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October 17, 2021


Brentwood Families,


Hope you had a great weekend! Thank you to all the families that joined us for our Virtual Open House this past Thursday. It was great to see so many students and families!


Please see information below for updates: 


Important Dates to Remember


Thursday, October 21= Fall Picture Day


Monday, October 25= End of Quarter 1


Wednesday, October 27 = Teacher Workday, Fall Conference Day


Important Updates


UPDATE: Picture Day on Thursday


Picture Day is coming! Strawbridge studios is our picture / yearbook company. 


These pictures are the ones that will be used in the Yearbook. Each student will have their picture taken on this day regardless of orders.

This link will allow you to order online and to receive updates via email regarding your child's school portraits. These updates include promotions, additional deals, and the ability to order more pictures at a later time. When entering student information, parents should be sure to enter the student's name as it is on file at the school (legal name). Orders placed more than 5 days after picture day may incur a late fee.


Package options with an envelope at the bottom have been sent home with students


Please complete payment information and return to your child's teacher no later than Thursday morning 10/21/21. 


Online Ordering information: Please return the picture envelope with your payment code!


UPDATE: Join our Brentwood Parent Teacher Association (PTA)


We are excited to have a Brentwood PTA Board! Thank you to the following parents who are now  board members. WELCOME to the Brentwood PTA Board!


President- Allison Schempp

VP- John Scarborough

Secretary- Kim Gaetz

Treasurer- Mark Fussell




We want to invite all families to join our PTA! Click the following link to join the PTA today!  


UPDATE: Fall Conference Day


Brentwood teachers are scheduled to have their Fall Conference Day on Wednesday, October 27th. Some teachers may choose to have conferences take place on other days and times. However, your child’s teacher should have reached out to you to schedule a fall conference conference. If you have not yet heard from your child’s teacher about a fall conference, please reach out to them.


Reminder: Annual Title I Notice


Brentwood Magnet Elementary School receives federal funds for the Title I program. Please view the following video that provides information on understanding Title I and how it pertains to Brentwood.


English Title I video 

Spanish Title I Video


Below are Brentwood’s Title I Family Engagement Documents:


Please review the information below and provide feedback on the form linked at the bottom of the page.


Title I Documentation (English)

Title I Documentation (Spanish)


Brentwood Magnet Elementary Home-School Compact


BMES Home-School Compact (English)

BMES Home-School Compact (Spanish)  


BMES Family Engagement Policy


Family Engagement Policy (English/Spanish)


Families can provide feedback on our Home-School Compact and Family Engagement Policy at the following link: Family Feedback form 


Reminder: Upcoming Testing in 3rd and 4th Grade


Oct. 26: Read to Achieve Assessment for some 4th graders


Nov. 3-5: CogAT Assessment for all 3rd & 4th graders


Reminder: Important COVID Procedures and Protocols


Please make sure to refer to the Safe to School Plan for Families for all Health and Safety Guidelines. 


All students should have their temperature taken every day at home before coming to school. You may not enter a WCPSS facility if you are:


  • Diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 10 days
  • Exposed to COVID-19 within the last 14 days and not fully vaccinated
  • Instructed to quarantine
  • Sick or experiencing any of these symptoms of illness
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea


IMPORTANT: Please know that parents will be contacted if their child experiences any of the above symptoms while at school, and will need to be picked up. 


COVID like symptoms will require a negative PCR test OR alternate diagnosis by a medical provider AND the student must have felt well and been fever free for 24 hours without medication to return. Please refer to the following link for more information:


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


Thank you for your patience with us as we continue to receive updated district information. Again, we will communicate all of our plans for Brentwood once it is finalized.


Feel free to contact the school at (919)850-8720  if you have additional questions or contact your child’s teacher if you need any assistance. 


We are Stronger Together!




Melissa McKinley, Principal