Category Archives: Brown Bear Report



One-and-done volunteer opportunities to help when you can

Contribute Food or Supplies to Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
Send items in with your student OR drop off yourself
Wednesday, February 7, 8:00-10:00am
Sign up HERE

Set Up or Clean Up for Teacher Appreciation Luncheon – 8 people
Wednesday, February 7, 10:15-11:30am OR 12:30-1:30pm
Sign up HERE

Purchase & Drop Off Coffee for Teacher Appreciation Luncheon – 2-4 people
Wednesday, February 7, 11:15-11:30am
Sign up HERE

Help produce the Brown playbill – 1 person
Tuesday, February 13
Sign up HERE

Arrange flowers for bouquets – 1 person
Saturday, February 3
Sign up HERE

Make Up Designers for Grease – 2 people each night
Tuesday, February 13 & 14, 6:00-7:00pm
Sign up HERE

Families Organizing for Racial Justice (FORJ) at Brown

Are you concerned about racism and bias in our community and society? Do you want to help teach your child to be an upstander? Come join our Brown FORJ group – Families Organizing for Racial Justice – a new group that is working together to help our school become a more inclusive and just place for everyone. The Brown group is just starting to form.  If interested, please email Maureen Oates at  You can see more about the FORJ Newton group here:

Brown Art Show – On Display Until Feb 5!


Have you seen the Brown Lobby this week? The Winter Art Show is on display with an amazing artwork selection created by all grades under the guidance of art teacher, Shoshana Rosen.  Here is a mini collage of a few pieces of work but you really should pop by the lobby during a drop-off or pickup to check it out. It is so inspiring to see the creativity of our students! Thank you to Ms. Rosen and all those who helped to bring it this art to life for the community!

Winter Concert Recap

Thank you to the Music team for the wonderful concert this past week!  The students of Mr. Bailey-Adams and Ms. Trimpey did an amazing job sharing with parents and friends the sounds of their hard work. You could simply hear their enthusiasm for music! Also many thanks to Gena Hooper, Suruchi Kaul and all the parent volunteers for their time and effort to support the music department. From the programs to simply communicating who needs to be where when, this parent volunteer team led by Gena and Suruchi was simply terrific. Thank you!

Grease: Ticket Sales, Ads & Volunteer Opportunities

Ticket Sales:  Tickets for Grease go on sale starting Monday, January 29 and will be sold at all lunches as well as at the door the night of the show.  Tickets are $10 each and are for assigned seating, so buy your tickets early. If you have any questions about tickets, contact Elizabeth Messina at

Ads:  If you have a local business and would like to support this production by placing an ad in the playbill, click here and download the form.  If you are a Brown family and would like to support a cast or crew member by placing a salutation in the playbill, click here to download the form.  Ads and salutations are both due by Friday, February 2.  

Volunteer Opportunities: Do you have graphic design experience?  If so, can you help design the Grease playbill?  Like to arrange flowers or do makeup?  We need a flower arranger and several makeup designers too.  Click here to sign up via the Brown Job Bank.