Archive for January, 2013

Browning Students Issued New Rink Passes for Mid-Winter Break

Get moving & skating with your Browning the Best friends
to burn up some off some of that winter-time energy!
Skate Passes were distributed to classes on Thursday before Break.
The New Rink is located at  50625 Van Dyke Avenue, Shelby Township, Michigan
Check them out at
the new rink

Market Day – A PTA fundraiser that nourishes their future!

Market Day

Market Day offers the unique opportunity to bring quality, convenient, affordable, & nutritious food choices to our busy families.  Best of all, at least 10% of every purchase comes back to Browning PTA to help provide field trips, onsite learning opportunities, & supplement the classrooms.  Sign up today to participate in Browning PTA’s Market Day program (Browning is school #11784.)  Shop the monthly items at

Order Deadline: Thursday, March 7, 2013
11:00pm CST
Order Pick Up: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
4:00 p.m.

Any questions or concerns, please contact Market Day Coordinator Sue Trypus (586-489-0978 or [email protected])

Check it out! School lunches from around the world!

Jazz up your child’s lunch by thinking outside lunch box staples and choosing foods from different parts of the world instead. The essential building blocks of these dishes — rice, beans, noodles, and chicken — can be prepared ahead (and served for dinner the night before) then transformed into wraps, rolls, flatbreads, soups, or salads for lunch.

Our Children Create our World

10 Reasons To Get Involved in 2013

1 – Your child benefits.  

Even more than they already do, your child will attach herself/himself to you when you volunteer in their classroom. Every time you look down, they’ll be smiling proudly up at you. In a few more years, that same child may have left your side but they may also will pointedly ignore you.  But that’s OK because… You’ve been showing up at their school for the past 12 years, which taught them a lesson they’ll carry with them forever.     

2 – We make a difference.  

Our mission is to create the kind of school community where teachers and administrators can do their best work—and so can our children. We help provide support for teachers in and out of the classroom. We help provide the resources they need. We help create learning opportunities for all our children. Basically, we try to build the kind of supportive, caring atmosphere that makes school “fun.”

3 – We pledge to honor your time constraints. 

People are often reluctant to participate because they’re afraid they’ll get pulled into a black hole of never-ending time commitments. Just an hour or two a semester really makes a difference. 

4 – It’s fun! 

Volunteer work shouldn’t be drudgery. We accomplish a lot and not everything we do is easy. However, we know we’re not balancing the national debt either. So, we don’t take ourselves too seriously and we try to enjoy ourselves along the way.

5- Meet amazing people who share your concerns and passion for our kids! 

We all have a common bond. We care about creating the best possible educational experience for our children.  We are neighbors and peers who share many of the same experiences.  Many wonderful friendships have developed as a result of those connections.

6 – There’s a lot to be done. 

These days, schools are asked to do more with less.  Our help is needed more than ever to fill the gaps. 

7 – We can match jobs to your interests and abilities. 

It takes a Village.  As such, it takes many, many volunteers to make the wonderful events & initiatives we provide a success.  We greatly appreciate your time & talents.  The work we do covers a broad spectrum: filing and photocopying, planning and executing events, writing and editing, working directly with children, managing a budget and cash flow, and lots more. We encourage creative ideas, and we’re thrilled to have people take on tasks that meet their skills and interests. 

 8 – We are family.  Browning has a long standing history community involvement. 

We are all in this together.  There are no “outsiders.” We are all families who have come together to work toward common goals.  We couldn’t be happier to have you join us in working toward those goals.

9 – We’re about parent involvement, not just fundraising. 

 Our #1 goal is to get more families connected to the school.  More than 300 independent research studies show that building parent involvement in education is the #1 thing we can do to create a great school and improve student performance.

10- What could be more rewarding?!

It’s seeing the bright light of learning sparkle in a child’s eye. It’s seeing the smile that shows we’re making school a little more fun—and a child feel a little more comfortable in a learning environment. It’s learning that test scores have risen and knowing you’ve played a role in it.  There are lots of rewards, both big and small, for those who get involved.

Please join in the fun!