Hello Brent! November has been full of rigorous learning, fun-filled field trips, and ah yes, winter will soon be upon us. To that end, provided there is no rain, students will be headed outside for recess. Please send your child to school with the appropriate outer garments. Should the temperature dip below freezing, we will keep them inside, but getting the students outside is paramount to their development.
The school play was a huge success, and a large part of that was due to Ms. Berg and Ms. Homayoun. Thank you for your tireless dedication to the play and the students. People are already buzzing about what next year’s play might bring us! Additionally, the school enjoyed its first Publishing Party, with our Brent students demonstrating all the wonderful writing skills they’ve learned and all attendees were able to procure autographs from the original authors. Thank you to the parents and students who participated for making it another very positive, enriching learning experience.
Recently, the students and staff were privileged to host a traveling map of Asia, as provided by the National Geographic Society. Mr. Mitchell, our PE teacher, incorporated it into his classes for a week. Teachers also brought their students down to the cafeteria to learn about Asia, and had students interact with the map. Thanks goes out to the Museum Studies parent group who spearheaded the effort to bring the map to Brent.
Finally, as we look ahead to winter break, keep in mind that there is still much learning to be done! It is imperative that your student is here on time, 8:35 am, and present for the entire day. Just as a friendly reminder, any vacation taken during regular school hours is considered an “unexcused absence.” The new DCPS attendance policy has a component that impacts our out-of-bounds families. If a family reaches 10 “unexcused absences” by the end of the year, they will be asked to attend their neighborhood school. We don’t want to lose anyone, so please, support us in getting your child to school.
As always, should you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at school, 202-698-3363, or by e-mail, email@example.com.