Archive for December, 2011


Don’t forget your HOLIDAY FUN PASS!  The New Rink has given every Browning Student a card for FREE admission on Friday, Dec. 23rd and Monday, Dec. 26th through Friday, Dec. 30th as well as  Monday, Jan. 2nd between 1-4PM each day.   It is also valid on Wednesday, Dec. 28th from 7-9PM.  Skate for the health of it!

Mark your Calendars!  It’s  Browning/Bemis Night at the new RINK on Tuesday, January 31st from 6-8PM!  Admission is just $5 & includes Skate Rental.  Please join us for this “GET TOGETHER WITH FRIENDS” Family Fun Event.  Hope to see you there!

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Rachel’s Challenge is coming to Browning!

Due to your generosity, Browning’s PTA is able to treat our students to Rachel’s Challenge —an inspirational program that is committed to igniting and sustaining a deliberate chain reaction of thoughtfulness. The Rachel’s Challenge Elementary program is designed to instill values such as kindness, compassion, goal setting and acceptance at a young age.

Rachel Scott modeled this way of life and believed that if one person showed compassion, it could spread to others around the individual. Her hands of kindness are now reaching people all over the world, and we want to encourage our students to do the same. The content is geared towards addressing root problems of isolation, prejudice, and bullying in a manner appropriate for younger audiences. Students are encouraged to accept Rachel’s challenges and model her behavior. The program focuses on the inspirational way she lived her life. The Browning assembly is scheduled for Monday, January 23rd.

On Wednesday, January 25th at 7:00 p.m., there will be a Rachel’s Challenge Community event at Henry Ford II High School in the Performing Arts Center. The community event is family-friendly and audience members will have the opportunity to hear an incredible story of courage and hope.  During the presentation, the hosts will show a four-minute documentary of Columbine and then share the legacy that Rachel Scott left behind and a simple challenge to anyone who will accept it:

“Treat others with kindness and compassion, and you just may change the world you live in.”

We are very excited to offer Rachel’s Challenge to our students and community. To date, Rachel’s Challenge has presented to 16,663,229 people worldwide. Browning Elementary is proud to add to that amazing number in the beginning of the New Year! Ford High School had the High School Presentation earlier this fall, and Bemis Junior High is making plans to have the Rachel’s Challenge Middle School Program later this year, too. Please note that each program is developmentally appropriate for each school, and that the content and delivery model does vary for each age group.

We look forward to seeing you all there on January 25th—what a perfect way to start 2012!

UCS wants your feedback about Browning!

As part of UCS’s Data Profile/Analysis and School Improvement Plan, Browning is trying to gather perception data from our parent group and community.  

A parent survey has been created online and is now available for your use. Once you click on the anonymous survey from your web browser, there will be specific directions to complete it under the Browning Elementary pull-down section.  The following link will take you to the 2011-2012 UCS parent survey:

Your feedback and opinions are valued and appreciated!