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May 1, 2022

Brentwood Families,


Hope you had a great weekend! I want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to all our Brentwood families who help to support our school this past week with both Boosterthon and Scholastic Book Fair.


We had almost $6,000 worth of purchases for the Book Fair. WOW! Brentwood will be using the funds we received for our portion to purchase additional books for classrooms. THANK YOU!


PTA Dancefit Boosterthon was a HUGE success and we exceeded our goal of $5,000. We couldn’t have done this without the support of our Brentwood families. Since we met our goal….Ms. McKinley and Ms. Hardee will be getting PIED in the face. We are still finalizing numbers to see which class gets the honors to PIE the administrators. Be on the lookout for this information and pictures of this fun event!


Please see the information below for updates:


Important Dates to Remember


Monday, May 2  - Teacher Workday (No school for students)


May 2 - May 6 - Teacher Appreciation Week (check out this link)


Wednesday, May 4 - 5:30pm - General PTA Meeting (all families)

                                     6-7pm - Virtual Engineering Night


Friday, May 6 - Interim Reports go home



Important Updates


UPDATE: Monday, May 2 - Teacher Workday

Monday, May 2 is a Teacher Workday for all students. We will see all students on Tuesday, May 3rd.


UPDATE: Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6)

We are excited about Teacher Appreciation Week starting tomorrow! Brentwood staff has worked so hard this year and we want to take the time to show how much we appreciate them. Take a moment this week to tell a teacher or send a gift to let them know your appreciation. Please see the attached flier for ideas to celebrate Brentwood staff this week.


Teacher Appreciation Flier


UPDATE: Thank a Brentwood Staff Member

Below is a link for you to provide words of appreciation to a Brentwood Staff member during Teacher Appreciation week. You are more than welcome to submit multiple names. These will be sent to staff members next week.

We encourage you to complete the below form to show your gratitude for the staff. Sometimes words truly are uplifting and go a long way to show support. Thank you for taking the time to show your appreciation for a Brentwood Staff Member!

Click the following form to submit a name: Thank a Brentwood Staff Member Form


UPDATE: PTA Boosterthon & Scholastic Book Fair

Thank you to all the families who helped support us with both of these fundraisers. Ms. McKinley and Ms. Hardee will be getting PIED very soon. Pictures coming soon!

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped out with the facilitation of the Scholastic Book Fair!


If your child missed out on an opportunity to purchase from the Book Fair, you have until May 8th to purchase books. Below is the link:


Kids Books, Books for Children | The Scholastic Parent Store


Big Shout out to our PTA Board for helping with the organization of these two events. Special thanks to our PTA Board members Mr. Mark Fussell and Ms. Alison Schempp.


UPDATE: General PTA Meeting & Virtual Engineering Night

Please join us for a General PTA Meeting on Wednesday, May 4th from 5:30-6:00pm . We invite all families to attend to hear how we are using raised funds to support Brentwood. We are also looking for new PTA board members for the 2022-2023 School Year.


Virtual Engineering Night will take place directly after the PTA board meeting from 6:00-7:00pm. Below is the flier and links to the event.


Virtual Engineering Night Flier


Google Meet Links


Room 1 (Going Places):


Room 2 (Iggy Peck):


Room 3 (Perfect Square):


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


Beautification Day Flier


Sign-up Link for Volunteers


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: 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