Officers, Board and Committees 2021/2022

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 2021-2022

Co-presidents: Ijeoma Anyanwu, Denise Dandrea, Sarah Housman

Treasurer: Will Adams

6th Grade/New Family Liaison Chair: OPEN

At-Large Board Members: Allison Callahan, Sara Orenstein

Brown Bear Newsletter Editor: OPEN

English Language Learner Committee Chair: Tammy Tong

Mini-Grant Chair & Annual Fund Chair: Maureen Oates

Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) Liaison: Kim Gallaugher

Website Manager:  Ann Leacock


6th Grade Social Committee: 
Chair and committee members needed

6th Grade/New Family Liaisons: 
Chair and committee members needed

8th Grade Party/Activities: 
Chair and committee members needed
(More info/opportunities to come)

Book Fair: 
Chair and committee members needed
(More info/opportunities to come in the spring)

Brown PTO Directory & Database Manager: 
Chair: Freya Hurwitz

Brown PTO Newsletter Email List Coordinator: 
(See sign-up for details)

BrownWear (Brown spirit clothing & gear) Chairs:
Pauline Eliopoulos, Mary Beth Keiller, Jessica Rhein

Brown Working Theatre Parent Coordinator & Committee:
Chair: Rakashi Chand
Committee members needed.
Work with Brown Theatre teachers to support the needs of the theatre program, including helping coordinate parent volunteers the school play. 

Building Brown Committee:
Chair: Canan Safar

Creative Arts & Sciences Chairs:
Chair: Renuka Raghavan

English Language Learner (ELL) Committee: 
Chair: Tammy Tong

Fumiko Futai Japanese Cultural Leader 日本語
Jingjing Hu Chinese Cultural Leader [Mandarin, Cantonese] 中文
Pinar Kilicci-Kret Turkish Cultural Leader Türk Dili
Jina Kim Korean Cultural Leader 한국어
Françoise Kohler French Cultural Leader langue française
Mayuko Melanson Japanese Cultural Leader 日本語
Nivi Rabbi Hebrew Cultural Leader שפה עברית
Ali Siam and Ena El Hadidy Arabic Cultural Leader اللغة العربية
Volunteer Needed! Vietnamese Cultural Leader ngôn ngữ tiếng Việt—Please contact to volunteer!

Faculty Foul-Ups & Bake Sale Chair:
Chair: OPEN
Bake Sale Chair: OPEN
Help support this annual teacher/student basketball event at Brown. Event happens directly after school in March.

Families Organizing for Racial Justice:
Chairs: Ijeoma Anyanwu, Kerry Prasad
Committee members: OPEN

The Giving Project: 
Chairs: OPEN
Help with this annual potluck dinner and event that introduces students to charitable giving.

Grounds/Gardening Committee:
Chair: OPEN

Hospitality Committee:
Chairs: Rakashi Chand

Laps For Lunch:
Chair: OPEN
Helpers Needed!
This program allows students to stretch their legs and get a breath of fresh air at lunch time. Volunteer Parent Monitors are needed to  allow this program to run. There are still some time frames that could use additional volunteers.   For more information on the program click here .

Library Committee:
Chairs: Miriam Bolkosky, Annie Madden

Mini-Grants Committee:
Chair: Maureen Oates

Music Committee:
Chair: Miao Xie
Work with Brown Music teachers to communicate with parents and coordinate the logistics of orchestra/band/chorus concerts and after-concert socials.

Newsletter Editors:
Chair: OPEN
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.

Parents’ Night Out Committee:
Chair: Rakashi Chand

PTO Council Reps:
Chair: Rakashi Chand

Safe Routes to School Committee:
Chair: OPEN

School Picture Coordinator: 
Chair: Sherie Heywood

Teacher Appreciation Events Committee:
Chair: Denise Dandrea
Sarah Housman
(More information to come on help needed with events)

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