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Kirk Downing

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School Hours for 2016-2017

Grades 1-4 8:30 a.m. - 2:56 p.m.

Kindergarten 8:30 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.




All of the professionals at Brown school are dedicated to the academic, social, and emotional growth of children. We believe that ALL kids do well if they can. When they can't, we strive to find out what is getting in their way to help them solve problems. This simple approach is instrumental to building a collaborative environment focused on finding solutions to problems that work.

At Brown School  we teach social competency strategies to help students navigate the social and emotional challenges they face every day. We teach those strategies through the Open Circle curriculum and we have consistent behavioral expectations for all students. With clear expectations and a collaborative problem solving approach, our students build effective communication and collaboration skills that help them be creative thinkers.

The academic curriculum is built upon the common core state standards and common units of study. We use a workshop approach for literacy and the Investigations program for math. Every classroom is outfitted with at least eight devices or laptops that give students opportunities to go beyond the classroom walls to learn. We have vetted multiple applications that match what we want our students to master and they use those applications every day.

On the left side of this page you will find a link to to the Brown School Handbook which will provide you more detail of programs, services and policies. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Kirk Downing



NEWNatick PS Annual Newsletter (Nov 2016)

NEW ~ Fine Arts Calendar 2016-2017


NPS Water Testing Update Letter - 11/22/16

NPS Water Testing Update Letter - 5/13/16

NPS Water Testing Update Letter - 5/9/16

NPS Water Testing Update Letter - 5/4/16

Superintendent's Letter on NPS Water Testing - 5/3/16

Lead Fact Sheet (MA Dept of Public Health)

Copper Fact Sheet (MA Dept of Environmental Protection)


Kennedy Middle School Building Project Site

District School Year Calendar 2016-2017

Deadline for Annual 
Chromebook/Laptop Fee
for 2016-2017 School Year
is June 17, 2016.

NHS Voluntary Laptop Purchase Program



2016-2017 District Goals

1:1 Program Grades 8-12

Schools Promotion Videos

Common Core PARCC Presentations:
Middle Schools

Long Term Needs Assessment Subcommittee Draft Report 

AHERA Notification

Natick Parent Education Calendar

Metrowest Adolescent Health Survey Results 2014

Natick Public Schools FY17 Budget

School Closing/Delay Procedures

Gifts to Staff Members Guidelines

Bullying Prevention & Intervention Plan Information


Brown Announcements

Supervision for arrival begins at 8:15

Please arrive at school before 8:25

Instructional Hours

Grades 1-4

8:30 am - 2:56 pm


8:30 am - 2:50 pm



Early Release Dismissal

Grades 1-4

12:15 pm


12:10 pm


Brown School Council and Natick School Committee


Community Calendar

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