At tomorrow’s PTA Family night we will be joined by a couple of special guests. Ward 6 Council Member Charles Allen’s Chief of Staff, Laura Marks, will join us to talk about the budget process for school modernization and what we can expect (and influence) this year.

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The annual Brent Spring Gala, Taste of the Hill, will be here in just 3 months on April 30th at Skyline Hotel. Before we start thinking about what we want to wear, eat and/or drink, we have to think about our Art! To that end, we wanted to start the discussion on the class art projects. The Gala is an awesome event on many levels and for many reasons. One of the things that makes it great is the donated auction items. and in particular the ones created by the kids. The class art projects are one of the most coveted and fun items we make and sell. The goal is to engage the kids, have fun, make [Read More]

Thanks to those of you who were able to make it out to the PTA meeting to hear about PARCC and to take a dive into what PARCC looks and feels like for the students. Below is a link to the Power Point that was shared with parents, with some very helpful links to information about the assessment as well as ways to do some PARCC practice items. I hope the information provides useful for you!

Peter Young

PARCC Parent Session Presentation

Learn About PARCC: A Conversation for Parents Who Are Curious
Have you been wondering what Brent’s PARCC scores mean? Are you interested to learn about the PARCC assessment as it is experienced by students? Do you have questions about how the PARCC impacts teaching and learning at Brent? Come to the conversation on January 20th at 6:30pm to talk about these topics and get a closer look at the PARCC. Whether you have children in the upper grades or not, this session will be a way to consider this new assessment and its ramifications at our school. All are welcome and childcare is available. We may gather somewhere other than the cafeteria, so look for directional signs in the front hallway upon arrival.
If you plan on attending, please RSVP by clicking on the link below so that we can prepare the correct quantity of materials. Thank you!

PARCC Parent Session

clara merricks workClara Merrick, a Brent 2nd grader won first prize in the Teachers Against Prejudice in the first and second grade age group! This international contest was open to all students in elementary grades one through four, including students from private and public schools as well as home-schooled students. Teachers against Prejudice is a non-profit group dedicated to fighting prejudice, intolerance and bigotry through education. The group stands for a future built on the respect and acceptance we can all create today. Clara’s winning work is shown above. Great job Clara!