Category Archives: Brown Bear Report

School Supplies 2018

Dear Families.

There will not be a specific list posted this summer. Students will only need something to write with and a notebook for the opening days of school.

Attached is a suggested list of supplies.

Suggested School supplies.pdf

Brown Summer Reading

6th Grade

7th Grade

Choice #1

Choice #2

8th Grade

Choice #1

Choice #2

9th Grade

Click here for the Newton South High School Summer Reading 2018 list.

PTO Volunteer Appreciation Reception

 Wednesday, June 6, 7:30-9:30pm

93 Hillside Road, Newton Highlands (Home of Liz Hiser)

As we approach the end of the school year, we would like to recognize the efforts of our amazing parent volunteers, and show our appreciation for your contributions in support of our school and the PTO. Sharing your time and talents helps make this wonderful school even more special for our students, faculty and staff.

All current and future volunteers are invited! 

If you have worked on a PTO committee, helped out in the library, handled e-communications from home, chaperoned a field trip, served as a committee chair or provided items for a faculty appreciation event or bake sale, please join us to celebrate all that we have accomplished this year with your support.

We look forward to seeing you! Please RSVP HERE.

This event is for adults only.
Appetizers, sweet bites and beverages will be served.


Charles E. Brown Middle School PTO Bylaws

There will be a quick PTO meeting in conjunction with the Volunteer Appreciation event on Wednesday, June 6 at 7:30pm at 93 Hillside Road, Newton Highlands MA 02461 for the purpose of voting on the revised and updated bylaws of the Charles E. Brown Middle School PTO.

Our current bylaws were adopted in 2000. The PTO Board has worked for the last year to update and modernize the bylaws to reflect our current and future operations.

The PTO Board recommends that all PTO members vote “FOR” the proposed bylaws.

Current Brown PTO bylaws are HERE
Proposed Brown PTO bylaws are HERE
If you can’t attend the meeting, a form of proxy is HERE

You can email a photo or scan of the signed proxy to or drop it in the PTO mailbox in the Brown office.

Please contact the PTO Presidents for more information.

Orchestra and Vocal Groups Soar

Last Wednesday, Brown’s Orchestra, both 6th Grade and 7-8th Grade Choruses, and the A Cappella group performed their spring concert to a full house. Congratulations to our musicians and vocalists!

6th Grade Chorus
A Cappella
7-8th Grade Chorus

Many thanks to our wonderful parent volunteers who chaperoned, helped with setup and cleanup, and supplied the post-concert parties for both band and orchestra/chorus concerts. We can’t do this without you!

Special thanks go to Suruchi Kaul for organizing the post-concert parties and volunteers (and for organizing the pizza parties for all the ensembles during school)!

Gena Hooper, Music PTO Chair