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Nominate a Good Cause for The Giving Project

The Giving Project Now Taking Nominations!

We are delighted to announce that the Giving Project is back! Inspired by Brown English teacher Becky Cohen, the Giving Project is a special community event that brings families from Brown and Oak Hill together over a delicious meal while raising awareness and funds for some of the many charities supported by our students and faculty.

Students and faculty are invited to nominate non-profit organizations they support, along with a brief summary of why they support it. Nominations are due Monday, April 22. The nominations are then shared with both the Brown and Oak Hill communities, and 5 charities are selected to be showcased at our Giving Project Potluck Dinner on Thursday, May 30. The funds raised at the dinner are then shared among the 5 charities. We can’t wait to hear about the charity or cause that inspires you! Click here to nominate an organization today!

The Giving Project – Volunteers Needed

Parent coordinators are needed for another exciting community service opportunity and tradition at Brown. Each year, Brown and Oak Hill join forces to host The Giving Project, a special community project and event that raises awareness and funds for charities supported by our students and faculty.

Community members nominate non-profit organizations that they support and which fit set criteria. A committee of teachers and students narrow down the nominations, and then the community comes together at a potluck dinner (date TBD in May) to review the finalist organizations and vote on their favorite. Click here for more details on how it all works.

Parent coordinators are needed to assist Brown and Oak Hill teachers with this project. Responsibilities include managing the charity nomination process, parent communication, and the potluck dinner. This is a great opportunity to provide a community service, be involved with your child’s school and to help students learn about non-profit organizations and the causes they support. Click here to sign up to help!

Rescheduled Superintendent & School Committee Visit and Brown PTO Update

Tuesday, April 23 

6:00 PM PTO Reception
6:30 PM Meeting/Discussion Begins

Join Newton Public Schools Superintendent Dr. David Fleishman, members of the School Committee, Principal Jordan and the Brown PTO for an evening visit with the Brown community. Hear updates on district initiatives and issues affecting Newton Public Schools and Brown. The meeting will be followed by a brief update from the PTO.

Brown’s Winter Celebration of the Arts Night! Art & Music Showcase

Tuesday, March 26 
Join us Tuesday, March 26, for Brown’s Winter Art & Music Showcase! The Art Showcase will open at 5:30 pm in the lobby with Ms. Rosen exhibiting hundreds of pieces by ALL Term 2 artists. This is followed by the Music Showcase at 7:00 pm in the auditorium. The evening concert is organized by Ms. Nelson and is intended to provide an opportunity for students to share their individual musical talents.

Faculty Foul-Ups – Thank You!

Thanks to all the students, teachers and parent volunteers who came out to make this year’s Faculty Foul-Ups one of the best yet! Lots of fun was had by all who attended and the bake sale raised over $200! The funds will be used to support more fun activities and events and investments in Brown. Big thanks to Amy Levy for working with Physical Education teacher Ms. Antonellis to coordinate the event and to everyone who baked and or donated items for the bake sale.