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Brentwood Families,


Hope you had a great weekend! 


Please see information below for updates: 


Important Dates to Remember


Tuesday, November 8 = No School for students


Thursday, November 10 - Early Release for students. Dismissal at 1pm


Friday, November 11 = Holiday - no school for students


Monday, November 14  = Report Cards sent home


Wednesday, November 16  = 6pm Virtual General PTA Meeting (link coming soon)


Wednesday, Nov. 23-25 = Thanksgiving Holiday (no school for students and staff)





SAVE the DATE - Virtual General PTA Meeting (November 16th at 6pm)


Please save the date for Wednesday, November 16th at 6pm. There will be a virtual PTA meeting for all families. More information to come soon.


No School on Tuesday (November 8th)


There will be no school for students on Tuesday, November 8th due to a Calendar Out day.


Early Release on Thursday (November 10th)


Students will be dismissed at 1pm on Thursday, November 10th due to an Early Release.


No School on Friday (November 11th)


There will be no school for students on Friday, November 11th due to a holiday.


Fall Conferences continue this week


These next couple of weeks teachers will be reaching out to schedule their fall conferences with families. Please be on the lookout for information from your child’s teacher. If you do not receive any information on scheduling conferences within the next couple of weeks, please reach out to the classroom teacher. 



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