Brown ELL Committee News

The goal of the ELL (English Language Learners) Committee at Brown is to ease the transition of ELL families to Brown Middle School. The PTO wants to ensure that all children and families know about school and PTO events so they feel included. The following parent volunteers are serving on the ELL Committee:
Ebtehal Afghani        Arabic-Speaking Cultural Leader
Jingjing Hu                Chinese Cultural Leader, Cantonese and Mandarin
Tiffany Chen             Taiwanese Cultural Leader, Mandarin and Taiwanese
Fumiko Futai             Japanese Cultural Leader
Jina Kim                    Korean Cultural Leader
Nivi Rabbi                 Israeli Cultural Leader

Svetlana Egorova     Russian Cultural Leader
Turkan Caglar           Turkish Cultural LeaderBinh DauVietnamese Cultural Leader
At the the ELL Coffee last Tuesday, attendees met, chatted and learned more about the ELL program. Teachers Jody Klein and Christina Rossi gave an excellent presentation about the program and many teachers and guidance counselors were on hand to answer questions.

Brown has a rich, diverse language tradition and the ELL Committee is glad to embrace this diversity and help newcomers learn all about Brown! Later this fall, we plan to host a family party to welcome ELL families. If you are a party-planner or would like to get involved in any way, please email ell@brownpto.org.