Category Archives: Brown Bear Report

Brown Parent Talk Wednesday, June 3 at 7:00 pm

Understanding and Caring for Your Digitally Networked Teen: A virtual parent talk led by Dr. Jeff Lemberg

Please join us on Wednesday, June 3rd, at 7:00pm for Brown’s first ever virtual parent talk.  The hour-long event explores the digital media landscape today’s teens/preteens are immersed in — from social media and video game culture, to movies, TV and music — and how digital media usage effects young people’s relationships, mental health, and general wellbeing. Parents learn strategies to effectively talk to their sons and daughters about healthy media usage and boundary-setting, as well as current best practices to help kids better manage their own digital diets. 

Zoom details will follow in the coming days.

Boston (Virtual) AIDS Walk – Sunday, June 7 at 9:00 am

7th Grade Science Teacher Ms. Anderson and Health Teacher Ms. Elizabeth Messina invite students, families, and faculty to join the longstanding Brown tradition of participating in the Boston AIDS Walk on Sunday, June 7 at 9:00 am. This will be Team Brown’s 21st year! It will be done a little differently this year of course – from your home! Click here to learn more! 

Brown Talent Show – Tuesday, June 16 – Video submissions due by Friday, June 5

Talent Show in color bubble background
Virtual school can’t stop us from continuing one of our favorite traditions – the annual Brown Middle School Talent Show! Though we will have to approach it in a different way this year, our hope is that the excitement for and participation in the show remains high!  The talent show will be shown during students’ Zoom working sessions on Tuesday, June 16.
Here are the details: 

*Students should create a video performing their talent. It can be individual or a group effort, but must be 3 minutes or less in length. 
*8th grade students who wish to audition to emcee the show should also submit an audition video that shows their hosting style by introducing a mock act.  
*Students should keep in mind that this is a school/family-friendly show and refrain from inappropriate content, music with explicit lyrics, etc. 
*Videos should be submitted via Google and shared with Ms. Troutman
*Video submissions are due by June 5 at 5 pm. Students will be notified by Tuesday, June 9 whether their act will be featured in the online version of the talent show. 

The talent show will air for the entire Brown community on Tuesday, June 16th. Please encourage students with acts of ANY type to share their video performance. We know we have a community of many fabulously multi-talented students and we want to end the year on a fun, celebratory note! 

Sincerely, The Talent Show Planning Committee Jenny Troutman, Matt Bailey-Adams, Becky Cohen & Jon Winkler

Save-the-Date: Virtual Ice-Cream Party for Mr. Jordan

Wednesday, June 10, 5:00 pm

The PTO’s original plan for Mr. Jordan’s retirement party (and the only kind of celebration he wanted) was an ice-cream party for the Brown community to enjoy. While we can’t do this in person, we’re going to make it happen online. Please hold the date and stay tuned for the details and Zoom information! 

8th Grade Moving On Activities

8th Grade parents should have received an email this week detailing how we’ll celebrate this year’s 8th grade class.  Click here to learn more and to make your activity payment.