Your Weekly Update from Brown Elementary School
As I was visiting classrooms this week, I thought about how our staff look for the strengths in each student so that we can build on those talents and develop confidence and self-esteem. A video was recently shared with me that highlights one such example. I encourage our teachers to communicate with you to learn more about your child's interests. Please know that we welcome your input and appreciate when families share about their child and what their passions are so that we can push students like the one in the video.
Aidan McCann, Principal
Five Things You Need to Know
1 - NATIONAL SPECIAL EDUCATION DAY
December 2nd is National Special Education Day when we recognize changes in federal legislation that led to the nations first federal special education laws. I want to thank our Special Education team here at Brown for all of the great work they do with our students in classrooms, in the Learning Center and in the CLC. We are lucky to have such a talented and caring team.
2 - LOST AND FOUND
We have a large amount of jackets and other clothing in our lost and found. It is located just outside our cafeteria and students pass by it as they enter for lunch. If you are missing clothing, I ask that you encourage your child to check the lost and found, as it is likely there. Please do so in the next few weeks as we typically donate these materials over the winter holiday.
3 - EARLY RELEASE DAY ON DECEMBER 14th
Our next early release day is Wednesday, December 14th. Please mark your calendars and make arrangements for your child. Thank you.
4 - EVERYDAY SPEECH
Our new SEL curriculum, Everyday Speech, focused on self awareness in the first few months of school. The curriculum then shifted to teaching students about self management and strategies for managing emotions. Here is a great example of students using some of the strategies from the Everyday Speech program. Thank you to our three friends for letting us share this great video.
5 - CORE VALUES / MURAL
Our wonderful art teacher, Mrs. Parven, has been working closely with our Artist in Residence, Joe Pimentel, to design our mural in the front lobby. Students have offered sketches and Joe has prepared several options. We are focusing on incorporating student work, our core values, and ways of showing our diverse community. I'm excited for you to see how it looks later in April.
All the best to our families,
Aidan McCann, Principal
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- Title I: Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title II
- Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title VI
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964Title IX
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- MGL, Ch.76, Section 5: Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 76, Section 5