Welcome back to school! We are so excited for this year to begin. Along with the staff at Brown, we’ve been working hard to ensure another successful year. We are relying on your support (by making a donation) and dedication (by volunteering) to making this a wonderful year for our students at Brown. Every year the PTO makes valuable contributions to the school in the following areas:

  • Cultural Arts ($2362)
  • Grade Level Field Trips ($3000)
  • 6th Grade Celebration ($400)
  • 6th Grade t-shirts ($1540)
  • Poetry Contest ($200)
  • Staff Appreciation: teachers, paras, custodians, bus drivers ($1553)

We hope that this document provides you with a bit of information about this year`s PTO and how you can support and help. If you should have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact anyone on the Executive Board. We want to hear from you.

2016-17 PTO Executive Board
Denise Fogleman
Chris McSweeney

Vice Presidents
Nicole Wiles
Sarah Valentine
Diane Vyce

Liz Kench


PTO Membership Donations

  • The PTO Executive Board decided over the past few years to forego major fundraising campaigns in favor of slightly higher parent contributions. We would like to continue this tradition, but can only do so with your support. PTO membership donations are an essential funding source for PTO initiatives.
  • Details regarding membership donations can be found on the Brown School website under the PTO tab by clicking on 'Forms'.
  • You may also make your donation through PayPal

2016-17 PTO Meeting Dates

All meetings are held at Brown School at 9am

  • September 14th
  • September 16th, Parent Portal Demonstration by Rita Boland
  • October 5th
  • November 2nd
  • December 7th
  • January 11th
  • February 8th
  • March 8th-CANCELLED
  • April 5th
  • May 3rd
  • June 7th

*Dates may be subject to change. PTO minutes are available on request. Please email request to Elizabeth Kench at

PTO Volunteers

  • The PTO relies heavily on parent volunteers, whether it is for one hour a week or one hour a year.
  • Please take a moment to consider one of our volunteer opportunities. Expressing interest will get your name on a mailing list, nothing more at this point.

Spirit Sales

  • Your child can show their Brown spirit by wearing a Brown t-shirt, pajama pants or sweatshirts.
  • We will be selling spirit wear at the 5th Grade Orientation and at both Open House nights.
  • You can pre-order your spirit wear by completing and returning the order form to the Brown Main Office.

PTO Communication

  • Receive all PTO notifications via email with Brown School e-notify. Sign up here.
    Follow the instructions to sign up for Brown.
  • If you need paper copies of PTO notifications, please contact Denise or Chris so we can get these to you.
  • Come share your ideas, ask questions and get answers at our General PTO Meetings. (Dates to be announced in upcoming e-notify and on website.)