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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.

Teacher Appreciation Winter Luncheon

Wednesday, February 7



Wed, Feb 7

Please help us show our appreciation for our faculty and staff by donating to our Winter Luncheon. We will be serving an ITALIAN BUFFET and ask that families contribute additional items to round out the meal.

We will also need several volunteers to assist with set up and/or clean up so, if you are available to help, please sign up.
We will be at school at 8 AM on 2/7/18  to accept items from children upon arrival at school. Items may also be dropped off between 8 and 10 AM in the Teacher’s Lounge. 
Thank you in advance for your time and generosity.
Felice Scheff and Sarah Dupre-Healy
Teacher Appreciation Co-Chairs


You are receiving this Brown Bear Report and all other email communications from the PTO because of Corie Mieth.

Corie is the Brown parent who maintains the PTO’s parent/guardian email database. We use the MailChimp email marketing program so that our emails are (we hope!) more visually interesting and reader-friendly. It’s Corie who receives and updates the info when your email changes so that the PTO can keep you informed every Sunday night–and any days in between.

Our school directory, a publication of the PTO, is produced and maintained by Marta Kupperwasser. She also takes your changes of information and updates the version of the directory that lives online, so that we parents and guardians can communicate with each other. Brown PTO, along with many other PTOs in Newton, uses the MySchool Anywhere software program for our directory.

Thank you to both these awesome communication and data management volunteers!