Archive for October, 2009


Has your child mentioned they are recycling the lunch trays, plastic bottles, Capri Sun containers and milk cartons from the students’ lunches?  Mr. Kehres & Mrs. Tocco are graciously serving as co-sponsors of Browning’s very own Recycling Club (B.E.A.R.S. – Browning’s Earth Active Recycling Stars).  They are meeting with students and seeking ideas of how we at Browning can better protect our environment. 

Your PTA & Browning’s Recycling Club are also teaming up on Thursday, March 11th from 6:30-8PM to sponsor a “Go Green Night!”  Families will enjoy an evening of educational activities & entertaining experiments to demonstrate how “Growing Up Green” can be fun & easy to do.  We hope you will join us for various crafts, student art displays, a scavenger hunt, & much more focusing on the environment & energy efficiency.

To support the “Growing Up Green” theme for this school year, the PTA will be shortening our paper version of school’s monthly newsletter & posting all information about events & long term fundraisers on this website to do our part to reduce the amount of paper sent home.  Please help us by providing an e-mail address to obtain paperless PTA updates (Event Notices, Restaurant Nights, Meeting Reminders, etc.) which are sent to all Browning families.  To add your email address, click on the link to the right or contact Chris Washeleski at [email protected]

Through the all of these activities, events, and initiatives, we hope to have Browning designated a “Green School” this Spring!  For more information, please visit  Thanks again for your support!


The Browning staff is once again putting their creativity & competitive spirit to work on their famous decorated pumpkins!  Each year we are more & more amazed by their incredible works of art.  We greatly appreciate all of their time & talents for this student favorite FUNdraiser!  Special thanks to Blake’s Orchards for donating the pumpkins.

Students will be able to view & purchase raffle tickets during their lunch time from Monday, Oct. 4th to Wednesday, Oct. 6th.  Tickets are 50 cents each.   The names of winners will be drawn & announced right after our Balloon Launch on Thursday, Oct. 7th!   Parents may pick up their prize pumpkins Thursday afternoon or Friday.

Click here to view last year’s masterpieces!

Mrs. Tocco's 2009 Winning Entry - SIMBA

Mrs. Tocco's 2009 Winning Entry - SIMBA

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