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Life@BrownRightNow — In Pictures!

To help us keep Brown’s community spirit going through this very different time, we’re launching a new project to help us see what Brown Middle School students, teachers and staff are up to, even though we’re not physically at school.

Send us photos! Whether you are learning, creating, helping, sharing an idea, relaxing, growing, passing the time or ‘repping’ Brown at home (wearing your BrownWear!) — we want to see you!

(Photo: Jacquie Ginsburg, Gr. 7 with 7th Gr. Math Teacher Ms. Eaton on the Blue Team Math Class call)

Once we have enough photos, we’ll publish what we receive in a link in this newsletter. CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A PHOTO NOW! (If you have trouble uploading your photo, you can also email it to us with permission to publish it).

Parents, we’d also love some help with this project! If you’re good at photobooks, slideshows or collages, etc., we’d love some creative minds to help us out. Hopefully, we can get more than a few helpers and put together a rotating schedule. Can you help? Click here to shoot us a note.

A Message from Brown’s PE, Health & Wellness Team

Dear Brown Middle School Community,

Greetings from the Brown physical education, health and wellness department (also known as PEHW). In our attempt to reinforce the importance of staying physically active, we wanted to offer this exciting enrichment activity to all of you.

Please click the attachments below to view the activity.
Brown Phys. Ed. Enrichment Activity
Brown Mile Tracker – Appalachian Trail Challenge

We look forward to sharing our progress with you!

We miss all of you!

Be Well,
Katrina Antonellis, Christopher Anderson, Jesse Coleman, Jeffrey Primeau, Elizabeth Messina & Beverly Woods
Physical Education Health and Wellness Department

A Message from Brown’s Librarian

Hello Brown Community,

I hope you are all doing well during these unusual and difficult times. I really miss seeing you and having conversations with you every day! During this time at home, remember that our library website is a rich resource. One page that will be especially helpful is our eBooks and Audiobooks page accessible through the READ section of the website. In addition to the usual digital reading resources provided, I will keep this page updated with resources that are temporarily available during this time away from school.

If you aren’t following along already, the library’s Instagram (@brownlibrary) is a great way to stay updated with new resources and book ideas. I’ll also be sharing more bookish things and giving you the chance to connect with each other through our library Schoology course — if you aren’t part of this course already, please join using the codes below.

As always, please feel free to get in touch via email or Schoology. I hope to see you all in busy extension soon!

Thanks!
Ms. QM

Grade 6 Schoology Code TRXJ-JMVV-2F8V6
Grade 7 Schoology Code JH6N-K4J6-44XX8
Grade 8 Schoology Code FT26-PGHJ-B599S

Brown Supports Families in Need

In these uncertain times, the Brown community remains as strong as ever. The Brown PTO is continuing its work to link those who are able to help with families in need. To date, we’ve raised $1,000 that has already gone directly to several families. The need is expected to grow.

BROWN-HELPING-BROWN FUND, provides quick financial help to families (usually within 24 hours) to address urgent and immediate needs. Brown’s administration is facilitating these requests with support from the PTO. Be assured that all communications are private and confidential. Our school’s administrators are also helping connect families in need with additional outside resources, including Newton’s COVID-19 Care Fund

Please consider a donation to either Brown’s or the City’s relief fund if you are able. Volunteers are also needed to help facilitate requests as demand grows, as it is likely to do. Visit the following links to request or offer help: 

BROWN-HELPING-BROWN – COMMUNITY SUPPORT FORM

布朗中學為因應支持新型冠狀病毒疫情

코로나바이러스19에 관한 브라운 중학교 설문

Cộng đồng Trường Trung học Phổ thông Brown hỗ trợ ứng phó Covid-19

ブラウンミドルスクール コロナウィルスCovid−19に対するコミュニティーサポート

Brown Wants to Hear from You!

Brown students, this is a time that lends itself to creative expression and the Brown Bear Collection is a perfect place to share it! Send in your works of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, essays, photography and visual art (via PDF) by Tuesday, March 31 to be included in the Brown Bear Collection premier edition. After that, all submissions will be added into the magazine on a weekly basis – so keep them coming!

SUBMIT FOR A PRIZE! To get things rolling, all participants that submit an entry will win a gift card (to be used when able) at one of the following local businesses JP Licks, Newtonville Books or Tango Mango! 

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES! (You must be logged into your (You must be logged into your NPS Google account to access the submission form.)