Category Archives: Brown Bear Report

2020 Newton SEPAC Special Educator Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Newton SEPAC Special Educator Awards. Although the ceremony will be held virtually this year, it is still a great opportunity to thank all the special educators in your student’s life! The SEPAC Special Educator Awards are presented to Newton faculty and staff members who have done exceptional work with students receiving special education services. Parents, guardians, and students may nominate any NPS staff member who they believe has gone above and beyond in their work with special education students (i.e.: special ed staff, general ed staff, principals, aides, BT’s, administrative staff, custodians, crossing guards, etc). All nominations must be received by June 17, 2020. Click HERE to submit your nomination today!

Want to Thank Your Child’s Teacher(s)?

Newton Schools Foundation Honor Thy Teacher 2020
If you are looking for a way to say “Thank You!” to your child’s teacher or other school support person as this extremely unusual school year comes to a close, please consider Newton Schools Foundations’ Honor Thy Teacher campaign. This program provides an opportunity for families to thank school personnel by giving a gift to the Newton Schools Foundation in their honor, while also complying with the Newton Public Schools’ teacher gift policy.

Newton Schools Foundation (NSF) is a non-profit organization that raises funds to enhance educational excellence throughout Newton’s public schools. Your gift will support NSF grants that go towards promising educational initiatives, professional development, and programs that close gaps in opportunity and achievement.

Make your tax-deductible donation online or mail it to Newton Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 590020, Newton Centre, MA 02459. Please be sure to include the names of the teachers and/or staff that you are honoring.  

Brown PTO Community Meeting

This Monday, June 8th at 7:00pm

Join the Brown PTO for a community meeting to discuss the upcoming school year and ways you can get involved. While there are still many unknowns, we’ll discuss key initiatives, open positions and thoughts about how the PTO can best be supportive to teachers, parents and students during this unusual time. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please refer to the Brown Bear Report or email the PTO for log in information.

Virtual Ice-Cream Party for Mr. Jordan

This 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 join us to celebrate Mr. Jordan this Wednesday, June 10th, at 5pm.

For Zoom log information please refer to the most recent Brown Bear Report or email the PTO

FORJ (Families Organizing for Racial Justice) Community Meeting Thursday, June 11 at 7:30pm

Families Organizing for Racial Justice (FORJ) at Brown invites Brown Middle School’s adult community to a discussion regarding the racial crisis in the United States. 

People are feeling anger, confusion and sadness.

FORJ at Brown is a space where people can talk about how they feel, learn about how to discuss race with their families and friends and move forward toward justice.

Please join us to reflect on recent events in the country and discuss ideas for next year’s agenda.

Please refer to the most recent Brown Bear Report or email the PTO for log in information regarding this Zoom meeting.