Principal Lysaght’s Weekly Letter

Dear Brown MS Community,

This coming Tuesday, Nov. 7 we will have an extended advisory meeting in the morning. At that time we will be kicking off a meaningful tradition we have here at Brown MS, our annual gift drive. This school-wide event strengthens and defines who we are as a community. We have done this for over two decades, and it is one of my favorite traditions at Brown. Every year, we come together as an entire school to make the holiday season special for kids in need. Students and families are invited to participate by providing gifts for individuals living at the Brookview House in Dorchester. Brookview is recognized for its innovative approach to providing housing and services. The agency’s objective is to provide a safe, supportive environment while moms and kids pursue education, job training, and/or employment leading to personal and economic self-sufficiency. We know that acts of kindness benefit not just the receiver, but the giver as well. Our students truly enjoy this event, so please watch for information in the weeks ahead on how you can help continue this important tradition.

On the home front, this coming weekend my husband and I are traveling to Rochester, NY to visit our son at RIT. He is currently part of the RIT Innovation Fellows program where he works as an intern for a technology company. At the beginning of the semester he had to sign a non-disclosure agreement with the company he is working with. I adore my son, but he is a very serious rule follower, so I don’t imagine he will share much with us while we are there! Regardless, it will be fun to just take him out for some tasty meals and spend time together. He asked that we bring his favorite family member, the dog, so we are hoping for good weather to take some long walks as well.

This Saturday night remember to turn your clocks back one hour (and get an extra hour of sleep!). Enjoy the weekend!

Kim Lysaght, Principal