PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION
Dear Brent Families,
Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! On behalf of your PTA Board, we are excited about the upcoming school year. A special welcome to our new families that are joining Brent this year. You are joining a diverse and dynamic family that is proud of our community and sincerely interested improving the lives of each child who walks through Brent’s doors. This year will be one of new beginnings as the Brent Community is pleased to welcome Ms. Norah Lycknell as our new principal. We are also excited by the continuing growth, as we will be welcoming to the school our largest Kindergarten and 5th Grade classes in recent memory.
The PTA board has been working throughout the summer to ensure a year filled with academic opportunities and magnificent experiences for each child in the school, and we need your help to make it happen. Over the course of the next year, there will be several opportunities to contribute.
The PTA also sponsors several committees that offer the community a variety of ways to contribute to the success of our students. This year’s committees include Community Outreach, Diversity, Fundraising, Grants, Grounds, Middle School, and Student Enrichment.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the Back to School Open House on August 18th. Once you have visited the school (and the new windows!), please join us across the street in X Park for our annual “Popsicles in the Park” to connect with old friends and meet new ones. Also be sure to connect with the school on social media via Robert Brent Elementary School on Facebook and @BrentElementary on Twitter.
Welcome back and Go Brent Bears!
Your Brent PTA Board
How to help
The mission of the PTA is to foster connections between parents, enable parents to be of service to the school and build a community of parents, staff and administration committed to ensuring that Brent Elementary is a world high achieving educational environment for addressing the learning challenges of all students. Your support will help us achieve our mission.
The PTA is involved in many different areas of school life, such as organizing a parent orientation each school year, coordinating room parents and class potlucks, organizing the Annual Spring Gala, appreciation breakfasts and lunches. There are always opportunities to volunteer and get involved. As a Brent parent and member of the PTA, you make these things happen. Take a look at our PTA event calendar to see our programs and events.
The PTA Board contains annually elected officers, teacher liaisons and the school principal. All PTA Board meetings are open to the Brent community. All PTA Board and school-wide meeting dates are posted on the calendar. PTA meetings are generally held on Wednesdays and start at 6:30 pm. All general meetings include childcare paid for by the PTA.
President: Ben Champa
Vice President: Nazanin Ash
Treasurer: Amanda Catanzano
Secretary: Christina Muedeking
Board meetings are open to the public. They are typically at 6:30 p.m. the 4th Wednesday of the month, but some dates are different so be sure to check out calendar for the actual dates.
General PTA meetings are usually the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6:30 - 8 p.m. with free childcare provided. Join us! Make sure to check the Brent calendar for updates.
The Brent Elementary PTA is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit tax-exempt organization. As such it is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in accordance with IRS Code section 170. Our EIN is 16-1713470.
Please click here to download a copy of our IRS letter certifying our status. For more information of the PTA Bylaws click here.
The PTA organizes community events, like the Spring Gala to raise funds for the school. These funds help Brent grow and expand your child's education. To learn more about supporting Brent click here.