Archive for January, 2011

ADVENTURES IN ART Presenters Desperately Needed!

We are delighted to have Mrs. Vaishali Mahimkar back as Browning’s “Adventures in Art” Coordinator again this year.  This PTA sponsored, nationally endorsed volunteer program helps bring art into the classroom. 

Each year, adult volunteers present an artist or type of art to as many classrooms that they can.  It takes only about 30 minutes per class to talk with the students about the chosen subject. At the end of the school year, the students select their favorite print.  It is purchased, framed, and hung on the walls at school compliments of the PTA for all to enjoy.  A lot of the artwork that is currently displayed throughout Browning are prints chosen by students from previous years.

Many, many volunteers are needed!!!!  If you or a family member (grandparent, high school or college student, etc) would like to volunteer or receive more information, please send in a note to the Browning office (Attn: PTA Adventures in Art Chairperson) or contact Mrs. Mahimkar at [email protected]. This fun art enrichment program benefits our students and, ultimately, you as well!

 As always, your support is greatly appreciated!


WOW!  Huge kudos to the Browning Community!  This year’s Balloon Launch could not have been such a success without your support, our WONDERFUL Chairperson Lisa Larson, and all the amazing volunteers! 


  • We raised $7,151.00 as a result of YOUR generosity & direct donations!
  • 550 balloons were launched
  • 48 cards returned
  • 15 from Medina, Ohio 116 air miles
  • Farthest from Freeport, Ohio 188 air miles
  • Closest from Taylor, Michigan, 27 air miles
  • Over 30 parent volunteers were needed to make this event happen 

As a result, we are able to pay for field trips, on-site assemblies supplemental learning materials & opportunities, as well as other special Browning events.

Congratulations to the Maglich family for winning the grand prize drawing for the Kalahari trip!   Everyone who donated >$60 was eligible. 

We greatly appreciate the support of the following local businesses who donated prizes for this highly profitable fundraiser:

Applebee’s (Van Dyke & M59 sites)

Ashby’s Sterling Ice Cream

BD’s Mongolian Grill

Big Boy (Van Dyke)


Bounce House

Buffalo Wings & Rings

Burger King (Schoenherr)



Cheeseburger in Paradise

Christine’s Bakery

CiCi’s Pizza

Corner Clock Restaurant

Courtyard by Marriott

Custard Spot

Dairy Queen (Van Dyke & 24/Hayes sites)

Dan good Pizza

Dave & Busters

Denny’s (Lakeside)

Dunkin Donuts (Schoenherr)

Gordon Food Service

Hungry Howies

Hyatt Place


Little Caesars (21/Hayes & 24/Hayes)

Longhorn Steakhouse

McDonalds (Schoenherr & M59 sites)

Mr. B’s

National Coney Island

Nonna’s Italian Kitchen

Orange Peel

Paciligo Gelato & Cafe

Pei Wei

Ram’s Horn (Lakeside)

Red Lobster

Red Ox Tavern

Ristorante Di Fratelli


Staybridge Suites

Steak & Shake

Wendy’s (Schoenherr)


 These donations would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of Lisa Williams!  She has always gone above & beyond to obtain community support for our school.  Bless you Lisa!

Browning Spirit Gear

Looking forward to seeing everyone sporting their cool Browning Spirit Gear!  Special thanks to the Rosenberg family (JAKS Creations) for helping us out!   Browning Spirit Gear 2011  If you have any questions (i.e. size, delivery, etc.), please contact Kristen VanRosenberg at JAKS Creations (586-797-9268 or [email protected].)