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Brentwood Families,


This has been a tough week for students, staff, and families. I want to first thank you families for being patient with us this past Wednesday. I recognize that all that we endured was a lot to deal with emotionally. Please know that if your child needs additional support, our school is available to provide this support. Please reach out to your child’s teacher or our school counselor, Ms. Smitley. We will continue to ensure that the safety of all our students is the top priority at Brentwood.


Please see information below for updates: 


Important Dates to Remember


Feb. 13-17 = Engineering Week & National Bus Driver Appreciation Week

                       Spirit Week:

                        Monday - Wear your favorite sports team or dress in activewear

                        Tuesday - Wear pink, red, white or all things hearts

                        Wednesday - Dress like a friend(s) or twin day!

                        Thursday -Wear a Brentwood Shirt or Class color

                         Friday - Pajama Day


Wednesday, Feb. 15 = 1st Grade Field Trip (Marbles Kids Museum)


Monday, Feb. 20 = No School for students and staff            


Thursday, Feb. 23 = Science and Engineering Family Night (5:30-7:00pm)  


Monday, Feb. 23 = 4th Grade Field Trip (Camp Flintlock)





Spirit Week


Spirit week is coming up! We invite all students to join staff in participating in Spirit Week!


English Flyer 

Spanish Flyer



Save the Date & RSVP: Science & Engineering Night


Thursday, February 23rd is our next Science and Engineering Night Family Event.  Also, if you have not completed or RSVP’d to this event, please complete below.


RSVP form


Save the Date Flyer


Book Fair Coming this month


Check out the Book Fair letter that was sent to all families. 

English Book Fair Letter

Spanish Book Fair Letter



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