Weekly Message #4
Dear Brown School Family,
If you are looking for ways to plug into Brown as a parent, we have many opportunities right now! Our PTSA needs help with organizing their City Saver fundraiser, school portrait days, and after school enrichments. Information to sign up can be found in the PTSA section. We also need parents to serve on SBDM Committees! This is a reoccurring commitment for one school year. You can sign up through September 2nd at the link found in the Committee Sign Ups section. If you don’t have a lot of time but still wish to help, donating to one of our Donors Choose projects could be an option for you. More information can be found in the Please Help Our Classrooms section.
Word of the Day is back! Every morning, students are given the definition of the Word of the Day and encouraged to use it. Ask your student about today’s word, “larvae”. Also, ask your student about our school-wide expectations. They are: be respectful, be responsible, be safe, and pursue excellence.
Dr. Angela, Principal
Please help! The PTSA needs volunteers to help with our City Saver fundraiser and School Portraits! Click the link for more information and to sign up to help. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c44aaa82ba5fa7-fall
Afterschool enrichments are starting soon, with sign-ups beginning on September 6th. If you are interested in being a parent volunteer, contact Melissa Escobar at 485-8216 or Melissa.firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers receive enrichment tuition remission for their child.
More information regarding our PTSA can be found on our website at www.mybrownschool.org/ptsa.
Please Help Our Classrooms!
Elementary/Middle School Spanish teacher Heather Eaton has a project at https://www.donorschoose.org/project/help-us-reach-for-the-estrellas/2142330/. She is in need of a large bilingual carpet for students to sit on during instruction. This will be especially helpful for our elementary students. We only need $284, and the carpet will be on its way! You can donate any amount!
First grade teacher Lisa Billings has a project at https://www.donorschoose.org/project/mighty-math-wall/2068674/. Her students need a wall-mounted white board for math instruction. We need $467 to receive the whiteboard, but a donation of any amount will help!
Committee Sign Ups
Please sign up to serve on one of our SBDM committees – Budget, Curriculum & Instruction, Professional Development, Safety & School Climate, and Technology. If you were on a committee last year and want to be involved again this year, you must sign up again. Click the link to find out meeting information and to sign up! www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E094FA8A82CA7FB6-sbdm
After September 2nd, we cannot allow anyone to join committees, so don’t hesitate! Join today!
Cheerleading tryouts for students in grades 6 – 12 will be held on Wednesday, August 31st from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Make sure your student goes home after school and returns to Brown after 5:40 PM.
There are a lot of athletics events coming up! Check our athletic calendar at http://www.mybrownschool.org/groups/15319/calendar?blockId=275234 for a complete schedule.
* The Lady Bears of volleyball won the Block and Roll Challenge Tournament this past Saturday. They are 7-2 for the season.
* Our Lady Bears soccer team had a big win Monday night against Fairdale! They are currently 2-1 for the season.
* Our 5th/6th grade soccer team played its first game last night and defeated KCD! Congrats, Bears!
* Our 3rd/4th grade Gold soccer team won its first game on Saturday against Collegiate.
* Ava Dillow shot a 43 and came in 2nd in our region in girls’ golf. She qualified for the All “A” State Gold Tournament. Congratulations and good luck!
Starting today, $5.00 admission will be charged for home soccer games. Children 10 and under may attend free of charge. This will enable us to recoup field rental expenses and pay for officials.
School portraits for grades K-6 will be on August 30th and 7-12 will be on August 31st. Your student should already have brought home an ordering envelope. Additional envelopes can be found in the main office.
Middle School Quick Recall and Problem Solving
Interested students should meet in Randy’s room after school on Thursday, August 25th for a brief meeting.
High school students interested in the Kentucky United Nations Assembly should attend an interest meeting from 2:45 to 3:00 on Monday, August 29th in Liz’s room.
Jr. Beta Club
Students who need service hours should sign up for an opportunity at the bulletin board outside Heather’s classroom.
To sign your student up for the Freshman Retreat to the Tremont Institute in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Deposits are due by August 31st.
Students interested in being on the school newspaper staff should attend an interest meeting today in Neysa’s room from 3:00 to 3:30. Neysa asks that students be picked up promptly at 3:30.
The SBDM Council will be meeting at 4:30 on September 15th in the main office conference room. Meetings are open to the public. To enter the building, ring the bell at the main door on 1st Street near Muhammad Ali Blvd. and you will be buzzed in. Then proceed to the main office. The tentative agenda and other items are located at www.mybrownschool.org/sbdm.
The next Alumni Association meeting is scheduled for September 15th 6:30 PM in the main office conference room. The association is currently planning its 45th anniversary celebration. Our alumni association is involved in some very exciting projects to support our school! Alumni Association involvement is a great way to help our school while celebrating our history! More information about our Alumni Association can be found at www.mybrownschool.org/alumni_association.
Save These Dates!
Our Open House for Current Students will be held on Thursday, September 15th at 6:00 PM. We will begin in the auditorium with a brief PTSA general meeting.
Our PTSA Fall Festival will be held on Friday, October 21st. More information will be coming soon.
The CogAT, the test used to help identify students for the Advance Program, will be given this October. Brown School tests all third graders on the CogAT every year. If you have a student currently in grades 4 – 10 who is not in the Advance Program and you’d like to have him/her tested, please send an email by September 1st to:
4th & 5th grades – Christy.Teague@jefferson.kyschools.us
6th – 10th grades – Pam.Willison@jefferson.kyschools.us
The date for the PSAT is October 19th. All juniors will take the test for free, but sophomores may take the test for $15.00. If your sophomore would like to take it, have them bring their money to Pam Willison by Monday, October 10th.
All students in grades 6 – 12 are currently engaging in a Suicide Prevention Training given by our counselor, Pam. If you have any concerns, please email her at email@example.com.
We need your help to further improve our dismissal procedures.
* If your student needs help with putting a backpack into a trunk, or with buckling his/her seatbelt, please do not assist them at the loading point. Allow your child to board your vehicle safely, then pull your car up to either our loading dock on the left or the YMCA CEP parking spaces on the right. Both of these areas are located right past Shawn in the alley. After you pull to one of these locations, then you will be able to disembark your car and assist your child. After traffic has safely stopped, you will be able to pull back into the alley to leave.
* If you are coming into the school to pick up your child and are entering our building through the back of the school, please enter and exit through the courtyard gate. Do not cross or walk down the alley if traffic is moving, because this slows down the car rider line. Please wait for a staff member to direct you to cross.
We greatly appreciate your help!
Please return any enrollment paperwork received during registration or on the first day of school to our school’s office. This paperwork includes student information, photo/video release, TARC ticket permission, and other important forms.