Your Weekly Update from Brown Elementary School
As I visit classrooms and see students engaged in work, I ask them questions about what they are learning. I ask follow up questions and then offer some positive targeted feedback to students whenever possible. Instead of saying, "Thank you for telling me about your book," I will offer something such as, "I like the way you talked about that character in detail. It helped me to really understand their personality." This type of feedback let's them know specifically what we see that works. It points out the good work they're doing and encourages them to keep those things in place.
When you're talking to your student about their day, ask them specific open ended question such as, "What did you read today and what you did you learn in the story?" Tell them about the good things you hear them doing.
We all need a lot of encouragement, and the more we can provide to our students, the better. Thank you.
Aidan McCann, Principal
Five Things You Need to Know
1 - REQUIRED YEARLY FORMS - important
Required Yearly Forms are past due. You would have received an email from PowerSchool if we have not received your form. To get help accessing your child's form or if you would like assistance completing your form, please contact Karen Cushing at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can arrange translators to assist with this process.
2 - PICTURE DAY was on October 4th
This past Tuesday was our Picture Day. Please remember that paper orders need to be in by Tuesday morning, October 11th. After Tuesday, there is a late fee on orders. Picture RETAKES will be on November 21st.
3 - NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY
Monday is Indigenous People's Day and school will be closed. We will return on Tuesday, October 11th. See you soon!
4 - NOTES FROM THE NURSE
Please see these notes here for information from the Health Office, as well as the link under community notices at the bottom of this page.
5 - HALLOWEEN
Many families have already asked if we will be continuing with our typical traditions on 10/31. While we have started many conversations here at Brown about this particular day, and we will continue these conversations, we will be having our typical traditions here this year. No changes. More information to follow.
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