Welcome To Brown Elementary

8064 Byron Center Ave
Byron Center, MI 49315
(616) 878-6200 Phone

(616)878-6220 Fax

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      Date: Jan 23
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Attendance If your student is going to be absent or late, please let the office know. You may call at 616.878.6200 or email brattendance@bcpsk12.net

Principal's Message

Hello Brown Family,

The calendar year is almost complete and Brown Elementary is going to be very quiet over the next two weeks!  With your support and the hard work of the entire Brown Staff we have seen a phenomenal fall.  We started the year together, showing that we are a school family as the flag was raised out front.  We talked about how we were going to be successful socially, behaviorally, and academically.  In the weeks to come the students settled into their classrooms and began to grow.

During the beginning weeks of the school year we were also notified that Byron Center finished #1 in the state in 3rd grade ELA and Math and 4th grade ELA.  4th graders also finished #3 in Math!  The students at Brown are supported by the staff and parents and go in confidently year after year believing in themselves and feeling successful when M-Step approaches.  The qualitative data would support the social-emotional needs being met so the students can quantitatively show what they know and they certainly did!

Throughout the first half of the year your children have worked harder than they knew they could and have enjoyed their days at school.  The support of the entire Brown Team has lent itself to helping create success stories for every child.  We will continue to soar to new heights as Brown Bulldogs in 2020.

2019 has also seen its share of difficult moments as well.  The Brown Community FAMILY has come together in so many ways during the first 4 months of the school year.  Time and time again the community has come through to support staff members going through difficult times and the students through their lives.  The community especially showed it cohesiveness when we raised over $45,000 together with the amazing PUP team this fall!!

On behalf of the entire staff thank you to every family that has worked to see that this is an amazing place to send your children.  Thank you for your continued support in the variety of ways you have helped our school.  2019 will be behind us soon and we welcome the excitement and challenges that 2020 will bring!

Enjoy the time with your families over the coming days and weeks, and we will be happy to welcome your little ones back after break in 2020!

Proud to be a Bulldog,

Mr. Gitler