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  • Brown Weekly Message #9

    September 28, 2016

    Dear Brown School Family,

    As a school, we are embarking on some very important work and we would love your feedback! Last year our school family worked together to develop a vision for our school. In short, our vision is to forge “reasoned minds and educated hearts” of self-directed life-long learners. We used our original working papers and primary source documents from our founder, along with feedback from stakeholders (parents, students, faculty, and alumni) to eventually reveal our purpose. This vision serves as the guidepost for all our work within our school.

    Now, we need to align our self-directed learning magnet program to our vision in order to ensure deeper learning for all our students. We are asking ourselves, “What does self-directedness look like at each grade level?” and “What do we want our self-directed learners to know and be able to do in regards to having reasoned minds and educated hearts?”

    Like I said, we would love your feedback, so mark your calendars! On Tuesday, October 11th at 6:00, the J. Graham Brown School PTSA will be hosting a “Brown School Family Conversation”. After a very, very short PTSA meeting, we will transition into table discussions focused on the above questions by grade level. We would love to have parents (all grade levels) and students (grades 6-12) participate in the small group discussions.

    Our PTSA will also be providing a free dinner (pizza and drinks) for all participants, and there will be child care provided by our junior class with a donation. Plus, the grade with the most participants in grades K-3 will win a popcorn party, and the grade with the most participants in grades 4-12 will get to walk to 4th Street Live for lunch!

    I really hope you can attend.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Angela, Principal
    Angela.parsons@jefferson.kyschools.us

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

     

    Please Help Our Classrooms!

    Randy Cox has a project for 4 iPad minis and cases on DonorsChoose.org. This will greatly improve opportunities for students to read in his class. We still need $1606! You can donate here: https://www.donorschoose.org/project/in-order-to-turn-the-page-we-need-ipad/2180018/

    Amy Thornton still needs $946 for Lego Mindstorm Robots on DonorsChoose.org! We’d love to get these robots into the hands of our students. You can find out more information and donate at this link: https://www.donorschoose.org/project/lego-mindstorm-robots/2155160/

    If you have any old iPads – either full sized or minis – which you’d like to donate, we’d be glad to put them to use. Just send an email to Amy.Thornton@jefferson.kyschools.us to get the ball rolling.

     Elementary Field Day
    Tomorrow is our annual Elementary Field Day! Students will be walking to Waterfront Park for a fun time of physical wellness. If you can help walk students to Waterfront Park and back, we can validate your parking in the YMCA Parking Garage at 2nd Street and Guthrie. Bring your parking voucher to our front office to have it validated. We will begin walking at 8:15, so please be in the lobby.

    Pep Rally for Middle & High School
    Middle and high school students need to wear their school colors and let their school spirit shine. We’ll have our first pep rally of the school year and recognize our fall athletes and activity participants.

    Debate Team
    Any high school student interested in joining the Speech and Debate Team should come to an informational meeting after school on Tuesday, October 6th in room 323. Email Jessie.magee@jefferson.kyschools.us with questions.

    Athletics
    Middle school basketball tryouts are this week! Girls – Thursday, Sept. 29th from 3:15 to 4:30; Boys – Thursday, Sept. 29th and Wednesday, Oct. 5th from 6:00 to 7:00. All paperwork must be on file with Tom Kiel prior to attending tryouts.
    Elementary basketball tryouts will be on Thursday, Oct. 6th at 7:00 PM. All girls and boys in grades 3rd through 5th are encouraged to come.
    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.

    National Art Honor Society
    NAHS will begin meeting on the first Wednesday of every month on October 5th. Meetings are at 2:45. Bring your sketchbook!

    PTSA
    Our next general meeting is Tuesday, October 11th at 6:00. The meeting will start in the auditorium. More information regarding our PTSA can be found on our website at www.mybrownschool.org/ptsa.

    SBDM
    The SBDM Council will be meeting at 4:30 on October 20th 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.

     Alumni Association
    The next Alumni Association meeting is scheduled for October 20th 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

     Super Kids
    We would like to congratulate Tryphena Sithu and Cade Wilson for being selected as Super Kids by Louisville Magazine. Tryphena and Cade will be included in an upcoming publication of the magazine.

     

    REPEAT ITEMS

    Sign Up For Remind
    In an effort to better communicate with you while giving you more options, I am going to be phasing out sending the link to the weekly message via Infinite Campus email and will be switching over to using Remind. Remind is a system in which you can receive these notifications in whatever format you prefer – text message, mobile app, or email. To sign up for text messages, follow the directions below. If you’d prefer to use the mobile app, download Remind from your app store and sign up with the same code when you log in. To change your notification settings, log in to www.remind.com. We will also be using this system to provide information to you in the event of a school-wide emergency. Please make sure you have signed up by October 14th. You can find an image in the attachment with instructions on how to sign up. If you have questions, email our school technology coordinator Amy Thornton at amy.thornton@jefferson.kyschools.us.

     Advance Program Testing
    The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) will be administered on Monday, October 17th. This test will be administered to all third grade students and to students whose parents submitted a request. If you have not requested that your child take the CogAT but would like to do so, please contact Christy.teague@jefferson.kyschools.us (3-5) or Pam.willison@jefferson.kyschools.us (6-10).

