BRENT NEWS & UPDATES
Tickets are on sale now for Brent’s annual spring gala “A Taste of the Hill” and we are thrilled to invite the Brent Community and fellow friends and family to join us Saturday, March 30th at AJAX DC from 7:00 to 11:30 p.m. Besides superb small plates from local restaurants and wine pairings, the event features music, dancing and fabulous auction items such as vacation stays, dinner events , artwork, sporting events, and creative class baskets. The night is a wonderful opportunity to mingle with fellow parents, administration and teachers.
Proceeds from this event support our wonderful school! Early bird tickets are on sale at BrentGala.givesmart.com or by texting BrentGala to 52182. Buy yours today before prices go up!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Ellen Psychas at email@example.com.
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.
Did you pick out some uniform items at the used uniform table or want to donate to the program? You found the place to do it! All donations are given to the school to purchase uniforms for students in need.
The PTA needs your skills to make the magic happen at Brent. Please let us know how you would like to help Brent this year by filling out this survey: www.tinyurl.com/helpbrentbears