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NPS SCHOOL BUDGET FORUM

NPS’s Interim Superintendent , Kathleen Smith, J.D. invites NPS Families to a forum on the 2023-24 (FY24) school year budget. This budget discussion will include information on the proposed operational override and its impact on the FY24 budget. Details are … Continue reading

JOIN THE ELPAC MEETING

ELPAC (English Learner Parent Advisory Council) meets in person Thursday, February 9. ELPAC is for ELL and former ELL families districtwide. ELPAC collaborates with schools and the district to improve ELL programming and support bilingualism. You are welcome to join … Continue reading

SEPAC PRESENTATION ON ATHLETES UNLIMITED

Please join Newton SEPAC and Mark Kelly and Karen Peirce from Newton Parks and Recreation/Athletes Unlimited for a virtual presentation on Athletes Unlimited, with Q&A to follow. The event will be recorded. When: Tuesday, February 7, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Where: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82027574465 … Continue reading

NEWTON SAFE ROUTES TO OUR SCHOOLS

Newton received a $627,000 Safe Routes to School Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) to implement the much needed bike and pedestrian improvements at the Parker Street and Route 9 intersection to make it it safer for students. Specifically, … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

MUSICAL PRODUCTION NEEDS COSTUME COORDINATOR, OTHER VOLUNTEERS

Brown Working Theatre is looking for some creative and hard-working parent volunteers to help out with our musical production of “Honk!” We are in particular need of a costume coordinator to help us take charge of organizing costumes for the … Continue reading

Upcoming Events

February 6 at 8 p.m., Brown PTO Board Meeting. Email the PTO for the Zoom link. February 14 & 15, evening: Brown MS Musical – “Honk, Jr.” February 18-26: School Vacation Week March 13, after school: Brown Faculty Foul-ups

GIRLS ON THE RUN AT BROWN ANNOUNCES SPRING SEASON

We are excited to announce that Girls on the Run will be returning to Brown Middle School this spring. Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The season will begin Monday, March 27.  … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Principal Lysaght’s Latest Post

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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 … Continue reading

SCHOOL TRANSFER REQUESTS

Each year, the Newton Public Schools consider applications for Newton students to transfer to a school outside of their home (assigned) district. School Transfer placements are limited and made on a space available basis. Applications for the 2023-2024 school year … Continue reading

PLAN YOUR TEEN’S PERFECT SUMMER

The 18th annual Teen Summer Expo will be Monday, February 6, 5:30 – 8p.m. at Newton South High School in the cafeteria. Meet with directors of a curated group of meaningful summer enrichment programs for kids ages 12 – 18. Options … Continue reading

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. Click … Continue reading

MIDDLE SCHOOL FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MACKENZIE CENTER THIS FRIDAY

Calling all Newton middle schoolers! Come to a fun place for kids where they can exercise, socialize, and be safe and it’s completely free as well! When:   Friday, February 10 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Where:  The Makenzie Center, 1337 Centre St., Newton Center … Continue reading