Category Archives: Brown Bear Report

Principal Lysaght’s September 17th Letter

Please click here to see Principal Lysaght’s latest post.

THANK YOU BROWN COMMUNITY!

What an amazing night- a HUGE thank you to you all!  It meant the world to us that you took the time last Monday night to join us for the Welcome Back Picnic.  We believe everyone had an amazing time getting to see and catch up with old friends and new.  Food, music, bubbles and balloons- who could ask for more?  

Again, welcome to all of our families new to Brown!   

To our amazing volunteers:  a big THANK YOU (you know who you are)!   Whether you signed up to help beforehand or stepped in the night of, your continued support and contributions made the picnic seamless.

This evening would not have been possible without picnic chair, Liz Bouvier at the helm- thank you, Liz for your countless hours of work!  Thank you Brown Wear Team and FORJ committee for your presence at the picnic as well!    

Many thanks to Shirley and the entire Tango Mango team for partnering with us to serve the delicious burritos and chips!  And, thanks to Shelley Cullen for her impressive DJ skills, keeping the momentum and energy of the evening in full swing!  

We are truly looking forward to a great year with more opportunities to socialize. 

Warm Wishes,
Sarah, Denise and IJ

                           
DJ Shelley Cullen                                       Shirley from Tango Mango

School Picture Day is Tomorrow!

We still need a few more volunteers to help make this run smoothly. You will direct students to their photo lines, collect forms and have a chance to see middle schoolers in their natural habitat. Please CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP to volunteer! 

ONLINE ORDERS ARE PREFERRED AND STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.
 No forms need to be returned by parents. 

Click on this link www.haywardphotography.com and use this code to place your order: BROWN21

Individual print orders will be mailed directly to the home address as provided on the order.  The preorder option will be available until 9/23/21. If parents do not order by 9/23/21, they will receive a NO BUY of their child with instructions to go online to order. 

Support Brown – Volunteer and Make Your Annual Fund Donation Today!

Thanks to all who have already contributed to Brown’s Annual Fund!  To date, we’ve raised $3,842.  Let’s keep the momentum going- our fundraising goal is $22,000!

As a parent or guardian of a student at Brown, we are all members of the PTO. The PTO relies on annual contributions and volunteers to provide our many school support and community activities including our Welcome Back Picnic, teacher appreciation events like the faculty luncheon held on September 1st, school directory, and educational enrichment programs.

Your donations make these events and programs possible. Please consider making your contribution now for the 2021-2022 school year- it’s quick and easy!

 Click here to donate now. 

Your participation, whether through volunteer or a donation, is vital to building a strong school community.

There are also lots of ways to get involved at Brown. Learn more about events and activities the PTO sponsors. Click Here to Learn More.

Click Here to Sign Up  for volunteer opportunities and community activities!

 

ELL Coffee

All are invited to attend the ELL coffee on Wednesday, September 29th from 8:00 AM- 9:00 AM, under the tent behind Brown Middle School.  The coffee is a great opportunity to connect with families about raising bilingual children and bicultural students, to learn about the ELL committee at Brown, and to meet the ELL PTO parent committee.

Please fill out THIS FORM if you plan to attend the coffee.

SEPAC at Brown

Does your child have an IEP or 504 plan?  Are you interested in getting support services for your child?  Then you need to know about the Newton Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) at newtonpac.org.

We are a volunteer organization of parents of children with special needs from preschool through high school.  We run an online forum where parents can ask each other about special education programs, issues, policies and resources both within and outside of the public school system. We work directly with the school administration regarding our childrens’ special education through our school liaisons, meetings with the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services and by attending Newton School Committee meetings.

We hold monthly board meetings that are open to all parents whose dates and Zoom links are listed on our website NewtonSEPAC.org under the “Meetings” tab. In the meantime, you can join our “Newton SEPAC” Google Group by clicking on the link on our website. On this online forum, you can post any questions or concerns about anything related to your child with special needs. We also use this group to publicize local/online presentations and conferences as well as DESE policy updates.

CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT STUDENT’S ACCOMODATIONS

Other ways to contact the SEPAC: mail: Info@NewtonSEPAC.org  Facebook: Newton Special Education Parents – SEPAC

Next SEPAC Open Board Meeting: Tuesday September 21 at 7:00pm

Find the Meeting Agenda and Zoom link on newtonpac.org under the Meetings tab

From Kim Gallaugher, SEPAC Liaison for Brown: I also host monthly Zoom sessions for parents. This is an opportunity for parents whose children are receiving special education services at Brown to share their experiences and concerns. You can also contact me directly for more information about the SEPAC or with any questions or concerns about your child: Kim Gallaugher – momofiggy@hotmail.com or cell 857-800-3644

First Brown Parent Zoom meeting:  Thursday September 23 at 7:30pm

Time: Sep 23, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7967420402

Girls on the Run at Brown

We are excited to announce that Girls on the Run will be returning to Brown Middle School this fall. Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The season will begin Thursday 9/23 – and commence with a celebratory 5K, Saturday, November 20th.

The team will meet at Brown on Mondays and Thursdays 3-4:15. You can register and select our location directly HERE on a lottery basis.  If needed we will run the lottery on 9/15, at which time you will be notified by email of your registration status and any program fees will be due at that time.

FORJ at Brown

Families Organizing for Racial Justice FORJ at Brown welcomes everyone back to school!

Our mission is to support families as they learn learning community educating ourselves, our children, our schools, and our communities about race, racism, culture, and identity. We strive to achieve safe and welcoming environments that enhance the well-being of all people. We promote healing and connection between individuals and communities. We speak out against injustice, support our kids to be upstanders, and take action to address bias and inequity.

Join our email list to learn more about meetings, events and local actions you can take!

Update Your Contact Information for the Brown School Directory

Each year the Brown PTO publishes a digital directory for use by the Brown community. To make sure we have your correct contact information, please click the following link to review the steps to add or edit your information.