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
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 is coming up! We invite all students to join staff in participating in Spirit Week!
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.
Book Fair Coming this month
Check out the Book Fair letter that was sent to all families.
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: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/1849
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: https://www.wcpss.net/WhenToReturn.
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: https://www.wcpss.net/schoolmessenger.
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, www.wcpss.net/brentwoodes 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!
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