Feb 01

Join PTA!

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

Interested in learning more? Email BrownPTAmembership@gmail.com


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….http://brown.dpsk12.org/get-involved/pta-membership/

Buy your PTA Individual Membership for 2016-17 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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Mar 22

Mini Viking Charge! April 4 — Pledge sheets go home March 24 and due back April 14

Brown’s PTA is excited to present our inaugural Mini-Viking Charge!

Tuesday April 4th – the day we return from Spring Break

Start your 1st day back and set the tone for the rest of the year on the right foot!

Classes will run together on the April 4th during their Specials rotation. Kids will set goals, encourage each other and have some fun! The course is around the field on the playground. Each lap is 1/10 of a mile. Kids can run, walk, jump, cartwheel, just keep getting those laps! Please send your student in comfortable clothes, athletic shoes and with a water bottle on this day. Students, show your school spirit! Brown t-shirts, Brown colors (purple and yellow) are encouraged.

Running Times:

  • ECE 9:15 p.m.
  • 5th 9:40 p.m.
  • 1st 10:25 p.m.
  • 4th 11:10 p.m.
  • 2nd 1:30 p.m.
  • K 2:15 p.m.
  • 3rd 3 p.m.

Volunteers needed for Brown’s Mini-Viking Charge on Tuesday, April 4, the day we return from Spring Break! It’s going to be a fun day! Sign up here! — and dress the color of your table or in Purple/Yellow for Brown!

In addition to a fun day, we are going to raise some money towards our school’s playground improvements! Pledge sheets will be 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.

Flat Donation
Student’s name:

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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Mar 16

Totally Tennyson Saturday, April 29

Totally Tennyson tickets are on sale NOW. This popular North Denver community event has benefitted North Denver schools since its inception, and is a blast to attend! Join us, Saturday April 29 from 4pm on. New for 2017: tickets may only be purchased online from the official EventBrite site, but we’re still hoping you’ll help us send our teachers for low-/no-cost as we’ve done in previous years. (They LOVE going!) Add a Teacher Ticket sponsorship in any amount to your order by April 15th and the team will get them where they need to. And of course, don’t forget to select Brown at check-out for your tickets too, because 100% of sales comes back to the school!

Eventbrite - Totally Tennyson 2017 - presented by Nostalgic Homes

New to the party? Totally Tennyson is an adult-only social fundraiser that time travels you back to the 70s, 80s, and 90s. For your ticket price, you’ll receive a punch card for tastes, drinks, and fun from participating businesses on Tennyson Street from W 35th to W 44 Aves. Plus, you also get entrance into a full concert by 6MDB, Denver’s premiere 80s cover band, at the Oriental Theater! Book your sitter now and start planning your costume! Costumes are optional but there is a giant costume contest.

Click here for more details and ticket sales.

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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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Jan 30

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 smile.amazon.com, 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 smile.amazon.com 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 smile.Amazon.com.

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Nov 20

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 Bloomz.net and click “Join Bloomz.” Enter the invitation/access code, and enter the information requested. Please email brownptanews@gmail.com 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 brownptanews@gmail.com 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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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@dpsk12.org.

Lynn Heintzman
Brown Principal

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Aug 01

2016-17 Supply Lists

School-Supplies2016-17 school supply lists are now available.


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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Dec 03

PTA Membership drive – JOIN US TODAY!

Screen Shot 2013-12-03 at 2.58.26 PMDecember is also Membership Month for Brown PTA! We would like to DOUBLE our current membership this month, look for events and opportunities to learn more about us and then consider joining. Membership is not required to attend this event, but our PTA board will be there to give you any information you seek and welcome your questions!

For just $10 per person, you can be an official supporter and voting member of our PTA. We accept cash, check and credit. If you would like to inquire about a membership scholarship or would like to sponsor a member please contact: brownptapres@gmail.com.

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