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Brentwood Families,


Hope you had a great weekend! 


This school year, there have been incidents at other Wake County schools where students have been injured during arrival or dismissal. Procedures have been put in place at Brentwood to ensure safety and supervision of students during a very high traffic time.


Please reference these reminders to help ensure students are safe during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal:


  • Open Hours: Students should not be dropped off when supervision is not present.  School supervision in designated areas starts at 8:00 AM, when the school opens.  Please do not bring your child or drop them off prior to that time, because there will be no supervision to ensure your child is safe.
  • Parking: If you would like to walk your child to the building, please park in the marked parking spaces.  To ensure fire lanes and other no parking areas remain open and accessible, do not park anywhere other than a marked parking space.  Students should not be dropped off in any area other than carpool.  
  • Walkers: All requests for students to be walkers must be approved by a school administrator in advance based on walk zone eligibility.  Please do not park on Ingram Drive and ask your child to walk up to meet you there, as this is extremely unsafe for your child and other families driving out of carpool.  Students who are eligible to be walkers but are being picked up in a vehicle must be picked up through carpool instead.  
  • Carpool: All K-5 students who are being transported by a vehicle must be dropped off or picked up through the carpool line.  Please do not ask students to meet you at any other place.  


Please see information below for updates: 


Important Dates to Remember


Week of October 23= Spirit Week Begins (see more info below)


Tuesday, October 25 = Fall Picture Day





Spirit Week Begins


We are excited for Spirit Week to begin this coming Monday. 


Monday - Wear a Sports Shirt of Jersey

Tuesday - Dress you Best for Picture Day

Wednesday - Wear a Superhero Shirt

Thursday - Expressive Sock and Hair Day

Friday - Pajama Day

Monday, Oct. 31st - Letterland Character (K-2) & Engineered Accessories Day (3-5)


English Flyer

Spanish Flyer


Picture Day is October 25th


Our Fall Picture Day will be October 25th. 🍁


Visit to see additional package options, order and pay online! Our school order code is FM407131


If you have any questions or concerns please call 919-850-8720 or email




DON’T FORGET: Join our Brentwood Parent Teacher Association (PTA)


We need your help in helping support our Brentwood students and staff. You can help us by joining the Brentwood PTA. Click the following link to join the PTA today! We are striving for 100% membership!


Reminder: Free and Reduced Lunch Forms COMPLETE TODAY


If you have not already, please complete the Free and Reduced Lunch forms for your child(ren). These numbers are used in determining our Title I funding at Brentwood. Forms can be completed online or a hard copy that can be turned into the office. If you need a hard copy, contact (919)850-8720. Below is the link to complete the online form:



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. 


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




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

 Please refer to the following link for more information:


School Communication


Please make sure that you are receiving school communication from Ms. McKinley. There have been some families that have stated that they are not receiving the school communication. It is important that you are receiving this information as it contains important announcements. Please check out the following link for more information on school messenger:


If you are not receiving school communication, contact our front office at (919)850-8720 so that we can verify what information you have in our system.


Please visit our website, for more information about Brentwood Magnet Elementary. Ms. McKinley will send home a weekly School Messenger to all families every Sunday evening. These messages are located on the Brentwood website at the following link. 


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: 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. 



Melissa McKinley, Principal