Principal Lysaght’s Weekly Letter

Dear Brown MS Community,

Welcome to June – the last month of the 2022-2023 school year. In June we celebrate Pride Month. Pride Month commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York and celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and the fight for equal rights. PRIDE Month is a time when we recognize and appreciate the rich diversity of identities, experiences, and stories that make up our school family. It is an opportunity for us to show support to all individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning. By educating ourselves, promoting empathy, and celebrating our differences, we can make Brown Middle School an even more inclusive and welcoming place for everyone. Our PRIDE club will be having a celebration at their final meeting on Monday. We thank Ms. Quesada Montville for all her work with this terrific group of students!

Speaking of final meetings, this week is the last week for all of our after school extracurricular activities. I want to send a big thank you to all of the teachers who have given of their time after school to enrich the lives of our student. Be it basketball club, dungeons and dragons, knitting or gardening (and so much more!) our students have enjoyed making new friends while doing something they enjoy. Hats off to Katrina Antonellis, Enrichment Coordinator, for all of her hard work to provide a robust after school program for all kids.

June is a month where we all feel like we are drinking from a fire hose. There are so many events and activities to keep track of! Just the emails alone about end of year events can be overwhelming! I have a to-do list a mile long at this point and have now reverted to putting up sticky-notes everywhere to remind me what I need to do! I imagine you are all feeling the same way. Don’t worry – we will make it through! I am hopeful that this newsletter helps you to keep all of that information in one accessible place.

I am headed off to the 7th grade dance soon (see the “before” pictures below) which was started by a group of 7th grade students. It is one of our success stories where students who wanted to see something happen, took action, found helpful adults (thank you, Elizabeth Messina!) and worked hard to make it a reality!

I hope you enjoy your weekend,

Kim Lysaght, Principal