The latest announcements from the Principal, PTO, and NPS...

BROWN’S ANNUAL FUND:

We are more than $5,000 from our goal!

WE WON’T BE ABLE TO DELIVER PTO FUNDED PROGRAMS FOR OUR KIDS AND TEACHERS IF WE DON’T MEET OUR $24,000 GOAL

FAMILY’S ANNUAL FUND DONATIONS PAID FOR THIS MONTH’S TEACHER APPRECIATION LUNCHEON AND SO MUCH MORE!

CLICK HERE to donate now!   

GET ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT NEWTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Our interim superintendent, Kathy Smith, and a school committee member will be coming to Brown on January 27 at 8:45a.m. The purpose of the meeting is to share information and answer questions you may have about Newton Public Schools. Parents are invited to the library for to hear from them directly.

BROWN WORKING THEATRE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH MUSICAL

Brown Working Theatre is looking for some creative and hard-working parent volunteers to help out with our musical production of Honk! We currently have over fifty students signed up to audition, and almost thirty have applied for Stage Crew. We are so excited to get to work, but we need to fill a few more of the adult roles on our team so that we can give all of these students a great experience.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.

SEPAC AT BROWN

SEPAC Brochure Translations Available!

The Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) now has its brochure available in the following languages: Spanish – Chinese (Mandarin) – Hebrew – Japanese – Farsi – Portuguese –Russian
This document contains important information for families whose children are receiving special education services (IEP, 504 plan) or who are interested in getting support services for their children.
For any questions, please contact SEPAC Board member Kim Bordeau at kim.bourdeau1@gmail.com
Click on this link to be directed to the NewtonSEPAC.org website which has all 7 translations:
https://newtonpac.org/brochure-and-fliers/

HELP THE PTO RAISE MONEY: CLICK THROUGH AMAZON SMILE

If you are planning on doing some shopping on Amazon, consider using amazon smile to support Brown’s PTO. Just designate Charles E. Brown Middle School PTO as your charitable recipient. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your purchase price for eligible purchases towards our PTO. Click the picture above for a direct link to the site.

For more information about how this works, click this link to the PTO website.

FORJ at BROWN

November is Native American Heritage Month.  Here are some suggestions for ways you and your family can learn more around Thanksgiving next week:

Families Organizing for Racial Justice (FORJ) is a group of diverse Newton families helping our children learn about issues of power and inequality and how to stand up for racial justice.  If you have questions, comments, or to join the mailing list please contact us at brownforj@gmail.com.

You can find more information here: https://www.forj.org

VOLUNTEER

VOLUNTEER The Brown PTO is an all-volunteer run group of engaged and supportive parents and caregivers.  Parent involvement is the single most important thing parent groups do. Schools with involved parents enjoy better morale among teachers, a strong community and enriching learning environment. It is also a great way to make new connections in this larger community!

Your help is needed & greatly appreciated whether it’s a little or a bit more.

The goal is to create a great relationship between the parents and staff at Brown that will benefit our children!

There are a lot of ways to get involved at Brown. CLICK HERE Here to Sign Up  for volunteer opportunities and community activities!

Learn more about events and activities the PTO sponsors. Click Here to Learn More.

Principal Lysaght’s Latest Post

Click here to view Principal Lysaght’s latest post.

BROWN-HELPING-BROWN FUND

The Brown-Helping-Brown Fund, established in Spring of 2020,  provides quick financial help to Brown Middle School families (usually within 24 hours) to address urgent and immediate needs.

Many thanks to our amazing community for your generous donations to this fund!

Brown’s administration facilitate these requests with support from the PTO when possible especially with the upcoming holiday season.  All communications are private and confidential. Our school’s administrators also help to connect families in need with additional outside resources.

If you need help, please reach out to your child’s school counselor.

If you are able, please consider a donation to Brown MS’s Fund.

DONATE HERE

UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE BROWN SCHOOL DIRECTORY

Each year the Brown PTO publishes a digital directory for use by the Brown community. To make sure we have your correct contact information, please click the following link to review the steps to add or edit your information.

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, December 23: Last day of school before winter break (full day)
  • December 24 – January 2: No school for winter break
  • Tuesday, January 3: School resumes

Softball Registration Now Open

Registration for Spring Rec 2023 Softball is open! Sign up your player(s) in the appropriate grade level division HERE. Sign up now and check it off your to-do list! For any questions, please contact Newton Girls Softball.

Art as Therapy at the New Art Center

The New Art Center’s new Art as Therapy program for middle and high school students. 

We at the New Art Center believe that the visual arts are an important tool for self-expression and emotional wellbeing. This program, developed with and facilitated by a licensed art therapist, seeks to provide a space for middle school students to express their feelings through artistic mediums.
Click Here for more information.

NEWTON PTO COUNCIL COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please click on the  Community Notes Page for listings of events going on in Newton.

PTO SPONSORED BALL IN THE HOUSE WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!!

Ball in the House is a Creative Arts & Sciences event brought to you by the PTO.  This event and others are only possible with parent donations to the annual fund.  Thank you!

        
Ball in the House inspires and encourages students to get involved and stay involved in the arts.