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!

We look forward to seeing you at the play.

Warm regards,

Anabel Cable & Theresa Fitzpatrick
Brown PTO Co-Presidents


Early Release: Wednesday, February 3 – Students will be dismissed at 11:30am.

Winter Vacation: School will close at the end of the day on Friday, February 12 and will reopen the morning of Monday, February 22.


Thank you from the Brown Baldies!
Thank you to everyone who contributed to support the Brown Baldies event this year! With your generous support, we raised over $3,000 to help Brown families impacted by cancer.  Many students and staff turned out to cheer on their colleagues, and to watch our Tech Engineering teacher, Peter Tordo, lose his magnificent beard and Sarah Hildebrand, our 7th grade science teacher on the Teal team, get her head shaved! Check out the “Before” and “After” pictures below.


Faculty Appreciation Luncheon – Wednesday, February 3.
Sign up today at:

Please help us show our deep appreciation for our faculty and staff by donating to our GRAB AND GO luncheon on Wednesday, February 3.

We will be serving sandwiches and ask families to contribute additional items to round out the event. We will also need volunteers to help set up and clean up.
We will be at school at 8am on February 3 to accept items from children upon arrival at school. Items may also be dropped off between 8am and 11am in the Teacher’s Lounge.

Thank you in advance for all of your time and generosity.
Felice Scheff and Nancy Braudis.

Tickets for The Music Man are on sale now!
It’s time to get your tickets for Brown’s upcoming musical, The Music Man, on Tuesday, February 9 and Wednesday, February 10, at 7:30pm.  The Brown Working Theatre company have been working hard since October putting together this very fun and colorful production.  Come show your support and enjoy a great evening!  Tickets cost $10 and are available for purchase in the cafeteria at lunchtime, or you can click here to download a ticket order form and send in your order and payment to the school office.  Checks should be made out to “Brown PTO.”

From the Brown Counselors: New program for LGBTQ and allied middle school youth in Newton.
Beginning on February 24, OUT MetroWest will offer a second Nexus program for LGBTQ 6th, 7th and 8th graders, meeting on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 6:30pm to 8pm at The Eliot Church, 474 Centre Street, Newton.  It is a free social, educational and supportive program, led by qualified facilitators, which aims to foster resilience and positive self-image through age-appropriate programming.  For more information, click here or email, or Brown counselor Sharon Finelli.