First Friday Letter
December 6th, 2019
First Term Grades: The first term ends this Monday, December 9. Report cards will be available to parents electronically on December 18 after 1:00 p.m. through the secure Parent Portal. We will send you an email message detailing how to access your child’s report card via ASPEN Family/Student Portal.
Growth Mindset in Advisory: Over the past few days in Advisory, we have begun conversations with students about the significance of developing a “growth mindset” and we would like to share this mantra
“Change your words – Change your mindset.”
Gift Drive/Social Action: Our annual gift drive is in full swing. Once again this year, we are sponsoring children from Brookview House, a homeless shelter in Dorchester. If you have signed up to sponsor a child, please make sure that all gifts are labeled with the child's first and last name. Gifts must be in next week. Any donations of scotch tape or wrapping paper should be sent to Patricia Barry in room 208. It has been wonderful to see the excitement of our students as they gather and wrap the hundreds of gifts with their home base teachers. The delivery to Brookview House is scheduled for Wednesday, December 11. We thank all of you for your most generous support of this incredible Brown tradition! I also want to extend a special note of thanks to Ms. Patricia Barry and Mr. Henry Toulmin for organizing this school-wide community event again this year.
Lost and Found: Before the December recess, please remember to check the “lost and found” for misplaced items. We have lots of clothing in our “lost and found.” There are jackets, jeans, sweatshirts, shirts, sweatpants, as well as, eyeglasses, notebooks and other school-related items. Lost and found items are placed on tables located near the gymnasium entrance.
Winter Concerts: Everyone is invited to attend our Winter Concerts featuring all of our musical ensembles. The Chorus and Orchestra will perform on Tuesday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m. The Band and Brass Groups will perform on Thursday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.
December Recess: School will close at the end of the day on Friday, December 20 (3:00 p.m.) and will reopen on the morning of Thursday, January 2. I want you to know how much all of us at Brown Middle School appreciate the assistance and support we have received from you. On behalf of the entire staff, I wish you and your family a happy holiday season.
John F. Jordan