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Brentwood Families,


Hope you had a great weekend!


Please see information below for updates: 


Important Dates to Remember


Tuesday, Dec. 13 = Spirit Week Begins

 Let it Snow!  Wear snowflake or snow day themed clothes and accessories


Wednesday, Dec. 14 

Celebrate the ALL-idays! Get creative with your clothes and wear something that when put together represents your favorite holiday, winter or other! 


Thursday, Dec. 15 

Time with Family and Friends! Decide as a class what to wear. Spirit wear, a specific color, plaids, jerseys or other. It's a group decision! 


Friday, Dec. 16 = Interims go home

Cozy up with a book! Wear pajamas and be ready to share your favorite picture book title at morning meeting. 


Monday, Dec. 19 

Deck the Halls! Wear your holiday ugly sweater or other holiday themed clothes, socks and headwear.


Wednesday, Dec. 21 = Early Release at 1pm


Thursday, Dec. 22 - Jan. 2 = Winter Break


Tuesday, Jan. 3= First Day back from Winter Break





Spirit Week Begins


We invite all students to participate in our Winter Theme Spirit Week. Check out the flyers below for more details:


English Flyer


Spanish Flyer




Thank you to all the families who attended our Literacy and Engineering Night this past Thursday. We had about 60% of families in attendance. What a great turnout! Be on the lookout for our next event!



Interims will be sent home with all students on Friday, December 16th. 




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 


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