Officers, Board and Committees 2020/2021

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 2020-2021

Co-presidents: Will Adams, Sarah Dupré-Healy, Sarah Housman

Treasurer: Michelle Wetlaufer

6th Grade/New Family Liaison Chair: Molly Owen-Kiritsy

At-Large Board Members: Allison Callahan, Anna McDonald

Brown Bear Newsletter Editor: Julia Jenkins

English Language Learner Committee Chair: Kerry Prasad

Mini-Grant Chair & Annual Fund Chair: Kristin Holson

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

Website Manager:  Kim Thurmond


6th Grade Social Committee:
Chair and committee members needed

6th Grade/New Family Liaisons: 
Jill Coull
Molly Owen-Kiritsy

8th Grade Party/Activities: 
Marian Brodney
Holly Grieb
Melissa Dietrich
(More info/opportunities to come)

Book Fair: 
Emma Ardiff
Chris Karrenberg
Kristen McKeigue
(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, Hien Lazare-Rivers

Brown Working Theatre Parent Coordinator & Committee
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: 

Chair: Kerry Prasad

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
Kerry Prasad Chairperson
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: Amy Levy
Bake Sale Chair:
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:
Chairs: Ijeoma Anyanwu, Kerry Prasad
Committee members: OPEN

The Giving Project: 
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 For Lunch – 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 .
Chair: Tamara Bekfi
Helpers Needed! OPEN!

Mini-Grants Committee:
Chair: Kristin Holson
Jennifer Manthei
Allison Corkery

Music Committee:
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:
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 
Elizabeth Navisky, Adriana Oyola

The School Council is an elected body of parents, teachers and community members that advises the principal. 

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

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