With one week to go until Thanksgiving, please take a moment to give thanks for Brent, and make your annual fund contribution.

The PTA spends about $750 per child each year, on classroom and curricular materials, teacher training, and, new this year, critical personnel support and Brent’s new enrichment program for grades K-2, the Brain Block.  Our four new teaching assistants and new behavior technician have provided exceptional support to our students this year, and will help Brent reach its goal of lifting outcomes for all of our kids. [Read More]

The holiday sale is one of the Brent PTA’s biggest fundraisers of the year, condensed into one crazy, backbreaking weekend. It is demanding work (heavy trees, chainsaws, large crowds, and December temps), but also a lot of fun and a great way to bond with other Brent parents. At the end of the weekend, your back will be aching and your clothes covered in sap, but you will have had a memorable experience and helped our kids’ school. Here are the various ways that you can help: [Read More]

brent bears can driveThis week, Brent has begun a school-wide can drive! The cans collected will be included in Thanksgiving Meal Baskets that are delivered to Capitol Hill residents in need. The can drive will take place from November 9th to November 23rd. We are asking that each of Brent’s three floors donate a different canned item for the baskets: [Read More]

The Brent PTA’s Annual Christmas Tree and Holiday Sale is December 4-6. This is one of the PTA’s
biggest fundraisers of the year. To guarantee the success of our sale, we need to get the word out
to the broader Capitol Hill Community. Brent mom KK Ottesen has designed a poster announcing
the event, and we want to cover the neighborhood with them! We are asking that each Brent family
please pick up a poster from the front office beginning on Thursday 11/12. Please place the poster in [Read More]

For the second year, Brent Elementary is fielding a group of participants to participate in the SOME (So Others Might Eat) Trot for Hunger 2015. Last year Brent Elementary was the 4th-highest fundraiser, and we’re doing it again! To register to participate or to donate, visit: http://support.some.org/site/TR?team_id=17060&fr_id=1170&pg=team . If you have questions, contact Kelly Vielmo or Jack Montgomery. [Read More]