    Save These Dates!
    Our PTSA Fall Festival will be held on Friday, October 21st from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
    Our Prospective Student Open House will be Wednesday, November 2nd from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.

    Parents Night Out
    There’s a Parent’s Night Out flyer on the last page of the attachment! Sign up right away to reserve your child’s spot. 

    Box Tops
    Looking for an easy way to help our school?  Look in your cabinets for Box Tops!
    Box Tops are each worth 10¢ for schools and are found on hundreds of products. When students, families, schools and communities work together to collect Box Tops, the money adds up fast. Last year, the Brown School earned $850, which we used to meet several school needs. We can earn even more cash this school year with your help. Our goal this year is $1,000. Here are a few ways you can help us reach that goal:
    * Students in Grades K-5 will receive a Box Tops chart. Simply cut out Box Tops that haven't expired yet, and attach them to the sheet. Once your sheet is full, bring it back to school!
    * Students in the higher grades can bring in their Box Tops and put them in the "Box Tops" box in the office.

    After School Student Supervision
    Our SBDM approved a new policy last year, the After School Supervision Policy, regarding students who are remaining after school unsupervised, who are not engaged in a supervised after school activity or who are not enrolled in the YMCA Childcare Enrichment Program (CEP). Instances of students being found after school unsupervised will be documented and reoccurrences may result in students being placed on probation at the school. Please make sure that your student is being picked up each day be 3:00 PM or is enrolled in CEP. To help with locating a carpool, our PTSA has set up a bulletin board on their page on our school website at http://www.mybrownschool.org/ptsa.

     Morning Drop Off
    Morning drop off begins each morning at 7:30 AM. Please do not drop off students prior to this time as there is not adult supervision in the building. Students cannot be left unsupervised at any time. No student should be waiting outside the cafeteria or library, as these locations do not open until 7:30.
    The doors to the school are locked until 7:00 AM.


     

     

    Brown School Principal
  • Brown Weekly Message #8

    September 21, 2016

     

    Dear Brown School Family,

    In an effort to better communicate with you while giving you more options, I am going to be phasing out sending the link to the weekly message via Infinite Campus email and will be switching over to using Remind. Remind is a system in which you can receive these notifications in whatever format you prefer – text message, mobile app, or email. To sign up for text messages, follow the directions in the attachment. If you’d prefer to use the mobile app, download Remind from your app store and sign up with the same code when you log in. To change your notification settings, log in to www.remind.com. We will also be using this system to provide information to you in the event of a school-wide emergency. Please make sure you have signed up by October 14th. If you have questions, email our school technology coordinator Amy Thornton at amy.thornton@jefferson.kyschools.us.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Angela, Principal
    Angela.parsons@jefferson.kyschools.us

     


    ANNOUNCEMENTS

     

    Please Help Our Classrooms!

    Amy Thornton still needs $1016 for Lego Mindstorm Robots on DonorsChoose.org! We’d love to get these robots into the hands of our students. You can find out more information and donate at this link: https://www.donorschoose.org/project/lego-mindstorm-robots/2155160/

    Dr. Kat Mattingly needs field journals for her 10th grade Biology students. $91 is still needed to make this project a reality. Click here to help: https://www.donorschoose.org/project/smoky-field-journals/2170056/

    Randy Cox has a project for 4 iPad minis and cases on DonorsChoose.org. This will greatly improve opportunities for students to read in his class. We still need $1706! You can donate here: https://www.donorschoose.org/project/in-order-to-turn-the-page-we-need-ipad/2180018/

    If you have any old iPads – either full sized or minis – which you’d like to donate, we’d be glad to put them to use. Just send an email to Amy.Thornton@jefferson.kyschools.us to get the ball rolling.

     

    Counselor’s Corner

    Report cards will NOT be distributed in paper format this year. Instead, students and parents are encouraged to use Parent Portal to view grades. Parents can print out a copy of the report card from their home/work computer if they would like. Please contact Pam at pam.willison@jefferson.kyschools.us if you do not have access to a printer.

     

    House of Boom Night

    Our PTSA will host a spirit night at the House of Boom tomorrow from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. It costs $12 for one hour and $20 for two hours of jumping.

     

    Girls’ Basketball Camp

    The Lady Bears will be having an after school basketball camp, Monday Sep 26th, for girls grades 2 – 8 and ladies 35+!  It is free and we just want to introduce all the young ladies in the building to basketball and the girls’ basketball team.

     

    Field Day Lunches

    The 4/5 team will be selling pizza lunches and running a concession stand at field day. The pizza lunch includes: a slice of pizza, chips, cookies and a drink. The cost is $4.00. Extra pizza slices can also be ordered. 

    The order forms should have gone home last week. They need to be returned to the child's homeroom teacher with the money attached.  If anyone has any questions fell free to email Randy at randy.cox@jefferson.kyschools.us.

     

    Parents Night Out

    There’s a Parent’s Night Out flyer on the last page of the attachment! Sign up right away to reserve your child’s spot. 

