Brassfield Bulletin


    Backpack Buddies Food Drive
    October 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 Keri Bosch, Amy Clark, Jennifer Johnson, or Rachael Lundin

    Carpool Food Drive:  Bring your canned or non-perishable items or gift cards to local grocery stores/big box clubs to afternoon carpool.  We will pick them up from your car while you wait in the carpool line (before carpool begins). Backpack Buddies volunteers will be out collecting donations on: Tuesday October 16th, Friday October 19th, Tuesday October 23rd, Friday October 26th, Tuesday October 30th.

    Raffle at Media by Moonlight:  Bring donated items to Media by Moonlight and receive one raffle ticket for each item. Prizes will be 3 separate drawings for a $10 gift certificate to the Book Fair!  3 chances to win!


    Character Parade

    Brassfield’s Student Government has coordinated a Storybook Character Parade again this year! It will be held on October 31st at 9:30 AM.


    Students are encouraged to dress as any story book character they choose, but they must carry that book with them during the parade! Creativity and homemade costumes are encouraged! Please be mindful that toy weapons of any kind are not permitted, even as part of an awesome costume.


    Parents are invited to come watch the parade, in character if you would like! All visitors must sign in in the front office. Please use the outside sidewalk to make your way to the track and line up along the outside of the track. The students will be parading around the track.


    Track 3 students -  You are welcome to attend with a parent.


    Questions?  Contact your child’s teacher or Mrs. Gressick.


    McTeacher Night

    Come out to McDonald's on the corner of Falls of Neuse and Durant on October 25th  form 4:30-7:30 to cheer on our hard working teachers and staff while they serve you! You are welcome to invite your friends and family.  Brassy Bear will be there too from 5:30-6:30 pm. Brassfield will receive 25% of sales and 100% of cash ($1) sundae sales and prize wheel entries!!


    The Positivity Project

    Last week we focused on Humility/Modesty. Next week we will begin a two-week focus on Creativity.  



    “Story Laboratory” Book Fair
    Join us for "Story Laboratory" and visit Brassfield's mad scientist laboratory during our Fall Book Fair!  The Book Fair will run from Monday 10/15 through Friday 10/26 from 8:45 AM-4:00 PM. All Book Fair proceeds will go towards books for our school library.  Please see below for ways you can be involved with the Book Fair!

    Book Fair Change Drive
    Let's make sure every child gets a book!  The PTA will be collecting spare change by grade level during the book fair to help ensure that every child gets a book.  The winning grade level will get a special prize following the book fair!

    Media by Moonlight - Tuesday 10/16 5:00 PM -7:00 PM
    Come enjoy the book fair by night! Wear your favorite mad science or story costume, listen to guest readers, complete crafts, and play games! Pizza will be available in the cafeteria starting at 5:00 PM. Pizza will be $1.00 per slice, and you can reserve whole pepperoni or cheese pies for $10 by emailing Melinda at  

    Pastries for Parents - Tuesday 10/23 8:00-8:45 AM
    Enjoy a pastry with your child and shop for books afterwards!  All pastry donations will go towards books for kids in need. Single pastries can be enjoyed for a suggested donation of $1, or be the most popular person at work by bringing a dozen donuts (suggested donation $10)!  Free coffee and orange juice will be provided as well.

    We love our volunteers who help us make these fantastic events possible!  Please see this signup genius to see how you can help.  The class with the most volunteer hours will win a book from the fair!

    Box Tops Contest

    Who wants extra recess??? Turn in your Box Tops to your teacher by October 12 and the winning track (all classes per track, at the teachers discretion) will get 30 minutes extra recess!!!


    Student Club Announcements


    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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