Brassfield Bulletin


    Holiday Bears

    Each year we are fortunate to help families in our own Brassfield school community celebrate the holidays. Bears are available in the front office with Ms. Edgreen.  Please stop by and select a Bear (or two) to support this holiday season! Track 1 Bear items are due November 26th.  Track 2, 3 and 4 Bears will be due December 10th.


    Cookie Boxes

    C is for Cookie...COOKIE, COOKIE, COOKIE starts with C!  Calling all bakers to prepare some delicious cookies and bring to school on December 7th.  We will then prepare boxes with a variety of cookies and a beautiful bow and then distribute to all teachers and staff.  Sign up here!


    Walkathon Update

    Thank you to our wonderful Brassfield families - with your generosity, we raised $21,754.29 during this year’s Walkathon.  These funds are necessary to sustain the PTA sponsored programs and activities throughout the school year, all of which would be non-existent without your help and support.  If you elected to receive one for your Walkathon donation, the receipts are being sent home in this week’s Wednesday folders (next week’s for Track 3). If you requested a receipt and do not receive it by then, please email and one will be sent accordingly.  Thank you!  


    Masterpiece Monday Volunteer Opportunity
    If you are interested in helping display student artwork in the frames throughout Brassfield, Ms. Pakes would love to have your help at our next Masterpiece Monday framing event on Monday, November 19th! We will begin during student arrival time. Our first Masterpiece Monday event concluded by 11 o'clock. Volunteer time is flexible, so please drop in whenever you are available. There will be coffee and breakfast items to munch on while we work. Please let us know that you are interested in attending by using this link. Thank you so much for any help you are able to provide in showcasing the extraordinary talent of our Brassfield artists! ~Annie Pakes


    Hurricane Florence Relief Drive Benefiting South Topsail Elementary

    Brassfield Elementary has adopted South Topsail Elementary School in Pender County, NC.  A registry has been created including much needed items to help the school and families get back on their feet. Donations will be accepted until November 16, 2018.  Click here to view the full Brassfield Hurricane Relief flier. Click here to go directly to the South Topsail Elementary donation registry. *Please note, all items purchased through the registry will be mailed directly to South Topsail Elementary. You will need to enter the address at the registry check out: 997 Hoover Rd, Hampstead, NC 28443.


    UPDATE from South Topsail:

    "After being out for approximately six weeks, STES staff and students returned to the building to find a number of donations from the Brassfield school family.  Deliveries continue to come in on a daily basis~ thank you for your generosity and ongoing support of our STEStingrays!"


    Student Club Announcements


    Science Olympiad

    The 2018-2019 Science Olympiad Team is seeking young scientists from grades 3-5 who are willing to collaborate, become an expert in a specific science area, and represent BRES at this year’s science competition on April 6th, 2019.  Our BRES team is limited to 18 students. Preference will be given to former participants and 5th graders during team selection. Practices officially begin after winter break. There are 19 events, but each student will focus on just 2-3 events with a partner. All events align with the NC Standard Course of Study as well as the National Science Education Standards. Google classroom and event coaches will help you explore specific content. Dates and times are flexible to your individual schedules.  


    • Permission Slip to participate.
    • Strong commitment to partner work with event coach and family volunteers
    • $30 to help cover tournament fee and team shirt (make checks payable to BRES PTA)
    • Attend an informational meeting (child and parent): Thursday, 11/1 or Wednesday, 11/14 from 4:00-4:30 in Modular Classroom 501


    Parents may also visit the  North Carolina Science Olympiad (NCSO) program website for more information:


    Morning Movement Club

    Did your kids enjoy Morning Movement Club last year?  The club will start up again in the new calendar year but we're looking for help!  Do you love building obstacle courses and having fun with kids while simultaneously sprinkling in social-emotional and mindfulness skills?  Please consider volunteering to co-coordinate. Please contact if interested!


    Chess Club

    Do you love to play chess or want to learn how to play?  Chess Club meetings will begin Thursday, September 20th at 8:00am in the Media Center, and will be held the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month thereafter at 8:00 am in the Media Center.  A knowledge of chess is not required - just an interest in learning or improving your game and good sportsmanship! Please either accompany your child to the Media Center at their first meeting or email our coach with your child's name, track, teacher and your contact information.Track 1 students - feel free to join us on the 20th if you are able; otherwise, come join in on October 4th when you track back in!


    Coding Club

    If you are one of the many families that has enjoyed our Coding Club, please consider volunteering your time to keeping this club active. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are looking for parents and volunteers with experience in coding to lead this club. Please contact Melinda Hemphill if you are interested in volunteering.


    Safety Patrol

    The 2018-2019 Safety Patrol sign-up and schedule are now posted on Mr. Turley’s website. Please email school counselor, Zach Turley, with any questions.


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