Literacy Committee

Brown’s Literacy Committee 2018-2019

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.
Our goal is to promote an enriched environment through parent, teacher, administrative and student support where all types of learners can enhance their strengths and express their creative minds as confident learners.


Friday Book Cart
Friday Book Cart gives over 2,000 books to Brown learners. ALL Brown Students are encouraged to come to the book cart, Fridays, on the playground, after school, to find a FREE book to take home. The books are for students to take, read, share, return or keep forever. Brown’s Literacy Committee believes every student deserves the opportunity to find their forever book, if not, something for the weekend. Regardless, promoting literacy starts with having a book in hand unconditionally. The books have been donated by Brown families and friends. We send a huge shout out to all our donors. THANK YOU! This endeavor is nothing without your contribution.
Donating books – If you have books to donate please drop the books into the donation box at the front office or contact Emily Ceccanti at to coordinate.

books and bagelsBooks & Bagels

Books and Bagels is an opportunity for your student to invite family into their classroom to share their classroom books and reading skills. A light breakfast of bagels, cream cheese and juice is served while you and your reader peruses classroom reading selection, chooses their favorite classroom book and read. Books and Bagels is held on the 4th Friday a rotating basis for each grade. This is a before school event starting at 8:30 to morning bell. Stay tuned for the 2018-2019 schedule.
O.G Teaching Training
PTA generously fulfilled Literacy Committee’s request to fund 6 Brown teachers to attend a 40 hour summer Orton Gillingham literacy training. We are very excited to experience the multi-sensory methods of learning they bring back to our classrooms.
For more information about Orton-Gillingham go to:
“Take those emotions and energy you have for your child and turnthem into actions – turn it in to something positive and be acatalyst for change.” Jennifer Blair-Cockrum/Denver Dyslexia Awareness Campaign.