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We hope you will find the following information useful as you get to “know the ropes” at Brown and in DPS.

The Essentials: What You Need to Know

School logistics: As the countdown to the first day of school begins, you may be wondering about the morning drop-off routine, or how school lunches work. Check out our First Day of School Logistics.

Parent/Student Handbook: Please take the time to review the Parent/Student Handbook. It includes topics such as dress code, discipline, homework philosophy, student conduct and school visits.

Contact Information: Need to notify the school about a child’s absence, or ask somebody about special resources for your child? View key contact information.

Calendar and Brown Community Information: Download the current DPS school year calendar. Reduce Brown’s paper printing costs and get important timely information and calendar reminders by joining our parent-run Brown Yahoo Group. Just email your name, child’s name and grade. In addition, a printed Brown calendar and list of upcoming events (English and Spanish) are distributed through the classrooms on a regular basis. Download Brown’s 2012-2013 School Calendar.

Transitioning Your Child to Brown: Welcome new families! While going to a new school is an exciting adventure, it is also a time of transition and adjustment. We have implemented a new learner buddy system and compiled a few helpful tips for incoming families. Read about Helping Your Child Transition to Brown. Read more about our classrooms. Our ECE and Kindergarten classrooms have particularly helpful information for children new to the school experience. We also have some great tips for the first day of school.


Below is a list of links to pages with additional information, resources and enrichment for Brown families:

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Brown Parent Forum on Bloomz

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 …

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Enrollment & Registration

Enrollment Denver Public Schools offer a wide variety of school choices, from traditional boundary (also called “home” or “neighborhood”) schools to magnet and charter schools. The DPS Office of Choice and Enrollment Services (OCES) coordinates all of the activities associated with getting a student matched with a school. Families interested in preschool or full-day kindergarten …

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First Day of School

First Day of School Logistics What to Expect the First Day of School Monday, August 21, 2017 – First Day of School. Bell rings 8:55 a.m. Students should be dropped off and picked up on the playground, do not go through the front doors or the front office unless you need to register for school. …

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Preparing for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Before the Conference:   Schedule your conference with your child’s teacher. As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. You and your child’s school have something in common: You both want your child to learn and do well. When parents and teachers talk to each other, each person can share important …

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School Supply List 2017-2018 by Grade

ECE Kindergarten First Second (note each classroom has a different list) Third Fourth Fifth Affective Needs   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 …

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Breakfast & Lunch

  BREAKFAST Brown is part of the DPS StartSmart no-charge breakfast program. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and also the most skipped meal by children. Children who eat breakfast perform better on standardized achievement tests and have fewer behavior problems in school. To support the daily education of DPS students Food …

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For Kids

Here are some extended learning resources for students to enjoy: DPS Lion Library Catalogue — lots of great classroom, video and professional library resources that support DPS curriculum The Future in Reading/MyON — reading program available to DPS students FunBrain — educational games Scholastic Family Playground — reading games Kabongo — online reading games for …

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Brown Directory

BROWN INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY DIRECTORY 2017-18 LISTING Dear Brown Families, Each year, the Brown PTA compiles a school directory that includes parent contact information for students listed by grade and classroom. This enables parents to reach out to classmates for play dates, birthday parties or to set up study groups. If you are NEW and would …

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Donors Choose – direct classroom fundraising projects

See our teacher’s current projects listed on our Brown page on Donors Choose. Support students and teachers at Brown International Academy. Give to a project today! – VIEW ACTIVE PROJECTS HERE –   ___________________________________________________ FAQ’s How does it work? is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. …

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Gifted & Talented

Denver Public Schools Policy for Gifted Education Services For more information and complete grade and parent meeting locations visit: Schools with students in grades K-8 will identify all GT students, based on their eligibility under district identification policies, provide an on-line Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) and provide appropriate instructional services to address the needs …

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Brown Voyages – Before/After School Enrichment Programs

FALLĀ 2017 SCHEDULE NOW POSTED!!! (download Brown Voyages – Fall 2017 Schedule) Clubs begin week of September 11. A variety of before and after school programs and clubs at Brown are organized by parents and led by teachers, parents, and third-party enrichment vendors. Generally, clubs run in the mornings from 8a-8:45a M-F, and in the afternoons …

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Helping Your Child Transition

Support for Transfer Families Brown International Academy welcomes you to our school! We hope that you’re as excited as we are for next fall. It will be a wonderful time as we get to know and engage with so many new families like yours. While it’s an exciting time for us, we understand that families …

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Common Core Standards

Curriculum and Instruction Colorado is one of 45 states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Math and English/ Language Arts beginning with the 2013-14 schools year. The Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) in math, reading, writing and communicating incorporate the entire Common Core while addressing components that are unique to Colorado, including …

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Discovery Link Childcare

Discovery Link is a licensed childcare program that is offered before school from 6:30 to 9:00 a.m. and after school from 3:45 to 6:00 p.m. to children in ECE through 5th grade. This option for families provides high-quality educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for children in a creative, safe and caring environment. Brown’s Kaleidoscope center …

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District Required Assessments

DISTRICT REQUIRED ASSESSMENTS   Interim Content: Math and Writing Dates: October, December, May Format: Written assessment, Multiple Choice and Constructed Response   Purpose: The Interim assessments measure students’ achievement of key Essential Learning Goals and Common Core State Standards. It is designed to inform teachers’ instruction by assessing important learning goals throughout a grade level …

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Literacy Committee

  Brown’s Literacy Committee 2014-2015 Purpose:   The purpose of the committee is to educate, advocate and support teachers, students, and parents on issues surrounding literacy. This includes and embraces current Brown library activities and wishes. Goal: Our goal is to promote an enriched environment through parent, teacher, administrative and student support where all types …

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My Lunch Money

About MyLunchMoney, a product of SL-Tech, is the most automated solution for “Powering Student Life…one click at a time!!!” Parents Parents can say goodbye to sending cash and checks to the school cafeteria, by creating a secure online account, parents can manage their student’s life easily and conveniently. Whether it’s viewing what meals your child …

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Recess Ranger Program

Are you looking for a place to plug in at Brown? Wanting to do something positive for lots of students and have fun at the same time? Then Recess Rangers may be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you. Rangers volunteer on the playground during recess at lunch (approximately 12:10-1:25) with 1st-5th graders to be a …

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Wellness Committee

Brown’s PTA Wellness Committee   Brown’s Wellness Committee’s mission is to promote wellness for students, staff and the community. Areas of focus have been on physical wellness as well as environmental wellness.   Past projects: The first salad bar in a DPS cafeteria Healthy cooking demonstrations, nutrition student assemblies and cooking classes Teacher tips for …

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