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Brown Families: 
Thank you for an AMAZING 2013-2014 School Year!
We are so proud of our scholars who made tremendous academic gains this year.  Thank you TEACHERS for your commitment and dedication to ensuring our scholars were pushed to achieve and exceed expectations this year!

Sign up for ActiveParent!
The goal of ActiveParent is to provide parents and guardians the ability to say their ABCs—check students’ Attendance, Behavior and Course Performance.  
Click here to sign up: http://www.jackson.k12.ms.us/content.aspx?url=/page/activeparent.

http://www.jackson.k12.ms.us/content.aspx?url=/page/online_registration
JPS Launches Online Registration Process 

Jackson Public Schools is going paperless for the first time with online registration. This initiative will make the whole process of getting a child registered in JPS easier on parents. 

Registration for new students began on April 7, 2014, and will continue until May 30, 2014. A new student is any student entering a JPS school for the first time. This includes new pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, or first-time first grade students, as well as students coming from public and private schools within or outside of the state of Mississippi. 

Registration for returning JPS students will not begin until July 14, 2014. Any student who attended a JPS school in 2013–2014 is a returning student.

Parents or guardians must make an initial visit to the school in their attendance zone to begin the online registration process. Parents can locate their child’s school attendance zone on the Online Registration page. Completing online registration requires access to a computer with a connection to the Internet. Computer labs are set up at each school for parents who do not have access to a computer. 


Below are highlights from the 2013-2014 School Year.
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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!




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