     

    Athletics
    All high school boys and girls bowlers will have a short informational meeting for students and parents tomorrow at 3:00 PM in room 223.

    Senior night for our high school volleyball team will take place on September 27th. The team will be facing Manual at 5:00, 6:00, and 7:00 PM. Come out and support our team!

    Our athletic department will have its annual Title IX audit on September 21st.  If you would like to make a public comment, please come to the office conference room at 3:00 on the 21st. 

    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.

     

    PTSA
    City Saver orders were due last Thursday!  Please get all remaining orders in!  If you have sample books you have not returned please do so by dropping them in the box in the office. 

    We thank all of you for supporting the PTSA with this important fundraiser!  Prizes and books will be distributed very soon, just as soon as the orders stop rolling in, and Limo Ride is being scheduled for October 13th for those that have sold 10 or more books.

    More information regarding our PTSA can be found on our website at www.mybrownschool.org/ptsa.

     

    SBDM

    The SBDM Council will be meeting at 4:30 on October 20th 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.

     

    Alumni Association

    The next Alumni Association meeting is scheduled for October 20th 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

     

    REPEAT ITEMS

    Advance Program Testing
    The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) will be administered on Monday, October 17th. This test will be administered to all third grade students and to students whose parents submitted a request. If you have not requested that your child take the CogAT but would like to do so, please contact Christy.teague@jefferson.kyschools.us (3-5) or Pam.willison@jefferson.kyschools.us (6-10).

    Save These Dates!

    ·         Field Day for students in grades K-5 is scheduled for Thursday, September 29th at Waterfront Park.

    ·         Our PTSA Fall Festival will be held on Friday, October 21st from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

    ·         Our Prospective Student Open House will be Wednesday, November 2nd from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.

     

    Box Tops

    Looking for an easy way to help our school?  Look in your cabinets for Box Tops!

    Box Tops are each worth 10¢ for schools and are found on hundreds of products. When students, families, schools and communities work together to collect Box Tops, the money adds up fast. Last year, the Brown School earned $850, which we used to meet several school needs. We can earn even more cash this school year with your help. Our goal this year is $1,000. Here are a few ways you can help us reach that goal:

    * Students in Grades K-5 will receive a Box Tops chart. Simply cut out Box Tops that haven't expired yet, and attach them to the sheet. Once your sheet is full, bring it back to school!

    * Students in the higher grades can bring in their Box Tops and put them in the "Box Tops" box in the office.

     

    After School Student Supervision

    Our SBDM approved a new policy last year, the After School Supervision Policy, regarding students who are remaining after school unsupervised, who are not engaged in a supervised after school activity or who are not enrolled in the YMCA Childcare Enrichment Program (CEP). Instances of students being found after school unsupervised will be documented and reoccurrences may result in students being placed on probation at the school. Please make sure that your student is being picked up each day be 3:00 PM or is enrolled in CEP. To help with locating a carpool, our PTSA has set up a bulletin board on their page on our school website at http://www.mybrownschool.org/ptsa.

     

    Morning Drop Off
    Morning drop off begins each morning at 7:30 AM. Please do not drop off students prior to this time as there is not adult supervision in the building. Students cannot be left unsupervised at any time. No student should be waiting outside the cafeteria or library, as these locations do not open until 7:30.

    The doors to the school are locked until 7:00 AM.

    Brown School Principal
  • FAFSA info

    Seniors! It's time to start thinking about the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid. See the attached documents for instructions and best practices.

    Guidance Program
  • Brown Weekly Message #7

    (Click attachments for a PDF version of this message.)

    September 13, 2016

     

    Dear Brown School Family,

    Three of our Brown School students will be featured tonight at the JCPS Board of Education meeting! Fourth grader Nolton Alfred will help lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of the meeting. Then, shortly afterward sixth grader Sydney Reynolds and senior Sophie Palmer will speak on what they love about our school. Tonight’s meeting starts at 7:00 PM and will be held at Lincoln Performing Arts Elementary. You can watch the meeting on TV via Time Warner channel 98.

    There are several different ways to stay connected with your Brown School Family! We have a Facebook page – just search for J. Graham Brown School and click “like”. This is a great place to see pictures of what we are doing during and after school. You’ll find any athletic photos and albums there. I have a Twitter account for school purposes - @Brown_Principal, and we have one for our school - @mybrownschool. You can follow these for shortened information. If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can read both feeds on our school website. Our school website is our main bank of information. Announcements can be found on the home page (www.mybrownschool.org) and on my page (http://www.mybrownschool.org/groups/15630/brownschoolprincipal/corner). There are also two calendars. Our academic and activities calendar can be found by clicking on the top of the home page. Our athletics calendar is on the Athletics page; for a full athletics calendar, click the calendar icon in the Athletics Calendar box.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Angela, Principal
    Angela.parsons@jefferson.kyschools.us

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

     

    Please Help Our Classrooms!

