Brown Weekly Message #27
February 23, 2017
Dear Brown School Family,
I’m very excited to share with you that we just received more of the Smart Board panels for our classrooms! These Smart Board panels are on carts and can be moved from classroom to classroom so that more students can have access to technology during the teaching and learning process. Currently, every elementary classroom has its own interactive panel except one; this classroom will be receiving one for the 2017-18 school year. In addition, several middle and high school classrooms have panels. The new panels will be shared by the following teachers:
- Alice Stevenson and Stacy Pendleton
- Mary Todd and Dr. Kat Mattingly
- Alex Murphy and Valerie Jillson
- Joel Prestigiacomo and Juanita Leksrisawat
- Allana Thompkins and Jessie Magee
Recently, our classrooms in grades 3rd – 5th received four iPads each! Furthermore, we are making plans to purchase an additional 12 iPads for upper school students to use during Study Skills classes.
Dr. Angela, Principal
Black History Program
Please join us tomorrow at 8:30 AM in the auditorium for our annual Black History Program. Our Men of Quality have planned a program featuring Brown School student performances.
Comprehensive School Survey
JCPS will conduct its annual Comprehensive School Survey (CSS) from Feb. 1 to March 24, 2017. The CSS is provided annually to all staff, parents/guardians and students in grades 4 through 12 for the purpose of collecting data concerning academic indicators, school community, service, environment, safety and employee job satisfaction. All parents/guardians who have registered for Parent Portal will receive an email with a link directing them to the CSS online. Parents who do not have computer access or an email account will be provided with a paper-and-pencil survey.
Parent Teacher Conference Day
Don’t forget that there is no school this Monday due to Parent Teacher Conference Day. Teachers have contacted families of students who they most need to see. If you have concerns about your student’s progress, you can still request a conference. Just contact the teacher directly by email. Click here for a staff directory: http://www.mybrownschool.org/directory/faculty
Christi George’s students need your old flatware to use as tools in her ceramics class. If you have old forks, spoons, and butter knives that you no longer need, please bring them to the school office and ask for them to be placed in her mailbox.
Unfinished Ambition Speaker Series
Join us in the library reference room at 3:00 on Wednesday, March 3rd for our guest speaker, Dr. Faye Jones, M.D., Ph.D., University of Louisville School of Medicine. Cake and punch will be served.
Softball and baseball conditioning and practices have started! If you need more information, please send an email to Justin.Leonard@jefferson.kyschools.us.
There are a lot of athletics tournaments coming up! Check our athletic calendar at http://www.mybrownschool.org/groups/15319/calendar?blockId=275234 for a complete schedule. Go Bears!
The SBDM Council will be meeting on Thursday, March 2nd at 4:30 PM 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 PTSA meeting is scheduled for 6:00 PM on March 14th.
Order forms for PTSA sponsored Brown School spirit wear, car magnets, and water bottles will be sent home to all students this week. The order forms need to be returned with payment to their homeroom teacher or in the PTSA's secure drop box located on the wall in the office next to the nurse's station. Order forms are due back Friday, February 24th. To see merchandise photos, please go to the Brown School PTSA webpage at:
If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Ford, PTSA Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next Alumni Association meeting is Thursday, March 23rd 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.
Yearbooks are on sale for $35.00! Go to yearbookforever.com and type in Brown School. The price will change to $45.00 on March 1st. Get one today and save!
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.