It’s that time of year again — Brent’s annual fundraising concert featuring the award-winning children’s band Rocknoceros!

WHEN: Saturday, November 15th at 11:00 a.m. (doors open at 10:30)

WHERE: Brent Elementary School (in the multipurpose room)

COST: $10 per person; children under 1 are free

**Drinks and snack items will be available for purchase at the concert

Last year’s concert sold out, so be sure to purchase your tickets soon at

100% of proceeds will benefit the Brent PTA.

Rocknoceros has dominated the Washington, DC children’s music scene since 2005. They have gained national recognition with recent performances at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Wolf Trap, and the Kennedy Center. Rocknoceros has won the Children’s Music Artist WAMMY award at the Washington Area Music Awards for four years in a row. They were also recognized in NPR Music’s “Best of 2009.” The music is sure to appeal to elementary school children of all ages (and parents, too!).

See for more information about the band.

Questions? Please email Kelly Sherman at sherman dot kelly at gmail dot com


When: Friday, October 24, 6:30 pm – 8 pm 

International Night offers up a POTLUCK dinner with food from around the globe for everyone to enjoy and includes the fabulous Kid’s International Fashion Show. 

Each year Brent comes together as a community to celebrate our diversity and background, with amazing food and clothing from various countries! Friends, parents and Brent children are invited to participate.

Join in the fun! See you tonight at 6:30 pm in Brent Elementary School’s multi-purpose room…

I want to inform everyone that our annual Student Count Day will occur this Thursday, October 23rd.

Some reminders:

1) Thursday will be a uniform-free day, no specific theme

2) Students will not be dismissed early Thursday until the count is over (scheduled to be sometime in the afternoon)

Finally, thanks to everyone that took the time last spring, over the summer, and into the beginning of school to ensure that your child’s enrollment packet was 100% complete. I am happy to say that after today we are fully prepared for the audit! A public kudos to Ms. Diggs and Ms. Casula for their work in preparing for the day!

Hi all:

As I’m sure you’ve heard, there is a tornado warning until 1pm. Therefore, we have moved all students down to the first floor, with all second and third-floor students in the cafeteria. We continue to monitor the weather situation and anticipate allowing our students to return to their classrooms very soon. We are not allowing anyone to either enter or leave the building until 1pm. Thanks for your cooperation.

Principal Young

When: Saturday, October 18, 11 am – 4 pm

Cost: $5 per person / $25 per family

Come have an amazing day of family fun at Brent’s Fall Festival!

This year’s activities, sponsored and organized by Brent PTA and parent volunteers, include pumpkin decorating, two moonbounces, face painting, arts and crafts activities, popcorn concessions, and four entertaining kid-friendly performances:

11:30 AM  – 12: 15 PM.    The Music Box – Performed by Synetic Theater’s Outreach Program 

12:15 PM – 1 PM.    Adventures in Acting Workshop with Synetic Theater’s Teaching Artist

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM:     Magic with Chris M.   

3:00 PM  – 4:00 PM:    Tippi Toes Workshop by Brent’s Own Claire Portolese

A Children’s Booksale will also take place in Brent’s School Yard during the Brent Fall Festival on Saturday! Donate your books (kids only) on the stage this week, or find new just-right-reading level at the sale!

Brent’s Fall Festival is being held in conjunction with the Ward 6 Safety Festival that also offers community building and fun for children, families and seniors, including a giant slide and antique fire truck, safety demonstrations and health screenings. Refreshments are available at The American Legion Beer and Wine Garden and local Food Trucks. The Ward 6 Safety Festival benefits the DC Burn Foundation & DC Police Foundation. 

Please join us!