    Randy Cox has a project for 4 iPad minis and cases on DonorsChoose.org. This will greatly improve opportunities for students to read in his class. We still need $1825! You can donate here: https://www.donorschoose.org/project/in-order-to-turn-the-page-we-need-ipad/2180018/

    Amy Thornton still needs $1066 for Lego Mindstorm Robots on DonorsChoose.org! We’d love to get these robots into the hands of our students. You can find out more information and donate at this link: https://www.donorschoose.org/project/lego-mindstorm-robots/2155160/

    Dr. Kat Mattingly needs field journals for her 10th grade Biology students. $121 is still needed to make this project a reality. Click here to help: https://www.donorschoose.org/project/smoky-field-journals/2170056/

    First grade teacher Lisa Billings needs headphones and cases for her iPads! You can click here to donate: https://www.donorschoose.org/project/tech-support/2204398/. She only needs $85 to complete her project.

    If you have any old iPads – either full sized or minis – which you’d like to donate, we’d be glad to put them to use. Just send an email to Amy.Thornton@jefferson.kyschools.us to get the ball rolling.

     

    City Saver Fundraiser
    All orders for the City Saver Fundraiser must be turned in by Thursday, September 15th. Remember, sell 10 books and win a limo ride and lunch at Bearno’s!

    Advance Program Testing
    The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) will be administered on Monday, October 17th. This test will be administered to all third grade students and to students whose parents submitted a request. If you have not requested that your child take the CogAT but would like to do so, please contact Christy.teague@jefferson.kyschools.us (3-5) or Pam.willison@jefferson.kyschools.us (6-10).

    PTSA Enrichments
    The deadline to sign up for after school enrichments is September 15th. There is still room in the Game On! enrichment for middle school students. This class is presented by Heroes Games and Comic Store. Students will be playing Magic The Gathering, Dice Masters, and other popular games. If more students do not sign up for this enrichment, it will be cancelled.

    Book Fair
    The Scholastic Book Fair is going on now! The book fair is open each school day until 3:00, and will be open during Open House on Thursday. All proceeds support our library.

    MS/HS Grading Period Ending
    The last day of the first grading period for middle and high school students will be ending on Monday, September 19th.

    Athletics
    Students in grades 6 – 12 interested in swimming this year should attend a brief meeting on Friday, September 16th at 2:45 in room 321.O

    Our athletic department will have its annual Title IX audit on September 21st.  If you would like to make a public comment, please come to the office conference room at 3:00 on the 21st. 

    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.

    PTSA
    The PTSA needs you to sign up to help provide a meal to teachers and staff the evening of Open House! To sign up visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10/c084caaaa23aaf94-open. Plan on attending our PTSA general meeting at 6:00 PM on September 15th!
    More information regarding our PTSA can be found on our website at www.mybrownschool.org/ptsa.

     SBDM

    The SBDM Council will be meeting at 4:30 on September 15th in the main office conference room. We will be presenting our plan for Closing the Achievement Gap and will be taking public comments on the plan. 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.

     Alumni Association

    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

     Morning Drop Off
    Morning drop off begins each morning at 7:30 AM. Please do not drop off students prior to this time as there is not adult supervision in the building. Students cannot be left unsupervised at any time. No student should be waiting outside the cafeteria or library, as these locations do not open until 7:30. The doors to the school are locked until 7:00 AM.

    Middle School Quick Recall and Problem Solving
    Practices will start tomorrow in Randy’s room (308) at 3:00. Anyone interested in being on the team, please attend tomorrow. Email randy.cox@jefferson.kyschools.us with questions.

    Journalism
    Journalism will hold a meeting from 2:45 to 3:45 tomorrow! The meeting will be held in room 326. Email Neysa.Jones@jefferson.kyschools.us if you have questions.

     

    REPEAT ITEMS

    Save These Dates!

    Our Open House for Current Students will be held on Thursday, September 15th at 6:00 PM.
    Field Day for students in grades K-5 is scheduled for Thursday, September 29th at Waterfront Park.
    Our PTSA Fall Festival will be held on Friday, October 21st from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
    Our Prospective Student Open House will be Wednesday, November 2nd from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.
     

    Make the Connection

    If you’d like to volunteer to conference with our 7th grade students regarding career choices, you can get more information and access the sign-up sheet here: https://www.jefferson.kyschools.us/department/school-business-partnerships

    Fall Drama Production Auditions!
    Is your student interested in being a star on the stage? Auditions for the fall school play, The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet are Wednesday, September 14th at 3:00 PM in the auditorium. Students need to come to the chorus room in the basement for an audition packet. Packet must be filled out and returned prior to the audition day. Questions? Email Terrilyn.Fleming@jefferson.kyschools.us.

    Box Tops

    Looking for an easy way to help our school?  Look in your cabinets for Box Tops!

    Box Tops are each worth 10¢ for schools and are found on hundreds of products. When students, families, schools and communities work together to collect Box Tops, the money adds up fast. Last year, the Brown School earned $850, which we used to meet several school needs. We can earn even more cash this school year with your help. Our goal this year is $1,000. Here are a few ways you can help us reach that goal:

    * Students in Grades K-5 will receive a Box Tops chart. Simply cut out Box Tops that haven't expired yet, and attach them to the sheet. Once your sheet is full, bring it back to school!

