Aug 01

Join PTA!

joinptaBrown International welcomes parents, guardians and teachers to be involved in our students experience and enrichment.

Interested in learning more? Email


We send out a monthly PTA newsletter, to subscribe enter your information below:

By engaging our community we can enrich our students every day experience and also supplement our district allocated budget to benefit students, teachers and the classroom. We strive to create a balance of fun community building events where our students and families can interact and demonstrate IB attitudes, learn healthy habits and host diverse fundraising events with a flair of fun and community involvement. We welcome our neighbors and business community to learn more about us and support us in a variety of ways.

PTA membership is $10 per school year and our organization is part of the National PTA, dues help us maintain financials, insurance, adhere to by-laws and communicate activities to our community. PTA membership is not necessary to volunteer or lend a hand – you are always welcome! More information….

Buy your PTA Individual Membership now securely and easily with PayPal!

Meetings are generally First Thursdays of the month, 6:00-7 p.m., during school year on weeks when school is in session, please check our calendar for updated meeting dates.



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Jun 29

Back to School Night Aug. 29

Back to School Night will be Aug. 29, from 6 to 7 p.m.

For more information on enrollment and registration click here.

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Jun 01

2017-18 Supply Lists

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Please note: Each student in any grade should bring an inexpensive pair of headphones/ear buds in a Ziplock bag labeled with their first and last name.


While you are out doing your shopping, please consider purchasing additional supplies to donate to families who are not able to do so themselves. You can drop extra supplies with your teachers or at the front office. The front office is very appreciative of extra backpacks to donate to students in need.

For enrollment information and dates, click here.

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May 01

Donate to Brown Using Amazon Smile and Other Apps

Donate to Brown Using Amazon Smile and Other Apps

Holiday shopping coming up? Did you know your Amazon purchases can benefit your Brown PTA, without you having to give it a second thought?

Go to, and search for “Brown International Academy PTA.” Select as your beneficiary, and Amazon will donate a portion of eligible purchases directly to the PTA, at no extra cost to you. Be sure to always open when you need to shop. (And tell your friends and family, too!)

There are other ways to benefit Brown with purchases you’re already making. You can donate easily with the Givella phone app by shopping with selected local merchants (10% donation!), or by collecting box tops.
There’s even an Amazon add-on that will always redirect you to

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May 01

Join the Brown Parent Forum on Bloomz

bloomz150wHopefully everyone has signed up for your Bloomz classroom sites, and started using the handy Bloomz app. (If you haven’t heard about Bloomz yet, be sure to get a classroom invite code from your teachers).

Bloomz is going to be a fantastic resource for Brown parents and guardians going forward. And to make things even easier, the PTA is moving our private Brown Yahoo Group to Bloomz as well. The new group is called the “Brown Parent Forum,” and every parent/guardian with a current Brown student is welcome to join!

The Brown Parent Forum on Bloomz is a secure, private source for communications, announcements and reminders from the PTA to all parents, as well as a place for parents to share school-related news and photos. Be sure to join, and don’t miss out on anything happening at Brown!

How to Join:

(1) If you haven’t already set up a Bloomz account: go to and click “Join Bloomz.” Enter the invitation/access code, and enter the information requested. Please email if you would like to request a access code. Click “Join Group,” and wait for approval. Please note you will need a different code to join your child’s classroom. Check your “Home” screen on Bloomz for updates from the group!

(2) If you already have a Bloomz account: log in to Bloomz. On the lefthand side of the screen, click on “Add/Join Group.” Enter the invitation/access code, and wait for approval. Please email if you would like to request a access code. Check your “Home” screen on Bloomz for updates from the group!

**The PTA will be shutting down the Yahoo Group. Be sure to join the new Brown Parent Forum on Bloomz right away so you don’t miss a thing.**

Click here for the Parent Forum Posting Guidelines.

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Apr 14

Discovery Link Sign Up 2017-18

Registration information:

Discovery Link 2017-2018 Registration will be opening for Brown International Academy. Each family falls into one specific category and we will be adhering to the times and deadlines strictly.

● Current families April 17 – April 28.

