First Friday Letter
August 9, 2019
Dear Brown Families,
We hope that you are enjoying a restful summer break and would like to share some important information regarding the upcoming academic year. The beginning of a new school year is filled with excitement and perhaps some jitters. This letter is intended to provide information and answer some of the questions that you or your child may have about the opening of school.
Information about your child’s home base classroom and team assignment will be available via the Secure Parent Portal on Friday, August 23. Our incoming sixth grade students and parents are invited to visit and tour their team classrooms on Thursday, August 29 from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m.
Please note that Tuesday September 3, 2019 will be the first day of school for the 2010-2020 school year. On Tuesday September 3, (Day 1, the students will follow a special schedule. All students should report to their home base promptly at 8:30 a.m. Dismissal will be at 2:15 p.m. On Wednesday, September 4 students will begin their regular yearlong schedule. The Brown calendar and school schedule for the upcoming school year are available on the school web site, so that you may note the daily schedule rotation, as well as, six-day cycle.
We are eager to help all of our students, both new and returning, at all grade levels, to feel comfortable. During the first few days of school, students will participate in team building activities designed to help students become familiar with the school building, schedule, daily routines, their teachers, advisor, and each other. During the first week of school, your child will need only a pencil or pen and $3.60 if the student wishes to buy lunch in the cafeteria. On the first day of school, every student will receive a Brown Assignment Notebook.
With an anticipated total school enrollment of approximately 770 students for the upcoming school year, we will continue to have nine teams school-wide. The team structure will be the following: Sixth Grade (Coral, Purple and Red); Seventh Grade (Blue, Green and Teal); and Eighth Grade (Emerald, Orange, and (Turquoise).
It is with great anticipation that I look forward to the beginning of the school year. I hope to see all of you on or before Tuesday, September 3.
Please mark your calendar for the following upcoming events at Brown:
- Thurs., September 5 – School Family Picnic
- Tues., September 10 - School Picture Day
- Wed., September 18 – Brown Back-to-School Night
- Thurs., September 26 – Early Release Day (all middle school students dismissed at 11:30 a.m.)
- Mon., September 30 – No School in Observance of Rosh Hashanah
John F. Jordan, Principal