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January 31, 2021


Brentwood Families,


Hope you had a great weekend, and are staying warm on this rainy day.


Please see information below for updates: 


Important Dates to Remember


Wednesday, Feb. 3 = Remote Learning (Asynchronous) Day


Monday, Feb. 15 = Calendar Out Day - No school for students


Tuesday, Feb. 16 = Teacher Workday - No school for students


Wednesday, Feb. 24 = Remote Learning (Asynchronous) Day



Important Updates


UPDATE: Wednesday, February 3, Remote Learning (Asynchronous) Day

Reminder that Wednesday, February 3 is a remote leaning (asynchronous) day. Look for information from your child’s teacher in regards to activities that students can complete for the day.


IMPORTANT: Supply Pick-Up for All Students Wednesday, February 3

Check out the flyers below for more information:

 Flyers- English   Spanish


IMPORTANT: Free and Reduced Lunch Applications 20-21

Brentwood Magnet Elementary is a Title I funded school and receives federal funding based on the number of students eligible for free or reduced lunch in school.  Brentwood heavily relies on these funds to support our students and school. Funds are intended to help students and schools access needed resources for quality instruction. 


Funds can be used for:


Purchasing Materials/Supplies

Family Engagement 

Professional Learning


Therefore, it is ESSENTIAL that all families who are eligible, complete this application as soon as possible. If we do not have the numbers that we had this year for funding, this will affect our allocated teacher positions and resources. These valuable resources can help improve student achievement. Even though all families receive free lunch this school year based on COVID, it is still important that you complete the application. Our individual school funding from Title I used to support your child relies on these numbers.The application can be completed online. Below are some documents to assist with this application.


Paper applications can be requested by calling 919-588-3535. If you have any questions or need assistance please contact the school. 


UPDATE: 3rd-5th Graders Benchmark Assessments coming soon

3rd - 5th graders will take their Math and Science Benchmark assessments this week. If students are working on a personal devices for remote learning, please download the NCtest app following these directions: English  Spanish 


  • 5th grade: Science, Tuesday the 2nd
  • 3rd - 5th: Math, Friday the 5th


UPDATE: School Counselor Week (Feb.1-5)

This week is National School Counselor Week. We would like to celebrate our school counselor, Ms. Smitley, and thank her for all that she has done to support our students and families at Brentwood. We appreciate her! If you get a chance let Ms. Smitley know how much you appreciate all that she has done!

REMINDER: All students will be on remote instruction until mid-February

 All students in grades Pre-K-12 will remain in remote instruction through mid-February.


Board members made this decision after hearing employees and school administrators share their concerns over the increasing percentage of positive cases, the level of community spread in our county and staffing concerns. Board members will review state and local guidance, state and local health data and district operation details before deciding next steps in February.


For more information view the following link:

Reminder: Remote Learning Grade Level Schedules

Below you will find the remote learning grade level schedules. Contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.


1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade


REMINDER: Check out what students will be learning at Brentwood this month


Virtual Schedules and Information from each grade level is located in the newsletter below:

 January Update Newsletter

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