Principal Lysaght’s Weekly Letter

Dear Brown MS Community,

This past Tuesday evening we had a wonderful turn out for our annual Brown MS Welcome Back PTO Picnic. There was music, pizza, chips and cookies sponsored by the PTO along with Brown Wear to purchase. I enjoyed chatting with many parents and students over slices of pizza. A big thank you to Asma Ejaz PTO Co-President, for her leadership and all of the parent volunteers who made it possible!

This Monday there is no school in the observance of Yom Kippur, a holy day in the Jewish religion. It is marked by fasting, sacrifice, charity and prayer for forgiveness of transgressions. For all of our families observing this holiday, I would like to wish you “G’mar chatima tovah” (“A good final sealing”).

Next Thursday is our first early release day. Students are dismissed at 11:20 (see important information in this newsletter). Teachers will be working with job-alike middle school teachers across the city on curriculum planning and implementation that afternoon.

It has been a while since I have updated you all on the Lysaght house. We are again “empty nesters” this year. Both my children (19 and 22 years old) were home this past summer which was lovely. They headed back to their colleges at the end of August. While we miss them and speak on the phone frequently, I am enjoying the quiet, the smaller grocery bill, and an orderly kitchen. My daughter is enjoying her second year as a psychology major at Elon University. (We are excited to visit her for parents weekend in a week!) My son finally found an internship (phew!) and is working as an Innovations Fellow at RIT. He has determined that learning AND getting paid is winning. They both remembered to call me for my birthday this week, so I feel like I am winning, too!

I wish you all a terrific weekend. Looks like it will be a rainy one, so hope you have some fun indoor activities to do!


Kim Lysaght, Principal