Brent’s Back to School Open House is tomorrow, Friday, August 18, from 3 – 4 p.m. Come meet new teachers, see old friends and begin to make new ones. The Brent Store is fully stocked with tee-shirts, polos, shorts and fancy new water bottles. Springboard, our after care provider, will be available to answer questions about enrolling into aftercare and electives. The school nurse can accept medications during this time and will be available to respond to to any questions. Class lists will be posted on the Brent website and on the front doors by 9 a.m. tomorrow! Learn more about your child's teacher on the Brent Staff page.
ASL Interpreters will be provided.
The PTA Grounds Committee is hosting a family gardening event this Thursday, August 17 at 6:30 p.m. Please see additional details below:
Come help us spruce up Brent's green space!
This Thursday night (August 17th) we will be weeding, adding new plants, and mulching Brent's grounds. We will start at 6:30pm in front of the school.
Bring gloves and a trowel or shovel if you have them; those weed roots can be deep.
If you have excess plants from your own garden (ground cover, perennials, and grasses seem to hold up well), please bring them along and we'll find them a new home somewhere on the school grounds.
We can always use some extra top soil. If you have a bag taking up space, we'll be happy to take it off your hands and put it to good use.
For the mulch, we can get it for free from DPW. There's no limit on how much mulch we can have, but we have to pick it up at Ft Totten. If you have a truck that could be used to transport mulch from Ft. Totten to Brent please contact Margaret Cooney at email@example.com. Once at Brent we could really use some wheelbarrows to cart the mulch around, so if you have one, please bring it along.
Hope to see you there!
Brent PTA's grounds committee
DCPS has announced Brent's new principal. Her name is Norah Lycknell. As you'll see from the letter below, Norah joins us with 8 years of principal experience including six at Janney Elementary School and, most recently, two years at Brookland Middle School. I know the panel was excited to meet her during the interview and it was clear she took the time to learn about and understand Brent. Based on that interaction, we know she is excited to join our community.
We'd like to thank all the community members who participated throughout the process and especially the panel that spent hours prepping questions and interviewing the candidates DCPS selected for us.
I think we will all enjoy getting to know and working with Norah and will enthusiastically welcome her to Brent.
Amy Harding-Wright, Ben Champa, and Brian Kirrane
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! School starts Monday, August 21 for K-5 students and either August 24/25 for Early Childhood (you should have received an email with which day your ECE student should attend).