Parents

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

PTA Fund

If you haven’t yet participated in the 2022 Annual Fund, we hope that you will take the opportunity right now to do so.

Funds from the Brent PTA show up everywhere in our kids’ daily schedules – from the SmartBoards in the classrooms to the supplies used for Specials, to the several hundred books that make up classroom libraries, to the curricular materials needed for Readers and Writers Workshops, School-Wide Read Alouds, assessments and intervention curriculum, and more.  

All of this is paid for by the Brent PTA.  The classroom experience that our kids have come to know and love would not be possible without these funds, so please support the Brent Annual Fund today.

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.

Executive Officers

Co-Presidents: Neeraj Bhat & Rebecca Saxton-Fox

Co-Vice Presidents: Margaux Manley Lima & Bhavna Pandit Ghia

Co-Secretaries: Charrise Robinson & Katherine Holt

Co-Treasurers: Laura Martinez t & Joby Fortson

Co-Community Liaisons: Kim Stokes and Tara Ramchandani

Past Presidents: Kiana Moore & Tara Goldenberg

PTA Board Members

Co-Vice President

Bhavna Pandit Ghia

bpandit@panditsc.com
Co-Secretary

Charrise Robinson

charrise1977@gmail.com
Faculty Representative

Chloe Patterson

patterson.chloe@gmail.com
Co-Treasurer

Joby Fortson

jobydc@yahoo.com
Co-Secretary

Katherine Holt

kcroft.holt@gmail.com
Past President

Kiana Moore

kiana.j.moore@gmail.com
Community Liaison

Kim Stokes

kimberlystokes82@gmail.com
Faculty Representative

LaQuontinesha Atchison

laquontinesha.atchison@k12.dc.gov
​​Co-Treasurer

Laura Martinez

laura9@gmail.com
Co-Vice President

Margaux Manley Lima

margauxmanleylima@gmail.com
​​Co-President

Neeraj Bhat

neeraj.bhat@gmail.com
Principal

Norah Lycknell

norah.lycknell@k12.dc.gov
​​Co-President

Rebecca Saxton - Fox

nazanin.samari.ash@gmail.com
​Past President

Tara Goldenberg

taragoldenberg@gmail.com
Community Liaison

Tara Ramchandani

tramchandani@gmail.com

Info, Resources, and Records

Expense Reimbursement

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 denise.diggs@k12.dc.gov 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.

Volunteer

Contact rsaxtonf@gmail.com or neeraj.bhat@gmail.com to learn more about Brent PTA volunteer opportunities!

Important Documents

For minutes and presentations from all PTA meetings, please click here or use the list below to select the relevant year.

Tax Exemption

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.

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