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HEALTHY HABITS/HEALTHY MINDS

Dear Parents:

What better time to foster family engagement then the start of a new school year?  

From the White House to our homes, we all recognize the need to prepare our children to be healthy, happy, well-educated citizens!  In 2010/2011, we hope to reach out to Browning parents & staff with our “Healthy Habits/Healthy Minds” theme to further strengthen the ties between school & community.  By promoting good eating habits & encouraging physical activity, we can help emphasize the important roles we all play in keeping our children healthy and ready to learn.

On behalf of the entire Browning Elementary family, the PTA would like to invite you to support our efforts in this initiative & to help supplement the classroom learning environment.   Without PTA fundraising dollars & our amazing volunteers, the opportunity for on-site learning experiences, field trips, playground equipment, supplemental learning materials, and, as in the past, Family Fun Events would not be possible.

Please check out our calendar of events & membership materials!  We look forward to working with you to support our students and staff in another “Browning the Best” year!

Browning PTA Team

Utical Schools Update from Dr. Johns

Please view the attached document from Dr. Christine M. Johns, Superintendent of Utica Community Schools.

CFEP 2010-2011 Budget Update

Browning recognized for their green effort

Story: Several schools recognized for their green effort

Along with reading, writing and arithmetic, students are learning a whole new set of “The Three Rs” – and many of those students have been recognized for their efforts to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle to help the environment.

Four Warren Consolidated schools and 12 in the Utica Community Schools district were recognized by the Macomb County Board of Commissioners as official Michigan Green Schools on April 22, Earth Day. Schools met 10 criteria to achieve the status, including a variety of actions that result in energy savings and environmentally friendly activities.

Read more of this story, click on or type the URL below:
http://www.sourcenewspapers.com/articles/2010/04/30/news/doc4bd89ebe47f9c368117248.txt

6th Grade Memory Books Happy Ads

HAPPY ADS!

Be a part of your 6th grader’s memory book

Submit a Happy Ad to wish them Good Luck!All ads will be in the book, and the memories will last a lifetime. *Please keep your ad to 2-3 sentences to make room for everyone!

6th Grade Memory Book Happy Ads
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A new item to recycle

The Browning PTA has added another item to our “growing” list of recycling items . . . batteries! Look for “The Battery Box” on the PTA table near the office and place any old batteries inside! We’ll make sure they get recycled properly!

Just a reminder that anytime you’re in the school you can look for the PTA table and drop off any of the following:

* My School is Cool Lakeside Mall receipts

* Box Tops Labels

* Campbell Soup Labels

* Any type of printer ink cartridges

* Tyson Food Labels

* VG grocery receipts

READING MAKES YOUR KNOWLEDGE GROW

READING MAKES YOUR KNOWLEDGE GROW

 2010 Family Literacy Night – Sponsored by the Browning Elementary PTA
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Thanks to everyone who participated in Browning’s Family Literacy Night on Thursday, March 11th for a celebration of reading! 

 Students enjoyed selecting books from the awesome “book garden” book exchange where families/students “planted” their gently used book and “picked” one to take home, wonderful book themed snacks, planting seeds in biodegradable pots, making their own sunflower reading charts, and listening to our guest readers & local author Noi Reineke.  3rd Grade families were entertained by their budding poets & commercial super-stars. 

In order to offer this FREE event, we needed a great planning team & volunteers.  Wow!  They were all amazing!  We greatly appreciate their time, creativity, & talents.  Without them,  Family Literacy Night would not have been possible

All proceeds from the Book Fair benefited the Browning Research Center.

 

THE WINNING NAME IS PAWS

THE WINNING NAME IS “PAWS”!


THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS WHO NOMINATED THE WINNING NAME FOR OUR BROWNING BEAR MASCOT!

MRS PALMER
Evan Werbrouck

MRS BERNIER
Blake Steixner

MRS PAPASTAMATIS
Brooke Sasinowski

MRS ANDREWS
Evan deJesus

MRS AIELLO
Kelly Nichols
Maysa Terry
Andrew Morelli
Mitchell Paperd

MRS SLUSHER
Ireland Majewski
Gabrielle Alicea

MRS TOCCO
Danae Orsini

PTA MEMBERSHIP – THE WINNER IS…

Congratulations to Ms. Pacioni and her fourth graders for having the highest percentage of participation for our PTA membership contest! The top three classes were Ms. Pacioni 81%, Mrs. Papastamatis 60%, and Mrs. Johnston 59%. Ms. Pacioni and her class will enjoy a pizza party compliments of the PTA in December! Great job fourth graders!

My School is Cool

my schools coolJust a reminder from your PTA-2009…please turn in any receipts from Lakeside Mall for our “My School is Cool” program.

We know everyone is very busy shopping and rushing around to get everything done for the holidays but it’s such an easy way to help out our kids school.

The deadline for the Nov. receipts are due on Dec. 9th and we will get them all tallied up and tuned in to get our points.

Thank you for supporting our school!

HAPPY SHOPPING!

If you have any questions please contact: Dawn Neubacher ([email protected]) or Tracy Sorrentino ([email protected])

My School is Cool

Christmas is less than 2 months away!  When shopping, please remember to turn in your receipts in the nifty shopping bag outside the school office, designated Browning Locker-located upstairs near Lord & Taylor, or at any PTA meeting/ school event/restaurant night!  Your Lakeside Mall receipts can earn thousands of $ in CASH rewards for Browning Elementary!  If you need more information, please email Dawn Neubacher at [email protected] or Tracy Sorrentino at [email protected].  Thank you Dawn and Tracy for chairing this profitable fundraiser!