Welcome To Brown Elementary

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

(616)878-6220 Fax

School Hours


Office Hours


Summer Hours

7:30am-4:00pm (June 10-14)







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Upcoming Events

  • 21 Aug
    • Open House 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Open House
      Date: Aug 21
      Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Location: Brown Elementary School, 8064 Byron Center Ave SW, Byron Center, MI 49315, USA
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    • No School
      Date: Aug 30
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  • 2 Sep
    • No School
      Date: Sep 2
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  • 4 Sep
    • Picture Day
      Date: Sep 4
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Principal's Message

Hello Brown Family!

24 wake ups, 168 hours, or 10,080 minutes.  It doesn’t matter how you slice it, the school year has flown by and there is not much left!  We are getting to one of the busiest times of the year at school.  When all things come to a great culmination and the students are ready to shine! 

3rd and 4th grade students will be taking the yearly M-Step state standardized test.  This is a wonderful opportunity for the students to show how supportive their teachers, parents, and community have been over the entire year.  4th graders will be testing May 7, 9, and 14. 3rd graders will test May 15, 16, and 21.  Please continue to see that the children come to school with plenty of rest and a good full stomach.  It is great to see the success that comes from all of the hard work and preparation from these teachers, but also the great teaching that happens throughout the entire building!  Students will have multiple breaks and snacks that will support them in their success during this, and every year of testing.  Thank you for your help!

Kindergarten through 2nd graders will also have the opportunity to show how much they have grown through multiple opportunities at the end of the school year.  Our success comes from our continuous focus on supporting ALL students and seeing that nobody is ever left behind.  Brown Elementary is a family who supports each other no matter what! 

The end of the year also brings many fun school sponsored activities and field trips.  Your child’s teacher will be in touch soon if you have yet to hear about the end of year field trip for their grade and 3rd graders took part in the yearly trip to Lansing!  There are also many events that see the school year come to an end.  They are listed below for your reference as we look forward to the awesome parent support that comes to the students and staff at Brown. 

The year is coming to an end and the new batch of kindergarteners will be at Brown soon.  This group of 4th graders has been great all year and will show what it is to be a Byron Center Bulldog for years to come, or as we say at the elementary buildings: Be Responsible, Be Respectful, and Be Safe.  

As we enter Teacher Appreciation Week, I look forward to thanking each teacher for the work they and endless passion for educating each child in the school.  Please help me in thanking them at this time and thank you too for all you do at home!

Proud to be a Bulldog!

Mr. Gitler