Dear Brown Community,
Back to school nights are happening for parents this week, and normally we would greet you all in Brown’s newly named ‘John Jordan Auditorium’ to introduce ourselves and speak briefly about the PTO. We are sorry we won’t get to see you this year, but we’d like to share with you some initiatives taking place and being planned by the PTO, and hope that you will consider donating to our annual fund to support these efforts. The PTO continues to work with our teachers to create as many enriching experiences for your children as we possibly can, and we rely on your support to ensure these initiatives take place.
Leading off our Creative Arts and Sciences programming this year, the PTO is sponsoring an exciting experience to supplement our school’s summer reading book ‘New Kid’. On December 2nd the Brown Community will be part of a live virtual visit with ‘New Kid’ author Jerry Craft. We are looking forward to this tremendous opportunity to host the author of this Newberry Medal winning book. With your support, Brown’s Creative Arts and Sciences parent volunteers plan to set up additional experiences for our kids by grade level throughout the school year.
The PTO is working to support initiatives that create excitement and school spirit for our students. During Brown’s ‘Meet and Greet’, the PTO sponsored welcome packages put together by teachers for incoming sixth graders with stickers, magnets, and other spirit items. Additionally, during upcoming distribution of students’ Chromebooks, our PTO is providing a Brown Bears ‘school spirit wristband’ for all of our students.
We are working on ways to continue to give our students and teachers support as the year progresses. The PTO sponsored a lunch for teachers who were in the building during the first weeks of school, and plan to offer further teacher appreciation events during the course of the school year. We also hope to achieve the funding necessary to offer a modified mini-grant program to our teachers, that will aim to foster and support initiatives that assist with learning and engagement with both our in-person, and distance learners this year.
While we know it’s a time of uncertainty for many, we hope our community will support the PTO in these continuing efforts to keep our community connected. The PTO relies on annual fund contributions and volunteers to provide school enrichment activities, which are needed more than ever this year. Your donations will help make these experiences happen, and we appreciate your assistance during these difficult times.
Please click here to donate to Brown’s Annual Fund now.
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