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Brown Music

Does your student want more opportunities to play music or sing?  If so, the Brown A Cappella and Mostly Brass ensembles begin this week!

Mostly Brass will meet in the music room (room 138) at 7:30am on Tuesday mornings.  The first rehearsal will take place on Tuesday, September 17th.  Any and all interested students are welcome – no registration is required.

Brown’s A Cappella singing group will rehearse in the auditorium at 7:30am on Wednesday and Thursday mornings.  The first rehearsal will take place on Wednesday, September 18th.  The ensemble will also meet on day five during extension.  Any and all interested students are welcome – no registration is required.

All-Music Parent Information Sessions:

Parents, come meet the Music teachers at Brown, learn more about the programs and how you can get involved.  The Music teachers are offering two sessions; one before and one after school:

Thursday, September 19th at 7:30 am & 3:15 pm

Both sessions will take place in the music room (room 138).  This is an opportunity to meet and talk with Brown’s music teachers, Matthew Bailey-Adams and Devon Nelson.  This meeting is for adults only, not for students.

Questions or interested in helping with music this year but can’t make the meeting, please email Courtney Cole, Brown Music PTO chair, at

Back to School Night – Wednesday, September 18, 2019 – 6:00pm

Wednesday is Back-to-School Night! Meet your child’s teachers, hear from Principal John Jordan and learn more about life at Brown Middle School.

Arrive at 6:00 pm to meet other parents, learn about the Brown PTO and have time to purchase Brown sweatshirts, t-shirts, magnets and other items. Mr. Jordan will make remarks starting at 6:25 pm. Very light snacks and refreshments will be served.

If you haven’t had a chance to make an Annual Contribution to the Brown Middle School PTO, please click here to make your contribution. It is a suggested $50 per family. The Brown PTO relies on annual contributions and volunteers to provide our many school support activities including our school directory, educational enrichment programs and community support projects.
Tomorrow, your child will bring home a paper copy of their individual schedule that you will follow for Back-to-School Night. Please check in with your child to make sure that you have the information you need for the evening and plan to bring that schedule with you on Wednesday. It’s also a great idea to take a photo of their schedule to have on your mobile phone.

We look forward to meeting you at the Back to School Night!

Brown’s After-School Enrichment Program Starts this Month. Check it out!

Looking for a fun and convenient club or activity after school? Look no further than right at Brown! The school offers a wide range of options catered to student interests – from Model UN to Ultimate Frisbee – and all are supervised by a faculty member. Clubs and activities run from 3:05 to 4:05 pm every day except Tuesday. All run on a drop-in and sign-in basis (meaning no worries if you join late or can’t make a day). It’s a great way to meet other students and explore a new interest.Click here for a listing of fall offerings. For more information, including fees and payment, visit the Enrichment Program main page

Students participating in after school programs can take the late bus home. Late buses run at 4:15 and 5:15 pm. The list of stops is located just outside the main office. 


Help get our kids outside and walking at lunch! 

Laps@Lunch is program that allows Brown students to get outside, stretch their legs and walk during the lunch hour. The program, launched by Brown’s PE team and parent volunteers started as a pilot for 6th graders last year. This year, it will be available to all grades and will start on September 16.

The success of the program relies on parent volunteers so we need your help! Click here to find a time slot that works with your schedule!As the program is open to all grades this year, the time slots are 1.5 hours. Laps@Lunch only runs if parents volunteer, so please help us get your kids out for fresh air during the school day. Sign up today!

Does your child have an IEP or 504 Plan? Then check out the Newton SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) at

SEPAC is a volunteer organization of parents of children with special needs from preschool through high school. The organization runs an online forum where parents can
ask other parents about special education programs, issues, policies, and
resources. It also sponsors monthly informational meetings and works directly with the school administration regarding our children’s education.​

Brown is in need of a parent representative to the Council. If you are interested in the position or would like more information about the SEPAC in general, please click here to contact Parent Liaison Coordinator Kim Gallaugher.