Please join us Sunday, September 24 from 11-2 at X Park for the Brent family picnic, welcoming all Brent community families to the new school year. Enjoy live music by Jerry Tolk and the Old Soul String Band, bounce houses, face painting and other fun for kids. Additional activities include a book sale and bake sale! Tickets are $10 in advance (buy at brentelementary.org/picnic) and $20 day of. All proceeds benefit the Brent PTA. Picnic food available for purchase or you're welcome to bring your own. Sponsored by the Meg & George Team/Compass. Volunteer: If you can spare an hour of your time to help out that day, we'd really appreciate it. Sign up (Google doc).
Calling all Brent Bakers: Whether you love to bake or just love baked goods, we need your help! Please sign up to bake something (purchased items welcome, too) to be sold at the Brent family welcome picnic on Sunday, September 24. All proceeds benefit theBrent PTA. Please sign up to bring something.
Brent will be holding a book sale of new and used children’s’ books as part of the Family Picnic. Please donate any gently used and new children’s books that you would like to pass on to the next young reader! We are looking for board books, young reader books, chapter books for kids, advanced reader books . . . any books for children. Books should be dropped off in in collection bins at the front entrance of the school and on the stage in the multipurpose room by Thursday, September 21. All proceeds will support the Brent PTA and all leftover books will be donated to Reading Partners DC, a local nonprofit that helps DC students master essential reading skills. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Carr at email@example.com or Ellen Psychas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DCPS Attendance Policy
At DC Public Schools (DCPS), it is the goal to ensure that every student achieves academic success by being present at school every day and on time. Students who have regular school attendance learn more and are more successful in school. DCPS has shifted focus from monitoring only unexcused absences to all absences by tracking In-Seat Attendance (ISA). Some absences are unavoidable, but when children miss too much school - excused or unexcused - they can fall behind.
Three Million Minute Reading Challenge
Let's do our part and race to 3,000,000 minutes of reading! Register your student(s) for the program at and log your reading time. Sign in using your DCPS login information (Student ID Number and Six-Digit Birth Date as password). Please e-mail Ms. Bettina with questions.