Our Mission

  • Our Mission:

    Brassfield Elementary will provide a relevant and engaging education and will graduate students who are collaborative, creative, effective communicators and critical thinkers.

    Learn more about Our Mission. Our Story.

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Our Values

  • Our Values: 
    We value collaboration and opportunities to grow.
    We value each other (students, teachers, parents, and volunteers) and our time.
    We value purposeful instruction.
    We value accountability.
    We value community support.

Our Vision

  • As you walk through the doors of Brassfield Road Elementary, students, teachers, and parents will be fully engaged in meaningful learning opportunities. We will collaborate, in person and virtually through the use of innovative applications on modern technological devices, to investigate and solve real world problems. Relationships will be nurtured through acts of recognition, kindness, and professionalism. Teaching and learning will be at the forefront of all distributive decision making processes.

Brassfield Bulletin

  • Last Updated Friday, February 23rd


    Email Challenges

    WCPSS email accounts have recently had some challenges with receiving emails from external email addresses. This challenge has been resolved, but at times, legitimate mail continues to be sent to junk mail. If you have sent (or in the future, send) an email to a staff member that you feel may have not been received, always feel free to reach out via phone. Please remember that instructional and supervisory responsibilities comprise the majority of staff members’ days; you will likely need to leave a message and the staff member will return your call at his/her earliest convenience.


    Spring Running Club Registration

    Running Club Registration is open through March 13th for all Brassfield 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. During our weekly runs, we will work on building endurance and speed while fostering a love of running.  Weather permitting, the club will meet weekly, on Wednesdays from 3:45-4:45, from March 14th through may 23rd. Students are welcome to attend Running Club over their track out if someone is available to drop them off at the track, sign in with a coach, and pick them up at the carpool loop after practice as usual. Please contact Libby Lipetzky with any questions.


    Masterpiece Monday Volunteers

    Ms. Pakes would love to have your help for our semi-annual “Masterpiece Monday.” Join us on March 12th between 8:45 and 11:45 AM to help frame student artwork for display throughout the building. If you are unable to help the entire time, please feel free to drop in whenever you are available. As always, there will be coffee and breakfast items to munch on while we work.Thank you in advance for helping to showcase the extraordinary talent of our Brassfield artists! Sign Up Here and contact Art Teacher, Annie Pakes, with any questions.


    Harris Teeter Together in Education

    Link your VIC Card to start earning money for Brassfield! You must re-link your VIC card in August every year (up to 5 schools), and there’s no limit to the amount Brassfield can earn!  Please double check the bottom of your receipt to make sure your account is tied to Brassfield.  Thank you!


    Volunteer* in the Learning Commons

    We need volunteers to help students in our Kindergarten through 2nd grade classes when they visit the Learning Commons. Specifically, there are opportunities to:

    • Help students need help check books in and out, selecting books that interest them, and shelve books they return
    • Help students with projects they are creating in media. Please visit the SignUpGenius
    • Help with shelving books, repairing books, processing new books, and creating displays


    If you have even 15 extra minutes,please feel free to stop by and help us organize our Learning Commons.Thank you very much to the volunteers who have already helped tremendously this year! Contact Marni Wall, Media Specialist with questions.


    *Every volunteer needs to fill out the Online Volunteer Registration to volunteer at our school.


    Did you know? ...Safety Edition

    According to the NC Teacher Working Conditions Survey, 100% of Brassfield staff agree that they work in a safe environment. This is in part due to:

    • The expectation that all visitors and volunteers check in through the front office and wear their sticker/badge at all times.
    • A doorbell/camera system in place at the front entry of the building. All exterior doors remain locked during instructional hours; During arrival and dismissal, only the three main entry doors are unlocked, and staff is on duty.
    • There is an extensive camera system throughout the building, allowing for monitoring of entrances, hallways, and large gathering spaces.
    • The school practices twice-yearly lockdown drills in collaboration with WCPSS Security and local law enforcement.
    • School leaders have completed FEMA Incident Command System Training and participate in yearly Emergency Operations Training.


    Thanks to the suggestion of a parent, Mrs. Costa is putting together a "Safety Handbook" to help parents better understand the safety and security procedures that keep Brassfield a safe place to work and learn.  Please use this form to ask questions and give suggestions on what to include in this handbook. 



    Kindergarten Registration

    If you have child who will be 5 on or before August 31st, now is the time to register for Kindergarten! All families must register at their base school. Registration packets, enrollment, and student assignment information can be found on the WCPSS Student Assignment website. Hard copies of the registration packet can also be picked up in our front office.