    * Students in the higher grades can bring in their Box Tops and put them in the "Box Tops" box in the office.

     After School Student Supervision

    Our SBDM approved a new policy last year, the After School Supervision Policy, regarding students who are remaining after school unsupervised, who are not engaged in a supervised after school activity or who are not enrolled in the YMCA Childcare Enrichment Program (CEP). Instances of students being found after school unsupervised will be documented and reoccurrences may result in students being placed on probation at the school. Please make sure that your student is being picked up each day be 3:00 PM or is enrolled in CEP. To help with locating a carpool, our PTSA has set up a bulletin board on their page on our school website at http://www.mybrownschool.org/ptsa.

     

    Brown School Principal
  • Dinner for Teachers & Staff on Open House

    The J. Graham Brown School PTSA is planning a dinner for all staff members after school prior to our Open House for Current Students. Open House is this Thursday, September 15th. Most teachers and staff members will not have time to go home prior to Open House. Please sign up to bring items at the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084caaaa23aaf94-open. All items will need to be dropped off in the Brown School office by 4:00 PM on Thursday.

    Thank you!

    PTSA

     

     

     

     

    Brown School
  • Brown Weekly Message #6

    The PDF version of this message has some adorable drawings from our 1st graders of staff! Click the attachment to view.

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

     

    Please Help Our Classrooms!

    Dr. Kat Mattingly needs field journals for her 10th grade Biology students. $180 is still needed to make this project a reality. Click here to help: https://www.donorschoose.org/project/smoky-field-journals/2170056/

     First grade teacher Lisa Billings needs headphones and cases for her iPads! You can click here to donate: https://www.donorschoose.org/project/tech-support/2204398/. She only needs $136 to complete her project.

     Randy Cox has a project for 4 iPad minis and cases on DonorsChoose.org. This will greatly improve opportunities for students to read in his class. We still need $1825! You can donate here: https://www.donorschoose.org/project/in-order-to-turn-the-page-we-need-ipad/2180018/

     Amy Thornton still needs $1196 for Lego Mindstorm Robots on DonorsChoose.org! We’d love to get these robots into the hands of our students. You can find out more information and donate at this link: https://www.donorschoose.org/project/lego-mindstorm-robots/2155160/

     If you have any old iPads – either full sized or minis – which you’d like to donate, we’d be glad to put them to use. Just send an email to Amy.Thornton@jefferson.kyschools.us to get the ball rolling.

     

    Fall Drama Production Auditions!

    Is your student interested in being a star on the stage? Auditions for the fall school play, The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet are Wednesday, September 14th at 3:00 PM in the auditorium. Students need to come to the chorus room in the basement for an audition packet. Packet must be filled out and returned prior to the audition day. Questions? Email Terrilyn.Fleming@jefferson.kyschools.us.

     

    City Saver Fundraiser

    Don’t forget to get your orders in for City Saver, the PTSA’s largest fundraiser! City Saver books would make good gifts for the holidays and you’d be helping the Brown School! This is the last weekend for you to get orders. All orders must be turned in by Thursday, September 15th.

     

    Morning Drop Off

    Morning drop off begins each morning at 7:30 AM. Please do not drop off students prior to this time as there is not adult supervision in the building. Students cannot be left unsupervised at any time.

    The doors to the school are locked until 7:00 AM.

     

    Athletics
    Our athletic department will have its annual Title IX audit on September 21st.  If you would like to make a public comment, please come to the office conference room at 3:00 on the 21st. 

    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.

     

    PTSA
    Plan on attending our PTSA general meeting at 6:00 PM on September 15th!
    After school 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.escobar@jefferson.kyschools.us. Volunteers receive enrichment tuition remission for their child.

    More information regarding our PTSA can be found on our website at www.mybrownschool.org/ptsa.

     

    SBDM

    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.

     

    Beta Club

    All new Beta Club invitees need to turn in their $25 dues by tomorrow to Heather Eaton. Heather is unable to accept late dues as she must submit the dues to the national office by the deadline.

     

    Alumni Association

    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.
    Field Day for students in grades K-5 is scheduled for Thursday, September 29th at Waterfront Park.
    Our PTSA Fall Festival will be held on Friday, October 21st from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
    Our Prospective Student Open House will be Wednesday, November 2nd from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.
     

    Make the Connection

    If you’d like to volunteer to conference with our 7th grade students regarding career choices, you can get more information and access the sign-up sheet here: https://www.jefferson.kyschools.us/department/school-business-partnerships

     

    REPEAT ITEMS

     

    Box Tops

    Looking for an easy way to help our school?  Look in your cabinets for Box Tops!

     Box Tops are each worth 10¢ for schools and are found on hundreds of products. When students, families, schools and communities work together to collect Box Tops, the money adds up fast. Last year, the Brown School earned $850, which we used to meet several school needs. We can earn even more cash this school year with your help. Our goal this year is $1,000. Here are a few ways you can help us reach that goal:

     * Students in Grades K-5 will receive a Box Tops chart. Simply cut out Box Tops that haven't expired yet, and attach them to the sheet. Once your sheet is full, bring it back to school!

