Welcome to Browne!

  • Dear Browne Families and Community Members,

    Welcome to our Browne Elementary community of learners.  We are excited to have the opportunity to work and learn alongside our 350+ Browne Bears on a daily basis.  It is our mission that every person that enters our school feels respected, cared for, and challenged academically by our highly skilled team of educators. We are here to serve and support our students to reach for their dreams.

    Our staff hopes that your child’s school experience will be happy, productive, and full of engaging and rigorous learning experiences. Our students deserve our very best daily efforts. We want our students to dream big and to be prepared for their future! Together, our high expectations and support will help every student reach his/her full potential as a student and developing young community member.

    We want all students to be prepared to successfully pursue a post-secondary career or educational pathway of their choice.  There is a powerful Chinese Proverb that states, "If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people."  It is our hope that your child's educational journey that begins at Browne Elementary will empower him/her to lead a life of purpose, happiness, success, interconnectedness with others, and tenacious curiosity.

    We believe your child’s school success is highly dependent upon the relationship that exists between parent, teacher, and child. On-going collaboration between the home and school is essential to your child’s academic, social, and emotional success. We invite you to be involved at Browne Elementary, so we can partner around showing your child the value and importance of a successful school experience.  Our ears and hearts are open for your feedback and partnership in this journey.

    At Browne we welcome and encourage parent volunteers to get involved in a variety of ways. If you are interested in supporting our learning community this year, please stop by our school office at any time to fill out the necessary volunteer paperwork. Also, please reach out and let our staff know how we can support your efforts at home. During the past COVID-impacted school year, our ability to have volunteers inside our school was not permitted.  This year we look forward to having volunteers helping out in all sorts of ways around our school.  Please note that all volunteers must adhere to the safety guidelines outlined by the Department of Health.

    Should you have any questions or concerns throughout the school year, please contact our office at 354-2400, or stop by at any time. My door is always open, and I welcome your participation and feedback.

    I look forward to partnering with you to ensure your child has a successful school experience.

    Sincerely,

    Paul Gannon

    Principal

    paulg@spokaneschools.org

  • Our Mission

    At Browne Elementary, we are dedicated to preparing all students to become lifelong learners, to learn perseverance and to become responsible citizens who are ready to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

     

    Student Mantra

    As a Browne Bear, I will do my best to always learn, never give up, care about others, and ROAR with pride.