Welcome to Clyde F. Brown Elementary School

Welcome to Clyde F. Brown Elementary School​, home of the "Clyde Brown Bears"!  Our close-knit school community  serves students in Preschool through Grade 5 through united vision that seeks to honor the education of the "whole child".  We are proud to offer our students an  award-winning Spanish Immersion program in Grades 1 through 5 in addition to Spanish language instruction for all students through FLES (Foreign Language in Elementary School).  CFB is honored to be a designated Tools of the Mind Northeast Regional Model School, which models exemplary early learning practices for visitors from across the nation and from as far away as Russia.  Clyde F. Brown Elementary School is proud of its prior designation as a Lighthouse School in Massachusetts as our students consistently meet or exceed averages on statewide tests.

The Clyde F. Brown Elementary School strives to fulfill the Millis Public Schools deeply held philosophy of personalized learning for all students.  through the infusion of technology in day-to-day learning, through the promotion of project-based learning at all grade levels, and through integrated curriculum that fosters inquiry-based experiences in learning STEM concepts through literacy and through other individually connected student personalized learning experiences.

To learn more about the Clyde F. Brown Elementary School, please contact Joseph Russo, Interim Principal, at (508) 376-7003, or at jrusso@millisschools.org 
We warmly welcome you to our school community!


Please join us for FIND YOUR WAY DAYS on:
Tuesday 8/27 from 9:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday 8/28 from 3:00pm - 6:00pm

FIND YOUR WAY DAYS are an opportunity for students and families to visit the school, take a self guided tour and find your way around the new building. Stop by your new classroom and check it out before the first day of school!
Mr Phelps and Mrs. Molloy will be provide information about arrival and dismissal procedures at the top of each hour during all Find Your Way days - listen for the announcements!

School nurse Diane Danehy will be in the Health Suite during the upcoming Find Your Way days - this is a great opportunity to drop off Epi Pens or meds or to touch base with the nurse in a more relaxed setting prior to the start of school. Please make it a point to stop by and visit Mrs. Danehy in the Health Suite!

The First Day of School For Students in Grades 1-5 is Tuesday 9/3. All students will proceed to the GYM where they will meet their new classroom teacher.
Kindergarten students will attend screening dates on 9/3 or 9/4. The First Day for Kindergarten Students is Thursday 9/5.
Preschool students will attend a visiting day on 9/5. Families will be receiving an email from the Preschool teachers. The First Day For PreSchool Students is 9/9.

Please note that parents/caregivers will not enter the school with their children, so please plan to say your goodbyes and give good luck hugs before they arrive at school.
Should you wish to take pictures of your student in front of the school, we will have First Day 2019-2020 signs available on the FIND YOUR WAY DAYS. We strongly encourage families to take these “first day pictures” in advance of the true first day of school, as this will provide all involved maximum time and a more relaxed experience. Thanks for your assistance in helping make this important experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible for our students!


Attached are the New Arrival and Dismissal Procedures for 2019-2020: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vKm66t7yZakGDvCoNM1sVR7HfkpgOMCqoodDaDG0mCg/edit?usp=sharing.

This week, we introduce maps for navigating Arrival and Dismissal times; more complete information will follow. Also, at Find Your Way Days families will be able to pick up Parent/Caregiver Signs to be displayed on the dashboard of your vehicle for the Live Pick Up Line at the end of the day.



CFB Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Community Tours - Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 10:00am at CFB
The new CFB will be open to the public for self-guided tours (with student leaders available for directional support!) following the conclusion of the formal ribbon cutting ceremony

How much is hot lunch/milk?

  • Hot lunch - $2.50 (includes milk)

  • Milk - $0.50

Lunch menus can be found at:


How do I contact the school nurse?

Our school nurse, Mrs. Diane Danehy, can be reached during the school day at (508) 376-7004.  In order to protect the confidentiality of the students we serve, and to ensure that families have confidential access to a private time to meet, we ask you to kindly contact the school office at (508) 376-7003 where we will be happy to arrange a time for a private consultation - thank you for your understanding!  


CFB Office Phone: (508) 376-7003


      Mr. Phelps (Principal) – jphelps@millisps.org

       Mrs. Elise Molloy (Assistant Principal/ School Counselor) - emolloy@millisps.org

       Mrs. Diane Danehy (School Nurse) - ddanehy@millisps.org

Student Support Services (Special Education) Office:  (508) 376-7021

      Dr. Sue Anne Marks, Director of Student Support Services – samarks@millisps.org

Office of Curriculum and Instruction:  (508) 376-7021

Ms. Joan Lynn (Director of Curriculum and Instruction) - jlynn@millisps.org


As a reminder, all Millis Public Schools will distribute information to families about Free and Reduced Lunch at the start of the school year.  This information, kept confidential, is useful to families in need who may qualify for free or reduced lunches, sliding scale rates for bus transportation, etc., and is useful to the district in qualifying for state and federal funding.

It is important to note that Free and Reduced Lunch forms must be completed by families and returned to school each year in order for students to qualify for this consideration – please be sure to return all Free and Reduced Lunch forms to school on or before Friday, September 7, 2018.  Free and Reduced Lunch forms may be downloaded from the Millis Public Schools website homepage at: http://www.millisps.org/

Have questions or need more information?  Please feel free to contact Mr. Phelps at (508) 376-7003.


CFB is committed to paper-free communication; we will communicate information to our school community in the following ways:

  • List Serve – List serve occurs via email notification

  • Facebook – We are pleased to offer our school community a Facebook page!  Designed to offer information quickly for our families, we do not encourage comments on our posts; please enjoy this new communication tool!  Don’t forget to Like us at: Clyde F. Brown Elementary School

  • Website – http://cfb.millisps.org/

  • Twitter – We use Twitter to keep our school community informed about activities and learning in and around our school!  Check us out: @cfbprincipal

Why 3 forms of communication?  What is the difference between each mode of communication?






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