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Brown Bear Report – 1/29/16

Dear Brown Families,

Winter is in full swing, but who would know with this mild weather we are enjoying.

Our Faculty Appreciation luncheon team of Felice Scheff and Nancy Braudis are coordinating a Grab N Go Lunch for our Brown Faculty on February 3.  If you can help with donations or your time, please sign up below.

Rehearsals are in full swing for this year’s Brown musical, The Music Man.  Make sure you get your tickets. It’s sure to be a sensation! Continue reading

NewtonPAC High School Programs and Transition Meeting – Wednesday, Jan. 20

The Newton Parent Advisory Council for Special Education (NewtonPAC) will host a meeting on High School Programs and Transition from Middle school on Wednesday, January 20, at the Education Center at 100 Walnut Street, room 304 (subject to change), from 6:30-8pm  (an hour earlier than our usual time at the request of the early-rising high school staff who are coming to present).

The meeting agenda will be: Continue reading

From the Creative Arts and Sciences Committee

In anticipation of the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Brown’s 6th graders were treated to a production of MLK: Amazing Grace on Monday.  Actors showed the development of Dr. King’s views and activism on civil rights issues from his childhood through his assassination, with events from his own life and portrayals of people – some widely known and other, unknown, everyday people – who were inspired by Dr. King.

It is likely many children left school yesterday realizing that Monday will be more than a day off, but a true honor to celebrate Dr. King.

MLK: Amazing Grace was sponsored by the Creative Arts and Sciences Committee of the PTO.

First Friday Letter – 1-8-16

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Martin Luther King Celebration: Newton’s 47th Annual Community Celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held on Monday, January 18, 10am at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, 573 Washington Street, Newton. Among the featured speakers will be Newton’s Mayor Setti Warren and Newton Public Schools Superintendent Dr. David Fleishman. There will be musical selections performed by the Newton All City Chorus Treble Singers and the Harambee Gospel Choir from Newton South H.S.
School will not be in session on January 18.

7th Grade SOS Curriculum: Newton’s secondary schools are conducting the Signs of Suicide (SOS) Curriculum and the Brief Screening for Adolescent Depression (BSAD) again this year. Brown Middle School will implement SOS for all of our 7th graders February 8 – 11 (specific dates by team to follow). Continue reading

Brown Bear Report – 12-11-15

Dear Brown families,

It is already the start of second term of the school year, beginning on Monday, December 14. Teacher conferences begin on Tuesday, December 15. Still lots happening in and around Brown as we prepare for winter recess.

During November in Advisory, your child participated in a Door Decorating Contest with their Advisory team. We will be sending out all the details, and pictures, of the winning teams in a separate blast e-newsletter. There were 4 winners per grade. With all those winners to showcase, the Brown Bear Report would not do them justice. Be on the look-out for a separate email with all the contest winning details. Continue reading