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Brentwood Families,


HAPPY NEW YEAR! We are excited to see our students and families in 2023. Our second half of the school year is upon us and going strong all the way until June. 


Please see information below for updates: 


Important Dates to Remember


Monday, Jan. 2 = Holiday - No school for students


Tuesday, Jan. 3  = Welcome Back from Winter Break 


Thursday, Jan. 5 = Virtual Snuggle Up and Read Night (6:30pm-7pm)





Students return on Tuesday, Jan. 3rd


All students will return from Winter Break on Tuesday, Jan. 3rd. Monday (Jan. 2nd) is a holiday and no school for students.


Reminder: Carpool Procedures


As we enter 2023, please review the carpool procedures to ensure that carpool runs efficiently. Please click the following link to read important information about carpool procedures.

We need your support to help carpool to run smoothly and safely: 

If you have a transportation change please notify the front office.

Right turns should be made in and out of carpool. Join the carpool line on Ingram Drive in front of the school. Exit the carpool line by turning right onto Ingram Drive. Left turns are a safety issue for our walkers, neighborhood traffic and other carpool families.

Classroom instruction ends at 3:00 therefore carpool will begin at 3:05.

Please remain in your car. Staff will help students into the passenger side of the car. If your child needs assistance buckling, pull ahead and park so that carpool can continue.

Carpool tags must be visible at all times when in the carpool line.  If no tag is displayed, you will be asked to park so staff can verify you are approved for pick-up.

All carpool students must be picked up in a car through the carpool line.  No students will be released to guardians at the gym door.  Students and parents walking must be approved walkers in the Walk Zone and picked up from the walker area.

Virtual Snuggle Up and Read Night (Thursday, Jan. 5th)


Save the Date for a Virtual Snuggle Up and Read Night on Thursday, Jan. 5th from 6:30-7pm. More information to come soon.



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