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Create Your Community at Brown

How can you feel connected to Brown while your students are developing their own new friendships and becoming more independent in middle school?

One way is to get involved at Brown as a volunteer. There are SO MANY ways you can help, whatever your availability, skill set and enthusiasms.

Every hour of time we contribute spills over into positive outcomes for our kids and helps make connections for us, too.


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

Clean Up for the Staff Appreciation Buffet
Tuesday, May 8
3pm, Brown Cafeteria
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Sell Books at the Brown Book Fair 
Wednesday, May 30 – Friday, June 1
Various times, Brown Lobby
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Set Up & Help Teachers with Wish Lists at the Book Fair
Tuesday, May 29
11am-1pm & 1pm-3pm, Brown Lobby
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Break Down, Tally Sales & Distribute Books to Teachers for the Book Fair
Friday, June 1
1:30-4pm, Brown Lobby
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PTO Volunteer Appreciation Reception

Save the Date!

Wednesday, June 6, 7:30-9:30pm
93 Hillside Road, Newton Highlands (Home of Liz Hiser)

As we approach the end of the school year, we would like to recognize the efforts of our amazing parent volunteers, and show our appreciation for your contributions in support of our school and the PTO. Sharing your time and talents helps make this wonderful school even more special for our students, faculty and staff.

All current and future volunteers are invited! 

If you have worked on a PTO committee, helped out in the library, handled e-communications from home, chaperoned a field trip, served as a committee chair or provided items for a faculty appreciation event or bake sale, please join us to celebrate all that we have accomplished this year with your support.

We look forward to seeing you! Please RSVP HERE.

This event is for adults only.
Appetizers, sweet bites and beverages will be served.

Brown Spring Concerts

The Brown Music Department’s ensembles will be performing their spring concerts soon. This year’s dates are:

Band & Mostly Brass
Thursday, May 24, 7:30 p.m.

Orchestra, Chorus, & Acappella
Wednesday, May 30, 7:30 p.m.

Everyone in the Brown community is welcome to attend. Come celebrate the hard work and musicianship of your friends and classmates.

Info for Ensemble Parents/Guardians

Call times and locations are:

  • 6th Grade Band: 5/24, 6:30 p.m. Ms. Messina’s room
  • 7-8th Grade Band: 5/24, 6:15 p.m. Mr. B-A’s room
  • Mostly Brass: 5/24, 6:15 p.m. Mr. B-A’s room
  • Orchestra: 5/30, 6:30 p.m. Ms. Miller’s room
  • Chorus: 5/30, 6:30 p.m. Mr. B-A’s room

Please keep an eye out for a volunteer signup to be emailed shortly.

Concert attire:

  • Girls: white short or long-sleeved blouse with a conservative neckline, black pants or skirt, dark or nude hosiery/socks, and dark shoes.
  • Boys: white long-sleeved collared shirt, royal blue bow tie, black pants, dark socks and shoes.
  • Mostly Brass ensemble members should wear black tops instead of white on the night of their concert.

Questions? Contact your music teacher or music PTO chair, Gena Hooper at

SEPAC Hosts Meeting for Incoming 6th Grade Parents of Spark & Focus Programs

SEPAC Hosts Meeting for Incoming 6th Grade Parents of Spark & Focus Programs

Do you have a child who is being recommended for the Spark or Focus programs at Brown Middle School?  Would you like to learn more information about these programs from parents who have current or recently-graduated students?

Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) Board Member Joan Schulz will be hosting a meeting for parents of students recommended for Spark or Focus at her home – 64 Hatfield Road, West Newton – on Sunday, May 20 at 4:00pm. Please email if you would like to attend.

PS. Fourth grade parents who may be recommended for or are interested in learning more about the program for their child are welcome to attend as well!


When you see our school spirit around town, you can thank Heather Forrest for taking the initiative to have these beauties designed and produced. Thank you, Heather!

Visit the PTO website to buy a magnet for your car today.