living (

You can still make a difference by making an online donation today.  Every dollar counts!

Donate to the Giving Project 


Chair or Co-Chairs of Annual Fall Parent Social

Last year’s all-parent event was a fabulous Sunday Brunch! In prior years, our Fall Social has been a weeknight wine & cheese reception. It’s been hosted in parent homes, community centers and even at local businesses (after hours).

You get the picture – the organizers can be as creative as they’d like (within the PTO’s budget of course!). If this sounds like an event you’d like to plan, please be in touch with the PTO Presidents for more information.


Create Your Community at Brown

How can you feel connected to Brown while your students are developing their own new friendships and becoming more independent in middle school?

One way is to get involved at Brown as a volunteer. There are SO MANY ways you can help, whatever your availability, skill set and enthusiasms.

Every hour of time we contribute spills over into positive outcomes for our kids and helps make connections for us, too.


One-and-done volunteer opportunities to help when you can

Mostly Brass Concert Volunteers
Thursday, May 24
Various roles, chaperone, donations of water, food etc
Click to sign up here.

Orchestra, Chorus & A Cappella 
Wednesday, May 30
Various roles, chaperone, donations of water, food etc
Click to  sign up here.

Sell Books at the Brown Book Fair 
Wednesday, May 30 – Friday, June 1
Various times, Brown Lobby
Click HERE

Set Up & Help Teachers with Wish Lists at the Book Fair
Tuesday, May 29
11am-1pm & 1pm-3pm, Brown Lobby
Click HERE

Break Down, Tally Sales & Distribute Books to Teachers for the Book Fair
Friday, June 1
1:30-4pm, Brown Lobby
Click HERE

Save the Date! PTO Volunteer Appreciation Reception

Wednesday, June 6, 7:30-9:30pm
93 Hillside Road, Newton Highlands (Home of Liz Hiser)

As we approach the end of the school year, we would like to recognize the efforts of our amazing parent volunteers, and show our appreciation for your contributions in support of our school and the PTO. Sharing your time and talents helps make this wonderful school even more special for our students, faculty and staff.

All current and future volunteers are invited! 

If you have worked on a PTO committee, helped out in the library, handled e-communications from home, chaperoned a field trip, served as a committee chair or provided items for a faculty appreciation event or bake sale, please join us to celebrate all that we have accomplished this year with your support.

We look forward to seeing you! Please RSVP HERE.

This event is for adults only.
Appetizers, sweet bites and beverages will be served.

Newton SEPAC Special Educator Awards 2018 Nominations Due!

Submissions due by May 30, 2018

The SEPAC Special Educator Awards are presented to Newton faculty and staff members who have done exceptional work with students receiving special education services.  Parents, guardians and students may submit nominations and may nominate any staff member who they believe has done exceptional work.  In the past, we’ve had regular education teachers, special education teachers, aides, BT’s, secretaries, principals and custodians receive awards.

Please note that the awards do not identify you or your child by name, to preserve the child’s confidentiality.  Only the honoree is given the name of the person who nominated him or her.

Please submit your nomination by May 30 by filling out the online 2018 SEPAC Awards Nomination.