Category Archives: Brown Bear Report

Brown’s Spring Art Showcase

Monday June 10, 2019 –  4:30PM – 6:00PM  


Come celebrate the many talented artists at Brown at the Spring Art Showcase on Monday, June 10, 2019, from 4:30-6:00 pm in the Brown Middle School Lobby. The showcase will feature a selection of over 400 inspiring pieces from Term 3 artists across the 6th, 7th and 8th grade. This is an opportunity to support the vibrant art community at BMS and celebrate the incredible creations our students have completed. If you are unable to attend the opening please feel free to come look at the artwork in the school lobby from May 29-June 10. Please contact Ms. Rosen with any questions (

Brown/Oak Hill Giving Project Potluck Dinner!

Thursday, May 30, 2019 –  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the Brown Cafeteria


Hopefully by now you’ve all heard about the Giving Project! If not–it’s an annual
community potluck dinner where 5 chosen non-profit organizations share their
missions, and potluck participants vote on how to distribute the donation money
(collected before, during, and after the potluck)!

Now it’s time to RSVP and DONATE! to five fantastic organizations which deserve our


The potluck dinner will take place on Thursday, May 30 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the Brown Cafeteria. Reps from our chosen organizations will each speak about their mission, and you decide which organizations will get your share of our collective financial
donations–all while you enjoy a delicious dinner with other members of the
Brown/Oak Hill community!

RSVP HERE and let us know what you are bringing to the potluck.

Here’s the link to donate towards that collective financial ‘piggy bank’: DONATE!

The 5 organizations are:
  • One Can Help
  • Kids4Peace
  • Cape Crafts 4 Kids
  • Project Semicolon
We know schedules are packed this time of year. However, a night like this will
leave you feeling hopeful about the world we all share, connected to our school
community, and empowered to create change. Join us!

Just a couple more slots left to volunteer for Laps@Lunch Pilot Program!

The Laps@Lunch program for 6th-graders is underway with great success!  Help us keep the momentum going and finish the pilot strong so we can make this program available to all grades next year! This is a VERY easy volunteer job! Sign-up below!  We need volunteers every week through June 6.  There are  4 volunteers per shift and many slots open. 

Mon: 12:05 PM – 12:40 PM
Wed: 12:30 PM – 1:10 PM
Thu: 11:40 PM – 12:10 PM
Fri. 11:40 PM – 12:10 PM


All volunteers must submit a CORI/SORI forms and a copy of your driver’s license (or passport) to You can also drop off hard copies at the school office. Please do this ASAP as it can take a week to complete a background check. (CORI/SORI expires after three years so if it’s been a while since you submitted paperwork send me your full name and I’ll check on your status.) If you have any questions, please contact Tamara Bekefi.


Monday, June 17
8th Grade Canobie Lake Park Field Trip – 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Monday, June 17
8th Grade Moving On Class Party – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Brown Middle School Cafeteria and Gymnasium DJ, Photobooth, Pizza, Icecream
In past years over 200 kids join in the fun, so tell your kids about it! This is for students only not their parents:)

Tuesday, June 18
“Moving On” Ceremony for 8th-grade students (and their families), 8:15 AM
Newton South High School field house.

Information, permission, payment information for all activities and yearbook purchase to come by the end of May.

How do the 8th-Graders Celebrate at the end of the school year?
The 8th-grade class will head off to Canobie Lake Park on Monday, June 17. The same evening there is a casual class party in the school gym with a DJ, photo booth and lots of fun.

Is there a Yearbook this year?
YES! Many staff and students led by Mr. Primeau have been working hard this year on an 8th-grade Class Yearbook. It will be available for purchase soon with a bundled year-end activities package. The yearbook will be distributed sometime during the last week of school, exact details forthcoming.

Do I need to order a yearbook in advance?
NO, UNLIKE IN YEARS PAST, THERE WAS NOT A PRE-ORDER DEADLINE FOR THE YEARBOOK. The school switched away from using an outside provider this year, so there was no early deadline to order a book.

What happens at the Moving On Ceremony?
On Tuesday, June 18, there will be a Moving On ceremony at 8:15 AM in the Newton South athletic field house. More details will be forthcoming but in general, students arrive that morning at Newton South and are seated alphabetically. The ceremony includes class speakers as well as musical performances. Students are then individually presented with an 8th-grade certificate. Following the ceremony, there is time for mingling and photos. While the timing is not exact, plan for at least an hour and a half to two hours that morning. Students do not need to return to Brown that day unless they are taking a bus home or still need to clean out their locker!

Oak Hill/Brown/Day Middle School Speech Team Open House!

Wednesday, May 8th 3:30PM:5:00PM

Newton South High School Library

Please join us at the speech team openhouse, there will be fun games, demonstrations and treats to introduce you to this great public speaking sport.