● Currently wait listed families May 8 – May 12.

● New families May 8 – May 12.

Please follow this link for information on registration locations, dates, and times. Registration documents were sent out via Bloomz as well.


Brianna Borunda is the ONLY designated person to accept packets at this time. Do not bring packets to the front office of school or give to teachers. Her phone: 720-413-1983

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Mar 16

Totally Tennyson Saturday, April 29

While most attendees just come for the fun; to relive their memories of the 70’s or to imbibe amidst 80’s-inspired costumes, Totally Tennyson was started as one of the noblest fundraisers in town, disguised as the best annual adult party in Denver.

You don’t have to be a parent to come party at NW Denver’s 7th annual Totally Tennyson, presented by Nostalgic Homes, on Tennyson Street, April 29, from 4 to 10 p.m. Raising funds for 18 participating NW Denver Public Schools, this event has donated more than $250,000 in the past and hoping to raise another $60,000 this year! Who knew dressing up like Mr. T or rubbing elbows with Richard Simmons and Madonna helped expand our Denver kids’ minds?!

Limited tickets now available for this April 29th street party — featuring destinations from bars, restaurants, shops, live music and more. Enjoy live music, a variety of cool destinations and activities, this street crawl on Tennyson runs from W. 35th to 46th Avenues. Tickets to this unique experience begin at $35 with ticket proceeds going directly to participating schools. After the main event, your ticket also allows you to enjoy a lively concert by 6 Million Dollar Band. Get your tickets  NOW!

Eventbrite - Totally Tennyson 2017 - presented by Nostalgic Homes

Totally Tennyson is a 70s-80s-90s-themed street crawl event style fundraiser celebrating all things from those decades. Enjoy food, drink, and music supplied by the generous Tennyson Street businesses. A cash costume contest and a performance by the Ultimate 80s Experience and 6 Million Dollar Band culminate the evening at the Oriental Theater.

Four volunteers needed

Volunteers work day-of, receive free admission, and if Brown has more than four volunteers, Brown gets a bonus! Sign up to volunteer here

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Mar 13

Spring Fling at the BookBar May 7

Event includes storytime with a local author, a sneak peak of some new summer books, and 20% of all proceeds go to Brown
(and yes parents can hang out on the patio and have snacks, coffee, beer and wine!)

Please join us on May 7 from 2 to 4 p.m.

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Feb 01

Mini Viking Charge! — Pledge sheets due back April 14

Brown PTA’s inaugural Mini-Viking Charge!

We hope your student/s enjoyed a fun day on April 7 at the Mini-Viking Charge! This inaugural will help towards our school’s playground improvements. Pledge sheets were sent home with students on Friday, March 24. Students will collect pledges/lap or flat donations. Pledge sheets are due Friday, April 14. Students will still collect after the run. Prizes will be given to the top three student earners! You can donate now by using the form below.

Special thanks to our Specials team, Lynn Heintzman, Sue Williams and Melissa Capozza for working with us to make this a fantastic event.

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Sep 06

Check Out The Welcome Back Video

lynn-photo150wDear Brown International Academy Families,

Let me take this opportunity to thank you for sending your children through our doors each day. I am honored and excited to be part of this amazing community of learners.

Thank you for your contributions to making this a smooth and successful start to our school year. Teachers have already begun to offer students learning opportunities that are engaging and rigorous. I am so fortunate to walk through our halls and classrooms each day to see the explicit teaching and differentiated instruction being delivered to each of our students.

As we work to increase communication with all our families, your child’s teacher will explain about our schoolwide communication systemBloomz. This is an app you download on your phone. Many of our teachers used it last year, but we think the system with all its positive features warrants a schoolwide implementation this year.

Another schoolwide commitment is our participation in DPS’s Parent Teacher Home Visit Program. This is an opportunity for parents, students and teachers to meet to discuss hopes and dreams for your child to better meet his/her needs at school. A letter explaining this program accompanies this newsletter this month.

Looking forward to another great school year here at Brown. Come in anytime to speak about concerns or ask any questions. Or you can email me at

Lynn Heintzman
Brown Principal

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