     * Students in the higher grades can bring in their Box Tops and put them in the "Box Tops" box in the office.

     

    After School Student Supervision

    Our SBDM approved a new policy last year, the After School Supervision Policy, regarding students who are remaining after school unsupervised, who are not engaged in a supervised after school activity or who are not enrolled in the YMCA Childcare Enrichment Program (CEP). Instances of students being found after school unsupervised will be documented and reoccurrences may result in students being placed on probation at the school. Please make sure that your student is being picked up each day be 3:00 PM or is enrolled in CEP. To help with locating a carpool, our PTSA has set up a bulletin board on their page on our school website at http://www.mybrownschool.org/ptsa.

     

    Car Rider Line Reminder

    If you are using the car rider line to pick up your child after school, please be in the line by 3:00 PM.

     

    Jr. Beta Club

    Students who need service hours should sign up for an opportunity at the bulletin board outside Heather’s classroom.

     

     

    Brown School Principal
  • Weekly Message #5 Update

    (A PDF of this message is attached.)

     Please Help Our Classrooms!

    Randy Cox has a project for 4 iPad minis and cases on DonorsChoose.org. This will greatly improve opportunities for students to read in his class. Enter LIFTOFF at checkout to have your donation matched up to $50. You can donate here: https://www.donorschoose.org/project/in-order-to-turn-the-page-we-need-ipad/2180018/

     Amy Thornton has a new project for Lego Mindstorm Robots on DonorsChoose.org! We’d love to get these robots into the hands of our students. If you donate over the next few days and enter LIFTOFF at checkout, your donation will be matched up to $50. You can find out more information and donate at this link: https://www.donorschoose.org/project/lego-mindstorm-robots/2155160/

     

    PTSA Enrichments

    PTSA after-school enrichments are almost here! Check out the exciting class line-up and register at www.mybrownschool.org under PTSA. Registration period is Sept. 6 – Sept. 14.
    Enrichments will begin the week of Sept. 19th. Enrichments fill up fast, so sign-up quickly!
    Parent Volunteers are still needed – please email: melissa.escobar@jefferson.kyschools.us

    Box Tops

    Looking for an easy way to help our school?  Look in your cabinets for Box Tops!

    Box Tops are each worth 10¢ for schools and are found on hundreds of products. When students, families, schools and communities work together to collect Box Tops, the money adds up fast. Last year, the Brown School earned $850, which we used to meet several school needs. We can earn even more cash this school year with your help. Our goal this year is $1,000. Here are a few ways you can help us reach that goal:

         * Students in Grades K-5 will receive a Box Tops chart. Simply cut out Box Tops that haven't expired yet, and attach them to the sheet. Once your sheet is full, bring it back to school!

         * Students in the higher grades can bring in their Box Tops and put them in the "Box Tops" box in the office.

     

    Committee Sign Ups

    This is the last day for 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!

     

    Alumni Association

    The Brown School Alumni Association helped students and staff get a jump start with school supplies this year!  An effort by the Alumni Association mid 2015-16 to provide teachers with requested supplies was so successful, it was made a priority for beginning this school year. Teachers were asked in June to make requests for beginning 2016-17.  From that list, the association compiled alumni donations to supply requests and more. Paper towels and boxes of tissue topped the list, with over 48 rolls and boxes delivered in the first week of school.  White board markers and erasers, poster board, tablets, 60+ composition books and 60+ spiral notebooks made their way into classrooms for students and staff.

    Hugs and smiles from teachers and students go out to all the donors. All Brown Alumni are welcome to donate to this service directly in any $$ amount with a note that it go for teacher / student supplies.

     

    Brown School Principal
  • Weekly Message #5

    (A PDF of this message is located as an attachment.)

    Dear Brown School Family,

    We have added a vast amount of technology over the past couple of years of which I wanted to make you aware. First, we have 94 iPads throughout the building that are used by our students on a daily basis. Many of the iPads are assigned to specific classrooms, but we do have two carts of iPads that any teacher in the building may checkout to use with their students. Our middle school team has a class set of the Microsoft Surface tablets, and one of our high school math classes has a set of smaller tablets to use for activities. Three classrooms and our school library have “clear touch” flat panels; these panels look like very large flat screen TVs but have a built-in computer. The flat panels accept 10 points of contact, so you will often see several students huddled around them during activities. Many of our classrooms are now also equipped with interactive whiteboards and most classrooms have document cameras. We also have three full computer labs, several computers in our school library, and computers for students to use in most classrooms.

    We are also in the process of ordering robots for our high school students to code. Most of our technology was acquired through Donors Choose projects, PTSA fundraising, and our school’s technology budget.

    If you have any old iPads – either full sized or minis – that you’d like to donate, we’d be glad to put them to use. Just send an email to Amy.Thornton@jefferson.kyschools.us to get the ball rolling. Also, we have listed a new Donors Choose project for Lego robots, so please donate! See the Please Help Our Classrooms section for more details.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Angela, Principal
    Angela.parsons@jefferson.kyschools.us

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

     

    Please Help Our Classrooms!

