News & Announcements

School Opening SY23-24

Dear Brent Families,

As we turn the pages of the calendar to August, so we turn to anticipating the 2023-2024 school year. We can’t wait until the building fills with our Brent Bears, new and returning, once again!

While our students enjoy camp, travel, and time with family and friends, the Brent team has also been relishing the pace and opportunities of the summer months. We have reflected on past goals, qualitative and quantitative data in hand. We have reset with a deep clean, a fresh coat of paint, and the organization of classroom spaces. Most significantly, though, we have envisioned and planned for what we will offer our students and community in the coming year, practices both new and refined.

The Summer Mailing that follows is a launch point, the first of a series of communications intended to orient our families to the school year.  We publish the summer mailing both electronically and in hard copy sent to the address listed on your enrollment form. The Summer Mailing includes:


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Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Welcome Letter

The PTA’s mission around connection and community, the PTA Board, and opportunities to get involved.

Local School Advisory Team (LSAT) Welcome Letter

The LSAT’s elected members and mission as an advisory group to the Brent administration, particularly in the areas of strategic planning, budget, and policy.

Brent Equity and Inclusion Group (BEIG) Welcome Letter

The Brent Equity and Inclusion Group’s mission, composition, and path toward advancing Brent’s commitment to cultivating an equitable and inclusive community.

PTA Supply and Activities Fee

Pay the Supply and Activities Fee that supports the materials and experiences critical to student learning.

A Family Guide to Communication with the Brent Elementary Team

People to contact when you have a question, idea or need.

DCPS Calendar

System-wide dates for the year, particularly helpful for remembering those days when school is not in session.

First Term Brent Calendar

A quick reference that summarizes key dates, to be printed each term.

Care and Programming Outside the School Day

An overview of Care, Enrichment and Spanish language programs

Uniforms and School Merchandise

The Brent uniform policy and resources for uniforms and Brent swag.

Attendance Policies

A summary of school hours and attendance and early dismissal policies.

DC Health Vaccination Requirements

A summary of vaccines required for children to enter key grades in the District of Columbia.

Parents Teacher Association (PTA) Gala Flyer

Information about last year's PTA Gala and still-available event tickets.

Fall Picnic Flyer

Details about the annual community celebration of the new school year on September 9th and registration link.

Summer Mailing Documents SY23-24

All the files above, combined into a single document.

We know a new school year comes with a lot of information and find that information is best shared in stages. As such, expect these upcoming communications:

If you have any questions in the meantime, please email our team at, call us at 202-698-3363, or stop by on weekdays between the hours of 8am-4:30pm.

We have an incredible year ahead of us and are so grateful to have you as part of the Brent community. 


Norah Lycknell, Principal


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