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April 18, 2021





Brentwood Families,


I hope you had a great weekend! Please see information below for updates: 


Important Dates to Remember


Wednesday, April 21 = Regular Live instruction Day; In-person students will be on campus


Important Updates


UPDATE: Grades 3-5 Students EOG Dates


3rd-5th grade students will begin taking the EOG in May. Below are the dates:


  • May 5th: VA students Reading EOG
  • May 6th: Face to Face students Reading EOG
  • May 19th: Some 3rd grade students 
  • May 26th: VA students Math EOG
  • May 27th: Face to Face students Math EOG
  • June 2nd: ALL 5th Grade Science EOG


Any testing questions can be directed to your child’s teacher or testing coordinator Kristen McBryde ( 


UPDATE: WCPSS will offer Virtual Academy in 2021-2022


See WCPSS updates for detailed information.


UPDATE: Live instruction Day on Wednesday, April 21


Students will have a regular live instructional day on Wednesday, April 21. In-person students will be on campus.


2nd Semester Calendar




If you were unable to pick up your student’s supplies for 4th quarter, please stop by the office to pick them up Monday-Friday 9-2pm.


UPDATE: Plastic Containers Needed for Engineering Challenges

 Plastic containers


REMINDER: Daily Health Screenings Discontinued


The district will no longer require on-site health screenings. Therefore, students who enter the building (i.e. walkers, bus riders, and carpool students) will NOT be screened.

However, we need your help to keep our school communities healthy by keeping your student home if they are not feeling well or have been diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19. Thank you for your cooperation. Read More. Refer to this document to help us prevent the spread.


REMINDER: PreK Registration


Apply Before April 30 for Pre-Kindergarten for the 2021-22 School Year


WCPSS offers a free, high quality pre-kindergarten program for children who will be 4 years old by August 31. Students spend the full day at school with their classmates learning skills appropriate for their age through exploration and discovery. The goal is to prepare children to enter kindergarten ready to learn and succeed. 

Applications must be submitted by April 30. Learn more and apply today.


REMINDER: Brentwood Afterschool Program


We will continue 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 needs to be completed through Raleigh Parks and Rec. For more information and the registration process, please visit:



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


 April 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