    Amy Thornton has a new project for Lego Mindstorm Robots on DonorsChoose.org! We’d love to get these robots into the hands of our students. If you donate over the next few days and enter LIFTOFF at checkout, your donation will be matched up to $50. You can find out more information and donate at this link: https://www.donorschoose.org/project/lego-mindstorm-robots/2155160/

     

    Committee Sign Ups

    This is the last week for 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!

     

    Car Rider Line Reminder

    If you are using the car rider line to pick up your child after school, please be in the line by 3:00 PM.

       

    Athletics

    All high school girls interested in bowling should attend a short information meeting on Wednesday, August 31st after school in room 223.

    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.

    Our high school girls’ soccer team beat Waggener last night with a final score of 10-0.
    Our high school boys’ soccer team defeated Walden 3-2 last night.
    Our 3rd/4th grade Blue soccer team defeated Collegiate on Saturday.
    Our middle school volleyball team swept Kammerer in straight sets!
    Our high school volleyball team placed second in the First Spike Tournament this past weekend.
    Come out tonight to Brown to cheer on our high school volleyball game against Atherton.
     

    Men of Quality

    Young men in grades 6 – 12 interested in Men of Quality, a service organization, should attend an informational meeting on September 1st at 2:50 in room 322.

     

    NHS

    Returning members will meet this Thursday during 1st and 2nd lunches.

     

    Pep Club

    The Pep Club will meet on Wednesday after school for approximately one hour.

     

    6th/7th Grade Dance
    The 6th and 7th grades will have a dance this Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. The theme is “Beach Bash”. Tickets are $5.00 per person and all proceeds will go toward purchasing a set of 15 iPads and cases for the middle school team. Please sign up to donate food and drinks to the dance at www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4daaaf23abfc1-food.

     

    PTSA
    Plan on attending our PTSA general meeting at 6:00 PM on September 15th!
    After school 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.escobar@jefferson.kyschools.us. Volunteers receive enrichment tuition remission for their child.

    More information regarding our PTSA can be found on our website at www.mybrownschool.org/ptsa.

     

    SBDM

    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.

     


     

    Alumni Association

    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

     

     

    REPEAT ITEMS

     

    After School Student Supervision

    Our SBDM approved a new policy last year, the After School Supervision Policy, regarding students who are remaining after school unsupervised, who are not engaged in a supervised after school activity or who are not enrolled in the YMCA Childcare Enrichment Program (CEP). Instances of students being found after school unsupervised will be documented and reoccurrences may result in students being placed on probation at the school. Please make sure that your student is being picked up each day be 3:00 PM or is enrolled in CEP. To help with locating a carpool, our PTSA has set up a bulletin board on their page on our school website at http://www.mybrownschool.org/ptsa.

     

    Jr. Beta Club

    Students who need service hours should sign up for an opportunity at the bulletin board outside Heather’s classroom.

     

    Freshman Retreat

    To sign your student up for the Freshman Retreat to the Tremont Institute in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, contact mary.todd@jefferson.kyschools.us or norah.wakefield@jefferson.kyschools.us. Deposits are due tomorrow.

     

    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.

     

    Counseling Corner
    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

     

     

    Brown School Principal
  • 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.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Angela, Principal
    Angela.parsons@jefferson.kyschools.us

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    PTSA
    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.escobar@jefferson.kyschools.us. 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!

     

    Athletics

    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

    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.

     

    KUNA

    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.

     

    Freshman Retreat

    To sign your student up for the Freshman Retreat to the Tremont Institute in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, contact mary.todd@jefferson.kyschools.us or norah.wakefield@jefferson.kyschools.us. Deposits are due by August 31st.

     

    School Newspaper

    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.

     

    SBDM

    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.

     

    Alumni Association

    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

     

    REPEAT ITEMS

     

    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.

     

    Counseling Corner
    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 pam.willison@jefferson.kyschools.us.

     

    Dismissal Update

    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!

     

    Registration Paperwork

    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.

     

     

     

    Brown School Principal
  • Weekly Message #3

    For a formatted PDF version of this message, click the attachment.

     

    August 18, 2016

     

    Dear Brown School Family,

    The students have made new friends, settled into a routine, and are now focused on the important task of learning. New textbooks and learning materials are arriving to classrooms, and our students have more access to iPads in our classrooms than ever before!

    If you are planning on attending field trips or volunteering in our school this year, you will need to complete a new volunteer records check if you did not submit a new one during the 2015-16 school year. Currently, we have very few volunteers who are on the approved list. Visit www.mybrownschool.org and click on the Volunteer Records Check link under the Parents menu to complete the requirements.

    Thank you to everyone who donated to Andrew Gray’s DonorsChoose.org project! Fifteen iPad cases are on the way for his 15 new iPads! Be on the lookout for more opportunities to donate to our classrooms, and possibly have your donation matched!

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Angela, Principal

    Angela.parsons@jefferson.kyschools.us

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

     

    Counseling Corner
    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 pam.willison@jefferson.kyschools.us.

    PTSA
    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.escobar@jefferson.kyschools.us. Volunteers receive enrichment tuition remission for their child.

