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!

When: Wednesday, October 8,  6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Brent Cafeteria

Childcare: Designated Classrooms: The Great Zucchini, Fall Art Projects, Pizza and Veggies (Ages 3+)

Who Can Attend?

Everyone! With PTA dues waived this year, all Brent families are now PTA members and are welcome to attend PTA Meetings, and to become involved in organized PTA activities that interest you.

An ASL interpreter will provide translation throughout the meeting.

Childcare is provided for kids ages 3 and up. Children younger than 3 years old are welcome to attend with you at the meeting.

What’s on the Agenda?

We have a full Agenda, with updates from Principal Young, Brent Teachers, PTA President Kevin Moore, the Treasurers, and  volunteer committees about upcoming activities and improvements to benefit Brent students.

We appreciate your feedback and ideas, and hope you will engage and participate with us!

How do I find out about volunteering? 

Tonight’s meeting is a great time to learn more  about volunteer opportunities, and to make your interests and talents known! Meet up with a PTA Board member  or volunteer committee member at the meeting, or connect via email with one of the PTA Board members.

Stay tuned for more info soon under the Brent Website PTA Tab about organized volunteer opportunities and volunteer contacts!


What: Brent Mix and Mingle with Coffee and Pastries (hosted by Brent PTA)

When: Tomorrow Morning, Wednesday, October 8, 8:00 am

Where: In front of Brent Elementary School (if rain, the multi-purpose room)

This is a great opportunity to meet other Brent families!

AND – you can let the kids help fill in the Annual Fund Thermometer as we watch it rise closer to our goal of 100% participation and $100,000!

Give online today at www.BrentElementary.org - click on Donate to Brent!


Then, don’t miss the PTA General Meeting later on Wednesday, at 6:30 pm! There will be childcare, food, and entertainment for the children, so everyone is welcome! Hope to see you there…

Saturday, October 18, 11 am – 4 pm 

You won’t want to miss Brent’s 2014 Fall Festival, a kids and family carnival fun day at Brent Playground filled with moon bounces, carnival games, face painting, music, snacks and drinks!

The cost is $5 per person / $25 per family to enter Brent’s Fall Festival gates.

Volunteers are still needed to help staff tables, booths and games, and for set up and clean up! Contact Bessie Thibodeaux at besthib@aol.com to volunteer, or if you would like to join her planning team and share ideas for additional activities.

Brent’s 2014 Fall Festival is being held in conjunction with the Ward 6 Safety Festival, which is being held at the Legion and the Brent neighborhood parks.