PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION
Dear Brent families,
Welcome to the 2019-20 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 in improving the lives of each child who walks through Brent’s doors.
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. Each year, through the hard work and generosity of the Brent community, the Brent PTA raises a significant amount of money to support the school’s teachers and students on their academic journey. These funds support several initiatives at the school including additional staff, unique programs, and classroom technology.
However, these funds only make up a part of what the PTA does to support the school. Each year hundreds of volunteers give their time to support the PTA and the school. The PTA would not be successful without these contributions, and as the funds we raise continue to grow, the volunteer efforts we contribute must increase as well.
That is why this year the Brent PTA is asking every family to volunteer your time to at least one PTA activity or event. Time commitments range from only a few hours over the course of the school year to a few hours a week.
Getting involved in our three main fundraisers (the Annual Fund, the Holiday Sale, and the Spring Gala) are a great way to meet other members of the community and put a name with a face you might see at drop off each morning. In addition, we will be relying more on our committees than ever before. Getting involved in the Green Team, the Field Experience committee, or any one of the other groups is a great way to get involved and make a positive impact on the school community.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the Back to School Open House on August 23rd from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Once you have visited the school, 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, @BrentElementary on Twitter, and @Brentbears on Instagram.
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 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 coordinating room parents, organizing the Annual Spring Gala, and faculty appreciation events. 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 is composed of 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.
The Brent PTA now uses Bill.com to process expenses. If you are in need of reimbursement or requesting payment on behalf of the PTA, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: (1) Attached invoices, receipts, proof of payment, or other documentation clearly identifying the amount requested; (2) the full name, email address, and mailing address of the payee (to whom the check should be made payable); and (3) the purpose of the expense. If there are multiple payments to be made, please send a separate email for each request. If you have any questions, please contact a PTA Co-Treasurer. Thank you.
Brent parents are a talented group. Your skills are needed 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
Co-Presidents: Nazanin Ash & Genevieve Taft Vazquez
Co-Vice Presidents: Tara Goldenberg & Kiana Moore
Co-Secretaries: Keri Maruska & Charrise Robinson
Co-Treasurers: Neeraj Bhat & Carol Harlow
Co-Community Liaisons: Cortney Dell & Margaux Manley Lima
Past President: Ben Champa
Board meetings are open to the public. They are typically at 6:00 p.m. the 2nd Wednesday of the month, but some dates are different so be sure to check out the Brent calendar for the actual dates.
General PTA meetings are usually the 4th Wednesday of the month from 6:00-7:30 with free childcare provided. Join us! Make sure to check the Brent calendar for updates.
PTA Minutes and Presentations
PTA General Meetings
PTA General Meeting Presentation (9.26.18)
PTA General Meeting Minutes (9.26.28)
PTA General Meeting Presentation (10.24.18)
PTA General Meeting Minutes (10.24.18)
PTA General Meeting Presentation (11.28.18)
PTA General Meeting Minutes (3.27.19) PTA General Meeting Presentation (03.27.19)
PTA General Meeting Presentation (05.22.19)
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.