Mark your calendars to attend the Holiday Music Concerts at Brent. This annual event is sure to get you in the spirit. On December 18 the preschool through first graders will perform at 6 pm. The next night at 6 pm, December 19 the second through fifth grade will perform. Students should be at school at 5:30 dressed in their concert gear–white shirt, black (or dark) bottoms.
End of October October has brought us a change of season, from the warm of summer to some cool, fall days. The students and staff were amazing during the Book Character parade on October 31st, thanks to everyone for their support. Speaking of character, Brent’s teachers are all working students on what it means to be ”bucket fillers.” Based on the books, Have you Filled a Bucket Today and How Full is Your Bucket, our staff has been reading the books and discussing this with their students. Ask your student what it means to be a “bucket filler.”
As I walk the hallways of Brent, I continue to be impressed with the extremely high level of teaching and learning that occurs here. Teachers and support staff are meeting the needs of our students and extending their learning. Students have the opportunity on a daily basis to engage in meaningful, rich discussions with their classmates around what they’re learning. Whether they’re discussing what materials a magnet attracts, to a shape’s attributes, to meaningful dialogue in reading and writing, students are engaged with the material and each other.
We have reached the conclusion of the first quarter and are well on our way into the second! Keep supporting your learner at home by looking at their assignment notebook on a nightly basis and maintaining lines of communication open with their classroom teacher. Thanks to all the staff, parents, and students for their continued support of Ms. Maslin, her husband TC and their family. This first quarter has reminded me that the Brent community is a very special place and I am extremely lucky to be the school’s principal. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Wednesday, October 31, 2012, Brent annual character parade will now be from 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. due to Hurricane Sandy. This will give a chance for classes to prepare.
Wow! The beginning of school has been wonderful! The first day of school, August 27nd, which seems so long ago, got us started off on the right foot. Staff, students and families were energized for the new school year. Staff members, adorned in their brightly covered vests, greeted students as they arrived to school. [Read More]
Join fellow Brent families and the Ward 6 community at the Fall Safety Festival. This annual event will will be full of fun for families and children. There will be a moon bounce, face painting, antique fire trucks, and a fire truck demo. Look for a kids’ Olympics including: egg carrying races, a skating race and other competitions. The event also features live kids music and an adult DJ. There will be a used book sale. Chef Bonk from Sonoma will be providing food. The American Legion will have a beer and wine garden.
Partners Celebrate Capitol Hill, a 501c3 foundation affiliated with CHAMPS and Brent Elementary School are coordinating this event for your entire family. DC Council Member Tommy Wells is the Honorary Chair. The day will feature activities and contests for all ranging from the Bike Rodeo to the Ward 6 Olympics. There will be over 30 informative tables and organizations, fun food and refreshments. An interactive day for for all! Click here for more information