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Welcome!

Brown Families: 
As we approach the end of the year, please help us keep scholars focused.  All students will be testing May 13-15, and we intend to achieve High Performing status on state and end-of-the-year district assessments.
Please make sure your child arrives to school on time everyday!  
 Scholars should be at school between 7:00-7:15 to eat breakfast.

Brown
2014
Our 3rd-5th Grade Scholars are currently participating in the Brown Elementary Spring Olympics!  Each week, scholars have the opportunity to earn points based on saying their ABC's with pride: Attendance, Behavior, and Course Performance.  Every two weeks they are recognized with a gold medal if they earn a predetermined amount of points.  Additionally, each Wednesday, homeroom teachers engage scholars in competitive academic games.  Scholars who earn enough points will be formally recognized at graduation with a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Medal.  
GO BULLDOGS!

What's the BUZZ at Brown?
Principal Luckett took the Book-It Principal Challenge!
Principal Luckett challenged all scholars to read as many minutes as possible for the Principal Book It! Challenge celebrating National Young Readers' Week.  Our Scholars exceeded expectations!  During school hours November 2-14, our scholars read OVER 40,000 minutes! To celebrate and honor this accomplishment, Principal Luckett read all day on November 15, 2013, and allowed the top readers fromevery class to throw a pie at her at the end of the day (and she was STILL reading).  Our Scholars had an amazing time!

Owl Pellets


5th Graders Dissect Owl Pellets in Science Lab:  Owl pellets are formed when an owl 
disposes bones of animals it has eaten.  Our 5th grade scholars dissected owl pellets and categorized the bones to determine what kind of animals the owls had eaten. 


Thank you, MAC!
We received a Mississippi Arts Commission Mini-Grant to provide our scholars African arts learning experiences to support our school-wide theme.  Artist Jerry Jenkins works with our scholars to educate them about African rhythms through traditional drumming techniques.  


 
Our Scholars now have the opportunity to play chess during breakfast.  Scholars who understand the rules of the game mentor other scholars.






Our 5th grade scholars run our school store during breakfast each morning.  Scholars may purchase school supplies with PBIS Bulldog Bucks or real money.  Our store is entirely self-sustaining.  




We are so Grateful for UMMC!
Our UMMC clinic provides our scholars healthcare and resources to stay well and healthy.  UMMC students recently conducted screenings for our scholars.

          
And that's not all!
UMMC Pharmacy Students recently provided our 3rd-5th grade students hands-on learning experiences to educate them about the daily duties of a Pharmacist.
We LOVE UMMC!

 

We held our 2nd meeting of the Principal's Book Club with St. Andrews School on Oct. 7!  We had an amazing discussion about The Cats of Tanglewood Forest, by Charles de Lint.  Join us at Lemuria Bookstore in Jackson on Nov. 4, for our next Club Meeting.









                                 


Congratulations "Readers" who turned in Summer Reading Logs!

Thank you Galloway UMC for providing our summer readers with a quality text focused on African-American history and culture! 
 

The Faculty and Staff of Brown Elementary strongly believe that all children are capable of success and are determined to create a learning environment that fosters each child’s full academic potential so that they become functioning and productive members of society.  We strive to be a leader in academic excellence!