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April 1, 2020

Brentwood Families,


Hope you enjoyed your weekend! Please see the information below for updates:


Important Dates to Remember


Monday, April 4 - Sunglasses Day!


Tuesday, April 5 - Flip-Flops/Sandals/Crocs/or Brightly Colored Shoes

  • Feel free to bring an extra pair of shoes if you need to change. 

Wednesday, April 6 - Tropical shirt or bright colors


Thursday, April 7 - Beach Hair, Don’t Care! Wacky Hair Day


Friday, April 8 - Hat Day! Hats off to Spring Break


April 11-15 - Spring Break 


April 19 -April 27 - PTA Boosterthon Fundraiser


April 25 - April 29 - Book Fair available on-campus for students



Important Updates


UPDATE: Happy Assistant Principal Week, MS. HARDEE

Let’s give a special shout out to our AMAZING Assistant Principal, Ms. Hardee. We are so grateful to have her at Brentwood and appreciate all that she has done for our staff, students, and families. If you see Ms. Hardee, let her know how much you appreciate her!


UPDATE: Happy School Library Media Coordinator Day (April 11) MS. BENSON

Happy School Library Media Coordinator Day Ms. Benson! Thank you for all that you do to support Brentwood staff, students, and families. If you see Ms. Benson, let her know how much you appreciate her!


UPDATE: Brentwood “SPRING BREAK” Spirit Week

We are excited for “Spring Break” spirit week! This will take place next week and we invite all students to participate! 


Click the flier to see each day’s wonderful events!


Spirit Week



UPDATE: No Principal Weekly Message on Sunday, April 10th

There will be no Principal Weekly Message sent next Sunday due to Spring Break. The next message will be sent to families on Sunday, April 17th.


UPDATE: Spring Break (April 11-15)

Spring Break is coming soon, April 11-15. There will be no school for students or staff. 


UPDATE: PTA Boosterthon Fundraiser (April 19-April 27)

We will be having our first fundraiser this school year to raise funds to support Brentwood! Be on the lookout for more information to come soon.


UPDATE: PTA Book Fair is coming soon (April 25-29)

Brentwood will be having an on-campus Book Fair for students April 25-29. During this time, students can purchase various items. More information on the Book Fair will be sent home in the future.


UPDATE: NEW DATE - Brentwood Beautification Day (Saturday, May 14)

We have set a new date for our Brentwood Beautification Day. This will be scheduled on Saturday, May 14th from 9am-1pm. More information to come!


Reminder: Before School Care Interest (Raleigh Parks and Recreation)

Raleigh Parks and Recreation currently partners with Brentwood and provides After School care on campus from 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM on school days for a monthly fee set by the city of Raleigh. 


We would like to collect interest to see if families have a need for Before School care on the Brentwood campus. This program would open at 7:00 AM on school days and students would be released to class at 8:00 AM. Before Care would also be a monthly fee that is set by the city of Raleigh. 


Please complete the before-school interest form. 


Reminder: Library Volunteers

We are in need of volunteers to help Ms. Benson (Media Coordinator) throughout the week to shelve library books. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Ms. Benson at 


Reminder: Spring Book Fair is Coming Soon! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

The PTA will be organizing the Spring Break Fair in April for all students. This book fair will take place on campus this school year. 


We will need volunteers to assist with running the Book Fair during school hours in the media center. If you are interested in volunteering, you will need to first complete the WCPSS volunteer application.


Please sign up at the following link: Book Fair Sign-Up Genius



The WCPSS Virtual Academy will close at the end of the 2021-22 school year. Students will attend their assigned schools in person beginning with the 2022-23 school year. 


See the following link for more information. 


Reminder: MAKO COVID-19 Testing at Brentwood

Our school, in partnership with MAKO Medical, has begun offering weekly, on-campus COVID-19 testing for students and staff.  Learn more about pooled testing. 


Register now. > 


REMINDER:  COVID reminders

If a Brentwood student or someone in the home tests positive for Covid-19 please contact the office at 919-850-8720 to speak to either Ms. Ochoa or Ms. Blankenship for further guidance.


REMINDER: COVID-19 Protocols and Procedures

Please view and follow the information below as the safety of our students and staff is our top priority:


Reminder: Join our Brentwood Parent Teacher Association (PTA)


Do you want to help support our Brentwood students and staff? We need your support by joining the Brentwood PTA. Click the following link to join the PTA today!  


Also, you can support our school by checking out the following deals:



REMINDER: Follow us on Social Media


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


Twitter: @BrentwoodMESE

Facebook: BrentwoodMESE


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