    Snow Day Make-Up Days

    The make-up days for Tracks 1, 2, and 3 are

    • Saturday, March 24th
    • Saturday, April 7th
    • Saturday, April 14th

    Saturday School runs from 9:15-12:45. Busses run their regular routes. There is no before or after school care. Breakfast and lunch are not served. Students should bring a lunch or heavy snack.


    Brassfield Math & Science Extravaganza

    Join us for the Math & Science Extravaganza on Tuesday, February 27th. Along with student project displays, come check out the following exhibits:

    • Emergency Vet - Stuffed animal surgery!
    • American Wildlife Refuge – Live Raptor exhibit
    • The Scrap Exchange – Turn recycled items into art!
    • National Institute of Health – Experts in the field of Science doing live presentations
    • KidsArt/Club Scientific – STEM and STEAM presentations
    • Brassfield Student Clubs
    • YMCA


    Event dates:

    • Project Set Up (for registered students only): Monday, February 26th, 5:00-7:00 PM
    • Math & Science Extravaganza Night! (open to all families): Tuesday, February 27th, 6:00-8:00 PM (pizza for sale at 5:30 PM in cafeteria)


    Questions? - Contact the co-chairs Jennifer Oldson and Kim Fryar


    WAKE Up and Read Book Drive

    Brassfield Road Elementary is one of Wake County's "Wake Up & Read" Book Drive Location Sites. We are collecting new and gently used books through March 3, 2018.

    We have already collected over 1500 books!

    Book donation guidelines:

    • Books must be new or gently used and appropriate for children birth – age 12.
    • Gently used books:  book covers, pages, and spines should be intact and without rips, tears, or added markings (names of original owners/dedications are acceptable). They should not be damaged by mold, water, or fire, and should not show signs of discoloration or age.
    • We cannot accept coloring books, activity books or magazines.

    For more information, visit http://wakeupandread.org/

    If you have questions or you are interested in volunteering to help count the books donated each week, please email Brassfield’s WUAR Site Contact, Amy Buchan


    Track Change Requests

    We are now accepting Track Change Requests for the 2018-2019 school year. Please be advised that due to smaller class sizes, it may not be possible to grant many requests this year, and/or it may be late in the spring before we are able to make changes. Hard copies of the Track Change Request are available in the front office.


    Backpack Buddies Food Drive

    February is Backpack Buddies food drive month!  Brassfield's Backpack Buddies program, in collaboration with North Raleigh Ministries, provides over 300 food items per week to our children in food insecure homes.  Please donate non-perishable food items or grocery store gift cards to help support our program. Bins for donations will be located in front lobby.  Grocery gift cards may also be placed in an envelope, labeled for Backpack Buddies, and put in the PTA mailbox (located inside between the front doors of our school).  Sign up here to help us organize our donations throughout the year. For questions, more information, or to volunteer with Backpack Buddies, please contact Jennifer Johnson or Melinda Leonardo.


    PTA News & Notes

    Recruitment of board members for the 2018 – 2019 academic year has begun.  At the spring general membership meeting, Tuesday, 2/27 at 3:30pm, we will elect the PTA president, vice president/s, secretary and treasurer. We will be recruiting for chair roles too - though they do not require election. To express interest, please reach out to our Nominating Committee Members:


    Complete our Parent Survey to help us determine ways the PTA can improve.


    Sign up for School Wide Volunteer Opportunities


    Sign up for specific PTA Volunteer Opportunities


    Volunteer Opportunities

    Super Kids Day - We are looking for anyone interested in Co-chairing our Super Kids Day. Dates are April 6th (Tracks 2 & 3)  and May 11th (Tracks 1 & 4). This is always one of the favorite days of year for students as they participate in Field Games outside! We are also looking for a company or companies to sponsor this year’s blow up obstacle course. This is always a big hit!  If interested in co-chairing or donating to the obstacle course, please contact Alicia Brinley at 919-368-7777 or aliciabrinley217@gmail.com

    Brassfield Carnival - This year Brassfield will be hosting it’s very first Carnival on Friday, June 1st from 5-8pm. The planning has already begun, but if you are interested in being part of the team, the next meeting will be February 20 at 10:30, following the PTA meeting, in the Learning Commons.  If you cannot make that but would still like to be involved, please contact Alicia Brinley at 919-368-7777 or aliciabrinley217@gmail.com





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