Welcome new and returning families to Brent Elementary's 2019-2020 school year. Faculty are making final preparations to ensure a terrific year.
This post is the electronic version of our school Back to School Packet that families will be receiving in the mail this week. Contents of the packet are included below. The electronic version has one addition that the paper mailing does not include: the PTA Fundraising Letter. A hard copy will be sent home the first week of school.
Whether on paper, electronically or both, please review the following contents:
Sets the big picture vision and priorities for the year along with more concrete staffing announcements, family engagement information and before care and aftercare news.
Summer Tues News
The summer edition of Brent’s weekly newsletter.
Calendar of School-Wide Events – Term 1
A calendar of all school-wide events for term 1 ready to be posted on refrigerators or home bulletin boards. Class-specific calendars will be distributed at Back to School Night. Future Term calendars will be sent home with the previous term’s report cards.
New Families Information Sheet
A helpful checklist for new families to ensure a smooth transition to Brent. Please register for one New Parent Orientation today at tinyurl.com/brentnewparentrsvp
Volunteer Clearance Information
A guide to the three steps to obtain a volunteer clearance – if you have not yet started this process, start today.
Before and After-Care Registration Information from Innovation Learning
An introduction to Brent’s new before and after-care partner. Includes registration information.
Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Welcome Letter
A detailed welcome letter from Brent’s hard-working PTA. It outlines the many ways parents can get involved to support the school.
PTA Fundraising Letter (electronic mailing only)
A call to action for parents to support the PTA’s critical fundraising work.
PTA Supply and Field Trip Fee Program
Information on the PTA’s Supply and Field Trip program, a collective effort to ease supply purchasing and field trip payments for all students. Payments can be made via the website and are due by September 3.
Local School Advisory Team (LSAT) Information Sheet
A summary of the mission and work of Brent’s LSAT, a group of elected and appointed stakeholders that exists in every DCPS school.
Diversity Working Group (DWG) Information Sheet
A summary of the mission, work, and events of Brent’s DWG, an open-membership group of parents and faculty that advances the school’s commitment to recognizing, respecting, valuing, and promoting diversity.
PTA Student Store Flyer
Details on products from the PTA student store, which offers Brent t-shirts, athletics shorts and pants, and Brent swag. Families can order via the website or at various Brent events including the Back to School Open House.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact our main office at 202-698-3363 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope Brent families enjoy the last few weeks of summer and we will see you soon!
The Brent Elementary PTA is hosting a summer play date on Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to noon at Canal Park (200 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003). This is a terrific opportunity for your child and family to get to know members of the Brent community!
On Tuesday, April 2, PS3 – 4th grade students received a re-enrollment packet. All returning and new families must submit the required enrollment forms and present current residency verification documents in person to the front office by Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Given the large number of families on the waiting list for a seat at Brent, it is important that current families complete this process by the deadline. For families who will be using utility bills as part of residency verification, please note that this year, utility bills must have a separate proof of payment. The proof of payment can be a receipt, a cleared check, a print out of the online payment or the next month’s bill showing the payment for the previous month. Enrollment forms can also be downloaded here: http://enrolldcps.dc.gov/node/76. If you have any questions about the enrollment process, contact Denise Diggs at denise.diggs@ dc.gov.
The first PTA General meeting of the school year is this Wednesday night, September 25 at 6 p.m. Childcare provided. ASL Interpreters present.
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