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December 13, 2020




Brentwood Families,


This is the last week before we are out for Winter Break! Our next memo will be sent to families on January 3, 2021. Wishing you and your family a HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Enjoy this time spending it with families!


Thank you for being AMAZING! We are grateful to have each and every one of you a part of our Brentwood family!


Please see information below for updates: 


Important Dates to Remember


Monday, Dec. 14-18  = Brentwood Spirit Week

                                      Spirit Week Flyer - English

                                      Spirit Week Flyer - Spanish


Wednesday, Dec.16  = Remote Learning (Asynchronous) Day; all students will remain at 



Monday, Dec. 21- Teacher Workday (No school for students)


Tuesday, Dec. 22- Friday, January 1 = Winter Break (No school for students)                                




Congratulations to Mr. Greg Eyman who was named 1 of 10 WCPSS Teacher of the Year Finalists! There are over 10,000 teachers employed by WCPSS and Mr. Eyman is in the top 10. Way to go Mr. Eyman!


Congratulations to Ms. Tamara Campbell who became a National Board Certified Teacher!


We are so lucky to have these awesome teachers working with our students at Brentwood!



Important Updates


UPDATE: Virtual Academy Update


The deadline for registering for Spring Virtual Academy has ended. All families will receive confirmation letters by tomorrow if they have registered for Spring Virtual Academy. If you have any questions regarding Virtual Academy, please contact Emily Hardee (Assistant Principal/Virtual Academy Coordinator) at or contact the school at (919)850-8720. 


All students and families that will have a change in homeroom teacher next semester will be informed at the beginning of January.


UPDATE: Brentwood Spirit Week


Join us for Spirit Week beginning tomorrow! We are excited to see ALL students (in person and online) and staff participating in this fun week! Below is the Spirit Week flyer in both English and Spanish:


 Spirit Week Flyer - English

 Spirit Week Flyer - Spanish


REMINDER: Plan B - 4th/5th  Grade - Cohort B


4th-5th grade students assigned to Cohort A will return to school on Monday, December 14.


Here is the calendar for when Plan B students will be in the building or working remotely.


REMINDER: Health Screenings

As a reminder, when arriving at school, all students will undergo a health screening before entering the school building.

  • Any student who has a temperature of 100.4°F or higher will be rescreened again after 5 minutes to retake their temperature. 


  • In the event a student’s temperature remains above 100.4°F, parents will be notified to take student’s home. 


  • Please try to keep your windows down, and heat off when waiting in carpool for your child to be screened. This will ensure that we capture an accurate temperature of your child.


REMINDER: Brentwood Afterschool Program

We will be partnering with Raleigh Parks and Recreation for our After School program. The program will be held on the Brentwood campus on school days from 3:00 - 6:00 for a cost.


The program strives to make available a high-quality program at a low cost. The goal is to include a variety of curriculum-based programs such as arts & crafts, fitness & nutrition, and homework assistance.


Registration is open and needs to be completed through Raleigh Parks and Rec. For more information and the registration process, please visit:


REMINDER: Follow us on Social Media


Check out the wonderful things going on at Brentwood Magnet Elementary School of Engineering!


Twitter: @BrentwoodMESE

Facebook: BrentwoodMESE

Instagram: BrentwoodMESE


Feel to reach out to me if you have additional questions or contact your child’s teacher if you need any assistance. 


Thank you again for your  GRACE, PATIENCE, and FLEXIBILITY. 






Melissa McKinley, Principal