Welcome to the 8th Grade Moving On Activities Page!

The end of 8th grade is an exciting time in your son or daughter’s life with middle school almost behind them and high school on the horizon. Brown has a lot of fun activities to help our kids celebrate this special time. See below for important dates, details, fee and scholarship information as well as download the Moving On Ceremony FAQ.

Permission slip for Canobie Lake Park Trip and payment of the 8th Grade Activity Fee which includes Canobie Trip, Class Party, Yearbook and Class Gift are due by MONDAY, JUNE 10. Please turn in permission slip to homebase teacher or to the office. Payment via check or via Paypal link below.

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Download Canobie Park Permission Slip


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 8th Grade Activity Fee Details

All activities are covered by an 8th Grade Activity Package Fee of $80:

Payments – 8th Grade Activity Package Fee*
Payments can be made online by clicking HERE or by check made out to Brown PTO and turned into the school office. (Please specify “8th Grade Events” in the memo line.)
$55 – Canobie Lake Trip
$10 – Class Party
$10 – Yearbook
$5 – Class Gift Donation
Total: $80

*While there is an option to buy each item separately, the total Activity Package Fee helps Brown to pay for teachers and staff to attend the Canobie trip and to provide for students needing financial assistance. 

Scholarships Available 
No student will be turned away due to an inability to pay. Scholarships are available—please send an email to Principal John Jordan at jordanj@newton.k12.ma.us, or contact your team teacher. All information is kept confidential.

Scholarship Donations
Please consider making an extra donation to our 8th grade scholarship fund for students whose families are facing financial hardship. Click HERE to make a donation.


8th Grade Activity Details

Canobie Lake Park Trip:  Monday, June 17, 8:30am – 2:30pm
To attend the Canobie Lake trip, your child must submit a permission slip by Monday, June 10.  Click HERE to download a permission slip. The trip is chaperoned by teachers and has become a traditional rite of passage for 8th graders!

Class Party: Monday, June 17, 7:00pm – 9:00pm – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
This is fun, casual party for kids to celebrate the end of middle school. Complete with a DJ, food, refreshments, photo booth and more, it is sure to be a great time. Volunteers are needed, if you can help, please click HERE to sign up. Only 8th grade Brown students may attend.  Party attire is school-appropriate casual, not a fancy-dress affair!

Moving On Ceremony: Tuesday, June 18, 8:15am 
The Moving On ceremony will be held in the Newton South Field House. Students must arrive by 8:05am to line up alphabetically by team color. Ceremony will begin promptly at 8:15am. Some parking may be available in the parking lots closest to the tennis courts at Newton South, however school with school still in session, it is advised to park at Oak Hill or Brown and walk via the track to the Newton South Field House.  Ceremony is estimated to last 60 minutes and will be immediately followed by time for pictures and mingling outside the Newton South field house. You should plan for approximately 1 1/2 hours in total. For more information, download the Moving On Ceremony FAQ.

Class Yearbook 
We are looking forward to this year’s 8th Grade Class Yearbook! This year, the yearbook was produced in-house, led by Mr. Primeau.  The books will be distributed on Friday, June 14 at the school with plenty of time for signatures. Many students choose to bring them on the night of the party too but please be sure to put your name on it!

Class Gift Contribution
Each year, the 8th Grade Class contributes to a Class Gift. The Class of 2019 Gift will be used to purchase additional benches and a refillable water station for the Brown gymnasium lobby among other ways to spruce up this area.

We hope your child can join us for all these events to celebrate their time at Brown Middle School!


8th Grade Parent Checklist

  • Complete and turn in the Canobie Lake Park Day Field Trip Permission Slip by Monday June 10.
  • Pay the 8th Grade Activity Fee which includes the for the Canobie Lake trip, the Class Party, Yearbook and Class Gift by making a payment online HERE or by check for $80 made out to Brown PTO and turned in to the School Office. In case of financial hardship, please email Principal Jordan.
  • Volunteer for the Moving on Party, Monday, June 17 – various shifts – SIGN UP HERE.
  • Download  Moving On Ceremony FAQ.
  • SMILE! You child is almost done with Middle School – Congrats!

PAY HERE - 8th Grade Activities!


Download Canobie Park Permission Slip


VOLUNTEER - 8th Grade Activities!