The Brown Middle School PTO offers many opportunities for parents and guardians to volunteer at the school, providing enrichment for the students as well as the chance to meet teachers and other parents in our school community.
PTO Officers & Board 2019-2020
Co-presidents: Will Adams, Sarah Dupré-Healy, Teri Ginsburg
Treasurer: Michelle Wetlaufer
6th Grade/New Family Liaison Chair: Molly Owen-Kiritsy
At-Large Board Members: Anna McDonald
Brown Bear Newsletter Editor: Julia Jenkins
English Language Learner Committee Chair: Kerry Prasad
Mini-Grant Chair & Annual Fund Chair: Kristin Olson
Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) Liaison: OPEN (click here to volunteer)
Board Members-At-Large Positions: OPEN (click here to volunteer)
Serve as a parent representative at PTO board meetings which take place monthly in the evening.
Website Manager – WordPress: OPEN (click here to volunteer)
Manage PTO website update. Familiarity with WordPress templates and integrations with Paypal, Mailchimp and Forms is helpful. Help with re-design of the site.
UPCOMING EVENTS: HELPERS NEEDED!
Welcome/Welcome Back Picnic Volunteers (Thursday, September 5th)
School Picture Day Helpers (Tuesday, September 10th)
Teacher Appreciation Lunch (Thursday, September 26)
(stay tuned for more on this soon)
6th Grade Social Committee: OPEN (click here to volunteer)
Chair and committee members needed
6th Grade/New Family Liaisons:
8th Grade Party/Activities:
(More info/opportunities to come)
(More info/opportunities to come in the spring)
Chair: Maria Rosen
Brown PTO Directory & Database Manager:
Chair: Freya Hurwitz
Brown PTO Newsletter Email List Coordinator: OPEN (click here to volunteer)
(See sign-up for details)
BrownWear (Brown spirit clothing & gear) Chairs:
Pauline Eliopoulos, Hien Lazare-Rivers
Brown Working Theatre Parent Coordinator & Committee OPEN (click here to volunteer)
Chair: Rakashi Chand
Work with Brown Theatre teachers to support the needs of the theatre program, including helping coordinate parent volunteers the school play. Chairperson and committee members needed.
Creative Arts & Sciences Chairs:
Chairs: Elham Reznia & Charissa Ang
English Language Learner (ELL) Committee NEW & OPEN (click here to volunteer)
Chair: Kerry Prasad
Join this new committee at Brown to welcome and improve communications with ELL families. The PTO ELL Committee will include the ELL Liaison, Cultural Leaders, Buddy Families. More information to come in the fall.
Faculty Foul-Ups & Bake Sale Chair :
Chair: Amy Levy
Bake Sale Chair: OPEN (click here to volunteer)
Help support this annual teacher/student basketball event at Brown. Bake Sale chair needed. Event happens directly after school in March.
Families Organizing for Racial Justice OPEN (click here to volunteer):
Chair: Jen Dirga
Committee members: OPEN
The Giving Project: OPEN (click here to volunteer)
Chairs Freya Hurwitz, Susan Sayers
Help with this annual potluck dinner and event that introduces students to charitable giving.
Chairs: Ilana Steel and Meredith Weiss
Laps at Lunch (Walk at Lunch Program) Volunteers OPEN (click here to volunteer)
Chair: Tamara Bekfi
Helpers Needed! OPEN!
Chair: Kristin Holson
Music Committee:OPEN (click here to volunteer)
Chair: Courtney Cole
Work with Brown Music teachers to communicate with parents and coordinate the logistics of orchestra/band/chorus concerts and after-concert socials.
Newsletter Editors: OPEN (click here to volunteer)
Chair: Julia Jenkins
Work as part of a team and with the PTO co-presidents to compile and edit the weekly newsletter. A great work-at-home opportunity that keeps you up-to-date on all that’s happening at Brown.
School Picture Coordinator: Sherie Heywood
School Council Representatives OPEN (click here to volunteer)
Additional positions (2): OPEN
The School Council is an elected body of parents, teachers and community members that advises the principal. (See sign-up for details).
Teacher Appreciation Events Committee:
Chair: Denise Dandrea
More information to come on help needed with events