    More information regarding our PTSA can be found on our website at www.mybrownschool.org/ptsa.

     

    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.

     

    SBDM

    The SBDM Council will be meeting at 4:30 tonight 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.

     

    Alumni Association

    The next Alumni Association meeting is tonight at 6:30 PM in the main office conference room. 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.  

     

    Athletics

    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.

    Our Lady Bears Soccer Team beat Iroquois 4-3 last night in our first win in the history of our school. This is just the second season we’ve had a high school girls varsity soccer team. Congratulations, ladies!
    Ava Dillow shot a low score of 41 at last night’s golf match against Assumption and Presentation!
     

    Freshman Retreat

    To sign your student up for the Freshman Retreat to the Tremont Institute in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, contact mary.todd@jefferson.kyschools.us or norah.wakefield@jefferson.kyschools.us.

     

    High School Quick Recall

    All 9th-12th graders interested in JV or Varsity Quick Recall should attend a 10 minute meeting on August 22nd at 2:45 in room 320.

     

    REPEAT ITEMS

     

    Dismissal Update

    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!

     

     

    Car Rider Tags for Families with Students in Grades 4-12

    After observing that the parents/guardians of many 4th-12th grade students were using the car rider line for dismissal, it has been determined that every vehicle in our car rider line must have a car rider tag.  This will enable us to be as efficient as possible in dismissing students.  It will also be important for those 4th-12th grade students who are participating in the car rider line to report to the gym as quickly as possible at the conclusion of the school day.  Those parents/guardians of students not in K-3 may request a car rider tag through Kathleen Geiger in the office.  Once a car rider tag is assigned, your child may begin reporting to the gym at dismissal, and you may begin participating in the car rider line.  Please refrain from participating in the car rider line until you are issued a car rider tag.

     

    After School Student Supervision

    Our SBDM approved a new policy last year, the After School Supervision Policy, regarding students who are remaining after school unsupervised, who are not engaged in a supervised after school activity or who are not enrolled in the YMCA Childcare Enrichment Program (CEP). Instances of students being found after school unsupervised will be documented and reoccurrences may result in students being placed on probation at the school. Please make sure that your student is being picked up each day be 3:00 PM or is enrolled in CEP. To help with locating a carpool, our PTSA has set up a bulletin board on their page on our school website at http://www.mybrownschool.org/ptsa.

     

    Lobby Reception Area/Attendance

    You may have noticed our new reception area in the lobby! Renee Beard, our attendance clerk, will now be stationed in that area to greet visitors to our building from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM daily. Visitors to the building will sign in at this location. This is also the place to turn in any excuse notes from absences, sign in tardy students, and sign out students for an early dismissal. (You can still email excuse notes to Renee at Renee.Beard@jefferson.kyschools.us.) We hope this change will make your visit to Brown School much easier and that you’ll feel more welcome. Remember, to be marked “on time” to school, students have to be inside their classroom when the tone sounds at 8:00 AM. Any student who does not make it to the classroom by that time is required to sign in tardy. We are unable to excuse tardies due to traffic, so please make sure you leave in plenty of time to arrive early.

     

    Medical Conditions/Medications

    If your child has a medical condition (Allergies, Asthma, Diabetes, etc.) or will need to be administered or carry medication (i.e., Epi Pen, inhaler), you will need to submit the appropriate authorization form to the school prior to the first day. We have posted copies of the new 2016-17 school year forms on our website at http://www.mybrownschool.org/new_school_year_information_201617 in the Medical Forms box. New authorization forms must be completed every school year. Most of these forms require a physician's signature. If you have questions regarding what form to complete, please call Melissa Escobar at 502-485-8216.

     

    Seniors – Sign Up for Free College Courses!

    Seniors, if you haven’t seen Pam about signing up for your free nine hours at JCTC or UofL, do so right away. More information is posted on our Brown School Guidance web page at http://www.mybrownschool.org/groups/15323/guidance/home.

     

    Gender Neutral Restroom

    One of our restrooms on the third floor (across from classroom 320) has been designated as a gender neutral restroom by our SBDM Council. This restroom is for students in grades 6 – 12 only. Please talk to your student about whether or not you would like for them to use this restroom. There are still traditional gender specific (boys or girls) restrooms in close proximity to this restroom. If you have questions or concerns regarding our inclusive restroom, please speak to one of our school administrators: Angela Parsons, Shawn Wilson, Brian Garrett, or Pam Willison.

    Registration Paperwork

    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.

     

    New Grading Handbook and Behavior Intervention Handbook

    JCPS has approved the published changes to the Grading Handbook (SPP&G) and the Behavior Intervention Handbook (Code of Conduct). You can find the recent handbooks on our website under the Student menu at www.mybrownschool.org.

     

    Beta Club

    Returning Beta Club members in grades 10 – 12 need to attend a meeting after school in room 222 today.

     

    Jr. Beta Club

    Returning Jr. Beta Club members in grades 7 – 8 need to attend a meeting after school in room 325 on Thursday, August 18th.

     

     

    Brown School Principal

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