Officers, Board and Committees 2019/2020

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 Holson

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:  Kim Thurmond


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.  Click here to sign up to help  For more information on the program click here .


6th Grade Social Committee: OPEN (click here to volunteer)
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)

Box Tops:
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 OPEN (click here to volunteer)   Chair: Kerry Prasad

Jingjing Hu                Chinese Cultural Leader, Cantonese and Mandarin
Tiffany Chen             Taiwanese Cultural Leader, Mandarin and Taiwanese
Fumiko Futai             Japanese Cultural Leader
Mayuko Melanson   Japanese Cultural Leader
Jina Kim                     Korean Cultural Leader
Nivi Rabbi                  Israeli Cultural Leader
Svetlana Egorova     Russian Cultural Leader
Turkan Caglar           Turkish Cultural Leader
Binh Dau                    Vietnamese Cultural Leader


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
Kerry Prasad
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!

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

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)
Elizabeth Navisky
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
Sarah Housman
More information to come on help needed with events

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